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Marry, sleep with or take as your date to a school reunion…?

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*Guest blogger alert part 2*

Hello again, fellow Armi enthusiasts!

Some saucy silliness for you today! Teehee!

On day 2 I asked you who your fave Armitage character and “go-to” viewage is.
And I told you all about mine. With the aid of some pretty pictures 😉
On day 4 of FanstRAvaganza I’d like to know which of the tall beauty’s nice, not so nice and a lot nicer than some characters you would….
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Now, that charming chap from Leicester has played an array of characters.
From tall handsome strangers…
Hellooo, Harry Kennedy!
To brooding “bad boys”…
Sir Guy, throw me upon your steed & run away with me!
There’s been topless tough guys…
Oh, Sgt. Porter, I do like your…gun! >_>
And most magnificent spies….
Well, you know my feelings on THAT MI5 agent… *ahem*

Righteo!
Just to spice things up a bit, and make it more fun. (And because I’m a bit of a meanie! ;P).
I have chosen 9 of Armi’s characters and, picking their names out of a hat, (or in this case, my Thorin Oakenshield mug), I have split them into
3 random groups of, er, 3.
Consider each 3 in turn.
And tell me
(please)
If you absolutely definitely HAD to make a choice
(and let’s pretend you do!)
Who would you…

A). Marry

         B). Sleep with

                C). Take as your date to a
school reunion?

It’d be marvellous to know your reasons too!

First group of beauties:
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Second group of swoon-er-roonies:

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Third group of hot potatoes:

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I know it’s tricky (very tricky!)
But think it through. Mull it over. Make yourself a cuppa and ponder the pros  and cons of each option.
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I had to think long and hard myself.
For group one
I finally decided I would….

MARRY: Lucas North

I couldn’t NOT marry my favourite spy. Plus I would get to wake up to THAT FACE every morning, stroke his glorious tattoos, and swoon over his legs all the live long day! (You know, when he’s not off spying & stuff!)

SLEEP WITH: Sgt. Porter

He’s just so tough and strong and steaming hot!!
I’d want him to pick me up and throw me on the bed! Yum!

TAKE AS MY DATE TO A SCHOOL REUNION: Thorin Oakenshield

How impressive would it be to bring a Hot Dwarf King from Middle-earth to your school reunion? Everyone would be in awe of him. Plus he’d have much prettier hair than all those bitchy girls you went to school with! Also, he could defend your honour with his sword fighting skills!!
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My choices are of course subject to change. -_-
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As for groups 2 & 3…
I’ll have to think on it some more and get back to you! ^^

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Well, I hope you enjoyed my little game!
Can’t wait to hear what you’d “do” with all these Armi-licious characters!
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P.S. If you have any thoughts on anything else you’d like to – *ahem* – “do” with these characters, or any others I’ve not mentioned, please feel free to share that too!

Perhaps you’d like Ricky Deeming to take you for a ride on his motorbike? 😉
Or maybe you’ve had thoughts about spending time with Monet and his….canvas?! 😉
Don’t be shy: share!

^_^

Merry FanstRA4 everybody!

Images borrowed from: RANet
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Due North: Lucas North

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*Guest blogger alert!*

As you may know from the lovely Agzy’s intro yesterday, the awesome Armitage admirer has granted me this exciting (and ever so slightly scary) opportunity to be a guest blogger for this week of Armitage delights!  ^_^
So here I am – eeek!
It all came about with a spot of Lucas North perving *ahem* rambling/general admiration for his beauty – one of my favourite/daily/hourly pastimes…Oh, Lucas!

SO!
What better, for my first post (EVER), to talk about that insanely beautiful spy!?!
(I can think of nothing. Except perhaps stroking that beautiful spy. *mind wanders*)

SO! (Take 2)
SPOOKS is my “go-to” RA viewage.
It’s what I turn to when I need a bit of a pick-me-up; or when I just *need* to see his FACE!!
(I’m sure you all get those needy pangs!)
I cannot get enough of Lucas and his luscious legs. Boy, do I love his legs! But more about his legs later. (No, really!)

THUS (which is really a fancy “so”)
In the name of FanstRAvaganza4,
I invite you to take a trip down Lucas
Memory Lane with me….
I have picked 10 of my fave Lucas moments/attributes/ponderings/
swoon-er-iffic type stuff.
One for each letter of his name! Happy days!

