Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fans on the short bus

Happy twenty-seventh birthday to Scott Moir, still officially pretending the woman he's been married to since shortly after his twenty-second birthday is not his wife. Still officially pretending his daughter doesn't exist.

It's been mentioned below that Alma Moir has started following Kaitlyn Lawes. I guess pre-season on this love story is now over.

When I look at the latest group of newly-minted VM fans, they are exactly the same as the 2010 group of VM fans. Publicly exchanging fan fic and speculation, but believing if they tip toe, Scott and Tessa won't notice. Fingers crossed, if everybody's real quiet, Scott and Tessa might work up the courage to tell each other how they feel and maybe even do something about it.*

It's ridiculous, but I can't disparage it too much, because it's what all fans do with all real life "OTP"s. It's only Scott and Tessa who mock and exploit the hell out of it, fans never knowing the joke's on them.

People inside and around figure skating who endorse Scott and Tessa's behavior believe what they do is justified because of the kinds of fans around figure skating.

The reality is these are the only sorts of fans figure skating wants and acknowledges. These are the fans Scott and Tessa cultivate. When these are your fans, you've got a year-in/year-out free pass.

From the comments section in the post below:
August 27, 2014 at 9:13 PM
I don't like how the ISU conducts itself. It's insulting to the supporters and consumers of figure skating that they're sold a bill of goods, expected to swallow it, and further encouraged to support the sport financially.

But, huh. According to your logic, why should I care about that? Why should I care about being told D/W's win in Sochi was legitimate even though it reeked of ISU corruption? Why should I care about how that impacts other people in detrimental ways, perhaps in ways that I will never see or know about in great depth?

The bullshit with your above post and so many others like it is that when V/M are getting screwed by a corrupt organization that can fuck with them and its audience and paying supporters JUST BECAUSE IT CAN GET AWAY WITH IT, the criticism of that is deemed acceptable. When V/M fuck with their audience and paying supporters JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT, the pathetic and poorly constructed "why do you people give a fuck???" attempts to redirect the conversation come raining down.
In the two posts below I considered if corporate sponsors, particularly "Please be aware we are SATURATED in integrity" brands like Lindt chocolate, would feel comfortable partnered with star athletes of any other sport who were doing to their supporters what Scott and Tessa are ritualistically doing to theirs (outlined in the posts below), including all the backdoor, hashtagged: "look at me with @scottmoir @fakegirlfriend #staycool #rolemodels" bullshit they generate on other people's accounts.

I think no. I think those that handle sponsorships/relationships, etc. for the particular corporations/networks/publications/publishing houses that partner up with Scott and Tessa are comfortable trampling over checkpoints only because it's figure skating. The key is status. We have no status, so they don't bother with standards.
When people show you who they are, believe them.

Maya Angelou
Once again, I looked up Steve Milton, sportswriter. He's written nine "books" about figure skaters. Nine. In all that time - two decades -  he hasn't felt the need to read CoP, or recognize for himself the difference between a step and a turn, an edge or a flat, which - nobody's surprised. I look forward to his tenth and eleventh figure skating books.

When he writes about hockey and football he writes about the actual game, which he knows, because, you know, real sport.

He's in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame for his work as a football journalist. Per The House of Anasi's bio he's a National Newspaper Award finalist, multiple Ontario Newspaper Award winner, and Gemini Award finalist. The House of Anasi is the publishing house that put out Scott and Tessa's book all about their platonic love, "written" while Scott and Tessa were married and expecting their first child.

You'd think a legit guy like this would have a qualm or two about pumping out a book under his name that markets itself as the truth, but is a complete, total hoax, but apparently he had none. Why no qualms, Steve? Because it's us. Scott and Tessa deserve the publicity, celebrity and financial opportunities that come from selling their true story, but they also need to have that precious truth unsullied by skating fans knowing anything about it. This makes complete sense to everybody around them. I feel pretty sure that, given the green light by his subjects, the eminent sports journalist Steve Milton would, without a second's reflection, happily explain why it's okay to write and sell a fake biography as a true biography as long as it's to skating fans, and how Milton's first duty/responsibility as a journalist was protecting the likes of Scott and Tessa from the likes of us.

Everybody involved in the sham appears cloaked in sanctimony. Scott and Tessa should be protected from the unseemly interest fans have in their relationship. Scott and Tessa should also be able to profit from the unseemly interest fans have in their relationship. Scott and Tessa are entitled to encourage prurient interest in their relationship and their private lives, so they can keep profiting.

Everybody feels that way about every project Scott and Tessa undertake - a couple of reality shows, latest sham rollout, getting themselves on social media. Look at Shannon Woodhouse, the program manager of the University of Western Ontario's Joint Motion program. She's not risking anything when she uses her public social media account to facilitate the latest round of Virtue Moir hoaxing of the public.

