sailing is what they do best

I am thankful that i do not decide my future. God does. Left to myself, my journey would have been smooth sailing in spiritually shallow waters. My life would have been filled with temporary pleasures and perpetual emptiness. So today, when i think back over the instances when God said no, despite my begging, i am thankful. Though some refusals have left an ache in my soul, i would not seek to reverse them because i often see purpose in them, but more importantly because i know that He will always do what is best for me. Even when i don’t understand why, i trust that God has a purpose in my pain.
—  The Scars That Have Shaped Me

We are proud to present to you NoiAo Week 2017!

On the week of May 21-27, 2017, we will be celebrating all that we love about the Noiz and Aoba’s relationship!

Without further delay, here are the prompts:

Day 1: re:miniscence (Childhood)

If anything they learned from their ruptured childhood, it’s how to be stronger than they already are. What could’ve happened during those childhood years? What was lost? What was gained? It’s for you to express on this day.

Day 2: re:union (Acquaintance)

There’s always something special about that not-yet-boyfriend feeling. Express how it feels to be not quite there, with that tiny hint of affection and that frustrating confession moment – the bond they both shared in Midorijima before Noiz disappeared for three months.

Day 3: re:connect (Connection)

Their beginning was rugged, but no one relationship worth embracing could ever be smooth sailing after all. Share the domestic memories Noiz and Aoba embrace on this day – good or bad, sweet or bitter, painful or happy.

Day 4: re:assurance (Marriage)

On this very day of happiness, we would like to see how we can express our heartfelt wishes to Noiz and Aoba, both very strong, very beautiful men who deserve all the happiness in the world.

Day 5: re:joice (Family)

Being family doesn’t mean being connected by blood. It also means feeling bond so deep that surpasses what blood connection is able to do. On this joyful day, let’s express how every family member – including children, brother, father, mother, grandmother, best friends – had added more striking colours into the life of these two men.

Day 6: re:birth (After Life)

If two persons are meant to be, they’ll eventually find their way to each other. And on this fateful rebirth day, we would like to see yet another fateful encounter between Noiz and Aoba, in whatever alternate universes possible.

Day 7: re:ward (Free End)

There are many definitions to happiness, there are many definitions to unhappiness too. Give them the best end you think they deserve, the best selves you think suit them and simply just – celebrate their very existences in our life, the way you want!

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The Uniting Power of Love Triangles! Midlife Dance Crisis!

(So in this party, the male human rogue, the female fetchling mage, and the elf princess are slowly dancing the romantic “will they/won’t they?”. All three are charming, high charisma characters. the mage has been trying to fight years of repression to figure out what her orientation is, the rogue likes the mage but is willing to bow out and play wingman if she decides she’s not into him, the princess is a friendly lass whose natural stoicism makes her hard to read, and both the rogue and mage are wondering if they have a chance with her. This has actually solved more problems than its caused.

Example: The party decided to attend a village dance. The rogue had his dance with the mage, where they both admitted they didn’t know how to dance. Then the princess grabs the mage and hits the dance floor. While the rogue’s taking a break, an incredibly handsome man walks up to him…)

Stranger: Are those two lovely ladies free?

Rogue: …I think they’re taken with each other, if you get my meaning.

Stranger: Well, I’ve been looking for a wife, and the desire for prosperity will change that, I think.

Rogue (Squicked out): …Oh really?

Stranger (Too proud for his own good): I’m the Marquis. I can provide a dowry of 10,000 gold.

Rogue: …Who do you think I am, their dad?

(After he has his fun playing Prince Charming (and getting an admittedly impressive diplomacy check) He eventually backs off.)

Marquis: It would be a blessing to see you again. (leaves)

Mage: Well, I’m going to get a drink.

Princess: [Rogue], would you care to dance?

Rogue: I’d love to. Did you get a look at that mozzarella cheeseball?

Princess: He seemed nice.

Rogue: Yeah, less nice considering he came to me offering a dowry of 10,000 gold.

Princess: Oh you’re joking, I’m not worth that much.

Rogue: Clearly you have a poor estimate of your worth, but seriously, do I look old enough to be your dad?

Princess: Ha! You’re barely old enough to be my baby brother.

Rogue: Heh. Well, (overdramatic bow) “T'was a blessing to share this dance with thee, milady.” (kisses her hand)

Princess: You know he’s gone, right?

