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Title: Black Ops
Publisher: Neon Rainbow Press
Editor(s): Cinda Gillilan & Jody Norman
Date(s): 2000-
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Genre: gen
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Language: English
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Contents

Black Ops is a gen multifandom anthology of stories from series that have a military connection (past or present) or a federal agent connection (past or present).

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Black Ops 1 (2000, 186 pages)

  • Pranged! (by Laura Duval Grigsby & Gillian Holt) Tour of Duty and War of the Worlds. Set during the Vietnam war. Coming home from a mission, Ironhorse, Goldman and Anderson are shot down. Lucky for them there is a brave man out there who can save their bacon. (9) Reprinted from Green Floating Weirdness #10.
  • The Sound of Falling Glass (by Gillian Holt) War of the Worlds. Quinn kidnaps Harrison Blackwood and tries to brainwash him. Can Ironhorse save his friend before it's too late? Also in Safehouse #2 and Green Floating Weirdness #21. (29)
  • To Erase A Name (by Gillian Holt) Quantum Leap and War of the Worlds. Set during the Vietnam war. Sam leaps into a POW who is being held along with Al and two other men. Thinking he is there to rescue Al, Sam is faced with a terrible choice. Reprinted from Accelerator Accidents; also in Leap of the Worlds and Green Floating Weirdness #23. (18)
  • The Sixteenth Floor (by Jody Norman) The Sentinel. After nearly dying while trapped in an elevator, Blair must face his fears. Debuting. (3)
  • Harm's Christmas Carol (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG. Harm's feeling a little like Scrooge, so he gets "the treatment." (9)
  • Mwelu (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG. Harm is blinded by an explosion, but that's just the start of his troubles. They don't know who planted the bomb, or if they're coming back to finish the job. (14)
  • Diplomacy (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG and SOF: Special Ops Force. Mac and Margo go undercover at an embassy ball as bait. Good thing they have some pretty macho backup! (8)
  • Coming Home (by Kathleen A. Klatte) SOF: Special Ops Force. Matt's feelings for Margo begin to show when he thinks she might have found another man, and then thinks she might have been killed. Reprinted in Watch Your Six #3. (17)
  • Unseen Scars (by Londa Pfeffer) Walker, Texas Ranger. Walker and Jimmy's brother, Simon, must come to terms with the close calls Trivette has survived. Debuting. (23)
  • The Yellow Rose of Chan Ly (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG & Walker, Texas Ranger. Walker is accused of a murder that took place during the Vietnam war. Mac and Harm are supposed to prosecute Walker, but what they really want is the truth. (19)
  • Death Builders (by Becca Koldfurr) Soldier of Fortune, Inc. The disappearance of scientists across the West leads the team to Eastern Europe, where an operative tells them they have to storm a castle. The team is good to go, that is until Chance is shot during the rescue and some of them are left behind. Reprinted in Black Magic #4. (26)

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Black Ops 2 was published in 2000 and contains 194 pages.