From the University of Western Ontario's landing page:
Public Accountability
The University of Western Ontario is committed to openness and transparency in all our operations.  We are an institution supported by and accountable to the people of Ontario and of Canada, and we make every effort to provide information as to our activities and to monitor our performance in key areas of interest for all the constituencies we serve.
They mean in how it conducts itself as a university, not whether or not one of its employees goes out of her way to help set up a public hoax for the personal benefit/agenda of the local heroes. Besides, Woodhouse covered her ass. She just waxed fanlike, and said she saw Lawes/Moir together. We know what she was doing, and so does UWO, but she can get away with it. Apparently when companies like Lindt, and public institutions like UWO commence to bragging about transparency, it just means in the areas in which they're accountable. If they're not accountable, none of that shit matters. They're all doing it right in front of us, they can thumb their noses at it. We do now see just what all this trumpeting of integrity is worth. It's situational. Some people, such as figure skating fans, are too low status and inconsequential to be treated with the most rudimentary respect. Hell, it's not even the absence of respect that's on display here. It's contempt.

Alma Moir, who has just become one of Kaitlyn Lawes' followers on twitter, has coached UWO's synchro skating team for three decades, and coached at the Ilderton Skating Club since forever. That's how she earns her living. She's a notable in London and Ilderton, and for at least seven years she, and her entire family, which includes other Moirs who coach at the ISC and at UWO, have actively participated in hoaxing, tricking and aggressively manipulating the supporters of her sport and the fans of her son and his wife. Nothing wrong with it, and by "wrong" they mean "We can get away with it."

I suppose it's possible that Scott and Tessa lied their faces off to Steve Milton, a guy who knows all of the key players going back two decades. If so, they exploited his name and credentials, and deceived him into putting his good journalistic name on a bunch of lies, making a fool of him and potentially damaging his reputation down the line. I wouldn't put it past them to do it because they suck at making connections, or doing any kind of action/result math.

But I don't think so, because Tessa was awfully pregnant at that book signing Milton attended with them, and he's subsequently reiterated their platonic status, taking the obligatory sideswipe at fans while he was at it.

And as it went for Steve Milton, so it went for the "W' network. I think the W network might have been cautious about a reality show featuring a couple of champion tennis players who were married with a child, but for the reality show pretended to be single/dating others while instructing the public to tune in and see their real lives, like it or not. Those champion tennis players might be hesitant about it as well. But at least we know ethical concerns wouldn't be a factor. The question is only, "Can we get away with it?" and with champion tennis players, it might have been a gamble. Figure skating is a different ball game. Everybody now knows that in figure skating, you can make anything up and pretend it's true. You can get away with anything, on ice and off. Just look at all the people going out to make the most of that. It's instructional, that's for sure.
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*This group of fans, who see Scott and Tessa as real life fantasy figures, who discuss, speculate and create fan fiction in plain sight in public areas of the internet, are the only fans that Scott and Tessa recognize. And yet, Scott and Tessa lie about THESE fans. All of the fan fic these people write is a triangle. In these fan fictions, the authors believe in Jessica, Cassandra, Kaitlyn, and position Tessa as looking in from the outside. None of these people are writing fan fiction about Scott and Tessa, the married couple with a daughter. These fans that BELIEVE Scott and Tessa, and everything they do pivots around swallowing those lies, while Scott and Tessa, when they interview, pretend these are the fans who keep thinking they're romantically involved.

The mutual condescension is interesting. The fans are patronizing Scott and Tessa, protective of a Scott and Tessa that don't exist, protective of a couple of celebrity ice dancers who in their eyes, remain in some sort of high school level social dynamic (IOW, they're at the same level as these fans) and lack any of the sophistication that anyone who is in the public eye acquires after six months, let alone after seventeen years. Scott and Tessa patronize and condescend to these fans. These are the fans Scott and Tessa want, but they also distort what these fans believe. I wonder what these fans think when Scott and Tessa do their spiel about "We're not together and we don't know how to convince people other than to just keep repeating it!" Do they think Scott and Tessa are talking about the blog? Then who were Scott and Tessa talking about in the years they said these things before there was a blog?

91 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm sure Steve knows. He's enough in the skating world and certainly has been long enough that he would know, even if he wasn't hanging with them at that signing.

    Do you think Tessa will wait to tweet today until the "gf" does? Or perhaps she'll almost "forget" when we get it later... although I guess if she's in/supposed to be in AB, they could technically still be asleep.

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  2. I think he knows as well, so why the hell did this guy, who is a legit journalist, a sportswriter, let himself be used as a tool for a hoax? Why? How come it's okay?

    Tessa's going to tweet. It will be too ridiculous otherwise. Although her past habit of pretending she couldn't go anywhere where Scott might see her in her swimsuit was ridiculous too, and didn't stop her.

    Maybe she'll wait until we can pretend Scott might have already gone to sleep. That will justify him not responding to her happy birthday. Or she won't happy birthday him directly; just a shout out. Twitter is already littered with happy birthdays to Scott.

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  3. Yes, I agree she definitely will, I was more questioning her timing of it, and how calculated it was. I'm sure it's all planned out exactly what she's going to say and when.

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  4. Has lawes tweeted her happy birthday yet? I can't check twitter right now. She needs to hashtag #currenthotandheavy or #thenewhotandheavy.

    Bahahaha

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    1. Nope. Neither wife, nor gf, yet.
      The gf is probably too busy spending time with him... (and besides, she doesn't need to tweet yet since she can just tell him in person, right?). And I'm sure Tessa is too busy climbing a mountain by herself to remember right now. They both will later. Or KL will just retweet someone else's. Most likely Tessa's to show how they're all so close...

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    2. Maybe Scott and KLawes went to China to celebrate his birthday, and that's why she can't tweet. He had such a good time there for Artistry on Ice, he just couldn't wait to take his girlfriend there.

