Pirates

Pretty cool, eh?

Kind of weird that lots of the really badass ones like Blackbeard, who sound like they should be totally made up, were actually real.

So, pirates.

Addendum: Are the Pirates of the Caribbean movies underrated?

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Pirates!

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Never liked the aesthetic tbh

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Just remembered I recently read Treasure Ireland, turns out it’s kind of a dud, Silver is great and the early bits are quite atmospheric but it really falls off at the end, genuinely think the Muppet version improves it immensely.

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Recently discovered why they have West Country accents

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Remember the relentless pirates vs zombies vs blah blah debates on old DiS?

No, me neither.

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The first is quite fun, the second was a disaster. Didn’t bother with the third because it’s as long as the Godfather for some reason, no idea if they’re still making them.

Random!

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Underrated Pirate film

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Hastings has a pirate day where lots of people dress up as pirates (I don’t know what other pirate-themed activities are involved as I just happened to drive through Hastings one day years ago and noticed loads of people dressed up).

This guy is pretty cool, actually got away with the cash

“The Arch Pirate” is a great nickname. Fair play to him (problematic woodcut though)

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yeah, upon reading that more closely slave trading is a big theme…

Legend has it the Hatchet Inn in Bristol used to be popular with pirates back in the day, including Blackbeard who used to drink there.

It’s still a pub today which is a bit mad really

Still find it quite surreal when modern day pirates are in the news.

#britsatitagain

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The book is good fun, too

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