History Literature / DiaryOfAWimpyKid

19th Mar '17 6:45:27 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid:_The_Long_Haul_(film) Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- The Long Haul]]'' (2017 [notable for having a new cast])

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* ''[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid:_The_Long_Haul_(film) Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- The Long Haul]]'' (2017 [notable for having a new [all-new cast])



* AdaptationExpansion:
** Especially in the second movie. In the books, at Rodrick's WildTeenParty, Greg is locked in the basement all night until Rodrick needs help cleaning up from it. In the movie, Rodrick locks Greg in the basement, only for him to find a phone down there and call Rowley to come rescue him. When his parents call, Greg threatens to tell their parents about the secret party if Rodrick doesn't let him out, so Rodrick lets him out. Also in the book, their parents don't find out until they go through the camera and see a picture accidentally taken of the party. In the movie however, their mom finds out when a bathroom door they had to replace has no lock on it, which their father had questioned in the books.

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* AdaptationExpansion:
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AdaptationExpansion: Especially in the second movie. movie.
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In the books, at Rodrick's WildTeenParty, Greg is locked in the basement all night until Rodrick needs help cleaning up from it. In the movie, Rodrick locks Greg in the basement, only for him to find a phone down there and call Rowley to come rescue him. When his parents call, Greg threatens to tell their parents about the secret party if Rodrick doesn't let him out, so Rodrick lets him out. Also in the book, their parents don't find out until they go through the camera and see a picture accidentally taken of the party. In the movie however, their mom finds out when a bathroom door they had to replace has no lock on it, which their father had questioned in the books.



* AdaptedOut: Colin, Greg's other friend besides Rowley, who was taken out of the story when it was turned into a book.

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** In the most significant expansion yet, Rowley only appears briefly in a flashback in ''The Long Haul'', but the movie has him traveling with the Heffleys.
* AdaptedOut: Colin, Greg's other friend besides Rowley, who was taken out of never appears in the story when it was turned into a book.books.



* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:How ''The Long Haul'' ends.]]

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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:How ''The This is how [[spoiler:''The Long Haul'' ends.]]Haul'']] ends, as it's never revealed in it or the later books whether [[spoiler: Greg tells his family that the key to the locker at the water park was in his shorts after all, which would have saved everyone so much trouble had it been found earlier, or not]].



** Throughout the series, Susan constantly says that Manny is special and very smart for his age, pays off at the end of [[spoiler:The Long Haul in which Manny being completely fluent in Spanish saves everyone]]

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** Throughout the series, Susan constantly says that Manny is special and very smart for his age, age. This '''finally''' pays off at the end of [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: ''The Long Haul Haul'']], in which Manny being [[spoiler: completely fluent in Spanish saves everyone]]everyone]].



* FakeInteractivity: In ''The Long Haul'', Greg recalls watching shows that pretended to be interactive. He believed that the characters actually listened to what he told them, so his mother had to tell him that they couldn't.

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* FakeInteractivity: In ''The Long Haul'', Greg recalls watching TV shows that pretended to be interactive. He believed that the characters actually listened to what he told them, so his mother had to tell him that they couldn't.



** When [[TemptingFate Greg's mom wants Greg to no longer lie,]] he tells every single truth from the fact a 200 pound kid can't play basketball due to weight, to making his Mom stand in the rain to say she's not in the house in the second movie.

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** When [[TemptingFate Greg's mom wants Greg to no longer lie,]] he tells every single truth from the fact a 200 pound 200-pound kid can't play basketball due to weight, to making his Mom mom stand in the rain to say she's not in the house in the second movie.movie!



* OutOfFocus: ''Everybody'' save for Greg, his immediate family and the Beardos in ''The Long Haul'', in which Rowley only turns up in a flashback illustration and no other recurring characters appear.

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* OutOfFocus: ''Everybody'' save for Greg, his immediate family and the Beardos in ''The Long Haul'', in which Rowley only turns up in a flashback illustration and no other recurring characters appear. Averted for Rowley in the film adaptation, as he gets to come along with the Heffleys.



