hell-bent on the stars

Nova. 20s. she/they. DC. Ted Lasso. Gay Pirates. SuperWonderBat. LGBT+. Ao3 is second_hand_heaven Prompts are closed.

Last update
2022-08-09 13:06:22

    Fandom: Our Flag Means Death (TV)
    Rating: Explicit
    Relationships: Blackbeard | Edward Teach/Stede Bonnet/Israel Hands, Blackbeard | Edward Teach/Israel Hands, Blackbeard | Edward Teach/Stede Bonnet, Stede Bonnet/Israel Hands

    “Stede Bonnet,” Ed says, “there’s someone I’d like you to meet.”

    “Isabelle,” comes her raspy reply. “You can call me Isabelle.”

    Stede’s smile widens even further. “A beautiful name for a beautiful woman. Pleasure to make your acquaintance, Miss Isabelle,” Stede says, taking her hand so softly in his own before bringing it to his lips. It’s tender, barely a whisper of a kiss, but when Stede’s eyes flick up to catch her own, there’s a knowing fire burning there that is the furthest thing from gentlemanly.

    In which the best fuckery of all is a good old-fashioned gender fuckery.

    “I have graded more than 500 undergraduate papers about why Plato is an idiot and no one would ever behave in the Republic the way he has the people behave in the Republic. I have graded maybe 15 brilliant undergraduate papers about why Plato thought people would behave that way in the Republic, and the differences between Plato’s worldview and Plato’s psychology and our own, and why he thinks this thing that to us seems wrong.

    That to me is the much harder kind of critical thinking, the empathetic kind of critical thinking that doesn’t criticize but reads carefully, critically, prudently and with empathy and connection to try to understand the other side, which I think is something that doesn’t just apply to the academic world, doesn’t just apply to how we write a paper in a class. It applies to how we read a blog post, how we judge a New York Times article, how we evaluate when someone has posted something on Twitter that they want us to hate or like to hate, as Twitter often is, whether the empathetic reading, which is the really challenging critical element, is there.”

    – Ada Palmer [x]

    i told my best friend that i was worried people who saw me── really, really saw me── wouldn't see someone who was worth loving. and he told me of all the love he has in his heart for me. for as long as i am alive, he said, there will be someone who loves you. i think all of us always fear being seen. we think the crooked noses and the anger we try and fail to swallow make us unlovable. the truth is, seeing the chip in your teeth will not make them love you less. it will make them love you more. when you you let people see all the bloody knuckles and clenched jaws, you give them a map of places to love you. i wish i had known sooner. wish i hadn't wasted years carving myself into a caricature to make myself desirable. but i will unclench my jaw. and i will open my eyes. and maybe now i will see the love people have had for me.

    @nosebleedclub prompt: chipped tooth

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    just thought about. they need a woman for some kind of rogue type thievery or spying or whatever. so ed calls for izzy. obviously.

    izzy, in his 'can't i just send the boys' voice: "oh, edward, we have other people who can do that now."

    ed just says, "no."

    izzy says, "what do you MEAN 'no'?!"

    ed says, "i want it to be you."

    izzy, infuriated, says, "oh, YOU WANT-" he cuts himself off, adds, "you are a fuCKING-" cuts off again, growls, "when."

    ed describes the job, the time frame, everything.

    izzy asks, "how... much of a woman...?" gesturing vaguely at his chest and et cetera. ed grins.

    he says, "you know i always wanna see your tits."

    izzy snaps, "are you the fucking mark?"

    ed says, "guess that depends on if you want something outta me."

    izzy bares his teeth and forces the MOST disingenuous laugh ever heard on earth. because doesn't everything he fucking does depend on if he wants something out of edward. doesn't he always want something.

    so izzy needs help with the shave. since it's apparently going to be a full body ordeal.

    @blackhannetandco @second-hand-heaven relevant to your interests


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