Number of voters: 21
2007-04-24 [SilverFire]: Well if that's the only mistake I made, I think I'm doing pretty well. :P
2007-04-24 [SilverFire]: I had 16 tabs open on Elftown, editing all the different pages, and at one point I hit 'back' on the wrong page, and lost all the edit data. >.< *headdesk* I'm only sorry it took so long. :3
2007-04-24 [Kachichan]: x_x That must have been so frustrating! *pats*
2007-04-25 [Ocean Soul]: herrschneemann with a capital H is.. strange x)
2007-04-25 [Linderel]: *blink* I... have a vote? o___O
2007-04-25 [herrschneemann]: that's what I thought, but I guess we're just too used to seeing it that way =P
2007-04-25 [SilverFire]: Sorry. ._. I just automatically capitalise most names (with the exception of iippo & ara - and those I only remember because of double letters, & the symmetry.)
2007-04-25 [herrschneemann]: No worries =) Technically it should be Herr Schneemann anyway =P
2007-05-07 [GoneGone]: Shouldn't the vote be advertised on the main page? We may get more people that way.
2007-05-07 [GoneGone]: I meant on the side of the page, where other contests and voting are currently advertised.
2007-05-07 [Linderel]: On the Mainstreet, you mean, then.
2007-05-07 [GoneGone]: Aye.
2007-05-16 [Gwenn*]: Do you know when the next 30 days contest will be up? To know if I'll pake part ;)
2007-05-17 [Little Insane Cat]: i most definitly will.
2007-05-19 [Sienta]: As will I *again*. You know, now that I actually have TIME. School out in two weeks!! *maniacal laugh*
2008-02-13 [Linderel]: *le poke*
Forgotten about? :o
2008-02-13 [SilverFire]: Not quite. The winner was Elegy. 'nough said? :P
2008-02-14 [Linderel]: Ya, well, that's clear enough xD
It just was never announced ;3
2008-02-14 [Triola]: Haha, very well then :P By the way, I think you should do another one of these :3
2008-02-14 [SilverFire]: Maybe we'll do one for March '08. :P
2008-02-14 [Triola]: I definitely think you should! :D
2008-02-19 [Little Insane Cat]: ooh yeah i agree
2008-02-19 [Falx]: Yay! Another 30 day contest!
2008-02-20 [Little Insane Cat]: can't wait!!!
2008-02-20 [The Fuzzily Psychotic Llama is Dead]: oooh, I'l join up again if another starts. I got a graphics tablet now and I need practice! lol
2008-02-20 [SilverFire]: Then join up already. :D
2008-02-20 [Linderel]: Do I have time? *ponders* ...ah, why the heck not xD
2008-02-20 [Cia_mar]: this will start when the sign up is all filled up... yes???
i will have to see if i can do it... in about 21 days i will be moving, and will lose 3 days in transit... but once i am settled, it would be fun, if it has not already started!
2008-02-20 [Linderel]: I assume the contest will start when March does. ;)
2008-02-20 [Cia_mar]: ah... no matter how many people sign up... i guess that makes sense...*blush
2008-02-20 [nehirwen]: *joins*
2008-02-20 [Levoton]: Two questions:
1) So not only do you have to draw/whatever every day, you'll also have to update every day or you lose points? Even if your house burns down and you seriously can't?
2) Can the date of the drawing be for several days or does it have to be (in my case a half-hearted) one-day work? If it can, is it counted for the beginning or finish date?
2008-02-20 [Jitter]: Gah last time this was on was close to my wedding and now close to my due date -.-;;;;;;
Next time for me again.... -.-
2008-02-20 [Sharky87]: This sounds fun, but..where should we post the art? O.o
2008-02-20 [iippo]: There will be an entry-wiki set up for each day, so on the 1st you post the art in the first entry wiki, on the 2nd in the second entry wiki and so on. :)
2008-02-20 [SilverFire]: The piece should be drawn in one day only, and yeah, sorry, it should be updated every day. But maybe if your house burns down and for some reason you *still* draw something new every day and can upload it to ET, we might work around it. :P
Sharky, when the contest starts a new page will be provided to upload the art onto every day.
Sorry Jitters. :P
2008-02-20 [Sharky87]: okiedokie! I might do this.. XD
2008-02-20 [Mortified Penguin]: ...*eats ramen*... might I request a different deadline time? ...I will typically be asleep at the current time...
