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Episode 26: And You Turn Yourself Around

Episode 26: And You Turn Yourself Around

January 1, 2021

In which the kettle boils over. As the Fugulnari's repressive "suggestions" are given the force of law by the occupied League of Humans, making life on the Fairgrounds even more unpleasant than before, the Human residents and their allies try to find ways around, under, over, or through the edicts, believing still that the occupation may just fail on its own. But it becomes clear the Fugulnari are not stopping. And then the violence comes. And everyone on the Human Exchange Concourse -- John, H.F., Stella, the command staff on the Bridge, the denizens of The Electric Egg, and, yes, even that lovable peacemaker Althaar -- all must decide where they now stand, and what moves they will make in the future.

 

 

EPISODE TWENTY-SIX
"And You Turn Yourself Around"
written by Ian W. Hill

featuring
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Rooty
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel
Berit Johnson as Althaar, Sopon, Alien Barfly, Cpl. Ness, Kwontz
Amanda LaPergola as Mrs. Frondrinax
John Amir as John B
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar
Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes
with
Philip Cruise: Cpl. Dormer, Sammy
Lex Friedman: Bubbles
Ian W. Hill: Announcer
Anna Stefanic: Stella Reyes
Olivia Baseman: Amber on the Bridge
Linus Gelber: StalinBot
Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Ashlee in Hydroponics
David Arthur Bachrach: Radio Announcer
Rolls Andre: Fugulnari Riot Cop

and The Electric Egg Chorale:

David Arthur Bachrach, Olivia Baseman, Bernadette Cruise, Catherine Cura Cruise, Philip Cruise, Lex Friedman, Eli Ganias, Linus Gelber, Berit Johnson, Amanda LaPergola, Chris Lee, Derrick Peterson, Alyssa Simon, Anna Stefanic (piano), and Zuri Washington

 

CONTENT WARNING: Extreme Sudden Violence

Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of Berit, Ian, John, Amanda, Chris, Philip, Lex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
WEB: www.geminicollisionworks.com
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
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Entire Production © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks

 

EPISODE SCRIPT HERE!
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.

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Episode 25: A Special Very Merry Fairgrounds Miracle Wish for the Holidays: A Christmas Fable

Episode 25: A Special Very Merry Fairgrounds Miracle Wish for the Holidays: A Christmas Fable

December 18, 2020

In which Christmas comes again to the Fairgrounds in the form of dueling parties from two of the station's least-likely proponents of the holiday, Mrs. Frondrinax the Fugulnari and Althaar the Iltorian. While everyone wishes, or at least would prefer, to got to the lovable Althaar's party, most of the crew is mandatorily required to attend Frondrinax's - one of the benefits to being part of a fascist take over of the station. However Althaar and Chip Frinkel have a plan to steal Christmas back, or at least, destroy the Fugulnari's Christmas plans. Meanwhile, new Ensign Candy Cameron lives out her life as a character in her very own traditional Christmas movie.

 

EPISODE TWENTY-FIVE
"A Special Very Merry Fairgrounds Miracle Wish for the Holidays: A Christmas Fable"
written by Philip Cruise and Chris Lee

featuring
John Amir as John B, Steve, Boy
Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes, Stevalicious, Dad
Berit Johnson as Althaar, Cpl. Ness, Girl, Alien Barfly, Kwontz, Sopon, Xybidont Godhead
Amanda LaPergola as Mrs. Frondrinax
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel, Legal Disclaimer
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Mom, Cindy
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps, Daddy Cameron
with
Philip Cruise: Cpl. Dormer, Commercial Pitchman, Cobrakannix
Ian W. Hill: Trash Detector, Announcer, William S. BurroughsBot, Santa, Winston ChurchillBot, Clint EastwoodBot, Yuvex, Fugulnari Guard
Lex Friedman: Candy Cameron, Bubbles
Fred Backus: Oakensarx
Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Miss Sophie, Ashlee in Hydroponics
Olivia Baseman: Judy GreerBot, Amber on the Bridge
Linus Gelber: Staring Contest MC, StalinBot, Gurnax
Anna Stefanic: Stella Reyes
David Arthur Bachrach: Flintrinix
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of Berit, Ian, John, Amanda, Chris, Philip, Lex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
WEB: www.geminicollisionworks.com
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks

 

EPISODE SCRIPT HERE!
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.

