sailing maps

Another alternative for making maps! Instead of candy or rice

KINETIC SAND

Very useful for people like me who have a very hard time picturing topography. After you finish sprinkling and molding to your heart’s content, take a bunch of photos from all sides so you can make visual note of it however works for you! 

I needed a more 3D option since I have a hard time planning the climate of whatever land I’m making. Knowing where the mountain ranges and valleys are makes it a lot easier to know weather patterns and where to put cities–usually along the best to travel routes and by port access where water is easiest to sail.

Take what you can, give nothing back

aka the Bellarke Pirate AU no one asked for. For maximum pirate-y-ness, pair with this song

[also on ao3]


While some folks row way up to heaven
I’m gonna sing The Pirate’s Gospel
I’m gonna sow these feet for dancin’
I’m gonna keep my eyes wide open

Clarke Griffin learned about the cruelty of life at the tender age of 18. After a childhood that was adventurous and perhaps a little unusual, but during which she had been loved unconditionally by her parents and sheltered to the best of their ability, Clarke found out, suddenly and brutally, that life rarely turned out as expected.

After all, she had not expected her father to decide, after years of sailing the world, mapping and exploring and marvelling at its wonders, to plant their family in Southern soil and expect them to take root there when she was barely eighteen, in a colonial trading port that was small enough to be considered provincial, but just big enough to come with the trappings of civilised life that Clarke quickly came to despise; parties and gossip and talk of dowries.

Nor had she expected that, shortly after the move, both her parents would go missing on a routine trip to a neighbouring island, and that she would be left all alone in the world. As the Governor informed her, his inquiries had yielded no family willing to take her in back home in England, but that he and his son would be willing to take her in as their ward, and to treat her like a daughter and a sister until such a time as a suitable husband could be found. Clarke had no doubt that it had not been her desperate situation, but rather her name, rank and fortune that had softened the heart of the island’s governor.

But given her dire circumstances and the fact that she had no way to access her inheritance without a man to do it for her, Clarke saw no choice but to stay with the Wallaces until she could come up with some kind of plan - or find some gullible man who fit the Wallaces’ criteria for a suitable husband while letting her do as she pleased. The deciding factors for determining such suitability were not specified to her, but Clarke had no doubt they would be more heavily determined by Governor Wallace’s wishes than by her own.

For now, she was altogether run aground.

And just when she had found a friend in her unwanted new home, someone to confide in and lean on, Clarke found that the Wallaces cruelty extended much further than she has previously assumed. For it was not just her the Wallaces seemed to want to make a profit off: She caught young Master Wallace speaking to one of the slave traders in the market while looking surreptitiously at her friend Wells. The son of a reputable merchant, Wells had been born free and received a proper education, and due to his knack for numbers, he was often at the house to help the Wallaces balance their books. Given the greedy look in the young Master’s eyes, however, Clarke had begun to fear that one day, her friend would enter the house a free man and leave it in chains - but that, needless to say, would not happen under her watch.

So Clarke devised a way for him to escape the island.

And as if the Good Lord wanted to tell her he approved of her decision, it was on the very day she made this decision that she first heard the rumours of the Persephone: a mysterious pirate ship that had evaded Governor Wallace’s ships for months as it attacked incoming merchant ships - preferably those that carried human cargo. “She’s chasin’ death“, the townspeople whispered about the mysterious ship, “and she’ll get a kiss for her trouble when she finds him.“

But for now, Captain Blake and his Persephone were still sailing, and still terrorising the crews of any ship in these waters.

And they, Clarke decided, were going to be the means to her salvation.

The first thing she did was procure allies: Such as the blacksmith’s apprentice, a spirited woman named Raven whom Wells had long harboured a tender admiration for – a feeling that seemed to be returned, judging by the woman’s face when she told her of Wallace’s plans. Gripping a half-cooled scabbard in one hand and a hammer in the other, she looked like she was about to storm up to the house on the hill and end Cage Wallace right this second.

Instead, Raven paused momentarily in her rhythmic hammering to look at her determinedly.

“I can get a message to Captain Blake, if you can make sure coming here will be worth his time.”

“I will.”

Raven looked at her doubtfully. “And a few pieces of pretty jewelry will not suffice.”

“I’m not going to give him jewelry,” Clarke declared, a little too loud perhaps for the quiet blacksmith’s shop, deserted save for a few dust motes dancing in the drowsy afternoon light. “I’m going to give him Port Arkadia.”

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Fence, bench and sea by Jan van der Wolf

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name one hero who was happy - mapped - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Black Sails
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton
Characters: Captain Flint (Black Sails), Thomas Hamilton
Additional Tags: The Iliad, Pre-Series, Fluff, Established Relationship, with a dash of angst
Summary:

Lying in bed together, James and Thomas talk about the Iliad. (Thomas is practically ready to write Achilles/Patroclus fanfiction.)

For @brightbluedot, who is the loveliest and who writes very beautiful things.

