Pirates make me smile…

Dragon*Con, which is held each Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, is “the largest multimedia, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US.” I am not much into science fiction and fantasy, gaming, and comics. I’m only marginally more interested in literature, art, music, and film.

However, I’d been told I really should go to the parade one year. This year we finally made it. I recognized the “Harry Potter” people. I recognized the “Star Wars” people and the “Dr. Who” people (the latter two largely because of my husband). Most everything else was completely lost on me.

Like who in the heck is this guy supposed to be?

Adult baby

(No, really. If you know, tell me. I’m dying to know.)

But when I saw a bunch of pirates, presumably from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” but I’m really not sure, I smiled. I don’t know why this make me smile — as “real life” pirates aren’t so nice, nor did I like the “Pirates of Caribbean” movies — but smile I did. These particular pirates went up the parade route getting the crowd to go “Arrrrrrrr!” on their count of “1… 2… 3…” They did it at least twice in front of our little group.

So, in honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, which also makes me smile, I bring you this, snapped right at “Arrrrrrrr!” 🙂


Aye, now enjoy your day friends. Aye, me dog me parrot concurs.

4 thoughts on “Pirates make me smile…

  1. Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity in my Subjective Life

    We were there too! Isn’t it fun??? We’ve been in Atlanta that weekend the last two years in a row for the ballgame, and always go see Dragon*Con stuff. I always blog about it, and they always find it. Last year, they enjoyed it. This year, not so much. Or, more specifically, one person who pretended to be nine different people (and then pretended to be two more people even after I called her out on it – irony fails her) really didn’t like it and hates me so much that she was sure to go tell everyone else how much she hates me and so they should read it too…again, irony fails her. At any rate – may the force be with you, and may they not find your blog. 😉

    Here’s mine – http://www.graspingforobjectivity.com/2009/09/passionistas-from-mundanes-perspective.html

  2. Rebecca

    Rachel, for some reason I don’t get an e-mail when you leave a comment. So strange… Anyway, I liked your post. Then I wondered if people will now slam me, a non-Dragon*Con “getter,” for going to the parade. 🙂 Ah, well… I still want to know which genre the guy above is from.


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