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Review #1, by Lady Asphodel Who are You and What are You Doing in my Brother's Bedroom?

8th April 2017:
(CTF: Gryffindor - Jailbreak)

I can understand how James and the Potter clan have to be careful when it comes to like outsiders. Never know when they're like a reporter, or trying to use them or something.

Siblings are always a pain in the butt, and I can see that of Lily. She's pretty funny though. I've come to really like her as a next-gen Character, and I'll even go as far to say she's my favorite. She reminds me of when I was in a relation and my little sister was practically all in my business and sharing it with those (like our mother for example) that have no specific rights to know - you know what I mean. Oh and the time where she told my crush that I liked him even though he's way practically in his teens and I was a kid, so that was totally embarrassing. I see Lily has no problem embarrassing James and even Albus (I don't know.) As I imagine most siblings are like that.

It's pretty cool that James' family didn't act awkward towards the mention of gay and James 'possibly' being gay. In fact they seem to be pretty accepting people and I can imagine how they'll get along with Oliver.

Oliver is cute! He's so cheeky! I already like him! Especially the ending - where he mentions to James about not correcting Albus being more than a 'friend,' and then James blushing and all. Oliver seems to know his stance, but I see James still needs time to figure it out.

This was a pretty nice chapter!

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Review #2, by dirtydeedsdonedirtcheap Who are You and What are You Doing in my Brother's Bedroom?

8th April 2017:
Before Oliver had a chance to answer, James came in, having heard her voice. Lily turned to him. ďI knew it! I always knew!Ē She ran out of the room.

Lily is such a little brat. Uh. I thought this first chapter was rather charming. I loved Oliver. He seems nice but he also seems like a bit of a secret trouble maker. Nothing major but he definitely could surprise you I'm guessing. Also, a flirt, the chemistry was already off the charts and they had such little interaction here.

So James is gay. It doesn't seem like Ginny or Harry would have an issue with it. In my head actually I think Ginny would be a little less accepting and it would take her some getting used to but what do I know? It's funny because my cousin recently came out and she didn't tell anyone like in person or anything. She just posted it online like it wasn't a big deal. It wasn't but when I told my mom and my sister they were just like yeah, kinda saw that coming. So I think that's what Harry, Albus and Ginny see here. Or don't see because they probably don't want to judge him. Lily is just younger and wants to cause trouble but I think if he really did say 'hey, i'm gay,' her reaction would have to be a bit more serious. Unless she doesn't accept it because she seems to say it like it's a bad thing so I'm not sure here what to think about the Potter clan.

The ending was super cute. He knew what he was getting himself into. A 'mistake.' Sure, sure. That's what we'll call it. I think Oliver has game and James...needs to figure out who he is.

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Review #3, by ImaRavenclaw Explanations and Fan-Girl Moments

26th October 2016:
(HPFT Werewolf Team Review)

Haiii, itís me again. Iím probably getting annoying by now. I literally just realized how old this is, so youíre probably like Ďwhy couldnít you have picked a newer story?í Well, letís forget about that so that I can congratulate you on another amazing chapter. Shall we get on with it?

First off, Oliver is turning out to be the male version of me (so far, except for the fact that I assume heís Gryffindor). Iím interested in photography, and sometimes Iím up and at it super early, and other times I have to be dragged out of bed whilst I yell obscenities (itís never that extreme, Iím just exaggerating). Itís only been three chapters and let me tell you, Iím craving more Oliver.

I enjoy reading Jamesís interactions with his other friends. If I just picked a random chapter to start reading from, Iíd probably automatically assume that James and Oliver were boyfriends because of the contrast between how he talks with the people heís really good friends with, and how he talks with Oliver. Something about how he talks with him is more natural, and less of an actÖ Or maybe thatís just me.

Less important a little random, but COMPLETELY NECESSARY: Tucker is amazing. Heís so banter-y and like ďoh my Godrick, I said that, itís copy righted now!Ē especially with the whole ďIím pretty sure Iím the one who said that.Ē

HAHAHAHAHAH, Al. Okay Iím done.

Oliver is such a lovesick puppy and it is very adorable. Iím starting to think the Jamesí ex-girlfriend is a bit of a psychopath. Oh well, weíll have to find out.

This was another amazing chapter!

Yours sincerely,

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Review #4, by ImaRavenclaw Need That Picture of You

26th October 2016:
(HPFT Werewolf Review Team)

Hello Sam, it is I, Lily again! Oh my God this last chapter was better than the first one, youíre a very talented writer.

Now, letís get on with the story.

