Bloodrose

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About Bloodrose

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  • Birthday 11/27/1975

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  • Location
    Ronkonkoma, NY
  • Interests
    Raiding; Pillaging; Shanty singing; Drinking rum, specifically Bacardi Vanila (damn those responsible for its discontinuation!) Be wary, lest ye find yerself with a soggy shirt and me cutlass piercing a vital organ!
  1. Brown bess flintlock

    And last, but not least, Part 5:
  2. Brown bess flintlock

    Peektures, Part 1:
  3. Rum & slaves

    I watched it as well and had the same thoughts. I expected to watch a History Channel-style documentary and actually learn something. Instead, I learned that the only thing these pretentious, privileged Harvard-educated white people were interested in was trying to figure out how to assuage their guilt by making reparations to the descendents of former slaves. And... at the end they discussed this over a loaded dinner table in a huge, expensive house in a probably all-white upper class neighborhood. Feh!
  4. What's your day job

    According to my esteemed associates, I'm a Professional Morale Officer. Otherwise known as an HR Manager.
  5. 1st Annual Long Island Pirate Festival

    And regarding the privies - they actually FLUSHED. No hovering over the hole of doom.
  6. 1st Annual Long Island Pirate Festival

    Great idea, Major. We had our share of pirate activity here on the Island: --William Kidd - Gardiner's Island, off our East End, is where Kidd buried his treasure. --Thomas Jones - He amassed a large fortune in the Sweet Trade (though he considered himself a privateer, of course) and built an impressive mansion here on the Island. Our most famous beach, Jones Beach is named for him. There is also a legend that he buried his treasure on his estate. --And another, one of the most brutal pirates I have ever read about, is Charles Gibbs. He's after our period though. I can see the festival having a Kidd and Jones, as they both operated in our period around the same time. And since they both allegedly buried treasure here, maybe they could do a treasure hunt with the kids.
  7. You in yar garb.

    I had a mini photo shoot done by my friend at LIPF last weekend.
  8. 1st Annual Long Island Pirate Festival

    This thread was a great idea, Capt. Thighbiter, as we didn't get to have the "Captain's Council" after the festival to discuss all this... Some very good points made in the previous post. Here's my 2 pieces of eight: --I was a little annoyed that the trash cans were taken away from the encampment area before we were done breaking camp. We had very little garbage, but still... --The privies were top notch! I wish Pennsic had privies like that! And they had real sinks with running water and they kept the soap filled well! No need for Purell or baby wipes the whole weekend. --A cold drink or maybe ice cream/Italian ices vendor with some tables would have kept more patrons on the vendor/reenactment side. --The stages were DEFINITELY too close together. I was watching Strike the Bell on Sunday, and they were finishing their set. They were just about to do the song, "Strike the Bell", which is obviously their theme song, and the group performing on the other stage had just started it!!! That really sucked, but I suggested they just play along with the other group and we all sang it together. --The Pub Sing was fantastic. As a singer of shanties and sea songs without anyone to sing with (I love my girls but they can't hold a tune), my dream of performing with the Crimson Pirates finally came true. :) --I think the idea of having a regiment or two come out and do scenarios with the pirates is absolutely brilliant. My cousin does Rev War on the British side with the Royal Welsh Fusileers (he's in the the top row, 2nd from the left in the picture) and we might be able to persuade a few of them to come out. --I think we could have played up "taking over the town" of Sayville better and had a running storyline as such. Concerning the kids: 1. YPB does a lot of work with kids so it was pretty much expected that if they were involved, there would be kids. 2. It WAS formally advertised it as a family event. My understanding is that it was going to work like a Ren Faire, and since there are lots of kids at Faire I expected there to be a lot at the Festival. I even warned my crew ahead of time that there were going to be kids and to keep everything PG-13... 3. The kids were adorable! I love to watch a kid get wide eyed upon meeting a "real" pirate. And the little girls really liked us female pirates and wanted to take pictures with us. I had a blast - hope you all did too!
  9. Attention Long Island Pirates!

    Aw, thanks... ::blush:: We try
  10. 1st Annual Long Island Pirate Festival

    After attending the Long Island Pirate Festival, I thought it might be a good idea to create an online home for crews/musicians/vendors/performers etc. on Long Island to network and plan mischief. It's also good for out of area folks who want to do events on the Island. Long Island Pirates Yahoo Group Please join and spread the word - I've sent out a bunch of invites but only one person has responded!
  11. After attending the Long Island Pirate Festival, I thought it might be a good idea to create an online home for crews/musicians/vendors/performers etc. on Long Island to network and plan mischief. It's also good for out of area folks who want to do events on the Island. Long Island Pirates Yahoo Group Please join and spread the word - I've sent out a bunch of invites but only one person has responded!