Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hey..... does anyone even read this blog? We sort of disappeared, thanks to some ridiculous drama. Sorry about that, if anyone cares.

btw this is shaak ti

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Characters of Pirates of the Caribbean

Hey, Syrena...again.  So sorry about the lack of posts.

Ok, so I thought it might be interesting to  at least briefly analyze some of the characters from Pirates of the Caribbean.  My apologies if this is completely boring and not interesting at all--but it's the best idea I've got.

Of course I'll start with our favorite Captain--the one and only Jack Sparrow.  From his amazing one liners to his elaborate escapes, let us fully examine the roundness of this character.  Now,  on the outer surface we see the staggering, witty, charismatic, and well...selfish pirate in Jack.  He displays extreme bravado
 along with ingenious ideas.  Even upon his first entrance, you can gather this by the way he sails in so majestically on his little boat, and then staggers down to dump out the water that's quickly sinking his vessel (if you can call it that.)  He also removes his hat "respectfully" as he passes the corpses of pirates hanged to death along with a warning to all pirates entering.  I could go on with commentary and recite the entire first movie but I won't.  ;P

Now, if we dig a bit deeper we can see a few more aspects of Jack's personality.  Fear is one.  Jack often walks around confidently as if he were immortal, but there are moments where he is just honestly scared, for example when he's terrified of the Kraken approaching and allows his beloved hat to float away in the ocean,
and when he's facing Davy Jones in POTC 3, or when he's being chased by cannibals.  In all these instances however, I can say that you would all be scared too, ok?  In contrast to this he also shows sincere bravery on several occasions.  For instance when he faces the Kraken full on, charging into it's mouth, and when he decides to battle the East India Trading Company, and when he jumps off of a cliff for Angelica (he hesitated--but wouldn't you?)


This post can only be so long so I will only focus on two more for Captain Jack Sparrow.  One of them is his  (rarely seen) very serious, solemn side.  This is first seen I think when he shoots Barbossa, and sees that his quest for revenge, and for the Black Pearl, is over, and he witnesses the death of his former first mate.  This side of Jack is also seen when he contemplates the death of the kraken, along with the time that Davy Jones heartlessly (no pun intended) stabs Will Turner with his sword, and when Black Beard burns the cook to death.

And Last but certainly not least is sacrifice.  As much as I love Jack I can't say that this feature is seen often. He almost always has something for himself behind what he does for others, but there are a few occasions
where he really does sacrifice stuff--major stuff.  He sacrifices his chance at immortality when he stabs Davy Jones' heart for Will Turner, and once again when he saves Angelica with the water from the Fountain of Youth.  Sure he may have killed her father in the process but he was going to die anyway.

jack has amazing dreads, amazing fighting skills, and altogether awesomeness...



Sorry, I'm just going to skip Liz and Will because they're always analyzed.  I know, Jack is too, but he's just awesome.







So, next I'll go with Barbossa, who's pretty much just what you see.  He's supposed to be a villain, right?  Then why does it seem to me that he's just that weird kid down the street that's' really annoying and is always trying to steal your gummy bears?  (random analogy, I know.)  Him and Jack are like two little boys fighting
over a toy and when someone else comes along, they work together to keep the toy hidden from the intruder, only so they can keep the competition between themselves.  He tries to kill Jack on several occasions, then when the man finally is dead, he goes out and brings him back.  He and Jack could have been great friends if they weren't mortal enemies.

Barbossa may seem like a friend at times, and he's hilarious and clever...but he's willing to do just about anything to get his way...Although he is a fairly likable fellow when on neutral ground.  He has a strange respect for Sparrow, but would never admit it.

Barbossa has a way with words--but is typically outwitted by Captain Jack Sparrow.  He has a slightly nasty attraction to Elizabeth Swann, and likes monkeys and apples.





James Norrington.  Poor guy.  He's Unlucky--just very unlucky.

