anonymous asked:

I'm working on an intensive project on Charles Jeanne and the June Rebellion as a proposal for this Masters program I'm trying to get accepted into. Any ideas for sources I should look into? I own A Cinq Heures Nous Serons Morts, and have access to the trial transcript. I've also read "Barricades: War on the Streets in Revolutionary France."

Oooh! That sounds awesome :D Hope you get accepted! And definitely keep me updated on this project!

Okay so, I don’t actually have that many sources either? I mean you already have the most important ones. But I’ll list what I can think of here.


Louis Blanc’s The History of Ten Years 1830-1840 (1841)
- Louis Blanc wasn’t an eye witness to the events but he was a contemporary
- available online in French and in English
Antoine Rey-Dussueil’s Le Cloître de Saint-Méry (1832)
- this is a work of fiction but it was published only months after the uprising and the appendices include actual eye witness testimonies, including an anonymous letter from Charles Jeanne, written while he was still on the run. (Jeanne’s letter starts on this page)
- available online in French

@barricadeur also posted these police reports about the uprising and @ellie-valsin shared these newspaper sources. And of course has a whole bunch of resources about the uprising. (I recommend Alexandre Dumas’s memoirs even if they don’t really talk about Jeanne directly.)


Thomas Bouchet’s other June Uprising book Le Roi et les barricades (2002) 
- criminally expensive but I managed to find it in my university library so it might not be that hard to track down?

Mark Traugott’s The Insurgent Barricade has some good stuff I think? Le Maitron Dictionnaire biographique du mouvement ouvrier français also has an article on Charles Jeanne and some of his comrades but I haven’t figured out how to access that yet so idk if how good it is….

Okay, I realise that these are all mostly about the uprising.For the prison resources… oh boy, I can’t even remember all the stuff I used in my posts. Much of it was just whatever I found online so I don’t know whether to really recommend those. I kind of hesitate to even link those posts here tbh because they’re really not reliable at all (or particularly well written). But well, you can fact check them yourself I guess, so here they are.

There’s also those letters I found on Ebay but I’d like to stress that I HAVE NO IDEA IF THEY’RE REAL. I’ve never seen any references to them anywhere.

Also if you need any map resources… well I have a whole another list of those :p

we all write essays that need sources like 5 seconds before it’s due so here is my #1 tip that i haven’t been called out for yet in my 3 years of college 

writing a paper on alexander the great but couldn’t be bothered to look at more than the wikipedia page? WELL 

GO to the wikipedia page and find a fact that you’d like to incorporate…

coooool honor and glory so Manly™ ANYWAYS 

see that little circled 169? click it and it’ll take you HERE: 

so with this one you’ll get not one, but two sources. that GIVE YOU PAGE NUMBERS. mla in-text citations? done. just paraphrase the fact, and add “…”(Green 5). 

but we need the full thing, don’t we? go here by clicking on the hyperlink -

and that’s all the info you need! now google to find the exact book and more up-to-date accurate info you need for your works cited and, maybe, find a pdf online or a copy in your library. 

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL. for this example it doesn’t work, because the page this specific fact is on is not available in the way i’m gonna show you, but oh well. 

you could’ve clicked on “Roisman and Worthington 2010, p. 190,” which’ll take you here: 

scroll down aaaaaand 

see those blue links? those are available chapters of the book! for free! right at your fingertips! no need to get up and run to your library, or stress out that you can’t find the book online. google books has TONS of resources.

at the bottom of a wikipedia article, the sources are categorized into primary and secondary sources as well, in case you need to fill a specific source type requirement. 

you can do this with anything. i’ve done it with audrey hepburn (my school library had no books/articles of use), world war ii, the hebrews in the old testament…literally, anything. as a disclaimer, this probs isn’t 100% foolproof, but none of my professors have caught on. and in a pinch, it works better than scanning an entire book or article for a fact you need.  

