A fantastical encounter. Version 5F I. She saw mountains in her dream. The Sun, joined by a few distant silver crescents, illuminates one side of her dome window as Ann wakes up in the control chamber, rejuvenated, but still slightly fatigued, thanks to the prolonged weightlessness. Slightly disoriented, she takes a brief moment to confirm … Continue reading Drops of Europa
A few days back on Zhihu.com at home, there was an astronomy question that made it onto the "Trending Q&A" list (quite impressive for my homeland), "What is the most frightening celestial object known to science?" Not surprisingly, in the scientifically literate answers -- many of which I might be interested in covering in the … Continue reading What is the Most Frightening Celestial Object?
Wrong me; Smite me. Betray me; Teach me. Plan it not. Regret it not. In silence one hears patience; Through mist I feel the path. It came to me, Sleepless hearts, What they create. What they've done. So irrationally, I seek reason; In all, Is there a better illusion? Same to you, My dearest friend. … Continue reading Sleepless Hearts, #2
A fictional future “me” nonchalantly reflecting on the path of themselves and the species before a potentially distructive experiment.
In order to finish some essays, I have been digging through my archives painstakingly. Here's a trivial find. From my 2014 Chronicle. Translation approaching. 绝对的寂静里， 深的模糊 是无尽世界的棋子 还是岁月旅人的眼睛 他们单纯地向未知跋涉， 最初的 却不是最后的 恐惧可以解除 只是一瞬 却为剧变的天地铄出光芒 在我所及之处 恰是我不可即之殇： 那将发生， 你将归来， 那也是很久远的事了 这层当下延伸至未可知的迷雾 也遮挡不了那点遥远的旋转的光锥。 星星或许也很远 或许更远 我只能看到千年， 那不是我的世界 那是未来的领地了 此去期年， 忘掉了， 和努力阅读自然的故事时一样 再看看自己的过去。 Link to original work: user.qzone.qq.com/775842684/blog/1419872866/
I thought about naming this series, P. Blue Dot. Rejoice at this era, brief and precarious as it is. Our species' most prestigious elites, one's dearest loves and wishes, economical partnership and expectations, firm grounds to hold onto or … Continue reading Earth, #1
This year in all deserves something formally written, of course. I am time's friend, having just given it a box of arrows as the new year present (maybe when time gets bored, it might shoot the arrows elsewhere, such that we won't need black holes). So here I am, at the end of another … Continue reading MMXVI
If you see a hovering DeLorean parked besides a TARDIS USB hub on my desk and a backup hard drive (no, you won't be let in my lab), you'll know how much in a sense I once got fascinated by that idea. Time travel. ... I had a peculiarly peculiar feeling, about fading away, and … Continue reading Time’s Friend 03: Travels in Time
There would inevitably be one day in which I start anew in what is called 'proper writing'. As cool as a hexadigital decimal number can be, in this post, 101535 is simply the property tag number of the computer that, last year, stayed idle on the hot desk in my mum's departmental office. Spending almost all … Continue reading 101535
An Old Talk with the Future Dear reader in the future, This might not look quite like what my ancestors left in the caves fifty thousand years ago, but I similarly have no idea what your lives are like. This is just a simple message sent to you by someone once lived long ago, writing … Continue reading Time Capsule