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11- The Captain's Story

6th September, 2018 in Chapter 6: Letters of Marque
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11- The Captain's Story

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6th September, 2018
Jammy
Finally, some explaination for things said on this page, back in chapter 3.

There was no 'good side' to this story. The Sairish government was pretty terrible, but The Captain himself was undeniably awful as well. A lot of innocent people were killed.

This is the main gist of the story, but there is of course, more to it. Which will become more relevant later.

Comments:

6th September, 2018
PeterVonBrown
I love this style for "in the past" - it's just beautiful. The color choices are perfect, too. Vibrant, but dull (as if that makes sense, but I get a feeling you might know what I mean). Colored silhouettes. It's especially effective with the powdered wigs on them. Great work!
7th September, 2018
Jammy
Thanks! I love working with limited palettes. I hope to have the chance to do it some more in the future.
7th September, 2018
PeterVonBrown
Quite welcome. :) And excellent, I hope you do, too. I liked it so much I showed it to my sweetheart, who said "yeAH it is!!" ('yeah' with an upward inflection, like a 'damn RIGHT it is!' feel to the query: "Isn't this GREAT?!") So it's not just me. :)
6th September, 2018
Microraptor
While there may be some truth in the saying "history is written by the victors", I always tend to think that it is a bit of an oversimplification.
History is instead written by, uh... the culturally dominant? Or the moral victors??
I don't know, but whatever the case may be, Captain Colton got (probably deservedly so, though) under the wheels of the changing public's opinion on his corner of history...
7th September, 2018
Jammy
Absolutely. A lot of stuff was left completely untalked about whilst the war was actually going on, but what was once shoved under the carpet and deemed neccessary is now... Not.
7th September, 2018
MadJak91
Is moral victory even a thing outside of football, baseball, fiction and high school debate clubs? Or just another "correct" term for "I do not want to admit a loss so surely we can spin it another way." As is sometimes the case with the above mentioned activities ;)
I am just curious. Hm.
7th September, 2018
MadJak91
Hard to judge without knowing what were his explicit orders. His superiors knew full well what they wanted of him so therefore I think they had to know what might happen. They wanted him to get there and cause chaos. Then simply decided to cover their hides because it could have been all linked to them.
Gives a bit different perspective on the Captain but one truth of the matter is that he followed his orders without question so at least partially he is responsible. But who is responsible? Those who order or those who follow said orders? I think it is quite hard to find a common ground in that debate.
7th September, 2018
Jammy
There was a certain amount of "What? Nooooo we never said that" involved.

Everything you've said in this comment is pretty spot on in regards to what happened, which is why I don't want to pin it all on one or the other! It is indeed.
20th September, 2018
Leafa
I love this style and the colours.
20th September, 2018
Jammy
Thanks, I'm glad it works :D I had fun.