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Lisa Spangenberg Helps Author P.N. Elrod Beg for Money from Authors . . . It’s a Dog’s World

In Lisa L. Spangenberg, P.N. Elrod, Preditors & Editors, PublishAmerica, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, The Write Agenda, Uncategorized, Writer Beware, Writers on March 29, 2014 at 9:38 pm

So, the “multi-talented” P.N. Elrod’s royalty income doesn’t meet her life expenses. Begging from authors; not cool. You can read all about it here. Think about it . . .  if she was really so damn “multi-talented,” she wouldn’t have to beg you for money. This whole saga is reminiscent of stupid people that should not procreate. Likewise, some stupid people should not own pets especally if you cannot afford to care for them in the first place; to wit:

  • Ongoing medical concerns due to old age. 
  • A sudden onset of canine vestibular disorder shot the vet bills up into 4-figure territory last spring.  
  • Elrod did crowd funding to pay that down, but did not raise the full amount.
  • P. N. Elrod has 2 mortgages 
  • Fuzzy, “the dog,” had to have eye surgery in August.
  • She, Fuzzy the dog, had mineralizing keratopathy — holes in her corneas — and needed a conjunctival free graft to cover them. It was that or both her eyeballs would rupture–that was the word the vet used, rupture–and she would be in extreme pain and lose both eyes.
  • But the vet bill tripled. P.N. Elrod claims that it’s more than she gets for an advance on a book.

P.N. Elrod cannot afford this medical care for her beloved pet . . .  and that’s where you come in author. We’re sure you have your own “critique” of Elrod’s pathetic venture; let her know how you feel.

It seems that it would be the better part of wisdom to either put Fuzzy to sleep or give it to someone that CAN pay the medical bills. Begging authors for money for your dog is just as pathetic as begging authors to defend a lawsuit against you!

It’s so damn ironic that people like Spangenberg & Elrod will complain about scams perpetrated against authors. Yet, they think that it’s OK to beg authors for money to care for a damn dog. Read on  . . . this isn’t their first SCAM,

Related Articles:

P.N. Elrod Claims Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA) Has Hackers: Cyber Crime Incitement?

Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC Slams Author P.N. Elrod With a “Another” Cease & Desist Order

Author P.N. Elrod; You are What You Eat . . . YUM YUM!

Lisa L. Spangenberg: Fact or Fiction?

Dave Kuzminski (Preditors & Editors) & His Unpublicized Death

 

Also see . . .

How Pathetic Can Preditors & Editors David L. Kuzminski Be?

 

 

 

 

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Florida Literary Agency and Publisher Reaches Settlement on FDUTPA Litigation with Florida Attorney General

In Absolute Write, Absolute Write Water Cooler, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Ann Crispin DEAD, Atlanta Nights, Attorney, Attorney General, Attorney Victor Cretella, Author, Author Boycott, Author Contracts, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, Bauer vs. Glatzer, Cretella v. Kuzminski, Criminal History, Crispin, Crispin Dead, David L. Kuzminski, DEFAMATION: Cretella v. Kuzminski: The Case Against Preditors & Editors David L. Kuzminski, defamatory, James D. MacDonald, Jenna Glatzer, Jim C. Hines, John Scalzi, John Steinbeck, Legal Issues, Lisa L. Spangenberg, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Mark Coker, P.N. Elrod, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Randi Shapiro, Randy Dotinga, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Published, Self-Publishing, State of Florida Inspector General, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, Strategic Book Group, Strategic Book Publishing, strategic book publishing and rights agency, Strauss, Subpoena, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Write Agenda, The Write Agenda: Top 10 Blog Posts for 2011, The Write Company to Keep, Theodore Beale, Vanity, Vanity Press, Victor Cretella, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Whatever, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers, Yog's Law on March 17, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Robert Fletcher, CEO, Successfully Overcomes Damaging Allegations and Declares that Settlement is a Victory When Dealing with any Government Agency.

“Anytime a business settles litigation with a government agency with no admission of guilt and no violation of the law, it can be considered a victory,” said Robert Fletcher, the CEO of a group of companies that have been dealing with government litigation for over six years.

