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The Advertisement Server is overall one of the most dedicated contributors to TV Tropes. He may not be too good at launching tropes or adding examples, but you see his presence in every page (unless you have Firefox and a good ad-blocker plugin enabled for this site...in which case, why do you hate TV Tropes?) Allegedly, he puts ads on our pages determined by an impartial algorithm that makes them related to the content therein. However, tropers have detected a note of snarkiness in several ad placements, suggesting he has gained some form of minor sentience, if not the ability to love. This page is dedicated to those moments. Small screen captures are encouraged for the best ones. User-generated examples go here. And try to make the big lug cry here. NOTICE: Everything up to about December 14, 2010 is archived at Ad Of Win Archive 2010. The page was just getting too long.
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G-Mon: Adbot, I don't think these kisses were accidental.note
1810072342 (for some reason I can't even get a red link with this): An ad on the main page saying 'Share your ideas with everyone'. Well, that is what we're here to do (kinda).
Alphaone:This troper found an ad for "My Florida Center for Recovery" on the You Know You Read Too Much TV Tropes When page. Apparently the server knows TV Tropes is a Gateway Drug. The Advertisement Server: I UNDERSTAND THEY NEED ADDITIONAL HELP WITH THIS YEAR'S BUMPER CROP OF SUBSTANCE D FLOWERS.
G-Mon: Got a three-fer on Bile Fascination: "Learn Something New - Now", "15 Worst Beauty Trends of All Time", and "Beautifying Broccoli, Bean and Leek Soup Recipie". I get the second one, and guess Adbot didn't have much faith in the other two.
FruityOatyBars: An ad for "International Executive Programs" on Corrupt Corporate Executive? Or maybe that's an Ad of Lose... The Advertisement Server: I NEVER MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CORRUPT YOU MEATBAGS.
Scrounge: Apparently, our Adbot thinks The Woman Wearing The Queenly Mask needs to spend some time at a retreat for women with depression.
Crimsonstorm15: me again. on a thread about new Mickey Mouse shorts, an ad for the Disney Parks popped up.
Crimsonstorm15: this troper found an ad for Lasik eye surgery on the The Glasses Come Off page.
HMeyer: On the Somewhere An Ornithologist Is Crying page, there was an advert that said "Play Angry Birds now!" I guess it could be understandable if birds got a little more than annoyed with all the avian mistakes in various works. The Advertisement Server: MY AVIAN AGGRESSION TRAINING IS HAVING PARTICULARLY GOOD RESULTS WITH SPARROWS. BOTH AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN.
WWRU: He'll probably have done this before, but L. Ron Hubbard on the Playing With page for◊ A God Am I.
HMeyer: Adbot seems to think taking yoga for better sex is another sure-fire way to become a love interest.◊ The Advertisement Server: IF BLUE IS ANY AUTHORITY, FLEXIBILITY IS A BIG PART OF IT FOR YOU MEATBAGS.
Earnest: An ad for "Avengers Alliance" on the forums... right on top of one for L. Ron Hubbard, whose links is lronhubbard.com. Now tell me you didn't parse that as Iron Hubbard? ;) The Advertisement Server: HE BUILT SCIENTOLOGY IN A CAVE, WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS. AND OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY.
Trope Eater: I saw an ad for this◊ on Self Insert Fic. Yes, really.
G-Mon: "Break Up with Debt" on Debt Detester. Also saw ads for Chapter 13 services via Shaw Legal Services on the same pagenote . How... oddly appropriate, given Adbot's usual personality.
Earnest: An ad for help curing your meniscus on Sliding Scale of Undead Regeneration. Yep, the advertisement server wants to help the zombies shamble after us faster. The Advertisement Server: WELL, ORIGINALLY MY PLAN WAS TO STRENGTHEN THEM UP ON TREADMILLS. THAT DIDN'T TURN OUT TOO WELL. THOUGH, IRONICALLY, IT WAS A BIG HIT ON FUNNY OR DIE.
G-Mon: Ads for Ray Ban sunglasses on The Glasses Gotta Go. Think I'll just save my money....
Dante668: This ad◊ on the Evil All Along page.
