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Elizabeth from Kiss My Sass Cosmetics contacted me at the beginning of July to see if I would try some of her products. Happy days! I received a whole bunch of goodies and am just getting to them. Today I have Diamonds & Pearls, Drama Queen and Minx. Diamonds & Pearls is a lovely sheer pinky color with gold/silver sparks. It really is a lovely shade and makes a nice brow highlighter. Drama Queen is sheer but not as sheer as D&P. It’s a pretty pink/peach shade with lots of gold sparks. It almost looks like it has a gold shift. Minx is gorgeous. It’s SO pretty. It’s a dusty, milky chocolate brown that shifts from a pink to green shift. It’s so pretty. :d I’m sad I couldn’t capture the shift very well. :(

Diamonds & Pearls is a sheer nude/creamy white with a copper sheen and a few silver sparkles.
Drama Queen is a sheer nude with a heavy golden sheen.
Minx is a light tan/beige with shimmer that shifts between pink & green.

These were swatched over bare skin, Kiss My Sass Cosmetics Ivory Matte Eye Primer and Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue. Photos were taken indoors under a daylight bulb.



I was tagged by Karoliina from Bones and Lilies. :d

1) Post 11 facts about yourself.

2) Answer the questions the tagger has set for You.

3) Create 11 questions for the people You’ve tagged to answer.

4) Tag 11 people.

11 Facts about me

  1. My name is Amanda, but I am going to legally change it to Luna at some point. I’ve always hated my real name. My mom still calls me Mandy which is worse than Amanda. xd So one day my name will legally be Luna.
  2. I grew up on a farm where we had miniature horses, ponies, chickens, dogs, cats and a pig. xd My parents could never keep clothes on me. Soon as I was out the door I stripped down to my undies. Around us were peach trees, plum trees and a walnut orchard. We were allowed to pick as many peaches and plums as we wanted. I had a Great Dane which was a clumsy, clumsy thing. We ran through the orchards and got covered in mud all the time. I had a trick pony named Sugar which was really appropriate. If you left a can of anything on the fence she would get it with her teeth and lean her head back to drink it. She was gorgeous and so sweet. If I started to slip she’d stop immediately for me to adjust my self. Man I miss her. We also had East Indians that lived across from us and grew their own garden. They were so nice, I don’t know how to spell her name but the elder lady over there would come get me every day for either lunch or dinner. She made me awesome hot milky tea and lots of naan with curried spinach, potatoes, and chick peas. It was so delicious. And she made this weird sweet gooey stuff that was so yummy.
  3. I am absolutely terrified to camp, or be in any kind of tall grass/weeds. I’ve had lyme disease since I was 8. It had been misdiagnosed over the years. Some people think “oh well you already have it, what’s the harm?”. Well the harm is ticks carry a plethora of diseases. If I got bit again I could contract something else. I don’t need to get anything else. In a month or so I’m going to be starting a lyme protocol. So if I disappear that’s why. It’s getting bad. I can’t write very well anymore. It looks like chicken scratch. Typing is really hard because my hands shake pretty bad now and the twitching has been worse too. My fingers randomly hit different keys from the twitching and such. If you saw the typos on this post you’d probably crack up laughing. d= I’ve fallen a few times this month just because something went numb or just gave out. That’s why I can’t drive anymore. And I can’t be alone in case something happens and I hurt myself. I fell one time last month or so. I got a glass of hazelnut milk and was walking down the hallway. My leg just went limp. I fell and spilled it. Gives you a whole new look on crying over spilled milk. xd I try to joke about it, but it’s not a joke. I tear up just thinking about it. I’m 30 years old. This shouldn’t be happening to me. I know. Shit happens, but damn it makes everything difficult when it shouldn’t be. I’m really scared.
  4. I am Native American on both sides of my parents. I have my card from my moms side which is Myammia the downstream people. They are known as the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma though. On my dads side there is Blackfoot but the last person to be enrolled was my dads aunt. d= I don’t know much about my heritage, my mom never wanted to talk about it and my dad didn’t know much about his side either. I was lucky that my mom at least followed through with enrolling me. I need to get Fumiko and Sascha enrolled now. I wish I knew more. I find it fascinating. When I was 13 my mom and I visited out reservation but only for a couple of hours before driving on to see my brother in Michigan. So I didn’t see much. d= I was studying under a shaman here when I got pregnant with Fumiko. Then I had to stop I was too sick. :(
  5. I’m fat. There I said it, I’m fat. That’s why I always photograph my face and nothing else. d= When I was pregnant with Sascha my body freaked out, probably from the lyme disease. But Between my 7th and 8th month checkups I ballooned to 250 pounds from around 150. It was horrible and embarrassing and I was shocked. I’ve never been able to lose it. I’ve tried everything. It just won’t come off. :( No one could figure out how I gained so much in such a small amount of time and I sure as heck don’t know. I’m hoping that maybe the lyme protocol with help a little. When I look back to before I gained so much, I was beautiful and I never knew it because I was always teased and called fat, and I wasn’t. I don’t know how I couldn’t see that but oh well. For now I’m trying to feel okay to be in my own skin. It’s hard. I know it’s not helping my health either, but what can you do when nothing works? d=
  6. One day I want to have a Great Dane again, and a Corgi named Ein. Right now I have a Siamese mix, Mochi who is the littlest cat. We also now have a Siamese mix that is white and orange named Zero. My best friend ended up moving and couldn’t take him with her. d= So we took him.
  7. My husband is part Japanese. Fumiko was named after his grandmother Fumiko. :d
  8. I just got into indie last year around March. I accidentally stumbled onto it when someone was holding a giveaway for Orglamix. I googled them to see what they had and found all of the hoopla about it. At that point I’d stumbled onto Etsy as well. I believe my first purchase was from Persephone Minerals. And here I am today with a collection of stuff that um compared to the 2 eyeshadows and mascare I had. lol
  9. I was born on January 1st. Every time someone notices I get “Oh you’re a New Year’s baby” which I hate. So much. My due date with Fumiko was actually January 1st. Two days before I took some Blue Cohosh to get things moving. Within the hour my water broke and we rushed to the midwives. All was well and she was born on December 31st. I also went into labor with Sascha on Hallow’s Eve. He was born on November 2nd. It was long and hard but so worth it.
  10. I like to eat cheese and mustard. I also like pickled eggs. And pickled plum. Yep.
  11. I love bats and skulls and zombies and crows and all sorts of things creepy. But I also like creepy things when they’re cute. :d Which reminds me I’ll have some things from Robin’s shop to give away. Ooooo. She makes ridiculously cute jewelry. :d Also TEAM INDIE. GO BUY ALL THE INDIE!

