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    Tay got a reaction from Nandemonai in Site Work 03/17/19   
    Update 1 (12:45 AM EST)
    Technical issues have caused a hiccup in tonight's upgrade process. Going to ping Nay and we'll try again later today. For now, the forums and front site will be put back online.
     
    Original Message:
    Forums Going Offline at 12:00 (Midnight) EST
    In approximately 1.5 hours (at the time this goes live), the forums will be going offline for an unknown amount of time so that I can perform an outrageous amount of updates and fixes. I will announce when the forums are back online on our Twitter account (link). Please panic, and may the VN gods have mercy on our souls.
    (Aside: after the forums are updated -- or irreparably broken -- I will also be working on the front site. Once that's done, if I have any energy and strength left in my body, I will try and make a post updating the community about recent events which have caused my absence, and briefly touch on ways we can move forward.)
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    Tay got a reaction from Kyoroto in Site Work 03/17/19   
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    Tay got a reaction from Flutterz in Site Work 03/17/19   
    Update 1 (12:45 AM EST)
    Technical issues have caused a hiccup in tonight's upgrade process. Going to ping Nay and we'll try again later today. For now, the forums and front site will be put back online.
     
    Original Message:
    Forums Going Offline at 12:00 (Midnight) EST
    In approximately 1.5 hours (at the time this goes live), the forums will be going offline for an unknown amount of time so that I can perform an outrageous amount of updates and fixes. I will announce when the forums are back online on our Twitter account (link). Please panic, and may the VN gods have mercy on our souls.
    (Aside: after the forums are updated -- or irreparably broken -- I will also be working on the front site. Once that's done, if I have any energy and strength left in my body, I will try and make a post updating the community about recent events which have caused my absence, and briefly touch on ways we can move forward.)
    < 3 - Tay
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    Tay got a reaction from Kyoroto in Site Work 03/17/19   
    Update 1 (12:45 AM EST)
    Technical issues have caused a hiccup in tonight's upgrade process. Going to ping Nay and we'll try again later today. For now, the forums and front site will be put back online.
     
    Original Message:
    Forums Going Offline at 12:00 (Midnight) EST
    In approximately 1.5 hours (at the time this goes live), the forums will be going offline for an unknown amount of time so that I can perform an outrageous amount of updates and fixes. I will announce when the forums are back online on our Twitter account (link). Please panic, and may the VN gods have mercy on our souls.
    (Aside: after the forums are updated -- or irreparably broken -- I will also be working on the front site. Once that's done, if I have any energy and strength left in my body, I will try and make a post updating the community about recent events which have caused my absence, and briefly touch on ways we can move forward.)
    < 3 - Tay
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    Tay got a reaction from Clephas in Site Work 03/17/19   
    Update 1 (12:45 AM EST)
    Technical issues have caused a hiccup in tonight's upgrade process. Going to ping Nay and we'll try again later today. For now, the forums and front site will be put back online.
     
    Original Message:
    Forums Going Offline at 12:00 (Midnight) EST
    In approximately 1.5 hours (at the time this goes live), the forums will be going offline for an unknown amount of time so that I can perform an outrageous amount of updates and fixes. I will announce when the forums are back online on our Twitter account (link). Please panic, and may the VN gods have mercy on our souls.
    (Aside: after the forums are updated -- or irreparably broken -- I will also be working on the front site. Once that's done, if I have any energy and strength left in my body, I will try and make a post updating the community about recent events which have caused my absence, and briefly touch on ways we can move forward.)
    < 3 - Tay
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    Tay got a reaction from Mr Poltroon in Site Work 03/17/19   
    Update 1 (12:45 AM EST)
    Technical issues have caused a hiccup in tonight's upgrade process. Going to ping Nay and we'll try again later today. For now, the forums and front site will be put back online.
     
    Original Message:
    Forums Going Offline at 12:00 (Midnight) EST
    In approximately 1.5 hours (at the time this goes live), the forums will be going offline for an unknown amount of time so that I can perform an outrageous amount of updates and fixes. I will announce when the forums are back online on our Twitter account (link). Please panic, and may the VN gods have mercy on our souls.
    (Aside: after the forums are updated -- or irreparably broken -- I will also be working on the front site. Once that's done, if I have any energy and strength left in my body, I will try and make a post updating the community about recent events which have caused my absence, and briefly touch on ways we can move forward.)
    < 3 - Tay
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    Tay reacted to solidbatman in It’s my Fuwaversary! Q&A 😃   
    why am i cool? This is new. I must know the truth
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    Tay reacted to Happiness+ in It’s my Fuwaversary! Q&A 😃   
    (Technically my fuwaversary was yesterday,)
    Damn, it’s been a whole year since I joined Fuwanovel because of a bad experience I had r/VNs. Which is funny, because I joined fuwa right around my spring break and it’s my spring break again. 
     
