The importance of gender roles, in other words, knowing how to be a man. And that doesn’t mean some stupid John Wayne macho thing. If you know who he was, great. If not, think of a swaggering, aggressive buffoon of a man who knows nothing about what women really want. (Which is to be treated with respect, by a real man.)
How to make a woman feel safe so she can trust you (and you know where that goes, don’t you?)
How to be extremely confident about yourself
How not be fazed by a woman’s emotionality
How to be emotionally strong
How to have great rapport and be strong, both emotionally and spiritually, around women
How to be tolerant but assertive and set firm, clear boundaries
None of this is “new man” crap. In fact, women tend not to like “new men” because they see them as wimps. And the reason they see them as wimps, apart from the fact that they are wimps, is because “new men” are so busy trying to please a woman that they lose their own sense of self.
Confused yet? Excited? Ready to go? I guess you might just need the Tao of Badass. Check it out here.
Want To Know More About Being A Badass?
OK. If you understand what I’m saying, then you might be wondering where you get these techniques and skills from. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the answer is for you to read this The Tao of Badass review, and then you buy the damn thing.
That’s because The Tao breaks all these skills down into tiny little steps; you can pick these up in no time at all, one by one. And every time you use on of them, women will look at you with new interest.
Two key factors here are body language and communication.
The Tao of Badass will show you all you need to know about the right body language around women, and the right way to talk.
It’s not difficult: it just has to be done a certain way.
The interesting thing is that no matter what you want, whether it’s a date, a relationship or lots of screwing around, it’s basically the same techniques that will get you there.
That’s because once you’ve attracted a woman and penetrated her mind, when you’ve made her think you’re a good guy, that it’s worth spending time with you, she’s pretty much willing to do just what you want.
Overwhelmed yet? Well, don’t be. The Tao of Badass doesn’t just increase your confidence by giving you the skills to approach women, talk to them and be natural with them. It does a whole lot more besides:
it shows you what women want from a man, and how to give her those things
it tells you how to behave around women so that they find you attractive
it reveals how to read the stages of a relationship and what you should do in each of the stages
it explains how to read the clues that woman is giving out about how she feels, and what to do if you think her interest level is dropping, to take it right back up to 100%
it tells you how to get out of the “friend zone” (“Why don’t we just be friends?”) and into the sex zone
it reveals how to deepen a relationship
it shows you how to give a woman what she wants, even if it looks like she doesn’t know what that is
it reveals how to deal with the ways she’ll “test” you, revealing what those “tests” look like, and what you need to do in response
it reveals the secrets of body language, both hers and yours
it explains what her body language means and how you can change her feelings using secret communication
it teaches you how to communicate on every level in a relaxed, natural way.
And when you know all of that, then you really are living a life according to the Tao of Badass.
Bearing in mind you can get your money back for up to 60 days, if you don’t like the program, you really haven’t got a single thing to lose….. but you might just have a whole load of sex, fun, intimacy and love with a woman to gain.
How You Can Get Confident With Women, Enjoy Alpha Male Seduction Skills, And Become The Man They All Want To Date and Love….
A Genuine Review
I hate the term Alpha Male, but I will admit that some guys have really “got it” when it comes to dating and seducing women.
The thing is, though, these guys are no more “alpha males” than you or me.
The truth is – if you use the techniques that these guys employ to seduce women, or get a date, or keep a relationship going, then you can be just as successful with women as any so-called *alpha male*.
You see, success with women isn’t about money, intelligence, charm, or having a big dick. It’s about confidence, openness, and respect. And did I mention confidence?
I studied the antics of the so-called “pickup artists”, the “seduction community”, call them what you will, for years now, to see if I could incorporate anything they teach in my own lovelife.
I discovered that these guys are actually quite ordinary; there’s nothing special about them. They just happen to know some stuff that you don’t.
The problem is, all the other guys who want to be successful with women see the dates they get, the sex they get, and their ability to walk into a bar and pickup a woman, and then think “Wow, those guys are really special.”
What would you say if I told you it’s just as easy for you to do all that stuff as it is for the pickup artists?
For a while now, these guys have kept their techniques secret, so they can play at being Alpha males, at being special, at giving the impression they know something we don’t.
But now the truth is out!
