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hey cool people, I’m Lucy (she/her), I’m a queer astrophysics student in Scotland and rant about plenty of different bits of my life, games, tech :)

outraged that it took me this long to listen to phoebe bridges

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just remember u deserve the confidence of a mediocre cishet man <3

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Did you see the news that all of the #JWST instruments are aligned now?

Check out this comparison of one of the newly released calibration images from the MIRI instrument compared to images taken of the same region of space by the WISE and Spitzer space telescopes! Look at that resolution! So many newly resolved stars and structures! 🤩

I can't wait for all the new discoveries we'll make with JWST! #Science data starts in only a couple months!

(Image from @/AndrasGasper on birdapp)

#mutualaid, boosts appreciated! 

I have a Ko-fi to fund my access to trans medical care - if you feel like throwing a penny my way the link is here!:

ko-fi.com/lucysilver

substance use 

im so tired of being sober

What were y’all’s most “I’m going insane” experiences during lockdowns?

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Sorry freaks but only capitalism innovates. Sure, Cuba has the best healthcare system in the world and has come up with the first working treatment for the coronavirus but how many different varieties of Joker funko pop do they have? Exactly

so tempted to get really pretty clothes. so tempted to not bankrupt myself. so conflicted.

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is it bad that the most exciting thing in my week is that I have a new eyeliner coming tomorrow

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I'm pleased to note that even dolphin.town, my Mastodon server where the only letter you are allowed to post is "e", has seen increased activity in the last few days.

Thanks Eeeeelon!

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the person who discovered you can eat garlic must’ve been like “HOLY SHIT”

trans sex /sex ed, (-) 

It's so disappointing that there's so little sex ed about trans folks and trans bodies. I don't deny genital preferences are a thing, but I feel like a fair amount people that are opposed to having a relationship with a trans person are just averse to it out of unfamiliarity and trans bodies being 'taboo'.

Gushing about a negative/sad song, trauma 

I really love Short Circuit in particular - the sudden change from upbeat disco to a feeling of melancholy feels beautiful - and the way that melancholy corrupts, no part of the sound left unscarred by it. It feels like this perfect representation of how hard-hitting and life-resetting trauma can be.

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Discovery by Daft Punk is just so beautiful, I don't think it _could_ be talked about enough.

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You might have heard that the #tides that cause #Earth's #oceans to rise and fall twice each day are caused by our Moon, but did you know that the same #Physics has the power to flex & churn other worlds to the point of melting?

Here is #Jupiter's moon #Io captured in the early 2000s by the Galileo spacecraft. It's surface looks really odd, so many different yellows, reds, and oranges. In the image a strange blue plume gives us a hint to what is going on...

#Volcanoes! 🌋and lots of them!

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Khitomer, aka “the cranky old lady”

Age: 19

Likes: lying in the sun on the balcony, @zigg

Dislikes: not being promptly Attended To

Has been with me for every major life event of my adult life, has Seen Some Shit

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alright this might be kind of a throwback but bear with me here. a while ago, like a couple years ago, there was some tag going around that someone had thought of which aimed to advertise what specific people were good at/skilled at, with the goal of helping others learn/aiding others. something like #ICanDo or #ICanHelpWith - does anyone remember this? if so, do you know whether it went anywhere? pooling public knowledge is super important, i think, and fedi culture seems primed for us to share

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