|2006-05-17, 02:11||Link #41|
Join Date: Dec 2004
What about the elder head of the Sonozaki family? (Ep. 07)
Kuma-chan: "Yes. It appears that the post office worker didn't spot her either. ... Apprantely, for the Sonozaki main house, a name stamp is left hanging by the mailbox, so even for registered or express mails, the mailman can just stamp the receipt himself and deposit the mail."
Oishi: "Na-ha-ha, well that's careless. ... Then, when was the last time anyone has spotted her?"
Kuma-chan: "Her greeting during the opening ceremony of Watanagashi was the last time. It seems like she immediately returned home after that."
Oishi: "She's quite old, after all. ...From what I hear, doesn't she attend to some practices several times every week? What about that?"
Kuma-chan: "Every Monday, she practices Japanese koto (harp) at the village assembly hall, but it appears she didn't go this week."
Oishi: "Any calls saying that she was going to be absent? And has anyone tried to confirm that?"
Kuma-chan: "No, nobody did. It seems like she takes breaks every now and then, so nobody thought of it as strange."
Oishi: "Tomorrow, let's try calling around 10 o'clock pretending we're from the city hall. Please confirm that she's home."
Kuma-chan: "10 o'clock. Understood!"
Ever since it felt more and more likely that Hinamizawa's old customs are involved in this, the police has been secretly monitoring the gosanke (great three houses).
Up to today, the head of the Kimiyoshi family of the gosanke and the head of the Furude family has disappeared.
There's one remaining family head. The head of the Sonozaki family, Sonozaki Oryou.
Seems like an old grandma.
Even though she hasn't lost her authority, she rarely show herself in front of others, so they're having a hard time getting a confirmation.
... And that last family head too, has not been seen by anyone ever since she was last spotted on the day of Watanagashi.
Is she still alive and well inside the Sonozaki main house right now? ....Or is she......already?
Kuma-chan: "According to Sonozaki Mion, it seems like she has fallen sick and is staying in bed."
Oishi: "Is she really resting in bed, I wonder? I'd love to see her face and take a pulse...."
Kuma-chan: "..................You're totally right."
The two of them spits out a large cloud of cigarette smoke....
Kuma-chan: "Oishi-san, ...about the search warrant for the Sonozaki main house and Furude shrine. Do you think the application will go through?"
Oishi doesn't answer, and spits out a cloud of tobacco smoke again, and literally shrouded himself in smoke....
Last edited by kj1980; 2006-05-18 at 01:38.
|2006-05-17, 02:46||Link #42|
Join Date: Dec 2004
Scrapbook X (Ep. 07)
<About the hidden 「Demon」>
Within the village of Hinamizawa, whose residents believe that the blood of demons flow within themselves, the word 「demon (鬼)」 is considered to be sacred.
For example, the usage of the word 「demon (鬼)」 in first names is a privilege given only to the heads of the Kimiyoshi and Sonozaki family.
As an example, for the current head of the Sonozaki family, Sonozaki Oryou (園崎お魎), we can see that the 「ryou 魎」 in her name has a 「鬼」 in it.
This is the proof showing her to be the legitimate head of the Sonozaki family. The same goes for her successor, Sonozaki Mion (園崎魅音), we can see that the 「mi 魅」 has a 「鬼」 in it. Oryou's own daughter, who didn't succeed the family and is also the mother of Mion, Sonozaki Akane (園崎茜) also had the name of 「蒐 (Akane)」 before she was disinherited.
By the way, for the name of the village chief 「Kiichirou (喜一郎)」, the 「Ki」 in it can also be interpreted to mean 「鬼 (Ki)」.
Also, names that makes use of 「demon (鬼)」 in them are not restricted to only the successors of the Sonozaki family. We can also find 「demon (鬼)」 within the surnames of the gosanke. For example, the 「Kimiyoshi (公由)」 of the Kimiyoshi family was probably created by taking the word 「鬼」 apart. If we were to write out the strokes "由" and then "公" in order, the word 「鬼」 can be written out nicely.
For the continuing Furude (古手) family, since they were a family working the sacred Shinto posts throughout generations, and were the 「fortune tellers (占い手)」, we can take the name 「占手」, add a demon's horn onto it so that 「占」 → 「古」.
As for the Sonozaki (園崎) family, perhaps because the demons have already been included in their first names, we can't find the word for demon (鬼) in the surname. Since they were a family who were responsible for running the ceremony of Watanagashi, it is believed that their surname came directly from the contents of the ceremony. Swap out the word 「崎 (saki)」 for 「裂き (saki, to tear)」. As for 「Sono 園」, since its shape suggests a square wrapping up a complex content (organs), it's probably suggesting 「a human body」. In other words, it's possible to interpret 「those who tear stomaches」 → 「Sonozaki」.
Last edited by kj1980; 2006-05-18 at 01:49. Reason: added visual explanations for clarity
|2006-05-18, 01:07||Link #43|
Join Date: Nov 2003
Request denied (Ep. 07)
Investigator A: "Oh, you're back sir!!"
Oishi: "Well? Anything new while I was gone?"
...everyone shakes their head in despair. You can see the exhaustion on these guys faces. I don't blame 'em, they haven't had any sleep since the night of Watanagashi.
Oishi: "Section manager, can you give them a break in turns, starting from the young 'uns? It's gonna be a long investigation so we should rest when we can."
SM: "I've been telling them to take a nap but they don't seem to go by my words. Can you tell them with your own words Oishi-san?"
Oishi: "Guys, guys, I don't want you to work yourselves to exhaustion ya know? Komiyayama-kun, tell them to start taking a break, young 'uns first."
SM: "Komiyayama-san, please do so."
Komiyayama-kun agreed and left his chair.
Oishi: "And, SM. How 'bout my request? Is it still not going through?"
SM: "It's just a village rumor at this point right? It's difficult for that request to pass unless we have something more concrete."
Oishi: "But that concrete evidence might be inside there"
SM: "We need the proof that the evidence is housed there!"
Oishi: "SM~, we're not playing a riddles here... Two people outta four that went into the forbidden storage house died. There was someone who witnessed them going inside! How much more proof do we need?"
SM: "You say a lead, I say it's a rumor. You don't have concrete proof right?"
