Chapter 9 Page 28

January 14th, 2015, 4:46 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
January 14th, 2015, 10:43 am
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Betcha didn't see THAT one coming. I like Golducks. Everyone seems to forget about them though for some reason...

See y'all soon.
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Le Guest (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 4:48 pm
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Quack indeed.
Ealantair (Guest)
January 16th, 2015, 5:43 am
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@Le Guest: Le Quack? :'D
EB-the-GAMER (Guest)
January 16th, 2015, 8:49 am
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@Ealantair: ~Ah-hou, Ah-houhouhouhou!~

(BLAM)

.....how ennoying....
Takai
January 14th, 2015, 4:50 pm
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I sense a psychic~
T.Wood (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 4:56 pm
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Quack. Quack.
ZZ Digital
January 14th, 2015, 4:59 pm
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You're right, Golducks are sweet, but seem to occupy a small corner of my mind that I never seem to notice.
Ultimate the Hedgehog
January 14th, 2015, 5:01 pm
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That golduck looks fuckin' badass.
XlvMckaydvlX
January 14th, 2015, 5:02 pm
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What's a kappa? Because I've only heard of "Kappa" before and I'm almost 100% certain you're not using the one I'm thinking of in this instance.
Zelkova
January 14th, 2015, 5:09 pm
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@XlvMckaydvlX: It is a Japanese myth monster. I will give the standard version, it is a turtle man-like monster that will kidnap kids unless you put a cucumber in the river where it lives with your family name written on it so it will know who not to mess with. It often have a hole on the top of his head filled with water and if the water ever spill then generally something bad will happen to the kappa like it will be unable to move, sometimes death depending on who is telling the story.

