My Place in Poptropica: White Gamer

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of White Gamer, a Poptropica explorer with a story to tell. See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!


Sharing Accounts With Sis

It was around 2007 when I was first introduced to the game. My sister and I had just finished our homework (I was in second grade back then, so I didn’t have very much). She told me that there was a game she was interested in that other kids at school were playing called “Poptropica”. We found it on Funbrain, a website we were familiar with.

That day, we made an account together, with the username apples2928. (If you friend our account, please don’t judge on our fashion sense. We were new to the game!) We weren’t quite sure what to do until a few days after we made our account. Then, as we figured out how to explore Poptropica, things got pretty exciting.

Getting My Own Account

After a couple of months, I started getting a little tired of Poptropica, so I thought I would make a new account, just for myself. This was partly because at the time my sister and I, playing on our one account called Purple Wolf, didn’t know how to take different outfits off and put new ones on. Now, I really don’t remember the username or in-game name of the new account I made, out of the many I’ve made.

Anyway, from then on, I started to love Poptropica more and more! I had about two pages of Store items, and was slowly making my way up to getting island medallions. I changed my outfit almost every time I got on the game, which was about every other day at least.

Soon, I started looking up a few game guides and Thinknoodles quickly became my top choice – that is, until I saw the Poptropica Help Blog! For the first time, I was seeing Slanted Fish, Brave Tomato, HPuterpop, Samwow5, Spotted Dragon, and the rest of the crew. PHB was the best. I started checking updates on the website every time I got on the computer.

Becoming White Gamer

Sadly, I took a break from Poptropica for a while, and forgot my username and password. Ahhh! I made a new account, woodstock436, and with that, White Gamer was officially a player of Poptropica. I chose the name because I’m a Poptropica Gamer.

For a long time, I tried to find a signature outfit for myself, but I couldn’t find one. I’m sorry to say that I even copied Slanted Fish’s outfit for a little while. By the time the PHB’s 2015 Halloween Costume Contest came around, I still hadn’t found one. I know: that’s a long time to be thinking about an outfit, but I’m all about fashion.

PoptropiCon Island had recently come out, and I saw the gray planet shirt and red jacket. At first glance, I didn’t really care, but later I thought, you know what? That’s cool. I’m going to use that. I used the shirt and jacket, and combined that with angel wings, headphones, a polka-dot belt, and jeans. Yay! Now I’m officially a Poptropica Explorer with Fashion.

In 2014, I mostly spent my time in Poptropica Common Rooms – probably a little too much. Like, that was all I was doing on Poptropica besides the new islands like PoptropiCon, Survival, and Arabian Nights. Those were awesome too.

I am still doing a lot of islands, and now have 30 medallions, plus I’m keeping up with PHB as best as I can. I hope you enjoyed My Place in Poptropica! Thank you!

–White Gamer :)

Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story! Feel free to send in your own (please include a minimum of 550 words, type with good spelling and grammar, divide it into labeled sections, and include your username). Look out for more community MPIPs in the future!

~the PHB.

PHB Special: Gravity Falls Gang!

Gravitate over here, Poptropicans – it’s time for another PHB Special*!

(*Side note: PHB Specials are a category of posts that can pertain to a variety of things. You may be familiar with Blake’s Special scripts, for instance, of which the most recent is the Valentine’s Special.)

Many of us here at the PHB are fans of Gravity Falls (a Disney TV show), and if you are too, you may know that the finale will be upon us this Monday, February 15th! To commemorate this great show, and to acknowledge requests for more costumes, we’ve made some Gravity Falls Poptropica costumes for you to enjoy. (And if you’re not a fan, we highly recommend you start your binge-watching today. ;) )


From left to right, here’s how you can get their costumes:

