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22nd January 2014

emma_in_oz8:53pm: And there were stars
Title: And there were stars

Cross Over: Jeremiah/SGA



After years isolated in the Pegasus galaxy, the SGA team return to Cheyenne Mountain only to find that the Big Death has changed Earth unimaginably. However, there is a ray of hope.
Notes:

For Special_Trille.
(See the end of the work for notes.)



John checked his pack. He’d pinned his American flag to his shirt, something he had not bothered to do for years. But today was a special day, the day they were going to call home.

When the Atlantis team had come through the Gate, they had anticipated being cut off from Earth for a long time, maybe forever. It had been seventeen years since their arrival on Atlantis, and the Pegasus Galaxy had become their home.

The ties between the remains of the expedition and the Athosians were so close that it was now impossible to tell which of the children running about were the descendants of Earth and which of Athos. Both wore Athosian clothing, played computer games and ran through the long-deserted halls of Atlantis.

When Rodney found a half-depleted ZPM, they realised there was enough charge for a return trip. They had prepared carefully, filling their packs with the accumulated logs of the military, the research of the scientists, and a hundred or so heartfelt letters for families left behind nearly two decades previously. They carried requests for more media, solar batteries, science journals, porn, and ammo that was designed for the P17s to replace the hand-cast bullets they now used. They carried not a single request to return.

John looked at his team. Teyla and Ronan were as imperturbable as ever but Rodney was dancing from foot to foot. ‘Let’s get this show on the road,’ he said.

Elizabeth nodded and Chuck dialled Earth. There was a ripple of sound as the Gate locked on to Earth and then silence filled the room as everyone stared avidly at the portal home. ‘It’s open,’ Chuck said, ‘But... no response to our call codes.’

John frowned. The Pegasus expedition had been gone a long time and it was unlikely that their codes were still in use but it was odd not to get some response. Could the Star Gate program have been decommissioned. ‘Only way to find out is to go forward,’ he muttered, and the team walked forward.

He could see Liz’s anxious face, Chuck’s features averted as he checked his readings, and Marisuko’s eager face pressed against her father’s as they both waved farewell, and then they were gone, lost in the familiar swirl of the Gate.

The sight at the other end was jarring. The room was familiar, the same Gate room that they had marched through seventeen years earlier. But it was obviously not now in use as a Gate room; it had been retrofitted as a refectory. They had appeared through the Gate into a room filled with tables of people eating, all of whom were now staring at them. The Gate flared and closed behind them as one or two of the strangers leapt to their feet.

John scanned the room. It was filled with people, some were drawing back, pulling children with them, while others pushed forward and drew weapons. Non-military standard guns, he noted. No uniforms, indeed a wild mix of clothing. A heavily pregnant woman circled away from him and he raised his hands and assumed his mildest expression. ‘This is the Pegasus expedition checking in,’ he said neutrally. Something was definitely hinky and he had no intention of triggering an incident among a group of civilians.

He looked around for someone in charge, but he could see no one who appeared to be past their mid-twenties. Behind him the team surrendered their weapons. He could hear Rodney indignantly muttering about this welcome home but Rodney, like all of them, had mellowed over the years. He would rather wait to contact the authorities than precipitate something here. Cheyenne Mountain had obviously been abandoned though how civilians had gotten in he could not imagine.

Before him, two men seemed to have taken control. They held mismatched weapons in their hands, but held them comfortably. Another clue, he thought, but what does the puzzle look like?

Ever the peace maker, Teyla stepped forward and introduced them but her synopsis left their audience blank. ‘Where did you come from?’ one asked, ‘And how did you get so old?’

John’s face tightened. He was on the wrong side of fifty now but... He heard a stirring at the end of the room. Someone had obviously fetched the leader. A slim, earnest man stepped forward. He, too, was incredibly young. ‘I’m Markus Alexander,’ he said, ‘You are in Thunder Mountain, can you explain how you got in?’

He frowned. The Government would never abandon the Star Gate, even if they mothballed the program.

Rodney said, ‘Sam Carter would never leave.’

He was cut off. ‘They came through that.’ The lanky youth pointed to the Gate. ‘They just appeared out of thin air.’