If you’ve not yet watched Spooks I should probably add a
*SPOILER WARNING*

So (last time, promise!), without further ado,
let’s hop on the hot spy train:

DUE NORTH; LUCAS NORTH

First stop:

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LOOK WHO JUST TURNED UP

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I remember seeing the BBC trailers for the new series of Spooks, and getting all excited by his wee FACE!
Oh, the anticipation!!
And then he arrived.
Dear Lucas North was delivered back to Blighty after spending 8 years in a Russian prison. And Mr Armitage had lost over a stone in weight to meet the character’s description.
Oh, the commitment!!
They lifted that hood. He squinted as he adjusted to the light. He staggered over to Harry Pearce in his faded and frayed blue jumper…wee bit of stubble, hair slightly greasy and tousled…looking tired, in need of nourishment and a decent cuppa!
Meanwhile, in my living room, I whimpered and whispered many-a-thank-you the casting people of Spooks…
THANK-YOU FOR LUCAS!!

Next stop

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UNDERNEATH HIS CLOTHES

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One simply cannot discuss Lucas without mentioning his tattoos!
They are, like his FACE, a work of art! -_-
And they are EVERYWHERE (well, near enough; I’ll bet there are one or two others we are not privy to. ALAS!)
Now, I wouldn’t say I am a huge fan of men with lots of tattoos, indifferent really; but DEAR GOD, I was (still am) in awe of Lucas’s!
I think what I love about them is that they near enough “define” Lucas. They are not random tattoos he decided to get “for a laugh” or when he was drunk; they were all attained during his 8 year imprisonment and were integral to his survival.
“Tattooing is part of the culture in there, if you don’t do it, you don’t belong; if you don’t belong…you’re dead.”
Lucas to Harry, as he stood in that bathroom…washing himself…(oh my!)

So, in short: I really (reeeaaally) like Lucas’s tattoos.
Let’s all take a moment now to think about them…
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YUM!!

Third stop on this journey is

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CHASE ME WITH THOSE FINE LONG LEGS!                                              (Preferably whilst wearing snug-fitting jeans)

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Agzy will know I am a lover of Armi’s legs.
They are just so long and lovely…
They come up to *here* when mine only come up to <there>….ya know? -_-
They are damn fine legs!

Lucas does a fair bit of running in the name of MI5, and I fully support it.
Tea has been known to have been spilt when he zooms across the screen, taking big strides as he goes in pursuit of the baddies. Or to get away from them.
Whichever, I just like all the running.
What’s also impressive, is that he can do all this running whilst wearing some rather tight-fitting jeans. They show off those fine legs without actually showing the legs.
Mmmm!
And now, please enjoy a medley of (completely gratuitous) pics of Lucas & his legs.
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Scheduled stop No.4 is

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ALL IN THE EYES (AND EYELASHES)
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Mr Armitage can say it all with a look.
And a flutter of the eyelashes. And, while we’re at it, a raise of the eyebrows.
(Those beautiful eyes really suit a heavy application of eyeliner too; but er, that’s not necessarily relevant right now… o_o)

  There’s so much depth to the character of Lucas.
He’s intelligent and shrewd; enigmatic and complicated.
He’s constantly battling with an inner torment and – shush – secrets!
And those eyes glitter with all his emotions and sensibilites.
I could watch Spooks on mute and still comprehend all his heartache.
(But I wouldn’t do that too often because it means I would be deprived of that gorgeous voice…!!)
The eyes: They really do say it all.

Next station is

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SPY LOVE

So the lovely Lucas wasn’t very lucky in the love department.
Okay, Elizabeta was rather sweet.
But then came Sarah. Humm.
Her American accent was my main problem, it was just so awful – as in, so obvious that it was a non-American actress attempting to do an American accent. And failing – that it really ought to have been enough to put Lucas off in my opinion.
(*Holds up hands* I just had to be honest there. I’m sorry! Sort of).
Next up, of course, was moody Meya. Or traitorous madam. Whatever works for you.

Now, what I really would’ve loved to have seen was a wee romance between
Lucas & Ros.
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They would have made an interesting and rather sophisticated couple, what with Lucas’s charm and chiseled good looks & Ros’s frosty “bit of a badass” persona.
Shame. I think there was a spark there… ^^

Which leads me nicely to our next calling point…

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NOT TO PUT TOO FINE A POINT ON IT…
…but I think “Pete” would have made a fine fiancé!