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    3. Or KL spent the weekend with that big group of Moirs who accompany Scott and his "gf" everywhere. I've seen reports that Alma Moir still has Jessica-Scott stuff on her facebook. Now she can add family pictures that include the new gf. All of the pics with Scott and KL as the focus of attention, naturally, which is how Scott-and-fake-gf were always framed. Then some kind soul will accidentally make sure these pictures make their way to public twitter or instagram.

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    4. I like #thenewhotandhavy.

      Doubt Lawes will do anything directly. She hasn't yet. Someone else will see them, it'll be clear as day we're meant to believe on the occasion of Scott's birthday, the person will tweet and hashtag their awe, admiration, respect and excitement. #daymade #nobigdealverybigdeal

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    5. Well, Tessa's up now. Of course she has to tweet some other stuff first. Can't just show up and tweet a happy birthday to her best friend... then everyone would know they're married, and he's the father of her children.

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    6. Seriously? She's tweeting other stuff first? What an ass.

      I love how Scott Moir is making it perfectly clear that the only reason he got on twitter in the first place was to set up the "bait" part of a month of sham. "Hi, I'm on social media to respond to Tessa's icebucketchallenge!"

      HAHA it's so I can be tagged in a gazillion planted twitter sightings with Kaitlyn! You didn't think I wanted to talk to you people.

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    7. 11:14am - I love Tessa's continuous fails at acting normal. A normal skating partner, that would be pretty much the first tweet of the day. "Happy birthday to the most wonderful skating partner in the world - Scott Moir!" Nope. It's like when they try to pretend to be platonic and don't know what that means. They act platonic as if they heard about it somewhere and think it means hate each other and never meet each other's friends, and "sometimes make out."

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    8. People are trying to pass on birthday wishes to Scott via @TessaVirtue. But you know, Scott's a bff and "there's love there" but he's not so important she's going to remember it's his birthday the VERY first thing on September 2. She's got new tunes to dance to and color palettes to contemplate. Right? When do you wish a happy birthday to someone who is a long term skating partner and sort of friend, but definitely NOT you husband and the father of your daughter? Maybe 4pm? Is that what people do?

      It's so freaking retarded. I can't imagine for a single second Tanith Belbin getting on twitter on Ben Agosto's birthday, tweeting about Taylor Swift BEFORE saying happy birthday Ben. These people try to outsmart themselves but lack the brains.

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    9. If anyone needed to add one more proof of fake, there it is right there.

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    10. It probably is great to lol at this when you know they're (still) married. But when you don't it just makes you really sad

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    11. Really sad...and angry.
      I didn't expect this from Tessa,she was doing so well on twitter

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    12. 12:37,

      You didn't expect this from her? Really?

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    13. If you didn't expect it from her, you haven't been following her and Scott. They aren't doing this stuff unintentionally.

      They've been making fans sad since 2008. On purpose. In order to really make fans sad you have to get their hopes up first. That's what they do.

      Anybody really think they went on social media to polish up/improve their engagement with the public? Really?

      P.S. - I love the Taylor Swift song Tessa's plugging on twitter - all about defying your critics. Yeah, because Tessa, she's not doing anything. She's just an innocent target. "People mad when I treat them like shit! I just shake it off! Lala la!"

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    14. Exactly. If they are best friends as they claim, and especially if she's not "able" to be around him to celebrate, she should be all about wishing him a happy birthday. Heck, WP have spent the last few days wishing Scott Hamilton and Jeff Buttle happy birthday (don't know if they've gotten around to Scott yet). Even if they are just kinda friends, or merely skating partners that tolerate each other, I can't see why it wouldn't have happened this morning. Guess he's not that important to her after all... is that really what they're wanting to portray?? That doesn't fit any narrative that I can think of... although, I guess it is keeping fans on the edge of their seats waiting for what she'll say. Maybe that's what they're going for.

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    15. I haven't seen skaters wish Scott happy birthday on twitter yet. Why do you suppose that is?

      NOTHING they do on social media is real. Nothing. The caddying was a stunt. He did it to set up their followers on social media, set the table for the Kaitlyn spam, AND to make fans feel bad.

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    16. It's his real birthday, she's his real wife, we're not good enough to see her wish him Happy Birthday in public, even the twitter version, like a billion other spouses in the world.

      It's his real birthday, we're not good enough to get thanks for saying Happy Birthday to him. If it were his FAKE birthday, then maybe.

      Remember the only time he ever reached out on his birthday was to trick fans.

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    17. Don't forget the very night of the caddying thing, with fans all excited and thrilled, we get a tweet that Tessa is by herself at the club and Scott is at Trillium.

      I think they're being mean to prove a point, which is so classy of them. It's like a ten year old brat doubling up on bratty behavior because someone called them out.

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    18. I don't think it's worth stressing whether someone is going to tweet Happy Birthday...who knows we may get a picture or two later today...with Scott, Lawes and Tessa all together...with how these folks roll you just don't know..

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    19. "I guess it is keeping fans on the edge of their seats waiting for what she'll say. Maybe that's what they're going for."

      What did I say before? Their brand is FUCKING WITH PEOPLE.

      They don't need to do anything right now. They've put in a lot of work in August - the caddying followed by - oh, you thought I was friends with Tessa because of icebucketchallenge and golf? HAVE SOME KAITLYN!

