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Waiting Room

Waiting Room

INT. HOSPITAL – NIGHT

Pacing back and forth we see MATHEW in 20s, brown hair,

brown eyes, about 5’8″ and he is sweating. A doctor in a

white coat comes up to Mathew and gives him a pill.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I didn’t think I would end up here,

and I didn’t think my life would go

this way. Just like many have said,

yes I feel it’s a cliché. I thought

different doors would open for me.

I even hoped for an open window, I

could at least look into or out

of.  I thought…

This young man sits down in a chair that’s against a wall.

He grabs a Kleenex from a box that sits next to him on a

small table with magazines on it. He wipes his forehead.

MATHEW (V.O.)

…I thought.

He puts his head down.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I never would have seen this

coming. I didn’t see any of my

friends, those few I had come to

visit. I never thought I would be

the only one here I had always

wanted a younger or even older

brother or sister, but no that

wasn’t in the cards for this

family.

He slowly puts his head up. Flashes of guns are seen.

MATHEW (V.O.)

My mind raced as if it were in a

100-yard dash.

He puts his head against the wall. Then images of demons are

seen. Then those demons turn into witches that have tops on,

but they are bottomless and others creatures surround the

witches.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I closed my eyes only to see

visions of creatures taken hold of

me.

Mathew is seen being grabbed at by these creatures. He

breaks free and starts to fly. The creatures grab at his

pant legs. Then he flies through different scenes, as if he

was going through pages of a book.

MATHEW (V.O.)

The thing that I noticed mostly was

that I was flying through different

scenes, as if I were going through

pages of a book or several

different movies spliced together.

These witches that I saw, for some

reason, they were showing their

pelvic bone, and I saw them all

with pubic hair. They did have tops

on, but this. What the hell what

weird nightmare is this?

He then sees a girl. She is beautiful and in need. Mathew

runs for her as she is surrounded by different creatures.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I see me trying to help a girl…

Then the girl turns into one of the bottomless witches.

MATHEW (V.O.) (CONT’D)

…only to find out she was one of

the witches…

After this her face starts to melt away.

MATHEW (V.O.) (CONT’D)

…and then her skin begins to peel

off her face; melting like a

candle.

Mathew wakes up suddenly, shakes his head, and rubs his

eyes. He readjusts himself in the chair.

MATHEW (V.O.)

What is going on with my mind? I

don’t know what’s going on.

The intercom goes off. A doctor is being called to a room.

Mathew he starts to slouch in his chair.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I could only sit low in my chair as

I had these visions of creatures

and witches. Why witches? Why

bottomless? Why did they have a

full patch of pubic hair?

Mathew starts to dream the same dream.

MATHEW (V.O.)

These questions I contemplated as I

still watched this dream, and I

tried to figure out what it was

telling me. Nevertheless, it was

gone after a few minutes, but was

it a few minutes or was it a few

hours?

Again the intercom goes off calling a doctor and nurse.

INT. HOSPITAL – DAY

Mathew gets up and starts to pace again.

MATHEW (V.O.)

After hearing the intercom again. I

decided to walk around the room to

see if this would help my mind slow

down. My head pounded like someone

was taking a hammer to it. I didn’t

have any Adderall with me. I’ve

taken it for fifteen years, and it

still helps my mind to slow down. I

didn’t start taking it until I was

a teenager because no one really

noticed or really cared I had

issues with my concentration. At

least tonight a white coat noticed,

and gave me something for the pain,

but I guess it wore off.

More people start to fill the waiting room. They come up to

Mathew and pat his back, hug him, and you can see there

mouth move to say, “I’m sorry to hear what happened.”

MATHEW (V.O.)

More people started to fill up the

room, and I became more agitated. I

felt trapped, and I was one who

just couldn’t handle it. I was

hoping that one of the white coats

would come in and tell me some good

news, but like my mom used to say,

“hope for the best, but expect the

worst.” My parents have always been

there for me, and I never would

have thought I would never see them

again, but this was the outcome

that came my way.

