General Updates & Streaming!

Stream Team!

There have been a couple changes here lately! Aphy and I had been talking a lot about the site and games we like and all that jazz and we started up a livestream playing a number of the ones we love in a few different genres! Sometimes it’s one of us, sometimes it’s both of us or sometimes Nate and John join in too. We’e been playing and streaming so much in the past couple of weeks that we wanted to make it a part of Equipped Inventory!

We’re widening the scope here a little to video game related things in general (don’t worry though, the vg fashion posts aren’t going anywhere — we’re just adding a couple new categories!) and Nate and John are coming on board!

If you’d like to drop in on the stream or follow it, you can check it out right here!

Grabbin’ Pills! – Left 4 Dead [ARMOR]

Left 4 Dead

I’m gonna be real with you here, readers. I have had a crappy October/beginning of November — especially the last couple weeks. I’ve had health issues that aren’t fully solved yet, house issues that are gonna take some time/money to fix and our 20+ year old cockatiel had to be put to sleep. It’s still weird hearing nothing when we get home, since we used to hear her chirp from outside when we’d get out of the car.

Something that’s really been helping me lately has been gaming. There was a period over the summer where I didn’t play much of anything except Overwatch here and there, but lately I’ve been playing more multiplayer games with some good friends and family. There was a lot of Halloween Overwatch stuff, getting really into Killing Floor 2 and in the past couple weeks it’s been Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 — two games I used to play religiously every weekend with my sister, my brother-in-law and our friend (and fellow Equipped Inventory writer) Ashley. Later, it would be any Louis & Ellis combination of the previously mentioned people with Nate and/or Ashley’s boyfriend (now husband) John. Whenever four of us were online, that’s what we did.

We used to all play on the Xbox 360 but recently Nate, Ashley, John and I installed (or reinstalled, in the case of some) both games on our computers and went to town.

Seeing the characters (and even the damn special infected) again kind of felt like coming home and gave me a warm, fuzzy, gross, slimy zombie feeling I had missed. Especially seeing my precious children Louis and Ellis.

Left 4 DeadI thought I would push through this bad period of time not by ignoring other things like this blog and National Novel Writing Month (which I’m trying to actually complete this year and have 10,000+ words at the moment!), but by saying screw it and going for it. Writing makes me happy, this blog makes me happy, Left 4 Dead makes me happy — so here’s this post.

Left 4 Dead







I’ve had this hoodie for around 8 years and it’s one of my favorites. I actually wore it the first time I went out to dinner with Nate. And you can probably most definitely see how out of it I am in these photos, uh, I mean… dark circles under your eyes is a new trend, right? :B

I couldn’t resist bringing these bad boys with me either because PILLZ. “We have no idea why this shit works. Keep away from Louis.”

Pills here!

And in a final touch, my Nintendo DS has a little clay charm of one of my favorite characters — not just from L4D, but from any media, really. I love Louis so much. <3 I got this at Tekkoshocon 2011, I believe and it was from MandyPandaa! I ended up getting my sister a tiny Francis since that was her permanent go-to and we were in Pittsburgh for Tekkoshocon/visiting her and my brother-in-law. 🙂


Really, though, I have been a mess because everything has been a mess but I didn’t want to keep pushing more posts back so I thought I’d forget about getting all fancy, get real with you guys and show my love for the Left 4 Dead series. It’s helped me before and it’s been helping me again.

Thank you guys for putting up with my… just me in general, really, hehe.

Casual Central – a Dance Central Project [ARMOR]

This post was originally from 2013 and it was the first half of a two-part set. It was posted on zhobot, the costume/craft/video game/whatever blog where Nate and I occasionally post about stuff.

The Dance Central series is one of my favorites. Not only did it get me off my ass and get some exercise, but it helped inspire me to try new techniques in costume building and it even helped me get out of a writer’s block. With the news yesterday about Microsoft halting production on the Kinect, it made me look back on the series and my love for it. I’m currently working on a post for zhobot rambling more in-depth about it, but for now and for here — since this is a good post for the ARMOR category — I’m reposting the first part of this set (the second will come soon!)~

Also, adulting has been messing with everything so I haven’t been able to do any of the Halloween posts I wanted to do this year. :\ The blog’s one-year anniversary is coming up though!

