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TT Round 4: Duel in the Ruins
About this creation
For Round 4 of The Tourney 2014.

Category: The Princess Bride (Inigo Montoya vs Westley)
Guild: Average Gnomes

Be sure to watch the video of the original scene!



The two men - Reghof and his captor, an outlaw named Inigo Montoya, walked through the ruins of an old castle from ages past. At a spot by the cliff, Inigo sat down; Reghof followed suit.





"I do not mean to frighten you, but I must ask you again: Do you know where Darden is?" Inigo's voice was quiet yet forceful.

"Like I told you, the information is useless," Reghof responded. "Darden doesn't have anything you could possibly want."

"My father was slaughtered by a Mythronian named Darden. He was a great sword maker, my father. When the man appeared and requested a special sword, my father took the job, of course. The money was good, even if, being wealthy Mythronians, we didn't really need it. He slaved a year before he was done." Inigo unsheathed the sword and handed it to Reghof.




Reghof sat, admiring the sword. "I've never seen its equal." He pondered ending the conversation quickly, but decided against it. He kept the sword, though, ignoring Inigo's raised eyebrows.

"If all had gone as planned, I would not have it. But Darden returned and demanded it, but at one-tenth his promised price. My father refused. Without a word, Darden slashed him through the heart. All my life destroyed in one instant. I loved my father, so naturally I challenged his murderer to a duel. I failed. Darden left me alive. I do not know why.

"I left Mythron that day; I felt no reason to belong to a land that housed the murderer of my father. But all that time, I have sworn revenge upon Darden."

"How old were you?" Reghof asked.

"I was eleven years old. When I was strong enough, I dedicated my life to the study of swordplay so the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the man and say, 'Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.'"

Reghof started, impressed. "You've done nothing but study swordplay?" He was skilled with the sword, but how could he match someone with so much experience?

Inigo sighed. "More a pursuit than a study, lately. You see, I cannot find him. It has been twenty years now and I am starting to lose confidence. You can see, I suppose, why I am so anxious to find him."

Reghof thought a moment, unsure of what to say. In the middle of his sentence, he changed his mind. "Well, I-I wish you luck in your search."

"You will not tell me, then?" Inigo shouted, angered.




"Whether I will or not, you've been more of a fair host then I expected," Reghof replied. "I'd hate to keep you waiting any longer when it's so apparent that you want to find this man." He drew the sword that his captor had given him.




Inigo mirrored the action. "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you."

Reghof shuddered. "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die."



They began to fight.




Despite his experience, Inigo was not as tough an opponent as Reghof had expected. He soon gained the upper hand.




"You are wonderful!" Inigo exclaimed.

"Thank you. I've worked hard to become so."

"I must admit, you are better than I am."

Reghof was confused. "Then why are you smiling?"

"Because I know something you don't know."

"And what's that?"




"I am not left-handed!" Inigo shifted his sword smoothly to his right hand under Reghof's surprised gaze.




Inigo began to gain the advantage. He forced Reghof up the staircase.




"You're amazing!" said Reghof.

"I ought to be after 20 years," the outlaw replied.



Reghof was forced against the balcony, his body hitting the rocks. "But there is something I must tell you!"

"Tell me."

"I am not left handed either." He flourished his sword as he switched it to his right hand.




With this new surprise, Reghof regained his advantage. He began down the staircase.




Reghof knew that at this rate, the duel could go on forever. His opponent showed no signs of tiring. He knew he had to do something if he wanted it to end. He prepared for his next trick.



He was successful. A surprise move caused Inigo's sword to fly out of his hand.




Inigo looked down, astonished. He jumped and swung on a beam to get down to the ground.




He retrieved his sword.



As he did so, Reghof threw down his sword; it landed near Inigo.






Swinging on the same bar, Reghof jumped to the ground.



"Let us continue," he said.




To be continued...
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This build was quite a challenge to make! This time, I tried to focus on techniques and detail rather than size, and I really like how it turned out. It's only about 33x27, but it has plenty of neat techniques and details despite the small size.

Here are some overview pictures of the entire MOC:




Figless:












The rockwork on this side was a challenge. Panel rockwork is always difficult, and this was even more difficult than usual due to all the flimsy connections. Note the use of the dino tail and flag.




