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Photobooth: SHADE! 7.11.14 Nightlife

Written by Nark

You know it's good when Rachel pulls you out of your day off, slaps you across the face and says post these photos immediately damn you! Well, I can't deny that. Enjoy your SHADE photobooth photos and remember to join us every 2nd Friday at The Eagle!

Also if you like a little Dickslap join us next Friday ANDDDD it just so happens you can ALSO join us on the water for a little Dickslap cruise!

DICKSLAP w/ HARRY + JPEG (Chicago) & NARK, hosted by SHELITA POTROAST

7.18 9pm at THE EAGLE & 7.19 3pm boarding on THE ISLANDER YACHT (1611 Fairview ave e) for a 3 hour booze cruise!!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE FOR THE BOAT!!!! DON'T BE LEFT OUT!!

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Photos by Rachel Robinson

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Savor Your Secret Summer on a Nark Magazine Cruise Feature

Written by Robert Roth

 

Seattle’s best kept secret is the absolutely amazing summers, the sun drenched 14 hour days washing away the memories of the cold, wind, and rain that hangs over the city the rest of the year. What’s the best way to take advantage of these secret summers? It’s the Nark Magazine Summer Cruise season, kicking off on Saturday 7.19 with the Dickslap Hangover-board Cruise featuring Harry & Jpeg.

 

 

The Nark Magazine Summer Cruises take the party out on the water, sailing the Seattle lakes for three glorious hours about The Islander Yacht, pumping you full of cold booze, hot tunes, and even hotter times. Guest stars this summer will include Shawn Morales (Shawn Morales Presents, RuPaul’s Drag Race Pit Crew), Milk (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Six), The Markos Sisters, Roy G Biv (PDX), Chipment (SF), and Guy Ruben (SF).

 

 

Individual cruise tickets are $20 - $25 in advance, but you can save big with an Early Bird Season Pass, available for $84 only until Saturday, 7.19, so act fast. Don’t miss out, because these babies will sell out for sure.

Nark Magazine Summer Cruise Schedule

DICKSLAP Hangover-board Cruise

Saturday 7.19 // 3pm - 7pm // Featuring Harry & Jpeg (Chicago, Mens Room)

Brunch Cruise

Saturday 8.02 // 1pm - 5pm // Hosted by Shawn Morales Shawn Morales (Shawn Morales Presents, RuPaul’s Drag Race Pit Crew) w/ Roy G Biv (PDX) and Nark

Labor Day Weekend Cruise

Sunday 8.31 // 3pm - 7pm // Hosted by Milk (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Six) and the Markos Sisters, with Chipmint (SF) and Nark

Bottom Forty Exterior Paradise

w/ Secret Guest (TBA) plus Bottom Forty DJs and Guy Ruben (SF)

 

 

 

 

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Mugshots: Sketch Disko! 6.28.14 at Kremwerk Nightlife

Written by Nark

Our fantastic closing night of Pride was full of dancing and, well, lots more dancing, live performances, great looks and haute made-up faces, check out your photos here!

 

Photos by Rachel Robinson

 

Photos by Keith Johnson

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Mugshots: GENDER BLENDER Pride 2014! 6.26.14 at Neighbours Nightlife

Written by Nark

It's here it's here! It takes a while to such ferocity, forgive us. 

A huge thanks goes out to all you fierce queers for coming out to Gender Blender this year, what a glorious mess. Thanks to our amazing VIP hostess New York and our 50 bajillion performers. You know. You were there. So SOAK up the pixxx.

And don't forget, party comes more than once a year and so should you, so you might wanna hop on this train... Nark Magazine presents Adore Delano live in concert with her full band, and our special vip host MATHU ANDERSEN! (Vip tickets are selling extra fast, don't miss out)

 



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Without further adieu, your photos! First our batch from Nark Magazine photographer, Rachel Robinson.

 

And your photos by the fabulous Keith Johnson!