Rogue: Eh. *shrug*

(The mage said he looked more like a roguish gentleman than her dad. Jury’s still out on what ship will sail, if any. But all agree that the standoffish paladin dancing with the lustful halfling thief by swinging her around like nunchucks was the best 300 gold ever spent.)

Jily- she said fine, when?

James Potter was persistent. But this year he had practically given up. Lily was no longer getting the huge acts he would do to ask her out. Or the weird but cute pick up calls. He was nice and that was all he was.

She didn’t realize how much she missed his constant flirting until it was gone. Or so she thought.

James Potter was even more in love with Lily Evans than ever before if that was possible. But he also had matured and decided that it just wasn’t meant to be. He would be her friend, Prongs, but nothing more, nothing less. It killed him, it almost did everyday as he watched her in class or in the great hall or in the common room. His heart hurt and he felt like he was slowly dying watching the red headed girl he loved just be his friend. Friend.

It was Tuesday, they’re third class of the day when Lily had gotten the thing she didn’t think she was hoping for all semester long. A note. With perfect script that read Lily in blue ink, flown over to her in the shape of a butterfly.
She almost destroyed the paper trying to see what he had written.

*Evans, will you do me the honor of going out with me some time?*

She stared down at the note, her heart actually leaped in her chest. It was a small question, but finally she was going to say yes.

She scribbled in her chicken scratch *fine, when?* Trying to sound as disinterested as she could.
Unable to fold it into anything special she crumbled up the ball and threw it towards his head when the professor wasn’t looking.

James tried not to watch her as she read his note. This was the last time, he had sworn to himself as he sent the note. The last time he would ever try and get Lily Evans. If she shot him down this last time he would, now it was over. They were not meant to be Mr. and Mrs. potter or Lily and James but just Evans and Potter. Friends.
He distracted himself by watching Sirius try and read the contents of the textbook and stiffed chuckles at his creative swears.

“In the name that is all holy,” he muttered “and merlin’s left ballsack help me understand this bullshit.”

That’s when he the crumpled ball hit him against the head. He looked at Lily who was busy writing notes and looked down at the crumpled ball that sat neatly on his desk.
He was practically shaking. Terrified of what this little ball of paper held.

*Fine, when?*

He couldn’t believe this. He took of his glasses and cleaned them to make sure he read the words right. And after that gave it to Sirius to read who also gave him the ‘I can’t believe it’ look.

He looked back up to see Lily red in the face and holding her quill tightly in her fist.
He quickly wrote *Sunday?*
Trying his best to make a decent show of it, folded the paper into a small swan and sent it back her way.

*Sunday* it read. There was no Hogsmeade trip that weekend. She wondered what he was planning. Taking her quill she noted back, *And what exactly will we be doing on this particular Sunday?*
This time she did try to fold the paper into something, something that resembled a boat and let it sail threw the air.

James was surprised to see the little boat settle perfectly on his current notes. It was crumbled and a bit lopsided but still a cute as intended.
Reading her new note he scribbled in not so neat hand writing.
*I don’t know. I never thought I’d get this far.*
He quickly folded the now very crumpled piece of paper into a rose and made it land perfectly in her hair like a decoration.
He couldn’t help the grin he had when he saw her reach for the flower and pet it affectionately before opening it up.

But when he saw her cover her mouth with her hands to stifle her laughs he knew that he would never give up trying to hear that laugh.

I interrupt your daily dash-scrolling to present you the idea of a PIRATE AU FOR MIRACULOUS

(brought to you by maddy, who just watched the new pirates of the Caribbean movie which was amazing by the way)

