Luciferous Shift is creating stories, music, and productions.
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patrons

What is good, y'all? I’m gonna tell you about Patreon, what I do, what my plans are, and how you can stay involved.

Patreon is a beautiful and simple platform. It's one of the best ways to interactively support my work from anywhere in the world. It's a unique, user-friendly platform for me to interact with you, my dear supporter(s).

When you register with Patreon, you choose your preferred support method (PayPal/credit/debit) and the level of supporter access you want. Supporter access levels start at $1 per month and connect you to exclusive content that I only release here. When you sign up, you'll be charged right away for the first month, and from then on you'll be charged on the 1st of each month. That's all you need to do to have the opportunity to easily support me and my collaborators in our productions. Your engagement here supports fun and important things like paying artists for their time, professional support I don't possess practiced skill for like sound engineering and video editing, gear to make our work look and sound better and better, and expanding our physical and virtual reach to bigger audiences and more collaborators.

  • Summary of projects and some things about me and my work
  • Music
    • I’ve been told my current music project evokes energy akin to Cat Stevens, Joan Armatrading, Kurt Cobain, and a host of other fantastic artists I've been honored to be compared to. I have an eclectic selection of covers ranging from new wave, pop, and punk to James Brown, Judy Garland, and Tech N9ne. I work with a variety of genres to churn out a PunkySoulFolkPop style. I also make digital music that has been described as psydub. Here is another music project I was producing from 2008-2011, The WGC. My lyrics, like my poetry, are rich in doublespeak and deliver resounding messages. I’m still trying to figure out how to talk about my wordsmithing in a way that honors what I am while not sounding like a total dingle. Maybe I should edit that last sentence out of this text to make its point… anyway... Here’s some videos and a write up about me from a recent performance.
    • Collabs
      • I'm co-writing a 4-part episodic radical musical that is too much fun. I can't wait to share more about it.
      • I'm working with other musicians on several projects that I'll discuss more in updates.
    • Album
      • I’m developing an album that will be recorded in Spring 2019.
    • Music Videos
      • I couldn't be more stoked about the music videos that I have in pre-production.
    • Other stuff
      • Website and merchandise are in development.
  • Stories
    • I’m a powerful storyteller. I’m so good at it that I believed the story I was telling for most of my life that “I’m not a storyteller”. In 2016, some unavoidable elements came into my life to reveal to me that I was lying to myself (about that and more). I don’t want to expand too much on my stories (mostly because I’ll just go on and on about them), but I’ll say that I work in all mediums I can access, including but in no way limited to script/film/music video/etc., novel/graphic novel/comic strip/etc., immersive story/stage/street theater/etc… I’m actively working on several stories simultaneously because my mind is receiving them all at once. I just need space and time to construct them externally and present them.
  • Other literature
    • I’m a poet and an orator. I’ve written thousands of pieces and I have a few dozen I‘m developing them into presentation ready pieces.
  • Podcast
    • Season 1 of a 6 episode series and website are in production. Each episode is 40-60 minutes and has a 4 segments.
      • 1 covers a nuanced topic that invites discussion and cues tangible direct action points
      • 2 is reviews of media and art we recommend checking out or avoiding
      • 3 is showcasing an active individual, project, organization, or company that needs to be known to all
      • 4 is a rotating random surprise
    • Listeners will be able to interact, ask questions, give comments, participate in polls, and call or chat with us through the website. For now they have access to us via Instagram and email. We’ve also got some awesome merchandise.
  • Web Broadcast
    • I am a memelord on Instagram. I curate posts based on a complex nonsensical formula that results in the literal best radical comedy, anti-bigot, #whodidthis meme page available. I’ve been on there since early Spring 2017 and it’s become an absolute scene and a half. There is a lot of table flipping, salt tossing, and glorious pettiness. I’ve been told by dozens of people that I’m their favorite profile on IG. Enjoy responsibly. Parental discretion advised.

My history with creative projects has been bizarre. I had challenges accessing instruments and space to explore my talents without rigid pressure and it took me a long time to determine that I am a legitimately interesting and compelling creator. I had trouble absorbing common music terminology and theory so I felt like I was behind a curve that I later realized I was always really ahead of when I was able to get out of my own way. The reality of my life revealed that I just needed enough time and space with instruments and enough voices of supportive critique to nullify the voices of judgement and low vibe platitudes that clouded my ability to see myself.