I made this guide for my mom because she is trying to eat more plant based! I hope this helps you too :)

- B1 (Thiamine)
 - B12 (Cobalamin)
 - B2 (Riboflavin)
 - B3 (Niacin)
 - B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
 - B6 (Pyridoxine)
 - B7 (Biotin)
 - Folate
 - Vitamin A
 - Vitamin C
 - Vitamin D
 - Vitamin E
 - Vitamin K

- Calcium
 - Copper
 - Iron
 - Magnesium
 - Manganese
 - Phosphorus
 - Potassium
 - Selenium
 - Sodium
 - Zinc

B1: Maintains healthy hair, nails and skin and aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Nutritional yeast, pine nuts, soymilk, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green peas, asparagus, most beans, rice bran, watermelon, whole grains, macadamia nuts, artichokes, coriander.

B12: Red blood cell production, needed for optimal brain function to prevent depression and mania. Aids in digestion and improves iron uptake.
-Fortified almond milk, fortified cereals, spirulina, vegan protein powder and nutritional yeast. I just take a B12 tablet J

B2: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Whole grains, almonds, sesame seeds, spinach, fortified soy milk, mushrooms, quinoa, buckwheat and prunes.

B3: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
­-Chili powder, peanuts, peanut butter, rice bran, mushrooms, barley, potatoes, tomatoes, millet, chia seeds, whole grains, wild rice, buckwheat, green peas, avocados, and sunflower seeds.

B5: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Nutritional yeast, paprika, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, whole grains, broccoli, avocados, tomatoes, soy milk, rice bran and sweet potatoes.

B6: Aids in maintaining homeostasis, prevents anxiety by helping the amino acid tryptophan to convert to niacin and serotonin for healthy nerve function. Also helps ensure a healthy sleep cycle, appetite, and mood. Helps with red blood cell production and immune function.
- Almonds, chia seeds, peanuts, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, onions, oats, tomatoes, carrots and walnuts.

 B7: Converts food to energy, helps reduce blood sugar by synthesizing glucose, helps make and break down fatty acids needed for healthy hair, skin and nails.
- Almonds, chia seeds, peanuts, peanut butter, sweet potatoes, oats, onions, tomatoes, carrots and walnuts. 

Folate: Merges with B12 and Vitamin C to utilize proteins and is essential for healthy brain development and for healthy red blood cell formation.
- Spinach, beans, lentils, asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, avocados, mangoes, oranges, whole grains, basil, peanuts, artichokes, peanut butter, cantaloupe, walnuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, cauliflower, sunflower seeds, peas, celery, hazelnuts, and chestnuts.

Vitamin A: Keeps skin healthy, improves immune system function and aids in the production of healthy blood and cellular function.
- All leafy greens, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, winter squash, wheatgrass, grapefruit, cantaloupe, red bell peppers, orange bell peppers, and goji berries.

Vitamin C: Helps fight inflammation, improves your mood, and helps fight off diseases and colds. Beneficial for skin, hair and nails and supports natural collagen function in the body.
- All leafy greens, all vegetables, all fruits, chestnuts, goji berries. Oranges, lemons, limes and fortified orange juice are the best sources.

Vitamin D: Helps with bone health, digestive health, overall metabolic health, and important in preventing muscle weakness, cancer and depression.
- All types of mushrooms, fortified cereals, almond milk, soy milk and the sun!!

Vitamin E: Protects your skin, fights the look of aging. It’s a powerful fat soluble antioxidant that helps protect cell membranes against damaged caused by free radicals. Helps with cholesterol.
- All nuts, all seeds, avocado, spinach, rice bran, wheat germ, whole grains, broccoli, mango, tomatoes, kiwi fruit, swiss chard, olives, mustard greens and asparagus.

Vitamin K: Helps with blood clotting to prevent excessive bleeding. Also helps prevent blood clots. Important for protecting our bones and prevents easy breaks and fractures.
-Kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, swiss chard, parsley, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, blueberries, prunes, grapes and raspberries.

Calcium: For bone building, as well as responsible for proper muscle contraction, maintenance of the heartbeat and transmission of nerve impulses.
-Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, kale, sweet potato, chickpeas (hummus), lentils, pinto beans, black beans, kidney beans, fortified almond milk, fortified soy milk, whole wheat, fortified orange juice, orange and raisins.