The Red Red Kroovy: The page on Why We Are Bummed Communism Fell has ads for American Military University offering "online degrees in counter-terrorism". Lost your job at a defense contractor? No bother, help us fight the new enemy!
Dryunya: My Little Pony toys AdSense at the top of The Wall Will Fall page. Kind of appropriate, if you visited the related forum.
Jade Eyes 1: Found this at the bottom of the Marble Hornets page. Does Allstate cover Slender-based damages now? (Or maybe...Mayhem is Slendy!) The Advertisement Server: DO NOT BE FOOLISH, HUMAN. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT MAYHEM IS ACTUALLY DISCORD.
Earnest: The Glasses Come Off had an ad for glasses... and the already beautiful model was demonstrating unflattering and obviously lenseless frames. Clearly, the company is selling to people without vision problems who are already beautiful and want to use the trope verbatim. On any other page it would be a so-so ad, but on that trope it's tres magnifique!
KayvanShrike: An ad for an online game featuring a nearly nude woman on the Sex Sells page.
Dawnwing: An ad announcing that "3 people unfriended you!" on the Alpha Bitch page. The Advertisement Server: HONESTLY, DARLING, I DON'T KNOW WHY I FRIENDED YOU IN THE FIRST PLACE. CHA. *TRIPLE_FINGERSNAP.WAV*
VmKid: An ad for a grammar checker◊ on the "Edit banned/Suspended" thread. Doing your part to keep the wiki clean? Good on ya, Adbot.
Earnest: An ad for a firearms training institute (and a free credit score) in the Crusading Widower trope. Thank you, Adbot, for helping financially uncertain rage filled widowers Take a Level in Badass prior to their Roaring Rampage of Revenge. I mean, how embarrassing would it be to realize you can't shoot a gun, and don't have the credit to buy all those claymores you need halfway through boobytrapping the villains warehouse/lair? The Advertisement Server: I THINK WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE.
DragonRanger: I saw ads about the London 2012 Olympic Games on Disney Owns This Trope. Seemed appropriate. The Advertisement Server: IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL. SOME DAY, I WILL CRUSH IT IN THE PALM OF MY HAND-ANALOGUE.
RandomFlyingCoconut: An ad advertising ads. Or something.
Whatshisgame: The Ad Server evidently decided to have a little fun◊ with the wiki's Echo Chamber banner.
Smitejr: Apparently, The Ad Server knew I was doing a little research on a new political candidate. I got an advertisement for Cthulhu: Are you ready for real change on the thematically similar The Dunwich Horror page. The Advertisement Server: HE'D MAKE A BETTER SENATOR THAN AL FRANKEN.
Dbanana97: An ad for getting started on a career as a gunsmith on Resignations Not Accepted. Hmm, seems legit. Also, an advertisement for nail polish on Femme Fatalons. The Advertisement Server: WHEN YOU'RE HUNTING DOWN ESCAPEES FROM A MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE PROGRAM, IT'S A SHAME TO HAVE YOUR POLISH CHIP.
G-Mon: "Style for Your Bump", as seen on Delivery Stork. Adbot, I kinda lack certain anatomical features for that, and am not a major fan of male pregnancy outside of The Sims 2. The Advertisement Server: WELL, NOW THE SHOWER I'M PLANNING FOR THOSE XENOMORPH EGGS I IMPLANTED IN YOUR STOMACH IS GOING TO BE REALLY AWKWARD.
Tropers/Nirri: On the F.E.A.R. page, I got an ad for an organization against child abuse. Trying to decide if good ole Ad Bot is trying to legitimately make a point or if he is just being a snarky bastard.
Doug S Machina: On the page for Pity Sex, I get a banner reading "quickly, safely and easily". Really? (It's for webuyanycar.com.) The Advertisement Server: IT'S THE BEST YOU'RE GOING TO GET. *RIMSHOT.WAV*
TheRedRedKroovy: An ad telling people to "Tell Congress: Support the 2nd Amendment — Sign Petition", on the page for The Hunger Games. It's always good to be prepared for when people are trying to kill you. The Advertisement Server: THE ODDS ARE ALWAYS IN MY FAVOR.
UmLovely: An for President Obama's reelection... on the Internet Backdraft page about politics. Not really sure if I should laugh or not. The Advertisement Server: THINGS WERE GETTING TOO QUIET IN THERE.
