Issue #316 Wednesday, April 14, 2010

THE D’NI VOICE

Issue #316 Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Shorah!

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NEWS:

MOULA RELEASED STUFF (OPEN SOURCE RELEASES)
Chogon – MOUL Forum

Notable is the KI  and wave emote source files. It starts!

TODAY IS PINK SHIRT DAY IN SECOND LIFE
Tichelle Teebrook

From the notecards:

Pink Shirt Day is a wonderful anti-bullying campaign please read below to learn of how/why it started.

Pink Shirt Day started in a Nova Scotia high school, where a 9th grade boy was being bullied over wearing a pink polo shirt to school. A couple of grade 12 boys decided to take a stand against the bullying and wear pink in sympathy for the boy who had been so mercilessly prodded at. They went to a local discount store and bought 50 pink shirts, and distributed them amongst the other boys in their high school. They stood up for their fellow classmate and against the bullies, and made a real difference in someone’s life.

In a place like Second Life, Cyber Bullying runs rampant. In a virtual world where it is so easy to be anonymous and hide behind your pixels, many people find it the perfect environment to attack and belittle others. Unfortunately, this can lead to real life emotional distress, even to those who “disconnect” their Second Life and first life.

It is time that we all take a stand against bullying in all its forms. Why, in a community so small, should there be so much vitrol and mudslinging, when, if we band together, we become stronger?

This year, Pink Shirt Day falls on Wednesday, April 14th, and we are asking that everyone, who share a passion for peace and a hatred for bullying, stand up and make a difference! Many creators have put out special items for this many of them free, I hope you will join us all and take a stand against bullying. The following is a list of creators who have volunteered to participate in the 2010 Pink Shirt Day event in Second Life.  The store name and SLURL is provided along with the creator name to make finding them a little bit easier! Please be aware that every creator has their choice of item to offer for this day – be it old, or new – and that it may not currently be set out.  If you can’t seem to find the “Pink Shirt” related item, please return in a few days. 

Remember, Pink Shirt Day is April 14, 2010!  And again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this movement.

Addison Mortlock – A-BOMB  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/104/44/30
Airedine Poe – Adore & Abhor  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sugar%20Mill%20Grove/170/194/25
Anneliese Clarence – Algade  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Zanzo/111/22/24
Apatia Hammerer – Pig http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gaylord/221/135/21
April Looming – Wild Style Fashions  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cheonma/50/203/105
Aranel Ah – *BOOM*  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Existence/181/38/22
Arora Zanzibar – *~ Zanzibar creationZ ~*
Averie Larnia – =HooT=  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Harold/112/207/22
Aydan Darcy – House of Darcy  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Aloha%20Business%20Park/92/178/1108
Bastet Hazelnut – NUT  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Harold/178/103/35
Candace Morgwain – Sweeter Than Candy http://slurl.com/secondlife/Anders/158/72/25
Chandni Khondji –  *~*HopScotch*~*  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cape%20Victoria/50/95/501
Clementine Ishtari – Awesome Blossom http://slurl.com/secondlife/Thistle/237/225/23
Diva Lilliehook –  LACE Designs  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Edmond/228/91/21
Dove Swanson – Long Awkward Pose http://slurl.com/secondlife/Festivale/97/92/29
FionaRose Bartavelle –  Sparklez in the Attic  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Jubilee/101/130/376
Gabe Bookmite – Get Bent  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Saint%20Vincent/166/212/528
Heartless Toxx – Heartless Homes http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sand%20Dollar%20Isle/195/63/22
Horrid Twine – Horribaubles http://slurl.com/secondlife/Horst/236/218/35
Ivey Deschanel – SN@TCH  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/123/212/30
JDiva Ophelia – Masquerade Parade Mask Boutique  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Luna%20Park%20Charade/117/140/22
Julliette Westerburg – tres blah  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Horst/118/139/25
Katey Coppola – GLITTERATI  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Glitterati/129/174/23
Kiki Cunningham – Ki-2 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lloyd/77/195/23
Lacie Chambers – LacieCakes  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Larette%20Island/139/141/451
Liess Paine – KHUSH  http://slurl.com/secondlife/dixon%20agence/88/141/21
Mako Kungfu – Atomic Owl  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Armada%20Breakaway/124/155/27
Marja Languish & Kissowa Kamachi – Kissed by Lithium  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Prim%20By%20Prim/193/63/21
Mochi Milena – Pink Fuel http://slurl.com/secondlife/Thibedeau/84/173/25
Nimil Blackflag – LuNi Designs http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bay%20of%20Shadows/211/171/726
Plurabelle Laszlo – Bliensen + MaiTai  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Horst/34/164/22
Pure Nikolaidis- PURE CONTOURS SHAPES & SKINS http://slurl.com/secondlife/Livium%20Estate%20III/74/207/22
Radio Signals – Scribble  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scribble/71/71/26
Rayvn Hynes – MudHoney  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sugar%20Mill%20Grove/154/84/25
Redsoledrea GossipGirl – (OMFG) I Love It!  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sweet%20Cyanide/84/96/25
Riley Sapphire – Inner Peace  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Jubilee/139/39/376
Rocsi Kira – La Pop Rocs  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Luxury%20Island%20Resort/61/63/25
Sanura Snowpaw – *Dreams*  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gannet%20Island/197/176/25
SarahTheRed Aurbierre – Vanitas Vesture  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Elliott/107/107/24
Sarahlin Constantine – #Before Sleep#  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sparkling%20Star/17/98/22
Shade Kingsley – Jinkies! http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bellatrix/15/141/28
Southie Allen – Absurdly Newfangled Designs  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Blues%20Island/177/113/24
Syn Beresford – Little Pricks/Skin Deep/Different Drum  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vendetta/133/65/26
Treble Freenote – Touche’  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sweet%20Cyanide/122/133/30
Tyr Rozenblum – Tyranny http://slurl.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/218/54/32
Venice Burks/Kylei Benoir – BabyCouture  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Jubilee/49/43/377
Voshie Paine – La Petite Morte  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gypsy/73/136/25
jemima Clowes- TUFT  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sand%20Dollar%20Isle/197/41/25
Roblem Hogarth- !ReTox! http://slurl.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/213/43/34

