series: black sails

 Bear McCreary’s unintentional crossover. 

Probably the only Black Sails/Outlander crossover we’re likely to get lol but loved getting to hear that wee piece of music, knowing it was written before it was intended/destined to be Outlander’s iconic theme.

☠ ➳ Black Sails; III.
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You’re dripping blood across my floor.”
Whoever tied this bandage was either blind or drunk.”
I told her I would protect her. Did she not believe me?”
I must admit, given how long it’s taken to track him, I had wondered if it was a lost cause.”
I just, well, I was hoping to have you all to myself.”
Well, you all seem rather angry with me. Especially you.”
If I were to write it all down what’s to stop you from killing me right here?”
I have an extremely low tolerance for pain, I’ll say anything to make it stop.”
Well, that’s a few weeks from now, isn’t it? We might be friends by then.”
Wait, we’re moving ahead?”
As I said. You’ll have it.”
You. Come with me.”
I can’t help but notice that you don’t seem to like me very much. Do you mind if I ask why?”
I know this is difficult but I need you to trust me.”
Who the fuck are you kidding?”
Oh, they might save you from the gallows, but they won’t spare you their scorn.”
Think on that while you sit here and pretend that helping me isn’t the only choice you have.”
You know what I find hard to believe? We’ve been on land two days and you still haven’t gotten yourself laid. Now that’s a fucking mystery worth investigating.”
What’s this? You backing out?”
You make me climb those fucking stairs just to see you again and my first order of business will be tossing you and that poxy chair into the fucking ocean.”
Don’t be pleasant with me. I know why you’re here.”
Some risks nowadays, it’s more dangerous not to take ‘em.”
No matter how many lies we tell ourselves or no matter how many stories we convince ourselves we’re part of, we’re all just thieves awaiting a noose.”
After 50 years at sea you’re the only man I’ve ever met that’s gotten dumber with age.”
I want to live. Earning your trust seemed like a good start toward that end.”
He’s got no one left but the misfits. How dangerous can he be?”
That wasn’t a joke, was it?”
They need to yell every now and then. It’s good for their self-esteem.”
Do you really think I’d bring you something like this with just money to offer in return?”
Are you as surprised as I am that I’m the only one here behaving myself?”
What have we been doing here all day if you’re planning on pulling this shit?”
You do understand I had no choice. What you did, it required an answer.”
I’m afraid I’ve become a burden.”
True love shouldn’t require suffering, and you don’t have to take my word for it.”
You move, you die.”
We could have been free.”
He didn’t do this to me. You did.”
So, what now? You here to threaten me?”
To him, we’re all disposable.”


One can hope…

(I’m going to be really sad if Silver is straight though please don’t make me sad)

I put up the other two again for reference! 

I’m so happy with the progress between my first try and now (it helps that I finally understood the basics of shading)

Feel free to use any of these as icons, just don’t forget to credit me if you do :)

Who has a tub of ice cream and a box of tissues ready for the season finale?


“sometimes if you listen closely, the princess will slay her dragons.”
(  tell me the story of sleeping beauty again - m. j. )

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How (not) to introduce Black Sails to people

Originally posted by iwtv2007

(I’ll be talking about maybe some spoilery things, but since it would be from early episodes, I’m not tagging it as spoilers, but here’s a warning anyway)

I know I’ve already talked about this show here, but I thought, since the last season has started and this happened, it would be okay to make another piece about it.

Soooo, a few days ago, I happened to talk about Black Sails with a co-worker. Well, I really was selling it to our intern, who was looking for new shows to watch, telling him about :

The beautiful opening (of course mentioning that amazing music) ,

Originally posted by nothingbutshadow

The magnificent scenery,

Originally posted by rackhamrogue

The PIRATES, (SO MANY PIRATES, both from real life and Treasure Island - which he didn’t know because he is so young, poor thing),

Originally posted by nedlowering

The endless surprises (I won’t put a gif in here, I’m that nice) … I could have been going on for several more minutes, because, really, this show is one of my very favourites, one I’ve been constantly talking about whenever I’ve been asked for good things to watch, and one I’ve been getting quite a lot of people watching. So, yeah, I can present it easily now.

Except that time, my co-worker (that I really do like, just so you know, because maybe it won’t seem like it later), interrupted my passionate rambling, telling me he watched it and yes the opening is amazing, and the show is so good, and he was a little behind (having a family would do that, not having enough time to watch TV shows at the same time they air, think about it before getting children, wife, husbands, partners and stuff), only beginning season 2 lately.
So, I told him about the season 4 (and last one) having started, and that he should resume it soon. At which point he told me he considered it but he isn’t always pleased with all the “surprises” he has been introduced to while watching. And he mentioned discovering Flint’s hidden love, and being disappointed that he was gay, really.
At that point, I managed not to tell him all about how homophobic that sounded (I do like him, and I am new to this job that I do need to pay bills and such, and I am very proud of myself for getting myself under control), and it went pretty much like :
“Well, he does sleep with Miranda so I wouldn’t say he’s gay. Bisexual, maybe.
- Still, that’s … I didn’t like it.
- But everyone’s bisexual in this show ! Whenever I talk about it with people, I always end up telling them that Black sails is the show in which every character is bisexual until proven otherwise !

- I don’t see who else …

- Well, all the ladies, for a start …

- Yeah, but the ladies, I don’t mind … (Once again, I let it slide, I deserve a medal or something) And I don’t see who else.

- How about Silver ? He’s so gay for Flint !

- No way ! He’s absolutely not !

- Come on ! They love each other !”

At which point we’ve been interrupted and got to actually do our work, so we left it at that.

Originally posted by shadspecs

And from that one conversation, I’ve been learning that you can talk about Black Sail’s beautiful opening, the magnificent cinematography, the very interesting characters and their interaction, you can even mention how full of surprises it is, and how good the actors are (though, if I’m being honest, I always end up warning people at that point that it does take 2-3 episodes in to get caught because it looks like the actors are struggling to get into characters before that, but when they do, hold on tight because that’s only getting exponentially better). You can tell many, many other things (talk about the political plot, the ships, how it handles slavery, how it has empowered women to display, the diversity of it …), but don’t ever, ever talk about alternative sexualities.
Black Sails may be a (complicated, wonderful, breath-holding) TV show where everyone is bi until proven otherwise, but, like in real life, you can’t talk about that to just everyone.