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Just a shame he was a fictional fiancé, eh?
Still, credit where credit’s due:
“Pete” (AKA Lucas) did send flowers to “Jenny’s” (AKA Ros’s) “workplace”.
He turned up for a “surprise” visit on her “first day”.
His fictional office only being “round the corner” after all.
And he even threw in a few kisses and told her “boss” that he was her fiancé.
*SWOON*
Okay, all was in the name of the wee undercover op that was being staged, but hey, you gotta love Lucas’s commitment. He really sold it!
And check out how chuffed Ros looks in the bottom right pic. Yes indeedie –  she luuurrrves Pete too!
So let’s hear it for Pete!!
Woo to the hoo!
(P.S “Pete and Jenny” did look rather cute together! Aww!)

For the seventh stop, I bring you

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ON A SCALE OF HOT TO STEAMING, GUESS HOW MUCH I LIKE LUCAS WHEN HE’S ANGRY…?!
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Clue: a bucket of cold water may need to be thrown over me!

Lucas, being a troubled and complicated soul, has a lot of repressed anger inside of him, and when he has the chance to vent some of it – oh boy, he doesn’t hold back!
Now, I wouldn’t want to cross Mr North, but if he wanted to jump into a swimming pool to punch a bad guy out, (perhaps in my honour), then I am not going to stop him.
Jeepers, do I heart that scene!
No messing about – straight in the pool, fully clothed and out to get results.
And the result that I’m not so secretly grateful for is Lucas in tight WET jeans…shaping his thighs and bum very nicely…very nicely indeed!
Job well done, angry Lucas!

On we go now to

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RUSSIA AND SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE OF

My heart skipped a beat the first time Lucas spoke Russian.
First the tattoos, then the Russian – all in his very first episode!
HOLY MOLY!
Okay, so he’s been in a Russian prison for the last 8 years, and his ex-wife is Russian, chances are the hot spy is going to know some of the lingo.
Even so, knowing that Armi learnt to speak Russian for the role… ugh, he is just too perfect!

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And not only were we treated to Lucas speaking Russian, we also had Lucas pretending to be Russian…remember that wonderful episode…?

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YUMMY-LICIOUS!!

The penultimate stop brings us to

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THAT BLACK VEST TOP
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Okay, so Lucas tends to wear a lot of blue clothing.
We know he looks good in blue; the wardrobe department clearly know he looks good in blue. I’m sure the man himself knows blue is a good colour on him.
(Brings out his eyes, innit!)
But there was that out-of-office-hours item of clothing that Lucas seemed to favour; and it made an appearance in all three of his seasons as a spook.
Yes, that fetching black vest top.
Nice tight fit. Showed off the arms. Showed off the tattoos.
Looked good with his dark hair.
I approve of this black vest top.
Oh look, here he is putting it on…
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*THUD*

(I really should have put those pics in reverse order…Lucas taking clothing off is much more fun. ^^)

Last stop now, kids! And it is of course

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HAD US AT “HELLO HARRY”

One can’t deny that Lucas North’s story wasn’t a bloody emotional one.
He arrived damaged. He’d been tortured. He’d suffered for his country.
No one was sure if he could be trusted.
He had to work hard to prove his worth to Harry & co.
And prove himself he did with his many bold moves, courageous acts, and save the day in his special Lucas way moments.
His journey was chock full of thrills and spills and edge of the seat action.

He ran around, putting those long legs to good use.
He drew us in with his piercing blue eyes and made us want to hold him and love him and all that jazz!
He spoke Russian and had lots of tattoos.

He breathed and blinked and everything.

You wanted him to arrive on your doorstep and say:
“You’re coming with me!”
(I wouldn’t even stop to grab my coat).

He was pretty darn awesome.
And soooo beautiful.
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Okay, so not everyone was a fan of Lucas’s “road to ruin”.
I was pretty heartbroken.
But come on, Armi embraced that “what the fudge?” plot twist and he
ACTED HIS GOD DAMN SOCKS OFF!!
At the end of the day, whatever did or didn’t or should have occurred:
LUCAS NORTH, know this…
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❤ ^_^ ❤

Well, if nothing else, I think I’ve proven that I could ramble on about Lucas North all day/month/year…
There’s lots of things I love about my favourite spy, but I hope the handful I’ve shared have made you smile 🙂
I’d love to know your fave Lucas moments/scenes etc, so please share them if you so wish!
LET’S TALK ABOUT LUCAS!
ALL HAIL LUCAS!