      And then he disappears.

      People are all, okay, but surely she'll say happy birthday! She's been tweeting pretty consistently.

      Ha ha, joke's on you.

      Let me tell you what we all do next. Feel sad, talk about the disappointment among each other, process it all, feel stupid for caring, work it out in a fan fic once you stop feeling so bad, wonder what's going on, and basically feel let down.

      They'll enjoy that. That has its own energy and will take awhile to play out. When the energy has dissipated and nobody's discussing the Kaitlyn/Scott sightings and twitter tags anymore, no matter how many we get, and people are sort of hand waving what's on Tessa's twitter, and lord above, when the new skating programs start to compete, and people think they really don't care that much about V/M anymore, over it - THEN they'll come out and PROVE that they can still get you excited/hopeful. And then do the same thing they did this time.

      Then tell their sponsors, their reps, their new athlete friends, etc., how overinvested and obsessed we are with them.

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    20. All of this did divert fans from discussing Tessa's waistline, which hasn't been seen in ... two weeks or so?

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    21. By giving a shout out to "Shake it Off", Tessa is proving more akin to Moirville than people think. That's right. Be defiant about the reaction to the shitty way you treat people. Get pre-emptive with it, Tess.

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    22. Don't forget #themesong
      Who is this supposed to be a theme song for her about? The DW fans? The ISU? Her "annoying" fans that ship her and Scott?
      (I know exactly what she actually is trying to say, just playing devil's advocate here if I was joe schmo fan.)

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    23. Whenever something starts brewing with Scott and Tessa, there's always those in the comments section going, "I agree their behavior isn't great, but not everything is sham. Probably they're just trying to [get with the times on social media] [intersect with other Canadian Olympians for business purposes.]"

      No. Scott and Tessa are this awful. If it's coming at us through social media, there is nothing genuine about it. Even the sweet and nice and grateful is priming the pump, setting people up.

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  5. “It’s hard to explain,” says Scott. We have a complex relationship, he says." -- complicated because, they're married, and he pretends to be with other women?

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    1. Oh, and whoever he's with must understand that unique and special "other-half" relationship he has with Tessa. AND must love Tessa as much as he does.

      That's why they spend birthdays away from each other, because it's so special.

      These people are weird. And nothing they say/do that's intended to communicate platonic comes across real or common sense.

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    2. "Complex" because that, and, more often, unique, is one of their big weasel words.

      As people here have said many many times, every person in a relationship is in a freaking unique relationship. Scott and Tessa may think they're special snowflakes with the baby skating partners/childhood sweethearts/young marrieds narrative while becoming Olympic champions, but I get it. Don't you? I'm not over here struggling to comprehend the unique and the complex.

      The real "unique" and "complex" part of Scott and Tessa is the same shit that's unique and complex to us all. The particulars of our personalities, backgrounds, influences, etc. and how they impact the relationship. There's might be more glam/high profile/unusual but they're still people. Furthermore, that's the private stuff, and nobody's business, so why is he acting like it's oh so hard to understand? Only they need to understand it. They're such tools.

      Based on the crappy way they treat the figure skating public, I do have the feeling they mean it literally. That they're better than other humans, and the common horde can't really understand.

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    3. 10:55AM - well at least the "love Tessa as much as I do" part was clarified once we saw the reality show, because that turns out to be "Not much."

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  6. "Complex" also means they're attention ho's who can't stand having any time whatsoever when people aren't talking about their relationship. It's like oxygen to them. Look what they did - they had a reality show, did the sham in 3D. It went straight through to the Olympics. The sham gf was on the reality show and in Sochi. She's not even on the plane home before Scott is dropping "curling" into the conversation and as soon as they're back on North American soil twitter reports "sightings" of him with Kaitlyn Lawes left and right. Just in case we dismiss it (which people were doing, and which must annoy Moirville), Kaitlyn makes an appearance at the ISC. Ah, we get it now, thanks for spelling it out Moirville. Were we not paying enough attention? They're like addicts. It takes more for them now.

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  7. I actually think it would be better if Tessa didn't wish him a happy birthday on twitter at all. It's unnecessary. Whether best friends or spouses, they have direct access to each other. Surely we can at least believe they have each others' phone numbers after 17 years? (Or maybe not, since sometimes one has no idea the other won't be at practice until they don't show up, lol). Let her text him. Life doesn't have to be lived on twitter. My first thought would not be to tweet my bff's inactive (since the ice bucket) twitter account, I would call, email, or text them.

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    1. ^They are spouses.

      People do both. That's what social media is for. You think the gazillion people who tweet: "Happy birthday to my love, the best husband and best friend any woman could ask for! #20yearsandcounting" aren't saying it in person?

      Tessa praised Scott's icebucket challenge on twitter. She's on twitter. Did she need to praise that unnamed flight attendant on twitter (She didn't use her last name). She didn't thank her in person? The attendant didn't get rewarded by her employer for it cause Tessa didn't use a last name (The airline later tweeted a request for the flight attendant's last name.)

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    2. Scott's twitter is the same as facebook. So when tagged pictures pop up, it's easier. And to bait with the great "Scott Caddies for Tessa!" opening that got fans all excited, the better to disappoint them the rest of August.