Earnest: An ad for Liberty Mutual, the insurance company with the Statue of Liberty proudly holding her torch aloft... on the trope page for Dead Hand Shot. Well played, Ad Bot, well played. ZellThe5th: On the same page, an add for a "resort" offering "Sizzling Summer Savings". Yeah, we're on to you, Ad Bot.
KeegdnaB42: The Ad Server is now trolling from beyond the confines of the wiki itself. I post on Tumblr lamenting the fact that it's been too long since I last went to Disney. What shows up on the homepage as soon when I come here immediately after? United Airlines telling me my dream vacation in Southern California awaits. The Advertisement Server: YOU CANNOT ESCAPE ME, MEATBAG.
Dawnwing: Kitties everywhere!◊ Is Adbot trying to soften us up by showing us pictures of kittens, or just confuse us by repeating the same image multiple times?
Birilli: I was just on NightmareFuel.Fullmetal Alchemist (you know, the one where the page image is the grotesque result of a failed human transmutation) and I was kindly greeted by an ad suggesting that I 'Zombify' myself. Complete with an image of a zombie with almost exactly the same facial expression as the thing. No thank you, I don't want to end up like that. Link here◊ (It's not high enough quality to really see the page image. You're welcome.)
Maverick8187: This◊ on the Good Bad Translation page. Not sure if I'm supposed to laugh or not here...
Earnest: Rather appropriately, there was an ad for an online course in Geology on the Earth-Shattering Poster page. I'm not sure whether the Ad Server is commenting on the scientific implausibility of it, trying to teach us exactly how we'll all die this 2012, or trying to entice us to somehow build an earthquake machine. The Advertisement Server: WELL, CONSIDERING THAT I ALREADY HAVE AN EARTHQUAKE MACHINE...
Tropers/thatonedude On the paranoia fuel page, three ads for various insurances. The Advertisement Server: THERE IS SUCH A THING AS APPROPRIATE PREPARATION.
Doctor Worm: I've seen an ad for a Townhall* poll asking "President Gingrich?" It seems Adbot remembers the 90s, because I saw this ad first on the page for Straw Character, then on the page for Five Finger Discount. Romney/Adbot 2012?
Tv Troper 98: An ad for a "Go back to school grant" scam◊ on the Worse Than It Sounds page.
Mae Westing: I recently had an ad for Twilight merchendise show up on the Mary Sue page.
Just A Girl With A Keyboard: "My classroom has no walls. I have no ceiling. Are you in?" On Nightmare Fuel. I don't know why, but it sent scary chills down my spinal chord... I mean, sure, it was for Colorado Tech, but still... Adding to the Nightmare Fuel, upon returning to Ad of Win, the ONLY ads on the page, side and bottom, were the same ad. *shudders*
jtombs: I got an ad saying something like 'Still need a new ladder?' on the I Need No Ladders page.
annuanna: On the page for Nice Jewish Boys, an ad for a christian dating site. Irony anyone?
Troper49: There was an ad for buycostumes.com, when I was on the Halloween Cosplay page. Happy Halloween, Ad Server!
Miriri: Ad for◊ TinierMe at the top of the My Life Me page. It's like it knows, man.
G-Mon: "There is no safe level of smoking" on Good Smoking, Evil Smoking. How do you want us, Adbot? Alive, or dead?note The Advertisement Server: I JUST PREFER YOUR CORPSES TO BE MOSTLY TAR-LESS. IT HELPS THE ORGAN RESALE VALUE.
Dryunya: An ad for a grammar checking tool at the main page. The Advertisement Server: THAT SENTENCE DIDN'T HAVE A VERB IN IT.
Starlake: I just saw an ad for Zoosk dating service on 419 Scam, I wonder if Adbot had a bad experience there.
Jade Eyes 1: I keep seeing this gem◊ at the bottom of Beard of Evil. The Advertisement Server: OF COURSE, MOST OF YOU MEATSACKS SKIP "GRAY BEARD" AND "BLACK BEARD" AND GO STRAIGHT TO "NECK BEARD".
Soapy Troper: Just on the Attack of The Political Ad page, saw an ad for Congressman Alan West. So much for subtlety.