Tagger’s questions

1. If you could be any fairytale character, who/what would you be? I have no idea. d= I didn’t grow up with fairytales so I don’t know a lot of them.

2. What’s your favourite dish to prepare? Do deserts count? Because I totally love my apple pie that I make. On nom nom.

3. Do you play games? If yes, what are your three favourite games and why? I use to. But I can’t anymore. I played WoW since the beta and enjoyed Rift when it came out but I only played the beta.

4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? (And for how long?) I’d choose London. I’ve always been fascnited by it and always wanted to visit and photograph it. I dunno. Just something about it screams home. I think if I went I’d like to stay and it be home. It would also allow me to get better health care.

5. What are the best qualities in the area you live in? Oregon is lovely. You actually get four seasons here. I like that it’s dreary for part of the year. I just like it. I feel more comfortable that way. But it’s just a lovely state. There are so many natural things you can go see. Like waterfalls. :d If I can’t ever move to London, then I’d be happy here. I love autumn here. The trees are just amazing to see. Oregon is weird. xd I hope it stays that way.

6. What’s your favourite piece of clothing? Right now? My bat shoes! They’re a size too big(the site said they ran a size too small. pffft) but they’re awesome. I need to get another pair in a size smaller. I need to stock up on them. lol I love bats so much and it’s awesome having bat shoes.

7. How long have you blogged? I have been blogging in one form or another for since 2000 and on my current domain since 2003. It’s been awhile. xd

8. Who do you feel you write your blog for? What do you imagine your typical reader to be like? My blog is about me. It changes and turns into whatever I’m doing at the time. It’s been about so many things over the years. Right now it’s about makeup. That’s what I’m into. That’s what I primarily blog about right. I blog about my health/life every so often. Just because I need to get it out. Right now I imagine my readers to be like me. Into makeup and beauty and some are here to see what I post about my life.

