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hello fellow guardos! [01 Oct 2004|12:21pm]

forgottenkisses
hi! im kassie, im new to this community, cause well, i just got my blurty yesterday. but ive been doing guard for almost 2 years now at Jupiter High School. I spun on rifle for a whole of 2 weeks, but then got knocked down to flag cause apparently there were too many rifles on the line. sad day for me, but yes. so i am on the flag line at jupiter, and love it, for the most part. but i really try not to let anything get me down cause i mean, atleast i get to do what i love. if any of you are in the SFWGA, our show last year was Reflections of Earth, the one with the mixed uniforms (diff uniform for each line, cept flag had 2 diff uniforms) and we only one guy who had this big rifle toss in the middle of our show (GO ANT! woot!). Currently we are still in marching season with our awesome spanish show (this is the season where i got kicked off rifle. oh well. lol). but yes. i cant wait for winterguard to come around again. None of us on the guard know what our show will be yet, but Katie O. (our instructor) has given us some clue as to it being a happy show with lots of dance....well yeah. thats my lame intruduction to this seemingly dead community! lol ttyl! and remember...........JUST KEEP SPINNING! =D

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hello =) [01 Feb 2004|07:36pm]

mlsskimi
[ mood | curious ]
[ music | fiona apple - fast as you can ]

hey all! im new to this place, obviously.. yeah.. im a frosh/rookie/loser whatever you'd like to call me. this is my first year in guard and i really love it. it's great that i've finally found something i love to do, because believe me - i've tried everything.. i spin flag and rifle in our winterguard show.. but i do sabre on the side. haha. um.. well.. our guard is split into two after marching season, as im sure many of yours are too. im on JV.. we're doing a song by aerosmith and its neat-o. very hardcore rock-ish. we cut the crotch out and toes off fishnet stockings and put them over red leotards.. how ghetto can you get? we've been to two competitions so far this season, and we've gotten 3rd at both. compared to what we did at marching season. thats DAMN good. but yeah.. all is fair in love and guard. =)
anyways, i don't really know what else to say.. the only things i would like to find out at the moment is some basic tips on how to keep your tosses snappy and/or tighter.. if you have any questions or w/e for me just leave a comment in my blurty... ill write later.. -kimi =)

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newbie, sorry first entry has to be a rant [18 Nov 2003|09:36pm]

make_me_believe
i'm in my highschool guard, and i love it. i love guard so much, but i CAN'T STAND THE INSTRUCTOR!

today was the first day of "show writing" ( i guess we're a little behind anyways) so we go from one practice a week for two hours to two practices a week at four hours. i'm completely ready to go into guard season and work at it, but i have an AP class and two hours of reading a night minimum for just that class, and i can't take it!

we have fifteen girls on our guard and the instructor won't let guys on it because he's a freak or we'd have about a thirty person guard, we have to practice on the tennis courts because our school won't let us on the new gym floor, and he's only picking five sabres! AAAAH!

i really wanted to do rifle anyways, but if you're on sabre you're garuanteed a spot on rifle and flag and it's a pretty big competition between us. we already know three spots are filled by people who were on sabre last year, but the other two are complete wild cards. we only have one senior (the captain), about six juniors (two we already know are on sabre), three sophmores, and five freshmen, two of whom were on guard for a few years before highschool. ANXIETY!

and the worst thing of all....I HAVE TO GEL MY HAIR FOR PRACTICE!!! (stupidass bangs, no one wants you anyways)

sorry for ranting, i really do love guard, it's just...drama. sooo much drama
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[17 Nov 2003|06:07pm]

star_flutterbie
[ mood | depressed ]

