2.3

posted 10th Dec 2021, 1:00 PM

2.3
rate this page: X X X X X
average rating: 5
Post a Comment
author comments
view pocketsizedquasar's profile

10th Dec 2021, 1:00 PM

pocketsizedquasar

Hello! I very much apologize for missing last week’s update; I had rather an awful week and am also in the middle of finals season and queueing up the page to post just completely slipped my mind. This semester is almost over though (finallyyyyhh) so we should be back to normal soon :) in the intervening time though, i did make a short animatic featuring ishmael and queequeg, so please go and watch that if you feel so inclined! i spent a lot of time on it :D
anyway, Meet the lads! the harpooner squad is all here!!! truly the best I love them all so dearly
but yeah, isn’t that how it always is, white men in charge exploiting the labor of everyone else

end of message
user comments

10th Dec 2021, 2:48 PM

AAAAA

Gotta love the commentary about how less than half of the whalers are american but ALL of the officers are. Sometimes I hate how unfortunately relevant this book still is with regards to race, nationality, and social hierarchies. (Also I’m totally commiserating with you about finals season. I just had my first exam today and it totally kicked my ass lmao)

end of message
view pocketsizedquasar's profile

10th Dec 2021, 6:32 PM

pocketsizedquasar

Yep!! Ishmael/Meville comments on it in 1851 and here we are 170 years later still . dealing with it (also good luck!)

end of message
view shyangry's profile

10th Dec 2021, 5:22 PM

shyangry

Oh my god! Good luck with your finals!
That's so interesting, is that racial disparity something that Melville talked about much in the book?

end of message
view pocketsizedquasar's profile

10th Dec 2021, 6:35 PM

pocketsizedquasar

It is! This line of narration is actually from the book itself. The disparities between the officers and their harpooners is pretty carefully created (ie Stubb the cape codder with a Wampanoag harpooner, etc) and there's definitely a lot of racial commentary throughout the book. It's...not always done well, sometimes it's pretty racist, but Melville does very regularly and very intentionally deal with race in the book

end of message

10th Dec 2021, 10:39 PM

MOSSY

CLOSE UPS ON THE LADS!!!! Tashtego and Daggoo my beloveds 🥺🥺🥺

end of message
view pocketsizedquasar's profile

12th Dec 2021, 4:55 PM

pocketsizedquasar

CLOSEUP ON THE LADS INDEED

end of message

11th Dec 2021, 4:09 PM

Maple Candy

Daggoo is twice the man Flask is, literally!

end of message
view pocketsizedquasar's profile

12th Dec 2021, 4:55 PM

pocketsizedquasar

end of message
rate this page: X X X X X
average rating: 5