Reviews for Dead Men Tell No Tales
Armaris chapter 4 . 6/30/2006
Lovely collectioin of short fics... i enjoyed them inmensly...can't wait for the next one...
Arynn chapter 3 . 4/3/2006
Your talent as a writer is enviable, but I disagree with

your comments about the pirate brand.

How can a scar or brand represent freedom?

A ship does...because a ship carries you away from

places.

A brand/scar disfigures the skin (it is no longer healthy normal skin) is permanent (never can be restored to normal unmarked skin) and marks one as a pirate. Other pirates will accept you, but the law will hang you and

other people will shun you.

If one is not afraid of hanging, doesn't mind permanent scars on the body (and has forgotten the terrible pain

that was required to get it), and doesn't care they

will never be accepted in any other group of people

other than pirates, that is okay, but it seems to me

to be a very restrictive life...a brand seems to be

the exact opposite of "freedom".

Freedom includes the ability to mix and blend and move

freely from one group to another in society, with

restrictions only on level of education (which can be

remedied if one is intelligent enough) and speech (again,

something that can be changed). However, a pirate brand

permanently bars one from such movement.

For these reasons, I question your statement that Will

would think of a "P" burned into his skin as giving him

more freedom than he had before.

Merchants sail with freedom and have no brands on their skin. Merchants are not hung for just dealing in trade. Merchants get rich and are welcome in societies. Their children are given good educations and fine clothes, and they live in nice houses. Merchants set their own rules

as to where they sail and what they trade in.

Pirates may get rich, but they are not well educated and do not live in fine houses (well, do not live for long in fine houses before someone kills them). Plus, they are in danger of being hung, (probably for the bad deeds of some pirates and not their own code of honor. The worst pirates make life difficult for the best pirates). They cannot blend into any group other than pirates. They are thus restricted to a small group of people. It was rare

for a pirate to receive a pardon from the law and retire

to a ripe old age.

I think the pirate brand was designed so that other

pirates would feel safe around another "pirate" until they got to know them well. That is, anyone who was

willing to risk their neck (literally) by submitting to

a painful permanent procedure of branding which was

a one-way ticket to hanging if the law ever saw it,

could probably be "trusted"; more so than someone without that brand who might be a spy for the law.

In essence, people who branded themselves so they would

belong to the pirate group were giving up freedoms.

They gave up the freedom to mix freely in the rest of society. They gave up the freedom of being safe from

hanging simply on the basis of a brand-without a brand, their relationship to pirates would have to be proven

in court.
MeraSparrow chapter 4 . 4/2/2006
very well written, mate! really catches the child-like hope, unwaverin, Will expressed through the movie. Great job.
Lostariel Nolatari chapter 3 . 3/4/2006
wo cool! i wish i had a pirate brand... haha if i just add a bit onto my appendix scar it could be a p! well if i just turn this way.. no this way.. if i put this here... just a little..more..*thump*

yeah i'l work on that. hehe please update soon!

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lateBloomer04 chapter 3 . 3/3/2006
I love them all, especially the last one! I think i'd be cool if that actually happened to Will in the moviev (not that i'd like him being hurt, but I think it's time for him to take concrete steps towards being a pirate). More more! They're so good! :)
MeraSparrow chapter 3 . 3/2/2006
aww, that's kinda cute.

and so true. a scar like that has so much more meaning than were meant by those who 'invented' it.

more? pretty please?
Lostariel Nolatari chapter 2 . 3/2/2006
o! our william doesnt miss a trick does he! :D cool fic hun please keep posting! i have so much free time on my hands now the computer is all i have *cue sad violin music* hehe update soon!

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Captain MeraSparrow chapter 2 . 2/22/2006
oo, these are good. very well done. more please!
not jackie chapter 1 . 2/19/2006
standing in water is fun... i really think you did a great job on this. i liked the foreshadowing at the end. "in the most unusual of circumstances" :D

xoxoxan
Lostariel Nolatari chapter 1 . 2/19/2006
wo! *does lil happy dance* go trini! great first attempt! reading that i felt like screaming at the computer, 'YOU'RE A SEXY PIRATE! YAY!' hehe ;)

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Elvin BlueEyes chapter 1 . 2/18/2006
it was awsome _