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Michael Vey News

I’m sure there’s like three or four people who have been watching my tumblr all day, waiting for this news. If not, then oh well…

So I have a few things of news:

The first one is #michaelveyswitcheroo2k17. It might actually happen. RPE said that they haven’t found a production company yet. But what about the trailer? That was made on a really small budget, so I think they might end up making another trailer later, once they have more of a budget, and more actors. I don’t know this for sure, so don’t hate me if it doesn’t happen.

RPE was offered one million dollars to write an eighth book, but he turned it down. He compared it to a marathon. Imagine you have just run a marathon, and someone says to you, “I’ll pay you a million dollars to run another marathon.” You wouldn’t be able to. You’re legs would give out. So basically, he might’ve, but he doesn’t have the mental capacity to do it right now.

On that note, RPE said that while he’s not sure if he will, he is thinking of writing a spin off series.

That’s all I can think of right now, but when I can, I’ll reblog it onto this.

Sideblogs ~~

Sooo i made a sideblog where i mostly reblog soft aesthetic stuff like flowers, paintings ect.

The url is @smilaesthetic ~

There is also a sideblog i have together with @sky-suga where we reblog pictures of the sky like sunsets and stuff

The url is @skyy-aesthetic ~

If tumblr lets me I might make another sideblog for dark aesthetic stuff but I’m not sure about that yet.

I’d appreciate if you cecked them out ~

Wew last guy from Mystic Messenger, V! He is one of my favorites, I had this concept in mind for a while. I made him look like Victor from Yuri on Ice on purpose. I heard about their appearance similiarities, so I won’t be bothered if people mention this lol.

Not sure how to draw his expression. Looking badass or sad? I end up drawing him almost facepalming( ̄□ ̄;)I couldn’t find the meaning behind cyan flowers, but this color fit him so well. If categorized with blue, he seeks the impossible. Painful, yet holding onto it. 

***Note*** Do not repost on social media where you can simply reblog the original (facebook, tumblr). Please don’t forget the right credits! I noticed some reposted art get more feedback than my original post (T⌓T)
Of course I can’t get ahold of everything, but every little help and consideration is appreciated!

Previous Mystic Messenger character art:


anonymous asked:

I was on Youtube and there is this one video called "Top 10 Worse Couples in Anime" and it has Gochi as the thumbnail (didn't watch it since I didn't want to give views). Even worse, since I watch a lot of Dragon Ball videos, I see the link to said video everywhere. Can you write why Goku x Chichi is good to cheer me up?

I haven’t watched the video on youtube yet, but I saw brief post made about it on tumblr and other gochi fans were upset about too…. :(

And sure I can do that for you anon !  💕 ^_^ ((I’m planning on making a proper tag that way other gochi fans can look at it when they feel sad. Like maybe “Gochi analysis” or “Gochi posts” ? but for now you can look at the regular gochi tag in this blog. And see why other people like this couple and why they are not bad like other people think.  ))

List of Why Goku x Chichi is a good couple! :D

((If you’re a Gochi fan and want to express why you love the couple too please tag this blog! :D @57fandom59   💕  ))

1. When they first met they instantly became buddies/friends. They just connected.  This is funny to think about because they didn’t even have a rivalry like Goku’s other friends xD The most that ever happened between goku and chichi is that she got mad for 1 second cause of the pat pat he did. 

But then you see her quickly giggle it off and instead forms a little girly crush on him. But overall, NO rivalry between them. They got along very well. xD

((Also note how on this one episode Goku offers Chichi an apple (goku only offers you his food when he really likes you as a person)  and he spends some time to hang out with her. He feels so relaxed next to her that he even falls asleep. xD ))

2. WHAT EVER CHICHI WANTS HIM TO DO HE DOES IT. Like gaaaaahhh that is so cute!!! >< You see him tell her this as a kid 

*boom they get married years later (even though he forgot his promise. BTW I wouldn’t blame him for forgetting cause it’s been years and plus goku had so much stuff happen in his life it is easy to forget. PLUS Chichi looks kind of different from when she was a kid. but regardless of him forgetting he still married her because he remembered the promise he made and that he wants to make her happy. )) 

((Also notices how when they do get married, you can see it in his face that he is happy for his decision! xD He is such a goofball I swear/// )) 

THEN as an adult he still does what makes her happy;;;; Like JC this boy is too cute to this girl.

