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Topic: Do Girls Like Criss Angel?
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jan 8, 2008 07:47PM)
I'm not being strange here ... I just wanted an honest opinion from the females.
Thanks
Dave
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jan 8, 2008 08:10PM)
I think he has a body of a Greek god and I would like to take my hands and...

:goof:

Well any way...

That's about it.
I don't care too much for his magic.

Randi
Message: Posted by: xanadu1215 (Jan 10, 2008 12:12PM)
Yeah I like Criss Angel's magic. I read his book and watched a show.
His magic is a bit extreme and there's a lot of 'watch and wait wait wait',
so it's good he has a nice bod.
However, I've moved on to Brad Christian and Jay Sankey.
Two hot guys with magic I can 'get into'.
Message: Posted by: Carrie Sue (Jan 18, 2008 10:09PM)
Criss Angel pretty much turned me off the moment I saw him.

He still does.

Carrie
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jan 18, 2008 11:01PM)
The first time you saw him, or the first time you heard him?
Big difference there.

Randi
Message: Posted by: Rosemary (Jan 20, 2008 05:48AM)
I think he must have been a very, very attractive teenager. But now, the thing that I think most when I see him is "grow up" !. He still has good looks, though.
Message: Posted by: Nell (Jan 20, 2008 12:57PM)
If he looked like he showered once in a while, then perhaps he could be found to be mildly attractive...

Do I like his work? Not usually...
His style? Not at all...
His attitude? Even less than his style...

So, no for me.

But, when I take into account the public as a whole... then I'd have to say yes..."girls" like Criss Angel--the teenaged ones who--I would actually consider girls...

Were you referring to all females? Then still, a majority is a yes on that... It makes me shudder to think...
Message: Posted by: Katherine Anne (Jan 20, 2008 04:54PM)
Nell...

I 100% agree with you.

His ego is way to big for me. [b]Huge[/b] turn off.
Message: Posted by: Rosemary (Jan 21, 2008 10:20AM)
Indeed, it's the adolescent ego that suits teens that lessens his "value" now. On the other hand..., the other guy he quarreled with in "phenomenon" had some big ego too. I wouldn't have a drink with either of them, now I'm in my 30's, but in my teens, I must admit, I would have loved them both.
Message: Posted by: Katherine Anne (Jan 21, 2008 10:49AM)
Jim Callahan was just an odd and scary individual. lol.

I will say... CA got some of my respect when he challenged Callahan that night. But not enough of my respect to say that I am a "fan" of his.

And I believe you are right, Rosemary. I can see why some of the teen girl population loves him (and guys for that matter....) and not going to lie... He has a nice body. But that's about it. lol.

KA
Message: Posted by: donrodrigo (Jan 21, 2008 11:28AM)
Hi there ladies,
Looks like the real magic is here. But please let's keep the gods and bodies out of magic as an entertainment. Criss Angel??? Well (a well is a deep subject).
Nothing else to add. My magical theatrical teacher once told me: Much like Grasshopper (remember David Carradine?) When you leave me remember this, any good manager and or agent can take any idiot from the streets and in 24 hours make him a star. My Theatrical teacher was mentored by Harry Blackstone Sr.
Magically yours.
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jan 21, 2008 12:13PM)
[quote]But please let's keep the gods and bodies out of magic as an entertainment.[/quote]
What?? Please!
If the question was, "Who's your favorite actress?"
Not one guy would say that girl who played Jane Hathaway on the Beverly Hillbillies.
No, it would be some beautiful woman.

Sex appeal has, and always will be, a popular part of entertainment.
And there is nothing wrong with that.

Besides, I think we all have said pretty much the same thing.
He's (Chris) nice to look at, but when he opens his mouth he loses everything.

Randi
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Jan 21, 2008 02:08PM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-21 13:13, randirain wrote:
[quote]But please let's keep the gods and bodies out of magic as an entertainment.
[/quote]
What?? Please!
If the question was, "Who's your favorite actress?"
Not one guy would say that girl who played Jane Hathaway on the Beverly Hillbillies.
No, it would be some beautiful woman.

