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was listening to a lot of late 80’s pop, because I really loved the chances they were taking I loved how bold they were. So being inspired by that I started delving into the late 80’s - and what I found was that it was apparently a time of limitless potential. And the idea that you can do what you want, be who you want, wear what you want, love what you want - bright colors, bold chances, rebellion. The idea of that was so inspiring to me…but basically in thinking about that, and thinking about how this new album is a bit of a rebirth for me because it’s so now. I’ve never really made these kinds of changes before. And having been born on December 13th, 1989 –  this album is called 1989

India Grows, Canada Disappears: Mapping Countries By Population

World maps distort — it’s inherent in their design.

Take a spherical object (the Earth) and try to represent it on a flat plane (paper), and some parts of the sphere are going to get stretched. On most maps, Canada and Russia get puffed up, while countries along the equator get shrunk.

Every now and then, though, you stumble across a map that enlightens.

That’s how we felt when we saw the awesome mapmade by Reddit user TeaDranks. The map resizes countries based on their population. It’s simple: Each square represents 500,000 people.

TeaDranks posted the graphic on Reddit’s “map porn” discussion on Jan. 16. He calls it his “magnum opus.”

Continue reading and check out how the cartogram looked 10 years ago.

Image: TeaDranks/via Imgur

I’ve seen all these people doing cute dragon bios and it’s inspired me to start on my own. I actually have to write the bio mind you but I’ve come up with a nice frame for the pictures I plan on drawing ^_^

I’m also uploading them for others to use, including all 11 elements plus neutral/beastclans. Take a look under the cut! Credit to Flight Rising for their element logos

DISCLAIMER: Do NOT edit other people’s art without permission. These are to use with your own art and are only to be used with other’s art if you get their permission or have them edit it into the frame for you. 

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ICON PACK → DARREN CRISS WITH A BEARD

Below, you’ll find #35 ICONS of DARREN CRISS with a beard, as requested by anonymous. All of these icons were made by me, therefore reposting is strictly forbidden. All icons are 128x128. Please, like or reblog this post if you plan on using these icons, or if you found this helpful in any way, shape, or form. Thank you, and enjoy

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