2008-02-20 [Sharky87]: yeah, and I'll be at work.. :S
2008-02-20 [Mortified Penguin]: Also, I must add... I am a lazy man, so don't expect quality...
2008-02-20 [SilverFire]: No, sorry. :P Last year I did it at 12am Elftown time, which meant I had to stay up every night for a month, so this time around we decided to do it at a more convenient time for us. :3 Because we're just selfish like that. You guys will just have to get your entry up more than a few minutes before the deadline. :P
2008-02-20 [Sharky87]: so, if I'm at work and I dont get to post it.. I'll be thrown out...? ;___;
2008-02-20 [Triola]: Every night for a year? :P
2008-02-20 [Triola]: Sharky, it just means that you post it the evening before the deadline :P
2008-02-20 [SilverFire]: Shhhhh, I'm having a stupid day today. ._. Sharky, you don't have to post it seconds before the deadline. :S you've got 24 hours to post, do it before you go to work or something. Everyone has a different time zone, and whenever we stick closing time, it will be inconvenient for someone.
2008-02-20 [Mortified Penguin]: Couldn't you change the time for different time zones...? ...that way, we all have the same amount of time...
2008-02-20 [Triola]: Awws *hugs* forget I ever commented then :)
2008-02-20 [Triola]: [Mortified Penguin], everyone will still have the same amount of time. You post before noon ET time every day, and the 24 hours until the next day you have to create another image. Same as everyone else :P
2008-02-20 [Sharky87]: oki, I'll try.. :P
2008-02-20 [stuffAEAmade]: I need an excuse to draw more. -.-
2008-02-20 [Hello Sunshine]: Alright, so this type of thing appeals greatly to me. I won't be able to participate in March. I have a surgery coming up, and that'll take me out for awhile. Will there be one in April? If not, I may be able to squeeze the stuff in. Also, would it be alright to just use photos for the thirty days? I'm an okay drawer sometimes, but I find that my scanner minces things up a great deal, and any photo I take is more than likely going to be better than any drawing I scan.
2008-02-20 [SilverFire]: Maybe not April (we need some time to let people sign up, and do the voting for the previous contest) Maybe May, if enough people are interested. Although we said that last time, and that was a year ago. XP But yes, if enough interest, we'll try. And photos would be fine. :) If you want to carve pumpkins for 30 days, that's great too. :P
2008-02-21 [blu.nation]: xD I have way too much to do in March, but i'll go for it anyway.
2008-02-21 [Duke Devlin]: Meh.. If I fail, I fail! :D
2008-02-21 [Triola]: That's the spirit! :D *is without photoshop for half of March, but will use MS Paint if absolutely necessary xD*
2008-02-21 [The Fuzzily Psychotic Llama is Dead]: ahh, signed up now. No going back. >.< Oh well. I got tonnes of coursework tho, so my posts will be crappy.
2008-02-21 [Mom]: Lucky 13 for me....*Grins*
2008-02-21 [ceridwen]: Okay, so, I'm kinda liking this ider, buuuut.
Do we have to keep with the same medium throughout the 30 days?
(Sorry if there's an obvious answer and I'm just being a silly tardface.)
2008-02-21 [Duke Devlin]: *has no laptop with scanner installed* So all of my art will either be photos, or compArt. :) DX
And I think you can change throughout cerid. :)
2008-02-21 [Chimes]: *is very tempted to join* I have a question for you, is there a theme for each day or is it just random pictures?
2008-02-21 [Duke Devlin]: It's just random pics I think Chimesy. It doesn't mention anything of themes, so I would just take it as a new piece of art a day.
2008-02-21 [Sharky87]: oh yeah! Are fan-art allowed here? XD
2008-02-21 [Chimes]: I can try I suppose. I'll probably fail. Hmm... and I may have to do it on 3 computers... because my laptop reckons it doesn't have a cd drive when it quite clearly does. *shakes head*
2008-02-21 [Duke Devlin]: ... *points at my comment above my other one* :P I have no laptop of my own. :(
2008-02-21 [SilverFire]: Duke Devlin is right, Ceridwen, you can change mediums any time you want. :P If you want to do 30 pictures all in different mediums, you can do that. Chimes, there is no theme, and Sharky, fan art is fine. :)
2008-02-21 [Duke Devlin]: Yay for answers! :) <3 Thankies Silvie.
