sissiarte · 5 months
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Some Ishmael and Queequeg sketches of actual scenes that happen in this book and I'm insane about. I kid you not with how gay this book is.
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transatlanticalien · 2 months
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In my mind they live on the same street. in Colorado
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saltavenegar · 6 months
Queequeg: henceforth we are married
Ishmael: bosom friends :)
Queequeg giving Ishmael half of his money: married
Ishmael: oh— married married
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thefisherqueen · 2 months
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Ishmael and Queequeg together in bed, as happens in chapter 4 of Moby Dick. Drawn by Rockwell Kent in 1930
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pocketsizedquasar · 6 months
hello @whaleweekly and whale weekly fans!! welcome to moby dick!!!! i hope y’all enjoyed the first chapter of ishmael going “fuck im depressed im gonna go walk into the ocean”
for the past couple of years i’ve been working on a webcomic adaptation of moby dick. it looks a little something like this:
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moby dick: or, the webcomic is a qtpoc-written (that’s me) adaptation of moby dick, trying to remain faithful to the spirit of the original story while also engaging with melville’s (always very conscious, sometimes excellent, sometimes poor) treatment of race & racism. it’s also very queer (like, of course, the OG book!). i have been working on this project for a couple of years now and it is my pride and joy; i’ve poured a lot of love into her. & id really love for y’all to come along and love this story as much as i do, through the lovely project over at whale weekly or through the comic.
i’ve got a good amount of backlog up, so if you want to read along the webcomic too as whale weekly continues to update, please come check it out! link is in my bio; updates with a new page every friday! (currently on a holiday break). you can find her at mobydick-thecomic.com
and just for fun, here’s some more snippets of what she looks like
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thank you for reading! rb’s are always appreciated 💖
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annakxrenina · 2 months
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cappychino · 6 months
What if we were both whalers… and there was only one bed
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bluecatwriter · 5 months
I was brainstorming for a fic and had a thought about the religion of Ishmael and Queequeg in Moby Dick:
Ishmael is a Presbyterian, a denomination focused very much on predestination and the sovereignty of God. Calamity, disaster, sin, and evil are considered to be all within God's control, woven together into a story that we can't fully comprehend, because His ways are higher than ours.
What I've gathered of Queequeg's religion (or rather, Ishmael's perception of it) so far seems summed up in this line from chapter 16: "Queequeg placed great confidence in the excellence of Yojo’s judgment and surprising forecast of things; and cherished Yojo with considerable esteem, as a rather good sort of god, who perhaps meant well enough upon the whole, but in all cases did not succeed in his benevolent designs."
This is a huge contrast to the idea of a sovereign god, but also seems to beg the question, what is easier to bear in the face of terror and trial and senseless evil: a god who is omnipotent but allows (or perhaps causes?) the suffering anyway, or a god who does his best and yet doesn't always succeed in warding off the bad?
I'm guessing these themes will be important as the story progresses, but I thought it was neat the way our two main characters are set up with such diametrically opposed ideas of the divine, and, by extension, predestination/fate.
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ya-world-challenge · 5 months
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Yes, I'm following Whale Weekly. I couldn't help myself. 😂
I also totally didn't put this on a shirt and other things to buy.
I feel like I want to make art/quotes in this style for more lit, I'm going to try for a Dracula one next.
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ballbrain · 6 months
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Scully mulder nap time! (+ smelly dog who is alive)
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spectralish · 6 months
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thinking about his unending love for the sea and 18373739 whale facts
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lads is it gay to be weaving a mat of time like the fates from mythology with your work husband?
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library-child · 6 months
When Fiona terrified me
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This remains one of the most intense sections of ASOUE:
Captain Widdershins has been introduced as a comic relief character who is both funny and unnerving. He is ridiculously over the top, but never helpful. To the Baudelaires, Fiona appears as the voice of reason and empathy that Widdershins is lacking. Without her, coexistence on the Queequeg most likely would not work.
Widdershins is so caught up in his world that he fails to see the needs of the children under his care. As eccentric, entertaining, and well-meaning as he may be, in the end, he lets them down when they would have needed him.
And once he’s gone, Fiona copes by taking his role. Suddenly, she is commanding and won’t listen to anyone else. At this point, the Baudelaires have no idea if she actually knows what she’s doing. She is nothing like the reasonable, prudent, compassionate friend from just minutes ago. While this feels out of character, it makes perfect sense for Fiona to react this way: When she is left to fend for herself, she takes charge by imitating the most influential role model in her life.
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saltavenegar · 5 months
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or as many of them as I could reasonably fit
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menderash · 3 months
fuck it, queequeg fancam (feat. ishmael)
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mossy-rainfrog · 14 days
hello everyone, I made a series of doodles to put inside of my copy of MobyDick and I would like to share them :3 pls enjoy:
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[ID: Two traditional drawings. Ahab shows off his new pegleg with a flourish. Ishmael infodumps about whales to a fond Queequeg. End ID.] [More detailed ID in ALT.]
New Leg Goofin is for chapters 108-9, when Ahab gets fitted with his new leg! it's right before a super devastating chapter so i needed to make myself laugh lmao
Wikipedia Page About Every Whale is for the whole goddamn book, honestly, but I chose to put it at the beginning of ch.32, Cetology, where Ishmael really does try to explain every whale ever
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[ID: A comic of Stubb and Flask bursting into Ahab's quarters, thinking the Captain is in danger, only to find Ahab and Fedallah playing a game of cards. End ID.] [More detailed ID in ALT.]
This gem belongs to p.344 where Stubb wonders if Fedallah means to kidnap Ahab, which was such a baffling ridiculous concept that I couldn't help but make fun of it. literally Ahab snuck this man on board bro, what the fuck is fedallah going to do to him. they're playing uno. shut up
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[ID: Two drawings, with the first showing Pip after being cast away, haunted and alone on the deck of the Pequod. The other shows Ishmael and Queequeg homoerotically grasping hands while processing whale sperm. End ID.] [More detailed ID in ALT.]
this goes out to chapters 93-95, because the UNREAL whiplash from "a child was just abandoned at sea" to "hey let's be horny about whale sperm" is still the most insane transition of all time. Ish, what the fuck
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[ID: A simply doodled meme diagram for how to greet a fellow amputee. The "wrong" answer shows Captains Ahab and Boomer shaking hands, while the "right" answers show Ahab in a handstand and then kicking his leg up high, both times to cross his prosthetic with Boomer's. End ID.] [More detailed ID in ALT.]
this goes out to p. 454. every interaction between these two absolutely delighted me but my mental image for the specific line about them "crossing ivory limbs" got. very silly.
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[ID: A small comic of Ahab asking the Harpooners to give him blood to temper his harpoon in. They stare back at him with varying expressions of confused, uncomfortable disbelief. End ID.]
the last one, for p.504. yknow that feel when your boss just walks up and asks you to bleed on his custom made harpoon??? yeah uh. normal workday things
anyways thank you for reading, I had a delightful time making these and am so very fond of them all, so yea :3
credit as always for the designs goes to the darling @pocketsizedquasar , as well as credit for pricelessly annotating my copy of MD and thus getting me to actually read it, love youuuu💙💙
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