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~*~ The 2020 Favorites of FanFic Festival ~*~ Rules/Stories - Make-up week April 4-11

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Mira_Jade , Feb 5, 2021.

  1. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Hello Fanficers!


    The last two years, we tried a new format for the awards to recognize and celebrate the great fanfiction written by our community, while also remaining fair for everyone and sensible for the people ‘running the show’. The Favorites of FanFic Festival was created and a great middle ground between the benefits and issues of awards in the past. Not to mention a ton of fun and many awesome works were recognized! So we are doing it again!


    One of our intentions with the creation of the Favorites of FanFic Festival was to create a format easy for a small group of volunteers to host, and it's still our intention to eventually have volunteers run this show. However, we know that events in real life have been particularly hard on everyone this past year. With that in mind, we decided that, this year, it would just be easier and more enjoyable for everyone involved if us mods ran the Festival again.


    The rules here are pretty much the same as last year, but please take a moment to read the instructions again. In the interest of keeping the festival run-time under two months, things are going to move quickly once the festival starts, so we advise preparing beforehand.


    We can't wait for you to join us in celebrating!

    - Bri, Mav, and Mira





    How It Will Work

    Below is a list of categories. Starting on February 21st we will post one group of categories every Sunday. You can then either post the story(s) that were your favorite for the categories given that week, or if you’d like to remain anonymous, you may PM us your stories and we will post a batch of them at the end of the week. The next week we will post the next group of categories, and so on until we reach the end. We’ll then make a master list of The Favorites of FanFic 2020 and it will remain stickied at the top of resource for the rest of 2021.


    The rules are very simple. PLEASE read them and follow them; there aren't many. Little mistakes start adding up to a lot of work.



    Rules
    • No submitting your own stories. Any funny business with socks will result in a ban.

    • Stories must have been STARTED between January 1st, 2020 (PST) and December 31st, 2020 (PST), for both SWFF and NSWFF.
      • Please note, this is different than past awards. Stories that were started before and continued in 2020 are not eligible with one exception as noted in the category definitions.
      • Last year, we went back two years for NSWFF stories. This year only stories posted in 2020 are eligible for submission.
    • Right or wrong, how the story is prefixed is how you should submit it. If it has two prefixes, you may pick one. If it's just Saga, pick the one you think is the best. The interpretation of other categories is up to you.
      • If you see a mistake in someone else's submitted stories (be it your story or someone else's) please just let it go unless you strongly feel it's a malicious work around the rules (e.g. you know for a fact it's a sock). It creates a lot of work when there are a bunch of tiny things that need to be changed when they usually aren't hurting anything. We'll chuck out any clear mistakes (e.g. posted in 2019, blatantly wrong category) when we make the master list.
    • You may submit (up to) TWO STAR WARS stories per category and TWO NON-STAR WARS stories per applicable category. Most categories work for both SWFF and NSWFF, but there are a few dedicated to their respective subforms (in Character, Author, and Reviewer).
    • When you post for the categories, please post the category, the story title, author, and a link to the story. You may post two stories under each category heading. Please also include if it’s NSWFF and the fandom, if so.

    • Make-ups will run the same as they did last year. If you miss a week, there will be a specific week for make-ups posted at the END of the festival. During this week you may only submit stories for SEVEN categories that you missed during the duration of the festival. This is to prevent congestion and confusion as the categories are going to be so quickly moving.

      If you know in advance that you are not going to have time to post your favorites, you are more than welcome to PM us with your selections before February 21st and we will be happy to post them with the PM submissions for the appropriate week.
    There will not be a list of eligible stories made; you gotta do it old school, but at least there is a search function! Tips to help you find eligible stories:


    If you click on "start date" that is at the top of the story boards (in the list that says "Title, Start Date, Replies, Views, Last Message") it will sort the stories by newest start date to oldest. Stories posted in 2020 go back to around page 14 as of February 1st. For NSWFF, stories posted in 2020 go back to around page 4.


    If you are looking at the boards sorted by last message (which is the default) stories posted in 2020 go back as far as page 20 as of February 1st, but keep in mind there are stories that were not started in 2020 in that list. For NSWFF, stories posted in 2020 go back to around page 5.


    You can also filter by prefix by clicking on the prefix you only want to see (Saga-PT, Saga-OT, Beyond, etc.). You can also search for specific authors in the search function. If you need any help with how to do any of these things, please contact us. We'll be more than happy to help.



