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Author’s note: Some of the info about Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 was gleamed from Wikipedia. I don’t follow PBB too much after the first, celebrity, and teen seasons, sorry.

March 19, 2007. Another season of Pinoy Big Brother has begun and is currently running for almost four weeks now. It’s actually the second season, not counting the celebrity and teen editions.

Unlike before, there is a new system in place, and it is called the “Secret Housemate Twist”. Aside from the first two batches of housemates, four additional housemates were made to enter an adjacent area where they would be kept hidden from the rest of the housemates except for two: Ezekiel Joshua “Zeke” Dimaguila, the first housemate to enter, and Dionne Dennia Monsanto, the last one. From the four, only two became official housemates after undergoing a public voting.

Unfortunately, Jeremy Legazpi Hidano, the prospective otaku housemate and one of the four secret housemates, got booted out of the house after not garnering enough votes to be billed an official housemate.

Well, at least that’s what’s reported on the surface. But there’s a deep, dark secret behind this development, and this is what Jeremy wants to find out for himself. Fueled neither by jealousy nor by a desire to hog attention, he takes on another persona to expose the truth. That persona is OmegaBreak, the Dawn Detective.

With his BraceThrottle that not just transforms him into a gleaming suited warrior, but can also call upon the powers of his favorite Japanese voice actors and actresses; he sets out on a reconnaissance mission to the Big Brother House.

But being a greenhorn in these types of missions, he is easily detected by a commandeering woman: the housemate named Wendy Valdez.

Wendy: Hoy! Anong ginagawa mo diyan?
Jeremy: Alam kong may nangyayaring anomalya dito sa Bahay ni Kuya, kaya nag-iimbestiga ako!
Wendy: Ah… Ikaw si Jeremy Hidano, di ba? Gusto mo ba talagang bumalik gayong pinalayas ka rito?
Jeremy: Oo. Gamit itong sandatang hiniram ko mula sa pinakamamahal kong ina!
Wendy: Pwes… makakalusot ka kaya rito?

Wendy summons a bunch of robotic mooks.

After a moment of silence and sneering from the mooks, Jeremy readies himself, showing the BraceThrottle in his wrist (actually a morpher toy which was refashioned as a weapon), and…

Jeremy: (slow mo) QCPD, Emergency!

Flicking the switch, the background changes to a shining white tunnel that accelerates by itself. The morpher then releases a hologram of the battle suit he will wear. He runs along the tunnel, does a 900-degree backflip and lands flawlessly, and then his body absorbs the hologram suit, materializing it.

Jeremy: Face on!

A helmet then materializes, completely covering his head. The transformation is complete.

Jeremy: Ako ang wawasak sa kadiliman ng kasamaan! Ako ang magbibigay-liwanag sa mga nangangailangan! Mirai no Chikara! OmegaBreak!
Wendy: Hmph. Pa-transform-transform ka pa, ha? Sige, mga kampon… SUGOD!


Ally: Jeremy
Enemies: Ironhead Krybot x8

Jeremy chooses to attack Ironhead Krybot G. He deals 245 damage to Ironhead Krybot G.
Ironhead Krybot A chooses to attack Jeremy. He deals 43 damage to Jeremy.
Ironhead Krybot B chooses to attack Jeremy. He deals 42 damage to Jeremy.
Ironhead Krybot C chooses to attack Jeremy. He deals 41 damage to Jeremy.
Ironhead Krybot D chooses to attack Jeremy. He deals 40 damage to Jeremy.
The rest of the Ironhead Krybots decide to rain laser pellets on Jeremy. However, Jeremy manages to catch all the pellets with his hand. The techinque used is the BraceThrottle’s innate super-speed ability. No damage is dealt.
Jeremy chooses to cast Seiyuu Shoukan: Tomokazu Sugita on all enemies.

Jeremy: (while revving the throttle part of the BraceThrottle) BraceThrottle! Seiyuu Shoukan: Tomokazu Sugita!

Holograms of Kyon, Kivat-Bat the III, and Kamen Rider Strike appear and begin their blitzkrieg on all enemies. They all deal 850 damage to each enemy. All enemies are KO’d.


Wendy: Grr! Pasaway ka! Kung gayon ay… ako mismo ang tatapos sa iyo! Ha!

