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Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview

Friday, March 14th, 2014 6:42PM CDT

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Thanks to comics and entertainment website Newsarama.com, we get an early look at the first two pages of the upcoming first installment of the four-issue mini-series Windblade! We've seen bits of this before, but check out the images below for the lettered, final version of Sarah Stone and Mairghread Scott's opening sequence to the fan-built character and her discovery of Cybertron.

Transformers: Windblade #1 (of 4): Dawn of the Autobots—SPOTLIGHT
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
WHO IS WINDBLADE? In the aftermath of DARK CYBERTRON, WINDBLADE takes the planet by storm! But where did she come from—and what does her secret mean to the future of the TRANSFORMERS? A powerful new chapter in the TRANSFORMERS saga begins here!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- WINDBLADE takes CYBERTRON by storm!
-Winner of the FAN BUILD BOT POLL—in which fans voted to create an all-new TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER!
- Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS!
- Learn the secret history of WINDBLADE, CHROMIA, and NAUTICA!
- Variant interlocking cover by Livio Ramondelli!


Transformers News: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview
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Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557651)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 14th, 2014 @ 7:00pm CDT
I NEED a toy of Starscream with that exact expression!
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557653)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on March 14th, 2014 @ 7:08pm CDT
oh yeah i need toys of these fembots.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557654)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 14th, 2014 @ 7:08pm CDT
That artwork.

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Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557657)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 14th, 2014 @ 7:16pm CDT
Man Starscream's such a dick XD Honestly though, that's the way I like him characterized.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557661)
Posted by Optimizzy on March 14th, 2014 @ 7:40pm CDT
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But yeah, I'd like to see deluxes of all the female transformers, including flamewar. I know we have a slipstream but Id like to see a unique version.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557673)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 14th, 2014 @ 9:20pm CDT
Going to take a bit of getting used to but I'm willing to give it a shot. I know some folks are kind of disgruntled about this Fan poll Character getting a comic but I'll support the effort especially since I took so much crap from people for defending Drift way back when it was announced he'd get a figure after only a few comic appearances. Besides, anything that supports the efforts of women in the comics industry is way cool with me.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557693)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 15th, 2014 @ 12:06am CDT
Optimizzy wrote:Image

This sums up my thoughts exactly!

Starscream looks good. I wish the toy pulled off that look, but it doesn't.

I dig the art. It's...almost, maybe, a little, kinda on the cutesy side, but It's just so vibrant, like really nice water color.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557706)
Posted by Henry921 on March 15th, 2014 @ 3:57am CDT
This art style suits Windblade really well. And Starscream's smirk certainly looks very solid.

I'd be impressed if I weren't so determined to be indifferent. >:oP
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557708)
Posted by Bounti76 on March 15th, 2014 @ 4:06am CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:Image

This sums up my thoughts exactly!

Starscream looks good. I wish the toy pulled off that look, but it doesn't.

I dig the art. It's...almost, maybe, a little, kinda on the cutesy side, but It's just so vibrant, like really nice water color.


I have to agree about the art. Well...more specifically about Chromia and Windblade. Stone's art is gorgeous, especially the opening sunrise and inside Metroplex. But the two 'bots are drawn to look so YOUNG....almost like anime characters- Minerva comes to mind. Yet, Starscream is drawn with a very formidable look- moreso than in the current ongoings. I much preferred the more mature looks of Windblade, Chromia and Nautica in their first appearances in the IDW-verse a few issues back (RiD #25, and MTME #26).
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557732)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 15th, 2014 @ 10:38am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:Image

This sums up my thoughts exactly!

Starscream looks good. I wish the toy pulled off that look, but it doesn't.

I dig the art. It's...almost, maybe, a little, kinda on the cutesy side, but It's just so vibrant, like really nice water color.


I have to agree about the art. Well...more specifically about Chromia and Windblade. Stone's art is gorgeous, especially the opening sunrise and inside Metroplex. But the two 'bots are drawn to look so YOUNG....almost like anime characters- Minerva comes to mind. Yet, Starscream is drawn with a very formidable look- moreso than in the current ongoings. I much preferred the more mature looks of Windblade, Chromia and Nautica in their first appearances in the IDW-verse a few issues back (RiD #25, and MTME #26).