okay but gUYS

-the baker’s daughter Marinette, loved by all, adorable, yeah yeah
-but all she wants is to travel the world and sail the seas
-her best friend Alya, the newspaper girl of the town, adores her more than anyone
-she’d do anything for her
-she’d ESPECIALLY love to be part of her crew
-but in this town, girls aren’t allowed to be captains of ships
-it pisses Marinette off so much but she’s the little innocent one she wouldn’t do anything right?
-nope. nope, she- she just stole a ship. she just stole a huge boat.
-Marinette what have you done
-now she’s on the run, with Alya by her side
-and a crew of Alix, Nathaniel, Kim, Max, Ivan, Mylene and Aurore
-the mayor of the town is so damn angry it’s actually hilarious
-he sends local heartthrob and son of the world-famous retired captain Gabriel, Adrien Agreste, to find her and bring her back to be executed
-so he does
-mayor’s daughter finds out and casually brings up that she’d like to be a part of the investigation
-‘girls can’t be on the ship, that’s why we’re chasing down miss dupain Cheng in the first place’
-yeah well Chloe doesn’t like that
-she sneaks on board pretending to be a guy
-chaos ensues, but the best part is when Chloe and Adrien come across the hot pirate known as Capt. Ladybug two years later
-and oH WOW HOLY SHIR THATS MARINETTE AND HER CREW
-WHY ARE THEY SUDDENLY SO HOT
-WHY ARE THE VILLAINS SO HOT
-AHHHHH???
-anyway
-hopeless romantics Chloe- no, dammit, she’s supposed to be a boy, her name is Keenan- and Adrien abandon their mission
-Chloe reveals she’s a girl
-'hell yeah welcome to our crew’
-they like to steal from their old town
-Alya, Adrien and Chloe have fights over Mari
-quiet and brooding Nath, who carves intricate patterns into the boat, finds out and joins in
-so does Nino
-until Nino and Nath end up falling in love with Adrien
-Nath totally forgets about Mari
-Nino doesn’t
-whatever
-I JUST WANT TO WRITE THIS OKAY LEAVE ME ALONE

Canon Queer Fiction Part 4/4 (updated 4/27/17)

15) Some Like it Hot: Nobody’s Perfect. 

Some Like it Hot is about two musicians who go on the run after witnessing a mob hit. In an attempt to escape, they disguise themselves as women and join a women’s band heading down to Florida. And as the ancient scrolls say, hilarity ensues. 

  • Pros: one of the best comedies ever made. 
  • Cons: ???

16) Check Please: *The echoing sound of a boy singing Beyonce in the shower*

@omgcheckplease I’m embarrassed I didn’t add this sooner! Welcome to The List.  

Check Please is a webcomic about a college hockey team. Its also really gay. Good stuff. 

17) Black Sails: *Kicks down your door* yO HO HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUM!

Originally posted by captain-flint

Originally posted by blacksailsstarz

GAY PIRATES. Suggested by @mangopuffs Thank you based mangopuff.

  • Pros: Gays pirates. 
  • Cons: The nudity is a bit excessive in the first season. Like, game of thrones excessive. So don’t watch it with the kids.

18) Genghis Khan: No relation to the Mongolian warlord. 


Just watch it. Trust me. 

  • Pros: It makes me … happy. In this vale of tears, what more can we ask for?
  • Cons: Its a music video and not a feature length film. 

19) Tobias and Guy: The one with the Bara demon. 

@tobiasandguy Again, I don’t know why I didn’t add this much sooner. 

Its a comic about a guy who dates a demon. Come for the lulz, stay because you can’t click away for the way your hands are shaking and the tears.

20) AMERICAN GODS Y'ALL ITs 4 AM AND I’M On MOBILE BUT TRUST ME. @neil-gaiman CREATED IT. BRYAN FULLER HELPED MAKE IT A SHOW. NEED I SAY MORE? YEs. BECaUSE ITS GREAT. SOME GOOD URBAN FANtASY. HORROR ELEMENTS. PHILOSOPHY. ThE GOOD STUFF.
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Assassin Preference: S/O is pregnant

Altair

At first, you were quite certain that Altair was indifferent when you told him, until he staggered and almost passed out in your arms. He was so happy and proud and maybe a bit nervous (Especially if it was the first child) and he’d go around and ask others what he should know to better take care of you and your future child. He’d hope for a boy, but he wouldn’t mind having a daughter. He would be patient with you during your pregnancy, but don’t expect him to make late night runs to get you a bunch of random combinations of food.

Ezio

Oh man, young Ezio never thought he’d be this HAPPY when he learned that you were pregnant. He had thought about it, but he always figured that life would keep him from having children in some way. He becomes protective of you and he’ll get you anything you want, without question. You’re carrying the baby, not him, but he will silently judge you for what you eat. He would want a daughter, one that looks like you.

Connor

Step one) Make sure he is sitting down when you tell him.

Step two) Keep a bucket of water around for when he inevitably passes out.

