Nearly all entries in this batch prolong arcs of writeups about specific themes or series. So basically – more of what you liked in previous batches. Roll call:
- ART. Another bit for Bloodsport I ; the inexplicably missing inset images for the Harry Potter spellbook have been fixed.
- BETE NOIRE. Another entry by Gareth on Fallen Angel characters – Asia Minor, the drug kingpin.
- REWRITES. The rewrite for this batch is a complete, corrected entry for Dr. Midnight I (that’s Beth Chapel, formerly from Infinity, Inc.)
- BLACK LAGOON. Tom now covers Dutch, the captain of the ship that gives the series its name.
- HECKLER FOES. Another weird baddie from Gareth – Heckler foe the Generic Man, with a unique concept (and visuals)
- STORMWATCH PHD. Had Gorgeous been in the last batch, that would have been three femmes fatales. Gorgeous is a former top-flight professional moll, with a very acute intelligence and unique cognitive gifts.
- CHAMPIONS CONVERSION. In this batch REZCat covers Holocaust, one of the big classic energy controllers in that game’s universe.
- NOT PART OF AN ARC. Hotspur is an interesting villain from the Zenith series in 2000 AD (the main character, also written up by Peter, is already on WORG)
- WORG WEIRDNESS. Civafan has given us an unlikely entry for Mr. Coffee Nerves, from odd 1950s commercials for a coffee substitute.
- STRIKEBACK. The main entry for the Strikeback stuff is here – Nikita (and her dragon)
- HARRY POTTER. A new bunch of spells has been added to the previous entry.
- MANDRAKE. It is high time that Mandrake’s really strong adventuring buddy, Prince Lothar, was on WORG ! Writeup by Peter.
- UNIVERSE AZ. In this batch, the version of Superboy that exists in Azrael’s campaign.
- HANDY READY-TO-USE MINOR VILLAINOUS THUGS. Triple Threat, three guys who think they are super-villains and once got their arses kicked by an annoyed Catwoman.
- WORG PATROL – minor changes in the Herculoids entry.
Current number of entries is 3946.
Though it may look like we’ll reach the 4,000 mark by the end of the year, I actually doubt it – the workload to switch the entries to the new graphic design will be huge, and will likely push batches back quite a bit. Roll call:
- ART. Mostly from recent Marvel hardcover sourcebooks (buy them !):
- Jackal I
- Huntsman of Zeus
- Ripide (from a recent batch)
- Brock Lesnar
- Shadow Supreme (from a recent batch)
- M-11 the Human Robot
- Iron Fist (plus a repaired K’un-Lun illustration)
- Iron Lad
- Jack O’Lantern II
- Hypno-Hustler (DISCO !!!)
- Ulton-6 (from the previous batch)
- Earth-616 Tony Stark and all the Iron Man suits on WORG
- War Machine
- Mark Hazzard
- Jack Frost (Marvel)
- Flash III (placeholder illustrations from the last batch replaced by the permanent ones)
- Another inset for Aztek writeup (read it !) is in
- Misty Kilgore aka the Princess Rhiannon of Summer’s End
- Hawkeye II (Kate Bishop)
- We have *another* Batman for you guys – this time it is the Batman from One Million alternate future, the warden of a prison planet, written up by Peter
- Another strange Heckler foe from Gareth’s keyboard – el Gusano, a giant-worm-like crime boss
- From our arc about mid-1980s DC villains, we have in this batch Firefist, who follows the rather classic obscure-bad-guy-in-armour-with-flamethrowers formula. Everybody uses one of those at some points.
- STRIKEBACK. Continuing with Gareth’s work on this series we have Sherman, the man-tank cyborg.
- This batch also has a Black Lagoon entry I actually had missed – the psychokiller gender-bending twin children Hansel and Gretel.
- Another psycho – from Peter’s LEXX material, WORG presents the Isambard Prince, serial-reincarnating evil ruler of Planet Fire.
- This batch turns out to be the home of two femmes fatales. Indries Moomji is to seduction what Chow Yun Fat is to gunfight scenes, and she is in fact the agent who thoroughly broke Tony Stark.
- CLUB SUPER 3 – for the legions who no doubt went to know more about Catalan children TV shows – because a change of pace is always good – this batch will let you learn about Lila, a very young artist with a pet spider.
