u ever have that friend where ur like. yes lets get an apartment together. lets adopt 200 cats. lets DO IT
# OTP: we're going to die alone together # see we even have a tag for it # this # text posts # we also picked out the type of cat # q
are we just gonna not talk about soulless black-eyed family emoji
#i love coraline
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Daughter of a gun (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?
*puts on obnoxious historian hat*
there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!!
like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)
there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop
so you know who takes over??? the first mate???
she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.
at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.
there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.
(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)
We need links!
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark
Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett
Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling
Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence
Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly
this happens to me every single time i am sick to death of seeing the same thing
why are you reblogging this oh god please don’t
Because you’re right
# tbh this is why I only read animorphs and non-romance YA lit anymore # I can't fucking deal with it # I am goddamn sick of anything dealing with romance I stopped watching like 90% of the tv shows I followed and can't watch most movies anymore # jfc # comics # a portrait of the blogger # books # q
I love pirates because they have no concept on albeism. oh you have no leg? here have a peg leg. no hand?? well guess we gotta put a hook on that, give those sons of bitches a surprise. Blind in one eye, put an eyepatch on no one fucking cares, youre deaf??? go man the canons you glorious bastard.They dont care if youre disabled bcus as long as you can fuck shit up they literally dont fucking care.
re: previous message, I couldn't type cranberry and got dragons and crayons the first couple of tries
beautiful. dragon hoarding dragons. I have like, 8 stuffed animal dragons, plus a couple pewter figurines and some little statues, so I do kind of do that too ahaha.
I don’t think I hoard crayons more than the average person who liked to color as a child, although for a while I did always have a cerulean crayon in my backpack for people who didn’t know the color when they asked what my favorite was.
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You would hoard cranberry juices.
YES it’s true, it’s true, I already do this except I drink it so fast. Right now I have a gallon and 3/4 of normal cranberry, half a gallon of cranberry-pomegranite, a little over half a gallon of cranberry w/ lime, one of all of which is opened depending on what I want. And also sparkling cranberry juice for Emergencies.
# don't ask how much my dad has stored in the garage # he buys in bulk when it goes on sale bc there is no question that I will inevitably drink it all # replies # ramblings # tumblr games # d__t # user testimonials # d--t # hoard
in related news the apple customer service line hold music is a VERY static-y and garbled version of that song that goes “every little thing’s gonna be alright” and it sounds like it is being sung to my by a menacing demon with a very sore throat
# this $20 phone call better be worth it god fucking damn it # I see the two messages over my inbox there I will get to them maybe if I have time before the dude comes back # ramblings # wharglbargle
you're seriously the most interesting person I follow here on tumblr, I wish I knew you personally :(
<3! anon I am v flattered but I assure you I am not actually that interesting, in fact I spent most of today sitting in bed alternating writing angry emails/crying because my campus tech store/Apple stores in general are horrible (did you know that no email address for Apple support actually exists, they make you pay money just to have a phone call with them, so I did not even get to send the best angry email I wrote), and also I put on my pajamas at 9pm. I am sure you are a much more interesting person than that most days!
that being said don’t ever be afraid to talk to me off-anon! as previously stated I get in bed at nine (though admittedly I stay up till like 3), I am never not happy to get messages, even though I’m really bad at responding to things in a timely manner (compounded now by aforementioned computer woes), so if it takes me hours/days to respond I assure you it’s bc I take literal hours to think of/send responses (and sometimes I just think of them and forget to send until I next go to my inbox, whoops).
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giving away a thing real quick
So guys I need to practice drawing and I wanna give you people something for putting up with me in general, so.
There’ll be one winner and that one winner will get:
A bust drawing from me!
Either traditional (polychromo, pencil or copic) or digital.
I’ll restrict it to Dragon Age and OC’s if…
# giveaways # art # Dragon Age # undinestrebt
if i was a dragon, tell me in my ask box what you think i would hoard as my treasure :-0
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if you are a dragon still then what do you hoard? :D
oh my god friend I hoard everything I am incapable of throwing things away, I have formed emotional attachments to literal trash and cried when I had to throw it away
but honestly, shiny things and treasure, I was a dragon from the start. I have six boxes FULL of costume jewelry that I got from elderly relatives. I have additional small boxes/chests filled with glass gemstones and large jars with shiny rocks and the colorful kind you get from cave gift shops (my family has visted many caves and I INSISTED on a large bag of rocks from every one), I have like 2 jewelry boxes filled with cheap metal jewelry I had growing up and now I have at least 4 of them filled with REALLY NICE jewelry now that I can be trusted with it.
My grandmother and my cousin both make jewelry for a living and so with thier business cards my mom & I can get into the annual Chicago Gemstone & Jewelry show wholesale room and I usually spend like $100+ a year on a LOT of new stuff (wholesale prices are SO GOOD guys, I never buy jewelry at normal stores now unless it’s super special because dang)
Just here in my dorm room I have the equivalent of a shoebox-sized container just FILLED with necklaces and rings and bracelets that are nice/for daily wear. I also have a bag about the size of two fists filled just with pearl necklaces, and another larger one filled with seashells, both of which I use/take apart when I make mermaiding stuff. I probably have more back at home that I’ve forgotten even.
I know I have pictures of the crazy amounts of costume jewelry/etc I have at home, but alas, I am on a loaned computer while mine is broken, so I’ll have to post those another time.
other piles of things I have: vast amount of stuffed animals/beanie babies, LARGE collection of rocks but I am also a geologist now so I can count those as SCIENCE rather than, uh, obsessive.
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Who makes these things haha they make me laugh so hard
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to my beautiful son, i leave this picture of a sweet dragon i found on google images when i typed in cool dragons