“Unfortunately, most consumers believe that litigation equals guilt, but that simply isn’t true.  This suit should never have been filed,” Mr. Fletcher continued. “If the litigation had any merit, they would have pushed it harder and not taken six years to deal with it.  Furthermore, the attorney who filed against us was asked to leave her job for ethical and competency issues.  Mr. Fletcher went on to say that, “settlement was the best action for our constituents as it allows us to concentrate on the future and not continue to pour money down the legal drain hole of America’s quasi-political legal process. Most importantly, we want our authors to realize that this litigation did not include our current businesses.  The suit was only directed at older companies that had a completely different business model and had already been dissolved”.

Mr. Fletcher concluded by looking to the future. “With this settlement, our family of authors and employees can rest assured that our business principles are sound and fair.  I am extremely happy for our authors, clients, and employees who have had to deal with the uncertainties of this misguided litigation for the last six years.  We have now formally put this behind us and we feel stronger than ever.  Let’s get back to business.  We have our clients’ books to publish and sell and distribute around the world.  And we would like any potential client that turned away from us because of this issue to please reconsider joining us.”

Therefore, the witch hunt perpetrated by Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin, Writer Beware and the SFWA has been discredited; the The Florida Attorney General is NOT ACTIVELY collecting complaints and information.

So, the question is, will Robert Fletcher again pursue legal action against Victoria Strauss, SFWA, Writer Beware & others?

For further reading see:

Florida Attorney General Investigated by the Florida State Inspector General – Strategic Book Publishing Prepares Countersuits.

Florida State Inspector General’s Final Report 

Michael Cohen Review of Absolute Write, Victoria Strauss, James D. Macdonald, Teresa Nielsen-Hayden . . . Validity Test

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Absolute Write Water Cooler, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Atlanta Nights, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, Bauer vs. Glatzer, C. E. Petit, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, James D. MacDonald, Jenna Glatzer, John Scalzi, John Steinbeck, Lisa L. Spangenberg, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Michael Cohen, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Preditors & Editors, Scams, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, Strauss, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Write Agenda, Travis Tea, Veracity Check, Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on August 16, 2013 at 12:48 am

Michael Cohen Review of Absolute Write, Victoria Strauss, James D. Macdonald, Teresa Nielsen-Hayden et al . . . Validity Test.

“The harsh criticisms of Absolute Write on this site are justified, and then some. As a former member of the AW inner circle, I was present at several behind the scenes discussions with Lisa Spangenberg (alias Mac Stone), Victoria Strauss, James D. Macdonald, Teresa Nielsen-Hayden, and others. The mix was different from time to time depending on who was around and what writer or editor was being torn to pieces on the board…. (more on the following link.)

http://www.sitejabber.com/users/michaelc75

Contact us with your thoughts and comments here.

Charles E. Petit ( Former SFWA Attorney) Speaks Out Regarding the SFWA

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, Bauer vs. Glatzer, C. E. Petit, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Charlie. Petit, David L. Kuzminski, DEFAMATION: Cretella v. Kuzminski: The Case Against Preditors & Editors David L. Kuzminski, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, Jenna Glatzer, Jim C. Hines, John Scalzi, John Steinbeck, Lawyer, Michael Capobianco, Mystery Writers of America, Nancy Steinbeck, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Scam, Scams, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Shark, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, Victoria Strauss, Writer, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on July 13, 2013 at 2:57 am

“This is one corporate culture that really does need a change.”

Charles E. Petit

Former SFWA Attorney

See 

Forthcoming Changes in Corporate Culture

 

 

Into the Mind of Victoria Strauss: This Explains Her Lack of “Public” Appearances . . . INTROVERT!

In Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Strauss, Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on July 13, 2013 at 2:15 am

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Steven Gould, SFWA President, Unable to Produce Double-secret “SFWA Confidentiality Rules”

In 2013 SFWA Elections, 2013 SFWA Presidential Election, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, The Write Agenda, Theodore Beale, Vox Day, Whatever, Writers on July 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm

“Steven Gould, the President, were able to provide me with any evidence for the existence of the double-secret “SFWA Confidentiality Rules” to which they had both appealed.”

Theodore Beale

See “Response: part I” on Beale’s Blog site. 4% of the SFW membership is behind this effort; a very easily identified group to expose.

Yet, recent tweets by SFWA President, Steven Gould, appear to mock exactly what he trying to enforce:

Like this “retweet” (Hmm . . . humor in censorship?)

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Or this stunning reflection on “elected” officials . . .  how’s that for calling the kettle black?

