Jolly Bonny Anne
ships blog, Second Life, 19th September '08
ARRR it be talk like a pirate day!!
To start the day, the scurvy crew of the Bonny
Anne attacked Sydney Opera House and the BigPond complex on Second
Life. ARRRR it was an adventure to be sure - the crew endured
shark attacks and a maze of treacherous waterways, but they n'er
lost sight of the prize!
The crew of the Bonny Anne comprised
Joetoelickr Larsson as the navigator, and Lucrezia Ceawlin as
quartermaster. Ship's captain, as always, was GaiaGirl.
A crew of scallywags and n'er do wells!
Navigator Larsson's knowledge of these waters
was invaluable - some straits were impassable, tho' with some close
encounters with the shoals we sailed on.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge proved to be too
well guarded to mount an attack. We lost a ship going under
the Bridge - a lesson to be had for pirates to be sure. At
first the Bridge was a sight for sore eyes, tho' we mourned the loss
of a good crew as that ship meet Davy Jones.
Our armada continued on towards our prize!
Pondi Beach was our first port o' call. The crew of the Bonny
Anne put ashore on the beach to rape, loot and pillage. OK,
just to plunder .... MMM, OK they got out and had a look around.
Beware the sharks off Pondi - they're not shy
of attacking ships! At one stage, the Captain had a shark
under each arm, tho' one bite of the Captain and they spat her out.
GaiaGirl, n'er one to take that sort of thing, bit the sharks back
and they retreated back into the water.
Onward to the prize - the Sydney Opera House!
Pondi Beach in Second Life
Thanks to the BigPond supervisors for
allowing our little adventure :)
ARRRRR where's me buccaneers?
(They're on me buccan head, me matey!)
HMB Endeavour was the ship of Lieutenant James Cook who set out in
pursuit of the Great South Land - terra australis
See our feature on the Second
Pearl captains the Jolly Bonny Anne pirate ship & has captured Spanish galleons laden with looted Inca gold & Mayan
calendars, British frigates laden with Greek, Roman & Egyptian
statues, Chinese traders freighting Tibetan relics ~ we be de crew
who will return the stolen loot to der rightful owner, unless you
find it first!
Come find where Gaia buried her pirate's treasure!
Jolly Bonny Anne!
Join in the fun acting like a pirate in
simulated sea battles!
Privateer GaiaGirl Pearl's battle ensign pirate flag
Jolly Bonny Anne
Ship's bLog, June '08
Anne longboat sank a xebec corsair
captained by Pegleg Gans with guns manned by Admiral Chase Speculaas
see me battle chat! LOL ARRR!
[0:18] Chase Speculaas: Use a longship, fight us
[0:19] GaiaGirl Pearl: ok!
Now, it doesn't
always take less than five minutes to sink a corsair - this was a
fast furious battle with multiple tights turns and in fairness Chase mentions that they hit
some flotsam and he swam to my ship on a mast, see
photo 1 Chase said "this is actually a perfect
outcome though. Now if anyone bitches about
the Corsair being overpowered again, I can say "Well, GaiaGirl sunk a corsair with 2 crew using only a Longship
with no crew
June '08 -
Chase Speculaas is
the designer, scripter & builder of the best pirate ships in Second
Life. The Admiral has just designed the Corsair, a 1700s ship
manned by 5 solid guns each side & featuring two forward guns making
it the most heavily armed of the Speculaas armada. Chase also
built the HMB Endeavour which we are now sailing around the port
sims of SecondLife.
See our feature on the Second Life ships by Chase Speculaas
The flagship is a 1100+ prim
HMB Endeavour, made to scale by Chase Speculaas and sailed around
the sims in Second Life by GaiaGirl
Journalistic ethos encourages me declare that I own these ships and
this is an unpaid article. I like them so much I bought the