It will be a big to-do around the homestead and Connor will still be in shock when people congratulate him. Him? A father? He can only think about his own relationship with his father and feel determined to be a better dad than him. Which he is (For one, he actually stays with you and takes care of you). He doesn’t care what gender the child is, he just hopes that the child will love him as much as he loves them.

Haytham

Haytham assumes you’re just trying to get a rise out of him. Why else would you tell him so early in the morning? Nope, you’re dead serious. He’d spit out his tea once you told him you weren’t joking. Assuming he doesn’t leave you, he’d be the grounding force for when your emotions get out of hand. He would hope for a son to pass his knowledge on to, but if you have a daughter, he will treat her like the princess of fairy tales.

Aveline

Aveline was surprised and for the rest of the day she kept saying “I’m going to be a mother” to herself and smiling. She looks forward to holding your baby for the first time. She’s discussing baby names from the beginning, and she goes through countless names before settling on one that the two of you liked. She practices and learns lullabies to sing for when the child is born. She doesn’t care what gender the child is, but a daughter would be nice.

Edward

It would take a few minutes until you could get Edward’s attention after you tell him. Then the worry sets in. Would you be in danger if he left? Would he be a good father? Would he be able to support you both? You’d have to constantly reassure him that yes, you’d be alright as long as he stayed with you. He would find himself sailing a lot less and staying at the manor on Great Inagua more, investing some more into making it safer for you and the baby. If he had to go, he would make sure that there was at least one person (if not more) who he trusted to care for you in his absence.

Arno

Arno would do a double take, “What? I’m a father-” He would smile so widely and pull you into a tight hug and start babbling on how this was the best news he had heard in so long. He had almost forgotten on what it was like to feel so happy, with the rather dour atmosphere of Paris and his own personal struggles. Arno would begin saving money so he could positively spoil you and your child. He might be a bit too worried, always helping you everywhere even when you told him multiple times you could do it on your own. He just wants you to be safe and happy and comfortable.

Jacob

Jacob would blink a few times, dumbfounded. Once he finally lets it sink in, you tell him that you can still manage on your own and he doesn’t need to look out for you all the time. He promises not to smother you; he crosses his heart and everything. Next thing you know, the Rooks all know and suddenly you can’t turn around without hitting a Rook who was “just making sure” you were ok. If any Blighter even coughs near you, they’re gone. You try to confront Jacob, but he either changes the subject to how you’re doing or he simply says “Well, we wouldn’t be a very good gang if you didn’t see us everywhere.” You tell him that it’s not the same thing, but he doesn’t seem to listen.

Evie

Evie takes this news calmly, but you can definitely tell she’s happy. She would rather you stay at the train hideout, doing mild activities that were still productive, but she would be more than happy to accompany you if you wanted to go out and walk around. If you wanted your space, she would try to comply, but she often pops in and checks on you every hour or so. It’s rather sweet and you can’t possibly get mad at her for making sure you’re ok. She wants a girl to teach and love and mentor, but with her luck, you’ll have a kid who acts just like Jacob (Probably because uncle Jacob was an influence on the kid). She isn’t worried about being a bad mother- she’s kept Jacob alive for this long, how much different could it be?

Desmond

Desmond begins sweating and breathing heavy and holy shit are you serious!? He is in utter disbelief, and he’s thoroughly convinced he’ll be a bad father. Once you manage to calm him down, and once he comes to terms with the fact that he is a father, he’ll start shopping around for everything. You often find him pacing up and down your apartment hall, unable to fall asleep because he’s so anxious. He doesn’t really care what gender the child is, he just wants to be a good father.

Me playing Birth by Sleep

Terra:

what do you mean you don’t understand murder

xehanort is using you, you fuck

RIKU, YOU BEAN

nooOOOOOOOO MASTER

*LOUD TERRA SCREECHING*

I’M A SUIT OF ARMOR

Ventus:

ven why are you so cute

aXEL IS BACK

vEN, IT’S OKAY TO BE ALONE

jesse mccartney you angel i love you

wHAT IN THE FUCK, SORA’S VANITAS

wait a second, roxas makes sense now omg

Aqua:

blueberry mother, so pure

ayyyyyy kairi

aqua is trying her best, ventus, shut up

SORA ADMITS HIS LOVE TO RIKU, THE SHIP SAILS

VENTUS NOOOOOO

fucking hell

Final:

oh shit

ventus becomes the relatable

HOLY FUCKING, CASTLE OBLIVION

terra no

TERRA NO

fuck me

I finally watched Moana and the entire movie is great but you know what? the Rebellious Teen™ not only coming back home and ~showing her village a new way to live~ but actually teaching them was the best thing I’ve seen in years. like we saw her instructing her mother in tying sailing knots. it wasn’t just “oh she did this so maybe we can do this” it was “wow she’s learned so much we don’t know, she has important skills she can teach us”. that last scene added 27 years to my life.