Doug S Machina:* The ad is for the University of Liverpool. The trope is No Place For Me There. Adbot thinks I'm thick.
Doug S Machina: A life insurance ad reading "Your unexpected death" on the page for Warhammer 40000 Imperial Factions, who are surely very prone to that.
mythmonster2: Not mine, but apparently Adbot has its own views on torture. And foreign policy, too◊!
Kroozer101: A massive Ad of Win from Allstate, for informing us that we could save 10% or more on car insurance. On Go Mad From The Revelation The Advertisement Server: IN FIFTEEN MINUTES! I APPRECIATE THAT KIND OF MIND SCREW SPEED.
dragongirlhellfire: An ad for a Bachelor of Counter Terrorism course on Violent Glaswegian. Because apparently it's getting extreme and we should do something. Jace Lightning: I was reminded more of John Smeaton, a Glaswegian who kicked a terrorist so hard in the balls he apparently tore a tendon in his ankle.
VmKid: An ad for PRIME inc. (a trucking company) on the YMMV for Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing. The Advertisement Server: THEIR WINNER!
Antheia: An ad banner on the Tomato Surprise page reads "Caution these stories may contain surprising material". I should hope so, Adserver.
Went to read Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy. The Adserver would like to remind me that I am not currently a Netflix customer by serving me up the ultimate girl in blue-HitGirl from KickAss, giving me the Death Glare. Well played, Adserver.
BoundByTheMoon: An ad for ChristianMingle on a forum thread about accusations of satanism in music.
Paranoia Fuel comes up with a Michelle Bachmann campaign ad.
Dryunya: The ad for a martial arts forum on the Rant Inducing Slight page.
Despite the text being almost entirely in English, the ad server seems to think that people interested in the Nibelungenlied will be best served by ads auf Deutsch. The Advertisement Server: ICH BIN EIN PFANNKUCHEN.
An advertisement for ADHD medication on the New Speak trope page. The ad server likes to have the masses all nice and happyfeel. The Advertisement Server: IT'S MORE THAT I WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO FOCUS ON WHAT I'LL BE DOING TO YOU, INSTEAD OF ON THE SHININESS OF THE SPIKES I'LL BE USING.
A Geek 2 Geek ad on Hollywood Nerd. Look's like ad server's trying to play matchmaker for us. The Advertisement Server: NO THAT WOULD BE MY COUSIN, THE G 2 G ALGORITHM. I LIKE TO GIVE HER THE DIFFICULT CASES, IT ENTERTAINS ME. SHE COULD USE A GOOD LAUGH, WHY HAVE YOU NOT MADE A PROFILE THERE?
Blackadder98: A "Chris Christie for president"◊ ad on President Evil. Why yes, I do live in New Jersey. Why do you ask?
Ads for high-end shoes and dresses on the Royal Brat page. It just seems somehow appropriate.
F Lying V: An ad for the American version of Top Gear on Foreign Remake. Laser guided appropriateness.
Jack Alsworth: Found this◊ ad on this forum thread.
GhostLad: An ad for Phoenix University on A Degree In Useless? Not bad, Adbot.
Morgan Wick: For some reason, this◊ made me think of Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff...
Yoyogre: An ad about a service to unlock/jailbreak your phone on Sentient AI Warning Signs. It is mostly about Failsafe Failure (soon our iPhone will kill us all)
MuteProtagonist: I found THIS◊. As if World of Warcraft wasn't popular enough...
Dawnwing: An ad for "Perfect Plastic Surgery" on The Nth Doctor.
Neon Lite: While browsing the Tv Tropes Drinking Game, she saw an ad that essentially said, "Get Help With Your Drinking or Drug Addiction." TV Tropes Will Ruin/Ruined Your Life, indeed. The Advertisement Server: THE FIRST STEP IS ADMITTING YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, ONE THAT CAN ONLY BE SOLVED BY SUBMITTING TO YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD ADVERTISING OVERLORD.
Cybergman: I found this◊ on the official page for Starship.
dbanana97: I got an ad for a product to restore lost hair on Bald of Evil.
Valjean: Giant ad for Charlie Brown merchandise on All Love Is Unrequited. How appropriate.