Joshua Pellicer, one of the original pickup artists, has revealed all the techniques and secrets that can make every man (you included) successful with women in his exciting new program “The Tao of Badass“.
In this The Tao of Badass Review, I’m going to reveal all the things in The Tao Of Badass which will make you just as successful with women as any other guy on this planet.
Just think about that: you – yes, YOU – can be as successful with women as any other guy on this planet.
A big claim? Maybe, maybe not. Truth is, The Tao of Badass is a program that can make you successful with women, whether it’s a date you want, a relationship you want, sex you want, or some combination of all three. Here’s how.
Joshua Pellicer’s The Tao Reviewed
Most reviews on the Internet, as you’ve probably seen, are just sales pitches. I do things differently. I tell you what’s in the program, give you some guidance, and then let you to decide whether you want to buy it or not.
I mean, if you’re wise enough to know that you need some guidance in getting the girls, then you’re wise enough to decide for yourself whether The Tao of Badass is what will help you.
So the question is: What’s In The Tao of Badass?
Well first of all, let’s get this “The Tao of Badass” thing out of the way. I don’t know what the author, Joshua Pellicer, means by Badass, but when I looked the word up in the dictionary, I discovered it says “A male who does things perceived by the world as cool or awesome. ‘Badass’ can also be used as an adjective”.
So you wanna be a guy with attitude, who can do things skillfully with women? Yes, I guess most guys would think that was awesome, especially if they happen to be sitting on the sidelines in a bar watching YOU pick up all the girls!
Before you try this, though, you might want to read The Tao Of Badass. Packed with techniques that will allow you to approach any woman with confidence, “secret” techniques that will make a woman really interested in you, and essential skills of rapport-building, to make a woman feel immediately attracted to you, The Tao Of Badass is the difference between success and failure. No joke.
You’re going to discover techniques to build rapport with women. To do this, of course you’ll need to know what women want, and you’ll need to know how to talk to them in a way that gets them and keeps them interested, and perhaps even turns them on.
Whoa there boy! That sounds like a heck of a learning program….. have no fear, though. My “The Tao of Badass Review” is based on two things: first, I bought the program to read it, so I could see what’s in it; second, I tried the techniques out for myself. So I know what I’m talking about.
You see, the thing is, most guys don’t have much confidence around women, because they never learned how to act when they’re around women.
How to talk to women. How to behave towards women. How to attract women. How to seduce women. How to keep a woman interested.
I mean, we all know men and women are different, right? So a guy has to do things differently with women to the way he does them with his male buddies.
(Treating a woman like she was your male buddy really would be a bit of Badass thing to do… OK, that’s a joke. I hope you knew that.)
And you never learned anything about dealing with women from your father, I am 100% sure of that. Well, he didn’t know anything about being a Badass either.
As I once read on the Internet (memorable quote time): you can’t go back to the beginning and make a brand-new start… but you can start from here and make a brand-new ending.
And the Tao of Badass is one of the things can show you how to make a new start with women, by showing you all the things you need to know. (What is an alpha male?)
It’s hardly surprising that opinions of the Tao of Badass differ widely on the Internet. After all, relationships (whether you are getting into one, being in one, or getting out of one) are one of the most challenging areas of our lives!
Truth About The Tao
And uncovering the truth about the Tao is complicated by the fact that it’s hard to find independent, real reviews – because most so-called “reviews” of products on the Internet are just thinly disguised sales pitches.
So when you see something that says “The Tao of Badass Secret Shocking Truth Revealed!!!” you can totally expect to go to that page and be rewarded with some superficial nonsense about how good it is and a discount coupon to buy the product!
So where are you actually going to find independent reviews of this product – or any other like it, for that matter?
Well, if you look hard enough, there are certain places on the Internet where you can find objective reviews: goodreads.com and various social forums being two examples.
The problem is that even when you go to these places, opinions tend to be divided between people who say “It’s the most fantastic thing ever!” and those who say “No, it’s the worst thing ever!”
Clearly this isn’t much help when you’re deciding whether or not to buy the product.
