the fish network

Ask me some questions!
  1. 3 Fears
  2. 3 things I love
  3. 2 turns on
  4. 2 turns off
  5. My best friend
  6. Sexual orientation
  7. How tall am I
  8. What do I miss right now
  9. Favourite color
  10. Do I have a crush
  11. Favourite place
  12. What am I listening to right now
  13. Shoe size
  14. Eye color
  15. Hair color
  16. Meaning behind my URL
  17. Favourite song
  18. Favourite band
  19. How I feel right now
  20. Someone I love
  21. My current relationship status
  22. My relationship with my parents
  23. Favourite season
  24. Tattoos and piercing i have
  25. Tattoos and piercing i want
  26. The reasons I joined Tumblr
  27. Do I ever get “good morning” or “good night ” texts?
  28. Have I ever kissed the last person you texted?
  29. How long does it take me to get ready in the morning?
  30. Have you shaved your legs in the past three days?
  31. Where am I right now?
  32. Do I like my music loud or at a reasonable level?
  33. Do I live with my Mom and Dad?
  34. Am I excited for anything?
  35. Do I have someone of the opposite sex I can tell everything to?
  36. How often do I wear a fake smile?
  37. If I could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
  38. What do I think about most?
  39. Do I prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
  40. What was the last lie I told?
  41. Do I perfer talking on the phone or video chatting online?
  42. Do I believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
  43. Do I believe in magic?
  44. Do I believe in luck?
  45. What’s the weather like right now?
  46. What was the last book I’ve read?
  47. Do I have any nicknames?
  48. Do I spend money or save it?
  49. Can I touch my nose with a tounge?
  50. Favourite animal?
  51. What was I doing last night at 12 AM?
  52. What’s a song that always makes me happy when I hear it?
  53. What is my favorite word?
  54. My top 5 blogs on tumblr
  55. If the whole world were listening to me right now, what would I say?
  56. Do I have any relatives in jail?
  57. What is my current desktop picture?
  58. Had sex?
  59. Bought condoms?
  60. Gotten pregnant?
  61. Have I ever kissed somebody in the rain?
  62. Had job?
  63. Smoked weed?
  64. Smoked cigarettes?
  65. Drank alcohol?
  66. Am I a vegetarian/vegan?
  67. Been overweight?
  68. Been underweight?
  69. Gotten my heart broken?
  70. Been to prom?
  71. Been in airplane?
  72. Learned another language?
  73. Wore make up?
  74. Dyed my hair?
  75. Had a surgery?
  76. Met someone famous?
  77. Stalked someone on a social network?
  78. Been fishing?
  79. Been rejected by a crush?
  80. What do I want for birthday?
  81. Do I like my handwriting?
  82. Where do I want to live when older?
  83. Have I ever got caught sneaking out or doing anything bad?
  84. What I’m really bad at
  85. What my greatest achievments are
  86. The meanest thing somebody has ever said to me
  87. What I’d do if I won in a lottery
  88. What do I like about myself
  89. My closest Tumblr friend
  90. Any question you’d like?
  91. Are you outgoing or shy?
  92. What kind of people are you attracted to?
  93. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
  94. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
  95. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
  96. What does the most recent text that you sent say?
  97. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
  98. Do you like it when people play with your hair?
  99. Do you think there is life on other planets?
  100. Do you like bubble baths?
  101. Do you like your neighbors?
  102. Where would you like to travel?
  103. Favorite part of your daily routine?
  104. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?
  105. What do you do when you wake up?
  106. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker?
  107. Do you ever want to get married?
  108. If your hair long enough for a pony tail?
  109. Would you rather live without TV or music?
  110. Have you ever liked someone and never told them?
  111. What are your favorite stores to shop in?
  112. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
  113. Do you smile at strangers?
  114. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about?
  115. Ever wished you were someone else?
  116. Favourite makeup brand?
  117. Last thing you ate?
  118. Ever won a competition? For what?
  119. Ever been in love? 
  120. Facebook or Twitter?
  121. Twitter or Tumblr?
  122. Are you watching tv right now?
  123. What colour are your towels?
  124. Favourite ice cream flavour?
  125. First person you talked to today?
  126. Last person you talked to today?
  127. Name a person you hate?
  128. Name a person you love?
  129. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now?
  130. Do you tan a lot?
  131. Have any pets?
  132. Do you type fast?
  133. Do you regret anything from your past?
  134. Ever broken someone’s heart?
  135. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt?
  136. Is cheating ever okay?
  137. Do you believe in true love?
  138. What your zodiac sign?
  139. Do you believe in ghosts?
  140. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page? (via catscuddlingandyou)
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The full adult swim show: now on youtube. some bugs were in the show but it’s one of the most advanced things out there when it comes to cartoon and laser

That Quaint Small Town Named Sunnydale

Sunnydale, CA, just a couple of hours north of Los Angeles by car, must be the most interesting place to live! With a population of only 38,500 (as per the “Welcome to Sunnydale” sign in 2x03 “School Hard”), this piece of suburbia has:

Geographical Features

  • A hellmouth (1x01 “Welcome to the Hellmouth”)
  • A lake (1x12 “Prophecy Girl”)
  • A beach (2x20 “Go Fish”)
  • A cliff called Kingman’s Bluff (3x10 “Amends”)