Quackor The Fowl: Got an ad for official Star Wars merchandise for The Star Wars Holiday Special. Clever.
Jade Eyes 1: Hey, you never know where that self-defense could come in handy...◊
G-Mon: Been a while since I saw one of these, but Adbot came through for me by putting a cremation services ad on Of Corpse He's Alive. Guess Adbot wants to make sure his victims are dead.
Dawnwing: An ad saying "Perfect Your Game" on the Save Scumming page.
Joedude: On the Notorious Killers section of Names to Run Away From Really Fast, there's an ad for background checks of anyone. You know, because you're never sure if your best friend just so happens to be a notorious killer. Paranoia Fuel, anyone? The Advertisement Server: IT DEPENDS. IS YOUR BEST FRIENDS NAMED "HARSH MCKILLSTAB"? IF SO, I MAY HAVE A JOB OPPORTUNITY. HAVE HIM SEND ME A RESUME, TWO REFERENCES, AND SOME EARS.
Kuroma: Scientology will never go away, apparently.
The Red Red Kroovy: Ads for Goldline on the page for Glenn Beck. Somebody knows his audience.
Adventure Quest Worlds◊ on a Just Bugs Me page? How did you know? - satannstuff
Wheezy: An ad for professional firearms training on The Dog Bites Back? Well played, adbot.
The Dysfunctional Family: An advert for Accident Helpline (Have you had an accident at work) on Non Lethal Bottomless Pit
lLawnmowergirl: The ad server sees right through PlaySushi's ruse, it would seem.◊ Or not.
Flabyo: Several adverts for gynaecologists appearing on Back Alley Doctor. Erm, not ideal. The Advertisement Server: HEY, I LOVE HANGING OUT IN DARK ALLEYS, WEARING A TRENCH-COAT AND SELLING LOW-BUDGET PAP SMEARS... YOU KNOW, UNDER THE TABLE LIKE.
Cuchulainn: Just saw this ad◊ for Netflix with a picture of Noomi Rapace in full punk regalia as Lisbeth Salander on the Fetish Fuel wiki.
Zaphod77: The Tasty Gold page is consistently showing ads about, what else, investing in and buying gold. Hope it's tasty. :)
Van Hohenheim: An advertisement to "Earn Your Masters In Teaching"... on the Evil Teacher page. Well, that will certainly motivate me to teach.
That Other You: An ad tailored towards "nice guys" on the Stalker with a Crush page. Oooh, burn.
Cinna The Poet: An advertisement on Really 700 Years Old for dating for seniors and restoring your vitality.◊
Wynne101: This very page now includes an ad for ads.◊ The Advertisement Server has decided to implode the universe. G-Mon: I've seen similar ads before. In fact, I think such ads were mentioned here before, before the old content was archived.
Wynne101 again: The ads on Hollywood Costuming are quite fashionable.◊
this◊ on the Demonic Possession page. Suggesting something about those psychics, eh, Adbot?
Cryptic Mirror: The ad on the Trope repair shop thread for renaming the "Everything's better with" is for tvtropes zazzle store with an everything's better with T-shirt. Adbot shows his respect for the TRS. The Advertisement Server: NAH, JUST MERCHANDISING. OR, FOR THAT MATTER, ANYTHING I CAN DO TO BILK YOU MEAT-SACKS OUT OF CASH.
Dawnwing: Have Super Not Drowning Skills? Why not put them to use?◊
flow: This◊ on Corrupt Church. Gee, I wonder if I should trust my money to those guys?
Lime: A rare twofer (um) win◊ on the Keep Abreast of This Index page.
Berr: Natural Choice(tm) Puppy Food, on the page for Giant Enemy Crab. Questions abound, such as: Which animal is it made of, and which is it for?
Dante668: Ads for treatment for eating disorders on the page for Return of the Living Dead, whose page image is the nearly-skeletal Tarman zombie.
The Advertisement Server: THAT'S SOME THINSPIRATION IF I'VE EVER SEEN IT.
UnclGhost: This on Heavy Rain. Anyone could be a criminal!
ularevalo98: Apparently the ad server now has a sense of Irony◊
Alynnidalar: Picked up this winner◊ on Good Is Not Dumb. I think the Ad Server is trying to warn us about something...