Sex appeal has, and always will be, a popular part of entertainment.
And there is nothing wrong with that.

Besides, I think we all have said pretty much the same thing.
He's(Chris) nice to look at, but when he opens his mouth he loses everything.

Randi
[/quote]
Oooh Randi - watch out or you may open up a can or controversy... I'll bring the popcorn! :)
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jan 21, 2008 02:28PM)
I just found it odd for a man to say keep the "gods and bodies" out of entertainment.
When every male illusionist I have seen has beautiful women, in skimpy outfits, dancing around on stage.

I may have misunderstood the post, but something seemed odd about it.

Randi
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Jan 21, 2008 05:23PM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-21 15:28, randirain wrote:
I just found it odd for a man to say keep the "gods and bodies" out of entertainment.
When every male illusionist I have seen has beautiful women, in skimpy outfits, dancing around on stage.

I may have misunderstood the post, but something seemed odd about it.

Randi
[/quote]

No, you read it correctly I think. I find it odd too. Take a look at the thread I started on sensuality and sexuality in magic - especially the discussions about my student Angela Funovits on Phenomenon! You'll be amazed at what the men say!
Message: Posted by: Tim Ellis (Jan 21, 2008 05:25PM)
It's true. Most male magicians seem to think female magicians should dress like this: http://www.yandy.com/Sexy-Tuxedo-Bikini.aspx
Message: Posted by: Nell (Jan 22, 2008 02:09AM)
Haha... Tim, that's the scariest thing I've ever seen! I most certainly agree with the point you make. I think there is a fine line between sexy and trampy that often gets crossed too many times in this business. The real talents can work sex appeal to their advantage without the need of über-skimpy costumes--just my opinion, as a magician and costume designer. I doubt I stand alone in this, but most women in the field still don't understand this.

As I stated on another thread, I've never had trouble being respected as a female in magic, but then again...I don't dress like an exotic dancer. Anyone else see a correlation here?
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Jan 22, 2008 07:51AM)
Tim,

Actually that's how they think their [b]assistants[/b] should dress! But if they are going to be the Magician then they better look as conservative as a school marm.
Message: Posted by: Tim Ellis (Jan 22, 2008 05:13PM)
I've spoken to a lot of "experienced" magicians about how a female magician should dress. Inevitably the answer is the same:

Tails with no pants.

Personally, I think it looks like you've forgotten to put your pants on... s many female magicians do dress like assistants though.

Nell, as scary as that outfit might look, I bet Snakebabe would wear it! lol
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jan 22, 2008 05:49PM)
Well... maybe it's just me, a child of the 80's.
But I always liked Motley Crue, Poison, and the others.
How can you not like Chris Angel?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVFvavwNdg

:righton:

Randi
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Jan 23, 2008 01:07PM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-22 18:49, randirain wrote:
Well... maybe it's just me, a child of the 80's.
But I always liked Motley Crue, Poison, and the others.
How can you not like Chris Angel?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVFvavwNdg

:righton:

Randi
[/quote]
Wow! Criss was shazam! I'd like to see more of this stuff from him, really...
Message: Posted by: Nell (Jan 23, 2008 03:33PM)
Haha...somebody emailed that to me the other day... Funny stuff...I believe this was before he changed the spelling of his name and was performing magic as "Angel". Oy...
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jan 25, 2008 12:23PM)
A girl played Jane Hathaway?
Message: Posted by: JRob (Jan 26, 2008 08:13PM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-25 13:23, Doug Higley wrote:
A girl played Jane Hathaway?
[/quote]
Yup, and went on to become a member of Congress from Pennsylvania. Even had a hissy fit because Buddy Ebsen wouldn't campaign on her behalf.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jan 27, 2008 01:16AM)
She had a behalf?
Message: Posted by: JRob (Jan 27, 2008 09:34AM)
She must have. They elected her.
Message: Posted by: Nell (Jan 28, 2008 05:30AM)
Um...actually Nancy Kulp [b]lost[/b] the election to Bud Shuster...
Message: Posted by: JRob (Jan 28, 2008 09:05AM)
Oops, that she did.
Message: Posted by: obuch (Jan 28, 2008 09:34AM)
So teenage girls like Criss, but intelligent woman - no. :D
Message: Posted by: Katherine Anne (Jan 29, 2008 02:00PM)
Well not [b]all[/b] teenage girls...intelligent teenage girls don't care for him. :)

lol.