He had anticipated Markus’ response to be disbelief but he said quietly. ‘Wow, those things really are gates to other worlds?’

His guards swivelled their heads. ‘They came from another world?’

Behind them a little man clutching a bag said, ‘God says Pegasus.’

Markus glared at him and he held up his hands, ‘Don’t shoot the messenger.’

John could see little point in further dissemblance. ‘I’m Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard. I’m a member of the expedition to the Pegasus galaxy. We left through this gate seventeen years ago. This is our first chance to report in and I need to report to the nearest military post.’

Markus looked at him with compassion. ‘If you left seventeen years ago, then-‘

He was interrupted. ‘Dude, if you really have been on another planet for the past seventeen years, then-.’

His friend finished the sentence, ‘Then you missed the Big Death.’

There was a moment of silence and then McKay began to babble. ‘The Big Death sounds bad, like a very bad name for something. Like the Black Death only bigger. How big? How many dead? What has been happening here?’

Markus paused and then gestured at one of the chairs. John sat down with his team, facing Markus but noted that the two guards hung back, still holding their weapons. Markus said quietly, ‘It came in 2004. The Big Death had a 100% fatality rate, spread really quickly, infected all the adults.’

Rodney gasped beside him.

‘Here at Thunder Mountain, the military holed up with the scientists and their families, tried to cut themselves off from infection and work on a cure. Obviously it didn’t work. The Big Death came here too and it killed every adult.’ He paused to give them time to assimilate. ‘I stayed here with the other kids. I was the oldest. That was fifteen years ago and only recently have we had much to do with the outside world. Jeremiah and Kurdy here could give you a better idea of what things are like outside.’

John’s eyes slid to the two guards, who looked at each other and then holstered their weapons. ‘I heard it started in India as an experiment gone wrong,’ the lanky one said diffidently.

‘Got out of control and there was no cure,’ the other agreed. ‘But I also heard it was God’s curse. Anyway, it makes no difference where it came from. The point is, it came and it killed everyone who had hit puberty.’

Rodney said, ‘Statistically there must be some people who -’

‘Yeah, statistically speaking it should have burnt out before every single adult was infected, but I have walked from coast to coast and in all that time I never saw an adult. A person who was an adult before the Big D, I mean.’

‘I did once.’ Everyone looked at the dark man. ‘He said he had been on a hiking and hunting holiday and when he came out of the woods the Big Death had been through.’

John had seen worlds devastated by the Wraith but he still could not comprehend the end of his own planet. Markus said kindly, ‘There were all kinds of notes about it in the General’s office when I moved in. You might want to look at them.’

***

John left Rodney reviewing the notes and wiping tears from his cheeks. Almost without thinking he started heading upwards, towards the surface. He wanted to see the Earth with his own eyes.

One of the guards followed him, not that John blamed him. ‘My name’s John Sheppard,’ he said, slowing down.

‘I’m Kurdy,’ said the big man. There was a pause. ‘You really from another planet?’

‘No, this planet. I’ve just lived on another world for a while. How did you know about that?’ Security concerns were apparently so ingrained that the question remained even after the end of the USA.

‘Markus says there were some notes about it in the science labs but it didn’t seem important.’

‘I suppose not,’ he sighed. Then he tried to focus. ‘What did seem important?’

Kurdy shrugged. ‘For Markus? Probably getting the solar panels working so the air would keep circulating They’ve got tech here like I haven’t seen in many places. For me? Travelling, finding enough to eat, finding stuff to read, you know, getting through life.’

They had been walking upwards steadily, moving through the pedestrian exit which was now clearly the route. Every now and then they passed a skinny twenty-something, all of them gaping at John. They reached the final exit where a handful of guards were hanging about. Kurdy nodded at them, ‘We’ll be outside for a while.’

Walking outside was walking into fresh air. It was night, the stars were out, the same as they had always been. Tears smarted in John’s eyes. As far as he could see, there were no lights, no lights at all.

***

The next day at breakfast John ignored the way they were being stared at while he spooned up his porridge. He was trying to think of a way to apologise to Ronan for not fully comprehending how he must have felt when he saw the fall of Sateda. He had been sorry, of course, but he had not really understood.

