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* PlayedWith in a picture book's AdaptationExpansion of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty''. As a little girl, Princess Rose is delighted with the gift of her own horse. However, her overprotective parents won't let her ride it because any physical pain will activate her curse, not just pricking a finger. This causes a realization of how stifled she really is, inspiring her to be more rebellious.

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* PlayedWith in In a picture book's AdaptationExpansion of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty''. As a little girl, ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'', Princess Rose is delighted with the gift of her own horse.horse as a young girl. However, her overprotective parents won't let her ride it because any physical pain will activate her curse, not just pricking a finger. This causes a realization of how stifled she really is, inspiring her to be more rebellious.


* From ''Film/BatmanReturns'':

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* From Lampshaded in ''Film/BatmanReturns'':



* In ''Film/TheUltimateGift'' Jason was told by a dying girl that her wish is to ride a horse. He takes her horseback riding and comes to find out it is her mother who is the one who likes horses so the trope is still being used but this one girl might be one of the few in fiction to ever says that she doesn't like horses.
* In ''Film/{{Taken}}'' Bryan Mills wants to build a closer relationship with his teenage daughter Kim. She lives with her mother, Lenore, and her wealthy stepfather, Stuart. During Kim's 17th Birthday, he buys her an expensive karaoke machine because she wants to become a singer, only to be upstaged by Stuart, who surprises her with a horse which makes her so happy she forgets all about the karaoke machine.

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* In ''Film/TheUltimateGift'' ''Film/TheUltimateGift'', Jason was told by a dying girl that her wish is to ride a horse. He takes her horseback riding and comes to find out it is her mother who is the one who likes horses so the trope is still being used but this one girl might be one of the few in fiction to ever says that she doesn't like horses.
* In ''Film/{{Taken}}'' ''Film/{{Taken}}'', Bryan Mills wants to build a closer relationship with his teenage daughter Kim. She lives with her mother, Lenore, and her wealthy stepfather, Stuart. During Kim's 17th Birthday, he buys her an expensive karaoke machine because she wants to become a singer, only to be upstaged by Stuart, who surprises her with a horse which makes her so happy she forgets all about the karaoke machine.



* Literature/{{Discworld}}:

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* Literature/{{Discworld}}:''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':



** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', [[AC:Death]], posing as the Santa {{Expy}}, promises to deliver a pony to a little girl, complete with jodhpurs. Cue said girl's mother trying to explain they live in an apartment.

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** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', [[AC:Death]], '''Death''', posing as the Santa {{Expy}}, promises to deliver a pony to a little girl, complete with jodhpurs. Cue said girl's mother trying to explain they live in an apartment.



* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin has somebody theorize in his ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' that women like horses because they rub them the right way. Although there are a few women who dislike horses, namely Sansa.

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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin has somebody theorize in his ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' that women like horses because [[ADateWithRosiePalms they rub them the right way.way]]. Although there are a few women who dislike horses, namely Sansa.



** In ''Literature/TheMountainsOfMourning'' you have this: "God, thought Miles jealously, if I had half the sex-appeal of that bloody horse I'd have more girlfriends than my cousin Ivan." Ivan being well known for his bed hopping.

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** In ''Literature/TheMountainsOfMourning'' ''Literature/TheMountainsOfMourning'', you have this: "God, thought Miles jealously, if I had half the sex-appeal of that bloody horse I'd have more girlfriends than my cousin Ivan." Ivan being well known for his bed hopping.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' Parvati Patil and Lavender Brown go into fits of delight whenever they get shown horse-like magical creatures such as Hippogriffs, centaurs and unicorns. With regards to the unicorns, AlphaBitch Pansy Parkinson is described as having to "work hard to conceal how much she liked them."

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Parvati Patil and Lavender Brown go into fits of delight whenever they get shown horse-like magical creatures such as Hippogriffs, centaurs and unicorns. With regards to the unicorns, AlphaBitch Pansy Parkinson is described as having to "work hard to conceal how much she liked them."