I’ll give you an example of what I mean. Read on…
On the goodreads forum, one reviewer gives it five stars and he says: “Badass is exactly that – totally bad ass! As a guy in my 30s, recently out of a long relationship, I’d literally given up hope… of picking up girls like I did when I was in college… then you could say I was a natural. A long relationship totally destroys your ability to pick up girls.” I’m not sure what he means by that, and I think it’s a strange thing to say, but let’s accept that’s been his experience. He goes on:
“Within a week of happening across the Tao I could feel my personality evolving to the good old days… With the techniques in the course, I feel that women are genuinely attracted to me… The Tao filled me with so much confidence I feel I could get any girl now!”
And then he gives you a link to The Tao saying – “It’s well worth checking out, I hope it helps you like it helped me.” For one brief moment I thought this was a genuine review, but when I clicked on the link it turned out to be no different to any of the others – a sales link offering a discount ( a discount which you can get if you buy the product from Joshua Pellicer’s own website).
So no help there. Tao’n and Out!
But immediately below this spurious review is an email that says: “I’m the furthest thing from a feminist [yes, this is a woman writing] but this was awful. The only time this technique would work on me personally would be if you were hot and I’d sleep with you regardless of how you were presenting yourself.”
She calls the techniques in Badass “fucking with minds”.
And that’s an interesting comment, because of course the pickup artists’ community, insofar as there is such a “community” on the Internet, has come in for some harsh criticism over the years. They sure fucked with a lot of minds.
(And the criticism is well deserved, in my opinion. Read a 2005 review of Neil Strauss’s book about his involvement in the ‘pick up artist’ community here. Of course Strauss himself thought it was all wonderful – at the time. Now? Well, just read this. That kind of says it all!)
So if Joshua Pellicer, author of the tao of badass, is a member of the pickup artist community, then this woman’s got a point.
The million dollar question is whether Pellicer is a pick up artist or a sincere and kind man who wants to help other men get dates and into relationships? In short, is the Tao goodass or truly badass?
For me, the pickup artist community – which basically means the community forums where men go to discuss how to pick up women – are inhabited by sad and immature man who generally speaking don’t know the first thing about masculine maturity or how women think and feel – and I’m pretty sure they don’t know much about love, either. So if Pellicer is part of this, I’d never recommend his program.
Of course, any guy who isn’t confident with women needs help and support, but for me that help and support should be about becoming fully masculine, standing in your own power, developing self-confidence, and making yourself as acceptable and desirable as possible to women in a straightforward and clean way, without the use of any manipulation and underhand psychological tricks.
Even if trickery works for a while, no woman is going to be fooled for very long even if she sleeps with you a couple of times.
Sooner or later she’s going to realize that there’s nothing behind the façade, and she’s going to ditch you.
Pickup artists, made famous by Neil Strauss in his book The Game, were famous for negative sinister techniques like “negging” women. That means offering them feedback which could be construed as either positive or negative to destroy their confidence and make them more dependent on you. It’s a filthy little game: sinister, manipulative and totally underhand.
If you’re looking for an honest relationship, this is the last way to go about it.
Indeed, Psychology Today reviewed the techniques the pickup artists use, and concluded it was bullshit: they said “many of the strategies advocated by the community are not currently supported by scientific research.” In other words, they are manipulative and underhand.
Building A Relationship
To the extent that any relationship advice system relies on certain common elements of human attraction, then it’s going to give you an edge. Those elements are: (1) building attraction ; (2) increasing comfort and trust, and (3) sexual seduction.
In fact they represent the natural sequence of human interaction, so one way of seeing the pickup community is that all it’s about is grossly exaggerating the natural sequence of how we build human relationships anyway.
The pickup artists also give men who lack confidence – and perhaps feel inadequate with women – a series of techniques and tricks which are based on those three stages of relationship building so they can appear competent and confident.
But I believe real confidence comes from inside you, it doesn’t come from using tricks tips and techniques rehearsed by pickup artists.
So, like I said, the question for me is whether or not Joshua Pellicer is one of these pickup artists or not.
For example, one of the techniques which can help a man get a woman’s attention is confidence. That’s because women like confident and assertive men. However, if men become too assertive, women are definitely turned off – for very good reasons. Because fundamentally women want to be cherished and loved, not treated like some subservient being.
And the very act of using technique and trickery to appear confident is a betrayal of any woman’s trust.
What this means – to me at least – is that whether the Tao of Badass is a product worth buying comes down to the content.
Is it pickup artistry or is it honest-to-God-relationship-building advice which both men and women can respect?
Well, I would like you to read the contents of this blog, here and here, because I haven’t offered a phony review.
