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WINNERS: BFC Challenge: Steampunk Reinvention

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 17, 2012, 7:52 AM
It's been an amazing challenge! Kudos to all of the creative, wonderful artists and writers who bravely put forth their creations and let their imaginations be tested in the boiling waters of fandom. From the steamy throes of competition have arisen our champions for this round. But let it not be said that these works won single-handedly without dispute. For there were many grand and amazing entries submitted. In the end, it's the members who benefit from the thrilling and beautiful creations by our competitors.

So a big applause for everyone who contributed!

ART:


FIRST PLACE: Knights of the Steam Republic by emedeme by :iconemedeme:
SECOND PLACE: Garm Steampunk Reinvention by XantheUnwinArt by :iconxantheunwinart:
THIRD PLACE: Steampunk Isabela by AbsoluteApril by :iconabsoluteapril:

FICTION


FIRST PLACE: Mass Effect: the sky so wide and darkTitle: sky so wide and dark
Author: Nemonus
Game: Mass Effect
characters: Jack, Kasumi, mShep
Disclaimer: Copyright Bioware
FREE for ONE NIGHT ONLY. A viewing of the FERAL AND DISTRACTED inmates of PURGATORY PRISON ENGINE. Not suited for the FAINT OF HEART or WOMEN WITH CHILD, this night will prove all the DANGERS and ODDITIES of the ORGANIC RACES.
Your GENEROUS DONATION will be set toward the worthy cause of Purgatory's GOING AWAY.

The train pulled into the station at night, its black iron body miles long and lit with evenly burning yellow lamps. The rods that turned the wheels slowed as men stood up from their hunch over the piles and dunes of coal and wiped their brows with gloved hands, shedding dark coal dust. The engineer slotted his last lever into place and the guards slipped out, human and turian and batarian in the uniforms of Puragatory, to see what land they had found this time. The doors they emerged from were tall and stabbed with rivets. Sloped roofs and smokesta
by :iconnemonus:
SECOND PLACE: Lyrium Outlaws: Steampunk ReinventionTitle: Lyrium Outlaws: Steampunk Reinvention
Author: blackcherryangel
Game:  Dragon Age II
Characters:  Amber Hawke, Cullen, Varric, Merrill
Disclaimer: I don't own any of these wonderful characters.  All are the property of © Bioware.  I just have fun playing around in their universe.
 
"He shouldn’t be here."   Merrill shook her bloody hands in Cullen's direction.  "Why is he here?"  Amber noticed there were broken shards of the glass in her hand.  No. not glass.  That damn mirror.
"Merrill I told you let this obssession be.  Now, look what has happen.  It Didn’t bring Tamlen back."   Isabela still caused all sorts of trouble even though she was gone. She was part of the reason they were in this mess. She must have told Merrill  not to listen to her when it came to the mirror.
"Don’t be hard on her." Varric said.  Amber soften her stance somewhat although sh
by :iconblackcherryangel:
THIRD PLACE: (Steampunk Reinvention) Minsc and Boo Stand ReadyTitle: Minsc and Boo Stand Ready
Author: Banshee56
Game: Baldurs Gate 1
Characters/pairing: Some of the Badlurs Gate 1 Cast and my own OC Paige.
Disclaimer: The characters and Nashkel belong to Bioware, Paige is mine :)
Why did she always seem to attract the weirdos? Paige thought to herself as she stood on Nashkel's main thoroughfare, boots clicking on the cobbles, hand reassuringly stroking her clockwork pistol. Due to a mix of principles, laziness, irrational fears and extreme levels of pessimism, she'd entered the town without her party, Jaheira's words about how factories were sinful following her. She couldn't even have brought Imoen, because she really wasn't in the mood to explain to the guards why Imoen's previously empty pack was suddenly bulging.
Problem was, as she'd left the store, she'd walked into some-one. And that some-one was being very insistent...
"Look, I'm very sorry, but I have enough of my own problems without having to go rescue your Technocrat from a bunch of
by :iconbanshee56:
Note: Winners, you will get a Note in the next few days regarding delivery of your prize. Congratulations on the win!


It is a time of great excitement in the world. Science has made astounding breakthroughs in the fields of medicine, steam technology, and mechanics. Explorers this very moment are embarking upon magnificent adventures, and charting grand new courses of human history as they discover new life and new cultures across the globe.