Yes, YOUNG is exactly how I feel. But I think it works in terms of conveying the sense that this is all so new to Windblade and Chromia; although they may have been around for who knows how long, it's the youth of a new experience.

But I just can't get over how much I like Screamer's look. I keep thinking Tom Hiddleston's Loki.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557744)
Posted by Va'al on March 15th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CDT
Thanks to IDW Publishing and artist Sarah Stone, we get a look at both the official cover and clean artwork for the third issue in the Windblade mini-series! Check both of them out below.

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Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557745)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 15th, 2014 @ 1:17pm CDT
Best. Transformers artist. Ever. :x :x :x
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557746)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on March 15th, 2014 @ 1:23pm CDT
Damn. This looks like futurist concept art. It doesn't look like Transformers, it looks better.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557751)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 15th, 2014 @ 2:17pm CDT
BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557759)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 15th, 2014 @ 2:48pm CDT
The cover is awesome. The interior art is very good, but there are a few things I'm not too hot about. Like the overly cutsy expressions and Starscream.
the colours are fantastic though.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557766)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on March 15th, 2014 @ 3:21pm CDT
This is a bit sad and scary at the same time. :evil: It looks like this colorful comic may have a dark and evil plot, since I see Starscream in Windblade's eyes. :twisted:
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557797)
Posted by Darth Zax on March 15th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
I really like the art.
My guess is she will have some kind of love/hate relationship and maybe show some understanding towards Starscream's point of view.
Ha, she could be the comic version of a Transformers fangirl, although i believe the writers have something else planned for her.
Can't wait to pick up this comic and see.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557800)
Posted by Burn on March 15th, 2014 @ 6:59pm CDT
Guess I'm one of the minority who isn't impressed so far with the art.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557804)
Posted by Convoy on March 15th, 2014 @ 7:15pm CDT
I'm not sure why they decided to flip the picture in the final version. A little surprised Stone was responsible for the cover. Only a little surprised! That woman can draw.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557806)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 15th, 2014 @ 7:19pm CDT
I'm in love? So kawaiiii :x

Btw, izzat Starscream on her optics?
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557807)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 15th, 2014 @ 7:23pm CDT
Burn wrote:Guess I'm one of the minority who isn't impressed so far with the art.

Shun the non-believer! Sssshhhhhuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557810)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 15th, 2014 @ 7:55pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
Burn wrote:Guess I'm one of the minority who isn't impressed so far with the art.

Shun the non-believer! Sssshhhhhuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...


But our current science is incapable of shunning Burn.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557819)
Posted by MagnusLabel on March 15th, 2014 @ 8:28pm CDT
Burn wrote:Guess I'm one of the minority who isn't impressed so far with the art.

(high five) I need to bleach my brain and block the images with my ad blocker after looking images of Wing-B***h (I mean, the bot) accidentally every time.
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Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557822)
Posted by MegaDump on March 15th, 2014 @ 8:44pm CDT
MagnusLabel wrote:
Burn wrote:Guess I'm one of the minority who isn't impressed so far with the art.

(high five) I need to breach my brain and block the images with my ad blocker after looking images of Wing-B***h (I mean, the bot) accidentally every time.
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I agree, if only to invite further argument! I object to the TF-Prime-ification of GEEWUN-continuity faces, as depicted here. RUINED FOREVER!
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557823)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 15th, 2014 @ 8:47pm CDT
Alright fellas, let's not devolve this thread into yet another hate-fest over Windblade (and new things in Transformers in general)...
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557824)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 15th, 2014 @ 8:49pm CDT
MegaDump wrote:I agree, if only to invite further argument! I object to the TF-Prime-ification of GEEWUN-continuity faces, as depicted here. RUINED FOREVER!
Windblade has a nose. Your arguement in invalid. :P
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557830)
Posted by padfoo on March 15th, 2014 @ 9:31pm CDT
Beautiful cover, has a very 90,s anime look.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557831)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 15th, 2014 @ 9:33pm CDT
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Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557837)
Posted by Burn on March 15th, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
I think I'm just going to stop posting MY opinions on this site. >:oP
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557853)
Posted by MegaDump on March 16th, 2014 @ 3:47am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
MegaDump wrote:I agree, if only to invite further argument! I object to the TF-Prime-ification of GEEWUN-continuity faces, as depicted here. RUINED FOREVER!
Windblade has a nose. Your arguement in invalid. :P