* RedHerring: In "The Long Haul" Jeff Kinney wants to lead to think of [[spoiler:"The Beardos"]] as the villains, [[spoiler:by stealing the Heffley's beachchair, stealing their locker key and in turn the Heffley's wallets and cellphones, though aside from the beach chair (Which even then could have easily been a misunderstanding) and being slight {{jerkass}}es they are innocent of all the crimes Greg accused them of]],
* ReluctantGift: Greg is donating a twenty-dollar bill to the church basket and is trying to hold on to it. His mom Susan does it for him.
* {{Retool}}: ''The Long Haul'', in a break from the year or six-month period the previous books follow, focuses on just one summer trip. Some wonder if this is an effort by Kinney to get another movie squeezed out of a series formula which is getting repetitive after ten years.
* {{Retraux}}: In the film version, "It's Awesome to Be Me" was done as something from 1980s.

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* RedHerring: In "The ''The Long Haul" Jeff Kinney wants to lead to think of Haul'' [[spoiler:"The Beardos"]] as the would appear to be villains, [[spoiler:by [[spoiler: stealing the Heffley's beachchair, stealing their Heffleys' beach chair, locker key and in turn the Heffley's wallets and cellphones, though cellphones]]. But, aside from [[spoiler: the beach chair (Which even then (which could have easily been a misunderstanding) and being slight {{jerkass}}es {{jerkass}}es]] they are innocent of all the crimes Greg accused them of]],
aren't.
* ReluctantGift: Greg is donating supposed to put a twenty-dollar bill to into the church collection basket and but is trying to hold on to it. His mom Susan does it for him.
* {{Retool}}: ''The Long Haul'', in a break from the year or six-month period the previous books follow, Haul'' focuses on just one summer trip. trip, whereas all the other books unfold over longer timespans -- one year for the original, six months for 2 and 3, and two-to-three months for later installments. Some wonder wondered if this is was an effort by Kinney to get another movie squeezed out of a series formula which is ''was'' getting repetitive after ten years.
by that point. (If it was, it worked.)
* {{Retraux}}: In the film version, "It's Awesome to Be Me" was done as something from appears to have been made in the 1980s.



** The Sherlock Sammy books are similar to Literature/EncyclopediaBrown. (In the webcomic, Greg really did use Encyclopedia Brown books for his book reports.)
** The Pig the family adopts in ''The Long Haul'' in the next book begins walking on its hind legs, wearing clothes, and starts acting oddly human with Greg theorizing pigs would take over the world because of them. A shout out to the climax of George Orwell's Literature/AnimalFarm when the Pigs (a representation of Stalinist leadership) begin sepperating from animalism (communism) by walking, dressing and acting like the former human overlords (the capitalists).

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** The Sherlock Sammy ''Sherlock Sammy'' books are similar to Literature/EncyclopediaBrown. ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown''. (In the webcomic, Greg really did use Encyclopedia Brown ''Encyclopedia Brown'' books for his book reports.)
** The Pig the family adopts in ''The Long Haul'' in the next book begins walking on its hind legs, wearing clothes, and starts acting oddly human human, with Greg theorizing pigs would take over the world because of them. A shout out to the climax of George Orwell's Literature/AnimalFarm when ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', in which the Pigs (a representation of Stalinist leadership) begin sepperating separating from animalism (communism) by walking, dressing and acting like the former human overlords (the capitalists).capitalists), ensues.



** The Underpants Bandits series in ''The Long Haul'' is a clear nod to Literature/CaptainUnderpants, right down to the MoralGuardians being opposed to it being used for book reports.
** In ''Old School'', the Spineticklers series is a clear nod to ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}''.

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** The Underpants Bandits ''Underpants Bandits'' series in ''The Long Haul'' is a clear nod to Literature/CaptainUnderpants, right down to the MoralGuardians being opposed to it being used for book reports.
** In ''Old School'', the Spineticklers ''Spinetinglers'' series is a clear nod to ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}''.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: InUniverse example: The Snurfles is a kids show that consists entirely of [[ArmlessBiped armless aliens]] [[TheUnintelligible who speak in a very alien language.]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick On top of that, it messes up kids' language and social skills.]]