Oishi: "Well yes I don't have a photo of the four sneaking in, but I'm certain that they saw something inside the storage! Something big enough to make them disappear!"
SM: "Big enough for them to disappear? What is that then?"
Ugh...I don't know what's inside! That's why I'm petitioning to get the search warrant approved in the first place...!
Oishi: "I suspect something that deals with the Sonozaki syndicate. Perhaps a mountain of Tokarev TT-33s, an opium processing lab, oh the possibility of the Sonozaki's hidden cash can't also be ruled out too."
SM: "Oishi-san, I understand your feelings! But that storehouse is a sacred site in the compounds of the Furude Shrine. It's a sacred site and we need to take into consideration of the local residents of that area!"
I heard that the chief was grilled by Assemblyman Sonozaki for over an hour. Perhaps the SM was given a warning by the chief?
SM: "Anyway, unless we have concrete evidence, we cannot obtain a search warrant for that storage. The same goes for the Sonozaki main household! Besides, the Sonozaki compound is an area that is handled by Section Four(1) and the Boutai(2). It takes months of preliminary fine-tuning to make it happen!"
Oishi: "If it's fine-tuning you want, I can go and ask them right now? Section Four was Shige-chan right? And the Boutai was Yamami-san. Man, I can talk to them playing at the mahjong place right next door."
Police A: "S...SM! There's a person who wishes to speak with you...ah, please wait...!"
A yakuza-like old man dressed in traditional men's garb shoved aside the guide. ...oh dear. I guess he wasn't satisfied with just a phone call?
Assemblyman Sonozaki: "I'm Assemblyman Sonozaki! Who's the man in charge!? Hurry up!!"
SM: "H...Hello! I am the Section Manager, Takasugi!!"
AS: "I don't need your business card!! I can send you off to an unimportant post in a snap! And I'm not satisfied with just you! Where's this guy named Oishi, the fucking bastard who has the nerve of asking for a search warrant for a sacred site like Furude Shrine!!"
SM: "Uh...I'm sorry sir! Mr. Oishi is currently on an investigation and we cannot reach him right now! I would be happy to answer your questions on his behalf...! Please, have a seat!"
The SM makes eye contact with me to get the heck outta here. ...I guess I'd better take his kindness right now... I think I'll get some much needed shut-eye in the resting room.
AS: "You listen carefully!! The Furude Shrine is a sacred site which spans over 2500 years out of the 2600 years of our country's history!! The shrine holds the spirit of the gods and the Oyashiro-sama, protects and looks over Hinamizawa from dusk to dawn, day and night!! And you guys have the nerve of barging in there with dirts on your fucking shoes!! Besides, freedom of belief and religion is a right written in our nation's constitution!!! And the motive for using this as an excuse for your fiddled investigation!! How dare you!! You won't get away with this easily!? You hearing me you asshole!!! Yeah you better be scared, cause I'm going to make you regret the day you pissed the shit outta me, you got that!?"
(1) Section Four - was a section in the police department that handed investigations on organized crime
(2) Boutai - was a section in the police department that checked and oversaw crime syndicates
|2006-05-18, 01:30||Link #44|
Join Date: Nov 2003
Scrapbook XI (Ep. 08)
<The disparagement of twins>
While it is not that unheard of elsewhere, the gosanke of Onigafuchi village had a huge discontempt for twins being born as a potential heir. It is believed that this was because they wished to avoid a possible civil strife between the three houses that balanced the power in controlling the matters.
A historical document noted that should twins be born, they should both be killed immediately. Should this be true, it is interesting to see the heiress Sonozaki Mion and her twin sister Shion well and alive today. (Perhaps the current head Oryou felt sorry for them?)
However, the twins are not treated equally. The heiress Mion leads a different way of life compared to her twin sister. (While Mion and Shion look very similar, it is said that the majority of the talent and abilities were given to Mion. ...However, it is hard for me to agree from my own perspective of those two).
As tradition, the heir/heiress to the Sonozaki family is given a elaborate tattoo of a demon on his/her back as a symbol of "inheriting the demon." Should this tradition be practiced, then it is highly possible that Mion has a large tattoo on her back.
I've heard that the current head Oryou has a very detailed demon's tattoo on her back. Then, I wonder what kind of demon is imprinted onto Mion's back? ...I'm now interested in getting a glimpse of Mion's back.
Last edited by kj1980; 2006-05-23 at 11:58.
|2006-05-18, 02:44||Link #45|
Join Date: Dec 2004
Mahjong Club "Suzu" (Ep. 08)
All seats are reserved for today. ~Mahjong Club "Suzu"~
Owner: "Well there, Ku-chan. You're the slowest one, you know~? All the young ones are already here."
Oishi: "Na-ha-ha-ha.... Now then, madam, if you'll excuse me."
Oishi hands over a convenience store bag with a carton of cigarette in it to the old lady who owns the Mahjong club, and she cleverly vanished off to somewhere else. ...It's all part of the drill now.
Young Officer: "Oishi-san! Thanks for all your hard work!!"
Oishi: "What's this, did you all seriously wait for me? You guys could've played some Sanma or something." (Note: Sanma = 3-player mahjong)
Sitting at each mahjong table lined up inside the narrow store interior are Oishi's men, but there are no mahjong tiles out on any of the tables.
Oishi: "Everyone, I'd like to thank you all for your continuous investigations without sleep for these past few days, good job."
Young Officers: """Yes sir!!"""
Powerful replies fill the mahjong club. ...The atmosphere in the place is no longer that of an entertainment spot.
Oishi: "The situation is not looking good. It appears that the chief has surrendered to the threats by the Sonozaki assemblymen.
Soon, the Takano murder case will be handed over to the Gifu prefectural police, and the disappearances of the village chief and the others will be treated as missing-person cases and turned over to domestics."
...That grasshopper chief. The veteran officers swear out.
Oishi: "Our requested warrants have all been rejected as well. I have been told by our section manager to stay away from the Sonozaki family lands. ... Really, really, this is a headache.
By the way, there's also an order out for me to report to police headquarters for trainings starting next week. After that, I was even told to take my remaining vacation times and digest them over at Izu. ...Well-, that doesn't sound too bad either~."
