Friday, July 10, 2009

ST: Reboot

Oh my, the new movie has turned me into a complete trekkie. Not gonna lie. Watched it three times already and will probably be going for another one or two before it leaves theatres. Especially after what I've been hearing about Children of Earth. Sobbing my eyes out and watching Trek to try and take it all away in a hail of lens flares.

Fuck you Davies, fuck you.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring homesickness

There's something about Hyacinths that make me terribly homesick. It's likely because they smell like stephanotis and just make me want to go back home, where they grew rampant on the lanai. Seven years until I'm able to go back. Unless I end up going to UH Hilo. But, that's not likely, unfortunately.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


It attacked last night, demanding steampunked sci-fi. It then progressed into approximately a page and a half of careful scribbles on what would happen if someone leaked Torchwood technology in the Victorian era and that caught on after Torchwood going "Well, fuck. I wonder if we can turn a profit off this" and developing into a R&D chain. Complete, of course, with notes on what the technology would entail and when official contact was made for interstellar trade. It concluded itself with notes on stories within this bizarre universe and will be written, studies permitting, over the next year or so.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ow and birthdays

So it's now quarter to three on the morning of my birthday. Naturally, I'd rather be in bed by now but alas, no such luck. I don't know what it is, but my right arm decided to go and start hurting about seven and now the only position that doesn't hurt is if I'm sitting up and my hand and forearm are in my lap. What a lovely way to begin my nineteenth year.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Again, questions

Do you think it would be possible to grow organs? Like if someone's loosing function or lost an eye or whatever, would stem cells cultured to grow into that organ work? Not the "put stem cells in and watch it grow back" bit, but rather "put stem cells and some liver/eye/kidney/whatever cells together into a liquid culture and grow an organ" sort of thing.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Questions, questions that need answering....

So, the more I read on biotechnology and stem cells and cloning, the more I wonder. Would it be possible to take an empty egg cell and insert the nucleus of two gametes to form a genetically identical zygote that would allow for non-rejection of stem cell treatment? And if so, would it be possible to use that technology to combine the genetics of two women, or two men so that lesbian and gay couples could have their own (genetic) children? All that would be needed in the case of the men would be an egg donor and a surrogate. It'd likely be expensive as hell, but could it work? Or, should society be so cruel as to deny them that, a guaranteed match for a patient who damaged their spinal cord or to avoid Graft Versus Host in chemo patients or to combat alzheimers or Parkinson's or Huntington's?

ETA: Er...scratch that last bit. That's what therapeutic cloning is for. *headdesk* Duh. But still, the question stands.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Life...perhaps better known as finals in two weeks

After finally deciding to go ahead with getting my BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry, I feel as though I'll be able to breathe again. Between o-chem and bio, I was probably going to go insane come fall quarter. Now, I simply need to decide on a transfer university. The more I hear from Mrs. Berg, the less I want to go to UW in favour of WSU. However, Pulman is cold. And snowy. Neither of which I will enjoy. So I'm looking at Western, but I've heard nothing of their Chemistry/Biochemistry programmes. I'm almost guaranteed to get in, but it's still a bit stressful.

But, back to preparing myself for my biology final in just under two weeks. Egads.