Wendy’s face then transforms into a more horrendrous form. She sports two horns, lifeless eyes, and squidlike tentacles that cover her mouth.

Jeremy: Kapag natalo kita, abot-tanaw ko na ang katotohanan!
Wendy: Sige lang. Abot-tanaw mo na ang kabiguan!


Ally: Jeremy
Enemy: Wendemonya (HP: ????)

Jeremy chooses to cast Seiyuu Shoukan: Yui Horie on all enemies.

Jeremy: (while revving the throttle part of the BraceThrottle) BraceThrottle! Seiyuu Shoukan: Yui Horie!

Holograms of Minori Kushieda, Eri Sawachika, and Naru Narusegawa appear and singlehandedly beat up Wendemonya. But Wendemonya deftly dodges the attack!

Jeremy: Ano?! Hindi gumana ang summoning ko?!
Wendy: Sinabi ko sa iyo, eh. Kahit ano pa ang gawin mong ‘imbestigasyon’… ako pa rin ang magiging number one housemate ni Kuya! Kahit ano pang harang… ay wawasakin ko!

Wendemonya chooses to cast Witch’s Brimstone Domination, her Mystic Arte, on Jeremy.

Wendy: Ahahahaha. Hamak na bulate!

With her power of domination over every other housemate, Wendy unleashes all her magical fury. She deals 9999 damage to Jeremy. Jeremy is KO’d.


After she reverted to her normal form…

Wendy: Ahahahaha!!! Ito ang napapala ng mga nagangahas na lumaban sa akin! Oras na para sa tiro de gracia ko!

Wendy brings out the Samurai Edge, Albert Wesker’s favorite handgun, to attempt a mercy shot on the now-unconsicous Jeremy. However, a column of light engulfed Jeremy’s body. The column disappears along with Jeremy himself.

Wendy: Anong nangyari?! Di bale na. Hindi na makakahadlang ang hinayupak na ex-housemate na iyon. Ngayon… aking mahal na Bruce…

With her charm magic, she entices Bruce Quebral, a fellow housemate and model.

Wendy: (seductive voice) Ngayon, aking Bruce… tulungan mo akong maging ultimate housemate ni Kuya. Basta susunod ka at ang ibang mga housemates natin sa aking kagustuhan.
Bruce: (lifeless voice) Opo, Mistress Wendy.

What will happen to Jeremy after he’s been swallowed by a pillar of light? Stay tuned!

Stars Introduced So Far

Chibi, Least Star
(Wang Ying, the Dwarf Tiger)
Jeremy Hidano


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March 15, 2007.

For Matt and Hyacinth, their entire adventure has almost reached its first year. That year alone was full of adventures and challenges leading to the creation and mobilization of the Nueva Liga Filipina.

9:35 pm. The childhood friends are asleep. In their sleep, they share a dream.

They are in a middle of a vast valley, surrounded mostly by grass, with some trees and a small chapel that shows its exquisite antiquity.

Matthew Luke: Hindi ba ito… isang “dive”?
Hyacinth: “Dive”?
Matthew Luke: Di mo ba naalala yung Ar tonelico series? Ang “dive” ay ang proseso ng pagpasok sa isipan ng isang Reyvateil.
Hyacinth: Oo nga, no? Medyo na-turn off ako sa mga innuendong ipinapakita roon.

They choose to wander the vast fields in search of a clue. A clue that will lead them to what their dream’s true message is.

While Matt and Hyacinth are dreaming, the other NLF members who are still awake reminisce on their involvement in the adventure.

At the very rooftop of Balay Kapatiran, Setsumi stares at the clear night sky.

Setsumi: Himeko… alam ko ang nararamdaman mo… magkalayo tayo… Ngunit… magkalapit rin tayo… Itinuro mo sa akin na hindi palaging masalimuot ang buhay, tulad ng naranasan ko sa ikapitong palapag… basta’t manalig ka na lang sa Poong Maykapal… Ako naman… hindi ako masyadong relihiyoso… ngunit alam ko… na nabubuhay ako sa pangalawang pagkakataong ito… para sa isang dahilan…

A silent, gentle wind blows.

Setsumi: Kailangan ko pang tapusin ang paglalakbay na ito… kasama ang dalawang bata… para malaman ko ang dahilang iyon.

