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1thecynicalromantic
març 26, 2007, 6:31pm

Wow, people already! *waves* Welcome!

So I'm Claudia, aka thecynicalromantic, and I suppose I'm the admin. Caramellunacy and I created this group after complaining about the lack of groups for nautical adventures.

I'm 19 and I'm from New Jersey, going to school in Massachusetts. I must admit I have very little experience with actual sailing. Just a lot of experience reading about it. Besides swashbucklers, I generally read history and YA fantasy.

If all newcomers would condescend to introduce themselves here, I'll give ye rum.

2StanShebs
març 26, 2007, 8:01pm

Not to be too much of a scurvy dog, but how is this group different from the Naval History and Fiction group?

3thecynicalromantic
març 26, 2007, 8:53pm

Perhaps it's not. Except that I couldn't actually -find- the naval history and fiction group when I went looking for groups with pirates in. *confused*

I'm going to say the answer is that this one is more swashbuckling.

4Caramellunacy
març 27, 2007, 12:00am

I agree. More swashbuckling...and fewer weevils. Considerably more pirates.

I couldn't find a decent swashbuckling group either (which is why we collaborated on this one).

I'm 23, have a penchant for sailors, pirates, and scoundrels, and am currently suffering through law school which seems to be convinced that I require a taste of the academic equivalent of the cat o' nine tails every few days or so.

So I read tales of adventure on the high seas to keep me from going mad. And I'm glad to be a part of this crew. Now Grog all 'Round to fend off the scurvy!

5reading_fox
març 27, 2007, 6:01am

Grog! Where's be me' Grog!

X marks the spot where recent talk about ocean can be found.

DO You know any better, you scurvy dogs?!

6jenknox
març 27, 2007, 7:32am

well, personally I'm bored to tears by naval history. Now pirates is a whole nother matter! Anybody got any reliable books on Grace O'Malley? And favorite pirates anyone? Mines Calico Jack Rackham...

7Caramellunacy
març 27, 2007, 10:21am

I'm very fond of Jean Lafitte myself, and while I like naval history, I prefer mine fictionalized. And I am in definite need of pirates!

8thecynicalromantic
març 27, 2007, 11:03am

6> Anne Bonney. Is my hero. Needs a movie.

7> Have you read The Pirates Laffite? And is it good? I've been debating whether or not to buy it, or get it from the library and spend my doubloons on Bloody Jack and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman books.

9Caramellunacy
març 27, 2007, 11:41am

I haven't read The Pirates Laffite, but my Dad said it was definitely more of a library book - he said they were kind of hit or miss. And libraries are the best places to determine which it is. Plus I'm partial to Bloody Jack.

Oh, I just got hold of The Angel's Command for $5 hardcover because the paperback just came out. I'm so excited!

And now I'm almost done with the Horatio Hornblower series; the only one I have left is Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies. I've been watching the A&E series which are great fun. Pellew is incredible. Anybody else seen it?

10littlegeek
Editat: març 27, 2007, 4:40pm

Can I be joining in yer scurvy dogs' log? Here be me bona fides:

Admiral Karen's wedding

Ye be havin' to scroll down and be clicking on "Pirate handfasting." I be the bride.

11littlegeek
març 27, 2007, 4:46pm

And my vote be for Anne Bonney, or at least Mary Reed. They got away!

12katybear
març 27, 2007, 5:00pm

Hi yall. I'm kind of new to the whole pirates-in-literature genre, but I love piratey things in general, so I thought I'd jump on board this group. (Thanks caramel for the invite!)

I read the first Horatio Hornblower book a few years back (can't remember which it was, though, but I liked it). And we own the A&E dvd's of HH also. They're great!

I've recently gotten into reading romance a lot, so pirate-related romances would be fun I think (although I've only read a few).

13Caramellunacy
març 27, 2007, 5:14pm

Welcome Katy! I'm glad you decided to join us!

I'm desperately awaiting Elizabeth Boyle's decision to write the story about the pirate Dash from This Rake of Mine.

I'll let you know if I find any pirate romances. The only ones I've seen were Jennifer Ashley's. And the one book I read of hers Penelope and Prince Charming didn't really impress me very much, but maybe the pirate ones are better. I'm extraordinarily tempted to try The Care and Feeding of Pirates. Perhaps we should start a thread if there's more interest...

I like most of the Horatio Hornblowers as long as he's preoccupied with Navy matters. I find them kind of hard to stomach when it comes to his romantic issues and his general self-recrimination. Luckily those bits aren't generally pervasive.

14Gwenhwyfach
març 28, 2007, 5:43pm

Well I don't have many books on pirates, which will have to be remedied soon but my cat is named Sparrow Anne Bonney.
Pirates are facinating and much more interesting than naval history.

15100pph
abr. 8, 2007, 4:31pm

Hey yall, I'm gidget, 14, Love the pirate sea farring books, well thats why were all here, but yea thats me :)

16MermaidPrincess Primer missatge
abr. 10, 2007, 7:52pm

Definitely Anne Bonney! And Long John Silver, but I'm not sure he counts, does he? ;-)

17books_ofa_feather
abr. 17, 2007, 4:58pm

Ahoy mates!

I'm Maddie, I've loved pirates since I was a wee lass. Happy to have found a forum on here, that talks about pirates. I'm thinkin that my favorite pirate is Grace O'Malley. Although I haven't been able to find much about her.

Your all sayin your favorite pirate, well what's your favorite color.

Blood Red
Pirate Flag Black
Pansy Pink
White as in Bleached bones!
Ocean Blue
Green as in I never brush my teeth!
Yellow, like a chicken!
Cutlass silver
Treasure chest Gold!

(These are colors I came up with for a pirate quiz I made awhile back)

I look forward to getting know all you savvy pirate fans!

18jenknox
abr. 17, 2007, 5:00pm

Pirate flag black, thank you very much :-)

19rianoel
Editat: maig 13, 2007, 5:42pm

Hi!

Pirates make great stories! The closest I ever got to a piraty-sailing adventure was a carnival cruise. Oh, and I went on that pirate ride at Disney World, back before they upgraded it. bummer. Well. I can hold my liquer and I love rum. That counts, right?

Edited for redundancy.

20ChelseaB-ley
ag. 25, 2007, 3:12pm

Hi! I just joined this group. I love pirates especially Pirates of the Caribbean!!! Pirates is one of my favorite rides at Disneyland. See you around.