Talk Like A Pirate Day - 19 September
Make it count, mateys!
I need ideas for Talk Like A Pirate Day (19 September)
Jack was employed into service for the East India Trading Company and was given command of the Wicked Wench. However, after he set free a cargo of slaves, his employer, Cutler Beckett, had Jack branded as a pirate and the Wench set aflame and sunk. After failing to rescue the Wench, Sparrow struck a bargain with the ghostly captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones, to resurrect his beloved vessel. Jones returned the ship to Jack in near perfect condition except for the permanently charred hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl.
Jack Sparrow just got way cooler.
Yo, this is why Norrington said he’s the “worst pirate I’ve ever heard of,” and then Jack followed it up with, “But you have heard of me.”
Because Jack was branded a Pirate because he freed people rather than stealing anything. So Norrington, with his sense of duty, knows that Jack has been branded a criminal for actively not being a terrible human being. Norrington is torn between his duty as a naval officer and knowing that Jack is right.
He freed exactly 100 people, that’s why his debt to Jones was 100 souls. Davy has a sick sense of irony after all. Jack freed 100 souls and as a consequence his ship got sunk. Now his ship has been raised and as a consequence, he has to enslave 100 souls. This explains his reluctance to actually pay back the debt.
Crap, the latter portion of this franchise was a lot smarter than I thought it was…
There’s so much people don’t get about this franchise, the story is really more complex than just “funny drunken pirate meets hottie lady and hottie man with occasional visits from squid man”.
"Occasional visits from squid man"
I really haven’t kept up with it, maybe you’re just psychic! I don’t really like the name, though. They might as well have called it ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Why Is The Rum Gone?’ because I know I’ll need a handle and a half to sit through it.
My 9-year-old sister received her first chain e-mail.
Help, I’m Alive
I’m sure this is not the post you expected (or even wanted) after my long absence, but I feel like telling you I haven’t died (yet) and what’s been happening in my life.
First, let me clarify, I actually have been here. I see all of your messages and comments, I just haven’t posted anything. So here’s the rundown:
I had a 3.8 GPA semester (probably my best semester to date).
I’ve been working as a tutor for the Sanger Learning Center at my university (computer science).
I finally earned enough money to buy my mom the mother’s ring she’s wanted for quite awhile, it should be arriving in the mail today.
I had an 80s party:
And it failed miserably. See, the power went out halfway through and we got a slew of noise complaints (my borrowed sound system is just too awesome). Fortunately, the power came back on just after Tori (above, middle) showed up and we played drinking games until neither of us was coherent (thanks for that, really).
And I just (as in, just now) got a summer job as a proctor with my favorite professor.
So things haven’t been so bad, actually. I have about two weeks before my job starts so I’m going to relax, perhaps create a few photosets. I feel as though I’ve GIF’d the entire Pirates franchise, though. Keep a weather eye.
Cheers, everyone! Thanks for not unfollowing!
Jerry Bruckheimer gave a few details about the storyline:
"Will is the antagonist this time. After years of captaining the Dutchman, he’s accepted the finality of death — something Jack doesn’t understand. Of course, Jack is clever so he’s going to find a way to save the only woman he ever loved.”
In case anyone anywhere ever questioned the effectiveness of ProActiv…
It really works!
This is only week two and I’ve already cleared up so much. Also, I’m really bored and I have to study for my Object-Oriented Programming exam (I’m sure some of you are aware of how I become a nightblogger when I pull all-nighters) so here’s a photo of me.
My heart is beating really fast, we’ve been discussing tricksters in European Folktale and my professor has discussed everyone from Bugs Bunny to Loki but didn’t even mention Jack Sparrow so I made a video and sent it to her with a few paragraphs and she made me stand up in front of everyone and talk about him and then she showed my video and I got extra credit, okay I’m calming down now.