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Remember, it was SFWA President, Steven Gould and How He Treated a SFWA Member Before He Was in Office that is significant here. This Twitter post just speaks for itself. Do you think that SFWA President, Steven Gould had an “agenda” against author and SFWA Presidential candidate Theodore Beale before he took office? He posted this on Twitter 17 days before his term as SFWA President began. Sound like a Scalzi clone? Predisposed? Run members of of SFWA . . .quit now! Gould took office on July 1, 2013. 

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REFERENCE

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/07/response-part-i.html

Victoria Strauss Taking a (Brief) Temporary Hiatus to Complete her Next Major Literary Flop

In 2013 SFWA Elections, A.C., A.C. Crispin, Amazon Rankings, Amazon Sales Rankings, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Bauer vs. Glatzer, C. E. Petit, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Charlie. Petit, Colorsong, Crispin, Kolorsong, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Scam, Scams, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer, Writer Beware, Writers on July 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm

“Nobody who’s never sold jack is going to be put under a deadline for anything.”

Anonymous

Have you heard? Literary midget, Victoria Stauss, has a “book deadline” and has gone into a self-imposed exile.  Yes, it’s true! Strauss is in a mad rush to put the finishing touches on the sequel to her 2012 release Passion Blue. Passion Blue is currently ranked at 1,191,540 on Amazon; not exactly a best seller. The sequel is titled Colorsong.

Sequel . . . to what? Victoria Stauss, in her “career” as an author, has neither produced any book to validate herself, nor is there any evidence to take her seriously as an “author.” For example see the current rankings of Struass’ books below:

The Arm of the Stone (Paperback) Sales Rank: 3,385,246

The Awakened City (Hardcover) Sales Rank: 2,243,402

The Burning Land (Mass Market Paperback) Sales Rank: 2,045,976

The Garden of the Stone (Paperback) Sales Rank: 3,448,801

Passion Blue (Hardcover) Sales Rank: 1,191,540

Again, sequel . . . to what? What exactly is it that drives people like Victoria Strauss to produce literary failure after literary failure? Colorsong . . . it’s an interesting title for an author that has only used shades of gray on her watchdog canvas and leaving truthfulness always in question. Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware do like to sing a lot. However, the “color” of their song never reaches into anything near to black & white.

“Nobody who’s never sold jack is going to be put under a deadline for anything.”

Anonymous

Amazon Rankings

Rank Copies Sold/day
1 3000
10 650
100 100
1000 13
10,000 2.2 (11 copies every 5 days)
100,000 0.2 (1 copy every 5 days)
1,000,000 0.006 (3 copies every 500 days)
2,000,000 0.0001 (1 copy every 1000 days)

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The Write Agenda will be releasing a sequel to Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and Passion Blew II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin, Writer Beware & Others  . . . it will be titled Kolorsong; to be released during 2013.

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REFERENCE

http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2013/07/writer-beware-blog-on-brief-temporary.html

ALERT: John Steinbeck Family Defrauded by Writer Beware™ & SFWA Attorney: The 2007 Scam that Writer Beware™ Didn’t Report . . . Why?

Posted 10/24/11: American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

 PROPAGANDA ALERTAmerican Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

Victoria Strauss Reaches 666 Facebook Fans: The Satanic Association is Worth Noting

Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy

Christian Story Teller Asks: “Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?”

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

The Price of Loyalty to Crispin, Macdonald & Strauss: Participating in Propaganda Leads to Low Amazon Sales Rankings

21 Reasons to Not Trust Victoria Strauss

Ann Crispin: “The Write Agenda . . . It’s a Hate Site . . . ” Weinerdogs Convey Their Vileness to Recent Walt Disney Inquiry

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb, Ann “A.C.”Crispin Thinks it’s OK: How Publishing Watchdogs Demonstrate Their Arrogance and Supremacy for Standards

Victoria Strauss: The Anthony Weiner Scandal is a BS Story; Weinerdog Still Shows no Compunction for the Truth

The Video: Amherst Nights: An Animated Interview with Victoria Strauss

Victoria Strauss Goes from “Watchdog” to “Weinerdog” – How the Selective Use of Research Material Can Damage Your Reputation: Victoria Strauss Cites another Police Investigation Regarding a Publisher . . . This Time it’s Correct and TRUE!

American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

A Note to New Authors . . . is Victoria Strauss Lying?

Victoria Strauss, Throwing Stones from a Glass House?

Letter to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Victoria Strauss, Running From Demons . . .

