Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!
Last Sunday I had a Skype meeting with Brendan Julian and Richard Johnston - the voices of Louis and James respectively from my upcoming animation - to discuss the finer points of Honour Amongst Thieves. As promised, I managed to record it and so without further ado, I present to you:
Honour Amongst Thieves
I was delighted to see the two of them got along so well, because their character interaction promises to be great this way. Unfortunately, Santiago's VA was unable to make it due to timezones, but perhaps sometime in future we'll be able to repeat this again plus one Spaniard!
A Helping Hand To GazaHelloMore Like This
Please every one click on links :
Open Your Eyes What Happened ?
Following the events of the recent brutal killing of innocent Palestinians in Gaza .
the led to the killing and injuring many man that thirty percent of them are women and children .
This requires that saw many people in the group will feel that they want their voices to convey to the people of Gaza
That s why I launched contest for all members of the art by any means want t share the grief of the people of Gaza.
Today your Fave on this B
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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Material ListUpdated materials list July 12, 2014!More Like This
*140lb Arches paper cold pressed
*90lb Saunders paper cold pressed
*140lb FLUID watercolour paper cold pressed
*Muse Cubi White Watson paper
*140lb cold pressed WINDSOR & NEWTON watercolour paper (Rough texture)
*W&N/ HOLBEIN watercolours
*Dr. Ph. Martin Synchromatic / Radiant liquid watercolour
*Dr. Ph. Martin Black Star Matte India ink
*Daler Rowney acrylic inks (Gold, silver, etc)
ESCODA / W&N series 7 brushes (Sable)
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.
[Bullet; Green]Sketchbook[Bullet; Green]
Great for mixed media
[Bullet; Green]Masking Fluid[Bullet; Green]
I don't use masking fluid.
I heard th
100 Points Randomly Rewards (July 2014)More Like This
Contest: Random-Draw ( July 2014 )
Tonight maybe we have another start for this group ,
First this blog ,
To participate in our Contests Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider one number for each member , then we use this site: http://www.random.org/ for choosing Random numbers (winners) .
And the numbers that are chosen will be for our random members .
This time we consider 4 winners .
and 25 points rewards for every one .
Our April Randomly Winners .
:iconkkatethewolff: (number:29932 )
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video sketchesyes you guessed it.More Like This
i saw my husbands video and felt the urge of wanting to make one as well. why? dunno.. I just realized I wanted to relax and sketch whatever so I turned on my recorder XD
its funny, there have been so many times I wanted to demonstrate the way both me and my husband write our comics. but I just couldn't get around to catching that moment when I had a certain idea I wanted to turn into a strip.
With me it happens gradually, especially now that I have a ton of work on the side so I can draw an idea in a few doodles, and let it sit around. then after a few days I come back to it.. or after a month or after 3 months. sometimes the idea is good, and sometimes it isn't. sometimes when you think you had the best idea, you wake up the next morning and think.. what was i thinking ?? XD
This can never fit there!
But sometimes its a fun or interesting idea so you keep it anyway XD
well this video shows how the ideas are born. I'm pretty sure many of you are f
MemoriesI've been in China for almost a week now, and all the memories I have of this place is flooding back. Unfortunately, many of those memories are quite negative. A lot of people commented on my last journal asking why my stepmom and half brother had tried to kill me. It's not a secret and I'm in a weird mood right now so I'll retell the story.More Like This
I last visited China almost five years ago. I was unfortunate enough to be stranded at the LAX airport for two days. During that time, I met another girl my age who was also returning to China to visit family. We talked for a long time and I found out her parents are also divorced like mine. She told me how her stepmom would regularly burn her with cigarette buds. I was horrified but I felt lucky that my stepmom is kind to me. I told her I was lucky to have a nice stepmom. I had never been so wrong.
When I first arrived, my stepmom greeted me kindly, and we talked, joked, and hung out like a regular family would. But her mask was quickly cracking a
Tips on: How to make an original species?I got asked by a few people but I wrote out this response to jasper-chan's ask on my tumblr. since it's all written out I feel like it'd be at least somewhat appreciated to those who are curious of what I keep in mind while making an original speciesMore Like This
WARNING it's a little messy but if you are confused then feel free to ask me questions I'll do my best to answer properly
In general I’d suggest to think "what physical characteristics should be involved with my species? and how can i make it unique?"
for a species to be a species (especially closed species) there should be at least some distinctive physical trait that they're born with.
imo it’s not a very good species if they can take off what would make them a species. for example, a group of kemonomimis that likes to wear a specific fashion is more of a culture than a species. I wouldn’t add their fashion into their main descrip
Myths of Unova FASHION Contest! [CLOSED4JUDGING]THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! Results should be up within a weekMore Like This
Yooooo Ky-nim here with another contest!