Copper: Helps with bone and connective tissue production. Also helps produce melanin. Without it you can cause osteoporosis, joint pain, lowered immunity and helps absorb iron.
-Kale, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, sesame seeds, chickpeas, prunes, avocado, and tofu.

Iron: Needed to make proteins, such as hemoglobin and myoglobin in the blood. It helps carry oxygen from our lungs to our tissues. Iron rich foods should be eaten with foods high in Vitamin C to help with absorption.
-Molasses, dark leafy greens like kale and spinach, tofu, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

 Magnesium: Important nutrient for a host of regular enzymatic functions throughout your body. Helps with energy, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, lack of energy and fatigue, joint pain, low blood sugar, lack of concentration and PMS. 
-Oats, almonds, cashews, cocoa and cacao, seeds, all leafy greens, bananas, sweet potatoes, whole grains, beans and brown rice.

Manganese: Required by the body for proper enzyme functioning, nutrient absorption, wound healing and bone development.
-Hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sesame and flax seeds, whole wheat bread, tofu and beans.

Phosphorus: Required for proper cell functioning, regulation of calcium, strong bones and teeth, making of ATP, and helps with anemia, muscle pain, bone formation and weakened immune system.
-Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, Brazil nuts, tofu, beans and lentils.

Potassium: Important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues and organs in the human body. Helps with your nervous system and shin splints or locked toes.
-Lima beans, swiss chard, sweet potato, potatoes, soy milk, spinach, avocado, lentils, pinto beans and coconut water.

Selenium: Mineral that is needed in small amounts by the body to help regulate the thyroid hormones and support a healthy immune system. It is also an antioxidant that protects cells from damage due to free radicals.
-Mushrooms, couscous, whole wheat pasta, rice, oats, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, tofu and beans.

Sodium: Needed for proper muscle contractions, nerve transmissions, maintaining pH balance and hydration.
-Everything has sodium, don’t worry about this one. If you use table salt, you are good. (But don’t use too much or it will cause bloating). Drink lots of water when consuming sodium.

Zinc: Helps your body with carbohydrate metabolism, efficient production of testosterone to prevent estrogen dominance, helps enhance skin and nails, helps enhance your sense of smell, healthy growth, healthy eyesight, wound healing and your immune system. 
-Beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, oats, wheat germ, and nutritional yeast.

Reminder that only 3% of the decision-making in media is made by women. Which means that 97% of how women are portrayed is decided by men. 

It also means that 97% of how men are portrayed in media is decided by men. So, men who blame feminism for the standards of hypermasculinity they are forced to live up to are just using that paper thin shield to try and disguise their rampant sexism and misogyny. 


1. Fabergé, First Hen Egg or Jeweled Hen Egg, 1885

2. Fabergé, Danish Palaces Egg, 1890

3. Fabergé, Rosebud Egg, 1895

4. Fabergé, Blue Serpent Clock Egg, 1895

6. Fabergé, The Winter Egg, 1913

5. Steel Military Egg, 1916

6. The Pearl Egg, 2015

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French sources (for intermediate or advanced learners)!

Hi :)
Some time ago I asked my followers to suggest me some films/books/tv series/general sources to improve my French, and a lot of you (more than I excpected) answered.
If you have other suggestions, please reblog this post and spread the knowledge!
So, here you are the list of all the books/films/singers you suggested, I hope it will help some of you, too:


  • L'étranger, Camus
  • Si c'était vrai…, Marc Levy
  • Comment je suis devenu stupide, Martin Page
  • Huis clos, Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Mateo Falcone, Prosper Mérimée
  • Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, Éric-Emmanuel Schmidt
  • Le blé en herbe, Colette
  • Le petit prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Le petit Nicolas, René Goscinny
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand

Grammar book: “Action Grammaire” (for any level)


  • Les intouchables (2011)
  • Entre les murs (2008)
  • Amélie (2001)
  • Un Prophète (2009)
  • La Règle du Jeu (1939)
  • Des Hommes et des Dieux (2010)
  • Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (2007)
  • Au Revoir, les Enfants (1987)
  • Le passé (2013)
  • La vie d'Adèle (2013)
  • Les choristes (2004)
  • Jeune et jolie (2013)
  • L'Auberge Espagnole (2002)
  • Ne le Dis à personne (2006)
  • Chaos (2005)
  • Delicatessen (1991)

