james flint for the character ask meme thing! and/or madi! and/or miranda! and/or....GATES! idk if gates was alive long enough for you to have an opinion on him tho lol
So much choice! Thank you! I’m doing them all, because why not.
1: sexuality headcanon: Can I say Complicated Gay? Because gay, but also everything with Miranda is difficult. I have various feelings about the way this show depicted sexualities as fairly person-based and malleable and deliberately difficult to label, but I don’t know how well they’d go down.
2: otp: Silverflint. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3: brotp: Flint & Gates.
4: notp: Flint/Vane.
5: first headcanon that pops into my head: Again with the accents, little baby Dimples McGraw had a reasonably strong Cornish accent that he deliberately got rid of when he joined the Navy, because you can’t be an officer if you sound like a bumpkin fisherman.
6: favorite line from this character: How to choose? I love the way he delivers this part: “When I lost Thomas, I raged. I was distraught. I wept. But with you. I’m ruined over you.”
7: one way in which I relate to this character: I also think books make the perfect gift.
8: thing that gives me second hand embarrassment about this character: He has no chill. Sometimes he really needed to calm the fuck down.
9: cinnamon roll or problematic fave? So problematic, but such a fave.
1: sexuality headcanon: Straight.
2: otp: Ughhh, I don’t even know. I don’t particularly think she should’ve settled for Silver, given how broken everything was at the end.
3: brotp: Madi & Flint.
4: notp: Madi/being a tavern owner’s wife?
5: first headcanon that pops into my head: She absolutely had those pirate outfits ready to go before Flint and co even landed on her shore.
6: favorite line from this character: That entire speech where she wrecked Rogers.
7: one way in which I relate to this character: If I were a no good pirate, I’d follow John Silver anywhere too.
8: thing that gives me second hand embarrassment about this character: It’s not really embarrassment, but that whole ‘when I speak, my men listen’ thing I find a bit…I dunno. Less compelling and amazing than others seem to. She’s royalty. Of course they fucking listen. They don’t have much choice, given how plausible it apparently was that Kofi could’ve beaten the shit out of someone who disrespected her. She is awesome, but they’d still have to do what she said even if she wasn’t.
9: cinnamon roll or problematic fave? Pretty cinnamon roll-ish.
1: sexuality headcanon: Pretty straight, tbh.
2: otp: London OT3. /happiness. /living.
3: brotp: Does Miranda & Abigail count? Adoptive mum-tp?
4: notp: Miranda/Pastor Quick Draw
5: first headcanon that pops into my head: Moving to Nassau was a steep learning curve for her. She’d always had servants to do almost everything for her before then. James brought her any books he came across that listed recipes or instructions for growing fruit and vegetables, and he showed her how to do a lot of things around the house like making beds and lighting fires.
6: favorite line from this character: All the stuff in the carriage in 2x03, but particularly: “I was going to say… that perhaps you’re more concerned with whether or not people talk about what you and I may be doing behind closed doors… than with what we actually are doing.”
7: one way in which I relate to this character: I’m also trapped and frustrated with my life.
8: thing that gives me second hand embarrassment about this character: The fucking the pastor thing a little bit, but mostly it just makes me feel horribly sorry for her.
9: cinnamon roll or problematic fave? Beautiful, complicated, angry, cinnamony fave.
1: sexuality headcanon: I don’t even know. Straight, probably?
2: otp: None really.
3: brotp: Gates & Flint.
4: notp: I don’t think I’ve ever even seen gates shipped with anyone.
5: first headcanon that pops into my head: Once when they were drunk together about a year after they met, Flint slipped up and sort of mentioned Thomas, not by name but by pronouns. Gates noticed, but he didn’t point it out and never mentioned it again, because he supposed (rightly) that Flint hadn’t meant to do it and he’d been at sea plenty long enough to be unfazed by that sort of thing, so it’s not like it changed anything anyway.
6: favorite line from this character: “There are no legacies in this life, are there? No monuments. No history. Just the water. It pays us and then it claims us. Swallows us whole. As if we’d never been here at all.“
7: one way in which I relate to this character: I’m completely Done about 95% of the time too.
8: thing that gives me second hand embarrassment about this character: Nothing really. He’s a good egg.
9: cinnamon roll or problematic fave? Sort of cinnamon roll dad.