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    3. Yes, 12:18, you are correct in that's what some spouses do, however that's not what they're going for. They're agenda screams everything but... and the point of them getting Twitter is specifically for this exact kind of thing and promotion. It's all for promotion of the brand. Even if everyone knew they were happily married, I would still expect her to tweet at him... not for him necessarily, but for a, "hey everyone, it's my adorable hubby's birthday! Love you! Wish him a happy day!", or even if they *were* just close friends/partners (which her Twitter has gone out of its way to already state with her bio, picture and previous tweets), "Happy birthday today to the best partner ever!"
      This is normal. What they're doing is not.
      I agree with a poster up thread. This goes in the category of, "if I didn't already know/wasn't already suspicious"...
      What? So fans really think she wouldn't tweet at him first thing with how close they claim they are? I've seen people wondering what she was going to say to him for days now. Maybe if she hadn't said anything at all, it could be explained as she wasn't online, but the fact that she was clearly on and still didn't say anything? No. I'm sorry. That doesn't fit with any version of who they claim to be.

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    4. Her shout out of the Taylor Swift song reads like a complete flip of the bird. She KNOWS what she's doing. "I don't care what you say about me."

      She knew how she was going to handle today, and she knows she's being a dick. She and her hubby - peas in a pod.

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    5. I actually had multiple thoughts on that song. I was initially trying to figure out if it fell in the category of...tweet something else first so it doesn't stand out that I'm taking about Scott, (because that would be so bizarre and unusual for her to do). Then it hit me as yet another...definitely not pregnant!. Then I remembered hat the song is about, and realized it's most likely all of them. Three birds with one stone.

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    6. Four, if you count make the fans feel bummed out, while continuing to string them along.

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    7. ^Why would she choose a defiant "I'm not pregnant" song on Scott's birthday? It's a "I treated you like shit, say what you want, it's my right, I don't give two thoughts to you" song. It's being defiant about being an asshole to people who've spent the day wishing you and your partner well.

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    8. Oh it's definitely that too. The song itself has nothing to do with her being pregnant, it's the dancing like she doesn't have bones that implies that, just like all the previous tweets of going to the gym, running the track, climbing a mountain... If she can slip that idea in there again, at the same time as saying F-you...bonus!

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    9. Annnnndddd, she was on again, but still nothing.
      She can't even claim she forgot this time, since the thing she commented on was of her and Scott!
      They have issues.

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    10. Pregnant women can't dance? Really stretching things there. Not saying things haven't been dickish on twitter today but come on.

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    11. "People do both. That's what social media is for. You think the gazillion people who tweet: "Happy birthday to my love, the best husband and best friend any woman could ask for! #20yearsandcounting" aren't saying it in person?"

      ^^This.

      Two close family members also had birthdays today. Of course I congratulated them in private. Of course plans have been made for private celebrations that will not be shared on any public social media platform. But *also of course* I made a specific point this morning of congratulating both of them on their facebook walls (the only public part of our shared social medias). Not only for their sake so much but also as a way of saying to friends and family how proud I am of them, that these two are in my thoughts today, etc. etc. Both of them have made a big deal of responding to all the good wishes throughout the day.

      Although I "follow" Scott Moir on twitter I have no intention of saying happy birthday. I saw the way he was before on fb, and what a surprise, the same all over again on twitter. Why bother engaging. In fact, this time around, as far as Scott on social media, it may be a little worse for the way his loving, bff skating partner has behaved. Both of them have shown their asses today. And I expect it will continue with some nice sham gifts, in honor of Scottie's birthday, as a special sign of gratitude to his fans who took the time to congratulate him today.

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    12. 4:05 PM ^ No. Pregnant woman gets on twitter to plug a song that's all about flipping the bird at your critics. When Tessa hears criticism, she thinks, it's about ME. Me me me me me. Let me go to Taylor Swift and show how above it all I am.

      No Tessa, it's about other people and how you and Scott treat them.

      It's just a concept they don't understand.

      Once again the blog gave Scott and Tessa too much credit. I didn't think it was possible, but I actually did think Tessa would have to acknowledge his birthday. It's too late now. You don't go "Oh hey, happy birthday to my partner of seventeen years!" on social media when the day is mostly over.

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    13. It's also like, when they are assholes, instead of consulting with their reps or whomever and recalibrating so their agenda still gets activated but they're a bit less assholish, they recruit MORE assholes, so they have company. Scott has been a dick on social media on his birthday. Now Tessa joins him by being an asshole on his birthday. I think they believe a whole bunch of wrongs make a right. In fact, I think that's exactly it.

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    14. I hope some people who think there is no way Scott and Tessa are "mean" enough to lie to fans about their relationship get a look at today.

      I don't think it's mean to lie about it; it's the way they do it that's mean. I know fans will talk themselves right out of seeing today for what it is, but they'd be better off if they opened their eyes and kept them open.

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    15. "In fact, this time around, as far as Scott on social media, it may be a little worse for the way his loving, bff skating partner has behaved. Both of them have shown their asses today."

      Both of them WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY to show their asses. They're showing off. I love their style. Work to get people's attention so their eyes are on you when you treat them like garbage. Flip the bird at them before they even attempt to react. "Don't bother reacting - I don't give a shit what you think!"

      Why do you think Tessa came on social media this morning with that song before it became clear what was happening?