    Anyway, quite a few things happened to me since I joined Fuwa, I mainly wanted to contribute more the fuwa community because this one of the few bastions of intellectual discussion regarding EVNs. Most people on reddit think EVNs are shit, because all they read over there are JVNs. I wanted to help more here at Fuwanovel. I even throw some money at this website. (Hence I am a backer) After I learned that Fuwanovel is basically at a stand still because @Tay is really busy. I decided to help around in the EVN scene.
     
    Some of the things I am working on right now. I am an EVN dev for the most part. I am working on getting a visual novel out in the summer. It’s my first one actually. I put it on hiatus because life, and thanks to VN conference, I got super motivated to further my career in this very very niche market within the otaku realm. So, look forward to that. I will post an update on that soon enough because I have my voice actors and a background artist. That audition was fun. 
     
    Right now, I am at Watercress Studios as a new programmer. I joined the team back on February 18th.  So far, this is my first time making an EVN as part of a jam. If you are familiar with Watercress Studios, we are making a “very watercress” EVN. This photo should give you a hint. 
    This is a EVN for NaNoReNo, so obviously it’s coming out after march. I would love for all of you guys to try it out and write some reviews on it.
    #ThisWasForYou
    https://twitter.com/TeamWatercress
    Make sure you follow us on twitter because we’ve just been spilling all kinds of stuff on this visual novel. 
    A watercress member founded a new studio called Colorless and I am an assistant writer for an EVN called Gilded Gamers. There is no expected release date, so it’s going to be a while. 
     
    So basically, I am working on three visual novels at the current moment. If you’re still reading this long post, Thank you.  Let me tell I you why I like developing EVNs. I’ve said this before on Fuwanovel. But I believe that visual novels are art. Maybe because I am young and I am not jaded as the older otakus in this fandom. But I truly believe that the EVN medium is on the cusp of a revolution. I can see it. I can imagine it. I know it’s going to happen. 
     
     
    I sincerely don’t want this to be the case anymore. Visual novels need to be a starter medium, and the best way to accomplish that is to create EVNs. EVNs that normies  will wanna read. EVNs that will break what I call the Otaku Barrier where @Clephas talks about how VNs snatch otaku form other mediums. 
     
    I wanna thank everyone here from @Plk_Lesiak, @tymmur, @Clephas, and everyone else for all the knowledge you have given me. Regarding the visual novel medium. I want to thank @Tay for helping maintain fuwa after all the drama during the great pirate era. I want to thank @solidbatman for being cool. I want to thank @Kiriririri for all the 
    You don’t know how happy I am to be part of such a great community. Thank you.
     
    Now, you guys can ask me any question. Nothing is off-limits. 
     