YES! OUTMANEUVERED USING MY OWN LOGIC! BRAVO, SIR!
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557854)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 16th, 2014 @ 4:25am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Image


Hah, I had forgotten that sh** comic existed. Is that guy still alive?

Also: I agree on the point of Chromia not having a nose, I really don't like that. Not that she needs a nose, she's a robot, but still it just kinda looks off to me. I don't really see how it looks like anime, but I'm not really digging the art-style (yeah, I said I liked it before when the first page was posted, but we didn't really see any detail in that). I guess I just like my robots to look like robots, and not people wearing costumes.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557855)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2014 @ 4:29am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Also: I agree on the point of Chromia not having a nose, I really don't like that. Not that she needs a nose, she's a robot, but still it just kinda looks off to me. I don't really see how it looks like anime, but I'm not really digging the art-style (yeah, I said I liked it before when the first page was posted, but we didn't really see any detail in that). I guess I just like my robots to look like robots, and not people wearing costumes.
Then again, we don't quite have that good a look at her face in these pics, so maybe later pages could have her face looking more expressively normal, nose and all.

After all, didn't she have a nose visible in Dark Cybertron?
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557857)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 16th, 2014 @ 4:36am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Also: I agree on the point of Chromia not having a nose, I really don't like that. Not that she needs a nose, she's a robot, but still it just kinda looks off to me. I don't really see how it looks like anime, but I'm not really digging the art-style (yeah, I said I liked it before when the first page was posted, but we didn't really see any detail in that). I guess I just like my robots to look like robots, and not people wearing costumes.
Then again, we don't quite have that good a look at her face in these pics, so maybe later pages could have her face looking more expressively normal, nose and all.

After all, didn't she have a nose visible in Dark Cybertron?



True enough. I hope they go with that. Though there are a couple of good looks at her profile view, and that shot with her and Rattrap. If the nose is not being drawn "just because" then, well it's hard to say that the artist is being lazy given the amount of care and detail with everything else, but that's really all that springs to mind is lazyness. I dunno, maybe I'm just *trying* to find things I don't like about it with the nose thing, but something just feels off with it I guess.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557862)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 16th, 2014 @ 5:13am CDT
It's quite the striking cover. I like it.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557866)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on March 16th, 2014 @ 5:46am CDT
MagnusLabel wrote:
Burn wrote:Guess I'm one of the minority who isn't impressed so far with the art.

(high five) I need to bleach my brain and block the images with my ad blocker after looking images of Wing-B***h (I mean, the bot) accidentally every time.
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What a sad person you are.



having to bend over and shit on something you don't like.

keep it in your head no one likes a negative opinion dumbass.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557867)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 16th, 2014 @ 6:01am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
MagnusLabel wrote:
Burn wrote:Guess I'm one of the minority who isn't impressed so far with the art.

(high five) I need to bleach my brain and block the images with my ad blocker after looking images of Wing-B***h (I mean, the bot) accidentally every time.
Image



What a sad person you are.



having to bend over and shit on something you don't like.

keep it in your head no one likes a negative opinion dumbass.



You should heed your own advice. ;)
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557885)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 16th, 2014 @ 8:22am CDT
I really like the artwork of the actual comic as well. It's very unlike previous Transformers, but it's kind of soothing on the eyes.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557898)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 16th, 2014 @ 9:51am CDT
Burn wrote:I think I'm just going to stop posting MY opinions on this site. >:oP

Come on, man. You know I wouldn't say that kind of stuff directly to you if I meant it! :D
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557935)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on March 16th, 2014 @ 12:36pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
MagnusLabel wrote:
Burn wrote:Guess I'm one of the minority who isn't impressed so far with the art.

