Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #798: “Budokai Fight 10: Haruka vs. Sakura”
#798: “Budokai Fight 10: Haruka vs. Sakura”

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Topic is -= And now the final four is set =-

DCC Chat Session
Client: Michiru [en Paris]
Acknowledging Chat Request...
[11:58] <Michiru [en Paris]> You know what to do, don't you, Haruka
[11:58] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Michi, I still feel s[BLEEP]tty about this
[11:59] * Michiru [en Paris] sends you a file
[12:00] * DCC transfer of complete [345kbps]
[12:02] <Michiru [en Paris]> The edited log of Aino Sakura's failure
[12:02] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Michi, I read that when it f[BLEEP]king happened. It was a tragic f[BLEEP]kup, ok.
[12:03] <Michiru [en Paris]> Well you don't have to use it if you can find another way.
[12:03] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Man look neko got knocked out of the tourney by She's not an issue.
[12:04] <Michiru [en Paris]> No, but my feelings are. She insulted me badly!
[12:04] <Haruka [On Vacation]> I'm sure she'd apologize, she was just playing around
[12:05] <Michiru [en Paris]> Oh yes, she'd say "Gomen, gomen" and then go off giggling with her man. My hurt would linger while she has fun!
[12:05] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Man why do i gotta be the one to always get the pound of flesh?
[12:05] <Michiru [en Paris]> Because if you ever want to pound my flesh again you will. When you gave me that ring you committed yourself to backing me up
[12:06] <Haruka [On Vacation]> ....
[12:06] <Haruka [On Vacation]> I commiited myself to you over a decade ago. Like I said before the ring don't mean s[BLEEP]t. My actions should be enough
[12:06] <Michiru [en Paris]> Then, my dear, act.
[12:06] <Haruka [On Vacation]> She's beat up enough already man
[12:07] <Michiru [en Paris]> Not in my estimation. And not for reasons relating to my honor.
[12:07] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Dammit
[12:07] <Michiru [en Paris]> Just beat her, Haruka. And humilate her the way she humiliated me.
[12:08] <Haruka [On Vacation]> This sucks.
[12:08] <Michiru [en Paris]> You've done far worse to people.
[12:08] <Haruka [On Vacation]> This is peacetime. I am trying not to be a ba[BLEEP]rd.
[12:09] <Michiru [en Paris]> Does my hurt mean so little to you?
[12:09] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Michiru it's a GAME
[12:09] <Michiru [en Paris]> Oh? And what about when Minako-chan took Hotaru away from you?
[12:09] <Haruka [On Vacation]> That was last year.
[12:10] <Michiru [en Paris]> How did you feel about that? When Hotaru left you because Minako-chan was so much more fun to be with?
[12:10] <Haruka [On Vacation]> I hated it.
[12:10] <Michiru [en Paris]> That's why you forced these two houses together, isn't it? To get her back?
[12:10] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Yeah
[12:11] <Michiru [en Paris]> Don;t you want revenge too?
[12:11] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Sakura's an innocent third party man
[12:11] <Michiru [en Paris]> Defeat her and regain BOTH our honours
[12:11] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Michi, sweets, you sound like a f[BLEEP]king klingon
[12:12] <Michiru [en Paris]> Do it, Haruka, or I'll never forgive you.
DCC Session Closed

[12:12] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Aww dammit
[12:12] <// J_Daito //> What, Ten'ou?
[12:12] <Haruka [On Vacation]> nvm wrong window
[12:13] <// J_Daito //> Where's spawn of Aino. This fight needs to get going.
[12:13] *** S.X. Aino [user-999who@TARDIS6787.panopticon7.gallifrey.sen] has joined #suburbansenshi
[12:13] <@spiritflame> Irasshai S.X. Aino
[12:13] <S.X. Aino> Hi.
[12:14] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Yo
[12:14] * S.X. Aino still looks hollow and despondent
[12:14] <Haruka [On Vacation]> ><
[12:14] <S.X. Aino> Harry-P... erm... Uncle Haruka... I've been thinking of just forfeiting
[12:14] <Michiru [en Paris]> heh
[12:15] * Haruka [On Vacation] looks at Sakura like she's f[BLEEP]king nuts
[12:15] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Forfeiting, why?