I took a long hiatus from making music and writing from the autumn of 2011 through the autumn of 2016 to process a massive, eye-opening, traumatic, defining series of events. Since regaining my ability to create, I’ve been generating more worthwhile pieces than ever before. I do other things, but I am, first and foremost, a creator and my life has been developing around centering that quality.


What you are supporting here:

Let’s get real real realer for a minute. This job society sucks for a lot of people. I work with all kinds of amazing artists, including musicians, wordsmiths, movement artists, sound and video producers, visual artists… I have plugs for all purposes. That being said, I work with people who have active artistic careers, and I work with people who are still gaining traction. I seek involvement from broad scopes of people. Sometimes I work with people who consider themselves hobbyists. All of them deserve to be paid for their labor. The time and skill required to completely produce refined artistic works is often disproportionately valued by class, predisposed exposure, and market cliques. Social and business dynamic greatly limit who has access to resources and time to create work that is accessible to a general audience. The vacuum of negative space it creates leaves a long-term impact in humanity. Most people see what is there, feel sated in their scope, and never wonder about what isn’t there that could be. There cannot be “too much” art in the world so unless people suddenly stop liking new things, wanting to hear new stories, and fall in love with new music and characters, I’m going to keep boosting and producing new art. “Competition” is an illusion or a choice in art. There is an endless abundance of audiences and funding.

  • The basics
  • Designs for cover art, merch, and video works
  • Studio & stage accompaniment
  • Writing meetings & collab sessions
  • Administrative & marketing stuff -- It’s important, time-consuming, and requires apt management.

Space to make
There are some wonderful spaces to generate the stable, fertile energy that is foundational to performance/production-ready projects. I need my own. Having a sacred environment is a basic requirement to:
  • Draft and display ideas
  • Set up computers, instruments, cameras, microphones, and other gear
  • Meet with individuals or groups
  • Rehearsals, auditions, and jams
  • Writing meetings
  • Podcast/track/video recording, editing, and production

Other stuff


When we reach the goal of $349.99/mo, I’ll get the Zoom camera and start making weekly videos exclusive for Patreon supporters AND biweekly videos on Youtube for everybody to enjoy AND I'll start making regular original video memes for y'all on Instagram.

When we reach $2k/mo, I’ll launch a weekly post on luciferousshift.com that will vary in content. Maybe it’ll be a poem. Maybe it’ll be a rant. Maybe it’ll be visual art. Maybe it’ll be announcements of upcoming awesomeness. Maybe it’ll be an article about something you really needed to know about but never would have known you didn’t know if you weren’t messing around with me.

I've got more goals listed and I'll keep adding them as this builds more and more momentum.

Are you as excited and faithful as I am about how lit this is about to get? 👑😄

If you have any questions, you can email me at [email protected], DM me on Instagram @the_luciferous_shift, or contact me on Discord. Thank you for being here and wanting to get involved.


May we comprise peace and prosperity,
LuShift
Tiers
One Dollar Wonder
$1 or more per month

For only $12 a year you can unlock exclusive content like early release media, my open journal, spontaneous poems and short stories, and and join my community of wonderful and supportive patrons. Bless it up!
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
Two Dollar Dream
$2 or more per month

For only $24 a year you can unlock exclusive content like early release media, my open journal, spontaneous poems and short stories, and and join my community of wonderful and supportive patrons. Bless it up!
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
Five Dollar Fave
$5 or more per month

Get everything from the previous tier and a personal shoutout on Instagram when you join or upgrade to this tier. Thank you!

Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
Ten Dollar Triumph
$10 or more per month

Includes


  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 2 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
Twenty Dollar Backstage Pass
$20 or more per month

Want a special look at how I make my art? Get behind-the-scenes access to songs, stories, and film work in progress.
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 4 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Access to my behind-the-scenes process
Thirty Dollars Thrive
$30 or more per month

Get access to all of the good stuff above, and... You will receive updates on production of the debut album. Upon release in Summer 2019, you'll get early access to a digital download of the album and autographed CD or poster.
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 4 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Early access to Luciferous Shift debut album, Millennial Alchemist digital download + autographed poster or CD*



*You need to still be a Patron when the album releases to receive this reward.