hey. i haven't written in a while but i feel i need to. ok well we had states this past weekend and we got 7th in prelims and we didn't make finals by 0.45. great eh? o well i was upset then but now im ok with it. so, my friend Bolin and are were gonna try out for boston crusaders next saturday. she sent me the site and i checked it out. while i was reading the FAQ, i realized the its going to cost more than $1170. i can barely afford colorguard for school right now and then if i join boston, im gonna be in major debt! so i can't do it. im so upset. my instructor said that i have the potential and the talent to make the team, and that gave my confidence a big boost. this is only my second year in guard, but i spin like ive been in it for 4 years. she told me that i should try out and that it would be a great learning opportunity for me. and i agreed. i ran the idea by my mom and she said yea but u have to look into it and find everything out. so i did and now i can't join... im holding back tears as im typing this. guard is pretty much my whole life. my dad says that im barely home now and if i join boston, then im not gonna be here for about 2 months. and he doesn't want guard to be the only thing i do. he wants me to have time to myself. but he doesn't understand that all i love to do and all i want to do is spin. i want to do drum corps. i want to be in guard. when i graduate i want to join the guard at the college i want to go to(UCF) He doesn't understand how much this means to me. my parents threaten me when i do something wrong that they will make me quit. but if they do.. ill be depressed. when they threaten my like that, i go in my room and cry bc its hard to live w/o guard. i know that sounds cheesy, but guard is my life and it always will be.

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::Guard Shows:: [17 Nov 2003|01:34am]
usfguardgirl
Does anyone know their winterguard show yet? If so, what school do you go to?
I'm in guard at the University of South Florida. Our first winterguard practice is next sunday!
Did anyone see the USF marching band at any of the three comps we exabitioned at?? If you saw us at BOA, I'm sorry, we did pretty bad. I know I had a bad show!
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DCI/WGI [14 Oct 2003|10:58am]
rifle_rampage
Hey, I twirl Baton and Flag at my highschool, but my favorite is rifle. I'm a 4th year senior and about to go away to college. I'm not sure where I want to go, but I know I want to be in the mb or colorguard. I'm also thinking about DCI and/or WGI. I would really like to talk to anyone who is a member or alum or either. Or maybe anyone who has tryed out, or just knows alos about it.
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[14 Oct 2003|04:19am]

jannika
[ mood | dorky ]

I am going to burn in colorguard Hell.

In this huge moment of teen bitterness i sent myself off to college in a hellhole town with no band and no independant guards near by.

Now, a college sophomore-in the process of transfering, i am having these huge pangs of regret and guard longing. I'm a sad sad person like that. I need serious mental help. But i miss guard like there is no other.

I was one of those hardcore dedicated guardies, always early for practice, didn't take breaks on breaks cause i had to make sure i had the new work down, got seriously injured and never reported it to a doctor, yelled at people for fooling around too much--one of those. So how i thought it would be a good idea to be without it... knowing i COULD be in it... i have no idea.. Like i said.. i am going to burn in colorguard hell.

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FUNDRAISERS [12 Oct 2003|01:11pm]

hornygirl
Does anyone have any fundraising ideas? we are looking to do something diffrent, but cant this of anything. any suggestions would be great. thanx
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[05 Oct 2003|04:22pm]

star_flutterbie
[ mood | ecstatic ]
[ music | Phantom Of The Opera- Cooper City High Marching Show ]