- Civafan brought us a writeup about a vintage manga character – Michi from the 1949 Japanese comic Metropolis, a powerful artificial child.
- Roy, on his end, follows up on his detailed 1960s Scarlet Witch writeup with, of course, an extensive 1960s Quicksilver writeup. Like with Wanda, the entry for Pietro stops at the weird on-the-fly retcon in Avengers vol. 1 #45.
- AGENTS OF ATLAS. Another double-barelled writeup, as with the other Agents with an extensive backstory (well, except Golden Age Namora, but I’ll get to her eventually). This time it’s Venus, with of course an entry written by Gareth about her modern appearances, supplemented by an entry covering as many Golden Age appearances by Venus as I could stomach (and find)
- The second femme fatale, Sapphire Styx, is far less skilled than Ms. Moomji, but she had the advantage of being a superpowered mutant with a vicious energy vampirism kiss.
- WORG PATROL – a few fixes in the Scarlet Witch (early) writeup ; the missing section for Truhan were added ; more material and explanations in the “Superman of 1942″ aka “Superman (early)” writeup.
Current number of entries is 3935.
This batch is a little less weird than some of the previous backlog-killers, with a more standard mix of the known and the obscure, of the weird and the straightforward. Roll call:
- ART. New pieces of art for Gladiator (the Shi’ar one), Magneto, Storm , Wolverine, Bruiser III (who is now also referenced as Molly Hayes, but still not also referenced as Princess Powerful), Havok and Jonas Harrow. One of the inset images for the Aztek writeup (read it !) has been repaired (read it !). The community also works hard to catch up illos-wise – the entries from recent batches getting illustrations are Pau and Truhan.
- Still no update for our Planetary stuff, but Bryan has written up the missing member – Ambrose Chase.
- The existing entry for the Daleks has been renamed Daleks (Classic) ; obviously this is because Kal El has written a new entry (Daleks (Modern)) that is chiefly based on more recent Doctor Who material.
- From Azrael’s AZ Universe campaign we have Guardian, part of his continuity’s Captain America legacy.
- New winner for the “most delayed entry” award — Kevin’s profile of Howard the Duck, written in 2000. Though brief it remains entirely publishable by modern standards. Get Down, America !
- As part of our collection of big tough henchmen we have Kam, a talented martial artist with slightly superhuman durability and strength, from the DC Universe.
- One of the main Hulk villains, the psychotic Leader, now joins the gang with a writeup by Peter.
- REZCat’s Champions conversion for this batch is Nighthawk, this game’s Batman analogue.
- Overrider is a minor Marvel costumed villain with cybertelepathy, a power GMs often find useful in villains.
- A new Invincible Universe entry – Bryan’s profile of Rex-Splode.
- Another of Peter’s old Marauders writeup – Riptide.
- Shadow Supreme is, as the name hints at, the evil duplicate of Supreme and thus an extremely powerful baddie.
- Roy just refreshed the Tao writeup upon learning it would be in this batch, so here we go with an up-to-date entry for one of Wildstorm’s most dastardly villains.
- As part of our collection of combat robot, here comes a powerful mechanical mauler – TESS-One, the killer of super-soldiers.
- WORG PATROL – the article on lightsabres has received a Weapons Locker tag. Some Schtick fixes – Cannon has Butterfly Hands with his weapons, Fantomex’s Speed-Shooting has been fixed, Sheriff O’Neil has Zero G Combat as intended.
Current number of entries is 3922.
For some unfathomable reason, this batch if packed full of complicated writeups with a fair bit of meat — as usual randomness creates pattern. Roll call:
- ART. Lt. Howard Hunter from a previous batch is now illustrated. Also, more art for Gargoyle (Topolov), Gamecock, ‘Cockroach’ Hamilton and Justin Hammer, from the OHOTMU hardbacks (again, if you like this site, you’ll love those books).
- Adding to our collection of timelines we will have a long piece by Hominid, detailing much of the XXth century from his campaign, which mixes DC and Marvel elements. I say ‘will’ because I’ve just discovered a bug of the current site, which cannot display the first two-third of the document. This considerable annoyance should go away with the next version in a few weeks.
- Jason’s old writeup for old fantasy character, the Death Dealer, is now online. The character is probably best known from the Frazetta paintings.
