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Writing on the Grey Shores

Heyo, I'm Alex! I'm a writer, musician, dreamer, and I'm eager to try out for King of the Nerds! :)

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale." - Hans Christian Andersen

mostlycatsmostly:

Esther’s Tree Explorations  (by aj 1982)


tamorapierce:

greenekangaroo:

tamorapierce:

cryptidsandoddities:

Clouds are weird yo.

What’s weird?  The top one opens out, and there’s rain, and the mountain has a tiered hat like Devo, and the bottom one is beaming up Kirk, Spock, and McCoy.  Do I have to explain everything?

TRIS WILL YOU KNOCK IT OFF WE KNOW LIGHTSBRIDGE EXAMS SUCK GOD

::cackles madly::  No, no, no, dear heart, you haven’t heard the news!  Tris is going under an assumed name, to get her certificate as an ordinary mage!  And Tim Gunn will be her advisor!!



Jul 22nd at 8PM / via: foreverbandgeek / op: awwww-cute / 12,181 notes

prismatoid:

Life is full of difficult decisions. 

prismatoid:

Life is full of difficult decisions. 


the-keepers-of-the-keys:

this is the best gif EVER

the-keepers-of-the-keys:

this is the best gif EVER


epistemologicalfallacy:

give em the ol razzle dazzle

epistemologicalfallacy:

give em the ol razzle dazzle


Jul 22nd at 8PM / via: esaistenacious / op: isfuckingfun / 10,958 notes

solarcoaster:

Someone make another futurama game in this style


Jul 22nd at 8PM / via: esaistenacious / op: shychemist / 26,418 notes

Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it

vegan-vulcan:

charleeeeeeene:

shychemist:

the—-king:

muchtoofullofsand:

hannahoort:

astropheminism:

nonlinearfluctuations:

chemistry-of-chaos:

dinostuck:

scientistsarepeopletoo:

adventuresinchemistry:

smilesandvials:

shychemist:

It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

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Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
But…
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It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.

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I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.

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imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA

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Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 

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Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:

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Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.

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Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:

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"don’t belong there"?! excuse you! 
Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?

In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops
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Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils  

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On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)

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Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire

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So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions 

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Sorry, anon:  I’d love to stay and chat, but I’m afraid I’m too busy living in the future.

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Sorry I can’t hear your bullshit over my Theoretical Astrophysics Research.

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Gosh, I’m so late to get on this thread.  Sorry anon, I guess I was too busy working on my PhD thesis research… and we don’t get wifi down in the nuclear magnetic resonance core facility.

FUCK!!! YES!!!

ALWAYS REBLOG SCIENCE WOMEN OF TUMBLR


Jul 22nd at 8PM / via: esaistenacious / op: shubbabang / 108,050 notes

rockintensse:

black-frostbite:

shubbabang:

I know I’m not the only one who does this but you know when you have this like boundary around you when you’re sitting at a table or a desk that only you are allowed to be in 

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And then someone or something that isn’t yours

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gets in that space

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and you just

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Holy fuck finally someone who understands