Avast, me hearties! Belay that racket and give a listen! Stop yer bung holes before I keelhaul ye and...
...sorry. It's just that I love pirates. Fictional pirates, anyway. And ever since I was a little kid, I've been fascinated by historical pirates like Captain Kidd and Blackbeard, too. So for a while now, I've been considering hosting some kind of pirate event on my blog, and I've finally decided that I want to host my very first blogathon! Next month, on September 19, which is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, in case you didn't know. (And if you didn't, why didn't you? Arrrrrr!)
How does a blogathon work, you ask? Well, it's a cooperative thing. Lots of different bloggers all post about something related to one topic or theme on their own blogs on the same day. And then someone (me, in this case) compiles a list linking to all the different blog posts, and everyone goes and reads everyone else's posts, and it be a fine way to spend a few days while ye're marooned someplace.
For this blogathon, you can post about anything pirate-related, whether it's a book review or movie review, a discussion of costumes in various pirate movies, something historical about real pirates, a comparison of different pirate movies or books -- totally up to you! You just have to sign up for your topic here any time, and then remember to post about it on September 19th. I'll do the hard work of linking everyone's posts to the main post here on my blog on that day, you don't even have to fill out a Linky box or anything!
If you love pirates (fictional or real), leave a comment on this post saying what kind of post(s) you'd like to contribute. I'll add it to this master list so everyone can see what's already being written about. And yes, I'll be writing at least one post for this myself :-) I know this is giving you more than a month's warning, but I figure you might need time to read a book or get your hands on a movie and watch it.
A Piratical Blogathon Master List
Hamlette -- movie review of The Black Swan
Hayden -- Arabella Bishop, forgotten heroine from Captain Blood
Hannah -- movie review of Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
DKoren -- movie review of Cutthroat Island
Lydia -- female pirates
James -- movie review of The Princess Bride
S.W. -- movie review of Captain Blood
Heidi -- movie review of The Sea Hawk
Eowyn -- movie review of Yankee Buccaneer
Lynn M. -- movie review of Treasure Island (1990)
Hannah -- book review of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Carissa -- review of Pirates of Penzance
Kara -- book review of Pirates and Prejudice by Kara Louise
Here are a bunch of buttons I created for this, perfect for your blog's sidebar. Please also consider writing a quick "look what's coming!" post on your own blog to spread the news -- I'd like to gather as large a crew of