The White Owl (Newt Scamander x Reader)

Prompt: In which the reader turns into an owl and Newt is absolutely oblivious.  Also includes a sassy!Frank.

Word Count: 3111

A/N: I wrote this entirely to spite my sister who is taking forever on writing her Newt x reader.


I first met him when the Goldstein sisters invited him over.  Now, I was his assistant.  He took me in when he started writing his book and became so busy with it that he needed help with his creatures.

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Team Bonding Exercises CH 1 (Adrialyanette NSFW)

[Ao3 Link]

The low, pulsing beat coming from one of the nearby houses hammered in time with Alya’s heart as her cab pulled away, leaving her alone on the sidewalk as the sun set behind her. She could have easily had it drop her on Adrien and Marinette’s doorstep, but Alya needed a few moments to herself, if only to quiet the anxious anticipation that had been churning inside her all week.

Each echoing clack of her heels on the sidewalk brought her closer to her destination. She took her time, checking her reflection in the darkened window of one of Adrien’s neighbors to make sure the ride over hadn’t wrinkled her dress or mussed her hair too badly. Her reflection regarded her with a scrutinizing glare, eyes sweeping over the black dress that hugged every curve of her body and ended a few inches above the hem of her lacy black stockings. Her hands smoothed her dress anxiously, offering her reflection a resolute nod before continuing on down the street, eyes focused on the familiar red door a few doors down.

You can still turn back, a little voice in the back of her mind whispered. Things are never going to be the same if you step foot through that door.

Alya knew this as she kept walking down the sidewalk. She knew this as she was sitting in the cab on the way over. She knew this as she meticulously primped and fussed over her wardrobe in the hours before they were to meet at Chez Agreste. Whatever relationship she with her partners was going to change, for better or worse, the moment she stepped through their front door.

She wasn’t foolish enough to think she could sleep with her partners, and have nothing change.

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anonymous asked:

ln dmtnt we saw a totally lost Jack Sparrow and a Elizabeth Swann trapped in corset again. l guess this is what happens when you keep these two away from each other for too long.

Anon, I feel so unworthy of this ask. What did I do to deserve such an inspiring thought? What did I do to deserve such a beautiful ship?

They were so good for each other. She inspired him to be the best version of himself he possibly could. He inspired her to fight for her freedom and spread her wings. They motivated each other to be who they truly are inside.

They are such #Soulmates. They could have sailed the oceans together being fabulous and amazing and FREE and so in love. Instead they are apart and their souls are incomplete. What a tragedy.

Normal Horoscope:

Aries: Sometimes a cup of coffee can offer comfort even the best of friends cannot. Unfortunately, coffee cannot drive you to the airport.

Taurus: No amount of truisms can substitute for experience. We learn through failure.

Gemini: Though both rely on the cover of night, the hunter and the hunted have vastly different opinions on the experience.

Cancer: Know that in every mind there is a door that will never be unlocked. 

Leo: The people who make those chocolate boxes fill at least one in every box with toothpaste just to see if we notice. Point is, like what you like.

Virgo: We sail through the dark, legions upon legions, all you need to do is speak and we will hear.

Libra: Can you imagine how much it would suck for there to be a path to enlightenment? Imagine being the last person to real enlightenment. What a party pooper.

Scorpio: Tales of the strange and arcane are still popular today. Know why? Everyone has seen something they cant explain, something they hope to god was a dream.

Ophiuchus: You grip so tightly to what you fear. Rabbits do not concern themselves with the hunters moon.

Sagittarius: Where does soap come from? Is it mined? Manufactured? Grown? It matters not. Wash your butt.

Capricorn: If something is truly done for the best, it will not weigh heavy on your heart. 

Aquarius: Take a bath. Wear women’s underwear. Build a fence. Kiss the rain.