I love how you started the chapter, with James hiding under his hood with his glasses, itís something I can totally picture. For some reason Iím imagining Ron as Ned from 17 Again when Mark goes back to being seventeen (if you havenít seen it then it is basically a gawk, with a ďitís freaking me outĒ just to add to the gawk). Oh and of course now the important members of the Wotter clan are introduced. I adore how Lily shows absolutely no remorse. I was thinking about last chapter too though. If James is 17, that would make Al 15 and Lily 13, so I suppose she must have been really well educated or since Next Gen era is set a little further from now then itís more commonly discussed, because I had no idea what being gay was at eleven (it was a bit longer ago, but still not in a time where it was something thatís totally not spoken about).

Anyways, back to the important stuff. I love how Harryís just trying to play it off as if thereís no article ďnothingĒ, but Hermioneís super sympathetic and all like ďitíll be okay, we didnít want to hurt your feelings, we didnít want to know how youíd react, blah blah blah.Ē It certainly had effect.

YAY more Oliver depth!!! Thatís really cool, how you chose to make him interested in photography. Do you happen to have any interest in photography? My father was a photographer for the longest time, and Iím actually starting to think an arts degree of this type might suit me, so I can relate.

I found the joking banter a little confusing, maybe itís because of how itís written, but Iím 99.9% sure itís because Iím exhausted and my eyelids are drooping (not because I donít like it, I ADORE IT, I just had a long day), ha ha.

Oh my God, I totally DID NOT SEE THAT COMINGÖ Just kidding, I had a feeling. The hunches were telling me. I KNEW IT!

All in all this was a wonderful chapter (again), and Iím very excited to continue reading more (wonderful) chaptersÖ So, Iím gonna go do that.

Yours sincerely,


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Review #5, by ImaRavenclaw Who are You and What are You Doing in my Brother's Bedroom?

25th October 2016:
(HPFT Team Werewolf review)

Hey there Sam, Iím Lily! Iím not sure if youíre on HPFanficTalk yet, but if you do decide to come then Iím infecting you with a werewolf bite.

Anyways, on to your story.

I absolutely loved this first chapter, Iíve been eyeing this story for a while and it has been on my to-read since April maybe. So I read it, and I loved it.

I enjoyed how Lilyís been sure that James is gay for 2 years (I mean of course he isnít, but weíll see *smirks*). It kind of reminds me of a situation in my own life, but it didnít start a giant rumour ha ha.

Oliver seems like a real sweetheart, Iím excited to see you develop his character more. And of course James adores quidditch, as usual *rolls eyes*.

I liked how you went into the family not letting people who arenít close friends or extended family into the house, on account of not wanting to be in gossip magazines or The Prophet.

The line ďso there isnít a topless boy in your bedroom?Ē is priceless, I laughed so hard.

This story is absolutely hilarious, and Iím excited to read more.

Yours sincerely,


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Review #6, by crestwood Threats and Payback Plans

20th June 2015:
I love that you emphasize the importance of the 'group.' It was a very real thing that I was concerned about when I was younger - having a group to attach myself to.

Ryan is an interesting character that I'm never sure about. I can never decide whether I like him or distrust him. I definitely enjoy the whole winking thing and think that's funny though. That's for sure.

I've always drawn a comparison between Potions and Chemistry too. But, weirdly enough, I hated Chem, but I feel like I'd enjoy Potions a lot if I could take it. Not sure how that works out in my head, really.

Ryan is certainly acting like he's completely aware of Ollie's feelings. I don't wonder why he'd have the impression that he knows.

And Melanie - it seems like everyone knows. At least those who pay attention.

I remember first reading that James thought Ollie looked adorable and freaking out. I got incredibly happy about that. It was a little ridiculous of me, but that line gave me so much hope!

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Review #7, by crestwood Explanations and Fan-Girl Moments

20th June 2015:
I adore Ollie's tendency to sleep in. And of course Potter is still standing by the door. He's so interested in Ollie and doesn't know why. I love that it's pointed out that they've been in close vicinity this entire time and they're just now meeting. A lot of stories seem to ignore the fact that the school is only so big. But then, these characters are a lot more self aware than most are. Not that I don't love meet-cutes, because I do! But they are difficult to pull off when the characters were meant to be sharing a dormitory all along.

Ollie is always second guessing himself and it kills me. I can't express how much I love the assessment that they're treating him like the new kid, because they totally are. Obviously he knows what everyone says, it's been established that they have all hung out! I get why he got so snippy about it. It must hurt that they clearly never paid him much mind before. Like, at all.

Sarah is always the voice of reason in this story. She basically says exactly what I want to say to Ollie, only she's actually in the story and can really do so.