[12:15] <S.X. Aino> I just... I'm not in the mood for a playfight.
[12:15] * Haruka [On Vacation] narrows her eyes
[12:16] <Haruka [On Vacation]> You look like s[BLEEP]t
[12:16] <S.X. Aino> I feel it as well.
[12:16] <Haruka [On Vacation]> You been eating?
[12:16] <@Dr_Xadium> She barely eats. Nothing we can say will make her do anything.
[12:16] <S.X. Aino> I'm just not hungry.
[12:16] <Haruka [On Vacation]> .....
[12:17] <C'est_la_V> Sakura-chan, if something's wrong you can tell me...
[12:17] <Michiru [en Paris]> Yes why not tell her?
[12:17] * S.X. Aino freezes, mortified
[12:17] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Tch.
[12:17] <Haruka [On Vacation]> f[BLEEP]k it.
[12:18] * Haruka [On Vacation] rolls up her sleeves
[12:18] <S.X. Aino> So if it's all the same to you I'll bow out.
[12:18] * Haruka [On Vacation] runs up and b[BLEEP]chSLAPS Sakura
[12:18] <C'est_la_V> HARUKA-SAN!!!
[12:18] * @Dr_Xadium winces
[12:18] * Haruka [On Vacation] grabs Sakura by the shoulders and shakes her hard
[12:19] <Haruka [On Vacation]> You're not running, you hear me?!
[12:19] * S.X. Aino is shook and wobbling a bit, but otherwise quiet
[12:19] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Yeah life is full of s[BLEEP]tty decisions and we f[BLEEP]k up bigtime sometimes but that's what lets us learn and grow!
[12:20] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Running away just means it's all a waste!
[12:20] <S.X. Aino> It doesn't matter. I went beyond the pale.
[12:20] <C'est_la_V> Sakura-chan, what did you do??
[12:21] * Haruka [On Vacation] spins around and slams Sakura in the stomach with an open palm, sending her flat on her ass
[12:22] * Haruka [On Vacation] pulls out her Talisman and sweeps it in an arc, the fakey-looking scimitar exploding in a flash of light and becoming a long, elegant rapier
[12:22] * Haruka [On Vacation] swipes at Sakura's tie-thing and cuts it in half.
[12:22] <S.X. Aino> Kill me.
[12:22] <C'est_la_V> Sakura-chan!!
[12:23] * @Dr_Xadium holds Mina back
[12:23] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Dying's easy. Living's the b[BLEEP]ch. Pick up your sword.
[12:23] <Michiru [en Paris]> Haruka, what are you doing?!
[12:24] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Michi, just... can it
[12:24] <Michiru [en Paris]> :O
[12:24] <Michiru [en Paris]> Well! I never!
[12:24] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Then you should! Me and the kid got a fight!
[12:24] <S.X. Aino> I... I.,.. can't...
[12:25] * Haruka [On Vacation] kicks a little dirt in Sakura's face
[12:25] <C'est_la_V> What dirt, we're in the livingroom
[12:25] <Haruka [On Vacation]> My dirty underpants on the floor which are still there even though we've bene out of the house for months
[12:26] * S.X. Aino winces as the boxers cover her face and she smells things no one should have to smell
[12:26] <S.X. Aino> Uncle Haruka... what I did was unforgivable.
[12:27] * Haruka [On Vacation] pushes Sakura down to the ground with her foot "The only one here not forgiving you is you."
[12:27] <S.X. Aino> Why should I?!
[12:27] <Haruka [On Vacation]> You gave something a chance for life that would never have had it in the first place! It had fun! It didn't suffer!
[12:28] * C'est_la_V 's eyes widen, as she tries to understand
[12:28] * @Dr_Xadium explains to Mina very quickly
[12:28] <C'est_la_V> SAKURA-CHAN, HOW COULD YOU?!
[12:28] * S.X. Aino slumps
[12:28] <Haruka [On Vacation]> ...Not HELPING~!
[12:29] * Michiru [en Paris] chuckles
[12:29] <S.X. Aino> Why'd you tell her, pop?