While Sandara and Joseph are fast asleep, Hero listens to a certain radio station in the room designated for the three of them. There, he chances upon an advertisement.

Announcer A: In the tradition of “John en Marsha” and “John en Shirley”… comes this Tales of Legendia spin-off sitcom: “Senel en Shirley”! Starring… Chloe Valens, Will Raynard, Norma Beatty, Moses Sandor, Jay the Unseen, Grune, and of course, Senel Coolidge and Shirley Fennes. The script is written by none other than the King of Comedy himself, Dolphy!

Chloe: Dapat ninyong malaman… kahit na sitcom ito… hindi dapat mang-aagaw ng atensyon sina Moses at Norma! Kaya nga ito’y tinatawag na “Senel en Shirley”, hindi “Moses en Norma”!
Moses & Norma: Tinatawag n’yo ba kami?!


Announcer A: Ahem. Before anything bad happens… “Senel en Shirley”! Coming soon on TV5!

Hero’s reaction?

Hero: Uy. Me bago. Mula noong napatalsik si DJ Mo… unti-unting bumubuti ang mga programa ngayon sa TV! That’s good news to all those jaded viewers who are sick of the ratings game!

But as he stares out the open window and the approaching-summer wind greets his face…

Hero: Pero… ano na ang nararamdaman ko? Alam ng lahat na tapos na ang network war, ngunit… may paparating na malaking panganib… isang panganib na mas malala sa mga naranasan namin ni Sandara at nina Hiroyuki at Akari… Nasaan pala kaya ang dalawang iyon…?

Inside the room designated for the Ren’ai Rangers, Mizuki listens to the same radio program as Hero’s, while the rest of the team is asleep. She then chances upon another advertisement.

Kyon: Haruhi Suzumiya, dahil sa nakakaasiwa mong “Endless Eight”, ibe-vent kita!
Haruhi: Subukan mo lang, hamak na mortal. Lalabanan mo ang isang diyos?
Kyon: Oo. Gamit ito.

Kyon brings out his Advent Deck, and the energy from it produces a belt.


He inserts the deck into the belt. The deck spins and creates a force field that transforms him into… Kamen Rider Strike.

Kyon: Tikman mo ang kamandag ko!
Haruhi: Sige lang, Kyon. Malilintikan ka sa pagsuway mo sa akin at sa aking magandang palabas.

Kyon and Haruhi clash across the city, causing some collateral damage. The clash goes into attrition, so Kyon decides to unleash his ultimate move.

He brings out a card from his deck and inserts it into the Veno Visor, his personal weapon.

Veno Visor’s voice: FINAL VENT.

Announcer B: Want to see how this battle ends? Watch the true ending of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, “The Venting of Haruhi Suzumiya”. Coming soon on TV5.

Mizuki: Isang pinaghalong anime at tokusatsu show? Naalala ko tuloy ang isang kaibigan ni Kazuki na mahilig sa mga tokusatsu show… Hmm… sasabihin ko ba sa kanya ang pagiging ranger ko pagkatapos ng lahat ng ito? Heh… matutuwa siya.

She stares at the window for a bit, and then…

Mizuki: Pero… ano ba talaga ang pakay ng summoner na iyon na nagpadala sa akin at kina Asa, Ayu, Misuzu, Arcueid, at Saber sa Pilipinas? Tanging kaming anim lang ang sasagot sa tanong na ito. Matt… Hyacinth… tulungan n’yo kaming hanapin ang kasagutang iyon…

While her petit soeur Yumi is under the Sandman’s spell, Sachiko listens to the same radio program as Hero’s and Mizuki’s. And yes, it’s still advertisement time.

Announcer C: Introducing the latest entry in the Pia Carrot series: Welcome to Pia Carrot! 7.5. See how Pia Guanio, Pia Cayetano, Pia Arcangel, Pia Hontiveros, and Pia Moran, who are all collectively known as the “Obras Pias”, work at the famous Pia Carrot restaurant! And guess who’s the protagonist this time? He’s none other than Piolo Pascual! Yes!

Piolo: Dahil may mga kaibigan akong mga restaurant owners, chicken feed lang ang trabahong ito para sa akin. Pero ang gusto ko… si Juday dapat ang cook dito sa Pia Carrot.