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inhale, exhale, and reset - mapped - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Black Sails
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Captain Flint/John Silver, Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton, Madi/John Silver, Captain Flint/Madi/John Silver, Captain Flint & Madi (Black Sails), Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton/Madi/John Silver
Characters: Captain Flint (Black Sails), Thomas Hamilton, John Silver, Madi (Black Sails)
Additional Tags: Post-Series, Fix-It, Post-Finale, Polyamory, Anal Sex, Reconciliation, First Kiss, First Time, Treasure Island? What Treasure Island?, Reunions
Summary:

After James is reunited with Thomas, he continues to watch more than one point in space at the same time.

Piratetale AU

I decided to make another UT AU! This one was interesting to make and the drawing took forever. Thank god it’s finally done. Drawing some characters was a pain but it was worth it! I’m really proud of it.
So here it is!

Welcome to Piratetale.

Synopsis:
Long ago, two races ruled over Earth: HUMANS and MONSTERS. One day, war broke out between the two races. After a long battle, the humans were victorious. They banished the monsters to the ocean, forcing them to live the rest of their lives far away from land. The monsters managed to settle on several islands, most of them resorting to piracy. The race was divided into two sides: pirates and royalty. The royals were monsters who were loyal to King Asgore Dreemurr, while the pirates led the rebellion against him. Legends say that those who sail the ocean never return.

Characters:

Frisk
“A lonely sailor who got caught in a thunderstorm and washed up on Ebott island.”

Chara
“A lonely pirate who got caught in a thunderstorm and washed up on Ebott island. Was found by Asriel and adopted into the Dreemurr family. They soon died from unknown reasons. Not much is known about their past.” [More information will be revealed as the story progresses]

Toriel
“Former Queen and ruler of the monster race. After her children’s deaths and her family’s banishment, she divorced Asgore, later becoming a pirate and leader of the rebellion. Her role didn’t last long, she soon stepped down and settled on Ebott island. There, Toriel lived a quiet life while helping any human that washed up on her island.”

Papyrus
“Captain and cook of The Snowdin’s Bones.(That’s the ship’s name) He isn’t part of the rebellion and doesn’t seem to understand how piracy really works. The skeleton loves to hide treasure chests, make maps and sail to various places. He’s like the funnier and harmless version of Captain Hook. Papyrus dreams of becoming the member of the Royal Navy, that’s why he constantly visits Undyne to learn fencing.”

Sans
“First mate and janitor of The Snowdin’s Bones. He’s lazy, rarely does his job but he still carries around the mop Papyrus gave him, probably faking cleaning. He loves his brother dearly and often tags along on dangerous missions, often saving Pap on numerous occasions. Sans doesn’t pick sides, he’s neutral, unless you kill his brother. That’s when he becomes the terrifying scourge of the ocean. You wouldn’t want to mess with him when he’s mad.”

Undyne
“Captain of Asgore’s Royal Navy. She’s dedicated to her job and makes sure to keep the pirates in check. Any outsider is immediately hunted down and arrested. Undyne has a soft spot for Papyrus, she believes he can join her side if he stops playing his pirate games. But she isn’t rushing him, the duties of a Royal Navy crew member are complicated and dangerous, she doesn’t want to pressure her skeleton friend with those responsibilities. That’s why Undyne organizes food cutting/slicing sessions for Papyrus. It’s not fencing but having the precise aim might come in handy.”

Alphys
“Royal doctor and scientist. Alphys loves wearing anime sailor costumes whenever she travels with Undyne. She’s currently working on a project to break the barrier that is sealing the monsters from the land. The others aren’t aware of her monstrous experiments. Alphys deeply regrets making them and is always uncomfortable around sea monsters.”

Mettaton
“A beautiful and fabulous siren. He drowns humans by luring them with his looks and beautiful voice. Mettaton is on the royal side but he doesn’t mind showing off his skills to pirates. His goal is to enchant and become famous among the humans on land.”

Flowey
“A tiny and harmless looking traveler/sailor. But looks can deceive. Flowey knows every secret about the ocean, he’s been marooned to every island, he knows everything about everyone. He’s an excellent sniper and a gun expert, he never runs out of bullets and reloads his guns at the speed of lightning. No one knows which side Flowey is on, but it seems that he’s against both. When Sans is around, he becomes tense and acts strangely around him. Rumors state that once they had a close bond until one of them betrayed the other.”

Muffet
“A gypsy fortune teller. She tricks people with fake predictions while her spiders steal the customer’s money and possessions. These acts often got her in trouble but Muffet just can’t stop her insatiable greed.”

Ghost Cousins
“Three giant sea monsters. All of them are Toriel’s "babies”, they are very loyal to her and can be useful when someone is in need for transportation.“

Monster Kid
"A sailor boy who loves to sail with the Royal Navy. He dreams of owning his own ship one day.”

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to know the worth of my life - mapped - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Black Sails
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Captain Flint/John Silver
Characters: John Silver, Madi (Black Sails), Captain Flint (Black Sails)
Additional Tags: Fix-It, Post-Series, Season/Series 04, First Kiss, Bible Quotes, Treasure Island? What Treasure Island?, Names
Summary:

So big a name for so small a man.

John Silver feels very small.