I reeeaaally love Lucas -_-
*runs away*

x x x x

*runs back*

One more thing!
Now you know that Spooks is my “go-to” TV viewage when in need of an Armi fix, I’m curious to know… What’s YOURS?
Are you devoted to Mr Thornton, or is Guy with guyliner your character of choice?
Are you happy with Harry, or are you a fellow Lucas lover?

Vote for yours here! (Ya know, if you fancy it… ^_^)
And if your fave isn’t on the list, please tell me all about him in the comments box.

Thanks for reading!!
Happy FanstRA4 everybody!! ^_^
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I want Candy… Eye Candy that is…

I’m busy with college this weekend, so I’d just like to leave you with a few hot pics to help you combat the frosty weather 🙂

Here are a few collages of my favorite Richard Armitage photo shoots representing the past, present, and future and His Highness Gorgeousness I (and hopefully the start of an equally beautiful dynasty).

The past from 2010, during the ‘blue Lucas’ phase

The stance, the beautiful blue eyes and Prada shirt.

And the jeans with no room… for error 😉

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The present favorite from December, taken in New York during The Hobbit promotion.

Armitage goes for a more youthful look (Yo! Dude, love the hoodie man!!!), but I like this shoot mostly because it’s so animated and ‘real’.

I like a man who’s good with his hands… errrr… meant to say a man who talks with his hands…

Richard Armitage New York The Hobbit collage

And hopefully Richard’s future styling from now on, from Glamour Magazine UK

The classical styling kills me and I adore the hairstyle.

He even looks like he smells fabulous!

Scratch and sniff…

Sniff and melt…

Melt and scratch… and repeat the process…

Richard Armitage Glamour UK December 2012 collage

All images: RANet

What’s your favorite photo shoot?

What melts your inner-snowman?

My Nearest and Dearest are Dwarven’ Awesome, and here’s why…

I’d like to start by thanking everyone for their birthday wishes 🙂

I don’t really like to make a BIG fuss around the day, with one exception.

My nearest do not apply and the bigger the fuss the better 🙂

On Armitage Day I shared with you the cake my sister designed for me the previous year, which you can see here.

This year I asked that the calories count be kept low because I have a pair of Hobbit jeans I’s like to squeeze into soon.

I did love the cake from last year and just when I though that was the coolest birthday surprise ever, my family proved me wrong.

This year I got 5 postcards.

OK, it wasn’t only 5 postcards, but for dramatic effect let’s stick to the concept of:

For my birthday I got 5 postcards, one from each member of my immediate family.

And let me tell you, these are the best postcards ever.

Let me explain:

The first card was from my mom.

Well, hello there Captain Armitage.

I salute you!

I feel safer already knowing you’re in the cockpit…

The back of the postcard said, in rhyme:

Translation: My dear, We’re sending you on a long journey, and a flight above Amsterdam. Avoid temptation and don’t inhale any of that Amsterdam ‘mist’.

Prepare your passport and boarding pass, as Captain Richard will fly you out.

Kisses Mom

What I adore about this is that the street name is: On the Way to London St. and the postal code of the address is actually the one for the Warsaw Airport 🙂

The next postcard was from my dad.

That’s one hotel I wouldn’t mind checking into 🙂

Can I ask for extra towels?

On the flip side:

Translation: My dear, it would be nice, if walking around London was pleasant for you, so  we booked a hotel close to the centre for you.

You’ll feel comfortable there like in biblical heaven.

Overlooking your comfort, and this is no joke, is the dedicated concierge Richard.

Kisses Dad.

The next card is from my Sister Dearest.

Now, you can see why this card is close to my heart.

I’m on constant diets and and looking forward to eating Fish&chips almost as much as seeing The Hobbit!

On the back:

I will never let you down Magzy, nor will I let Cook Richard down, therefore Miss Piggy from Piggleton (love it!) promises to stuff her porker face at the local chippy just for you two 🙂

The next card is from my BFF and I just cracked up when I saw Monet as a Beefeater!

I think they may suspect I have a tad of a crush on Richard Armitage, because Max goes on to say:

I’m in the process of getting my name and address legally changed to the one featured on this postcard 🙂

I think it suits me very well!