A Gemini CollisionWorks Production

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r/LifeWithAlthaar Exists!

r/LifeWithAlthaar Exists!

December 6, 2020

PodBean subscribers and other readers...

A Reddit fan of Life With Althaar at r/AudioDrama suggested that there should be an r/LifeWithAlthaar subreddit, and I was dubious. They responded, basically, “If you build it, they will come.” And, hey, doesn’t cost us anything, so I did.

If you’re on Reddit, and have any questions, thoughts, or comments for myself, Berit, or anyone in the Althaar/GCW community, feel free to put them out there! We’re reading and responding.

thanks for your attention, it is a pleasure working for you

IWH/GCW

 
Episode 24: Benefits of a Classical Education

Episode 24: Benefits of a Classical Education

December 4, 2020
In which the Fugulnari "advisors" impose strict restrictions on movement for all Humans on The Fairgrounds. Very literally. To increase efficiency and decrease unnecessary movement, all Humans must wear pedometers and walk no more than 4,000 steps per day. However, between shortening the length of the "day" to not quite four hours, and also increasing the amount of alcohol that must be in the drinks at The Electric Egg, their efficiency campaign proves hideously misguided. Meanwhile, after a group of Fugulnari bullies dognap Miss Sophie, H.F. and John B attempt what should be a classic daring vent-crawl rescue, as long as they use the correct vents and only get a little damp, rather than boiled alive.
 
 
EPISODE TWENTY-FOUR
"Benefits of a Classical Education"
written by John Amir
 
featuring
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Tess

John Amir as John B

Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes
Amanda LaPergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, Grendvomix

Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna, Fugulnari Barfly

Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar, Fugulnari Drinks Inspector

Berit Johnson as Althaar, Sopon, Alien Barfly, Prestorlix, Kwontz

 

with

Philip Cruise: Beaux Several, Vamternoox
Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Miss Sophie
Lex Friedman: Bubbles, Araggax, Door
Dean Haspiel: Troncorblox, Sallifrenix
David Arthur Bachrach: Mortrinex, Patronizing Waiter, Friendly Phone Service, Bramthanox
Anna Stefanic: Stella Reyes, Bluodinarx

Ian W. Hill: Announcer, William S. BurroughsBot, Fugulnari Heckler, Winston ChurchillBot, Marty

Rolls Andre: George ForemanBot
Linus Gelber: Todd, Martin LutherBot

Olivia Baseman: Amber on the Bridge

Clara Francesca: Dinorbiax
Leila Okafor: Fracottiverx
Fred Backus: Peter ThielBot
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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Episode 23: Trade Test Transmissions

Episode 23: Trade Test Transmissions

November 20, 2020
In which the citizens of the Fairgrounds try to figure out the rules and limits of living under the new "suggestions" from the Fugulnari Advisory Committee. While Fugulnari agent Mrs. Frondrinax has her own problems in a new assignment creating a trade deal with the Bee People, Commander Torianna finds herself in a now mostly formal position, John B and Stella rarely get to see each other because of interference in their work schedules by the new management, drunk and arrogant Fugulnari cause problems at The Electric Egg, and H.F. searches desperately to find a safe place where Miss Sophie can now do her business.
 
 
EPISODE TWENTY-THREE
"Trade Test Transmissions"
written by Amanda LaPergola
 
featuring
John Amir as John B, Baroness Kleodora, Offended Fugulnari
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna 
Amanda LaPergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, Vert
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Rooty, Tess
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel

Berit Johnson as Althaar, Sopon, Alien Barfly, Kwontz, DivineBot

Derrick Peterson as Xtopps

Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes

Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar
 

with

Ian W. Hill: Announcer, William S. BurroughsBot, Trash Detector
Anna Stefanic: Stella Reyes
Linus Gelber: Martin LutherBot, Todd, Fidorian 2, Dave

Lex Friedman: Bubbles, Amber's Mom #1, Fidorian 1

Olivia Baseman: Amber on the Bridge

Jessica Stoya: Amber's Mom #2, Zwizz'linarp

Fred Backus: Oakensarx, Drunk Fugulnari
Philip Cruise: Beaux Several, Mark WahlbergBot
Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Miss Sophie

Clara Francesca: Dinorbiax

Leila Okafor: Fracottiverx
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme, Interstitial Music, and additional piano composed and performed by Anna Stefanic
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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Episode 22: The Secret Life of Plants

Episode 22: The Secret Life of Plants

November 6, 2020
In which the Day of the Fugulnari Ascension arrives.
 