    Note:

    Please don't give commentary or ask questions in this thread. This thread is for posting the stories submissions only. There is a Favorites of Fanfic Festival Social & Questions Thread for asking questions, discussing the fics put forth, thanking people, etc. This thread is only for stories for people to read until the master list is posted.



    Previous Favorites of FanFic Festivals
    2019 Festival Thread | 2019 Favorites Index
    2018 Festival Thread | 2018 Favorites Index
     
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  2. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jun 29, 2004
    The Categories


    Style

    Favorite One-shot - A short story posted to the boards as a single entry (as a guideline, less than 5,000 words). This includes, but is not limited to, individual drabbles, poems, flash-fics, song-fics and vignettes.

    Favorite Short Story
    – A short story that can generally be read in one sitting but has been broken up into multiple parts (as a guideline, between 5,000 and 15,000 words).

    Favorite Multi-Chapter or Epic
    - A longer story that takes more than a few minutes to read (as a guideline, more than 15,000 words).

    Favorite Part of a Series –
    A story that was posted in 2020 but that also was part of a larger body of a continual storyline (other parts of the story can be posted before 2020).

    Favorite WIP
    – A story that was started, but not completed in 2020 (note a story may still be eligible for above categories if not completed as well, but this is specifically for ongoing stories). A story that maybe overlooked in favor of more complete stories, but one people should keep an eye on for 2021. Must be a WIP as of February 21st.



    Characters

    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character – The best/most faithful/most relevant portrayal in fanfic of any character that appears, however briefly, in any of the 11 SW movies (TPM, AotC, RotS, ANH, TESB, RotJ, TFA, TLJ, TRpS, RO and Solo).

    Favorite Interpretation of an EU Character or Game Character
    – The best/most faithful/most relevant portrayal in fanfic of any character that appears only in Expanded Universe material (New Canon or Legends, including the TV series) or any SW board or video game, or an RPG character. No movie characters are eligible under this category, however brief their appearance in the movies.

    Favorite NSWFF Canon Character - The best/most faithful/most relevant portrayal in fanfic of any character that appears, however briefly, in their respective media.

    Favorite Original Character
    – The character created by an author.

    Favorite Established Relationship
    – Any relationship (familial, friendship, romantic, rivalry, etc) between two Canon or Legends characters that is established or strongly implied in New Canon or Legends material.

    Favorite Original Relationship –
    Any relationship (familial, friendship, romantic, rivalry, etc) between OCs or between an established (from either New Canon or Legends) character and an OC. This also includes a relationship between two established characters that does not appear or is not strongly implied in Canon or Legends.



    Genre

    Favorite Humor – A story which is comedic in nature by virtue of its characters, situations or dialogue, and whose intention is to provoke a reaction that may range from chuckles to ROFLs.

    Favorite Drama - A story that centres around a conflict that is neither physical nor romantic in nature. It may include the protagonist(s) addressing serious issues that impact them on a personal level, or it may be broader issues like a political-drama.

    Favorite Angst – A story dealing with sad or tragic topics meant to evoke melancholy emotions in it’s readers.

    Favorite Fluff – A story with little to no conflict or antagonistic intent, usually written to give the readers “warm fuzzy feelings” in their hearts.

    Favorite Romance - A story that centres around the protagonist discovering, exploring and/or developing a strong romantic emotional bond with another character.

    Favorite Action/Adventure – A story in which the characters overcome challenges by means of fast-paced, usually physical, adventurous activity.



    The Mods' Fun Categories That Don't Have a Catchy Group Name

    Story you think more people should read – An underrated/under-reviewed fic that you think people ought to check out. What makes it underrated/under reviewed is up to you, but if it has a ton of reviews, it probably doesn't fit.

    Favorite end of 2019 (November or December) story that developed in 2020 that you should really read - This is an exception to the rules. This fic has to have been started in November or December 2019 and continued in 2020; that was maybe overlooked for the past awards due to it’s incompleteness, but really deserves a mention.

    Story you just can’t stop thinking about – A story that really stuck with you, or a story that really doesn’t fit anywhere but you think should have a moment of glory

    Moment in a fic (or an entire fic) that is now your head-canon – HEAD-CANON ACCEPTED! A detail or storyline that is neither confirmed nor denied by official canon, but makes so much sense that it is now your ‘personal canon’.