The curved staircase was one of the first parts that I built and I really like how it turned out. Each of the curved stairs has one exposed stud on it, which allows it to connect to the other stairs. Some hinge bricks on the other side keep the hinge in place.

I'm quite pleased with the colors and textures of the wall.



It was pretty tricky to get this strangely shaped section of the ruins! The curved wall wasn't too hard, but it was difficult to fill in all the gaps in the SNOTted ground.




Here's a view of the other side of the wall.




Another view of the stairs, and the right rockwork. It's a different style from what I normally do, with lots of wedge plates/bricks and SNOTted slopes, but I like how it looks.




Lower part




Upper part, complete with 4 panels.




The arch was the first part I built, and I really like how the textures came out. Probably my favorite part was the vine wrapped around the bar.


And now, a couple of cutaways in the back:






Gold? Who cares about gold when there's olive green cheese!



Thanks for viewing!



Comments

 I like it 
  March 27, 2014
This is a great build, I love the textures! You capture the scene perfectly.
 I like it 
  March 21, 2014
You had over fifty before the glitch, so this isn't cheating. :P
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  March 13, 2014
Quoting .: Calvin :. I liked the SNOTTED floor, at least it wasn't ALL light bluish gray..
Thanks Calvin. Yeah, and I guess it is accurate to the scene...
 I like it 
  March 13, 2014
I liked the SNOTTED floor, at least it wasn't ALL light bluish gray..
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  March 3, 2014
Quoting Gilbert Despathens Okay, here's the run-down: The main detractor was the SNOT ground, which was smooth, flat and boring. Also, the lack of something that worked as a back wall during many of the pictures combined with the white background obliterated what little color the scene had. There were also some specific low points, such as the parapet shown above the line "Here's a view of the other side of the wall" and the gap between the curving stairs and the natural stone that could have been smoothed over with more rocks and rubble. Also, the olive green helped to break up the monochrome grey and simulate the grass patches of the scene, but it was hindered by the regular nature of the cheese slopes. Ironically, many of the build's drawbacks drew from the blan d nature of the source scene - I thought at least someone would do the more-colorful Inigo duel at the end. Despite what I've said, this build showed true ingenuity with the flag and the dinosaur element as well as much of the rock work, and it made the most of a difficult task. Hopefully this comment helps as much as your critiques have.
Thanks for the advice, but I don't see how it's fair to mark someone down for their scene choice. You offered it as a category, you should have been prepared to unbiasedly judge the entries for the scene off of build quality, not the faults in the original. I don't mean to be r ude, but if you marked me down for the problems that the original scene had, I can't say I agree with your judging.
  March 3, 2014
Okay, here's the run-down: The main detractor was the SNOT ground, which was smooth, flat and boring. Also, the lack of something that worked as a back wall during many of the pictures combined with the white background obliterated what little color the scene had. There were also some specific low points, such as the parapet shown above the line "Here's a view of the other side of the wall" and the gap between the curving stairs and the natural stone that could have been smoothed over with more rocks and rubble. Also, the olive green helped to break up the monochrome grey and simulate the grass patches of the scene, but it was hindered by the regular nature of the cheese slopes. Ironically, many of the build's drawbacks drew from the blan d nature of the source scene - I thought at least someone would do the more-colorful Inigo duel at the end. Despite what I've said, this build showed true ingenuity with the flag and the dinosaur element as well as much of the rock work, and it made the most of a difficult task. Hopefully this comment helps as much as your critiques have.
 I like it 
  March 3, 2014
Dat rockwork rocks! :-D
 I like it 
  March 3, 2014
Lol, Inigo has a girl torso. xD
 I like it 
  March 2, 2014
Sorry, Halhi, but I accidentally removed this masterpiece from the LOM while I was adding up the points. Would you mind putting it back? I'll give it the detailed comment that it deserves but I've forgotten to write tomorrow.
 I like it 
  March 1, 2014
great build, stairs caught my eye.
 I like it 
  March 1, 2014
Excellent job on the stairs!
 I like it 
  February 28, 2014
Your stone work is very good as well as your staircase.
  February 27, 2014
Quoting halhi 141 Thanks Kai. I agree, but the movie scene had the same issue, so... And Reghof is actually a good fighter, very good.
Eh. Sort of. Studs-up layering, either with plates or tiles or both, would have been more realistic I think. (It's what I would have done had I had the time :P) And, ah.
 I like it 
  February 26, 2014
Nice ruins. But... The mustached guy seems to have man-boobs?
 I like it 
  February 26, 2014
I was looking at the main picture while browsing through a group, and the dark grey lines in the light gray steps were drew me back. I have to say, again, This is a great job. I really love it.
