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Historical Map: 1967 San Francisco Muni Rapid Transit Plan

I’m ever so slightly in love with this simple little map showing proposed rapid transit lines in San Francisco. There’s some lovely texture for the parkland, a nice vignetted effect for the coastline, and some great mid-century typography as well – all rather delightful! 

There’s a great information hierarchy as well, with buses being thin light blue lines, then trolley buses slightly thicker brown lines. Cable cars are shown by thin black lines that still appear visually stronger than trolley buses, and the proposed lines are unmissable thick black lines with stations clearly shown. 

There’s even a lovely little compass rose – it’s just a shame that this fold-out map wasn’t opened fully before being scanned, as a large section is hidden from view in the centre of the map.

Our rating: A great example of a map doing sterling work with a judicious use of just a few colours, combined with a good information hierarchy. Four stars!

Source: Eric Fischer/Twitter

So we always have modern-day Greek gods but come on, imagine them in other periods of history please like there is so much potential

Apollo as a renaissance artist in Venice, painting watercolors of the sun, crafting songs and harmonies, visiting the sick with his work that always seems to help them recover, sketching women more beautiful than a summer’s day.

Artemis as a huntress in Celtic Ireland, war paint and bow, axes and spears, running through glens and marshes, hiding in the undergrowth dressed in animal pelts.

Ares as a medieval knight in England, seeking glory in jousts and tourneys, mastering pike and sword and lance and flail, clothed in steel and blood.

Athena as a World War Two commander in Bletchley, calling the shots as she scours maps, planning out blitz raids and spy operations, typing at machines and decoding foreign enigmas.

Hephaestus as a factory worker in the British industrial revolution, face lined with ash, stinking of iron and smoke, watching chimneys pump the skies grey.

Hermes as a Colonial settler in the Americas, atop the ship’s mast with spyglass and pistol, bartering with natives, swindling and travelling, scouting out the New World and bringing communication to the old one.

Hestia as a World War One housewife in Britain, growing vegetables and making her own clothes to keep up the war effort, sending telegrams to shellshocked soldiers in the trenches, keeping children safe in her house by the fireside.

I mean, come on. Historically diverse Greek mythology. Let’s make it happen.

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Can I offer you some champagne?
Can’t. Too many adult prying eyes. Don’t wanna be a cautionary tale at the next town meeting.

CALLING ALL ANIMATORS/ANIMATICS, ALL FANDOMS, ARTISTS

REBLOG, REPOST, AND TAG PEOPLE TO SPREAD THIS ALL AROUND!!

We all know what’s going on. Net neutrality. Without that, the cable companies will be able to control our internet speeds and which websites we can go on. So if your provider doesn’t own tumblr, it’s much likely that they will BLOCK TUMBLR. Due to competitions. So I belive we must throw THE BIGGEST PUNCH WE CAN!!

I’m planning to create a MAP (Many Animations/Animatic Project). It will include EVERY SINGLE FANDOM POSSIBLE!! I will have categories for it too in order for organization.

Here’s the vague:

Movies

Tv shows

Video games

Books

Online stories [LIKE HOMESTUCK!!]

Broadway

Furries [idk what their specific category is]

MEMES

LGBT Community

The more specific:

Movies [Marvel, D.C., Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, It, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Lion King, Frozen, Disney Movies, Nickelodeon movies, cartoon network movies, etc.]

Live Action [Stranger Things, The Flash, Green Arrow, D.C. Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, More Star Trek, The muppets, sesame street, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holme, etc.]

Cartoons [Steven Universe, My Little Pony, SVTFOE, Invader Zim, Danny Phantom, Spongebob Squarepants, Teen Titans, Powerpuff Girls, The Loud House, Gravity Falls, Wander Over Yonder, Rick and Morty, Family Guy, The Simpsons, etc.]

Anime [ Black Butler, Attack on Titan, Ouran Highschool Host Club, Naruto, Fairy Tail, One Piece, etc.]

VOCALOIDS!!!!

Video games [Undertale, One Shot, Call of Duty, Portal, Halo, Minecraft, Roblox, Cuphead, Bendy and the Ink Machine, Wizard 101, Super Smash Bros. Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. Kirby, Nicktoons series, etc.]

Books [Warrior Cat series, Wings of Fire, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Lord of The Rings, etc.]

HOMESTUCK!!!!!!!! [the only online story I know. But etc.]

Memes [Viners, Sassy Wendy’s, To Be Continued, pro-life zootopia, rage comics, those 2007 memes, ETC.]

Broadway [Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill, etc.]

The Furry Fandom

YOUTUBERS [Markiplier, Caleb Hyles, Nate, Jacksepticeye, Pewdiepie, Man on the Internet, Pentatonix, SINGERS, GAMERS, VLOGGERS, ALL OF THEM]

There are probably alot more fandoms I haven’t discovered and I apologize for that.

I’M GOING TO PUT TOGETHER THE VIDEO WITH MAYBE A FEW HELPERS.