Announcer C: Available worldwide November 2009.

Sachiko: Isang dating sim… narinig ko mismo mula kay Matt na isa siyang fan ng mga ganoong laro… Nakakamangha na kayang pagbalansehin nina Matt at Hyacinth ang paglalakbay at paglalaro… Ayaw sana namin ni Yumi na mainggit, pero…

The same evening breeze greeted her and accentuated her long, straight, jet-black hair.

Sachiko: May nararamdaman akong kaba. Isang kakaibang kaba. Kung ano talaga ito… hindi ko alam. Ngunit ito ay isang senyales ng paparating na bugso…

Outside, at the practice field, Gerald practices his sword skills. He personally has to improve his swinging speed, especially for the fact that he wields a two-handed sword in combat.

Gerald: (while swinging) Hragh! Hah! Hooryah!

He feels that he has trained himself enough for the evening, so he decides to head inside and sleep. When he steps into the garden (which is just beside the practice field), he chances upon Nene.

Gerald: Oh, Nene. Anong ginagawa mo rito?
Nene: Ako? Naglalakad lang. Ewan ko ba… hindi ako makatulog.
Gerald: Heh. Tuwing gabi kasi ako nagsasanay sa paggamit ng two-handed sword, eh. Ugali ko na ito mula noong pinasali ako nina Matt at Hyacinth.
Nene: Hmmm? Baka ginagawa mo ito para lang mapa-impress si Kim, no?
Gerald: (slight blush) N-Nene?! Ano ba ang sinasabi mo? Me kanya-kanya kasi kaming training regimen ni Kim, eh! Kung sa gabi ako nagte-training, ginagawa ito ni Kim sa umaga.
Nene: OK lang naman sa akin yun.

Just then, Forte shows up.

Nene: Ikaw pala, Forte.
Forte: Hi sa ‘yo, Nene. Pati na rin kay Gerald.
Gerald: Walang anuman, Forte. Siguro ay naghahanap ka ng mga cleaning tools para sa mga baril mo? Ikinuwento kasi sa akin minsan ni Milfeulle na lab na lab mo ang mga iyon, lalo na yung mga rare firearms.
Forte: Tumpak.
Nene: Yun pala… gusto kong sabihin sa inyong dalawa ito, eh.
Gerald & Forte: Ano iyon?
Nene: Matagal ko kasi itong pinag-iisipan… may mga haka-haka sa samahang ito na may mga titiwalag na miyembro. Ewan ko nga ba kung totoo ang mga ito.
Gerald: May titiwalag? Eh bakit naman?
Nene: Noong isang araw… habang nasa cleaning duty ang buong Galaxy Angel Brigade, meron akong nakitang basag na wine glass sa loob ng kuwarto ni Sir Gabby. Suspetsa ko… hindi aksidente ang pagkakabagsak nito, kundi sinadya.
Forte: Kung sinadya nga… malamang… may isang pangyayari na lubos na ikinagalit niya.
Nene: Oo. Pero di ko ikakalat ang dahilan ng pagkagalit niya, dahil lilikha ito ng domino effect na posibleng magpapatumba sa Nueva Liga Filipina.
Gerald: Tama nga ang sinabi mo, Nene. Manghihinayang sina Matt at Hyacinth kung ang samahang pinaghirapan nila ng halos isang taon…
Forte: …ay basta-basta na lang mawawala. Nakikita ko kasi sa kanilang mga mata ang pagiging pursigido. Walang ningas-kugon.

The three breathe a collective sigh.

Meanwhile, Toni and Sam are listening to the same radio station as Hero, Mizuki, and Sachiko.

DJ: Good evening, our dear listeners. The time now is 9:45. You are still listening to the “Night of Reflection”, bringing you only the choicest of music that will get you thinking, reflecting, and reminiscing. Our next song is by a Japanese indie musician named “doriko”. Using the popular Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku, here is… “Letter Song”.

Toni: Oh! Inirekomenda sa akin ni Hyacinth ang kantang iyon. Buti na lang, binigyan niya ako ng lyrics at translation.
Sam: Good for you. I’ve been wanting to understand that song.

And so, the two start singing along.