Let’s get on with it!

A little while back, Nate & I threw together a few sets of photos featuring a couple of the characters from the Dance Central series we had done costumes for before in “casual” settings. Jaryn & Oblio questioning Oblio’s wardrobe choice at a “party” at Glitch’s place, Kerith & Aubrey having a sleepover — we just enjoyed joking around with what these characters might be doing and wearing when they weren’t out dancing up a storm and/or snarking at Dr. Tan (or snarking at everyone in the case of the Glitterati).

Oblio & Jaryn Aubrey & Kerith
(Click the above images for descriptions!)

When talking with Bria of White Hot Room one day, we thought it might be fun to expand the idea and include other characters — figure out outfits for them to wear; accessories and clothes that would fit their style and personalities. Plus, we just apparently really like goofing off as these characters and Katsucon was the perfect opportunity to bring all of it together!

Together with Bria & Lin, the ladies of White Hot Room (who were Emilia and Dare, respectively), we were joined by our friend Denis (as Glitch) on the Thursday night of Katsucon for the start of this project. Later in the weekend we’d all be dressing up as the same characters in some of their outfits from the games for costume shenanigans!

The Crew!

DISCO BALL HEELSYou know how we feel about the Glitterati (<3), so Nate and I thought we’d put something together for them. We knew they had to be similar enough to one another to work for Kerith & Jaryn and we wanted to stick with dark colors to balance out the light hair – also for the fact that we wanted Jaryn’s necklace and Kerith’s bracelet to pop more. The wigs we wore that night are actually the unstyled wigs we’ll be using for their DC3 outfits for PAX East! Everything for their outfits was black except for our gray shirts and my giant disco ball heels. It was nice to actually be somewhat within a foot of Nate’s height instead of a foot below and since these were “casual” outfits and not outfits to dance in, I could wear heels! GIANT. DISCO BALL. HEELS.

The other things that weren’t black and/or gray were Jaryn’s necklace and Kerith’s bracelet, which were both purple Firejewel neckalces and lit up – you know we can’t resist shiny things! We figured all of these items together would work as small callbacks to both of their outfits from Dance Central 2 without being too over the top. Just a casual outfit for a night of snarking at people and having a drink or two, not amazing the world with their uber-dance skills (HA, we wish we had those).

As for our dear friend Denis, he wanted to put Glitch in something classy and wore a suit with a color scheme that matched DCI’s colors. Basically, he got all fancy and as you can see, the Glitterati are questioning this quite heavily.


Below are a couple more shots we took that night. We had a lot of fun with this, as silly as it grew over the course of the evening (Emilia was singing a song from The Lion King to Kerith at one point – thank you to whoever was playing that in the Gaylord National atrium ;D) and we always look forward to working more with these awesome people (which spoiler alert: WE WILL BE *cue ominous music, etc.*)!

Denis as Glitch Nate as Kerith
Heather as Jaryn Goofing off!

Many thanks to Nic & Bria for taking any of the shots that Nate and I are a part of! <3

For more photos and also info on our lovely Emilia & Dare, check out their post on Casual Central over at White Hot Room from earlier today and keep your eyes peeled for some more of this project – and other Dance Central projects – in the future (we’re already planning other characters/outfits)!

Cyberpunk Wonderland [ARMOR]

With the theatrical release of Bladerunner 2049 (above center) and recent video game releases like Bloober Team’s psychological horror gem Observer (above right) and Reikon Games’ beautifully brutal Ruiner (above left), the cyberpunk genre is seeing a magnificent resurgence — it’s always been there, hovering quietly, really. But now the genre is screeching to a halt right in the spotlight and I couldn’t be more excited. Of all the punks, cyberpunk has been my second home for years and years.

To celebrate this magical time, we thought we’d gather up a set of items to get you started on your own cyberpunk look! Now, these are just a few suggestions/some inspiration to get you started. There are many styles under the cyberpunk umbrella — you might be more Gareth Pugh-inspired, more Rick Owens-inspired or more anime-inspired and that’s great! Fashion is always about making your own choices and finding your own style and this is a great genre to find inspiration from. Of course, I’m biased cause like I said, cyberpunk has been my second home for Far Too Long.

