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Eve N. Furter [userpic]

A little about myself, as requested in the community profile:

Favourite historical fandom(s) - I like Hornblower and Master and Commander of course, but I also read about actual travels and sailship explorers with great interest. I enjoy more light footed stuff too: I've written some pirate fanfiction and have had a lot of fun watching "Black Sails" lately. I'm not picky, I'm more of a huge sea and coast romantic; heroic hardships in stormy weather make my heart beat faster. Might be a drop of viking blood, might be pure madness; who knows?

A book or website recommendation related to age-of-sail history - I had a fantastic time reading "The Terror" by Dan Simmons. It is minutely researched from what is known today about Captain Sir John Franklin's lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to the Arctic to force the Northwest Passage in 1845–1848. It is a darkly funny, gripping and truly chilling tale of the expedition's fate. The tad of supernatural elements he puts in there is just (sp)icing on the cake, as the horrifying reality is what stays with you long afterwards. Recommended!

An interesting historical fact from the age of sail - A little known fact about piracy is that it was wide-spread also in the northern hemisphere, and documented from about 1500 and up to well into the 1800-eds. Here's a list of 10 noteable historic north sea capers: 10-pirates-of-the-north-sea. An excerpt, about the dramatic pirate chase outside the coast of Norway in 1615:

...ten chests of gold, all so heavy it took ten men to carry just oneCollapse )

Nice to see you and to be here at kiss_me_hardy and hope to learn a lot more about the Age of Sail!

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"POLDARK" (1996) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "POLDARK", the 1996 adaptation of Winston Graham's 1981 novel, "The Stranger From the Sea". Directed by Richard Laxton, the television movie starred John Bowe and Mel Martin.

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"POLDARK" (1996) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY of images from "POLDARK", the 1996 adaptation of Winston Graham's 1981 novel, "The Stranger From the Sea". Directed by Richard Laxton, the television movie starred John Bowe and Mel Martin.

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TIME MACHINE: THE WAR OF 1812

Here is a small ARTICLE on the Bicentennial of the beginning of the War of 1812, which began on June 18, 1812.

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FRANCHISE RANKING: The "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN" Movies

Here is my RANKING of the four "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN" movies that were released between 2003 and 2011.

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"BUCCANEER'S GIRL" (1950) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY featuring images from the 1950 movie, "BUCCANEER'S GIRL". Directed by Frederick De Cordova, the movie starred Yvonne De Carlo and Philip Friend.

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"PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: On Stranger Tides" (2011) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: On Stranger Tides", the fourth entry in the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise. Directed by Rob Marshall, the movie stars Johnny Depp.

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"PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: On Stranger's Tide" (2011) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY featuring images from "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: On Stranger's Tide", the latest entry in the movie's franchise. Directed by Rob Marshall, the movie stars Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane.

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"PERSUASION" (1995) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "PERSUASION", the 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen's 1818 novel. The movie starred Amanda Root and Ciarán Hinds.

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TOP TEN (10) FAVORITE SWASHBUCKLER MOVIES

Here is a LIST of my top ten (10) favorite swashbuckler movies.

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