KA
Message: Posted by: Cinnamon (Feb 8, 2008 06:20PM)
I'd agree primarily with randy.

The mouth, get up, performance style... and the ears do the negative job though. No offense to any CA fans~

As for girls loving him- Uhm Paris and Brit 'dated' him, so I guess he has appeals on some~.
Message: Posted by: SnakeBabe (Feb 9, 2008 10:17PM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-22 18:13, Tim Ellis wrote:
...Nell, as scary as that outfit might look, I bet Snakebabe would wear it! lol
[/quote]
I think I have that in my closet already ;)

Hugs and Hissessss,
Maria
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Feb 10, 2008 07:12AM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-22 03:09, Nell wrote:
The real talents can work sex appeal to their advantage without the need of über-skimpy costumes--just my opinion, as a magician and costume designer. I doubt I stand alone in this, but most women in the field still don't understand this.
[/quote]
Especially when they are being told by guys to hike their skirt up on stage because [b]that[/b] is showbiz.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Feb 12, 2008 04:00PM)
[b]Morris Wanchuck[/b] (about the Icecapades): I don't like the way they cover... all up with the feathers, you know, Reg? They are so beautiful. They oughta cut the costumes up higher on the thigh, so you can see more.

[b]Dennis Lemieux[/b]: You make me sick when you speak, Morris.

[b]Morris Wanchuck[/b]: This isn't art. This is sex.
Message: Posted by: Pele (Mar 12, 2008 07:22PM)
To the original question
"Do girls like Criss Angel?"

I've been in a room with my nieces when his show came on, ages 13 to 20.
They were all disgusted and mocked him every step of the way.

One of them commented how (and keep in mind, she's a goth) that she doesn't like any man who can't decide his own style and needs to have people tell him how to dress. He started out all gothy, now he looks like a rip off of Jon Bon Jovi.

Do I like his personal look/style? nope. I need to agree with my niece.
Do I like his magic? no, and I'll stop that comment there
Do I like his presentations? nope, he tries too hard

Do I want his body? Do I think he's sexy? C'mon should I let you know?
That would be an uh-uh.
Message: Posted by: Lady D (Mar 25, 2008 02:56PM)
Younger girls may like him because he acts like a rebel but most women I know don't care for his grooming. At least he is a wonderful magician. Wouldn't you agree?
Message: Posted by: clarissa35f (Apr 26, 2008 07:15AM)
I'll have to say I do not find him attractive. Then again I am not a teen groupie. Before I go on, about the " Hike the skirt up higher" .. comments and the " tails with no pants " comments. No one ever tells a male magician.." hmm act needs more sex appeal...wear tighter pants and turn around so the women can see your $&* "

On to his magic. All I have seen him perform are those " street magic" things that are filled with camera tricks and stooges. So I cannot say what type of magician he is, or if I like his magic as I have never seen any. I will say that as far as his skills go, I like George Lucas' skills better.

So do I find Criss attractive? ...No... Not really since for me it's not [b]just[/b] looks, but personality, style, wit, etc... So... No, no, no, and ...no..

if I could date any magician in the world though...It would have to be Lance Burton... I think he's hot...
Message: Posted by: Knight Magic (May 27, 2008 06:27PM)
I used to like him during the first season of Mindfreak, but his constant arrogance has changed my opinion since then. His style has become a bit exaggerated over the last couple years too, although no one can deny that he has a clearly defined image, and that is one of the most important traits in being successful. - Mistie
Message: Posted by: clarissa35f (Jun 3, 2008 04:16PM)
He has a clearly defined image, I agree. But one would hope that image were a likeable one. Unless he is aiming to be " the bad boy of magic." " The magician other magician's love to hate." Kinda thing.

