I hate you constant production of sequels and prequels. I hate you reboots that contribute nothing. I hate you origin stories that no one asked for. I hate you everyone that makes adaptations and leave the original creator in the dark. I hate you everyone that takes stories and strips away everything they have to say so it can appeal to every possible person. I hate you everyone involved who thinks no one notices when you directly ignore the events/cannon of the previous installment. I hate you shows that only make sense if you've seen all the other shows. I hate you studios that think you can buy yourselves a good story.
[image description: 2 sketch dumps. The first has a sketch of Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner embracing in their pirate outfits while beside them Jack Sparrow and James Norrington are also embracing. (Though Will and Elizabeth look very romantic while Jack looks cheeky and Norrington looks annoyed.) There are some Loki doodles in the corners. In the second image, Elizabeth and Will are on passing ships and Elizabeth hollers out, "Hey babe!" Will hollers back, "Hey babe!!" The two crews simultaneously say, "They're insufferable."]
shoutout to the best m/f throwback couple. did a lot of nostalgia watches during the last two years, and pirates was one of the best fandoms to briefly return to~
Not that I don’t love the movies, but I kind of feel like Elizabeth and Will’s places should have been switched at the end of At World’s End. Like, Will never gave a damn about pirating, he was just there for Elizabeth. Elizabeth, on the other hand, LOVED the sea, loved adventure and piracy, and there’s no way she’d just stay on the land for TEN YEARS at a time for Will. Both of them would be utterly miserable in that situation and, though the ending was bittersweet, it was NOT supposed to be an unhappy one.
What I’m saying is, Will is absolutely the type to play the dutiful husband and father waiting on the shore for his love (he literally already had ten years of practice waiting for Elizabeth as a child), and Elizabeth was already the pirate king, so being sworn to sail the seas for years at a time would have been the tragic other side of her devotion to adventure. The only reason they were switched is because of stereotypical gender roles.
After trying to decide if The Mummy was filmed with the male gaze or female gaze, I’ve come to the conclusion that it was filmed under the Bisexual Gaze. Here’s a list of other films with the Bisexual Gaze:
Every Barbie Film
Night at the museum, but specifically every scene with Jebediah￼ and Octavius
The 2005 Pride and Prejudice
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Hannibal TV Show
Basically, if you look at a film and think “oh my god everyone is attractive why and the film has a bunch of just…super obviously implied queerness, congrats, that’s the Bisexual Gaze baby! Feel free to add to the list