He was saved from the need for communication when Rodney arrived at the table, white faced and still clutching the notes Markus had provided.

‘Is there something there about a cure?’ John asked.

‘No,’ Rodney said sadly, ‘They weren’t even close. Maybe at the Centre for Disease Control at Atlanta?’

‘It seems kind of pointless,’ John said softly, ‘Everyone we know is dead.’

Teyla touched his hand sympathetically. ‘Perhaps we should just go home?’
Rodney stared into space. ‘Carter is dead. O’Neill is dead. Hammond is dead. And all the scientists at Area 51.’

John pushed his breakfast away.

‘The guys I did my doctorate with. The MIT crowd. Bill Gates is dead. My sister is dead.’

‘We should leave. There’s no point in -‘

‘Oh my God!’ Rodney shouted, ‘My niece!’

***

Markus explained that it would take weeks to walk to Alberta, but there were literally dozens of puddle jumpers sitting in storage, waiting for someone with the gene. Once they were airborne, Rodney had an attack of the jitters and they decided to go the long way around.

Flying the shuttle was familiar, though he would never have imagined he could soar over Earth free of security concerns. Man, he only wished he might get hit by a missile. There was no chance of that; no sign of industrialisation of any sort. They flew close to the ground, close enough to see the grain laid out across the mid-west, close enough to glimpse the astonished faces turning towards them as they sped by.

McKay had his scanners attuned with the utmost delicacy and every now and then he would report that a village or homestead had some kind of power rigged up. The largest agglomeration Jeremiah and Kurdy named as Crab Apple Corner, where an entrepreneurial leader had fitted up bulk refrigeration running from solar power. ‘People store food there – game, berries, whatever they’ve harvested and then they can get it later and it’s still fine. Angelina runs the town and she takes a cut of everything that goes into her storage.’

When he reached the Atlantic, John flew on. ‘We need to see the whole planet,’ Teyla said.

***

They camped that evening at the Taj Mahal. A deserted cenotaph, thought John. Perfect.

Kurdy and Smith brought out supplies from Thunder Mountain while Teyla and Ronan set out for a spring.

‘Hey,’ called Smith, ‘Have you got a machine to check the water for radiation? Sometimes it’s a problem.’

John shuddered inwardly at this world and told them that he wouldn’t have landed if he’s recorded any radiation down below.

Smith added. ‘Thunder Mountain was locked down before they died, but there are lots of places where the ammunitions were left unguarded. Even where they are locked, over time you can still break a door down or take it off on the hinges.’

Jeremiah told them about the time he and Kurdy ran into this guy who had liberated a nuke. He was using it to make a whole heap of people work for him.’

While John was digesting this thought, Smith sighed. ‘Wish we could get rid of them.’

He reminded John of Elgin, who had never really recovered from being trapped on the island. ‘Get rid of the nukes?’ John asked. ‘How?’

Rodney replied absently. ‘It would be easy enough, with a puddle jumper using the gravitational pincers we found at PJS-388. You could just lift them out and take them out of orbit.’

‘Dump them on Mars?’ asked John.

‘Or send them into the sun,’ Rodney replied, finally looking up from the notes.

Suddenly the three faces looking at him were full of hope.

‘Except we don’t have the gravitational pincers,’ John said.

‘And we can’t go back to them because we’ve only got enough juice for one return trip,’ Rodney added.

Smith frowned. ‘I’ll work on it,’ he muttered.

Kurdy patted his shoulder. ‘You do that,’ he said comfortingly.

***

The next day they took a loop around the planet, which proved pretty conclusively that the Big Death had been a world-wide phenomenon. The oceans were empty, the cities deserted, and the people few. There were crops in the ground in Africa and Asia, which put them a little up on the other continents, but really it was a tour of a global disaster area. John had to keep quietly wiping his eyes.

When Rodney was ready, they followed the sun back to Alberta, setting down in a park near his sister’s house.

Jeremiah tried to prepare him. ‘You realise there’s probably no one there. Even if she survived, she could be literally anywhere.’

Rodney nodded but obviously wasn’t listening.