    Oh yeah here’s my twitter: https://twitter.com/Happine27386045
     
     
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    Tay got a reaction from LanThief(HUN) in *Important* How to Submit Walkthroughs, Errors, and Feedback   
    How to Submit New Walkthroughs
    We need your help to build our walkthrough database! If you'd like to contribute a full or partial walkthrough, please follow these instructions:
    Follow the format guide below for making a walkthrough topic in the "Unformatted walkthrough" section. When finished (with the full walkthrough, or whatever portion you wanted to add), PM a moderator. We will make sure the formatting is correct and move it to this forum in all of its glory! Walkthrough Format
    These are our formatting rules which you should obey in order to be moved to the 'Walkthrough' forum. Once finished creating your thread, PM a moderator and he will check your thread to make sure it follows the formatting rules, and will also help fix any mistakes.
    Game Image - (Centered) (No NSFW  or Spoiler images, please) (You can embed a a link to VNDB here, if you want) Game Title - (Centered, bold, large font) (You can embed a a link to VNDB here, if you want) Link to Legal Source - In case of a fan-translated title, include a link to where to obtain the patch. (Centered) Game Synopsis - (Can pull from Fuwanovel page, VNDB, write it yourself, etc.) Ending Guide - (Use Spoiler Tags Where Appropriate) (Explain the types of endings possible in the game; break them down by "hero"/"heroine"; provide suggested route order if important) Individual Route Walkthroughs - (USE SPOILER TAGS) (Each individual route needs to be a full walkthrough from the beginning of the game. Please do not use saves or checkpoints.) Source - (If you based your walkthrough on another person's work, please post thanks to them, and a link to their guide) Notes
    Bad Endings, CGs, Achievements, Extra Scenes and such are not required, although recommended for a thoroughly comprehensive guide. VNs with meaningful gameplay can and should accommodate for the gameplay, including tips or explanations of the game systems as necessary. Examples of Walkthrough Formats:
    Single Route Character Routes Initial Route + Character Routes Story Routes Single Route, Different Epilogue/Scenes Walkthrough Template
    If you're not sure how to create a Walkthrough, follow the general template listed below.
    Implementing Save Points Into Full Guides
    We do not recommend relying on Save Points for your walkthroughs, for the sake of user friendliness. However, also for the sake of user friendliness, including suggestions for save points in order to save time is a good idea.
    First, you must make a full wakthrough for every route. Do not use Save Points. After that, mark places for save points with [SAVE 01], [SAVE 02], etc. In any routes in that you wish to load a save point go with something like [LOAD 01]. These save points are complementary. They are there for those who wish to use them, but the walkthrough should stand without them. Check this walkthrough for an example of this system.
    Be sure to include an explanation and ensure that it is clear to the reader that the Save Points are not necessary. Furthermore, if there is no enforced playing order, the reader may choose to tackle the routes by any order, which would mean that certain Load Points may turn into Save Points.
    Tips for Allowing Player Freedom in a Guide
    What to do if You Find an Error
    If you find an error in any of the walkthroughs, please post your concerns in this topic or inform staff via PM. Thank you for your diligence!
    How to Leave Feedback
    We've locked the Walkthrough forum down pretty tight to keep it as clean and accessible as possible. If you have any feedback about any of the walkthroughs (or other suggestions), please post it here.
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    Tay got a reaction from Gandish in Fate/Stay Night   
    Fate/Stay Night
    The Holy Grail War. That hellish, great ritual that offers the ultimate prize for the one who claims it: a wish. There are two conditions to participate: one must be a magus (magic user), and one must be chosen by the Holy Grail to participate.
    There are seven chosen Masters, and seven classes of Servants. Only one master may seize the grail.
    This is the story of a boy who wanted to be a superhero. It's the story of three warring families. It's the story of an ultimate prize and ultimate sacrifice.


    OVERALL ENDING GUIDE *(Read!)*
     
    Fate Route Ending Guide

    Unlimited Blade Works Route Ending Guide
     
    Heaven's Feel Route Ending Guide

     
    Individual Walkthroughs
    PROLOGUE
     

    FATE ROUTE

     
     

    UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS - "TRUE" ROUTE
    UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS - "GOOD" ROUTE
     
     

     
    HEAVEN'S FEEL - "TRUE" / "NORMAL 1" / "NORMAL 2" ROUTES
     
    This walkthrough was heavily based on Mirror Moon's amazing Flowchart.pdf walkthrough packaged with the English patch. A huge thank you for their amazing work. The VN community is made more for it.
     
    Thanks!
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    Tay got a reaction from LanThief(HUN) in Experiment: Mentors Program (New to VNs or need help finding/playing games?)   
    Hello everyone (especially new users and new players)!
     
    As I announced in the community boards, we're going to try a VN player mentoring program, where experienced VN players can help newer players find, play, and enjoy games. The barrier to entry for the hobby is still pretty high -- there's no shame in that -- and we want to help you out. Let me explain how it works:
     
    Step 1. Want a mentor? Sign up!
    If you'd like some help finding games, or think you'd benefit from having somebody to answer some of your questions, or you just want somebody to nerd-out with about the VN you're playing, then sign up for this program.
     
    To do so,
    Send an email to [fuwanovel @ gmail . com] with the email's subject line being "Mentor Program" Include your internet name and how much experience with VNs you've already had Tell me if you're signed up on the Fuwanovel forums (and if so, what your username is) *Very important* Let me know how you want your mentor to contact you. The best two options are by Fuwanovel forums PMs, or by email.  *Very important* tell me what you'd like from the program: help finding/playing games, wanting somebody to be around if you have any questions, or wanting somebody to "nerd-out" with you or have discussions with you about the VN(s) you're playing  
     
    Step 2. A few player mentors will contact you
    Once I get your application I'll send you a brief reminder of the program rules (see below) so you know what to expect, and then forward your contact info to a couple of player mentors. Each of them will send you an PM or email (depending on your preferences) introducing themselves, and they'll also give you a link to a special guidebook for people in the VN Mentors Program.
     
     
    Step 3. After the first contact, make of the program what you will
    After this first email from your mentor, Fuwanovel isn't really involved anymore and you're free to make of the program whatever you'd like. Your player mentors are there to answer questions, give recommendations, and help you find your next game. We don't want to make the program too rigid -- the idea is to connect you with experienced VN players who want to help you out and who aren't going to give you grief while you're learning the landscape.
       
