Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Tudors is HOT.

It's really rare I pay any attention to a cover on a DVD, sure an attractive package gets your eye but this one had me pretty much ripping the plastic off ready to watch the series. The Tudors a series from Showtime will keep your attention from the moment you see the incredibly sexy picture of King Henry VIII on the front to every single episode in the series. For those of you that are not familiar with King Henry VIII's history the series is fairly true to his real life. Yes sure I'm positive that its an over dramatization but the general timeline of his life is based on facts. The Tutor's dynasty is cursed with sex, death and lies. It was almost a tv series waiting to be maid as the life of the Tudors resembles something out of a soap opera gone terribly terribly wrong.

King Henry VIII was a exciting but terrible man, known for his many wives in his quest for a son and his reputation with the ladies and his reputation for having his wives executed. Not to mention his troubles with the church. I honestly can't say if I admire him or he gives me nightmares but the ladies of his time sure did seem to like him. It just wouldn't have paid to be one of his wives that's for sure. The Tudors Season Two picks up when King Henry VIII meets his second wife Anne who is as beautiful is she is scheming. The Pope declares that King Henry cannot marry Anne lawfully as his wife Catherine is his legitimate wife under the church. King Henry marries her anyways and the marriage is rocked with problems the most pressing of which is the fact that their first child is a girl and the second child is miscarried. Though they do not directly tell you in the series but in history the second child was supposed to have been a boy. Between his many indiscretions and his war with the church the King is not a happy camper.

I'm not totally done with the series yet but as the the third disc opens Queen Catherine, Henry's first wife is sick and possibly dying and Queen Anne is dealing with fears that she may be loosing the King herself. With no male child to give him the King is loosing interest in her and becoming more and more erratic in his behavior. If she only knew just how much in danger she really was and how awful the royal court could be during that time. Though from her dreams she suspects and is fearful of the possibilities. Its hard to believe that Queen Anne's rule really only lasted a very short three years most of which was rocked in turmoil that is pretty easy to see in the series the Tudors.

Lets drop the history bit though and talk about the show. Its sexy, the King Henry in the series is incredibly hot and his steamy sex scenes will give you girls out there some good dreams. This is much unlike the real King Henry which makes me wonder why he was so popular other than being the king as by today's standards he was pretty dull looking. For those of you that ever dreamed of being a princess growing up may reconsider after watching the Tudors. I have panic attacks over the politics of dog shows much less of the politics of the royal court. I think you can count me out all together. I've always said its so much sweeter to be poorer than you would like but happy than have everything and be miserable.

The Tudors is an amazing series. Now you guys have to excuse me as I'm about to watch the last two episodes before I go to bed and I need to order Tudors Season One as well. You can get your copy of the Tudors Season Two on Amazon as well!

I have three copies of Tudors Season Two to give away to my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Tudors Season Two and tell me who is your favorite Royal in history present or past.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Feb 15th at midnight!

202 Comments:

reb said...

My favorite is the British royals.

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I subscribe.

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Stephanie Bruce said...

i subscribed

Stephanie Bruce said...

The Original Queen Elizabeth

mverno said...

henry the Vlll a no nonesense royal

mindy said...

it would have to be princess diana thanks for the giveaway

Veronica said...

Princess Diana for me too! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

dwhogan said...

Princess Di

Mike said...

We LOVED the first season of the Tudors and can't wait to see the 2nd! (no HBO, sadly) Henry is definately our favorite royal - how could you not love all that scandal?

Thanks for the giveaway!

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louiseb130 said...

Louis XIV, the Sun King

Jackie P. said...

Queen Victoria

lisacna said...

Princess Diana was my favorite.

Helen S said...

Princess Diana for sure! We don't have HBO either so we would love this.

Helen S said...

I subscribe! Thanks,
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Sam said...

I agree that Henry VIII was the most interesting and scandalous. Thanks! woltmansr@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite always was and will always be Princess Diana

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Tonysopranogirl said...

I like Elizabeth I the last ruler of the tudor dynasty! She was powerful and strong!

Tonysopranogirl said...

I like Elizabeth I the last ruler of the tudor dynasty! She was powerful and strong!

valerie2350 said...

mary - queen of scotts

valerie2350 said...