  • Soos: You can get his hat from the tent guy on Ghost Story and the shirt from the Bigfoot Fanatic costume in the Store. Alternatively, the green video game shirt from a guy on Reality TV also works, and it’s customizable when you friend phbSoos.
  • Dipper: His hat is from a guy on Lunar Colony’s Main Street, and the jacket is from a guy on Red Dragon’s Frog Creek. Simply friend phbDipper and customize.
  • Mabel: Her whole look can be achieved from the start at account creation. You can friend phbMabel and customize her whole look.
  • Grunkle Stan: His fez (hat) is from Time Tangled’s Timbuktu (Mali Empire), the suit from Spy Island, and you can buy Fake Noses from the Store (yes, we know Stan doesn’t wear glasses, but close enough). (Extra: get the Timmy Failure Scarf in the Store and use the ASG on WillyWonkaASG for the cane!) Friend phbStanPines for the outfit. For the beard, use the ASG on ZeusASG. (Double extra: friend StanfordPines2 for Grunkle Ford’s costume!)
  • Wendy: Her freckles are from a lady on Cryptids Island, and the rest of her costume is from the clothing crank on Home Island. To make it simple, friend phbWendy and customize. For a plaid shirt instead, try the Fall Fashion Outfit from the Store – but note that this is red, not green.

These guys are also now on our Costumes page! Hope you enjoyed these costumes, and let us know what you think! :) Oh, and if you have the Pixel Pig Power, you can pretend it’s Waddles. ;)

By the way, if you have any costume ideas, we would love to hear them – and you are more than welcome to make your own, especially with instructions or accounts to befriend for said costumes. The comments section of our Costumes page is a great place to start (as well as just to browse).


Let’s #TakeBackTheFalls together!

Poptropica Portfolio: Jordan Leary

Hey Poptropicans!

Last week’s Poptropica Portfolio feature was pretty popular, so here’s another! (Here on the PHB, we’ve previously featured the works of Abraham Tena, Chris Goodwin, and Nate Greenwall.) The lucky Creator to be featured this time is Jordan Leary, also thought to be Dr. Hare.

On his Behance page, Jordan says this of his work with Poptropica: “I’ve been leading the development of Poptropica, one of the most popular online kids’ games in the world, since 2007. I developed the original game engine, the animation system, and hundreds of games, scenes, and effects. Play the game at” The original game engine, we assume, refers to the classic non-SUI (sound updated islands) on Poptropica. This game demo reel also shows a lot of his Poptropica work:

Many of the Poptropica designs Jordan displays on his website are interactive, which we unfortunately cannot embed here on the PHB. Instead, we recommend that you visit his portfolio site directly so you can play around with his designs. We’ll also post pictures below to let you know what to look out for.

When you first land on the site, you’ll be on the Games tab, where you can find a few Poptropica-related bits on the side (including a screenshot of the PHB’s Star Link video!). However, it’s the next tab, UI, that shows the good Pop stuff. You get to make a bunch of Realms “bubbles”, view prototypes of the inventory cards and age picker, play a game of Mancala, the matching game with Mahjong tiles, Fiona’s violin, and more! Check it out on the UI tab on Jordan’s portfolio site!

As foundational as he’s been to the game’s development since the beginning, it appears he’s no longer part of the team – his LinkedIn page shows that he left Poptropica in October 2015. Goodbye, Dr. Hare!

Thanks for all your work in making Poptropica what it is, Jordan – and we promise we’re not 12-year-old stalkers anymore. Maybe a little older now. ;)

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this look into a leading Poptropica developer’s popping portfolio! Stay popping, Poptropicans. :D

Year of the Monkeying-Around with Dragons and Villains!

Kung hei fat choi, Poptropicans! 🎉

It’s the Year of the Monkey for those of you celebrating the Lunar New Year, and there’s a new update on the Creators’ Blog honoring the occasion. 🙈🐒

Also, we get a sneak peek of a monkey that’s supposed to be part of an upcoming island. (Past sneak peeks indicate this island could be related to the Poptropica comics or the upcoming tutorial update!)


Captain Crawfish also added in his post: “Plus, if you know where there’s a misplaced Chinese dragon on another Poptropica Island, we don’t want to hear about it anymore.”

Sounds like this pirate is salty. XD

chinese dragon

As someone who’s Chinese, I found the comment hilarious.

In case you’re not laughing yet, there’s a distinctly Chinese dragon dance happening on a Japanese island (Red Dragon, which takes place in ancient Japan) on Poptropica and it sounds like they’ve been getting quite a bit of flack for mixing it up. :P

(Plus, thanks to Thinknoodles videos for being a source for grabbing quick snapshots!)

Chinese New Year isn’t the only thing happening – Valentine’s Day is coming up, and rather than taking it as a time to feel sad at a lack of significant other, here at the PHB we’d like to deliver you some villainous Poptropica Valentine’s cards! These were created by Poptropicans from our deviantArt community, We-Love-Poptropica.

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Octavian’s is made by JennLikesPie, Black Widow’s is by Slippery Raptor, and salty old Captain Crawfish’s is by Spotted Dragon. Feel the love! <3

Also, if you’d like to have your name in the upcoming PHB Valentine’s Special, be sure to check out Blake’s post on the subject and leave a comment with your favorite PHB ship (no later than Wednesday, and try not to go overboard ;) ). Stay popping, Poptropicans!

🎉 恭禧發財!! 🎉

🎈 (紅包拿來~)🎈

Poptropica Portfolio: Abraham Evensen Tena

Hey Poptropicans! :D

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a Poptropica artist’s portfolio here on the PHB – if you haven’t already, check out the works of Chris Goodwin and Nate Greenwall.

This next one has been around for a while, but we’re finally getting around to posting about it: the portfolio of Poptropica illustrator Abraham Evensen Tena! (The character of Gamer Guy, or Abe on Zomberry Island, is most likely modeled after him.) You can check out the works we’re highlighting in this post and more on his portfolio website.

Perhaps the most interesting pictures from Abe’s portfolio are these glimpses of the forgotten underground island that we’ve seen sneak peeks of in past Daily Pops. It’s a land lined with pink crystals, flowing streams, and even dinosaur bones! I for one would love to play this island someday.

The rest of the Poptropica-related art on his site are mostly desktop wallpapers for islands we’ve already seen, some illustrations he made for the Poptropica Lunar Colony chapter book, and other miscellaneous concept art. Here’s a look at some more pieces (click to enlarge the artwork):

If you check out his website, you’ll find even more Poptropica pieces. You can also see some of his personal non-Poptropica work on other parts of the site, but be warned that some of his (non-Poptropica) illustrations contain nudity, so only proceed if you are comfortable with that.

Abe Tena’s resume states that he worked as a game designer (most likely for Poptropica) from October 2010 to July 2015, which means he no longer works there. Right now, though, he’s an assistant professor specializing in human figure drawing at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, the city where Poptropica HQ is located. How cool would it be to have a Poptropica Creator be your art teacher?

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this look into a Poptropica artist’s portfolio! Thanks to Abe for all the fantastic ideas and artwork he’s contributed to the game we know and love. :)

My Place in Poptropica: Spencer

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Spencer, a longtime Poptropican who has experimented with many looks, names, blogs, and more while playing his part in our community. See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!

mpip spencer

Hey, Poptropicanos! It’s Spencer! Anyway, considering all of the MPIPs lately, I contemplated submitting my own. I guess you can see how that went considering you’re reading this now! Case in point, here is My Place in Poptropica!

2008 | Spencernator Genesis

I remember this memory vividly compared to all of elementary school, oddly enough. :) It was December 2008, and I was at my cousin’s house for a Christmas party. I was in their basement, petting my cousin Justin’s turtle. Ol’ Tuck didn’t seem to have a huge liking towards me. :P

Justin pulled out his laptop and showed me PopRockica! Which is what I thought it was called for a while. He showed me his account, and I asked if I could make one myself. He spun his laptop towards me and told me to go wild! Using my password for my Webkinz account as the username, Bulldogsrock4 was born.

Originally, he had blue skin, the snake tongue, and that incredibly blonde, short and spiked up hair. Despite my sister’s opinion, I thought Creepy Monster was beautiful.  He had the face only a Spencer could love, I guess. ;)


His outfit before I made a new account!

2009 | There’s Been an Awakening

I had been an avid Poptropican (beat all 9 islands), and was a very frequent commentor on the PHB. At the time, I had blown through the screen names Creepy Monster, Spencerjamesd, Daedalus, Poptropica Dude, Dewdog, Awesomeman95 and Bulldogsrock4. (Probably more, considering all of that.) Here I was thinking Slanted Fish had many aliases! I finally had beaten Astro-Knights Island! Ah, what a glorious moment it was. Not the next day, not at all. You know when you know something for a long time, like your locker combination, and you just suddenly forget it like that? Whoops. My password completely slipped my mind! I’m pretty sure I was just mixing up a ‘ui’ with an ‘iu’ within my password, but 8 or 9 year old me was frustrated.

