Science papers are always full of figures, but very rarely are they to scale, but in this astrophysics paper, which Iโ€™ve never heard of an astrophysics paper having a figure to scale, the authors included a 1:1 scale of a 5 Earth-mass back hole. So take 5 Earths worth of mass, compress it so it curbed spacetime infinitely, and this is how big that would be.

My hand for scale, donโ€™t let your actual hand get that close to a real black hole though.

are you tired of being cis? don't you just want to go trans gendd?

regex crash course! 

content warning meta take (glancing mention of bad behavior) 

maybe i should remember that this exists and post here once in a while instead of only ever following people and then not interacting...

Astrology is so fun to me now that I let myself enjoy it, I'm at the point where I don't care if something is "real" or not as long as it's interesting (and healthy n shit)

Neurodivergent pride, using ableist slurs in a reclaiming way 

๐ŸŽต WHENNNNNNNN THE... ๐ŸŽต

Lizard you've seen changes from brown to green that's...

Anole!

We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become. - Ursula K. Le Guin

Today's gender is gayness and the smell of one a.m. just before it starts to rain.

It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot

Today's gender is the sound of thunder in the distance.

Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar

Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong

Things we will do:
- Survive
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more

Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
- That

Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you

(Oops:
- I did it again)

So many Autistic people are trans or nonbinary and so many trans and nonbinary people are Autistic.

These are my people. I love us. We're awesome.

:autism: :trans_heart: :heart_gq:

every so often i remember that the swedish vallhund breed exists, and i am DELIGHTED because it's basically like they smacked a wolf with the corgi ray

hi it's my birthday and i've decided i'm too old to live in denial anymore, so: i'm nonbinary! :nonbinary_flag:
i'm going to try xe/xem pronouns for now, but that's subject to change as i figure out what fits me best!

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