 

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Mugshots: Pride Cruise! 6.28.14 on The Islander Yacht Misc

Written by Nark

It was another amazing pride cruise! Seattle summer sunshine is the best, and what's better than dancing out on the water with a bunch of your favorite homoz? In case you missed out on this cruise or you are ready to do it again (which you SHOULD be) we have four more cruises lined up for you this summer, starting with SATURDAY JULY 19TH, the Dickslap Hangover-board cruise at 3pm!

Check out our full summer schedule, and grab an early bird weekend pass before next Saturday HERE

7/19 3-7pm Dickslap Hangover-Board Cruise w/ Harry & Jpeg (Chicago) & Nark

8/02 1pm-5pm Brunch Cruise hosted by Shawn Morales (RPDR Pit Crew) w/ Roy G Biv & Nark

8/31 3pm-7pm Labor Day Weekend Cruise with MILK, hosted by The Markos Sisters, w/ Chipmint (SF) & Nark

9/20 3pm-7pm Bottom Forty Exterior Paradise Cruise w/ Secret Guest, Guy Ruben (SF) & Bottom Forty

 

Photos by Rachel Robinson

 

 

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Nark Magazine presents Adore Delano Live In Concert Feature

Written by Robert Roth

 

Nark Magazine, creators of the world famous Gender Blender, Dickslap, and other tawdry affairs, presents RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Six star Adore Delano live in concert, featuring her full band, performing hits from her new album Till Death Do Us Party. Delano, the drag alter ego of American Idol contestant Danny Noriega, makes her Seattle debut on Friday, August 22 at Neighbours Nightclub. She recently lit up the stage to a sold out audience at Nark Magazine’s Dickslap PDX in Portland, and launched her tour to a standing room audience at New York’s Gramercy Theater a few weeks ago.

This concert will be a special opportunity to catch Adore up close and personal, as she sings her recent hits, including DTF and I Adore You, accompanied by her ass kicking live band. She’s taking the stage at Neighbours in total Nark style, and she’s gonna get down and dirty. Will she perform in just a jockstrap and heels? Probably. Hell, she’ll probably crowd surf in them.

 

 

While Adore was runner up in the most recent season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, she’s been nothing but a winner since then. Her album, Till Death Do Us Party, debuted at an amazing 59 on the Billboard 200 chart and at number 3 on their Dance/Electronic Albums chart. She’s deservedly gone on to become the top selling musical artist to come out of Drag Race.

VIP guests will not only get a chance to meet and mingle with Adore, but also with Drag Race Creative Producer, and RuPaul’s long-time stylist, Mathu Andersen. Mathu’s fabulous gender bending style, and fantastic makeup skills, make him a bearded lady to be see and be seen with. Of course, it’s a Nark party, so there will be plenty of surprises in store for the evening as well.

Presale tickets start at $27 for General Admission and $65 for VIP. They’re going fast, so be sure and get yours before they’re gone because you just may be the lucky one that Adore ends up making out with on stage!

 

 

 

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Mugshots: Dickslap PRIDE w/ Cakes Da Killa! 6.27.14 The Eagle Nightlife

Written by Nark

ho my GAWD. Dickslap Pride. I'm still loving/hurting/living/dying. This is the party that touched hearts and butts everywhere. Grab your photos, look at yourself, TRYYYYY to remember what/who you did. And get ready for the next one... which is a two parter!

If you loved Dickslap and our boat cruise then you're going to love July, because we celebrate the slappage of appendages in the club AND on the boat!

DICKSLAP w/ HARRY + JPEG (Chicago) & NARK, hosted by SHELITA POTROAST

7.18 9pm at THE EAGLE & 7.19 3pm boarding on THE ISLANDER YACHT (1611 Fairview ave e) for a 3 hour booze cruise!!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE FOR THE BOAT!!!! DON'T BE LEFT OUT!!

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Mugshots: Shade Photobooth! 6.13.14 at The Eagle Nightlife

Written by Nark

See you queers at PRIDE!!!!