    Favourite fic that's better than canon - Don't worry, folks. When canon fails you, this is where your fellow fan fiction writers come in. Whether it be fixing the old Legends EU or erasing the story Disney told, this is the fic that made you go: yes, this is actually what happened instead.

    Favorite title that made you want to read the fic - It's the title that first caught your eye. You saw it and thought "I want to read that fic!" It's like a great cover on a book that draws you in!



    Storyline Categories

    Favorite Continuity Compliant - A story that does not diverge from or contradict the established storyline (New Canon or Legends) in which it is written. Stories that aren’t blatantly AU and aren’t defined as AU by the author in the opening post or the title bar can be assumed to be canon-compliant. (Note: this is the category that used to be called ‘Best Canon’ in previous years.)

    Favorite Alternate Universe - A story that diverges from or contradicts the established storyline (New Canon or Legends) in which it is written. This is usually, but not always, indicated by the author in the opening post or the title bar.

    Favorite New Canon/Legends Mash-up or Cross-Over - A story that combines explicitly and prominently elements from both the New Canon and Legends continuities; or story that combines explicitly and prominently elements from Star Wars as well as a different fandom or media; or a NSWFF story that combines explicitly and prominently elements from two or more different fandom or media.



    Reviewer

    Favorite Reviewer Before – Your favorite reviewer who leaves the most thoughtful/in depth reviews on stories in the Before era.

    Favorite Reviewer Saga - Your favorite reviewer who leaves the most thoughtful/in depth reviews on stories in the Saga era.

    Favorite Reviewer Beyond - Your favorite reviewer who leaves the most thoughtful/in depth reviews on stories in the Beyond era.

    Favorite Reviewer NSWFF - Your favorite reviewer who leaves the most thoughtful/in depth reviews on stories in the NSWFF sub-forum.



    Author

    Favorite Author in Before
    – The author whose work in Before (either Canon or Legends) consistently demonstrates a high degree of skill and creativity in their creation of memorable characters and settings, original plots, interesting themes, and overall depiction of the GFFA.

    Favorite Author in Saga
    – The author whose work in PT and/or OT and/or ST (either Canon or Legends) consistently demonstrates a high degree of skill and creativity in their creation of memorable characters and settings, original plots, interesting themes, and overall depiction of the GFFA.

    Favorite Author in Beyond
    – The author whose work in Beyond (either Canon or Legends) consistently demonstrates a high degree of skill and creativity in their creation of memorable characters and settings, original plots, interesting themes, and overall depiction of the GFFA.

    Favorite Author in NSWFF
    – The author whose work in Non-Star Wars Fanfic consistently demonstrates a high degree of skill and creativity in their creation of memorable characters and settings, original plots, interesting themes, and overall depiction of their chosen fandom(s).

    Favorite New Author
    – The best author who posted his or her first story on the boards within the eligibility dates. This category is not era-specific.

    Most Versatile Author
    – The author whose work, in your opinion, tackles the widest range of aspects of writing fanfic (e.g. multiple eras, multiple genres, multiple writing techniques, etc.) This category is not era-specific.

    Favorite Story YOU Wrote
    - This is an exception to the rules. For this category, tell us YOUR favorite story that YOU wrote! To be eligible to submit in this category, you must have submitted 20 different stories (or authors) for previous categories.
     
  3. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Our Schedule

    Style: February 21st - 27th
    Characters: February 28th - March 6th
    Genre: March 7th - March 13th
    Mods' Fun Categories: March 14th - March 20th
    Storyline and Reviewer: March 21st - March 27th
    Author: March 28th - April 3rd
    PM Make-up week: April 4th - April 10th
     
  4. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Welcome all to the 2020 Favorites of Fanfic Festival!

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    Get out your favorite fancy clothes because we're going to start this fest off with style! Let us know your favorites of the last year in the categories here in this thread and then make sure to head over to the Festival Social Thread to show us (or tell us about) your fancy duds, or just celebrate all of the great fics from the last year!

    Just a reminder to please post the category, the story title, author, and a link to the story (if NSWFF, the fandom as well). You may post two stories under each category for each SW and NSWFF groups.