Victoria Strauss Continues to Evade Questions Regarding “Investigation”

Pressure on Victoria Strauss to Address “Investigation” Continues

Searching the “Elsewheres” – The Strauss Paradox: How the Validation of the Author has Changed

UPDATED: April 4, 2011 – Boycott & Petition, Victoria Strauss’ Books: Request to Reveal Evidence of “Investigation”

What was Victoria’s Motivation? Missing Pieces to the Puzzle

Victoria Strauss Titles, Current & Lifetime Amazon Sales Rankings

Update – April 21, 2011: Victoria Strauss Claims Amazon Rankings Are Not A Reliable Sales Indicator

Updated, April 21, 2011 – American Book Publishing, “Police Investigation” Victoria Strauss Fairy Tale?

COMING SOON: American Book Publishing, Was There a “Police Investigation” or is this a Victoria Strauss Fairy Tale?

Writer Beware: Who’s not minding the forum? Boobs, Bras & Panties?

Have you recently quit the SFWA? Contact Us ASAP . . . 36 Quit; The Exodus is Here!

In 2013 SFWA Elections, 2013 SFWA Presidential Election, A.C., A.C. Crispin, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Crispin, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, The Write Agenda, Theodore Beale, Victoria Strauss, Vox Day, Watchdog, Whatever, Writer, Writer Beware, Writers on July 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm

“”Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.”

– Benjamin Franklin

 

If you are one of the “36 people” that  have quit the SWFA or if you’ve decided not to renew your membership . . . please feel free to contact us here with your story or with any information that you would like to share. The contents of your responses will remain anonymous, and your confidentiality will be protected under the highest standards of research ethics.

The Write Agenda is pleased to see this erosion beginning within the SFWA. It’s a sign that members of the SFWA are beginning to wake up and realize that the SFWA’s leadership (including Writer Beware, Victoria Strauss, John Scalzi and Ann “A.C.” Crispin and now status quo President, Steven Gould) have  engaged in promoting “dissension and dissatisfaction throughout the organization with their inept activist leadership.”

 

RECENT POSTINGS FROM THE WRITE AGENDA

 

The Write Agenda will be releasing a sequel to Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and Passion Blew II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin, Writer Beware & Others  . . . it will be titled Kolorsong; to be released during 2013.

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Theodore Beale Comments on SWFA Strife: Trying to pull Pournell’s strings

In 2013 SFWA Elections, 2013 SFWA Presidential Election, A.C., A.C. Crispin, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Crispin, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Robin Wayne Bailey, Scams, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, Strauss, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss, Vox Day, Watchdog, Writer, Writer Beware, Writers on July 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

“[I]f 36 people have really quit  [the SWFA] of late, then obviously the responsibility lies with those who have actively sown dissension and dissatisfaction throughout the organization with their inept activist leadership rather than the so-called “rabid weasels” who have been there for years, if not decades.”

Theodore Beale

See posting at: Trying to pull Pournell’s strings

 

REFERENCE

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-never-will-be-attacks-jerry-pournelle.html

 

The Write Agenda will be releasing a sequel to Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and Passion Blew II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin, Writer Beware & Others  . . . it will be titledKolorsong; to be released during 2013.

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Mary Robinette Kowal: Proof that the SFWA Membership is Eroding

In John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Publisher, Publishers, Publishing, Robin Wayne Bailey, Scam, Scams, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on July 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Mary Robinette Kowal: Proof that the SFWA Membership is Eroding

See the following link:

Dear Twelve Rabid Weasels of SFWA, please shut the fuck up.

How ironic that she never told Robin Wayne Bailey to shut the fuck up?

“I do it for power and popularity. It’s all about the power. And the popularity. Really. It used to be about fame, fortune and free sex.”

– Robin Wayne Bailey

Noteworthy Link from Vox Day (Click Here).

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-convention-policy.html

See:

Volunteer for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America: It’s Not About Free Sex Anymore!

and

When the Facts are Not on Your Side, Edit it: How Teresa Nielsen Hayden Manipulates the Truth

Other Relative Postings from The Write Agenda

REFERENCES

http://www.maryrobinettekowal.com/journal/dear-twelve-rabid-weasels-of-sfwa-please-shut-the-fuck-up/

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/when-the-facts-are-not-on-your-side-edit-it-how-teresa-nielsen-hayden-manipulates-the-truth/

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/volunteer-for-the-science-fiction-fantasy-writers-of-america-its-not-about-free-sex-anymore/

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-convention-policy.html