Cat: International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day.

Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and it was my intention to tell the tale of ITLAPD, a rich story of history and artistic interpretation featuring author Robert Louis Stevenson and actor Robert Newton whose portrayal of Long John Silver defined popular culture (regarding pirates) as much as Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of Dracula (regarding vampires).

Then, I decided to do it all in pirate-speak (that is, emulating Newton’s Shaftesbury dialect seasoned heavily with maritime references and romanticized piratey lore). I promptly overextended myself and lost confidence in my work to continue on.

Maybe next year.

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