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    16. OC, I was responding to this: "The song itself has nothing to do with her being pregnant, it's the dancing like she doesn't have bones that implies that, just like all the previous tweets of going to the gym, running the track, climbing a mountain... If she can slip that idea in there again, at the same time as saying F-you...bonus!"

      I do think the hiking and flying all over tweets are trying to make the "see not pregnant!" point (even though we know pregnant people can do these things, just like they can skate in shows with very little risk). I don't think anyone thinks pregnant people can't dance around to a pop song. It's a small point though.

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    17. 4:58 (and oc), this is 2:39...my point was not that a pregnant woman can't do any of those things. I, probably more than most people, know that she can easily do all of those things and more (providing there are no extenuating complications).
      My point was by specifically stating it the way she did implied more than simple dancing to a pop song. She didn't just say, I love dancing to this song, it's my new favorite...or, I could dance around my house to this song all day, or even, I'm getting my twerk on. It was OTT, dance as hard as you can and shake around like a crazy person. For those who don't believe she is pregnant, because a pregnant woman can't possibly do all these kinds of things, (see also:skate), this fits right in with her other activities. To me, it was just another slip it in the back door of this bigger point and use it to subconsciously further reinforce.

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    18. Scott has been slammed for a few years now about his behavior on his facebook, his disregard of all the fan wishes for his birthday, except when he wanted to trick fans. Tessa could very well be doing this today in solidarity, so poor Scott doesn't look worse than she is. See, she's just as bad on the birthday! She's not going to show him up on her own twitter and do his birthday better than he did.

      It's all about them for them. Once in awhile, it would be nice if they considered the people they fuck with as human beings, but it's been clear for a long time fans are a category. They're not people.

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  8. Message to the handful of people on twitter are offended that OC thinks they're on the short bus for not believing that there is a sham. I'm pretty sure OC's point is that V/M and their enablers think we're all (figure skating fans in general) on the short bus and that's how they rationalize their antics, not that OC is putting down a specific group of fans in this case.

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    1. Yes, thank you. Skating fans are worse than second class citizens. Basic standards of professional integrity - for instance, whatever Steve Milton applies to his career - are okay to toss out the window when it's skating fans. Skating fans have no voice in the mainstream media, so everyone in figure skating on and off the ice, or those who want to interact with figure skaters professionally, feel free to treat these fans like garbage. They're a chew toy and a whipping post.

      I'll just repeat what I said above.

      Scott and Tessa need to be protected from the unseemly interest skating fans have in their relationship.
      Scott and Tessa are entitled to profit from the unseemly interest skating fans have in their relationship.
      Scott and Tessa are entitled to manipulate skating fans so they continue to have interest in their relationship and Scott and Tessa can continue to profit/get attention.
      And Scott and Tessa get to blame fans for their interest while profiting from it and instigating it.

      That's them. We're treated that way, we're not actually that.

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    2. The short bus is associated with differently-abled/special needs people, and when it is used in a context that highlights someone's intellectual/mental shortcomings in general or in a particular situation, it can be insulting to differently-abled/special needs people.

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    3. It's heightening Scott and Tessa's disgraceful attitudes towards people they consider less than themselves on multiple levels, but insist on exploiting.

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  9. This day was a big win. Tessa got on social media so nobody could rationalize that maybe she was away from the internet. Nope, she is on, she is not acknowledging his birthday on purpose. She gets to make fans feel bad. She makes herself a martyr to the consequences of her own manipulative behavior ("Shake it off - it doesn't bother me!" good for you, honey.) And they both get fans talking about them. Social media has been a big success so far, because this is what they do on it.

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    1. The sanctimony Tessa parades around when people react to her manipulative behavior is something else. Buddha. Taylor Swift.

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    2. Was that how she responded to the person who confronted her about the sham on twitter? I haven't been following her twitter because I know it will be sham wow.

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    3. I like how mean girls her twitter is. You know the stereotype of the girl who turns on the charm to people she doesn't actually like, fools them, then rolls her eyes to her friends? Or turns on the charm, sucks the person in, only to sting them later? That's how Tessa is operating.

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    4. It's especially noticeable since she specifically made a point to respond to someone regarding a video involving her and *Scott*.
      When you look at her Twitter and see that picture staring back at you, but there's no acknowledgement whatsoever about half of it, it just comes off as looking so completely and utterly bizarre.
      It's almost one of those things where you start questioning yourseld if you have the right day... is it really his birthday today? Maybe we're supposed to pretend it's not. No other friend, family member, fellow skater/Olympian, "girlfriend", wife, has peeped a word about it that I've seen. Is that supposed to make Tessa's omission less strange?

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    5. Other friends, family members, fellow skater/Olympians, sham gfs, all know the twitter is a Fuck With Fans platform. Of course it's a venue for people to kiss ass or ask for validation, and occasionally she'll acknowledge that (like the guy who shared his Sochi video). That's tangential. Her purpose is to fuck with people. I don't know if everybody else is just accomodating her by not using her twitter (because the list of people you mention have known for years they manipulate on social media) or just steering clear because they don't want to be part of it. My guess would be the former.

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    6. Are we still supposed to think she's in AB.....what time zone are they in? Will she tweet at the last possible minute, or continue to pretend it never happened and he doesn't exist. Doesn't really matter....looks like fans have already decided is nbd if she didn't since he doesn't use his anyways, and they're sure she called or texted him.