    The Rules
    Both the mentor and mentee have the right to cancel their interaction at any time, and when you sign up to be a mentor/mentee you agree to abide by this. If the other party says they don't want any more communication, you must honor that If you need another mentor/group of mentors, talk to Tay or send an email to the email address listed up above Absolutely no harassment is permitted from either party This program isn't meant to be rigid or a comprehensive, polished product. We're all here for a hobby, and the goal is to connect you to players who can help you get started.
     
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    Tay got a reaction from ThatLazyImmortal in Fate/Stay Night   
    Fate/Stay Night
    The Holy Grail War. That hellish, great ritual that offers the ultimate prize for the one who claims it: a wish. There are two conditions to participate: one must be a magus (magic user), and one must be chosen by the Holy Grail to participate.
    There are seven chosen Masters, and seven classes of Servants. Only one master may seize the grail.
    This is the story of a boy who wanted to be a superhero. It's the story of three warring families. It's the story of an ultimate prize and ultimate sacrifice.


    OVERALL ENDING GUIDE *(Read!)*
     
    Fate Route Ending Guide

    Unlimited Blade Works Route Ending Guide
     
    Heaven's Feel Route Ending Guide

     
    Individual Walkthroughs
    PROLOGUE
     

    FATE ROUTE

     
     

    UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS - "TRUE" ROUTE
    UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS - "GOOD" ROUTE
     
     

     
    HEAVEN'S FEEL - "TRUE" / "NORMAL 1" / "NORMAL 2" ROUTES
     
    This walkthrough was heavily based on Mirror Moon's amazing Flowchart.pdf walkthrough packaged with the English patch. A huge thank you for their amazing work. The VN community is made more for it.
     