[12:29] <@Dr_Xadium> Your mother loves you, dear, she just wants to help.
[12:29] <C'est_la_V> HELP HER?! I WANT TO SMACK HER!!
[12:30] <Michiru [en Paris]> ♫ Let slip the dogs of war ♫
[12:30] <@Dr_Xadium> Minako, she's suffering enough
[12:30] <C'est_la_V> Didn't I teach you anything when you were growing up!?
[12:31] <S.X. Aino> Of... of course you did... it was... one of those bonehead things you do and then instinctively know you shouldn't have
[12:32] * C'est_la_V is really angry at you
[12:32] * S.X. Aino just sits there quietly
[12:32] * Haruka [On Vacation] presses her boot to Sakura's neck "Pick up the sword"
[12:33] <C'est_la_V> Haruka-san, enough.
[12:33] <Haruka [On Vacation]> She's gonna fight me. Right now.
[12:33] <C'est_la_V> She's in no shape to fight!!
[12:33] * Haruka [On Vacation] slices off Sakura's bow. "Pick. It. Up."
[12:34] * C'est_la_V is now known as Sailor Venus
[12:34] <Sailor Venus> LEAVE HER ALONE!!!
[12:34] <S.X. Aino> Mom...
[12:35] * Haruka [On Vacation] slices off some buttons on the front of Sakura's leather vest. "Nope. We got a match."
[12:35] * Sailor Venus shoots a crescent beam at Haruka-san, right by her cheek "The next one won't miss."
[12:35] <Haruka [On Vacation]> That s[BLEEP]t cut me.
[12:36] <S.X. Aino> Mom... why are you fighting for me?
[12:36] <Sailor Venus> Because I'm your mother, baka!! I love you!!
[12:36] <S.X. Aino> Even after what I did?
[12:37] <Sailor Venus> I'd always love you... *is crying a little* Even though we just really met a little while ago, I knew that.
[12:37] * S.X. Aino smiles a little
[12:37] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Hey is wussy little Saki-chan gonna make her mama fight her battles for her?
[12:37] * S.X. Aino frowns
[12:39] <@Dr_Xadium> Sakura... we're of course dissappointed in your poor judgement, but... at least you know enough to feel remorse over what you did. And that's something important. I'd have been more hurt if you had just thrown her away without caring.
[12:39] <Sailor Venus> Hai...
[12:39] <S.X. Aino> I'd... never do that. NEVER.
[12:40] * Haruka [On Vacation] cuts off the other buttons on Sakura's vest. "We gonna fight or what?"
[12:40] <S.X. Aino> That vest.... was a gift from Clark "Doc" Savage Jr....
[12:40] <Sailor Venus> Sakura, we believe in you!!
[12:41] <@Dr_Xadium> Right! Do your best! And live, for her if you nothing else!
[12:41] * S.X. Aino narrows her eyes and grabs the hilt of Arataka
[12:42] * Haruka [On Vacation] steps off.
[12:42] * S.X. Aino gets up and nods
[12:42] * S.X. Aino takes a deep breath.
[12:42] <S.X. Aino> Win or lose... let's do this.
[12:43] <Haruka [On Vacation]> That's the spirit kid. I wanna see how badass you future-types are.
[12:43] * S.X. Aino smirks and cracks her neck. "Okay."
[12:43] *** Haruka [On Vacation] [] has quit IRC (Broken Pipe)
[12:43] * S.X. Aino can't help but facefault
[12:44] <Michiru [en Paris]> Her Internet cafe connection went down.
[12:44] * Michiru [en Paris] glares at Minako-chan
[12:44] <Sailor Venus> What??
[12:44] * Sailor Venus is now known as C'est_la_V
[12:44] <Michiru [en Paris]> b[BLEEP]ch.
[12:44] <C'est_la_V> Nani?!
[12:45] *** Michiru [en Paris] [] has quit IRC
[12:45] <@Dr_Xadium> Geh she quit before I could kick her
[12:45] <S.X. Aino> So now what happens??
[12:46] * @Dr_Xadium sets mode +o to S.X. Aino
[12:47] <@S.X. Aino> ....?
