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Writer's Block: The Only True Question:

If you could go back and fix your most regrettable decision, what would it be, and what would you do differently? Or: Pirates or Ninjas?

Pirates, if only because I don't know much about ninjas. Swaggering, pillaging, boisterous pirates, who have no qualms about thieving and looting and generally causing havoc, but who will refrain from rape because that's, to put it mildly, not fun for anyone.

Contemporary pirates are not nearly as exciting, of course, because real-life theft isn't really joke-worthy. Also, with modern hygiene and nutrition, that scurvy-licious scruff factor isn't there, and that's half the fun, yeah?

This post brought to you by fond recollections of Johnny Depp in dreads, and a childhood empathy for Captain Hook.

ETA: This prompt originally read, "Pirates or ninjas?"


Non-Raping Pirates?

Isn't that something like "humble artist"?

Well, it is a fantasy, I suppose.

Re: Non-Raping Pirates?

Well, yes, it is.

Also. I think artists can be humble, once they've produced whatever their art is. I think it takes hubris to engage in the act of creation, but modesty is entirely possible after that....

Re: Non-Raping Pirates?

It's true, I was kinda desperate for an anology.

I'm reminded of an interview I heard many years ago with Joe Flaherty of SCTV fame.

Flaherty was in the midst of another teevee show at the time (Maniac Mansion, I think it was called), but most of the interview curled back to SCTV.

And he knew that his current project was only a trifle compared to the earlier work. He talked about how lucky he was to have been involved with something exceptional, how grateful he was. He was not just a performer, but one of the main writers. And it was incredibly touching, to listen to him be at one and the same time, extremely proud, yet grateful, humble, about his participation in something brilliant.