Into this alternate history world of steampunk, where the dominant technology is steam and mechanical-powered devices, we challenge our members: recreate a BioWare game in a steampunk setting!


What is Steampunk?



Steampunk is a stylistic aesthetic, a fictional universe, an alternate history, and a subcategory of science fiction. It’s really a lot of things, and a basic version boils down to this: if the world had developed along the lines of steam technology and mechanical devices instead of electricity, what would an advanced steam technology universe look like? Most steampunk creations take for inspiration the Victorian period of British history, which coincides with the first major modern day industrialization period. References for steampunk works can be found through searches all across the web as well as on deviantArt itself.

Art


For Art, we will be looking for redesigned versions of the characters, vehicles, animals, monsters, or settings to fit inside a steampunk environment.

Entries

[BFC Challenge] Dragon Age SteamPunk by koogee4 by :iconkoogee4:
Steampunk Age by Shocolato by :iconshocolato:
Steampunk Reaper Destroyer_contest entry by 1r9 by :icon1r9:
:thumb335785607: by :iconjc-blade:
Steampunk Effect by ADL-art by :iconadl-art:
Garm Steampunk Reinvention by XantheUnwinArt by :iconxantheunwinart:
Steampunk Isabela by AbsoluteApril by :iconabsoluteapril:
Theft of the tome of Koslun by Ddriana by :iconddriana:
Steampunk Reinvention: John Shepard Heavy Armor by zabani by :iconzabani:
Knights of the Steam Republic by emedeme by :iconemedeme:

Fiction


For Fiction, we want to see how you retell the relationship of the characters if they were transported to a steampunk world. Whether they are native to a steampunk universe or unfortunate victims of a pan-dimensional cock-up is entirely up to you.

Entries

Mass Effect: the sky so wide and darkTitle: sky so wide and dark
Author: Nemonus
Game: Mass Effect
characters: Jack, Kasumi, mShep
Disclaimer: Copyright Bioware
FREE for ONE NIGHT ONLY. A viewing of the FERAL AND DISTRACTED inmates of PURGATORY PRISON ENGINE. Not suited for the FAINT OF HEART or WOMEN WITH CHILD, this night will prove all the DANGERS and ODDITIES of the ORGANIC RACES.
Your GENEROUS DONATION will be set toward the worthy cause of Purgatory's GOING AWAY.

The train pulled into the station at night, its black iron body miles long and lit with evenly burning yellow lamps. The rods that turned the wheels slowed as men stood up from their hunch over the piles and dunes of coal and wiped their brows with gloved hands, shedding dark coal dust. The engineer slotted his last lever into place and the guards slipped out, human and turian and batarian in the uniforms of Puragatory, to see what land they had found this time. The doors they emerged from were tall and stabbed with rivets. Sloped roofs and smokesta
by :iconnemonus:
(Steampunk Reinvention) Minsc and Boo Stand ReadyTitle: Minsc and Boo Stand Ready
Author: Banshee56
Game: Baldurs Gate 1
Characters/pairing: Some of the Badlurs Gate 1 Cast and my own OC Paige.
Disclaimer: The characters and Nashkel belong to Bioware, Paige is mine :)
Why did she always seem to attract the weirdos? Paige thought to herself as she stood on Nashkel's main thoroughfare, boots clicking on the cobbles, hand reassuringly stroking her clockwork pistol. Due to a mix of principles, laziness, irrational fears and extreme levels of pessimism, she'd entered the town without her party, Jaheira's words about how factories were sinful following her. She couldn't even have brought Imoen, because she really wasn't in the mood to explain to the guards why Imoen's previously empty pack was suddenly bulging.
Problem was, as she'd left the store, she'd walked into some-one. And that some-one was being very insistent...
"Look, I'm very sorry, but I have enough of my own problems without having to go rescue your Technocrat from a bunch of
by :iconbanshee56:
Lyrium Outlaws: Steampunk ReinventionTitle: Lyrium Outlaws: Steampunk Reinvention
Author: blackcherryangel
Game:  Dragon Age II
Characters:  Amber Hawke, Cullen, Varric, Merrill
Disclaimer: I don't own any of these wonderful characters.  All are the property of © Bioware.  I just have fun playing around in their universe.
 
