(Don’t know where this came from, but I’m enjoying the idea. Also, your hubby/wifey can be anyone you please.)
When your daughter was born on the Enterprise, people were worried. Worried that something would happen to her, worried she wouldn’t get to have a normal childhood. But this was not the case. Surprisingly, the crew welcomed your daughter with open arms and each of them played a vital role in her life.
Through everything your daughter did with the crew, the most noteworthy were the monthly tea parties. Every month, your young daughter threw a tea party for the few main crew members. At first, it was definitely awkward for everyone since no one knew how to act, but over time, the crew got more and more into the tea parties.
Of course, your daughter was the Princess at the head of the small table, everyone sat cross legged around. You would usually be the Queen, but you would swap roles with Uhura often so she’d get a turn. All the men would get their turn being the King. The three royal family members that month would be equipped with a plastic crown and usually a scarf or something your daughter had lying around.
Jim LOVED being King. He’d always talk to your daughter and make her feel like an actual Princess. Not only that, but he’d always give his ‘Queen’ a large portion of his attention. He’d wear that cheap plastic crown like it was a real, gold trimmed headpiece.
Bones, too, enjoyed the tea parties, although he wouldn’t ever admit it. Usually, if it wasn’t his turn to be King, he’d be dubbed as a Knight and given a plastic sword and shield that he could drape over his back. He’d usually keep Kirk in line, entertaining your daughter by pretending to 'stab’ Jim through the chest with his sword. He’d also sneak in a flask of bandy to poor into his tea cup instead of the water that was usually in the tea pot.
Spock took the occasion VERY seriously. Sitting up straight and cross-legged, pinky extended when taking a sip of his 'tea’. When not King, he’d usually be given a small pink blanket to tie around his neck to act as some sort of cape or cloak. You weren’t sure what Spock was supposed to be, but your daughter seemed to enjoy the bright pink blanket on the strict Vulcan.
Sulu usually liked to make jokes with Chekov and entertain your daughter that way. Funny faces would be thrown her way, and she’d giggle, making everyone laugh in response. They’d be given a squeaky red nose that clowns would usually wear since your daughter saw it fit.
Uhura was always one of your daughter’s favorites and loved being Queen by her side. Your daughter would always make sure she had enough 'tea’ and adored to dress Uhura up in pretty hats and scarves. Whenever Jim would flirt when he was King, she’d kick him under the table, making him yelp, and your daughter laugh.
Scotty usually sat at the other end of the table, laughing at everyone and following Bones’ idea and bringing his own Scotch to the table. When you found out that the two men brought actual alcohol to the table, you scolded them into tomorrow. But, when it had been a tough day and your daughter still insisted on a tea party, you had them hand you their flasks under the table and had some yourself.
These occasions easily became the highlight of everyone’s month, and everyone looked forward to having them.
The Underworld clearly has many, many faces, and I am dying to know what these guys’ relation to Doffy and the Family was.
Doffy was a big fish, but Doffy was no Yonkou. So here are these so-called Underworld Emperors who are rubbing elbows with a Yonkou lots like Big Mom? Was Doffy not on their level? (Come on…) Would he have been invited amongst them if he wasn’t in prison right now?
Surely Doffy would have had to have played ball with some of these guys - all of whom are clearly close enough to Big Mom to be invited to the tea party. But Doffy was allied with Kaidou. Do other brokers hold alliances to Kaidou? What makes these guys so special? Surely for Doffy to have held so much power in the Underworld he had to have been playing nice with these guys or had reasonable alliances and/or agreements with some of them. I want to know.
Also…of all of them….who give me the creeps? This lady.
Prostitution has never been outright mentioned in One Piece. It’s been hinted at once or twice and we certainly have enough insight to know what World Nobles do with their female slaves, but Oda keeps everything snugly in “shonen manga” territory. But having the “pleasure quarter” straight up spelled out like that just suddenly brings those occasional hints into something really glaringly real and uncomfortable.
This is the Underworld. These are likely not consenting sex workers. I am known to gobble up historic books about madams and brothel owners (seriously half of the U.S. would not have gotten settled if it wasn’t for madams and brothels building the economy). But what is hinted at here is clearly not consensual sex work - its sex trafficking. Oda doesn’t need to say anything outright, and that’s what makes him so masterful. We have the Underworld/Black Market, and then we have the “Pleasure Quarter” mentioned. It’s not hard to draw assumptions, and Stussy definitely makes my skin crawl.
Here’s an unpleasant thought to just make this all the worse. Again, I’m dying to know what Doffy’s relationship to any of these brokers was. He had to have had connections or agreements with some of them.
What if Monet and Sugar came from Stussy?
(Also I like the bird. He clearly runs the News Coo or something.)
ISTJ - 15 year old malt wiskey ISFJ - a nice cup of tea INFJ - refreshing glass of mineral water INTJ - irish coffee ISTP - versatile vodka ISFP - warming mug of cocoa INFP - cleansing cup of green tea INTP - martini ESTP - energy drink ESFP - punch for parties ENFP - cocktails ENTP - flaming sambuca shots ESTJ - pint of real ale ESFJ - homemade lemonade to share ENFJ - celebratory glass of champagne ENTJ - glass of vintage wine
British taxation on America without sufficient representation:
*results in Boston Tea Party, revolution, etc.*
These acts of property damage and militant resistance are justified and good =) because Britain was clearly tyrannical =) liberty needs to be fought for sweaty =)
Eight people control more wealth than half the world's people, climate change threatens to bring catastrophic damage to the planet, and a proto-fascist sexual predator was just made most powerful man in the world:
*results in some shattered windows and limo bonfires, calls for revolution, etc.*
Um =\ violence is never the answer =/ protest is good and all =\ but this is taking it too far =/ can't you see you're just hurting any credibility you had =\ protests shouldn't interrupt my day =(
Americans have been protesting for hundreds of years. It’s how we get shit done. Gabe also talks about the Civil Rights movement featuring white people’s favorite nonviolent activist, Martin Luther King Jr: