October 2, 2005

Talk Like a Pirate, Every Day.

If you know me at all, then you know that I'm a pompous, self-absorbed jerk. Oh, and that I like to talk like a pirate. Seriously, one of my status messages in iChat is "Talk like a pirate," and I spread the gospel of pirate-speak every day, not just every September 19th, like the rest of the civilized world (arrr, lubbers, all of 'em).

You may not know of my fondness for Tetris and its ilk (mmmm, delicious ilk) or my recently-kicked addiction to the on-line play of World of Warrrrrrcraft.

But imagine a game that combined all three of these great things! Now imagine that game ran on Mac OS X! Imagine that game is free! Ok, now imagine a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you. Ok, now back up one, and go back to the game.

As much as I don't want to make a product-oriented blog (that's essentially like Consumer Reparrrrrts for ├╝ber-yuppies) I cannot in good conscience keep a blog that purports to reflect my life without talking about Puzzle Pirates. Because, over the last four days since I've discovered it, pretty much my life has consisted of eating, sleeping, writing code, and playing Puzzle Pirates with me hearties, arrrrr. We arrrrr all, seriously, addicted. Like, a LOT. Like, I play it until 5am every night, except for the nights where I play it until 6am.

So, if you're like me (eg, you like pirates and puzzles and pickles), download this puppy now. What's the catch? If you want to play after the initial 30 days, or advance beyond a certain rank, you have to subscribe for, like, $10 a month. And, no, I'm not getting a referrarrrrrrl fee - hell, I doubt they could afford me. I just really love this game.

Me hearrrrrties and me be on the "Cobalt" ocean, based off the isle o' Dragon's Nest, so put yer free flop-pad there when ye sign up, and ye can come parrrrrty with us. (I'm "Sporeson," wearing rags o' green, so "/tell" me if ye joins up and wants to say hi.)


Blogger Arenzera said...

Somebody needs some more sleep.

October 02, 2005 6:49 PM

Blogger Steve Streza said...

Ninjas > pirates.

October 02, 2005 8:35 PM

Blogger vortech said...


October 02, 2005 10:20 PM

Blogger Mike Lee said...

As a representative of the culture in question, I must agree with the notion that ninja kick big oshiri, but at the same time, I can admit that it's just no fun to talk like a ninja.

October 02, 2005 10:46 PM

Blogger Steve Streza said...

Talking like a pirate is fun because it makes fun of the pirate stereotype. All the "arr matey"s and "avast! booty!"s in the world, though, can not make up for the simple fact that ninjas, in fact, are far more awesome than pirates. Sure, pirates have cannons and plunder and pillage and crap, but while the pirate is out doing the work, the ninja is sitting in the woods meditating, when all of a sudden, all of the pirates are dead from the ninja. It's a simple fact.

You may be inclined to call me a "piracist", but know that I speak nothing but the facts.

In short, ninjas rule.

October 02, 2005 11:01 PM

Blogger Wil Shipley said...

Look, I'm sick of people claiming "fact" when in fact they're stating an opinion. You can say it all you want, but the real fact is THERE IS NOT ONE DOCUMENTED CASE of a ninja wiping out a pirate fleet!


Go ahead, prove me wrong. If you can find a documented case of a ninja wiping out a pirate fleet, then I'll give you $500.

Hell, I'll even give you $500 if you dress up like a ninja and wipe out a fleet yourself. Or if you find some college kids and convince them to drop out and do it. Or even if you convince them to try.

October 02, 2005 11:09 PM

Anonymous ninja said...

yea your not that smart obviously pirates do get killed by ninjas and btw pirates are more bugged out the then ninjas and they also have some serious security flaws, er.... I mean pirates, they 'ave some serious scurvy flaws!?

October 02, 2005 11:46 PM

Anonymous Tom Insam said...


October 03, 2005 2:51 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darrrrn you, that game is seriously addictive... =/ $10 per month seems steep for a "casual" game, but otoh it seems to give even more hours of fun than you bargained for. ;-)

October 04, 2005 5:55 AM

Anonymous tom said...

Thank you, very interesting!

December 26, 2005 5:45 AM


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