ANIMATION’S YOUR THING? GO AHEAD. ANIMATICS IS FINE. 3D ANIMATION IS ALSO FINE. STOP MOTION TOO.

IF YOU HAVE A PREVIOUS ANIMATED/ANIMATIC VIDEO OF THOSE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED FANDOMS? SEND IT IN! BEING LAZY IS FINE.

I DONT CARE IF YOU’RE HORRIBLE AT ART OR ANIMATION, I WANT YOU. JUST AS LONG AS I KNOW WHO IS IN THE VIDEO, IT’S FINE. ANYONE CAN JOIN!!

DONT WANT TO ANIMATE AND CAN JUST DRAW? GO AHEAD. COLLAGE ALL YOUR FAVORITE FANDOMS INTO ONE OR SEND A PREVIOUSLY DRAWN VERSION OF THAT. THIS IS NOT JUST ANY MAP!! IT’LL INCLUDE COLLAGES! VOICES! SINGERS! MUSIC!

ANY ART PERSON CAN JOIN. IT CAN LOOK BAD, GOOD, PROFESSIONAL, OR UNPROFESSIONAL.

YOU CAN SEND ANY FINISHED ART PROJECT YOU DID SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO ADD ANY MORE WORK TO YOUR LOAD!!

You can send your voice to say why you want Net Neutrality to stay. If there’s crying and emotion, it’ll be fine. You can send that in too. NO CUSSING IN THESE. IT’S A PEACEFUL THING. Miniature cussing is acceptable cuz emotions. These will be at the end of the video.

If it’s singing, it’ll have to be ONE song and I’ll mash it together or something like that.

I believe the perfect song[s] might be:

ECHO

Hopes and Dreams [from Undertale]

Fireflies

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

I’ll leave it to those four. (There might be a better one, not sure.)

That portal song is allowed too for the portal section.

I KNOW THIS IS LAST MINUTE AND THE DEADLINE IS RIGHT BEFORE DECEMBER 14TH, BUT THAT’S HOW IT IS.

TUMBLR. YOU’VE BEEN TRAINING FOR THIS. THIS IS YOUR SKELETON WAR!!

WHEN YOUR DONE, SEND IT TO THIS E-MAIL SINCE IT’S WHAT I USE TO CONTACT PEOPLE ONLINE.

lilydragonhart@gmail.com

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 11TH.

I WILL SEND YOU THE FINISHED PRODUCT SO YOU CAN SPREAD IT AND MAYBE SEND IT TO YOUR SENATORS.

Edit: still don’t know if i want to do this.

EDIT 2: I DO. I WAS JUST DOUBTFUL CUZ I DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH SUPPORT. NOW I DO. THANK YOU! ;3

Mindful December study and self-care challenge

Okay, so here is my December study and self-care challenge! It’s thought to be motivational and habit-forming, but bear in mind that everyone works differently and is involved in a different field, so if you need to make adjustments to this challenge to fit your personal needs, then do it. Feel free to adjust this and view it as a source of motivation and inspiration. Also, you don’t need to this in the right order. The most important thing about this challenge is that you get to know yourself better and find peace while moving in the right direction personally. 

You can dedicate daily posts to this challenge in which you elaborate the questions, but of course its also okay to post nothing at all or just on selected days where you feel like you have anything to say, especially because this is a very personal thing. If you decide to post something, you can tag them with #al study challenge. I’d love to read about your experiences! 


1. Tidy up your study space and make a mind map of things that you want to accomplish this month, as well as a list of deadlines for December and January. Keep in mind that a clean study space needs to be kept up with during this challenge, so it’s a daily task to keep it neat. Also, remember to drink enough water or tea during this challenge and to sleep well. 

2. Do you have a big project coming up? I need to write a 15-page-essay, so this needs a lot of preparation. Make a mind map for that big project as well. 

3. Create a study routine plan, so that you will accomplish your goal and make it realistic. You know yourself best, so make up a plan that you’ll be able to stick to. Set up the goal of doing at least one thing a day. Of course, more is fine, but don’t overwork yourself. 

4. Start planning your days in the morning (or in the evening before), if you don’t already. Also, try to be mindful. How are you feeling today? What are your plans besides studying? You don’t need to study for 5 hours straight because others do. You can, but it’s not necessary. It’s also fine to take a day off in case you’re not feeling well. Just do some little thing, a short assignment or a reading that is fun. Keep that in mind.

5. Meditate for at least 10 minutes. Sit or lay down comfortably and focus on your breath. Try to control your thoughts by trying to think nothing or of a specific word or thing. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work right away. 

6. Try the pomodoro technique for doing a task that you don’t really like and have problems focusing on. You study for 25 minutes, and then do a 5 minute break. Repeat this, and take a long break after 3 or 4 sessions, or stop studying, if you’ve accomplished your goal for the day. 

7. Record yourself reading out some of your notes that you need to remember, go for a walk and listen to it. Did this method work for you? Do you remember more? 

8. Don’t forget that project you’re working on! Read through some literature or do some more revising. Check your progress, and make adjustments on your planning or your mind map if necessary. 

