The Sims 4 Aliens (Get to Work)

Abductions, Male Pregnancy, and Brain Powers

A UFO Abducts a Sim in The Sims 4 Get to Work
A UFO Abducts a Sim in The Sims 4 Get to Work
A great picture of a UFO in Sims 4
This great shot of a UFO was provided by snackrafice on our Forum.

The Sims 4 Get to Work features the new Alien life state. These extraterrestrials hail from the planet Sixam, which is a secret lot in the Expansion Pack. Click here for a guide to Sixam. With the EP installed, Aliens may be lurking around town in disguise. You can also meet them on Sixam and invite them to move in. This guide to Aliens will discuss their powers, the result of trying for baby between Sims and Aliens, how to reduce/eliminate Alien abductions, and Sim-Alien hybrids.

A UFO Abducts a Sim in The Sims 4 Get to Work
A beam of light shines upon Alexander Goth as he is sucked into the UFO. (Screenshot provided by snackrafice)
The satellite can encourage or prevent abductions by aliens
The Satellite Dish can either prevent or encourage abductions

Abductions
Abductions happen at random, but can be encouraged or discouraged via the satellite dish that comes from the Scientist Career. Sims who are in this Career reportedly have a higher chance of being abducted. For players who don't want to have a Scientist just to experience abductions or reduce them, I offer the following cheat:

  1. Control + Shift + C
  2. bb.showhiddenobjects
  3. Enter Buy Mode (F2)
  4. Type 'satellite' into the search box
  5. Satellite in misc electronics will appear - place it
  6. Now you may either stop abductions for 24 hours by clicking it, or make a Sim more likely to be abducted by selecting 'Contact Aliens'

For a detailed guide to abductions without cheating, see my How to Get Abducted in The Sims 4 guide. I also have a video version of the guide on that page which will most certainly help you to be probed.

With the Satellite on your lot, you also get access to the Alien channel on TV (!#*%[email protected]%)!

Male Pregnancy
A male Sim has been impregnated while abducted. This will result in an Alien baby.
Alien babies in The Sims 4
Alien babies have a unique cry that will get anyone's attention, so change those dirty diapers quick!

Male Pregnancy
Male Sims who get abducted may get pregnant while in the UFO - any male from Young Adult to Elder. This can result in unwanted babies. If your Sim is abducted and you want to raise the baby, see the guides to Babies and Children. The resulting baby will be pure Alien, and have access to Alien powers.

Sending an Alien baby back to the homeworld
Sending an alien baby back to the homeworld

Once the birth is over, you can click the baby's bassinet to send it back to the homeworld. It can only be done at this stage of life, so decide whether to keep it early. This will make it as though the birth never happened. If you neglect it, child services will take it away, just as they do a normal Sim baby. There is a special birth certificate you can find in your Sim's inventory after birthing the baby.

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Alien children
My Sim had twins. One was changed to a boy in order to show both genders' outfits.

Despite being male, Sims who have babies via abductions can breast feed. Alien babies have a very, very alarming echo-y cry that can really affect you when wearing a headset. Trust me. Give the babies what they want and stop that crying ASAP.

Aliens' secret handshake
Aliens' secret handshake, which can only be performed between two of them.

Alien Life
Aliens have the same life span as regular Sims, and must attend school as usual. When two Aliens meet, they can perform a secret handshake. All Aliens have a disguise, which can be removed, activated, or altered at any time by clicking on the Alien. This will let you change how they appear when using the disguise. If you want to change your Alien into normal Sim clothes (without the disguise) you have to go shopping. Every Alien outfit looks the same.

Aliens without disguise
Aliens without their disguise
The disguise is activated. You can alter how they look in CAS by clicking them, without cheating.




Sims who meet Aliens can be angered, as though the government should have told them about Aliens. Once they're over it, Sims and Aliens can make good friends or even fall in love and try for baby. Aliens have a special mischief interaction, 'Scare with Probe'.