She was there, or at least, a tiny skeleton lay nestled between the remains of two adults in a bed. After they had buried them, Rodney lifted his head. ‘Let’s go home.’

***

John made his farewell to Markus. ‘We don’t know if we’ll ever make it back. It depends on whether we find a working ZPM.’

Markus nodded. ‘I wish you luck,’ he said.

‘To you as well,’ Teyla replied.

Jeremiah and Kurdy shoved back a few of the tables and Rodney dialed the gate. John tried not to remember the last time they had departed from here, how different it had been, the gate room full, the world still months away from annihilation.

The Gate had already flared into light before them when Smith touched his forehead and said loudly, ‘It’s under the temple on PXL 742. What does that mean? God says, the thing you’ve been looking for is at PZL 742. What’s a ZPM?’

‘A ZPM?’ gasped John.

‘Wait, a ZPM?’ Rodney turned towards Smith, but John grabbed his arm and pulled him forwards.

‘We’ve gotta go,’ he shouted as they stepped into the light, the way back home to Atlantis.

Notes:

Notes: Both Jeremiah and SGA use Cheyenne Mountain as an important site. The SGA crowd depart through the Star Gate there in 2004 and in the Jeremiah universe the Big Death occurs in 2006, leaving some survivors there.

If the SGA timeline diverted into an AU and they were trapped in the Pegasus galaxy for for seventeen years and then returned, that would put them in the Jeremiah timeline. It would be 2021.

19th September 2011

innogen3:54am: Fic: Time Stands Still: A Joan of Arcadia and Jeremiah Crossover - Prologue

Angel
"Ironically, her internal clock stopped as the world devolved to chaos."


Title: Time Stands Still
Part One: Prologue
Series: To Be Determined
Crossover: Joan of Arcadia and Jeremiah
Author's Note: I've wanted to write this for years. I finally threw the plan out the window and started typing. No, I don't know where it's going anymore! Start 'Time Stands Still'Collapse )




Time Stands Still


Prologue

'Time, Where Did You Go?'
...Old World Song Lyric

She once told Him that she didn't want to grow up. Ironically, her internal clock stopped as the world devolved to chaos. In retrospect, the war against Ryan Hunter served to exercise her organization and delegation skills more than anything else. Exercise, as in another training exercise to prepare her for the greater Evil soon to be unleashed in the world - something so insidious that without her friends, Joan would have missed it altogether. Hints from Ya-Ya, Him, or not.
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Current Mood: creative

18th April 2011

belleferret10:25pm: Mister Smith video
Here is a very nice Smith music video using the song "Building a Mystery" by Sarah McLachlan.

23rd March 2011

lizardbeth_j8:35am: Fic offer for help_japan
I asked the mod ("Self, can we post somthing about our Jeremiah fic offer for help_japan?" and I answered, "Sure, since it's Jeremiah related!"), Hi, yes, I am your new mod, though that probably only will matter if we get a spammer.

I am offering Jeremiah fic (and a bunch of other fandoms too) for help_japan. One story, of 1000 words, no real restrictions since I love everybody (though I love Markus the best), and it can be a new story or "missing scene/epilogue" for something else I've done. Crossovers, AU, whatever. I'm pretty game especially for a good cause.

My list of Jeremiah fic is HERE

My thread for the auction is HERE .

Auction closes on Saturday.

And if anyone else is offering Jeremiah goodies, please post them!

6th January 2011

jekesta8:22pm: Theo post and songvid
I've posted a bit about Theo on my journal here:

http://jekesta.livejournal.com/700655.html

And made a songvid, also of Theo, which is a bit rough and ready, but there you go. Theo's in a lot less of Jeremiah than I tend to think she is.

It's on megaupload if you want to download it: .mpg, 26mb.

20th May 2010

jekesta1:41pm: Screencaps, season 2
I've put screencaps for season 2 up. Again there are about 200 or so per episode in a rar file on megaupload, and a sample set of 30 for each episode online.

http://www.zondawl.co.uk/screencaps.html#jere2

And here are some random screencaps from season 2:

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17th May 2010

jekesta1:51pm: Screencaps, season 1
I have just got around to putting my screencaps of Jeremiah (season 1) on my website, so I thought I'd put up a link here. There are around 200ish for each episode, and they're uploaded to megaupload in .rar files. I haven't cleaned them up at all, they're just as they were capped.

http://www.zondawl.co.uk/screencaps.html#jeremiah

There's a sample pic, and a small gallery of about 20 pictures for each episode there, as well as the megaupload links. I've capped season 2 as well, I'll probably get around to putting that up eventually.