For example, in the future Chichi tells him to get his driver’s licences. 

So he does. THEN chichi tells him to get a job. He does it. And is a provider for his family now. (he has 2 jobs actually, farmer + Security guard ). 

And when she tells him to get the groceries he gets them for her. xD

3. GOCHI HAS LOTS OF THINGS IN COMMON : Both martial artists, both can ride nimbus, both have black hair and black/brown eyes etc. 

4. They’re height difference! :’D  I know this is not a big deal but to me it’s cute because the boy was so much shorter than her

((few years later. Goku is getting there but is still shorter than chichi haha xD ))

((few more years later Goku is finally taller than her! ! xD ))

Then BAM he just gets so much taller than her that I just asdfasdfasdfasdf *explodes* 

He gets so much taller in fact that the poor momma has to go on her tippy toes just to kiss him! xD LIKE that is so friekn cute I swear


6. They’re ability to compromise and work out their differences! Like for example Goku wants to constantly train but chichi wants him to work.  LINK So they talked it out with each other and now the agreement between them is that Goku gets to go train as long as he puts some hours of work.

7. Chichi is the only character you see where Goku blushes around her or gets those cute anime beauty bubbles when he looks at her! xD LINK

7. Goku LOVES the fact that his wife can kick his butt!/her strong willed personality >:D 

9. And finally they have so much love and care the have for each other :’D They’re strong nakama bond! <333 LINK

((this actually turned out to be a long post… whoops)) I hope you enjoyed this post anon! and that I made you feel better ^o^ 

okay so.. i know we’re all Tired and it feels like we’re just going around in circles without any end in sight, and i don’t expect anyone to care about this, but i’m making this post as a reference anyway. so. chronologically, here are all of the potentially significant (seemingly from an external source, in line with themes and the ARG theory) ciphers that tumblr users have been sent since thelostspecial started gaining attention + their decoded meanings + possible connections we’ve made with them. here we go.

i’m still combing through archives to make sure i haven’t missed anything, so please, if you’re aware of any that i’ve left out, let me know so i can add them in!!

anonymous asked:

You're still posting his disgusting artist? His mysoginostic characters have NO place on tumblr, nor do you if you think ANY of this is ok or redeemable. In 2017 we're supposed to be a BETTER world, a SAFER world, a LESS WOMAN-HATING world, yet here you are posting "hurr look at da titties boy women sure are sexy but also worthless!" in artist format. Fuck off and die, I bet you jack off to anime because no woman would actually get within 100 feet of a greasy manchild like you.

I normally choose to post Mashima’s artwork here, and nothing more. This blog was not made for any purpose but to share Mashima-senshi’s art, I have had no intentions of speaking out, or spreading any word. However, I was greeted with this in the mailbox and this is not okay.

I’m reusing a lot of old points from the previous post I’ve answered because I’m too tired and the points are generally the same.

1. Anon hate is never okay. It shows that you are a coward who do not have the guts to speak out with your identity attached, likely because you’re afraid of the repercussions. If you do not have the guts to speak out openly about your apparent disgust, you do not have the right to speak out at all, especially not a blog where his work is being shared and loved. That being said, hate in general is not okay.

2. *this, *misogynistic : Disgusting is subjective. What you find disgusting, other people may not. What we find disgusting, you may not. For example, I find this random anonymous ask attacking an artist disgusting, but you most certainly do not seem to deem it so. On the other hand, I’m sure many others following this blog for his artwork would agree that his artwork is rather great in their opinion. As this is a subjective determination, I will leave this as such. 