well friday we had a football game. it went horribly. i mean we were so bad. at the practice on thursday we were awesome and then friday came around and we were horrible! hayden was so mad at us and he was afraid of the competition the next day. so saturday came and jen picked me up bc the whole guard and hayden were meeting at a bagel shop to eat breakfast. we had to pick up one of the freshmen and it took us 10 to 15 minutes to find the grls house and we didn't have her number. thank god jen knew what car her brother drove and thank god i knew what was in front of her house. any way. we were supposed to meet at the bagel shop at 8:30am. we didn't get there till 9:15ish. we had to be at the school at 9:50am. so.. we ate and then we went to publix and got food for the bus and then we went to the school loaded everything and left. the trip was like 3 hours long. it wasn't that bad except for the fact that i had to pee really badly. well we got the school we were practicing at and me and a whole bunch of people went the wrong way around to go to the bathroom so we jumped a fence and in the process i sliced my hand open. o well! we had practice outside for like 3 hours and the practice was horrible. we did so bad that hayden got pissed and me and rachie got really really frustrated bc the same people were making the same mistakes over and over and over again! and he corrected them but they never fixed em! AAAHHHHHH w/e! so we practiced and it was over. then we ate lunch on the bus and i made a dressing room in the back of the bus for us to change in. lol. it was fun. we did what we needed to do, got everything done and then we left. we got to the practice site and amanda drove 3 hours just to surprise us! and she said that we were awesome. anyway, hayden and brezia said that something was different about us when we went to the rehearsal site b4 we performed i told her it was the make up and the uniforms. so. we performed and it was the worse sabre i have ever done, but it was my best show ever! i nailed the shyt out of my quad on rifle. it was my solo and i had to move with it. but i was soo happy! jen caught hers and rachie caught hers! everything went great. at the end, me madison catie and meagan make the phantom disappear and we have to move a big prop out that has a compartment underneath and there is a chair on top. the phantom sits in the chair and we pull the sheet over him to no one can see him. we hold there and he takes off his mask and he climbs down and hides under the prop. when the music cuts off we pull the sheet down and catie and meagan take the mask and they both hold it over the chair. and thats the end. so, we got 1st place and we won BEST COLORGUARD! do u have any idea how nervous i was when they got to the AAAA class?! when they said that i started crying! we were never that good! and it made me so happy. AAAA is the best u can get and we won best colorguard. hearing this after last year is total shock! i want to cry right now! i mean after never winning a single trophy for guard during marching season or winter guard, it just makes you so happy! so we went home after we ate and we didn't get home till 1:30 2 o 'clockish. i was waiting for my sister to come get me and when i was outside sitting down, so many people said congratulations i mean this was one of the best feeling u can ever have! we got 10 trophies last night. we won everything except best drum major, bet percussion and something else to do w/ percussion. but, i know we will get them next time!

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[05 Oct 2003|04:22pm]

star_flutterbie
[ mood | ecstatic ]
[ music | Phantom Of The Opera- Cooper City High Marcinh Show ]

well friday we had a football game. it went horribly. i mean we were so bad. at the practice on thursday we were awesome and then friday came around and we were horrible! hayden was so mad at us and he was afraid of the competition the next day. so saturday came and jen picked me up bc the whole guard and hayden were meeting at a bagel shop to eat breakfast. we had to pick up one of the freshmen and it took us 10 to 15 minutes to find the grls house and we didn't have her number. thank god jen knew what car her brother drove and thank god i knew what was in front of her house. any way. we were supposed to meet at the bagel shop at 8:30am. we didn't get there till 9:15ish. we had to be at the school at 9:50am. so.. we ate and then we went to publix and got food for the bus and then we went to the school loaded everything and left. the trip was like 3 hours long. it wasn't that bad except for the fact that i had to pee really badly. well we got the school we were practicing at and me and a whole bunch of people went the wrong way around to go to the bathroom so we jumped a fence and in the process i sliced my hand open. o well! we had practice outside for like 3 hours and the practice was horrible. we did so bad that hayden got pissed and me and rachie got really really frustrated bc the same people were making the same mistakes over and over and over again! and he corrected them but they never fixed em! AAAHHHHHH w/e! so we practiced and it was over. then we ate lunch on the bus and i made a dressing room in the back of the bus for us to change in. lol. it was fun. we did what we needed to do, got everything done and then we left. we got to the practice site and amanda drove 3 hours just to surprise us! and she said that we were awesome. anyway, hayden and brezia said that something was different about us when we went to the rehearsal site b4 we performed i told her it was the make up and the uniforms. so. we performed and it was the worse sabre i have ever done, but it was my best show ever! i nailed the shyt out of my quad on rifle. it was my solo and i had to move with it. but i was soo happy! jen caught hers and rachie caught hers! everything went great. at the end, me madison catie and meagan make the phantom disappear and we have to move a big prop out that has a compartment underneath and there is a chair on top. the phantom sits in the chair and we pull the sheet over him to no one can see him. we hold there and he takes off his mask and he climbs down and hides under the prop. when the music cuts off we pull the sheet down and catie and meagan take the mask and they both hold it over the chair. and thats the end. so, we got 1st place and we won BEST COLORGUARD! do u have any idea how nervous i was when they got to the AAAA class?! when they said that i started crying! we were never that good! and it made me so happy. AAAA is the best u can get and we won best colorguard. hearing this after last year is total shock! i want to cry right now! i mean after never winning a single trophy for guard during marching season or winter guard, it just makes you so happy! so we went home after we ate and we didn't get home till 1:30 2 o 'clockish. i was waiting for my sister to come get me and when i was outside sitting down, so many people said congratulations i mean this was one of the best feeling u can ever have! we got 10 trophies last night. we won everything except best drum major, bet percussion and something else to do w/ percussion. but, i know we will get them next time!