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Shelley said...

Wow...that's a hard question. I will have to go with Princess Diana. She really seemed to have a compassionate heart and did so much charity work (something that most "Royalty" never did before). I was so saddened when she passed away.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

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Shelley said...

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Anonymous said...

Mary Queen of Scots

elaina said...

I've always been fascinated with Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. In fact, for Christmas, I bought my daughter one of the Royal Diaries series about her!

elaina said...

I'm a faithful subscriber.

clynsg said...

I think I would go with Charles II as my favorite. He is generally seen as just a pleasure loving womanizer, but he managed to stay alive, come back to the throne after Cromwell, & pretty well keep his country together. Unlike Henry, although his queen wasn't able to give him a son, he was apparently unfailingly kind to her. Too bad his brother didn't have the same kind of political common sense!

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clynsg said...

I am a subscriber.

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wigget said...

i love lady jane grey

devilfancy said...

Queen Elizabeth is my fave,

MaggieM said...

OK, your splendid review has me all hot and bothered now so I really want to win the DVD so I can drool over the actor "King" too. Hey, I live a boring life, LOL. I never cared much for any of the Royals until Diana came along. Poor thing. Her life was way too short but her deeds live on. She was a wonderful humanitarian.

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MaggieM said...

I subscribed by email :)

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deedleweedle said...

Princess Diana is the only one I'm that familiar with.

Heather said...

I like Mary, Queen of Scots.

matty55 said...

the current queen of england is my fave, she is so inspirational

keith said...

elizabeth I

agordon10 said...

Marie Antoinette

Lorry said...

Queen Elizabeth I

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Jenna said...

I would have to go with Princess Diana. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenna said...

I subscribe!

Anonymous said...

Haha...I would never want to be a princess..much too complicated. However, this is my favorite time period to read about, and this Henry is by far the most interesting king(although scotland had some good ones too!!). I haven't seen any of this show yet but I'd love to!! Pick me, pick me!!

Michelle

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

fergie although she is no longer royal she was real

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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Teresa said...

Elizabeth 1st. She was so strong and sacrificed much for her country.
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Teresa said...

I subscribe by email.
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judybrittle said...

Princess Diana was my favorite. She is sadly missed. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

chromiumman said...

william the conqueror, who at least did something to be king, rather than just being born

Whimsical Creations said...

Princess Diana!

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Whimsical Creations said...

i'm a subscriber

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K Amos said...

Princess Diana..........is my fav!

Tes283 said...

Elizabeth the first is / was incredible. I have always enjoyed any nmovie about her life, so I love the Tudors.

Brenda S. said...

Princess Di, thanks!

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Tara said...

Marie Antoinette is my favorite.. such a facinating story.

Tara said...

I am a subscriber

Tara
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Linda P said...

I like Prince william

123connie said...

henry the Vlll!!

Abigail said...

My favorite royal is Queen Elizabeth I. I'm a Shakespeare buff. And, funny, she was a Tudor.

Lilly said...

My favorite is Prince William.

Rick said...

My favorite Royal is Anne Bolyn.

clc408 said...

I like Catherine of Aragon.

Deborah said...

I like Catherine of Aragon; she was steadfast in her love for her husband and in her faith in spite of the great personal sacrifices she was forced to make. asthenight at gmail dot com

Andria said...

Mary Queen of Scots has a very interesting history.

zekebamm said...

Fergie -- the "normal" royal!

Karen said...

The british royals is my fav :)

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Anonymous said...

Henry VIII

Lynde said...

I have a soft spot for The Dutchess of Devinshire-poor woman!

Sunnyvale said...

Queen Victoria

Christina G. said...

My favorite royal in history is Princess Diana. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Marie Antoinette-let them eat cake, indeed!

Francine said...

Princess Diana is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway. I really want to see this series.

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Francine said...

I am a subscriber.

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keith reardon said...

prince harry

Erica C. said...

henry viii

redfuzzycow said...

princess di

Jackie said...

My favorite would be Princess Diana.

Jackie said...

I am a subscriber

idahomom said...

Princess Diane

Katina said...

Princess Diana
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susan1215 said...

Princess Diana was my favorite

Tammy said...

I like Queen Victoria I think she had such a great heart

Melissa said...

