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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Saturday, July 04, 2015
Chapter 4 - curiosities
(In general I did not do a good job keeping up with the blog this year).
Let's start with Chapter 4.
And why that certain diagonal cat likes fair kitties too.
Ach, mother complex is strong in TPB characters, hahaha!
Aside from the silly cameos - which will be plenty as usual - let's go to the juicy stuff.
This ceremony was common in a lot of monarchies. The French called it Levée.
So Circe takes advantage of her morning ceremony to hear reports from Dioniso and give overall instructions as she gets ready for her day (see the little dudes in the background spying on her - like Susanna and the old men hahaha - they are not admitted officially to the ceremony but being in the inner circle they are allowed to spy).
So if Circe's looks are an illusion what is Scylla brushing and why Circe she putting on make-up? Because it is a ceremony and as such the goddess has to keep up appearances.
It's a daily routine.
In this scene we also get to know that Catstalia has a thing for human food and Gemma is keeping her on a diet.
Meanwhile Kane makes friends with all the artists living at the edge of society.
They are his kind of people and he sort of gets along with them very well: he teases them, scolds them, picks fights with them... the usual friendly pirate behavior hahaha.
A workaholic girl, rivalry between musicians who cannot get along and love stories, all come into the picture.
They each have their own priorities and probably because they never sat down and organized their work and life... they will never get to rank up and reach the inner circle.
In this chapter we are also introduced to Master Dingen.
This awesome castrato will play a major role as musical mentor for Kane.
Kane also accidentally makes "first contact" with Catstalia as he involuntarily drops chicken from the window and now the Cat will absolutely connect his presence to food.
As we all know he studied art in University and he loves to draw and admires Pifo so much too hahaha.
If you think about it... this guy is quite a geek he likes books and art!
Anyways this display of creativity lands him the job of his dreams! (and he confessed at one point that he was never given a choice in his life but given the choice he probably wouldn't have become a pirate).
But something very important happens: because Kane is very mercurial and impatient... he manages to take leadership of the artists and start putting order in their lives.
Again on one hand this is because he wants his share of quiet time, but let's not forget that Kane is an enabler too: he wants others to achieve their full potential.
Please don't tell Bianca I called her a pigeon.
Kane likes to climb to high places (brrr, not me! not me!) and so goes all the way to the roof to write his letters and send them back home.
And here he finally makes the ultimate contact with Catstalia, who was happily singing her meow song to the puffy clouds.
This is the first time we also see Circe and Gemma interact.
We know Circe rarely gets to see Gemma and gives her space.
We know they have breakfast together as Gemma is present at the morning ceremony. They have meals together in the theater.
Here they are holding hands.
So these sisters' relationship is actually not that bad.
But how does Gemma know that the Pirate King cannot sing?
Hopefully we'll get to know the answer soon. All we get to know at the end of this chapter is that Musical week is about to begin, and what a week it will be! :p