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ko0l. [21 Sep 2003|09:05pm]

xxjerkxx
[ mood | :D ]

man i never knew there were color guard communittees. and then i found one and now i found another one how co0l. well im not in a scho0l guard cuz they dont allow boys but last winterguard season i tried out for allaince of miami A and then i had to quite cuz i had no ride for practice. and im trying out again this year. for the Alliance of Miami Open winter guard. i think i made it. i just hope i can stay in it this year. :D well im outtie.

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[16 Sep 2003|04:32pm]

pahswatergirl
hey it's Lisa! So I haven't written in here in a long time and I thought it was time I let you know how CG is going and how are show is well..

We only have part of our show done. Like the first 2 numbers I think it is but hey what can I do about it besides work harder to make all our new girls better.
We got most of our uniforms, actually every thing but the uniform it self.. Like we got the shoes, gloves, etc. but no uniform.
yesterday we got the first 3 sets of rifle written it starts with me coming out on the field in a 16 count set and prepping on count 16 and throwing a clean quad and catching on four...no pressure though lol..
well I g2g
bybyes
Lisa

By the way I was wondering if any of you's are in DCI and compete against the Pittston Area Marching Band? Aka my band. thanks a bunch
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[22 Aug 2003|10:20pm]

star_flutterbie
[ mood | energetic ]
[ music | why not ]

i had practice last night and it was fun. this is the first night that we were outside the entire practice. we were doing slide basics in marching when it started raining. i guess it wasn't a good night to wear white shorts... :) lol. but it poured for like half an hour! but it was fun! i mean at least it wasn't hot. anyway.. we did those basics for like an hour or something and then one of the insructors told the guard to go w/ hayden and we did and he was like "what are you doing?" we told him that he said to go w/ him. and he goes "damnit!" and so he said "you can..." and never finished the sentence and i said "go home" lol. it was funny. anyway the sabres improved and the flags improved and our flag silks are soaking wet. so we had to lay them out to dry in the chorus room. danielle, laura, and priscilla came to visit and danielle was complimenting me a lot on sabre. that made me feel special. so we did a run through and then we did it again and hayden goes "everyone better count!" and danielle goes i only see heather counting. and he goes "shut up" lol. and then she kept complimenting me on my sabre. i guess i had a good night. except fot the getting rained on part. but hey! at least the guys gotta show! ;)

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[20 Aug 2003|03:42pm]

star_flutterbie
[ mood | flirty ]

