Jolly Bonny Anne
Ships blog, Second Life, September '08
TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!N
The sun rises on the
International Talk Like a Pirate Day in the antipodes early - first
up, the crew of the Bonny Anne mounted a pirate attack on
Pondi Beach in Second Life
(after clearing it with the relevant supervisor of course!).
Our full pirate adventure is covered on
the front page and we shall be updating during the day! LOL
Sept. 19th '08 - The Bonny Anne moored off the
beach at Pondi
Jolly Bonny Anne
Ship's bLog, Second Life, June '08 -
Chase Speculaas has made a
triumphant return to the world of Second Life simulated pirate sea
battles by releasing his new xebec Corsair ship. The 1770's
sailing vessel is fitted with five powerful cannon on either side
and two smaller guns on the bow making it a lethal fighting sailing
ship and the choice of our first rate captains. The Corsair
sails best with a crew - at least one gunner to handle the guns - making it devastating in battle.
Speculaas Design builds simulated sea battle ships:
the longship, brigantine & xebec corsair. A sailable 1700s frigate is
on the slipways. We encourage captains to read our
reveals with Chase Speculaas
Jolly Bonny Anne!
Jolly Bonny Anne's battle
The Southern Cross is used to navigate by the stars to show due
south and Australians will recognise the stars from the Eureka flag
with the blue colour of the original Eureka still shining a glow
around the stars ~ the rebellion at Eureka stockade equal in importance to the US
War of Independence in their history.
The three crescents is a wicca symbol
depicting feminist moon cycles & influences: wax, wane and full moon
although a circle of full moon is not apparent amongst the many
points projecting from this fearsome looking flag. The three
crescents appear on national flags from some middle eastern nations.
Four eight-point stars and three crescent moons
make the design & to make the flag cut out three curved triangles
and one smaller triangle in black.
The symbolism of the Jolly Bonny
Anne ship's name: 'Jolly' is a reference to the Jolly Roger, the
flag of pirates of the 1700s. Anne Bonny was a famous female
pirate who was jailed for piracy but released because she was
pregnant. In prison she was visited by her lover Jack Rackman
and greeted him "If you had fought like a man you wouldn't have to
hang like a dog"
The battle cry of the Jolly Bonny
Anne pirate ship is
Fight like a man! LOL ARR!
Pirates use their battle
ensigns to enforce fear encouraging submission ~ Get this
into your head! See this flag, be afraid!
Jolly Bonny Anne
Ship's bLog, June '08
June 1, Jolly Bonny
Anne longboat sank a xebec corsair
captained by Pegleg Gans with guns manned by Admiral Chase Speculaas
see me battle chat scroll down! 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
Ship's bLog Antiquity
June '08 ~ 3
brigs sunk in five minutes using SPD longship ~ poor captains were
complaining of me sailing into their battle but I never fired on
anyone who didn't fire on me first anyway Rules of Engagement say
your portholes are open and your fair game for pirates ~ be battle
ready! LOL ARRR LOL
has it Privateer GaiaGirl has plundered a Spanish galleon and captured a golden Mayan calendar!
We be deciphering code!
LOL ARRR LOL
Fresh Inca gold ~ log on to Second Life and visit The Rum Rebel Inn and try and find where she buried all that