 I like it 
  February 26, 2014
Great movie scene!
 I like it 
  February 25, 2014
The olive cheese frenzy is spreading! Huzzah!
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
Great build from the greatest movie ever! Congrats! Love the use of the flag, it's perfect. Great SNOT!
 I made it 
  February 24, 2014
Quoting Freeling ++ Which set is Inigo's torso from?
http://brickset.com/sets/5955-1/All-Terrain-Trapper
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
Which set is Inigo's torso from?
 I made it 
  February 24, 2014
Quoting David FNJ Very well done! Excellent rockwork! (though I don't like the flag in the rocks) I like how you made the flat ground textured by using the occasional dark grey colors and a stud or two. Nice stairs and pillars as well!
Thanks David! Yeah, I agree about the flag, but by the time I got some feedback about that from some guild mates, it was too late, I didn't really want to change the rocks since earlier it had taken me about an hour to substitute one piece, since they kept falling apart :/
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  February 24, 2014
Quoting Mark McPeek Great work! I like pretty much everything in this MOC, especially the olive cheese! ;) Good luck!
Thanks Mark!
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  February 24, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Great scene. Lots of interesting shapes in your rock work. Well done.
Thanks!
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  February 24, 2014
Quoting Stephen Boe Wooooow, I didn't comment yet. Pretty much all has been said in the guild group, but I still love those textures! The olive cheese chests are the stars of the show, though.
Thanks Stephen! Glad I found a use for some of those 185 olive green cheese :)
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  February 24, 2014
Quoting ~ Brick Wonderful build Halhi, I agree that the ground is a tad plain...but it is accurate. ;)
Thanks Brick, and I agree, I valued accuracy most in this scene.
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
Very well done! Excellent rockwork! (though I don't like the flag in the rocks) I like how you made the flat ground textured by using the occasional dark grey colors and a stud or two. Nice stairs and pillars as well!
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
Great work! I like pretty much everything in this MOC, especially the olive cheese! ;) Good luck!
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
Great scene. Lots of interesting shapes in your rock work. Well done.
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
Wooooow, I didn't comment yet. Pretty much all has been said in the guild group, but I still love those textures! The olive cheese chests are the stars of the show, though.
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
Wonderful build Halhi, I agree that the ground is a tad plain...but it is accurate. ;)
 I made it 
  February 24, 2014
Quoting Armon Russ Hmm . . . the SNOTted ground doesn't work very well with the build. Sure, it matches up nicely with the actual scene, but even in the scene it looks unrealistic. Your panel rockwork seems a bit flimsy and precarious here, though the rockwork on the other side is very nice. Lots of great angles. I really like that little platform up there, too. And believe me, I understand the annoyances of curved SNOT after a failed attempt at a large project a few months back. :P The texture in the ruins is good, especially the two columns with the pole. But I'm not sure about that bit with the stairs running through. It seems okay, but the masonry under each step is too repetitive for my taste. Also, on a side note, I don't think the story is very appealing. The dialogue takes up most of it, of course. But the fight scene seemed a little dull and uninteresting due to restated words and petty come-backs. The build is good, the writing . . . not so much. Overall, nice work.
Thanks for all the advice! Yeah, I don't like the ground much either, but at least it's accurate... Yeah, I probably still need to refine my panel rockwork techniques a bit, although I personally thought it turned out pretty well. And I agree about the masonry bricks, although I didn't see it as a huge issue. In case you didn't notice, the dialogue is copied exactly from the movie, just with a few name changes and such. So if you don't like it, blame the original :P
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  February 24, 2014
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga Very nice work overall, but I have to say that compared with your competitors, you just might have been outmatched. As others have said, the different styles of rockwork, while good individually, seem inconsistent and disjointed so close together. Also, although there were some nice techniques here, the larger size of several of your competitors allowed them to take more encompassing photos and work on a larger, more impressive scale. Best of luck, though!
It seems that there are some pretty mixed opinions on this build. Maybe you're right about the rockwork, but piece count was an issue with that... And like I said, I chose to go with a smaller scene (though still around the average size of everyone's at 33x27) to be able to show more precision and technique, rather than pure size like my other entries. Gilbert's actually specifically stated that a smaller, more detailed/technical build would be better than a bigger, but lower quality one. Thanks for the feedback though.
