Les animaux défoncent tout sur internet. On sait bien qu'à ce rythme, même Brand et Angie ne pourront bientôt plus lutter, se faisant voler la vedette par un énième compagnon à 4 pattes (ou 3). Rafael Mantesso, après s'être fait larguer, s'est remis au dessin. Et n'ayant plus de modèle féminin à disposition, il semble s'être rabattu sur une espèce bien plus fidèle: son Bull Terrier, Jimmy Choo. Tant mieux, parce que c'est un peu marrant quand même.

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    Today is Autistic Pride Day. Probably you THINK you know what autism is, but if you are not in the spectrum or are close to someone inside the spectrum, probably you DON'T KNOW. Trust me, I'm on the spectrum and I know I'm saying more than I know how to take pictures of Jimmy ( even if you don't believe in me because you think I don't look like the Rain Man). All the scientific updates about this theme are very new. It's good! Because if you were a 'different' child nowadays, with low social skills and 'out of the box' behavior you will not be judge and bullied by the fuckin 'normals'. The doctors will easily give you the diagnosis and you will learn how to deal with your demons and learn how to live in a neurotypical world and learn how to have a 'normal' life without anxiety and suffering. I found myself autistic at 30 and it was like to born again, my life made sense for me I finished my suffering, my anguish, pain, anger, misunderstood, and the fucking feeling of not fit in. I feel so proud to be different that I would hate if I had 'fitted' in what people expected me to fit in. The diagnosis made me discover myself, my strengths, weaknesses, and Jimmy were there when everything happened. He was always more than my dog and my friend, he is the way I found to express myself and connect to people like you. And every time I post about autism, adults come to me telling they found themselves inside the spectrum. This is amazing and this is the idea here! Maybe you are in the spectrum and don't know. Maybe a friend of you, a relative, whatever. When we were kids, doctors were not able to give us the right diagnosis because science was not there yet (until today there are bad doctors, so you should insist and find good doctors that know everything about this theme). So, this post is a tribute from me and Jimmy for everybody inside the spectrum and everybody that lived a fuckin hard life trying to fit in, the weirdos, because they are probably autistic. Even if you don't know yet! This post is for you. You are my kind of people. I prefer to deal and socialize with people like you than the fuckin 'normals'. ? . . nao deu pra traduzir. ? #autismawarenessshop

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    Happy Easter ? Feliz pascoa

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    today i was talking to a friend about impersonating Jimmy. we spent a few hours analyzing photos of him and trying to guess what his personality would be like. I found Jimmy interesting in her eyes. She said that he is a 'researcher', super attached to the details of things. I was intrigued and here I am. I am very curious to know how you see him. Is Jiimmy from human science, biological or numbers for you? Is he serious, funny, bad-tempered, lazy, talkative, introspective, outgoing, jealous? sportsman? kind? childish? Crazy? If you could describe Jimmy with an adjective, what would it be? . . hoje estava conversando com uma amiga sobre a personificacao do jimmy. a gente passou algumas horas analisando fotos dele e tentando adivinhar como seria sua personalidade. eu achei o Jimmy interessantíssimo aos olhos dela. Ela disse que ele é um 'pesquisador', super ligado nos detalhe das coisas. Fiquei intrigado e aqui estou. Eu tenho muita curiosidade em saber como voces enxergam ele. Pra voces ele é de exatas, humanas ou biológicas? ele é serio, engraçado, mau humorado, preguiçoso, falante, introspectivo, extrovertido, ciumento? esportista? gentil? infantil? louco? Se voces pudessem descrever o Jimmy com um adjetivo, qual seria?

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    Love is awful. It’s awful. It’s painful. It’s frightening. It makes you doubt yourself, judge yourself, distance yourself from the other people in your life. It makes you selfish. It makes you creepy, makes you obsessed with your hair, makes you cruel, makes you say and do things you never thought you would do. It’s all any of us want, and it’s hell when we get there. So no wonder it’s something we don’t want to do on our own. I was taught if we’re born with love then life is about choosing the right place to put it. People talk about that a lot, feeling right, when it feels right it’s easy. But I’m not sure that’s true. It takes strength to know what’s right. And love isn’t something that weak people do. Being a romantic takes a hell of a lot of hope. I think what they mean is, when you find somebody that you love, it feels like hope. Happy Valentine’s day for those without fear ? . . O amor eh horrível. Eh doloroso. Eh assustador. Ele faz vc duvidar de si mesmo, se julgar, se distanciar das outras pessoas. ele te faz egoísta. ele te deixa assustado, obcecado com aparencia, ele eh cruel, faz vc dizer e fazer coisas que nunca imaginou. Todos nós o queremos e eh um inferno quando chegamos lá. Portanto, não eh de admirar que seja algo que não queremos fazer sozinhos. Eu aprendi que se nascemos com amor, a vida eh sobre escolher o lugar certo para colocá-lo. As pessoas falam muito sobre isso, se sentindo bem, como se isso fosse fácil de fazer. Nao penso que isso seja verdade. Eh preciso ser forte pra saber o q eh certo. E o amar não eh algo que as pessoas fracas fazem. Ser romantico exige uma esperança do cacete. Eu acho que o que eles querem dizer eh que, quando vc encontra alguém que ama, vc encontra esperança. Feliz dia dos namorados para quem não tem medo ? . . #happyvalentinesday

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    @lionking was always an inspiration

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    And here we are again. We are very happy with all of your messages and concern about Jimmy. When I told you @myselfjimmy is retired, I said his is retired from the studio, the white background, the photoshop but I will never stop to shoot him and think about his world. Today I’m here working and he is sleeping and making some noises that made me think he is dreaming. And this question always pops on my mind. Does dogs dream? They dream with what? Does it a smelling dream? A visual dream? What do you think? . . Olha a gente aqui de novo. A gente ta bem feliz com as mensagens do ultimo post e com a preocupacao de voces com o @myselfjimmy . Quando eu disse que tinha aposentado ele, eu disse que aposentei ele do studio, do fundo branco, do photoshop, mas eh obvio que eu vou continuar fotografando ele todos os dias da vida dele e desenhando em cima e pensando no que sera que passa naquela cabeça. hoje por exemplo to aqui trabalhando e ele ta aqui dormindo do lado, fazendo uns barulhos que eu chamo de sonho. A real eh que eu nao sei se eles sonham. Voces acham que os cachorros sonham? Sonham com o que? Com cheiros? Com imagens? Como sera que eh?

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La rupture, ça a du bon.

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