[12:47] <@Dr_Xadium> Because she took it on her own volition hacking the channel months ago. It was hers by right of superior hackery.
[12:48] <@S.X. Aino> But I'm not... ready for that kinda power again.
[12:48] <@Dr_Xadium> It's the person, not the @, Sakura. You'll carry that pain with you forever. But I think you'll be more careful and sensitive next time.
[12:49] <@S.X. Aino> Definitelies.
[12:50] <C'est_la_V> Sakura-chan is talking cutely again, heh
[12:50] * @S.X. Aino shrugs. "Well, it's who I am, I guess. I just feel so rotten."
[12:51] <C'est_la_V> Let's go eat some lunch, Sakura-chan... when they come back you can have your fight.
[12:51] * @S.X. Aino hugs Mom and Pop.
[12:51] * C'est_la_V hugs back
[12:51] * @Dr_Xadium too
[12:52] <@S.X. Aino> I want Pizza! ♡
[12:52] <C'est_la_V> She's definitely your child, X-chan ^_^
[12:52] * @Dr_Xadium kisses Mina on the cheek "Ours, love."
[12:52] * C'est_la_V nodnods happily
[12:53] * @S.X. Aino is away: foods!
[12:53] * C'est_la_V is away: hai!!
[12:53] * @Dr_Xadium is away: Indeed!
[16:15] *** S.X. Aino [user-999who@TARDIS6787.panopticon7.gallifrey.sen] has joined #suburbansenshi
[16:15] *** spiritflame sets mode +o S.X. Aino

[16:15] <@spiritflame> Irasshai @S.X. Aino
[16:16] <@S.X. Aino> I can't say I didn't miss this shiny red thingy
[16:16] *** Haruka [On Vacation] [] has joined #suburbansenshi
[16:16] <@spiritflame> Irasshai Haruka [On Vacation]
[16:16] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Yo
[16:16] <@S.X. Aino> Hiyas, Harry-P.
[16:17] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Remind me again why you call me that?
[16:17] <@S.X. Aino> Because in the future when I was growing up you always reminded me of a cool, suave Clint Eastwood
[16:18] <@S.X. Aino> "Dirty Harry"
[16:18] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Heh
[16:18] <// J_Daito //> Ten'ou is dirty because she has a foul mouth and an even fouler room
[16:18] <Haruka [On Vacation]> Shut the f[BLEEP]k up Samuel L. Jedite
[16:19] * Haruka [On Vacation] extends her gleaming Talisman Rapier
[16:19] <Haruka [On Vacation]> You ready for this?
[16:19] * @S.X. Aino unsheathes Arataka and lets the katana blade touch the tip of the talisman
[16:20] <@S.X. Aino> Let's go!
[16:20] * // J_Daito // is now known as Announcer Jedite
[16:21] <Announcer Jedite> it's the fight of the hour starring Hotpants Ten'ou and the new kid no one cares about!
[16:22] <@S.X. Aino> ...Funnies.
[16:22] /// Battle Mode: Haruka [On Vacation] doesn't wait for all that politeness s[BLEEP]t and swings around, slashing at Sakura's hair (CRITICAL HIT [-DOUBLE DAMAGE!-])
[16:23] * @S.X. Aino watches her left bang just fall off, and gets nicked right in front of her ear
[16:23] <Announcer Jedite> fight ends 16:52
[16:24] /// Battle Mode: @S.X. Aino spins around in the opposite direction to Harry-P and goes to slash her shoulder (A HIT!!)
[16:24] <Haruka [On Vacation]> MOTHERf[BLEEP]kER
[16:24] * Haruka [On Vacation] grabs her shoulder
[16:25] <Announcer Jedite> and at the end of the first volley it's Ten'ou in the lead by one!
[16:26] /// Battle Mode: Haruka [On Vacation] staggers sideways and slashes at Sakura's right arm (KNOCKDOWN! Opponent down for a 1 count!)
