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Song Seung-heon, Nam Sang-mi up for SBS drama?

Rumors are swirling about Song Seung-heon (My Princess) being cast as the lead in the upcoming drama Forget Me Not, as well as actress Nam Sang-mi (Life Is Beautiful), although neither is a lock yet. However, it’s been teased that the drama will feature a main couple at the “top star level,” and both would fit that designation, though perhaps Song more than Nam.

It’s interesting news (at least, to me) because (1) it’s Song Seung-heon, Mr. Big-Time Leading Man (also Hand Towel extraordinaire), and (2) the drama is by Kim Soo-hyun — the respected writer, not the Dream High/Giant budding star, and (3) the two abovementioned things seem at odds with each other.

Song’s management team has put out the official statement that no decisions have been made, which is common even when the star eventually takes on the project, so all that means is that it’s not final. A rep did confirm that he’d gotten the offer and is currently in talks about the role, but said that things had not gone beyond that point.

On the other side is writer Kim, who’s known for being a hitmaker and has penned some huge dramas like Mom’s Dead Upset as well as the recent Life Is Beautiful; you may recall the incident where she spoke out strongly against the show’s decision to edit out out gay vows that she’d written into the script, which warms my heart. (Both her defense, and the actual scene, which you can read at that above link.)

Kim has done a lot of longer weekend dramas, but at 24 episodes Forget Me Not will be her first miniseries in four years, since 2007’s My Man’s Woman. Also noteworthy is that this will also be helmed by the same PD who worked with her on the successful dramas mentioned above, and perhaps together they’ll be able to score another 40% hit.

If the casting goes through, it’ll be interesting to see if Song can keep up; he ain’t exactly known for his dramatic chops, by reputation and by his own admission. However, he did pleasantly surprise me in My Princess — granted, he coasted a bit on Kim Tae-hee’s charm and his role of the perfect-man chaebol wasn’t terribly challenging, but he was light and funny and very, very hot. And Nam Sang-mi always makes me smile, with her sunny disposition and upbeat energy. Plus, together they are just gorgeous.

Forget Me Not is being planned for Mondays and Tuesdays on SBS, following Warrior Baek Dong-soo, which puts its premiere in September.

Via 10 Asia, My Daily

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SSH and NSM will look cute together! - looking forward to this!

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So what is the show about? I love both leads so I'm not worried, just curious...

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YES YES YESSSS!!! I DO FEEL YOU, PAT #1, OF COURSE! =D =D

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He is so good looking.

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Woohoo! 2 SSH dramas in a year! So excited!

Loved him in My Princess! Can't wait!! :)

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“top star level” again!?
i see this is becoming a trend: best love, Myung Wol the Spy and now this. hmmmm
ah but i love our hand towel and Nam Sang-mi is so adorable i cant help but get excited :)
but hopefully this is not a melo for Song Seung-heon, plz let him not be the cold famous star typical hero, give him a wacky character gods of drama plz !

it will be interesting though to watch Nam Sang-mi playing a cold self absorbed diva and Song Seung-heon as a struggling actor-- already started filming the drama in my head lol !

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If anything, I may try this for the eye candies...lol

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Anything to stare at Song Seung Heon

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I didn't think he was that great looking in my princess but damn does he look hot in that photo

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you said exactly what i wanted to say.he was terrible in my princess

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Guess you don't care for the "well groomed" look.

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SSH looked so much better than the "goofy" hairstyles that stylists seem to give male leads these days.

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Javabeans,
How come there were all kinds of links for things, but not for "he was light and funny and very, very hot?"

I haven't watched EofE, except for kiss scene clips on YT, but I may be able to watch 24 eps of a melo with THT.

Hopefully, now that they have figured out what he can do, they won't cast him into a role that will make him look bad again.

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How come there were all kinds of links for things, but not for “he was light and funny and very, very hot?”

LOL!

Jomo! The Hand Towel in a drama, yey! I sure miss his debonair looks and when he said he's starting to enjoy acting after MP, Im so looking forward how will this translate now on the screen...

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The Hand Towel returns!!!! Oh I've missed his tilting so much!