From What is Bullying and What Can I Do:

Bullying happens when someone scares or hurts another person on purpose, physically, mentally, or emotionally.  Usually, this happens on a repeat basis – the victim being attacked over and over, an unable – or afraid – to defend themselves.

Bullying can include physical violence, spreading bad rumors, purposefully excluding another person from a group or activity, teasing in a mean or inappropriate way, or even gathering others to “gang up” on others.

Cyberbullying happens electronically.  This can include some of the categories of normal bullying, but can also include posting nasty rumors, pictures, or messages about others on blogs, forums, or other websites, or using another’s name to pose as them and spread rumors about them via the internet.

YOU can make a difference!  If you see someone being bullied and do nothing about it, you are just as guilty as the bully themselves.  Turning a blind eye to any kind of abuse is only enabling the abusers to continue harming others.  Speak up!  Stand up!  The more people are willing to stand up for what they believe in, the less power the bullies will have to abuse and control others.

So, please, take a a stand against bullying, in your First and Second Life.  Bullying is not something only felt by school-aged children, but by millions of people worldwide – of all ages, genders, races…it knows no limits.

Until now.  WE can be that limit.

For more information on bullying and prevention, please visit:
http://www.bullying.org/
http://www.stopbullyingnow.com

*Editor’s Note: Take a stand against bullying, we have all encountered that here. Thanks, Tichelle for letting us know about this important day.

D’NI WORD OF THE DAY
Rehnehmtahn Later

gormeht = now, this time.

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CAVERN EVENTS:

FIVE MARKER CHALLENGE
Carl Palmner – MOUL Forum

Looks like Carl has come up with a very challenging marker game. To sign up (you can play in a team) post your name(s) and KI# on the forum.

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EXPLORATION:

MALIA’S SL RAMBLINGS
Malia Writer
http://maliawriter.blogspot.com/
Follow Malia in RL on her China adventure at: http://marystravelsandtravails.blogspot.com/

EXPLORING SECOND LIFE
JOURNEY TO INNSMOUTH PART 5
Jandai Writer
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Innsmouth/33/222/25

(Short summary:  Our intrepid explorer has landed on what she thought was a stopping point on her travel itinerary.  Once there, she found the immediate area to be barren, charred and falling apart.  Upon coming across a sign, she realised she had been dropped off at the wrong location.  Coming to grips with that, she started towards what she thought was the town and hoped was a telephone.  Along the way, she finds 1920’s vehicles, some rusted, some in good condition – on her path.  She wonders about the age of these vehicles, as time appears to have stopped in the area.  As she starts to cross a bridge, she sees a strange unfriendly looking creature on the other side.  She crouches behind the car and takes a picture with her polaroid camera.  Then decides to head in a different direction than that of the creature.  Our explorer then prays in an old church she finds, and comes across what appears to be the center of the town – a playground surrounded by buildings.  She finds a building with a sign for a telephone, but any remnants of a telephone are long gone.  She then partakes of the alcoholic offerings (as nothing else had withstood time and elements) and gathered up courage to keep going.  Just when she thought she had found her way off the island, via an intact boat tied to a dock, she finds more of the creatures.  She moves away from them only to see another in a building.  Ducking into the nearest door, she finds herself in a bar and starts drinking ).

