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  2. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    The more likely explanation is that Stynky is too lazy to take it down. (Trust me, I know Stynky...) Although I've no doubt that when the web page contract expires as Coastie mentioned, it will suddenly disappear. This has the added benefit of insuring that Stynky doesn't actually have to do anything to remove it. I have saved a lot of the files that interested me, although they're in separate Word files and so are a PITA to actually try and sift through unless you know what you're looking for. I mostly saved them to refer to stuff that I can use in writing future Surgeon's Journal articles.
  3. The Boots We Wear (On Bucket Boots)

    There's no challenge in that. The fun for me is in trying to be as PC as possible.
  4. Last week
  5. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    Yep, I check it every so often when I'm actually at my computer. I hope that it's because the information is somehow being compiled and saved, but most likely just waiting for the licenses (or whatever contract term is used for a webpage) to expire.
  6. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    Still online and working, LW
  7. Earlier
  8. Casting call for pirates 5

    I'm not too keen. Just seems like a lot of rehash of old stuff. New Trailer just dropped. http://www.vulture.com/2017/02/new-pirates-of-the-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales-trailer.html
  9. Casting call for pirates 5

    BBC just posted an article (about Depps enormous amounts of spending) and called this "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge." I find that rather odd unless that was the production name and not the official title. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38825230 It's at the bottom of the article.
  10. Review of Black Sails pilot

    I'm going to see episode 1 of Season 4 soon and I can't wait. This show though not historically accurate or correct in many aspects is still more along the historical vein of true Pirates than anything POTC ever did (which is fine, I still love POTC for the most part). Blood, guts, sex, intrigue, anger (so much anger). I don't mind the cussing and sex but I do appreciate that as the seasons have gone on, they have taken almost all the sex out. Drawing in the audience with T&A and then slowly letting plot and characters take center stage that's pretty clever. I will say that the advertising for this show must be a bit off. There's very few people I've met in my every day life that have ever heard of this show. I've even interacted with some other Pyrates that had never heard of it. I'm very sad S4 will be the last but I'm also very glad that they know when to call it quits and leave us wanting more. I love the fact that this is a prequel to Treasure Island and it adds so much to that classic story that I know we've all read and watched to death. Another funny note, I know one other person that watches this and he's not into Pirates. I made an off hand remark about "atleast this character will live" and he was shocked that I ruined it for him. I had to point out that the character was in Treasure Island and apologized for ruining the plot to a 130 year old book, haha.
  11. Upcoming Acts of Pyracy

    Been away awhile, mates...and now it seems, returned too late... Our 9th Annual NOLA Pyrate Week ~ 24 Mar - 2 Apr, 2017 (New Orleans and across Louisiana, USA) NOLA Pyrate Week - THE Pyratical celebration of history, culture & community in Louisiana. 10 days of swashbuckling, art, music, food, events and general camaraderie among the Pyrates of Louisiana – past & present – and their mates from around the globe! History & culture are a focus with visits to important & interesting sites nearby. It's not all frivolity - we also help out in the community where we're able - Pyrate History Days at local schools & libraries, visiting Seniors, walking dogs, helping local charities and other benevolent/volunteer efforts. This is NOT a "festival", it's a GATHERING o' like minded folks who like to experience real history & culture in the places it actually happened. NOLA Pyrate Week happens every spring at about the same time...last weekend o' March to the second weekend o' April - from New Orleans, to the Prairie & the Bayous o' South Louisiana! (Ye can often find us relaxing at Pirates Alley Café between adventures) ------------------------------------------- We are also planning a more 'typical' event in Southern Ontario (where the Welland Canal meets Lake Erie) - but with a more historical bend than most 'festivals'. Celebrating Pyrates, Privateers and similar adventurers who helped shape trade in the "New World", were crucial in battles like The War of 1812, and roamed anywhere there was water (including the Great Lakes). In other words, all the history that's been mis-written, ignored, buried...and a generous helping o' good fun, treasure and likely a tall tale or two! Meantime, we welcome ye to join us at reenactment & festival events around S. Ontario to be listed via our other websites: The Pyrates Image and The Kinnikinnick Trading Co. - some o' these are just across the border from Buffalo! ------------------------------------------- 39th Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival ~ Aug 4, 5 & 6 Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival (first weekend in August every year) offers activities and attractions for one and all. Vessels gather in Port Colborne each Civic holiday weekend, for a four-day celebration of history and heritage along the canal. From working Tall Ships (and cruises out into the Lake), to Fire Tugs, handmade Canoes to Scale Models...and even a large display of Classic Cars! The whole town gets into the spirit, welcoming more than 300,000 visitors each year! Nestled at the juncture of the Welland Canal and the Lake Erie north shore, Port Colborne is a working marine community, with rich nautical history and welcoming hospitality. At the height of summer, the entire city takes time to celebrate the reasons why this picturesque town has grown and prospered – our marine heritage and our connection to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the seafaring world at large. While the main festival area is packed with fun, join us (just off the canal) at The Marine Heritage Museum - history comes alive with displays, demonstrations & historical merchants & artisans!
  12. Upcoming Acts of Pyracy

