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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN –> Fathers and Children

You knew my father. I knew him. Good man. Good pirate.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Sentence Meme
  • “Cursed pirates sail these waters. You don’t want to bring them down on us now, do you?”
  • “Bad luck to be singing about pirates with us mired in this unnatural fog.”
  • “It’s bad luck to have a woman on board.”
  • “I think it’d be rather exciting to meet a pirate.”
  • “I intend to see to it that any man who wails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves—a short drop and a sudden stop.”
  • “You’re a pirate.”
  • “A fine gentleman, don’t you think? He fancies you, you know.”
  • “The blade is folded steel. That’s gold filigree laid into the handle.”
  • “I had a dream about you last night.”
  • “Apparently there’s some sort of high toned and fancy to do up at the fort, eh?”
  • “You’ve seen a ship with black sails that’s crewed by the damned and captured by a man so evil that Hell itself spat him back out?”
  • “I confess, it is my invention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder, and otherwise pilfer my weasely black heart out.”
  • “Pride of the king’s navy, you are.”
  • “Do you really intend to kill my rescuer?”
  • “You are without a doubt the worst pirate I’ve ever heard of.”
  • “Pirate or not, this man saved my life.”
  • “One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness.”
  • “I saved your life, you save mine, we’re square.”
  • “You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before?”
  • “I make a point of avoiding familiarity with pirates.”
  • “Do you think this wise boy—crossing blades with a pirate?”
  • “I practice three hours a day so that when I meet a pirate, I can kill it.”
  • “He is a fine man, he’s what any woman should dream of marrying.”
  • “No survivors? Then where do the stories come from, I wonder.”
  • “Parley. I invoke the right of parley.”
  • “My sympathies, friend, you’ve no manner of luck at all.”
  • “The deepest circle of Hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers.”
  • “You know nothing of Hell.”
  • “I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request. Mean’s no.”
  • “You are not a military man, you are not a sailor.”
  • “You want to turn pirate yourself, is that it?”
  • “If you’re intending to brave all, hasten to her and so win fair lady’s heart, you’ll have to do it alone.”
  • “This is either madness or brilliance.”
  • “That is without doubt the worst pirate I have ever seen.”
  • “I’m not a simpleton. You knew my father.”
  • “My father was not a pirate.”
  • “That’s not much incentive for me to fight fair then, is it?”
  • “The only rules that really matter are these—what a man can do and what a man can’t do.”
  • “He’s not a man to suffer fools, nor strike a bargain with one.”
  • “Take what you can, give nothing back.”
  • “Any mortal that removes but a single piece from that stone chest shall be punished for eternity.”
  • “I hardly believe in ghost stories anymore.”
  • “All the pleasurable company in the world could not slake our lust.”
  • “We are cursed men.”
  • “Compelled by greed, we were, but now we are consumed by it.”
  • “We are not among the living and so we cannot die, but neither are we dead.”
  • “I feel nothing- not the wind on my face nor the spray of the sea, nor the warmth of a woman’s touch.”
  • “You best start believing in ghost stories. You’re in one.”
  • “Do you have the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost certain death?”
  • “It’s frightful bad luck to bring a woman aboard.”
  • “Puts a chill in the bones how many honest sailors have been claimed by this passage.”
  • “When a man is marooned he is give a pistol with a single shot.”
  • “Pirates code. Any man that falls behind is left behind.”
  • “No heroes amongst thieves, eh?”
  • “For having such a bleak outlook on pirates, you’re well on your way to becoming one.”
  • “Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”
  • “Our salvation is nigh! Our torment is near at end.”
  • “Have I ever given you reason not to trust me?”
  • “Who among us has paid the blood sacrificed to the heathen gods?”
  • “Begun by blood, by blood undone.”
  • “What sort of a man trades a man’s life for a ship?”
  • “People are easy to search when they’re dead.”
  • “Stop blowing holes in me ship.”
  • “If any of you as much as thinks the word parley, I’ll have your guts for garters.”
  • “His blood runs in my veins.”
  • “That’s the second time I’ve had to watch that man sail away with my ship.”
  • “Welcome to the Caribbean, love.”
  • “You’ll be positively the most fearsome pirate in the Spanish main.”
  • “What a ship is, is freedom.”
  • “I’m not entirely sure that I’ve had enough rum to allow that kind of talk.”
  • “Why is the rum gone?”
  • “It is a vile drink that turns even the most respectable men into complete scoundrels.”
  • “There’ll be no living with her after this.”
  • “I beg you, please do this. For me. As a wedding gift.”
  • “A wedding? I love weddings! Drinks all around!”
  • “You get to die for her, just like you promised.”
  • “You’ve been planning this from the beginning. Ever since you learned my name.”
  • “Even a good decision if made for the wrong reasons can be a wrong decision.”
  • “Me? I’m dishonest and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest.”
  • “Will it be two immortals locked in an epic battle until Judgment Day and trumpets sound?”
  • “Hang the code and hang the rules! They’re more like guidelines anyway.”
  • “I’m gonna teach you the meaning of pain.”
  • “Do you like pain? Try wearing a corset.”
  • “I feel…cold.”
  • “If you were waiting for the opportune moment…that was it.”
  • “They done what’s right by them. Can’t expect more than that.”
  • “For those crimes you have been sentenced to be, on this day hung by the neck until dead.”
  • “I should have told you every day from the moment I met you. I love you.”
  • “So this is where your heart truly lies, then?”
  • “I want you to know that I was rooting for you, mate.”
  • “Perhaps on the rare occasion pursuing the right course demands an act of piracy, piracy itself can be the right course?”
  • “This is a beautiful sword. I would expect the man who made it to show the same care and devotion in every aspect of his life.”
  • “I think we can afford to give him one day’s head start.”
  • “So this is the path you’ve chosen, is it?”
  • “Now, bring me the horizon.”
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I’m looking to cosplay young jack sparrow and I am needing some help finding, making, or even commissioning someone to make the costume.. if you can help and or interested in making this for me please send me a message. (@venturemist )