He may have succeeded. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing though.
Message: Posted by: Aus (Jun 4, 2008 09:58PM)
I found this topic interesting. I guess it points out that looks aren’t everything after all (not that came as a great revelation away).

However I did find the sexualisation of females an interesting issue. For the lady’s on these forums how do you view this type of performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM1fMH5rc48

After seeing this, at what point is sexualizing in magic going to far?

Secondly could we all just be protesting his arrogance that might just be his performing persona (the actor playing the magician type thing)? In reality he mightn’t be like this? Just a thought.

Magically

Aus
Message: Posted by: fridoliina89 (Jun 10, 2008 04:19PM)
If you take away his goth style and he did dress like a normal person I would say a lot of women would find him very good looking, because he is. He is very fit also.
Message: Posted by: SillverFoxx (Jul 10, 2008 01:29PM)
Awwww!! I feel kinda bad that he's being ripped on here... so much for his enormous ego!

I don't really like his effects, but it's b/c it's on TV; I have a really hard time watching magic on TV. And that's pretty much anyone's magic. I always feel like there's too much that can be done with camera angles and stooges... never mind what you can do after it's filmed. I think if it was closeup magic in person, I'd feel differently.
Message: Posted by: nathanallen (Jul 15, 2008 04:54AM)
Criss Angel makes me feel icky.
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Jul 23, 2008 07:39AM)
"Not one guy would say that girl who played Jane Hathaway on the Beverly Hillbillies."


Now that is funny!! Randi you crack me up sometimes. Keep the posts coming!
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Jul 31, 2008 10:43AM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-21 13:13, randirain wrote:

Not one guy would say that girl who played Jane Hathaway on the Beverly Hillbillies.
[/quote]

Gee, she and Ann B. Davis were my favorite characters on "Love That Bob!"

*jeep!
--Grandpa Chet
Message: Posted by: Regan (Aug 27, 2008 12:26PM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-22 18:49, randirain wrote:
Well... maybe it's just me, a child of the 80's.
But I always liked Motley Crue, Poison, and the others.
How can you not like Chris Angel?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVFvavwNdg

:righton:

Randi
[/quote]


Randi, my daughter likes those type of bands too, even though they were before her time. She doesn't like Poison, but she is a huge fan of Motley Crue. She also thinks Chris looks good, but she detests his "magic".

By the way, I played in a metal band for 13 years and I have always been a big fan of Motley Crue. I got to see them (along with my other band mates) live during the 80's "Theatre of Pain" tour. My daughter got into them and I took her to see them on the recent reunion tour. It was like the 2nd or 3rd concert they did after they got back together.

Regan
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 30, 2008 09:48AM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-21 18:25, Tim Ellis wrote:
It's true. Most male magicians seem to think female magicians should dress like this: http://www.yandy.com/Sexy-Tuxedo-Bikini.aspx
[/quote]

Well, it would certainly help in the misdirection! :lol:

My daughter is a fringe follower of the "goth" movement. She thinks Cris Angel is a god! His magic fascinates her and she finds him appealing on a physical basis as well.

The yelling and the screaming during the opening get to me. (Mindfreak! Mindfreak! MINDFREAK! - All right Cris, we get it. The name of the show is Mindfreak!)

I prefer magic where I believe there's an audience watching. Not a large group of assistants being presented as an audience.

I liked the "motorcycle jump" and was tickled to get to see the "divided in half" trick that I'd only read about in magazines. (The original magician hired a set of twins, one of whom had no lower half, Cris didn't bother with the twin, going straight to the "division." I have to wonder if any of those people in the park weren't "in on it." Were any of those responses "real?"

Incidently, THIS is how a female magician should dress;

http://jtmtzrwj.blogspot.com/2006/09/women-of-comics-zatanna.html

Somebody actually came to the NYC Comiccon with this costume... she didn't do any magic though, pity.
Message: Posted by: SillverFoxx (Aug 30, 2008 07:12PM)
[quote]
On 2008-08-30 10:48, ed rhodes wrote:

I prefer magic where I believe there's an audience watching. Not a large group of assistants being presented as an audience.