[16:26] * @S.X. Aino yelps in pain and drops her sword, falling over
[16:27] <Announcer Jedite> 1
[16:27] <Announcer Jedite> And Ten;ou is taking it to future girl, who hit the ground like Ten'ou after too many beers
[16:27] * @S.X. Aino grits her teeth and pulls off her bow, lashing Arataka to her right arm and standing
[16:28] /// Battle Mode: @S.X. Aino slashes the air where Haruka was ten seconds ago and uses a time displacement system to send the attack force back there (A HIT!!)
[16:28] * Haruka [On Vacation] suddenly has a gash in her side, WTF?!
[16:29] <Announcer Jedite> A clever move from sneaky future girl, but she's still one point down!
[16:29] /// Battle Mode: Haruka [On Vacation] baseball slides into Sakura, knocking her off her feet (A HIT!!)
[16:30] * @S.X. Aino tumbles forwards, slamming her sword into the ground to keep her from falling over.
[16:31] /// Battle Mode: @S.X. Aino uses her forward momentum to propel herself forwards and up, twisting like a gymnast and backkicking Harry-P in the head from the air (DEFLECTED!!)
[16:31] * Haruka [On Vacation] HEADBUTTS Sakura backwards
[16:31] /// Battle Mode: Haruka [On Vacation] charges forward while the katana is still in the ground and TACKLES Sakura (DENIED!)
[16:32] * @S.X. Aino deftly and dexterously dodges the attack by twisting sideways
[16:32] <Announcer Jedite> 20 minutes remain
[16:32] * @S.X. Aino is tired of playing around
[16:33] * @S.X. Aino is now known as Sailor Venus 2.0
[16:33] /// Battle Mode: @Sailor Venus 2.0 channels the force of a crushing crescent beam through the blade of the dsword and blasts Harry-P with a arm-width beam of golden light (BOTCHED! [-ATTACKER STUNNED: LOSE A TURN-])
[16:34] * @Sailor Venus 2.0 's hands burn as she realizes the sword is lashed too closely to her
[16:34] * Haruka [On Vacation] chuckles
[16:34] /// Battle Mode: Haruka [On Vacation] b[BLEEP]chslaps sakura (A HIT!!)
[16:34] /// Battle Mode: Haruka [On Vacation] uppercuts her too (DEFLECTED!!)
[16:34] * @Sailor Venus 2.0 catches Harry-P's hand
[16:35] <Announcer Jedite> 5-3 Ten'ou
[16:36] /// Battle Mode: @Sailor Venus 2.0 shakes her hjead and jerks Harry-P's hand sideways hard, with aim to snap the wrist (DEFLECTED!!)
[16:36] * Haruka [On Vacation] martial arts leaps and twists in the air around her arm as it turns, avodiing damage
[16:37] /// Battle Mode: Haruka [On Vacation] reverse the hold, grabs Sakura's hand and snaps HER damn wrist (TOTAL PWNAGE!!)
[16:37] * @Sailor Venus 2.0 staggers back in intense pain
[16:38] /// Battle Mode: @Sailor Venus 2.0 hurls a Rolling heart Vibration backwards in time to hit Harry-P just as the fight started (CRITICAL HIT [-DOUBLE DAMAGE!-])
[16:39] * Haruka [On Vacation] is suddenly ALL fuked up and burned and s[BLEEP]t
[16:40] <Announcer Jedite> another sneaky time move puts the score at 6-5, Ten'ou still in the lead!
[16:40] * Haruka [On Vacation] is now known as Sailor Uranus [on Vacation]
[16:40] <Sailor Uranus [on Vacation]> Fine you wanna kick this up a notch we will
[16:40] * Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] fires off TWO WORLD SHAKINGS at Sakura's legs
[16:41] /// Battle Mode: Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] fires off TWO WORLD SHAKINGS at Sakura's legs (A HIT!!)
[16:42] * @Sailor Venus 2.0 falls over on her face, using her one good hand to try and block her fall but failing
[16:42] /// Battle Mode: @Sailor Venus 2.0 still on the ground fires off a crescent beam to shoot out Harry-P's foot (BLOCKED!!)
[16:42] * Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] irish jigs past the shot XD
[16:43] /// Battle Mode: Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] with a flourish of her rapier, sends off a Space Turbulence attack at Sakura's back (TOTAL PWNAGE!!)