Welcome to Fandom

I was looking for Irates of the Caribbean gifs to answer an anon (typo stays because fitting AF) and made a little something.


When you first see a ship:

When you’re a newbie and haven’t seen all the fuckery below deck:

When you see the fuckery and start to second guess why the hell you’re here:

When you decide to embrace it anyway and just go with it:

When the other side drops shit in your inbox:

When you get sick of the shit:

When you’ve convinced yourself you’re off the ship but peek in anyway and see something that gives you the old tingles:

When your ass is still on board while it all goes to hell:

When your fandom is a trash heap but you’re proud of it anyway:

When a newbie asks for a rundown on what’s happened in the fandom since the beginning:

When you’re zen about the drama and someone asks you for advice on how to cope:

When someone tells you that you’re delusional but you don’t care:

When you swear you’ll never join another fandom:

Fin.

Tortuga

Jack Sparrow x Reader

“And what would your name be?”

You glance away from the fight ensuing in front of you to face the voice that’s obviously speaking to you. A pirate with long hair leans against the wall next to you, grinning with multiple different-colored teeth. A captain’s hat rests on his head, which is also covered with a headscarf. You blush and turn away, choosing not to say anything.

The man steps closer. “I must say that you are beautiful. Do you often come to Tortuga?” You look away, and the man nods. “Oh. You’re stuck here.”

Your eyes widen and you look back up at him, shocked that he figured that out without you saying a word. He laughs jovially. “Oh come on, why else would a pretty girl like you be here and not be in a dress?” You blush at how he called you pretty, and gasp as he leans in close to your ear. “What if I asked you-”

You squeak and push him away from you and land a solid punch to his jaw, knocking him back and away from you. No one around you even spares you a glance; this is Tortuga, after all. It takes a minute, but the man straightens up and scowls at you, more in shock than in malice.

“What the bloody hell was that for?” he asks. “

“You got too close,” you respond, crossing your arms over your chest.

He rubs his jaw for a few more seconds before grinning and holding out a hand towards you. You notice how he sways on his feet, although he doesn’t seem to be drunk. “Captain Jack Sparrow. How’d you like to join my crew?”

You blanch. “Really?” Jack nods, grinning at you crazily. “I’d be glad too,” you answer. Jack, still grinning, looks down at his hand with a pointed look. “Oh.” You shake his hand, which is more rings than flesh. “I’m (y/n).” “

"Well, (y/n),” Jack throws an arm around your shoulders and grins. “Welcome to the crew.”

Originally posted by horsesaround

Welcome to a weekend dedicated to Pirates of the Caribbean!

Since there are SO many characters throughout this franchise’s lifespan, please feel free to submit your requests for the ones you’d most like to see! They’ll be posted either today or tomorrow!

Some BNHA AU sketches I have yet to finalize (if I ever do)

Avatar AU with Izuku as the Avatar, Todoroki as a water + firebender (Endeavor’s been messing around with spirit energy), airbender Iida, earthbender Kirishima, firebender Bakugo, and waterbender Uraraka~

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Researching Afro-Caribbean Religions: Voodoo, Santeria, And More

Welcome to the first part in a series on Afro-Caribbean religions, put together to answer some of the questions we’ve had in the past about voodoo and related religions which invariably end with “how do I research for this?!”

Why Did You Choose Voodoo?

Complete these sentences. It doesn’t matter how short, in-depth the answer is.

 1.     When I think of voodoo, I think of ….”

 Did you think of voodoo dolls/zombies/”black” magic ?  You may have misinformed (and potentially negative) intentions for it in your story from growing up on Hollywood voodoo.

 2.     “Voodoo in my story excites me because…”

 Did you think it’d be perfect for your magical villain and/or protagonist? Again, you may have Hollywood voodoo on the brain.  If it’s for your villain, be advised that “evil voodoo shaman” is yet another lash on a long-dead horse of negative stereotypes that has been around since 1932 gave us White Zombie. Now, nobody’s denying you permission to write a voodoo villain, but please don’t let your antagonist the ONLY representative of voodoo within the narrative.