Friendly Gamer was created. Well, Freindlygamer1. :D A few weeks later, I got back on Bulldogsrock4. (I forgot how to spell a word within the password, and didn’t think to Google it because I was young and enraged.) I now had a liking towards the name Friendly Gamer over Creepy Monster, so I stuck with it. For my outfit, I kind of stole it from Dynaboa. I changed it up a bit, but if any of you guys remember him, you’d see the “inspiration.”

My routine of beating all the islands and commenting on the Poptropica Help Blog stood. I also created and joined a few cringe-worthy blogs, but they’re either forgotten or long gone. Trust me, they were not worth sharing regardless… Fine, you win. Here was my Twittersome blog I made, and one I joined but never contributed to. There was also a few more, like this one and this one – but for the most part, I was quite inactive on them! I also found this beauty, and I stumbled upon this project called Avapop, before the Avatar Studio. You can see I submitted my Poptropican on there. ;) You might damage some brain tissue reading some of those blogs, especially my posts, so…

Be careful.

More 2009-2012 | Beards and Tears

During 2009, I had my very first moment on the PHB. I was one of the few winners of Codien’s Spray On Beard contest! My heart almost exploded. :O


Trust me, past Spencer. I was very suprised. I guess Codien liked my idea of a whacky Poptropican! I picked the beard with the long mustache and 4 o’clock shadow. I loved it! Around this time, I discovered the Poptropica Help Chat. I attended heaps of parties and unfortunately traded one too many times. ;(

Before that, I had the chance to become a dummy, and show off my newfound handhelds and rares given to me by Motionman95 in his infamous multiverses and chatrooms.

Friendly Gamer drawn with the beard I was talking about!

Friendly Gamer drawn with the beard I was talking about!

I don’t remember the names of the PHC mods, but one of them had access to M.A.P. Perhaps it was Coderkid, thinking about it?I gave them my password, not even thinking twice, and I obtained the Zeus outfit! It was incredibly rare at the time. Someone thought it was really cool, and ‘traded’ me for it. I lost my account. I asked the person for days on end and they refused! Heartbroken, I actually remember telling my mom about my situation.

I had just got her to buy me a month membership so she was not the happiest mother in the world. She also lectured me about giving away my password and the danger of online chatrooms. Thanks for that, unnamed Xat user. Later, I created something along the lines of DNinjaRocks4, (something like that. I’m not very sure, actually.) and played a lot less. After a few months, I quit. I still lurked the PHB, though! But Friendly Gamer was no more.

Late 2013 and 2014 | Aye, Aye Captain!

“Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to play Poptropica again.”

I caught my sister Jillian playing it! She was facetiming our cousin Julia and they were on Time Tangled Island. Seeing them made me remember just how fun actually playing the game was! CaptainSpencer was made quickly after. I never looked back! (I did actually, later down the road.)

I picked that username not due to Thinknoodles, but because MrSpencer was taken – and I thought Captain sounded rad. (I just go by Spencer now. Not a huge fan of Captain. :P )

Around this time, I started commenting on the PHB with my new WordPress account, and went on Xat frequently. I decided to give blogging a shot. I contacted HPuterpop if he could design my header and logo. He responded in under a day with the best Poptropica graphics I had ever seen. I was ecstatic! Spencer’s Poptropica Cheat Blog was founded sometime in June 2014…


Andrew and I exchanged a few emails after that. We soon started playing Minecraft and texting on Google Hangouts. He invited me over to the Poptropica Police Network. I quit soon after. I wrote a series on there, and it concluded. Also, I was more into writing about actual Pop updates than roleplaying, which wasn’t my cup of tea. :D

Once my name was out there, I was invited to Icy Fox’s blog, The Poptropica Package, and PAw. Honestly, I put minimal effort in all of those, besides TPP, but my writing still wasn’t the best. Over that time, my Poptropican’s closet and photos became very rare, being one of the first to have many items. I was bombarded with trading offers so many times on the PHC, I left Xat.