* PlayedWith in a picture book's AdaptationExpansion of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty''. As a little girl, Princess Rose is delighted with the gift of her own horse. However, her overprotective parents won't let her ride it because any physical pain will activate her curse, not just pricking a finger. This causes a realization of how stifled she really is, inspiring her to be more rebellious.



* In the ''Series/{{Everwood}}'' pilot Andy bribes Delia into moving to Colorado by telling her she can get her own pony.
* Rachel on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' mentions having a pony once.

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* In the ''Series/{{Everwood}}'' pilot pilot, Andy bribes Delia into moving to Colorado by telling her she can get her own pony.
* Rachel on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' mentions having a playing with pony once.dolls as a girl.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones''

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''''Series/GameOfThrones'':



-->'''Arya:''' When am I going to get my own horse?
-->'''Sandor:''' The little lady wants a pony.
-->'''Arya:''' The little lady wants away from your ''stench.''

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-->'''Arya:''' --->'''Arya:''' When am I going to get my own horse?
-->'''Sandor:'''
horse?\\
'''Sandor:'''
The little lady wants a pony.
-->'''Arya:'''
pony.\\
'''Arya:'''
The little lady wants away from your ''stench.''



* In ''Series/RobinHood'' After a fight with Marian, Guy of Gisborne tries to appease her by...bringing her a pony! And it works. Of course in the Middle Ages getting a horse was rather like getting a car; a pretty palfrey was the equivalent of a classic convertible.

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* In ''Series/RobinHood'' ''Series/RobinHood'': After a fight with Marian, Guy of Gisborne tries to appease her by...bringing her a pony! And it works. Of course in the Middle Ages getting a horse was rather like getting a car; a pretty palfrey was the equivalent of a classic convertible.



* Elliot Reid from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Prior to one episode her "best moment" of working in medicine was being able to ride a horse to work.
** JD's liking ponies (and unicorns) should be noted as detrimental to his image in Dr Cox's eyes.

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* Elliot Reid from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** JD's love for ponies and unicorns should be noted as detrimental to his image in Dr Cox's eyes.
**
Prior to one episode her episode, Elliot Reid's "best moment" of working in medicine was being able to ride a horse to work.
** JD's liking ponies (and unicorns) should be noted as detrimental to his image in Dr Cox's eyes.
work.



* The ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Pony Remark". Jerry talks about how anyone who had a pony when they were a kid is a SpoiledBrat and he hates them, [[CultureClash only to accidentally offend a Polish immigrant who had come from a country where having a pony was very common]].

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* The In the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Pony Remark". Remark", Jerry talks about how anyone who had a pony when they were a kid is a SpoiledBrat and he hates them, [[CultureClash only to accidentally offend a Polish immigrant who had come from a country where having a pony was very common]].



-->'''Marsha''': All she wanted to do was show you somebody cared about you.
-->'''Daisy''': If she'd wanted to do that, then she could have bought me that pony!
* In ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' S6:E11 (''Stand by Your Man''), Dorothy explains just how badly she wanted a pony when she was six:
-->'''Rose:''' I really wish you'd try to get along with Bingo. I mean, maybe you don't know the ''fun'' you can have with a pet. Have you ever actually had one?
-->'''Dorothy:''' Well, of course I had a pet. Remember, Ma? I was six years old and I wanted a pony?
-->'''Sophia:''' Not the pony thing again.
-->'''Dorothy:''' She promised me a pony. She swore I'd get a pony. She brings me a little paper bird on a stick from the circus. You know, the kind that you have to twirl around your head to get them to tweet?
-->'''Rose:''' And that was your pet?
-->'''Sophia:''' They're very clean.
-->'''Dorothy:''' Then she tells me if I'm a good girl, a really good girl, God will turn the paper bird into a real one. Which I believe, because why would a mother lie? So every day I'm being very good, and praying, and looking for any sign of life. And becoming very attached to that ridiculous paper bird. So you can imagine my heartbreak when one morning I find it dead.
-->'''Rose:''' How does a paper bird die?
-->'''Dorothy:''' Good question. Someone used it to restart the pilot light.