Oishi lets out a bitter smile. ...It's not a laughing matter, but there was nothing to do except to laugh.
Oishi: "This goes for everything, but cases are very similiar to locking your car keys inside your car. The key to opening it is always locked within it. If it's a car, we can call the JAF and get them to pry open the door for us. But if it's a case? Kuma-chan, the diagram."
Kumagai flips the white board over. A diagram of the residence has been attached to the back side with magnets.
Oishi: "I have al-----ways been in this line of business, so I have confidence in my own instincts. However, just this once, it's possible that this could be a flop, alright? So if any of you cherishes your retirement money, please leave before I count to 10."
When Oishi begins to count to 10, everyone else begins to count as well.
......This is the famous 10-count of Resolution by Oishi and the others.
Oishi: "9, 10!! Ah~ah~, nobody's leaving. Everyone, please think about your families more, alright? N-fu-fu-fu!"
Everyone in the place laughs gallantly to help add to the mood.
Oishi: "Individuals, confirm the data in your hands. Please memorize the locations of the surveillance cameras and their blindspots. Kuma-chan will be on stand by in the command car. In an emergency, I'll be asking you to take over command for me. Komiyama-kun will head Assault Team A. Atsu-kun will head Assault Team B. Surveillance team 1 through 8 will monitor from specified locations. Bonchi-kun will follow our time tables closely. Please manage our rotations so that we don't cause any suspicions back at the station. Now then, the team on stand-by gets the biggest job, you know? If the section manager askes where I am, please make up some kind of excuse."
Oishi: "I'll be playing the escort role for our guest. I'll be bring him to the event grounds with me for sure, so everyone, please wait for us patiently."
Officer: "......... He's not gonna drop out, right? Maebara Keiichi."
Oishi: "From what I can see, he should be good to go by tommorow or the day after. It's all in a flip. N-fu-fu-fu!"
And that's all for the Watanagashi-hen TIPs. Starting from the next TIP, we will be heading into the third chapter, Tatarigoroshi-hen.
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|2006-05-30, 14:42||Link #46|
Join Date: Nov 2003
Satoko's Trap Lecture - Novice Level (Ep. 09)
Kei: "I give you my word. Should Satoko ever decide to hide out in these woods, she can take on an entire battalion."
Rena: "I know. [With traps like these, perhaps] Satoko was teaching trap lessons at a foreign country on the behalf of the Soviet Union."
Mion: "Enough with these chatters...someone help us~!!"
...How did we get into a predicament as we are in now? What kind of traps can put us into this situation?
Mion has her head stuck out of the ground as she fell into a very tight traphole. Rena has a tinplate bucket stuck on her head and cannot get it off. They both look pretty stupid, but at least they have their feets on the ground unlike me.
Mion: "How about you Kei-chan? Can you wiggle yourself out? If you can, help pull ojisan outta here."
Kei: "It's you who should wiggle out to help me! How the heck am I supposed to do anything when I'm wrapped up!"
I am in sumaki (wrapped up in a bamboo rug) and pulled up 2 meters into the air by a snare trap. What kind of trap did she setup to put me into this mess? Huh?! Satoko!
It all started when we decided to go into the woods as I've never seen much of the wilderness, coming from the city and all.
Rena: "Umm... but Rena doesn't know the back woods? Rena's gonna get lost. Hau."
Mion: "The back woods, eh? I used to play around there when I was little, but I haven't gone up there in quite a while. It's pretty easy to get lost there if you take the wrong path."
Satoko: "If it's the back woods, I do believe you can rely on us! The whole mountain is our playground. Right Rika?"
Kei: "Really. Now that's encouraging. So why don't you guide us through a short hiking trip!"
Rena: "But Keiichi-kun... Did you read the notice that was passed around for summer break? It says that we shouldn't go into the woods as it is really easy to get lost."
Rika: "It's not summer break so it's still okay. Besides, we know the path so it's safe."
Satoko: "The woods are our playground! It's like our garden! I do believe we know every hidden paths and shortcuts around there!"
...Yes, Satoko and Rika-chan did know the way. Thanks to them, I was able to see a grand view of nature that I couldn't see in the village and breathe in fresh air of the wilderness. But something went wrong somewhere!!
Satoko: "Oh, yes. By the way everyone, you all should follow my footsteps exactly from here on."
Kei: "Huh...? What the heck are you saying all of a sudden?"
Rika: "...You should do exactly as Satoko tells you to do, for your own safety."
Rena: "Hmmm. Hey Mii-chan, what's this? I wonder. Do I pull on it? Pull on it?"
PING ....biiing ....swish swish ...gwa!!
When Rena pulled on a what seemed to be a kite string, a rain of bamboo spears fell from the trees right next to Rena!!
Mion: "Waaa!!! Waaaa!! What the heck is this?! Ahh?! Wha?! Gyaaaa!!"
Rika: "...Oh the memories. That was a trap that Satoko made in the second semester in the second grade."
Satoko: "I do believe you were lucky there. The tips of those bamboo spears are laced with dog poo so if it scratches you it will start rotting from the infected area."
Kei: "Since when did this place become Vietnam!!"
...According to Satoko and Rika-chan, Satoko seems to have gotten a huge interest in setting up traps in her early years in elementary school. As a result, she started setting up countless traps all around these back woods...
Rena: "...Keiichi-kun. I'm thinking that the real reason they told us not to go into these woods is not because we're gonna get lost, but because it is dangerous..."
I begin to agree with Rena's theory very much so.
Satoko: "So, c'mon. We'd better get hurrying or it's gonna get dark soon. I do believe that if it gets dark, it gets dangerous even for me."
Why the heck did you drag us into such a treacherous mountain!! Why should I, a normal healthy Japanese boy have to worry about his life by a bunch of booby-traps!!
...And just when we lost sight of Satoko and Rika-chan, us three became entangled in our respective traps...
Mion: "...Someone pull me outta here~! I need to go to the restroom~!!"
Rena: "Besides that~! Someone remove this bucket from my head~!! I can't see anything~! Hau~!!"
Kei: "...Hey Rena, stop flopping around too much. S...Someone might see your underwear..."
