Well, really, it’s a good question.
Especially when they look like…
which was probably the least of their worries. Think scurvy, think lice, think disease and decay. Think rob, think plunder, think pillage, think Johnny Depp.
Think being pillaged by Johnny Depp. Sorry, do forgive my attention for somewhat drifting there to the horrors of that…. But certainly, for some very strange reason given the man is eye deep in mascara, there is this outpouring of lust.
Have we no pride?
Generations ago there appeared to be none over this either
So yes, there is no denying, that even sending Long John Silver and Captain Hook off to walk the plank, and the line of real pirates from Blackbeard to Captain Kydd down the Swannee, pirates are reckoned to be sexy. I mean look at this pic of Captain Kydd……
As if the man was some sort of charming gentleman, when he’d have slit her bodice and gown in two seconds flat to have his wicked way.
Oh..and as for the picture above the one above,
yes I would have changed rule two about remaining fully clothed at all times. I am fussy about certain things. Especially challenged red bandannas.
Anyway, I think we can blame the authors–looking at no-one in particular here Shehanne– and the filmmakers and the illustrators who strangely see them as romantic.
There was also a raft of films featuring Hollywood’s most…athletic.. gentlemen, all designed to leave ladies swooning in their seats, Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn. Tyrone Power.
In many ways Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp were following ancient footsteps although I’m really unsure if Milord Fairbanks was the Black Pirate here or Ben Hur,
But perhaps it is because, having gone Huzzah, take that ye varlets, he holds the lady up in his natty just look at my legs, really odd for a pirate but it displays them, tunic,