- REWRITES. This batch’s rewrite is our buddy Molotov, the next-to-last People’s Heroes member to be rewritten.
- Digger is the reanimated, gamma-powered remains of thirteen Mafia capos fused into one super-strong humanoid ; it fought Spider-Man.
- FAUST is another unlikely Marvel villain – an intelligent high-tech automated factory. Made of Adamantium. With lasers.
- AGENTS OF ATLAS. We now have the entry for Namora as she currently is – at some point there should be an entry for Namora as she was in the Golden Age.
- A while back we worked on a refresh of the stats for the Flash (Wally West) – here it is. You’d think the Flash would have gotten in faster…
- FINAL FANTASY. Another of Tom’s profiles about FFX characters – this time it’s Kimahri Ronso, who *again* is not played by Dr. Henry McCoy.
- One of the classic swords-and-sorcery DC characters of the 70s was Stalker, the cursed master swordsman without a soul and with burning eyes – and he has since reappeared in interesting manners in the DCU.
- CLUB SUPER 3. Another member of the cast – Pau.
- Another Spanish character, though in a very different Genre, is Truhan, from the novel Juglar. He’s a magic-wielding ally of the legendary el Cid !
- A further Ultron writeup comes to WORG ; this one covers Ultron-6 and Ultimate Ultron, as we reach the point where the nefarious robot gains his famous Adamantium body. Lots of Adamantium in this batch.
- Zero is the hero of the post-apocalyptic Dark Horse comic Zero Killer. He does not have any Adamantium.
Current number of entries is 3909.
I’m fairly happy with the pace of the batches (things are so much easier when you have ample free time…), and finding publishable material in the backlog is getting quite long a process, which is a good sign. So here is another rather heteroclite and unlikely line-up. Roll call:
- ART. Actually we are now running a negative tally :-p . Current pace of publishing is steadily outstripping the ability of contributors to provide illustrations, though we’re going to land on our feet eventually.
- We have our first two entries from Club Super 3 (it’s a Catalan TV kiddies show – really), with Roc and Alex.
- REWRITES. The rewrite for this batch is one of a number of Black Knights – the villainous Nathan Garrett, who inspired the best-known Black Knight (Dane Whitman of the Avengers) and was his uncle. A classic second-string 1960s Marvel villain.
- Continuing our roster of mid-80s DC villains, here comes Superman foe Bloodsport I (you’ll get the second one later), with his arsenal of experimental guns and explosives.
- An unusual writeup from David is the Bloody Mary of Miami urban myths ; the writeup is accompanied by a lengthy newspaper article about this sinister piece of modern folklore.
- Mirage’s updated Captain Cold writeup is now online, giving better definition to the available profiles of this classic Rogue’s Gallery member.
- Gareth has written up a number of opponents of the zany DCU hero the Heckler, who are also rather unusual themselves. The first such entry is the Cosmic Clown.
- Another product of Kal El’s random generator – the strange Doctor Blue
- Two minor Timely/Marvel supervillains from the early 1950s were written up during the work on the Golden Age entry for Marvel Boy, and are in this batch – the Serpent (an exotic shapechanger) and the original Great Video (the name alone is worth a peek).
- We occasionally have Hanna-Barbera cartoon entries – for instance I’ve just exhumed Sean’s entry for the Herculoids, which has just about everyone in one writeup
- A few more homemade characters – here ride in the Four Horsemen reimagined by Mike
- And lastly we have what I assume is the biggest name in this batch – SWAT Lt. Howard Hunter from seminal TV series Hill Street Blues.
Current number of entries is 3897.
This is another “anything that is publishable goes in” random grab, with plenty of low-profile characters. Work on the new version of the site vigourously continues in the meanhile. Roll call:
- NEW ART. Fixed the Confessor’s picture (the Astro City one), continued to build up the huge Wonder Woman (Diana) picture, fixed some missing insets (Apparition, Aquaman, Samaritan).
- BRIGADE. I’ve done a first batch of entries for the (hopefully forgotten) early Brigade characters – one of the earliest, and grossly oversold Image series, back when I rewrote the Lethal entry. This guys are fairly bland and archetypal, which I think makes them useful to have on tap. Here’s what I have for now (I may do more at some point):
- Atlas, the Growth guy on the team, who died
- Boone, the macho gunfighter type
- Kayo, the Japanese martial artist guy type – and oh wait, this also counts as a rewrite.