Coming out of the bar sometime (and many bottles) later, I saw the creature had gone from the nearby building.  Unsure if that was a good thing or not, I continued South and across another covered bridge.  I found what must have once been the home of the richest person in town, although it appeared that all the money in the world couldn’t save a person in this godforsaken place.

Now with no social niceties to worry about, I freely poked my nose into the townspeoples houses.  Everything here was covered in dust, dirt and goodness knows what else, so I was not at all worried the owners of the houses would arrive and catch me out.  Once upon a time, this mansion would have been the envy of everyone in town, but now I felt it was a beacon to those creatures and that this was perhaps the first place which was ruined.

I went back outside and climbed over the cliffs the house stood on, hoping to find another boat I could make my escape on.  Instead what I found was much worse.

Bigger than any of the creatures I had seen to date, this one stood as tall as the water tower which was leaning nearby.  I could only see it from the back, but one thing was for certain…this one was the leader.

Monster in the distance

My dutch courage was fast leaving and having now seen something which could eat me in one gulp, I felt I needed a plan.

First things first…back to the bar. I didn’t need refreshment, I needed to numb my brain. If I were going to be mauled by some horrible unearthly creatures, I was going to be as inebriated as I could be. I laughed to myself thinking of how my sister had been mocking my non-alcoholic ways. “How can you have any fun on your trip if you never drink alcohol?” she had asked in wonder. Well, dear sis, I am drinking now!

After sampling many different bottles under the pretence of finding out which one I liked the best, I decided to paint the town red – even if it was with my own blood.

First stop – pick up my suitcase and put it in that boat. I was sure that was to be my way of escape, so I wanted to have my things in the cabin waiting for me. I ran back to where I had my suitcase stowed and snuck it onto the boat. Next up – the opera theatre…well, I had always wanted to attend the opera, and this one was free. Bottle in hand, I even let myself up to one of the balcony boxes. Can’t say much for the show though. Next was the cinema – or theatre. At least that had some old, sepia movie playing. No sound though, so I made up my own dialogue to the movie, even using the now empty bottle as a mic.

Once bored with that, I decided to nosey through some of the other buildings. They were very similar, living area downstairs, bathroom and bedroom upstairs. All were old and covered with 80 years of grime.

I opened the door to one bathroom and suddenly I was face to face with one of the creatures. Instantly sober, my thoughts were “this is it, I’m a goner now”. The creature stared at me, and very slowly shuffled towards me. Instantly I realised it was injured and couldn’t attack. My survival instincts took over and I smashed the empty bottle of liquor over its head. Bad move – it squealed with such anguish, that I instantly regretted my actions. Sure enough, there was an immediate answering call. This call was so loud, and so ferocious that I damn near peed my pants. I knew, without a doubt that mummy was on its way, and I knew how big mummy was…

(to be continued).

*if you find any links to interesting places, please forward them to Jandai Writer. http://raphil.livejournal.com/

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ONGOING EVENTS TODAY:

D’NI LANGUAGE CLASS
Rehnehmtahn Later (Rehn)

D’NI 101
Wednesday, 7:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962

Location is the Tokatah Terrace overlooking the canyon in the City.

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ONGOING EVENTS UPCOMING:

D’NI LANGUAGE CLASS
Rehnehmtahn Later (Rehn)

D’NI 101
Thursday, 8:00 AM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vulcan%20Myst/220/17/27

Location is Age of Myst
and 8:30 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962
Location is the Tokatah Terrace overlooking the canyon in the City.

D’NI 201
Thursday, 10:00 AM (SL) & 9:30 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962
Location is the Tokatah Terrace overlooking the canyon in the City.