Crisiswear ClothingHooded Cowl Dress // CyberdogShield Necklace // ZOLNARCyberpunk Top

Alter Egos SocietyFuture Bag // Crisiswear ClothingBREETVA Halter Top // Michelle UberresteOtherworldly Skirt

PoprageousCircuit Board Leggings // bioticGeometrical Posturing Collar // ZUKUJewelleryProletariat Glass Earrings

ZOLNARIndustrial Arm Warmers // sistatankCyberpunk Printed Top // CyberdogScrew Visor

For a good look at cyberpunk fashion in the media, check out this blog post over on!

Five Nights at Freddy’s Retro Shirt [LOOT]

Five Nights at Freddy's Retro Shirt

GUESS WHAT? It’s almost September and that means it’s almost fall and that means a.) the one year anniversary of this blog! and b.) SPOOK SEASON IS UPON US… so what better way to celebrate early than with a horror game?

Five Nights at Freddy's Retro ShirtOne of my favorite parts of the Five Nights at Freddy’s series are the weird and unsettling little 8-bit mini-games sprinkled throughout the main installments of the series. Besides having bits and pieces of lore in them, the sounds, visuals and overall feel of them only add to the absolute creep factor. So of course, when Sanshee released this shirt, I knew it was a thing I needed in my wardrobe!

BONUS!: It’s on sale for half off at the time this post went online! Go grab one!

The blood spills and SAVE THEM are great touches here and the fact that FNaF creator Scott Cawthon’s website name — SCOTTGAMES — is the name of the game company creating this retro cartridge just makes it all the more perfect. I have a couple of shirts from Sanshee and they’re all very comfortable — meaning this one is no different. Also, since it’s a t-shirt, it’s perfect for layering when the weather starts getting cooler BECAUSE SPOOK SEASON WOOOOOO!!!

(For size reference, I’m 5’4″ and I’m wearing a Unisex Medium.)

Reaper Here. [ARMOR]

Reaper - Overwatch August 8th — today! — marks the beginning of Overwatch’s second Summer Games event! To celebrate, I thought putting together an outfit for one of my country’s Overwatch reps would be entertaining. I’m from the United States, so did I choose the grizzled soldier and father figure who dad dances with the best of them? The gruff cowboy with the amazing southern accent and a skin that actually has an American flag serape?

No, I chose Reaper. Because Reaper. 😉

Also, because then I could do the shrugging pose.

Reaper - Overwatch Reaper - Overwatch Reaper - Overwatch

I will admit, one of the main reasons I chose Reaper was the adorable plush I just received from the amazing Sincerely, Twelve shop. When they put birb reaper plush up for preorder, I instantly mashed the add to cart button and was filled with glee to see that the preorder Reaper contained a mini-version inside! I knew the mini-version would be a part of my outfit for today and everything sort of built around that. I knew I wanted a big belt I could put him on so he’d be front and center. Also, everything was going to be black, pretty much (of course). Maybe with a little hint of red. Again, because Reaper, hehe.

Reaper - Overwatch

I ended up with an outfit that had a touch of 90’s goth to it (I love those boots) and thought that would be a great look for cheering on my favorites in the Summer Games. I mean, wearing all black would be perfect to go sit out in the heat to watch a game of Lúcioball, right?

Have fun with the Summer Games event and may all your loot boxes be filled with legendarys! ♡

Clover – Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors [SKILLS]

Clover - Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors Clover - Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 DoorsWith con season in full swing, we figured the Skills category needed another post! Today we’re going to be looking at one of the many characters from the Zero Escape series — Clover! Specifically her outfit from the first game of the series, 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors. I can’t praise the game enough and if you’re a fan of visual novels and plot twists galore and haven’t had a chance to pick this series up yet, you should give it a shot!

Each character in 999 has their own unique style and Clover is no different. In fact, she’s one of the most recognizable characters from the cast — even more than Junpei and his magical puffy turquoise vest. It might be her hair or the leg warmers — but whatever it is, it’s all very her and we’re going to look at each piece of her outfit for cosplay purposes!