 

Special 66 - limited to 6 patrons
$66 or more per month

With this limited tier you get a 15 minute video chat with me every other month! Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 6 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Early access to Luciferous Shift debut album, Millennial Alchemist digital download + autographed poster or CD*
  • 15 minute video chat with me every other month, starting the 2nd month of your patronage.
Hundred Dollar Happy Hour
$100 or more per month

Want me to greet people who call you? I'll record a silly, serious, or musical voicemail greeting just for you.
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 6 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Early access to Luciferous Shift debut album, Millennial Alchemist digital download + autographed poster or CD*
  • 30 second custom voicemail greeting in mp3 format sent via email (you'll have to get it on your outgoing message yourself)
The Three Bill Wow
$300 or more per month

I'll write and record a video message of a unique 2 minute song just for you. You can give me themes or names or suggested guidance.  Plus you get everything from all the other tiers!!
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 6 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Early access to Luciferous Shift debut album, Millennial Alchemist digital download + autographed poster or CD*
  • Video message of 2 minute original song written just for you when you join or upgrade

(You can also request a voicemail greeting with this tier if you like by contacting me through email at [email protected])

Morning Star Sponsor
$666 or more per month

I will write you a custom short story tailored to any age range you request. You can give me up to 5 themes, 4 names, and a short (100 words or less) description of your ideas. I will integrate that into the story, or you can leave it all up to me and the Universe. If you'd like me to integrate more custom elements, we can discuss a contracted project at a higher rate. 


You also get all other rewards available in other tiers.


  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 6 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Early access to Luciferous Shift debut album, Millennial Alchemist digital download + autographed poster or CD*
  • Custom short story (500-5000 words)

(You can also request a 2 min song and/or voicemail greeting with this tier if you like by contacting me through email at [email protected])

Goals
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What is good, y'all? I’m gonna tell you about Patreon, what I do, what my plans are, and how you can stay involved.

Patreon is a beautiful and simple platform. It's one of the best ways to interactively support my work from anywhere in the world. It's a unique, user-friendly platform for me to interact with you, my dear supporter(s).

When you register with Patreon, you choose your preferred support method (PayPal/credit/debit) and the level of supporter access you want. Supporter access levels start at $1 per month and connect you to exclusive content that I only release here. When you sign up, you'll be charged right away for the first month, and from then on you'll be charged on the 1st of each month. That's all you need to do to have the opportunity to easily support me and my collaborators in our productions. Your engagement here supports fun and important things like paying artists for their time, professional support I don't possess practiced skill for like sound engineering and video editing, gear to make our work look and sound better and better, and expanding our physical and virtual reach to bigger audiences and more collaborators.