He's a good guy.  Even when he betrays everybody it's only because he's trying to do what's right.  He really cares for Elizabeth all the way up to the end.  He has some pretty significant character development. He's slightly sarcastic, with a sense of honor and duty.  He, like everyone else, has a secret respect for Jack Sparrow.

So, in POTC 1, when he's a Commodore  we see him as a relatively nice fellow, but we are (well at least I was) very annoyed with him, because he gets in the way.  he gets in the way of Elizabeth and Will, and he gets in the way of Jack Sparrow--then he has the nerve to put Jack--who just saved them all--to death!  Of course, he doesn't succeed, but whatever.  In 1, he's a polite, loyal citizen who cares greatly for Elizabeth and his country.  He's intelligent and brave, but pretty stuck up, short tempered, and kind of snobby.

In POTC 2, we see him as a very different person.  At this point, Norrington has lost everything, and resorts to piracy.  He has disposed of the ridiculous wig and has groan some facial hair and is really dirty, so he fits in with the pirate crowd physically.  He has now acquired a vengeful attitude and worse anger issues.  He tolerates Jack for as long as he needs to, but tries to kill him, along with Will, when the time is right for him.  He still cares greatly for Elizabeth, and is very brave.

By the time we reach At World's End, Norrington has regained his position in the Navy and is working with the East India Trading Company against the Pirates.  In the end, however, James Ironically ends up giving his life for a bunch of pirates.  R.I.P Norrington.






Moving on to the complicated Angelica.  Does she really love Jack?  It's hard to tell...she's a woman of lies and deception.  She even lies by telling the truth.  O.O

She's definitely pretty rough around the edges.  She's very tough and strong--and pretty selfish--although, really, her entire drive throughout the fourth movie was to save her father's soul.  That was the main reason she wasn't on Jack's side...completely.  Well, she was against him, but kind of helped him out too.  She's
very complicated, which is why her and Jack go together quite well.  She evidently has a soft spot for Black Beard, and even for jack Sparrow--though she would never admit it...unless she was stranded on an island and desperate to get off--but then, can we trust anything she says? Not really.

She seems to kind of pity Syrena and Philip, but obviously not enough to prevent her father from reaching he fountain of youth, as she goes through a whole charade to trick them both, get a tear from the poor mermaid, and pretty much leave the two for dead.

She has cool clothes, cool hair, and impressive fighting skills.  Yep.  I wish I had more on her but she's only had one movie and she's difficult to describe.





Kutler Becket.  Horrible.  Disgusting.  Ugly.  Stupid.  Dispicable.











Sorry if you didn't find these descriptions completely accurate, I'm just briefly going over characters.  I know this wasn't expertly written, it's just for fun.  :)

Once again, I cannot use my fancy signature.  :(

~~Syrena the Mermaid~~



















Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day everyone!  Leprechauns, clovers, rainbows....of course, we know there's no gold at the end of the rainbow because if there ever was, Captain Jack Sparrow would have found it long ago...

So, for lack of a better idea, I decided to create a list of things in POTC that are green (besides plants)--comment if you can think of anything else.

  1. Barbossa's apples.   

                                             






















2. Cotton's Parrot's head.
                                               

















3. Jack's Nose when he's dressed as a cannibal.           

















4.Davy Jones.                                                           















5. The Green Flash.                                                   












6. This random guy's coat.                                       















7. Jack's ring.                                                     



















8. Syrena's eyes                                                          
                                                                                         








9. Angelica's vest.
                                                  





















10. Jack's beads.

     









So yeah, that's all I could think of....Happy St Patrick's Day!


I can't use my fancy signature this time, my apologies. :(


--Syrena the Mermaid

Jack Sparrow, Ultimate Shipper

http://dontgetsnippywithmelittleone.tumblr.com/post/45336221270/k-iamironman-singingoah

Yep, pretty much describes shipping :p


Here's a fan art I found earlier:

From: http://killintyme.deviantart.com/art/Jack-Sparrow-85575285



Some cool videos on how they casted the mermaids


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mutiny by Little Children....that happened a while ago....