Pisces: With those who have harmed you, be forgiving but merciless. Savor the revenge and move on. 

Coming Out (4) Masterlist

Links last checked 13 April, 2017

part one, part two, part three

Authentic - howellesterfics

Summary: Dan has accepted his sexuality, but has a plan to truly feel comfortable in his skin. He wants to yell it out (quite literally) for the world to hear that he’s gay. His plan doesn’t unfold exactly how he wants it to, but the alternative is quite nice, and he ends up having a date because of it.

best friends forever? that’s the plan. (ao3) - toffeelemon

Summary: official best friends and Youtube’s power couple: Dan and Phil’s platonic love story was forced to go public after their leaked wedding photos went viral.

Blurry Stranger (ao3) - phantropolis

Summary: Set in August of 2015, Phil is invited to his high school’s reunion. Afraid of being the only single one in attendance, he convinces Dan to accompany him as his fake ‘boyfriend’ for the week. It’s only when Phil allows his best friend into his childhood life and begins to see him in a romantic light that actual feelings start developing - but it’s highly unlikely that they’ll be reciprocated.

Coming (Out) To Manchester (ao3) - BookRockShooter

Summary: Dan and Phil decide to end their Manchester show with a little surprise.

DanAndPhilPRANKS (ao3) - tyroneslothrop

Summary: Phil has a fantastic new idea for a channel. Dan isn’t all that impressed.

Don’t Whack Daddy (ao3) - sanumarox123

Summary: Dan is in a liveshow and Phil calls him and he accidentally shows the camera his screen and Phil’s name in his contacts is “daddy”.

Exposed - pasteldanhowells

Summary: Dan and Phil have been in a relationship for quite some time now and even when hiding, things seem to have been going smoothly. A picture had been posted by a phangirl and things quickly change and things get more complicated than ever.

FYI my date is a boy (ao3) - notinclinedtomaturity

Summary: Shit. I just told my mom I’m in relationship and I haven’t even told her I’m bisexual. Now what?

Let’s Ease Them In -  sleepysuggles

Summary: the fic where Dan and Phil slowly start letting the fans know the truth, by way of other people’s vlogs.

Luck of the Draw - mari-to-the-gold

Summary: Dan and Phil play Cards Against Humanity for a video. Dan gets the best card.

No More Secrets (ao3) - goldfishsunglasses

Summary: Dan gets asked for relationship advice during a liveshow, and accidentally reveals a few things.

Off-Screen Kisses And Sailing Through Shitstorms - pamoonblackbird

Summary: During a live-show, Dan and Phil share a kiss that ends up being less “off-screen” than they thought.

Oops - mrphaniplier

Summary: Dan’s doing a liveshow and let something slip about him and Phil that he most definitely, probably shouldn’t have.

Pinof 9 (ao3) - PrettyPhantastic17

Summary: While Dan and Phil are preparing to film PINOF 9, they decide that they are finally ready to come out to their audience.

The Newlywed Tag - pasteldanhowells

Summary: Dan accidentally outs him and Phil during a younow. So of course they make a video and decide to do the newlywed tag.

We Could Be Like That - teenagephantxsy

Summary: Dan wishes they really didn’t have to hide anymore.

Younow Calls - pasteldanhowells

Summary: Dan gets a call from Phil while doing a lie show, and out of habit he says ‘I love you’ at the end, and the viewers don’t know that they’re dating each other.

Younow Kisses - cuddlephan

Summary: Dan and Phil fight about coming out, right before Phil’s live show, and Just as Phil’s ending it, Dan comes in says he’s sorry and kisses him on camera, just as it’s ending.

anonymous asked:

Guzma-boy seeing his quiet, sweet, and demure pregnant s/o roast/fight/tear into someone who was talking shit about her bf

had a hard time with this. but I hope it’s ok.

You were already getting tired waddling through the Thrifty Megamart, and you and Guzma hadn’t even made it past the produce aisle. It seemed every older woman and man had a comment to make about your protruding stomach, especially since you had previously thrown caution to the wind that morning and thrown on a crop top (The only item from Plumeria that still fit). Usually you could hide your belly under a shirt, but when the average temperature could be 100 degrees in the highs with humidity who gave a shit about hiding their stomach?

