Approaching Projects: Break it down and KISS it

A master of none but Jack of all.

Here is the process I used to create this song.

Step 0: Be inspired enough to put in the work. In this case I was motivated by not working on my novella (similar to this post), as well as not having something creative complete.

Step 1: have a vision of the final product, in this case I knew that I wanted to take the source rant and boil down the 9 minutes into a typical 3-4 minute song.. along the lines of institutionalized-by Suicidal Tendencies. This was my bench mark for a 10/10.

Now that I have the final product in mind it’s a matter of getting the bricks together.

Step 2: I needed a format. How does one construct a song. I could have taken a few courses of music theory and construction either from youtube or skillshare… But I rather just took the song self-esteem by the offspring as a template. Minus the vocal instrumentals– the LA LA, the chorus, and other flare, I took the structure or a Verse 1, Verse 2, Bridge, Verse 3, Bridge.

Step 3: Find the verses in the rant source, then assemble. run a simple base line

Step 4: Put it down for a minute and understand my limitations. I know that it’s not Schmoyoho. This is also the point where I sent it out to get feedback from people who know a thing or two.

Step 5: Master it

Step 6: Write and publish a blog post about it. Now get back to writing from the POV of a bed-ridden, Pyschopathic Teenage girl.

With Love

Hppo

Hearts minds and will of the people

The US government operates on a three part system

theoretically equal in the distribution of powers and responsibility

practically useless

I’ve had many discussions with my wife about the current power struggles within thai land as well as Hong Kong and the self imposed exile of Prince Harry.

I think I’ve detected a common thread.

The Heart of the People.

In order to effectively govern you need at least three things

A people’s Will.

Typically portrayed as violence. But will is simply the ability to exert force by the direction of the body. An army imposing it’s kings will for the desire of resources will conquer lands foreign and domestic, pressing people into service.

A people’s Mind

Without the rational actors on the side of the government, you’ll find yourself without mercenaries, overseers, middle-managers and most importantly bureaucrats whose function is to obfuscate how power and resources are distributed, preventing upheaval by maintaining status quo.

A people’s Heart

This is the least defined. The prince describes Ecclesiastes driven principalities as areas that neither require rule and are resistant to interference. For much of history the Church has functioned as the Heart bestowing a check upon the King’s Will.

I recently read that Viking kings had a council of women who had the veto power over his decisions in much the same way.

In England the Queen, while massive in her financial power, is constrained in her Will and Mind by the Parliament as well as other financial powers.

What she does hold is the Heart of the People. Something that is detectable in all her actions as a motive.

The Heart is emotional it can change with the wind if a leader isn’t careful. That is why if there is no codified singular religion – state sponsored. It becomes even more of a problem.

In America

The purpose of the Judiciary is to actually serve as the heart of the nation. Which wasn’t such a big issue until the will/minds of the plutocrats became misaligned with the will/minds of the populace.

I think nation wide that a solution will not be reached until these two parties align once again as to who deserves what…

Now I think that the best way for a Judge to do their Job of being able to keep the other two branches in check would be as it is currently structured with a single low level judge preceding not based on the size of a population but based on the case load of disputes. So as not to tax any individual judge too much and to not appoint any unnecessary judges.

I think that the position of Judge should not have the authority of a Jury as well as the power of a Censor.

But in order to remove external pressures from a Judge. A Judge should be a position for life, where except for rank among judges, something that should be self-selecting by piers without the vote of superiors. In order to have a proper appellate court.

The only except should be that if a judge loses the heart of the people. They can be removed from office.

I am unsure as how to structure such a removal at this time. But it should be preferable that they retire but it shouldn’t be impossible for a majority be able to remove a Judge that does not share the values of the median.

Bartle’s Taxonomy Through a Hogwarts lens

I’m just going to assume you are familiar with the four houses of Hogwarts.

Bartle’s Taxonomy is a classification of players by what those players want out of the game.

Want to experience something NEW?

You’re an Explorer

Want to make memories with Friends?

You’re a Socializer

Want to get a world first / high score?

You’re an Achiever

Want to dominate?

You’re a Killer

If you see what I’m about to say you can skip this paragraph. Killers are Slytherin, Achievers are Gryffindor, Socializers are Hufflepuff, Explorers are Ravenclaw.

