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    The NORMAL Initiative
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Happy Earth Day everyone !!
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We wanted to do a special shout-out to dinosaurs who coudn't be with us today. Because they all died a bunch of years ago
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This is a friendly reminder that we too could get hit by an asteroid
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Okay take care ✌
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Photo cred : @mattcrump
Happy Earth Day everyone !! . We wanted to do a special shout-out to dinosaurs who coudn't be with us today. Because they all died a bunch of years ago . This is a friendly reminder that we too could get hit by an asteroid . Okay take care ✌ . . . . . Photo cred : @mattcrump
so normal... There can't possibly be anything weird about this... right?
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so normal... There can't possibly be anything weird about this... right? . . . . . Pic cred : @thenormalinitiative
We're still looking for some seriously eloquent individuals blessed with impressive and more or less unsuspected talents.

YES THAT MEANS YOU MAYBE

The Normal magazine is coming and we are set on combing this island in search for all you weirdos trying to blend in with the normal crowd. STOP BLENDING FOR A SEC, WE NEED TO FIND YOU !

Geniuses, inventors, explorers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, trolling weirdos of all horizons, come find us πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘‰ send your swagger our way for a chance to be photoshooted, photoshopped, interviewed and edited until your personna is shaped into something Normal with just a Hint πŸ‘Œ of crazy that we can actually present to the world - cuz, come on... Send a little hey ya with a short bio / or portfolio / other relevant description or picture / weird underpants collection 
to : hi@thenormalinitiative.org

Peace kittens ✌
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Photo cred : Terry Richardson
We're still looking for some seriously eloquent individuals blessed with impressive and more or less unsuspected talents. YES THAT MEANS YOU MAYBE The Normal magazine is coming and we are set on combing this island in search for all you weirdos trying to blend in with the normal crowd. STOP BLENDING FOR A SEC, WE NEED TO FIND YOU ! Geniuses, inventors, explorers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, trolling weirdos of all horizons, come find us πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘‰ send your swagger our way for a chance to be photoshooted, photoshopped, interviewed and edited until your personna is shaped into something Normal with just a Hint πŸ‘Œ of crazy that we can actually present to the world - cuz, come on... Send a little hey ya with a short bio / or portfolio / other relevant description or picture / weird underpants collection to : hi@thenormalinitiative.org Peace kittens ✌ . . . . . Photo cred : Terry Richardson
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Today's state of affairs . . . . . . Video cred : @moonjam3d
What's you greek easter like? Here it's pretty normal. I mean... the usual stuff. πŸ˜‚βœŒπŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄
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What's you greek easter like? Here it's pretty normal. I mean... the usual stuff. πŸ˜‚βœŒπŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄ . . . . . . Photo cred :
When you're hot and you know it
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What about doggies and other pets? 
Yes most times you'll be able to bring your pets with you 😊 Make sure to have a leash too though. 
Other times it may be trickier. For indoor events we partner up on with formal cafΓ©s or venues, we have to respect whatever biz they are running so make sure to check πŸ‘

HOWEVER - always feel Free to bring your imaginary friends, fake boyfriends, visiting aunts who use airquotes a lot and all kinds of inflatable 'casual' companions you live with, we're really cool with it.
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What about doggies and other pets? Yes most times you'll be able to bring your pets with you 😊 Make sure to have a leash too though. Other times it may be trickier. For indoor events we partner up on with formal cafΓ©s or venues, we have to respect whatever biz they are running so make sure to check πŸ‘ HOWEVER - always feel Free to bring your imaginary friends, fake boyfriends, visiting aunts who use airquotes a lot and all kinds of inflatable 'casual' companions you live with, we're really cool with it. . . . . . . Photo cred :
Did you know ? 
The Normal Initiative started with a clear goal in mind. Raise The Standards, kinda...
Raise the standards for arts and entertainment. For Artists and for Entertainers and how they are represented or represent themselves. And to do so in a fair and honnest way. In Cyprus.

We also aspire to put an end to the Comic Sans font on posters. And to the Papyrus font... damn you Papyrus 😱 πŸ’ƒπŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄ You know... To bring things at the level of what we have in places like Paris, New York or London... things that have a higher sense of design and flair and humor... maybe some subtlelty every now and then even... (say wuuuuuuuut ? 😨) So we're putting a lot of thought into creative direction, branding, and image management of the people we collaborate with.

