Apr. 3rd, 2017

Oh guys!

Apr. 3rd, 2017 11:12 pm
kikimay: (Buffy's smile)
Black Sails did it. They truly, completely and totally DID IT.

I'm not a "true fan". I watched the show randomly, when I had spare time to kill. I was mostly fascinated by the character of John Silver, beloved incredibly clever trickster, and by Flint, a murderous ginger cat from hell who wanted to destroy civilization. I bumped into the show mostly because of [livejournal.com profile] ladykikuri and her taste in men *smirks* ... and, you know, tales of terrible pirates and ships and stuff.

Thing is: I also learned a lot in terms of pirates and their history meanwhile? I wasn't a "pirate kid", back in the days of my childhood, I didn't get the appeal tbh and also they seemed to me just scary people. I understand now that, while they were scary and terrible in so many ways, piracy was also accepting of very different individuals, the kind of people who were rejected, abused and shamed by society. It's important, I believe, in terms of "queer history", to know what Western civilization did to many people who didn't comform to the norms. Order doesn't mean necessarily justice or fairness.

I loved this tale of piracy, because it is linked to many social themes we find interesting and even enraging on this very day. And I really, really, REALLY loved the ending which I won't spoil here but, as I said at the beginning of this post, THEY DID IT.

UNBURY. YOUR. GAYS.

*wink*

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