Seismogenic Zone

Seismology postdoc. San Francisco resident. Often found playing music or drawing comics about personified places and things. Usually covered in cat hair.
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Welp! Both literaryartisan and walterwhiteprivilege tagged me in this meme, so I guess it’s time to do the thing!

Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type (x) as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!

Depending on which website I take the test from, I vary between INTP, INTJ, and INFP. I think the description for INTP describes me best, though, and this list of characters has a disproportionate number of my favorites, so we’re gonna go with that.

I’m taking “I find relevant” to mean “characters I like from things I know” in this context.

  • Armin Arlert from Attack on Titan
  • Belle from Beauty and the Beast
  • Dr. Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters
  • Sollux Captor from Homestuck
  • Kutner from House
  • Adrian Monk from Monk
  • Linus van Pelt from Peanuts
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  • Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk
  • Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • EVE from WALL-E
  • Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen

I tag: hey-lady-wanderlust, kosmonaunt, reindeerbraun, wishfulfeline, and tiffyinabox.


Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton

Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”

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I object to the phrasing “just before an earthquake,” though. This wasn’t predicting anything. The ball only drops after the earthquake has started. It just picks up the first wave arrivals, which may be too small for people to feel, and indicates that something is happening before the larger and more damaging waves arrive. In that way, it’s actually a very crude early warning system, a 2000-year predecessor to the systems in development today.

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aurora borealis over the april 2010 eruption of iceland’s eyjafjallajokull volcano, photographed by (click pic) ragnar th. sigurdsson, james appleton, mike herbertdavid martín castán and kristinn r. kristinsson

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Awesome cosplays/cuties at SacAnime 2014 Part 1! (Please let me know if you are in one of these photos!)

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



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



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

get out

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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
  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.


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…




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.

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!

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