Why then does any of this matter and is a thorn I must pluck from my mind and onto the pages of this unmaintained blog?

Well I was talking with a friend the other day and he said a trope

“There are TWO types of people”

People love binaries I know. That’s not the bother but although I’m a fan of the simplification of DnD alignment system. I find that it is limited to method of an actor rather than motivation of an actor.

But you can use Bartle’s taxonomy to describe the motivation of an actor and when the taxonomy is applied further by categorizing an actors secondary motivation. Now you have a 12 point system.

For example let’s say your motivation is to be the best and to prove it to others…

Now you’re trying to climb the PVP ladder, you’re an Achiever with a secondary motive of being a Killer.

Or perhaps you want to reveal all the secrets in the game to the Wiki…

Now you’re an Explorer with a secondary motive of being a Socializer.

I’ve stated before that if you want to accurately plot which house a character belongs to based on their myers/briggs then best get out your HyperCube.

But using Bartle’s taxonomy with a primary and secondary motive allows for Euclidean diagrams.

Take for instance Hermione and Neville may both be achievers but to IMO, the method by which they are after achievement is by study(exploration). In Neville’s case it is a focused mastery of herbology and in Hermione’s case it is a broad understanding of subjects related directly with academic achievement.

The Weasleys seem to value improving the strength of interpersonal bonds. Making them secondary Hufflepuffs. Yet, since they are putting effort their friendships the friendships would still be the Achievement that allows for proper sorting.

So yes Merula Snyde may be out to dominate you. But how will be determined by her secondary motivation..

With love,

Hngyhngyhppo.

Why does Populism lack power to forgive students?

It feels like everyone because it’s been framed as a pincer move.

Where those above and below you are against you.

First assumptions is that there are two parties at play.

A) Those who meritocratic hillbillies, who inherited their step-father’s trailer and don’t need no fancy city schooling.

B) Those who choose successful careers in finance, law, and engineering where they get to work side by side with their frat brothers.

Truth is that neither of these coalitions has the power to change the policy of debt traps and educational promises.

Those with the power to change student debt, have the capital that makes student debt irrelevant to them.

Therefore they are not actively concerned with the debt.Those who profit from increases in school cost, Administration and Endowment managers, get paid first and so they are actually on the side of canceling or forgiveness.

At least in speech.. but rarely in action.Corporate benefits from educated professionals reduced negotiation power and high obligation.


This is a case of when EVERYONE actually means on the 10% of people that have the power to matter.


When the taxes on grain become too high, the peasantry starts hunting game and trading in pelts rather than gold.

With love,

Hngyhngyhppo

Retail SPACs Versus Private Equity

SPACs or Special Purpose Acquisition Company are becoming more prevalent

Currently this is not a direct threat to private equity firms… currently.

The Prince states that a Prophet without an army is unable to spread his reign.

It’s my hope that soon the SPAC will become a tool for the Retail investor and worker.

How? and Why?

While on the surface a SPAC is just a publicly traded company that is using it’s ability to be publicly traded to leverage it’s limited initial cash investments in order to acquire a controlling stake in one or more companies.

on the surface they operate like a private equity firm, however when you place your funds into a private equity firm you don’t have agency over where your funds are directed. No dear, that is the responsibility of the firms managers, who will return profits to you after they take their cuts. It’s a good business so long as business is good.

Deeper though members of a SPAC are still individual share holders and therefore they are afforded the rights of shareholders as stipulated by the SPAC, or they can divest their holdings onto the market once they believe the SPAC has lost it’s way.

This means that individuals who make up a SPAC can exert a force multiplier for change.

If you wanted to have enough influence over Walmart to raise the wages and conditions of workers, you would simply need about 20% of the companies shares. (while if you wanted to be King of Walmart you need 51%, but with 20% your voice would be loud and disruptive enough that concessions would be made to appease you)

So you need 20% which as of today is just $72 BILLION, have a look under you couch cushions you may find enough cash to change the world.

But a SPAC could leverage this amount of money

take the example of Churchill Capital V, they are a SPAC that was formed with the intent on purchasing a stake within a single company. They started 2021 out a s $5 billion dollar blank check firm, but when the rumors started to spread that they were looking into an Electric vehicle company, whose stock was valued much higher than their $32 versus their $8. the price of this SPACs stock rallied to a height of $30 and settled at $24ish. Assuming that the $8 share price was a reflection of the cash reserve of the SPAC that means that after the rally they could borrow against their own equity another $10billion. So when Capital V didn’t close the deal again they now had the leverage to look at bigger targets with a $15 Billion dollar budget. And so the rumors spread again they were looking at company X, Y, and Z now the SPAC share price rose as high as $60 or $37 Billion in buying leverage.

So that is how with a SPAC a takeover of Walmart is possible.

I hope by now you’re thinking that by raising workers wages and conditions this will be suicide for the Walmart shares that were purchased with the SPAC, which would then drop the SPAC value.

Honestly I hope you’re correct. Then the puts purchased by the owners of the SPAC pay off covering the value captured by the SPACs stake within the company.

People keep talking about unions like a union is going to solve their problems. Well unless that union is going to use the tools of the Market like a SPAC then just as any organization it exists only to perpetuate itself.

The Revolution will be blood less

With love,

hngyhngyhppo

The Machine Vs. r/Wallstreetbets

As of writing this GME stock sits at $310 per share.

Disclaimer I am not a financial advisor and this is not financial advice!

This is not a summary of the events currently playing out or the about the motives behind the main players (the short sellers and retail investors).

This is simply a side note and a question

Who did the short sellers upset?

Distribution of information is as clear as the rules of time travel in Doctor Who but there are some basics that are easy to understand

Millennials and Gen Z occupy Reddit / Twitter / Instagram / Youtube

Gen X and Boomers rely on Cable and Broadcast

The Silent Gen read print

This is only in relation to the market players Facebook is not here because it is not relevant to the GME info distribution

This started out as a relatively small fight between r/WallStreetBets and Citron. I first started following this when Youtube recommended a video on sunday, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcUcDwoDQW0&t=1055s right before I went to sleep and then work

After work, I was recommend a few more stock related videos, about the details of a short squeeze and general CNBC. That is why when CNBC decided to drop Wallstreetbets by name into their program that clip was recomended to me as well.

I am not omniscient, and like you receive my information as it is recommend. And while Al-Gore’s-Rythm is not perfect in finding exactly what I would like to pay attention, it’s mechanical gatekeeper is receptive to feedback and doesn’t have the same problems that a person would have.

That is why I have been pondering exactly why CNBC mentioned by name the subreddit WallStreetBets. This was deliberate. GEN X is not shy of venturing over to reddit and diving deeper into the players mindset behind this market trend. Which is exactly why GME soared to over $150 on Monday, which provoked Citron to take a $2bn loan to cover there shorts. News of that transfer further stoked the flames Tuesday saw prices above $250. Right NOW it’s $310.

Before the CNBC segment, there was a decision to use the name WallStreetBets. Now the Youtuber I watched covering the situation wouldn’t have thought twice, WallStreetBets is a good key word for the Rythm. However, Al Gore’s Rythm was likely not the reason behind using the name. I don’t know the reason, I do know that if that name hadn’t been spoken and instead the conversation between the analysts focused around Robinhood traders, Memelords, and Rediitors in general then traffic to WallStreetBets would not have resulted in a 500k increase to the Sub. As well as Tweet from Elon Musk “Stonks”.

The CNBC gatekeeper whether directed to or ignorant of causing this market fluctuation, is the single point change to the system.

GME rockets had been spreading organically for months through organic means and would likely have never gotten over $90. CNBC exposed Gen X and their capital to the fight.

Thank you Gen X for joining the Fray.

Thank you CNBC Gatekeeper for your role.

The following is an unrelated and fictional speculation.

Lemon Capital has been earning an average of 30% returns for about 6 years. Every year they have attracted bigger and bigger money to their firm compared to the poultry returns of 7-17% of other money management firms. Every year they short stock and it pays out more often than not. Every year though they short Rocketman’s stonk. Every year they’ve been wrong. Rocketman from Gen X doesn’t have much else besides a need to prove them wrong. Silent Gen Capital sees an opportunity to protect their firms by Bankrupting Lemon Capital. Silent Gen didn’t create the opportunity, that was some stimulus check cashing degenerates. but without Silent Gen’s nod of approval the rocket would never have launched.

Lemon Capital is going to be squeezed dry, Zoomers and eX’s will be left either holding the bag of cash or an empty haul. Silent Gen will have restored investors faith in their firms that anything greater than 6% is good enough.

The story of David verse Golaith, was always in David’s favor. But the real winner was the King of Isreal miles from the battlefield, whose assets were secured and multiplied.

With Love,

Hngyhngyhppo

To Rawkus

Alright I said I would write up a piece for you. Here it is.

There are three patterns I have observed in what I would consider commercially viable independent music. Ear-worms, The Rising Pause, and of coarse semantic satiation.

I’ll cover how exactly to spot and replicate a Rising Pause.

It’s rather hard to explain since I don’t have the proper musical notation to simply say

And while that is the example of a Rising Pause. The only problem is I don’t think it does justice to become the next big streaming sensation

Essentially a Rising Pause is a chord progression where the logical end of the progression is delayed just enough to have created an anticipation of the note, when supplied that note after a rest or pause

Take a good listen to these three compositions.

Sutherland

Kevin Mchale

Kongos

Sutherland uses static inside his rests, then a Wah-wuh

Kevin Mchale pauses are really only noticeable when the track fades to let his vocals which preform the rising pause, but there is silence and rest in the instrumentals, the pace is rather high and it’s not that noticeable.

The Kongos change which instrument is preforming the Rising Pause. First drums, then accordion, synth board, clapping.

In contrast to a few selections from the 90s

outkast

The Killers

Which keep a consistent rhythm, Also note that the music video’s were for MTV and as such there is excess to the song so it can be cut for short, or full-length play, whereas the dead air in Sutherland and Kevin Mchale provide a rest for the listener before the loop begins anew.

I think that commercially on of the most important aspects is the rising pause. I think that it creates an immediate anticipation in the listener since it establishes a pattern and then delays the reward or conclusion of that pattern by a beat or an interjection.

And while I call it a pause it’s not silence, there are other instruments and chords being played but the most forward is setting up the pause and delivering.

Alright this has taken up 2 hours, another 2 to you tab

now enjoy something a little more popular

or perhaps you’d enjoy a song so popular it’s already on the grocery store playlist

Not all music requires the Rising Puase

but 1:25 of this song is the clearest puase I’ve heard in a while

The point as stated before is to create anticipation in the listener and then draw out that anticipation before rewarding it. Rewards are dopamine, and dopamine is the drug of choice now a days.

Let me know if this is clear

With Love,

hngyhngyhppo

Hppo Blog 2021

Well 2020 was a year that’s for sure.

My pragmatic analysis is rather positive for just how bad a year it was. This blog though preformed better than last year with even less content.

Rather than poor into the weeds like I did last year. This year I just want to cover the chaos and triumphs of my life and my plans for the rest of the year.

Failures: Last year I decided that working on the blog was not going to get me attention and instead drafted a project to create a card game and run a twitch and youtube channel. It was drastically a failure and cost me tons of energy and time and then the pandemic hit. I was furloughed and gym’s were closed. I was using the gym as core component to my writing process and rather than work around not having gym access, I but a pause on the ContractMan. I dove into tik-tok and webtoons, while finalizing the cost and progress of running the card/game twitch, youtube project I called Freelander Adventures. The cost was very very high and while I feel certain that given about a year of that same workflow (about 20 hours a week) I could create some quality entertain and grow a platform for Freelander Adventures. I would be unable to keep that pace and work on the ContractMan once/if furlough ended. I found out that while Tik-tok has great discovery it has terrible C.T.A. and cross platform conversion, basically it’s a waste. Webtoons was a fun project that forced me to work on my art and complete a project a 3 times a week. I stopped shortly after returning to work in June though. It was costing me 8 hours a week, and Webtoons is a platform for multiple issue narratives (drama’s in particular), not the style of comic I was creating.

Failures cont: In November I launched an indiegogo campaign (corona girl), I spent 45 days working on the marketing before launch, main costs were Fiver artists and a FOAF who 3d printed a couple of models for me. I learned that Facebook advertising is the best $per ad spent on the internet. But unfortunately since I chose to launch a project based on corona, I was shunted from facebook advertising, It makes sense I’m not bitter but had I of made a different choice the campaign may have been successful. When I started the project I thought that I would be able to find a supplier for vinyl figures in America for a limited run of 2020 figures for relatively cheap, but the base cost of the Project ended up being $90,000 and that’s not a dime of profit, so I knew the project had slim to zill chances before launch, the Facebook curving was just the final nail. I am very glad though that I launched and received the support I did get and the lesson that when dealing with an influencer advertising deal a lead time of 4 to 5 months is required.

