Monthly Archives: February 2013

Going On the Account: RED JENNY One Hundred Two

Part One Hundred Two of RED JENNY AND THE PIRATES OF BUFFALO in now up, and may be read here.

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Going On The Account: RED JENNY One Hundred One

Part One Hundred One of RED JENNY AND THE PIRATES OF BUFFALO in now up, and may be read here.

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Going On The Account: At Sea, For Real

If you ever wanted to get a taste of what it would really have been like to have been going on the account during the Golden Age of Piracy, you recently had a new option to consider:  Sailing aboard the Carnival Triumph.

 

Oh, don’t look at me like that!  Hear me out:
Consider what conditions were like aboard any vessel during the Age of Sail, which not only covers the early 18th Century, but goes a few years beyond, right through the Civil War.  There are some good online accounts of life amid ships during that time; if you look even harder, you can find in passing how they went to the bathroom during this time…

 

 

And you could probably also read here and there about the challenges the Flota de Plata faced as it made the next to last leg of the journey, hazarding the waters of Yucatan and trying to stay out of the doldrums in the Gulf of Mexico, lest you be stuck adrift with very little to eat and the stench of your existence offending you.

Or, you could do it the way 4,200 other souls did and be aboard the Carnival Triumph when her engine room caught fire and left her a hulk adrift for five days, that only this evening got towed to Mobile.  It wasn’t pretty, as the photos tweeted by passengers attest to, but if you wanted something authentic, the way real pirates braved the Spanish Main, well, this was the place to be…

 

 

At least the Coast Guard dropped in sandwiches; imagine the First Class passengers dealing with hard tack…

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Going On The Account: RED JENNY One Hundred (!)

Part One Hundred of RED JENNY AND THE PIRATES OF BUFFALO in now up, and may be read here.

Nothing quite says Happy Valentine’s Day like pirate fiction, which is probably why chocolate is a much better appreciated this day…

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Going On The Account: No Reason To Panic, Yet…

If I seem a little grumpy and distant, it’s because I discovered some of my data went bu-bye.  Not a lot is missing from yet to be published parts of RED JENNY, nothing essential at least and mostly notes on how to polish things, but a few other projects and some bookmark files from my browser are now vaporware.  Careless stupidity is assumed to be the culprit, though authorities are not confirming anything at this time, for obvious reasons…

 

Sic transit notitiam…

 

I don’t see this crash having too much of a chance of screwing with the posting schedule, but better forewarned all said, just in case.  Maybe if the threat of being snowed in pans out, it might give me a chance to re-work some lost materials and get things back to where they had been.

 

Or I could break out the potables and sleep off the storm; hey, either way, it’s a plan…

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Going On The Account: RED JENNY Ninety Nine

Part Ninety Nine of RED JENNY AND THE PIRATES OF BUFFALO in now up, and may be read here.

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