About genres. I call Pirate’s Story a Young Adult story, but there are heavier themes inside of it. And nicer things, but who cares about them?
My point is: I chose Young Adult because I feel Middle Grade might be too young for some of the themes. Well, then again, I do remember reading GRENDEL by John Gardner when I was fifteen. Maybe not the best idea.
Sometimes I wonder whether monsters dress up as people on Halloween. How do we know each costumed person we see at the end of the street is really human and/or alive? Oh well. I hope you’re all eating candy and having a great Halloween! (Also, drawing desktop backgrounds is really hard. Just saying.)
Some days are bad days. For other people. The difference between an interesting day and a boring day is whether you pay attention. Mind you, if it means fighting strange octopus-monsters I’d prefer a slow day.
Letters. Remember those things? We might use email, Skype, and social media to chat now but consider how communication works in Pirate’s world. Mailpeople would get a lot more respect if they had to fight monsters just to deliver mail.
And now, my final theory on the origin of mass murderers — peer pressure! If everyone else killed people, would you do it too? I sure hope not, but it’s a good theory! I feel like this could be a 90’s style PSA about bullying. Also, the Balloon Man reappears since this is technically a flashback!
I bet you completely forgot the Slender Man used to be on this blog. Looking back, I’m not sure how but the tale of the famous urban internet legend and Pirate have become intertwined in some weird way. Are they friends? Maybe. Enemies? Definitely. But they have a history and neither one has died yet. Maybe he’ll be back in future pictures!
Another mythological monster I don’t think exists in real world. Personally, I never liked sock puppets, and being chased by this one would not be fun. It also sort of looks like Barney, and I never liked Barney.