Okay, so I’ve been talking about this with @artsymeeshee and sharing our love of platonic bonding between Stan and Ford, and I loved this headcanon so much that I just had to share it one here for everyone to see!
Headcanon that Ford has nightmares not just about the portal or Bill, but also about Stan.
Headcanon that Ford would wake up after each one, sometimes in his bed and sometimes on his desk with a piece of paper stuck to his cheek, and he wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep until he sees Stan safe and sound in bed.
Headcanon that Ford doesn’t tell Stan what these nightmares are about, thinking that he was just being paranoid and overprotective. But no matter how many times he tries to convince himself it’s nothing, years of paranoia don’t go away that instantly.
Headcanon that Stan would notice how distracted Ford is the morning after one of these nightmares, and he seems to brush off Stan’s concerns quite quickly. Too quickly…But, he doesn’t press Ford for answers, and it doesn’t really affect their life or their relationship. After all, it’s not the first time they had nightmares they didn’t want to share just yet.
Headcanon that one day while they’re in port, Stan offers to pick up some supplies on his own. Ford, busy examining some ink from the Kraken they caught the other day, says “Yeah, okay.”, not entirely paying attention and seeing Stan out on his own as no big deal. They could both sometimes use some time by themselves, and they respect that.
Headcanon that after an hour has passed, Ford thinks Stan is taking a while to come back, but thinks nothing off it, and continues writing down the discoveries of the Kraken ink in his journal.
Headcanon that after two hours, Ford had long finished his research, and Stan still wasn’t back yet. It doesn’t take this long to get supplies, does it?
Headcanon that Ford gets more and more nervous with every passing minute. He paces the cabin, trying to not think about all the scenarios his brain is coming up with. What if someone from Stan’s time on the streets recognised him? What if someone picked a fight with Stan? What if he’s in danger right now? What if he had a memory lapse and he wasn’t there to ground him? All the memories of his nightmares come back to him all at once, and his paranoia is own worst enemy once again. He’s half tempted to “drop” something overboard just so he can have an excuse to leave the boat and look for him.
Headcanon that Ford tells himself to stop worrying. Of course Stan is fine. He’s a grown man, and he can take care of himself; you’re just being too protective and paranoid.
Headcanon that right when Ford is about to cave into his instincts and look for Stan, he hears footsteps on the deck and a voice. Stan’s voice. He finally enters the cabin with supplies in hand, saying “Ford, I’m back! Sorry I took so long. Fishing season is kicking in and everywhere is packed! And er…I may have taken some bait from another sucker’s basket. Which reminds me, I’m out of smoke bombs.”
Headcanon that Ford is barely even paying attention to the things that Stan is saying. He’s too busy thinking It’s Stan he’s here he’s himself he’s safe he’s safe thank goodness he’s safe he didn’t get hurt. He lets the relief overtake him, and without a second thought, he darts over to Stan and bundles him up in a huge hug.
Headcanon that Stan is startled at Ford’s behaviour. Was he really gone that long? But, he returns Ford’s hug and says “Good to see you too, Sixer.”
Headcanon that while embracing Stan, all those nightmares and fears and paranoid thoughts come crashing down onto him because this moment has proven to him that yes, Stan is here, Stan is safe and they are still together on the Stan O’War II. And upon hearing that childhood nickname, Ford is completely overcome and ends up breaking down in Stan’s arms. He finally confesses to Stan about the nightmares he’s had about Stan, about how he could be taken away and he could get hurt without Ford being there to protect him and he couldn’t lose him, not again, and every time Stan is out of his sight, he’s so scared that it’ll be the last time he sees him.
Headcanon that Stan, alarmed, immediately tries to comfort him, because it absolutely kills him to see his brave and strong big brother so terrified. Stan confides that he feels that way about Ford, too. That sometimes, he thinks he’ll wake up and realise that all this has been a dream, and Ford is still trapped in another dimension or they’re still fighting or still saving the world from Weirdmageddon. But, just seeing Ford every day helps remind him that this is real, and this is them living out their dream. He pulls Ford away, grabs him by the shoulders, looks him right in his eyes, and says “You’re not going to lose me, Ford. Not if I can help it. And if something does happen, well… You know I’ve got your back, and I know you’ve got mine. There’s nothing that can stop the Pines Twins. Wherever we go…”
“We go together.” Ford finishes, finally reassured.
Headcanon that Ford still has his protective moments, and so does Stan, but they both know that this is real.
But that doesn’t stop Ford from getting them both cell phones the next time they’re in port.
