The Crossroads of the Aether
hay guys, me and my buddies are new to steampunk conventions and were planing on going to one as a group this year. we were tossing out ideas for themes and somebody suggested pirates, and the joke was made that we would all talk like stereotypical pirates do.
the question i have is what terms do you think steampunk pirates use, and what other terms do you think we should aquatint ourselves with in general. thanks guys.
If you get too stereotyped it will look/sound like a spoof, personally I would avoid "avast me hearties", "Yo ho ho" and "Aargh,"
But a clockwork parrot on the other hand...
Is that a lego?
Fact: Pirates didn't talk like Hollywood pirates. The whole "pirate accent" became the mainstream stereotype because of Robert Newton's portrayal of Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1950). He's actually using a "West Country" accent.
Fact: steampunk sky pirates say things like:
-Viddy well little brothers. Viddy well!
-How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!
-I'll make you eat both your own buttocks!
-Betrayin's all part of piratin'. If you don't know that you're not even close to being a pirate, "Prawn of my loins", my foot!
The whole "skypirate accent" became the mainstream when Danny from Outland Armorers put on a dress (Thursday)...not sure of the whole cause and effect there but ...viddy well!
I would have to say only if you hit them hard enough.
Aargh is actually meant to spell aar!, or aaahh!
For period color (and off-color) remarks check out some "sea shanties." Perhaps 'Bell Bottomed Trousers" for a start.