EXT. BANK – DAY

Slow motion. Mathew and his parents drive into a parking

lot. They get out of there car.

MATHEW (V.O.)

School never taught us how to cope

with certain things, nor did they

do a very good job at seeing a

problem and take the time to talk

to you. They just seemed to have a

mindset to teach, but never to take

the time to love the child and his

differences. They also never took

the time to find out why they

changed their daily routine, and

acted the way they did.

They walk to the banks doors. Mathew grabs the door handle.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I always found it hard to talk to

anyone and, well, all I could focus

on is fixing things. I hated it

when I couldn’t figure something

out, but I never wanted help.

Mathew opens the door.

MATHEW (V.O.)

After time, and then more time, it

would come to me, and I would be

able to fix the problem.

His parents walk through the door.

MATHEW (V.O.)

It was either putting a computer

together or putting a car together

or taking it apart, depending on

what needed to be fixed.

Mathew walks in behind his parents.

MATHEW (V.O.)

Even so, I never seemed to be able

to fix my own life though, and

this, I hated.

INT. BANK – DAY

There are many people in the bank doing banking things.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I hated that life would go one way,

normally good for those around me,

and then, when things finally went

my way, I would hit a steel door.

Mathew and his parents go to a big table like structure with

deposit slips and pens.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I laughed at it because I could

take any sheet metal and form it

into whatever I wanted to with

these tools that school provided.

They fill out some slips. Then walk to a line.

MATHEW (V.O.)

This is how it would end; no kind

words could be said. Nothing would

change the outcome of this hell I

called my life.

INT. HOSPITAL – DAY

People are in the waiting room talking to each other.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I heard people say, “at least there

still alive.”

Mathew moves his mouth to one of the people in the room.

MATHEW

I wish I was the one who went

through hell, and either died or

life finally brought a great end.

Mathew walks up to a nurses station.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I couldn’t take it anymore, and I

just wanted someone to tell me what

the hell was going on.

Mathew starts to talk to the nurse at the station.

MATHEW

Were they still alive or did they

die? Just tell me. I wanted the

voice overhead to come on and tell

me some good news.

The nurse says something, but can’t be heard.

MATHEW (V.O.)

All I could hear was mumble. And as

far as the intercom, all I could

hear was static.

Mathew then asks the nurse.

MATHEW

Can you get a white coat to come in

and tell me anything.

The nurse gets on the phone.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I wanted any news any news would

ease my mind.

The nurse gets off the phone and shakes her head.

MATHEW (V.O.)

Ah, this was the sign I didn’t

want, I wanted a nod.

The nurse moves her lips as to say “that someone would come

to let you know when they know.”

MATHEW (V.O.)

But she said that one would come to

me when they knew something. My

mind still not at ease, and I was

ready to scream. I didn’t want to

close my eyes again for I didn’t

want to see those witches and

creatures again. I knew they would

return like a dog to its own vomit.

Mathew then asks the nurse for a aspirin.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I decided I would ask the nurse if

I could get something for the pain.

My head just throbbed as if one was

taking a hammer to my skull.

Mathew takes the aspirin from the nurse then walks back to a

chair.

or at least something to make me sleep even if it was in one

of these chairs that were stiff and uncomfortable. She was

able to get a white coat to agree to something for the pain;

I didn’t ask what it was I just took it.

MATHEW (V.O.)

A couple more hours went by…

We see a clock and it changes from time to a couple house

later.

MATHEW (V.O.) (CONT’D)

…and finally, a white coat had an

answer for me. They had passed away

from their gunshot wounds, and I

now stood alone.

INT. BANK – DAY

Two masked men enter the bank shooting at the ceiling. They

then point there guns to all the customers.

MATHEW (V.O.)

At the beginning of this mess I

felt it was my fault for what

happened.

Mathews father charges one of the robbers.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I should have helped my dad take

down the thief; the one who took

the money from the bank and my

parents.

One of the robbers shoots his gun.

MATHEW (V.O.)

This I should have been the one to

die this day.

