me: If you like dogs or bread that means you like temple of the dog and if you like jam on the bread that means you like pearl jam and if you have a garden that means you like soundgarden and if you like lemon that means you like led zeppelin and if you like chilli food then you like rhcp but if you have a door in your house that means you like the doors and if you….
Do you ever think about what Steinberg and Levine achieved with this character and need to lie down for a while? They took an already iconic character and elevated him to something else entirely. He’s all of these things from Treasure Island throughout the story of Black Sails, to varying degrees, but he’s also so much more complicated than that, and the places where those variations and complexities meet are what make his arc and development so fascinating to watch. Every step of his journey is believable and, even though the man in episode one is almost unrecognisable in comparison to the man at the end, he already had several of Long John Silver’s most fundamental traits right at the beginning. He was almost more Long John Silver before he actually was Long John Silver. The complexity of Flint’s character in this show is clearly astonishing, but they were able to build him from almost the ground up. Their Flint only had to tie in with ghost stories. The way they created their John Silver, who is so recognisable and yet so different at the same time, will forever be amazing to me.
Anonymous said: Just read them, OMFG! I’m with the other anon! More villain cruelly
loving the hero please!!!! Your prompts are GOLD!! (You don’t have to do this
right away or at all, I know how it can get boring or tiring to do the same
ones back to back) Love You!
Anonymous said: So about this whole villain is trying to tell the hero that they’re
being used as a weapon and whatnot, could we have some prompts where the hero
finally realizes this and breaks down. (Some villain and hero comfort)
Anonymous said to the-modern-typewriter: Hello, do you think I could get a prompt or two
about the hero killing someone for the first time (be it on accident or
purpose) and the villain is there to (comfort or stop them.)
1) “Oh, baby.” The
villain guided them to their knees with a firm press of their hands, tucking
the hero’s head against their lap. Petting their fingers
through the hero’s hair as they shuddered and sobbed. “I’m sorry. I know you
never wanted to hurt anyone, never wanted any of this. You thought they cared
about you, huh?”
“Please – stop –“
“It’s alright to be angry. I would be furious, to be used like that. But you
don’t have to be what they made you.”
me your hands.” It was soft at first, and then demanding, impossible to
disobey. Right then, it was blissful to give their hands over and let the villain
tug them towards a sink. Even scrubbing the blood out seemed a righteous pain,
a deserving punishment for what they’d done. They couldn’t stop shaking. The
movies made it look so easy. Why couldn’t they stop shaking?
“I – I didn’t mean-“ but they had meant to. It just hadn’t sunk in what killing
someone actually meant. “There’s so much blood.”
“It was self-defense. You were only protecting yourself and you were
magnificent.” The reverence in the villain’s tone gave them pause.
shh.” The villain wiped the tears from the hero’s face and pressed a kiss from
their forehead. “Don’t struggle, you’ll only make it worse for yourself.”
4) They hadn’t wanted this. Of course, they’d
wanted the hero to stop fighting them. Wanted them broken, despondent, but…the
person staring blankly at walls, terrified of their own power, wasn’t what they
“Darling, you’re beautiful. You don’t need to be scared with me I promise you
that. Look – try and attack me and I promise I can stop you. You’re safe with
me. You couldn’t hurt me if you tried, I’m just like you.”
killed someone. Do you really think they’re ever going to want you back?”
The hero looked up at the villain, desperate, shattered.
“I’ll always want you, even if they don’t,” the villain said. “I understand
what it’s like. It was an accident, wasn’t it?”
6) “You killed them.” “Well, I wasn’t going to let you do it. You’d pick yourself apart with guilt after and then where would we be?.”
7) “You’re a weapon,” the villain said. “But you may as well be your own. If you’re going to destroy yourself, baby, do it for yourself and not for other people.”
how to be less demoralized by your long project: love every inch of it. don’t get hung up on the fact that you aren’t at your favorite part in the middle or end, the one you know you’ll be working towards for 100 hours (or more).