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A needed lesson by JitterbugJive A needed lesson by JitterbugJive
I think this is a very important lesson.

At the moment, the episode has not come out yet. Though, alicorn Twilight has been something hinted at since season one, and as a writer I am excited to see change and appreciate the possibility of having some clarity on the mythology of Equestria. I highly doubt the show creators would break the friendship of the characters, nor would they make Twilight “Outlive” her friends. Remember who the target audience is: Young, impressionable little girls with dreams of being their own princess in some way. To see a character they are familiar with becoming a princess, not from being related to royalty but instead from her own hard work and diligence is inspiring for a young child.

We’ve seen many princesses who are given this role from the start. Our poor, Disney girls always pining for something more, sitting in their sheltered life longing for a prince or an adventure. Instead, we are seeing a young woman who has EARNED her place as a princess from her kindness, knowledge, and her experience with her friends.

This is a very healthy thing for young girls to see, and it’s a rare sight, so I am very excited to see what this could do for those children.

People are panicking over something that has nothing to back up the panic.

I’ll take these points people make against alicorn Twilight and rebuttal them here:

Twilight is becoming a god and will outlive her friends

Nowhere in the show has it been stated that Alicorns are gods. We also do not know a pony lifespan, or Cadence’s lifespan. All we know is the 2 Princesses lived over 1,000 years, but Cadence we have witnessed growing up with Twilight, and she’s also an Alicorn Princess. Plus, she married a unicorn. Why would she do that if she was going to outlive him?

Twilight’s friendship will be over because of this!

Why? Why would her friends leave her over something like this? Why would she NOT be allowed to see them? What’s stopping her friends from coming with her, or her deciding she wants to rule in Ponyville? We don’t even know what she will be a princess of yet, or if she’s replacing anyone or just being given a new role. Also, no one ever said you have to lose your friends just because you moved away or got a better job. True friends find a way to stick together no matter what, even if their thousands of miles or even oceans apart.

Also, surely she can’t take this new role by herself. Her friends can be there to support her, and pursue their own destinies and dreams as well.

Hasbro is making her a princess just to make more toys!

Well, why is this a bad thing? Don’t Bronies like to collect the toys? Havn’t the toys been getting a bit stale and repetitive lately? So, we have a new princess toy. Hasbro is a toy company, My Little Pony has always been a toy franchise. The whole point of the show has ALWAYS been to market toys, but they are taking a new approach to it by actually giving the show life and thought and some darned good quality! When Rarity was given butterfly wings, it was there so they could release Butterfly Wing ponies. No one complained about this. Crystal Empire released a new set of sparkly toys. No one complained about this. Everything in the show has been to promote the toys, nothing has changed. They even made a White Celestia for us because people wanted her accurate, and they did so.

I have faith that the writers will put some logic and good lore behind this whole thing, and will take care of it, just as they took care of ‘Butterfly’ ponies and ‘Crystal’ ponies, and even the Wedding sets.

For collectors, Alicorn Twilight is a fresh new toy to have on the shelf, and she’s honestly not a bad design. (Well, her dress is a bit silly…)

Twilight Alicorn will ruin the show!

It’s not the end. As a princess, it opens a whole new WORLD of possibilities we never had before! We’ve been in Ponyville for 3 seasons, shouldn’t it be fair to give the show a chance to take a new direction? Rather than lessons of friendship, we can learn lessons of responsibility, and explore the greater world of Equestria. Think about it, if she becomes a Princess, she would need to become familiar with the world around her, and her friends can still come with her and help her.
Being a princess does NOT end a story, in opens a new page. They already said there will be a season 4, and I want to see more based on the mythology and society of Equestria. And Twilight being a princess is a potential gateway to that whole world!

Well, if she becomes an Alicorn it’s not fair that her friends don’t!

Not everyone in a circle of friends is going to become famous or achieve greatness at the same time. It’s illogical and highly unlikely. Another thing, what would her friends really have to gain from being alicorns? Twilight is training her magic, this has been her destiny as the Princess’s protege from the start of her lessons. Her friends do not have these same goals.

In fact, Twilight becoming an Alicorn can even aid her friends in reaching their own dreams. Rainbow Dash is already on her way to being a Wonderbolt, and they seem to reside in Canterlot.

Rarity’s dresses became noticed in Canterlot, and she’s always wanted to live there with the culture and fashion. Her friend being a princess opens a whole new world of fashion possibilities for her.

