aka The Frazzled Mom
Saint Vincent Island is a frequented location in Second on the Right. The island holds a special place for Captain Robert Benedict. The Mistral Thief is often found anchored offshore while captain and crew make themselves at home in Kingstown.
Not much can be said on why Captain Benedict comes here, especially after raids and plundering…mainly due to fear of punishment, most likely death.
If you find yourself thrown back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy, here’s how you can fit in…
1) Don’t appear timid. Shyness can be equated to weakness and pirates will take full advantage. Captain Benedict will be the first in line to use any weakness to his advantage.
2) Never trust a pirate, or anyone else for that matter. To do so means eventual death, followed by some pain and then more death. Then again, in the world of Second on the Right, pirates may be the only ones you can trust when encountering the one known as Pan.
3) Forget your toothbrush! The closest thing to brushing one’s teeth would be eating an apple, which explains why Captain Benedict eats them often. Of course, apples help in other ways for those at sea.
4) Don’t bathe for at least a week. Hygiene is difficult on board the Mistral Thief. No amount of salt water can remove the grim and stench of the Mistral Thief crew.
5) Learn Ta Talk Like A Pirate! Pirate dialect is found in Second on the Right when Captain Benedict speaks. Refer to this quick English to Pirate translation guide:
6) Hide Your Treasure. James, aka Captain Hook, relied on a special map to lead him to the legendary island where he’d confront Pan. Captain Benedict had a mental map for his hideaway. As a pirate, you’ll be gathering treasure and hopefully more than you can carry at one time. In that case, you’ll need a proper hideaway for stashing your jewels, gold and other prized possessions. Be sure to pick a cleverly hidden spot, but also don’t forget where that spot is. If need be, draw up a map to remind you. Of course, then you’ll have to hide the map in a safe place from prying eyes. You might need to draw up a map to help you remember and locate the map to your treasure. But should you forget about that map…
7) Consider replacing a body part. Captain Hook had, well, his hook. Movie and fictional pirates, at least the cool ones, often have a missing body part that has been replaced by something else. For example, a peg leg, a hook, a wooden eye. What would you rather having missing and what would you replace it with?
8) Adopt a Piratey Pet. Pirates need some companionship. Wenches stay on shore and the crew’s IQ doesn’t match your own. So what do you do? Adopt a pet, such as a parrot or monkey, an animal that is a good listener. I’d avoid felines. Cats and water don’t mix well.
9) Shout everything. MetalBeard of the Lego movie showed this to be true. To be a proper pirate, one must learn to shout. If you are to tell your back story, make sure to tell it with a fierceness that borders on loud shouting. Arrgh, t’would be what a pirate would do.
10) Tolerance. In Second on the Right, main characters will encounter stormy weather and trying circumstances. For Captain Benedict, one way to soothe his nerves was through Rum. Pirates should be able to tolerate rough weather conditions, cheap alcohol and treacherous mates.