Wilson Kane wins a fortune and his future bride at a game of dice from the former pirate Balthasar. When he decides to go and get the girl, the pirate way, by kidnapping her, not only he finds out that she is more than a pirate could ever want from a wife... but that she has 4 identical sisters as well.
This discovery hits him when his men, who were supposed to help him out, each kidnaps a different girl... and none of them gets the right one! But Wilson Kane wants the girl he had met and no one else! Luckily for him it will be the girl herself to solve his problem and put an end to his dilemma...
a solution that will eventually fling her into a new way of life, aboard the Alidivento, across the Mediterranea sea!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Chapter 19 curiosities
We start with this play on word here. She is saying picking but he hears pricking because he has been pricked with a fork.
Let's not forget, also, that Josh's mind does not work like everybody else's.
We've never seen them before because we seldom see the pirates eat meats.
In this case Pifo set the table right because he has prepared maccheroni. Now, maccheroni was one of the first generic term for pasta, and the first maccheroni looked like fettuccine but wider... closer to what to day we call pappardelle.
Something this long cannot possibly be eaten with a spoon.
I guess that's when Italians learned to roll their pasta around the fork.
On one hand they are taking sides with their friend Kes.
On the other side they are looking at their girlfriends since we are talking about "flirts with skirts" and the shame on you is probably directed more to them than to Martin. Hence Lio's line about being an innocent flirtations.
She had once pointed out that nobody would ever notice it anyway and it would not help her since it's on the wrong finger.
She is bringing up the same line again as a joke and Wes takes it nicely and jokes in return.
Table manner were taken care of in books starting the XVI century, Monsignor della Casa had written his book on Galateo possibly because he had to do with people with no table manner and was sick and tired of it.
In the XVII century it becomes a must do, the heart of social life.
As you can see the girls are sitting across from their partner (except for Kes).
Going around the table we have: Cat, Lio, Martin, Kes, Wes, Josh, Pea, Foxy and Calli.
It was a very cruel form of punishment. The man could go along or across the hull and the barnacles would do some nasty tricks on their skin and flesh.
A lot of them would not survive.
Sorry to crack jokes like these but I feel that if readers feel the urge to criticize the character and jump to conclusions without letting them explain themselves... then the character are very good at showing that they can do the same.
So yes, if you don't pay attention to details you will get confused but honestly all the answers to most questions are in the comic itself, sometimes in the very same page. So you have to be patience and sometimes bother to re-read certain things, although life has turned out to be a click away for everything... the world belongs to the proactive.
So yes, Cassandra has been wearing that ribbon since chapter one and most of the times, hahahaha, except for a few occasions. I made sure she is the sister with the ribbon.
And Westley commenting on the fact that you cannot skip pages, chapter and balloons is another joke aimed at scanner readers.
Guys, it's not for the pirate balthasar, the pirate balthasar is a silly little thing I do on my spare time... but for everything you have to sit back, relax and enjoy and also question and think ahead but use derivative thinking or induction instead of deducting and jump to conclusion or even settle for answers.
Enjoy and savor things! Be visually intelligent! Double check for sources.... and share only what you deem to be true and good and fantastic. Otherwise good things will always get lost in an ocean of silliness and will drown and die.
It is you, with your choices, who decreets what is successful and what is not.
If you keep on going to watch to the movies things you like to a meh point... you still fund those types of movies and you'll get more of them.
I've only watched The Muppets last year hahahaha. Give me mooooore muppet movies noooow! XD