[/quote]

That's exaclty what I don't like about watching magic on TV... I pretty much assume everyone is a stooge.

And as for Criss, someone needs to tell that boy to lose the beard- stat! That, combined with his little green hat makes him look like Castro... all he needs is a cigar.
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 6, 2008 10:41AM)
It's odd. People try to sound wise when they say "You are only as old as you feel," but when a forty seven year old doesn't look or act or dress forty seven the advice is to 'grow up.'
It strikes me as a bit ageist.
And I like the beard, the whole Grizzly Adams thing brings me back to childhood syndicated re-runs. With the bear and the old miner with the donkey.

Many of my female friends do not like his style though. Some do find him very attractive and some don't.
So for the question of do ladies find him attractive, my answer is that it depends on the lady.
Message: Posted by: Lothar (Sep 7, 2008 10:54PM)
[quote]
On 2008-03-25 15:56, Lady D wrote:
Younger girls may like him because he acts like a rebel but most women I know don't care for his grooming. At least he is a wonderful magician. Wouldn't you agree?
[/quote]

Amen!! I don't like that other magicians are copying his style (wait, never mind, that was that guy from "Celebracadabra". What's his name? Oh- Hal Sparks.) I didn't recognize Hal on the magic show because he was blatantly copying Criss from his dress to his sawing in half. (I also didn't recognize him because he looked a lot different on the show "Queer as Folk".)

People ask me why I don't perform like Criss Angel. I say because I bathe regularly and enjoy performing live without camera editing and stooges.
Message: Posted by: SillverFoxx (Sep 9, 2008 02:08PM)
Actually Hal has his own band and they perform a lot in the LA area... so his rocker look is legit.
Message: Posted by: nathanallen (Sep 13, 2008 03:57AM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-22 18:49, randirain wrote:
Well... maybe it's just me, a child of the 80's.
But I always liked Motley Crue, Poison, and the others.
How can you not like Chris Angel?
[/quote]

I'm a big fan of Motley Crue, and Poison is one of my favorite bands (I use "nothin but a good time" as my show's opening/closing music - but please don't tell them I told you). Actually I got to see Vince (not the entire Crue) open for Poison a couple years ago. KILLER LIVE SHOW!

But, back to the question. How can we not like Criss Angel? What's the difference?

The bands are talented and have great stage presence. You can tell him I told you that.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Sep 14, 2008 09:35AM)
I bet the girls like CA more for his band than his magic.
Message: Posted by: Pele (Nov 8, 2008 09:21AM)
Motley Crue vs Criss Angel?

Crue any day, and while I'm thinking about it...the new Criss look really is trying to look like Tommy Lee isn't it? Huh.

Poison vs. Criss Angel?

Poison. Their music is so much better.

I've seen Criss Angel live.
This also means I've been exposed to his musical compositions and his "stage show" when it was in NYC.
I'm hoping that it improved.
Message: Posted by: Chappo (Nov 13, 2008 04:38PM)
Interesting to see that, apparently, the target audience Criss has been primarily created for are completely non-plussed (in the majority) by his work. :)
Message: Posted by: ricker (Nov 17, 2008 09:44PM)
Wanna get a girl? Play a guitar in a band.
Wanna get a girl? Have a good personality and be truly interested in them.
Wanna get a girl? Look like a rock star and do magic.
Wanna get a girl? Have a good personality and do magic.

I did the guitar route but then found women without a brain weren't fun to talk to, so I went the personality route (since I'm not Brad Pitt).