The internal monologue is just as good as the dialogue. Everything about this story is pretty much great though, so it's hard to even know what to praise. I will praise everything.

Slytherin - House Cup 2015 Review

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Review #8, by crestwood Need That Picture of You

20th June 2015:
Okay awkward Uncle Ron assuring James that it's nothing to be ashamed of is top ten moments in fic. The Witch Weekly cover is just the icing on the cake. This is the funniest story ever told. And him trying to pull off the 'hide behind sunglasses' trick?? Pure comedy.

I'm so glad that James isn't mad at Ollie and doesn't irrationally blame him for all of this. The first time I read, I thought that was the route you were going to go. The relief was immense when I realized they were just going to be dorks.

And falling over laughing at the Daily Prophet writing an article about them. They're supposed to be a respectable source of news! Even if it was true, it's hardly news. Kind of sad commentary on the mainstream press, kind of hilarious.

James spreading rumors about ickle Ollie and getting punched in the face. I think this story has it all. This is the exact story for me. It was written with me in mind, although you did not yet know me when you wrote it.

Ollie is so good with comebacks. He's cheesy, but in just the right way.

I've had friends that I always hung out with in a group and then kind of got close with out of the blue and I think it is the best experience possible. I've always associated this story with a lot of personal stuff and that may contribute to how dear it is to me. Or maybe it's just really, really well written? Either one.

Also I have to mention James watching Ollie leave and also 'James is not my guy.' Ollie reminds me so much of myself that it freaks me out. And being I'm a gigantic narcissist, that only means I love him even more.

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Review #9, by crestwood Who are You and What are You Doing in my Brother's Bedroom?

20th June 2015:
So, I said I would be back to review this..about a year ago. Better late than never, they say.

I love that James feels the need to sneak Ollie into his house like this. (I feel weird calling him Ollie so early in the story. At least I didn't add the Pop) Seeing these two act like this toward each other is so weird after reading the sequel. It's been awile since I've read the parts of this story where they barely know each other. I think you write their interactions so perfectly, regardless of what stage in their relationship they are at.

Okay, I'm gonna admit - I LOVE Lily. She's just so funny. Completely disregards Ollie and runs away screaming about how she always knew. What a gem.

Albus is so snarky. I would pay to read about him and Ollie sitting in a room together, quipping back and forth.

Ollie literally fits right in from the very beginning. I forgot how perfect this first chapter is. I'm about to get obsessed all over again, I can feel it. Ollie is honestly flirting so hard at the end of this chapter, it's inhumane. 'Just a thought, Potter.' Honestly I wouldn't have been surprised if they just, like, started snogging right there. The dialogue in this story is actually perfect. Not a single line out of place anywhere. I love this so much.

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Review #10, by alicia and anne Full Circle

29th November 2014:

GO AWAY MELANIE!! *prepares to throw things* okay, I don't have to throw things *throws things anyway*

Ahhh! Oliver is talking to James... I'm calm. I'm so calm right now. I AM NOT CALM!! COME ON OLIVER FORGIVE HIM!!!


Oh Lily! hahaha

I can't believe that one of my favourite ever stories is over :( But I have the sequel to look forward to, and boy am I excited for that one!! :D

Thanks for an amazing and wonderful reading experience Sam :D Best story ever!!!

Author's Response: CALM!!!

Haha, throw things if you want.

Of course Ollie is talking to James.

Not if I didn't have to, no. ;)

Thank you so much for leaving a review and I hope you will enjoy the sequel just as much!


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Review #11, by alicia and anne Let Me Go

29th November 2014:
I am finally here!

I wondered how long it would be before people spread rumours!

Oh Oliver I wish you didn't feel the need to be quiet about your awesome relationship with James until after school is over. Although I totally understand.

Oooo what's it to Jake if James and Oliver are dating? He seems angry about it, I don't like it!

Oh no! I can sense something bad is about to happen! I don't want to be right.

NO! I knew it! For god sake James! But I can't be angry at him because Oliver told him to hide it!

Ryan started the rumours?! Damn you Ryan! Everyone thought that was Lily!


Author's Response: YAY!!!

People always spread rumors.

Oliver is a private person with a bad past. It's sad, but inevitable for him.

No, he's not angry at them. He just hates the rumors.

You jinxed it. *something bad happens*

Ollie did. Now Ollie is angry with himself and taking it out on James.

Yes, it was Ryan.


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Review #12, by merlins beard Full Circle

19th November 2014:
Sooo... i loved it. Can't wait for the sequel

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you did. I aim to start posting the sequel in the beginning of December, but that will depend on if I can finish the stories I need to finish in November and if I can get to writing the sequel.

Thank you so much for leaving a review!


