Horizons: Lego

October 22nd, 2011 by | No comments

You probably know the Lego video games, such as Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean. But before there were computer games, Lego already existed as little plastic bricks. It’s hard to imagine such a prehistory, but perhaps you yourself have played with them, and maybe you still do? Ah, the stories you can enact with the little yellow figures… someone has even recreated Mêlée Island with Lego bricks! How about you? Did you ever play with Lego? Maybe you made something Monkey Island related with Lego that you want to share? If so, do leave a comment, we’d love to hear your story!

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Polly: What did you think of POTC4?

June 6th, 2011 by | No comments

Have you seen Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides? What did you think of it?

Polly: What did you think of POTC4?

  • It was excellent! (13%, 12 Votes)
  • It was good entertainment (39%, 35 Votes)
  • It was disappointing (18%, 16 Votes)
  • I haven't seen it yet, but I plan to (18%, 16 Votes)
  • I haven't seen it yet and I don't plan to (12%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 90

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Horizons: Mermaids

June 5th, 2011 by | 5 comments

After seeing Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look a mermaids. I don’t mean that in a pornographic way, but where the myth of them originated from, because it is a myth. They don’t exist, do they? Anyway, we’ll dig into that as well. Mermaids are those big fish with a woman’s upper body instead of that of a fish. They live in the sea (duh!) and the most popular myth is that they lure sailors close by singing a beautiful song. When the poor sailors, who are enchanted by the song,  gets close the mermaids drag them underwater to drown. What they get out of that is beyond me. Maybe they have a weird fetish and just do it for pleasure, but there are also other stories.

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Horizons: Queen Anne’s Revenge

May 28th, 2011 by | No comments

Does that name ring a bell? That could be because the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship of the pirate Edward Teach (better known as Blackbeard), plays a part in the new Pirates of the Caribbean film. Now archaeologists have recovered the ship’s anchor from the bottom of the sea, and it’s huge. That’s no surprise really, since the ship itself, boasting 40 guns, was uncommonly powerful, and contributed greatly to Blackbeard’s success. She was originally a French ship used to trade slaves, until Blackbeard captured it in 1717. He then turned the ship into a killing machine by increasing the number of guns from just 14 to 40. In 1718, the ship ran ashore in North Carolina, which was possibly a deliberate act in order to cut down on his pirate crew. The ship whose anchor has now been recovered, is believed to be the Queen Anne’s Revenge, a replica of which you can now see on the silver screen.

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Polly: Are you watching the return of Jack Sparrow?

May 9th, 2011 by | 4 comments

We’re less than two weeks away from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides‘ and I am very excited. I love these movies although I will admit that the story got more complicated than necessary with each movie in the original trilogy. but I will definitely be in the theater to see this one hopefully on opening weekend. How about you?

Polly: Are you watching the return of Jack Sparrow?

  • Yes, I will watch it in the theater! (67%, 42 Votes)
  • Yes, but I'll wait until it hits DVD/Blu-ray (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, three movies were enough (10%, 6 Votes)
  • No, I hate pirates and Johnny Depp! (5%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 63

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Horizons: Long John Silver

May 7th, 2011 by | 3 comments

If you miss Paco’s old comic and are looking for something like it, Long John Silver may be for you. Originally a French comic (or as they say these days, “graphic novel”) series, the first two parts have been translated into English and released, with the third part on its way. It’s sort of a spin-off of Treasure Island, but with its own story, casting Long John Silver in the main role in a Pirates of the Caribbean-like adventure. I’ve read the first part, Lady Vivian Hastings, and I must say I was impressed, especially by the beautiful visuals. You should consider getting it just for that. You’ll probably want to read the other books in the series as well though, since the first volume cuts off rather abruptly. If you like pirates and comics, check it out!

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