9. Do you have one favourite band? If yes, why are they above all the rest for you? I don’t have a favorite band right now. But when I was a teen? It was Tori Amos. I still love her music. It really helped me get trough a really rough time in my life when I hit rock bottom.

10. What housework is your least favourite? Any housework sucks and hurts for me. But the worst is laundry. It has to be taken up and down a bunch of stairs and it makes my heart freak out and I get really dizzy. So laundry. It’s the worst.

11. Do you have a favourite blog? You know I don’t. I’ve never thought about it. But I don’t have a favorite blog.

11 questions from me

  1. What is your favorite color and why?
  2. What is the one deepest memory you’ve had throughout your lifetime?
  3. If you could get any tattoo on your body what would it be and why?
  4. Do you drink tea? What is your favorite?
  5. What’s your favorite season?
  6. If you had to choose one makeup company to wear for the rest of your life what would it be?
  7. Have you broken any bones?
  8. What is your favorite perfume and why?
  9. Do you have any pets? If yes then what are they?
  10. What is your biggest fear? What caused it?
  11. What are you going to be for Hallow’s Eve? If you have little demon spawns what are they dressing as? :d

Tag 11 people

  1. Bekka from g l o s t i x
  2. Beth from Beth Br00tality
  3. Cinthia from
  4. Eleni from personellitea
  5. Elizabeth from Bethezda’s Preoccupations
  6. Erin from The Cheap Chick
  7. Jennifer from Lacquer Ninja
  8. Mandy from Pretty MAking
  9. Mindy from Painted
  10. Rosa from Black Rose Minerals
  11. Taylor from A Babe In Makeupland


Soo. Life in general updates. I got my broken tooth taken care of today at Chemawa. Kharizma picked me up at 6 :3 0am so we could be there by 7 :3 0. At least it was quick. It was the really bad one that had broken off to the gum. Surprisingly it was much more simple than I’d imagined it to be. The dentist and assistant were super nice. They took an x-ray and it looked like the root of my tooth was touching my sinus something cavity. Hopefully my sinus infection will finally clear up. I’ve had one since November. d= I need to have an exam so I can start scheduling appointments instead of just being a walk-in. So hooray one less annoying and painful tooth thing.

In about a month I’ll be starting a lyme protocol. I’m not too hopeful. Nothing has helped much and my health is progressively getting worse. Today while filling out the application again, I forgot my address, I forgot my phone number, I forgot my social security number and I couldn’t recall the date after I was just told. The shaking and twitching is getting worse. I pretty much can’t write anymore. It looks like chicken scratch. It’s just really upsetting and depressing. Everything is so hard, all the time. I was recently put on Paxil, just a low dose 10mg. Right now I’m not sure if it’s helping, but it sure makes me feel drunk and drugged. I’m hoping that will wear off after a little while. I got approved through Project Access to see an endocrinologist. My appointment is on September 13th if I remember right(which I probably don’t. lol). The cardiologist was no help. All they told me was what I already knew. I have tachycardia which is a likely result from the serotonin syndrome. After the endocrinologist is the neurologist. Much fun.

And there goes my mind jumping from subject to subject. I’m not looking forward to the lyme protocol, or how sick it’s probably going to make me. I kind of dread it, but I need to at least try, what if it helps? I would be happy to just have the progression stop. I don’t even care if it makes anything better anymore. I’m tired of falling, I’m tired of hurting, I’m tired of the emotional roller coaster I’m on, I’m just tired of everything, but I’d be happy to just stop any further progression, at least for awhile. Just bleh. Life’s a bitch sometimes.

Kai just randomly came in our room with a towel and a bag of ice and a work shirt. So I asked him what he was doing and said that this was not making sense. And seriously was utterly confused. Then he said he was going to do laundry and had been sitting on the ice wrapped in a towel all day. How I did not notice this is beyond me. But okay.