-Thursday Night 6.26 Gender Blender at Neighbours Nightclub w/ BenDelaCreme, LE1F, Joslyn Fox, Boy Funk & Rap Girl, NEW YORK (Tiffany Pollard), Amoania, Tiffany Roth, RIFF-RAFF, ROY G BIV, Purple Crush and more! Proceeds benefit Gender Justice League and Gay City Health Project

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-Friday Night 6.27 DICKSLAP at The Eagle with CAKES DA KILLA, Jimi Jaxon and Nark, hosted by Cucci Binaca!

-Saturday Day boat cruise SOLD OUT

-Saturday Night 6.28 Sketch Disko at KREMWERK w/ Tina Tokyo, Futurewife, Trouble and more

Photobooth by Rachel Robinson

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Nark at Nite, When Homos Invade Your Dreams Feature

Written by Nark

Nark at Nite from Nark Magazine on Vimeo.

 

What happens would there so many drag queens and faggots in your life that they start invading your dreams and even your TV? Let us show you how...

Starring BenDelaCreme, Jinkx Monsoon, Peaches Christ, The Markos Sisters (Kaleena, Minerva and Cherry Markos), Cucci Binaca, Amoania, Siren-Hung Majesty, Zak the Barber, Isaac Pomales, Fazaad Feroze, Maxwell Brisben, Ronald McFondle, Hamisi Nunes, Gil Bar-Sela, Shane Warnick, Christopher Darling, TW D'Abney, Brad Gilligan & "Trooper" and Eric Despain.

Live the dream at the Nark Magazine Pride Festival in Seattle, 6.26-6.28

Written and Directed by Kevin Kauer / Nark
Videography and Editing by Steven Didis

6.26 Gender Blender hosted by BenDelaCreme and New York (Tiffany Pollard) w/ Le1f at Neighbours Nightclub
6.27 Dickslap Pride Edition hosted by Cucci Binaca w/ Cakes Da Killa at The Eagle
6.28 Pride Daytime Cruise hosted by Nark on The Islander Yacht
6.28 (Night) Sketch Disko closing party w/ Trouble, Futurewife & Tina Tokyo at Kremwerk

 

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What Does The Fox Say: A Chat With Joslyn Fox Feature

Written by Robert Roth

"Thanks for being so patient with me," Joslyn offered as an apology, although none was needed.

We had to reschedule our interview twice during the week due to the demands of her travel schedule. Being a famous drag queen can be pretty demanding nowadays, especially for a queen fresh off of the latest season of RuPaul's Drag Race like Joslyn Fox, and I was happy to accommodate her.

Joslyn was the 9th contestant eliminated from this past season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, making it farther into the season than a lot of her competitors seemed to expect. Whether or not she was the “black horse” contestant depends on your perspective, but this glamourpuss queen certainly served up more than just skimpy frocks and piles of accessories during her time on the show.

Courtney Act, who was regularly critical of Joslyn, even described even her as being "dumb like a fox." In other words, maybe the show really was her “cup of soup” after all.

“I think Courtney put it best when she said [that],” she confessed, “that I was not as dumb as I let on. I mean, I knew what I was doing, so I stayed much longer than any of them anticipated. That was my little strategy there, to come in and make them think I was just a dumb slut.”

If you paid attention to her, though, it was clear from the get go that Joslyn was a force to be reckoned with, playing up her charm, her wit, and her fierce stage presence to overcome her inability to sing or sew.

What most surprised me was her knack for comedy, which was clearly evident in challenges like The Snatch Game with her hilarious parody of Real Housewives star Teresa Giudice. Her comic timing in her exchange with Ru (“I believe it’s pronounced cumin”) was spot on. She delivered a nearly flawless performance that was unfortunately overshadowed by BenDeLa’s unexpectedly hilarious Maggie Smith and Bianca’s rollicking Judge Judy.

“I remember coming out of there and feeling like I totally bombed,” she admitted. “I was so looking forward to that challenge and I dropped the ball. So when it aired, and I got all of those cute little quotes from there, I couldn’t have been more happy.”