Government and Cultural Institutions

  • Sunnydale Zoo (1x06 “The Pack”)
  • Natural History Museum (2x04 “Inca Mummy Girl”, 2x21 “Becoming, Part One”)
  • Two hospitals: Mercy Hospital (1x12 “Prophecy Girl”), and Sunnydale Memorial a.k.a. Sunnydale General Hospital (1x07 “Angel”, 2x18 “Killed by Death”)
  • A military base, one with a rocket launcher (2x14 “Innocence”)
  • A secret military agency, built underground, called the Initiative (4x04 “Fear Itself”)
  • Several high schools (and presumably a number of elementary and middle schools as well): Sunnydale High, Fondren High (2x02 “Some Assembly Required”), Kent Preparatory School (2x05 “Reptile Boy”), Miss Porter’s (3x02 “Dead Man’s Party”)
  • Two colleges: Crestwood College (2x05 “Reptile Boy”), and UC Sunnydale (4x01 “The Freshman”)

Concentration of Consecrated Grounds

  • 43 churches (2x10 “What’s My Line, Part Two”)
  • 12 cemeteries (3x17 “Revelations”)

Transportation Hubs

  • Sunnydale Bus Depot (2x04 “Inca Mummy Girl”)
  • A port that can accommodate large cargo ships, possibly those bound for Asia (2x13 “Surprise”)
  • Sunnydale International Airport (3x19 “Choices”, 6x01 “Bargaining, Part One”). An “international” airport is one equipped to handle immigration and customs.
  • Sunnydale Train Station (5x14 “Crush”), also a terminus (a station at the end of a railway line)

Historical/Mystical Landmarks and Artifacts

  • The du Lac Cross (2x09 “What’s My Line, Part One”)
  • Glove of Myhneghon (3x07 “Relevations”)
  • Gem of Amarra (4x03 “Harsh Light of Day”)
  • The Scythe, forged centuries ago for the Slayer (7x21 “End of Days”)
  • Old Sunnydale Mission, a Catholic mission buried by an earthquake in 1812 (4x18 “Pangs”)
  • An Egyptian (wth, Joss?) tomb, sheltering the last of the Guardians (7x21 “End of Days”)

Other Unique Features

  • A high mortality rate (2x20 “Go Fish”)
  • A sewer tunnel network popular among vampires and demons (1x02 “The Harvest”)
  • A multitude of abandoned factories and houses (2x01 “When She Was Bad”)

Nearby Locations

  • Large woods (3x05 “Homecoming”, 6x02 “Bargaining, Part Two”)
  • A desert containing a sacred spot (5x18 “Intervention”, 7x13 “The Killer in Me”)
  • A dam (6x15 “As You Were”)
  • Shadow Valley Vineyards (7x18 “Dirty Girls”)
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BLACK WOMEN ON TV, FALL 2014

Miranda Bailey, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) || Bonnie Bennett, The Vampire Diaries (CW) || Jasmine Braverman, Parenthood (NBC) || Renee Clemons, Gracepoint (FOX) || Zoey Dalton, Nashville (ABC) || Gabriela Dawson, Chicago Fire (NBC) || Stephanie Edwards, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) || Victoria Gates, Castle (ABC) || Daisy Grant, Madam Secretary (CBS) || Dena Jackson, Red Band Society (FOX) || Rainbow Johnson, Black-ish (ABC) || Annalise Keating, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) || Abbie Mills, Sleepy Hollow (FOX) || Jenny Mills, Sleepy Hollow (FOX) || Fish Mooney, Gotham (FOX) || Lanie Parish, Castle (ABC) || Margaret Pierce, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) || Olivia Pope, Scandal (ABC) || Michaela Pratt, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) || Joanna Reece, Forever (ABC) || Camille Saroyan, Bones (FOX) || Stephie, A to Z (NBC) || Tamra, The Mindy Project (FOX) || Loretta Wade, NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) || Iris West, The Flash (CW) || Charmonique Whitaker, Selfie (ABC)

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psa I’m just rambling all over this thing, so just enjoy the pretty photos of where I started and where I am now

I’ve been thinking a lot about how far I’ve come over the last year and I never expected to be where I am today.

Since graduating so much has happened!

  • I defended my thesis
  • spent a summer applying to every job possible (I swear I applied at 50+ places)
  • moved to the bay
  • got a full time job (which is awesome, and I talk to scientists everyday)
  • got a girlfriend (she’s pretty darn cool too)
  • submitted my research for publication (yay!)
  • still enjoying my job

I definitely worked my ass off and I’m stoked to be here but none of it would have happened if I didn’t take step out of my comfort zone and get lucky.

In undergrad I joined a research lab, learned how to dive, moved to Catalina, that got me into grad-school, studied one of the most elusive fish in Southern California, crowdfunded, gave a billion talks, and networked like it was my job.

All of these things, the steps I took, they all helped me get to here and made me the scientist I am (or was 🤔). It was a long road with hiccups everywhere but I kept pushing.

I have no idea where I’m going with this, but really I just want to help people get to where they want to go in science and make science happen for anyone who wants to do research.

Anytime I read about tips and tricks for undergrads, grads, and researchers I’ll try to post something here (and if I think of anything). I wish I had someone to guide me through it all but I just winged it and ended up taking classes I didn’t need to and was unprepared in some scenarios. With that said if you have questions or need help, I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

If you actually read all of this. You’re the real champ