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Diogo Melo
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Attended USP - Universidade de São Paulo
Lives in Guarujá, SP
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Creative Writing, Science Fiction Writing, Proofreading, Translation, Editing, Physics
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  • Pulp Sci-Fiction
    Writer, 2014 - present
    Owner and unique contributor to a one-author website specialized in Indie Science Fiction stories.
  • Self employed
    Writer, 2012 - 2013
    Specialized in Science Fiction, with interest in merging such genre with others like Fantasy, Mystery (Hardboiled and Noir), Romance, Western, Thriller and (why not?) Erotica.
  • Wizard
    English Teacher, 2013 - 2013
  • Eletrobrás - Eletronuclear
    Physicist - Probabilist Risk Assessment Analyst, 2010 - 2012
  • UNESP
    Documentation, Information and Research Services Assistant, 2009 - 2010
  • Escola Alianca
    "Radiations Physics" and "Radiation Hygiene and Protection" Teacher, 2006 - 2007
  • Freelance
    Ghostwriter, 2013 - 2013
    I am a Writer specialized in Science Fiction with a degree in Physics. I have lots of experience in writing technical documents, as well as rephrasing complex topics into more familiar words due to my years as a physics/math teacher. I am specialized in Science Fiction, with interest in merging such genre with others like Fantasy, Mystery (Hardboiled and Noir), Romance, Western, Thriller and (why not?) Erotica. I am looking for opportunities to use my research and creative writing skills in order to help clients express their ideas or explore a determined subject of their choice.
  • Freelance
    Translator English-Portuguese, 2013 - 2013
    As a native Portuguese speaker, I can easily perform translations between English and Portuguese.
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Guarujá, SP
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Angra dos Reis, RJ - Rio de Janeiro, RJ - São Carlos, SP
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Sci-Fi Writer, Ghostwriter, Translator, Physicist, Philosopher, Romantic, Alternative, Rocker, Curious, Free-Spirit
Introduction

World Line with Finite Points Possessing Vanishing Partial Derivatives       (about 500 words)

by Diogo A. F. Melo


_"Most space cadets, facing the sudden appearance of a black hole in their traced route, will desperate over the promise of meeting certain death inside its gravitational singularity. What they fail to realize is, given the proper black hole angular momentum and spaceship's path configuration, the singularity can be properly avoid and a wormhole leading to a different space-time point can be crossed. It's up to the pilot to face the uncertainty of such a journey in a positive, upbeat way instead of avoiding the exploration of exciting new worlds and new civilizations by paralysis caused by fear of the unknown."_ - Hyperspace Navigation, Cosmic Topological Defects, Alien Diplomacy and All That - Rookie Edition

I have a physics major with a solid background on theoretical physics, mainly in non-linear field theories and solitons. That section of my world line thought me the importance of conservative quantities in physics and the role played by symmetries in the Universe, including all the magic that happens when they are broken. I salute the Noether Theorem, the Standard Model and all those beautiful variational principles without which none of us would be here to tell any stories.

I did some teaching along all my life, which thought me that one of the most efficient ways of learning something was to digest it long enough so you could properly teach it to someone else.

I also have some experience with computer maintenance, where I learned the hard way the important role played by the second law of thermodynamics in the inner workings of our silicon machine tools. A feel things in life beats the thrill of trying to install an OS on a computer made by hand out of cannibalized parts of dead machines while using a large piece of ice to cool down the interior air of a desktop cabinet (true story). I also did some fooling around with web development (Drupal). I have some programming skills, mainly working with simulated physics experiments in university classes (Pascal, FORTRAN, Maple) and some Java and Python fiddling aside. And, almost needless to say, I do believe Linux is the way to go if you want to explore to the maximum, most efficient way, your logical gates gestalt.

I also adventured myself as a Human Reliability Assessment analyst working for Brazil´s Nuclear Power Plants Angra 1, 2 and 3  in their Probabilistic Security Analysis group, where I learned the painfully way how predictable behavior is directly proportional to one's mechanical degree of response.

Finally, after doing all those crazy stuff above, and having occasional nervous breaking downs which twisted my path to a different direction, I decided to do like Sinatra did, my way, and follow my true calling. That calling which was present in my life since childhood, when I held Asimov's "I, Robot" anthology of short stories. The same calling which propelled me to enroll a Physics major at the first place, in a country where all the "sane" people follow a lawyer, engineer or medic life if they want to have financial stability. I decided to tell stories for a living.

The End (?)


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I have recently published my first novel in a serialized format. You can check it out here: https://leanpub.com/alpha-dog

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Managed to fit, even if loosely, into the System.
Education
  • USP - Universidade de São Paulo
    Physics, 2002 - 2005
    I learned a little bit about how Life, the Universe and all that works.
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December 28, 1983
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Alves Ferreira

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Olavo de Carvalho, o Caetano mandou dizer que nao vai discutir com voce porque voce eh burro! Um absurdo o que voce falou, voce fala de uma maneira burra!
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utterly amazing, made my fire dream really wild, all gone poetic now, and death and love abide
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Holy smokes! I was just watching the beginning of the first episode of the new Cosmos and was amazed by the fact that, besides having Ann Druyan (co-writer of the first series) as an Executive Producer the show also has Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy, gid-gid-giddy awesome) and Brannon Braga (co-creator and co-producer of several Star Trek series, Warp Factor 9 awesome!) as Executive Producers as well. 

This is going to be greater than I had expected.  Going back now.
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update: Music by Alan Silvestri <3

I had just finished the episode; tears are rolling from my eyes. 
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"No chains around my feet,
But I'm not free, oh-ooh!
I know I am bound here in captivity;
G'yeah, now - (never, know) I've never known happiness;
(never, know) I've never known what sweet caress is -
Still, I'll be always laughing like a clown;
Won't someone help me? 'Cause I (sweet life) -
I've got to pick myself from off the ground
(must be somewhere for me), he-yeah! -
In this a concrete jungle (jungle!):
I said, what do you got for me (concrete, jungle!) now, o-oh!
Concrete jungle (la la-la!), ah, won't you let me be (concrete, jungle!), now.
Hey! Oh, now!"
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Duration - 4:20
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Ja dizia Einstein, nunca podemos subestimar a complexidade do Universo ou a estupidez dos humanos. 
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(time to go)
are you feeling okay?
KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK
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So achei que nao teve nada a ver a primeira imagem do velho batuta fumando um baseado com aquela cara de mal. Se o coroa fumasse um mesmo ele nao ficaria voando por ai "puxando o saco dos burgueses".

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Ele deveria ta cheirando uma carreira de coca, em homenagem a corporacao que o criou.
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Hello darkness my old friend, here I come to talk to you again...
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"Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life"
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