About this comic:After The Kindergarten Kid, alternative timeline. Peridot and Lapis have been bonding during their time on
earth, but Lapis still can’t let go the feeling of being fused with
Jasper, so she asks Peridot to help her but, things don’t always goes as
Story and art by me, updates on fridays/saturdays. when I have the page ready OTL. DON’T REPOST.
I haven’t abandoned this thing, I’m just a little shit, I’m sorry also they are gay
so, it’s great and all that disney decided to finally let will & elizabeth reunite BUT obviously there are things in canon at this point that i take great issue with, so this post was pretty much inevitable.
elizabeth does not stay on that godforsaken island while will is away. the fact that they’ve chosen that narrative, or a narrative at least close to it, irritates me to no end. she’s the bloody pirate king, not some housewife. this literally DEFEATS the purpose of her character and her story arc. the whole idea was freedom from her cage. she thrives as a pirate. why would you take all of that away from her and reduce her to being a woman that had a child and lived romantically alone for twenty years??
will turner would never expect elizabeth to wait for him. will turner would never expect elizabeth to wait for him. WILL TURNER WOULD NEVER EXPECT ELIZABETH TO WAIT FOR HIM. he would never want elizabeth to be alone and / or unhappy. regardless of how much he loves her and she loves him, that would be such a selfish expectation to put on her shoulders, especially given that he’s immortal and she isn’t. eventually, he’s going to have to live without her anyways. he would want her to move on and find happiness, even if it would kill him not to be able to be there and provide it for her. and even if elizabeth did move on, she would always return every ten years with henry to meet will and spend the day with him.
the fact of the matter is that elizabeth wouldn’t even be accepted into civilized society again. she was at the head of the pirates’ war against the east india company with a warrant hanging over her head. just because cutler beckett is dead doesn’t mean that all of that would just go away. she would have wanted posters out there for her, same as jack does.
speaking of jack, elizabeth would literally TALK ABOUT HIM ALL THE TIME. because those adventures, while dangerous and devastating at times, are a HUGE part of her life and her history. they helped to shape her into the woman she is today. what possible reason would she have for not telling henry about all of that? she has no shame in being a pirate, or being involved with pirates. henry would know all about jack, he would know all about barbossa, he would know all about the things that the lot of them accomplished and experienced together. ( and in fact, the line “like the tales of you and captain jack sparrow” actually irks the hell out of me because it more or less erases elizabeth from that narrative as well but wHATEVER )
plus i still firmly believe that both jack and barbossa would keep in contact with elizabeth because despite everything, she and jack are still friends, and barbossa is still a mentor to her, albeit an unofficial one, and you don’t just dROP PEOPLE LIKE THAT, especially knowing what she’s been through and how her story was left like???? c’MON
it bugs me, too, that henry is even slightly involved with the navy, regardless of his reasoning, like how absolutely dangerous. if anyone found out his parentage, he’d be in way more trouble than he ends up being in, my god.
elizabeth remains a pirate, and continues her duties as pirate king. she doesn’t wear dresses. she would be INVOLVED if there was a notorious pirate hunter, dead or alive, who was tormenting pirates all over, and would definitely know if jack was one of the ones threatened by him. the fact that she’s been sidelined makes me SO ANGRY, even more so now, knowing that keira DID come back. she could easily have been included more. in some respects, i’m glad she wasn’t because they’d just ruin her character, but at the same time, HER CHARACTER IS RUINED JUST THE SAME
tl;dr i’m salty and elizabeth swann deserves better.
So there’s a little scene in episode 24
of Boku no Hero Academia that sort of hits home something it took me
a while to notice: Bakugou is really, really clever.
