Ruffians Thugs


Citronshipping: HoND and Tangled 

I was inspired to draw these when I saw some old thiefship Disney (Tangled) crossover artworks. Although I chose TKB because I was listening to both of the films soundtracks and the song “ God Help the Outcasts”  reminded me of him and he is more apt for these IMO.Citron is so underrated. The ship is basically the YGODM counterpart to Tangled if done in an Ancient Egypt fairytale something AU. 

 I don’t know what Mariku is doing there. I felt the need to add him, he is supposed to be Pascal but he reminds me of the Pub Thugs/Ruffians for some reason. 

a list of things I will never be over:

-the floating lights
-“guys, I want a castle”
-“I’m making hazelnut soup for dinner, your favorite–surprise!”
-Rapunzel befriending RUFFIANS and THUGS
-“that’s a lot of hair.” “she’s growing it out.”
-how Rapunzel starts calling Flynn Eugene like right away
-“a fake reputation is all a man has.”
-Eugene and Max fighting like pre-schoolers
-kingdom dance
-“I bought them. most of them.”
-“what if it’s not everything I dreamed it would be?” “it will be.” “and what if it is? what’ll I do then?” “that’s the good part I guess–you get to go find a new dream.”
-“you were my new dream.” “and you were mine.”


Lock-blade knives have been dated to the 15th century. In Spain, one early lock-blade design was the Andalusian clasp knife the navaja. But the rise in popularity of the navaja occurred at a time of increased restrictions upon the wearing bladed weapons by persons outside the Spanish nobility, around the late 1600s

During the first part of the 18th century, the blade heel and backspring of the navaja were altered to provide a locking device for the blade. With its locking blade, the navaja was now a versatile fighting knife, able to safely deliver thrusts as well as slashes. The design is thought to have been first adopted by the working classes, sailors, teamsters, and artisans. And, in Spain, the navaja epitomized the concept of a defensive knife to be carried at all times on the person.

Its association with gamblers, rogues, ruffians, and thugs comes from its frequent use as a weapon, where it was often used to enforce the collection of gambling debts or to rob innocent victims, as it proved sufficiently formidable as an offensive arm. (It was specifically named by the Spanish military governor of Catalonia, in his edict of 29 May 1750 prohibiting the carrying of edged weapons.)

A priest executed by French forces for carrying a navaja

Despite official disapproval, the navaja de muelles became popular in Spain as a fighting and general utility knife, and was the primary personal arm of the Spanish guerrilleros who opposed Napoleon during his invasion and subsequent occupation of Spain in the Peninsular War.


However, in Spain the carrying of a navaja did not necessarily identify its owner as a criminal. During the earlier 19th century, the navaja was carried by men of all classes and backgrounds, including the upper classes, the clergy, and the aristocracy.

In 18th and 19th century Spain knife-fighting schools could be found in the major cities.

Duel with navaja

a thought on shepherds (and christmas):

recently in my Latin class we were talking about shepherds and how they are in classical writing other than pastoral poems portrayed as ruffians or thugs and my Latin professor was saying that yeah, basically at that time shepherds were seen as dangerous, wild, probably lawless people barely a step away from bandits and this was making me think while listening to the gospel reading at church tonight about how the people present at the birth of Jesus in Luke’s account are shepherds, and how in terms of historical context and also the rest of Jesus’s life - associating with the most hated social pariahs he could find - that’s really cool

like so much cooler than the domesticated pastoral shepherds in nativity scenes - rather the first witnesses to the birth of Jesus according to the gospels are these people who are pretty far from holy men, who are poor and might well be thieves and are certainly looked at that way by their community

and just - the fact that the story that’s told chooses to place those people as the witnesses to the birth of their religion’s central figure, that they’re the ones who are called to come and see - that matters to me. a lot.