Aaaaaaand…that’s the end of that! Wow, that was a long one! But I just love moments like these between Stan and Ford so much! Who’s with me?!
In view of Thomas Jefferson’s abhorrence of slavery, which he coined a “blot” and a “stain” upon America, why did he remain a slave owner for his entire life and fail to direct that his slaves be freed after his death? Why so did Jefferson not play a more forceful role in the antislavery movement branching from the occurrence of the Enlightenment and the American Revolution that he was so heavily influenced by or influential towards? What induced him to couple the emancipation of slaves with the removal of the black population from the United States “beyond the reach of mixture”? Why did he insist upon measuring the intelligence of illiterate, hopelessly disadvantaged black slaves by criteria applicable to free white Americans?
Jefferson himself denied the allegations of him bedding a young mulatto slave girl named Sally Hemings which to this day exists as the most controversial crack on Jefferson’s character. There remains a paradox of how that the author of the Declaration of Independence–the largest document of personal liberty and freedom–was one of the largest slaveholders of his time.
Thomas Jefferson was intimately associated with slavery from the cradle to grave. His first memory was of being carried on a pillow by a slave; and a slave carpenter, a brother of Sally Hemings, constructed the coffin in which he was buried in at Monticello. Without the abolition of slavery, Jefferson realized that the attainment of a society based upon the freedom and equality of opportunity would forever allude the American people. His father was a slave owner from whom young Thomas inherited both land and slaves after his death. All the Virginia Randolphs, who he was related to via his mother Jane, held slaves. When he went to Williamsburg in 1760 to attend the College of William and Mary he took with him a personal slave named Jupiter, whom he later made his coachman. Jefferson’s wife’s dowry consisted of 132 slaves and many thousands of acres of land. He recognized his wealth principally in slaves and in land. By the time he wrote the Declaration of Independence he had become, by inheritance, purchase and marriage, one of the principal slave owners and one of the wealthiest men in Virginia.
While Jefferson regarded slavery (as stated previously) as a “hideous evil”, the bane of American society and wholly irreconcilable with his ideal of “republican virtue”, he was never able completely to cast aside the prejudice and the fears which he had absorbed from his surroundings toward people of color, he did not free himself from dependence upon slave labor and, in the end, he made the expansion of slavery into the territories a constitutional right. If Jefferson as a Virginia planter was caught inextricably in the toils of slavery, as a man of the Enlightenment he knew the institution to be antithetical to the ideals by which he lived. The men of the Enlightenment condemned slavery as a vestige of barbarism.
students graduate from the academy, they get a dragon egg. The egg chooses you
by glowing when you’re next to it.
talk through minds. Owners can talk and hear they’re dragon all the time but
they can talk to other people personally.
a dragon dies, it’s the painful experience. It’s like a part of your soul is
ripped out of you.
a special wing in the hospital for people who have lost their dragon.
has the runt but ends up breaking the record for biggest dragon in Shippuden.
It lives in one of the training grounds cause it’s so big.
dragon is male and white with one red eye and one green eye.
gets the biggest but it grew like a foot and that’s it. It’s the smallest out
of everyone’s in Shippuden.
has a hydra but it’s like 1/6 the size of Sakura’s dragon in Shippuden.
dragon grew the fastest.
dragon is small enough to let Akamaru ride it.
dragon is thin and black like ink and disguises itself as a tattoo.
the winter, Sai wears his dragon as a scarf.
is a male dragon. She was first disappointed but he grows on her.
dragon is the same height as her when standing.
would wear her clothes without permission until finally she would start buying two
a date isn’t going well, they’ll switch.
inherits his father’s dragon. It’s a wise old dragon.
reading porn in front of children.” “Shut up they don’t know what I’m reading.”
dragon is a female dragon that “helps” him with ladies but fails since she’s
just as pervy.
writes a dragon version of Icha Icha in dragon runes.
dragon reads the dragon Icha Icha.
dragon is the opposite of him. It wants to do everything.
owns the sweetest small fluffy dragon that lives in his freezer. Because of
this his gourd is instead a portable freezer. It steals all the popsicles and
hisses at you when you try to take one.
dragon is a male dragon who is in love with Sakura’s dragon. He makes Neji meet
her all the time. His dragon is also super pervy,
dragon is a Chinese dragon. All Hyuga’s have Chinese dragons.
stop making me visit Sakura” “GOD DAMN IT NOW I’M IN LOVE WITH SAKURA”
dragon is very fairy like. It’s the second prettiest dragon ever. It’s also
dragon helped catch bugs with Shino but it got big and started squishing the
* It sobs
whenever it squishes bugs cause it did a bad but Shino tries to tell him it’s
no it’s fine please don’t cry you’re fine” *dragon sobs ten times harder*
learns to be nimble and careful with everything.
