favorite character meme - four relationships (2/4)
ada, 20's. wily wordsmith. colourful crafter. exuberant epicurean. avid fandomer. ardent feminist. clever heroines. bravery & independence. sharp tongues & sharper wits. agency, logic & sense. my ships are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal. lay ruin to the patriarchy is in my day planner under goals. occasionally I make pretty things. Shiny, Cap'n
“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
I’m sharper, I’m more focused. Difficult to say why exactly. Perhaps in time I’ll solve that as well.
We’ve got enough warriors. Any old idiot can be a hero. Then what do I do? What you’ve always done. Be a Doctor.
#ahahahahaha NO#because potc is about the ways people become pirates—and it’s always wanting that drive them there#that’s what piracy is about—the chance to chase that wanting; to cut corners and simply aim yourself at what you desire#but you have to want; you have to want so badly and relentlessly that you will get blood and tar beneath your nails and forsake all claim to #land and family and sanity and safety #and elizabeth’s arc is the story of her slowly cutting those ties; of discovering and becoming this creature who can simply chart her way to #the horizon; who can aim herself at her desires and take and damn all else #she wants Will and so she marries him; dresses up as a man to go after him; offers herself to barter him back #she wants to live; to survive; and so she chains Jack to the mast because there is no other way #and when she wants a war—when she wants to challenge the might of the East India Company for the freedom of the seas—then she becomes a Pirate King and orders her men into battle #the governor’s daughter who was choked by a corset in the first movie leads an army against the mighty economic and social power of the British Empire in the last #the movies are her journey; not Jack’s or Will’s #they are her learning to say ‘bring me that horizon’ #(also I love that Jack always saw her for what she was; her capacity for wanting and destruction) #(also guess who cut her out of the corset in the first place?)