Category Archives: Piiirates! Arr!

Kiera Knightley as Pirate King Elizabeth Swann

Pirate King Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End “Prepare every vessel that floats. At dawn, we’re at war.” —Elizabeth Swann I remember being surprised and impressed with Kiera Knightley’s performance when I saw Pirates of the … Continue reading

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Sartorially Smart Villainess: Captain Bangladesh Dupree

Captain Bangladesh Dupree of Girl Genius “Dupree. When I say the words ‘alive and unharmed,’ do any neurons actually fire in that brain of yours?” —Baron Klaus Wulfenbach Wow, it’s been a while since I last showcased a villainess, and … Continue reading

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Brian Kesinger’s Tea Girls

Tea Girls, by Brian Kesinger (images used with permission) “Steampunk is…a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism and exploration. But … Continue reading

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Queen Teuta, Terror of the Adriatic

Queen Teuta of Illyria, by Mariusz Kozik for  The Creative Assembly I first saw this production artwork on the Facebook page for The Creative Assembly’s Total War: Rome II, and immediately recognized her as Queen Teuta of Illyria, a powerful, … Continue reading

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Beatrice, by Anry Nemo

Beatrice, by anry “We’re rascals and scoundrels, we’re villains and knaves. Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho. We’re devils and black sheep, we’re really bad eggs. Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.” —“A Pirate’s Life for Me,” by Disney I’ll … Continue reading

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