  • The Tenth Level (by Gillian Holt) War of the Worlds and Tour of Duty. Set during the Vietnam war. A mission turns deadly for Captain Ironhorse. While Goldman and his people rush to save them, Paul struggles to stay alive. (18) Reprinted from Green Floating Weirdness #11.
  • Just Another Face, Reflecting Off the Wall (by Gillian Holt) Quantum Leap and War of the Worlds. Sam leaps into the body of a Vietnam vet and quickly finds himself caught up in the struggles of one family to deal with the war and its aftermath. Reprinted from As Time Goes Bye #1; also in Leap of the Worlds and Green Floating Weirdness #23. (25)
  • Caution, Warrior at Work (by Gillian Holt) War of the Worlds and Delta Force (Chuck Norris movie). When Harrison and Suzanne get up in the hands of terrorists, Paul and a unit of Delta Force soldiers go in to get them out. Reprinted from Just for Kicks; also in Green Floating Weirdness #22. (27)
  • Lost and Found (by Leigh Williams) Walker, Texas Ranger. Trivette goes undercover to bust a crime ring, but when his cover is blown, he has to fight for his life, alone in the desert. (25)
  • Thunder & Roses (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG and Sons of Thunder and Walker, Texas Ranger. Mac goes to Texas to deal with a rogue Marine. What she finds is Carlos, who is still trying to deal with his partner's death. (9)
  • Working Vacation (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG and SOF: Special Ops Force and Walker, Texas Ranger and X-Files. Mac and Harm, and the SOF team end up at a National Law Enforcement Conference in Burbank, CA where they run into Walker and Trivette, and into an FBI agent and his partner. Reprinted in Watch Your Six #5. (10)
  • The Day the Sun Stood Still (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG and SOF: Special Ops Force. Matt and Harm are stranded when a mission goes bad and end up talking about their fathers. Reprinted in Watch Your Six #5. (5)
  • Home is Where the Heart Is (by Kathleen A. Klatte) SOF: Special Ops Force. A sequel to "Coming Home" in Black Ops #1. Margo is still recovering when another attempt is made on her life. In order to keep her safe, Matt allows Margo and Benny Ray to believe he and Nick are dead. But that doesn't last for long! Reprinted in Watch Your Six #3. (35)
  • Sacrifice of the White Goats (by Fallon Zane) Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Trout sends the team to Cat Island to find a Senator and his daughter being held by a voudou priestess. But a straightforward hostage rescue becomes anything but when one of the team dies and another is slated to become a zombie. Also in Watch Your Six #2. (32)

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Black Ops 3 was published in 2000 and contains 172 pages.

  • It's Not Safe Out There (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) Quantum Leap and War of the Worlds. The Aliens are conducting experiments at Whitewood, and Sam is stuck in the body of a crazy old woman. Reprinted from As Time Goes Bye #3; also in Leap of the Worlds and Green Floating Weirdness #22. (12)
  • A Swiss Army Knife, Chewing Gum and Me (by Gillian Holt) War of the Worlds and MacGyver. Ironhorse is taking a little time off after he accidentally kills a young woman, but the aliens have other plans. Lucky for Paul he's met another camper by the name of MacGyver. Reprinted from Green Floating Weirdness #7. (24)
  • Ground Zero (by Laura Brush) Quantum Leap and War of the Worlds. Sam leaps into the body of Debi McCullough just before an accident leaves Colonel Ironhorse fighting for his life. If Sam can't save the Colonel, he'll end up a victim of the aliens. Reprinted from As Time Goes Bye #3; also in Leap of the Worlds and Green Floating Weirdness #22. (12)
  • Wipeout! (by Gillian Holt and Laura Grigsby) War of the Worlds. The Blackwood Project is on the trail of aliens operating off the California coast, but when they engage the Mor'taxans, it looks like Ironhorse is killed. Can Harrison believe what he saw? (16)
  • The Company We Keep (by Paige Aaron) Miami Vice. A missing scene. Sonny is thrilled his partner is alive, but he's mad enough to kill the man himself! (4)
  • Rain and Darkness and Wind (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG. A set of three missing scenes from the same episode, "Webb of Lies." Each of these scenes gives up a deeper look into the thoughts of Webb, Mac and Harm. (4)
  • The Yellow Rose of Red Rock Mesa (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG and Walker Texas Ranger. Harm and Mac, and Walker and Alex end up vacationing in the same area of the country, but none of them count on a freak storm, escaped convicts, and buried treasure disrupting their plans! (20)
  • And Justice for All (by Kathleen A. Klatte) A crossover with West Wing, SOF: Special Ops Force, Walker Texas Ranger, JAG, and X-Files. The President is meeting some people who are making a difference in the world. Reprinted in Watch Your Six #5. (19)
  • Someday (by Kathleen A. Klatte) Walker, Texas Ranger. A missing scene. Gabe's thoughts after a close call for his partner. (3)
  • We've Only Just Begun (by Kathleen A. Klatte) Walker, Texas Ranger. A missing scene. Thought from Gabe, Sydney and Trivette at Walker and Alex's wedding. (2)
  • Shadows on Recon (by Jamie Hector) Poltergeist: The Legacy. The house is abuzz when two shadows undertake a recon mission. Reprinted from Compadres #21. (7)
  • Beneath the Radar (by Vivian Darkbloom) La Femme Nikita. Nikita and Michael are trying to plug an information leak, and when they find it, they're surprised. It appears that there will soon be a new member of the Section. (5)
  • Then the Roses Bloom (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG. A short story. A look at the future. (1)
  • Home at Last (by Kathleen A. Klatte) SOF: Special Ops Force. An outbreak of disease takes the team out of the country, and Matt finally works up the courage to ask Margo to marry him. Reprinted in Watch Your Six #3. (26)
  • A Girl's Gotta Do (by Fallon Zane) Soldier of Fortune. The "boys" are trying to watch out for Margo, but she's one lady who can take care of herself! Also in Watch Your Six #2. (6)