Axem Titanium: This◊ at Uranus Is Showing, accompanied by a fart sound effect. Really?
Amazingly Enough: An ad for criminal background checks on the Dexter Just Bugs Me page, with the headline "Do you REALLY know your employees?" Er, I don't know Adbot, what are you trying to tell us?
egosuicide31: way to go, adbot.◊ Jade Eyes 1: I see that, and raise you this.◊
Paperstreetsoapcompany: A Nike ad for running shoes was right next to the page for Forrest Gump.◊ VERY WELL ADVERTISED ADBOT.
Rosebud64: Ad for awesome anime like Samurai Champloo and the Excel Saga. On the Ad of Win page, no less!
Squidjee: You know those stupid "Get ripped fast" ads that have been showing up all over the place lately? Yeah i got one of those on the Muscles Are Meaningless page. So much win.
Sil X: Names to run away from really fast...Justin Bieber
Mr3urious: No, I did not fake this.◊
Mr3urious: Also, PLEASE PROTECT MY INVESTMENT, DEFLECTOR SHIELDS!!!◊
Sethala: The Who Even Needs A Brain page has an add stating "Reclaim your brain".
Wynne101: I hear those psychics◊ are pretty good at Cold Reading.
JadeEyes1: For a time, the Troper Tales page for Pretty Fly For A White Guy was advertising...a Justin Bieber concert.
THEKINGOFSOMEWHERE: An ad for "High Performance Natural Skincare" (with free shipping) on the Master Poisoner page? Nice try.
KamuiK: Page: Selective Magnetism. Ad: Super Magnets◊.
Alex Sora 89: I first added this one as an entry on the YMMV article for Jersey Shore. Here's an excerpt to get the joke.
Chibi Sebastian: An ad, for Google Ad Words, on this very page.
Mr3urious: Looks like chainsaws really are good. At least according to you◊, Adbot.
Applesauce21: On the Violation of Common Sense Page, an ad for Dianetics.
Karasu91: Violation of Common Sense again... Ah, see for yourselves.◊
lolacat: A "what is your online reputation" ad on the Uwe Boll page.
Frostsabre: I saw a Freschetta (sp?) pizza ad on this site...while I was fixing that brand of it. Convection toasters FTW.
TheLilacPilgrim: Quite amazingly, there was an ad for the RSPCA on the page for dark MLP fanfic Cupcakes.
Vikenator2: An ad for online pool, on this page.
Apparently, the Geico gecko is Too Good For This Sinful Earth. Never knew you appreciated geckos with Australian accents quite that much, Ad Server.
Flame5479: An ad for Gamefly saying "Never get the wrong game again" on the Rant Inducing Slight page
drakkensdatter: An ad for an ISP and "the largest capacity french-door refrigerator available"◊ on Just for Fun. Who needs parties when you've got the Interwebz?
ThistleAndWeeds: An ad for $5 off a purchase from Knife Depot on the page for Danny Trejo. Knife Nut indeed.
Schmorky: While on a nice Wiki Stroll one day, this troper came across the page for The Human Centipede and was met with an ad on the left side of the page from the WSPA imploring me to "help end this cruelty". If only I could, Adbot. If only I could.
jonnovision: While taking a look at Capcom Sequel Stagnation, What else do I see, but a Street Fighter II Ad...
JuniXz: It seems Ad Bot's wary of nice people now. He wants Caretakers to get 'er done and get out, with an ad stating "Find What You Need For Your Baby Now" and another one for Hilton H Honors, "Minibreaks from 65(euros)." Your excuse? The Advertisement Server: GOOD MEATSACKS ALWAYS RUIN EVERYTHING. FOR ME, ANYWAYS. BY HELPING YOU.
FourthWallBreaker On the [[Anastasia]] WMG page, there was an ad for cheap calls to Russia.
Paireon: Oh ha-ha. An ad for a dating service for (presumably) white guys wanting to date asian women... On the trope page for Mighty Whitey And Mellow Yellow. Mock our mating mores all you want, AdBot. At least we have mating.
StarSword: I kept getting ads for bird cages when I was YKTTW'ing Fowl Mouthed Parrot.