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HT = Hand Towel, Head Tilter, Hot Tummy, Hotter in Trunks

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Ai! The Return of the Hand Towel: Stiff Neck Days are Here Again! :)

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This HAS to happen because we deserve it, don't we?

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yes, jomo! we miss tilting soooo much....LOL!

and we've been very very good, soooo.... :-)

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LOL! Oh yeah! :)

Bring back the Towel, please! :)

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*Holds up signs in both hands and marches around the DB website*

"We want The Hand Towel!"

"We want The Hand Towel!"

"We want The Hand Towel!"

"We want The Hand Towel!"

"We want The Hand Towel!"

"We want The Hand Towel!"

"We want The Hand Towel!"

"We want The Hand Towel!"

"We want The Hand Towel!"

"We want The Hand Towel!"

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Psst. It's actually MJP! The Hubby would never march for The Hand Towel!

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LOL! :-) MJP, looks like you dont like THT very much :-) your affection for him is somewhat lukewarm....:-)

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lukewarm? clearly, she's an anti-fan! :P

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i've been meaning to ask this question, it's a silly question really, cause apparently i am the only one who still don't get the 'hand-towel' joke. what's the story behind the nickname?

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Long story short.

First part:
The words for handkerchief and hand towel are the same in Korean.

Second part:
SSH name sounds kinduv like those words:
http://tinyurl.com/6eeqlvy

Third part
During a DB pod cast, and then subsequent articles here, JB and GF told us that the Korean public, making the connection between the pronunciation of those words, made fun of SSH's acting, comparing him to a (expressionless, limp) towel.

Thus, the most loving of nicknames was born.
There is even a FB page for him.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hand-Towel/135195566546456

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Hi dee! The hand towel thing started cos of his name which in korean sounds pretty much like "hand towel", I think. Another joke is that his acting is so bland and uninspired he's like a boring hand towel.

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ah see..now i get it. thnx

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Tuning in the for the pretteh.

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Ah, wait. Is she the woman from "Bad Family" with Kim Myung Min? Or am I just crazy?

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yes, that's her.

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like like like ...

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If Song's in it count me in!!

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hmm, 2 actors I deem weak rather than pretty..... Although I must say they are not as bad as a turn off. Hope they wouldn't waste the power PD/writer team. If they get the role that is.

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I'm in Ep. 10 on Life Is Beautiful. So far, I found this drama a bit boring, nothing happen, lots of yawn moment. Is it gonna be like that till the end? *sigh* It's 63 episodes, and I'm not the type of person who gives up watching a kdrama eventhough it's not that good :(

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thank you for explaining how he got that name. for some reason, i thought it was along the lines of :he is so beautiful, all he needs is a hand towel strategically placed somewhere down there hence not really needing to act but to stand there looking gorgeous------------don't tell me you never thought of that? lol!
i will take him in anything after MP where i fell in love! looking forward to seeing what he can do

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haha! That's what I thought so too!! I'm not korean so I assumed the same thing as you did. Double meaning perhaps? ;)

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HAHAHAHAHA ...that's my first assumptions as well after hearing bout the nicknames; a small towel strategically place ^^

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It made me happy to know P Kun has a new drama forthcoming! I look forward to it.

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He has become one of my favorite actors after watching his last drama MPrincess. P Kun was a character he played so well. I look forward to his next project.

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I love both of them. Nam Sang Mi more than SSH. I wish he would do another rom-com. I love rom-coms these days.

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Looking forward to a Kim Soo-hyun drama. Will be watching :)

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YES I love Nam Sang-mi. Eeee she was so cool in Gourmet xD

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I like this match up, too. Because she can play off beat so well, I can't imagine they would have THT try to play something boring. They may make him a little nuts, like Dokko Jin, rather than emo, which quite frankly, was painful to watch in MP.

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But I find myself thinking that it takes serious acting guts to pull off a Dokko Jin, which thankfully CSW had, but what Hand Towel may lack. I suppose his character doesn't have to be at the same degree of crazy as Jin, but I definitely know that any less talented actor attempting that character would have just made me cringe.