Browser from the Mario series is loosely but nevertheless is based on one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_%28folklore%29 There is a wikia page that will give you a ton of starting information but like most myths and folklore it is really depends on who is telling the story and what I told is more or less the very basic of what most people commonly know about them.
XlvMckaydvlX
January 14th, 2015, 9:47 pm
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@Zelkova: Thank you for the explanation!
IcyPheonix (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 8:01 pm
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@XlvMckaydvlX: They're japanese water demons of a sort that are vicious little monsters that attack/kidnap people.
They're sort of, monkey/turtle/duck things(the pokemon Lombre is more like a kappa in appearance actually). They have a turtle shell, a duck bill and monkey like body and live in ponds/rivers.
They have a dish on the top of their head filled with water, making one bow, and thus empty the water from the dish, will render them powerless. They also like cucumbers and giving them a cucumber with your name engraved on it ensures they you'll be safe from them.
Guest
January 15th, 2015, 8:47 am
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@XlvMckaydvlX: Its a water spirit that looks like a humanoid turtle with a duck beak, they have a dip in their head they use to keep water in and prevent them from dying on land. In traditional japanese lore, they loved to eat (and I'm not even joking) human anuses and cucumbers.
Zelkova
January 14th, 2015, 5:03 pm
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Love Golduck more then the Slowpoke line actually. When you are killing stuff then you want to do it in style.
oldmanintheroad (Guest)
August 6th, 2016, 5:51 pm
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@Zelkova:
I love your picture. Charmander dressed as Mewtwo is adorable.
The_mad_one
January 14th, 2015, 5:05 pm
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This golduck manages to make the word quack look badass.
ThePokeman92
January 14th, 2015, 5:09 pm
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Oh this is going to be a REALLY good battle, I can tell :D
(Guest) (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 5:12 pm
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Suddenly I'm not too sure about Atty's chances.
Gaxinua (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 5:13 pm
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I really do love how spectators are now the new pokedex.
Witt_Stanton (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 5:18 pm
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Quack. Best one liner. Ever.
Axies
January 14th, 2015, 5:19 pm
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Ahh the Space Duck, what a majestic creature.
RazorD9
January 14th, 2015, 5:31 pm
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@Axies: QUACK!
Kitleena
January 14th, 2015, 10:45 pm
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@Axies: Krillin strongest there is.
Critic
January 14th, 2015, 5:21 pm
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Golduck is pretty cool, it should get a mega evolution (or maybe just a regular one, but I don't think they'll do that anymore...) and make it a Water/Psychic type!
BattleStarX
January 14th, 2015, 5:29 pm
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Why didn't Golduck get a Mega Evolution? Mega Golduck. Water/Psychic type at last, as it should've been.
RazorD9
January 14th, 2015, 5:31 pm
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Well fuck a duck. Atty and dragonthing were already screwed due to type advantage and that Artemis is only using the one against a possible of three.
Visitor
January 14th, 2015, 5:43 pm
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I like the contributions of the spectators.
DaRip74
January 14th, 2015, 5:54 pm
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Quack Wait, isn't it canon that Pokemon can only say their names or parts of it? Or can Pokemon make other sounds?
PkBlitz
January 14th, 2015, 6:19 pm
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@DaRip74: it is. That's why this Golquack is saying "quack", of course.
Guest
January 14th, 2015, 10:11 pm
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@DaRip74: No, Pokemon can make other sounds and some are capable of human speech or psychic communication. This is also cannon.
thegreatawsum1
January 15th, 2015, 9:58 am
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@DaRip74: That was never canon. They only do that in the anime and a couple spin-off games (and Smash). The only Pokémon to ever say it's name in a canon game is Pikachu, in Yellow and XY/ORAS.
This comic generally follows anime conventions, though, with reference to the games.
Guest
January 16th, 2015, 8:45 am
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@DaRip74: Kinda wish they made ''normal sounds'' like quacks and whatever other animals pokemon are based on made. I they are based on something that doesn't make a sound, then I think the pokespeak would be more understandable.
SOABS
January 14th, 2015, 5:55 pm
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oh my quack that is one awesome quack
shadowrunner2323 (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 6:00 pm
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there's something quacky about this....
orihalium
January 14th, 2015, 6:13 pm
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ah the sounds of the majestic space duck... i mean golduck
fera_nai
January 14th, 2015, 6:15 pm
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@DaRip74: Since when does H0ly follow 'The Holy Book of Pokemon Canon'? She tends to follow the game more than anything and those STILL never have their names as their cries as they enter battle. Then there's Pokemon Origins which didn't have any Pokemon say their names.
HaikenEdge
January 14th, 2015, 6:24 pm
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So countdown until Niobe and DT fall in love?
TouhouShake
January 14th, 2015, 6:30 pm
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Quack.. Mother fucker
Sushirolled
January 14th, 2015, 6:31 pm
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Who needs a Pokêdex when you have these spectators?
EHeroAndrew
January 14th, 2015, 6:42 pm
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Who's that Pokemon?!

ITS PIKACHU!!!!

It's Golduck!

FUUUUUUUUUU--
Psychotheclown
January 14th, 2015, 6:50 pm
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Dat quack
Graham (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 7:02 pm
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OH MY GOD.

That was incredible! (I'm actually tearing up.)
Acer_negundo
January 14th, 2015, 7:04 pm
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I've secretly always loved Golducks when I'm not forgetting they exist. Admittedly I was very surprised to see one here, this is going to be exciting.
Guest
January 14th, 2015, 7:08 pm
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and then George punches the swimmer and yells "OH NO I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO GETS TO POKEDEX FOR ATTY!"
Tijopi11
January 14th, 2015, 7:15 pm
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I was expecting a Starmie or Staryu, since you followed the trend of using an Onix for the first gym. I'm so glad you chose a Golduck instead! So much more detail in drawing, more flexibility (drawing a moving and siwming Golduck will look more visually appealing than a starfish, which can barely move it's limbs or make facial expressions.) Plus, Golduck just looks more powerful and, since Golduck is similar in height and design to a Charmeleon, it makes it APPEAR more evenly-matched. A Starmie looks kind of lame in comparison to a Charmeleon.

