September 4th 2011 6:52 pm
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I'm having an all girl pirate ship. No boys allowed! I thought about calling the ship "Wickedly Desirable" but I want a scarey pirate ship, not something that sounds like a Hugh Hefner idea. So, I chose "The Blood Thirsty Princess" I think it's perfect!
I am looking for female pirates to join my ship. You must be capable off beating up boys, preferably our brothers! You must be cultured but raw in personality. We have to be able to manipulate the men with our feminine feline wiles.
You must be able to wear a corset for when we go in town for supplies. We have to look respectable you know, I don't want to meet the hangman. Do you?
Here's the real names for the higher up jobs on the ship. Just tell me which job you want.
Tink will be my First Mate- this position as the captain's right-hand man and the one who would assume his role if he were killed in battle or could no longer perform his duties. She said yes already today.
Quartermaster - Out of their distrust of dictatorial rule, pirates of the Golden Age placed a large portion of the captain's traditional role and power into the hands of an elected quartermaster who became second-in-command and almost a co-captain. The quartermaster punishes, he was a sheriff enforcing fairness in duels or a judge presiding over jury trials for serious crimes committed among the crew , he was in charge of maintaining order, distributing rations and supplies, delegating work, and guarding and dividing plunder. In fighting, the quartermaster decided what ships were worth it and often led any boarding party, ultimately deciding what loot to keep. When discipline or punishment was necessary, only he could give it, but even then it was with the agreement of the captain or the vote of the pirate crew. I think this is a good position for Simone to have.
Boatswain (bos'n) - This position may be compared to the modern chief petty officer. A ship of any size would require the boatswain to oversee several junior officers who would share his responsibility for the crew's morale and work efficiency as well as the maintenance and repair of the hull, rigging, lines, cables, sails, and anchors.
Gunner - a gunner by a cannonA gunner would be the leader of any separate group manning the artillery. His special skill would be in aiming, but he would oversee the four to six men required to take the gun through the steps of loading, aiming, firing, resetting, and swabbing for the next load. He would also work to ensure the gun crew's safety in avoiding dangerous overheating or excessive recoiling of the weapon. A master gunner would help to coordinate the timing and accuracy of the individual crews, especially when a broadside was ordered.
Powder Monkey - This term was first used in the British Navy for the very young men who made up most gun crews in the 17th century. In contrast to a pirate officer who was elected, these poor souls were forced to perform what was some of the most dangerous work on the ship. They were harshly treated and rarely paid, and if they avoided being mortally wounded in their service, desertion was probably as attractive as having very little hope of being promoted in the pirate crew.
Carpenter - There could probably be no more highly regarded artisan in a pirate crew when your life and livelihood depended on the soundness of the wood around and beneath you. A person in this apprenticed trade would use their skill to not only repair battle damage to masts, yards, hatches, and the hull, but to keep the ship's leaky seams in check with wooden plugs and oakum fibers. He would often have separate quarters combined with a workspace. Each carpenter would usually have an assistant in apprenticeship.
Surgeons, Cooks - Yet another highly valued position, surgeons would often be grabbed from crews of captured ships, although they would not be ordinarily be asked to sign the articles. He would be expected to deal with colds, fevers, or sexual diseases with an assortment of mercurial medicines or other current treatments, and the carnage of battle often required amputations in hopes of saving the wounded.
Cooper - If a pirate captain was fortunate enough to have a prosperous career, perhaps he could afford the services of a cooper, a barrel maker. Most everything not in a crate or canvas bag was in a barrel. Using steel hoops and strong wood, the cooper would make containers to keep gunpowder dry, food free of pests, and water and spirits from leaking into the bilge. With a changing environment and the constant shifting of the cargo, the hoops and staves of the barrels required constant upkeep to remain intact and tight.
Musicians - pirate musicians Those who could play drums, bagpipes, trumpets, accordions, fiddles, and other instruments were so well liked that they escaped torture if captured by pirates. Musicians would usually play prior to and during a battle, blaring out martial tunes, nautical favorites, or simple loud noise to inspire the crew..
Cockswain - Originally the Captain's attendant who would row him to and from the ship, later came to mean the helmsman.
Drivelswigger - One who knows nautical terms and maps.
I know it was long but it's history in less than 10 minutes.
OMC! That was you? Mom had an email notification for a comment on one of my pages for someone looking for girl pirates. But there was no comment on my page.
I am so glad I found it and it's you,Zoe!!
I love the ship's name! The Blood Thirsty Princess is purrfect!
