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
Initiate surprise Sebby hug attack
Let it BEGIN!
Ted and Tracy
After Tracy tells Ted that she’s pregnant, the two of them have a shotgun wedding. They have Penny and then Luke and live happy lives. Tracy gets sick and dies. Ted mourns her and is unable to talk about her. When he sits his kids down to tell them the story of How I Met Your Mother, that is the first time that he has talked about her since her death, five years ago. It ends with Luke and Penny being really proud of their dad for finally opening up about their mother and the three of them hug.
Marshall and Lily
They were fine. Nothing I would change for them. I would like to know a bit more about what happened with Lily’s art career after Rome and the Captain, but I’m alright without it.
Barney and Robin
Barney and Robin end up getting a divorce in Argentina because of the strain that Robin’s career had put on their marriage. Barney reverts back to his playboy ways and fools around with many women. When he accidentally gets one of them pregnant, it serves as a wakeup call for him. He can’t be that guy with the Playbook again. He has a daughter coming. Barney becomes a standup guy and a brilliant father.
Robin returns from her travels. She has done everything that she wanted to do. She comes and sees the gang again. She sees what a great guy Barney is and she realizes that she’s still in love with him.
*cut to a scene in Barney’s apartment that has been un-bachelor-padded and see him coloring with a three year old little girl*
Robin rings the doorbell to Barney’s apartment. She says, “Can we try this again?” Ends with a scene of the two of them coloring with Barney’s daughter, Ellie.
That was the actual finale and no one will ever convince me otherwise.
Everyone needs a tutu
He’s wearing pants underneath. That’s cheating!! #Removeyourpants, Sebby
Allison Argent - you will never be truly gone from us.
This is so beautiful.
The Hawkeye figurine….
Hell-aciously busy with work, but I really wanted to draw this comic.
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