Monthly Archives: December 2008

Going on the Account: Part the Ninety Sixth

Part the Ninety Sixth is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: Keeping to the Hours

For those wondering what their favorite author’s work habits were, the site at Daily Routines gives the break down on their scheduled writing time.  I used to do the midnight-to-4 AM shift myself, when I had a lot less commitments during business hours.  It usually meant a lot more horror output then, however.

 

Hmmm, the Raging Gale versus the Flying Dutchman…  Nah!

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Going on the Account: Awash in Enemies

The world is coming up with a new set of responses to the Somali pirate fleets.  Unfortunately, the Bush administration is not providing as dynamic a response.  Admittedly, the last time a Bush felt compelled to act in Somalia before leaving office, we ended up on the road to this…

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Going on the Account: These Watres Be Swimming In ‘Em…

Today’s episode of THUNDERSTRUCK caught my attention.  “Captain Psyche” is a pretty decent visualization of what a woman in the Sweet Trade should look like when going on the account; the guns fire in salute to Grayson Towler for this one!

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Going on the Account: Part the Ninety Fifth

Part the Ninety Fifth is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: Considering the Sweet Trade

So of course the punchline for today’s (December 6th) DOONESBURY [EDIT: Now permalinked to that particular strip] drew my attention.  And considering both Gary Trudeau and Robert Louis Stevenson ended up having addresses in Saranac Lake, NY, it was probably inevitable that this came up…

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Going on the Account: Here There Be Maritime Terrorists?

No, that doesn’t have the same air of romance as the usual wording of that phrase.  That said, Douglas Burgess makes a good case for redefining international law to account for piracy these days.  I recommend with the caveat that while many of the foundations cited for his cause cite the good of the community, they were practiced often by a single state player at their time; as we’re moving into a multiplayer situation that’s more dynamic than what we’ve seen before, it’s hard to tell whether enough folks will sign on for this to come to pass.

 

Also from today’s NY TIMES is a piece by John Burnett about how to hijack a supertanker.  Whether you agree with his proposed solution to the issue or not, the description of high seas robbery alone is worth the read.

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Going on the Account: Part the Ninety Fourth

Part the Ninety Fourth is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: Classics Under Sail Again

Looks like Warner Brothers green-lit a new version of CAPTAIN BLOOD.  They’ve gotten far enough along with the concept that they announced a writer for the project

With a new PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN film on the schedule over at Disney, could we be looking at a new wave of pirate films by the majors?  Even if the studios just did remakes of the originals as Warners is doing, that still gives us a lot of good stories to work with.  Just imagine if Fox decided to remake ANNE OF THE INDIES, for example…

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Going on the Account: Part the Ninety Third

Part the Ninety Third is now up, and may be read here.

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