Ever wanted to try making the Myths of Unova cast wear an outfit you wished they wore? Want some shiny Pokemon for your X/Y game? If you said yes to any of those (esp the second one), we have a "Fashion Contest" for you!! Which may or may not be a way to keep ya'll distracted until the hiatus ends eheheh
Sounds like a fun contest and want to participate? Awesome! Here are some guidelines for the contest.
Draw any of the MoU cast (human, Pokemon) in an outfit that they would not normally wear!
Gijinkas of the Pokemon cast are allowed (dead 'mons too!)
Doing a crossover outfit entry is okay (i.e. KLK, SnK). BUT since creativity is part of the judging criteria (see below), please keep in mind that a entry with original outfits (or even outfits that take influence/reference to a show without copy-pasting) will be rated higher in that category.
Please keep all
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQMore Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be
Other places to find me and my artSo a well-known blog on tumblr featured my work today, which is cool, but they linked here, which is weird, because I'm least active here of all the sites I'm on... so I just wanna point out a list of other places where you can also find me and follow my work!More Like This
inprnt (you can buy prints of my work here!)
Have a lovely day everyone!
Artists Toolbox: Culinary Art ToolsArtists Toolbox: Culinary Art ToolsMore Like This
To find out more about this educational series, check out the Artists Toolbox Schedule over at projecteducate.
The hardest part of any craft is getting the right tools. You've gotta learn the language of the trade, and that means getting yourself familiar with what's needed where. Culinary arts in particular can be so overwhelming. Most sugar craft books will tell you you need a long list of expensive equipment they'll use to make one type of adornment never to be used again. This can suck a lot of beginners in to spending a fortune on equipment that's not essential. And cake decorating equipment is exorbitantly expensive. I can go buy some lustre dust and a couple of cutters required for one type of flower and kiss $100 goodbye, so knowing when to spend and when not to spend can save you a lot of pain.
I've been building up my
Plugging the VAsHello all,More Like This
Things are still incredibly busy and hectic over here, in light of which I don't have much time to dedicate towards Honour Amongst Thieves at the moment. Rest assured, we haven't seen the last of the project and the characters around here, but in the meantime, I thought I might tide you over with some "goodies". Each of the characters' VAs are very talented in their own ways, and I thought I'd plug some of their websites for those of you interested in what they do when they're not cussing at pirates or berating heathens.
Brendan Julian, voice of Louis:
As well as voice acting for several college projects, Brendan is also a
musician and songwriter. He has several videos of his guitar covers uploaded to
his YouTube account, as well as some singing. You can find his best stuff here:
Richard Johnston, voice of James:
Not just a polite British man, Richa
TentaclesDo you know what's awesome?More Like This
They can be cute, they can be intimidating. They can be colourful, or muted. They can appear fierce and strong, or swirl in delicate, graceful lines.
These muscular structures are best known as those attached jellyfish, but they're found in a massive array of invertebrates, some mammals & amphibians, and even in plants! We always associate them as having suckers, but some species come equipped with all sorts of interesting structures. Some tentacles have eyes at the end of them (snails) others have teeth (giant squid). Some can release venom (jellyfish) and others are lined with sharp swivelling hooks (colossal squid).
But where they are best known is the one place they are most often misnamed: the octopus. The 8 limbs on the octopus are actually arms, not tentacles. Tentacles are actually much longer than arms, and only have suckers on the very tips rather than scaling the whole length of them.
But tentacles jus
May Artisan Crafts DD RoundupThese are the DD's I featured for April 2013, you can find ^maytel's features right here and cakecrumbs' here. I always strive to keep a balance between all the crafts there is and represent as many as possible, so if you think that any craft is not getting enough love, let me know! Send me suggestions! I love to receive feedbackMore Like This
This month we welcomed cakecrumbs, our new Artisan Crafts Community Volunteer. If you haven't yet please give her a warm welcome
Also please don't forget to check out the Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge and the Get Crafty Contest, both are really fun events and they include prizes! Don't forget to join CRArtisanCrafts too.
Features by Talty
Cosplay Tutorials CollectionCosplay tutorials are among the most fascinating I've found in DA, full of inspiration and secrets that make you want to try them, even if you've never cosplayed before. I took a good look around and tried to put together the best collection that I could, so please feel free to browse all of these and try them! Let these artist know how awesome and generous they are for their hard workMore Like This
This article was written for ArtHistoryProject, please don't forget to visit the project and also join the nail art contest we put together.