hey. i had practice last night and it was fun. i mean we didn't march :-D so thats always the best part about practice, when u don't march. lol. ok there are 7 sabres on our sabre line and im one of the best. its only my first year on sabre. there are only 2 sabres that have been on the sabre line all four years of high school. im pretty much at their level. anyway, our instructor made those 3 sabres do blade triples in a row. she wanted to show how all 3 of us caught them solidly. i mean blades are hard. but i can do a blade quad! thats hard! i mean i don't wanna sound concieted but i mean i'am one of the best people in guard. me and our captian rachie are the only ones who can do ful splits on the left and right leg. i mean my jazz runs need total improvement lol, but im good at dancing and my shane' turns are getting better. and im the second best rifle on rifle line! and i have no clue where i'am on flag! lol. but you kno this stuff makes a person feel good to kno that they are good at doing stuff. throughout the years i have tried out for sports and never made the team. in 8th grade i tried out for voellyball and i was really good at it. the only thing i couldn't do was serve. and the coach said that everyone doesn't have to serve. i could do everything else except that. but the coach hated me and he didn't put me on the team. o well. COLOR GUARD IS MY SPORT! AND ITS
98,765,132,168,741,351,654,516,871 TIMES BETTER THAN ANY OTHER SPORT!

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wee wee wee..... [17 Aug 2003|11:30pm]

star_flutterbie
[ mood | naughty ]

wow i haven't written in a long time. but that was bc i had no time to even sleep. i had band camp last week and it was 12-9 monday-friday and 12-6 on saturday. let me just say i haven't gotten so many cuts bruises everything in 6 days! i swear my right hand looks like i was attempting to scratch the wall. but the first day of band camp hayden came in and of course all the vets went up and gave him a huge hug. after we ran and stretched and did our push ups and crunches, he told me that i look like ive lost a lot of weight from the last time hes seen me. that made me happy! :) and we had dance up until our fruit break at 2 then after that we spun up until like 5. we had dinner 5-6 then we marched 6-9. the first day wasnt bad. tuesday went the same way, except arian squirted me w/ a huge squirt gun.... lol weds was the gong show! the gong show is when jouniors make fun of the seniors by imitating funny stuff that they do all of the time. since we have 3 seniors in guard and only 1 jounior, catie(11), me(10) and beth(10) imitated stephanie, rachie and jen. i was rachie, catie was stephanie and beth was jen. so i put on a knee brace and rolled up my pant leg and me and beth went out on stage w/ our sabres. i said ok we r gonna do singles! ready! dut-dut dut-dut dut-dut down-up 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10.... 20..... 30.... 40... 50 "oh! i gotta sit down my kneee hurts!" lol. and i ploped down on the stage. it was soo funny! i heard rachie laughing soooo loud and hard! but she came up to me after the show and she goes "heather! it takes longer for my knee to hurt!" i go " you were laughing your ass off!" she goes" i was crying!" i go "you were laughing!" she goes "that was fucking hilarious!" lol. then weds my ankle was hurting really bad and i said that i couldn't run and then amanda(our dance insructor) said that i had to try so i did. and i power walked most of the time. and that day we learned flag work for the opener and we learned part of the opener. im in the front up until after the sabres go to the front sideline to change back to flag and thats like on page 15 or 16 out of 23. and then we are in an arc and moving to the back and im next to madison and rachie the entire opener! its so much fun! on thursday i power walked w/ rachie and beth and and the sabres got work and its mad hard! its hard to explain. then friday it was the same old stuff as thursday. then on saturday i ran :) and brezia worked w/ the sabres and we are improving a lot a lot a lot! im the 3rd best sabre(maybe 2nd) on the line! and this is out of 7 people. then we had a show for the parents and mr wright didn't let us play the opener music to the work we were gonna show them and all the freshmen were really scared and they messed up and i was in the very front! it went jen madison me and this new girl kelly. and i counted something wrong and i missed 4 counts of work. thank god i knew how to get back in! but rachie messed up bad and she was crying after we sat down. thats basically it.. ill write in some other time. bye!

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Band camp [10 Aug 2003|11:42pm]

chrissypoo
[ mood | blah ]
[ music | Crazy in love ]

I have band camp tomorrow...and we havent had a weapons rehearsal cause the weapons have arrived. I dont think our band is going to do good this year, i dont know why its like a feeling...we arent going to get first place like we usually do, guard and percussiion are going to kick tho.

On Friday night, we had a guard party at one of my best friends house. Thats a good thing to do w/ a guard. The rookies get more comfortable w/ the vetrans, and we get to talk and be goofy, and not have to do guard stuff, just chill. It was a huge sucess. We had a scavenger hunt, 2 vets to 3 rookies. SO much fun! i love these rookies they are very sweet.