3. What are you doing on a blog that does nothing but post Hiro Mashima’s artwork if you find it disgusting? It seems you may have a problem. If you find something disgusting, I suggest that you stay away from it. Perhaps you can try a blacklist function, it is easily found with a quick google search. Going to a blog that posts nothing but something you find disgusting may mean that you have an issue, please see a doctor if it persists, it is not healthy for you to continually visit something that contains things you find disgusting.

4. There are a lot of things that have NO place on tumblr,; such as abuse and attack ( of which you are doing so ), cowardice ( in failing to show yourself while attacking others ). This? This is just art work of virtual characters that do not actually exist. If you are so wondrous, kindly focus your attempts of righteousness in a direction such as domestic abuse, rape and the likes. Please do in fact. The world could do with far lesser rapists. None at all would be just marvelous.

4. Who’s hating on women? You have deemed the women in Fairy Tail as sexy but also worthless, but not me. Not us. Maybe I speak for myself but I see the women of Fairy Tail as strong individuals who may have their moments to shine taken often ( unfortunately ), but such does not mean that they are any less worthy of compliments. Each of them has fought through their own troubles, traumas and sculpted a life for themselves. I don’t know what you are reading if you don’t see that. Perhaps you should be correcting yourself and your misogynistic views if you are the one seeing that the women are “sexy but also worthless”. Cause I’m pretty sure any of the women in Fairy Tail can take your ass anytime if they were in fact real.

5. Telling someone to fuck of and die is generally considered as abuse or harassment. Hey, that’s rude. That makes you a coward who attacks people, telling them to die. What makes you any better than the supposedly ‘misogynistic’ people you call us? We are just people who enjoy pretty art. You are someone who attacks people. How are you any better?

6. If you find that his work is horrible, you may choose to drop Fairy Tail like I know many have done. What is the issue here? I find it hard to understand why you continue to apparently torment yourself with art and story that you do not like and find disgusting. If you dislike it so much, please leave the fandom. No one is stopping you.

6. You’re talking about something personal, but unfortunately for you, I do not jack off. And there are many women who I hang out with frequently, definitely within 100 feet, sometimes even less than one feet. Also I’m not a manchild. I’m actually a woman who is definitely not greasy. LOL. Personal attacks don’t really work.

I do not advocate hate in any forms. If you dislike something, the smart move is to unfollow, blacklist, and avoid. Going forward to send messages like such to a blog that enjoys what you do not is honestly not the action you should be taking. You take the fun and happiness out of others because you dislike something. One can not expect everyone to like the same thing, and on the same note, one cannot expect everyone to dislike the same thing. You would not like it if I came up to you and said horrible things about the things you like, you would not like it if I came up to you and said, and I quote “ Fuck off and die”.  Even if you can not enjoy something, you should not take that enjoyment away from others. 

People who come to this blog came here for Hiro Mashima’s artwork. If you do not have that intention, or like them, please just leave. There is no place for your hate here. This is a place for people who enjoy Hiro Mashima’s artwork to unite and connect.

If any word is spread in this post, let it be this.

Korrasami week 2017 - Rules

   It is almost time for Korrasami week 2017! We hope everyone is as excited as we are! As promised, here is the post where we’ll explain the rules and such for Korrasami week. 