I’m fortunate for Red Lizard, Slanted Fish, and others great work on making the glitch community less rare (which I no longer am a part of, but still). Poptropica chatrooms are now a much safer place for everyone. :D

After a few issues within my Poptropican and school/family life, I decided to leave. I left my blog and all the others I was so honored to join. :( It was an impulsive decision, but I later tried to convince myself it was for the best.

It wasn’t.

Late 2015 and Present Day | Blast from the Past!

I came back to doing what I love – providing artwork, theories and posts for the Poptropica community! Slanted Fish has been an absolute doll towards me these past few years, and I’m incredibly grateful for our friendship. She’s even put some of my writing on the PHB a couple of times!

I still play Poptropica, and have been attempting to do so on the daily! A lot of the issues I left for are still unresolved, but why let those very few problems hold me back? :P I’ve been in this game from 2008 to now, and I’m not leaving anytime soon.

My Poptropica blog is now my personal one, Spencerama! Since I’ve come back to the blogging world, I’ve never been happier. <3 (Oh, keep in mind I’ve been playing with themes and logos, and deleted a few posts, so sorry if it’s not a sight for sore eyes.)

Just a side note, as of 1/11/16, I have retrieved my original Bulldogsrock4 account! Despite Friendly Gamer’s rare ninja, Creepy Monster has the white, red, and blue rock star costume, along with the black and white robin hood, and the golden renegade robot! Just thought I’d add to that. :P

To wrap things up, I’d like to thank Slanted Fish, Blake, and Slippery Raptor the most for giving me this place in Poptropica. It wouldn’t have been the same with any of you missing from it. Thank you all for an amazing 7 years! Here is to many more! :D

Well, I guess that concludes My Place in Poptropica, folks! Take the mic, Slanted Fish!

Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story! Feel free to send in your own (please include a minimum of 550 words, type with good spelling and grammar, divide it into labeled sections, and include your username). Look out for more community MPIPs in the future!

~the PHB.

Pop Pals, Stolen Snapshots, and History Happenings

Hey Poptropicans! What’s popping?

February is here, and that means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! (As well as spring, if a certain psychic groundhog is to be believed.) Recent Daily Pop sneak peeks indicate that we may soon be getting a Valentine’s Photo Booth with some cool props:

Here on the PHB, we’ve added yet another new page under our Cool Stuff tab: Stolen Snapshots, a puzzle game originally from Slippery Raptor’s Blog! This game tests your Poptropica recognition skills with currently over 25 pictures to guess from, and Slip’s site is always coming up with new ones (plus you can guess his current puzzle for a chance to be in his Hall of Fame!). Check it out!


In case you missed it, another recent “Cool Stuff” release was a page titled Overview of Poptropica Glitching, where we explore the strangely wonderful world of exploiting Poptropica glitches.


We also recently released (most of) the results from our 2016 PHB Readers’ Survey, with tons of interactive graphs and charts and analyses for each question! Part 2, featuring comments from the response questions, is on its way – so stay tuned.

Plus, our dear Creator-senpais have even commented on the post! With the exception of Jeff Heim’s comment during the PHB Poppies last summer, that’s a first! We’re very honored and hope they continue to do so. :D All the more reason for PHB lurkers to join the fun in the comments, eh? ;)

creator senpais

Speaking of making PHB history, the History of the PHB page (under the “About” tab) has now been updated to give a summary on the past year of 2015. Check it out!

It’s also been really cool having you guys share your Poptropica projects and more over on our Poptropica Help subreddit, and if you’re not already on it, we would love to have you join the fun! I’ve even got an Ask Me Anything (AMA) thread going on, so if you have any off-topica questions for me at all, that’s a place to get to know me. :D Don’t miss out – sign up and post on our subreddit today!


Stay popping, Poptropicans!


My Place in Poptropica: Bony Bones

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Bony Bones, a Poptropica champion since the beginning and still going strong. See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!


