I always believed that Black Sails is about Flint’s tragedy. But the more I think about it and the more I recapitulate the whole series, I come to realization that it’s actually about Silver’s tragedy.
Before you shit on Silver and Madi being together romantically on Black Sails just consider that Long John Silver, one of the single most iconic pirate characters ever written, has always had a wife of African descent!!! and in the 183 years since it was written ONLY ONE other adaptation, not even THE ORIGINAL, has ever shown a Black woman respect before now! If her character is not completely erased or overwritten, it was suggested that there was no conceivable possibility that he actually loved her or that she could possibly be attractive or desirable simple because she was Black. So, nope, sorry, it isn’t progressive to ignore her just to ship him with a man. It’s incredible that Madi Scott even exists as a character, let alone that she is shown to be loved and integral to the storyline and Silver’s character in this show. If you erase that for a ship between two white men you’re literally not more “progressive” than Robert Louis Stevenson, who in the 17th century wasn’t even homophobic, but was certainly racist. Don’t erase Madi as Silver’s love interest, it’s disgusting.
for wRITING PROMPT HOW ABOUT SOME ANGST, silverflint & 'i shouldn't be in love with you' ???
I don’t think, or know if this was along the lines of what you were looking for, and this isn’t even what I meant to write but this is what came out. Heh… I can’t do angst without a goddamn happy ending. ‘bout 1.4k words. 98% sfw.
“We should stop,” Flint said, after a long silence and in reply to nothing.
“Beg pardon?” Silver said, utterly confused and having been enjoying the silence, mind filled with pleasant nothings as he tended to the fire.
“We should stop,” Flint repeated, just as cryptically. “What’s been going on between us. We should stop.”
“What do you mean?” Silver had an idea, but he was terrified of being right.
“You know what I mean,” Flint asserted.
Silver’s brow furrowed, jaw dropping open as his mind raced through the array of possibilities that could explain why Flint was saying this.
“Fucking, you mean,” Silver huffed, swallowing hard. Flint scoffed.
damn Bianca, back at it again with the power point presentations
*knocks on door* hi Black Sails fandom, I’m new, do you mind letting me in? I made you this thing that stopped being popular like two years ago as a peace offer please i need your help this show killed me
This was my response to that Sarner post, I reposted it, because tumblr is not allowing me to reblog the original post.
Omg can we just not???!! So many people in this fandom would gush and faint if Flint would leave everything behind to be with Thomas Hamilton. I’m pretty sure this Sarner lady would love that too. God forbid Silver does the same. You can’t compare Silver and Madi’s relationship with Silver and Flint’s friendship. Silver has always done and given so much more than Flint has in return. Flint has put Silver (and the rest of the Walrus crew) through shit Madi would NEVER EVER do to him, simply because it’s not in her nature. Till this day Silver is still doing what Flint wants. The only person who actually gives a shit about what Silver wants, who actually gives a shit about him being his own person is Madi. How are you gonna disrespect a Black woman like that? Are you fucking kidding me? She isn’t just some random chick getting in the way of your two faves. She is a fully realized character, with her own individual story, a woman who’s people freedom she’s fighting for because a bunch of white colonial motherfuckers wanted to get rich and stay rich!? Remember? The entire economy of that world thrived on colonialism and slavery??? Madi Scott is not only a woman who based on actual historical context is fighting to stick it to the man, but also from a moral and ethical perspective has every fucking right to do so. That’s what Silver sees. And than you have the pirate who is full of grandeur and ego who wants revenge on England because they took his love away from him and doesn’t care who has to sacrifice to get his war, friend or foe. As long as everything goes HIS specific way. Let’s be honest. We all know if Thomas could see Flint now, he wouldn’t exactly agree with this revenge plot and that’s an understatement. Silver and Madi have and always will have more in common then Silver and Flint ever will. And how are you gonna act so surprised when Silver has repeatedly warned Flint that when it comes to Madi, he’s at his most vulnerable therefore he will not choose his war over her. He knew. Also the fact that Silver doesn’t believe in Flint’s war anymore isn’t exactly news either, this has been building up the entire season. He believed in Flint, but now he’s losing faith in him. That’s called character development folks, people change, deal with it. Besides, it isn’t as if Flint ever bothers to let Silver in on his plans for his war anyway, he suddenly adds and changes things and asks him to just trust him. Yeah right. Then you have Madi and Silver who discuss everything together before they go ahead with a plan. That is trust, that is mutual respect. Madi taught him the true meaning of love and friendship; to be with someone who let’s you be free to be yourself and live your own life on your own accord. And that’s what Silver wants, his OWN life.
There are so many conversations Madi and Silver have had that we didn’t get to see. So, I wonder what or if they’ve told each other about their childhoods. I would love to see a flashback about Silver telling Madi where he really comes from and who he was as a child.
It’s charm time again! With spring warming up each day and summer starting to creep into view, why not cool off with an FFXV parfait charm? These will be printed on clear acrylic and will come on a black lariat with a silver spoon attachment and a small gem glued to the charm (for a little extra razzle dazzle).
Preorders are available in my brand new shop! Orders will ship out around mid July.