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    Brian May has found himself in 1978 as his younger self, and makes the best of it.

    This series is not intended to create a canon - all stories after the first can be assumed independent, or taken together as you wish. They're basically my fanfic of my own story.

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    These are based on kleenexwoman's dream of MTF Napoleon and secretly FTM Illya.

    I mostly write them to make kleenexwoman smile, or proud of me or something, because she's wonderful.

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    “Anyway,” he continues, “then Ed — that is, Blackbeard, bent over me and said—”

    “Do the Blackbeard voice!” Wee John exclaims.

    “He does voices?” asks Finn, in an awed whisper.

    Wee John scoffs. “Of course he does voices. He’s our captain.”

    Well. Stede can hardly disappoint, then. He clears his throat and thinks of Ed’s voice: its lower pitch, roughened with a hint of rasp, the heavier tongue that drags his vowels and thickens his consonants. “The Gentleman Pirate, I presume.”

    In which Stede accidentally convinces the pirating world that Gentlebeard (or Blackbonnet or Stedward; there's a poll) is canon, reunites his crew, and gets his boyfriend back.
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    10 Oct 2022

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    Wild, and I love it

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    Lighthouse Bookshop had been there seemingly since time immemorial. Over forty years at that spot, sitting proud, a beacon at the heart of the community, and when the old owner decides to sell, it's the perfect vessel for Stede's odd restlessness.

    And the building is connected to a famous cocktail bar run by a mad genius behind the stick.

    One problem: Stede's still married.

    ETA: Podfic available thanks to the inimitable KninjaKnitter at this link

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    04 Sep 2022

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    Lovely

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    The first thing they see - apart from Captain Bonnet himself, all silked up and frilly and a sight in his own right - is the cat sitting primly by his ankles. She's a white, well-groomed thing, coat as pale and smooth as snow, with a delicate pink ribbon around her neck and a little golden bell hanging at her throat. And sure, she's a little big, on the large side as house cats go, reaching right up to his knee, and a bit leggy as well but the crew still takes one look at her and feel their estimation of their new captain drop another sharp couple of notches. 

    This, they think incredulously, is the man that proposes to be our fearsome pirate captain?

    "My name is Captain Stede Bonnet," the new captain says proudly, sweeping an arm out in greeting, looking so pleased and chuffed and ever so slightly nervous to meet them. "And this is Miss Daisy Bonnet, though of course you may all call her captain as well." 

    "Two dubloons on a mutiny by the end of the week." Frenchie murmurs with a sharp bite of mirth. On his shoulder, Beauregard lets out a soft tittering laugh, the songbird's beak clicking.

    "Not taking that bet." Pete replies snappishly, still glowering sullenly at the captain.

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    30 May 2022

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    Stede’s daemon is a serval

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    An Our Flag Means Death gay bar social media AU

    Newly out and separated from Mary, Stede stumbles into his Minneapolis neighborhood gay bar, Jackie's Place, on Pirate Night. The crew adopts him and with a Grindr tap, his life changes. Ed, a disenchanted leather daddy, is fascinated with Stede at first sight. Hijinks ensue.

    I'm porting this here from Twitter for archival purposes (haha).

    I interpreted SMAU in this way: the fic is written in group chats, Instagram posts, Twitter threads, and text threads, interspersed with interludes of narrative.

    There is no on-page sex but there is a lot of frank discussion of sex/NSFW visual content in this fic. Be warned.

    Word count is actually ~20k

    I coded this so that the images would scale to the size of your screen. On my side of things, it's best read on a phone.

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    24 May 2022

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    Good modern AU, LGBTQIA issues well adressed

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    Stede Bonnet left his life behind in New York City to start fresh in Upstate New York's largest renaissance faire. Along the way, he meets new friends, learns about himself, smokes some weed, and falls head over heels for the show's headlining performer, Blackbeard.

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    22 May 2022

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