Earmuffs – Clover’s earmuffs are a white leopard print which covers the headband part as well as the actual earmuffs. If you wanted to buy a pair of regular/cheaper earmuffs and cover them with white leopard print fabric, that might be an easier way to go. Or something a little off when it comes to the color like these, where the idea will get across but it’s not exact (but they’re cheap!)~ I found links to a couple pairs that were all-over white leopard print, but they were either sold out or $100+. :\

Hair – If you’re good at teasing wigs, you could get one like this (maybe in Berry or Rust Red, depending on what art/screenshots/etc. you’re going off of) that’s already in pigtails and has bangs and then go to town fixing it up. If you want pigtails that are already curly, you could get something like these (maybe Raspberry or Hot Pink?) — although you need to make sure that the shorter wig you get to clip them to is the same color/has the same color in stock.

Makeup – She has three small, white dots on her cheek below her right eye and it’s unclear if it’s makeup or stickers, but whatever works better for you, in this case!

Shirt – A plain, white button-up shirt could work well for this! Thrift stores, department stores, maybe there’s one already in your closet~ It can either be short or long-sleeved since it’ll be under the jacket (maybe if you’re wearing this during a summer con, a short-sleeved shirt would help with the heat/lack of layers).

Tie – This scarf/tie/ribbon things she wears is made of the same fabric (or at least a fabric with the same exact patterns & colors) as her skirt. If you were to make the skirt, you could buy a little bit of extra fabric to make the tie as well.

Jacket – Kind of looks like a sweatshirt with the way it hangs and how baggy it is and possibly made of a black or dark gray fabric (again, depending on what art/screenshot you’re looking at). There are blocks of pink along the bottom hem, the ends of the sleeves and the collar. There are also pink pom-poms on the ends of pink strings (which look to be the drawstrings for the hood). I’ve never worked with sweatshirt fabric before, so I’m not sure how difficult it is. Depending on how comfortable you are with sewing, you might want to find a black/dark gray hoodie and add pink to it, either with fabric or fabric paint.

Skirt – Clover’s skirt is a short, pleated skirt in a dark red color. There are green stripes on it, making a grid — sort of like a plaid but not as detailed. Again, this is made from the same fabric as the tie so if you’re making the skirt you can purchase a bit of extra fabric. Or if you’re thrift store hunting and find a skirt that’s longer that hers, you can cut the bottom off, use that piece as the tie and hem the skirt to the length it needs to be! This pattern could work for the skirt — the fabric might be a bit harder to find though. It might be easiest to find a plaid that’s dark red with green — there might be some other colored stripes in it (gray, black, etc.), but there’s always the trusty dark red fabric with green fabric paint method!

Leg Warmers – A set of tri-colored leg warmers in white, gray and black, these have pom-poms that match the jacket — two on each leg warmer. The white portion appears to be a faux fur that matches the white of her earmuffs. The gray and black sections also sort of look like a faux fur, but a less fluffy kind. There is a tutorial on how to make faux fur leg warmers/boot covers over here that could be of help!

Shoes – In some images, it looks like she could be wearing thin, black socks with a pair of pink heels — but in others it appears to be a set of heeled boots that have a pink heel, a pink bottom and a pink tip. Finding a cheap pair of heeled boots at a thrift store or online and then painting the pink parts could be the easiest way to go — then you’d have boots to cover with the leg warmers as well! 😉

Watch – Ah, yes. The madness of the Zero Escape watches! Since the ones that were made so long ago when the game came out can occasionally be found on eBay for $100+ dollars, the cheapest route here would be to make your own! dark–typhoon over on DeviantArt has a great tutorial on how to make one!

Zero Escape is one of my favorites series so if you have any ZE cosplay, I’d love to see it! Show us on Twitter or Facebook! 😀


Welcome to a new category — Crafting! It’ll be a place here on Equipped Inventory where we share tutorials and DIY ideas for video game fashion related clothing or accessories. Our first DIY/tutorial will be a reversible Boo necklace made from mini-meltable beads!

