He likes it.
sexual orientation: not u
This was inspired by something that recently happened to a friend. Might considering posting my source of inspiration for B if they still do not see the error of their ways after being informed by various people including the artist themselves. People. OTL
If anyone identifies with B please understand and change? I’m sure you’re not a jerk inside but just behaving so due to ignorance/convenience/pride/whatever. Do you really want to continue?
This drives me insane! I see people reposting my work ALL the time and this is EXACTLY how it makes me feel. Reblog my posts, retweet my tweets, sure. But don’t just put something I did on your page, even if you credit me. (Except for commissioners.) When you do that, I never get to see how people react and what people think of my work - that’s the whole reason I posted it in the first place.
I want a friendship like this.
Daughter of a gun (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?
*puts on obnoxious historian hat*
there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!!
like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)
there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop
so you know who takes over??? the first mate???
she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.
at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.
there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.
(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)
We need links!
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark
Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett
Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling
Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence
Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly
How To Reduce an Interesting and Complex Character Down to One Character Trait That Almost Never Comes Up in Canon: A Guide by Tumblr Dot Com
How To Glorify a Really Boring and Uninteresting Character Giving Them Merits and Praising Them in Ways They Don’t Even Deserve: Another Guide by Tumblr Dot Com
curse you koji kondo and your beautiful soundtracks
If you don’t understand why people don’t like the big bang theory, once in an episode the cast was at a comic store browsing and a woman walked in, and one of the leads said “Is she lost?” and that was the joke.
it really is interesting to me when people think shipping spock/kirk is somehow reductive or dismissive of their friendship because even if you don’t believe the relationship is sexual in any way they are still immensely intimate and affectionate with one another, both emotionally and physically, and that is 100% there in the canon over and over again. like, platonic or otherwise, these jerks were head over heels in love with each other.
i also find it interesting (read: frustrating) that, while placing the spock/kirk relationship in a romantic context somehow lessens the importance of the bond to some people, those same people are often the ones to assume that when you say ‘kirk/spock is right there in canon’ that you are implying sexual/physical romance as opposed to ‘a bond of true love that may or may not have had sexual consummation depending on how you interpret that bond’
saying ‘kirk/spock is canon’ doesn’t even mean kirk and spock getting naked is canon—it means they are each other’s greatest loves. they adore each other. they are the most important people to each other. that’s literally all it means, unless someone outright states otherwise—and i don’t really see that happening all too often?
thank you thank you thank you
Excuse me, how do you think the crew of the Enterprise saves the day if not with the POWER OF their FRIENDSHIP?
And this actually goes for any Enterprise (or (Non-)Starship in general), I mean, just look at how Data and Geordi LaForge are the bestest space friends I have seen in my entire life!
SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A CHARGED PARTICLE CANNON.
Margaret Atwood, Second Words: Selected Critical Prose (1983), pg. 413.
You’ve probably heard the punchline before, but here’s the full context for the quote. (via muffinw)
i think one of the reasons we’re all obsessed with puns is because we grew up with these three: