Real-life Slime Earrings, by Etsy crafter CoPirate. ”Disclaimer: may not improve defense,” but may improve chances with Kelsey Weaver. Also available in Metal Slime, and as a phone charm (also available in Metal Slime), but those aren’t in-game items, so whatever.
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