Alien Powers
An Alien uses the Analyze Personality power. This will teach them all of a Sim's Traits

Alien Powers
A pure Alien has access to a few powers other than the disguise. There is a cooldown during which they cannot use their powers afterward, but it's brief:

  • Analyze Personality (Friendly Interaction) - This will instantly reveal the Traits of the target Sim.
  • Empathize (Friendly) - Allows your Alien to take on the emotional state of the target Sim. They'll get a +1 Moodlet for whatever Emotion that Sim is experiencing.
  • Erase Memory (Mischief) - Makes a Sim completely forget your Alien as far as relationship goes (meaning they need to meet again) and the Sim will have a Dazed moodlet for a time.
  • Resurrect Dead Alien Collectibles - place the dead space alien collectible on the ground and your Alien can turn it into a live one. Thanks Mousie!
  • Transmute Elements, Metals, and Crystals - Click an Element, Metal, or Crystal that has been placed in the game world, and your Alien can transmute it. Results are random, so you may turn a common element into a rare crystal, but the object is sure to become another variant of one of these types of collectibles. There's a four hour cooldown on this ability. Thanks to Heart Foam on our Forum for bringing it to my attention and dodi90 for adding further info.
Sims 4 Aliens woohoo and try for baby
Aliens can Woohoo and 'Try for Baby'. Thankfully, males - alien or not - only get pregnant via abduction now.

Alien-Sim Pregnancies
This used to be much more complicated but a patch changed that. Male Sims will only get pregnant by abduction, so Alien-Sim pregnancies are now just like normal pregnancies (the female gets pregnant via try for baby) except that the baby will be a Hybrid. In order to guarantee a pure alien, both Sims need to be Aliens.

It's possible to get a pure Alien baby without two aliens, but it's not guaranteed. A hybrid's involvement (as parent) in pregnancy makes the outcomes more complex. Since hybrids have alien DNA, a hybrid + alien could have either a hybrid or full-blooded alien (50/50). A hybrid + hybrid could have a regular Sim (33%), hybrid (33%) or full-blooded alien (33%).

Alien-Sim Hybrid in Get to Work
An Alien-Sim Hybrid. Given she's only half Alien, she lacks the powers of her parent.

Hybrid Aliens
It would appear that any pregnancy involving a regular Sim and alien will result in a Hybrid (thanks oshizu!). A half Sim half Alien does not have access to the Alien powers, but has hair as well as the Alien's unique socials. In order to have a baby with alien powers, you must either get abducted as a male Sim or have two Aliens try for baby. Using the Satellite from the Scientist career is a good way to encourage an Alien visit, now that the rate they are abducted has been reduced by Maxis. You can also invite Aliens to move in, of course.

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clefsays...
i just started playing sims 4 and i feel like i know alot like the cheat: motherlode cas.fulleditmode but what is the get to work mod and i can't find the satellite
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Playalotsays...
As Carl has written in the guide above:

Control + Shift + C
bb.showhiddenobjects
Enter Buy Mode (F2)
Type 'satellite' into the search box
Satellite in misc electronics will appear - place it
Now you may either stop abductions for 24 hours by clicking it, or make a Sim more likely to be abducted by selecting 'Contact Aliens'
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Kelz821says...
How do you know who is an alien and who isn't an alien in your neighborhood?
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Mizukithepandasays...
There are a couple of different ways. First, you can befriend/seduce the sims in your neighborhood and eventually their alien nature will be revealed. Second, you can progress through the Scientist career, invent the Satellite Dish, and then UPGRADE it to be able to 'Detect Aliens'. When you use the 'detect aliens' function, any aliens living in the neighborhood, whether they're in disguise or not, will have a shiny green glow around their heads when on the same lot/neighborhood as you. Both methods are honestly quite time consuming, but I'm unaware of a cheat that would get you the results you want faster.
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Naizasays...
What is the cheat to get my male sim pregnant. He's been abducted many times but no pregnancy
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Playalotsays...
I'm not aware of a cheat for a male sim like this... but there are mods that will help with this if you don't mind using Mods. Just remember to save your game etc before using any mod as they can cause many issues if not up to date.
How To Use Mods and CC
Alien Abduction Mod
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Sofiasays...
How long does it take for a sim to have the alien baby. My male sim went to space and came back pregnant and has been pregnant for like four days now in sims time.
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Playalotsays...
The pregnant male sim will got through the same 3 trimesters just like a female pregnant sim only the male sims' moodlets are different. So if it is day 4 of his pregnancy he should be giving birth soon.
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hayleysays...
Are alien children any different to raise in comparison to normal children? I can't decide whether I want to keep it because I already have a house of 7 sims. I've never had an alien so I want to know what its like but I know I have to decide now whether to send it back or not! Scared
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Playalotsays...
They are just the same with the extra ability to have a disguise just like all other aliens. You can read Carl's guide to discover aliens special power as they age up.Smile
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Kellysays...
So only males can get pregnant?
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Playalotsays...
Male sims have a small chance of an alien abduction resulting in pregnancy.
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Lyndsay Davidssays...
My sims decided to get married and as they were saying their vows, the husband gets abducted. Very strange seeing my bride sim standing alone at the altar with everybody staring at her waiting for her to finish her vows. Needless to say I failed the event because we never completed the wedding in time. Just found out my male sim is pregnant. lol. Not exactly what i had planned. Also a sim died at my wedding, so its safe to say the wedding was a disaster.
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Arteetmartesays...
That tops my story: getting abducted twice in row. But the babies are cute...
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Thinkfasstsays...
Thanks Carl for having a wonderful page and supporting the Sims 4 community. I have learned by unanticipated surprise that your Sim does not have to be male to be abducted. They can and do easily abduct females as well. In my case they took the most skill developed Sim in my house of four, after 900 hours of play and never having anyone working in the science career. Two have built a space ship but only to complete the astronaut skill and never once did either launch it. One works as a professional writer, at promotion level #55 making over $1000.00 per hour. The other is a double diamond agent, at promotion level #70 making just at $1000.00 per hour. The other two Sims in the house are adults who are what I call "In skill training for their future career." Lastly, I also found that you can push through the 10 million Simolian barrier. Just be maxed out in your money limit, and go acquire another family. Hope this helps!
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Playalotsays...
I'm sorry if you thought that only male sims get abducted. The reason Carl has focused on male sims is because they are the only ones who can have a possible abduction that results in pregnancy. Smile
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Deannasays...
My elder male got abducted, after his life span bar was completely green and sparkly. He came back pregnant. Now he just won't DIE!!! will he die? Please? This is my legacy and my heir wants to be able to have some kids and he is taking a spot. (So is the Alien Child who cannot inherit the kingdom as it was already handed over) Thanks for any help!
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Playalotsays...
He won't die until after he has given birth but yes, your elder will die. Sometimes the sparkly age bar can last up to 10 sims days maybe even longer if the sim has completed the Body Builder aspiration. Smile
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karinsays...
This is only if you have get to work right?
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Playalotsays...
Right, aliens were a life state that came with Get To Work. Smile
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Cocosays...
Thx so much
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Madfishmongersays...
Is there a way to tell right away if your sim is pregnant? I have been trying to get him abducted, and so I saved it when he got abducted and am starting over each time he doesn't get pregnant. I read on another site their stomach glow after the 4 hour abduction moodlet wears off. Is this true? I don't want to have to keep doing the same 24 hours again. Smile
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Playalotsays...
Generally the sim will get glowing sparkles from his stomach soon after the moodlet wears off. Occasionally I haven't had those but it turns out about 3/4 of a sim day later that he is pregnant and will get a larger belly and the associated male 'pregnancy' moodlets.
To be honest I don't know if quitting without saving etc will up the chances of your sim being pregnant from that same abduction. I thought it was pretty much decided at the start of the abduction... not sure though.
There is a great mod that you can use, if you don't mind mods. I use this all the time... place it in the mods folder, get my sim abducted/pregnant then save the game and remove the mod until next time.
Tanja1986 Abduction Mod
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Madfishmongersays...
Thanks for your reply :) I decided I would just keep trying to have him abducted. I usually play with loads of mods, but I am challenging myself to play without them. I did find having the space rock and/or a space animal in my inventory increased my chances of being abducted quite a bit.
I'm curious if the fertile trait has any effect on whether they get impregnated by aliens.
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Playalotsays...
Having a Death metal in your sims inventory seems to help too. I don't know about the fertility reward, I keep forgetting to test that out! In theory it should but I have a vague memory of reading somewhere that it doesn't! Huh
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WriterTestingsays...
I have a full female alien and a human guy who have just successfully tried for a baby. But now they're both pregnant! Where do I et this patch that stops males from getting pregnant through this method?

