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Magic the Gathering: Suspend question?

Example: I play "arc blade", when the counters are gone and it comes into play, I use "twincast" to create another arc blade. Later, I tap a "gelectrode" for 1 damage, then arc blade happens again, so I untap gelectrode, then tap it again.

What exactly counts as me "playing the spell"? If I try to copy it with a card like "twincast", do I do it when I first play arc blade, or do I have to wait until it comes back into play when the time counters are gone? When can suspend spells be countered? Does it count as the spell being played every time it comes into the game (in arc blade's example)?

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