Mathew runs to his fathers body.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I was the one who ran to my

father’s side…

Mathew is shot by one of the robbers. Falls and hits his

head.

MATHEW (V.O.)

…only to get hit by a flying

bullet, but I survived.

Mathews mother then runs to his body.

MATHEW (V.O.)

My mother came to my side only

to…

Mathews mother is then shot.

MATHEW (V.O.)

…meet her end with the same gun

that just shot my father and me.

Even so, I ask why did it just

graze me and hit them?

The robbers run out of the store with no money.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I don’t know what I’m supposed to

do now, they were everything. They

were my life. Now, what am I living

for?

People run out of the bank as police enter.

MATHEW (V.O.)

These stupid clichés came to mind.

I was done. I wanted to see them

for the last time, even if it was

there cold lifeless bodies.

The paramedic enter.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I wanted to hold them and kiss them

one last time, before…

INT. HOSPITAL MORGUE – DAY

Mathew is in between his parents dead bodies as they are the

slabs.

MATHEW (V.O.)

…before; they were put in the

ground. I closed my eyes to cry.

Images of demon, and witches come to his mind.

He opens his eyes, but he is tired.

INT. HOUSE – DAY

Mathew walks in the door and walks to the couch and closes

his eyes.

MATHEW (V.O.)

After 24hrs in the ER, trying to

sleep only to see the creatures and

witches. This time the creatures

grabbed at me only to catch me and

pull me down from the air. The

witches that were showing off their

pubic hair, joined in and their

flesh just melted away as the

creatures tore at me and ripped me

apart.

Mathew wakes up in a cold sweat.

MATHEW (V.O.)

What evil do I have in my mind,

what evil is in my heart?

He sits up and wipes his forehead.

MATHEW (V.O.)

Will this evil consume my last

sliver of goodness? You tell me.

Why are you so quiet? Do you not

have a tongue to tell me what’s on

your mind? Tell me what the hell is

going on with my mind!

INT. HOUSE – NIGHT

In the house it is dimly lit. Blood everywhere a couple

bodies can be see. We then see a close up of a tongue. Then

a woman’s body.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I guess you can’t since you lay

before me. Your tongue lay on the

ground next to your lifeless and

bloody body.

Mathew’s hands are bloody and there is a woman’s face in his

right hand.

MATHEW (V.O.)

I might have just gone insane.

Hahah I think I’m insane. No maybe

you’re the one insane.

Puts the woman’s face up to his.

MATHEW (V.O.)

Oh, you have such a very pretty

face. Haha in my hand. You are the

evil creature! You are the witch!

Waiting Room

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My Interview with Galadriel Stineman

The Galadriel Stineman Story

Galadriel Stineman

The End of College Might Not be What Leads You to Your Life’s Goal

Not all college students follow the career they’ve chosen in college, sometimes the path gets a fork in the road, and you have a choice and both are good choices one just feel somehow more of better choice.

This is what Galadriel Stineman came across, and she chose the one she felt she needed to pursue, and that was of becoming an actor. “Yet she never became a child star like Union’s Josh Hutcherson, who made movies before he was 10, or Louisville’s Jennifer Lawrence, who was discovered at 14. Stineman participated in the drama club but never captured a starring role in a play at Newport Central Catholic High School. She had one line in “Annie.” She was a cheerleader, dancer and competitive horseback rider.” (Clark, Northern Kentucky Magazine)

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Growing Up

She grew up in Northern Kentucky, were her dad was a tennis player and teacher and were her mom is a nurse. She states that she is, “creative, fun-loving, and a little weird.” But aren’t we all just a little weird in our own ways? She might seem younger when you think because she: “I was always top of my class and skipped a grade.” She was a cheerleader in high school and she did stick her feet into the drama class, but never pursued that as a career. She went to Northern Kentucky University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. If you are wondering how she got her name, “I’m named after the elf queen in Lord of the Rings. My parents liked the books.” She states when asked if she would change her name, “Nope. Not my first one anyway.”