Thanks!!
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Playalotsays...
Your game needs to be updated through the Origin Client. Go to your library in Origin and mouse over The Sims 4. A pop up window should appear with the message 'Game Update Available'. Click on the underlined blue words 'Update Now'.
All the update notes are posted on the forum so you can check which is the latest to make sure your game is up to date and also read what the patch included.
If you are having any more issues or want to learn about Origin updating automatically please post a question on our forum as it is impossible to go into any depth here. Smile
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Technical Help-Forum; including user tips for Origin
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Ambersays...
Thank you for your info on alien sims. I used no cheats this go around(as I always use cheats) So I wanted to experience game play cheat free. Meaning I worked for all my money saved up etc. I got abducted 2 times, randomly. I'm a detective, with no satellite and haven't even met any alien sims yet. So this was completely random, the abductions. Once outside while gardening and the other time he was in the bathroom about to take a bubble bath(he ran outside to the "light"). The 2nd abduction he ended up pregnant. He is the only sim in the house. He then has an alien baby girl. I was wondering. It's just him and her, I don't see any options for alien communication or "skills" except for the friendly chat "talk about pressure" ect.
She is a child now so do I have to wait until she is a teen-adult to use the alien powers? She seems full alien and I can of coarse change disguise to look human, but she came out full alien with the alien crib and everything. Can you tell me,please, when I can use those alien powers? Again she is a child so am I missing something? Sorry for long message:) thanks :)
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Ambersays...
P.S I also didn't have any rocks or anything in my inventory. This was all very random. To be honest I didn't want it to happen at the moment lol. Now that it has it's pretty cool being able to play a random sim alien :) just thought I'd throw that out there. I'm sure the odds are greater with added items, however, it's completely random. Like I said I did and had absolutely nothing to make these abductions happen. If you get abducted once it happens again.
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Playalotsays...
You will need to wait until the alien is a teen for the Alien Powers to be available. They are fun! Enjoy! Smile
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Madfishmongersays...
He has now been abducted FIVE TIMES and still no baby.
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Playalotsays...
Least your sim is still getting abducted. I haven't been able to get my sims abducted for ages now. Sad I have to use a mod if I want that to happen.
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Madfishmongersays...
Once I got the stuff in my inventory it seemed to happen, but I found I had to use the contact aliens regularly for a couple days. I am now going to get the pregnancy mod though, I am sick of waiting :P
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Playalotsays...
In one of my files I've been contacting aliens everyday for over 100 sim days! It's an experiment to see how long it will take. To say I'm not that thrilled at my failure rate would be an understatement. Sad