That's right, get ready to be amazebombed... Cuz we're fancy. We're fancy as f*ck.
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Did you know ? The Normal Initiative started with a clear goal in mind. Raise The Standards, kinda... Raise the standards for arts and entertainment. For Artists and for Entertainers and how they are represented or represent themselves. And to do so in a fair and honnest way. In Cyprus. We also aspire to put an end to the Comic Sans font on posters. And to the Papyrus font... damn you Papyrus 😱 πŸ’ƒπŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄πŸŒ΄ You know... To bring things at the level of what we have in places like Paris, New York or London... things that have a higher sense of design and flair and humor... maybe some subtlelty every now and then even... (say wuuuuuuuut ? 😨) So we're putting a lot of thought into creative direction, branding, and image management of the people we collaborate with. That's right, get ready to be amazebombed... Cuz we're fancy. We're fancy as f*ck. . . . . . . Photo cred :
'Okay, what's up with the vegan thing' our lovely Cypriot friends ask us. 'where the souvlaki at' they cry 😨

When launching the Normal Initiative we had to make a set of choices. The goal is to promote philanthropic activities. To do so on every level. Having a 'good vibes only' zone wherever we go. So vegan food made sense as a creative choice. 
First of all cuz YUM. Seriously... Have you tried our raw brownies and 3 colored hummus ? 😍

Secondly because there is so few places in Cyprus that offer good vegan cuisine 😊 so why would we compete with local businesses that we actually want to unite with and support - it's about bringing something different that doesn't hurt the profits of the people we collaborate with.

And finally, yeah, it's good to think that for one day here and there we actually get a lot of people into fruits and veggies over kebab.

So, we don't want to promote vegan diets or guilt-trip anyone for eating one way or another. 
Among us there are vegans, non-vegans, vegetarians, pescaterians, paleo-ish people, kosher, hallal, fruitarians, low-carb keto folks, only-beer-and-pizza-eaters and our friend James known for having occasionaly eaten paper on a regular basis while growing up... So worry not, we won't show you pictures of the McNuggets-making-machine or spill paint on you for wearing leather (...although, leather pants in Cyprus, really? Did you Not see that 'stuck-in-my-pants' Friends episode? 😨). Just think of it as a type of cuisine. For the Normal Events you'll experience some nice vegan cuisine 😎. One day without souvlaki? Hard to imagine, we know... but just wait and see what yumzies we have in store for you ❀
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'Okay, what's up with the vegan thing' our lovely Cypriot friends ask us. 'where the souvlaki at' they cry 😨 When launching the Normal Initiative we had to make a set of choices. The goal is to promote philanthropic activities. To do so on every level. Having a 'good vibes only' zone wherever we go. So vegan food made sense as a creative choice. First of all cuz YUM. Seriously... Have you tried our raw brownies and 3 colored hummus ? 😍 Secondly because there is so few places in Cyprus that offer good vegan cuisine 😊 so why would we compete with local businesses that we actually want to unite with and support - it's about bringing something different that doesn't hurt the profits of the people we collaborate with. And finally, yeah, it's good to think that for one day here and there we actually get a lot of people into fruits and veggies over kebab. So, we don't want to promote vegan diets or guilt-trip anyone for eating one way or another. Among us there are vegans, non-vegans, vegetarians, pescaterians, paleo-ish people, kosher, hallal, fruitarians, low-carb keto folks, only-beer-and-pizza-eaters and our friend James known for having occasionaly eaten paper on a regular basis while growing up... So worry not, we won't show you pictures of the McNuggets-making-machine or spill paint on you for wearing leather (...although, leather pants in Cyprus, really? Did you Not see that 'stuck-in-my-pants' Friends episode? 😨). Just think of it as a type of cuisine. For the Normal Events you'll experience some nice vegan cuisine 😎. One day without souvlaki? Hard to imagine, we know... but just wait and see what yumzies we have in store for you ❀ . . . . . Photo cred :
We hear that Cyprus can be a little ... um... divided? Like Sometimes and just A LITTLE? 
So we keep on having debates about where to go, which side of the zone to stick to and who to invite... Since all this is borderline complicated, we said screw it kind of, we go everywhere and all are invited 🍭🍭🍭 But worry not everyone involved ! We'll blend in with the norms as hard as a freakin' contouring tutorial on Youtube πŸ’•

It will be so normal everyone will lose their pants πŸ™Š

Peace you little punks ✌ keep your socks on (for now)
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We hear that Cyprus can be a little ... um... divided? Like Sometimes and just A LITTLE? So we keep on having debates about where to go, which side of the zone to stick to and who to invite... Since all this is borderline complicated, we said screw it kind of, we go everywhere and all are invited 🍭🍭🍭 But worry not everyone involved ! We'll blend in with the norms as hard as a freakin' contouring tutorial on Youtube πŸ’• It will be so normal everyone will lose their pants πŸ™Š Peace you little punks ✌ keep your socks on (for now) . . . . . Photo cred :
CASTING CALL kind of πŸ‘Œ

We are preparing a magazine. 
You might understand it by now though, The Normal Initiative is not about glorifying your neighborhood's instagram vip selfie-stick owner.

