kirschteins-delivery-service  asked:

I felt like contributing to the pirate facts bc I'm obsessed: Ching Shih was never killed in battle or hung, like most pirates I've read about. Instead she eventually received a full pardon for herself and her crew if I remember correctly, and she then bought an opium den. People like to talk about all sorts of (white) well known pirates like Black Beard but even that dude was killed by soldiers lmao

Yes! I read about that! The Chinese government eventually accepted that they couldn’t control her and kinda just,,, let her go. She died peacefully of old age.

Self-proclaimed nice guy: I’m a gentleman :) I pull chairs out for women

Me, thinking about the good old days when gentlemen were god-honest cads and took you on a date to the local opium den and ate you out in the theatre box: cool beans