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Valentim Quaresma que pela primeira vez decidiu apresentas as suas peças de autor em interacção directa com o corpo o humano, construindo para isso todo o ambiente dentro do paços do concelho, ao som do violoncelo apresentou “head pieces” e “neck pieces” construídos a partir de clips e laminas de metal.

Valeu a pena a espera para uma apresentação em manequins vivos. Que seja a primeira de muitas vezes.

ModaLisboa / Photography: Rui Vasco

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You Can’t Take It With You

Just under my photo, there’s green text that says “Organ Donor.” When I was 16 and getting my driver’s license, they asked me if I’d like it printed there. I’d heard the rumors. People said if you were an organ donor, paramedics wouldn’t work as hard to save your life. I called bullshit. Print it. Take my heart for someone who needs it. You can’t take it with you.

Third period of my first day of high school, my teacher walked in and told us he wanted an essay from everyone about dying empty. I found it morbid. I was young, full of life and I was sure as shit planning to die fulfilled. I wanted to soak up every ounce of this life. I wanted to see every corner of the world and so empty was not an option for me. Of course, that’s not what he meant.

I think I was 18 when I truly realized that I don’t believe in god. The last hurdle for me was the same as it is for a lot of people. We’re afraid to die and rightfully so. Religion quells some of that fear. The idea of an afterlife is comforting. You do some nice things, you give 10% of your income to the church, you follow the rules and you get an everlasting paradise. 

I’ve relegated myself to the idea that this is the only shot I’ve got. I’ve started to understand what my 10th grade English teacher was talking about. For me, there’s no eternity, no reincarnation, no pearly gates. For me, the only shot at being infinite I have is to leave a legacy worth remembering. I wasn’t born empty. We’re not shells waiting to be filled in by the world. We aren’t a collection of the things we’ve seen. We’re born with something to offer. We’re born full of potential. Potential to change the world. Potential to break down walls. We’re born full of life and I’m pouring mine out everyday. I’m giving it to everyone I meet because someday, I’m gonna die; we all are, and when that day comes, you can’t take it with you.

-Dan “Soupy” Campbell

Photos: Travis Zachary

THISNGIVE AWAY HAS ENDED

So I finally have a list of available Pokemon, and I am hoping I matched up the Event names accordingly. (list below the cut, as well as a photo of the Assorted Shinies)

So I’ve decided it’s a give away for any and every body. You do not have to be following me to take part, but following does increase your chances of being noticed and chosen.

Contest Officially Starts Today, May 15th 2016 6:00AM (USA EASTERN TIME)

Contest Officially Ends June 1st, 2016 6:00AM (USA EASTERN TIME)

This is a huge give away people. You will see why below.


RULES AND ENTRY

To Enter This Give Away, you must do the following

1. Like or Reblog this post. You may do one, the other, or both. Doing both increases chances. You get 1 entry per IP Address. I have a stat counter and tracker. Anyone using multiple blogs for more entries will be disqualified. This is supposed to be for fun, not for hoarding.

2. You may reblog this post once per day.

3. The Gender and Hidden Abilities of Choice Pokemon [Pokemon you choose] are negotiable but not guaranteed. I will try to have multiples available by the contest end.

4. The Nature of the Pokemon is non-negotiable. I am not an EV/IV breeder. You get what you get with the Nature.Besides, Super Training has rendered the need for a specific nature near-obsolete. If I happen to have one available with the desired Nature, It is first-come first-serve. I will NOT be stockpiling specific natures.

5. There is no age limit.

6. You do not have to be following me [VenserSojourner], but following me will increase your chances of being picked for a place.

7. If this all goes well, I may do more in the future.

8. Once Winners are chosen, you will be messaged via PM for Friend Code to trade.

9. IF YOU ARE ENTERING, YOU *HAVE* TO HAVE YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGING OPEN TO ANYONE. IF I CANNOT SEND YOU A PRIVATE MESSAGE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF BEING CHOSEN, I WILL BUMP SOMEONE ELSE TO YOUR SPOT. If PMs are closed, I will tag you or send an ask. You will have 24 hours to respond to the notice.


RANKS ARE AS FOLLOWS

One “Champion” Place Winner: They will receive the Shiny Pokemon Gale of Darkness Lugia [With Psychoboost Attack], The Japanese XYZ Volcanion [I have received this via an excellent foreign friend; Volcanions name is in english, as I was given the code directly], and their choice of up to 5 more Event/Shiny/Legendary Pokemon available. + 1 Shiny Starter from each region (so 6 starters total.)

One 2nd Place Winner: Will receive the foreign Harry Hoopa event, the Japanese PayDay Inkay, 1 Shiny Starter of choice from each region, and 4 Shiny/Event/Legendary Pokemon of their choice.

5 Top Placing Winners: Will Each receive a Shiny Starter from each region of their choice and 3 Event/Shiny/Legendary Pokemon of their choice.

10 Runner-Ups: Will receive 3 Shiny/Event/Legendary Pokemon of their choice.

LEFTOVERS: An Unspecified amount of people will be randomly chosen AFTER the initial Winners have claimed their prizes to  receive their pick of 2 Pokemon from the remaining ‘mons.


Below is the list and photos of assorted Pokemon that are up for choice grabs (all Pokemon specifically mentioned in above Rankings are guaranteed at all costs. These below are what you get as Choice Pokemon).

-        Mythical Pokemon Diancie

-        XY Torchic

-        WINTER2013 Garchomp

-        WINTER2013 Scizor

-        Boo! A Pumpkaboo! (Halloween Giant Pumpkaboo)

-        Gasp! It’s a Shiny Gengar! (Gen6 Shiny Gengar)

-        Shiny Beldum (ORAS Shiny Beldum)

-        Harry Hoopa (OUT OF REGION HOOPA EVENT)

-        Xerneas (XY&Z Pokemon) (SHINY EVENT, STILL ONGOING)

-        Zygarde (XY&Z Pokemon)

-        Mighty Hoopa (OUT OF REGION HOOPA)

-        20th Anniversary Mew

-        20th Anniversary Jirachi

-        20th Anniversary Celebi

-        POKEMIN NEWSLETTER HA BIRD TRIO (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres)

-        HAPPY HOUR INKAY

-        SHINY Gen 4 Japanese SUICUNE

-        PLASMA GENESECT

-        OBLIVIA SHAYMIN

-        SPRING2013 MELOETTA

-        POKEBALL Vivillion

-        SUMMER 2014 PINSIR

-        SUMMER 2014 HERACROSS

-        TRU ARCEUS (GEN 4)

-        Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness Lugia (with Psychoboost)

-        SHINY Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness Lugia (With Psychoboost)

-        FireRed SHINY MewTwo

-        HeartGold/Soul Silver SHINY Event Eevee

-        FALL2010 Event MEW

-        Emerald Original Groudon

-        Emerald Original Kyogre

-        Emerald Original SHINY Groudon

-        Emerald Original SHINY Kyogre

-        SHINY Rayquaza (non-event)

-        SHINY Reshiram & Zekrom

-        SHINY Fennekin (lvl 1)

-        SHINY Noibat (lvl 1)

-        SHINY Zorua (lvl 1)

-        SHINY Zoroark (lvl 60)

-        SHINIES of ALL Region Starters (Gen 1-6)

-        Shinies of ALL GAME NATIVE Legendaries that are NOT Shinylocked (Gen1-6 pokemon)

- Various Assorted Shiny Pokemon of Varying Levels