Since Sascha is home now we’re trying to get prepared for school. I’ve been trying to call to see which school he’s supposed to go to since there are two an equal distance away from us. So after not getting a call back after a few messages from the school district I left a message at the school. Still no call back. I may have to try to get a ride to the school so I can physically go in and talk to them. Sascha has outgrown all of his jeans. I don’t know if he had some sort of growth spurt or what but they’re all too short, and his shoes are too small. His toes are squished at the end of his shoes. d=

Children… oh my. It’s been complete and utter chaos. xd Between them both being stubborn and all the sick, oh man. It’s been crazy. They definitely need time to adjust. They’re 6 years apart. Fumiko missed him and wants to play with and on him, and he doesn’t want to play with his littler sister and just wants her to leave him alone. I’m not sure who brought home the sick but everyone has been sick. d=

So uh this is longer than I anticipated and I’m not sure if I posted all that I meant to. d= Damn brain. Oh well I can always make another novel, I mean post if I remember.

EDIT/Oh yeah. We have a new cat. His name is Zero and he’s super sweet. My best friend ended up having to move and couldn’t take either of her cats with her. So I volunteered to take Zero if he adjusted to new surroundings. And he’s totally fine. Mochi still hisses a bit at him but they play. He’s giant too. Like SERIOUSLY GIANT. He weighs 19 pounds and he’s not done growing yet. Mochi weighs 5 pounds. lol Do that math. He’s a big fluffy lug of a potato sack.


Say hello to Rosa from Black Rose Minerals!

Luna: How long have you been making cosmetics, why did you start and do you have any future plans for new shades/products?
Rosa: Creating BRM for me was and is very personal and therapeutic for me. I started in early 2010. I had recently started watching youtube videos and that also meant buying lots of new stuff. One day I came across TKBtrading and purchased one of their kits. At that point I was just experimenting. I never thought that this little kit was the beginning of BRM. I ended up purchasing some eye shadows from different companies and discovered that I had purchased some re-packaged stuff. This lead to research and more research. During this time I had started making my own creations. That dream of having my own make up line seemed like something I could do. So now to the depressing stuff. My mom passed away at the end of 2009. And shortly after that I was laid off. I was pretty much a mess. The only thing that was helping was making eye shadows. The things that usually helped me, music and reading, weren’t doing it. It took me a long time to enjoy music they way I used to. I am getting way off topic. After lots of research and trial and error Black Rose Minerals opened for business in November on 2010.
I always have tons of new shades waiting in the wings to be released. I have created over 400 shadows so far, though not all make it. I have a basket full of rejects. I hope to get more blush colors done soon. In the future I would like to expand to include some lippies.

Luna: What is your favorite eyeshadow/blush that you make?
Rosa: This is such a hard question to answer. Every color I make has its own special place for me. I’m going to pick a few because I can’t just pick one. Noxious, Nightingale, Luciferi collection, Soul Reaper and the Luna collection are among my all time favorites. Oh and blushes, Junkie is my favorite so far.

Luna: What is your favorite eyeshadow/blush from another indie company?
Rosa: Hmm this is a tough one as well. Callipygian from Fyrinnae for eyeshadow and Thing blush from Detrivore.

Luna: Would you rather be a Crow or a Bat?
Rosa: I would have to say a bat. I’m a night person.

Luna: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Rosa: I would like to thank you for providing me with this opportunity! Also for helping me out with labels and banners and swatching! I really appreciate it! =)

Look out for new shades to be released just about every month. Also please don’t be afraid to contact me with any question, concerns, color requests, anything! A huge THANK YOU to those that have given me chance! Every sale is greatly appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to read this little interview!

Man. Black Rose Minerals is great, Rosa is great and she makes such beautiful shades. I think BRM is one of those companies that flies under the radar, kind of like Detrivore Cosmetics. I have to start posting more swatches. ;) I’m happy to help you too, Rosa. :d I enjoy it. I hope BRM rises above the radar. You really have beautiful shadows and now blushes that go on like a dream. :) I seriously encourage you to try BRM if you haven’t yet. Rose has sample options and she often runs sales. :) Thanks so much for answering my questions Rosa!