This is the last card:

It would seem I’m going on and Unexpected Journey of my very own 🙂

Five wonderful postcards that make me suspicious that they may be on to me and have an inkling that I’m a bit partial to Richard Armitage.

I really do wonder what gave it away?

Anyway, it would seem that my dearest are sticking me on board a plane heading towards London via Amsterdam (no promises about the mist though, when in Rome…), I’ll be staying in a beautiful stylish boutique hotel in the centre and Ill get a chance to see The Hobbit 2 weeks before it opens in my country.

BEST. BIRTHDAY. PRESSIE. EVER!

It’s all about Thorin! Thorin! Thorin!

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There was a Brady Bunch series where Jan, the middle daughter, complained that ‘It’s all about Marcia! Marcia!Marcia!”

I think we can easily apply this thinking to our little fandom, as it does all seem to be about Thorin! Thorin! Thorin!

I think it’s only natural that the lead-up to Richard’s biggest step in his career means we have shifted focus from other beloved characters.

I have observed that about 80% of Armitage news and posts is connected to The Hobbit.

Believe me, I know I’m guilty of focusing a majority of my posts on that little sexy bushy-eyebrowed devil!

I too am beyond excited about December, although I’ve vowed not to send a penny on merchandise until I actually see the movie, but it does make me feel like I’m ungrateful to the other RA characters.

Let’s not forget the months at a time when there’d be absolutely no RA news.

The drought was painful, and yet we survived and thrived because we found hidden depths in the characters available to us.

We had to dig a little deeper and flex our creative muscle to shed new light on old characters.

I miss Thornton and Porter a little and wonder when they will once again get the attention they deserve.

I have a quick question for you today:

4 Days till Richard’s Birthday! Operation Armitage Competition!

Welcome to the countdown to Richard Armitage’s Birthday!

This is Day FOUR of the competition!

Doesn’t time fly…

I’d just like to say how much I’m loving the answers to the competition questions!

I don’t reply to each individually, as not to be accused of favoritism, but some had me crying with laughter!

A huge congratulations to the winners, and hopefully you (yes, YOU) will be one of them after today!

Congrats to the winner of yesterday’s competition!

To read about the rules, please go HERE.

Both Margaret Hale and her cousin doubted the value of cotton.

Today, I prove them wrong with this snazzy cotton shopping bag!

 This one-of-a-kind illustration, created by our very talented Seba from Gisborne’s Boy, shows the most handsome that blue, black and orange has to offer!

This set of characters is actually quite appropriate.

Guy tries to do as much damage as he possibly can, Lucas tries to stop him, and the good doctor A ends up picking up the pieces.

Remember that to enter the competition, and get your mitts on this item, please answer the following question in comments.

The question is:

Apart from a bum that just won’t quit, and a body to die for, what else do these characters have in common?

Your answer can be as broad as you like!

Comments close at 12pm GMT tomorrow, when the next opportunity to win an Armitage delight is posted 🙂

Please make sure I have the means to contact you, either by email or Twitter!

Good Luck!

Big Up to Seba, Magzy, and Max’s iPhone!

Comments are CLOSED!

5 Days till Richard’s Birthday! Operation Armitage Competition!

Welcome to the countdown to Richard Armitage’s Birthday!

Congrats to the winner of yesterday’s competition!

It’s already day THREE of the competition, and there’s yet another chance to win an Armitage goodie!

To read about the rules, please go HERE.

Today’s goodie is:

The more observant of you can probably guess that it’s a cotton shopping bag, with an explosive  illustration by my Bug, Seba from Gisborne’s Boy!

I really can’t sing his praise enough, so I’ll just say I am fortunate to call him a friend.

That Heinz is always up to no good!

 I trust Lucas North’s abilities to disarm a bomb, and Porter’s pecks can melt any mechanism, so I hope the world is safe once again.

Remember that to enter the competition, and get your hands on this item, is answer the following question in comments.

The question is:

If Richard Armitage started his own secret service agency, what would it be called?

Comments close at 12pm GMT tomorrow, and that’s when the next competition post is out 🙂

Please make sure I have the means to contact you, either by email or Twitter!

Good Luck!

Ta! to Seba, Magzy and Max’s iPhone 🙂

Comments are now CLOSED!

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