"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."
— Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
i always get nervous when people ask me what my hobbies are i cant exactly say sitting in front of a computer for 8+ hours everyday
reading/writing 18+ rated fanfiction about two characters from my favourite tv show
hearing sirens outside makes me wanna puke
I just got very emotional over an Alkaline Trio setlist because they played “Balanced On a Shelf”. What is my fucking life?
"For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth."
— n.t. (via petrichour)
They look at me, at my face
and at my age
could you guess, dear
Being here seems to be my fate
they look at me and stare and laugh
looking down on me high from above
I‘m not worthy a single minute of their time
but if I‘m quiet and cute, everything will be fine
for them I am minor, I‘m just a kid
somehow they feel inferior, but are too proud to admit it
I’m sorry, I‘m just allowed to take baby steps
because I‘m so much younger than the rest
I’m at the wrong time in the right place,
I‘m just a test
but all they say is that I‘m not ready yet
I was born way too late and it gets me stressed
I feel cursed with my chances
though they tell me I‘m blessed
because I‘m only allowed to take baby steps
Yes dear, I‘m too young to cope with the truth"
so you can control my actions and what I ought to do
I‘m too immature for my own opinion and mind
Plus I‘m brazen and spoiled - but I‘m definitely not blind
I see why you‘re angry, I‘d be frustrated too
if I was in line for ages, waiting for your cue