TV series:

  • RIS police scientifique
  • Les revenants
  • Extra French avec sous-titres (YouTube)


  • Stromae
  • Louise Attaque
  • Dionysos
  • Coeur de Pirate
  • Yelle

Inimical Fortune, envious of all good, she who revolves things human, has deprived me for a whole year of your most illustrious presence, and still not being content with that, has robbed me once again of the same good: the which would be intolerable to me if I did not think to enjoy it soon. And in this my exile I know surely that your highness’ clemency has had as much care and solicitude for my health as the king’s majesty would have had. For which I am not only bound to serve you but also to revere you with daughterly love, since I understand that your most illustrious highness has not forgotten me every time that you have written to the king’s majesty, which would have been for me to do. However, heretofore I have not dared to write to him, for which at present I humbly entreat your most excellent highness that in writing to his majesty you will deign to recommend me to him, entreating ever his sweet benediction and likewise entreating the Lord God to send him best success in gaining victory over his enemies so that your highness, and I together with you, may rejoice the sooner at his happy return. I entreat nothing else form God but that He may preserve your most illustrious highness, to whose grace, humbly kissing your hands, I offer and commend myself. From Saint James on the thirty-first of July.

Your most obedient daughter and most faithful servant, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Tudor to Catherine Parr, July 31, 1544

Source: Elizabeth I: Collected Works by Elizabeth I, Leah S. Marcus (ed.), Janel Mueller (ed.), Mary Beth Rose (ed.)

vagaybond  asked:

I came across something today about the purple handprint being used as an early gay symbol, because of a protest on Halloween in 1969 in San Francisco, where the paper they were protesting threw purple paint on the protesters and they proceeded to graffiti around the city and put handprints around. I've found a lot of unreliable resources about it and I've been trying to figure out if there's any existing remnants? I figured you folk would be who to ask about it.

Alright you summarized the idea well enough that we don’t have to go over it again. But we can give you some of the sources we have, and what it was called. To make research easier that particular event was called The Friday of the Purple Hand, and here are some sources to check out:

icesapphireserpent  asked:

Hey I'm sorry to bother you with this but I'm a Sicilian-American. My family immigrated from Palermo a few generations back and our heritage has always been important to us. So I've been trying to learn Sicilian but it's been very very difficult. Any advice you can give or textbooks you recommend? Again sorry for the trouble and thank you for your time.

Hello @icesapphireserpent,

Well, There are not many sources to learn Sicilian, but you can try these links: - An interesting video about Sicilian pronunciation

There’s also a book about Sicilian grammar

Learn Sicilian / Mparamu lu sicilianu by Gaetano Cipolla. 

I hope it helps, good luck! :) 

Tips on Writing a Research Paper

As I usually state in my posts this is just what I do to make the process easier, it is not going to work for everyone.  This is the process I use when writing a paper (yes it takes some time to do the organizing part, but I have found that writing is much less daunting when done in this way).  Start your paper as early as you can.  Usually, since I suffer from A-motivational syndrome as well, do your paper piece by piece and it will seem less daunting and stressful. 

1.)  Review your syllabus:  Look for requirements including page number requirements, paper format (APA vs. MLA), number of resources needed, what type of information to include, and list any questions you have regarding the paper.  If you have any questions, ask your teacher MONTHS BEFORE it is due.  You do not want to be stuck writing your paper with no direction and waiting on a response from your teacher the night before it is due. 

2.)  Identify your topic:  Get a simple, basic idea for the topic of your paper.  Have some idea of what you want, but be open-minded to changing it as you do your research and find more information. 

3.) Searching for Sources:  I always start the writing process for a research paper with actually finding the sources I want to use.  If you start your paper and then look for sources, you may find yourself changing various aspects of your paper and having to eliminate some of the previous work you’ve done.  By doing your research fist, you can give yourself direction on where you want to go with your paper and get ideas of various things you can include in your paper.  I will do another post on finding sources in the future, but there are tons of studyspo blogs that have this information.

