I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I have a thing for Peter Pan. I loved the books and the movies and the idea behind Peter Pan and Neverland. I’ve even written a short story featuring Peter.
There’s a new mini series on Syfy called Neverland. The show is a prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. It’s about Peter before he became Pan, Hook before he became a captain, and the story that led them to become enemies.
This version of Peter Pan is darker, more complex, and more human.
It’s Peter’s origin story and, though I haven’t watched it yet, it looks good.
I like pirates. The fictional kind, not the Somali ones.
It’s partly my love of all things water-related, which includes my love of the ocean, and boats, and ships, and sailors…see where I’m going? I like pirates like Captain Jack Sparrow. Fictional heroes who turn to piracy for the adventure it brings and the chance to be free. A gentleman pirate, if you will. Or one like Jack.
I recently read Under the Black Flag: The Romance and Reality of Life Among Pirates by David Cordingly. It’s a good read; it separates fact from fiction and brings examples with vivid stories of pirates, like Blackbeard. Unfortunately, it was written before Pirates of the Caribbean came out, which probably could have been a chapter in itself. Though the book does discuss Port Royal (a pirate hangout), which is in the movies.
In any case, as I read through the first half of the book, Continue reading