Hello Black Pearl followers!

I know this happened a while ago but it's so funny!  Besides, I couldn't find anything else better to post...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/8049146/Johnny-Depp-joins-primary-schools-pirate-mutiny.html

When I found out about this, my respect for Johnny Depp increased.  :P

Love the last comment at the end of the video.


Monday, March 4, 2013

Cool stuff!


Hello ya'll! This is Mystie! I found the coolest POTC nails!! Check them out!







Aren't those awesome??? Yeah!!?? Ok, now check out this epic room at Disneys Caribbean Beach Resort!!



Those are the coolest beds!!!

Well, that's all for now...

Sincerely yours, Mysticalshadow

Thursday, February 21, 2013

POTC facts!

Hello people!
      This is Mystie! So, I have some fun facts about the POTC ride in Disneyland that I found at http://disneylandnews.com. They are quite interesting, take a look :)

Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Secrets
  • Pirates of the Caribbean was the last Disneyland attraction personally supervised by Walt Disney.
  • The attraction was originally envisioned as a New Orleans-themed Blue Bayou Mart featuring a Pirate Wax Museum, housed in a 70-foot deep basement. The basement now serves as the grotto section of the attraction.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean was loosely inspired by such Hollywood films as Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk and The Buccaneer, plus Disney’s Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Swiss Family Robinson.
  • The fire effects in the Burning Town scene were so realistic that prior to the attraction’s grand opening the Anaheim Fire Chief asked that the effects automatically shut off in the event of a real fire.
  • The attraction opened to the public at Disneyland on March 18, 1967, with an official grand opening on April 19.
  • It cost $15 million to build New Orleans Square ($8 million of which was spent on Pirates of the Caribbean). This is equal to the amount the United States paid for the real New Orleans in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803
  • The fa├žade of the attraction was partly inspired by the Cabildo building in Jackson Square in New Orleans that served as the seat of the Spanish colonial government in 1799. It is also noted for being the site where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803.
  • The attraction is housed within two large show buildings totaling 112,826 feet and featuring 750,000 gallons of water that flow through a 1,838-foot canal.
  • There are approximately 122 animated characters (68 lifelike humans and 54 animated animals) in the Audio Animatronics cast of Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Disney Imagineer X Atencio, who wrote the attraction’s memorable title tune – “Yo-Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me),” is the voice of the Jolly Roger skull and crossbones before you plunge down the waterfalls.
  • The film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl had its world-premiere on June 28, 2003, at Disneyland in California and featured the longest red carpet in history (trailing from Main Street into New Orleans Square).
                                   Sincerely yours, Mysticalshadow

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!



Happy Valentines Day!
Aka: Obsess about your OTP day!
By Shaak Ti, who interviewed the rest of the crew and got phone numbers mixed up

Happy Valentines Day, everyone! I hope you've had a wonderful time with that significant other (or best friend or family or jar of dirt with your enemies heart in it or computer!)

Because it's the holiday of love, I had each of the girls send two of their favorite ships to share with you. First, though, let's start with the major POTC pairings:


Lizzy and Will... along with Jack standing awkwardly to the side
See! Jacks always there, on the side, the awkward third wheel, even though the movie's about him.

Ok, Then we have Jack/Angelica
I cant wait for the next movie... What's she going to do with that voodoo doll?

The Crew's Choices

Syrena
Ok, you have NO IDEA how hard it was to get an answer from Syrena. She named just about every ship she ever took time to think about, but then decided on these two. 

Han and Leia
 "I like Han and Leia because they're just all together hilarious and adorable... especially when  they're worried about each other or Han calls Leia 'Your Worship'"


Clint/Natasha (Who dosent ship them?)
"I started shipping Clint and Natasha as soon as this amazing line came up:  Natasha: 'This is like Budapest all over again.'  Clint: 'You and I remember Budapest very differently.'  They just fit together so perfectly.  And I mean....come on....they flirt while shooting alien armies.....how cool is that?"

