Daughter of a gun (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?
*puts on obnoxious historian hat*
there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!!
like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)
there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop
so you know who takes over??? the first mate???
she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.
at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.
there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.
(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)
We need links!
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark
Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett
Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling
Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence
Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly
I’M GONNA GET A LIBRARY CARD AS SOON AS I GET AN APARTMENT AND READ LITERALLY ALL OF THESE AND WEEP TEARS OF PROUD SISTERHOOD
Just a word of warning: Sefaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailor’ Wives by David Cordingly and Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly are the same book. I made that mistake and now own 2 copies of the same book under different publishing houses. Literally no revisions between them. It was also published under the name “Heroines and Harlots: Women at Sea in the Great Age of Sail”.
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Hello, citizens! I am Prince Anduin Wrynn, of Stormwind, and I would like to say something to you all: congratulations! You made it through another day.
A lot of people don’t realize how hard that can be, but some struggle simply to get up in the morning, for a variety of…
Fahrad sees to it that Wrathion’s first Winter Veil is a pleasant one despite the cold.
Short fic I cranked out yesterday and today with minimal editing. Unapologetic fluff. Prepare for father/son warm fuzziness with a melancholy tinge of Fahrad/Nyxondra.
(Also…two words: WHELP SWEATER.)
I love this so much <3
Has masturbation and imagined sex. Please give me criticism if you want to because I greatly need to improve both my English and my story telling. I am assuming he is around 18 for the sake of this fic.
Shouldn’t have read this because it is only going to encourage me <.< Nice scenario :)
I am wondering if the timeline for one character is the same for all of them? The game is supposed to have taken 9 years from the start to when Hellscream was defeated but Anduin is now supposed to be 16 and he was stated as 10 in the base game, right? So I wonder if everyone in game has aged 6 years or if some of them have aged 10 ect.