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Pirate Speak Etiquette

ee9d9d5b2ad0de4de99a50c7d9abfe28Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day, Geekettes! We at Daily Geekette Headquarters treasure this day as our one day of the year it is (almost) socially acceptable to really stretch out your aarrrrrrrrsssss. However, if one day isn’t enough for you, we’ve put together a list of ALL the times it is socially acceptable to talk like a pirate.

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Celebrate Talk like a Pirate Day with the Geekettes’ Favorite Female Pirates

Ahoy ye scallywags! Everrrrrybody’s favorite random holiday is here: International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In honor of this beauteous holiday, the Geekettes would like to share with you the stories of some of their favorite cutlass-wielding, timber-shivering female pirates.

"Anne Bonny and Mary Read" by Erik Christianson
“Anne Bonny and Mary Read” by Erik Christianson

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Best Beach Reads: 5 Light and Fun Books to Peruse on Vacation

It’s summer! For those of us home from college, it’s been summer for a while, but for those of you who teach or attend younger grades, you’re finally free! And the weather is finally hot enough for a nice day at the beach. Like a true geekette, you always pack a book with your towel and sunblock, but what book to choose this year? Here are some of my suggestions: Continue reading Best Beach Reads: 5 Light and Fun Books to Peruse on Vacation

For When You’re Craving Pirates: Starz’s “Black Sails”

I’m actually not sure how I went this long without knowing about Starz’s pirate drama, Black Sails. I love pirates, and always have. If you’re looking for fiction about pirates, I could probably list about five great books off the top of my head, and I have every one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies saved on my computer. Despite all of this, somehow I had never heard of Black Sails until last week when I stumbled onto it in the Xfinity app. Black Sails serves as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, and tells the story of Captain Flint’s quest for the Spanish treasure galleon Urca de Lima. If you need any more convincing to read on, just check out the gorgeous opening title sequence.

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Peter Pan Live! WAY Better than Last Year

We obviously have a lot to talk about: pros, cons, was it good? was it bad? was it way better than last year? So, let’s begin, shall we?

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Just starting off, you know going in that there will be talent. You have Broadway alums taking center stage, so right from the start the talent level this year was WAY above the talent level from last year. I’m not totally knocking the talent level of last year, but comparatively, the sheer number of Broadway actors this time around outweighs what they had. Continue reading Peter Pan Live! WAY Better than Last Year

The Best Movie Pirates…. That Aren’t Jack Sparrow

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Alright, alright, I know you’re all sitting there going “Um, Dalin, what’s with all the Jack Sparrow hate?” Hey, I don’t have hate for him – trust me, to most he’s towards the top of the most memorable movie characters of all time. But here at DG, we like to give respect to those characters that don’t get enough loving, and thus I feel it’s alright to put Jack to the side and shine the spotlight on some other important high sea adventurers. So let us set sail towards the island of cinematic swashbucklers and take a look at some other awesome movie pirates!

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6 Pirate Books I Need to Read

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With International Talk Like a Pirate Day just around the corner, I sat down to write a list of the best pirate books I’ve read and realized: I haven’t really read any. For someone who has devoutly celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day for years and dressed up like a pirate at every conceivable opportunity, this was completely unacceptable. So I scoured Goodreads and asked my pirate-nerd friends for advice and compiled this list to start me off on my journey into pirate fiction.

If you could use some more swashbuckling in your life, hop aboard and embark with me on this quest to be well-read in the realm of nautical ne’er-do-wells. Continue reading 6 Pirate Books I Need to Read

Dalin’s Simulcast Corner – Pirate Themed Edition

main_simulcast_versionSummer is at its end, in both real life and the anime season world. This means the majority of my shows are finishing their run as well, making my fandom heart sad to the core. And since we’re awaiting the best of Fall 2014’s line up (which as it stands, isn’t a lot at the moment), I’ve decided to take a look at some nostalgic favorites, for your otaku viewing pleasure. But what makes these special? They’ve got pirates in them, and that’s always a good thing! So grab your eye patch and parrot, and let’s go catch a ride on this animated ship.

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