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-->'''Marsha''': All she wanted to do was show you somebody cared about you.
-->'''Daisy''':
you.\\
'''Daisy''':
If she'd wanted to do that, then she could have bought me that pony!
* In the ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' S6:E11 (''Stand episode "Stand by Your Man''), Man", Dorothy explains just how badly she wanted a pony when she was six:
-->'''Rose:''' I really wish you'd try to get along with Bingo. I mean, maybe you don't know the ''fun'' you can have with a pet. Have you ever actually had one?
-->'''Dorothy:'''
one?\\
'''Dorothy:'''
Well, of course I had a pet. Remember, Ma? I was six years old and I wanted a pony?
-->'''Sophia:'''
pony?\\
'''Sophia:'''
Not the pony thing again.
-->'''Dorothy:'''
again.\\
'''Dorothy:'''
She promised me a pony. She swore I'd get a pony. She brings me a little paper bird on a stick from the circus. You know, the kind that you have to twirl around your head to get them to tweet?
-->'''Rose:'''
tweet?\\
'''Rose:'''
And that was your pet?
-->'''Sophia:'''
pet?\\
'''Sophia:'''
They're very clean.
-->'''Dorothy:'''
clean.\\
'''Dorothy:'''
Then she tells me if I'm a good girl, a really good girl, God will turn the paper bird into a real one. Which I believe, because why would a mother lie? So every day I'm being very good, and praying, and looking for any sign of life. And becoming very attached to that ridiculous paper bird. So you can imagine my heartbreak when one morning I find it dead.
-->'''Rose:'''
dead.\\
'''Rose:'''
How does a paper bird die?
-->'''Dorothy:'''
die?\\
'''Dorothy:'''
Good question. Someone used it to restart the pilot light.



* Summer from ''Series/TheOC''. Also, Marissa's little sister Caitlin, before she got SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. And non-little-girl Seth, of course.

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* Summer from ''Series/TheOC''. ''Series/TheOC'' Also, Marissa's little sister Caitlin, before she got SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. And non-little-girl Seth, of course.



* Music/TomPetty, "Free Falling".

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* Music/TomPetty, Music/TomPetty's "Free Falling".



* Music/JonathanCoulton, "Skullcrusher Mountain"
-->''"I made this half-pony half-monkey monster to please you''
-->''But I get the feeling that you don't like it''
-->''What's with all the screaming?''
-->''You like monkeys, you like ponies''
-->''Maybe you don't like monsters so much''
-->''Maybe I used too many monkeys''
-->''Isn't it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a gift for you?"''

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* Music/JonathanCoulton, Music/JonathanCoulton's "Skullcrusher Mountain"
-->''"I -->''I made this half-pony half-monkey monster to please you''
-->''But
you''\\
''But
I get the feeling that you don't like it''
-->''What's
it''\\
''What's
with all the screaming?''
-->''You
screaming?''\\
''You
like monkeys, you like ponies''
-->''Maybe
ponies''\\
''Maybe
you don't like monsters so much''
-->''Maybe
much''\\
''Maybe
I used too many monkeys''
-->''Isn't
monkeys''\\
''Isn't
it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a gift for you?"''you?''



* Filly, an AlternateCompanyEquivalent of ''My Little Pony'' from Germany[[note]]It's the basis for the animated series WesternAnimation/FillyFuntasia.[[/note]]

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* Filly, an AlternateCompanyEquivalent of a German ''My Little Pony'' from Germany[[note]]It's AlternateCompanyEquivalent[[note]]It's the basis for the animated series WesternAnimation/FillyFuntasia.[[/note]]



* Tina from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' likes horses almost as much as she likes zombies.