It was those successes on the show that allowed Joslyn to put her detractors in their place and prove that she was clearly Drag Race material.

“I’ve always said that the haters are just the fuel to my fire,” she told me. “I don’t think I would have even gone after Drag Race as fiercely if I wasn’t being told by people that I wasn’t good enough to for it.”

It’s that ability to turn a backhanded compliment, or even just outright shade, into a desire to succeed that helped her seem like such a classy queen compared to some of her fellow competitors.

“Even after Meet the Queens came out,” she said, “and people were coming up with these really negative ideas about be, I was just kind of like: just you wait. Wait until you see how far I make it, wait until you see the cool things I can do.”

That would've sounded cocky out of the mouth of a lot of queens, but not Joslyn. You can almost hear the twinkle in her eye when she's speaking.

"Now I get backhanded compliments," she told me, laughing, "like 'I really hated you in the beginning, and now I kind of like you.' Those are the tweets I get. 'I used to think you were really annoying but now I think you're only kind of annoying.' I've changed their minds. I've won them over."

Backhanded compliments are part of the game with drag queens, of course, a fact that Joslyn is aware of and has a good sport about.

"It's still a compliment," she decided, "so I'll take it!"

It comes from insecurity, when a queen throws shade. When a queen gets on Drag Race she’s got something to prove. A lot of these queens, they come from working with other drag queens, and there’s that cattiness and there’s that shade, and there’s that cut throat attitude.”

So many of the queens on the show resort to shade, of course. Some, like Bianca, do it for laughs, and are just as likely to turn that sharp tongue on themselves. Others, like Courtney or Darienne, do it out desperation or fear.

“It comes from insecurity, when a queen throws shade,” agreed Joslyn. “When a queen gets on Drag Race she’s got something to prove. A lot of these queens, they come from working with other drag queens, and there’s that cattiness and there’s that shade, and there’s that cut throat attitude.”

In her Meet the Queens introduction, Joslyn even mentioned the idea herself, saying that she wanted to be Miss Congeniality, because she didn’t want to win by bringing the other queens down. Why was it so easy for her, then, to take the high road when her competitors chose the low road?

“For me, it would’ve taken way too much effort to try to be nasty and mean. So, I don’t think it’s not taking the low road, it’s me taking the lazy road,” she joked, laughing.

It's hard to imagine her any other way, really. The harshest words she spoke were calling Gia Gunn ignorant, which was more of a call out than outright shade anyhow.

So who is Joslyn really? When asked before, she'd said that she was Patrick (her boy self) turned up to an eleven, so I pressed her on it a little further.

"It's funny," she admitted. "I just did an interview where they were telling me how me out of drag is so different than Joslyn. And I thought no it's not because Joslyn isn't a character, not like a BenDeLaCreme or Laganja."

"But I guess she kind of is," she realized, "because she's so much of an amplification of who Patrick is. There's no filters or limits to Joslyn and Patrick is very different."

It's a common theme among drag queens, in fact, with shy, quiet, or reserved boys turning into bawdy broads when they get into makeup. Look at the difference between Ben and BenDeLaCreme or Danny and Adore, and it's easy to see.

Joslyn agrees.

"It's no holds barred, it's everything that I want to do. When I'm in drag it's like that excuse, that free pass. I think Adore is probably the person that I would relate to the most as far as that goes. When Danny and Patrick are hanging out its funny because it's so different from when Joslyn and Adore are together. It's like four different people, it's so cool."

There was no better example of Joslyn in action, though, then when she was onstage lip syncing for her life. Her turn against Adore sent her home, but the night she dueled Langanja to Pink’s Stupid Girl was pure lip syncing magic when, without even looking at each other, each girl dropped into a split at the exact same moment in the song.

I demanded to know how they pulled that off. It was my only fangirl moment in our conversation.

“Oh god, I love that! It’s funny,” she explained, “because a lot of people will say that we planned it, but it couldn’t have been more honest and organic. It was TV gold.

