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DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition | 10th March 2015 | The definitive edition of this critically-acclaimed action game arrives with enhanced 1080p graphics at 60fps, new features and all the original DLC included. Chain together stylish combos with up to eight unique weapons. Traverse the demonic world of Limbo as you join Dante and Vergil in the legendary rebirth of the Devil May Cry franchise.  
DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition | 10th March 2015 | The definitive edition of this critically-acclaimed action game arrives with enhanced 1080p graphics at 60fps, new features and all the original DLC included. Chain together stylish combos with up to eight unique weapons. Traverse the demonic world of Limbo as you join Dante and Vergil in the legendary rebirth of the Devil May Cry franchise.  
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New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks? Bertram Skilling and Dante Pibb make their Super Bowl predictions. Also, where can they find some pastries?

Thought Experiments in Graphic Design Education / Now back in stock at www.draw-down.com / A compendium of work that documents an international mix of experimental, reflexive and speculative projects made by students, educators and practitioners questioning how and why graphic design is studied and practiced. Contributors: Bart de Baets, Stuart Bailey, Delphine Bedel, Victor Boullet, Lionel Bovier, Dante Carlos, James Corazzo, Daniel Eatock, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Fabio Franz, John Hammersley, Harrisson, Ken Hollings, Brockett Horne, Scott King, Ken Kirton, Jono Lewarne, Alexander Lis, Yvan Martinez, Armand Mevis, Rens Muis, Silas Munro, Sebastian Pataki, Stuart Price, Darren Raven, Alexander Shoukas, Rebecca Stephany, Jon Sueda, Joshua Trees, and many more. #graphicdesign #school #experiments #design #typography #book #riso

NEW AVATAR FAN SEQUEL IN THE WORKS!

With the end of The Legend of Korra, four dedicated fans are currently working to tell a new story. From the looks of what they’ve released, it’s going to be fantastic.

What if the new Avatar lost their way ahead of time?

It’s been 200 years since Avatar Aang saved the world, and 126 years since Avatar Korra restored peace and balance. Korra’s time has passed, and now it’s time for a new Avatar to take her place. However, all did not go as planned. This new Avatar never learned of their status until after they had turned their back on the world.

Running from the anti-Avatar organization he was once a crucial part of, he is accompanied by his brother, their childhood friend, a young airbending master and a whole host of other allies. Leaving his past behind him, he reluctantly embarks on a quest to find himself and his true purpose… while along the way, achieving full mastery of all four elements to become the hero the world needs.

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I am super excited for this new webcomic, scheduled to be released in early 2016.

You can keep yourself updated at their official blog, here.

Nothing Extra

'Some years ago, walking across the Himalayas, I realized I would never make it over those mountains unless I let go of everything extra. I had to lighten up my mind as well as my overloaded day pack. It all came down to one simple sentence: Nothing extra! Just as these two legs carried me across mountains, those same words carry me through complicated days. They always remind me to let go. They also remind me of the weightlessness and ease of a whole and dedicated heart.

Like souls in Dante’s Purgatory, we carry the load of living and dying not simply to suffer but to learn to bear burdens lightly. The stones of hidden and silent wisdom become our teachers and companions along the way. They slow us down, ground us, and teach us about the weightiness and lightness of being. They ask us to stop and bend down low, touch the earth, and lift that which seems impossible to bear. Finally, making our backs strong, we open our eyes and discover that the stones are beautiful.

When the Zen teacher Suzuki Roshi was dying, one of his students went to say good-bye. Standing at his bedside, the student asked his beloved teacher, “Where shall we meet?” The old dying man made a small bow from his bed, and then the gesture of a circle with his hand. I think he was telling his student they were meeting right then, in form and in emptiness as well. Past and future were in that moment, and at the same time, the past and the future did not exist - and there was no place to meet that could be greater than the openness and intimacy of that very moment.

The radical optimist follows that intimate path, the path of impermanence through the great ocean on change. She is one with the ides of transition, unresisting. A true bodhisattva, she surfs on the waves of birth and death, with no destination in mind, as she rides along, no other shore to head for. Having realized unconditional acceptance and cast aside her expectations, she coasts on the crest of the wildest waves with effortlessness and total involvement. Choice has disappeared in her world. She is thoroughly alive, and she gives no fear.’

- Joan Halifax, Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death.

Lights! Camera! Action! (Dexter | Dante)

"A bit to the left. Hold it there. And now face forward…"

When he’d first started out in the modelling business, posing for endless shoots was a novelty and one that had quickly worn off. Having to stand all statuesque with barely a thing on wasn’t quite what he’d been promised when he’d signed his first contract. Sure, it was pleasing to see yourself on billboards or in ads, having people desire you, but it was an empty existence and fairly lonely.

The money and benefits were great, which was why he’d stayed with it for so long and being one of the most successful models in the states meant at least some of the shoots had a bit of variety between them. For instance, the agency he worked for was owned by a well known gay rights activist and pushing the boundaries was something he wanted in all his various media projects and Dexter just happened to be one of the models he loved to experiment with.

The end of his solo shoot had eventually came to an end and with the skies clear outside and temperature pushing tropical, the next shoot moved poolside. Removing the undershorts he wore, Dexter didn’t hesitate to slip into the small, very minimal pool thong and headed outside where the other male model he was to work with sat on a lounger, fully dressed in a suit from the designer’s latest collection.

"Dexter, I want you coming out of the pool and approaching the lounger. Intimacy and sex appeal, I want that from both of you." The photographer flounced off to check his lenses as Dexter made his way to the side of the pool.