  • Summary of projects and some things about me and my work
  • Music
    • I’ve been told my current music project evokes energy akin to Cat Stevens, Joan Armatrading, Kurt Cobain, and a host of other fantastic artists I've been honored to be compared to. I have an eclectic selection of covers ranging from new wave, pop, and punk to James Brown, Judy Garland, and Tech N9ne. I work with a variety of genres to churn out a PunkySoulFolkPop style. I also make digital music that has been described as psydub. Here is another music project I was producing from 2008-2011, The WGC. My lyrics, like my poetry, are rich in doublespeak and deliver resounding messages. I’m still trying to figure out how to talk about my wordsmithing in a way that honors what I am while not sounding like a total dingle. Maybe I should edit that last sentence out of this text to make its point… anyway... Here’s some videos and a write up about me from a recent performance.
    • Collabs
      • I'm co-writing a 4-part episodic radical musical that is too much fun. I can't wait to share more about it.
      • I'm working with other musicians on several projects that I'll discuss more in updates.
    • Album
      • I’m developing an album that will be recorded in Spring 2019.
    • Music Videos
      • I couldn't be more stoked about the music videos that I have in pre-production.
    • Other stuff
      • Website and merchandise are in development.
  • Stories
    • I’m a powerful storyteller. I’m so good at it that I believed the story I was telling for most of my life that “I’m not a storyteller”. In 2016, some unavoidable elements came into my life to reveal to me that I was lying to myself (about that and more). I don’t want to expand too much on my stories (mostly because I’ll just go on and on about them), but I’ll say that I work in all mediums I can access, including but in no way limited to script/film/music video/etc., novel/graphic novel/comic strip/etc., immersive story/stage/street theater/etc… I’m actively working on several stories simultaneously because my mind is receiving them all at once. I just need space and time to construct them externally and present them.
  • Other literature
    • I’m a poet and an orator. I’ve written thousands of pieces and I have a few dozen I‘m developing them into presentation ready pieces.
  • Podcast
    • Season 1 of a 6 episode series and website are in production. Each episode is 40-60 minutes and has a 4 segments.
      • 1 covers a nuanced topic that invites discussion and cues tangible direct action points
      • 2 is reviews of media and art we recommend checking out or avoiding
      • 3 is showcasing an active individual, project, organization, or company that needs to be known to all
      • 4 is a rotating random surprise
    • Listeners will be able to interact, ask questions, give comments, participate in polls, and call or chat with us through the website. For now they have access to us via Instagram and email. We’ve also got some awesome merchandise.
  • Web Broadcast
    • I am a memelord on Instagram. I curate posts based on a complex nonsensical formula that results in the literal best radical comedy, anti-bigot, #whodidthis meme page available. I’ve been on there since early Spring 2017 and it’s become an absolute scene and a half. There is a lot of table flipping, salt tossing, and glorious pettiness. I’ve been told by dozens of people that I’m their favorite profile on IG. Enjoy responsibly. Parental discretion advised.

My history with creative projects has been bizarre. I had challenges accessing instruments and space to explore my talents without rigid pressure and it took me a long time to determine that I am a legitimately interesting and compelling creator. I had trouble absorbing common music terminology and theory so I felt like I was behind a curve that I later realized I was always really ahead of when I was able to get out of my own way. The reality of my life revealed that I just needed enough time and space with instruments and enough voices of supportive critique to nullify the voices of judgement and low vibe platitudes that clouded my ability to see myself.

I took a long hiatus from making music and writing from the autumn of 2011 through the autumn of 2016 to process a massive, eye-opening, traumatic, defining series of events. Since regaining my ability to create, I’ve been generating more worthwhile pieces than ever before. I do other things, but I am, first and foremost, a creator and my life has been developing around centering that quality.


What you are supporting here:

Let’s get real real realer for a minute. This job society sucks for a lot of people. I work with all kinds of amazing artists, including musicians, wordsmiths, movement artists, sound and video producers, visual artists… I have plugs for all purposes. That being said, I work with people who have active artistic careers, and I work with people who are still gaining traction. I seek involvement from broad scopes of people. Sometimes I work with people who consider themselves hobbyists. All of them deserve to be paid for their labor. The time and skill required to completely produce refined artistic works is often disproportionately valued by class, predisposed exposure, and market cliques. Social and business dynamic greatly limit who has access to resources and time to create work that is accessible to a general audience. The vacuum of negative space it creates leaves a long-term impact in humanity. Most people see what is there, feel sated in their scope, and never wonder about what isn’t there that could be. There cannot be “too much” art in the world so unless people suddenly stop liking new things, wanting to hear new stories, and fall in love with new music and characters, I’m going to keep boosting and producing new art. “Competition” is an illusion or a choice in art. There is an endless abundance of audiences and funding.

  • The basics
  • Designs for cover art, merch, and video works
  • Studio & stage accompaniment
  • Writing meetings & collab sessions
  • Administrative & marketing stuff -- It’s important, time-consuming, and requires apt management.

Space to make
There are some wonderful spaces to generate the stable, fertile energy that is foundational to performance/production-ready projects. I need my own. Having a sacred environment is a basic requirement to:
  • Draft and display ideas
  • Set up computers, instruments, cameras, microphones, and other gear
  • Meet with individuals or groups
  • Rehearsals, auditions, and jams
  • Writing meetings
  • Podcast/track/video recording, editing, and production

Other stuff


When we reach the goal of $349.99/mo, I’ll get the Zoom camera and start making weekly videos exclusive for Patreon supporters AND biweekly videos on Youtube for everybody to enjoy AND I'll start making regular original video memes for y'all on Instagram.