“I swear to god…” you mumbled when a woman in an obnoxiously flowered muumuu approached. Guzma was smart. He fled into the cereal aisle and seemed intent on studying the Toucannon Loops and Combee O’s. Your Mimikyu was oblivious to all that happened, content with bouncing happily in the cart and gurgling at the fruit.

“My goodness!” she exclaimed, “We’re certainly far along aren’t we?”

“Oh yes… We certainly are.” You gave your faux smile and studied the nanab berries intently, an inner mantra repeating on loop: don’t fucking touch me, don’t fucking touch me, don’t fucking touch me.

“Is it twins?” she asked hopefully. She didn’t flinch when Mimikyu growled from the cart.

“No.” you replied curtly.

“Triplets?”

“No.”

“My, don’t tell me it’s quadruplets!” she exclaimed loudly. You could hear Guzma trying not to lose his shit in the cereal.

“Nope. Excuse me.” You reached over her arm for a box of strawberries, nodding vaguely in her direction before pushing the cart away.

“Oh well dear, if it’s only one then I think you might have to check with the doctor! It’s not normal to be this big if it’s only one. Maybe you’re retaining too much water. Poor thing. What do your parents say? Aren’t they worried you’re too young to be having a baby?” Lady’s mouth fucking ran a mile a minute and she seemed very capable of keeping up with your waddling gait as you tried to flee to the frozen foods.

“Parents are chill.” You replied simply. You could feel Rosalie kicking roughly at your skin, organs, anywhere her feet could reach. Probably just as pissed off as you are.

“Well is the father even in your life?”

Oh my god damn son of a bitch here we go…

“He’s over there.” You motioned. By now Guzma was chatting up an old friend of his, one of the Team Skull grunts who had been ordered to stock the shelves. Didn’t matter anyways, he knew you could handle it on your own. Your temper was worse than Wela Volcano now that you were pregnant. It was about time this bitch had a taste of your wrath.

“Him?!” she yelped incredulously, “And a delinquent like that is letting you shop all by yourself?? Such a deadbeat father. Don’t worry little baby… Your mama isn’t alone.”

It was when she started reaching for your exposed stomach that you couldn’t bite back your hormonal rage any longer.

“DON’T YOU FUCKING TOUCH ME, DON’T YOU FUCKING GET NEAR HER, AND DON’T YOU FUCKING TALK SHIT ABOUT MY BOYFRIEND YOU CELLULITE DINOSAUR!” You exploded, “WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF PLANET DO YOU COME FROM WHERE IT’S ALRIGHT TO JUST FUCKIN’ DISS ON SOMEONES LOVER AND THEN REACH OUT AND TOUCH FOLKS YOU FUCKING GUMSHOOS LOOKING UNCLE FUCKER?! GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY GODDAMN SIGHT!”

As she scurried away and Guzma tried placating you, his box of Touncannon Loops found your hands and sailed across the air aiming for the woman’s head.

Have you ever had a song you just can’t get outta your head? Like the old MEOW Mix commercial jingle? For whatever reason, it drives you nuts!!!

This scene, is that song in my head. More specifically, Madi’s choice of words during this scene. “If I were a no good pirate.” Especially, understanding how eloquently she normally states her feelings. Calling John “No good” seemed a bit…rude. MY initial reaction and I couldn’t figure out why?! Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow…

However, John’s face during her speech clearly indicates, he is far from offended, in fact he is humbled and shook by her words. His kiss seems almost like a “Thank you” before it starts detonating ovaries everywhere! Now, why is that?

After watching the ending of Black Sails, I now KNOW why. I know what made John love Madi forever. What made him endure the emotional wreckage that was Flint and even find a way to forgive him. Why John felt he COULD have a life with Madi.

Madi’s words were spot on and exactly what John needed to hear. It became the words he just couldn’t get out of his head. The reason he went to Queen Mother. Why he told Flint, her life had to have meaning when he thought Madi dead.

You see, Madi’s words had given him life. A purpose and a place where he could be John Silver. A man worthy of a Princess’ love. Because he was a no good pirate.
John had given Madi the power to ridicule and destroy him. In that bed in that moment. John was more than naked. He’d exposed his true self. His heart. Something he hadn’t done, after years, with ANYONE else. John had divulged everything about himself to her. His ugly past, his unpleasant present and his hopeful future.

