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Will Turner


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Apr. 5th, 2016



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Sep. 11th, 2015

Jack Sparrow


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Apr. 3rd, 2015

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Apr. 25th, 2009

black pearl


Semi-OT: Pirates and Pirates

A guy on NPR did an oral essay the other day, comparing our fascination with pirates from the Golden Age of piracy with the desire to punish the pirates of today.

He took two positions, one, that we should stop romanticizing cutthroats of the past, and that we should be less judgmental about Somali pirates and send humanitarian aid to Somalia.  It's an odd juxtaposition of ideas. 

I'm not sure why we can't be less judgmental about Somali pirates AND acknowledge that maybe some of the pirates of the Golden Age were also poor and desperate.  Or be hard on Somali pirates AND hard on the pirates Golden Age.  For my part, I'm hard on people who become criminals because they can't think of a better why to make money or because they're psychopaths, and I'm compassionate toward people who are driven to crime by desperation (although my compassion doesn't extend to acts of rape or murder), whether those be criminals of land, air or sea, today or yesterday.

We did try helping Somalia in the past and it got pretty messy.  Clinton took a lot of flack for 1) sending troops for humanitarian reasons in the first place and 2) pulling out when our soldiers started getting killed.  I hope there is a more effective way to help Somalia now.

Another point this esssayist made is that Johnny Depp played the comedic version of Captain Hook.  May I humbly disagree.  In my opinion, Geoffrey Rush played the comedic version of Captain Hook.  Johnny Depp played the comedic version of Keith Richards with a good dose of Bugs Bunny and Charlie Chaplin thrown in.  He modified the 20th century rock star and stuck him into the 18th century.  Rush, on the other hand, played a sendup of the classic villainous "movie pirate."  Not sure why he chose an Irish brogue but there it is.

Now to make this topical...

I wonder if there are any female Somalian pirates and if so, will movies be made about them? 


Dec. 18th, 2008

Van Dyke


long time no talkies, here!

But I wanted to say that the issue of women's archetypes -- the lack of such-- has become really important to me, and the Elziabeth question is part of what's set me off on my new quest.

I just posted a bare beginnings of some thoughts
, and I'd like to ask my freinds here to drop by and see if they can make heads or tails out it all... sloppy, I know, I'm sorry!

Sep. 6th, 2008

KA Keira Heroine Addict 2


Elizabeth Swann: Hollywood's Saddest Attempt at Feminism?

Elizabeth Swann is featured as #1 at Cracked's Hollywood's 5 Saddest Attempts at Feminism.

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Aug. 26th, 2008

[POTC] Jack pearl wank ;)



Title: Elizabeth Swann - Looks That Kill.
Creator: Katie Louise Garner.
Fandom: Pirates Of The Caribbean
Pairing: None, just Liz alone in this one.
Music: Looks That Kill - Motley Crue
Warnings: Spoilers if you haven't seen AWE, but who hasn't seen AWE I mean come on.
Summary: Wouldn't say there's much of a plot tbh; only I love Pirates and I love Motley Crue so when it came to making a new fan video (considering I haven't made one in about 2 years) I simply had to put the two together! I love Liz in At World's End, she kicks ass. And plus it seems that everyone she kisses dies. Not to mention, she's totally hot. So I felt this song appropriate for her character so it's just a bit of a character tribute really. :)
Disclaimer: Song belongs to the Motley Crue, clips to Disney.
Other: I do appreciate feedback so I'd love some comments and stuff. Forgive me if you think this is shit, as I've already said, it's my first video in ages so I've probably lost my touch a bit *hides* :) If you use this or anything please just give the appropriate credit to myself kayteelou. Cheers!

See it HERE @ kayteelou.

Aug. 8th, 2008

Michelle Yeoh


Book review: The Floating Brothel

Finished this recently, and thought it would be of interest to the folks on this list.

The Floating Brothel: the extraordinary true story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts, by Siân Rees.Collapse )
[d] done with my graceless heart


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Okay, so. I think that this comm is unbearably awesome and I am delighted to discover it. All I have to say at the moment about the PotC movies is they produced some of my favorite heroines--and not-quite-heroines--of all time.

These are quotes from memes memlu did--'give me a fandom or character and I'll give you some of my unpopular opinions about it'--so she isn't really analytical, but she is brilliant. I wanted to share these. In PotC and Labyrinth fandom.

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