What I’ve done is give you some detailed information about the content of the product. That way you can judge for yourself whether it’s decent, honest and truthful. And most important, whether it can help YOU!
And these are free bonuses, above and beyond the value of the basic Tao of Badass eBook and videos.
The bonus information covers a whole range of tips, tricks, techniques and dating strategies. Here they are:
Badass Video Course On Body Language
As you probably know, reading body language is a way to discover what somebody’s thinking and feeling.
Body language is driven by emotions, which are all dependent on how somebody’s really feeling about you, and about themselves.
Body language is like a secret viewer which reveals all, giving away a person’s innermost secrets, even though they have no idea how much they’re revealing about what they’re thinking and feeling.
If you’re going into the “business” of dating women, it’s absolutely critical that you understand how a woman’s body language can reveal to you exactly what she’s thinking and feeling.
And it’s equally important to understand that your body language is revealing to her exactly what you’re thinking and feeling – that is, if she knows how to interpret it…. (unlikely, but see below).
In any event, you’ll want to display male body language which conveys to a woman’s subconscious mind the fact that you’re a really confident, masculine man.
You aren’t going to be able to do that without the help of the information about body language in Joshua Pellicer’s Tao of Badass!
When you’re with a girl, whether or not you she thinks you’re attractive and confident will depend to a very large extent on your body language.
So the best thing you can do is learn about body language, how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to “fake it” to your own advantage.
The easiest way to do this is simply to have a look at the 5-module video course bonus from the Tao of Badass – this is a video series which covers every aspect of body language.
Here’s a video on body language from YouTube.
Make no mistake, my friend, knowing this stuff will allow you to be the alpha male in any group, giving off the signals that women look for in a truly desirable man!
Subliminal Programming For Confidence
If you want to increase your confidence levels from the inside out, there’s no better way to do it than to program yourself using self-hypnosis.
The Tao of Badass provides you with a series of recordings that you can play when you’re in a relaxed state, and which will program you with supreme self-confidence.
For any guy who lacks self-confidence this is probably the best bonus of all in the Tao of Badass. You will come out of your session feeling absolutely fantastic, confident around women, brim full of male power.
Tao Of Badass Bonus eBooks
So not only do get the Tao of Badass eBook, but you get several other eBooks, each of which has loads of information about different aspects of relationships and dating.
For instance, there’s a whole eBook on how to get out of the “friend zone” and into the “bedroom zone”. If that isn’t worth the cost of the course in itself, I can’t imagine what is!
OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit there, but one thing’s for sure: Tao of Badass has all the information you need to be confident around women, and to go a deeper into your male power around women.
This is the kind of information that can sometimes be hard to find. There’s also information on: how to end a relationship – good ways to break up, in other words; how to avoid having anybody cheat on you; information about the advantages of monogamy and polygamy; and loads, loads more….. All interesting stuff, all vital if you are to be a real man in a real relationship!
Badass Resources Page
This is an impressive collection of information containing everything you could ever possibly need to know about sexual attraction – in other words what makes a woman attracted to a man.
If you’ve ever wondered what the secrets of the best pickup artists are, that’s to say the gurus in the seduction community who have refined seduction and attraction techniques to the highest levels, then you can find out here.
The true experts, the most knowledgeable men, the most successful guys, in the field of dating, mating, and relationships have given this knowledge to the free resources section of the Tao of Badass.
And this means you can change your life by having exactly the kind of relationship you’ve always wanted.
In this in-depth resource, you’ll find videos which explain the basic techniques in the Badass eBook, videos which show you how to demonstrate your worth to women, and videos which show you how to present yourself in a way that turns women on.
The great thing, of course, is that you can see how to chat up women, you can listen to the dialogue that helps you get off with a woman, or build a relationship, just as you desire.
There are videos on ways to build deep rapport, on how to check out whether a girl wants you, on how to move a relationship onto the physical, on how to get off with women at your workplace, on how to get a girl attracted to you … and much, much more!
All of this material is there for the taking, free of charge with the Tao of Badass, a natural partner to the basic Badass eBook, and it gives you loads of supplementary information to make you a top-level, skilled player in the game of love and life.
Joshua Pellicer’s Masterclass Interview Series
And this material is actually produced by the man who wrote Tao of Badass – Joshua Pellicer himself!
