About Me

Carbon Lump #106,899,773,472

“On this dot, tiny lumps of impure carbon and water,
of complicated structure, with somewhat unusual physical
and chemical properties, crawl about for a few years,
until they are dissolved again into the elements
of which they are compounded.”

– Bertrand Russell

I’m Giang

I’m Giang. I’m a person who does things, and will someday be prevented from doing things by death. This page is here to document the things.

Some other things about me:

I’m a geek. I like Star Trek and video games. I’m on Steam and League as Snooroo.

I’m a tribal unit. I’m mated with a red head. I feed and shelter one low dog and three Chaotic Evil cats. I have four(+two) siblings and two parents. I am a Californian, an anti-Trumpian American. I’m a Gaucho. I’m a probable, but sentimental atheist.

I’m a word-a-phile. I like reading and writing. Here’s my goodreads profile.

I like solitude, travel, hiking, National Parks and drinking tea while reading stories about tentacled horrors. I photo. I garden. I piano. I tweet.

I love our pale blue dot. Everything I’ve ever loved is on our pale blue dot.

 

 

Favorite things

Books

  • Dracula
  • The Twilight Realm
  • Moby-Dick
  • I, Robot
  • Sherlock Holmes stories
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • All Creatures Great and Small
  • Persuasion
  • The Plague
  • Fahrenheit 451

Books

  • Dracula
  • The Twilight Realm
  • Moby-Dick
  • I, Robot
  • Sherlock Holmes stories
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • All Creatures Great and Small
  • Persuasion
  • The Plague
  • Fahrenheit 451

Influence

For both big and small things. For all the things.

“The thing you really want to look closely for is unjustified certainty. Where in life do you feel so right about something that it doesn’t qualify as a hypothesis or even a theory, but it feels like a proof? When there’s proof-level certainty, it means either there’s some serious concrete and verified data underneath it—or it’s faith-based dogma.”

Tim Urban, Wait But Why

Everyday Savant

“A lot of people mock fandom and fan fiction, like it’s lazy to base your own creativity and passion on someone else’s work. But some of us need a stepping-stone to start. What’s wrong with finding joy in making something, regardless of the inspiration? If you feel the impulse, go ahead and write that Battlestar Galactica/Archie mashup fiction!”

Felicia Day

Geek Empress

“There are “perilous seas” in the world of thought, which can only be sailed by those who are willing to face their own physical powerlessness. And above all, there is liberation from the tyranny of Fear, which blots out the light of day and keeps men groveling and cruel. No man is liberated from fear who dare not see his place in the world as it is; no man can achieve the greatness of which he is capable until he has allowed himself to see his own littleness.”

Bertrand Russell

Lord and Philosopher

“By Age 35, you should realize that the world is a great big ball of injustices and chaos, and that your job as a decent human being isn’t to just ride it out and hope it falls in your favor. Also, you should be a robot that transforms into a spaceship.”

A. Lee Martinez

Author and Decent Human

“What is an anthropology, and what are you going to do with it? Clean up your room!”

Also for that time they undertook a perilous boat journey, the end of which was uncertain, so that their kids could have better lives.

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

“Citizens working together are more powerful than US Attorneys. And presidents.”

Preet Bharara, Stay Tuned With Preet

Legal Badass