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Offline Obadiah Jib

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What could make you stop being a pirate?
« on: March 04, 2009, 08:40:55 PM »
Is there anything that could or would (except death of course) make you turn in your Jolly Roger and stop being a pirate? ???
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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 11:06:42 PM »
I suppose a career ending event would probably be .... jailed in a foreign country
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Offline Welsh Wench

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 06:06:13 AM »
A great pair of boots.
And what fills them.  ;)
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Offline Captain Jack Wolfe

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 06:19:58 AM »
Being dead doesn't make you any less of a pirate.  Just less productive.   :D

What could take my attention away from the Life?  A lass that appreciates a great pair of boots...  ;) ;D
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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 08:34:25 AM »
Hmm...
I would think if it became the fashion for a Pirate to be hunted as meat.

Although, even then, I would merely be off the radar and start calling myself by some other
nom de plume.

Offline Blackbead

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 09:24:31 AM »
As afar as being dead, that's when SOME pirates are the most dangerous!

I suppose if some king or queen or government were crazy enough to give me letters of marque then I'd become a privateer or if somehow the rules and regulations of some country's navy were made a little more reasonable . . .

OR if me memoirs were to suddenly become a best seller and then turned into a play, THAT might lure me away from the sweet trade to become a director.  And, as all of us who have ever acted know, L'Ollonais was a pussycat compared to most directors!
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Offline Blackjack Roberts

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 10:27:09 AM »
Returning to the profession of Highwayman.

But, come ta think 'a it........that be pretty much the same bloody thing!

Kinda like bein' a Landshark....... ???

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 10:53:03 AM »
And a piratess or a landshark-ess both can roll in the sand with a rock and roll man......

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Offline Captain Jack Wolfe

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 10:58:38 AM »
Like I needed one more incentive to keep playing the sax?   ;)

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2009, 04:56:58 PM »
The main thing that turns me off about the pirate relm is all the drama. For every group there is another group that talks crap and for every festival there is another doing the same. I just wish everyone could unite and stop all the bickering. One crew hates the other becuase they got a job that they wanted and so on. I mean people need to stick together and be happy that there are guys out there other then themselves trying to make this genre work.

We could have something ultra mega special going on here if everyone could stop backstabbing each other and just unite for the good all sea rats.

I mean take PirateCon for example...what a wunderfull thing that could have been... Maybe we all need to lay off the rum alittle while and start firing up that peace pipe...I dont know.

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2009, 05:47:12 PM »
Pirates unite! :)

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009, 06:23:30 PM »
Not one bloody thing!  I figure, once a pirate, always a pirate!

And regardin' some backstabbin' the others, well, you'll find that goin' on in any genre, and I suppose it's almost a prerequisite to bein' a pirate.  Do ya know of many in history what didn't stab one or th' other in the back, given the opportunity?  What's that they be sayin', "Take what ye can.  Give nothin' back!"

But seriously, folks, I do agree that it's pointless to be fighting between groups.  We're all out there doing the same thing and loving it!  Why make it a bloody war, for crying out loud!

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Offline Blackjack Roberts

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2009, 09:54:05 AM »
Aye, 'tis a right bloody shame, it is.

It's a big ocean, Mates, and there be room fer all.

Pirates unite a'fore we all be swingin' from the bloody yardarm!

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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2009, 06:04:33 PM »
Historically, pirates have banded together as a matter of expedience.  Too much prey, too few predators.  But now times have grown lean.  Too little prey, too many sharks in the water.  And it does boil down to "no prey, no pay", no matter the profession.  This is where cooler heads prevail, and treaties be struck.  If there be a dispute over venue for your crew to ply their trade, then demand parloolooloo...  No, that's not it.  Pardon!  No...  parson, parsnip, parter, partner... PARLEY!!  That's it!  Demand parley.  Work it out.  Alternate weekends if that's an option.  Alternate faires if it comes to that. 

But work TOGETHER, mates.  As pirates, by definition, we're already at war with the World.  Warring among ourselves... well, the World wins, yeah?  How can we let that happen?

I'm not suggesting the multifarious captains come together for some massive group hug and "Kum By Ya".  Far from it.  Anything but that.  Anyone who knows me knows that's not how I roll.  Tenuous truces, agreed upon territories until the economy improves, yes. 

We need to do what we must to survive.
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Re: What could make you stop being a pirate?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2009, 07:58:37 PM »
Oh, puhhhleeeeze, Cap'n, but I do believe I was a party to one o' yer "group hugs"...well, but, then, with my two girls, any hug be a group hug, eh?  ;)
I expect to be group huggin' many pirates this season!  Yarrrr!
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