    Style


    Favorite One-shot
    Favorite Short Story
    Favorite Multi-Chapter or Epic
    Favorite Part of a Series

    Favorite WIP





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  5. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Feb 27, 2014
    May I post? I hope I can post! :D Here goes with my first list:

    Favorite One-Shot
    Final Mission by @Seldes_Katne
    Rat, Cat, and Wolf: A Legend of Lothal by @Raissa Baiard

    Favorite Short Story
    Acquisition Cost by @Thumper09
    Meet the Aliit by @Raissa Baiard

    Favorite Multi-Chapter or Epic
    Du Doompa by @rktho
    Now You’re a Home by @Mira_Jade

    Favorite Part of a Series
    The Dark Jedi by @Oddly_Salacious (from the Mardo and Bess stories)
    Snips and Snails and Bantha's Tails by @Kit' (from the Family of Scoundrels stories)

    Favorite WIP
    Cold Harvest by @devilinthedetails
    Meet the Aliit by @Raissa Baiard

    Woohoo to all! [face_party]
     
  6. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Jun 19, 2019
  7. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

    Registered:
    Mar 3, 2001
    Style

    Favorite One-shot -

    Driving Lessons by @Kit'
    Long, Lonely Time by @Findswoman

    Favorite Short Story

    Bad Feelings by @CaraJinn
    For the Love of the Lady by @Kit'

    Favorite Multi-Chapter or Epic-

    Legends of the Force Book 4: "Red in tooth and claw" by @AzureAngel2
    Du Doompa by @rktho

    Favorite Part of a Series –

    Our Big Fat Lasat Wedding by @Findswoman (Lasan series)
    Unspoken by @divapilot (The General's Wife series)

    Favorite WIP

    Meet the Aliit by @Raissa Baiard
    The Mythologist by @Seldes_Katne
     
  8. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 27, 2013
  9. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Chosen One star 6

    Registered:
    Jun 14, 2005
  10. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Oh boy oh boy!![face_love]

    Style


    Favorite One-shot
    Fandom: Anne of Windy Poplars
    The Other One We Make by @amidalachick

    Favorite Short Story
    Fandom: Middle Earth - Shadow of War Amends by @Moonspun Dragon

    Favorite Multi-Chapter or Epic
    Fandom: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by @Emperor Ferus

    Favorite Part of a Series
    I so wanted to nominate some part of Sith-I-5's marvelous series. I discovered today that he has passed and in his honor, I symbolically list all his works.

    Favorite WIP
    Fandom: Star Trek Voyager
    Q Junior's Lessons by @fardell24
     
  11. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Oct 30, 1999
  12. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    Aug 9, 2002
  13. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 22, 1999
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  14. Gabri_Jade

    Gabri_Jade Fan Fiction Archive Editor Emeritus star 5 VIP

    Registered:
    Nov 9, 2002
  15. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    May 11, 2016
  16. Seldes_Katne

    Seldes_Katne Jedi Grand Master star 2

    Registered:
    Mar 18, 2002
  17. Bel505

    Bel505 Jedi Master star 2

    Registered:
    Jul 4, 2006
  18. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Wow! What a fantastic turnout of favourites we have already! It's fantastic to see so much good quality fic being celebrated. [face_dancing] [face_dancing]

    This week, our anonymous submissions were . . .


    Favorite One-shot
    The Compromise, by @divapilot
    Gem of my Beeches, by @Findswoman
    Erosion, by @Thumper09

    Non-Star Wars
    [The Martian] Hard Bargain, by @mavjade
    [The Last Kingdom] Battle Ready, by @brodiew


    Favorite Short Story

    To Infinity and Beyond: Tales of the Infinite Ezras, by @Raissa Baiard
    Stuck With You, by @Thumper09

    Non-Star Wars
    [West Wing] Valkyrie Rising (in the Kingmaker collection), by @Briannakin


    Favorite Multi-Chapter or Epic

    A Drop in the Bucket, by @Mechalich
    Diary of a Very Sympathetic Padawan, by @devilinthedetails

    Non-Star Wars
    [Downton Abbey] Dispatches From Downton, by @brodiew
    [The Expanse] Things You Said, by @mavjade


    Favorite Part of a Series

    The Word for Kiss is "Mureysha" (part of the Marzra-verse), by @Raissa Baiard
    The Lands of the Dead (part of the Enter the Foreign-verse), by @ViariSkywalker

    Non-Star Wars
    [West Wing] Give Up (part of the Kingmaker collection), by @Briannakin


    Favorite WIP
    Far From Home, by @divapilot
    No Perfect Way, by @DarthIshtar
     
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  19. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jun 29, 2004
    And now, to keep this festival going, I am happy to present our Favorite Characters category! So, without further ado, let's break out the confetti and a big ol' round of applause for:


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    Characters

    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character
    Favorite Interpretation of an EU Character or Game Character
    Favorite NSWFF Canon Character
    Favorite Original Character
    Favorite Established Relationship
    Favorite Original Relationship



    Remember, once again, that you can post two stories in each category; two for SWFF and two for NSWFF as the category applies. Please include the title, link to the story, author, and fandom for NSWFF submissions. Now, have fun celebrating!