  •    Most important, the prompts, which you can find here. 
  •    Korrasami week 2017 will start on Sunday, September 17th and end on Saturday, September 23rd.
  •    Every day has its own prompt, but you are not obligated to do all of them. 
  •    Participating is voluntarily and should be fun in the first place, do not feel pressured!
  •    When you post your entry, use the tags: ‘Korrasami week 2017′, ’Day (number); (prompt)’ - These two are the most important ones, make sure you type these first, because only the first 5 tags you use will show up in search! Of course tag it with ‘Korrasami’ and what kind of entry it is; ‘cosplay’, ‘fanfiction’, ‘fanart’, etc.
  •    If you post the entry somewhere else besides Tumblr., make sure you link to it in the post on Tumblr! (Ao3, fanfiction . net, deviantart, youtube, etc.)
  •    You do not have to submit it to us! We will reblog entries as much and as fast as we can! If we haven’t reblogged your entry yet, please be patient; we are only with the two of us and try our best to reblog every entry!
  •    You can do multiple entries per prompt, if you like to!
  •    The entry has to be made by you. Do not copy, edit or steal other people’s work and use it as an entry. This is not a competition!
  •    You can interpret the prompts however you like, there are no limits, as long as the prompt shows clearly in your work in any way.
  •    Enjoy Korrasami week 2017 and be nice to other participants! Everyone can take part, no matter how (un)experienced or (un)talented. Korrasami week is about showing our love for Korrasami in any way we can/like. Again, this is not a contest.

   Than k you for reading, if you have any further questions , feel free to message us! 

xx Jeem o3o

(Sort of a) Acorn Press Acrylic Charm Review

Yoooo~~~~ my acrylic charms came today during a snowstorm and I totally did not expect it XDDD I thought the storm was going to delay it for sure. Kudos to USPS delivery guy (stay warm and stay safe man). It really made my day ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ

Here are the references for my Yuri on Ice and Overwatch characters charm set. I will be selling these at future cons and events. So check out my con schedule if you’re interested in purchasing them! I will probably sell them online for leftovers. I don’t have a store yet (as of 2/9/17) so check back on my tumblr or other social media (or you can message me) for updates!

Also, I find it super funny that overwatch and YOI characters came during a BLIZZARD, COLD and ICY day (no pun intended lol) 

They look super nice thanks to @acornpress ! I would highly recommend them if you are interested in selling acrylic charms for cons/online in the future. This is my first time ordering acrylic charms so take my words with a few grains of salt. Also I’ll be rambling all over the place and spamming run-ons so be aware :P

Keep reading

when-not-where  asked:

Do you wanna explain the story of Tumblr user Pizza for the younger bloggers?

oh jesus christ. jesus fucking christ. there was some rich Discoursing on this one. 

so tumblr user pizza was an incredibly popular user who was mostly known for shitposting, being #Relatable, and having the much-coveted url they also frequently responded to any post that mentioned pizza as if someone was talking about/to them. here are some examples of popular posts that they made or contributed to

i’ve discussed how much i hate the term “tumblr famous,” but let’s face it–pizza was “tumblr famous.” i have no idea how many followers they had, but it’s safe to say that the number was astronomically high (one source i read said 500k+ but i’m not sure how reliable that is).

in january 2014, some shit starting coming to light via call-out posts pertaining to pizza’s history of racism (a sentence i cannot believe i just typed. im talking about a call out post for racist pizza right now. why haven’t i deleted yet). 

basically, pizza was a white girl, but she had a “black people” tag and tags on her blog that utilized the n-word, like #n****stories and #n****fight. all of these tags contained racist stories or jokes which used black people as a punchline. here are some screenshots taken from those tags and a brief explanation of what happened immediately afterward. obviously, TW for racism and slurs.

pizza responded to the criticism by deleting the posts in the tags and apologizing, saying that she had created the tags over a year before and had learned and grown since then and wasn’t racist and was so embarrassed and thought the n-word was just a nickname and not a slur….blah blah blah. it’s incredibly difficult to find the original apology post (or the apology video she made) but that’s the gist.

people then fired back by pointing out:

  • she still had links to the tags in question prominently displayed on her blog until the call out post started circulated
  • she had just made a post linking someone to those tags three days before shit hit the fan (which is why shit hit the fan in the first place)
  • she had been called out before and told why those tags were racist and had ignored it

the apology was largely seen as inadequate, and she was criticized for focusing on how embarrassed she was by the whole thing, how it affected her, and for not acknowledging that what she did was racist. and there was much memeing.