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how we could be brought here by love - mapped - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Black Sails
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Captain Flint/John Silver, Madi/John Silver, Captain Flint/Madi/John Silver
Characters: Captain Flint (Black Sails), John Silver, Madi (Black Sails)
Additional Tags: Intercrural Sex, First Kiss, First Time, Polyamory, Season/Series 04, 4x03
Summary:

A 4x03 AU where Flint receives a minor injury in the battle of Nassau Town and Silver is very shaken by it.

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deeper than any ocean floor - mapped - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Black Sails
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Captain Flint/John Silver
Characters: Captain Flint (Black Sails), John Silver, Madi (Black Sails)
Additional Tags: Season/Series 04, Episode Tag, 4x09, First Kiss, Love Confessions
Summary:

Love had not occurred to John Silver. Till now.

A 4x09 reaction fic.

Update Time - 1 year Anniversary

The new version is here!!! And everything seems to be working well, so far…

It’s the game’s first anniversary and we got a few new things!!!

New Game Icon:

New Start Screen (finally!!!):

We hear Luffy’s voice, when we enter certain menus!! (I hope they’ll bring more voices and that we’ll be able to choose them…)

A new Item on the “My Room” menu, that allows you to connect your game account to Twitter!


Now, for the Notifications…

With this version and data update we get:

- New Event data
- New missions –> mission x3 (starts on the 31st!)
- New combos –> east blue x 12
- 1 New accessory (will appear on the 31st!!)
- Graphic data corrections
- Minor bug fixes

System Voice

So far I’ve heard:
After the start screen - “Let’s do this!” or “Guys! Let’s set sail!”
Entering the World Map - “I smell the scent of an adventure”
Dance hall - “Let’s go full throttle from the very start!”

If you don’t enjoy listening it, or get tired of it, you can go to the system menu and make the voice shut up:

Characters with voice attached
On the 31st of October, leader(s) that have a voice attached to them will appear. Such leader(s) will speak on a variety of situations.

Tweet Event information
Touching the newspaper will give you a present. BUT, you will also be tweeting event information about the game.
You can do this once, every day.

Tweet your daily Camera Mode Presents
Apparently, once your app is connect to twitter, you’ll also be able to tweet the daily gifts you receive from your leader.
When you do so, you get an additional item.

Stamina Recovery Limit Broken
Now, whenever you use a stamina drink, or you rank up, the surplus stamina does not go to waste! (FINALLYY!!!!!).
With this new feature, the stamina gauge can fill up to twice the regular limit.

Example: a player with 63 stamina points, would be able to obtain up to 126 stamina points.


Super Pirate Fest - 1 year anniversary

We’ll be getting this guy as the new 6* character:


Log Luffy will have a new feature: he’ll speak on certain occasions, when you use him on your battles.

The pirate fest begins on the 31st!

Because there’s going to be a Super pirate Fest and a new Super Guerrilla, we get a few presents:
29/10 - 5 S stamina drinks+5 pirate coins
30/10 - 5 M stamina drinks+5 pirate coins

I never got round to speaking about these guys, because I was waiting on a big update… and now we got it!

Perona and Mihawk will be available until the 31st (9:59, Japan Time). I’m guessing they’ll disappear as the new Super Pirate Fest begins.
The current Coin gatcha is being regulated by a “rate up for the 11th character to be a 5* leader”. which means there’s no guarantee you’ll get a 5* leader at all…

Perona
Fire element, nice balanced stats, with a defensive property (damage down 38%).
She looks cute too! ;)

Mihawk
Light element, sucky HP, but amazing attack.
He’s got a new skill: he converts the enemy to the element that’s susceptible to his own. That means, he’ll convert any rival to a dark element type, so that he can deal some proper damage.
He’s also got some impressive solo dance hall stats: 3.2, during 14 seconds.
(Alliance Law has a 3.5 bonus which lasts 8 sec, while Military Doffy has a 3.6 bonus that lasts 10 sec)


Super Guerrilla

We’re getting a new super guerrillaaaaa!!!!
And this one IS STAYING FOR 9 FREAKING DAYS!!!!!!

The super guerrilla will show up on the 31st of October.
They haven’t given us any teasers yet, nor the times.
If they don’t give any times at all, assume the super guerrilla will follow the regular schedule for saturday and sunday:

Japan Time

GMT-0


Twitter Campaign

As you might have noticed, we’re currently taking advantage of a campaign that gives away daily coins, to celebrate the over 5000 twitter followers
The campaign ends tomorrow (30th of October).


Solo Dance Hall and Random Guerrillas at Half Stamina


Just to remind you guys that both events end tomorrow - October 30th (23:59, Japan Time)

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That’s it! happy playing!! :D

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memories you bury or live by - mapped - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Black Sails
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Captain Flint/John Silver
Characters: John Silver, Captain Flint (Black Sails)
Additional Tags: Frottage, Dirty Talk, Post-Season/Series 03, First Kiss, First Time, Outdoor Sex, Fluff and Angst
Summary:

“I’ve never ridden a horse before,” Silver confesses. “And can you imagine, I’m not particularly keen to start now that I’ve only got one leg.”

Silver has never ridden a horse before. Flint asks Silver to ride with him. One thing leads to another.