Rena: "H, Hau----!! Did you see it?! See it?! Keiichi-kun saw it!! Hau~~~!!!"
smack smack smack smaaaaaaack
Kei: "Hey you can see through it right...!! Even with that bucket over your head, you can see ri...ouch gaaa!! oof!!"
Mion starts crying out as I become a sandbag for Bucket Rena's punches.
Rika: "...Can't get out of the trap hole. Pity, pity."
Satoko: "...Sigh. Didn't I warn you guys? That's why I said to get far away from me!"
I realize it now. ...The main reason why Satoko wanted to bring us into the woods was to showoff her booby traps that she set up. I would've preferred it to just see it, NOT EXPERIENCE IT!!
Rika-chan started patting all three of our heads in pity as she smiled with glee...
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|2006-05-30, 14:47||Link #47|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Satoko's Trap Lecture - Intermediate Level (Ep. 09)
I see Tomita-kun and Okamura-kun heading their way to the PE storage. I guess it's their turn today to bring out the limestone to mark the court lines for PE in the next period.
But little do they know that storage is booby trapped..!!
Kei: "I never knew setting up booby traps can be so exciting!"
Satoko: "Hohoho! If Keiichi-san knows that feeling then I do believe you have the gift in you too!"
They are know trying to open the lock on the door.
...Oh? What's this? Okamura-kun is pointing somewhere on the door and started to whisper into Tomita-kun's ear. It seems they realized it and immediately scooted away from the door.
Kei: "Yo....Satoko, it seems they found out?! Did it fail?!"
Satoko: "...I already thought of them finding out about the trap. And I already thought of what they are gonna do next too. Hohoho..."
According to Satoko, after they found out about the trap, they are going to go around and try to enter through the back window.
And as Satoko proclaimed, they started going through the window on the back in the exact climbing method Satoko thought they would.
Kei: "...oooh...cool. They are doing exactly what Satoko said they would...!! .....Ah! There they got it!!!"
White smoke of the grounded limestone erupted through the window. ....After a few moments, the two started to crawl out in shock. ...They are all covered in white.
Satoko: "Hohoho! O~hohoho!!! I really love this moment! It's like tasting honey~!!"
Kei: "....But....it's amazing how they fell for it... A trap like that can only be set off by calculating ahead where Tomita-kun's gonna put his hand and feet when he climbs and how he lands inside....?!"
Satoko: "Here's a lesson for you, Keiichi-san. The first step in setting up traps is to watch your target closely. You need to monitor his movement patterns and carefully calculate how they are gonna move on a certain decision. That way you can set up a simple trap that will deliver the greatest result."
...I recall that Mion highly praised Satoko that she has the innate ability to predict and forecast the last move in our games.
Kei: "So premeditation is the key for traps. ...Then are you saying that the previous traps that I fell for were all calculated according to your plan?"
Satoko: "Yes. It was all done by observing your patterns and Keiichi-san fell for it as I expected. So if Keiichi-san suddenly started acting in a different pattern from a certain day, Keiichi-san probably won't fall for my traps anymore."
It's not funny to find that Satoko proudly proclaiming that she knows all of my moves....
Kei: "Alright, let's play a game. Let's see how well Satoko can predict my moves, shall we?"
Satoko: "Oh sure. Keiichi-san is fairly easy to understand so I do believe it's gonna be a piece of cake? O~hohoho!!"
We returned to our classroom and Satoko ripped a piece of paper from her notebook to make three cards. Of course, I have no idea what she wrote on the back of these cards.
Satoko: "Pick one out of these three. If Keiichi-san doesn't pick out the lose-card, you win."
Kei: "Alright, I challenge that!! I'll show you what I learned from our after-school activities!"
Satoko snickered as she held out the three cards.
C'mon think calm, Maebara Keiichi! ...Stay COOL and win this match decisively!
...If I don't pick out the lose-card, I win. That means if I pick out the lose-card, the Satoko wins. ...Henceforth, Satoko will want to make me pick out the lose-card. What's the best way to make me pick out the lose-card?! Is there any calculated method for this?! Is there a statistical analysis that the middle, the left, or the right is chosen more often than the other?!
It's then that I had an enlightment on what Mion would do in this case!
Satoko: "So, did you decide which one to pick?"
Kei: "Yes. ....And it.....THIS!!!"
Satoko: "Huh? Aaaa!! Wha, what are you doing!!"
I took all three from Satoko's hands. I re-calculated Satoko's plans and turned it around.
....Satoko wants to make me pick out the lose-card. Then that means all three are lose-cards!!
Kei: "That's what I concluded to!! So let me inspect these three cards!!!"
As I turned all three cards over, each of them had one katakana letter on them.
(translation note: The three letter katakana HAZURE means "LOSE")
Kei: "...What's this? ....HA, ZU, RE. ....hazure."
Satoko: "That's the result. ...If you had only chosen one, it wouldn't have been a lose."
Kei: "Wha...whaaat?! So then you predicted that I'd take all three?! Gyaaaa!!"
Satoko laughed in high pride as I fell into despair. The classroom echoes with a high-tone chortle.
At that moment, grounded limestone fell on top of Satoko's head. The all-whitened Tomita-kun and Okamura-kun held a large pile of grounded limestone in their arms and came back to seek vengeance against Satoko.
Okamura-kun: "....Houjou~!! Only Houjou can set up a bait like that---!!!"
Satoko: "How dare you!! Where do you have the proof that I did it? And don't call it cheaply like 'bait.' Call it a TRAP!"
Tomita-kun & Okamura-kun: "FEEL THE WRATH~!!!"
Satoko: "Hiiiiiiii!! Ke,Ke, Keiichi-san, He, Help me--!"
...The classroom turns into chaos as my younger classmates started becoming white as they threw each other with limestone.
...hey hey Satoko. ...Couldn't you foresee that this was gonna happen? As for me, I couldn't foresee that the teacher was gonna barge in after all of this and be scolded alongside with them...
Last edited by kj1980; 2006-06-05 at 00:25.
|2006-05-30, 21:11||Link #48|
Join Date: Dec 2004
Satoko's Trap Lecture - Advanced Level (Ep. 09)
It was a peaceful lunch break.
Bam, Crash, Kabla------m!!!