Princess Diana

Dumaurier said...

Elizabeth I, thanks

Stephen said...

Henry the Eighth! :)

Anonymous said...

Princess Diana--tragic story...

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risanjax said...

Thanks for the chance.

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Cheryl said...

Princess Dianna

Stanza Rae said...

I have always been a big fan of Tudor England. My favorite royal was Elizabeth I, I even named my youngest daughter Elizabeth.

I missed this season of Tudors when I lost my Showtime :(, I would love to win this. Thank you.

Cynthya said...

Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II and regent for her son Richard the Lionhearted, because she was so powerful.

rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest
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Dave said...

I rarely pay attention to such things, but Princess Diana was an exception. For a long time she was the fairytale princess the whole world admired. Thank you for the chance to win.

Fangirl Jen said...

I really admire Queen Elizabeth I. She ruled an empire and broke a lot of stereotypes as to the role of a queen.

Fangirl Jen said...

I am a subscriber and your button is on my blog.

Nickolay said...

Does it have to be real? If not, I choose King Neptune

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Anonymous said...

Great Sweetstake Thanks
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deckit said...

count vlad dracula

Jayfr said...

King Albert was interesting.

shiloh said...

Queen Victoria

Web said...

Princess Di

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twbellamy said...

Princess Diana was the best.

cdrury said...

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Queen Victoria

cdrury said...

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i subscribe

Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite Royal is Princess Grace of Monaco :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

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j said...

Henry VIII

nanja said...

My favorite royal was Princess Diana
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nanja said...

I'm subscribed to the feed
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stupendousdan said...

My favorite royal was George Brett. Thanks!

Kelly said...

I sound like a crazy school girl, but Prince William is so cute!

Tammy Marshall said...

Queen Elizabeth I


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Ashley said...

Princess Diana was so elegant
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Think about it said...

Princess diana, Died too young :(

LINDALSHOT said...

Diana but I think Fergie, Duchess of York was kind of a hoot.

And I love the person above who listed George Brett of the KC Royals!

Robert said...

Princess Diana was my favorite because the "real" royals hated her!

Tara said...

My favorite royal is The Queen Mum.

bison61 said...

Princess Diana would be my favorite

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noreen said...

I love this series, queen elizabeth (his daughter) is my favorite royal

Felicia said...

Queen Elizabeth I

eyeslikesugar said...

I actually like Charles II of Spain. He is a big red flag on how devastating royal inbreeding was. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_Spain Thank you for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

Ingrid said...

I am addicted to "The Tudors", my favorite royal is Catherine, the first wife of Henry the 8th.

shiloh said...

Queen Victoria

kh123856 said...

My favorite was Princess Diana. She was the best ever!

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booklover said...

Growing up I loved to read about Elizabeth I

Jessilyn82 said...

King Arthur, I love the magic and legends from that era!

denyse said...

Price William!

Ken said...

Henry The Eighth was always struck me as an interesting character in all media. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...My favorite royal, in the present, is Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco; typical playboy prince.

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Daniel M said...

I'm Henry the eighth I am
Henry the eighth I am, I am
I got married to the widow next door
She's been married seven times before
And every one was an Henry (Henry)
She wouldn't have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)
I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry
Henry the eighth I am

Second verse same as the first


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Angela said...

Edward VII. What a love story.

startrek said...

The original Queen Elizabeth.

Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

I find the Princess Diana story fascinating. I think the current era of Royalty in England is the most interesting.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I definitely like Queen Elizabeth! I really love this show!

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I am a subscriber!

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Ashton7 said...

I've been fascinated by Richard III since I saw the Shakespeare play when I was very young. So I guess he's my "favorite royal."

brian grasso said...

I would love to add this to my DVD collection

heaventrees said...

Queen Elizabeth I, because she refused to be treated as a weak woman. She ruled... literally!

Anonymous said...

Linz said :
King George 1 had a far from boring life - plenty of dramas.
Great Giveaway, thanks
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William said...

Queen Victoria

paula h said...

Mine is Princess Diana. I watched her wedding when I was a teen.

dvice said...

My favorite is Queen Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Queen Elizabeth I...Cate Blanchett did it for me!