"He shouldn’t be here."   Merrill shook her bloody hands in Cullen's direction.  "Why is he here?"  Amber noticed there were broken shards of the glass in her hand.  No. not glass.  That damn mirror.
"Merrill I told you let this obssession be.  Now, look what has happen.  It Didn’t bring Tamlen back."   Isabela still caused all sorts of trouble even though she was gone. She was part of the reason they were in this mess. She must have told Merrill  not to listen to her when it came to the mirror.
"Don’t be hard on her." Varric said.  Amber soften her stance somewhat although sh
by :iconblackcherryangel:

How to Participate


To enter, please submit your deviant to the club and post a comment to THIS ENTRY including the following information:

Your Name:
Pairing/Subject:
BioWare Game:
Link to Your Deviation:


Deadline


All entries must be submitted by Sunday, November 4th, at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.

Submission Standards


Deviations should be tasteful and within the boundaries of what is rated PG-13. That means that the suggestion of violence, sex, and some drugs are acceptable, but please no hardcore or excessively inappropriate material.

What is a Club Challenge?


Challenges are basically writing or drawing “prompts.” The idea is to create something directly in response to the challenge idea, and then submit it to a competition based on this theme. Artwork and fiction created and submitted before the challenge date are not eligible to compete. Entries must all be submitted into the DeviantArt BiowareFanClub in order to be eligible to win. You do not have to be a club member to submit.

Judging and Prizes aka “How do I win” / "What do I get"?


Entries will be judged via a poll vote after final submissions are turned in. We generally have a category for art, and if there are enough submissions, then fiction as well.

For this month’s competition…

We've upgraded the prizes to include a digital copy of the upcoming Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition thanks to the generous donation of community member, :icontroodon80:


If you haven't seen :icontroodon80:'s amazing gallery of Mass Effect references, then you definitely need to take a look.

  

The winning 1st place ART and FICTION entries will each earn a 3 month dA membership. In addition, both can request a custom journal skin to go with their new subscription + Baldur's Gate Enhanced  Edition digital download.

The winning 2nd place challengers in both ART and FICTION will each receive a 1 month dA membership + Baldur's Gate Enhanced  Edition digital download.

The winning 3rd place challengers in both ART and FICTION will each receive their choice of a Mass Effect or Dragon Age patch  + Baldur's Gate Enhanced  Edition digital download.

Many thanks to the generous and AMAZING Troodon80 for the prize donation!

Previous Challenges



March 2012: Then and Now
December 2011: Gifts
August 2011: Unlikely Pair
May 2011: Kissathon
March 2011: Sidequests
November 2010: Endorsements
August 2010: Beach Party
June 2010: The Female of the Species
May 2010: Love
March 2010: Crack Shepard

Add a Comment:
 
:iconemedeme:
emedeme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dsjfdksjfgdk thank you everyone and congratulations to all participants. I really loved this contest and all the entries :heart:
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:iconbanshee56:
Banshee56 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Hah! Commiseration drinks any-one? :P

Congrats every-one *drags you down to the pub*
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:iconabsoluteapril:
AbsoluteApril Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I'm thrilled to have placed, thank you so much! Congratulations to all the winners! So many great pieces here!
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:iconnemonus:
Nemonus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thanks! Congrats to everybody else. ^_^
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:iconadl-art:
ADL-art Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Congratulations to all the winners! :D
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey congrats to everyone and thanks for the fantastics participations we had! :D
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:iconblackcherryangel:
blackcherryangel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My entry I hope it's in time.

Your Name: blackcherryangel
Pairing/Subject: Amber Hawke, Cullen, Varric, Merill
BioWare Game: Dragon Age II
Link to Your Deviation: [link]
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
We'll take it!
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:iconemedeme:
emedeme Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hello! My entry

Your Name: emedeme
Pairing/Subject: Carth Onasi, Bastila Shan, Revan
BioWare Game: Knights of the Old Republic
Link to Your Deviation: [link]
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Hurray!
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:iconemedeme:
emedeme Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:dummy:
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:iconzabani:
zabani Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Your Name: :iconzabani: *zabani
Pairing/Subject: John Shepard
BioWare Game:Mass Effect
Link to Your Deviation: [link]

Her is my entry:) I hope it is good enough for the contest here ;) I kinda made the armor looked flawed, and heavy in way to show some Steampunk to it. At least I tried :blush: Let me know if/when it is added to the list here :) :hug:
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's added, thanks for your participation ! =)
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:iconzabani:
zabani Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
No prob ;-) I hope it looks cool for you ,guys XD
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For me at least it looks great. =)
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:iconzabani:
zabani Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you:) I am that kinda person who does not goes for too much Photoshop :blush: I bet the rest had done such lol.
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh you know, it's good to do some traditionnal sometimes, even if it's probably easy to make a nice colo with photoshop (at least when I tried that's how it feels!)
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:iconzabani:
zabani Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
True, but I am pretty slow when it comes to full coloring with PS :S
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's not that simple too. ^^
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:iconddriana:
Ddriana Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Whoo! Done at last!