We want to promote all you normal crazy people out there who are chasing after ideas worth exploring.

So this is a call to the inventors, the adventurers, the artists, the entrepreneurs, the calm activists and the smart-ass trolling weirdos waiting for their moment of glory... We also hear that, somewhere on this island there is a two meters tall rocket scientist turned orthodontist who prank calls his patient's family during the dental exams. We don't know WHERE you are but we are actively searching for you!

If you want to become an immortalized poser among us, talk about your work and passions, and explore the mundane normality of your weird life... send an email our way : hi@thenormalinitiative.org

As an FYI and to encourage y'all to test us, know that we have some pretty dope backgrounds here - I KNOW, Crazy right?! Just as an example, before thriving on yomama jokes, the person behind this post used to work in some pretty cool high fashion circles in Paris and be very nonchalant about organising all kinds of fashion shows and after parties for Vogue people and the likes... (damn did the apple roll far from the trea by now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¨) - so we are preparing something very special and definitely different than anything else you have seen in Cyprus up until now, don't say we didn't warn you !! 😘✌🌴🌴🌴 Come tag along ❀ send yourself to us and tell us how we can help promote your work or build your career, cuz this is what it's all for at the end of the day.
hi@thenormalinitiative.org
Or send us a message here on instagram / through our Facebook page (link in bio)

Take care crazy kids, don't do anything we would too ✌
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Photo cred : @k vvadwo
CASTING CALL kind of πŸ‘Œ We are preparing a magazine. You might understand it by now though, The Normal Initiative is not about glorifying your neighborhood's instagram vip selfie-stick owner. We want to promote all you normal crazy people out there who are chasing after ideas worth exploring. So this is a call to the inventors, the adventurers, the artists, the entrepreneurs, the calm activists and the smart-ass trolling weirdos waiting for their moment of glory... We also hear that, somewhere on this island there is a two meters tall rocket scientist turned orthodontist who prank calls his patient's family during the dental exams. We don't know WHERE you are but we are actively searching for you! If you want to become an immortalized poser among us, talk about your work and passions, and explore the mundane normality of your weird life... send an email our way : hi@thenormalinitiative.org As an FYI and to encourage y'all to test us, know that we have some pretty dope backgrounds here - I KNOW, Crazy right?! Just as an example, before thriving on yomama jokes, the person behind this post used to work in some pretty cool high fashion circles in Paris and be very nonchalant about organising all kinds of fashion shows and after parties for Vogue people and the likes... (damn did the apple roll far from the trea by now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¨) - so we are preparing something very special and definitely different than anything else you have seen in Cyprus up until now, don't say we didn't warn you !! 😘✌🌴🌴🌴 Come tag along ❀ send yourself to us and tell us how we can help promote your work or build your career, cuz this is what it's all for at the end of the day. hi@thenormalinitiative.org Or send us a message here on instagram / through our Facebook page (link in bio) Take care crazy kids, don't do anything we would too ✌ . . . . . Photo cred : @k vvadwo
Everyone can serve a greater purpose in life... .

The Normal Initiative started to bring some colorful events to this island. And to do it in a way that can bring opportunities for some fast cash to people who struggle around here to pay for all those crazy things like food and bills and all.

So most of the people you will meet at the Normal Events are volunteers in service for some local NGOs, students with no bartending skills to cash up on weekends, struggling artists and freelancers who people expect always work for free and eat grass... Yep. The Normal Events are organised by random contributors. That's right, random... that could be you!

We rely on a fair-share collaboration and divide profits between all those who help things move forward!