 I made it 
  February 24, 2014
Quoting Finn tegotash I love the ruins texturing! The rockwork is also quite good!
Thanks Finn!
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  February 24, 2014
Quoting Stephan N built great, the ruins seem very genuine.
Thanks Stephan!
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  February 24, 2014
Quoting Kai Bernstein Oh, and olive cheese? WHY! (rhetorical; I know why. But still, a different color would have been a refreshing change. :P)
I tried other colors, but olive cheese blended with the scene the best while being accurate. My only other options were flower stalks (too tall), lime green 1x1 rounds (bad color) and green 1x1 plates (too square). Olive green seemed to be just the right color.
 I made it 
  February 24, 2014
Quoting Kai Bernstein Fantastic build! Great texturing, layout and rocks...though the SNoTed ground doesn't mix well: extremely textured structures + smooth, flat, almost pristine ground = something feels out of place. :P And on a side note, Inigo must not be a very good fighter...I never saw Reghof as a very formidable man. Certainly able to fight, but only at a decent level (and he seems to be passing his prime, too.)
Thanks Kai. I agree, but the movie scene had the same issue, so... And Reghof is actually a good fighter, very good.
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  February 24, 2014
Quoting The Timinater ! great build!
Thanks Tim!
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  February 24, 2014
Quoting Mr. Cab Very nice! I dig the feel of the ruins!
Thanks!
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  February 24, 2014
Quoting Ian Spacek That last photo will score big with Paul if he sees this. Nice job!
Thanks Ian! I just couldn't resist an olive cheese reference :)
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
Hmm . . . the SNOTted ground doesn't work very well with the build. Sure, it matches up nicely with the actual scene, but even in the scene it looks unrealistic. Your panel rockwork seems a bit flimsy and precarious here, though the rockwork on the other side is very nice. Lots of great angles. I really like that little platform up there, too. And believe me, I understand the annoyances of curved SNOT after a failed attempt at a large project a few months back. :P The texture in the ruins is good, especially the two columns with the pole. But I'm not sure about that bit with the stairs running through. It seems okay, but the masonry under each step is too repetitive for my taste. Also, on a side note, I don't think the story is very appealing. The dialogue takes up most of it, of course. But the fight scene seemed a little dull and uninteresting due to restated words and petty come-backs. The build is good, the writing . . . not so much. Overall, nice work.
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
Very nice work overall, but I have to say that compared with your competitors, you just might have been outmatched. As others have said, the different styles of rockwork, while good individually, seem inconsistent and disjointed so close together. Also, although there were some nice techniques here, the larger size of several of your competitors allowed them to take more encompassing photos and work on a larger, more impressive scale. Best of luck, though!
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
I love the ruins texturing! The rockwork is also quite good!
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
built great, the ruins seem very genuine.
  February 24, 2014
Oh, and olive cheese? WHY! (rhetorical; I know why. But still, a different color would have been a refreshing change. :P)
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
Fantastic build! Great texturing, layout and rocks...though the SNoTed ground doesn't mix well: extremely textured structures + smooth, flat, almost pristine ground = something feels out of place. :P And on a side note, Inigo must not be a very good fighter...I never saw Reghof as a very formidable man. Certainly able to fight, but only at a decent level (and he seems to be passing his prime, too.)
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
great build!
  February 23, 2014
Very nice! I dig the feel of the ruins!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2014
That last photo will score big with Paul if he sees this. Nice job!
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting David . Awesome job Halhi! But I don't like your "Panel Rockwork" This time around. You've done way better and it has looked better. (And I know you CAN do better) This time it looks like you just grabbed a handful of bricks from the grey bin and precariously stacked them on top of each other so that they kiiiiind of soort of resembled rocks. that's the main disappointment of this build. But it's still a very solid entry. :)
Thanks. Wait, really? I thought it was some of my best panel rockwork, definitely my most complex example. Thanks anyway
 I like it 
  February 23, 2014
Awesome job Halhi! But I don't like your "Panel Rockwork" This time around. You've done way better and it has looked better. (And I know you CAN do better) This time it looks like you just grabbed a handful of bricks from the grey bin and precariously stacked them on top of each other so that they kiiiiind of soort of resembled rocks. that's the main disappointment of this build. But it's still a very solid entry. :)