Still, I'm sure hoping for an unconventional character for Song Seung-heon, because I think he's pretty decent at the comedy thing.

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I think he just might shine in a really crazy rom-com...a character like Kang Ji Hwan's role in Coffee House might be more of his type ....what do u think?

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Like sam says, the sillier, the better. Nothing that requires any though on his, or for that matter, our parts. We just watch to see what wardrobe selects for him, an admire the burgundy or whatever color rinse the stylists choose.

He wouldn't be able to do what CSW could do - go from crazy to serious in the blink of an eye. Not many actors can.

But bd is right - rom-com with the emphasis on comedy.

I think it is so cute that all of us are rooting for him.
You can do it, THT! You don't have to suck!
We will watch you, we promise.
Don't hurt yourself with any heavy lifting, though, except maybe in the gym.

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Whatever the case, it needs to be a romcom.

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I am sure this melodrama will be funny cause the guy cant act but its all about looks these days

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aww man, couldn't they have cast someone who could act? like go soo?

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omg, go soo :Q___
where's that guy hiding?

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SSH looks so good in that picture. I wonder what he looks like when he's at home...scrub that, I think the man would look good even if he had a hangover. After all, there's a very decent body to go with that face.

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woah another one to look f/ward to seeing esp with one of my luv SSH! :) why not KTH again as his leading lady? i miss them already after MP! i like that photo also, he's looking cool & ageless!
why is SSH always been criticized for his acting? he did well in MP! i disagree that he's not a good actor!

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Oh my adorable SSH bot back so soon?????!!! Please, please!

*prays 3 Our Father and 3 Hail Mary*
*lights 3 sticks of incense for Budah*

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hahahaha!

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Yeeeesss! When I see him I see NOTHING wrong with him but his beautiful beautiful self. What are you talking ladies?

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GAY marriage is wrong (our Heavenly God created man and woman to be as one). I haven't and will not watch Life is Beautiful but I'm glad that they edited THAT out.

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what the... sheesh.

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[email protected] -

The 18th Century just called and wants you and your hurtful, prejudiced attitude back.
Have a nice trip!

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Wow. Just... wow.

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Yeah, that's why there are plenty of examples of "same-sex" happening throughout nature.

I guess the Heavenly Creator got them all WRONG.

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The "Heavenly Creator" got NOTHING wrong.
I'd like to think that the God-Light of love and compassion encompasses ALL of his creatures - even those who make sweeping, moronic and homophobic statements.

There are other forums on the Web that would be better suited to your beliefs.
Happy hunting.

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Are you addressing me - cuz that was pretty much my point.

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Actually, the Creator (if such a thing exists) likely just set the universe in motion and doesn't care about our insignificant daily lives - but that's for another forum.

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Nam Sang Mi <3 Will watch out for this!

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Nang Sang-mi is soooooooo sweet!

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I adore Nang Sang-Mi and for me you can never go wrong with SSH lol. If this drama does go through and they are the leads then I'm on board !! ^^

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I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS BECAUSE OF THIS TWO ACTORS -- It's really AWESOME & INTERESTING, yups yups! =D

WOOT WOOT WOOT!

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i'm all for this pairing!!! <3333 NSM :))

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i've also loved watching Nam Sang Mi but not so much Song Seung-heon, so here's hoping that they pick a better actor to play the part. don't want to waste the PD-writer combo and Nam Sang mi, PLEASE! pick someone who can act or at least have some face expressions....pretty just ain't enough.

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I have never watched any ssh drama. is he really that bad an actor?

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i read in another website that this drama will not be a light drama, but more thought-provoking.

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Let's just say he's not a very good actor. He's been in the industry for a long time, and I've seen a lot of his work. Unfortunately, I don't really see that much improvement. He is super super hot though, but for me, that's not enough. So, it's hard for me to fully be onboard with him. I agree he's pretty good with light-hearted comedy, but he makes me cringe when he tries to do the melo.

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No, not as bad as what it looks from our writing here. I think they're many idols who are definitely worse than him.

I also make jokes about hand towel and what it means but I never have any intention to insult him it's just that I love him in a weird way.