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Driving On a Different Road

What steered her toward acting well she has always performed from a young age, feeling she, “came programmed to perform.” She started to, “… recreationally acting when I was in kindergarten.” “She moved to Los Angeles after graduation to pursue the dream started while watching ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Annie.’ While her friends ‘could watch movies and get lost in the story, I would watch the actress and watch her work,’ she said from her Los Angeles home.” (Kiesewetter)

Six months after moving to L.A. she landed her first role in an indie movie titled “Junkyard Dog.” She had auditioned many times prior to her landing this role. What helped her land the role was that she said, “The director said I was the only actress that kept taking the role further and further when he would push me. He said even though I was new, he believed I had the talent to carry the part.” She says that, “The best part of acting is really nailing something. Breaking it down, trying things, exploring it, and then coming up with a product you want to share. It’s very rewarding and always new.”  Even though it takes many auditions to land, your first or second role you might need motivation to keep on trying even when you become established in the business. She has steadily been moving forward and getting many roles on TV from “Ben 10,” “Austin & Ally,” “True Blood,” “Betrayed at 17,” “Operation Cupcake,” “Good Luck Charlie,” to “Shameless,” and her more current and recurring role as Cassidy Finch on “The Middle.” She plays the girlfriend of one of the major lead characters. However, with this, it helps her motivation, “This makes me want to never get lazy and keep pushing. I’m starting to see results of many late nights. Also, this is now what I do for a living. Every time a job ends, it’s like being laid off. I have to make sure I keep the jobs coming, or I am unemployed.”

Again, with “The Middle” one would want to know how the cast is, and if they would open their arms to someone new, just breaking into the business. “The cast on ‘The Middle’ is so great. Welcoming and ridiculously skilled. I think they are some of the best comedy performers out there today and that includes the ‘kids.’ They are so fun to work with and to watch.” She does a lot of kissing in the show. Is it weird or is it not?  “Honestly, at this point, I’ve made out with a lot of costars. It just becomes another part of the job.” Can chemistry help with the comfortableness of this? “It helps if you at least like each other, or else the audience will feel a lack of chemistry. Luckily, I’ve only had to kiss nice guys!”

She is not a teenager, but she plays one on TV does this make her feel that she is a teenager again? “Playing a teenager can be challenging. It seems like forever ago I was telling one of my parents they ruined my life. But it’s nice. It’s a chance to go back and try some things differently or play the kind of teenager I admired.”  She has recently completed, “The Party Is Over” and “Man-Up!” as her next projects as well as more episodes of “The Middle.”

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Fandom

I came to know about her in watching “Ben 10: Alien Swarm” a Cartoon Network live-action movie. She started to be seen more just not those in the U.S., but internationally. Even though she no longer affiliated with Ben 10 projects, anymore she still has many that follow her career. With this day and age of technology, Facebook and Twitter, celebrities are able to keep in touch with fans and read what they have to say about their work first hand. Stineman does have Facebook and a Twitter. When asked if how it is to interact with her fans, “Facebook and twitter have become a blessing and a curse. It’s nice to be able to see the support I have and share things with my fans. ON the other hand, some people don’t understand boundaries and will do anything – or pretend to be anyone- to find out intimate details about you. I’ve had to be very careful and rethink the way I use the Internet.” She doesn’t have a blog nor does she interact like some celebrities via video’s and video chat, “Not my thing.”

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Other Questions

I asked some other questions that you might find intriguing. I started; If you could have a superpower, what would it be? “I’d like to teleport. Visit home whenever I want and escape to the country.” What is your favorite holiday? ”Christmas. But I’m also a big fan of costumes and Halloween.” What’s the best present you’ve ever received? “That’s a tough one. Literally, I’d say my horse when I was younger. In a more poetic sense, the encouragement and unconditional support I received from my parents. They would have cheered me on in any field. What is your favorite season (time of year)? “I always change my mind. But lately, I’ve been saying Christmas. I love Christmas music and the smell of firewood. Not to mention the crisp air. Love it.”

