a reply to: angelchemuel
I just realised something which rocks about this whole pirate idea...
I ALREADY HAVE A PIRATE NICKNAME!
My pirate nickname is one of many monikers I used to go by when I lived in a small room at the back of a pub. My name is Cap'n Neckbeard! Yes, when I
was but eighteen years of age, and living in a room the size of a jail cell, my beard did not have the longitudinal credentials which it currently
possesses! It used to grow exclusively below my chin! Coupled with the fact that I wore/wear bandanas a lot, and that people only ever saw me with a
glass containing rum or ale in my hand, and that will give you some idea of how I came by that nickname.
The tale of my acquisition of this name goes thusly:
I was sat at the bar on a stormy night, great waves broke against the sea wall, thunder cracked the skies above, and rain soaked all below it. The
lights flickered and dimmed, before going out completely, at which point the bar was shut to all but regular patrons, and candles were distributed
about its interior. Upon catching sight of my candle lit countenance, a fellow named Maaaaartin (added pirate effects improve even the simplest of
names!) was startled, and proclaimed in loud voice "By Christ! It's a ruddy Pirate!"
At hearing this, another regular, who had a name which I have forgotten said "Don't worry, it's just Cap'n Neckbeard!"
I laughed, we all laughed. The night drew to a close without any further mention of it. When I awoke next day, I carried on my normal business, and
as part of that I called a friend of mine on the telephone, and the first thing I heard when he picked up, was the sound of a grown man wetting
himself through laughter. I asked him what in Gods name was going on of course, at which point my friend explained that after the previous evenings
events, he had decided to change my entry in his phone book. Yes, when I had called him, his phone had informed him that he was receiving a call from
Not only had he changed my entry in his telephone memory, but twenty other patrons had done the same, the very evening upon which I had received my
new title! Before a week was up, eighty percent of the people who had my phone number in their phones address book, had me down as Cap'n Neckbeard!
After a year, there were even people who only ever knew me as Cap'n Neckbeard, or The Captain.
Life... Is MENTAL like that some times!
edit on 15-5-2014 by TrueBrit because: Because iPads think they know better than I do. Potted version? They do not.