“Suki na hitoto aruita basho mo
Sono toki mita keshiki mo

Furikaerazu ima wo kakenuke
Watashi wa nani to deau no

Tachidomaru hodo
Imi wo tou hodo
Kitto mada otona de wa nakute

Ima miteru mono
Ima deau hito
Sono naka de tada mae dake wo miteru”

While the song is playing, three more people who are still awake do their own reflection in their own rooms.

Sanzo: Walang kasiguraduhan sa mundong ito. Tayo ay tao lamang… may kanya-kanyang oras para sa lahat, kahit na ang oras sa pagbalik sa alabok.

“Juunen go no watashi he

Ima wa shiawase deshou ka?
Soretomo kanashimi de
Naiteiru no deshou ka?

Kedo anata no soba ni
Kawaranaimono ga ari
Kizuiteinai dake de
Mamorarete imasenka?”

Sanzo: Ngunit tayo rin ay may kapangyarihan na maging sigurado ang hindi sigurado. Ako ay isang halimbawa lamang. Hapang mayroon pa akong oras sa bansang ito… kailangan kong mahanap ang aking kapatid.

“Sugishi hibi ni omoi wo azuke
Jikan dake tada oikaketeku

Se ni yorisotta dareka no yume ni
Furimukeru hi ga itsuka kuru no ka na”

Katie: Ewan ko ba kay Mistress Korina… napapansin ko… naging kakaiba ang kilos niya… parang hindi siya friendly sa akin…
Mirmo: Sigurado ka bang wala kang ginawang masama sa kanya?
Katie: Oo, Mirmo. Ginagawa ko naman ang lahat ng makakaya ko bilang PA niya, pero…

“Juunen go no watashi he

Ima wa dare wo suki desu ka?
Soretomo kawarazu ni
Ano hito ga suki desu ka?

Kedo itsuka
Shiranai dareka wo aisuru mae ni
Jibun no koto wo suki to
Ieru youni naremashita ka?”

Katie: Bata pa ako… pero nararanasan ko na ang ganitong kalaking pressure sa aking buhay… Paano pa sampung taon mula ngayon…? Azumi, Natch, Kyle… mga kasama ko… bigyan n’yo ako ng lakas…

James: Ang ilan sa atin ay nakakaramdam ng kaba… mula nang magapi natin si Kris, ang aking pinakamamahal na asawa. Isang kaba… na senyales ng isang pangyayaring magpapagising sa atin sa isa pang realidad. Na kahit ang mga pinakamatayog na moog ay mawawasak.

“Taisetsuna hitotachi wa
Ima mo kawarazu imasu ka?
Soretomo tooku hanare
Sorezore ayunde imasu ka?

Kedo sonna deai wo
Wakare wo kurikaeshite
‘Ima no watashi’ yori mo
Suteki ni natte imasu ka?”

James: Ang hindi ko maisukat… ay ang epekto ng pangyayaring iyon sa buong Pilipinas. Sana hindi huli ang lahat para tayong lahat ay umaksyon.

“Juunen go no watashi he

Ima ga moshi shiawase nara
Ano hi no watashi no koto
Omoidashitekure masu ka

Soko ni wa tsurai koto ni
Naita watashi ga iru kedo
Sono namida wo yasashiku
Omoide ni kaete kudasai.”

The song has just ended, and…

Sam: Wow! This song is really packed with meaning beyond the usual J-pop fare.
Toni: Good thing they have good musical tastes. I think this song is growing on us… and reminds us that the most important essence of a song… is its message.

The pre-summer night wind bears witness to the reflections… which will lead to the summer of something that will shake the foundations of this respectable organization.

And now, we’re back to the childhood friends’ dream.

Matt and Hyacinth enter the chapel in the middle of the vast field, and inside lies something resembling a shrine.

In fact, the shrine in question is Maria Makiling’s.

But instead of the maiden greeting them… the first three Blessed Beings showed up in her stead.