Keiichi: "Wawa! W, what the?!"
Rena: "I heard something loud in the hallway just now! What is it!? What is it!?"
We dashed out into the hallway........., and there stands Kantoku with a water-filled bucket flipped over on his head!
Mion: "K, kantoku, are you alright?!"
Irie: "Taha, hahahaha.... Well, ...Looks like she got me.... Everyone, good afternoon."
In a very cool tone, Kantoku greeted us casually.
Keiichi: "What's going on, Kantoku? It's rare for you to come to school."
Irie: "Well, it's something related to my job, I come to school every week, you know? Since nothing happened recently... I got completely careless...."
Rena: "Ahahaha.... So you came at a time just when you were beginning to forget about Satoko-chan's traps.... Are your clothes alright?"
Irie: "Nono, I was just thinking about giving myself a bath anyway, it's actually very cool and nice."
Mion: "As expected of Kantoku. Never getting angry at little things like these! This side of you really gives off a mature~ feel."
If I was Kantoku, I would've immediately ran out searching for that brat with the bucket still over my head.
I admire the matureness to not get angry at every little childish pranks.
Irie: "You see, Maebara-san. With one change in your way of thinking, even things like these can go from being frustrating to pleasant. The important thing is how you perceive them."
Keiichi: "......If you have a secret trick to staying that cool even when getting smacked with a whole water bucket, I would love to learn about it."
Irie: "For example, ...Let's say there's a traditional-style old house that existed since the Meiji-era."
Keiichi: "Hmu hmu."
Irie: "And let's say a large number of maids are being employed there as housekeepers. Of course, since it's a large house, there are a lot of maids there, ranging all the way from the head maid, who has turned into a veteran overseer, to sprited newbie maids!! Come on, can you imagine it? Come on... ♪"
A pink-colored dream maid dimension decorated with frills and hairbands is expanding out with the Kantoku at its center....
Irie: "The newbie maids get all the affection of their goshujinsama (master) with their spiritedness and innocence! However, the senpai (senior) maids won't allow that! They make harsh comments at every little thing, and bullys and bullys and bullys the newbie maids!! Look, there's still so much dust! Ahh... I'm sorry.... Do it again!
Splash!! A bucket was flipped over the Maid-san, splashing her with water! The soaked Maid-san... almost breaking into tears, but still energetically..., Haa haa!! M・a・i・d~~~~♪♪♪!!"
Rena: "......Hau~~~☆ I don't know why but it sounds fun~☆ Rena wants a maid-san too...♪"
Mion: "Ah-- Ah--, geez! Even Rena got converted--. Come on, Kei-chan too! Stop immersing yourself in Kantoku's world!"
Satoko: "......If it weren't because of this, Kantoku would've been a nice person too."
Irie: "MU! I spot Houjou Satoko-san! ...Satoko-san, what's with this!? There's still dust left! P, p-p, punishment! It's punishment time!!"
Satoko: "Wha!! Nyanya! Nya---!!!"
Kantoku picks up Satoko lightly, and starts to spank Satoko's butt.
Rena: "Ahahahahahahaha! Satoko-chan, kaaii! A-hahahahahaha!" (kaaii = Rena's version of 'kawaii')
Keiichi: "......Satoko can control traps with a genius-like perception, yet why can't she forsee this ending? It's really amazing."
Rena: "I wonder about that. I think this is the ending that Satoko wished for. I think!"
Keiichi: "Satoko wished for this ending--? What do you mean by that?"
Rena: "If you play a prank like this on someone, the opponent will definitely get mad and chase after you, right? Don't you think this is a type of communication as well?"
Keiichi: "...I really don't like this kind communication. Can't she just come in normally with a greeting like "good afternoon~"?"
Rena: "Eh, Keiichi-kun, haven't you heard? People who keep playing pranks on others are actually lonely people who want others to pay attention to them."
With a nonchalant smile, Rena briefed me while laughing gently.
Rena: "That's why.... If you get caught in Satoko-chan's trap, it'd be great if you can properly get mad, laugh, and chase after Satoko-chan. This is kind of like a cat's playful bite... Don't you think that's cute...?"
(after school, scene shifts to the back mountains)
Satoko: "Here, the person will be surprised and jump back for sure. That's why if we place the trap here, the person will definitely get caught in it!!"
While speaking proudly of her trap philosophy, Satoko continues to modify the back mountains into a vicious trap hell.
If what Rena said is true, if Satoko's traps are her subconscious wish for people to pay attention to her-.
......Then that means all the countless traps placed in this back mountain, ...are the materialization of those wishes.
Alone with Rika-chan, ...placing tons and tons of traps in the mountain, .........There's no doubt she has always waited for someone to fall into her traps.
......However, there's no way anyone would come to a back mountain like this.
......There's no doubt she spent all these time together with Rika-chan, imagining the kind of reactions her victims would make when they fall into her traps.
Satoko, seperated for life from her beloved ni-ni-, Satoshi.
...The stubborn determination to not say a single word wishing for him to come back.
However, the countless traps that sleep within this mountain has taught me Satoko's true feelings.
Satoko: "......Are you listening? Keiichi-san!"
Keiichi: "Ah, sorry, sorry. What was it?"
Satoko: "Just by sticking a nail in the tree trunk like this, you can get an excellent trap, you know? If they trip around over there and hit their head against this.... it will hurt~!"
Keiichi: "H, human hammer against the head of the nail, huh.... T, that sounds painful...."
Satoko: "This trap will definitely become a powerful trap for punishing e~vil bad guys! I sure am looking forward to seeing what kind of villian would get caught in it!"
Keiichi: "...Why are you throwing glances at me when you say that? Do you want me to get caught in this? ...T, this one can really seriously hurt someone. You should get rid of this trap."
Satoko: "............Is that so? ...Well, certainly, traps without love are no good, aren't they? ......Very well, if the villian has properly reformed himself, then I'll move the position of the nail a little, so he doesn't get caught in it...,"
Satoko began to immerse herself in the adjustment of the positioning of the nail.
...Trap is love, huh.
Maybe what Kantoku said is true. With one change in your perception, ...everything changes.
If I think about it that way, ....getting caught in Satoko's traps might actually carry a feeling of amusement and warmth with it as well.