And here are a few random caps, because pictures of Kurdy showing up on your friendspage is never such a sad thing. 28 pictures under here:

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17th February 2010

belleferret7:29pm: Jeremiah Season 2 DVDs release date
Amazon has finally announced March 3, 2010 as the release date for the "Jeremiah" Season 2 manufacture-on-demand DVDs!

18th February 2010

xafirah12:34am: 20 Jeremiah icons
Jeremiah icons!

Preview:


The rest is HERE @ my journal.

3rd December 2009

belleferret5:37pm: Finally!! Season 2 of Jeremiah on DVD!!
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Jeremiah-Season-2/13063

This is available only as "manufacture on demand" from Amazon, and no ship date is listed yet.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B002Y26UR4

12th January 2009

belleferret3:49pm: "Jeremiah" re-airs on the SciFi Channel starting Jan 13
Tuesday, January 13, 8 am to 3 pm
Thursday, January 29, from 8 am to 4 pm
Friday, February 20, 8 am to 4 pm

All times are Eastern.

4th September 2008

belleferret9:15pm: Jeremiah Episode Fics 13-15
The final 3 episode fics for season 2 of Jeremiah.

State of the Union Viewpoint 1, Viewpoint 2

Interregnum Part 1

Interregnum Part 2

I hope SciFi's airing of this show gave many more people the opportunity to see Sean in one of his best roles.

22nd August 2008

belleferret8:41am: Jeremiah Episode Fics 5-8
Here are the fics I wrote based on season 2 episodes 5-8 that just aired.

Rites of Passage

The Mysterious Mister Smith

Voice in the Dark

Crossing Jordan

16th August 2008

belleferret3:14pm: Jeremiah season 2 episode fics
I thought it might be fun, now that Season 2 of Jeremiah is being shown on the SciFi Channel, to post links my Jeremiah Episode Fics. This is a series of fics I wrote starting last fall as I re-watched each show.

Some of the episodes I realized I'd already written several fics about, so I had to think a bit to come up with some fresh insight. I made some interesting discoveries along the way.

Here are the fics for the episodes shown this week:

Letters from the Other Side Part 1

Letters from the Other Side Part 2

Strange Attractors

Deus Ex Machina

10th July 2008

belleferret5:28pm: Reminder: Jeremiah starts tonight!
Don't forget: SciFi Channel, 7pm Eastern, first 4 episodes of "Jeremiah"!

If you are interested in writing reading/writing fic based on this show, feel free to join jeremiah_fic. New readers and writers welcome. No challenge participation necessary!

3rd July 2008

belleferret5:49pm: "Jeremiah" to air on the SciFi Channel!!
The TV series, "Jeremiah", will begin airing weekly on the SciFi Channel July 10 at 7pm. They are showing 4 episodes at a time. Season 2, with Sean Astin as Mister Smith. begins on August 14.

If you have not seen Sean in this role, many (including me!) consider it one of his best roles. It even measures up well against Samwise Gamgee, and that's saying a lot!

Many thanks to cookiefleck who got the info from curls.

7th January 2008

lizardbeth_j7:32pm: Fic pimpage!
I wrote two short fics for yuletide. Both are PG, Gen-ish (ref. to Meaghan), and Markus-centric.

A Party of One, or Two
After the Alliance victory, Jeremiah goes to find someone missing from the party.

and

If the fates allow
It's Christmas Eve, and Markus remembers those lost.

Enjoy!

9th December 2007

kaethe6:37pm: Fic: Prelude (Jeremiah/Kurdy) NC-17
Title: Prelude
Fandom: Jeremiah
Pairing: Kurdy/Jeremiah
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Set after the series finale. Kurdy and Jeremiah are trying to find their places in the new world.
Author's notes: Written for killabeez for Sweet Charity. Feedback always welcome.