Yuuichi, Yukito, Kazuki: Maligayang pagdating… aming mga “sisidlan” at kaagapay.
Matthew Luke: Hmm… ito yata ang unang pagkakataon na nagpakita nang sabay-sabay ang mga Pinagpipitagang Nilalang.
Fran: Oo. Dahil kahit bahagi na kami ng inyong mga pagkatao, may konsensya pa rin kami mula sa mga pinanggalingan namin.
Hyacinth: Sige. Ngayong nagpakita kayo sa amin, sabihin ninyo ang dahilan para roon.
Refia: Mayroong mahalagang bagay na dapat ninyong malaman. Tatlong sigwa na ang inyong nalampasan sa halos isang taon ninyo ng paglalakbay bilang mga kabataang humahakbang palapit sa katandaan.
Flonne: Marami na rin ang mga kaalyadong inyong nakasalamuha, mga inosenteng inyong nailigtas, at mga masasamang inyong nagapi.
Kazuki: Ngunit… tulad ng mga nababasa at napapanood sa tunay na buhay man o sa mga kathang-isip… sadyang umiikot ang gulong ng buhay.
Yukito: Kung may itaas, may ibaba. Kung may oras ng pagtanim, mayroon ding oras ng pag-ani.
Yuuichi: Ang lahat ng mga nangyari… kahit na imposible ang mga iyon… ay may dahilan sa ilalim ng iisang araw.
Yuuichi, Yukito, Kazuki, Fran, Refia, Flonne: Sa pagkakataong ito… ang mga kalabang masusumpungan ninyo ay hindi manggagaling sa labas… kundi mula sa sarili ninyong mga ranggo.
Matthew Luke & Hyacinth: !
Fran, Refia, Flonne: Oo. Ang malamig na simoy ng hangin ay isang pangitain ng isang paparating na bugso…
Yuuichi, Yukito, Kazuki: Mabuti nang maghanda kayo… bago pa mahuli ang lahat…

The Blessed Beings then vanished abruptly. Afterwards…

DJ Mo, who was thought to be dead, suddenly showed up, surprising the two.

DJ Mo: We’ve met again… rivals. Surely you two defeated me, a man who strived to be important just like you.
Matthew Luke: Yes. Because you are an example of the quote “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. Look at what you’ve done! Instead of helping Philippine showbiz, you’ve actually made it worse!
DJ Mo: Oh, for Pete’s sake… You two are a shining example of naivete. But ponder this: did all your actions change everything? No. Those actions are but mere drops of water in a huge bucket of water we call Earth. There are many people in this world who strive to be important, thus conflicts are born.
Hyacinth: Well, what you’ve said is true. Kris Aquino is also an example of those “people who strive to be important”. But she had nothing to do with your shenanigans!
DJ Mo: Hmph. Idealistic youth. Time for you two to taste adult reality… but I will have no hand in this, direct or indirect. The only reason why I showed up in your shared dream is this message… a best friend today could be your worst enemy tomorrow.
Matthew Luke: Hey! That’s the same thing our Blessed Beings said!
DJ Mo: Yes… since we of the realm occupied by the Arbiters of the Past, Present, and Future has been and will always be guiding you in your actions… even though we may be harsh and spontaneous sometimes. Remember… unless you two will truly awaken to what being true leaders of an army that will bring an entire country from the abyss of hopelessness is… all the sacrifices made by your predecessors will be put to waste.

The DJ then vanishes.

Matthew Luke: Now I wonder why DJ Mo ended up in this realm. He was an antagonist… though not a typical, cookie-cutter one.
Hyacinth: We don’t have any educated guesses for now. What’s worrying us more is…
Matthew Luke & Hyacinth: (long pause) We’ve come this far… but we’re just getting started facing reality as it is.

Their shared dream then comes to an end, putting the childhood friends back into deep sleep.

Meanwhile… still inside Balay Kapatiran…

???? 1: Talaga? Dapat nga ba akong tumiwalag dito?
???? 2: Oo. Yung ngang mga kasama mo… kahit ano pa ang pagmamayabang nila… wala pa rin silang kwenta. Tanging kami lang ang sasalba sa bansang ito… nang hindi gamit ang mga pipitsuging paraan. At isa pa… mahahanap mo rin ang isang kaibigang dati mo nang nakaalitan.
???? 1: Ano?
???? 2: Tumpak. Walang sinabi ang mga strategist n’yo sa aming malawak na intelligence network.
???? 1: Sige. Kakagat na ako rito. Pwede na akong umalis simula bukas.
???? 2: Hehehe… magaling.

As the phone call ends, the individual who was on the other end of the phone call can only grin while saying the following:

“Commencing Operation Strikethrough.”

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