Applejack was given a high responsibility as head of the family when she was given the task of putting together the family reunion. She’s content with her life on the farm, and has no reason to need to be an alicorn. But her friend being a princess could help provide more funding for her farm, and might bring ponies in from other towns wanting to try their food.

Fluttershy is content with her animals, and Pinkie is just… Pinkie. They are fine with who they are, they wont have anything to gain from being Alicorn Princesses.

So, really, the only one that seems to fit that role is Twilight Sparkle, and she’s honestly earned it after all her hard work.

In Closing, I just want to say that everyone should calm down, think of the good possibilities this could open, and put a little more trust in the writers. We don’t know where this could go. We don’t know if it will be a permanent change, or a short gag. We don’t know how the episode will end or what Twilight chooses. We don’t know what could be in store for season 4.

The unknown is scary, yes. It’s the most common thing we fear. But the community is what truly makes Bronies, NOT the show, and as a community we should be ready to embrace change and continue the way we always have.

With love and toleration.
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mlpictures Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Aw... :)
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AshlynArt-100 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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SpeedArtTreble Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So creative Jitters.
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TheGearHeadPony Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I don't care what anyone says I think Twilight earned her wings and crown I think she is the most relate able  since we've actually seen her struggle and still come through clean (Not at dirty joke ;p) I like twilight and I can see why the doctor likes her tooLlama Emoji 35 (Desire or Want Something) [V2] 
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IComeFromTheFuture Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Mane 6: OH and stop CRYING TWILIGHT *everyone stabs twilight*
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Shamrock95 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Feel overload. FEEL OVERLOAD.
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adventuretimefan1100 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
THE FEELS Fliptableplz 
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Rose150 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
THIS FRIENDSHIP LESSON NEEDS TO BE CANON!
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GySGtGibbs Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most TRUE friendship lessons the Pinies could ever learn.

You, Sir, deserve a twenty-one salute with naval artillary.

PRESENT... ARMS!

SET. FIRE!
*boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, BOOM!*

Excellent job! Only way it could be better is if it were animated with the original actresses voices!
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INGUSH98 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
This is Great !
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AmethystForge Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Very well done.  :heart: this piece.
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bronyonthetardis1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Writer
I'm literally cry right now 3:
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baconbits1760 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Waaaah! 
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MeggyMorgue Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
IM SO NERVOUS-CITED! SQUEE
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Wildshadow1 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
finally someone who is calm and not a whiny bitch about this
i'm sick and tired of seeing all the bashing
especially when the majority of the people who do it have THOSE "original" charaters
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Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is so cute!
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Shadow26Robot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Very well said. Kudos to you.
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EquestrianMarine Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cant control my feels. im sorry
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
:iconspikehngplz: D'Awwwwwwww
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Hyokira Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
This is amazing.

I actually teared up, I mean shed liquid pride, after reading this.
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KittyKatLikeThat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your avatar!!
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Arse-Peach Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was amazing. Thank you. :)
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SaverCat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
omg
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kacript Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I'm actually really looking forward to season 4. So many new possiblilities from this one change. Perhaps even more grown up lessons as well, I mean afterall the alicorn transformation pretty much symbolizes growing up. Friendship is magic truly is a great show and I have faith that the writers and developers will keep it that way.
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Crisy101 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it, I totally agree with your point of view, the creators confirmed that Twi will still be Twi. Ya she's a princess now, but that won't change her personality, and it's really a good lesson. Stuff like this does happen in real life, your friends might become successful and have more responsibility. But it won't change who they are, and if they're really your friend they'll still find time to hang out with you, no matter how busy.
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Crisy101 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also you nailed the expressions, especially Pinkie. She just looks so darn cute when she feels guilty......not that I want her to feel that way, but still
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Ajax94 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
One of my favorite comic so far...

No, I'm not crying! :tears:
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Dronita Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mandopony on YouTube made a song about the same thing: [link]
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I agree with almost every single point mentioned here.

The only exception is part:

" Nowhere in the show has it been stated that Alicorns are gods. We also do not know a pony lifespan, or Cadence’s lifespan. All we know is the 2 Princesses lived over 1,000 years, but Cadence we have witnessed growing up with Twilight, and she’s also an Alicorn Princess. Plus, she married a unicorn. Why would she do that if she was going to outlive him? "

In one scene Cadance seems to look like a young Alicorn, but why would a filly babysit a filly, and in Crystal Empire one of Crystal ponies called her Crystal Princess, how would they know Cadance if they were banished 1000 years ago.