Issue 4

Black Ops 4 contains 174 pages.

  • A Leap in Time (by Lynn Gill) Quantum Leap and Alias Smith and Jones. Sam leaps to the right place, but the wrong time, wrong by 100 years in fact. But he meets the two most successful outlaws in the history of the West! Also in Just You, Me & the Governor #7. (10)
  • The Capture (by Lynn Gill) Dirty Dozen: The Series. Danko and his merry band of convicts must rescue a British General before he divulges Allied secrets to the Germans. Also in The G-2 Files #1. (24)
  • Versus From the Past (by Cinda Gillilan) Simon and Simon. While looking through some of his stuff from Vietnam, Rick finds a letter he never mailed. Reprinted from Remote Control #3. (4)
  • Odds Against You? (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) The Equalizer and War of the Worlds. Robert McCall and Mickey Kostmeyer cross paths with the Blackwood Project and learn about something more dangerous than man's evil against man - an alien invasion is being fought. Also in Green Floating Weirdness #4. (19)
  • Home Again for Christmas (by Cinda Gillilan) Lethal Weapon 2. Rika is dead, but Riggs has survived, and he's out of the hospital in time for the Holidays. But with his trailer destroyed, he has nowhere to stay except with Roger and his family. And that's fine with the Murtaugh clan, who want to make this Christmas one worth celebrating. Reprinted from Walkabout. (13)
  • Work Farm (by Cinda Gillilan) Riptide. Nick, Cody and Murray are set up by a man who wants to see them all killed - slowly. And he almost gets his wish. Reprinted from Boss and Bodacious #1. (42)
  • The Power of the Word (by Gillian Holt) War of the Worlds. Harrison is convinced that Ironhorse has developed a new and strange power, now, if he can only make Paul believe. (9)
  • The Scenic Route (by Kathleen A. Klatte) Walker, Texas Ranger. Gage is having a hard time letting Sydney know how he feels about her, and after she meets Trent it might just be too late anyway. (15)
  • The Heart of Darkness (by Kathleen A. Klatte) SOF: Special Ops Force. Margo is being stalked by a ghost from her past. Also in Watch Your Six #4. (11)
  • Daybreak (by Kathleen A. Klatte) SOF: Special Ops Force. While Matt and Margo take a much-needed vacation together, Benny Ray and the rest of the team have to deal with the dangers at home. Also in Watch Your Six #4.(14)
  • Millennium (by Fallon Zane) Soldier of Fortune, Inc. The team is about to celebrate the arrival of the year 2000, and it's well worth celebrating now that Chance has been cleared for duty after surviving a plane crash in the South American jungle. Reprinted in Watch Your Six #3. (7)

Issue 5

Black Ops 5 contains 180 pages.