Your Name: Ddriana
Pairing/Subject: Isabela
BioWare Game: Dragon Age 2
Link to Your Deviation: [link]
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your participation ! =)
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:iconddriana:
Ddriana Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thank you for extending the deadline so I could sleep and get it done XD
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aha you're welcome ! :D
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:iconabsoluteapril:
AbsoluteApril Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
finally finished!

Your Name: AbsoluteApril
Pairing/Subject: Isabela
BioWare Game: Dragon Age series
Link to Your Deviation: [link]
Reply
:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Added!
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:iconemedeme:
emedeme Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ANOTHER WEEK OH MAKER I LOVE YOU *was stressing over it*
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
YOU KNOW THE FEELING IS MUTUAL. :hump:
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:iconemedeme:
emedeme Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconemegustaplz:
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:iconzabani:
zabani Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi there I was wondering about the deadline. What do you mean by Pacific Time? Since I am resident in Norway and does not have any scanner nearby before around 19:00 or 20:00. o_O
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Pacific Standard time is pretty much the second latest time zone. Only Hawaii is later.
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:iconzabani:
zabani Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Ok. I think I undetstand hehe. So if I submit my art around 20:00 ish (norwegian time zone ) to the contest would it be too late ? :blush:
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
You're totally okay!
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:iconxantheunwinart:
XantheUnwinArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
here's mine :D

Your Name: XantheUnwinArt
Pairing/Subject: Mass Effect/Steampunk
BioWare Game: Mass Effect 2
Link to Your Deviation:[link]
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Got it. And I must say: WOW!
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:iconxantheunwinart:
XantheUnwinArt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks :D
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
FYI, this artist and their deviation are switched in the journal current entries
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Thanks for catching that!
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:iconadl-art:
ADL-art Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Hi there, thought i'd give this a shot since i've never done anything steampunk related before. Good luck to everyone! :D

Your Name: ADL-art
Pairing/Subject: Steampunk Effect
BioWare Game: Mass Effect
Link to Your Deviation: [link]
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
It's beautiful. WoW!
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:iconadl-art:
ADL-art Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you so much :D
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:iconbanshee56:
Banshee56 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Was going to do an android Flaming Fist, done the sketch and everything, but can't find the cable to upload it :(, so you just get my writing. First time writing for Deviantart and first challenge, so tell me what you think!

Your Name: Banshee56
Paring/Subject: Some of the cast of Baldurs Gate 1 and my OC
BioWare Game: Baldurs Gate
Link to your deviation: [link]
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Love it! Tesla plate armor FTW. :)
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:iconbanshee56:
Banshee56 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
You read it? YAAAAAAAAAAY

And Minsc has to have tesla plate, anything else would be illogical :P
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:iconjc-blade:
JC-Blade Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
First time doing a challenge. A bit nervous...

Your Name: JC-Blade
Pairing/Subject: Mage Hawke
BioWare Game: Dragon Age 2
Link to Your Deviation: [link]
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
It's quite impressive!
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:iconjc-blade:
JC-Blade Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank You.
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:iconmisstroutylips:
MissTroutyLips Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Huh, that's interesting. Must say I never would have thought of that XD

Buuuuut I don't really have any ideas. ^^;
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
A few questions on the fiction category:
1) Is there a word limit?
2) Does it have to be a complete story or can it be more like a chapter/self-contained scene?

Thank you! This is a really cool theme and I shall do my best to complete an entry in time! :eager:
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Hey, sorry. We don't have a word limit. It can be a scene, but the challenge should be a new piece in response to the prompt, not an existing story.
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Yes, it shall definitely be a new piece, been considering some scene possibilities... :plotting:
Thank you so much for extending the deadline! :typerhappy:
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