Successes: We (my wife and I) purchased our first home in July. Furlough and unemployment gave us enough money to pay for closing costs. We got 10k of high interest debt wrapped into the loan. Including my car loan, while our monthly rent has shifted a few hundred up into a mortgage, we lowered our overall expenses and managed to increase our take home. I’ve moved to full-time rather than part time so I have even less time for these Freedom projects but I have a roof and we are building more wealth than previous years. I don’t have to worry about rent going up for the next 30 years either, so that’s nice.

Improvements: Personally/professionally/physically I have improved, beyond any ambitions I ever had (except that six-pack is still eluding me). I’ve reached a decent position and workflow professionally. I’m improving my art skills weekly and have art ambitions to couple somehow with my writing ambitions now. I’ve refined good methods for Freedom projects workflow, while working full-time.

Aspirations: 2021 won’t get back to normal till June (hopefully), but this new-normal isn’t so rough. My aspirations might change so 2022 Hppo don’t worry you’re a pragmatist not a zealot. But my plans as of today are to launch a weekly essay about characters in fiction and how they relate to the Vox heirarchy. I think that this will be interesting and take maybe 5 hours a week which is sustainable, that doesn’t include the time I’ll spend watching media for “research and relaxation” which is one of the reasons I want to do this. I’ve wanted to explain why Starship Troopers is the perfect narrative about a Delta’s transformation to Alpha, but I did the math and it would take 30 to 40 hours for me to make a *cough* decent Youtube about it. My second aspiration is to somehow use art and narrative to create a profitable project that I can work on with my limited 10 hours of production time a week. When I part-time I had 30 hours of production time to write ContractMan and Blog and other. But now I have only one super session of concentration a week, ContractMan took 2 super sessions a week to produce a manuscript every 4 months.

Lessons learned TL:DR

Tik-tok, twitter, and reddit are largely wastes

Facebook is great

Webtoons is for drama and narrative weeklies

Twitch/Youtube are high energy projects,

Indiegogo/fiver is still a good combo but unless you have a lot of resources time and money a team of 3-4 is needed, If I get a team I’ll try again, otherwise an established platform and audience is required.

If purchasing adspace from an influencer, be prepare to be 5 months ahead of launch.

With Love,

Hngyhngyhppo

Hey 2022 Hppo! Sempir Optima, the fruits of your labor are still seeds of the orchard. Have faith.

CW’s Stargirl VS. The Green New Deal

[Spoilers for season 1 of Stargirl and Eight Days a Week (1997) and some Bond Films]

There is something not right with the world. Neverwas, Eden I know.

Peter: This may sound crazy…

…but sometimes when I’m depressed that the world is a really terrible place… I find myself sympathizing with the Bond villians.

Erica: What do you mean?

Peter:… remember how Curt Jurgens, in The Spy Who Loved Me….wanted to create a perfect society under the sea? And in Moonraker, Hugo Drax wanted to do the same thing… in space

Erica: Right.

Peter: Well, these guys really weren’t so bad. They were just tired of the war, the politics, pollution and… And wanted to change things. Then this handsome womanizer, who’s afraid of commitment….pulls up in his fancy sports car and messes things up. Just to Protect the Status Quo.

-Scene from Eight Days a Week

A relatively unremarkable American Pie humor wrapped around a Cusack romance plot. But that scene always and those words always stuck with me.

And despite my best efforts at practicing pragmatism, I see the world first as a cynic. I don’t know shit and neither do you.

That’s why when I find a piece of wisdom that runs counter to the common sentiment. I savor it.

The CW’s star-girl was such a subversive masterpiece.

Protecting the Status Quo has been the job of superheroes, secret agents, and governments.

During the first season of Star-girl as the main character is hunting down the Injustice Society of America(ISA)

We as the audience have the privilege of knowing a little bit more than our protagonist before she does. This show is a masterclass of the Dramatic Reveal. The Audience always has enough time to process the Reveal before the Reveal is revealed to the character.

When we find out that the ISA is hiding in Blue Valley hiding behind the American Dream

A charitable organization whose mission statement is to re-vitalize small towns across America.

