Jul. 14th, 2010 12:25 am
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1. Summer vacation \o/!

2. Banff was fun, saw a grizzly bear :D. Would have bought the shirt with Hallucigenia on it but my sister got to it first :<.

3. Research! Spreadsheets! Statistics! Coding!...\o/?

4. Finally got around to watching District 9. Disgusting, horrifying, and absolutely fantastic.

5. Cats are jerks. Awesome jerks :3.

6. Made Bowser's Galaxy Generator my new ringtone 8D.
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An article about bees that use flower petals to build nests *_*.

title or description
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1. Shiba Inu Puppy Cam!

2. Cosmos (Carl Sagan) on Hulu!

3. Yotsuba& c64!




...how's everyone doing 8D?


how awesome do the new stages look

so awesome
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Winter break is awesome, time to veg out and play videogames all day \o/.

1. Honey and Clover online! Time to go cry my eyes out again. [EDIT] Oh hey, it's also on Hulu :O.[/EDIT]

2. Darker than Black Season 1 on Hulu! Not that Funimation hadn't already put it up on their site, but their service is not the most, uh, reliable.

3. Only place you can get Gankutsuou online though. Come on, you know you want to watch The Count of Monte Cristo IN SPAAAAACE :D!

4. Have some Mushishi as well. How many times have I rewatched this already?

5. How could I forget Yotsuba& c63?

6. And last but not least, sea stars and worms scavenging a dead seal :3.

oh dear

Nov. 13th, 2009 09:12 pm
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Histology has actually been less painful than I'd expected! On the other hand, we're starting metabolism in biochem and I have discovered that I don't hate it any less this time around T_T.

And now for your daily weekly occasional dose of nature, I give you coral that eats jellyfish. Isn't nature awesome :D?
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Elbow Squid is watching you.

Cephalopods are awesome ♥.
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"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.

Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”

Carl Sagan, 1996

And here's the photograph that inspired it.

Came upon it when going through lecture slides, thought I'd share ♥.


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