    Thanks!
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    Tay got a reaction from Nayleen in Contributing to FuwaReviews - technical questions   
    I'd love to consider adding yours (and several more) review blogs to the hub. The hub has stalled recently due to a complicated CMS bug, but the developer actually got back to me yesterday with a customized patch, and I hope to get it installed before this weekend. Afterwards, I should be able to add you. Just submit your site details per the link posted above and we can work on that!
    The hub structure and guidelines will be part of the site work this summer, and I'm hoping to bring more clarity to it and the other site projects. Going to plug the recent survey and ask everyone to submit their gripes, questions, and concerns!
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    Tay got a reaction from Happiness+ in How big is Fuwanovel?   
    This is something I'd like to post about on the front site. A community update is long-overdue and there's a lot to talk about. I haven't looked at the analytics for a few weeks, but the site's still growing traffic-wise. The front site's major traffic goes to VNTS and Reviews. Kaguya showed some of the forums data, I'll add that walkthroughs are still big. And VNTL-Moon, oddly, is still getting traffic despite being woefully outdated and buggy. 
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    Tay got a reaction from Zalor in How big is Fuwanovel?   
    This is something I'd like to post about on the front site. A community update is long-overdue and there's a lot to talk about. I haven't looked at the analytics for a few weeks, but the site's still growing traffic-wise. The front site's major traffic goes to VNTS and Reviews. Kaguya showed some of the forums data, I'll add that walkthroughs are still big. And VNTL-Moon, oddly, is still getting traffic despite being woefully outdated and buggy. 
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    Tay reacted to Clephas in Survey: Community Improvements You Want   
    Sent in my feedback... hope it helps. 
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    Tay reacted to Lewycool in How big is Fuwanovel?   
    Being outdated and buggy is a feature!
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    Tay got a reaction from sanahtlig in Survey: Community Improvements You Want   
    Hi everybody,
    It's been a while. I'll make a personal update post at some point, but for the moment I'm posting to ask our users to take the first of what may be a series of surveys we put out this Summer. This first survey is essentially an open invitation to tell me exactly what problems are bothering you about the site, anonymously. My site work this Summer will be heavily influenced by this survey, so if you care about Fuwa and want to see site improvements, please participate.
    Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/DHWvWdmusKKXZBh43
    I want to thank @Emi for a recent email, @Clephas for some recent posts in the forums I've read which gave me encouragement, all our moderators, @Decay for his patience with my crazy schedule and a soft VNTS pause, and all of our users for keeping Fuwanovel alive. Much love to all of you.
    Tay
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    Tay got a reaction from phantomJS in Survey: Community Improvements You Want   
    Hi everybody,
    It's been a while. I'll make a personal update post at some point, but for the moment I'm posting to ask our users to take the first of what may be a series of surveys we put out this Summer. This first survey is essentially an open invitation to tell me exactly what problems are bothering you about the site, anonymously. My site work this Summer will be heavily influenced by this survey, so if you care about Fuwa and want to see site improvements, please participate.
    Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/DHWvWdmusKKXZBh43
    I want to thank @Emi for a recent email, @Clephas for some recent posts in the forums I've read which gave me encouragement, all our moderators, @Decay for his patience with my crazy schedule and a soft VNTS pause, and all of our users for keeping Fuwanovel alive. Much love to all of you.
    Tay
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    Tay got a reaction from sanahtlig in How big is Fuwanovel?   
    This is something I'd like to post about on the front site. A community update is long-overdue and there's a lot to talk about. I haven't looked at the analytics for a few weeks, but the site's still growing traffic-wise. The front site's major traffic goes to VNTS and Reviews. Kaguya showed some of the forums data, I'll add that walkthroughs are still big. And VNTL-Moon, oddly, is still getting traffic despite being woefully outdated and buggy. 
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    Tay got a reaction from mitchhamilton in How big is Fuwanovel?   
    This is something I'd like to post about on the front site. A community update is long-overdue and there's a lot to talk about. I haven't looked at the analytics for a few weeks, but the site's still growing traffic-wise. The front site's major traffic goes to VNTS and Reviews. Kaguya showed some of the forums data, I'll add that walkthroughs are still big. And VNTL-Moon, oddly, is still getting traffic despite being woefully outdated and buggy. 
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    Tay got a reaction from Narcosis in Survey: Community Improvements You Want   
    Hi everybody,
    It's been a while. I'll make a personal update post at some point, but for the moment I'm posting to ask our users to take the first of what may be a series of surveys we put out this Summer. This first survey is essentially an open invitation to tell me exactly what problems are bothering you about the site, anonymously. My site work this Summer will be heavily influenced by this survey, so if you care about Fuwa and want to see site improvements, please participate.
    Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/DHWvWdmusKKXZBh43
    I want to thank @Emi for a recent email, @Clephas for some recent posts in the forums I've read which gave me encouragement, all our moderators, @Decay for his patience with my crazy schedule and a soft VNTS pause, and all of our users for keeping Fuwanovel alive. Much love to all of you.
    Tay
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    Tay got a reaction from Mr Poltroon in Survey: Community Improvements You Want   
    Hi everybody,
    It's been a while. I'll make a personal update post at some point, but for the moment I'm posting to ask our users to take the first of what may be a series of surveys we put out this Summer. This first survey is essentially an open invitation to tell me exactly what problems are bothering you about the site, anonymously. My site work this Summer will be heavily influenced by this survey, so if you care about Fuwa and want to see site improvements, please participate.
    Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/DHWvWdmusKKXZBh43
    I want to thank @Emi for a recent email, @Clephas for some recent posts in the forums I've read which gave me encouragement, all our moderators, @Decay for his patience with my crazy schedule and a soft VNTS pause, and all of our users for keeping Fuwanovel alive. Much love to all of you.
    Tay
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    Tay got a reaction from Dergonu in Survey: Community Improvements You Want   
    Hi everybody,
    It's been a while. I'll make a personal update post at some point, but for the moment I'm posting to ask our users to take the first of what may be a series of surveys we put out this Summer. This first survey is essentially an open invitation to tell me exactly what problems are bothering you about the site, anonymously. My site work this Summer will be heavily influenced by this survey, so if you care about Fuwa and want to see site improvements, please participate.
    Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/DHWvWdmusKKXZBh43
    I want to thank @Emi for a recent email, @Clephas for some recent posts in the forums I've read which gave me encouragement, all our moderators, @Decay for his patience with my crazy schedule and a soft VNTS pause, and all of our users for keeping Fuwanovel alive. Much love to all of you.
    Tay
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    Tay got a reaction from bakauchuujin in Survey: Community Improvements You Want   
    Hi everybody,
    It's been a while. I'll make a personal update post at some point, but for the moment I'm posting to ask our users to take the first of what may be a series of surveys we put out this Summer. This first survey is essentially an open invitation to tell me exactly what problems are bothering you about the site, anonymously. My site work this Summer will be heavily influenced by this survey, so if you care about Fuwa and want to see site improvements, please participate.
    Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/DHWvWdmusKKXZBh43
    I want to thank @Emi for a recent email, @Clephas for some recent posts in the forums I've read which gave me encouragement, all our moderators, @Decay for his patience with my crazy schedule and a soft VNTS pause, and all of our users for keeping Fuwanovel alive. Much love to all of you.
    Tay
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