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Thread: A Pirate's Life for Me, Due June 21, 2019

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    More pirate trivia:

    Pirates did actually maroon people on isolated land masses when they did something wrong. It was considered one of the worst ways to die, because it was slow. Typically those marooned were disgraced pirates who violated the rules of a ship. He would be placed on an isolated sandbar with just the clothes on his back, a small portion of water, and a weapon.
    Pirates who were marooned had the option to kill themselves with their weapon, but it was widely considered cowardly. Some men actually managed to survive being marooned if they were rescued by a different pirate crew, but that was very rare.
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    I must withdraw, I am sorry but I just donít have the time

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    Thanks for letting me know. I won't make you walk the plank...this time! You're always welcome back in if you change your mind.
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    Ahhhh! I would probably take the death by weapon!!

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    It would definitely be a tough call, micaela!
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    Not all pirates were indecent and hopeless men who resorted to stealing as a desperate move to fight poverty. Some of them, believe it or not, belonged to higher classes of society and some could even be considered rich before they began a life of piracy. William Kidd, for example, was a great sailor and a very wealthy man when he decided to become a pirate while Major Stede Bonnet was a rich plantation owner when he left his nagging wife in exchange for becoming a certified pirate.
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    Most pirates didn’t last very long. It was a tough line of work: many were killed or injured in battle or in fights amongst themselves, and medical facilities were usually non-existent. Even the most famous pirates, such as Blackbeard or Bartholomew Roberts, only were active in piracy for a couple of years. Roberts, who had a very long and successful career for a pirate, was only active for about three years from 1719 to 1722.
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    MORE pirate information:

    In 1805 Madame Cheng’s husband, Cheng Yih, formed what quickly became the largest pirate confederation in history. Upon his death two years later, Madame Cheng took over the business and expanded it even further, commanding an estimated 1,800 ships and 70,000 men at the height of her powers. With the help of Cheung Po Tsai—the adopted son of her husband and also her lover—she demanded protection money from coastal communities, attacked ships in the South China Sea and once even kidnapped seven British sailors. Madame Cheng then took a pardon in 1810 when Chinese authorities began cracking down on piracy. A prostitute in her youth, she lived out her golden years running a large opium smuggling operation.
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    If I can find the time and energy to make some in the next couple weeks I will sign back up but I don’t see it happening. It’s been hard around here lately.

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    I completely understand, Trtlman!
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    Sending these out either today or tomorrow! http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gall...x.php?n=541387



    Last edited by Imbrium; 05-22-2019 at 06:12 PM.

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    I love your cards, Imbrium! The pirate animals are fantastic! And, who doesn't love a treasure map!?

    I will let you know when they arrive.
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    I got started recently! I printed out female pirates. That is actually very sad about the female pirate you mentioned. She actually didnt seem to live a very glamorous or fun life: full or protitution, and drug smuggling. She must have actually has a very sad and hard life.

    Oh so bummer time over, My female pirates will be on the sunny side of life.

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    Oh, CastleQueen5...I didn't mean to bring you down!

    Here's some "happier" facts:

    The skull and crossbones flag at the top of a pirate ship is called a Jolly Roger. Although the origin of the name “Jolly Roger” has been lost, one theory stems from the use of red flags. Centuries ago, a red flag was commonly used during naval warfare to signal that no mercy would be given, and anyone captured would be killed immediately. Called a Joli Rogue (“pretty red”) by the French, theorists claim this was then translated into English as Jolly Roger. Another theory suggests Jolly Roger derived from “Old Roger”, a term for the Devil. Oh these pirates, they’re so mysterious!
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    Oh you didnt bring me down, I just really was touched by her events in there life. I even went to google to learn more. They sure didn't make it sound like she was anything but a successful pirate. I wonder why I picked up on the sadness? Maybe she was very happy.

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    I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be the life for me! My mouth would get me marooned before I got a chance to be Captain!
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    Not every pirate ship used a Jolly Roger flag. Pirates from The Bahamas had their flags specially made by a sail-maker’s widow who took payment in brandy, while Blackbeard had his own black flag featuring a skeleton with horns. The skeleton held an hourglass in one hand, and in the other he carried a spear pointing to a heart dripping with three drops of blood.

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    I mailed my cards today. They are gone baby gone. I did take photos, but it is a long process so I will wait til I am watching a dvd tonight.

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    I'll let you know when they get here, CQ5!

    I DID receive some beauties from Imbrium today...even lovelier in person!
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    Here are my 4 cards, all female pirates.

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