2008-02-21 [itoe]: And the implied challenge is set! Can I come up with 30 different media? We will see %^).
2008-02-21 [Chimes]: And that is what you would call a good host. :) *applauds*
2008-02-21 [Sharky87]: WEEEEEEEE!! *dances*
2008-02-21 [Duke Devlin]: Exactly Chimesy! :D *decides to attempt the implied challenge also* XD
2008-02-21 [Chimes]: Omg! I just realised... I get to do a special [Chimes] birthday pic for this contest. ^^ Yay for my birthday.
Another question... so for the first day... can we start the day before to get it uploaded by 12? And, do we have to make our own contest page thing for all our art pieces?
2008-02-21 [SilverFire]: [iippo] and I will set up all the contest pages. The first contest page will be posted at 12:00 midday on March the first, and will stay open until midday on March the 2nd, giving you 24 hours to upload and draw your entry; at midday on March 2nd we'll close and lock the first page, and post the second page, which you'll have 24 hours to upload your second entry to, etc. :)
2008-02-21 [Mom]: Neat idea...
2008-02-21 [Mortified Penguin]: So if we're late by like ten minutes, you won't even let us post it...?
2008-02-21 [Chimes]: AH! Okay. I get it now. I am no longer confused.
2008-02-21 [SilverFire]: 'Fraid not Mort. Sorry. :) But you *do* have a whole 24 hours.
2008-02-23 [Duke Devlin]: Already did. ;)
2008-02-23 [Duke Devlin]: And it's your wiki, so pluggage is allowed. ;)
2008-02-28 [Sharky87]: I was wondering! Do I have to draw every day if I chose to draw the first day or can I do different stuff every day?
2008-02-28 [Linderel]: You can do different things. That was actually already answered earlier by Silvie - you should read the comments.
2008-02-28 [Sharky87]: oki, I dont usually bother to read all the comments.. XD Sorry..
2008-02-28 [Linderel]: But it was stated in a comment that answered your question about fan art <_<
2008-02-28 [Sharky87]: oh..ehem.. sowwy.. XD
2008-02-28 [Yncke]: Sorry if it's already there in the comments, but what about a pencil drawing on day N, an inking of that drawing on day N+, and colours of that drawing on day N+2?
2008-02-28 [SilverFire]: No, sorry, the whole image has to be produced in that one day. :)
2008-02-28 [Sharky87]: heh, then I hope you dont expect everything from me to be good.. XD sometimes I just havent got the patience to draw, or anything.. XD
2008-02-28 [Mom]: well...this will be great practice then.Even us oldtimers have a hard time doing that much work.
2008-02-28 [The Fuzzily Psychotic Llama is Dead]: Shame you can't upload old stuff. I've got enough to last me about a year! XD Gah, a lot of competition now - up to 17 already!
2008-02-28 [Mom]: That's not the purpose of this contest.
2008-02-28 [The Fuzzily Psychotic Llama is Dead]: Yeah, I know. Oh well. It gives me practice at least, if not anything else.
2008-02-28 [stuffAEAmade]: Sketching something each day isn't too bad, but I've found that scanning/editi
2008-02-28 [Chimes]: Yeah... Agreed... My scanner can't be loaded on to my laptop... >.< I am going to have to try and use my mums to scan... Eek.
2008-02-28 [The Fuzzily Psychotic Llama is Dead]: .< I got a tablet recently so I don't have those problems any more! Still annoying tho, as I'm still getting used to it.
2008-02-28 [Chimes]: I want a tablet... but I wouldn't be able to use it as I assume you need to use a disk to install it... and my laptop thinks it doesn't have a disk drive at the moment... when it does...
2008-02-28 [stuffAEAmade]: My tablet is at my dad's, so I only have access to it on the weekends. (otherwise I'd never get any schoolwork done...) I plan to work mostly in good ole' pencil. =3
My tablet had a driver disk and an art program freebie disk, but I think most drivers can be downloaded online as well.
2008-02-28 [The Fuzzily Psychotic Llama is Dead]: I'm not sure, really. My comp's a Mac, and the Wacom tablets are quite expensive (but work on macs) so I had to search to find one for macs, and it's quite an obscure name - Aiptek.