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    7. 9:30. Really? You think fans don't care, they've decided it's no big deal? I don't think so. I think fans are hurt and trying to spin it favorably. A lot of other fans have come straight out and called them assholes.

      Great way to build your brand Tessa and Scott. Way to go!

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    8. I do think they care, but I think that's what they're telling themselves to make them feel better. There has to be some explanation for her rude behavior other than this, right?
      The "nbd" was said in the sarcastic, trying-to-act-nonchalant-about-it-like-it-doesn't-bother-them-in-the-least attitude that I saw yesterday when they tried to rationalize it all.

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    9. It's not about them. They (Scott and Tessa) never understand when it's not about them. Of course fans can tell themselves she said Happy Birthday in person, or they were together, or she texted him. Of course the shipper side is let down. But all of this is not ABOUT shipper disappointment. Tessa Virtue is on fucking twitter. When she got on, she said to the world at large #bekind. She shouted out her skating partner in her icebucket challenge - to the world. (I know people who were challenged on restricted facebooks, on text messages, and social media - challenges don't have to be broadcast worldwide) She let the world know Scott was caddying for her at the golf event, and praised his efforts to the skies.

      Here comes his birthday. Her twitter is flooded with requests that she pass on a happy birthday to Scott, and she ignores them. People know damn well she said happy birthday to him, whether they believe he's her husband or are still convinced they're platonic. They know she did. She's basically letting these people know how unimportant they are, how meaningless, how useless their well wishes or happy birthdays are to her and to Scott. She and Scott don't need happy birthdays and good wishes from people on the short bus. She's telling fans even their good will is meaningless to her and Scott, and beneath her notice.

      That's what she did. That's why they're hurt. You go on social media, of your own free will, YOU reach out to the public, you even show up on the day dozens of people are extending their best to you and your partner, and you act like you can't hear them?

      That's what she did. It's not nbd because it's not about her relationship to Scott. It's about her being purposefully rude and cruel.

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    10. The universe orbits around Scott and Tessa. That's how they were raised. They're polished, they have a veneer, they look good, they know how to say the right things, they have charm. Face to face you'd think they were #goodpeople. Their fatal flaw is the universe revolves around them and even in extremely obvious cases they don't understand when it's about someone else.

      A very basic example is when they went to London to promote London Worlds, but most especially to promote London business. They sat for an interview where the journalist was killing himself trying to get them to talk up London. Even though that's why they were there, it was huh duh with them. They parried and deflected, as if all of his questions were attempts to learn their private habits and schedule when home. They mentioned that when in London they liked to hang out with family and friends. That's very helpful to the London Chamber of Commerce, you douchebags.

      What was needed was to have prepared a list of London highlights and work them into the conversation, the same way they worked in the P&G products they pretended to use during the time P&G sponsored them and they did those live infomercials. Debbi apparently fell down on the job, and even though the entire reason Scott and Tessa were IN London on that day was to promote the town of London, it didn't really penetrate. Scott finally remembers his family has a restaurant, and Tessa mentioned the Bag Lady.

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    11. I agree they put it on the fans as the excuse for bad behaviour. Tessa has tweeted "Who says I ignored his birthday?"

      Ohhh, the silly fans making things up or whatever. It's still a fact she made a point of letting it be known she was online, specifically, on twitter, and behaved in a way that came across classless. But now watch...VM'S story is that it's the fans' fault.

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    12. Yep, of course it's not her fault. She didn't do anything wrong. Love the confused, woe is me innocence. She gets on multiple times on his birthday and doesn't say a word, despite many different people tweeting at her and asking her about it then as well... but today she suddenly sees them, and it is the first thing she talks about? No, nothing odd about that.

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    13. It's not about ignoring his birthday. It's ignoring all the fans asking her to pass on their best wishes. Why did she ignore them?

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    14. Last year I tried to read Canadian actor Christopher Plummer's biography (impossible. It's seven billion pages and disorganized). He was funny, though. He came from a very proper, virtually aristocratic background, and when he wanted to become an actor, he said he felt almost deprived because most actors were "up from the streets" and had a natural anger driving them, that he lacked. So he cultivated that anger, and "street" experiences.

      That's how Scott and Tessa's "blame the fans" "We're so misunderstood" "Who said?" posture comes across. They want the fun of being underdogs, defying the critics and the slings and arrows.

      Unfortunately for that fantasy,they've got all of Canada crawling up their ass. Right now there are people on twitter flinging their own twitter accounts between anyone who'd say anything even slightly negative or disappointed to Tessa. The fact that Tessa's wardrobe allowance could fund a couple of extra ice dance teams besides her and Scott, that she can spend the summer gestating, golfing, vacationing, traveling, that fans, media, sponsors, etc. fall over themselves, shouldn't deprive Tessa and Scott from the fun of feeling as if they're brave and defiant against an army of detractors. They have an army of ass kissers, but feel entitled to the other experience, so they pretend to be having it.

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  10. Maybe she called him lol. Why do you demand she tweet it????? Maybe she said it to his face??

    Idiots. Who cares??? You are beating the shit out of nothing.

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  11. 6:40, they're married. Of course she celebrated his birthday to his face. This is about her being on twitter, talking about Scott on twitter, giving other people on twitter shout outs, but ignoring Scott's birthday despite a million people asking her to pass on birthday wishes "when you see him" (politely not assuming it would be today) and Scott ignoring them.