Knight of Time Cape: Tutorial by HABanime Ruffle Skirt Tutorial by eirenealetheia Sailor Fuku Cosplay Tutorial by SparklePipsi
Feathered Wings Tutorial by Kudrel-Cosplay Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns Fantasy Film Wing Tutorial by Flying-Fox Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Vinyl and Craft Foam Armor Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Link Cosplay hat tutorial by Eressea-sama Cid Highwind Spear Tutorial 1 by gerodere Craft foam tutorial by PxScosplay
Performance Arts - Nail Art ContestUpdate: Just a few days left to enter the contest, there's still time! And please don't forget to check out the amazing entries we already gotMore Like This
Yes, a contest! Remember I wrote yesterday about how amazing and fun nail art is? It's your time to try it, and to encourage you we're putting together a contest! Complete with pretty prizes and everything. Tell your friends!
Get your polish ready and try it! And guys, we're not forgetting about you I think there's nothing wrong with a guy painting his nails, but if you're not comfortable with the idea ask your girlfriend to let you do her manicure and she'll be thrilled! (I speak from experience). Or well, there's always falsies
Entries must be made, photographed and submitted between May 3rd and 31st.The nail art can be performed on your own nails, someone else's nails or false nails, but it must be made by the submitting artist.There's no restriction on theme, materials o
AMV'sWell, guess I haven't posted any amvs in a while, 'bout due ey?More Like This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir1dYOOiI5s - Short, but powerful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTnXkbTjd2k - So sad and beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VStlDDW7yiQ - Short MMV, but well done.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4-vlhkUPb4 - Epic on every level, this one will give you chills
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEcOlkFDlRg - Everyone x Rukia in this MMV really. Could use a little work, but pretty well done.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzxlgePnw0c - This was awesome, and totally moving.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScSCrvFgPBg - This is just an incredible amv all around. Really well done and fitting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpcLnR1M8LA - This was just... adorable really. Legend of Korra.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XApmwPgix7o - Sweet and touching. NejiTen + Shikaino pairings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDfbLnWGl70 - Oh nostalgia
Yay for Polymer Clay 13Please click that button and this news article so more people can share the polymer clay love!More Like This
Polymer clay has been taken beyond child's play by many talented artists, artists that deserve more recognition. Each week moofestgirl and Talty will bring you their favorite polymer clay submissions for that week. Please enjoy them and show them much love! If you know any artist that you think deserves more recognition, please let us know so we can consider them for future features.
Dolls and sculptures
Valentine's Day Cake + Chocolate Anatomical Heart by abohemianbazaarLittle fruit by LiskeBunnik
Hand-Made Labyrinth Worm Ring - FOR SALE by Chaotica-ILarge Red Flower Bouquet Ring by DiaSzaboDragonFly Leaf Pendant by KabiDesignsRose Garden Bracelet by DiaSzaboSchool of Jellyfish Glowing by NeverlandJewelryPendant "The emblem of Feanor" by Tantalia
Our featured artist this week is abohemianbazaar. He has a seemingly infinite patience, and his attention for details make his miniature work extremely realistic. E
PE: The Miniatures GalleryMiniatures is one of the newest subcategories in the Artisan Crafts gallery, it was introduced less than 3 months ago. It's still rather small and many people don't know about it yet, so this feature will explore it a bitMore Like This
Miniatures are copies or models of things, made on a small scale.
Animals, Nature and Scenery
Miniatures of animals, plants, birds, trees, planets etc.
Dollhouses and Rooms
Furnishings made specifically for Doll houses and full rooms.
PE - Artisan Crafts ABC III E - HArtisan Crafts ABC: A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - ZMore Like This
Artisan Crafts ABC II: A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z
Artisan Crafts ABC III: A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z
The quest to make the ultimate artisan crafts encyclopedia continues this year
So many artists underpricing...It makes me really sad.More Like This
When an artist you want to commission finally open their commissions back and all of their slots are taken in less than a minute.
And I'm sure all the slots would still be taken if the price was increased of x2-x10.
So many artists are still underpricing themselves. People make it a standard for art to sell for so cheap and whenever someone charge more than this standard, which is probably still underpriced, people complain.
By underpricing yourself, you are also contributing to keep the price standard of art low on this site. Charging low can be insulting to other artists, but also to yourself.
