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love is a dagger
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0psique1099 · 2 days ago
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Flufftober Day 3: Taking Care of the Other
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ourflagmeansgayrights · 2 days ago
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yet another thing that ofmd does so well is how awkward and nervous all the dialogue is during all the romantic confession scenes we get from our three canon relationships. like it's so fucking relatable. watching those scenes makes me think of the (admittedly very few) times in my life when i have made these kinds of halting, nervous confessions. i can feel how the adrenaline is making their hearts pound and their hands sweat and their faces flush with heat. trying to sound casual while there's a heavy lump the size of a dodgeball trying to claw its way from your chest to your mouth.
Black Pete starts off stammering, "So... uh, listen." He veers too close to genuine, revealing too much when he says, "I-I thought I was gonna... lose you," and when Lucius responds jokingly, he tries to backtrack a bit, play it cool. "Exactly! And uh, and... uh—death, yknow..." He shrugs, tries for nonchalance and doesn't quite make it. "I'm used to death. But, um..." And Pete's barely been able to hold Lucius's gaze this whole time, his eyes constantly flickering somewhere to Lucius's left, but here he closes them, steels himself. "But not, um..." A beat. When he says, "your death," he opens his eyes again, looks right at Lucius, and the surprised little smile on Lucius's face is almost too much.
Olu's been listening to Jim's tragic backstory, hurting for them and understanding them on a deeper level than he ever has before. When Jim says that their nana is their only family, Olu's face goes on a journey, here: his eyebrows furrow in concern, then twitch upwards as he thinks about how lonely that must be. He hunches in on himself, shoulders to his ears and hands in his pockets, and he rocks himself to the side as he gathers his nerves. "Well, look..." he begins, moving half a step closer, "if you wanted–" his eyes land on Jim's for only a moment, then he's looking above them, around them. "I could be family," he says, shrugging and spreading his hands, like he's showing Jim what he has to offer: himself, just himself, and his desire to be someone Jim can lean on. "I just..." There's no ending to that sentence, he didn't know where he was going when he started it, so he trails off as Jim glances away, then looks at him from under the rim of their hat, considering.
(And Jim is so lucky—but also, it's what they deserve—that they get not one, but two confessions from Olu. When they come back, when they ask him why he gave their room away, Olu's demeanor goes from "happy to see his friend alive and well" to "nervous boy asking their crush to prom" in an instant. "I, um..." His hands bounce at his sides, his eyes flicker all over the room. When he finally meets Jim's gaze, his hands are still moving nervously. "I-I missed you.")
And Ed. Ed. He enters the scene by walking over and sitting so close to Stede, close enough that they could be touching. He sits in Stede's space like he belongs there (and he does; Stede doesn't move away, doesn't react like Ed's proximity is unexpected or unwanted). He looks at Stede and smiles at him as he offers reassurances, but once he looks away he doesn't look back for several minutes. As he dismisses Stede's self-deprecation and answers Stede's questions he alternates between fiddling with the sand in front of him and gazing out at the sea. There's nervousness there, things going unsaid that have been ready to jump from Ed's tongue at any moment. And Stede gives him that moment when he asks what makes Ed happy.
But despite how desperate Ed is to tell him, there's still hesitation. He meanders his way towards giving Stede his answer, starting with, "These past... few weeks?" as if this isn't something he's given much thought to. "Have been... th'most fun I've had in ages. Years." His voice is soft, his face scrunching casually as he speaks. He still doesn't look at Stede, because the nerves climbing up his throat right now would choke him into silence if he did. So he stares at some fixed point in the distance, maybe a specific rock or blade of grass, as he says, "Maybe ever," with a surprised twist in his expression.
And as he moves into the next part, into the important part, those nerves in his throat climb higher. "So," he says, firmly, but that's the last thing he manages to say with any force. As his nerves go higher, so does his voice, but the volume becomes softer.
"So–uh... I reckon. What makes Ed happy..."
He feels Stede's eyes on his face, and that nervous fidgeting is gone, replaced instead by a stillness that his heart doesn't emulate.
"Is..."
Ed's been run through many times. He's been held at gunpoint, had rope tied around his neck, been stranded for days without food. He's watched the life drain from his father's body as a result of his own violence.
But for some reason, this is possibly the most nervous Ed has ever felt, the hardest his heart has ever pounded. The only moment that competes is when he watched four men in red coats point their rifles at Stede's trembling body.