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* Tina from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' likes horses almost as much as she likes zombies.[[NightmareFetishist zombies]].



--> '''Twinkle the Marvel Horse''': I've been... so lonely... in here. Such ''terrible'' thoughts one has. Alone. In the dark.
--> '''Candy''': Uh, like I said, I'm ''really'' sorry I haven't visited you in a while.
* Dee Dee from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' is a pony fancier, as are her cloney best friends.
** And there was the episode where she asked Dexter to turn her into a pony because she liked the ''My Little Pony'' expy so much.

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--> '''Twinkle -->'''Twinkle the Marvel Horse''': I've been... so lonely... in here. Such ''terrible'' thoughts one has. Alone. In the dark.
-->
dark.\\
'''Candy''': Uh, like I said, I'm ''really'' sorry I haven't visited you in a while.
* Dee Dee from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' is a pony fancier, as are her cloney best friends.
** And there
friends. There was the an episode where she asked Dexter to turn her into a pony because she liked the ''My Little Pony'' expy so much.



* On ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' little Jasmine is so desperate to get a pony (which she wants to name "Sammy Davis JR the Pony") that she buys one on credit from the local CorruptCorporateExecutive, Ed Wuncler. She promises to pay him back with proceeds from her lemonade stand. But she ends up so deeply in debt to him that she's forced to work day and night just to keep up with the payments, and it's never really clear if her pony even ''exists'' (all she ever sees is a photo.)

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' little ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Jasmine is so desperate to get a pony (which she wants to name "Sammy Davis JR Davis, Jr. the Pony") that she buys one on credit from the local CorruptCorporateExecutive, Ed Wuncler. She promises to pay him back with proceeds from her lemonade stand. But she ends up so deeply in debt to him that she's forced to work day and night just to keep up with the payments, and it's never really clear if her pony even ''exists'' (all she ever sees is a photo.)



* Riley from ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements''. Her obsession with the movie ''The Majestic Horse'' takes on epic proportions.

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* Riley from ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements''. Her obsession with Rainbow Jumper from the movie ''The Majestic Horse'' takes on epic proportions.



* Yin from ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' prefers Twonicorns but they're horses with two horns, who are erudite and speak in tough guy voices.

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* Yin from ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' prefers Twonicorns but they're Twonicorns, horses with two horns, who are but they're erudite and speak in tough guy voices.


* This trope is translated the world of ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' in the form of dolls that are otherwise [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses normal princess dolls]] as seen in the ChristmasSpecial.

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* This trope is translated the world of ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' in the form of dolls that are otherwise [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses normal princess dolls]] dolls as seen in the ChristmasSpecial.


* Lisa Simpson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. On her Christmas list, she listed "pony" over and over again. She finally got one in Season 3, "Lisa's Pony".

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* Lisa Simpson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. On her Christmas list, she listed "pony" "a pony" over and over again. She finally got one in Season 3, "Lisa's Pony".


Compare PonyTale (a specific kind of book where the pony love is central to the plot), GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals, PinkMeansFeminine, MenLikeDogsWomenLikeCats.

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Compare PonyTale (a specific kind of book where the pony love is central to the plot), GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals, PinkMeansFeminine, MenLikeDogsWomenLikeCats. The DistaffCounterpart to BoysLikeCreepyCritters.

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* This goes through three generations of women in ''Series/TheCrown2016''. Queen Elizabeth, her mother, and daughter Princess Anne are all accomplished equestrians and Elizabeth's sister calls her horses her "one real passion". This is TruthInTelevision too.

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* In ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'', Companions (intellectual spirit beings who look like the coolest of {{Cool Horse}}s) occasionally suffer being cooed over by horse-crazy girls.

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* Zilpha Keatley Snyder takes this to a mysterious dark level in her second book, ''Season of Ponies''. Here the ponies are more like Arabian horses, and they are mostly soft grey with unusually colored manes and tails.