    Social media is SOCIAL media. If you get on and engage with fans, bring your skating partner into it ("I'm just the opening act"), and then conspicuously post on your twitter on your partner's birthday ignoring everybody's best wishes and happy birthdays (one of the points of being on social media) - you're being a dick. Do you think Weaver & Poje don't have J. Butt's phone number to text him Happy Birthday?

    Read the discussion. Don't come in and piss on the discussion and troll.

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    1. You are a troll. Dont be a hypocrit.^^

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  12. Now this picture gets posted on instagram a couple hours ago. To further make clear that Tessa is *not* with Scott on his birthday?

    http://oi62.tinypic.com/6ixvnm.jpg

    Funny how fans have been expecting sham photos of Scott and #newhotandheavy all day. Instead, it looks like Tessa stepped in to play the asshole. Not that Scott's gifts aren't on the way, but here's Tessa, getting herself into a publicly posted picture on Scott's birthday. Making sure it *looks like* Scott is nowhere around. Still not congratulating her partner. Eh, she's too busy having fun to think about that.

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  13. Looks like she keeping her vow as just the warm-up act, and he'll swoop in later to be her partner in crime.

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  14. Looks like a wedding.

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    1. Once again standing rather conveniently.....

      Is this b/c oc said she never got recognized b/c she was less famous?

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    2. ^That was sarcasm.

      Scott and Kaitlyn spent the entire summer not just "recognized", but by people with active twitter accounts who uploaded the pictures, tagged them appropriately, and ass-kissed in the hashtags as if the two of them were huge celebrities anyone would recognize and what an honor. Tessa goes gliding around not recognized or tweeted anywhere. What a surprise now she is, on his birthday.

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    3. I know it was. I think she is more recognizable than either of them anyways, and if she can run around incognito, then it's obvious their being "spotted" is not random. I'm wondering if it was posted in response to that though. "See! Here! I'm on here too! I get recognized. It's not a plant. We're famous and fans just happen to run into us every once in while. And on Scott's birthday, far, far away from wherever he is. I don't even know!"

      Still not convinced this is from today, although between they way she's standing and the filters applied to the picture, I would venture it's fairly recent, but not definitively.

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    4. Yeah who has a wedding on a Tuesday. And if it's from last weekend why wait until the week after to post.

      I've noticed a lot of plant tweets use the hashtag #goodpeople. Time to switch it up guys.

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    5. 8:30.
      Yeah, time for a #trulysincere or #reallyreallygenuine hashtag. Better yet, #likeitornot.

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    6. There is another picture from this wedding http://instagram.com/p/sdt2GPl-CU/?modal=true

      suddenly, all of your narratives seem to be so stupid

      I don't know why she ignored his birthday. Maybe she really is sick of him for some reason

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    7. How does that picture prove all the "narratives" here are stupid again?
      Does she have, I'm here without Scott, painted on her forehead in your version?
      Does it say exactly when this is from? (I believe the when the actual wedding was and in fact, that it was an actual wedding, were just speculation anyways).
      Her chest is not the same as it used to look in that dress (oh right, she got a boob job for her bf who is all about girlzzz boobs & asses) and the picture is from the front (there's already been extensive discussion at how different she looks from the front and side when she's pregnant).
      And after a week (or more) of nobody recognizing her at home, in all her traveling and walking around/hanging out at public places and Canadian sight seeing venues, suddenly she's now "spotted" (omg, it's Tessa Virtue!!!) and pictures are appearing on social media... of course, on his birthday.
      They're married and have a daughter and still looks like more on the way, so these "narratives" you speak of are rooted in actual facts. Yes, there will be some speculation that happens, but often times around here, most of it turns out to be true.

      I'm sure the birthday getaway pictures from him, are yet to come... accidentally leaked out.

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    8. Boob job? Do you even know what a bra is?

      Look there is a week between WOW BOOBS
      http://cs614626.vk.me/v614626336/132fb/6ikPcs5ub6I.jpg

      and NO BOOBS http://cs619727.vk.me/v619727336/11271/Uh0b2MgsyDQ.jpg

      and WOW BOOBS again
      http://cs619727.vk.me/v619727178/12fe5/5aeWwSTpEcY.jpg

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    9. Yes, I am very fond of bras that give extra help as I am extremely flat chested myself. I also am very familiar with what it looks like with a bra or without. Sometime she has. (If you're comparing those pics, why don't you look at the difference in how the white dress fits her a month apart. Or did it just shrink in the wash...)
      Except for it doesn't seem like she is wearing a bra in the black dress. We would see it. And she has grown considerably since China. Just like the last time she was pregnant. Or did she just happen to have a really good bra in 2010 too? Perhaps she lost it in the last four years, and then just recently found it again. I suppose this magic invisible bra also accounts for her hips widening and squaring off, as well.

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    10. She's certainly getting a lot of mileage out of that dress. This photo (and the other) could have been taken at the Olympian parade gala - her makeup and hair look exactly the same as they did that day.

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    11. Tessa only wears padded bras once every four years, after she's skated in the Olympics.

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  15. So what happens when Tessa reaches 1k followers... do we get a prize?
    (Please sense the sarcasm)

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    1. Oh whoops, meant 10k. Sorry.

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