From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
I couldn't get my magical birds to sit still for a picture, but this is more or less what they look like. I can't take care of them while being queen, so they hang out in the Otherworld. They love to sing!
[Plate 21 of Birds of America by John James Audobon, 1827-1838]