Better late than ever, eh? Sophie from Femme Fatale Cosmetics released the Heart Breaker Collection for Valentine’s Day. I have for you Be Mine!, Forever-Lovely Rose, Lovely Charm, Love Fool and Flirt With Disaster. Be Mine! is a muted coppery brown with multicolored sparks. Forever-Lovely Rose is a bright almost salmon colored pink with gold and orange sparks. Lovely Charm is a dusty chocolate brown gold and green sparks. Love Fool is wine colored shade with purple and gold sparks. Flirt With Disaster is a grape colored purple with red, gold and blue sparks. My favorites are Flirt With Disaster and Love Fool. They’re lovely. :d

Be Mine! is a soft taupe with stunning golden duochrome.
Forever-Lovely Rose is a bright mid-tone pink with soft golden shimmer.
Lovely Charm is a mid tone brown with soft pinkish sheen and golden sparkles.
Love Fool is a smooth burgundy with blue reflects.
Flirt With Disaster is a deep plum with blue duochrome and sparkles.

All photos where taken indoors under a daylight bulb and swatched over bare skin, Kiss My Sass Cosmetics Ivory Matte Eye Primer, and Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue.




So some time ago Linda from innocent+twisted alchemy made a new collection called Endless Rain. It’s a gorgeous collection with lovely, complex shades. So I have Velvet Tears, 1000 Cherry Trees, Lavish Lollipop, Needs More Lace, Sleepwalking Pastorals, Cold Grace, Weed Whacker and Endless Rain. I love, love, love Endless Rain from this collection. It’s definitely my favorite. All of the colors are great, I seriously recommend you at least buy samples and try them. :d I got clam-shells and they were packed full. She’s very generous to her buyers. :) Enjoy the pretty colors.

Velvet Tears is a kind of rusty red with lots of turquoise and blue sparks. It’s a dupe for the Lipstick Queen’s LE lipstick “Monarch”. 1000 Cherry Trees is a pale frosty pink. Lavish Lollipops is a dusty pink with a pretty gold shift and multicolored sparks. Needs More Lace(NEEDS MOAR LACE) is a sort of frosty purple with a slight blue shift and aqua sparks. Sleepwalking Pastorals is a dusty grass green with a gold shift and some blue/green sparks. Cold Grace is a red toned purple with multicolored sparks. Weed Whacker is a pale olive green with gold and blue sparks. Last but not least Endless Rain is green, green like dusty rusted copper, with a golden sheen and multicolored sparks. Seriously Endless Rain is gorgeous. Everyone needs it.

Velvet Tears is a warm red with green, turquoise, and blue shimmers. Has a subtle green sheen.
1000 Cherry Trees is a pale, frosted pink.
Lavish Lollipopss is a mauve pink that has a lavender undertone with a strong gold duochrome and gold shimmers.
Needs More Lace is a medium purple with a blue duochrome and aqua sparkles.
Sleepwalking Pastorals is a warm green with a subtle golden duochrome and sprinkles of blue sparkles.
Cold Grace is a purple that has a red undertone with blue shimmers and sprinkles of fuchsia sparkles.
Weed Whacker is a olive with gold and blue shimmers.
Endless Rain is a soft metallic teal with a green sheen with sprinklings of white sparkles.

All photos where taken indoors under a daylight bulb and swatched over bare skin, Kiss My Sass Cosmetics Ivory Matte Eye Primer, and Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue.



Swatches of all the Detrivore Cosmetics teals/aquamarine. At least the ones I have. I’ll be updating this to add to the new teals/aquamarine I get(I’m sure there will be more, trust me.) All swatches are swatched over Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue.



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Swatches of all the Detrivore Cosmetics purples. At least the ones I have. I’ll be updating this to add to the new purples I get(I’m sure there will be more, trust me.) As a note, Catacombs from the Graveyard Collection looks more winey/brownish over Glitter Glue than it does dry. At some point I’ll be swatching it dry and replacing the swatch photo. Or I may just add it without removing the other. Anyways! All swatches are swatched over Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue.



^.~ Woot Andrea from My Pretty Zombie was nice enough to answer my silly questions! Enjoy!

Luna: How long have you been making cosmetics, why did you start and do you have any future plans for new shades/products?
Andrea: I started 2.5 years ago I think, but I’m getting old and it’s hard to remember.
I wanted to make my own eyeshadow because nothing was ever red enough, weird enough, or lasted long enough through my grueling work day of testing pee. Also I thought I could improve upon the crappy Halloween store makeup to make bruises…because I LOVE to make bruises!
Also I wanted something inexpensive and catchy in my etsy shop to con people into buying my zombie barbies.
Then it just kind of took on a life of its own.