Band camp is going to be from 9 am, till 9pm, w/ 3 hours worth of breaks...Its a waste, cause i dont get to go do something after like i usually do, like hang out w/ my Girls that arent in band...and Bf.

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[06 Aug 2003|02:46pm]

pahswatergirl
[ mood | creative ]
[ music | I wanna write work ]

hey guys! It's Lisa again and you all might know I spin rifle....but yea anyway I was just wondering if anyone on here spins rifle and what thier warm up might be for it.,...Cause I've been running the rifle block the pastfew days and beside our spins on right and left hands, back hands on right and left, then single doubles and triples, I would be haveing us do quads but I'm the only one that can do them..so yea anyway I just wanted to know if anyone can help me out with our warm up/ work out for rifle?

Thanks a bunch,
Lisa

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[01 Aug 2003|12:49pm]

star_flutterbie
[ mood | hungry ]

last night we had a practice. yea it was fun. but us rifles have to do a 1.5 parallel and catch it in the neck w/ one hand and u bring it around and do 2 left hand back hands then throw the rifle up into a triple out of the second back hand and turn around underneath it and catch it on the half! i can almost get the turn around. this is my second year in guard and im a sophomore my mom wants me to quit though bc im never home and im always tired. my dad says that if i keep my grades up i can stay in the guard throughout high school! im goin w/ my dad on this one! ;) anyway. our theme this year is Phantom of the Opera! im so excited! the dancers (im one of em) get those half white masks and get to dance w/ them . like they are on a stick and when u do a certain move you put the mask up to your face. we are gonna have dresses this year.. :P they are black stretchy velvet w/ a thick strap and a thin spaghetti strap that has red sequence on it and then it goes into a long dress and it has splits starting at mid thigh and they go all the way around the dress so we can do jump splits and stuff. our hair is gonna be a bun right on our necks and its gonna have a zigzag part on the side of our head. so our hair isn't that hard to do this year. our make-up is awesome! we have our right eye w/ red, red eye-shadow and it comes out into like a tail u kno? and thick black eye-liner. then on out right eye we are gonna have the eye-line and a thinner red, but!, underneath our left eye, there is gonna be a tear drop w/ little sparkles in it. and our lips are gonna be like a natural glossy color. im just so excited bc this year we are gonna stand out form the band! last year the only way u could tell there was a guard was by the flags and rifles. so im pretty excited. next week is the guard/percussion mini-camp... woo hoo forgive me for not jumping for joy... its from 9-3 which isn't that bad. its monday through thursday, bc as u all kno, friday is drum corps so a lot of ppl are going to orlando to watch. so we only have 4 days of fun! (sarcasm) but the only good thing about mini-camp, is that WE DON'T HAVE TO GO TO PRACTICE! :D bwahahahaha!

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HAHA i figured this out. [31 Jul 2003|11:53pm]

chrissypoo
[ mood | sore ]
[ music | Black Eyed Pea "where is the LOVE" ]

Hello, my name is Christianne. i am new to this community, and i couldnt fiqure out how to post in here. Well practice has started for the 2003 fall season, my 3rd season. Sabres and Rifles are used, and we have 70 girls. Hopefully this year our guard will go to nationals in winter, our new coach is Kurt jull, and will hopefully get us there. Well anyways....Glad to be a part of this community

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New [31 Jul 2003|11:25pm]

kimbuhlee
[ mood | hyper ]

Basic: Kim, 15, junior, 2nd year on guard.

I just twirl my heart out on my flag<3 We just started doing rifle this year but I decided not to do it because I'm just now getting good on the flag. Our show this year is a western theme and we get to ride our flags. It's quite hott. ;) And we dance with a rope. It hurts like a mother if someone slaps you. ;( We already had band camp.

Off topic: I have a livejournal too. http://livejournal.com/~lastinglove

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