In it, he talks to relationship experts in various fields, also giving his own views on the essential steps in building any relationship.
This is a vast source of dating tips for men, dating tips THAT WORK!
If you’re a logical kind of guy, the first thing on the agenda is the Attraction Flowchart: a step-by-step blueprint that will allow you to attract any girl you want.
Next comes the Banter Cheat Sheet: an incredible document that will give you the words to say when you have no idea what to say next (if you see what I mean)!
How To Make A Girl Fall For You is all about how you can create a genuine rapport with any woman so that she feels deeply connected to you, and you to her.
Some of the other material in this masterclass series is self-explanatory, so I’m just going to list it down below here – please note especially the sex positions videos. I mean, what isn’t included??
Topics For Building Deep Rapport
How to Meet Girls Online
Cut and Paste This MAGNETIC Profile
How to Message a Girl to Make Her Chase You
How to Text a Girl: Texting Genius Reveals How He Gets Over 7,000 Texts A Month
Proven Strategy for Getting Over Your Ex as Fast as Possible
Webinar: The 7 Biggest Mistakes That Will Keep You From Ever Getting Your Ex back
How to Date Models: Hacking The System for Dating Extremely High-Status Women
Secrets to Infiltrating High-End Social Circles (From Scratch)
How to Be a Rockstar in the Bedroom: Getting Her Back to Your Place, Giving Her The Best Orgasm She’s Ever Had, Tips to Spice Up Your Sex Life, Two Hot Girls Teach Their Favorite Sex Positions (3 Free Downloads, Plus Video)
All included free with Tao Of Badass videos and eBook!
HO! I’m writing a review of the Tao of Badass, and the reason I’m doing so is because without me you’re at the mercy of all the false reviews and scamsters just out to make a quick buck on the Internet (from you).
Yes, this could be the only genuine review of the Tao Of Badass that you ever see.
You see, if you want a relationship, or you want sex, or you’d like to be good at seducing women, or you wish you had more confidence when speaking to women, or greater power when approaching women for the first time, then you need some powerful sexual / seduction techniques AND plenty of backup from a whole community of guys who are trying to do the same thing.
Guys who can help you in your quest for sex and relationships.
That’s what the author of Tao Of Badass claims to offer – but how do you know whether the tao is going to work for you (or indeed if it even works at all)?
Most reviews on the Internet are simply written by guys who want to sell you the product – as you’re probably well aware.
The approach I take is different: I’m going to tell you what’s in the product. Then you can decide whether it’s right for you.
So let’s get started.
Is the Tao of Badass going to get you sexy girls? Is it going to get you laid? Is it going to get you a great relationship? Is it going to get you all these things?
More than anything, is it going to get you a superb relationship with a woman where you feel loved and you’ve got plenty of opportunity for great sex?
Well, the truth is, neither you nor I know that right now. But I’m going to give you the facts.
I’m going to give you the information that you need to make a genuinely informed decision about whether or not to buy Badass.
Badass Reviewed – In A Different Way!
So, you’re probably wondering what the heck that title – The Tao of Badass – is all about.
And I agree, it’s not a really attractive name, is it? But doesn’t it excite you, just a bit? The thought of being a Badass?
However, a “Badass” is simply a guy who knows what he’s doing when it comes to women.
It doesn’t mean a man who treats women badly; it just means a smart guy who’s confident, knows how to approach women, knows how to make women feel wanted, knows how to establish rapport with a woman.
A Badass knows how to approach a woman confidently and easily – knowing she’s only a human being like he is, understanding that she wants a relationship just as much as he does – and he knows how to turn her on to him….
And the Tao just means a way of life. So The Tao of Badass describes the way of the man who is successful with women.
But I guess to sell such high quality material and have millions of people (yes, literally millions) buy it (and quite rightly so, because it works), you need two things: honest and authentic material plus a catchy name!
OK. I’m guessing that if you’re reading this, then you might be having a problem with getting into a relationship, or perhaps you have a problem with the relationship you’re already in.
The thing is, no matter whether you’re skilled in relationships with women or a complete novice, there are always going to be techniques you can use to increase your own confidence and give you greater success in dating and relationships.
The same is also true of sex: no matter what people say, knowing a few good sexual techniques can take you a very long way towards success with women.