- Peter wrote an article on the nature and physics of the Phantom Zone in the DCU – now it’s on WORG.
- STRIKEBACK. Another villain both minor and somewhat ridiculous who fought that team — Der Flogmeister !!!1!
- Renegade was an early Rockworld character from Chad, and is sort of a stereotypical PC
- RENEE MONTOYA IS… THE QUESTION ! The last writeup you’ve been waiting for, covering that very popular character’s (still nascent) career as the new Question.
- Stretch Perverto was part of an “evil animated-style version of super-heroes” campaign, written up by Andrew. He joins his colleagues Major Terror, Bloody Mary and Martian Manslayer.
- Minor DC villain Shockwave gets a complete overhaul, which is good since he’s a very convenient and easy to use villain.
- Plus Kayo, as noted above.
- A fair number of adjustments (though certainly not a full rewrite) have also been done to the Cyclops (Classic) writeup ; a fair bit of material has been added to the Invincible writeup and the Omni-Man writeup.
- Woody is the kid sidekick of Hawk-Owl in Marvel’s Ultimate Universe, and he *finally* gets to join his friend on WORG months after Peter wrote him up
- UNDEAD. Two new entries from that group that brings terror to Bil’s Campaign – Wight and Vampyre.
- And finally, Kal El gives us Ideal, from our ancient “Wild Hunt II” character creation sort-of-contest.
Current number of entries is 3885.
The theme of this batch is “heh ? Who with a what ?”. You see, normally I sometimes skip super-obscure and homemade characters who come up during random search in the backlog, in order not to have too many of them in a given batch. However, the backlog is getting low enough that I have to use more of those – the safety is off ! And it might be a good occasion to convince people that character they don’t know about can be interesting. Roll call:
- NEW ART. Some new bits for Grond (again from the Champions MMO), the Sheeda forces, the column that had been missing for a while for the Leviathan (the one made of children and seen in Morrison’s fantastic Seven Soldiers) – and the main illustration for Helter Skelter. Plus of course various insets getting replaced (Human ants from the Sixth Continent, Frankenstein, Ebenezzer Badde, the Golden Eagle and Backlash of the Cadre, some Sheeda critters, the Shining Knight (Ystina), etc.)
- Blackguard. He fought, hmmm… Booster Gold. If you know him it’s probably thanks to his Who’s Who in the DC Universe entry. Very handy, simple villain to have.
- Bloodfire, a PC from an old campaign Pufnstuff was in — a very very 90s PC.
- COMMITEE – Another random hitman with a schtick – this one is Bull, the strongman. He’s a bit of an archetype.
- Barnett Pasternak was a thief until he accidentally became the Midnight Man, LA’s urban legend and vigilante from a 1990s cinematic Howard Chaykin miniseries. An interesting and unusual “super-hero”.
- Bulldozer – *this* Bulldozer is the one from the Champions universe, as adapted to MEGS by REZcat. A good, generic brick.
- REWRITES. True to form, the rewritten entry for this batch is… a minor Golden Age Marvel character, the mysterious Jack Frost. He’s an early wartime Stan Lee creation.
- Carapax. He was part of one of the post-Crisis’s Blue Beetle earliest subplots. Obscure and largely forgotten (though he got a Who’s Who entry), but he’s actually quite powerful and the armour design is genuinely good.
- Daredevil 2099 (no, not *that* 2099 continuity, the other one), a one-shot but interesting heir to both the Kingpin and Daredevil legacies… a sort of mediocre anti-hero in a grey world.
- Ghost II, one of the PCs from Kal El’s “New Global Guardians” campaign.
- Ghoul, a villain from the group The Undead in Bil’s campaign – like some of the entries from Bil, this one has original 3D modelisation of the character.
- Kihei Soge, Pufnstuff’s son’s PC in a Naruto-style campaign. Like Bloodfire in this batch and the recent Helter Skelter and Black Claw, this entry has original art by Pufnstuff.
- STRIKEBACK – team member Midnight Devil by Gareth, with the classic ability of having a detachable tail.
- Torrente is an anti-hero (with a strong emphasis on the “anti”) of a series of Spanish movies about his pathetic, petty exploits to defend king and country.
So who was the biggest name among this batch ? You decide ! Current number of entries is 3874.