so basically there was a lot of Discoursing on tumblr user pizza being Problematic and her popularity RAPIDLY declined. however, the final nail in her coffin came when her account was terminated in august 2014.

although a lot of people were thrilled to see her blog deleted, there was initially a lot of confusion about why she was terminated. there were rumors that she was terminated specifically because of her racism, and that she had been reported for violating community guidelines.

but as we can tell from the plethora of gross neo-nazi and white supremacist blogs that continue to exist unchecked by tumblr @staff, tumblr does jack shit about blogs that spew hate speech!!! 

no, tumblr user pizza was not deleted for racism. she was deleted for advertising and promoting a diet pill that was known to be a scam, which is a violation of a community guideline that the tumblr staff actually cares about. 

☕️  👀 

she went on to make another blog (larrytattoos i think???) 

but no one cared and so she faded into obscurity where she belongs.

anonymous asked:

How can I copyright my art if I haven't made it yet? I suppose I'm asking how can I copyright each individual piece? I'd also like to know how I can copyright my comic, even though I haven't drawn or written it yet. I just have basic ideas for it and some character designs. I want to post all my art on tumblr and other sites but I'm afraid of my designs and stories getting stolen. That's why I'm asking if you know how I could copyright my stuff first.

So, I myself was not 100% sure of the process, but I found a pretty good site that gives some pretty sound advice.

But hey, I understand you came here, and just getting linked to another site isn’t what people always want, so I’ll sum it up a bit and then some:

1. Start by reading the Terms & Conditions on every digital site you post on. You don’t have to read ALL of it, but just the parts concerning what rights and level of copyright protection you do have.

2. This is the site for the Copyright Office in the U.S., and from here you will start your journey. Once there (if you wanna browse, or if you wanna be lazy), go to the Registration Page to figure out the specifications of your copyright and pay the fee. (Yes, we have to pay for copyrights, a real bummer.) Also, use the eCO tutorial, do it. It’ll help you and save you time in the long run, especially if you’ll be doing this more than once. ((WikiHow is pretty intircate in this step and the next.))

3. Wait, because these guys gotta check out your paperwork before sending you an official certificate of registration (which counts as documented evidence and proof of your copyright) and also add you to the list of copyright owners in a public registrar.

4. Put everything, somewhere, digitally. I’m not saying post everything, but have a file of your works, and then a back-up file of that, and then if you wanna go the extra leg, a back-up of the back-up. Or, as some call it, create a digital library.

5. Have you created a watermark? If not, make one. Watermarked pieces are a lot less likely to be stolen.

6. The site I linked you to will recommend converting things to flash, if you can do this, GO FOR IT, the more hassle someone has to go through to get your art will deter them more and more.

7. POST LOW RESOLUTION FILES, don’t post the best quality you got because with it, it makes the other look more legit (and with that, reverse image search your art on Google to make sure it’s not being posted else where).

There’s a lot of other stuff you can do to help yourselves out with not only art theft, but the copyright process in general. Be prepared to talk on the phone and to pay the fee as well. I haven’t done this, but if anyone else has, don’t fee afraid to comment on this post and I’ll reblog with the added on information.

You make me feel ugly, imperfect, unwanted. I cry myself to sleep every night because of my imperfections; I don’t need someone to highlight these. Over one year into our relationship, you’re still embarrassed of me and you’re getting bored of me. Behind every untrusting girl is a boy who made her that way. You’re that boy. I’m pushing everyone away, yet you’re having a jolly with all of your friends and getting drunk in a park. And now I’ve caught you flirting with another girl. It makes me sick that you do all of this to me and now you’re going to cheat on me. Don’t deny it, I’m sure.

anonymous asked:

Hey Mye, you remember about that ask about which Megalovania fit Ink the best? Well, about Tokyovania... SharaX said that it wasn't made for Ink in the first place. Just thought I would notify you of this. She explained it all in her most recent Tumblr post and it's rather an upsetting story, just throwing that out there.