A noble sentiment

Of course this is just a front while they prepare their world altering machine.

The Injustice Society of America

Wishes to Create a New America

one with Universal Healthcare and Solar Energy written into the constitution

This gives our heroes pause as they wonder if they should really be trying to stop this society attempting to correct systematic Injustice…

Well it’s black and white if they don’t stop the ISA then 25 million people will die.

So in order to protect the lives of 25 million people, they must protect the Status Quo of these dysfunctional states of America,

And if the cost was not so cut and dry…

For the majority of the show it isn’t exactly clear why the Bad guys are “Bad guys”, at least up until the sports-master and Tigress start killing people.

At the very least it is clear that the Bad Guys are jerks.

The beauty in watching this show through a cynic lens is that

I know that charities are generally terrible. The best thing about them is that they have to publicly report expenses, so we can see how the ASPCA pays it’s former CEO $400,000 a year for consulting. But hey maybe the American Dream is not a money laundering operation for the ISA’s ill-gotten gains.

Also that in order for a town to function it must produce more than it’s residents consume. If it only consumes what it produces its a commune… even the Amish sell produce in order to buy products that they can not craft themselves. Whether the town is producing Tourism, Mining, Produce, or Manufactured goods… it must produce more value than it consumes.

So when a one factory town loses it’s factory the town slowly dies. This is the Status Quo and since our heroes succeeded in stopping the ISA and their forceful implementation of The Green New Deal, they also destroyed the American Dream.

The Status Quo is Centrist and the only winners in Centrism are the Corporatists.

With Love,

Hngyhngyhppo

stranger dangers and space rangers, Imposter syndrome X-cept legit

I pissed myself. Straight up my shirt, morning wood.. ya know.

Okay so it was like this. You ever get that feeling that something just ain’t quiet right. You’re morning alarm is just a few minutes off. Like you’re totally awake, check your phone and your alarm isn’t due for another three minutes. It’s just that off feeling. Like some elves or goblins snuck into your house and moved all your furniture a quarter of an inch to the left. Like totally not enough that you’d stub your toe but just enough that you know it’s wrong.

I told myself “I’m just waking up don’t bother with it. Get to the bathroom. Crank down your dick and piss away the pain.”

Well, I leave the bedroom and there’s an ass hanging out my fridge. Dash those hopes, it was a man. I’m like totes in the middle of a morning burgle. I think I groaned or the floorboards groaned, I didn’t know if I’d be kicking out a crack head or what.

“Ah, I see you’re finally awake.” The dude said as he poped up out of the fridge, with the sub I bought for lunch.

I gave him the secret code. “Hello There?”

“Admiral Kenobi!”

No that’s not the weirdest part. Man my brain was melting, I tell ya, so. So he had my face and my body. Yeah like he got the code wrong memer, but he actually didn’t. Yes though as I was saying, He was me. Like a mirror or a clone, but fracker he was rude. So he wasn’t me.

Oh yeah, right!

So after he saw the look of horror on my face for getting the code wrong he drew a gun on me. My gun, He pointed. I would of grabbed my machete or dashed charged him and gouged out his eyes, maybe take a shot to my spare kidney but memer ya’know your boy no one fucks with ya boy. But, well, but, no memer I pissed myself straight up my nips. UGH!#! Black kraken pisses like a tar vinegar. I almost threw up. My throat clenched and my nuts tingled. I think I might have a thing for danger, IDK.

Well He explains this whole Admiral business, and um well He told me like he was me but not from this timeline and like I’m not from this timeline either. Shit, he was pretty clear that it was important and he went over it twice. I wouldn’t have, explained half the shit he did, so he totally wasn’t actually ya boy.

Oh fuck, I just realized your not my memer. I mean since I’m in a different timeline, I’m not even ya boy. I’m like ya boy. But I’m not like my rude space time cop. So I’m totes probably not like Your boy.

Fuck I’m like all alone, stranger dangers and space rangers,

I’m like pretending to be this places me, Imposter syndrome X-cept legit

Maybe we can be new friends ?!?

could I call you memer-2 or something though I couldn’t even keep my two high school friends Josh straight. Yeah likes one was gay but the other was a chick. Didn’t help know one they had the same taste in boyfriends either.

So memer+ friends?

you can call me MC(prime)