He masks it with explosions and the
worst pubescent attitude this side of a /RedPill commentator, but the
boy is a strategist. He’s perceptive and his moves are extremely
premeditated. The show and the manga love to throw this in our
faces by the way. Anyone with half a brain (sadly this excludes my son
Kaminari) who has been in a room with him, is aware of this.
certainly is, in that wonderful scene from the Bakugou x Uraraka fight, as are several of his classmates. In fact, the show LOVES slapping us in
the face with this little tidbit of knowledge. Here’s one from
And then there’s that fight scene near the
end of season 1. This one is probably the most impressive, because
please note that Bakugou, who ostensibly hates the living shit out of Deku, is absolutely saving his life here, in a
split second decision, in a very chaotic battle. In a scene, I might add,
where Deku is nearly getting himself killed in a pretty stupid way.
In the scene, All Might is caught by
Kurogiri and when running to rescue him, Izuku is on the verge of
A split second later, this happens.
I love that scene, because it is Very
Insightful and for me, it puts Bakugou right up there as one of the
better antagonists in the anime I watch. You see, he’s an obvious
foil for our hero. But what makes him special, is that he’s a foil on
so many facets. I mean, several characters mirror Deku in some
way or another, but Bakugou is by far the most complex. He’s a
character whose depth goes a mile underground and then explodes into
a warren of underground caverns. What this scene shows, in
particular, is that Bakugou is way better at keeping a cool head,
making him, at this point in the series, a much stronger hero than
Izuku. He has him beat on TWO of his three strong points. It goes
like this. If you want to put it in symbolic terms, what Deku has
going for him, is Brain, Strength and Heart. Strength is One for
All. Izuku is given literal superstrength, but at this point, he has
yet to master it. See: all the broken bones. All of them. On the
other hand, we’ve been introduced to Kacchan as someone with a
powerful quirk. As a result of being coddled his entire life, he’s a
complete emotional mess, a sack of raging hormones (and just… so
many explosions), but as a hero and a fighter, he’s incredibly
strong. He has a very good grip on his quirk. He even knows his own
limits, creating a costume that lets him go over them.
Which takes us right towards the Brain. From the
start, this has been shown to us as Izuku’s advantage. He has all
those notebooks, he’s constantly muttering under his breath, thinking
up strategies. His intelligence, his perceptiveness is what makes Izuku special, or so we’re
told. But here’s the thing: Kacchan is as clever as he is. He is,
at the very least, as perceptive and good at creating or
recognizing, strategies as Deku. Even in the official stats you see
this. Kacchan has 4/5 intelligence, the same as Izuku. For
comparison: someone like Yaoyozoru has 6/5, whereas dum dum Denki has
1/5 (poor thing, I still love you). More importantly, for someone
who loses it at the most minor of social interactions, Bakugou does
keep his head cool in a fight. He stays cautious in his duel against
Uraraka, he recognizes that plan in the OVA and he reacts quickly and
precisely in the villain fight. In this regard, he has Deku beat. Remember that every time Deku (nearly) fails,
it’s because he lets his emotions take over. You see it in his duel
with Shinsou, you see it with his willingness to save All Might and
nearly get killed. That shit with the portal dude happens twice in
the same friggin fight. And it nearly kills Deku twice also. But this is All Might and Izuku loses his
shit when it comes to saving his loved ones. Now, later chapters reveal that Kacchan is At Least as much of an All Might fanboy as
Deku, but in that particular fight, he manages to keep his cool.
Because Bakugou is most at ease in a fight. He’s most concentrated in
a battle. He’s in his element there.
Which brings us to the Heart, where
Izuku is still on top and where Kacchan has so, so much growing to
do. I could (and probably will) write an entire rant about Kacchan’s
emotional journey throughout the manga, but for now, let’s just say
that he has some Inner Turmoil™ and it’s causing him to act in ways
that would get him kicked out of friggin 4chan for being an ass.
Meanwhile, Izuku wins at empathy. This is one of his strongest suits.
He wants to help people. He’s so
preoccupied with saving people that it sometimes turns out to be his
downfall. He very nearly dies in that All Might fight. He loses that
Todoroki fight, but in the end, he does save Todoroki. So while he
has to work on his Strength, and has to find a better balance between
his Heart and his Brain. Kacchan main goal towards becoming a hero is to grow emotionally (even if he doesn’t realize it yet), but no one in their right mind has any doubts about his Strength and is Brain.