Isn't he just devine?

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actually, i have never found him appealing that's why i never had the inclination to check out any of his projects.

i just got curious by the negative comments here about his acting, that's why i posted my question.

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It's about time we see Mr Towel Eyelashes again on small screens.

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SSH is really hot in My Princess.. i thought he won't take any project this year considering he already did My Princess.. if this is true, it'll be awesome.. would love to see him in this drama..

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So what exactly is this whole "mr hand towel" thing about? Did I miss something?

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1) Hand towel in Korean is "Sohn Seu Kwon." It sounds similar to his name Song Seung Heon when said in Korean.
2) His acting is a little dull and emotionless, hence, he's like a hand towel.

Hope that helped.

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why is this guy soooooo freakin' hottttttttt???!!!

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Song Seung Heon's hot on the outside, but cool on the inside. Much like a . . . hand towel

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haha this made me laugh

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Despite all the criticisms about his bad acting in the past, I loved SSH in My Princess. Challenging or not the role may be, I think he was really great as Park Hae Young. I cannot imagine another actor playing the role. So, I'd look forward to watching him in another drama.

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YOU TOOK THE WORDS FROM MY MOUTH!!!

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i like NSM, but SSH is just good looking, if they cast someone with more depth it would be more interesting..

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NAM SANG MI!!! Just because she got into the industry for her face, she's not a weak actress, you can see her improvement every drama she's been in, I've been dying to see her in a mini serie.

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it would be great to see nam sang mi in a drama again...haven't see her in a drama for the longest time :)

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Sorry not a fan of Nam Sang Mi and luckily the lead actress is confirmed now- Su Aei (last seemed in Athena)!! now I am excited. HOPE SSH would take on this role.

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Aahh..dunno why here all seems dislike ssh...to me he's so hot and nice...he acts quite good too...I hope this series will be like secret garden...cute and fun but also deep in meanings...and 50 first dates....my all time favorite...

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I think it's been confirmed already...
The leading man is kim rae won and the leading woman is soo ae.. (read it in hancinema.net)...
Hikssss.. we want song seung hun ssiiiiii...

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PLEASE VOTE FOR SONG SEUNG HEON, KIM TAE HEE AND MY PRINCESS IN "SEOUL INTERNATIONAL DRAMA AWARS 2011". HERE'S THE LINK: http://sda2011.korea.com/ . PLEASE SUPPORT THEM!! THEY DESERVE TO WIN. :)

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Hello all,

I am from India and just finished watching few episodes of 'My Princess' on Netflix. Must say Mr. P is mighty sexy. The drama is as silly as can be, but it has good production values and a strong male lead. Song's Mr P character was much better in the beginning, all brooding and sexy and devilishly mean,quite comparable to Mr Darcy character.
I would be interested to know more about Song's work. Can anyone please suggest me what should I watch next?
Also I was quite disappointed by the lack of romantic scenes between the leads, there were barely any kisses whatsoever, save a couple. I was expecting to see more of Song ;-)

I love a good movie/drama regardless of country of origin/language. But I must admit, I do not have much knowledge of Korean entertainment. Any suggestion would be great.

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Although he may not have the best acting skills, Song Seung Heon is so gorgeous that I wouldn't mind seeing him in another drama, and I am sure there are lots of women who share my opinion. I may sound shallow, but he is just too hot. I love the man...what else can I say...

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Well, for me, SSH and KTH should really have another project together, their chemistry was really amazing! Watching My Princess is one of the best things I've done in my whole life! :> And yeah, I think, SSH and KTH were really comfortable shooting scenes, 'cause even their sweet moments looked so real :) and I think, there's a big possibility that both of them might end up together :) Well, I do hope they'll end up together(SSH & KTH) :> I'm looking forward to SSH and KTH's next project :)

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I really wish this project "Forget Me Not" would come true of course witn Nam Sang Mi and Song Seung Heon.. I think it will really great, the chemistry will there because they are both good actress and actor. They are good looking too so they look good together.^^ I'am excited with this, so I hope it will be possible soon...

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