Please, don't ever feel like you need to underprice yourself, because of the fear of what other might think or say. You art is worth more than that. There will always be someone complaining, you cannot please everyone. Your time, the efforts, the skills you gained over years of hard work, is worth far way more than a few cents/points.
If you ever open your commissions an
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.More Like This
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
The Textures Feature Vol. VHi everyone!More Like This
It's time for my textures feature again. I will be presenting artists and artworks to you which stood out to me while wandering around in the resources department these past weeks and months. Before I do, I'd like to use the opportunity to ask you if you'd be interested in other journal topics than just features. There's some things here on deviantart that bug me and since everyone has their own voice, it might me a waste not to use mine in order to talk about certain topics. I will certainly make a poll about this as well, but if you happen to read this, I'd be glad to hear if you're interested in reading about critical things like art theft, especially resources-related. Let me know in the comments!
Moving on to the textures feature:
This genious texture pack is made by crumbeling bath bombs! The textures are high quality black and white textures, offering the opportunity to coloring them in the
Anime memedid this a long while ago and deleted itMore Like This
figured I'd try my hand at it again
Your Loli/Shota side:
[X] You tilt your head when you’re confused.
[X] You love sweets and cute things.
[ ] You are often confused and lost in conversations with your friends.
[ ] You blush simply thinking of sexual things.
[/] People often call you cute.
[X] You care a lot about your friends.
[/] You embarrass yourself a lot with silly question or statements.
[ ] You like bright, soft colors.
[/] You enjoy listening to cute, sweet, gentle songs.
[ ] You add things to the end of your friend’s names (such as “-chan” or “-y”, i.e. Hime = Himey. ) < I cook and eat people that do this [ HEY LOOK MY COMMENT FROM WHEN I FIRST DID THIS QUIZ 8D ]
[ ] People often say “aww”
I Am 78% Shy [ added another meme gomen ]EVERYONE'S DOING THIS MEME SO WHY NOTMore Like This
How Shy Are You?
[x] You don't like public speaking.
[x] You find it hard to talk to strangers.
[ ] You don't like to look people in the eye. [ it's more of a 'my attentions on you' type thing for me than intimidation like most people ]
[x] You hate using public restrooms.
[x] You hate to go shopping alone.
[x] Being introduced to new people makes you nervous.
[x] When you're in a group of people, it's difficult to think of what to say.
[x] You have a lot of trouble talking to the opposite sex. [ I fidget a lot when I do ]
[/] You hate to be teased.
[x] You hate answering the door.
[x] You can't stand people watching you.
[x] One on one conversation makes you nervous.
[x] You don't like to ask people for help.
[x] You hate to read out loud.
[x] You don't like answering questions.
[x] You dread ordering food at restaurants.
SenshiStock FAQThe questions that I commonly get about me/the stock/life in general. If you have additional questions, just ask!More Like This
This was updated in July 2014
What are stock/resources? How do I use them?
What is SenshiStock?
SenshiStock is a deviantART account full of non nude pictures of people. These pictures are here as a drawing and art creation resource. They can be used for anatomy help, pose reference, help with drawing perspective, and much more! You do not need to be a member of DeviantART to use SenshiStock but you are still required to follow the CC BY 3.0 license for use of the stock.
Can I use your photos?
Yes, but please read the Rules. I promise, they are really easy to follow!
What is the
idk i've seen this going around so..?YEA IDK IM JUST GONNA DO THIS THING OKAY //laughsMore Like This
I stole this from alpacasovereign
Nickname: Ronnie, Ron,
Location: IL, USA??
Height: 5'4" hisses im short
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Any pets: four cats!
Favourite thing about yourself: HMMM, idk i like a lot of things???
Worst habit: I click my teeth too much, I'll have fake teeth in a year, watch
Fun fact: i'm full of fun facts
Identity, Sexuality & Personality
Gender identity: cis female
Sexual preference: Pansexual, so p much everyone lol
Romantic preference: uHH damn idk I dont really have one?? If you cool with me, then im already imagining a futu
What Song Are You Into This Week? Mk. VIIHey there music lovers! It's that time again! I'm all settled in to my temporary new home and hopefully past the brunt of my awful last week. And you know what that means? Time for another music share! Because it's been a while since the last one and I'm looking for some new sounds for my new comp! :iconturtlelaplz:More Like This
You know the rules! And if you don't, here they are for you!
1. I'm not asking for your "favorite song ever" exactly, just for that song that's been stuck in your head lately. Or that song you can't seem to take off repeat. You know the kind. XD Just something that you've enjoyed listening too lately.
