Monthly Archives: February 2009

Going on the Account: Snapped Yardarm

This post is taking a while for me to compopse, because I dislocated a shoulder and am trying to type this with one hand.

 

I’ll do my best not to have this get in the way of uploading chapters, but as fair warning to the readers I felt some notice was due in case the updates get affected.  Posting things here may be a bit of a labor, and e-mails I owe folks may take longer to get there.

 

Funny thing about this:  First it’s Anne Onymous over at THE WOTCH, then me.  They say these come in threes; any one want to place a line on who’s next?

 

(And that’s about as good as my jokes get when the painkillers start to lapse…)

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Going on the Account: Part the One Hundred Eighteenth

Part the One Hundred Eighteenth is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: The Pen is Mightier Than the Cutlass…

An interesting story came out of the Indian Ocean, where by all accounts the tide is turning against the Somali pirates:  An embedded journalist was in on the action to sink a pirate craft.  And for those who want to hear this tale in all its ribald, extreme jingoistic thump-chest-beating that British tabloids are infamous for, The Sun’s account is here.

 

One could only imagine the headlines these folks might have published had they been on the scene during the Golden Age of Piracy…

 

Blackbeard Does Two Victory Laps  for Maynard!

Captain Kidd Kicks the Bucket!

Bonney and Read Breed!  Belly Well Done, Getting Off, Ladies!

 

There’s something to be said for the bliss of ignorance…

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Going on the Account: Part the One Hundred Seventeenth

Part the One Hundred Seventeenth is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: part the One Hundred Sixteenth

Part the One Hundred Sixteenth is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: Part the One Hundred Fifteenth

Part the One Hundred Fifteenth is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: At Full Beam with the Bandwagon

For those looking for pirate media that doesn’t come from Disney, the trailer was released today for Tales of the Black Freighter.  

 

This component of the graphic novel WATCHMEN is part of an alternate world where, among other changes to our history, the existence of real superheroes made DC turn away from superhero books and instead publish pirate comics.   A world where Superman got shown the door to make way for Blackbeard, on some level, seems to not be that bad a place, though the whole Nixon-every-four-years bit might drive me nuts after a while…

 

In any event, the comic-within-the-graphic-novel is getting its own release, first as a stand-alone DVD to come out about the time the movie hits theaters, and then later getting incorporated into the extended DVD release of the film.  If you prefer pirates over superheroes, however, you have the option of getting the DVD and ignoring the film entirely; and if you want to get a sample, the trailer is posted here.

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