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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian27 May 2022 7:27 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Which fiction work about historical pirates is your favorite?

46% said "Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)"
13% said "Captain Blood (Rafael Sabatini)"
8% said "The Pyrates (George MacDonald Fraser)"

Zephyr127 May 2022 7:59 p.m. PST

'The Dark Frigate' should have been made into a movie by now, it's pretty good. Also, Howard Pyle's pirate book is also often overlooked…

witteridderludo27 May 2022 10:10 p.m. PST

Just hope they don't turn it into a movie now… you can be sure it'll het butchered the way hollywood works now.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2022 2:41 a.m. PST

The Black Swan is higher on my personal list. Pity the movie bore no resemblance to the book. And as witt says, nothing to be done in the present state of Hollywood.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2022 3:28 a.m. PST

How about an Indy film? Leave Hollywood out of it.

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2022 5:42 a.m. PST

If they did it today Jim would be a girl and Long John Silver would be gay.

JSchutt28 May 2022 7:10 a.m. PST

Nobody was better than Sabatini in my "book!"

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2022 7:53 a.m. PST

Gratten54 +1

Perris070728 May 2022 8:35 a.m. PST


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2022 10:05 a.m. PST

Fifteen self-identifying non-birthing persons on a life-challenged trans' chest!
Yo-they-them and a recyclable, non-animal-based, sustainably-sourced, cruelty-free container of organically grown certified eco-friendly renewable-energy distilled Paleo-approved beverage which meets all the government regulations and requirements to be called ‘rum' but which may or may not actually contain rum!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2022 10:39 a.m. PST


Good one!


Cavcmdr28 May 2022 2:12 p.m. PST

Please don't mess with my 15yr old dark rum.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2022 1:22 p.m. PST

Parzival !!!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2022 2:07 p.m. PST

Definitely Captain Blood!

Heedless Horseman26 Sep 2022 6:00 a.m. PST

I did not take to G.M Fraser's 'The Pyrates' at all. I LOVED the Flashman books and wish he had continued the story instead of taking a break into rather silly comedic tales.
Great miss as a writer, though.

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