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: InUniverse example: The Snurfles ''The Snurfles'' is a kids show that consists entirely of [[ArmlessBiped armless aliens]] [[TheUnintelligible who speak in a very alien language.]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick On top of that, it messes up kids' language and social skills.]]



** The "Mad Pantser" from "The Third Wheel" was never caught.
** In "The Long Haul," Greg tries to remember the family locker number at a water park when he loses their key. The locker he remembered turns out to be empty, leading the family to believe their stuff was stolen, which means Mom and Dad have to cancel their credit cards and get new cell phones. At the end of the book, it turns out that Greg had the key the whole time and got the locker number wrong. He doesn't know what to do about it, but he knows it'll turn out badly. By the next book, the whole thing is completely forgotten.

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** The "Mad Pantser" from "The ''The Third Wheel" Wheel'' was never caught.
caught!
** In "The ''The Long Haul," Haul'' Greg tries to remember the family locker number at a water park when he loses their key. The locker he remembered turns out to be empty, leading the family to believe their stuff was stolen, which means [[spoiler: Mom and Dad have to cancel their credit cards and get new cell phones. At the end of the book, it turns out that Greg had the key the whole time and got the locker number wrong. He doesn't know what to do about it, but he knows it'll turn out badly. By the next book, the whole thing is completely forgotten.forgotten]].
19th Mar '17 6:23:00 AM PrincessPandaTrope
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* FictionalVideoGame: ''Twisted Wizard'' and ''Netkritterz''
19th Mar '17 6:21:40 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid:_The_Long_Haul_(film) Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- The Long Haul]]'' (2017)

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* ''[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid:_The_Long_Haul_(film) Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- The Long Haul]]'' (2017)
(2017 [notable for having a new cast])
17th Mar '17 4:26:33 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* DisgustingPublicToilet: ''The Long Haul'' has Greg go into a gas station bathroom only to find out that it's full of graffiti, toilet paper sprawled on the floor, and the mirror is partly broken. Greg decides to go in there anyway.

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* DisgustingPublicToilet: ''The Long Haul'' has Greg go into a gas station bathroom only to find out that it's full of graffiti, [[BathroomStallGraffiti graffiti]], toilet paper sprawled on the floor, and the mirror is partly broken. Greg decides to go in there anyway.
16th Mar '17 1:15:10 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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** In ''Old School'', the Spineticklers series is a clear nod to ''Literature/Goosebumps''.

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** In ''Old School'', the Spineticklers series is a clear nod to ''Literature/Goosebumps''.''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}''.
15th Mar '17 11:45:50 PM Segal991
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* BalloonBelly: Rodrick's fish gets one after he eats Greg's fish.



* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Heffleys are definitely not a stable family. Frank's a JerkAss and BumblingDad, Susan's absolutely oblivious to how teenagers are nowadays, Rodrick's a step away from dropping out of school, Manny can't seem to stay ''in'' school and Greg is a slacker who could very well end up like Rodrick.

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Heffleys are definitely not a stable family. Frank's a JerkAss and BumblingDad, Susan's absolutely oblivious to how teenagers are nowadays, Rodrick's a step away from dropping out of school, Manny is a [[SpoiledBrat spoiled brat]] who can't seem to stay ''in'' school and Greg is a slacker who could very well end up like Rodrick.



* CompletelyMissingThePoint:

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint:ComicallyMissingThePoint:



* PottyDance: Fregley does this, while screaming "JUUUIIICE!"

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* PottyDance: Fregley does this, this in the first book, while screaming "JUUUIIICE!"



