Friday, 27 May 2011

Random Magic Tour: Top 10 Fictional Corsairs and Buccaneers + Special Bonus

Random Magic Tour: Pirates

You can read my review of Random Magic by Sasha Soren RIGHT HERE.

This tour for Random Magic is related to pirates - aaarrrrgh! Pirates appear in the book (to learn more, read the novel) and to honour them, I compiled a list of top 10 fictional pirates. I provided you with links, so that you may learn more about these - for such is the truth - badass and fun pirates, m'mateys.

The pirates I chose arrrrghhh:

1. Captain Jack Sparrow (The Pirates of the Carribean movies)
2. Morgan Adams (Cutthroat Island, movie)
3. Captain Hector Barbossa (The Pirates of the Carribean movies)
4. Dread Pirate Roberts (The Princess Bride by William Goldman; movie from 1987)
5. Long John Silver (Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson)
6. Captain Hook (Peter Pan by J.M Barrie; several movie adaptations)
7. Captain Nemo (20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne)
8. Red Sonja (Marvel Comics)
9. Davy Jones (The Pirates of the Carribean movies)
10. The Master of Ballantrae (The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale by Robert Louis Stevenson)

How do you find these pirates?

On to the special bonus:

Bonus: Pirate karaoke - Horrible Histories: Blackbeard

Ahoy, hearties! It be time for a jolly round of-- well, just one song.
One’s enough, when it’s a troublesomely catchy tune like Horrible
Histories: Blackbeard.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SONG. (I am truly sorry, embedding doesn't work right now.)

Shown above: Your musical accompaniment and, also, Blackbeard.

Here are the song sheets for our pirate sing-a-long: Horrible Histories: Blackbeard
Get PDF or Read online.

True, it’s more of a sing-a-long than strictly karaoke and there’s no bouncing ball, either, but you’re a pirate -- improvise!

and away we go…

This pirate sing-a-long has been brought to you -- or inflicted upon you, or your unsuspecting flat mates or neighbors, depending on the context -- by the merry crew sailing along on Random Magic Tour:

Shown above: One of the book trailers for Random Magic. Yes, there are pirates in this book, but shhhhhh.

Find Random Magic: Amazon|Kindle

Come along with us for more features and videos about pirate grub, superstitions and gear, legends, tunes, treasures and general pirateyness. Browse the tour schedule here.

WIN this! (INTL)
Cute Blackbeard plush doll
Play to win at Rum + Plunder hunt: Prizes and info

Here's another interesting tour feature you might also enjoy:

The main Rum + Plunder treasure hunt is open internationally!

Here’s a fun way to win something piratey and cool: Browse prizes or join the hunt…

(click HERE to join)

Bonus: Find even more pirate plunder, with Little Pirate Prizes, these aren't marked on the schedule and they're not part of the hunt, but they’re out there for visitors to find and they could be ANYWHERE.:
Find some Little Pirate Prizes (**blogger note** - or replace with your own tour schedule

Have fun and good luck!


Blodeuedd said...

I like Orlando Bloom as a pirate ;)

Anonymous said...

All my favorites made your list :) I'm glad Captain Nemo is there. Crazy as the man is, I love him.

Misha said...

I absolutely agree with your list, especially Jack Sparrow ;)

The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I don't think I could have come up with ten pirates but I'm glad to see the Dread Pirate Roberts on your list-love him (well, I love Westley).

Kiwi Ivashkov said...

I was waiting for such a list to be put up! I so agree with your list, esp with all the POC pirates on boards!:)

vvb32 reads said...

really red sonja? i'm gonna have to check out her pirate shenanigans.

Unknown said...

Are there any better pirates than those in PotC? I'm glad they made the cut, although Elizabeth might feel a little slighted :(

Dread Pirate Roberts always sounded like an excellent character!