“It was my first time lip syncing, and I said I have to do my jumping split (her signature move). So, when I did it, and I’m down on the floor, and I looked to my left, there’s the whole crew, and they’re all going ape shit. And the judges are loving it. And I can see the girls behind me jumping. I think, man, they really liked my split!”

Of course, she discovered right away that Laganja had done the same thing at the same moment.

“At first I thought: crap, we both did it at the same time. Then: wow, this is gonna look really cool on TV.”

Drag though, for Joslyn, is more than just catch phrases and sickening stage choreography. For her, it’s both the culmination of a dream and a stepping stone for the future. Her future path, though, isn't necessarily the same as a lot of the other queens that have been exposed to the world by Mama Ru.

"I'd always struggled, growing up, because I wanted to do so many things," she confessed. "I couldn't pick just one. So, I love drag because drag allows me to do all of the things I love."

That's what I want to do. I don't want to be the queen that records a single, and makes a video, and it becomes a viral video. I really want to go after all kinds of things. I want to do TV, do movies. I want to write a book."

Her experiences on the show, then, with all of the different challenges she got to do, like the acting challenge, the rap challenge, and the snatch game, things that she loves, were really just the start for her.

"That's what I want to do," she proclaimed. "I don't want to be the queen that records a single, and makes a video, and it becomes a viral video. I really want to go after all kinds of things. I want to do TV, do movies. I want to write a book."

A book?

“The one thing that my husband will say that I’m good at, because he does a good job of not inflating my ego,” she laughs, “is he’ll say that I’m a really good writer. I love to write. And, with all of the Dr. Phil moments I had with the girls, the little bits of life advice, I think it would be cute if I put some ideas together and have kind of a life coach kind of a book.”

It fits, though, with what she’s said before about using her new drag queen fame as a platform. So what’s the message, then, that this drag queen life coach wants to share?

“I had this girl come up to me at a meet and greet in Houston, TX,” she explained, “and she was so nervous, so nervous! And she was such a beautiful girl! So I told her she was so pretty and asked to take a picture together. You could see she was nervous. When she walked away I said ‘keep it foxy’ and she turned around and said ‘I just want to thank you for giving me the inspiration and the courage to be who I truly am each and every day.’ And then she just ran off.”

Joslyn was touched, of course, that the girl finally worked up the courage to say that. So touched, in fact, that her tears almost ruined the picture with the boys that were next in line. But it’s not the only time she’s heard from people who see her as an inspiration, which comes as a quite the surprise to her.

“I had a lot of people say nasty things,” she admitted, “when I claimed that I wanted to be a role model, like ‘Who is she to be a role model, she’s dumb and doesn’t know what she’s doing’. But I’ve positively affected people, and that was a big part of why I wanted to do the show.”

The person most positively affected by her is probably her husband Andre. Back when they filmed the reunion, and he was still her fiance, he proposed to her that they get married right then and there on the show, by none other than Ru herself. Joslyn seemed just as shocked as I was. But surely she it was staged and she knew it was coming, right?

It turns out the the initial idea was for Joslyn to propose to Andre, but she was unable to keep it secret from him very long, and the producers ended up telling her that they loved the idea but there just wasn’t enough time in the show for it anyway.

“Meanwhile,” she said, “the other producers had said they loved the idea but don’t they have him surprise Joslyn. So they turned it around on me, all the way up until we filmed the reunion.”

It was a touching a moment watching Ru marry the couple, even closing it with Joslyn’s signature “wonk, wonk”, which was really just another sign of the soft spot Ru clearly had for her.

“You know,” she said, “I felt that while we were filming it. I thought that was really sweet and, watching the episodes, I can kind of see that. But Ru actually tweeted about me, and it totally rocked my world. It was really sweet.”

“My husband looked into it,” she confessed, “and told me that I’m one of the only queens from season six that she follows on Twitter!”

Clearly, Ru knows how to keep it foxy.

