Friday, September 19, 2014

Les Pirates

Ahoy, mateys! It once again be our favorite day here at In Western Lands - it's Talk Like a Pirate Day! Don't forget ye landlubbers, use yer pirate lingo for me old self. Yo ho ho, that be the spirit! Ye can start by readin' the song I wrote for today! Sing it to the tune o' Do You Hear the People Sing.





Do ye hear the hearties sing?
Singing a shanty now and then
It be the music of a pirate
Who will pillage here again
When we look at all our charts
Thar be the place with highest sums
So grab a knife and hide your gold when the pirate comes!

Will ye join in our blockade,
Who will go pillaging with me?
Among our fine brigade
We will divide all the booty
So join in the fight that will make ye the fright of the sea!

Do ye hear the hearties sing?
Singing a shanty now and then
It be the music of a pirate
Who will pillage here again
When we look at all our charts
Thar be the place with highest sums
So grab a knife and hide your gold when the pirate comes!

Will ye give all ye can give
To make the Jolly Roger last
There's no need to hang the jib
If rival ships sail up too fast
Just load up the cannon and fire right into their mast!

Do ye hear the hearties sing?
Singing a shanty now and then
It be the music of a pirate
Who will pillage here again
When we look at all our charts
Thar be the place with highest sums
So grab a knife and hide your gold when the pirate comes!

 
Arrr, I hope ye liked it! A very happy Talk Like a Pirate Day to ye. Fair winds, mateys!

Bonus: Javert or Barbossa?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A-M Again

What's on my mind, told through whatever words I can think of that start with certain letters.

A - Autumn. Something I am very much looking forward to.

B - Blogging. I've written stuff but never edited it and thus haven't posted in too long. But I will post this post!

C - Choir. We've been doing some cool new songs lately including Lollipop by The Chordettes. It's really fun to do with my friends and it sounds good too.

D - Doctor Who: Deep Breath. I've only seen the first episode of season 8 but it was pretty good - it seems like Twelve and Clara will have a good season. Strax was definitely the highlight for me.

E - Endeavour. A British detective drama set in 1960s Oxford and my newest obsession. What I love most about this show are the characters and their relationships, especially between the main character, DC Morse, and his mentor DI Fred Thursday (played by Roger Allam, who I followed here from Cabin Pressure). If you like Sherlock, I highly recommend this.

F - Felt. I've been enjoying making plushies a lot lately, and just finished a cardinal using this pattern.

G - Gollum. He and I have both been tagged and these posts are coming! Sorry for the lateness.

H - Hogwarts. If you like over analyzing fiction as much as I do, you may enjoy An Endangered Species - Exploring the Wizarding World, a series of essays about the world of Harry Potter. There are also many Sherlock essays on the same blog, and they're all really interesting.

I - Ipswich. After listening to series 3 and 4 of Cabin Pressure last spring, my brother and I finally got series 1 and are now working on series 2. Our next episode is Ipswich which has this wonderful scene.

J - Job. I'm taking a year off from college and just got a job at a bookstore, so that's exciting.

K - Knightly. I really liked Alex Knightly (and Emma and Harriet!) in Pemberly Digital's Emma Approved which recently finished, sadly. If you're a fan, vote for them for a Streamys Audience Choice Award!

L - Les Miserables. The aforementioned Roger Allam got me into Les Mis again from listening to the original London cast recording with him as Javert. Love his version of Stars. And every other song he's in.

M - Maya Fey. So there's a game that's a crossover between Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and it was finally released in North America and it is totally awesome. Maya, one of my favorite characters, is back after not being in the last few AA games and it takes place between my two favorite PL games so I'm really happy.

What's new with you all?