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting ~ Digger ~ Lovely MoC!
Thanks Digger!
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting Andrew the Jedi Ninja Nice! I like your rocks way better than mine. The vine around the pole was also a good idea. Good work with the rest of the build.
Thanks Andrew!
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  February 23, 2014
Nice! I like your rocks way better than mine. The vine around the pole was also a good idea. Good work with the rest of the build.
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting Lindel Baskin Looks great, Halhi! The textures throughout the ruins are fantastic. The whole build is very accurate to the movie. The rockwork is excellent as well, of course. Good luck! @Jacob: Much of the ground is actually quite flat in this scene, as you can see in this photo: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=381963&id=/user_images/91392/13931139441
Thanks Lindel, I'm glad you appreciate the accuracy, that was probably the toughest part of this round...
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting Michael K. I like the curve of the stairs, great rockwork!
Thanks Michael!
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting LegoJediMaster . Nice rock work!
Thanks!
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting Mitchell Long Nice Job! although I thought the photo were a bit blury, But other than that awesome MOC and good luck
Thanks Mitchell. Really? I actually thought the photos were better than normal, there's a few where parts of them are blurry, but that was intentional...
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting Stormjay Rider Olive Cheese? That would be absolutely, totally and in all other ways inconceivable!
Thanks Stormjay. Glad I'm finally finding a use for at least part of my supply of 185 olive green cheese slopes...
 I made it 
  February 23, 2014
Quoting Ian ..... Nice!
Thanks Ian.
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting White Hawk Great build, I love those rocks.
Thanks!
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting Jacob Pennington Nice, but the ground seems a tad bit plain. I was expecting a little bit more of a rocky surface rather than smooth. The rockwork is great as usual, though. I think the olive cheese flows really well with it overall. And I like how the "gymnast pole", as I like to call it, was done. Overall a good moc.
Thanks Jacob, though like Lindel said, the ground of the portion that I built is actually supposed to be smooth like that. Thanks though!
 I made it 
  February 23, 2014
Quoting Alex Rode Small yet vastly detailed - well done Halhi.
Thanks Alex - I really tried to focus on a smaller size and more details this time.
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting Zach Lucia Great build my friend! I love this build nice clean, yet messy look! Believe it or not, I was wondering "When is Halhi gonna upload his build?" I looked over to the activity bar, and who-da-thunk it? Your build was posted. Good luck bro! ~Zach
Thanks Zach!
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting Toa Infernum Nice! Really, olive cheese after you told me it wasn't accurate? :P
Thanks Infy! Well, taking another look at the scene, I realized it was actually pretty accurate, and it added a bit of color...
 I like it 
  February 23, 2014
Lovely MoC!
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  February 23, 2014
Looks great, Halhi! The textures throughout the ruins are fantastic. The whole build is very accurate to the movie. The rockwork is excellent as well, of course. Good luck! @Jacob: Much of the ground is actually quite flat in this scene, as you can see in this photo: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=381963&id=/user_images/91392/13931139441
 I like it 
  February 23, 2014
I like the curve of the stairs, great rockwork!
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  February 23, 2014
Nice rock work!
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  February 23, 2014
Nice Job! although I thought the photo were a bit blury, But other than that awesome MOC and good luck
 I like it 
  February 23, 2014
Olive Cheese? That would be absolutely, totally and in all other ways inconceivable!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2014
Nice!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2014
Great build, I love those rocks.
  February 23, 2014
Nice, but the ground seems a tad bit plain. I was expecting a little bit more of a rocky surface rather than smooth. The rockwork is great as usual, though. I think the olive cheese flows really well with it overall. And I like how the "gymnast pole", as I like to call it, was done. Overall a good moc.
 I like it 
  February 23, 2014
Small yet vastly detailed - well done Halhi.
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  February 23, 2014
Great build my friend! I love this build nice clean, yet messy look! Believe it or not, I was wondering "When is Halhi gonna upload his build?" I looked over to the activity bar, and who-da-thunk it? Your build was posted. Good luck bro! ~Zach
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  February 23, 2014
Nice! Really, olive cheese after you told me it wasn't accurate? :P
 
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