in case you haven’t noticed, i’m weird. i’m a weirdo. i don’t fit in. something is very, very wrong with me. there’s this darkness in me, that’s overwhelming sometimes and i don’t know where it comes from.
“Promise me, Steve. Promise me you’ll give her a life we couldn’t have.”
GIFTED AUwhere Mary is Steve’s and Bucky’s daughter. And when S.H.I.E.L.D learns about the gifted child of the supersoldiers, they try all things possible to take her away from Steve, who’d given up on all to give Mary a normal life that he had promised Bucky he’d give her before Bucky had gone under.
“What was great about this is that the luxury of a love story was not
where we were, I mean they can’t even talk to each other. We never even
talked about it - it was never there, no one said ‘maybe’, we never had
to fight against it. It was always going to be two warriors on par,
starting off with very little respect for each other and ending up with a
massive respect for each other.”
This quote from "Troy" is perfect for Flint (and in the movie it was uttered by Odysseus, which is so appropriate for Flint): "Will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?" I'm so, so mad and so, so sad that the answer is "no" in TI. They don't know who Flint really was, how bravely he fought, how fiercely he loved. All they know is "a monster". :(
every time I see that quote used on a gifset I bleed inwardly :’’’) I’M BLEEDING INWARDLY RIGHT NOW AS I THINK ABOUT IT!!!
and oh god, I know. you’re killing me, anon. you’re really killing me. whenever I think about that incredible speech flint gave in the finale and his fear of being thought of or remembered as a “villain” throughout the whole series, I need to lie down for a million years.
but that’s part of the tragedy and the beauty of the show, isn’t it? that stories are immensely powerful, but that can go both ways, and there’s always going to be another side to the story. and it’s true that what we get in treasure island is a simplified and distorted look at these characters. but that’s why this show exists in the first place! that’s why this show is so incredibly beautiful! and I think at the end of the day, we’re meant to be upset about all the ways these people’s lives have been twisted to fit a certain narrative or erased almost entirely. but we’re also meant to rejoice in the fact that black sails has uncovered some of the “truth,” has taken back control of the narrative, and has insisted, “there’s more here.” treasure island can’t make flint a monster to us anymore because we know flint now, and we know that he is not a monster but a man who has lived a long, complicated life. TI’s power to reduce him to something ugly or small has been extinguished for us. the flint we’ve grown to love is bursting out from between those two covers, and will not be going away anytime soon; as we create more story about him he’ll only grow larger and larger, and brighter and brighter.
we know who he really was and how bravely he fought and how fiercely he loved! (and so does john silver. and so does madi.) no story can ever really be stamped out forever. more will always come with more to say. and if we believe in those stories, they will survive >:)
I don’t know if I’m cut out to be a hero. You already are. I don’t know about that. Just live in the moment. Don’t worry about it right now. Maybe there’s another time and place where we don’t have to, but right now I feel like we do… Keyleth, we’re in a mansion right now. Fucking cannonball!