Stineman has some Irish blood in her; she has red hair, and you may think that jobs are harder to get, but she says that it “can help or hurt. Being redheaded can help or hurt. You’ll rarely see two redheads on the same show. However, it seems to be popular right now, so that helps. And it makes you stand out. I also think it helps for comedy, because for some reason, red seems funny to many people.” Her biggest wish/dream is to,”…establish myself enough in my career that I wouldn’t have to worry about what my next job will be and could afford to move my family out here (California) and travel the world.”  ###

 

You can follow her via Twitter Here.

And you can follow her on Facebook Here.

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGaladriel

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3004687/

Levine, S. (n.d.). Galadriel Stineman cast in ‘The Middle’ | Variety . Variety | Entertainment news, film reviews, awards, film festivals, box office, entertainment industry conferences . Retrieved January 29, 2013, from http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118060114/

Clark, R. (n.d.). Stars in Her Eyes | Articles | Northern Kentucky Magazine. Features | Northern Kentucky Magazine. Retrieved January 29, 2013, from http://www.bestofnky.com/NKY/Articles/Stars_in_Her_Eyes_96.aspx

Galadriel Stineman – IMDb. (n.d.). IMDb – Movies, TV and Celebrities. Retrieved January 29, 2013, from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3004687/

Kiesewetter, John. NKY native has big role in next week’s ‘The Middle’. Cincinnati.com A Gannett Company. Retrieved January 29, 2013, from http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?Dato=20130117&Kategori=ENT11&Lopenr=301170141&Ref=AR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Interview with Galadriel Stineman


Ring of Wishes Excerpt

Ring of Wishes Script in Part


Ring of Wishes Script in Part

Ring of Wishes Excerpt

INT. A COMIC BOOK STORE – DAY

A WOMAN walks in the comic book store. She walks to the

left. DANL is being HIDDEN by ALISTER and other customers.

CALISTA

DANL! WHERE are you? DANL!

DANL

MOM! Mom over here.

The WOMAN (CALISTA) who was calling walks over to the DANL

who is by ALISTER who was telling DANL the story.

CALISTA

DANL! Come here!

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 4.

DANL

But mom, I’m talking to this man.

He has been telling me a gre…well

I hope a great story.

CALISTA

Hello sir, is my child bothering

you?

ALISTER

No, no he is just fine.

(Alister puts his hand out to

shake hers)

Nice to meet you mam. My name is

Alister.

DANL

Mom, he writes comic books.

CALISTA

Oh…

(Beat)

Oh hi.

(she shakes his hand)

You look familiar.

ALISTER

Oh.

(Beat)

Oh I must have one of those faces.

Alister was trying to place her too, but he was having a

struggling time doing so.

CALISTA

No! No I think I know where.

ALISTER

You…you…do?! Well, I’m in here

at least a couple times a week.

CALISTA

No…no not here somewhere else. I

just can’t place it.

DANL

I thought you wanted me…was it

because you wanted to to get some

food?

CALISTA

Oh, yes…that’s why I was looking

for you. It’s getting late.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 5.

(She takes her sons hand)

Well nice to meet you Mr. Alister,

but we need to go.

ALISTER

Okay, but I promised I would finish

my story tomorrow if you don’t mind

bringing your son back.

CALISTA

Oh! Oh…kay.

Calista walks her son out of the comic book store. Alister

goes back to one of the boxes full of older comics.

ALISTER (V.O)

Now that was weird.

(He shakes his head)

I still can’t place her. Well I’ll

keep on thinking and maybe tomorrow

when I tell Danl more of my story.

As Alister stands in front of the box for a couple of

minutes, thumbing through picking out a comic then putting

it back. Then taking out another as Calista rushes in with

her son being pulled behind.

CALISTA

Alister I…I remember you now.

Where I’ve seen you. That is.

ALISTER

O…Oh really. WHERE?

CALISTA

I…I’ve seen you before I was in

and out of consciousness.

ALISTER

Wha…You, were what mam?

Both Alister and DANL look at the Calista wondering what she

was talking about.

DANL

Mom what are you talking about?

CALISTA

Well, DANL it was when you were

four. Your dad and I went on a date

as you stayed with your grams. It

was five almost six years now.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 6.

ALISTER

Okay so what does that have to do

with me?

CALISTA

You don’t remember? Well let’s just

say you ripped the door off of the

car. And you saved me.

DANL

No…no way is this the guy you

told me about. The

super-strong guy who saved you

before the car you were in blew up.

CALISTA

Do you remember now Mr. Alister?

ALISTER

Ah…

(Beat)

Well…

(Beat)

Yes…yes I remember.

(Beat)

I…well DANL few people know this

story so I’m going to let you and

your mom in on a little secret. It

happened like your mom started to

say. But let me start where it

started for me and my best pal

Su y.

DANL

Who is Su y?

ALISTER

You’ll soon find out.

DANL

Okay…mom can we stay and listen

to the story.

ALISTER

How about this…let us three go

have something to eat, and I’ll

tell you on our way and during our

dinner. How’s that sound?

Pulling at his MOMs jacket.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 7.

DANL

Come on mom he did end up saving

your life.

CALISTA

True. And I do love a great story.

ALISTER

Okay…Let’s go then.

They walk out of the comic book store.

EXT. COMIC BOOK STORE – DAY

ALISTER

I will start my story once we get

in the cab.

(Whistles)

HEY TAXI!

Alister waves his arm.

ALISTER (CONT’D)

It’s going to be a good story.

A taxi pulls over. Alister opens the back door and lets the

Calista in first then the boy. He then himself gets in.

INT. TAXI CAB – DAY

DANL

Okay we are in, start the story.

ALISTER

Hold one moment please.

CALISTA

DANL Shh!

ALISTER

Thirteen and Roosevelt.

CABI

Yes, sir.

ALISTER

Okay let me start.

CALISTA

Wait where are we going to eat.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 8.

ALISTER

Well, Renchos my good Calista.

Sorry had to say that.

CALISTA

That is the new premiere

restaurant.

ALISTER

Yep.

CALISTA

But…

ALISTER

No butts please! I do hope that’s

not on the menu.

CALISTA

Uhh!

ALISTER

Now lets get to the story.

DANL

Mmmhmm!

CUT TO:

EXT. OUTSIDE – DAY (5YRS EARLIER)

We see Alister and a dog walking on a path. We see trees on

one side and houses on the other side.

ALISTER (V.O.)

My dog Su y and I walked the same

path day after day for years behind

our house. They called it the

Greenbelt. They decided to name it

that because the green you can see

with the trees and the green grass.

We see side view of Alister and his dog (SU Y) as some

people jog by.

ALISTER (CONT’D)(V.O.)

Well, it started oh five or six

years ago…

DANL (V.O.)

Yeah, we got that. Come on, get the

story going.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 9.

CALISTA

Shhh! He’ll get to it.

FADE TO:

EXT. OUTSIDE ON THE GREENBELT – DAY (5YRS EARLIER)

We see Alister and SU Y (DOG, Beagle Mix) walk on a path on

one side there are trees the other side has houses and very

green grass.

ALISTER (V.O.)

Su y and I had walked the path

behind our house for years. But I

felt it was time for a change.

(Beat)

So, one day we did just that.

EXT. OUTSIDE ALISTER’S HOUSE – DAY

Alister takes Su y and starts to walk towards his truck.

ALISTER

Su y lets…yeah lets go somewhere

we haven’t been before.

Alister puts the tailgate down.

ALISTER (CONT’D)

Come…get up Su y.

Alister taps the tailgate.

ALISTER (CONT’D)

Come on Su y.

Su y jumps up.

ALISTER (CONT’D)

Good girl.

Alister closes the tailgate.

ALISTER (CONT’D)

We’re going to walk the path in the

forest.

Alister pats Su y on the head.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 10.

ALISTER (CONT’D)

This will be different. Won’t it

Su y?

(Beat)

Damn wish you could talk to

Ring of Wishes Script in Part


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