Let's us know how the alien nooboo turns out. Smile
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Kalilsays...
My teen male sim got pregnant while i sent him to explore space in the rocket. I can't remember what dialogue i did, but all of a sudden I saw he was pregnant!!! Total surprise, and I didn't do any cheats!!
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Playalotsays...
You must have Mods in your game as the unmodded game doesn't allow this to happen. There isn't even coding for it.
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Cherrysays...
I actually also found out that you can have a bunch of random aliens come to your door if you press contact aliens, it scared me that I had a bunch of strange aliens in my Sims house but they left after awhile.
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avigyansays...
this guide is really helpful and thanks carl for the guides. I have bought get to work recently and now after reading your guide about aliens iam able to know abductions
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Jesssays...
I remember the first time I got abducted. I was soo scared! I hadn't read about aliens and I didn't even know they were around. I think it was shortly after I bought get to work. She was a scientist (Angelique Bowie) and she'd just had a baby who was sleeping. I remember she woke up at night to go outside to the light that had appeared jus in front of her front door. I was hella confused (and curious) then when she vanished, my heart dropped. The husband was at home but still. Wasn't expecting that.
Happened only twice for me. In the ENTIRE GAME!
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Jaysays...
What usually happens a bit after being abducted? The only thing that happended for me was his stomach glowed for like 5 seconds...
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Playalotsays...
if your sim's stomach is glowing it is an indication that the abduction has resulted in an alien pregnancy. As you keep playing you will see the glowing stomach and the male pregnancy moodlets progress. After 3 days your sim will give birth to an alien. Congrats!
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rokstar714says...
I have the satellite dish, and I tried contacting aliens for a long time, and I only got visited by aliens in the middle of the night. After like 1 week I finally got abducted and pregnant, and got a baby boy alien. Another sim (female-Kelley) got abducted as well, but he was focused after this, rather thatn being dazed, haha she was impressed by the abduction. The weird thing is that she was sleeping, and suddenly, the lights appeared and she woke up to investigate them... another female sim -Valerie- who was gardening right next to the lights, just didn't notice them. My question is, do you have to contact aliens to be abducted, or other sim can conctact them, and the aliens can abduct a dfferent sim?
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Playalotsays...
It is all random. A sim can be abducted without even ever having contacted aliens or having any of the objects on the lot that encourages abductions. An abduction can also happen to the sim who has been contacting them or to another sim in that household.
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Gatdaprobleosays...
My sim have got abducted 2 times still not pregnant any help? Crying
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Playalotsays...
Unfortunately it is all up to chance. As long as your sim is a young adult or older, then you just need to keep trying. There are mods out there that can make the odds far better if you get tired of waiting! This is the one that I use.
Tanja1986 Alien Abduction Mod
If you don't want to use mods maybe try to keep the sim in a flirty mood. I'm not sure but it seems like there is a higher success rate of an abduction resulting in a pregnancy when the target sim is flirty.
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eisforericasays...
My male sim is a detective and he's been abducted (randomly) three times and I've done nothing to contact aliens. I don't have the satellite, no one in my family has delved into the scientific career and I don't have any special rocks. On the third time he became pregnant and had a full alien baby! So hilarious watching him grow a belly and now the alien is a child. I can't wait to see what power(s) she has! Thanks for your guides, Carl :)
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Exxorsays...
I like how the aliens work in this game, but I have an issue with alien sims autonomously erasing other sims' memories. Especially those I have in a relationship. Anyone know of a way to stop that particular autonomous mischief action?
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Playalotsays...
Are you sure that is what is happening? I haven't come across that in my game yet but perhaps it is the 'relationship culling' that you are experiencing instead? This is a feature where sims that are not good friends with your sim will drop all the friendship over night. It was introduced in the patch that we got just as Get Together was released. Certain things will keep a friend 'safe' from this 'culling' like being a good friend of BFF, recent woohoo, swapping phone numbers, spouse and direct family members in the same household I believe too.
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Exxorsays...
This occurred within the same household. I have both sims as aliens who are together in a romantic relationship, which were both maxed out at 100 for friendship and romance. The male sim ended up using the memory erase interaction completely out of random, and I had to re-do the relationship all over again.
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Playalotsays...
Ah right, gotcha. I thought you were talking about non-played townie aliens. Yeah, it must be a pain when your own sims do that for sure. I guess it comes down to play-style and micro-managing your sims and making sure they don't have a chance to do that. Still, random elements like this have always been a feature of sims games! Even though it's annoying, it makes for much richer game play when our sims 'misbehave'!
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Paulasays...
so female sims cant get abducted and get pregnant with full alien sims? ahhh yeah thtd make sense though, but can female sims be abducted at all?
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Playalotsays...
Female sims can still be abducted but they can not become pregnant from an abduction. Females sims can try for baby with an alien and become pregnant that way.
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Rita Crossthwaitesays...
I've tried everything to get my male Scientist, level 10, abducted. Every day after work he contacts aliens via the satellite in his yard. He has a space rock in his inventory. Uses the telescope nightly to search for the truth. He knows plenty of aliens. I don't know what else to do. It's literally been weeks now. I'm so frustrated.


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