Madi, knowing the power of words and doing what she is best at, turned his words around and gave them new meaning “If I were a No Good Pirate, I’d follow you…” Yep, Madi essentially was saying, “I know what and who you are and I love you anyway”. Not rude at all!!

With Madi showing up on the cliff, she held true to her promise. Love Wins. ~PitchingWoo™

Treat a vet like crap, enjoy missing lunch!

This was almost two decades ago.  I was a young airman.  I will try to put this in non-military lingo.  I worked next to the office that dealt with ID card issues.  When they would get overloaded I would sometimes slip over to help them.

One day I go over to see if I can help.  I saw on the sign in sheet they had been consistently skipping one particular name.  There could have been a perfectly good reason why, so I asked.  The general consensus was they didn’t have time to “deal with an old drunk.”  I look over at the guy.  Now this guy had red eyes, red nose, was shaking like a leaf and was quietly muttering to himself in confusion.  He was easily well into his 70s and looked like he had slept in his clothes for days.

I approached the man.  I noticed straight off he didn’t smell of alcohol.  I took him back to my cubicle because the waiting room was so loud I couldn’t hear him.  Turns out his wife had died the previous night.  He had spent the last week in a hospital by her side.  He knew he had to turn in her ID card and deal with the military paperwork involved.  He was just… lost.

One of the ID card airmen came in to tell me in front of this veteran that I HAD to come help them and to stop wasting my time with “this guy”.  The airman’s main concern being the line was backing up and it was almost lunch time.  The veteran actually stood up and started apologizing to this POS airman!

I sat the veteran back down.  I explained thoroughly he was my top priority.  I told the airman I was already handling one of HIS customers.  I then called the Casualty Office to let them know to get the paperwork together, told them not to rush.  The airman was mad but could do nothing so went back to his ever growing line of customers.  In the meantime, I let the veteran do what veterans do best - tell me old stories.  A good hour later the Casualty Office came by to assist and to bring him to their office.

The veteran hugged me quietly as I got up to go to lunch.  It made my day as I sailed through the ID section’s packed waiting room knowing they wouldn’t be getting lunch that day.

edit for format *Thank you for the gold!  Also I really appreciate all the kind comments.  

It really pisses me off, when the black sails fandom doesn’t agree with where the story is going, so they claim it’s just bad writing. Like, how dare you? I get the story is dark and violent and the end is probably going to be a shitshow, but that’s what we’ve been in for since the beginning. Besides have you been paying attention to what sort of shit is being aired lately?

Never before have I seen a show, that would have such deep and comprehensive writing, such involvement with its characters and their development. Even the good stuff I’ve watched had many unnecessary scenes just to pass time, thoughtless writing or bad acting at some point, but with black sails every single detail is always perfect.

The writing of the female characters is the best I’ve seen so far. They could have written them as most similar shows do - as strong cunning wives who are in charge of men, without them knowing it (alright, maybe except for grandma Guthrie). But no, they fucking LEAD THE SHOW, with no compromises. (Max creating herself with nothing else but her wits and refusing to stand behind a husband for appearances. Anne being a fierce pirate who can literally kill anyone that gets in her way- and they are still sooo much more than that)

And Madi… her decision not to take the deal even if that threatens Silvers life- it wasn’t shown as a sacrifice nor as a lack of affection towards him. If it were truly badly written, she would feel the same as silver does, but she is much stronger than him. She is simply someone who believes in freedom and would selflessly give everything up, not only for the benefit of her people, but for everyone who was opressed by the colonial rule. Something that is completely incomprehensible to a colonial shit like rogers.

The writers of black sails did not just try to include diversity in the show for ratings or baiting groups of audiences- they’ve built the whole damn story upon it.

The writers and the cast have brought characters and their stories to life in a way i have never seen before, and I’m really afraid that I will never see anything quite like it again.

So, no matter how this ends i would like to say how much I appreciate this show (and the amazing cast of course) and I hope everyone else in this fandom does too.

[i’m juggling about four different flashback-era fics right now and this snippet fits into none of them, but i’m fond of it and so i thought i’d post it here for the last day of james/miranda/thomas appreciation week. happens at some nebulous point between the 2.01 and 2.03 flashbacks.]

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“Tell me about yourself, Lieutenant,” Miranda says, smiling at him over a spoonful of soup. “Thomas says your father was a carpenter. Are you from London?”

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