Satoko: "It's complete!! It's perfect with this wonderful positioning! What do you think, Keiichi-san?"
Keiichi: "Ah, ...yeah. It's perfect. It'd be great now if some villians can actually appear to fall for this trap."
Satoko: "Ho-ho-ho-ho! It's obviously better if they don't."
......It looks a little painful, but maybe I'll go ahead and fall for this trap the next time I come here.
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|2006-05-31, 15:51||Link #49|
Join Date: Nov 2003
A.W.O.L. 'Manager'/Assistant (Ep. 09)
Dr. Irie: "Can you help us out a little, Shion-san?"
Shion: "You want a weak girl like me to carry that heavy thing? That's why you still can't find a girlfriend even at your age, kantoku."
Dr. Irie: "Uh, what was the word for that. Oh yes, 'that's none of your business.' "
Dr. Irie starts putting the equipments used for today's BBQ party into his van. All the men who helped out also started to leave.
Dr. Irie: "...So Shion-san, how did you come here? If you came here by bicycle, I can put that into the van and drive you home?"
Shion: "Thanks, but I came here with a motorbike so that's okay."
Dr. Irie: "...I thank you for coming here today. Having the manager-san here makes a big difference."
Shion: "I'm still the manager? I have been AWOL for the past year or so. You should fire such an irresponsible manager like me."
Dr. Irie: "Oh sure. If Shion-san can out right say she wants to quit, I will gladly fire you."
Shion: "...Shucks. That's not fair. ....Please fire me soon okay? I get irritated each and everytime you call me to come to the game."
Dr. Irie: "Shion-chan, if you could be a bit more gentle, you would be a very cute and loveable girl. Daddy is very sad, where did she go wrong! Oh, would my darling wake her eyes if daddy hugs you with all my love?! Then so be it!! Heeere you go~~"
...The kantoku chidded around playfully, but Shion just smiled quietly as she looked to the horizon.
Shion: "........Nothing has changed. Kantoku is still the weirdo that he is, and everyone else is full of life. Yet..."
Dr. Irie: "...Satoshi-kun isn't here. ...Is that what you want to say?"
Dr. Irie: "He'll be back. Definitely. He has a person who is waiting for him."
Shion: "......Hmph. ...Say whatever."
Dr. Irie: "I wonder where the heck he went. Such a sin, leaving behind a cute girlfriend like this."
Shion: "Huh?! G....Girlfriend!! Who! Wha! ....Huh?!"
Dr. Irie: "Pu....kukuku, hahahahaha!"
Shion: "....Oh come on! How long are you gonna keep on laughing ka~n~to~ku~!!"
Dr. Irie: "Hahaha! Wa~hahahahaha!!"
Kantoku was rolling as he laughed from his stomach for a bit of time....
Dr. Irie: "Well then, see you later. Please come and cheer for our team for a change will you?"
Shion: "Maybe when I feel like it. ...I really don't have any desire to be the manager anymore."
Dr. Irie: "...It's okay. If you really hate it, I can fire you. I don't want to put a person to assist us if that person is unwilling."
Shion: "................crap. Alright, alright! I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I lose. I'll go sooner or later. So is that okay for today?"
Dr. Irie: "Fufufu! Oh, look at the time! It's already past the time to return these! The next person must be waiting! Okay, I better get going! See you at the next game!"
Shion: "Yeah, yeah. Later kantoku"
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|2006-06-01, 01:50||Link #50|
Join Date: Nov 2003
Copy of Initial Autopsy Report (Ep. 09)
According to the autopy report, the victim was murdered in the following manner:
(1) Full body was strapped by a restraining device
Upon inspection of the bruises on the body, it seems that the entire body was put onto specialized restraining device. The bruises on her fingers stand out so it is highly possible that this device was of a custom or home made device.
(2) Both ears and nose cut off by a sharpened object
Due to the different types of bruises, it is surmised that there was one or more persons to hold her down on the victim's neck as the facial parts were cut off. It is possible that more than one object were used, and one of those objects have a high possibility of being a scissor.
(3) Nails driven through the fingers of both hands
Both of the victims hands had one nail driven through each of the finger joints; totalling 30 nails. The body was found with the nail-driven hands strapped to a wooden board about 20 square centimeters. This board has a high possibility of being a part of the restraining device. And it is a highly suspected that this device was built for this exact purpose.
(4) Stomach cut open, intestines torn out
It is possible that the stomach was cut open with a sharp object like a medical surgery. There is no doubt that the victim was still alive at this point. The intestines and internal organs were then pulled and torn out. This was the main cause of death of the victim.
(5) Corpse abandonment
Dumbbells were tied to the pet collar and was strapped to the victim's neck. The body was then abandoned into the third channel of Tamagokawa River. By taking into account of the weights of the dumbbells, three men would've been necessary to abandon the body.
This is the copy of the initial autopsy report that you requested for the Tamagokawa Corpse Mutilation case. Section Chief Shigeharu says that this could be related to Type-S cases. What do you think, Oishi-san?
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|2006-06-03, 23:39||Link #51|
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East 3rd Round (Ep. 09)
*Extensive terminology in mahjong in this TIPS. As I don't know the English equivalent, it'll be said in Japanese.
Oishi: "Unfufufu! There it is, ron! Chun-dora 3, 15000."
Kuma: "Whaa...! What the heck is that... How do you get three doras!"
B: "You idiot. You're the one who brought it in by doing a kan-dora when Oishi's tenpai-ing!"
Oishi: "If you brought chun out, it's inevitable to put on more doras. The dora-side shouldn't cut if the your showing the yakuhais. Unfufufu!"
They began to re-assemble the mountain of hais as Oishi laughs tauntingly and the rest grumbles.
A: "....By the way Oishi-san, did you find out anything?"
B: "What's this about. ...oh, you're talking about the mutilated corpse that was found in the river. Did you find any leads on it?"
Oishi: "A little bit. Can you do a follow up?"
A: "As always! So what's the details on the victim?"
Oishi: "She went by the name of Mamiya Rina. Real name was Ritsuko."
Kuma: "She worked at a club called Blue Mermaid in Shishibone Flower Road."
B: "Sigh, that's a tough one. That's the one that's owned by one of the lieutenants of the Sonozakis ain't it?"
A: "...Sonozaki...Damn! That's falls under Type-S. ...This case is gonna be rough."
Kuma: "According to rumors, she got into huge trouble by using their money and drugs. Obviously, it was on a scale that couldn't be taken as a joke."
B: "She poked her hand into their money huh. Seems like there's a guy behind her. A girl can't do all of this on her own."
Oishi: "Unfufu! He's probably dead too already. It's just that we haven't found his body yet."
Kuma: "Oh yes, Oishi-san. The girl's pimp-daddy still seems to be alive."
Oishi: "He is? Well then, I guess he'll die very soon. I love how this system works - the pests exterminates the pests."
Kuma: "This pimp-daddy of her, it's that guy - Houjou Teppei"
[insert eerie music here]
B: "...Houjou? Who's he?"
A: "...Houjou Teppei. Remember the housewife that was brutally beaten to death last year at Hinamizawa? It's her husband. ....I heard he went into hiding after that incident. ....So he crawled under his bitch huh. "
B: "...This starts to smell more and more like Sonozaki involvement."
Oishi: "So where's this boyfriend of hers?"
Kuma: "He was living with her at her apartment. However, he seems to have thought that she left him so he's now going from one place to another for a new home to leech off of."
|2006-06-07, 01:12||Link #52|
Join Date: Nov 2003
Research Note (Ep. 10)
<Regarding the Houjou Family>
There are two victims each year with regards to the Oyashiro-sama's curse. This has continued for four years so far, and the toll is now at eight victims. It is interesting to note that half of the victims have the Houjou surname.
*On the 2nd year's curse, the dam supporter Houjou himself died by falling off the cliff, and his wife's body is yet to be found. (Decalred legally deceased the following year on the basis of perilious disappearance).
On the 4th year of the curse, the foster mother/aunt of the two Houjou siblings died, and the son of Houjou went missing.
The Houjou family was rather poor, and it was hard to say that Houjou's job was going well. He had planned find a new job elsewhere with the help of his relatives and to move to his own mother's birthplace. Under their financial situation, the large compensation money offered by the government for eminent domain and relocation expenses for the Hinamizawa Dam Project would've been a very big help to Houjou.
Hence, Houjou dealt with the Ministry of Construction from the beginning, and lead the group that supported the dam construction proposal. It is rumored that he may received some backdoor funds from the Ministry of Construction for this, but this has yet to be proven.
However, the dam supporters made up only a small minority. When the Sonozaki family began to plant strong ground against the dam project, every dam supporter except for Houjou defected over to the anti-dam group. As a result, all of Hinamizawa was bounded strongly against the dam construction, and Houjou became an object of attack for supporting the dam. It is safe to say that he became a scapegoat in order to strengthen the anti-dam alliance.
In the end, the dam project came to an indefinite hiatus with the first Oyashiro-sama's curse; the Hacking-Mutilation Murder case.
However, the retaliation towards to the enemy of the village that supported the dam construction continues to this day... There is no one left today that supported the dam project, lest people which had a negative image upon the villagers. The remaining candidates would then be of the following:
Strangely, the last remaining candidates is also two. Will this year's curse befall upon these two...?
It will be worthwhile to pay close attention and observe these two....
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|2006-06-08, 02:15||Link #53|
Join Date: Nov 2003
The Memo on Oishi's Desk (Ep. 10)
I received a call from Section Manager Shigeharu from Section Four. The mutilated corpse that was found at Tamagokawa was indeed an incident related to Type-S.
They have yet to prove it, but it seems that the deceased wired Type-S' money into dozens of pre-prepared accounts to the max. The total money taken out tallies to be over 100 million yen. The people behind this scheme seems to be 3~4 men formerly tied to Type-S. They've already withdrew several millions and have disappeared with the cash. It is believed that the deceased was tortured in order to get info on where those guys went. She was then brutally murdered in as a warning to them.
Several of Type-S' strongmen are hot on the trail of the men that disappeared. Also, a correspondence has been issued to allied yakuzas in the neighboring areas to refrain from hiding these guys.
There is still no hard evidence showing that Houjou Teppei was a member of this scheme. According to Section Manager Shigeharu, it seems he was left out of the loop. Basically, he was a pimp that wasn't trusted by his girl.
Houjou Teppei has since left his apartment at Okinomiya and has returned to his home in Hinamizawa.
|2006-06-08, 02:19||Link #54|
Join Date: Dec 2004
Case 31 (Ep. 10)
December 1, 1981
XX Prefecture Child Protection Service data
(Confidential / Do Not Copy)
Case 31 (November 20)
Houjou Satoko (age X)
Residence: Shishibone City, Hinamizawa Village XXX
(1) The Course of Request
Anonymous call received to the Child Abuse Hotline.
(2) Circumstances of Abuse
Reported that a young girl was being physically abused by her foster parents.
(3) Organization of Family (abusers marked with *)
*Foster father, *Foster mother, elder brother, abused child
(4) Measures taken by the Child Protection Service
Anonymous tip received, called her school on the same day to investigate her condition. Agent visited the child's home the next day to investigate and interrogate. Foster parents agreed to receive child development guidance from the agency. Placed on the city's Child Abuse Prevention Network. A member of the local civil service will come by frequently to follow up on their guidance.
(the following scribbled memo is stapled to this case)
Information related to this case is available from your predecessor, Mr. W.
See the record E2-3, Number 44 from 1977. Main Investigator F from the City Educational Services is knowledgeable about this; consider seeking assistance from him.
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|2006-06-08, 09:56||Link #55|
Join Date: Nov 2003
Law Text (Ep. 10)
Article 2 (Definition of Child Abuse)
Child Abuse is defined as the guardian (defined as: parents and other persons that holds the responsibility to look after children) who subject children (defined as: minors who have not reached the age of eighteen) in the following:
Article 3 (Prohibition of Abusing a Child)
No one, under any circumstances, shall abuse children.