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Review #13, by merlins beard Let Me Go

19th November 2014:
I kind of hate you right now...
Still, very well written

Author's Response: Yeah, I hated me, too. It's okay. :)

Thank you!


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Review #14, by merlins beard Care to Make a Wager

19th November 2014:
This amazing masterpiece is one of the best stories i've read in a while. I wonder if james and oliver will be together before the holidays are over...

Author's Response: That's so nice of you to say. Seriously, thank you! :D


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Review #15, by merlins beard Thankful For You

19th November 2014:
Naw this is sooo cute... i love the whole story so far. Can't wait till oliver figures it out :)

Author's Response: I'm glad you're liking it and I hope you continue to. :)

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Review #16, by Shinicha Full Circle

13th September 2014:
I'm sorry I only stopped now for a review, I kinda rushed through this story (I should be studying...)

First of all I'm really happy that you wrote a same-sex-love story so convincingly. I really liked Oliver, he's the perfect mix of awkward and cool :*
I thought you described great how James grows into his feelings. Ollies family is wonderful! Who would move all the way to another country for their son.. Also I really liked your Potter-siblings. Lily is awsome!! And Albus is Slytherin-y in a perfect way. In general you questioned some standard-assumptions about next-gen in a good way- Nicky being a good example. Also the mention of Harry not simply having overcome a war without any problems. "Molly Senior" made me laugh - sounds way cooler that Nana Molly haha..

I think your story got better with each chapter and I liked how it developed, it was very realistic. I admit I have a certain personal fluff-limit so at some points it almost got too cute! *laughs*

But thanks a lot for this story and I think I'll love the sequel!!

Author's Response: Ah, it's okay. I'm glad you liked it enough to read it.

I'm so happy you liked Oliver. He is among my favorite characters to write. He's just so... awkwardly cool. :P

James was fun to write. He was my first ever character to not fully know or understand his feelings and developed them until he knew he could have more. It just wouldn't have worked if it went too fast in the beginning.

Oliver is very lucky to have his family. His dad was looking for a new job anyway, but to do what he did with his wife... they're awesome.

Thank you so much for the lovely compliments and for reading and for leaving such an awesome review! I do hope you'll love the sequel.


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Review #17, by Lily's Sidekick Full Circle

13th August 2014:
I finished reading this story while i was on holiday, but had a really bad internet connection -so I'm coming back to review now. Pretty much only to tell you again that I looove your characters (James and Oliver are so wonderful) and your writing and that the pace of their developing relationship from dormmates to friends to lovers was just right and wow, what a wonderful story. The end happened kinda quickly -I'd have liked to read on. But -sequel, so yay.

Author's Response: I'm so glad that you loved them so much that you stuck by this story for so long. Thank you so much! The sequel is coming as soon as I've completed a couple of other stories I hope you'll like it as much as you liked this one.

Thank you so much for leaving such lovely reviews!


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Review #18, by alicia and anne Overcoming Demons

12th August 2014:
I love that Harry is terrible at cooking, bless him, he gave save the world but he can't cook.

Poor James missing Oliver, I bet Oliver misses him too.

Ah Skander! *calms down*

Ah Harry knows!! Of course he knows!

Hahah Theo and Harry are in trouble! I wonder what they done this time?

AH!!! OH god! Olivers dad caught them! And with the most epic sentence in the history of today!!! "Hey, Oliver, have you seen - oh, God, my eyes." I love it!!

Aww James is being so polite and calling him sir. And I loved what Olivers dad said to James about what Oliver thinks of him. hehehehe.

AH FRANKIE! *SWOONS* Hehe who didn't have a crush on Kieron? :P

Ah he's offered him a job!! :D

Oh Oliver *hugs him tightly* I'm so proud that he told James about what happened and opened up to him.

James was held hostage? ;( Oh no!! and Harry's reaction to the aftermath of it all! ;(

Author's Response: Poor Harry. But alas, he must be bad at something. Breakfast was all he learnt to cook as a kid. *told you why*

I'd be sad if Oliver didn't miss him... and a little confused as to what I'd been writing. :P

*Joins in* SKANDER!

Harry knows everything.

Who knows what they did? They do a lot. :P

That was definitely the best line ever!

Fraser had to get them back with something.

FRANKIE AND KIERON! *loves them*

Yep, now Oliver has a reason to stay in England.

*Hugs them both* They shared. I'm so proud of them.

Thank you so much for leaving a review, Tammi!


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Review #19, by alicia and anne Closer

12th August 2014:
That is a promising chapter summary!