I have a shirt that has a Boo on it — scared Boo on the front and sneaky-coming-to-bite-Mario’s-ass Boo on the back — because it’s Boo and I love Boo. He’s up there with Luigi, Shy Guy and Toad in my “favorite characters from the Super Mario Bros. series” list. I also love messing around with meltable beads. I have all kinds of colors and sizes and when I originally made this necklace, Perler wasn’t making small beads so I had to order tiny ones from the U.K. Perler is making mini-beads now so this tutorial will be made using those! They can be found at Michael’s or pretty much any craft store where you can find Perler beads.

The necklace is like the shirt — scared Boo on one side and sneaky-coming-to-bite-Mario’s-ass Boo on the other — so you can use the necklace to share how you’re feeling by wearing it on whichever side is applicable that day! 😉

Here’s what you’ll need to make this necklace!:

    → mini perler beads (112 black, 30 red, 160 white — they come in packs of 2000 so you should be set with one pack of each)
    → tweezers (very tiny ones! Perler sells tweezers especially for the small beads. Look how tiny the tips of the tweezers are! That’s the size you’ll need!)
    → mini-bead pegboard
    → some sort of chain for your necklace
    → 2 jump rings
    → jewelry pliers
    → Perler ironing paper (a small sheet of this is included in the mini pegboard pack)
    → an iron
    → a surface to iron on (not pictured)
    → hot glue gun (not pictured)
    → a pin or an awl (pictured, but possibly not needed — you’ll see why!)

Let’s get started!

1.) Here are the patterns you’ll be using for the front and back of Boo! Put these somewhere where it’s easy to see while you work (whether you want to keep them on your screen cause you’ll be working in front of your computer or tablet or you want to print them out — whatever is easiest for you since you’ll be looking back at them constantly)! I’ve marked with arrows the places you’ll be putting in the jump rings.

2.) You can fit both on one mini board if you place them right — it’s up to you if you want to do one or both at the same time. It’s also up to you how you want to put the beads down. I put the outline in the black beads down first, then add the other black beads needed. Then I move on to the white and finally the red, as you can see in the photos below. If it’s easier for you to go a row at a time, picking up and placing the color bead you need as you get to it, that works as well! 😀

(Note: I also like to do this work on a paper towel so that it’s easy to fold it up and funnel the extra beads I poured out back into the bag when I’m done. Picking up a bunch of tiny beads gets really old, really fast.)

3.) Be very careful once you get all the beads on the board — one knock and they’ll all go flying! Carefully move the board over to your ironing surface and place one of the sheets of ironing paper over the board and beads. Iron over the designs slowly, making sure to check here and there as you’re ironing. When the beads fuse together, they’ll show through the ironing paper. The places marked with the arrows on the pattern are where the jump rings are going, which is what will hold Boo to the chain. Don’t iron over those specific beads too much. You want them to fuse to the others but you don’t want to close the holes in them so completely that you can’t get the jump rings through (or be able to open them back back up a bit with a pin or awl).

4.) Once you have one side ironed (these are the sides that will show), gently pull up the paper. The Boos should be stuck to the paper and come off of the board very easily and you should be able to turn the paper over with them still stuck to it to look at the back. As you can see, on the backs the beads aren’t fused together. It’s up to you whether or not you want to put the second piece of ironing paper over the back to fuse the back parts of the beads as well. The backs of the Boos are going to be hot glued together so it might not be needed as much, but I ironed the backs for extra hold.

5.) Hot glue the backs of the Boos together so you have a tiny bead Boo sandwich. Make sure the holes that are marked on the pattern meet up so you can get the jump rings through them!

6.) Take your jewelry pliers and open the jump rings, then slide them through the holes marked on the pattern. I mentioned needing a pin or an awl or something of the sort if the holes on the marked beads got fused shut too much. If they did, just carefully poke the holes back open enough for the jump rings. Detach the middle of the chain from itself (where the Boo will go) and then attach the two sides of the chain to the jump rings on Boo. (For this tutorial necklace, I started with a really long chain that wasn’t part of an already made necklace chain, so I also had to attach the jump rings and clasp on the back. You should be able to find chain necklaces with clasps already on them in craft stores if you don’t want to deal with adding the clasp!)

7.) Wear your necklace — pick a side to show off! 😉

If you have any questions about this DIY project, please drop us a comment on this post or hit us up on twitter at @EquipInventory. You can also find me on my twitter @hexterah and poke me there with questions as well!

