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"There is nothing better than being on the water." Captain Argyle Arbuckle

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yatzee the Fainting Goat

                   At the end of chapter one we meet Yatzee, he is the first mate of the ship and a myotonic goat, a.k.a a fainting goat.  A fainting goat is a domestic goat whose muscles freeze when the goat feels panic, resulting in the goat to fall over.  This has proven to be a bit of an issue for Yatzee when it comes to sea battles, scary situation, lighting, or just plain loud noises.  Some have questioned to why he is the first mate of the ship with his condition, but Yatzee always tries his hardest to be there when it counts and never falters in his duties as first mate, even though he might pass out and awake a few hours later after the troublesome situation has passed.  Though he might be viewed as weak, this goat holds a secret that will prove useful in the end.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Why Should I Cry For You?

A beautiful sea faring song by Sting and featured on the documentary The Living Sea. The essence of this song is the muse for the character Magdalena Mendoza, who was born under the Dog Star and the whole Mendoza family from Barcelona, Spain. The best sea navigators in all of Europe.

“Why Should I Cry For You” by Sting
Under the dog star sail
Over the reefs of moonshine
Under the skies of fall
North, north west, the Stones of Faroe

Under the Arctic fire
Over the seas of silence
Hauling on frozen ropes
For all my days remaining
But would north be true?

All colours bleed to red
Asleep on the ocean’s bed
Drifting on empty seas
For all my days remaining

But would north be true?
Why should I?
Why should I cry for you?
Dark angels follow me
Over a godless sea
Mountains of endless falling,
For all my days remaining,

What would be true?

Sometimes I see your face,
The stars seem to lose their place
Why must I think of you?
Why must I?
Why should I?
Why should I cry for you?
Why would you want me to?
And what would it mean to say,
That, “I loved you in my fashion”?

What would be true?
Why should I?
Why should I cry for you?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Babette Borderlester

                    Babette Borderlester is Romney’s six year old precocious little sister.  Her best friend is Fartia Temme, the little sister of Steyme Temme, Romney’s notorious bully from school.  Babette is the polar opposite of Romney, where he is shy and timid, Babette is out going and personable, but she is not without her vices.  She is very well away of how cute she is and often uses that to her advantage to get what she wants.  Even though at times she may seem devious and self-centered, Babette loves Romney and would do anything for her big brother, especially join him on a pirate adventure!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Romney Borderlester

Romney Borderlester is the hero of the story The Sheepish Pirate.  Even though Romney is the hero, his life is miserable. On a daily bases he is bullied by his classmates for being super smart and different.  The consistent persecution has left Romney friendless and too shy to speak.  However, even though he is sheepish, he is a dreamer and he dreams big.  The young 11 year old lamb has ambition of going to sea and being a captain of his own ship, but he is always brought back to reality by his own logic of thinking within the box.  Though one day, with his one act of defiance he , and his little sister Babette, go against his logical thinking and get swept up on an adventure that will change their lives forever…and heard Romney in growing up into everything that he has ever dreamed to be.