  • Long Wait Over (by Lynn Gill) Dirty Dozen: The Series. Leaving Roy behind in Denmark was the first domino to fall. The only question is, can they stop the rest before it's too late. Also in The G-2 Files #2. (12)
  • This Simon is Coming Home (by Lynn Gill) Simon and Simon. Rick is coming home from Vietnam, but he sends a letter ahead to warn his mom and AJ. Reprinted from Our Favorite Things #6. (2)
  • Slam, Bang, Thank You, Vinnie (by Lynn Gill) Wiseguy. Vinnie has a new assignment, and he's not happy about it. (3) (reprinted from Fireside Tales)
  • Guys Like You (by Cinda Gillilan) Lethal Weapon 2. A tag to the second film. Roger knows Riggs really is knockin' on heaven's door, but he's determined to make sure no one answers. Reprinted from Walkabout. (8)
  • Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot (by Cinda Gillilan) Riptide. An accident on the freeway leaves Nick without his memory, and an old nemesis is more than happy to fill in the missing facts for him, but none of it is the truth. Reprinted from Boss and Bodacious #2. (61)
  • Dirty Job (by Fallon Zane) Soldier of Fortune, Inc. A missing scene from "Scorned." While Margo fights with Raptor, the guys move in, but they're too late. Reprinted in Watch Your Six #3. (9) Debuting.
  • Vacation (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG, X-Files, Walker Texas Ranger and SOF: Special Ops Force. These partners all end up at Disneyland, but a ride at the Haunted House turns up some unexpected consequences. Reprinted in Watch Your Six #5. (8)
  • The Masquerade (by Kathleen A. Klatte) SOF: Special Ops Force. A Halloween trip to a ball reveals some very unexpected guests. Reprinted in Watch Your Six #5. (5)
  • The Gift of Life (by Londa Pfeffer) Walker, Texas Ranger. A robbery turns deadly for Trivette. But saying good-bye is hard to do. (10)
  • Traffic School (by Gillian Holt) War of the Worlds. Ironhorse and Blackwood both end up having to attend traffic school, but they really don't want the other to know. (6)
  • The Unsaid: One of Those Days (by Gillian Holt) War of the Worlds. The Blackwood Project's ladies decide it is time for a little time alone to relax, and they know how to get it. (6)
  • Better Left Unsaid: Boys' Night Out (by Gillian Holt) War of the Worlds. The ladies have had their fun, so now it's time for the boys to have some of their own. Too bad they get busted! (7)
  • Guide Duty (by Becca Koldfurr) Sentinel and Poltergeist: The Legacy. At a conference, an artifact is reassembled for the first time in centuries, releasing an evil force. Jim, Blair, Derek and Nick race against time to find out who the spirit is and what it wants before more people die. (33)

Issue 6

cover of issue #6

Black Ops 6 was published in 2001 and contains 182 pages.

  • Defector (by Denyse M. Bridger) The Equalizer. Scott finds himself in the middle of an operation, and then he can't seem to get out of it. (34)
  • A Walk in the Garden: Convolvulus Minor (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG. Parker might be behind bars, but he's still haunting Harm, Mac and Clayton. (8)
  • Storm Season (by Robyn Joradine) Walker, Texas Ranger and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. Peter and his father are in Texas for a law enforcement shooting competition, but he ends up getting caught up in a militia plot that also snares James Trivette. Caine and Walker race the clock to save them. (39) Reprinted from Anything Goes #6.
  • Chariots of Fire (by Gillian Holt) War of the Worlds. The team find themselves in South America, but it's not aliens they have to worry about this time. Reprinted from Obsessions; also in Green Floating Weirdness #21. (18)
  • Chimera (by Denyse M. Bridger) Poltergeist: The Legacy. A beautiful woman, an old book, and a series of vampire attacks in San Francisco might just spell the doom of Derek Rayne and his House. (45)
  • Spirit of the Law (by Gillian Holt) MacGyver. A sequel to the episode "The Tough Boys." Mac and R.T. Hines are doing their best to help Manny Lopez get on with his life, but when Manny's almost killed they find themselves trying to convince him to live. Reprinted from MacGyverisms #1; also in The Quicksilver and the Black. (20)
  • The Hand of Charity (by Fallon Zane) Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Matt and the team take in a new friend. Also in Watch Your Six #4. (6)

Issue 7

cover of issue #7

Black Ops 7 was published in 2001 and contains 176 pages.