I was going to say, are Olivers action during the match going to be any different? :P

Hehehehe I can't help but giggle when I read their moments together. Oh how I love them! WHICH I WILL NEVER NOT SAY! THE LOVE IS PURE AND AWESOME AND TRUE!!!

So many birthdays in the latest chapters!
well, two. but still! although in two weeks it'll be mine! :P

Aww look at them all waking him up on his birthday and he doesn't seem to care haha.

Hahaha I love that they don't think the 'lions' could take on the 'snake'

:O SARAH AND TUCKER! I would be confused as well if I were James and Oliver haha :D


Author's Response: Nah, Oliver is just as obsessed with James now as before. He doesn't need to change. :P


Important things didn't happen in between.

Oliver's not much of a birthday person. He's so weird. :P

Lions definitely couldn't take on a snake. We're so manipulative. We don't need wands, we have words. ;)

No one was watching them and now they're being weird. UH OH! :P

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Review #20, by alicia and anne Ready

12th August 2014:
Awww their friends are watching them! I so would as well, with popcorn.

Is there going to be valentines day happiness?


Awww Tucker, I love him!!

Harry would so pay for it! and hold it against them!!

Hahahhahaha oh Aiden being able to smell Oliver on James! Hahahaha

Eek! James and Oliver are so cute!!! I love them so much!!!

Ahhh Hugo!! :D I wonder how many sugar quills that will end up being?

I'm jealous of their food! I want it all! It sounds so yummy.




Author's Response: *Grabs the popcorn* We'll watch together.

There might be.


Harry totally would.

I don't think Aidan appreciates it, though.

That was a lot of sugar quills.

HALF THE POINTS! Someone else remembered, too.

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Review #21, by alicia and anne The Birthday of All Birthdays

12th August 2014:
I am back to reading Jollie! I am so excited! I love them so much as you know and I can't believe I've waited this long to read and review! I blame work entirely!


I love that opening!

hehehehehe *giggles*

No! Oliver don't run away!

Ooo he's going to talk to Albus because he can't find anyone else. Where has everyone gone? Why are they not around? How inconvinient!
I love that James just tells everyone to get out of their own room hahahaa.

I'm glad that he had Albus to talk to and not judge him, he's a good brother! Even if he did push James off the bed.

Hahah James is sad and pathetic for writing essays that weren't homework. :P

Look at them kissing and being happy and in love! I'm so happy!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Author's Response: I'm so glad you're back to Jollie!

He just needs to wrap his head around finally being with James. He freaked out a little.

So very inconvenient. Leaving him with his evil little brother.

James can take charge when he needs to. :D

He's still evil. ;)

James is very sad and pathetic, I don't know what Oliver sees in him. ;)

Thank you so much for leaving a review!


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Review #22, by dracodarlingxx Full Circle

9th August 2014:
i got up to chapter 14, then I went on holiday for two weeks and when i came back there were 8 new chapters and YOU FINISHED IT!!
you totally made my day :D
james is an idiot, but an utterly adorable love-struck idiot
and oliver is just oliver, cool as always
great chapter :D you know the chapters got better the further along the story you got? the first chapter was good, but this is brilliant :)

Author's Response: I did! I finished it. It was for a challenge, I had to finish the story to be eligible for it. Almost 50k in a month, 43k written in the last five days. My hand hurt. But I'm so glad to have it finished! :D

James is an idiot. Or maybe he just last common sense, since he's really quite smart. But everyone likes to call him an idiot. And Oliver, he was so much fun to write.

Thank you so much for leaving a review! And I look forward to seeing you during the sequel!


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Review #23, by StellaRose Full Circle

6th August 2014:
LOVED THIS STORY!! Excellent job. Can't wait for the sequel :)


Author's Response: Thank you so much for leaving a review! I can't wait to see you back for the sequel!


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Review #24, by Chazzie Full Circle

3rd August 2014:
That was truly adorable and perfect. The photo album seems like such a brilliant idea, and a great way for all the 7th years to remember their time together. I liked that Melanie wasn't a totally horrible person, and that she helped James and Oliver get back together. The story was really great, I've really enjoyed reading it. Thank you very much for posting it!

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked the photo album. The finished product is something Oliver is very proud of. Yeah, she's not absolutely bad. Not very nice, but knows when to help. That's something.

Thank you so much for leaving a review!


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Review #25, by Gladis Gudgeon Full Circle

2nd August 2014:
That was interesting and cute. The characters were well developed. I really enjoyed reading it. The only thing that bothered me was that the pacing just felt a little bit off. The last couple chapters felt a little bit forced. 9/10
Gladis Gudgeon

Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. I will be going back to edit the chapters. Fix them up. :)

Thank you so much for leaving a review!


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