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Joslyn is excited about her Seattle debut at Gender Blender, the jewel of Nark Magazine’s pride extravaganza, on Thursday June 26. You can get tickets to catch her, along with BenDeLaCreme, Le1f, and Tiffany Pollard aka New York, at narkmagazine.com/pride. VIP tickets even include a post performance meet and greet with Joslyn. Or, better yet, you can get weekend passes that will get you through the door at Gender Blender along with all of the other events for Nark Magazine’s Pride Festival.

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Mugshots: Dickslap SF w/ Amoania! The SF Eagle 5.31.14 Nightlife

Written by Nark

San Francrisco you crazy. What another awesome time at the Eagle for Dickslap! Thanks to our hosts miss Linday Slowhands, Grace Towers and the SF alumni kweeeen Amoania for her triumphant return! The tunes were solid, thank you Two Dudes in Love and Trevor Sigler, our woofy gogo's Rich Kelly and Jesse Lee Oberst and our sleeping gogo piece Marc Rosenberg, well... that's about all I remember... thanks to those Moscow Mule and Manhattan jello shots....

But below there is some evidence it happened! Don't forget to save the date for the next SF Dickslap with MILK and Jason Kendig! 

Without further adieu, photos by the fabulous FABIAN FBFE!

 

 

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Nark Magazine Recommends: Love Is The Message Narked

Written by Derek Pavone

Derek Pavone and Bottom Forty proudly present a limited engagement screening of an important snapshot of American dance music history. Love Is The Message - A Night At The Gallery 1977, directed by Nicky Siano, takes the viewer back to the heyday of dance music for one night at New York’s famed club, The Gallery.

Opened in 1972 by Siano and his brother, The Gallery had such an effect on the dance music scene that it is still felt today in clubs around the world. Before Studio 54, Paradise Garage, and The Warehouse, there was The Gallery, where Nicky Siano could be found in the DJ booth every Saturday night. Grace Jones and Loleatta Holloway both made their first appearances at The Gallery, and Frankie Knuckles used to blow up balloons for the club. Frankie would also often bring DJ Larry Levan around to check out the music. This was a time before disco was disco, and before the imposing velvet ropes of the high-society discoteques.

Nicky Siano was dancing in Manhattan clubs at fifteen and by the age of 17 he was resident and co-owner of the hottest club in New York: The Gallery. He mentored Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan, worked in the studio with Arthur Russell and was set to become another high-profile drug casualty until he got his life back on track with campaigning work for people with AIDS." - DJHistory.com

To honor Siano’s work with HIV/AIDS prevention and alternative treatments all proceeds of this screening will benefit Gay City Health Project. Additionally, a contribution of $5.00 will enter the donor into a drawing for a signed copy of the DVD. A total of eight (8) copies will be given away during a random drawing of all qualified donors. A Paypal account is required to donate online. Donations can also be made at each screening which are cash only. Drawing to be conducted Sunday June 8th 2014 and winners will be contacted.

Tickets now on sale at Brown Paper Tickets. ONLY TWO SCREENINGS! June 6 & 7 at 7pm.

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Mugshots: Dickslap 5.16 at the Eagle Nightlife

Written by Robert Roth

The Eagle was packed to the rafters that night. Everybody got a cock ring, one lucky guy got a three dick dildo, and another spent most of the night strapped to the wall. It was debaucherous mayhem. It was Dickslap.

Be sure and relive the magic this weekend at Beam Me Up, this Friday 5.30 at the Seattle Eagle, featuring resident DJ Futurewife along with Sounds in Silence (Carlos Ruiz). Or check out our San Francisco edition of Dickslap at the SF Eagle on Saturday 5.31, featuring Two Dudes in Love and everybody’s fave trashy princess, Amoania.

 

Speaking of debauchery and mayhem, don't forget about Pride and the Nark Magazine Pride Weekend Festival. Individual tickets are available for most events, but a Weekend Pass is the only way to get into all of them with a single purchase!

 

And now for the photos, from Nark Magazine's Rachel Robinson.

Dickslap 5.16 Pics

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