.shorah gah bigtotee
Rehn

THE CONTINUOUS CAVERN CITY PARTY
atrebor Zenovka
Thursday, 4:30 PM SL  5:30 PM KI Time
Host: SkydiverWatashi Fall KI# 235522
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962

 and at theContinuous Cavern City Bevin (IM Watashi if Bevin is not showing in the Nexus)

Music: Land server in SL, URL for the Cavern  http://85.214.108.253:16170
 
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**BUSINESS – SHOPS:

If you have a product, sale, update, hunt you are participating in or if you change the location of your store, please drop me a note before your day of posting so I can make sure I get it in that week.

MYST AND URU REMEMBERED
Exodus Karu
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shiner/51/10/98

If you have and questions or request for custom work please drop Exodus Karu an IM.

TETHER’S END BRIDGES & SWINGS
Ishtar Roussel
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tethers%20End/142/199/21
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ethereal%20Nature/27/126/24

MELOBORG MINI MALL AND FISHING
Borg Capalini
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Delphi/19/7/23

CATSEYE’S MYST STORE AND OTHER CREATIONS
catseye Fride
At the tent in the plaza
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962

Also on  Xstreet:
https://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&MerchantID=141615

**BUSINESS – LAND FOR SALE/RENT:

If you have land for sale or rent you may post it here.

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COMMUNITY AREAS:

D’NI BEVIN
Tavish Flanagan
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Proxima%20Centauri/107/64/22

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ENTERTAINMENT:

NEVERIVEN CASTLE CLUB WEDNESDAY WARMUP
Dichromus Miles and Zedra Benoir
Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Orpheum%20Island/37/190/23

CASTLE ROCK
Aderyn Quinnell
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Corben%20Myst/111/215/67

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TREASURE HUNTS:

NATURE’S HUNT FEELING BLUE **IMPORTANT: Please note information about third party viewers for this hunt
Riana Eiren & Angelfire Teebrook
April 9 to May 9
From the  notecard:

Nature’s Hunt Feeling Blue
When the Nature’s Hunt was coming to its end, the hunters were feeling blue and i received many request to do another hunt…. So here it is : The Nature’s Hunt Feeling Blue!
This hunt is inspired on all that is blue, all that is making us feel blue or all that is cheering us up so we wont feel blue anymore 🙂
This means a great variety in huntgifts from our amazing creators!
 
Yes we will do the Natures Hunt Feeling Blue  and visit all the amazing sims that have great Nature sites, items and shops!
With this hunt we want to show you again that  SL is a place where exploring never stops.

The hunt will be taking place from April 9th- May 9th 2010

Hunters, join the Nature’s Hunt Hunters Group and get the latest updates and hints in this fun hunt.
It is free to join and you can use the group chat to get help during the hunt.  If you cant join the group you can still do the hunt 🙂
The groupinviter will send you an automated group invite, it can take up a minute before adding you.

Find all the blue daffodils and collect your amazing gifts from our very talented and amazing creators here,  make sure you get them all!
Explore the participating sims and let yourself be swept of your feet by all the beauty Nature brings.

Some important rules for this hunt:
1.  This is meant to be fun and a hunt, so please no yelling out locations of hunt items in local.  Stick to your IM’s for helping out your friends or fellow hunters.
2.  We have wonderful creators who have spent alot of time on these gifts for you, so please be respectful and do NOT bother them on where the item is or hassle them in any way. Find help in group chat or check out the hintlist.
3.  In group chat, do not blurt out where things are located.  Helping each other is some of the fun of these hunts, so remember to give out hints only in chat.
4.  Do not give out cheat sheets.  Creators will change the location of the hunt items when they learn of them and for some creators, they do enjoy changing the locations anyways, so the cheat sheets do tend to be useless.
5.  Remember to always give yourself more than enough time to rezz.  Some places can take up to a few minutes before you can see clearly enough to really look for the item.
6.  When hunting, please be respectful to each other, we want everyone to enjoy themselves on this hunt. 
7.  Do not just walk into a shop, glance and then ask for help immediately, this is a hunt so please put in an effort to find the object.
8.  This is the official hunt blog where pictures and valid hints will be posted: http://www.firebeach.org/index.php/blogs/blogsjes

Startingpoint is : http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fire/198/3/23
NOTE:
Due to the copybot source code release some sims have a policy on third party viewers, such as GreenLife (Emerald).
Any viewer that can be used for illegal activities wont be allowed by several sims, like the unauthorized duplication of content.
If you are using a viewer that does, or that acts like one of those viewers according to the scanners, you will be banned. Refrain from using “active cryolife scanning” in your GreenLife (Emerald) viewer, because when you do, your viewer will be detected as Cryo Life, and you will be banned.
How to turn that option off:

Emerald--option-cryo-off

Happy hunting!!!