  • Tiger By the Tail (by Lynn Gill) Starsky and Hutch. An undercover assignment is more than it seems, and poor Starsky is the butt of the joke. (3) Reprinted from Compadres #9.
  • Illusions of Success (by Denyse M. Bridger) The Equalizer. A friend asks Mickey for help when she is blackmailed, and he turns to McCall. (20)
  • Long Shot (by Sioned Dannan) Lethal Weapon and War of the Worlds. Paul is asked to take in a hit team, including one Martin Riggs. Reprinted from Green Floating Weirdness #15. (5)
  • This Favor Paid in Full (by Sioned Dannan) Stingray. A story in script format. Ray agrees to find the people who killed his new client's sister, but nothing is what it seems, and Ray comes much closer to death than he ever expected. Script format. (31) Reprinted from Obsessions.
  • Girl Talk (by Londa Pfeffer) Walker, Texas Ranger. Alyx drops by Ellen's grave to make peace with the woman who stands between her and Walker. (2) Debuting.
  • Closure (by Londa Pfeffer) Walker, Texas Ranger. Trivette tries to understand how his former lover could have become an assassin. (6) Debuting.
  • A Walk in the Garden: Witch Hazel (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG. It's Halloween and Harm is haunted, really haunted. (8)
  • Crossing the Bar (by Kathleen A. Klatte) JAG. A missing scene from the season cliffhanger. Harm is in the water, and has a couple of interesting visions. (6)
  • Loose Ends (by Londa Pfeffer) Swift Justice. An old enemy of Mac's comes back, bent on revenge. Too bad his father and best friend also end up in the crossfire. (26) Debuting
  • A Matter of Heart (by Becca Koldfurr) Soldier of Fortune, Inc. After a mission in the Rockies, Matt decides the team needs some additional cold weather training, but an avalanche makes it a matter of life and death. Also in Watch Your Six #4. (23) Debuting.
  • The Touch From the Hand of a Friend (by Rhinnon Corke) Quantum Leap. Sam leaps into a kidnapper who is dying. He and Al rush to save the victims before it's too late. Also in Compadres #11. (9)
  • When a Man is Lost (by Tara Mackenzie) Space: Above and Beyond. A missing scene from the episode "Stay with the Dead." Nathan and the colonel fight to get the rest of the squad back home. Reprinted from Ouch! #6. (6)
  • The Peace Carol (by Rachel Squire) Poltergeist: The Legacy. Derek has to apologize to Kat for kissing her mother. Reprinted from The Yule Tide #3. (5)
  • Scrutiny (by Rachel Squire) Sentinel. After helping Jim, Blair finds that no good deed goes unpunished. Reprinted from Compadres #12. (8)
  • The Hunted (by Rachel Squire) Sentinel. Jim and Simon are stalked, by Blair. Reprinted from Compadres #14. (4)
  • Dark Debts (by Tammy L. Croft) Dark Angel and The Man From UNCLE. Max learns some interesting things when she runs into a slight blond man while on a mission. (6) Debuting
  • A Fan Writer's Mind (by Jerkey Treat) War of the Worlds. Harrison and Paul find themselves in a most unusual location, a fan writer's mind... script format. (8)

Issue 8

cover of issue #8

Black Ops 8 was published in 2002 and contains 180 pages.

  • Rescue (by Jamie Hector) Counterstrike. The team has to rescue Alexander before he is taken out of their reach. (11) (reprinted from A Small Circle of Friends #1)
  • To the Wild Country (by Gillian Holt) Stingray and War of the Worlds. When the daughter of an old friend contacts him, Ray finds himself drawn into a situation he doesn't completely comprehend, but luckily for him, there are already people battling the demons Ray's uncovered. (27) Reprinted from Small Favor Repaid; also in Green Floating Weirdness #6.
  • Replay (by Denyse M. Bridger & Jeanne McClure) The Equalizer. In the aftermath of "Mission McCall" Scott's worst nightmares become reality - his father is missing, again. But this time it wasn't the Russians who took him. Scott, Gage and Mickey are on Robert's trail, but the path is confused and full of danger. (42)
  • Little Drummer Boys (by J.P. Cads) Shadow Chasers and X-Files. Benny and Mulder are on the trail of Santa Claus, and they're each dragging their partners along for the ride. (6)
  • The Black Orchid (by Denyse M. Bridger) Miami Vice. After several women who work for the same night club, The Black Orchid, turn up dead, Castillo brings in a detective from California to help bring the club owner down. Sonny falls for the woman, but her relationship with Castillo leaves him confused. And confused might just get them both killed. (50)
  • Ripple Effect (by Cheryl Benson) JAG. A missing scene. Mac says goodbye to Victor. (1)
  • Not in My Backyard (by Fallon Zane) Soldier of Fortune, Inc. The team gets dragged into a local disturbance that has far reaching consequences for them, and the people in their community. Reprinted in Watch Your Six #5. (25) (winner of 2003 FanQ)
  • A Path Lit by Starlight (by Kathleen A. Klatte) Babylon 5. Some of the Rangers meet the President and his wife. (2)