had to kill his dragon and he thought he did but it actually survived and hides
itself in the leaf village (FUCK YOU ALICE FOR MAKING ANGST).
finds an egg in the wild and, thinking his own is dead, takes it even though it
didn’t glow. It ends up being an albino dragon so it hides in his cloak.
finds Itachi’s original dragon though and takes care of it secretly.
later reunites with his original dragon and it’s so fucking emotional everybody
is crying even the enemies.
the founders were still around, Izuna’s dragon was killed by Tobirama and Izuna
went into a mindless rage and that’s how Tobirama was able to kill him.
keeps Dan’s dragon along with hers. They mourn together over Dan’s death.
also keeps Obito’s and Rin’s dragons but Obito’s “disappears” making him think
he failed yet again.
dragon knew her was alive tho.
now has three (two after Obito’s left) and eight dogs.
dragon is pure black and spits ameratsu.
Madara comes back from the dead, he fucking yells and fights Sakura cause Sakura’s
dragon beat his dragon’s height by a few centimeters and he wasn’t having this
dragon is super poisonous to the touch.
the fight with Sakura, it follows Sakura everywhere.
Sakura has two dragons.
now Sakura got tricked into resurrecting Sasori and now both Sasori and the
dragon follow her everywhere.
dragon is made of metal. Pein’s piercings come from the dragon itself.
dragon is the prettiest of them all.
dragon is super chill and when Hidan stabs himself it starts to freak out and
cry even though he’s been doing this for so long so Hidan has to stop for a
moment to cuddle his dragon to make it stop crying.
dragon shares a hoard with Kakuzu and it will steal money from everyone.
dragon is the loudest.
dragon eats Choji’s food without him knowing so when Choji goes back to his
food he wonders where it all went but everyone except Choji knows his own
dragon eats his food and they just stand there and laugh as they watch it
DID ALL MY FOOD GO?!?!” *Held back laughter in the background*
dragon is a huge dick. He’s her opposite.
dragon is made of metal with a lot of spikes. It’s thin and long. It will fling
itself at the enemy. When it does that it’s flailing around like a fucking
noodle and then lodges its spikes into you while you’re laughing at its
uses her dragon’s scales to make her weapons.
dragon is 1000000% done with Gai’s shit. It likes Kakashi more. It’s super
sees Sakura’s dragon in the fourth war and questions if Tsunade had a secret
child or something because H O L Y F U C
dragon is a porcupine-like dragon. When it gets scared it shoots out spikes
everywhere. It also smacks him whenever he makes a shitty pickup line.
dragon will randomly screech sometimes and everyone in the village will stop
everything and think about what they just did and how badly did they fuck up.
god did I do something wrong what did I do just now AM I GOING TO DIE?????”
dragon breathes ice.
dragon spits fireworks.
seven swordsmen get chosen by dragons and those dragons deem them worthy of
making a sword out of its teeth.
dragon has huge ass wings to help with wind for her fan.
dragon is snarky and yet very flirtatious. It flirts with Sakura. No not her
dragon like actually Sakura.
is pissy about this fucking dragon flirting with the girl he likes.
dragon hates Sakura which makes him upset.
AND GREEN ARE OPPOSTIE COLORS I H A T E”
dragon jokingly flirts with Kakashi’s wise old dragon but the wise old dragon
takes it as a fucking challenge and tries to flirt back with him better. There’s
no real romance.
dragon sees this and just sobs forever. Neji has to ask Sakura to come over and
talk to him about it.
WANTED HIM TO BONE ME BUT HE WANTS TO BONE AN OLD MAN INSTEAD!!!!!”
tries her best to hold back laughter and just cries.
okay it’s not real flirting. The old man’s dick is probably small too.”
week later Kakashi’s dragon is like “I HEARD YOU WERE TALKING SHIT”
I HAD TO SAY SOMETHING! HE WAS SOBBING OKAY!”
dragon hangs out on her boobs. Covers it up mostly. But Anko will try to push
it off but it climbs back on.
she has a guy flirting with her she will seductively unzip he jacket and then
it just breathes fire on the guy.
dragon protects the academy. It protects Iruka more tho.
are my children but this is my permanent child.”
also takes care of the eggs before graduation and is very proud of all of their
choices in owners.
however hates Kakashi. When Kakashi passes the academy it always flips him off.