In my theory Cadance was Crystal Pony who turned into Alicorn after creating Crystal Heart and then was forced to run to Equwstria for help when Sombra took over, she never ruled any pony in Equestria because she was choice to be Crystal Empire princess in the past ( so Cadance taking babysiting job in my opinion is her way to pass time while not being a burden, and as for her being young, I think she just played with illusions or it was a rushed animation error since they had to introduce Cadance fast before idea of Crystal Empire was made ).

So I must disagree with idea that only Celestia and Luna live long while Twilight and Cadance have normal life spam ( it would mean that some Alicorns are superior to others ).

Right now we know that Twilight wont outlive her friends in season 4, but it can mean many thinks:
1) In season 4 timeline will move forward only by 1 or 2 years, why would they show Twilight friends getting old ?
2) Elements of harmony turn other members of mane 6 into Alicorns at some point 1 by 1, or they will just make them live as long as Twilight, after all Celestia and Luna used elements before, so we can assume that they turned into Alicorns as well thanks to them.
3) Why would Cadance be afraid to marry Shinning Armor just because she is afraid of outliving him, if she loved him so much and vice versa, fear of losing him should not get in the way of true love.

But with all other points I agree, hopefully we will get more informations in season 4, so far MLP show give us tons of questions, it is about time it will provide answers.
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windwaker407 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"In one scene Cadance seems to look like a young Alicorn, but why would a filly babysit a filly, and in Crystal Empire one of Crystal ponies called her Crystal Princess, how would they know Cadance if they were banished 1000 years ago.

In my theory Cadance was Crystal Pony who turned into Alicorn after creating Crystal Heart and then was forced to run to Equwstria for help when Sombra took over, she never ruled any pony in Equestria because she was choice to be Crystal Empire princess in the past ( so Cadance taking babysiting job in my opinion is her way to pass time while not being a burden, and as for her being young, I think she just played with illusions or it was a rushed animation error since they had to introduce Cadance fast before idea of Crystal Empire was made )."

None of this has any evidence. It is possible, and more likely that Cadance is a decendant of the crystal princess, and looks very much like her. The reason the one single pony said it she was the crystal princess was because, as one of them said earlier, it doesn't at all feel like they have been away that long. It hasn't been very long for them. Either that, or they didn't literally mean she was their old princess, but meant it more like "Our savior has come" and saw her as a new princess, not the old one.

"2) Elements of harmony turn other members of mane 6 into Alicorns at some point 1 by 1, or they will just make them live as long as Twilight, after all Celestia and Luna used elements before, so we can assume that they turned into Alicorns as well thanks to them."

The elements of harmony aren't neccesarily what turned Twilight into an alicorn. Someting awoke inside of her that turned her into an alicorn. It would make no sense for them to make her friends alicorns. Plus, It wouldn't make sense that the elements turned Celestia and Luna and even Cadance into alicorns, since they specifically said Twilight was the first ever pony to actually become an alicorn.
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Celestia and Luna used elements at once point, and they are the only alicorns next to Cadance in the show, it would make sense that elements play important role in they ascension.

Also, I think that Twilight doing something what was never done before was aimed for her to create a new magic ( maybe magic what power base on friendship, after all we already have magic what base on love ), we do not know do Twilight was the only pony who assented into alicorn.
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InvaderRiley17 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Best explanation ever!
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
In the immortal words of Karl Pilkington :iconkarlpilkingtonplz::iconsaysplz:The future's a scary place... but it's gonna happen.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I added your art to my group: [link]
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lucky7number7seven7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
beautiful, one of the best MLP comics I've seen so far.
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RainbowRoyal Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Photographer
This is going make me cry......D:
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RainbowdropsKitty Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that would be the perfect moral of an episode, it could realistically happen in the series
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DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Awwww...I'm not crying, that's just liquid pride.
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shadamy20 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Thx you for this
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DisneyMaster Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but I just can't agree with you. I want to love Twilicorn, but I just can't. I watched the episode and it gave me depression. I just don't see how this can be a good thing for the show (unless it's temporary). I just don't see her as a princess, and I would like it if you would tolerate my opinion.
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JitterbugJive Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll just have to face the fact that Lauren Faust planned for Twilight to be a princess from the very start of the show.
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DisneyMaster Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's another thing that doesn't makes sense. If :iconfyre-flye: wanted Twilight to become a princess since day one, how come she said this? [link]