** Fregley's cries of "JUUUIIICE!" when he has to use the bathroom.

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** Fregley's cries of "JUUUIIICE!" when he has to [[PottyEmergency use the bathroom.bathroom]].
6th Mar '17 12:52:30 PM luiginumber3
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* IDoNotLikeGreenEggsAndHam: When Rodrick tells Greg that Rowley's new babysitter Leland is the biggest nerd in high school, Greg is reluctant to play ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' [[note]] in the books it's ''Magick and Monsters'', likely due to copyright restrictions[[/note]]. Subverted in the fact that while Greg actually likes D&D, he agrees with Rodrick that Leland is a nerd.

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* IDoNotLikeGreenEggsAndHam: When Rodrick tells Greg that Rowley's new babysitter Leland is the biggest nerd in high school, Greg is reluctant to play ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' [[note]] in the books it's ''Magick "[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Magick and Monsters'', likely due to copyright restrictions[[/note]]. Monsters]]" with him, but it turns out he really likes it. Subverted in the fact that while Greg actually likes D&D, he agrees ends up agreeing with Rodrick that Leland is a nerd.the biggest nerd in the school.



* IGotARock: Each year, for Christmases and his birthdays, Greg gets nothing but clothes and books.

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* IGotARock: Each year, year for Christmases Christmas and his birthdays, birthday, Greg gets nothing but clothes and books.



* ItWontTurnOff: In ''Double Down'', the witch Rodrick gets cackles at the slightest movement, even after [[spoiler:Frank removes the batteries.]]

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* ItWontTurnOff: In ''Double Down'', the witch Rodrick gets cackles at the slightest movement, even after [[spoiler:Frank removes the batteries.]]batteries]].



** Let's just say that Rodrick would drive ''anyone'' to commit fratricide. He ALWAYS abuses his brother for no good reason (and it goes way beyond the normal siblings-pick-on-one-another thing), and he never gets in trouble for it. He also has never been nice to Greg ONCE in the book. Even when Greg does something really nice for him at the end of ''Rodrick Rules'', [[UngratefulBastard he doesn't ease up, even for a bit.]]
** Manny is horribly spoiled and bratty, to the extent that he did not get punished in Book 5 when he left his entire family for dead in a blizzard.

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** Let's just say that Rodrick would drive ''anyone'' to commit fratricide. He ALWAYS abuses his brother for no good reason (and it goes way beyond the normal siblings-pick-on-one-another thing), and he never gets in trouble for it. He also has never been nice to Greg ONCE in the book. Even when Greg does something really nice for him at the end of ''Rodrick Rules'', [[UngratefulBastard he doesn't ease up, even for a bit.]]
bit]].
** Manny is a horribly spoiled and bratty, bratty KarmaHoudini, to the extent that he did not get punished in Book 5 when he left his entire family for dead in a blizzard.



** When [[TemptingFate Greg's mom wants Greg to no longer lie,]] he tells every single truth to the fact a 200 pound kid can't play basketball due to weight, to making his Mom stand in the rain to say she's not in the house in the second movie.
* KarmaHoudini: Rodrick. He NEVER gets punished for bullying Greg and not one bad thing has happened to him due to him doing said bullying. Manny as well as he is always screwing things up.

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** When [[TemptingFate Greg's mom wants Greg to no longer lie,]] he tells every single truth to from the fact a 200 pound kid can't play basketball due to weight, to making his Mom stand in the rain to say she's not in the house in the second movie.
* KarmaHoudini: Rodrick. He NEVER gets punished for bullying Greg and not one bad thing has happened to him due to him doing said bullying. Manny as well as he is always screwing things up.Greg.



** '''Manny''' no matter what he does. In Book 6, he shuts down all power in the house except for his room, steals food, water, toys and a ''space heater'' and leaves the rest of the family for dead during a blizzard. Despite all this, he receives absolutely no comeuppance whatsoever for his actions. Their mother only gives Manny a talking-to...in which he blames all his brattiness on no one teaching him how to tie his shoes.

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** '''Manny''' no matter what he does. In Book 6, he shuts down all power in the house except for his room, steals food, water, toys toys, and a ''space heater'' heater'', and leaves the rest of the family for dead during a blizzard. Despite all this, he receives absolutely no comeuppance whatsoever for his actions. Their mother only gives Manny a talking-to... in which he blames all his brattiness on no one teaching him how to tie his shoes.



* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: In ''Dog Days'', Greg and Rowley watch a B-Movie called ''Hello, You're Dead'' that they found in Rodrick's room, featuring a muddy hand. Rowley has his eyes covered the whole movie. Greg doesn't find the movie all that scary...until the end, when the "muddy hand" crawls straight to the screen, meaning [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the "hand" is coming for the viewer next.]]

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* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: In ''Dog Days'', Greg and Rowley watch a B-Movie called ''Hello, You're Dead'' that they found in Rodrick's room, featuring a muddy hand. Rowley has his eyes covered the whole movie. Greg doesn't find the movie all that scary... until the end, when the "muddy hand" crawls straight to the screen, meaning [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the "hand" is coming for the viewer next.]]next]].



* LuckyCharmsTitle: The U in ''Hard Luck'' is [[RuleOfSymbolism a horseshoe.]]

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* LuckyCharmsTitle: The U in ''Hard Luck'' is [[RuleOfSymbolism a horseshoe.]]horseshoe]].
6th Mar '17 12:06:27 PM luiginumber3
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A series of graphic novels by Jeff Kinney based off his [[http://www.funbrain.com/journal/Journal.html?ThisJournalDay=1&ThisPage=1 webcomic of the same name]], aimed at kids around the age of 12 years old. They tell the story of Greg Heffley, a self-proclaimed "wimpy kid" attempting to navigate the pitfalls and perils of middle school life. The books are presented as Greg's journals. Befitting a child's diary, they are filled with handwritten notes and stick drawings of his daily adventures.

Greg's family includes his mother, Susan; his father, Frank, and his two brothers, Rodrick and Manny. Rodrick is older and often picks on Greg, whilst Manny is the baby of the family [[KarmaHoudini who can get away with anything]]. Other kids in the neighborhood include Greg's friend Rowley, and the creepy kid Fregley, who lives down the block.

Probably one of the most popular and influential children's book series ever made, spawning a [[FollowTheLeader massive movement]] of similar children's realistic fiction book series based around diary entries that combine text and drawings, most notably Literature/DorkDiaries.

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A series of graphic novels by Jeff Kinney based off on his [[http://www.funbrain.com/journal/Journal.html?ThisJournalDay=1&ThisPage=1 webcomic of the same name]], aimed at kids around the age of 12 years old. They tell the story of Greg Heffley, a self-proclaimed "wimpy kid" attempting to navigate the pitfalls and perils of middle school life. The books are presented as Greg's journals. Befitting a child's diary, they are own journals, filled with handwritten notes and stick drawings of his daily adventures.

Greg's family includes his mother, Susan; his father, Frank, Frank; and his two brothers, Rodrick and Manny. Rodrick is older and often picks on Greg, whilst Manny is the baby of the family [[KarmaHoudini who can get away with anything]]. Other kids in the neighborhood include Greg's friend Rowley, and the creepy kid Fregley, who lives down the block.

Probably one of the most popular and influential children's book series ever made, spawning a [[FollowTheLeader massive movement]] of similar children's realistic fiction book series based around diary entries presented as diaries that combine text and drawings, most notably Literature/DorkDiaries.
1st Mar '17 2:25:56 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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Probably one of the most popular and influential children's book series ever made, spawning a [[FollowTheLeader massive movement]] of similar children's realistic fiction book series based around diary entries that combine text and drawings.

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Probably one of the most popular and influential children's book series ever made, spawning a [[FollowTheLeader massive movement]] of similar children's realistic fiction book series based around diary entries that combine text and drawings.
drawings, most notably Literature/DorkDiaries.
26th Feb '17 12:43:34 AM NightShade96
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* ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- The Long Haul'' (2017)

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* ''Diary ''[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid:_The_Long_Haul_(film) Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- The Long Haul'' Haul]]'' (2017)
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