Narrowing It Down

After completing those sentences, you may realize you’re just looking for a magical element for your story. If so, voodoo might not be for you because voodoo is a religion. If you want to do voodoo respectfully and avoid stereotypes, then you need to take care not to write Hogwarts Of The Caribbean. There are many magical traditions which aren’t religions and can carry the exact same allure for your work’s purposes.

 Of course, stripping out the worship does not make research any easier or less potentially offensive. Rather, it just makes your work and research more on topic. Regardless of what is and isn’t popular among their respective, modern-day cultures, indigenous and mixed belief systems are still peoples’ heritages, almost invariably with a tempestuous history that should not be ignored or silenced.

 So, decide for yourself: Do you need a tradition which is religious, magical, or both?

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

I challenge you to choose an alternative to Voodoo because if you check out NGram viewer and compare how ‘voodoo’ weighs in against any diasporic competitor in English-language literature, the difference is enormous.

 There’s so much more out there within and without the “voodoo” category.  For starters, the variants: Cuban, Puerto Rican and Dominican Vudú to name a few.  There are even Canadian Vodouisants, particularly in Quebec, of Haitian heritage; the point here is you can go beyond Haiti.

 You also may want to set the Loa aside and give Santería, Umbanda and Candomblé a chance – they’re distinct, but similar, have magical traditions inextricably blended within them, and probably have the same thing you’re looking for.  You could even take it straight to Africa and look into the founding beliefs like Yoruba (The Orisha Tradition).

 In addition to African groups, Mesoamerican beliefs of the Aztec, Maya, Zapotec,  Mixtec and so on may be strong contenders for your narrative even in a modern setting because not only can they also feature ancestor worship, a robust spirit world, trance states and a once-gods-now-saints, they can be witnessed today by people who still believe in it. You just have to be willing to put in a little more effort since these beliefs are labeled “Catholic” now: just like Vodouisants tend to be, the followers of this Latino syncretism are largely Catholics of indigenous heritage.

 The most prevalent example to look up is pan-Mayan syncretism and/or Maya Catholicism, which features things like worry dolls (distinct from voodoo dolls) and San Simon Maximón de Guatemala, “the Evil Saint” who accepts offerings of things like tobacco and Coca Cola.  Some belief systems have withstood the test of time and others are just now being dusted off, such as with Mexicanidad or Mexicayotl (an Aztec culture and philosophy revival movement started in the 50s which includes breathing life back into Aztec beliefs).

 Your research may not be as direct because you’re not going to find “The Complete Field Guide To Modern Mesoamerican Syncretism” but you’re also not going to find “Everything You Need To Know About Voodoo To Write Your Book: An Annotated Guide,” either.

Research Starting Point: Keyword List 

Here’s a list of things that You Should Know Exist by country (there is overlap and this is not an exhaustive list). This includes religions and magical practices devoid of liturgical worship.  

Most of these I’ve chosen because they are from specifically West African belief systems, but some of them I have chosen because they happen to have the dynamics of offering spirits propitiation or magical traditions.  

 Each belief system, religion or not, is its own iceberg with robust history and various amounts of representation.  Some are alive and well, others are the subject of controversy. The research part is your job.

Afro-Caribbean

Afro-Antiguan and Barbudan: Obeah.
Afro-Bahamian: Obeah 
Afro-Cuban: Abakuá, Santería, Palo Monte, Cuban Vudú, Palo (Las Reglas De Congo).
Afro-Dominican: Dominican Voodoo
Afro-Haitian: Haitian Vodou

Afro-Jamaican: Kumina
Afro-Nicaraguan: 
Garifuna Catholicism.
Afro-Puerto Rican: Santería, Puerto Rican Vudú (Sanse), Espiritismo
Afro-Trinidadian: Shango (AKA “Trinidad Orisha”), Obeah, Spiritual Baptism.
Afro-Surinamese: Winti

Afro-American  (South, Central and North)

Afro-Brazilian:  Candomblé, Umbanda, Quimbanda, Xangô de Recife, Xangô do Nordeste, Tambor De Mina, Santo Daime, Lucumi.
African-American:  Hoodoo, Louisiana Voodoo, Spiritual Baptism.

Mesoamerican

There is not a convenient label to put on Mesoamerican traditions blending into Catholicism, but awareness of the fact is worthwhile.  You may wish to look up “Zapotec religion,” “Mixtec religion,” and “Aztec religion” for leads. However, here are some labels:

Latin America in General: Curanderismo, Brujeria, Espritismo (which has African-inspired and Mesoamerican-inspired variations).
Incan Origin: 
União do Vegetal (Brazil), Vegetalismo (Peru)
Guatemalan: 
Maya Catholicism, pan-Mayan syncretism

In Closing

Even though my personal answer “Where do I start with Haitian/Louisiana voodoo?” is “BY LOOKING AT EVERYTHING BUT THAT” hopefully you will find it exciting that Louisisana/Haitian Voodoo/Vodou is but a page in an entire book, a room in a mansion. 

 In my next post on Afro-Caribbean Religions I will cover beliefs that are more-or-less consistent among voodoo and religions like voodoo. 

- Rodríguez