Since the authors here at the PHB recently created their “My Place in Poptropica” stories, I decided I should try and form one of my own. It’s not extremely exciting or anything, but I still want to tell it. Here it goes…

*clears throat*  *tries to clear throat but breaks into a coughing fit instead*


When I was in first grade, Poptropica was born. My classmates and I enjoyed playing on FunBrain and of course, Poptropica was being advertised on the site. Many of us curious students clicked on the link and discovered Poptropica – my favorite website then and still my favorite website now. I started Poptropica so early that there was no blimp! We just jumped through a little hole and landed in Early Poptropica, though then it had no official name. The only problem was that none of us really knew how to save our game at first, so we made a new character every time we played!

Today, Early Poptropica is regarded as one of the easiest- if not the easiest- island there is, but at the time it was pretty difficult to complete, as my classmates and I had no previous knowledge of Poptropica. It just so happens that I was the first one in my class to discover the golden egg! Though I had accidentally zoomed in on it, it was there none-the-less. Everyone was all excited and staring at my computer screen…but the moment was ruined when we had to go to the next class, and since we didn’t know how to save I would just have to find it again the next time. :(

I can’t remember, but I believe I may have been the first in my class to complete Early Poptropica as well. I do remember that my best friend at the time ended up beating all of the next islands before I did (but he doesn’t even play Poptropica anymore so I guess I won in the end >:) ).

Bony Bones's Current Look & Original Look

Bony Bones’s Current Look vs. Original Look

My Accounts

I eventually figured out how to save my account and created one at my house. I played with this account until Shark Tooth Island was released. Then, something very peculiar happened. When I got to the part where you find the Key Ingredient from the temple, I checked my items once I had retrieved it and noticed that it wasn’t there! :O Now today I would have handled this differently, but at the time, not knowing what else to do, I climbed up onto the pedestal where the Ingredient once sat, stood where the light shown directly on my Poptropican, waited a few moments…and closed the window. I never quite understood what happened next, but as soon as I closed that window, I forgot my Poptropican’s name, username, and password. It was as if that Poptropican was erased from the world. :(

But soon enough, I created a new account that I still use today, playing as the Poptropican known as Bony Bones. (My username is ben1640 if anyone wants to add me.) Only the first two islands were out when I created him, but soon more islands appeared. The map grew, and so did my collection of medallions (I currently have all 57 :D ). I’ve been on Poptropica so long that I watched common features such as the customizer, the store, etc. be added to the game. I even saw Monster Carnival appear, disappear, and reappear on the island map.


Just for fun, I created a few more Poptropicans as well, by the names of Golden Ice, Scary Speck, and Slippery Typhoon. I forgot Scary’s username, but I still check the others occasionally.

Just Some Other Stuff

Ever since the Poptropica Creators started releasing Top 10 Finisher lists on the Creators’ Blog, I strived to make the list. For so long I never made it…until after the world finisher maps were created. In 2014, I finally placed in the top 10, ranking 10th in the world on Survival: Hook, Line, and Sinker! :D


I believe that it wasn’t until 2010 that I got Membership, but I have kept it since. I have gladly used the early access to beat new islands on the day they’ve come out (though a few times it has taken longer). :P

I have not done much on the Internet that is Poptropica related other than Poptropica itself. I read a Poptropica FanFic known as “The Chaotic Adventures of Bony Bones,” which just happened to by written by a Poptropican with the same name as me! XD I also have viewed various Wikis, Blogs, etc. for clues about obtaining special items, finding the usernames of the Creators, etc., and I have recently edited some on the Poptropica Wiki as MBBThree.

Oh that’s right, there’s one more website related to Poptropica that I have visited…


Before 2015, I probably visited the Poptropica Help Blog less than 5 times, most likely when searching for the things I mentioned above. This year though, I have viewed the PHB a lot more, and have enjoyed everything, from the island news to the 7 Orbs Timeline (really creative idea btw) to PMFMs. I even made it to the PHB’s 8th birthday party for Poptropica this year and was excited to see several of the authors there. Happy birthday, Poptropica!


Keep up the great work on the PHB, authors!

And that’s My Place in Poptropica.

–Bony Bones

Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story! Feel free to send in your own (please include a minimum of 550 words, type with good spelling and grammar, divide it into labeled sections, and include your username). Look out for more community MPIPs in the future!

~the PHB.


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