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  20. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    May 11, 2016
  21. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Feb 27, 2014
    Ooh, I always love this group of categories! :D Here goes...

    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character
    Anakin Skywalker in Seeds of Love Growing in Dark Soil by @devilinthedetails
    Captain Tarpals in Out of the Mists by @Seldes_Katne

    Favorite Interpretation of an EU Character or Game Character
    Ezra Bridger in To Infinity and Beyond: Tales of the Infinite Ezras by @Raissa Baiard
    Meetra Surik in We’re Going Down Swinging by @Mira_Jade

    Favorite Original Character
    Peteck in Acquisition Cost by @Thumper09
    Wren Ordo in Anything but Boring by @Raissa Baiard

    Favorite Established Relationship
    Shmi Skywalker Lars and Cliegg Lars in Messages from a Mos Espa Love Story by @devilinthedetails
    Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker in High Hopes by @Bel505

    Favorite Original Relationship
    Kithera Rinani and Del D’ladame in How I Met Your Mother by @Kit'
    Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono and Wren Ordo in The Word for Kiss is “Mureyca” by @Raissa Baiard
     
  22. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Jun 19, 2019
    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character:

    Rey in Jedi Is as Jedi Does by @Findswoman
    Captain Tarpals in Out of the Mists by @Seldes_Katne

    Favorite Interpretation of an EU or Game Character:

    Ahsoka Tano in I'm Reaching the Light by @Mira_Jade
    Jaina in Jaina Being Decisive by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    Favorite Non Star Wars Fanfiction Character:

    Alfred the Great in Frustrating Subjects by @brodiew (Last Kingdom fandom)

    Favorite Established Relationship:

    Luke/Mara in Destinated in All Ways and Times by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    Anakin/Padme in Fractured Ties by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    Favorite Original Relationship:

    Poe/Holdo in Meadowlark by @Cowgirl Jedi 1701
    Rex/Ahsoka in Now You're a Home by @Mira_Jade
     
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  23. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Characters

    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character

    Luke Skywalker in And Have We Done With War At Last? by @Gabri_Jade
    Luke Skywalker in High Hopes by @Bel505

    Favorite Interpretation of an EU Character or Game Character
    Hera Syndulla in The Simplest Gesture by @Gabri_Jade
    Mara Jade in And Have We Done With War At Last? by @Gabri_Jade

    Favorite Original Character
    Jinpo Dhakpa in Now You’re a Home by @Mira_Jade
    Wren Ordo in “Come Get Me, Ugly!” by @Raissa Baiard

    Favorite Established Relationship
    Kanan Jarrus/Hera Syndulla in The Simplest Gesture by @Gabri_Jade
    Luke Skywalker/Mara Jade in And Have We Done With War At Last? by @Gabri_Jade

    Favorite Original Relationship
    Rex/Ahsoka Tano in Now You’re a Home by @Mira_Jade
    Fox/Riyo Chuchi in Now You’re a Home by @Mira_Jade
     
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  24. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

    Registered:
    Aug 31, 2004
  25. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 22, 1999
    Characters

    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character

    Han Solo, On Falcon's Wings by @brodiew
    Leia Organa, Take Time And Dry Your Eyes by @amidalachick

    Favorite Interpretation of an EU Character or Game Character
    Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios, Long, Lonely Time by @Findswoman
    Din Djarin, Makes Three by @Mira_Jade

    Favorite Original Character
    Lualani’Draba’Takiil “Lua”, The Drabatan Lady Downstairs by @Findswoman
    Darth Festus/ Dorian Starskip, Lands of the Dead by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Established Relationship
    Han Solo and Chewbacca, Restraint by @brodiew
    Cara Dune and Din Djarin, A Second Breath by @Mira_Jade

    Favorite Original Relationship
    Shulma Trilasha-Orrelios, Telfien Viurraanvi, Glockel Sternenkranz and Lualani’Draba’Takiil “Lua”), The Sisterhood of the Rose Evergreen by @Findswoman
    Adrian Malek and Marie Firestone, Manhunt by @Anedon and @Adalia-Durron
     
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