Quartermaster
well, after naming just about every couple that set foot on the set of Doctor who, talking about who she ships herself with (Loki and Thorin, btw) and how Misty left her phone at her house and they were texting from other phones and finally emailing and stuff.... she decided on the parents and the child/ son in law!

Amy/Rory (Parents first!)
"Alright, I'd say Amy adn Rory, because its completely epic and timey wimey and sweet and they waited and its was adorable and the sweetest romance ever."

River/11
"And I ship Eleven and River, because of their awesome timey wimey out of order beautiful romance and its sooo cute and I love the way they talk to each other and it's hilarious how they interact :)"
(Mystical Shadow also said 11/River: "because they have such awesome chemistry)

My ships! (Shaak Ti)
Oh good Lord was it hard for me to choose. First off, every Valentines I think of Han/Leia, but Syrena took that, and Clintasha, and Quartermaster took the Ponds, so what was I to do? Resort to my OTP to rule all OPTs!

Percy/Annabeth
I love how Rick spent 5 books building up the relationship between them. It's not like  "ok, they met, they fall in love, they get married", but they actually are best friends for FOUR ENTIRE YEARS before they get together. And they really didn't like each other at first. If they break up I will cry forever. Either they're together forever, or they both die in some horrible demi-god way.

Lupin and Tonks
Because they are perfect together, OK? They get married, have a kid, die. TRUE LOVE AT ITS GREATEST,  PEEPS!


And Lastly

I'm the one writing this post, so i get to do practically anything else that I want. Like add a few more ships!

All of us LOVE LOVE LOVE Han/Leia. Pretty obvious. Ten/Rose was another favorite, as well as Peter/Gwen. Luke and Mara make a great couple. Pretty much Han and Leia in reverse ;p.


And then there's this adorable James/Lilly Potter pic:

So the last three pictures are from here. Go check out her stuff, it's amazing! Every thing else... well, I just looked it up on google images and didn't remember to get the source, sorry!



Thursday, January 24, 2013

How it should have ended...

      The videos by these people are always amazing, and they have one for POTC!! Enjoy!
 
Btw, POTC 5 is set to come out on July 10 2015!
 
Sincerely yours, Mysticalshadow

Friday, January 11, 2013

PotC stuffs (and Harry Potter and X-Men)

Hi everyone, Shaak here. Happy new year! I hope you all have had a great Christmas and New Years!

Mine was pretty fun, I saw Les Mis twice (I cried my eyes out the first time, and again at the end the second time). Merlin ended, that wasn't too fun. But I got a really cool wand for Christmas!

And that reminds me that I finished Harry Potter

I have nothing left to do with my life... other than wait for POTC 5 and The Wolverine (OMG 7 MORE MONTHS!!!)

POTC 5&6 are supposedly shooting back to back, and that will probably happen late this year or 2014. scheduled Release date: 2015. That's all I know (Other than Johnny Depp will be in it, but that's pretty obvious).


Look at his face! He's like  "Nonono don't go there. Darn it, she's going to start talking about it. nonono. GOD HELP! Oh, good, she was just making a comment. How do I make her feel better? Oh! I've got rum! Here, love, I've got rum."


Ok, well thats all!


<3 Shaak Ti








Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Movie Mistakes in POTC 1

If you're on this blog, you're probably bored, and if you're bored, this is a great video to watch!  Movie Mistakes from POTC 1!





Now, I like this thing, but the last "mistake" is untrue.  It could actually be possible if you were strong enough--but even if it weren't--it's also not possible to travel to the land of the dead and come back, and there are no such things as undead skeletons, mermaids, or zombies so...yeah.  Happy New Year!!!


~~Syrena the Mermaid~~