Pirate!Guy is one of the enduring fantasies of fans far and wide. I suppose it goes along with the bad boy image – the wild man, roaming the seas, not caring for conventions, his one true love the ocean. The wind tearing in his long locks, the shirt wide open to show a manly chest, the dagger between his teeth, he boldly swings on a rope from his ship, to sweep you off the quay.
Oh, em, I am getting carried away here. The point of this post was not a reader insert bit of fan fluff, but I was going to present my submission for fellow fan Herba and her friend Die Poe‘s Gemeinschaftsblogprojekt [shared blog project]. You see, the two of them decided in January that they were going to challenge themselves to a creative project on a given topic every month. They started off with “super heroes” and opened the project for submissions from anyone who felt challenged. I was travelling NZ back then, so I missed the first creative call, but when I heard about the second call, I was immediately on it. You’ve guessed it. It’s “pirates”. So here’s my little submission to Herba and Die Poe’s pirate project:
Not yet very pirate-y, apart from the loot the RAPS is posing in… So here we go:
Looks as if things are not going well for Pirate!Guy. He’s bound, obviously caught by a foe. On his own ship, even? Let’s see how this pans out…
He doesn’t look too upset. In fact he looks as if he is positively enjoying it. *tuttuttut* The small print says “Bound for Pleasure” – ahhhhhh, and “just for you”… Well, well, a happy ending then.
There we have it. Guy plays pirate with [insert name]. I admit, the scenario has potential.
Ha – as if you didn’t know that. This is already the third pirate-themed RAPS that has left Guylty’s work bench after a Monaco Pirate Guy for Katia and a buccaneer Guy for Zee last year. To tell you the truth, there are still quite a few pirate scenarios in my brain…
Go check out Herba’s blog for the results of the pirate project [German language]. The topic for the next challenge is… dwarves. That leaves the door open for some Durin goodness, methinks :-D. I am sure that English language submissions are welcome, too – or questions, should you have any.
Right, at the end let me take the opportunity to ask you a question. I have been following the Nepal earthquake rescue with a heavy heart. Such destruction and suffering. When I posted the Red Dragon RAPS a few days ago, the question arose who the shrine was going to. Now, I have been wondering whether it would be an idea to put on a charity auction for Nepal and throw in a few shrines? Do you think there would be any interest? Will it make any money? What’s the best way of collecting loads of money for the good cause with an auction? I have the Red Dragon and Pleasure Bound Guy at the ready. But I’d be interested in your feedback before I start anything. Comment and advise anonymously if you prefer.