P.S. And yes, I did see that extended interview she did for the Brony documentary, that just furthers compounds the problems.
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JitterbugJive Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She wanted her to be a Princess. Not an alicorn, exactly, but a Princess for sure.
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DisneyMaster Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to know thw whole process of how Twilicorn was born. Who first thought up of the idea, who did nothing to stop it, and who finalized this Faustian bargain.
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saturdaymorningproj Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Great job! and yes I totally agree with things you mentioned - Twilight being Alicorn now can help to expand the world and introduce new threads, something I think after 3 seasons this show could use. Yes, I was conents with all 3 seasons so far, but i think it's right time to go a bit further. Let's take DCAU for example - it all started with Batman The Animated Adventures which focused on one hero - fast foward and the whole thing ended in Justice League with over dozens of them and with large universe full of amazing characters. Sure it's not the same scale but similar idea, and I'm all in for it.

Also about Twigliht herself:
Another good point, yes she was being prepeared all this time to gain such role, other characters have different goals, and they probably they will try to achieve them at one point or the other. Again, it all depends on the writing really, but when to think about the concept itself we could as well hate the idea of Dashie finally becoming the Wonderbolt (which I guess she will become at one point or the other) or CMC finally getting their cutie marks ("so with cutie marks does it will mean the end of the trio?") and so on and so on.

So anyway great work on this devotation, keep it up :)
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invadersharie Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
i share awesomeness with you!cookie if you spot the reference!
Sombra: Yes, thank you *a wicked grin forms across his face* you stupid fool! *Sombra's horn glows as he taps it against Spectrum's head*
Spectrum: What are you... *She passes out on the ground still twitching*
Sombra: *Kneels down* Let's see what fears lie in your head, foolish filly. *There is a flash of light and we enter Spectrum's nightmares*
Gallifrey Pony: Blood traitor!
Spectrum: No! I didn't mean to...
Gallifrey Pony: Execute her! Filth like her doesn't deserve to live!
Gallifrey Official: The council states that there is only one punishment for your crime!
Spectrum: *Crying* Please! No!
Gallifrey Official: Banishment! You had better hope that the planet you land on, if you ever do land, can support your miserable life!
Sombra: *No one notices him* Interesting. This Gallifrey isn't much different than the world I know. *Chuckles* Perhaps I'll visit there next.

The camera cuts out of Spectrum's head.

Sombra: That should keep you immobile for a good, long time. Just be lucky you didn't receive the full blast. No, I'm saving that one for Celestia herself. *Grins wildly* You would be proud of me Night Terror, you would be proud.

Sombra transforms himself into a black haze and takes off. The scene transitions over into the Chrystal Castle. We see Princess Cadance doing paperwork for the Equestria Games.

Cadance: And done! *Slumps into her throne* Who knew that the Equestria Games would be so expensive. I hope the Chrystal Empire can pull through after it's done.
Guard: *Bursts into Cadance's room* Princess! Shining Armor has requested to see you! It's urgent!

The scene then transitions to Shining Armor on a tower. He's looking over at the ridge with a grim expression.

Cadance: *Flies up next to him* I'm here. What is it?
Shining Armor: I just saw a dark cloud come off that mountain. I don't think it was anything natural, either.
Cadance: You don't think it's--
Shining Armor: I do. Sombra is back!
Cadance: I thought we defeated him! It's so close to the Equestria Games and... It just can't be him!
Shining Armor: I don't know for sure, but we can't be too careful!
Cadance: *Lets out a sigh* I'll start up the protection spell again.
Shining Armor: No! I'm not letting go through that again! *Shining Armor's face shows concern* I love you and I can't stand seeing you grow so weak.
Cadance: Shining Armor, I am the Princess of the Chrystal Empire. *The camera pans in on the city below and its inhabitants* These people, my people, are relying on me to protect them. I won't let any harm befall them. I won't let them go through that torment again!
Shining Armor: No, *smiles sweetly* we won't let any harm befall them. *Nuzzles her* We'll share the burden this time. You and me.
Cadance: *Gets lost in her husband's embrace until she remembers how dire the situation is* We have to warn Celestia! Who knows what he might try in her kingdom!
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invadersharie Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
this bit was wrttten by::iconwhitewolf977:
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
This. is. beautiful.
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loly4678 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'awwwwwwwww
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warriorjayfern Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh my
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