[16:44] <Announcer Jedite> 7-5 Ten'ou with less than 10 minutes to go
[16:44] * @Sailor Venus 2.0 feels the back of her fuku boil away and her back burn a little
[16:45] /// Battle Mode: @Sailor Venus 2.0 gets back up unsteadily and swings her sword around, launching Hajya Kensei Ouka Houshin (TOTAL PWNAGE!!)
[16:46] * Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] is hit by a f[BLEEP]king HUGE wave of blue ki and charred all over
[16:46] /// Battle Mode: Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] runs forward and grabs Sakura around the neck slamming her back into the ground in a bulldog. (DENIED!)
[16:47] * @Sailor Venus 2.0 ducks out of the chokehold
[16:47] /// Battle Mode: @Sailor Venus 2.0 uses the close proximity to simply headbutt Harry-P as hard as she can (BOTCHED! [-ATTACKER STUNNED: LOSE A TURN-])
[16:48] * @Sailor Venus 2.0 knocks HERSELF silly
[16:48] /// Battle Mode: Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] quickly rabbit punches sakura (CRITICAL HIT [-DOUBLE DAMAGE!-])
[16:48] /// Battle Mode: Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] hits her with a right cross (A HIT!!)
[16:49] <Announcer Jedite> 10-6 ten'ou
[16:49] /// Battle Mode: @Sailor Venus 2.0 clasps her hands together and goes for a massive uppercut (BOTCHED! [-ATTACKER STUNNED: LOSE A TURN-])
[16:49] * @Sailor Venus 2.0 forgot about her broken wrist, and drops in pain.
[16:50] /// Battle Mode: Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] just smacks her on the side of the head (BOTCHED! [-ATTACKER STUNNED: LOSE A TURN-])
[16:50] <@Sailor Venus 2.0> Heh! Double botch.
[16:50] /// Battle Mode: @Sailor Venus 2.0 standing DROPKICKS Harry-P (DEFLECTED!!)
[16:50] * Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] BATS her aisde like nothing
[16:51] /// Battle Mode: Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] spinkicks Sakura her in the face (A HIT!!)
[16:51] /// Battle Mode: @Sailor Venus 2.0 last second desparation hit! (A HIT!!)
[16:51] <Sailor Uranus [on Vacation]> You didn;t sell it
[16:51] <@Sailor Venus 2.0> Dammit!
[16:51] * @Sailor Venus 2.0 falls over
[16:52] /// Battle Mode: @Sailor Venus 2.0 last second desparation hit! (DENIED!)
[16:52] <Announcer Jedite> Time's up anyway People!
[16:52] <Announcer Jedite> The Winner by sheer Domination! TEN'OU!
[16:53] * Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] tosses Sakura a Senzu bean "You were just rusty"
[16:53] * @Sailor Venus 2.0 is now known as S.X. Aino
[16:53] * @S.X. Aino leaps up and catches it in her mouth like a trained seal XD
[16:53] * @S.X. Aino is better
[16:53] <Sailor Uranus [on Vacation]> LOL
[16:53] * Sailor Uranus [on Vacation] is now known as Haruka [on Vacation]
[16:54] <Haruka [on Vacation]> Good fight, kiddo.
[16:55] <@S.X. Aino> Yeah ^_^
[16:55] * Haruka [on Vacation] does the funky victoly dance
[16:55] <@S.X. Aino> LMAO
[16:57] <@S.X. Aino> I gotta go, the folks are waiting for me... good luck against r-chan
[16:57] *** @S.X. Aino [user-999who@TARDIS6787.panopticon7.gallifrey.sen] has quit IRC (I feel kind of better today)
[16:58] <Haruka [on Vacation]> Yeah me versus rei.b.... f[BLEEP]k f[BLEEP]k f[BLEEP]k f[BLEEP]k f[BLEEP]k
[16:58] <Announcer Jedite> hahaha you should have thrown the fight
[16:58] * Announcer Jedite is now known as // J_Daito //
[16:58] <Haruka [on Vacation]> omg i gonna die omg i gonna die omg i gonna die
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