Seismogenic Zone

Seismology postdoc. San Francisco resident. Often found playing music or drawing comics about personified places and things. Usually covered in cat hair.
Recent Tweets @seismogenic

composersdoingnormalshit:

Igor Stravinsky playing with Charlie Chaplin in a rolling hoop thingy.

barefootdramaturg:

2pathsdiverged:

First look at Pixar’s Lava (x)

I’m hype

If they don’t do the science too wrong, this seems like it ought to appeal to seismogenic

!!!!!!!!

lilysinthefall:

A UFO caught on tape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

get out

(via bravelittletiger)

tiffyinabox:

seismogenic:

tiffyinabox:

seismogenic
I’m not sure if that ask posted or not, because tumblr mobile is being wonky, but
I actually live Antioch so I’m fine. How about you? Are you alright?

Aaand now I’m not sure if my response posted or not! Dammit, Tumblr!

I’m so glad you’re ok! (Also, sorry I…

Oh good! Glad you’re okay too! ; v ; And don’t worry about it. I lived in Vallejo right before I moved to Antioch so you’re not totally off.
Yeah it wasn’t until I actually looked up the news did I find out just how big it was.
Well, I gotta go help my sister move into her campus apartment so I’ll stop bothering you about the earthquake too. e v e Thanks for checking up on me!

I assure you, talking to me about earthquakes is never ever bothering me!

While I am posting handwritten things…

So, devilwentdowntoga tagged me in a meme, which means you shall now be treated to my atrocious handwriting. (I assure you that my cursive is even worse. You have still been somewhat spared.)

Here are the questions:

  1. Name
  2. URL
  3. Blog title
  4. Crush
  5. Favorite color
  6. ALL CAPS
  7. Favorite band
  8. Favorite number
  9. Favorite drink
  10. Tag ten people

In case my handwriting is, in fact, too atrocious to parse, I tagged reindeerbraun, tessella-hearts, germanicasian, fenfeiikou, hoshiko2, simbaserket, wishfulfeline, thewatchoutkid, maroonpantaloons, and literaryartisan.

tiffyinabox:

seismogenic
I’m not sure if that ask posted or not, because tumblr mobile is being wonky, but
I actually live Antioch so I’m fine. How about you? Are you alright?

Aaand now I’m not sure if my response posted or not! Dammit, Tumblr!

I’m so glad you’re ok! (Also, sorry I was wrong about which city you were in!)

Anyway, I’m completely fine. I’m in a part of San Francisco that’s solid bedrock. The quake certainly woke me up, but based on my experience with shaking in southern California, my assumption was that this was more like a 4.5. However, looking at other people’s descriptions, I don’t think I was awake for the whole thing. I only felt a few seconds of shaking. Buuut…when I woke up, my heart was absolutely pounding, so I’m wondering if I was well aware that a bigger thing was happening before I actually woke up.

I am, however, completely exhausted from fielding earthquake questions on Twitter for a good three hours after the quake…

crystalqueerotter:

bisexualnatasharomanoff:

astrodidact:

via ScienceAlert

Titanium dioxide breaks down smog particles in the air, and students in the US have shown that in one year, one roof coated in it can break down the smog from a car that’s driven 17,000 km(10,500 miles). And every day, 21 tonnes of smog could be eliminated by one million treated roofs.

http://txchnologist.com/post/88500055810/students-show-common-compound-breaks-down-air-pollution

Kawai Tam, Chun-Yu “Jimmy” Liang, Jessica Moncayo, Edwin Rodriguez, Carlos Espinoza, Kelly McCoy, David Cocker and Louis Lancaster. From UC Riverside. Not just “Engineering students”.

This is important.

I saw the photo and its printed caption, and before I even read the descriptive text, I thought, “I bet this came from southern California.”

And then I scrolled down. UC Riverside! Fyeah!

(via triplebakaminustwo)

vantasticmess:

eveil:

nightkinks:

scribblescruff:

brandonchesnutt:

Amazing Jurassic Park cosplay. I’m dying. Via Gamma Squad.


omg the video of them going around the con is HILARIOUS

Go faster. Must go faster.

This is the true spirit of cosplay
a full grown man riding in a Power Wheel modified to look like a Jurassic Park truck
with a lady in a raptor suit chasing him all over the convention
everyone else go home.

vantasticmess:

eveil:

nightkinks:

scribblescruff:

brandonchesnutt:

Amazing Jurassic Park cosplay. I’m dying. Via Gamma Squad.

omg the video of them going around the con is HILARIOUS

Go faster. Must go faster.

This is the true spirit of cosplay

a full grown man riding in a Power Wheel modified to look like a Jurassic Park truck

with a lady in a raptor suit chasing him all over the convention

everyone else go home.

(via looseferrets)

siri-nan replied to your photoset “Levi makeup test from the other night. Yes, Levi would never stand for…”
Yes, perfect that scowl. Also I demand pics of Levis at Levi’s in all of the Levi’s at some point, Julian. eue
Oh, the entire point of having everyone cosplay Levi at Levi’s Plaza is to take a bunch of silly photos. They will definitely be posted widely once this happens!

icarusing:

desert bluffs uses comic sans pass it on

(via babydaves)

Levi makeup test from the other night. Yes, Levi would never stand for a cravat that is totally a scrap from my fabric drawer, but sshhh. There is time for fixing this.

(Never really intended to cosplay this dude, since I am Marco in our SnK group, but LeviCon is happening, so yes. Also, he’s canonically 5’3” and constantly taken for younger than he actually is, so that’s something I can pull off, I guess.)