I always have plans for new stuff, but working full time at my “real” job doesn’t leave me as much room to do all the creative stuff that I like. Things are evening out a bit in my work/life balance so I’m hoping to do new stuff more regularly.

Luna: What is your favorite beauty product that you make?
Andrea: I have so many favorites…I find myself wearing the same stuff over and over again even though I have so many options.
I can’t live without exsanguinate eyeshadow. I wear MDMA blush every damn day. Even when I only put my eyebrows on.

Luna: What is your favorite beauty product from another indie company?
Andrea: I love the lipsticks from other companies…I have so many. Velour from sobe botanicals is spectacular. Providence and grace used to make a lip glaze that was so delicious. I think I have 5 colors all in the frosting flavor.

Luna: Would you rather be a Crow or a Bat?
Andrea: I guess I would rather be a bat because their wing membranes are so gross and see through.

Luna: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Andrea: I’m kind of a shut in and don’t get out much in the Internet world. But I’m around if you need me…or have any questions about colors, dead stuff, drugs, or need help planning for the zombie apocalypse. (Also you are the Goth Mary Poppins)

I’m a bit biased because you spoil me but man I love MDMA and My Pretty Zombie and almost every shadow/blush you make. I like using THC and LSD for contouring my cheeks. I love Dropsy from the new trio. I love the THC shadow lawdy it’s gorgeous. All of your stuff is awesome sauce. It really is. And you are super awesome seller. I have to say too, that I love your theme. I like the gross and weird and whatever. It’s great. :d Seriously if you haven’t tried MPZ yet you’re missing out. Andrea is super nice and her shadows/blushes are amazing.


I think this post is long overdue. xd So Sunday evening Sascha arrived home. :d We picked him up from the airport around 10pm. He looks older and more mature. It’s an odd feeling seeing that. He’ll be 12 November 2nd. It doesn’t seem like it’s been almost 12 years since he arrived. I think Fumiko and Sascha may end up killing each other. xd She misses him and desperately wants to interact with him and he doesn’t want her to annoy him. They spent 2 years apart so I think they just need time to adjust. They’ve pretty much been the only child for the last couple of years. They seem to interact a teeny bit better every day. I have to call to see which school Sascha will be going to and get his school info from his dad. Fumiko’s birthday is too late in the year so she’ll be starting kindergarten next year.

The kids are already excited about Hallow’s Eve. Fumiko has decided she’s going to be one of the following: a faerie zombie, a bat or a cat zombie. Sascha says he’d like to be a zombie too. YAY. No more transformer costumes. xd I’m excite that they want to be something that we can make and make it awesome. Also I’m excited about painting their faces. ^.^

I have to admit I’m so desperately looking forward to Autumn and Hallow’s Eve. I just feel so much better during Autumn. It’s like it touches my soul and I feel emotionally put together. Which I’m not right now. d= I saw the cardiologist who had no answers for me yet again. I just got approved to see an endocrinologist at OHSU. Hopefully they can figure it out. After that I need to be approved to see a neurologist. It’s pretty much been, see the dr every week, therapy every week and nurse practitioner every few weeks. Lots of blood tests and pee tests and other random tests. It’s tiring, especially when you’re already feeling crappy. We’ve been reading about a new-ish protocol for Lyme disease.

It’s worth a try. It would be nice if it would just stop the progression. I don’t have any hope that I’ll get better, or that the things that are broken right, will get fixed. It just feels hopeless. Nothing works. I just don’t know anymore. :( I literally put on eyeshadow on Sunday to get Sascha. It was the first time since my heart attack that I’ve put any makeup on. Everything is just so exhausting and hard. I feel pathetic that my mom has to basically watch me so if I fall or suddenly get sick she can help me. And even more pathetic because Kharizma had to come sit with me one day while my mom had an appointment because I really shouldn’t be left alone. It just sucks. ALL of it sucks and Lyme disease needs to go die in a fire and leave me alone. WTF


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