    Avast! Been trying to get to this event for some years since we spoke with the fine folks at P.I.B. - always seem to have a conflicting event or some such. MAYBE this year we can swing it and sail across the Lake (we're a darn sight closer now too).
  13. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    Yet she's being towed to the breaker's yard...
  14. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    Still Online, LW
  15. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    I suppose I understand why it took so long for my application to be accepted... That's truly unfortunate. I've spent a few years searching this forum for all my wabts in the Twill section concerning my Pirate history. And just as I received my email that I could post so then do I come aboard a sinking ship... Here's my introduction. An imbelishment for sure, but a fun one I assure. Rumor spread quickly that two notorious pirates, Jonathan "Gruesome Grims" Grimuez and Aria "AL" or "The Sea Gypsy" Lane, had joined forces. Grims' three masted Barque, The White Cap, made port in a little known pirate haven. The crew off loaded and made way for the nearest Tavern. While these pirates were well known by rumor, their exploits never took them outside of the Spanish Main. Now in the Caribbean it was time to do what Grims did best. Make an entrance. He set his hat on a table that sat a pirate king, Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts, and he knew it. He took his seat and with a heavy Welsh accent Roberts said, "What's yer business boy and why you be at me table?" Grims' smirked and looked a Black Bart. "I hear there be a gatherin' o' pirates. I be a pirate so I be gatherin'" Black Bart looked him and his crew over. "Name?" "Me name's Jonathan Grimuez. Most people call me Jonny or Grims. Some people call me Gruesome Grims. Depends on how you met me. This be me first mate Al the Sea Gypsy..." He's cut off. "Al the Sea Gypsy? Yer sayin' Al and the Sea Gypsy be the same person and Al be a wench?" A dagger sticks the table right between Bart's fore and middle finger. He pulls his hand away slowly and closes his fist. He looks nervously. Grims perks up with a chuckle. "Wanna know who shot holes in me hat? I'll give ya two guesses and the first don't count." Bart looks to Grims. "I hear ya be more like Teach than yer reputation. Nerry killed a man, freed slaves, and taking wench... women in yer crew. I see slaves and women so the former be not hard to believe." Grims looks to Al and winks. He looks back at Bart with a serious look on his face. "Killin' be a sharks game and unfortunately for you, Mr Bart, you be surrounded by sharks." The ring of blades unsheathing sounds more like snakes hissing than swords being drawn. A lengthy fight ensues. Grims holds his pistol tightly but never leaves his seat. Bart and Al engage. He knocks her daggar from her hand and she jumps back onto a table throwing her boot knife into his shoulder. She jumps towards him pulling a hidden fishing knife from the fold in her hat and draws it swiftly across Bart's neck. He crumbles choking. Grims shoots him dead. The fighting ceases. Grims looks around. "There. I killed a man. A pirate King. Now. How many of ya land lubbin' Rum Jacks want to sail under a real captain?" Blades sheath and tables are cleared of bodies. The navigator walks up and asks what to do with the bodies. Grims places his pistol into his belt. "Tie 'em to the masts of Bart's ship and set it adrift. May it be a grim reminder o' the foundin' of Grims' Rapscalions. " So. From the Pahrump Nevada born "Grims' Rapscalions" it was with great excitement that I could meet you all and it is with a heavy heart that I see you all go.
  16. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    And alas Pyracy Pub heads off to Fiddlers Green...
  17. Farewell Twill

    Thanks to everyone who posted upon Captain Twill. I learned a lot and had hours of fun!
  18. Farewell Twill

    No, however if you go in a leather tricorn and bucket boots AS a scantily clad female pirate that will be fine.
  19. Farewell Twill

    Does this mean I can now go to reenactments in a leather tricorn and bucket boots with a scantily clad 'female pirate', calling myself Captain Twill? It's not like anyone can check my research anymore if I just have a bunch of random pyracy pub on my smart phone to show them :) Oh, and ARRRGH!
  20. Because I still can (apparently)

    Pyracy Pub 2003-2017 Just had to get that extra year in for the record books.
  21. Because I still can (apparently)

    Sorry, this can be removed...
  22. The Way Ahead

    Thank you, Fox, for keeping us afloat...
  23. Farewell Twill

    To all who contributed - thank you for everything. May the Pub, and Twill, live on as a fond memory of the amazing, creative, brilliant folks we have chosen to share our free time with. Thank you, especially, to those that worked so hard behind the scenes to make it possible.
  24. Farewell Twill

    As the current and final moderator of Twill, as well as ones of its oldest inhabitants, I'd like to thank everyone for all the awesome conversations over the last thirteen years. I know I've made a few good and long-term friends here. Here's to you all. You are all Captain Twill.
  25. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    The Pub... my guidebook in a hobby that made me a better person, start to finish. My heart aches this year...
  26. Farewell Twill

    Fair winds and following seas. "Oh better that her shattered hulk should sink beneath the waves, Her thunders shook the mighty deep and there should be her grave. So nail to the mast her holy flag; set every threadbare sail, And give her to the God of storms, the lightning and the gale."
  27. Farewell Twill

    Farewell Twill. We will miss the Pub.
  28. The Way Ahead

    There are plenty of weird foreigners in the APLH group, but I understand what you mean. Still, it might be a case of beggars not being choosers. I hope you enjoy the documents. Volume II is in the works, but other projects keep getting in the way...
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