when your notp is the most popular ship in the fandom but you don’t want to make waves so you just keep quiet and deal with it being everywhere




@jstor how does a post-grad person get access to those journals? I miss nerding out. 😦


1. Does your uni provide access to alumni? Check here.

2. Do you live in a city that provides JSTOR access through the public library? NYPL does, as does Boston Public Library – check your local library!

3. Sign up for a free Register & Read account – create a MyJSTOR account and get online reading access to 85% of the journals on JSTOR. Check it out how to sign up (in an admittedly silly video) here, as well as how to manage your account. 

4. Need to download? Sign up for JPASS, our subscription service for independent researchers. 10 article downloads per month, it’s $19.50/month or $195/year. More info (+10% off the yearly plan) here

5. Interested in ONLY historical content published prior to 1923 in the US and 1870 worldwide? GOOD NEWS, all those articles are freely available. Just enter a search term, click the “Journals” tab in the results page, then sort by “Oldest” – early journal articles that are free to access will have a little “FREE” icon next to the title.

6. Just need one article? Many are made available by the publishers for single purchase directly from the JSTOR platform. Prices are set by the publishers, and vary widely, so just be aware of that. 

Hopes this helps! Feel free to reach out with any questions on any of the above. 




Britain just issued a travel warning for LGBT people headed to U.S.

It’s that bad.

In the eyes of the British government, the U.S. may now be a risky destination for LGBT travelers. The British Foreign Office posted a travel advisory update to its website Tuesday warning members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities about anti-LGBT laws passed recently in North Carolina and Mississippi. “The U.S. is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards LGBT people differ hugely across the country,” the advisory reads. “LGBT travelers may be affected by legislation passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi.”

The advisory also provides a map that marks countries around the world — including Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Nicaragua, as well as much of northern Africa and the Middle East — that also have anti-LGBT laws, and includes a few more pieces of travel advice. “Some hotels, especially in rural areas, won’t accept bookings from same-sex couples — check before you go,” the British government warns, noting that LGBT travelers should also “exercise discretion” in rural areas and avoid “excessive physical shows of affection” when in public.

This is the type of thing that I think would come as a shock to some Americans, as to how SCARY their country appears to many of us in the rest of the world.
(And that’s allowing for the fact that many of our countries can be scary in their own ways.)


I love the way in the movie it makes out like Marius is one of the leaders of the rebellion, when in the book Marius is literally the goofy friend that says something dumb and everyone fondly rolls their eyes and goes ‘classic pontmercy’



And they said college would be harder than high school…

i am dying to know what jerry and robby did to invoke the wrath of the professor



Why Do People Always Assume There’s a Quick Fix to my Chronic Illness?: A Novel by me.

PS. I promise it’s not diet and exercise.

Scientists need your help looking at photos of adorable penguins. Seriously








Guys, this is not a drill. Antarctic scientists need you to study photos of penguins to help them figure out how climate change is affecting these stumpy little flightless birds.

Scientists from the UK have installed a series of 75 cameras near penguin territories in Antarctica and its surrounding islands to figure out what’s happening with local populations. But with each of those cameras taking hourly photos, they simply can’t get through all the adorable images without your help.

“We can’t do this work on our own,” lead researcher Tom Hart from the University of Oxford told the BBC, “and every penguin that people click on and count on the website – that’s all information that tells us what’s happening at each nest, and what’s happening over time.”

The citizen science project is pretty simple – known as PenguinWatch 2.0, all you need to do is log on, look at photos, and identify adult penguins, chicks, and eggs in each image. Each photo requires just a few clicks to identify, and you can chat about your results in the website’s ‘Discuss’ page with other volunteers.

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@bloodthreadsaltglassandtears your time has come

i have already registered an account and begun looking at penguins

#the title reads like a joke article#but this is a genuine science emergency!

@hisnamewasbeanni LUKE.

I fucking love projects that harness the ridiculous power of the internet for SCIENCE

Scientists need your help looking at photos of adorable penguins. Seriously


Anakin reached out and pushed Obi-Wan’s hair off his forehead. It wasn’t often that he got the chance to see Obi-Wan like this. Soft, unguarded. HIs perpetual frown gone, replaced with the openness of sleep that made Anakin’s chest hurt, just a little.

He should have expected Obi-Wan’s quiet rebellion. While he occasionally offered up a retort – Obi-Wan wouldn’t be Obi-Wan if he completely refrained from sarcasm – he often refused Anakin’s bait and the banter that had previously dominated their relationship was gone.

Anakin had known the transition from proud Jedi to cosseted war prisoner would be difficult for Obi-Wan. In the beginning, Anakin had been glad for it. He’d wanted Obi-Wan to suffer, if not pain than humiliation. But as time passed, as they began to spend time together, as he watched Obi-Wan dote on his children, Anakin’s hatred began to evolve back into the adoration he’d once felt for his former master.

Palpatine was beginning to notice. He began needling Anakin in the most obnoxious ways. The rebellion, a constant source of conflict, was growing stronger and Palpatine blamed Anakin’s perceived weakness for it. That day, after the bombing of an important trade route, Palpatine had suggested a public execution to strike despair in the heart of the rebellion.

That was what had sent Anakin to these rooms; to his small family; to his solace. Rage slithered low in his stomach and he carefully pet Obi-Wan’s hair. While Obi-Wan’s death was unacceptable, an execution might still be on the table. Palpatine was beginning to wear out his welcome and more importantly, his usefulness.

“That he would dare deny me this,” Anakin muttered, leaning down and brushing a kiss against Obi-Wan’s forehead, reaching down to carefully run his fingers first through Luke’s hair, and then Leia’s. “That he would dare suggest I give this up.”