"You."
OUGHUHUFHUGHUGH..... i know EXACTLY how they feel and it makes all these scenes hit so much harder. and SO MUCH OF IT is how fucking good the acting. if you just read these lines as flat dialogue, taking out all those pauses and stammers that the characters are trying to hard to hide, so much of the flavor is lost:
"Death, y'know, I'm used to death. But not your death"
"Well, look: if you wanted, I could be family."
"These past few months have been the most fun I've had in ages, weeks, maybe ever. So, I reckon what makes Ed happy is you."
like these are cute lines, but they're also awkward ways to stumble around just outright saying "I Care About You" and it's so real and incredibly relatable. i know EXACTLY how it feels to nervously try and tell someone you like like them and ofmd does it so so well
(bonus tag game: if u reblog this and ur comfortable w it, PLEASE tell me about an awkward confession you have given or received, i love shit like this. i will, of course, add my own story in the tags of the original post)
#omfd#our flag means death#ofmd meta#our flag means gay#blackbonnet#gentlebeard#tealoranges#lucius x black pete#lucius x pete#ed x stede#jim x oluwande#txt#mine#meta#ed#olu#pete#oj#l x p#ok so confession: i know imlike ''ugh i know EXACTLY how they feel in these scenes!!'' but like. i dont rlly catch feels lmao#it's mostly just I'd Be Down If U Asked w friends. & freshman year of college i have a friend like tht and one day a mutual friend says#that he'd asked her how to casually offer a fwb relationship w someone. and the mutual friend was p sure he was talkin abt me#so that puts my ''i'd be down'' feelings up to a ''OH SHIT IS THIS HAPPENING???'' so i text him to see if i can ask him smthng irl#we walk from our dorm to the campus deli and are heading back and i CANNOT MAKE MYSELF ASK im just rambling abt bs#when we're almost at our dorm he's like ''ur running out of time to ask me ur question lol'' and im like haha. ha! yeah lmao!!!#so im like ''i heard from. someone. that you were asking abt a fwb relationship'' and he was annoyed that she'd told me but he was like#''yeah i was.'' and i was like ''was the person u were thinking about... me?'' and he was like ''... yeah it was." and im like#''is that still... where ur at?'' and he's like ''um. no.'' and im like ''OH okay!'' bummed but not like </3 & he asks ''where are YOU at''#& i say ''im down for whatever you are!!'' meaning dating/fwb/just buds. anyway he said he didnt want to ruin our friendship#but we did start dating like a week later but i only have so much room in these tags lmao. we split years ago but we're still buds
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ismellpestilence · a day ago
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wild hopes predictions for ofmd season 2
episode 1 parallel where ed tries to lead his new crew
frenchie and fang become bros
stede learns how much things cost
jim throws izzy overboard
a whole episode of ed and stede and their crews in the same town and they keep nearly running into each other, but don't
buttons solo adventure that no one on the crew believes happened
ed runs the Revenge aground
lucius gives an intro monologue (similar to mary's) where he rants about ed and stede's bullshit
roach enters a cooking contest, loses on a technicality, and the crew steals the prize money
everyone thinks the Revenge is haunted but it's just lucius
stede kills the eldest badminton brother On Purpose
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jellynut · 4 months ago
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It might be easier than you think.
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edwardbonnets · 6 months ago
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OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH 1x08 - We Gull Way Back
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orangechickenpillow · 6 months ago
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Love at first sight is real and this is fucking it
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randomfandomss · 6 months ago
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valc0 · 5 months ago
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The unexpected intimacy of having a scar in the same position as your crush.
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erinyoungerart · 3 months ago
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Winning him back 🌕
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verk0my · a day ago
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the world is brighter than the sun now that you're here
you can get a print here: inprnt!
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0psique1099 · 2 days ago
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Flufftober Day 2: First Date
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mister-brightside · 5 months ago
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#insync
our flag means death (2022)
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panneshirley · 6 months ago
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our flag means death + the five love languages
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gilllyowens · 6 months ago
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the lighthouse/kraken motif/imagery is driving me up the wall guys... because ed thinks they're a warning, and stede thought at first they guide people home, when in reality it's both, and they both think they’re the monster... there's this quote by ocean vuong that makes me screaming
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