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* In the horror novel ''Literature/{{Jago}}'', one of the characters mentally regresses to childhood as a result of her experiences; in the epilogue, she has the personality of an eight-year-old and is going through a major pony phase. (Although it's noted, in defiance of the trope name, that she actually never had a pony phase the first time she was eight years old.)


* There have been a number of Franchise/{{Barbie}} toys over the years involving ponies and horses.

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* There have been a number of Franchise/{{Barbie}} Toys/{{Barbie}} toys over the years involving ponies and horses.


This trope is mostly confined to North America and Western Europe, and relatively recent times. Prior to the automobile, and in other parts of the world down to the present day (especially the Middle East, home of the world's best horses), an interest in equines has never been viewed as a sign of femininity; UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan rode a pony.

Even in North America and Western Europe, this trope is likely to become discredited due to the PeripheryDemographic of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.

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This trope is mostly confined to North America and Western Europe, and relatively recent times. Prior to Back before the automobile, and in other many parts of the world down to the present day (especially the Middle East, home of the world's best horses), an interest in equines has never been viewed as a sign of femininity; there's nothing particularly feminine about liking horses. Nor even about liking ponies; UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan rode a pony.

Even And even in North America and Western Europe, this trope is likely to become discredited due to the PeripheryDemographic of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.
an [[SarcasmMode Evolving Trope]], which has been undergoing some highly unexpected developments [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic since about 2010]].


This trope is mostly confined to North America and Western Europe, and relatively recent times. Back before the automobile, and in many parts of the world down to the present day (especially the Middle East, home of the world's best horses), there's nothing particularly feminine about liking horses. Nor even about liking ponies; UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan rode a pony.

And even in North America and Western Europe, this is an [[SarcasmMode Evolving Trope]], which has been undergoing some highly unexpected developments [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic since about 2010]].

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This trope is mostly confined to North America and Western Europe, and relatively recent times. Back before Prior to the automobile, and in many other parts of the world down to the present day (especially the Middle East, home of the world's best horses), there's nothing particularly feminine about liking horses. Nor even about liking ponies; an interest in equines has never been viewed as a sign of femininity; UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan rode a pony.

And even Even in North America and Western Europe, this trope is an [[SarcasmMode Evolving Trope]], which has been undergoing some highly unexpected developments [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic since about 2010]].
likely to become discredited due to the PeripheryDemographic of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.


This trope is [[NewerThanTheyThink not especially old]]. Prior to the automobile, and even now outside of North America and Western Europe (especially the Middle East, home of the world's best horses), there is nothing particularly feminine about equines in general; UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan rode a pony.

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This trope is [[NewerThanTheyThink not especially old]]. Prior to the automobile, and even now outside of North America and Western Europe (especially the Middle East, home of the world's best horses), there is nothing particularly feminine about equines in general; general have not been viewed as a sign of femininity; UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan rode a pony.


This trope is mostly confined to North America and Western Europe, and relatively recent times. Back before the automobile, and in many parts of the world down to the present day (especially the Middle East, home of the world's best horses), there's nothing particularly feminine about liking horses. Nor even about liking ponies; UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan rode a pony.

And even in North America and Western Europe, this is an [[SarcasmMode Evolving Trope]], which has been undergoing some highly unexpected developments [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic since about 2010]].

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This trope is mostly confined [[NewerThanTheyThink not especially old]]. Prior to the automobile, and even now outside of North America and Western Europe, and relatively recent times. Back before the automobile, and in many parts of the world down to the present day Europe (especially the Middle East, home of the world's best horses), there's there is nothing particularly feminine about liking horses. Nor even about liking ponies; equines in general; UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan rode a pony.

And even in North America and Western Europe, Thanks to the PeripheryDemographic of ‘’My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’’, this trope is an [[SarcasmMode Evolving Trope]], which has been undergoing some highly unexpected developments [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic since about 2010]].
also quite likely to become BrieferThanTheyThink.

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