The last missing graphical bits for the nextgen WORG are now finished, as is the core SQL query module. Let’s keep our fingers crossed, and in the meanwhile here come a double handful of fairly cool stuff — roll call:
- NEW ART. Just a few more replacement of inset art (Monstro III, Puck II, Tejja the silek killer, etc.), plus two entries from recent batches (Bennet and Ebony) that are now illustrated.
- Mister Spaceman is one of the few test character for Kal El’s random generator I have left.
- INSET ART. Given the (particularly annoying) current instability of the server hosting the inset images, everything has been rewritten so inset images are now served by the server hosting the future version of WORG. So all available inset images (those embedded within the text column, as opposed to the right-hand illustration column) should now reliably show up. Of course, the images that have yet to be replaced following the crash some time back will not show. There are now close to 500 insets, though they are disproportionally concentrated in newer writeups.
- The biggest name in this batch is likely Vic Mackey, the star of the fan-favourite The Shield TV Series, as written up by Tom.
- LARSENVERSE. It’s been a long time since the previous Larsenverse entry, so here comes Wildstar, time-traveler from the future.
- Mister Clean is a brutal, heavily armed, enhanced assassin and ‘cleaner’ on the Church of Humanity’s payrolls. A dangerous killer of mutants, originally seen in the UK.
- STRIKEBACK. The oddly named and odd-looking Rock Lobster is a minor villain who fought Strikeback.
- Tar and S-Tar are two combat enhancements drugs seen in the DC Universe, allowing the user to briefly ‘Hulk out’ and gain superhuman strength and durability.
- COMMITTEE. Another improbable 1970s Committee enforcer – this time Kay-Twelve aka Behemoth, a golem-like robot.
- The Metabarons saga is one of the major sci-fi comic book series, though as usual for European comics it was largely ignored in the US. In this batch, Peter covers one of the Metabarons from long ago, Othon the Thrice Removed Progenitor.
- REWRITES. A pair of cool but under-appreciated characters had their entry overhauled:
- Lovingly crafted, wholly re-researched and rewritten is the new double-barelled entry for the Most Dangerous Woman In The Universe – the old, indifferent entry for Gamora has been replaced by two medium-sized writeups. The ‘early’ entry covers her origin, childhood and career as Thanos’s lovely assistant and special-purpose assassin ; the ‘Infinity Watch era’ entry covers her resurrection and various adventures with and without Adam Warlock until the couple leaves the Heart of Darkness.
- The entry for Henri Ducard has also been upgraded to v1.1, with more information and detail and stuff to better describe this worgmeister’s favourite. There is also additional art depicting the man who taught to Bruce Wayne the fine art of manhunting.
- Nautilus and Razorwire are two very minor Spider-Man villains with a fairly low power level, who have been selected since they are quite generic and can be used pretty much anywhere with no preparation.
- ALMOST HURRAY FOR, ERRR, ALTERNATIVE DISTRIBUTION METHODS. I hoped to recover some of the lost insets when a community member told me that a less-than-legal torrents site was distributing a big pdf with many writeups.org entries… Unfortunately this archive was done after the crash. Writeups.org’s well-documented Unluck Drawback strikes again !
Current number of entries is 3862.
I’m starting to get the feeling the backlog is receding a bit – which also means that, beyond Marvel Boy and Ms. Montoya, we’re getting some seriously weird and obscure stuff. Roll call:
- NEW ART. Ali Ka-Zoom and Gimmix both got new stuff.
- Agent Hazzard is an interesting if obscure Marvel Universe super-soldier who underwent a tragic and poignant descent into insanity.
- COMMITTEE. Another minor hitman with a gimmick – Dragon, the karate hitman.
- Filling out our collection of combat robots, here comes another minor one, the Attackoid.
- Ebony, on the other hand, fills out our collection of opponents for Philippines’s main super-heroine, Darna. This entry was written by Adam.
- It has been a very long while since we haven’t had a conversion of an Aberrant character, so this batch has Epoch.
- AGENTS OF ATLAS. This is the turn of Marvel Boy, who likes Jimmy Woo gets a double-barelled writeup – a ‘Classic’ entry about his adventures as published in the early 1950s, and a ‘Modern’ writeup by Gareth based on his much more recent incarnation.