4.) Type your notes:  I know that some people love taking hand-written notes when doing research, if you prefer this then I guess you could write then type it out.  I found it easier to type because a) I type fast than I write and b) some PDF files and other sources allow you to copy the quote you want to use and paste it into a word document so you don’t have to type it out. 

5.)    Format: (title – citation – each quote followed by in-text citation)  For each source I find, I format it in the word document in the following way:

           Title of the Article/Source – Author

           Citation (done in MLA or APA format depending on requirements)

           “First Quote” (Author(s), Page Number)

           “Second Quote” (Author(s), Page Number)

I do it in the above way with (Author(s), Page Number) because usually my papers are supposed to be in APA format.  This way, it is quoted and cited in a way that I can copy and paste it into my paper where I need it and it is already cited in the proper way for in text citations. 

6.) Note page numbers: It is so much easier to note the page numbers as you are taking notes (whether it be hand written or typed).  Trust me, if you have 15 sources and don’t note the page numbers as you take notes you will spend hours searching through your previously read research trying to find a page number just to cite it properly and it will be frustrating.  It is much easier to just quickly note it in case you use it later. 

7.) Assign a color to each different source:  I do this so that the next few steps are easier.  You will see in a minute as you continue reading that I combine my research by topic, so keeping it color coded allows me to know which source it originally came from.  I am a visual learner, if you are too this step can help you tremendously.  If you aren’t a visual learner and you find this step to be futile, then feel free to skip it.  (I’ve included pictures below, but in this paper did not color-code as I was unfortunately racing against a time limit). 

8.) Open another word document

9.) Outline: Now that you have done your research and notated your sources, it is time to start an outline of your paper.  Personally, I find it easier to outline my paper by paragraph or by topic (sometimes each topic will need to be broken into 2 paragraphs).  This is an example of how I do it:

       I. Introduction:

       II. “Topic 1”:

       III. “Topic 2”: (and so on with as many paragraphs/topics you have)

       IV.  Conclusion:

After each “topic” I have sub-points of what information I want to include in that specific topic/paragraph. 

10.) Copy and paste: Now that you have an outline, open both word documents and line them up so that they are side-by-side so that you can see both documents.  Below I have included a screenshot of a previous paper that I have done and how I set it up.  Go through your notes and copy and paste each quote under the topic you want it to be included in in your final paper.  You can also see an example of this in the screenshot if this is confusing. 

11.) Add any more points you want to add:  If there is more information you want to touch on in a specific topic, make a brief bullet point of the information you want to add. 

12.) You are now ready to begin writing!!:  Start typing, I usually do this under the list of bullet points in the outline.  By doing this you will not be totally concerned about your page/word limit while you are composing your paper (which I feel adds so much unneeded stress).  As I write each paragraph, I include the quotes noted.  As I include the quotes I use the “strikeout” font in word to remind myself that I used it already.  Once I have written all of my paragraphs, I copy and paste them into a third word document (your final paper) in the order that I want them to be in, then fix the formatting (double spaced, 12 inch, times new roman, etc.).  If you are under the word limit you can then read through your paper and add information where needed, or you can identify a part of your paper where you can add a new paragraph and explain something further.  If you are over the word limit, congratulations, just take out the information that is the least necessary. 

13.) Avoid Fluff: No one likes to read useless information.  Don’t waste your time or your professors time.  If you find yourself “fluffing up” your paper to reach a word/page number limit go back, rethink your subtopics, and do some more research. Including fluff usually means that you need to go into more detail or have more subtopics instead of repeatedly explaining the same thing over and over and simplifying something you already said. 

If you have questions, shoot me an ask at TheOrganizedCoyote at

Feminists be like: Prove to me you’re right about the wage gap myths or prove to me that there isn’t a million girls getting raped in the USA a year.

Me: Well here’s several sources

Feminists: OH MY GOD SHUT THE FUCK UP. You’re so wrong and it’s hilarious how wrong you are, bad post, fucking white male just kill yourself.

Me: Then why did you even ask?

Feminists: Leave me alone.. I’m H a v I n g a Pa n I c at ta ck