May 24, 2002 - 82nd Public Issue
<signed by: Minister of Justice & Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare>
excerpt from "Laws About Preventing Child Abuse" Articles 2 & 3
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|2006-06-08, 12:33||Link #56|
Join Date: Nov 2003
Statistics from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Ep. 10)
Year of Showa XX
Statistics of Abusers (Using Reported Cases by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
Total reported: 5,352 cases
2,943 cases (55.0%)
1,445 cases (27.0%)
488 cases (9.1%)
Year of Showa XX
Conditions of Reported Abuse (Using Reported Cases by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
Total reported: 5,352 cases
2,780 cases (51.9%)
1,728 cases (32.3%)
458 cases (8.6%)
Prohibiting Attending School
75 cases (1.4%)
311 cases (5.8%)
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|2006-06-08, 12:33||Link #57|
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Emergency Action (Ep. 10)
June 18, 1983
Regarding Houjou Satoko's Child Abuse (Emergency)
It is put to attention that Houjou Satoko in the said case requires emergency action for protective custody.
1. Family Situation
Her foster father returned to Hinamizawa recently, and their life has degraded rapidly. It is apparent that the both physical and psychological abuse cast upon by her foster father has reached a threshold.
2. Measures Taken by the Child Protection Service
A protective custody agent was dispatched from the Prefectural Welfare Department on the 23rd. However, due the case recorded in 1977, her current case was put into prudent discretion and was settled to continue the routine guidance. It is to my regret to say that the chief of the Service is not grasping the gravity of the situation.
3. The Condition of the Abused Child
It is visually apparent that the child is suffering from severe depression and signs of neurosis. Such stress can inhibit the growth of both physical and mental health of the child, especially at her pre-adolescent age. It is unexcusable and inhumane to leave her in this state.
4. Appeal to the Family Court
Due to the reasons stated above, I request immediate emergency action to place Houjou Satoko into protective custody. I firmly state to the court to instigate Article 28 of the Law to put her into temporary protection. I ask for urgent response to all responsible parties and departments with regards to this issue.
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|2006-06-09, 01:14||Link #58|
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E2-3 Number 44 (Ep. 10)
Child Welfare Record: E2-3 Number 44
Name of Child:
Houjou Satoko (age X)
Resident of Shishibone City Hinamizawa Village XXX
(1) The Course of Request
Child herself called the Child Abuse Hotline.
(2) Circumstances of Abuse
Child reported that she was being physically abused by her stepfather.
(3) Organization of Family (abuser marked with *)
*Stepfather, Biological mother, elder brother, abused child
(4) Measures taken by the Child Protection Service
Call received from child herself, called her school on the same day to investigate her condition. Agent visited the child's home the right away to investigate and interrogate. Stepfather agreed to receive guidance and to take child development workshop at city services. Will continue to observe his progress under assisted guidance.
Upon counseling the child at the City Educational Services, it has been concluded that there is a high possibility that this case was a result of the child's disproportionate mistrust of her stepfather and a lack of family communication. There were no signs of physical abuse as initially reported, and it seems the child made the claim under false pretense to shun her stepfather.
(the following is scribbled in pencil by the person in charge of this case at the time)
It seems the main problem was in the child herself. Main Investigator F of the City Educational Services stated that the majority of her abuse claims are made up. The guidance will focus on the child henceforth. Use precaution in believing too much what the child claims to say.
|2006-06-14, 00:23||Link #59|
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Attn: Housewife Battery Murder Case Officer (Ep. 11)
July XX, 1982
Okinomiya Police Dept. Investigation Section
Attn: Section Chief Takasugi
XX Prefecture Police Drug Enforcement Department
Shishibone Branch Manager XXXX
RE: Classified Investigation Case Number X
This document notifies that a deposition was received by our department which provides links to your Classified Investigaton Case (Okinomiya Police Dept. Case Number X, aka Hinamizawa Housewife Battery-Murder Case).
On X/X, we've arrested the suspect named XXXX on illegal drug possession charges. Upon further interrogation, he has stated certain facts and details of the above said incident that can only be known by the perpetrator.
Hence, we are prepared to provide your department with a copy of his statement. Should these depositions be reliable, it is highly possible that XXXX is the suspect for the said case.
Also, our department would like to affirm that our investigator to this case inquired about this to Okinomiya Police Department when this deposition was received. However, the officer at Okinomiya Department was not able to disclose the details of this case with regards to the confidentiality notice that was issued by the Prefectural Police HQ on July 1st (Memorandum I 1-12, 1982).
Due to such misunderstandings, our investigator did not deem this deposition to be an important issue at the time. Hence, due to our investigator's lack of responsibility to confirm the details of this matter, we offer our sincere apologies for retaining this information from your department until now.
Lastly, we would like to add the note that the suspect, XXXX, passed away in his detention cell on X/X.
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|2006-06-14, 00:56||Link #60|
Join Date: Dec 2004
The Flames of Hell (Ep. 12)
"Yes, hello? Are you calling for an ambulance? Or the fire-department?"
"U, m... fire-department!"
"Is it a fire? Or an accident? Please calm down and tell me."
"I, I think, it's probably a fire.... I'm at the XX service area on the XX highway, ...I can see some really thick fire and smoke coming from behind the hills. Nobody would go to a place like that, so I don't know why there would a fire there.... Anyway, I just thought it would be a good idea to report this...! This might turn into a mountain fire!"
"Understood. We will be sending someone to check the scene out immediately, please tell me your name and a phone number that we can use to contact you. Also, please tell me the exact location of the fire scene."
"We have a notification from the fire-department HQ. There has been a report of a suspicious fire on the west side of Mt.XX. Since it's located far off from the roads, it's possible that it's a couple's bonfire, or perhaps the result of someone setting fire to garbages from an illegal dump. The scene is located in a deep forest area. There are no residences in the vicinity, however, there's a possibility that the fire will spread. Head to the scene and confirm the situation at once."
"Fire-department? This is the XX area fire-fighting branch. We have arrived at the reported scene just now. We have discovered a drum can that was abandoned and left to burn in the mountain. The fire is being contained right now, there are no dangers of the fire spreading.
.........And, ...... um, .......... inside the drum can, ....I think, there might be a person inside. It looked like... something human-like was burned with kerosene or something. ......Uh, ......I think it might be a good idea to call the police about this too...." "Wa ...Wah!! N-n, no doubt about it!! This, this is a person!! Hieeeee......!!"
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