2. It doesn't have to be a new song. It could be an old song you've rediscovered recently, or one you'd never heard before. Or whatever.
3. Please post a link to your song so we can all enjoy it!
4. Please refrain from posting song with excess profanity or cursing.
5. Please, try to keep it to two songs per person. I try hard to listen to everyone's songs, but it's diffi
COMMERCIAL USE RULESHi Folks!More Like This
This is a short info about commercial use of my stock images.
Just wanna clarify some things.
If you are an artist, designer, painter, photomanipulator and active member on dA,
then you are right here!
My stock can be used for personal and commercial projects,
but it cannot be redistributed as stock.
CD-STOCK images cannot be published in their original form.
You can use my stock for digital art and also as reference for traditional art
you are not allowed to use my images if you are only going to do minor changes
like hue/saturation, textures overlay, text over the photo etc.
You would have to edit, draw, paint or do your work in photoshop,
in an artistic kind of manner.
My textures and stock i
Perfect Timing ....A visit from Aunt Flo when I'm already feeling dizzy, sick, and nauseous from a combination of exhaustion, stress, and sleep deprivation ...More Like This
OH FICKLE LADY FATE I LOVE YOUR SENSE OF HUMOUR HAR-DE HAR HAR.
It's Happening!!Louis is starting to talk!More Like This
For those asking, I'm animating directly into the computer using a Wacom tablet. The animation program I'm using is TVPaint Animation 10 Pro. Super expensive so I use the school computers, but it's like the illegitimate love-child between Photoshop and Adobe After Effects without Flash's niggling tendencies to crash every ten minutes. That program is sex. <3
QnA Podcast SessionHey guys,More Like This
The VAs and myself are mighty busy this week, so there won't be any podcasting this evening. However, due to the drastic timezone differences having any sort of livestream would be impossible, as our only convenient times are midnight in the States, the early a.m. in Europe/UK, and just after noon for me.
As such, we'll only be able to answer questions you guys post here, in the Comments section of this journal, and then upload it as another vlog. We'll probably only be able to get around to another podcast next weekend, so you have a good while to ask us anything.
Bear in mind we won't repeat questions, and we probably won't be able to get through them all, but if there's anything you want to ask the VAs or even myself about Honour Amongst Thieves, the process, how they got the voices, the color of their socks, anything at all ... then now's the time to ask.
I will update you all with the podcast, whenever we do get around to it. You will be able to find it in the HAT
Mutiple Thefts of deviantART Stock Models: UpdatedCurrent Update, Feb 9: It seems that the artworks created with the DA stock models have been taken down from all sites. This is good news! I hope the artist will be in touch with the models they have used. It seems possible through what I've heard from these models in their research that this artist may have found these images on a 'free stock' site. Please be aware of any site that is set up with a huge variety of fabulous, high quality images for commercial use, for free. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.More Like This
An Italian artist has been using stock images from DA's portrait models as the source of her professional work without notifying the models or crediting them. In most cases, these models do not allow commercial use of their stock without permission.
Here is a list of models discovered to have been used so far.
boys who love their grandmothersnever fall in love with a boy who loves his grandmother.More Like This
he will be too gentle with your lips,
too sincere when he whispers blessings into your ears
pleading that he doesn't deserve you.
his tongue will not slither between your teeth.
instead, the heat of his mouth will melt your scar tissue
until there is no trace of your travels.
never fall in love with a boy who loves his grandmother.
he knows patience.
you will try to convince him
that it is one of the many virtues
you don't yet possess,
but he will dig through the flesh in your ribcage
until he finds it lodged beneath everything
you're too scared to confess.
he will teach you forgiveness, remind you that you are not a mistake.
he will wipe the trails of tears that always seem to decorate your cheeks
and replace them with rose petals, saying that he chose the color red
to match the passion he knows flows through your veins.
never fall in love with a boy who loves his grandmother.
he will trace the freckles on your skin
Shisha Pipes at Three A.M. ...There's nothing quite like sitting back on pillows in a dim room with painted murals and UV lights discussing the problems of the world and how we can change the future for the better through the aromatic smoke of several shisha pipes with complete strangers. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone.More Like This
I feel like I can change the world. Maybe not in big ways, but in small, baby steps. I want to finish this animation, I want to get my message out. I want to make a graphic novel that underlines current issues through the eyes of my characters; I want to make a difference. I feel justified in knowing I'm not the only one who thinks like this.
I want to change the world.
... Damn, this sounded so much better in my head at 3a.m. in the cafe toilets when I thought of it.