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demmi said...

queen Elizabeth con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Princess Diana. I would have loved to see what she would have done with her life if it hadn't been cut short. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Gabriel said...

Queen Elizabeth I. A great but demanding lady.


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deidracox said...

Princess Diana was my favorite royal
she always seemed to carry herself with such dignity and grace
thanks so much for such a cool contest:)

AmberRose95 said...

Princess Diana is my favorite royal. She was so beautiful and graceful. Thank you for the contest!

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I'm a subscriber!

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purango said...

Cleopatra Queen of the Nile is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Carolyn said...

My favorite has always been Eleanor of Aquitaine. She rocked two kings!

Carolyn said...

subscriber!

Deedles said...

I would have to say Princess Diana.

z. Smith said...

Mary - Queen of Scots is my all time favorite royalty.

daytoncat said...

Catharine of Aragon (Henry VIII's first wife) is one of my favorite royals. I did a research paper on her in college and it was fascinating and sad to see how women were used as pawns in that era.

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sachidewey said...

I've always had a fondness for Lady Jane Grey

leandrew said...

Princess Diana! What a Royal Lady she was! May she rest in peace.

yellowlabs said...

I also liked Princess Diana!

Laura said...

Queen Elizabeth I

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redron said...

ann bolin

Anonymous said...

Mary Queen of Scotts

steadier572 said...

I love Queen Elizabeth
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singermagic1 said...

the ever stylish Louis the Sun King

ky2here said...

Jane Seymour - the original, not the actress.

Alice500 said...

Queen Elizabeth

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Jinxy and Me said...

Queen Victoria!

Jinxy and Me said...

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prplrush said...

My fav would have to be Mary Queen of Scots!

knightcry said...

I'm Henry the VIII I am... Henry the VIII I am, I am.

fae said...

i would have to say Queen Elizabeth I is my personal favorite.
i love this show!

Diana D said...

Princess Diana always fascinated me. Maybe it was because we shared the same name.

Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway

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Lobbyman said...

How about Prince Harry? As in Henry V, from Shakespeare. That would be my favorite Royal.

guettel78 said...

I would go with King Louis XIV -- I think Showtime should consider a spin-off of "The Tudors" focusing on The Sun King and all of his interesting exploits! Thanks for a chance to win the dvd.

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guettel78 said...

Subscribed to your feed in google reader - thanks!

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Roseann K. said...

Prince William!

kathy pease said...

i like katherine of aragon..i love this show :)

Marie said...

My favorite royal would be Elizabeth the First (closely followed by Victoria!).

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thriftycook said...

I always admired Princess Diana.

liliesrnice said...

Does King Arthur count? haha, I just love the movies and stories about him.

kathy pease said...

im a subscriber klp1965@myfairpoint.net :)

Anonymous said...

Bonnie Prince Charlie

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ACW333 said...

Princess Diana did marvelous things with her postion and popularity. She brought attention to issues that most royalty were completly unaware of. She used her power for something good. I wish more people would do that.

ACW333 said...

I am also a subscriber in google reader

Jayme Isaacs said...

My Favorite Royal In History Past Or Present Is Princess Diana

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Jayme Isaacs said...

I'm A Subscriber

Anonymous said...

Princess Diana

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Sonya said...

Queen Elizabeth was such a courageous woman!

Anonymous said...

Queen Victoria

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thank you

Ardy22 said...

Princess Diana is by far my fav

Ardy22 said...

also a subscriber!

bndraldy said...

My favorite royal in history is Princess Diana. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Being in the minority,
I have to go with Richard the 3rd.

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Anonymous said...

Marie Antoinette

Nora
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Jennifer said...

I think I would choose Catherine of Aragon, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Helen said...

Princess Masako. It's just terrible the amount of criticism she has been faced with.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

Marie Antoinette is my favortite.
I just love all the historical Royals.

I Love the sotry of Mary Queen of Scotts a great deal also.

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cathy2406 said...

I have to say Prince's William and Harry are my favorites to watch as they have grown over the years.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

Samantha P said...

i like Bloody Mary, she was pretty cool!

Samantha P said...

subscriber!

Tisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this show - great prize! ~ :) My favorite is Mary Queen of Scots! Thanks!

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Peggy said...

Princess Di,Thanks

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