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Pirate Point Projects [Oct. 12th, 2008|11:23 am]
With a Black Flag....


 Here are a few Pirate Point projects for you to work on as the game progresses:

Pirate Log: for every two weeks that you keep a diary for your character you will earn one Pirate Point, for a maximum of 2 per month, that I shall distribute at the end of each month. You don't need to write every day but you should write at least one entry a week.

Pirate Reading:
Below is a list of pirate-related books. For this project you must read one and then write a small review of it -- this is not a book report, I just want to hear what you liked/disliked about the book and one or two things you learned or found interesting about pirates in it. Some of the books are more difficult than others, so are worth more points.

Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly 2 Pirate Points
The Sea Rover's Practice: Pirate Tactics and Techniques by Benerson Little 2 PP
The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard 2PP
A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson 2PP

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 1PP
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie 1PP
The Sea-Hawk  by Rafael Sabatini 1PP
Captain Blood: His Odyssey by Rafael Sabatini 1PP
The Guardship by James L. Nelson 1PP
The Blackbirder by James L. Nelson 1PP
The Pirate Round 
by James L. Nelson 1PP

N.B. Films have probably the least realistic depictions of pirates. If you watch the following films when you write your review I'd like you to focus on what parts you found to be the most realistic and how accurate you felt the portrayal of piracy was.
The Black Swan   : 1PP 
The Sea Hawk : 1PP
Treasure Island : 1 PP. I recommend the 1990 version, though the Disney one is cute. Fans of the recent Batman films might recognize as very young Dark Knight as the teenage Jim Hawkins.
Pirates of the Caribbean series: 1 PP. Yes, you must watch the entire series to get 1PP.

Now, you can do all of these projects, some of them or none of them. The choice is yours, this is not mandatory for the game. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know.

[User Picture]From: ibe_ustartes
2008-10-13 11:28 am (UTC)
i am not sure how much of the reading i will be able to get done, i am in my final year and have an ocean of law books to read so if some other tasks could be set alongside the reading it would be great.

ok i have watched all three pirates of the Caribbean and should be given a bonus for sitting through the third one. It was rubbish!
Realism : The attitude towards the pirates. The movie highlighted the systematic approach the hunting down and killing pirates by the law. Sort of takes the shimmer away from the gentleman rogue pirate. It also showed the fine line walked between Navy man and pirate. One bad deal, on mishap and you could find yourself under the Jolly Roger instead of hunting it.

Stuff I hated : Orlando bloom's acting.

Does the Muppets treasure Island count? I have seeb that more time than i can count
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[User Picture]From: obi_wan
2008-10-14 10:38 pm (UTC)
Don't worry if you don't have time to read the books, Jack. These are all optional. Sadly, I'm going to pass on Muppet Treasure Island (though it is not as far off the original as one may guess). Here is your Pirate Point!
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[User Picture]From: ibe_ustartes
2008-10-15 04:37 pm (UTC)
lol i figured as much
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