“My heart has been set!” [ARMOR]

I’m back from my first year of doctoral studies with some new posts, finally! I, along with many others, have been playing Persona 5 non-stop since it was released mid-April, and to commemorate the multitude of awesome characters, I have some upcoming posts devoted to the great aesthetics in the game.

First up is the sweetest, most precious and kindest princess, Haru Okumura. If you don’t like this sweet child, I don’t want to know you! Not only is her aesthetic gorgeous, but her Persona are incredible too, and she is so, so pure. This post is dedicated to Haru’s purple flowery aesthetic, and might give you ideas if you want to base your own look off of hers!

Lace Trim Cami – Mucha Honeysuckle LeggingsPink Lace Fan

Summer Floppy Hat – Lace Bardot Knit Top – Cameron Street Lucie Crossbody

Pleated Mini SkirtRoses iPhone 7 Case – Rhinestone Floral Choker

What Would Tommy Vercetti Wear? [SPELLS]

Tommy Vercetti - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Okay, so not necessarily JUST Tommy Vercetti here — I’ll cover Lance Vance in this post too! I am a huge fan of everything about the sun-soaked, neon-coated streets and beaches of the titular town in Rockstar Games’ 2002 hit Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and everything that comes along with it. This game has been in my top ten favorites since the original release (and I’m still deciding which one comes out on top for me between this one and GTAV — WHY NOT BOTH?) and Tommy Vercetti (voiced by Ray Liotta) has always been a favorite protagonist of mine. From his snark to his special Miami Vice City swagger, I just couldn’t resist a post relating to him somehow. I MEAN, LOOK AT THAT SHIRT. And look at only a few of the other things you can dress him in, come on.

Tommy Vercetti - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Anyways, besides loving GTA:VC and Tommy, I am a pretty big fan of the 80’s, so finding looks for this post was right up my alley and I had an absolute blast doing it. In fact, I had such a blast doing it that I feel like the SPELLS category here at Equipped Inventory will have a couple more Vice City related posts as we get closer to the summer!

Tommy Vercetti - Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten
Spring 2014 Menswear
photo: Vogue

Tommy Vercetti - Balmain

Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear
photo: Vogue

Tommy Vercetti - Balenciaga

Fall 2017 Menswear
photo: Vogue

I had to find some patterns, of course, since Tommy’s default outfit is The Best Shirt Ever. And I couldn’t resist the Balenciaga jacket there either, due to its Members Only vibe.

Tommy Vercetti - Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant
Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear
photo: Vogue

Tommy Vercetti - Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant
Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear
photo: Vogue

Tommy Vercetti - Chloé

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
photo: Vogue

Two of my favorite outfits to put Tommy in were his pinstripe suit and his fabulous burgundy tracksuit so of course I had to find some outfits that reminded me of those somewhat. I also needed to bring in shoulderpads because what is 80’s fashion without giant shoulders?

Lance Vance - Lanvin

Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear
photo: Vogue

Lance Vance - Balmain

Resort 2017
photo: Vogue

Besides Tommy (I KNOW THIS POST IS TITLED TOMMY BUT I COULDN’T RESIST), I wanted to make sure I spread the 80’s runway love to other GTA:VC characters so Lance Vance (THE LANCE VANCE DANCE) will be covered here as well. Of course, this is all just making me want to play the game again so maybe that’s on the horizon. It has been a good while since it’s been in my life.

Above and below you’ll see some Lance looks. His light suits are almost as iconic as his dance and almost as memorable as the stunts he pulls in the game. (I still loved him, no matter what. I couldn’t help it.)

Lance Vance - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Lance Vance - Céline

Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear
photo: Vogue

Lance Vance - Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs
Resort 2017
photo: Vogue

Look forward to more Vice City SPELLS posts in the near future featuring Mercedes, Vice City citizens and perhaps Phil Cassidy, if I’m feeling particularly ridiculous!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I might go dig out my Playstation 2 and cruise around to the beautiful sounds of my favorite Vice City radio stations — Wave 103 & Fever 105. (I also cannot resist the ~smooth charm~ of Fernando on Emotion 98.3 WHO COULD RESIST THAT, THOUGH????)