Even now, I get hit up every now and then by a woman I perform for, most of time it's in front of Sydney and I run behind her to hide. LOL

And I aint Brad Pitt.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Feb 8, 2009 12:06AM)
Criss Angel reminds me of Enemin.
Message: Posted by: johndraws (Mar 6, 2009 12:54PM)
Obviously this thread was directed at the girls...and being a magician I hear about Criss allot when I talk to girls at the events I work. the most common answer is..."He is hot", they like his body....even though the "Loyal" are out there w2ho can recite every trick he has done...for the most part...they don't say what their favorite illusion or trick was. They just remember he is hot. He is the Rock and Roll star of magic. I think that is great. I admire the fact that Criss has brought it to a different level. There are so many different levels of magic that there is room for everyone. I have talked to two people that used to work for Criss...and I am not impressed with him as a magician these days...but I do admire the amount of attention he brings magic...and he does it in a way that should not be embarrassing. He helped take what David Blaine introduced on a large level as being cool...and kept it there.
So do girls like Criss....almost every woman I talk to say he is hot to different degrees. So a good body...great hair...and a team to make you look better than you really are help a great deal in whatever field you are in.

I for one am not a Criss hater...I think it is great that he has grown to the level he has...and he has inspired me to focus on my abs just as much as my card handeling...lol


[quote]
On 2008-11-17 22:44, ricker wrote:
Wanna get a girl? Play a guitar in a band.
Wanna get a girl? Have a good personality and be truly interested in them.
Wanna get a girl? Look like a rock star and do magic.
Wanna get a girl? Have a good personality and do magic.

I did the guitar route but then found women without a brain weren't fun to talk to, so I went the personality route (since I'm not Brad Pitt).

Even now, I get hit up every now and then by a woman I perform for, most of time it's in front of Sydney and I run behind her to hide. LOL

And I aint Brad Pitt.
[/quote]
Usually with women and magic...the most requested magic trick I know I get and the guys I talk to locally is...
Can you make my boobs grow.

That being said...I find it hilarious that people look at magic as a way to pick up women. But you [b]are[/b] in locations where you are introduced to a wide spectrum of females.If you are in entertainment and have a great personality that will take you very far at the beginning...because you are a little more bold and allot more interesting to some. So yes....being a magician can bring you attention. Who is responsible for making magic an acceptable way to attract girls? Perhaps David Copperfield? David Blaine for making it cool again....and now Criss Angel? I think so. My advice....wanna get a girl? [b]Talk to her[/b]. It doesn't matter what you do...get off that chair and say hello.
Message: Posted by: lozey (Apr 14, 2009 02:01PM)
I like the goth type look that Criss originally had, but I don't find him attractive. Personality counts for everything
Message: Posted by: MrsMonkey (Apr 14, 2009 10:02PM)
Criss Angel could never hold my intrest. In my opinion, he's acting so dramatic that it's impossible for me to get lost in his magic.
Message: Posted by: Pambalini (Sep 22, 2009 12:24PM)
Chris doesn't do anything for me. When he was first "breaking", I found him fascinating, but then watched him deteriorate into what we see today. It's great to explore new horizons, but much caution should be used before making a decisive move. I believe Chris pushed his career into fast-forward and stripped the gears.
But then, who am I to criticize, I haven't made the money Chris has or developed a reputation that is known around the world.
Message: Posted by: Alexanderia_the_Great (Mar 22, 2010 12:13PM)
I guess I am in the minority here but I like his act. He does his own thing. He put escapes back on the map imho and had a show showcasing our art. How can that be bad unless you are exposing all known secrets?

As for the whole like him (looks and all) I respect any performer for their work. Hey I thought Harry Houdini was amazing but I would not have wanted to date him either. Ok maybe to get some of his techniques (lol) Does that mean I didn't like him? No! I like performers for their work. If in like you mean does he turn me on and would I want to date him that is totally different and probably not what any of us are interested in knowing thanks.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 23, 2010 06:11PM)
I prefer him over david blaine.
Message: Posted by: DLF (Mar 29, 2010 01:51PM)
Really, better than Blaine? That's surprising to hear (read).
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 30, 2010 01:09AM)
OK I admit I can't stand either.

I admit it I prefer the Rock and Roll Magic of...Devlin.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MagicDevlin
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Jun 27, 2010 06:23PM)
Why should women like him any more or less then men do?

Myself, NOT a woman, and therfore crashing the topic, I've *never* liked geek-tricks and that seemed to be his specialty. I don't even like them when Penn and Teller perform them for laughs.