2008-02-28 [SilverFire]: Eh? I found it easy to find a mac compatible one. :P Maybe because I looked in the Mac shop. :P
2008-02-28 [stuffAEAmade]: Wacom has a new line called Bamboo, and the cheapest (smallest, of course) is $100. Saw a link for $70 ones at Circuit City, though.
2008-02-28 [nehirwen]: My boyfriend almost claimed his wacom -intuos 3- back (his full right), but I'm lucky enough that I still may use it during this contest. I must soon get my own wacom though.. O.o
*thinking of the cheap bamboo too*
2008-02-28 [Yncke]: Let's give it a try. :)
I bought a Volito for about 25 euro. Very happy with it.
2008-02-28 [nehirwen]: I'll search the online marketplaces if I got some money to spent. ;)
2008-02-29 [iippo]: ^^; I never even thought about any compatibility issues, I just bought a Wacom to use with a range of machines (PC at home in Finland, Macs and PCs at uni in England), I just thought it would be plug-and-play USB thing - and it is :P I don't even have my "own" computer anywhere, I just have a tablet, and an external hard drive to keep files in. I'm a roaming digital artist :P
2008-02-29 [The Fuzzily Psychotic Llama is Dead]: I wanted to get an A4 size tablet, rather than a smaller one, so there's more space to draw. I don't like the small hand-sized or A5 ones. I'd find that they would be too sensitive.
2008-02-29 [iippo]: I got an A4 one too, again out of ignorance - I thought A4 was small XP
2008-02-29 [Mom]: Is the day one page posted yet? Day one will soon be starting.
2008-02-29 [SilverFire]: Err... the day one page will be posted when day one starts, in just over 12 hours time. Don't worry, we haven't forgotten. ;)
2008-02-29 [Mom]: Ummm...what time zone are we going by?
2008-02-29 [SilverFire]: Et time, as it states in the rules. :)
2008-02-29 [Mom]: 2008-02-29 21:09:30 Day one starts in less than 3 hours then.
2008-02-29 [SilverFire]: er... no, it doesn't. :S it starts in over 14. You do realise that midday isn't 24:00, but 12:00, right? :P
2008-02-29 [Mom]: Glad we got things straight then.
2008-03-01 [Falx]: RIght, so here we are. Where do we post our art for Day One then?
2008-03-01 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: aww come on! Mid-Day! I do all my drawings in the afternoon!
2008-03-01 [iippo]: But you live across the ocean, Scarlet. ET's midday is not your midday. ET's mid day is your morning, so you can draw in the afternoon (ET's evening) and submit before noon the next day... I think that's how it would work, at least?
2008-03-01 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: oh.. ya I suppose.. , but to me it looks like I'm a day behind, not ahead... for me it's 14:36 March 1, and on elftown it's... 19:34
2008-03-01 [iippo]: But if you do your drawing now (as it is the afternoon there), you can submit later in the evening, when it's middle of the night ET time, since March 1 contest doesn't close until mid day March 2 in ET time (which is the morning for you)
2008-03-01 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: Oh... lol sometimes I'm really sloooowww. :P
2008-03-02 [Duke Devlin]: Oh thankyou iippo. :D <3 Now I know I still have 45 minutes to make a nice piccy/take one. XD
2008-03-02 [Duke Devlin]: Since it is now past twelve.. Logic says that I can put up the next one soon, right? Ahhh but lack of wiki.. Hmm.. I'll just do it and put it up later. :P
2008-03-02 [Akayume]: Can I still enter this?... I mean, I'd take the point reduction. :/
2008-03-02 [SilverFire]: If you're willing to take the point reduction, sure. :)
2008-03-03 [Akayume]: Hmm.. Will another one be running after this one? Or is this, like, the only one ever? o.O
2008-03-03 [SilverFire]: Well, this is the second one ever already. :P If popularity demands it we'll do another. But there are still 3 and a half hours left of day 2. If you can submit something before midday Elftown time, then your point loss will only be the five points for the first day.
2008-03-04 [Akayume]: Hmm.. I see. :] I'll wait and see if there's a next one then.