We also focus on organising events that will allow those local artists and small businesses to sell their goodies πŸ˜€

You too are useful ❀ Even if you feel like you live just for that one moment when you come home and can take your pants off... we get it, it feels so nice πŸ‘Œ

Come organise events with us! * If you are an artist casually starving around in the area * If you are overcaffeinated students with no more nails to bite off after your exams... * If you are someone's mom or dad but need some slack from the xboxing brat... * If you are just bored of cat memes and want to feel a sense of purpose in life again... chances are there is something waiting to be done by you πŸ˜€

PM here or on Facebook, we have so much woooork to get done 😨

Farewell & Prosper ✌
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Everyone can serve a greater purpose in life... . The Normal Initiative started to bring some colorful events to this island. And to do it in a way that can bring opportunities for some fast cash to people who struggle around here to pay for all those crazy things like food and bills and all. So most of the people you will meet at the Normal Events are volunteers in service for some local NGOs, students with no bartending skills to cash up on weekends, struggling artists and freelancers who people expect always work for free and eat grass... Yep. The Normal Events are organised by random contributors. That's right, random... that could be you! We rely on a fair-share collaboration and divide profits between all those who help things move forward! We also focus on organising events that will allow those local artists and small businesses to sell their goodies πŸ˜€ You too are useful ❀ Even if you feel like you live just for that one moment when you come home and can take your pants off... we get it, it feels so nice πŸ‘Œ Come organise events with us! * If you are an artist casually starving around in the area * If you are overcaffeinated students with no more nails to bite off after your exams... * If you are someone's mom or dad but need some slack from the xboxing brat... * If you are just bored of cat memes and want to feel a sense of purpose in life again... chances are there is something waiting to be done by you πŸ˜€ PM here or on Facebook, we have so much woooork to get done 😨 Farewell & Prosper ✌ . . . . . . Photo cred :
First 100 Instagram followers, Alriiiiiiight 🌞✌🌴🌴🌴 Thanks for your probably nonchalant interest! 
If you came around and thought 'this looks okay...' πŸ˜’ before turning away to scratch something off the surface of your thumbnail or any other activity more important than giving a damn about an instagram account... you are our kind of person. We are going to be such good friends ❀

You are a person trying to get more likes and followers and hitting on random instagram accounts...? we love you too, please never leave us 😒❀ Now that we hit the IMPRESSIVE 100 followers threshold (self-high five!) We'll keep chasing our tails to collect more of that sweet social proof for public display of approval and recognition 😨 STAY TUNED, there will be butt pictures maybe! .
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Reminding us of what a real wild chase used to be to us all before smartphones made life lose sense forever - video cred : @mattcrump
First 100 Instagram followers, Alriiiiiiight 🌞✌🌴🌴🌴 Thanks for your probably nonchalant interest! If you came around and thought 'this looks okay...' πŸ˜’ before turning away to scratch something off the surface of your thumbnail or any other activity more important than giving a damn about an instagram account... you are our kind of person. We are going to be such good friends ❀ You are a person trying to get more likes and followers and hitting on random instagram accounts...? we love you too, please never leave us 😒❀ Now that we hit the IMPRESSIVE 100 followers threshold (self-high five!) We'll keep chasing our tails to collect more of that sweet social proof for public display of approval and recognition 😨 STAY TUNED, there will be butt pictures maybe! . . . . . . Reminding us of what a real wild chase used to be to us all before smartphones made life lose sense forever - video cred : @mattcrump
The Normal Initiative, a REBELLION has started. And IT IS... what it is.

Come poke us on Facebook πŸ‘‰ link in bio
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The Normal Initiative, a REBELLION has started. And IT IS... what it is. Come poke us on Facebook πŸ‘‰ link in bio . . . . .
So we organise events and all that jazz... but did you know? 
We rely on a fair-share work system and focus on  philanthropic projects approached with full transparency. Always pro-peace, environmental and cruelty-free.

We do this for our children ❀ cuz they're not annoying at all... .
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Photo cred : @golfwang
So we organise events and all that jazz... but did you know? We rely on a fair-share work system and focus on philanthropic projects approached with full transparency. Always pro-peace, environmental and cruelty-free. We do this for our children ❀ cuz they're not annoying at all... . . . . . Photo cred : @golfwang
- Pull my finger πŸ˜‚
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- Pull my finger πŸ˜‚ - 😨
Alriiiiight 🌞🌴🌴🌴
So the first event was Really okay kind of !!
Thanks to you all for being awesome πŸ’•

Check out the facebook page to get hold of those photos of you and your friends... but uncropped! ;) - link in bio as the crazy kids say!

More Normal Events and Normal stuff of all kinds are on their way. And it should be really fine and even kiiind of nice? 😘✌ Farewell & Prosper
Alriiiiight 🌞🌴🌴🌴 So the first event was Really okay kind of !! Thanks to you all for being awesome πŸ’• Check out the facebook page to get hold of those photos of you and your friends... but uncropped! ;) - link in bio as the crazy kids say! More Normal Events and Normal stuff of all kinds are on their way. And it should be really fine and even kiiind of nice? 😘✌ Farewell & Prosper