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Oct. 16th, 2017 06:45 pm
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Pirates! Corsaires! Buccaneers!

Oct. 16th, 2017 11:45 pm
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One day I am finally going to write a Generation Kill Age of Sail / Pirates & Corsaires historical AU, and not a small one like the Liberty and Power I wrote for [personal profile] pjvilar.

And when I do, the following things are going to be in it:

1. Gráinne Ní Mháille of Ireland (Elizabethan era), revered lord of land and sea and pirate queen celebrated in the Padraigh Pearse lyrics version of Óró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile.

2. Lalla Aicha bint Ali ibn Rashid al-Alami (Reconquista era), female Muslim cleric, merchant, pirate queen, prefect of Tétouan and queen of Morocco. Known as Sayyida al Hurra, she controlled all of Western Mediterranean while the Barbarossa brothers controlled the eastern. (Here is an interesting article, The Origins of Amazigh Women’s Power in North Africa.)

3. Jacquotte Delahaye of Saint-Domingue (Golden Age of Piracy), French-Haitian female buccaneer who allegedly faked her own death! and lived as man for years! and led a pirate community of hundreds! and took over an island in the Caribbean and proclaimed it a freebooter republic! Actual Black Sails plot = her life.

4. Ingela Olofsdotter Gathenhielm of Sweden (Great Northern War era), privateer, entrepreneur and shipping queen, running a premium plundering business in the Baltic Sea with her childhood sweetheart (with the blessing of King Charles XII of Sweden, they were legit privateers during the war, i.e. had a legally sanctioned pirate empire).

5. Robert Surcouf of Saint-Malo, Brittany (Napoleonic era), a successful French privateer who famously had the following exchange with a captured British officer:

Officer: "You French fight for money. We English fight for honour."
Surcouf: "Sir, each of us fights for what he lacks the most..."

I don't know how, but I've been burning to use these anecdotes in a story. You are welcome to grab them, the more the merrier!
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[ SECRET POST #3938 ]

Oct. 15th, 2017 02:04 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3938 ⌋

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Quote of the day courtesy of Toni Morrison

Fest season is in full swing, and I have several things cooking at once, which is both splendid and terrifying. What about you? Any looming creative deadlines?

With the whole exchange/fest bonanza thing in mind, I have reformatted the Sutcliff Monthly Challenge at [community profile] sutcliff_space. You can now go here and browse 8 quotes to set your creative juices running for Sutcliff fanworks - or non-Sutcliff, you know, the more the merrier, happy if this helps. I'll make a masterpost of historical music and of artworks as well, but later. I was just too lazy to code it prettily right now. :)

Also, I forgot that neat code to see the notes on the bookmarks other people have made for your work. I was sure I had it saved, but I cannot find it. Perhaps you remember, f-list?

Also, I realise I haven't posted recs in a while, as opposed to the previous steady stream. Should anyone care for a particular kind of rec post, drop me a line, I'll see what I can come up with.

[ SECRET POST #3937 ]

Oct. 14th, 2017 03:59 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3937 ⌋

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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #565 ]

Oct. 14th, 2017 03:51 pm
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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #565 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on October 21st.



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[ SECRET POST #3936 ]

Oct. 13th, 2017 06:43 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3936 ⌋

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[ SECRET POST #3935 ]

Oct. 12th, 2017 06:43 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3935 ⌋

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Wednesday Reading Meme

Oct. 12th, 2017 11:00 am
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Wednesday reads on a Thursday, here we go.

What I've just finished reading

I was planning to read some poems by Kalidasa, and it really was just a few poems, but those were poems well-chosen, a good read at a good time. Here is one:

Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!


I also read Queen of Atlantis, a short story by Sarah Rees Brennan (here). From the first paragraphs this story did not grab me and felt like something I wouldn't enjoy, reminding me a bit of Celia Rees' Sovay, but [personal profile] isis posted about it and I decided to keep going - which I am glad for, since it evolved into the kind of thing I enjoy! It is a fantasy/allegorical setting with a very good coming of age arc of choice for the female protagonist. There are some elements of darkness of horror, and there is a tinge of a kinda Scandinavian gloominess. Like a modern and secular Andersen story. (There are no mermaids in this, but water and underwater are the very fabric of the story.) This was good.

What I'm reading right now

Still Cinderella in the South, South African Tales by Arthur Shearly Cripps (1917). Still interesting.

What I plan to read next

I am feeling the urge to read some Publilius Syrus (a Latin writer of Syrian origin, whose style of moral maxims Seneca was a fan of and wanted to emulate). He was a superstar mime writer in his lifetime, and is now remembered for the Sententiae extracted from those. "It is a bad plan that admits of no modification", "A good reputation is more valuable than money", "You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm", etc.

[ SECRET POST #3934 ]

Oct. 11th, 2017 06:33 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3934 ⌋

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