At my site, here

29th August 2007

belleferret11:49am: Jeremiah Season 2 now available on iTunes!
Many thanks to ladymoreta for the heads up!

Only $27.99! You must have iTunes installed. Direct link here:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTVSeason?id=261227628&s=143441

7th July 2007

andrew610:11am: Jeremiah: The LOST Empire
I've received word that JEREMIAH: THE LAST EMPIRE is officially, finally 100% dead.

I'm not sure of how this all works, but I gather MGM has asked Platinum Studios to stop production on the graphic novel and remove the segment online at drunkduck.com, and legally, Platinum has to comply. (That said, I just checked and 14 story pages plus a cover appear to remain posted, for the moment.)

I haven't yet asked whether I'll be allowed to post the script for the book so people could at least see what was planned; given the situation at Drunk Duck, I don't hold out a lot of hope of being allowed to do that. Which is a shame, because it was several months of my life spent writing something I'm very proud of.

I seriously believe any project comparable to THE LAST EMPIRE would've been declared officially dead a long time ago. Letters and e-mails of support from Jeremiah fans did not go unnoticed by Platinum, but it is simply out of Platinum's hands, now.

I want to extend a personal thanks to the Jeremiah fans who kept in touch with me over the last couple years and continued to support the project up until...well, now. I still get an e-mail or two a week asking after EMPIRE.

It's almost too saccharine to say out loud (or type out loud) (is it possible to type out loud?) (you know what I mean), but you guys and your love of the world created by Hermann Huppen and JMS are an inspiration to me, and that's something I've taken well beyond my experiences on THE LAST EMPIRE.

OK, if I keep blathering I'm going to go completely off the emotional rails, so I'll just say thanks again, and leave it at that.

Best,
Andrew Foley

6th July 2007

emma_in_oz8:26pm: Interlude
Title: Interlude
Author: emma_in_oz
Word Count: 800
Pairing: Kurdy/Smith
Summary: Mr Smith didn't like to accept help, but he would take it from Kurdy if he offered it just right. References to *The Question*.
Date: Written May 2005

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5th July 2007

telscha6:16pm: Jeremiah Fic
Over on jeremiah_fici have now set up a prompt table

Pick 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 or the full 100 prompts from a table. With a nice shiny banner as a reward for completing it. 

a 100 word min limit with no upper limit.

Obviously with only a few characters in the fandom there would be no limit to the number of ppl claiming a charrie as no two ppl would write exactly the same thing.

Just thought it might keep the fic coming. 

27th June 2007

belleferret6:08am: A video rec for Mister Smith fans
"Hold It Up To The Light' - A tribute to Mister Smith from Jeremiah. By rakshi.

.MV4 - 53 MB

.MOV 59 MB

.DIVX 48 MB

Right-click on Windows or Control-click on Mac to download.

ETA: Now also on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5pcVEcQCso

20th June 2007

lizardbeth_j2:48pm: Fic: Distorted Reflections
Title: Distorted Reflections
Authors: lizardbeth_j and LoriWright
Rating: R (violence, language)
Category: Gen Adventure Novel, AU, Crossover
Characters: Season 7 SG-1, including Jack, alternate versions of other SG-verse characters, and all the characters of Jeremiah.

No pairings (well, okay, Markus/Meaghan, but that's about as gen a pairing as you can get)

This is a crossover between Stargate SG-1 and Jeremiah, and takes place almost entirely within the Jeremiah-verse.

Summary:
While preparing for the meeting in St. Louis, Thunder Mountain is rocked to its foundations as a decorative stone ring in the cafeteria wakes up and four strange old people fall from it. They claim they're not from Valhalla Sector, and they've never heard of the Big Death. Where do they come from? Are they allies or enemies? And how long before Valhalla Sector hears about this mysterious new technology and moves up its plan of conquest?

This novel is complete and edited. I've begun by posting the first four chapters to its community, distortd_ref, and I'll post at least two chapters each Wednesday until it's done. To keep spamming to a minimum, I won't post notices of updates here. Please watch distortd_ref if you'd like updates.

Start here with Notes and Acknowledgments

This has been a labor of love for us, for quite a long time. So please come and check it out!
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