Dangit, I wrote a whole caption for that image and it seems to have been swallowed.
A tall ship bearing down on the viewer, in simple line art. Three jibs, fore course, fore topsail, and fore topgallant visible, with the edge of the main sails visible. It's supposed to be a frigate, but you can't see the mizzen, so you might think it's a brig. A pennant flies from the foretop.
I wish that I could do the same for the great now-lost Polynesian ships. What the Fijian shipwrights did was amazing, and that we don't have any drua that even approach the largest historical ones is so sad.
At least there's Hōkūle'a for me to fawn over and hope one day to at least step aboard, even if I'm unlikely to get to sail on.
Y'all go learn about Hōkūle'a's global circumnavigation, now, please.
I just spent half an hour with Allie watching video of various tall ships around today, commenting on what I liked and disliked about each. My ideal period is about 1790s-1810s, and some were too late, many were too early, some were in that range but have sloppy lines and otherwise look messy, whatever, but I know these ships by name, and in many cases bits of their history (military or otherwise!)
I've been deep-diving (har) into Polynesian ship building. I want a show that gives me the same kind of soaring thrilling shots of ships that you get in Black Sails, but with drua and proa and all those beautiful shunting crab-claw rigged vessels.
Basically, I want a live-action three-series drama of "We Know the Way" from Moana.
Here's a great read for anyone following the slow (too slow) collapse of the cryptocurrency world: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1393669812220465162.html
using a modern computer on the internet is like you've got this amazing studio workshop library full of tools and stuff, workbench space all over the place, and you're gonna put it all to use any minute now - except you just can't stop staring out out one dingy window at these people screaming at each other in the street
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