Yes, I was offline for a few days but I’ve been told about the story. I wasn’t able to read the post in its integrity yet. However, I’d like to confirm her doubts; I wasn’t aware that it was not made for Inktale, because when it was linked to me, it was in a Sans AU theme compilation I believe, and I’m pretty sure these compilations aren’t using the most accurate songs to link with AUs. :( I do understand the struggle of seeing your work taken and reused away from your grasp. I know how easy it is to not be aware of how important credit is too at an age when you’re not the most reasonable, because I’ve been there. I will try to take time to contact her once I read the whole post.

Either way, her work Tokyovania still remains an amazing track and I don’t feel disappointed or deceived at all that it wasn’t made for Ink. I’m just glad the remix exists as itself! <3

you know what i’ll never understand about tumblr? these people literally follow hate trends. thats it. 

they never do any research into anything that they prefer to just be informed by from the media. and y’all out here preaching feminism 24/7 yet hating on every white woman (sure some may deserve it but for some its unnecessary and its only because you’ve stereotyped them all) like i ain’t even white but my coloured ass can see how hypocritical tumblr can be (and i feel like its mostly americans - not all obviously, but just a very loud minority). Honestly y’all need to stop acting like you’re so damn perfect and have never made any mistakes, bc if any of you were celebs, you’d be getting slaughtered by people like yourselves, sometimes for no damn reason.

Like do y’all ever realise that the reason celebs like Adele and Ed Sheeran are so chill is because us Brits don’t use any given opportunity to drag them into everything that goes wrong with our country - sure they could raise awareness but at the end of the day it’s not gonna help. like when the results came in that we were leaving the EU it was literally so miserable for all of our generation who this will impact, but guess what, we weren’t sitting there searching or people to blame because we haven’t conditioned ourselves to hate anyone that isn’t like us. y’all are just as bad as you think others are.

some people on here honestly need to just log out and find a better hobby because this just seems to be making them miserable


I made some concept arts for a asexual nonbinary pal. Elliot is their name and I like them pretty well. I also tried drawing them in another art style, so it would be easier to draw actual comics about them.

I’m not completely sure yet what their story is supposed to look like, but I want it to go into some kind of fantasy or maybe science fiction.
Maybe some kind of supernatural story?


probably ½ bc I have like 5 more I’ve made and lord knows I’m never done yet

Hello friends!! I realize I have been immensely busy lately with school and other things but as an apology for falling off the face of the earth and as a celebration for the recent video that just came out and also bc Jimin looks so great and the video is great I have some lockscreens!!
I hope you enjoy and make sure to check out my masterlist for other edits and stuff I make!! 
All are free to use on your devices BUT please do NOT repost on Tumblr or other sites (twitter / pinterest / instagram / etc.) without permission! (send me a message or ask about it!)
(you can just as easily make your own from the video so please don’t take mine to repost)

Requests are always open! If you want any of these pictures or others to be personalized or re-proportioned just shoot me a message or ask!

why i love & appreciate jack

shoutout to jack for being one of the most amazing, compassionate, respectful, positive, humble youtubers out there. there are reasons why i look up to him, there are reasons why i dedicate so much of my time for him. he isn’t like any other and out of all the youtubers i’ve watched, he had the biggest impact on my life. it isn’t just the fact that he makes good content videos for us; but its bc he cares about each and every single one of us and you could easily see it.

once, he apologized for not being able to make two videos a day for us since he’s going to be busy (when there’s plenty of youtubers who can’t even do one a day). he stayed up all night long until 3am to make sure that he posted the video for us. everyday, you’ll see him interacting with us, whether it’s on youtube, twitter, tumblr, etc. he would mostly always go on these tangents and give us these important messages for us to remember, to help guide us to the right direction. he created so many friendships in this community, he did everything he could to make us happy.

i cant thank him enough, and through all the lives he saved, through all times he made us smile, through all the times he helped us, i could see potential in him and its amazing. we all do these things for him, yet we could never repay him for all the things he’s done for us. i’m gonna remember jack, i’m gonna remember all the messages he taught me, that maybe one day, i’ll teach other people, the way he taught us.

he’s so much more than a youtuber; but a best friend and a hero to us and i want him and other people who don’t watch jack to realize how important he really is to us.