(high five) I need to bleach my brain and block the images with my ad blocker after looking images of Wing-B***h (I mean, the bot) accidentally every time.
Image



What a sad person you are.



having to bend over and shit on something you don't like.

keep it in your head no one likes a negative opinion dumbass.



You should heed your own advice. ;)



go negative to point out negativity as i always say.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557938)
Posted by kaijuguy19 on March 16th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
Seeing more of the art from this book so far is making me more excited. :D I think the Windblade art is fastly becoming one of my favourites for IDW along with Alex Milane's MTMTE art.

Also is it wrong to say that Windblade looks awfully pretty in it.? :D
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557970)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2014 @ 3:33pm CDT
kaijuguy19 wrote:Also is it wrong to say that Windblade looks awfully pretty in it.? :D
Nadda. She looks very nice in this art style.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557972)
Posted by Burn on March 16th, 2014 @ 3:47pm CDT
kaijuguy19 wrote:Also is it wrong to say that Windblade looks awfully pretty in it.? :D


I think that's why I don't like it. Giant alien robots that have been at war for millions of years shouldn't look "pretty". Add to that, it's bordering on sexism, which is ironic given that they're trying to introduce the female gender into Transformers and do so by making her a typical girly girl instead of the bad she was originally being talked up as.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557973)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2014 @ 3:52pm CDT
Burn wrote:
kaijuguy19 wrote:Also is it wrong to say that Windblade looks awfully pretty in it.? :D


I think that's why I don't like it. Giant alien robots that have been at war for millions of years shouldn't look "pretty".
Hold it right there. She HASN'T been at war for "millions of years". She's a recent arrival to Cybertron, having not taken part in any war before now, and is only just now learning about Cybertron and all that's gone down. She's a complete noob here, a clean slate with no warfare history.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557987)
Posted by Burn on March 16th, 2014 @ 4:48pm CDT
Okay, so she hasn't been at war.

She's still a alien robot in a franchise that has known nothing but war. Introducing her as a female and making her "pretty" is sexist.

That's just my opinion, don't like it? Don't care.
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1557992)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2014 @ 5:01pm CDT
Burn wrote:Okay, so she hasn't been at war.

She's still a alien robot in a franchise that has known nothing but war.
That's a pretty big generalization there since the war has been over since December 2011. They've been at peace ever since, however shaky it's been.

Burn wrote:Introducing her as a female and making her "pretty" is sexist.
What do you mean by "pretty"? Sure the artwork looks good, but the character herself isn't some sort of female version of Tracks, all obsessed with glamour and how stylish she looks. We barely know anything about what kind of person she is at this point.

If you think she looks "pretty", that's just you because beauty comes from a subjective viewpoint. Which, like you said, is okay because it's your opinion. But please don't think that she is defined by her looks.

After all, the following pic is the same character, but would you still call her "pretty" in this pic too? ;)
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Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1558021)
Posted by Burn on March 16th, 2014 @ 7:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:If you think she looks "pretty",


Actually kaijuguy19 thinks she's pretty, and that's who I was initially responding to before you decided to interject yourself.

But now that you have I have been resoundly corrected. All Hail Windblade! She is awesome! I totes cannot wait for this comic! Thank you for opening my eyes Sabrblade!
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1558022)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2014 @ 7:26pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:If you think she looks "pretty",


Actually kaijuguy19 thinks she's pretty, and that's who I was initially responding to before you decided to interject yourself.

But now that you have I have been resoundly corrected. All Hail Windblade! She is awesome! I totes cannot wait for this comic! Thank you for opening my eyes Sabrblade!
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Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1558023)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 16th, 2014 @ 7:31pm CDT
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1558025)
Posted by Galvon_prime on March 16th, 2014 @ 7:38pm CDT
I don't know if anyone has noticed, but doesn't windblade look a little like the robot from the episode "The Face of the Nijika"
Re: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Windblade #1 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview (1558026)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 16th, 2014 @ 7:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:After all, the following pic is the same character, but would you still call her "pretty" in this pic too? ;)



Hmmm I don't know maybe a solid 6 outa 10, you know mildly attractive XD

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