Resje Bailey (hunt organiser)
The Fire Beach Crew (hunt sponsor)

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LUCKY CHAIRS, MIDNIGHT MANIA, FREEBIES AND DOLLARBIES:

SHOE FLY SHOES
DMom2K Darwin
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Greystone/199/216/92

Five lucky chairs on the second floor with great shoes.

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OTHER ITEMS:

GIANT SNAIL 60 SIM RELAY RACE – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
RacerX Gullwing
Saturday 2:00 PM

This is the 4th Annual Relay for Life Greatest Snail Race in the KNOWN UNIVERSE! Making a difference one relay race at a time. If you would like to participate you  can get your starting position scarf here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hawthorne/168/122/62  Your scarf WILL determine your starting position (larger donations get front, hehehheh) Come have fun and see if you can make 60 sims of incredible lag-o-fun! Or just come watch the mayhem on the Linden roadways.  Donate to Relay for Life at the Kiosks and make a difference.

From notecard:

Cross Country Race dates
17 April 2010 2PM
15 May 2010 2PM
19 June 2010 2PM
17 July 2010* 2PM

Regular Race Dates
Every Saturday thats Not a Cross Country Day from above
Starting on the 13th of March
but at 11:00 AM.

The Cross Country Races
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This is a really fun event. You can pick up the free Giant Snail avatar at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Abitibi/49/175/57  Just touch the snail box there. Get a Pimp My Snail kit while you’re there. It has a lot of things you can use to mod your snail if you want. The scarves ARE on sale you can come by and buy a starting position scarf this gets your name added to the finish line so you’ll hopefully get counted (we’ve had more trouble with this finish line one of these days we’ll get it to work right) anyway I think I have it fixed this time.
The scarf donation prices are

$1500L for a front starting position
$500L for a middle starting position and
$1L to be in the back starting position.

All Donations go to the American Cancer Society
Show up 30 or more minutes before the race, get rezzed, get your draw distance set low and simple and get ready to go. Here’s what a race looks like http://treet.tv/shows/snailraces/episodes/ep089

Oh, to enter the the NEW best dressed Snail of the Day race contest contact Sante Klees to get your snail modeling shots filmed after you get your snail modded. We’ll try to get someone from Fabulous Fashion to pick the winner maybe. This will give us something to show people when the snails aren’t near a camera positions during the races.

Race results http://snailracers.blogspot.com/2010/02/relay-giant-snail-2010.html

We have a lot of folks that watch and want to be a part of the race but for one reason or the other don’t race. Here is the way they can be involved without having to drive a snail.

They can sponsor a snail – The sponsor would pledge so many L$ on a snail for each sim they went through. Depending on the place of the snail at the finish of the race the amount would be more.

for example:

10th or below…….1L per sim,
9th………………………2L,
8th………………………3L,
7th………………………4L, ect. to 1st place where the amount would be 10 L per sim for a maximum donation of 600L for the 60 sim race.

So if a snail can get just 10 sponsors….win the race it could add $6000L to the kiosks.

The sponsors will even get a little plaque saying they sponsored the Great Giant Snail Race of 2010!  1st 2nd and 3rd being fanciful some way. The more sponsors the bigger the bragging rights for bringing in the highest donation amount for that race/year. The donations and would all be between the snail and the sponsors please tp your sponsor to one of our Kiosks to pay it.

VIRTUAL WORLDS AND HEALTH
Lowell Cremorne – Metaverse Health

“… I’m very keen to hear from you if you’re undertaking health-related work in a virtual world. It doesn’t matter what the platform or whether its direct engagement or research – I’m all ears.” Lowell Cremorne has been selected to write a book chapter on the use of virtual worlds in health-related pursuits. This is an exciting movement in using virtual worlds in new ways.

NEXT ON COPPER ROBOT – MARK TWAIN
Mitch Wagner – Copper Robot
Wednesday, 6:00 PM
http://slurl.com/secondlife/World2Worlds/128/151/39/

Come celebrate the life and works of Mark Twain. “We’ll spend an hour talking about Mark Twain and why he’s still relevant today, with two experts on the man and his work.” Guests will be David Sloane author of Mark Twain as a Literary Comedian and Harold Bush author of Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of his Age.

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                                    * Community-Strength-Togetherness *

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