2008-03-08 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: erg. I'm too stressed. I think I'm going to drop out of this one.. I normally do draw something every day.. but I lack a scanner and my batteries died in my camera... so I need new ones. Next time maybe, I've missed 2 days already and won't have access to a comp in a week.. so ya. Poor planning on my part I guess. Good luck to the rest of ya.
2008-03-08 [iippo]: I'm losing track of what day is what. @_@
2008-03-10 [The Fuzzily Psychotic Llama is Dead]: I'm gonna quit. Sorry, but I have exam week apon me. >.<
2008-03-12 [Eyonic]: I don't quite understand the rules here.... you have to enter a new drawing every day?
2008-03-12 [iippo]: Yes. The challenge is that you have to draw/paint/pho
2008-03-12 [Eyonic]: wow....that would be hard
2008-03-12 [iippo]: Or challenging ;) (I agree though - I couldn't do it :P) But that's the excitement. And makes the contest worth it (hopefully).
Sorry for the delay, everyone >.< Stuff was up and came up and all that. Sorry bout that.
2008-03-19 [Duke Devlin]: My mum's laptop died... :( I had no computer/inter
2008-03-20 [iippo]: Draug, what are you doing? :P
2008-03-20 [SilverFire]: On the days where I was busy (still in bed :P) Dan updated for me - but he couldn't add the link on this page, since I made it editable by owner only. So he just stuck the link in a comment, and I added it to this page later.
2008-03-20 [iippo]: Ah, okies ^^;
2008-03-23 [SilverFire]: I'm buggering off to Athens for a week (completely for study purposes, I assure you :P) So [Draugluin] is going to be updating on the days [iippo] doesn't for the next week. So if we're late updating - blame him, not me. :)
2008-03-24 [Mom]: Where's day 24? Let's go guys. lol
2008-03-24 [Duke Devlin]: Just go straight to the think in the wiki, just puit it in, I'm sure they won't mind. :)
2008-03-24 [Draugluin]: Eep, sorry about that. It's sods law that my internet would fail to work the day I am required to do some thing of worth. Thanks for sorting the page out for me :) Hopefully it wont happen again.
2008-03-25 [iippo]: Sorry from me too, I've been in real life limbo (damn Harry Potter 7... :P)
2008-03-31 [Sharky87]: oh no!! :O I submitted the wrong thing! I though it would be one more day to submit.. >.< Damn! *sighs and hits self* I'm so stupid...
2008-04-27 [SilverFire]: Argh. X_X Guys, remind me to set up the voting for this! I'll try to do it if I have time this week (but I have a presentation and an essay due in, and an exam) but definitely by the weekend. But someone remind me. O_O
2008-04-27 [Yncke]: You can make the wiki send you a reminder too. ;)
2008-04-27 [SilverFire]: It's already under wiki-changes, if that's what you mean, but if you're on about the general reminder messages, then the message notification system doesn't seem to have been fixed yet. How many messages I have and how many it tells me I have still aren't related, so I don't think the reminder message would be hugely useful atm. :P
2008-04-28 [Yncke]: All right, then we'll do some manual pokeage this weekend. ;)
2008-04-28 [Triola]: How about we just keep this conversation going, that way it will also pop up in the wiki-comment section? :3 (and everyone knows wiki-comments are waay cooler than wiki-changes!)*pokepokepoke*
2008-04-28 [nehirwen]: Let's stalk this page. :)
2008-04-28 [Chimes]: Why are they cooler? Out of interest. ^^
2008-04-28 [Linderel]: Because there's talking, of course. :P
2008-04-28 [Chimes]: Wow. I thought it'd be some insanely complex reason. I don't know why though. XD
2008-04-28 [Yncke]: I don't agree. There's these wiki pages with for example incredibly cool art, where all the talk in the world can't get as cool as an update of the wiki itself.
2008-04-28 [nehirwen]: True ^^
2008-04-28 [Triola]: Honey, we're always around xD
2008-04-28 [nehirwen]: xD omg that's so funny
2008-04-28 [SilverFire]: When I first joined ET, I always used to check the wiki updates before the comments. Now I tend to do it the other way around, unless it's something like an RP, where I know people might be waiting for me to post.
2008-04-28 [Triola]: Haha, I did the same. Maybe newbies don't understand the value of comments? :P
2008-04-28 [SilverFire]: Or maybe we just made the comments far more interesting by being here. :3
2008-04-28 [Triola]: You know, I think you're on to something there :P
2008-04-28 [Chimes]: It's quite interesting how we can have a conversation that is both amusing and interesting about comments. XD I am rather amused.
