do you ever have a plan for the day and suddenly it’s 4pm and you’ve achieved literally nothing
I believe Douglas Adams and John Lloyd came up with a word for this feeling.
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In order to become the supreme adult, you must perform the seven wonders:
- Public speaking
- Not being afraid of teenagers
- Calling the doctor yourself
- Arguing without crying
- Having a normal sleep pattern
- Having an answer to the question ‘what do you want to do with your life?’
Bowser being a dad
Bowser is the best dad
bowser and mario actually settled their differences a long time ago and all the games with bowser’s kids are a game he sets up with the plumbers and the princess to keep all 7 or 8 of them active and engaged for an entire weekend because even the king of the koopas needs a hand sometimes wrangling all of them.
That’s why there’s never any blood, it’s all just playing tag and when you’re tagged you dramatically fall down.
peach spends her time “kidnapped” looking after the little ones and making sure they’re eating properly and doing a good job guarding their castles. once one is “defeated,” peach takes off to check in on the next one and bowser picks up his kid to come hang out back at the main castle and watch the rest of the adventure and eat some of the cake peach makes for the kids.
I like this headcanon
Once they had a ship, the pirates elected their captains, and made all their decisions collectively. They shared their bounty out in what Rediker calls “one of the most egalitarian plans for the disposition of resources to be found anywhere in the 18th century.”
They even took in escaped African slaves and lived with them as equals. The pirates showed “quite clearly – and subversively – that ships did not have to be run in the brutal and oppressive ways of the merchant service and the Royal navy.” This is why they were popular, despite being unproductive thieves.
Oops, turns out piracy is pretty much always a term like terrorist that gets slapped on whatever we don’t like despite being a general reaction to the status quo. And nothing’s really changed.
And when african pirates were captured by the British they were forced into the slave trade.
Horrible Histories taught me about pirates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwn5K89dE5c
They were generally democratic, disciplined, communal - they even had pensions! If you wanted out of the pirate life, you would be taken to a destination of your choice (anywhere in the world) and given a lump sum to help you with your new life.
Honor among thieves.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU YES i’ve spent like two years studying piracy (back when i had time to devote to reading and research) and yes pirates are actually all very interesting and democratic and great
Reblogging since someone recently sent me an ask on this topic (although now it appears to be lost somewhere in my inbox).
The thing that annoys me the most about conversations on piracy is the Eurocentrism. African pirates feature as ‘side characters’ on white western ships and that’s about it. This TOTALLY ignores the many other pirate communities out there. Like, why are there no documentaries, movies and novels about Chinese pirates? They outnumbered pirate ships of European origin by a large margin and were very succesful. They formed massive fleets and regularily kicked ass against European naval fleets.
Chinese ‘Pirate kings’ often had a fleet of over 200 ships and the Japanese-Chinese pirate king Cheng Chih-Lung had over a thousand. He fought wars against rival pirate kings and often saw the European fleets as minor nuances. After 1635 you couldn’t sail the Taiwan Strait without a permit issued by Cheng Chih-Lung. He then went on to become a navy commander of the Ming dynasty. He kicked the Dutch VOC out of Taiwan and might have become king of Taiwan if he hadn’t died shortly after.
How is he not the most famous pirate in the history of piracy? Oh yeah.. wait.. he wasn’t white.
Deadline is reporting that one of our favorite historical ladies may be coming to a television screen near you: Ching Shih, a pirate’s widow who, at the dawn of the 1800′s, began a career that would make her one of the most notorious pirates in the world, the terror of the Chinese, British, and Portugese navies, so unstoppable that the only way to end her naval empire wound up being to offer her complete amnesty and a nice retirement.
Maggie Q, late of Nikita, Mission: Impossible III, and Young Justice, is”set to headline a limited series from Steven Jensen’s Independent Television Group, Mike Medavoy & Benjamin Anderson of Phoenix Pictures (Black Swan), and Fred Fuchs (Transporter). Titled Red Flag, the series is set in the early 1800s and centers on Ching Shih (Maggie Q), a beautiful young Chinese prostitute who goes on to become one of history’s most powerful pirates and head of the most successful crime syndicate in China.”
Little is known of Ching Shih’s early life, so our accounts of her usually begin with pirate leader Zheng Yi taking a cantonese prostitute for his wife. During their marriage, Ching Shih was fully a part of her husband’s profession. After his death, she maneuvered and politicked her way into the lead position of his fleet, taking as a lover and new husband a man she could trust to take care of (and I might be reading a little too far into Wikipedia here) all the boring administrative stuff. Under Ching Shih, her fleet adopted a strict code of conduct governing loyalty and the distribution of loot and stolen goods, as well as personal conduct.
Ching Shih was also remarkable for being one of the only famous pirates to retire and die of natural causes. Giving up on defeating her, the Chinese government offered complete amnesty to all pirates, and she accepted, taking her ill-gotten gains and opening a gambling house, eventually dying at the age of 69.