I also like how you're doing a really good job making it difficult to determine who will win. On one side, the scene is set up to look like they wanted to come in and then come out. Storywise, it looks like they'll win. Then again, the story is also set up to look as if Atty is going to get taught a lesson. There's the obvious type disadvantage, and Dragonthing already expressed worry about the platforms. Dragonthing can't even ACCESS the water, which is probably 85% of the entire battlefield. Then again, Atty can use THREE pokemon here, and earlier we got a hint that Rat might be getting into this battle (and naturally, it makes sense Rat would get his time to shine in a water gym.) I was thinking Atty was going to win, but now that I know a GOLDUCK came out of the pokeball, I'm having to re-evaluate....
This is getting pretty intense!
medicman4444
January 14th, 2015, 7:28 pm
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think most forget about golduck due to the annoying useless slapstick of the psyduck in the tv show >_< man it always annoyed me that damn duck but gould duck was always very bad ass whenever it appred XD
Psyduck lover (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 7:49 pm
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i don't forget about golducks because my favorite pokemon is psyduck but i never really care about them
but this one is awesome
willky7
January 14th, 2015, 8:29 pm
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I always loved golducks, but there never really your first choice for a team
Mizu0025
January 14th, 2015, 8:38 pm
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Anyone else expecting something...bigger? Like a Gyrados?
Briiii (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 11:14 pm
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@Mizu0025: I was expecting that too. More specifically, I was thinking how it would match her temperament well...
qazox
January 14th, 2015, 9:51 pm
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Damn.... Well, Atty's screwed.

Was I the only one who ever named their Goldduck ** DARKWING**?
Briiii (Guest)
January 14th, 2015, 11:04 pm
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I really like Golduck, but I'll probably only think of using it if it gets either a Mega Evolution or a dual-typing of Water/Psychic. It has psychic attacks, but they're not as powerful as if it had a Same Type Attack Bonus,... It all makes me very sad... I end up using Starmie instead, or Gyarados.

Right. Anyway, I anxiously await Attie's ass-kicking. He's a jerk, I don't care so much for him as long as he doesn't perish on this hilarious adventure, putting an end to my amusement. However, I feel so afraid that DT will die or something if she so much as dips her tail under water... oh god. Please don't kill off Dragon Thing. Please don't. Why doesn't Attie know anything about his Charmeleon? I am going to (somehow find a way to) strangle him if he lets DT get seriously hurt.

I like this comic too much. >:( Thank you.
pangoliath (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 12:08 am
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Oh QUACK! Sup Golduck, wuz quackalackin'? ...

I'm happy because this looks like a great visual match-up for their fighting, but I was NOT expecting golduck here. Usually they clock-in at level 33 minimum freshly evolved. If she IS around that level then I really worry about DT's odds...ishes. Ahem.

ALSo... I hear the batman voice saying quack. That's all.
Sebastian (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 2:02 am
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Was it intentional that George looks precisely like a Psyduck here, or did that just kinda happen? :P
Evan Dark (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 2:19 am
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Who ordered the roasted duck? I don't think the Golduck has any chance, it will end up as toast. Remember Dragonthing can actually think on his own, and Atty don't have to order him to dodge every two second. I think that's a BIG advantage.
goodknife
January 15th, 2015, 3:29 am
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go! go! DT attack the nevus between its eyes >.<
KiraTsukasa (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 4:59 am
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Golduck is definitely a cool looking Pokemon. But it's typically passed over due to having subpar stats and a mediocre movepool. It does get the Swift Swim ability to double its speed in rain, but it doesn't have the attack stats to really take advantage of it, nor does it have the defenses to try to stay in and set up. When it comes down to it, there are simply better water types out there.
Tsumeken (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 9:03 am
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Agreed @KiraTsukasa: The main ones I was thinking of where Seadra since it's speed and special attack gives it more of an edge. That or the ever defensive abilities of a Slowbro which in Gen1 were pretty high for a non legend pokemon
Mr. Man (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 6:56 am
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I actually really don't like that pokemon say their names in the cartoons. It's one of the few things I dislike in this comic. It's trivial enough not to matter though!
I hope Rat can prove himself at some point in the future.
Guest
January 15th, 2015, 8:16 am
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No, I love Golduck. I caught a Psyduck in White 2 as my first Pokemon and it destroyed every gym in combination with Serperior
WolfenAmphithere (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 8:29 am
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Golduck is my absolute favorite pokemon! :D
EB-the-GAMER (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 8:45 am
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Well whaddaya know? I love golduck too, I still have the Burger King Squirt toy from when I was little :)
someone (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 8:52 am
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Quack So Golducks also have the unique ability to say something that isn't their species' name.
Guest
January 15th, 2015, 9:03 am
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Congrats Atty. She just sent out a very high level pokemon to beat you up with!

