subdwarf stars

The quest for knowledge gets really frustrating when what you want to learn about is such a niche topic that like only 2 fucking people in the world actually have information on it like do you know how many fucking people I had to email to get my hands on papers about hot subdwarf stars I fucking,, Skyped people in GERMANY just to have them explain to me how they came to some frankly ludicrous conclusions about submass white dwarf supernovae and how the fuck they think it ties into hot subdwarf binary systems and how I had to compare data that they had to the data that some other dude from North Carolina had from some data sets from NASA’s swift satellite oh my god anyway moral of the story is don’t let anything stand in your way in your quest to Know Shit

"Songs of the Spirit Hunt"

More pseudo-academic fanfiction inspired by ghostfiish‘s thing inspired by my other thing so basically this is turning into a ouroborus of science fiction, pesudo-academia, and hot ghost-aliens.

Private notes of Dr. Rubert Haldeman, Phantom Expedition

Day 15:

Adjusting here has been a challenge. The longer days remind me a lot of working on my thesis off-world; just stims and busywork until I finally adjust to the new solar cycle…or have a small psychotic episode. Again.

What’s really proving to be difficult are the temperature extremes. I thought that semester in Stellegarra was rough, but here the days are long and sweltering, then the nights dip so low that snowfall isn’t uncommon- and it’s supposed to be summer, here.

The halphas don’t seem to notice much either way. They go about in those light, thin leotards that leave too much skin bare whether it’s fifty celsuis or frost starts clinging to their hair. Aderyn just about cracked a rib laughing when he saw me bundled up in heavy winter gear for the first time. Just floated right in front of me, curled into a ball clutching himself trying to breath again.

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anonymous asked:

Im pissed off that whenever I used to ask my teachers stuff about supertasks and general relativity I was told to quit daydreaming and focus on the lesson. They made me feel so stupid and useless just because I didn't wanna do fucking times tables. I can't believe they ruined something I was so passionate about with how they decided to teach it. Why is our education system like this

It gets better in college like I asked my astro prof for more info about hot subdwarf stars and he was like “okei hereS 15 PAPERS FOR U ALSO MY FORMER GRAD STUDENT STUDIES THEM HERES HIS EMAIL”