My sick sad little world

inspiration, psychology, neuroscience, art&creation, games and the occasional breakdown

Sep 2
“Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.” -T.S. Eliot

Sep 1
Man this semester sure did start early. Anyway, time to do some science!

Man this semester sure did start early.
Anyway, time to do some science!

Aug 30


Enter The Flow by J.D. Doria

Aug 27

Ken Kitano uses long exposures to capture sunrise to sunset in his photography series titled One Day.

Aug 26
“I welcomed my slavish existence as a surgical resident, the never-ending work, the cries that kept me in the present, the immersion in blood, pus, and tears — the fluids in which one dissolved all traces of self. In working myself ragged, I felt integrated…” -Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

Aug 25

"Light Bulb on the moon" | Firn & Fire


"Light Bulb on the moon" | Firn & Fire

Aug 19

Aug 18
“Neuroscientists involved in three-dimensional electroencephalography will tell you that there is not even any one place in the brain where consciousness or self-consciousness ( Cogito ergo sum ) is located. This is merely an illusion created by a medley of neurological systems acting in concert. The young generation takes this yet one step further. Since consciousness and thought are entirely physical products of your brain and nervous system—and since your brain arrived fully imprinted at birth—what makes you think you have free will? Where is it going to come from? What ‘ghost,’ what ‘mind,’ what ‘self,’ what ‘soul,’ what anything that will not be immediately grabbed by those scornful quotation marks, is going to bubble up your brain stem to give it to you?” -Tom Wolfe

(via blackestdespondency)

Aug 17

Aug 12

Anonymous said: What is your favourite comic book / comic book series?

It’s probably Ultimate Spider Man. I know Bendis got a lot of hate for his work on Avengers but man, USM was exceptionally well written. I’m also a sucker for Bagley’s art style so there’s that. Honorable mentions include Marvel Zombies and the 2013 Marvel NOW! relaunch of Guardians of the Galaxy.  

Aug 11


▬ The GIFs above are from this beautiful video (made with footage shot by NASA and ESA using the Cassini spacecraft).  

Planetary scientist (and UCLA alum) Dr. Ashwin Vasavada participated with the Cassini mission to Saturn:  he played a major role in science planning for Saturn atmospheric imaging

(via scientificvisuals)

Aug 9

So I’ve recently come across an article by Tom Reimann about how elitist the comic reading community is by condemning people who are drawn into the fandom by comic based movies year after year. According to him, this would cause a huge influx of new comic book readers and the business would flourish, so people like me should shut the fuck up and be happy about it.
Now here’s the thing. The problem is that the new “fan” is never in a million years going to walk to a comic store and pick up a Guardians of the Galaxy / Batman book. They are going to buy the cool retro Batman logo T-shirts, they are going to change their profile picture / cover picture on facebook, they are going to flood their tumblr dash with Batman related stuff, and they are going to constantly talk about how much of a fucking Batman fan they are but the moment you ask them whether they think The Killing Joke is overrated, they are going to look at you with huge moronic eyes wondering what the fuck you are talking about. So in fact, all that superhero / comic based movies do is they spawn a shit ton of poseurs / hipsters or whatever you want to call them. It’s basically people that do not truly care about these things, but they want to be precieved like they do because - let’s face it - geek culture has become  very mainstream this last decade. I’m glad to hear that Tom is happy about the way things are progressing, but the truth is that comic sales did not increase significantly with movie releases. The number of assholes on the other hand, certainly did.

Aug 7

…and may the whiskey you drink help you to forget.


…and may the whiskey you drink help you to forget.

Aug 3


At GE Global Research, a tube of almost pure quartz is heated to temperatures of around 1,700 degrees Celsius to create custom laboratory glassware. The material is then molded and tailored specifically to the experiment it’s being created for.

(via freshphotons)

Aug 1
“The symmetry of clocks lulls us into believing that time is a fixed commodity, but studies indicate that’s not the way it’s experienced. Time speeds up as we age. And the older you get, the more quickly it appears to vanish.” Why The Last Five Years Of Your Life Have Disappeared

(via fastcompany)

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