mermaidwithaquill

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    the atlantic ocean
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    MERMAIIIIIIIDSSSSSSSSSSS
    Also, I'm working on a series about a pirate (privateer) and a mermaid, so as much information on both as possible would be awesome!!!!!

    **uses dinglehopper on hair**

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  1. Did pirates have funerals?

    I'm more curious than anything, but I thought I'd ask the history side of the sight. Would they just toss the corpse in a burlap sack overboard with a prayer or two, Or was it fancier for someone like the first mate or captain? Or would they go so far as to come to land with the body (which seems pretty unlikely due to decomposition rate) to give them a proper burial?
  2. Welcome aboard!

    yeah, I do with 16,000 subscribers and counting! It's all anime-based and my most recent video is about the game, "Five Nights at Freddy's", but here's a link to my channel https://www.youtube.com/sangonanami and the first part of my show (it's going to be in about 10-ish parts and the actual dialogue doesn't come in until part 3, so parts 1 and 2 are a bit confusing) but yeah, here's part 1! yeah, I do with 16,000 subscribers and counting! It's all anime-based and my most recent video is about the game, "Five Nights at Freddy's", but here's a link to my channel https://www.youtube.com/sangonanami and the first part of my show (it's going to be in about 10-ish parts and the actual dialogue doesn't come in until part 3, so parts 1 and 2 are a bit confusing) but yeah, here's part 1!
  3. okay, I'm re-posting it here, because I posted it in the wrong section, so it's just the same post as in the historically accurate thread: Hi, so I'm having a bit of trouble with writing for my series on youtube, "serenade". It takes place in the 18th century in (of course, since I'm Miss Originality) the Caribbean. Obviously, since mermaids aren't exactly the most fact-based creatures on the planet , so it's been EXTREMELY difficult finding any research on how a crew of privateers would act with a mermaid on board . here's a little brief synopsis this is sort of an alternate universe to the anime, "Attack on titan". the merfolk are divided into two categories: sirens and mermaids. Sirens are mermaids that have had their hearts broken and the only way for a siren to turn back into a mermaid is if she finds the one who broke her heart and either resolves the issue or kills them. The easier option is to kill them, so that's why they call ships to the rocks. An unknown incident (presumably a war) happened about 20 years prior to the story resulting in the creation of hundreds if not thousands of sirens. They have sunken so many ships that all trade routes are completely dissolved, and the only souls brave enough to venture the seven seas are pirates (mostly privateers hired to kill sirens by noblemen) because with maritime trade routes gone, these isolated colonies are treasure troves. Th story begins aboard the Kuchel, a siren-hunting ship. The entire crew was brought together based on their past experiences with sirens and their need for revenge. the come across a small group of sirens and kill all but one, who they haul aboard planning to torture to death. This one, however is later to be revealed as a mermaid since she has the ability to walk on land, speak, and have compassion and normal emotion, and the crew begins to befriend her. Here's where I'm stuck: The captain of the ship, who lost his mother to sirens, is supposed to fall in love with her. He's a very stoic man who's tried to dehumanize her in every sense of the word (calling her "fish" and "it", that sort of thing). So my big question is, how would this privateer captain fall in love with a captured mermaid in real life? I know it's not unlike sailors to have certain "urges" when out at sea, but this is PG-13 rated thing, plus it's not really in his character to take advantage of her and fall in love from there. Also, she's not the only female on the ship (yes, I know the superstition about women on ships and women weren't really on ships back then), so it sort of invalidates that option. Would a real pirate be more chivalrous upon finding out she hasn't sunken any ships or killed anyone? Or would he be on his guard 24/7 to make sure she didn't? He has to fall in love with her at some point, and as far as I know, love wasn't a big thing with pirates. So, just let me know what you guys think, and what may actually have happened in a situation at least similar to this one.
  4. Welcome aboard!

    Ahoy everyone! My name is Sarah from New Hampshire, and I'm a youtube animator-director-thingie aspiring to be a marine biologist and prove mermaids exist. Ever since I can remember I've loved everything about the ocean, but especially the legends of pirates sailing the seas. Currently, I'm working on an animated series (with the characters of the anime, "attack on titan") about a pirate and a mermaid, so I'll probably come on here a lot with many many questions regarding historical accuracy, and how a pirate (privateer to be exact) would behave in certain situations. the history of real pirates is fascinating, but I can never find any good sources other than biographies on blackbeard, so I am so excited to learn more about what pirates really were like, and even more! also, I solemnly swear there will be no plugging the series at all. The only good spamming is cannon fire at enemy ships ;D