Computational scientist (PhD in Biology via Applied Math), doing the academia thing until I rage quit.
baker/dog owner/wannabe goth/poppunk nostalgist/(s)witch/comic nerd/crafter
Wantonly bisexual, terrible at romance, worse at monogamy, permanently angry at gender norms.
brazilian jiu jitsu/muay thai/dance/lifting
here's a pretty (and touching) dance with a moderate display of flesh https://vimeo.com/305451498?fbclid=IwAR2fvClR32ftcMOll7lWlKVjVQlKJ0CjA1axHD7BYh7ULWbRz9nk4IG0cW8
(not lewd, not nude)
Hey friends! My friend Phil and I have been collaborating on an indie pop album and we've finally released it. @goodbyecomputer provided the art, too. Lapsed Catholics' Hetaera is out:
Hey @matilde I like your EP
Came home to excellent presents from @HereticSoul
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I still think about this talk.
At the time I, a non-man in a male dominated field**, took it as a slap in the face of all non-men in science.
Now I go "wow talk about a weird justification for capitalist bullshit", "holy shit does anyone actually think this justifies ****ism?", and "wait do fascists think we should be like ants?"
**"male dominated" in that the rich old professors are male, but actually, non-men dominate the lower ranks
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Fact: eusocial hymenopterans make up a huge proportion of biomass relatively, and are a hugely diverse and successful clade.
His theory: this comes down to the efficiency of eusociality. One reason eusociality is efficient is because individuals are divided into classes at birth, and given jobs according to their class as they develop.
His conclusion: we should do the same to people.
What kind of Animal Farm SHIT.
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EO Wilson visited my grad university during my PhD and gave a talk.
He's one of the namesakes of Island Biogeography, a body of theory that has super informed a lot of conservation efforts.
However, like many aging theoreticians, he got super into ants, and that's what his talk was about. Theories about ants.
It was... bad and insensitive.
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I use LED bulbs
I walk or take the bus
I recycle as much as possible, bring my own bags to the store (even produce bags), order in bulk where possible to reduce waste
I wish it was enough
I KNOW most pollution/emissions are billionaires and corporations but it just feels so fucked up
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I can tell i was scrabbling for comfort food by my culturally inconsistent lunch:
Pastrami on rye
Vegan sweet potato curry
mh, gross, emetophobia warning, exercise Show more
I have so many allergies that prompt physical responses and honestly? If they don't give me a headache I'm usually fine after I throw up whatever's bothering me.
I wish there were a similar way to deal with anxiety.
I need a 24 hr boxing gym within walking distance, or just like... a basement with a bench.
Tampon recall (cw: medical talk) Show more
A whole bunch of lots of “U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency” manufactured over the last TWO YEARS are being recalled because of a manufacturing defect that made them fall apart upon removal, as well as causing injuries and reactions to the materials.
Science goth who likes hugs.
Blame @sydneyfalk for my display name
cthonic (/ˈTHänik/) adjective concerning, belonging to, or inhabiting the underworld. an instance for people with dark interests. not a Lovecraft fan instance.