2008-04-28 [SilverFire]: Now it's a conversation about the fact that we're having a conversation about the comments.
2008-04-29 [Yncke]: Yep. And your remark is the start of a conversation in the comments about the fact that we're having a conversation in the comments about having a conversation about the comments in the comments. I spy with my little eye something with recursive. *evil grin*
2008-04-29 [Triola]: Sooo.... the weather anyone? :P
2008-04-29 [Mortified Penguin]: I spy with my little eye someone who's being unecessarily redundant. Why would you say "in the comments"? It's common sense that a comment would be in the comments section, so therefore your statement is unecessary and should be stricken from the record.
2008-04-29 [Duke Devlin]: Well, I decree that your comment should be stricken from the record on the basis of your being unecessarily antagonistic. ;)
2008-04-29 [Mortified Penguin]: To put down such an allegedly antagonistic comment is, in itself, unecessarily antagonistic. By your logic, such a comment should be stricken. And once your comment is stricken, my comment is longer under fire to be stricken itself, so therefore it will remain, unstricken, until further assessment by the appropriate strickening juror.
2008-04-30 [Yncke]: It's raining.
2008-04-30 [Triola]: Awws, we have sun :D Lots of it <3
2008-04-30 [nehirwen]: I can see the sun is shining through the clouds..
There is sun, just not much of it. :)
2008-04-30 [SilverFire]: We've got proper April showers here, one minute sunny the next minute hail.
2008-04-30 [Duke Devlin]: Right, how about both comments were stricken, Mort? ;)
On a better note.. Well, actually not.. I agree Silvie! We have the same weather down here. :( Sucks.. It's like April is spiting us on it's last day.. Since it hasn't rained too much, it is making up for it now. >>
2008-04-30 [Yncke]: I'm better of here, then. I've had quite some practice with April rain this month.
2008-05-04 [Yncke]: *poke poke poke*
2008-05-04 [Duke Devlin]: Ahhh yes... Poking. :O
April rain is over.. It now just keeps getting stupidly hot. XD
2008-05-04 [Mortified Penguin]: I much prefer April rain to the Chocolate rain we have here occasionally..
2008-05-04 [Duke Devlin]: Chocolate rain? oO
2008-05-04 [Hello Sunshine]: Oooh, sounds yummy. But I highly doubt that it is.
2008-05-04 [Teufelsweib]: sounds like pollution has got its peak :P
2008-05-04 [SilverFire]: If anyone disagrees with those current scores, please say so, and point out what mistake you think I've made. I've just spent half an hour tallying and I'll be happily surprised if I didn't go wrong somewhere.
2008-05-07 [Duke Devlin]: Well done to the 50's! :O
2008-05-07 [SilverFire]: I'm assuming no one has a problem with the scoring so far then, so I'll get round to making the pages soon. Hopefully tomorrow.
2008-05-07 [Duke Devlin]: Yes! No doing it tonight.. Too late. =O
2008-05-08 [Linderel]: Oh my. I missed that many days? Shite.
2008-05-10 [Yncke]: Agreed with the score as far as I'm concerned. :) It's great to see many people succeeded in finishing the contest.
2008-05-27 [Yncke]: How does the next step of the voting go?
2008-07-08 [Dint]: Is it ok that I voted for...*counts* 5 people? (Of course I was a retard and didn't read the voting rules till after the fact. >_<) But I loved too many of the contestants' work! T_T
If that's a problem I can change my votes. (Though it will be hard to choose!)
2008-07-09 [SilverFire]: :P I suppose I'll let you off. :P It's more to stop people from voting for everyone (because that's just not useful for deciding a winner) :P
2010-08-09 [Yncke]: I was wondering if there would be another one of these. This was a challenging but fun contest...
2010-08-09 [SilverFire]: Hmmm... probably when iippo gets back. Which I think is March next year sometime.
2010-08-09 [Yncke]: Great! :)
2010-09-07 [kittykittykitty]: Was a winner ever announced for this? :P
2011-03-24 [iippo]: Dint looks like the winner according to the poll.
Should there be another one? *can't remember much of this contest*