Blackwolf the Dragonmaster's Diary of Magecraft

Being a Chronicle of the Inner Secrets of, and Spells of Magick as Wielded by, the Philosopher of the Internet and Unofficial Sorcerer-in-Residence of the City of New York

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As New York's Unofficial Wizard, my mission is to encourage the Mortals of Manhattan to imagine responsibly!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Electric Pirates Entertainment: 23 Years and Still Your Favorite Swashbuckler!

23 years ago today, July 19th, 1986, your humble Dragonmaster's parent company, Electric Pirates Entertainment, was born. When Master Richard conceived the company, as most of you may or may not know, he began the concept with ONE motion picture --- Roman Polanski's PIRATES --- and from then on, found himself press-ganged, so to speak, into an adventurous journey that has continued unchecked ever since.

EPE's mission, from the very beginning, has been:
" seek out the weird, the wild, and the misunderstood in all facets of the entertainment community..." And undoubtedly, few individuals have best represented that Mission Statement than our Corporate Mascot and Principal Spokespirate himself, beloved and glorious Blackbeard. Having said that, I thought it might be a good idea if, on this, EPE's 23rd Birthday, our dangerously wonderful Captain Teach should say a few words to you about the wonders of being a Pirate in general, along with future post-Jack Sparrow adventures.........

Ahoy, ye landlubberly Mortals! Blackbeard the Pirate here. Now shut up an' pay attention:

Well, ye heard ol' Master Blackwolf --- that beanrake of a lad Richard Washington and I have sailed tergether these twenty-three accursed and dusty years. In that time, we've made of lot o' Pirate friends, and we've sailed many decent waters. From dearest Jamaica Rose Barton to them blarsted Crimson Pirates; and from our merry mateys, the Seattle Seafair Pirates to the Pyrate Guys, Cap'n Slappy, Mad Sally an' Ol' Chumbucket, we've made many friends across the Seven Seas an' beyond --- and been in on a good many Pirate movies --- especially our three most favorite such films .... the Pirates o' th' Caribbean Trilogy, o' course! Ha-har!

Now it be time ter be lookin to th' future. When we found out about HBO's recent documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired, we knew that here, in 2008, Mortal-reckonin', was the perfect chance ta remind ourselves, as we've done all these 23 years, why we put our little company together inna first place: One o' th' first things Richard told the world when EPE first set sail was this: "The swashbuckler of recent years has been put down so many times it's no longer funny." Now that we be the ones what be large an' in charge, who amongst dares ta laugh at us now, sez I? Aargh!

We've felt our oats a lot since July 1986. Will we get to feel our oats again at the dawn o' the second decade o' the 21st Century? I may not be a-knowin', but by Long John's peg-leg, I'd sure like ter be findin' out, eh what?

Well, enuf o' my bilge! Here's to Electric Pirates Entertainment and every last scurvy thing we've ever done! I just hope we'll still be around so's I can poke me trusty cutlass in yer face fer as long as ye be willin' ta put up wi' us ---- becuz him what sez otherwise gets to take a long walk off a short plank, c'peesh?

So, in closin', an' takin' a cue from the ol' Mage o' Talisker: Yo-ho-ho an' a bottle o' Coca-Cola Classic! Aargh!

Yers etc.,
Corporate Mascot/Principal Spokespirate
Electric Pirates Entertainment, Inc./EPE Holdings, Inc.
New York City, USA