I think for us, what made it compelling, is the cruelty of it. It is so clearly designed to tell a story about Rogers’ capacity for violence and his dominance over them, in what was meant to be a very bloody victory for him. I think what became complicated for us was, not only did it need to do all the things Dan mentioned in being a big noisy death for Teach but it was also important somehow that Teach save Rackham’s life. In a moment where Teach is bound and mostly dead and lacking really any agency, that was hard to do. This idea that just by not dying he saves Rackham’s life felt right. And I think as a Rogers story it was interesting in that Rogers thinks that he’s the star of the show and thinks he’s the one everyone’s going to be talking about tomorrow. And just by not dying, Teach becomes the star of the show and kind of makes him a hero in the moment when he’s supposed to be a prop. You understand why Rogers has to walk away and cut his losses and risk losing the narrative he was trying to tell.

Jonathan E. Steinberg, about that scene

There are some great quotes in this interview, but this is one of two specific ones I want to talk about.

I love this quote. Because it shows that the creators understand the point of having such a gruesome scene. It is there to bring the story forward, which is great, and highlight the cruelty of Rogers in a way which had not yet been made clear to us. 

But, as they say, it’s also fundamentally about agency.

Agency is a word we use a lot on tumblr when discussing in fandom. Usually it’s applied to female characters’ narrative and how they’re handled. But here it is also an absolutely perfect word to describe what is going on.

In a scene where Rogers should have all the agency, all the power, Teach takes command of the narrative. Through doing that, he ends up saving Rackham and probably most of the crew. 

Rogers was so sure of how this would go, and the longer he drags it out, the more he loses control of it. Teach might be bound and tortured, but by every round of it he survives, he’s taking agency away from Rogers in front of all his men. In the end, Rogers can’t continue without completely losing every ounce of credibility he had. Him shooting Teach is a victory for Teach. Teach was in command the entire time at the end. He forced Rogers to admit defeat by going up and shooting him. He also stopped Rogers, whether knowingly or not but simply by persisting, from doing the same to the rest, and to Rackham specifically, because Rogers would not have been able to withstand another failure like that. Rogers was drained of all his will to show off how in power he was. 

It reminded me of that scene in Jesus Christ Superstar (yes, I just made that reference), where Pilate orders the flogging of Jesus, and the longer he goes on the more painful it becomes for himself, in the end it’s even hard for the person flogging. Not to say Blackbeard is Jesus, and Woodes Rogers is far from Pilate, or showing any of the complicated emotions afterwards that he does, but he was very close to making Teach a martyr.

What was supposed to be his big victory turned into something small and insignificant that only made Blackbeard’s legend greater. The gore and horror in that scene worked not for shock but to highlight for us as an audience both to what length Rogers was willing to go out of desperation, and how badly Rogers was losing, because Teach pulled through. What was supposed to be a power demonstration turned into a demonstration of weakness. 

I totally understand being grossed out by that scene. Having a hard time watching it. But to me, it didn’t feel gratuitous. They highlight to us that this type of violence is not normal, it’s not by the book, and they do this through the horrified looks and silent acting from those standing around. These characters who’ve done terrible things are all standing around and looking in disgust and horror. They did it to bring the plot forward, to tell us something of these characters we didn’t know, and to make a point about taking the agency from the person who should have all the agency in the room, even when going through something like that.

That’s how you pull of a scene like that.