celeste || 24 || english & 中文 || art blog where i post my oc art and sometimes complain
please look at my Sick digimon son
promise i'm alive i just got destroyed by grad school
oh and some asshole who got into a fender bender with my dad 2 years ago is suing us for emotional/physical damages that have caused him great emotional distress and basically ruined his life even though his car didn't get a dent on it
venom 2 was amazing
finished this last week but never had the energy to post it slkdjfkajdf
POGGY my academic review article got accepted for publication
receieved these wonderful gloves by @naiad
go commission them!!!
help it's 4 am and my brain keeps wanting me to contact my ex-best-friend (our friendship blew up in 2019)zylphide
YEAH like this would end up even worse because there were ~feelings~ involved
she kinda let me on and then one day out of the blue dropped "hey i have a gf now, didn't want to hurt your feelings by telling you i was going on dates with her earlier" so i called her out on it and she responded with this kinda condescending message and then blocked me a day later so like
the fuck is my brain doing
help it's 4 am and my brain keeps wanting me to contact my ex-best-friend (our friendship blew up in 2019)
cleaned up a sketch i did for cringetober 2020
basement is flooded from hurricane/tropical storm ida
submitted my first manuscript, can't wait to get absolutely SHIT ON by the reviewers
redesigning some of my gw2 sylvari, still on the fence about the color of the galaxy one
someone ask me about my favorite fungus so i can ramble about itzylphide
it's not one fungus, but the genus Gymnosporangium, also known by the common names of apple-cedar rust and quince rust. what's cool about this particular genus of fungi is that they have 2 sets of hosts - in the spring and summer, it infects rosaceous plants (like apple, juneberry, chokeberry, pear, etc.), while in the fall and winter, it infects junipers.
after overwintering in the junipers, they'll produce these weird jelly-like appendages called telial horns from either from the branch of the juniper itself or from a gall on the branch. they're really cool looking
spores from these telial horns then infect the rosaceous plants. during the late summer/early fall, the infected rosaceous plants will have these bright orange spots on the leaf. the top of the leaf looks fine aside from the orange spots, but the undersides will have these weird reproductive growths (aecia) coming out:
the spores from the aecia will then infect the juniper, starting the cycle all over again.
the unique thing about these fungi is that their spores are this bright cheeto dust orange color. if you collect some aecia from an infected leaf, you'll almost always get the cheeto dust spores on your hands. most spores tend to be brown, black, or white/clear, so these orange spores really stand out.
another cool thing is that Gymnosporangium fungi have multiple sexual spores! most fungi that produce sexual spores will only have 1 type of sexual spore, but true rusts like Gymnosporangium can have up to 4 types sexual spores (aeciospores, teliospores, basidiosporse, and urediniospores). i'm pretty sure Gymnosporangium itself only has 3 out of those 4, in addition to an asexual spore stage.
someone ask me about my favorite fungus so i can ramble about it
some photos from the county fair
there's this one dude that i cannot stand in my lab (because he's ! TOXIC !) and he keeps "making friends" with everyone, probably spreading fake news to all of them. can't wait for the new grad students and undergrads coming in to be corrupted by his lies 🙄zylphide
god i wish i could just yeet him, i try to forget his existence most of the time
one time my friend (who used to be a mutual friend) called him out on his bullshit and he just went off on her telling her how "he's an empath" and "he would never lie to her". like even my lab manager confronted him about the fake news but he was all "it's because of my multiple personality disorder!!!" and refused to take any responsibility for his actions
i did tell my lab manager that i was not going to work with him (because he was spreading fake news about me too) and she said that she was going to talk with the professor in charge of our lab about what to do because this is all just y i k e s. it's sad we can't kick him out of the lab (or even the program), because i would love that tbh
there's this one dude that i cannot stand in my lab (because he's ! TOXIC !) and he keeps "making friends" with everyone, probably spreading fake news to all of them. can't wait for the new grad students and undergrads coming in to be corrupted by his lies 🙄
i am now a quarter of a century old
last of the artfight pieces!
going to the fair on thursday for my birthday 👀
hi yes im still alive i just have so much going on rn skdjfslkdfjd
don't go to grad school tbh, it's ! TOXIC !