Zoe: Yeah? Thought you'd get land crazy that long in port. Wash: Probably, but I've been sane a long while now, and change is good.

'Shindig'


Fan Fiction II: Great story! Where's the sequel?

This thread is for fanfic recs, links, and discussion, but not for actual posting of fanfic.


JZ - May 24, 2022 10:49:02 am PDT #10332 of 10348
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

This may be a crazy idea, but have you considered Fleetwood Mac lyrics?

Are there any that could pertain to Young Oluwande?


Calli - May 24, 2022 11:36:12 am PDT #10333 of 10348
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

Maybe? I still haven't seen OFMD, but I've seen eleventy billion gifsets. There's "Ain't got no crystal ball But the future ain't hard to tell" from "Watchout" [link]

"you invent the future that you want to face" from "Future Games". [link]

"Heroes Are Hard To Find" [link]

"That's All For Everyone" [link]


JZ - May 24, 2022 12:19:22 pm PDT #10334 of 10348
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

You Invent The Future That You Want To Face is plausible with the story I'm working on. It may be subtitled "Being A True Chronicle of the Early Life and Deeds of Oluwande Boodhari, Outlaw Shipwright," but I'm not sure yet.


JZ - May 28, 2022 7:04:37 pm PDT #10335 of 10348
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

First chapter is up! [link]


JZ - May 28, 2022 8:35:53 pm PDT #10336 of 10348
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

I don't remember who recc'd this, but it's horrifyingly good. Edward Teach goes home to visit his mum.


JZ - Jun 04, 2022 7:35:53 pm PDT #10337 of 10348
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

I have committed OFMD fic again--Stede and Mary backstory, specifically the month leading up to that absolutely disastrous anniversary gift exchange.


JZ - Jul 24, 2022 8:05:51 pm PDT #10338 of 10348
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

A miscellany of recs (and if anyone else has any to share, please please please do, because the sheer volume of fic for this show is ludicrous and without recommendations by people whose judgment I know and trust there's absolutely no way to sort through it all):

The Well-Tempered Clavier, by Magical_Destiny: Written by a fan who was a piano major in college, and who on a rewatch noticed that not only was there a clavichord in Stede's quarters, but it was one of the very few items Ed didn't fling overboard; noticing this led to questions about why, which led to this story.

Good As Mended, by EternalLiberty: A very short slice-of-life quiet time between Stede and Ed, set sometime between the 6th and 7th episodes.

Sincerely, Captain Thomas, by stitchy: An epistolary post-S1 piece that's so ridiculously charming that I had to stop to re-read it while I was in the middle of posting this.

Fond Regards, by ivyblossom: Another epistolary work, in which Stede gets almost unbearably smugly up his own arse and then collapses and then turns it all around, and it's quite lovely. We also get to find out what new names, cool ones, he would have come up with for himself and Ed if they'd rowed away to China.

stede bonnet's terrible, no good, very bad, very long day. by Skyuni123:The end of Act of Grace by way of Groundhog Day

make your peace with weariness and let it be, by anirondack: A gorgeous poetic meditation on Jim's interior life, which should have at least ten times more kudos than it currently has

AITA for doing my job and trying to keep the company afloat? by tikli: Izzy begins to worry that maybe it isn't everyone else that's wrong after all, and he turns to Reddit for feedback. Most of the comments on the story are also in character as various Redditors, to which the author responds in character, and if you've never encountered AITA it's probably deeply confusing but if you have it's ridiculously spot-on.


meara - Jul 26, 2022 10:26:54 am PDT #10339 of 10348

I love recs! Sadly still haven't managed to watch the show other than the first episode, but encourage all friends to enter recs here for any show/book/etc!! I want your recs!


Jessica - Jul 26, 2022 10:41:51 am PDT #10340 of 10348
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

AITA for doing my job and trying to keep the company afloat? by tikli:

I'd read this before but it never occurred to me until now to read the comments and OMG I love it even more.


JZ - Jul 26, 2022 7:20:55 pm PDT #10341 of 10348
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

it never occurred to me until now to read the comments and OMG I love it even more.

Someone on Twitter pointed it out or I'd never have noticed it myself. The commitment to the conceit by everyone is just a delight.