about me

Carbon Lump

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“In the visible world, the Milky Way is a tiny fragment; within this fragment, the solar system is an infinitesimal speck, and of this speck our planet is a microscopic dot. 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

Hi welcome to my big face

I’m Giang. I’m a person who does things, and will someday be prevented from doing things by death. I often think about what will become of this site once I die. WILL IT DIE TOO.  (Yes.)

I’m a geek.

I like Star Trek and video games.

“Is that all her geek cred, really?”

I have a giant cardboard Enterprise A hovering over my dining room table. Also, a Data poster hanging in front of my monitor. Also, a “Live Long And Prosper” sticker on my car. Also, a tricorder. Also, there might be jewelry. WHAT NOW.

I’m on Steam and League as Snooroo.

I’m a tribal unit.

I am mated with a faded red-head. I feed and shelter one low, neurotic 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 an immigrant.

I’m a probable, but sentimental atheist. (Sorry Bertrand.)

I am a primate who would trade part of my sapiens (and probably some of yours, too) for a prehensile tail. They’re useful. Trust me: anthro major.

I’m a word pervert.

In that…I run around flashing mine everywhere? Okay, I just wanted to say “word pervert.”

My favorite poet is Edna St. Vincent Millay: Sonnet 29 and To The Wife of a Sick Friend.

My ten favorite books are Dracula, The Twilight Realm, Moby-Dick, I, Robot, My Life and Hard Times, the complete Sherlock Holmes, Cyrano de Bergerac, All Creatures Great and Small, Persuasion and Around the World in 80 Days.

I’m on goodreads.

I’m a trail duck.

I’m not a trail duck. But I do have a bevy of hobbies and interests, many of which involve beautiful things.

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

I photo. I garden. I sew. I piano. I tweet.

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

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