9. Time-log your day to become mindful of what you spend your time on. Eliminate obvious distractions. Remember that it’s perfectly fine to do pointless things just for fun in between, but your daily life shouldn’t be centered around playing Candy Crush. 

10. Do something study-related that has to do with other people. Study with friends, start a study group or read an essay of someone else to see how study methods of other people look like or how they think differently than you. Try to pick something up that you remember and learn from. 

11. Try out a different study space and see how well you do there. You could work at the library, or in the kitchen instead of your desk, or at a café. Reflect how you did there, and you were able to work out more effectively, think about changing your study space. 

12. Declutter. Make space in your room, and therefore space in your head. You could sort some things out that you don’t use anyway, and either throw them away, sell or donate them or gift them to someone. There are great Facebook groups for doing that.

13. Do you move your body regularly? Doing some sort of fitness activity strengthens your ability to discipline yourself, but also your brain and muscles. Try it out! Go to a local gym and do a free trial training or look up workouts on Youtube. You can try Yoga, Pilates, or more challenging stuff like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). 

14. Check the apps on your phone. Which do you spend most time on and why? Are they useful in any way, or are they a waste of time? Could you download some more apps that could help you reach your goals, like drinking more water? Remember day 9.

15. How does your sleep schedule look like? Is it regular? Try to go to bed earlier and get up earlier or later and see in which direction your productivity levels go. 

16. How do you motivate yourself? Have you already established a method that works for you? If you don’t need motivation for studying and can rely on your discipline, that’s great, but a little motivation doesn’t hurt anyone. You could make a vision board or watch study videos on Youtube, for example.

17. Have you thought about trying something new in the past weeks or months, like learning a new instrument or language? Why don’t you give it a try? 

18. Do something for your body, as this self-care concerning your outside will also reflect on your inside. Buy or mix your own face mask, take a long and hot shower or bath, put on make-up or put lotion all over your body. Do something you’re comfortable with.

19. In the past 17 days, you have implemented studying into your routine. Did you have any distracting thoughts? If so, what were they about? Were they centered around a special topic? In which location are you able to study best? Think about those things to improve your productivity.

20. What have you procrastinating for the longest time? Do it, or at least start doing it. If you can’t make yourself do it, at least try to start and say yourself you’ll do it for five minutes. Try to do five more, and so on. How do you feel afterwards? 

21. Read something for enjoyment. Light up a scented candle, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the book. 

22. What is your favorite planning method, and which have you already tried? Which didn’t you try yet? Maybe it is time to find out what method is the most effective for you personally. 

23. Watch a documentary that widens your horizon. Either on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube or any other platform you can think of. Suggested topics: Environment, consumerism, nutrition, animals, science.

24. Do you have a personal book which addresses personal development? Which is it? Who, would you say, could this help, and with which issues? What did it help you with? If you haven’t read one yet, why not do some research? You don’t have to buy a book if you don’t want to, of course. 

25. Reflect: What has helped you personally, and in your studies and what didn’t? Maybe repeat some daily challenges on the remaining days of the month. Remember to enjoy the end of the year, make yourself a nice time and don’t pressure yourself too much. Have a nice New Year’s Eve and Christmas, in case it’s celebrated in your culture or in your life or family, personally. 

Its a new year!

Here are some excerpts from my Law of Attraction Planner I thought people would find helpful to copy down and fill out. I would do this every year, as you, your situation, and your goals change.

AWARENESS & SELF DISCOVERY

1. What do I want to experience in life if time and money were not an issue?

2. How do I want to grow?

3. What do I want to contribute to this world?

4. Who am I? Why am I here?

5. Where am I going? How do I want to be remembered when I am gone?

6. If I achieve all of my life’s goals, how would I feel? How can I feel that along this way?

7. What is most important in my life? What do I value the most? What am I most passionate about? 

8. What brings me the most joy & sense of peace in my life?

9. What does a successful life look like for me?

10. What do others admire in me? What unique gift do I want to share with the world?

11. What are my top 10 achievements in life?

GOAL SETTING

1. Choose 50 goals to achieve in all areas of your life.

2. Choose 5 top goals to achieve this year, next year, until you have 5 years of 5 goals/year. Set rewards for each goal. 

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The 51st State

The relief traffic map above indicates approximate average density of traffic on the interstate highway system - a dense linear territory between city, state, and countryside. 

“Fed by the prosperity of the last decade, the 46,567-mile network of limited-access roads that make up the Interstate System is a linear economy-on-wheels, a distinct and self-sustaining 51st state, in a sense, that generates life and commerce …”

Peter T. Kilborn
The New York Times
July 14, 2001

The system is the destination.

Dadvid week Day 5 (part one): Parenting isn’t always easy!

Song: Anybody Have a Map? from Dear Evan Hansen

YOOOOO!!!! The video you guys have been waiting for! It’s a day early, but it’s because I want to have time to do the other thing I want to draw for Day 5. This got really lazy at the end and I admit. I cheated by copying and pasting. This will be part one of the Day 5.