School teaches you that ignorance is shameful, rather than being a person’s default AND ENTIRELY FIXABLE state. Sucks the fun outta learning, if you let it.
Will always reblog.
XKCD is my favorite comic of all time, for this reason. Tumblr could learn a huge lesson, especially from this comic.
if someone doesn’t know something, or says something wrong, do not shame them, teach them.
When do you write them out?! Well, here’s how. This is mostly a guideline, though, because grammar books don’t quite agree on this one. As a general rule of thumb, if the number is 10 or over, you use numbers. If it’s under 10, you spell it out. So:
I have four apples.
He has 14 oranges.
My dad is 50 years old.
Easy peasy. IF you have a mix of numbers in the same sentence (say, in a list,) it doesn’t matter as long as the numbers match. So:
I have four apples and he has 14 oranges. (BAD)
I have four apples and he has fourteen oranges. (GOOD)
I have 4 apples and he has 14 oranges. (GOOD)
If you’ve got multiple groups of numbers, differentiate them:
If all 20 students write two letters, then the 8 war vets will receive five letters each.
If all twenty students write 2 letters, then the eight war vets will receive 5 letters each.
Chapter 3 has thirteen pages, while chapter 9 has seven.
If your sentence starts with a number, always spell it out.
Fourteen years ago, I made my first friend.
“Three hundred dollars?” he asked.
Two years isn’t so long.
Spell out fractions.
“You ate three-fourths of the pie already?”
Type dates and times as numbers.
He arrived at 6:30.
School starts on September 25th.
Unless you’re using o’clock.
Dinner will be ready at seven o’clock.
I went to bed at eleven o’clock.
I say they’re like guidelines because I’ve heard some people say that any number ending in “0” should be spelled out. So ten, twenty, thirty, and up through ninety should be spelled out instead of typed as 10, 20, 30, 90, etc. Whichever rule you choose to follow, just be consistent with it!
(Other less common rules are covered here)
I feel this is important when communicating with anyone.
Please go sign. ;A;
It takes only a few minutes…
No guys really. SIGN THIS PETITION!! This could end roleplaying, fanfictions, fanart, game reviews, you name it! THIS COULD SHUT DOWN TUMBLR!
The petition is found RIGHT HERE
Since no one in this post, or the petition decided to actually explain this one does, I’ll give you the cliffnotes.
Basically, what this allows companies to do is remove websites that have any sort of content on their site without their permission lock, stock, and barrel, and gives them them the right to then sue any and all users of said infringing site with a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
What that means is that sites like Deviantart, Tumblr, Fanfiction.net, any site at all, can now be suspended and unable to be accessed without trial.
It also means that if you post a gif of a movie that you don’t own to Tumblr, you can now be fined or face up to five years in prison.
That also goes for fanfiction you might have posted, an rp blog you might have, a sound clip on a youtube video…
If you name it, simply having those things on a websites will have them shut down and removed from the DNS listing BEFORE they have a trial or are notified as to WHY they are being shut down.
Then, while they are shut down, you can be sued for having posted things on that website that you do not technically own.
So if you actually, you know, give a shit about your internet, your gifs, your fanfiction, your rp blogs, or any content that you don’t own.
THEN SIGN THIS.
DON’T JUST SIT BACK AND WAIT AROUND HOPING YOU WON’T BE PAYING THE COURT COSTS WHEN YOU GET SUED BY WARNER BROTHERS FOR POSTING HARRY POTTER GIFS OR DISNEY FOR POSTING FANART OF FROZEN.
THIS IS SERIOUS SHIT PEOPLE.
ALSO JUST INCASE YOU GUYS DIDNT LOOK AT THE DATE YOU NEED TO SIGN THIS BY THE 19TH. THATS WENSDAY. WE DONT EVEN HAVE A WEEK WE HAVE LIKE FOUR DAYS TO GET 50,000 MORE SIGNATURES.
We’re a little over halfway there and it’s the 15th! COME ON EVERYONE! Don’t just reblog and hope everyone else is going to sign it and it’ll all work out. Go make an account and sign it, go make a freaking bunch of accounts and sign it, even if you never visit the site again just go do it! It’ll take only a few minutes, we have four days left to get this done. EVERY SINGLE SIGNATURE COUNTS!
EVERYONE on this site needs to get their acts together and go sign this, there are millions of us on this website, getting 100’000 signatures should be nothing for us, we should have had this done a while after it came out.
In the time it takes you to watch one cute animal video you could make an account, sign this and reblog so all your followers can do the same. Fandom blogs, art blogs, RP blogs, personal blogs, THIS EFFECTS US ALL! If this shit goes ahead you may not have a blog to come back to, there may be no Tumblr to come back to. It takes less than 5 minutes. Take the time and do it, don’t just hope that everyone else will do it.
Your one signature could make the difference between stopping this and it going ahead. Make an account, sign, reblog. We don’t have long left so let’s get the signatures we need. Out of millions of bloggers I’m sure 100’000 of us can take the time to sign it.
I signed this, have you?