 
EPISODE TWENTY-TWO
"The Secret Life of Plants"
written by Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson
 
featuring
John Amir as John B, Hydroponics Recruiter
Berit Johnson as Althaar, Sopon, Alien Barfly, Sharon, Cpl. Ness
Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes, Fugulnari 3, Mackalocka
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, Vert
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar, PSA Announcer
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Tess

Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna 

Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel 

Derrick Peterson as Xtopps

with

David Arthur Bachrach: Fugulnari 1, Angry Bronsonian
Lex Friedman: Bubbles, Fugulnari 2, Drunk Fugulnari
Ian W. Hill: Announcer, Kaiser WilhelmBot, Marty, Herrdronn, William S. BurroughsBot

Jessica Stoya: Susan Torkan

Philip Cruise: Beaux Several, Cpl. Ness, Rotary Club Spokesbeing
Linus Gelber: StalinBot, Todd

Olivia Baseman: Amber on the Bridge, Flixwintrix

Anna Stefanic: Stella Reyes

Clara Francesca: Rixlon
Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Ashlee in Hydroponics
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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Episode 21: They’re Coming to Get You, Althaar

Episode 21: They’re Coming to Get You, Althaar

October 23, 2020
In which John tries to share the Halloween tradition of watching scary movies with Althaar, and only succeeds in truly terrifying his friend with the mere idea that Humans could rise from the grave, as zombies are a completely and literally alien idea to all non-Human species. Meanwhile, controversial broadcaster Beaux Several arrives on the Fairgrounds after damaging several other civilizations by "just asking questions," and promptly charms and angers the locals in roughly equal amounts, while causing more trouble by promoting the Mrs. Frondrinax-created rumor that Humans actually can control the dead. And the other species on the Fairgrounds begin to form some Human-hating angry mobs.
 
 
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE
"They're Coming to Get You, Althaar"
written by Linus Gelber
 
featuring
John Amir as John B, Corky, Tank Worker
Berit Johnson as Althaar, Hitherto Unnoticed Bridge Person, Spy Baby, Tank Worker, Sopon, Restaurant Patron, Cpl. Ness
Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes, Pushy HECNET Media Control, Queue-Tube Streamer, Spy Baby
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, House Security Activation, Bold Spy Baby

Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna, Hopeful Aqua Screamo Fan, Spy Baby

Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar, Angry Broadcaster, Spy Baby, Curious Wet-Tank Spunt, Restaurant Patron, Suspicious Alien 3
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Tess
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel 

Derrick Peterson as Xtopps, 

with

Jessica Stoya: Rhubarb
Ian W. Hill: Announcer, Beaux Chair, Kaiser WilhelmBot, Marty, Baffled Egg Patron, Boris KarloffBot, Maitre D', Suspicious Alien 2
David Arthur Bachrach: Shakespearean ActorBot
Olivia Baseman: Amber on the Bridge
Linus Gelber: Hitherto Unnoticed Bridge Person's Friend, FRGD-Wave DJ, Todd, Rutledge, StalinBot

Philip Cruise: Beaux Several, Baffled Egg Patron, Spy Baby, Stella's Napkin, Cpl. Dormer, Suspicious Alien 4

 Anna Stefanic: Stella Reyes, Tank Worker
Lex Friedman: Tank Worker, John's Napkin, Suspicious Alien 1
 
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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Episode 20: Dial ‘O’ for Bigelow

Episode 20: Dial ‘O’ for Bigelow

October 9, 2020
In which A Murder Is Announced. A homicide in a cheap lodging turns out to have important and personal ramifications for Commander Torianna, who takes on the investigation personally. Meanwhile, Althaar, having binge-watched hours of 20th-Century Earth mystery TV shows, on discovering that Mrs. Frondrinax is implicated in the crime, decides to do his own sleuthing, dragging the hapless John B along on what may or may not be a wild goose chase. At the same time, a redecoration of The Electric Egg makes everyone uncomfortable for undefinable reasons, Sherlock HolmesBot is disabled, evidence is stolen by a dog, and Mixology is only a red herring.
 