- ‘Memphis’ Raines is Nicolas Cage’s character in Gone in 60 seconds, a gifted high-end car thief who runs into trouble (writeup by Mike).
- Our first entry on Morgan Le Fay is by David and covers the medieval version of the character from Le Morte d’Arthur.
- RENEE MONTOYA. Here comes the second writeup, covering Renee from the quake to her becoming the Question. This huuuuuge (but heavily illustrated for the readers’s sake) writeup is also voluminous since it is ended to be a good brief about what happened in Gotham between the quake and 2006, as seen by the GCPD – an useful resource for those with a campaign set in Gotham.
- Smokescream is a minor but potentially frustrating Marvel villain.
- The legendary Sonny Sumo, recently back in the pages of Final Crisis, gets a writeup covering his original – and impressive – appearance in, Forever People.
- And finally we get another entry by Pur_see_i8 on Grindhouse – this time the villain of Death-Proof, the one and only Stuntman Mike.
Current number of entries is 3849.
Work on the next version of the site has now reached one of those “flurry of work” phases that exist between the “months go by and nothing happens” phases. It’s not done yet, but things are looking fairly good. In the meantime… MORE CONTENT ! Roll call:
- NEW ART. Despite the current One Big Rush, there’s some – including some material sent to me months ago I never had time to work on:
- Kal El’s homebrewed character Hacker got illustrated within a few hours of publication, but since half-a-dozen people had already checked it up I need to mention it.
- Mighty Man II
- Demonfire (Champions conversion)
- Black Mace (pre-Crisis entry)
- Nemesis Kid
- Reuben Flagg (from the previous batch)
- Tharok (his post-reboot entry, which went unillustrated for years)
- Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
- Onslaught (from a recent batch)
- Green Dragon (Champions conversion) got a first illustration
- Starlord (Peter Quill)
- Plus some new inset images that got fixed
- New winner for the “longest time to get found and published by the Worgmeister” award – one of Richard’s first characters, Twilight. Richard posted this writeup to the list nine years ago.
- WORG PATROL. The text for the Hacker (Kal El’s homemade) has been improved, as was the generally terrible Martin Soap entry. Czonk aka the Baffler has received his inexplicably missing Uncertainty Drawback. Plus, as usual, a few typos and formatting issues gettin’ fixed here and there, plus various clarifications in confusing and/or clumsy text.
- An entry by Mike about Danny Archer, Leonardo Dicaprio’s character in the movie Blood Diamonds – a White African mercenary and troubleshooter who finds redemption.
- AGENTS OF ATLAS. In this batch we extensively cover the boss – Jimmy Woo. Gareth’s ‘current’ entry is for the take on the character seen in the Agents of Atlas series and other recent books ; the other, ‘classic’ writeup covers Agent Woo as published during the 1950s and 60s. All things Woo – whom I think was a very early example of a positive Asian-American hero in popular media – are your to peruse !
- From John Ringo’s Posleen War novels, Mike has assembled a profile for Posleen warriors
- REWRITES. In this batch:
- Mace’s writeup for Edge (from the DCU annual crossover Blood Lines) has received a number of tweaks and additional material
- Doug’s ageing entry for Marvel’s Nocturne II has been thoroughly overhauled and rewritten – and reillustrated, since I had mistakenly put a Nocturne I shot in there
- Snake and Powerhouse are two very obscure villains in the DC Universe, but they have a classic period charm that screams ‘generic 70s villain’ so they’re definitely in.
- STORMWATCH PHD. We now reach the Monstrosity – Professor Shaw is the team’s sort of, kind of Hulk due to his problematic Daemonite ancestry. As with everybody on the team he’s pretty interesting.
- Thelma Bates the ghost is the quirky heroine from 1990s British TV series Hex – this first season profile was written up by Nick
- RENEE MONTOYA. Since this very popular DC character has extensive backstory (in large part due to her involvement with most activities of the GCPD), her huge profile has been broken down into three parts, which will be published in three batches. This entry covers her early life and first appearances, up to the earthquake in Gotham.
- Velma’s entry is part of Mark’s small arc about his Elseworld reinvention of the Scooby Doo gang, and thus joins Fred and Shaggy on WORG.
- CHAMPIONS. The newest profile from REZcat is a conversion of a traditional blaster villain from that game, Pulsar.
Current number of entries is 3836.