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    Sailors, sailors, looking for sailors. Stede glances around the cast of characters in the room. Sailors wear stripes! Plenty of that here. But anyone in an official uniform is out. It wouldn’t do to ask a Royal Navy man to join his gang of outlaws and wind up in shackles before he ever sets sail. No, he’s looking for the odd men out. One by one, he eyes the patrons, waiting for instinct to click.

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    Five times Stede hired a crew member, and one time he didn’t have a choice.

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    14 Jun 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 14

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    It is May of 1946, over a year after his fall from the Hydra train and losing his left arm, and James "Bucky" Barnes is struggling to adjust. Working as an analyst at the New York City SSR branch, Bucky tries to put the war and all of its sorted memories behind him. However, try as he might he is plagued by thoughts of Magdalene "Maggie" Ramirez, a Women's Army Corps (WAC) Corporal he met in London and hasn't spoken to since before his fall in January of 1945. Little does he know that Maggie, in her struggle to put the war behind her, has moved to the city and looking for a job with the New York Bell Telephone Company as a switchboard operator. Now, by sheer dumb luck, they are reunited as they both fight come to terms with what they were to one another during the war, and work to figure out how to move forward in a world that was unprepared to deal with the consequences of war in the unsteady peace.

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    07 Jun 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 16

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    He still recalls the way the vivid red of the silk handkerchief looked against the work-roughened, pale hands of his mother. He had never seen such a rich, deep red in all of his ten years of life, had never held something so delicate and smooth in the palms of his hands.

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    The significance of the color red in Edward "Blackbeard" Teach's life.

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    13 May 2022

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    Ed didn’t want to resent Stede, he just wanted to live in his world for a little while, to see what it felt like to be surrounded by fine things as though he always had been, to see what it felt like to be the sort of person who says things like “I always wonder if I should match my handkerchief to my eyes or to my hair” and “Sometimes a statement sleeve is the only statement you need!”

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    28 Apr 2022

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    And then he’s holding a sloppily-carved wooden finger, feeling laid oddly bare in the soft light of dawn, and it’s occurring to him he’s horribly out of his depth, that this is something he doesn’t know how to handle at all. This is something he’s never been used to.

    Because Lucius is used to being wanted, but he’s not used to being loved.

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    21 Apr 2022