Issue 9

cover of issue #9

Black Ops 9 was published in 2002 and contains 184 pages.

  • Jingle Bell Rock (by J.P. Cads) Shadow Chasers and X-Files. Benedek takes Jonathan to a party, with Santa, but it's crashed by Mulder and Scully. (10)
  • All Hallows Eve (by Gillian Holt) War of the Worlds. When aliens invade Sea World, the team must respond, no matter what it takes. (13)
  • From the Files of Rebecca Fogg: Witch Warrior? (by Kathleen A. Klatte) The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne and Witchblade. Sara learns about a woman who once wore the witchblade. (8)
  • From the Files of Rebecca Fogg: The Stuff of Legends (by Kathleen A. Klatte) The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne and X-Files. Scully hears about a woman who she thinks is a good role model. (6)
  • Web of Lies (by Denyse M. Bridger & Jeanne McClure) Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. A serial killer is stalking Chinatown, Peter is having a meltdown, and a mysterious woman is planning doom for Caine. (28)
  • White Knuckle (by Jamie Hector) Counterstrike. An old enemy returns and this time he's not out to kill Peter Sinclair, but to cripple him emotionally. Also in Ouch! #1. (26)
  • Things That Go Bump in the Night (by Denyse M. Bridger & Jeanne McClure) The Equalizer. Gage and Scott find themselves in some serious trouble when Gage is targeted by an old enemy, who wants revenge on McCall, and plans to use Scott and Gage to get it. (77) (winner of a 2003 FanQ)
  • Homecoming (by Mary Fallon Zane and clgfanfic) Soldier of Fortune. Chance and C.J. return to the team after their year-long vacation in Hawaii. (6)

Issue 10

cover of issue #10

Black Ops 10 was published in 2003 and contains 185 pages.

  • Commercial Message (by Cheryl Benson) MacGyver. Mac is sure he's found Murdock. (2)
  • Compliments of the Nighthawk (by Gillian Holt) Midnight Caller and War of the Worlds. A series of shows on the paranormal puts Jack on a collision course with the Blackwood Project and aliens. (26)
  • Patterns of Fate (by Denyse M. Bridger) Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. Sequel to "Web of Lies" in Black Ops #9. The murders continue, and this time they hit too close to home for Peter. (30)
  • Hidden Assets (by Becca Koldfurr) Soldier of Fortune, Inc. The team must rescue the President of Armenia, who is being held in an insane asylum by his brother, who is plotting a take over. Also in Good to Go #2. (28) (winner of a 2004 FanQ)
  • Echoes of Death (by Lessa Warren) Poltergeist: The Legacy and Soldier of Fortune, Inc. An entity is free and hunting. And while the Legacy is trying to destroy it, Dawn and Matt find themselves unwilling pawns. (38)
  • A Small Degree of Acceptance (by Sharon Airey) Pensacola, Wings of Gold. Back from a mission, Burner tries to set things right with Megan. (4)
  • The Stranger Within (by Sharon Airey) Pensacola, Wings of Gold. Burner struggles to come to terms with surviving. (3)
  • Into the Desert (by Teri Sarick) X-Files, Mysterious Ways and Roswell. Unusual happenings in Roswell, NM draw Mulder and Declan to the community, along with their female partners. Funny thing is, they run into real aliens. (42)
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