Badass Reveals All There Is To Know About Sex and Relationships
Actually, to be honest, that’s an exaggeration. The truth is that you might have to look in one or two other places for the sexual information, but the techniques outlined in the Tao of Badass will give you confidence and make you a great hit with women.
Did you know that when women are asked what they want most from a man, they say “confidence”. Did you know that?
Did you think they wanted a man with a big dick, a good-looking man, a rich man, a man with a sense of humor?
No, what they want more than anything else is confidence. And then they want respect.
So what what does it mean for a man to respect a woman?
Well, you might be a bit surprised by this, but it depends on a few things.
Certainly taking her needs into account, listening to her, being kind and loyal and cherishing her is all part of it.
But there’s another part which fewer men know about – and that’s treating her in the way that a confident man naturally treats a woman.
To put it bluntly, this is about gender differences. About what makes a man a man and what makes a woman a woman.
Men and women are different. No surprise. But we are meant to be different. We are meant to behave differently, think differently, and feel differently.
And when a man behaves towards a woman in a way that’s in keeping with his masculine nature, a woman responds by opening her heart and her sexuality to him.
The only problem is, these days nobody teaches young men how to behave in this way. And like you, they aren’t going to find out for themselves.
Ask yourself: did your father ever teach you anything about having relationships (and sex) with women? No, I guessed as much. That’s why we need “gurus” like the guy who wrote the Tao Of Badass, Joshua Pellicer.
These are the men who can teach us these things.
Yes, But What Can The Tao of Badass Teach Me About Women?
The answer is it can teach you everything you need to know to have a relationship.
Even if you’re a guy who’s frightened of approaching women right now, or if you’re a guy who approaches them but gets blown out all the time, the Tao of Badass is the program that will change things for you and allow you to get into a relationship.
One of the reasons the program works is because it encapsulates all things that you never learned to shoot growing up about being a man. I’m not talking about the superficial stuff. I’m talking about the deep stuff that marks a man out as masculine.
It’s hard to explain exactly what this is, because it involves stepping into your masculine power at a very deep emotional level.
It’s about a certain way of being in the world. It’s about living who you really are. (Read more here.)
And have you ever been blown out by a woman, or have you ever been firmly stuck in the “friend zone”? (You know, that’s the one where she says to you, “No, let’s just be friends.” You just know there’s no chance of sex!)
Another way you can tell you’re not in your own power is that you just don’t feel like a grown-up man. You might feel a little bit like a boy or an adolescent; you might feel that you lack power; you just somehow know that something is missing from your masculinity.
On the other hand, you might not know there’s something missing from your masculinity, but you know you find it difficult to get together with a woman.
Tell me, do you think that if you were truly in your male power, that would be so?
And no matter how much you might like to blame circumstances, events, your appearances, your family, your history, your misfortunes … whatever it is you blame, the simple fact is this: if you’re not in a relationship with a woman and you want to be, then you’re not in your male power.
Images of Masculinity
Video – The Friend Zone
So Why Does Tao Of Badass Work?
It works because it teaches you how to get over the limitations that stop you, consciously or unconsciously, stepping into your male power.
Sometimes these are obvious: confidence, or lack of it, fear, ambivalent sexual desires, where you feel attracted to both men and women, desire to play the field rather than settle down and have a relationship (which is very natural, and something to be indulged for most men as they grow into adulthood), fear of commitment… and so it goes on.
The thing is, most men spend their lives searching for a way to get a relationship or sex with a woman, but they carry on repeating the same old patterns over and over again.
That’s one definition of madness, of course: repeating the same pattern and expecting a different outcome. To get a different outcome you need to do something different.
Maybe you need to buy the Tao Of Badass to learn a little bit more about being a man and relating to women. Here’s what it will show you:
the importance of male and female gender roles
how you can be a really confident man around BOTH men and women
how to avoid the trap of looking like a pathetic “macho man”
how to have unlimited confidence
how to display masculinity in a way women find highly desirable
how to approach a woman with confidence
how to seduce a woman into bed
ways to deepen a relationship
how to establish emotional rapport
the stages of any relationship, and how to move it on to the next one
reading a woman’s body language so that you know what she thinks about you
moving out of the friend zone and into the bed zone
Get The Woman You Want Fast With These Amazing Seduction Techniques!