You know beating up my brothers is my fave pass time.
As for a job, oh there are too many to choose from.
Could you choose for me? Or I will decide tomorrow.OK?
Oh what fun!
What about me, sometimes I dress up in girl-cat clothes. Okay, so maybe that is just modelling for mom on etsy. But I always like to be included- especially in the things I'm not allowed to do. Mom said she'll call me Powder monkey anyway. Yeah Powder Monkey!!!
Ohhh! Can I be on your pirate ship? I need a good pirate name though!
Toki, Zach's ship is The Screaming Gangplank. You can be the Powder Monkey on it. Women pirates crossed dress to get on the boats, so I guess it's up to you which ship you want to be on.
Monida, we haven't figured out what our names are going to be either.
Oh my catness! How pawsome! My mommy loves nautical stories! She's finishing up a book right now about a French Naval captain! Her favorite position is coxswain, all that navigational stuffs! I want to be a pirate! ARGH!!!
Simone, you want to be our navigational stuff pirate or the quartermaster? Mom thought you would be a great quartermaster.
Oh yea this sounds like a blast! I am not sure where I would be most useful to the ships crew, but I am VERY good at keeping boy cats in their place, and luvin on the ones that know how to treat girl cat just right. :)
Ohhhhh quartermaster! MRAT!!! I can keep all the ladies in line! I missed that sentence in your post! hehehehe! I would LOVES to be the quartermaster! hehehe!
Katerina, I was thinking. Dangerous I know, but I made you a pic last night and I decided I want you to be the lookout. They say the best view is from the crows nest.
Calie, I've always thought of you as kind and loving, I think you should be a nurse or the doc. Sense, you are good with nice men, I think you'll take good care of our prisoners too.
Monida, your a very resourceful kitty. Tipping tip proof water bowls and opening up doors...I think you need to be somehow working with Tink, Simone and me to figure out the best route for attack or even better run the night raids. Anytime we need something stolen, we'll call on you.
Hows this sound guys? Any objections? To these positions?
Talk like a pirate falls on the 19th but all our fun will be between the 12th and the 19th. I will be sending out pics for everyone! You'll like the pics, I think they look kinda spooky and old.
Tinks pic I promised her
And for the boy kitties...Zach is writing about his ship today and pics for all them too.
Sign me up for the pirate ship, this sounds like we are about to embark on an awesome adventure! My little sis Roni wants to come too. She may be young, but she is feisty!
Callie and I would LOVE to be part of your crew! We'll do whatever you need!!
Think I can fit in??? after all, I can make Blizz back down!!!
Skit, you'll be the master gunner. you will watch after the gunners and powder monkeys.
Roni is the cook along with Oreo.
Rose, you'll be the matriarch of the boat. The one we can go to if we need to talk.
Callie, your pretty crafty and sneaky to about getting things too. Maybe you should work with Monida.
Gyspy, I think with your fieriness, you'll be my cockswain. Your kinda like a personal body guard for all the captains.
Hi Zoe! I would love to be on your pirate ship. I can definitely beat up boys and act like one of them when it suits me, but I can be demure and very sweet too. I need a good pirate name, do you have any suggestions?
Hum, let me think about that.
MRAT!!! HOORAY!!! We're gonna be one fierce group of pirate ladies, that's for sure! Those boys won't hold a candle to our ship!
Simone, Mom made your pic extra spooky. She gave you the power of lightning.
Mommy says it is an exaggeration that I beat up boys, I don't really beat them up, but I don't let them push me around either.
You have to be strong willed growing up with the bigger brofurs let me tell ya. That is a very pretty and cool pic of Simone!
P.S. My pirate name last year was Lady Natasha of the Black Sea ~ what do you think of that name? I thought it sounded mysterious like me ~ MOL!
OMC! I love Natasha's picture. Color is cool!
Here is a Pirate name Generator
Can she make me one??? ARRRRR!!!
I think this will be my name "Bloody Kat Darkblade"
Subject to change. MOL!
I wants a picture too,Zoe, pwease?
Oh and Natasha, I just saw your pirate name. I like it!
Zoe,I just read the thread.....I am the lookout? I love it.
Can't wait to see my picture. Now I have to go and do the diary entry I promised.
Sorry guys i wasn't here to give you your pics. Mom had to run to Target and Lowes. The Lavender plants they have at Lowes has been calling her name.
I had done all of your pics earlier today.
Kat i hate to say it but your pic is a ghostly looking pic all black and white except a little hint of red in the moon. I can change it to have more color.