 
EPISODE TWENTY
"Dial 'O' for Bigelow"
written by Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson
 
featuring
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar
Berit Johnson as Althaar, Cpl. Ness, Sopon, Alien Barfly, Kwontz
John Amir as John B, Collaborator 2
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax
Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps, Collaborator 3

Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel 

Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes

with

Philip Cruise: Cpl. Dormer
Ian W. Hill: Announcer, Sherlock HolmesBot, Collaborator 1
Leila Okafor: Dr. Mwangi
Lex Friedman: Veronica Gardens, Bubbles
Fred Backus: Jasper Bigelow

Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Ashlee! in Hydroponics, Miss Sophie

Dean Haspiel: Informer

Linus Gelber: Brindrinorx

 
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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Episode 19: Eight Ways of Looking at a Bar Fight

Episode 19: Eight Ways of Looking at a Bar Fight

September 25, 2020

In which Chip returns to The Electric Egg after a quick errand to find an immense booze fight in progress among just about everyone we know on The Fairgrounds. In attempting to sort out how the fight began, we are presented with eight flashbacks from amongst the crew, none of which actually in themselves do much to illuminate how the fight happened, but all of them revealing much about each character and how they see everyone else on The Fairgrounds and how they believe they are see and treated by all the others.

 
 
EPISODE NINETEEN
"Eight Ways of Looking at a Bar Fight"
written by John Amir and Lex Friedman
 

featuring

Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel
Berit Johnson as Althaar, Cpl. Ness, Sopon, Alien Barfly, Kwontz, Xbidont Goddess, Spotel Manager
Derrick Peterson as Xtopps 
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, Vert

Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory

Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes

John Amir as John B, WoodsmanBot

Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar

with

Philip Cruise: Cpl. Dormer
Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Miss Sophie
Ian W. Hill: Announcer, Winston ChurchillBot, Dilurian, CommonerBot, Assassin
Lex Friedman: Bubbles

Linus Gelber: Space Priest

Fred Backus: Jasper Bigelow
 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic
"Efficiency/The Better World" music and lyrics by John, arranged by Berit
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
extra special thanks to Julie Hoverson for the inspirational tweet
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 

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Episode 18: Space Hat with Air

Episode 18: Space Hat with Air

September 11, 2020
In which John B, on yet another boring and routine EVA mission to fix a very small wire on the outside of The Fairgrounds, is sent hurling away from the space station by a chance explosion. As John and the bridge crew attempt in vain to find a way to bring him back (that won't kill him), all of his other friends on The Fairgrounds show up on the bridge to say hello (for no logical reason), and John suspects that, despite their assurances, it's really to say a very final goodbye. And for some reason or reasons, neither Frall nor Althaar seem to be around.
 
 
EPISODE EIGHTEEN
"Space Hat with Air"
written by Ian W. Hill
 
featuring

John Amir as John B
Ivanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna
Eli Ganias as Hardyfox "H.F." Fornes
Amanda La Pergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, Vert
Berit Johnson as Althaar, Cpl. Ness, Sopon, Alien Barfly, Kwontz
Chris Lee as Chip Frinkel

Zuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory

Derrick Peterson as Xtopps 
 
Alyssa Simon as Lieutenant-Commander Frallen-Br'ar

with

Linus Gelber: StalinBot
Olivia Baseman: Amber on the Bridge
Ian W. Hill: Announcer

Holly Pocket McCaffrey: Miss Sophie

Rolls Andre: Werner HerzogBot

Philip Cruise: Cpl. Dormer

Lex Friedman: Bubbles

Anna Stefanic : Stella Reyes

 
Berit is the supervising producer, showrunner, and script supervisor
Ian is the audio producer, sound designer, and technical supervisor
The writers’ room consists of BeritIanJohnAmandaChrisPhilipLex, and Linus
Theme and Interstitial Music composed and performed by Anna Stefanic 
Illustration by Dean Haspiel
Library Music and SFX licensed from Storyblocks
 
TWITTER: @AlthaarTweeting ‏and @LifeWithAlthaar
Optimized for best listening on earbuds or headphones.
 
Entire Production © 2020 Gemini CollisionWorks
 
Thank you for your attention; it is a pleasure working for you.
 
A Gemini CollisionWorks Production
 
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