Scanner - level 78 Golduck. Like to beat people up and show how OP it is against level 28 pokemon.
Snow7L
January 15th, 2015, 11:37 am
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Hehe. The last frame is my favorite. XD
Molto
January 15th, 2015, 12:58 pm
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Golduck says... "Quack" hahaha :')
Vinviro (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 4:51 pm
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Go Golduck! Beat Atty into submission with horrible quack puns.
SVM (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 7:30 pm
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Really? They can swim faster than any other pokemon?

Nah
Unclever title
January 15th, 2015, 8:13 pm
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Welp, seeing as Golduck's got plenty of psychic moves that gleeful oddish isn't going to be all that much help now.

Really gonna be all on rat's tiny shoulders this time.
Tsumaken (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 9:22 pm
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@Unclever title: Doesn't Gen1 Golduck have only like... 2 Psychic moves, Confusion and Psychic (Amnesia was normal in Gen 1 I believe). I think they had to be a high level for Psychic as well.

Edit: Ahh checked it up, no they only learn Confusion and that's not til lvl 39, unless she kept it Psyduck until level 36
GoogerGeiger (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 10:02 pm
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To Atticus, that's probably called Duckthing.
ApaFox
January 15th, 2015, 10:49 pm
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Who needs a PokeDex when you got color commentary.
Vee (Guest)
January 15th, 2015, 11:59 pm
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Quack I can just imagine that even though this is a female Golduck, the voice is that of a big deep-voiced black dude sayin' "Quack." Then again I'm a little messed up when giving characters voices... To me George's voice is a very hoarse squeaky girly voice...
Ilmari (Guest)
January 16th, 2015, 12:03 am
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Woo, Golduck! Golduck was my very favourite pokemon in the original games. My fandom of the creature only increased when I caught a shiny one (or rather, a blue psyduck that became a golduck) in pokemon crystal...

It may not be a particularly competitive beast, but who cares? It is, as many commenters have already stated, simply *badass* :)
Infernal_Translator (Guest)
January 16th, 2015, 12:51 am
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@H0ly
So you like Slowbros, you like GolducksÉ But do you likeÉ Dewgongs?
varsaigen (Guest)
January 16th, 2015, 1:08 am
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Love Golducks. Also, yours look fantastic.

It always bugged me how NPCs never named their Pokemon. Even as a little kid, I saw the need for NPCs to act like actual people and name them (aside from the ones you trade for, or Pokemon Stadium's ridiculous naming system)
Drewbie (Guest)
January 16th, 2015, 1:52 pm
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Somehow...that is more epic than the mighty duck chant.
Aslandus
January 16th, 2015, 2:18 pm
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Don't worry Fish, you got this!
Dante_Solablood
January 16th, 2015, 3:00 pm
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Wow... Heh, I used to like Golducks in Gen1 but that was generally before I knew what I was doing. Golduck's look cool but fight badly.

I just looked up the name Niobe & it's origins and it's SO sad. I really hope that it's name isn't a clue to Golduck's fate.
Me (Guest)
January 16th, 2015, 3:00 pm
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Quack quack motherfucker.
Timothy (Guest)
January 18th, 2015, 1:59 am
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Nobody remembers Golducks because they are to busy remembering Psyduck.
chaos-of-vinnie
May 16th, 2015, 11:43 am
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Lol double battle going on here! Being a float and Pokémon battling XD
Guest
February 2nd, 2016, 12:41 am
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oh i thought George was blond
that guy (Guest)
March 27th, 2016, 9:04 pm
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go, NOOB!... thats literally what i thought it said XD
Guest
October 22nd, 2016, 11:49 pm
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I never thought that "Quack" could sound so boss.
hi (Guest)
April 8th, 2017, 8:41 pm
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lol quack