Kit Kat's pic
Ps. I gave you a nose ring like Mommies.
Gypsy's pic just save and add gypsy.
I've got skits pic which Mom's happy with but Ronis and Monidas just doesn't stand up to the standards of the others. So Mom is going to redo theirs.
Mom is putting a copy right on Simones pic. She thanks it's the prettiest of them all. Simone being the "MP" of the ship, she wanted her pic to say "I rule the heavens, I control the lightning" look.
In the immortal words of the bards... "BOO YAH BABY!!!" MRAT!!!! I love my picture! hehehehe
Thank You! Simone!
Monida, mom has regrouped and came up with a name for you. You said you wanted a name with a sandwich in the title.
Well, hwo about Monida Cristo. After all the Monte Cristo is a great sandwich and Monte Cristo was a pirate for awhile, long enough to find his treasure. "The Count of Monte Cristo" was a superb epic movie btw. A fave around here.
Ok I will be the nurse or the Dr but I am much tougher then I look, tiny is the biggest cat in this house and he trembles when tell him to step down, and that thug cat Ivey from the streets looks away and backs up when she hears my growl!
So let me know if I can help defend the ship.
Well, if any of the prisoners try to get rough then I'm glad you'll be there. Cause you will have to bandage them up so they don't get cat scratch fever. MOL! If we need your help we'll let you know.
Zoe - I LOVE that name! That's pawsome!
MOL cat scratch fever! ok I am on it.
We hit some of the Pirate name generators too. Some where fun with real quiz's but we still haven't picked one yet.
Got it, Genna Davis's character in Cut Throat Island was Morgan Adams. I'll be Captain Zoe Morgan.
Callie, I'll give you and the others their pics tomorrow.
Kit Kat, if you talk to Anna, tell her to join us. I'll send out notes to our friends that are MIA right now. I would love for Sleeper, Samhain and Oreo to join us.
What a cool diary entry! Do you still have room for anymore pirate girls on the ship? All the pics are pawsome!
Is it too late to join? I'd like to be a girl pirate!
I could be a gunner - I'm pawsome at aiming - MOL!
Wow Zoe! I love my pirate pic ~ so COOL! Thank you! Maybe I need a scarier name than Lady Natasha of the Black Sea....hmmmmm...I will have to give this some more thought.
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! I bees in!
Ohhh - those boys don't stand a chance with the Ginja Ninja on board! Whoooho! This is so much fun!
I've got the perfect pirate name! Dagger Toes Simone! hehehe! I prefer to be called Lady Moe Moe Dagger Toes though! (I don't think that would fit as a header!) hehehe! Our pirate ship is going to be pawsome!
Count me in Zoe.....all girls....oh that'll be such fun!!!!
You can call be DIABOLITA...... does that sound pirate enough???
Harley, I love your name. It's spooky and exotic.
Lady Moe Moe Dagger Toes, I had to shorten my name cause it kept saying sunshin. A shin! I couldn't handle that. Lovin the name! Being that I had my claws surgically replaced with Ginsu knives, I can really appreciate your name.
I like cooking with wine...sometimes I even add it to the food! Looks like I had a little too much! I love my pic---thanks!
Arrrgh! Awesome! We are going to go add these to our pages. Thanks! I love my pirate pic!
thanks Zoe.... while mom wasn't looking i did a search on the internet for girl pirate names......i'll do whatever you want....just let me know love your pics!
Well, I know we're late, but we'd like to sign on, too! What position do you have for me. I am seriously sneaky; can really blend into the shadows - no problem! And even though Sleeper weighs almost a pound and a half more than me, I can still whip her butt! MOL
Hey, you only THINK you are whipping my butt! I've pinned you plenty of times now - it's just that you BITE, which is so unfair! If you ever bit the Mama the way you bite me, you'd be a flying kitty! Capt. Zoe, I want to join too!!! You need at least one sweet girl who can act as decoy, don't you?
Sleeper, of course I need a sweet girl on the crew but you won't be the only one.
Samhain, you will be useful in our night raids.
Oh, tomorrow I'll post all the crew and their positions. Also I'm giving you guys some official papers and the treasure map.
Can I be on your ship? My brofur Bear has signed on with Captain Zach and The Screaming Gangplank and I wanna be a pirate, too!
I'm not very feisty, but I'm a very good mouse-hunter, and I can jump really high. Maybe I could bring down some seagulls if we ran short of provisions on the high seas?
That sounds great!