When we reach $2k/mo, I’ll launch a weekly post on luciferousshift.com that will vary in content. Maybe it’ll be a poem. Maybe it’ll be a rant. Maybe it’ll be visual art. Maybe it’ll be announcements of upcoming awesomeness. Maybe it’ll be an article about something you really needed to know about but never would have known you didn’t know if you weren’t messing around with me.

I've got more goals listed and I'll keep adding them as this builds more and more momentum.

Are you as excited and faithful as I am about how lit this is about to get? 👑😄

If you have any questions, you can email me at [email protected], DM me on Instagram @the_luciferous_shift, or contact me on Discord. Thank you for being here and wanting to get involved.


May we comprise peace and prosperity,
LuShift

Recent posts by Luciferous Shift

Tiers
One Dollar Wonder
$1 or more per month

For only $12 a year you can unlock exclusive content like early release media, my open journal, spontaneous poems and short stories, and and join my community of wonderful and supportive patrons. Bless it up!
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
Two Dollar Dream
$2 or more per month

For only $24 a year you can unlock exclusive content like early release media, my open journal, spontaneous poems and short stories, and and join my community of wonderful and supportive patrons. Bless it up!
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
Five Dollar Fave
$5 or more per month

Get everything from the previous tier and a personal shoutout on Instagram when you join or upgrade to this tier. Thank you!

Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
Ten Dollar Triumph
$10 or more per month

Includes


  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 2 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
Twenty Dollar Backstage Pass
$20 or more per month

Want a special look at how I make my art? Get behind-the-scenes access to songs, stories, and film work in progress.
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 4 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Access to my behind-the-scenes process
Thirty Dollars Thrive
$30 or more per month

Get access to all of the good stuff above, and... You will receive updates on production of the debut album. Upon release in Summer 2019, you'll get early access to a digital download of the album and autographed CD or poster.
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 4 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Early access to Luciferous Shift debut album, Millennial Alchemist digital download + autographed poster or CD*



*You need to still be a Patron when the album releases to receive this reward.

 

Special 66 - limited to 6 patrons
$66 or more per month

With this limited tier you get a 15 minute video chat with me every other month! Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 6 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Early access to Luciferous Shift debut album, Millennial Alchemist digital download + autographed poster or CD*
  • 15 minute video chat with me every other month, starting the 2nd month of your patronage.
Hundred Dollar Happy Hour
$100 or more per month

Want me to greet people who call you? I'll record a silly, serious, or musical voicemail greeting just for you.
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 6 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Early access to Luciferous Shift debut album, Millennial Alchemist digital download + autographed poster or CD*
  • 30 second custom voicemail greeting in mp3 format sent via email (you'll have to get it on your outgoing message yourself)
The Three Bill Wow
$300 or more per month

I'll write and record a video message of a unique 2 minute song just for you. You can give me themes or names or suggested guidance.  Plus you get everything from all the other tiers!!
Includes

  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 6 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Early access to Luciferous Shift debut album, Millennial Alchemist digital download + autographed poster or CD*
  • Video message of 2 minute original song written just for you when you join or upgrade

(You can also request a voicemail greeting with this tier if you like by contacting me through email at [email protected])

Morning Star Sponsor
$666 or more per month

I will write you a custom short story tailored to any age range you request. You can give me up to 5 themes, 4 names, and a short (100 words or less) description of your ideas. I will integrate that into the story, or you can leave it all up to me and the Universe. If you'd like me to integrate more custom elements, we can discuss a contracted project at a higher rate. 


You also get all other rewards available in other tiers.


  • My eternal gratitude
  • Early release content and announcements
  • Monthly personal shoutout on Instagram (Send me a DM on IG or message here with your handle to get a shoutout). 
  • Download and viewing access to special release visual art designed or commissioned by me each month
  • 6 vinyl Luciferous Shift stickers by mail when you join or upgrade
  • Early access to Luciferous Shift debut album, Millennial Alchemist digital download + autographed poster or CD*
  • Custom short story (500-5000 words)

(You can also request a 2 min song and/or voicemail greeting with this tier if you like by contacting me through email at [email protected])