Author has written 33 stories for Evil Dead/Army of Darkness, Pirates of the Caribbean, Supernatural, Captain America, 24, Thor, and Avengers.
In addition to fanfiction, I've got a tiny little Fictionpress profile, also under Rokhal, and a musty old poetry profile at EliteSkills.
Almost everything I write is gen, because romance really doesn't do much for me. What I do like is violence and plot.
Pirates of the Caribbean stories:
Age of the Uzi is a series of post-Fountain-of-Youth stories and shorts, focusing on action and crime. Guns, explosions, planes, hold-ups, shoot-outs . . . and, well, pirates. "Big Wings" is my favorite.
Captain Turner and the Organ is set less than a year after At World's End, during the Dutchman's transition. Will is bewildered, Maccus is tearing his hair out, Bill is awkward, Calypso is tyrannical, and the organ . . . is dead. Bit of angst, bit of action, mostly humor.
Anything by Basil Lubbock, a nineteenth-century naval historian.
The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. Charming insight into the culture and language of the less-than-mannerly. Free online.
The Ashley Book of Knots. The essential technology of the day, in context. Lots of funny words and tidbits of the sailing life.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. How and why sailors went to sea, how they got paid, and what their lives were like, and why they would occasionally mutiny and turn pirate.
Two Years Before the Mast, a must-read classic that gives the crew's side of sailing and all its joys and hardships (mostly hardships.)
The Book of Old Ships (and something of their Evolution and Romance), by Henry B. Culver and Gordon Grant. Wherein will be found drawings and descriptions of many varieties of vessels, both long and round, showing their development from most remote times; the portraiture of their progress, their garnishment, etc., etc., etc. In other words, a gold mine.
The Raft Book: Lore of the Sea and the Sky, by Harold Gatty. Navigation by observing waves, clouds, the sun, the stars, and wildlife.
Luce's Seamanship. The original big blue brick of midshipman torture. Totally worth the effort, especially for the rigging diagrams and the sections on working upwind. Online here.
The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish. A summary of outlandish and disturbing occult practices and the logic behind them, mostly from Europe. Harry Potter readers will recognize the Hand of Glory, which is actually creepier than Rowling had it.
Jack Aubry and Horatio Hornblower, fun and educational at the same time.
Wikipedia, oracle of all unknown.
Sea shanties: Google for them.
Any first-hand accounts you can get your hands on. Look for sea journals.
Inter-Library Loan. Google only takes you so far.
This show must be designed to appeal to disgruntled military brats whose fathers indoctrinated them into their bizarre hobbies!
I also have a weakness for crack. Supernatural has great crack, along with complicated sci-fy-esque systems of rules and oddities to figure out. And canon torture! And canon power!characters!
Sacred Texts, a database of all that is hooey and some that is holy. I think of it as Bobby's Library Online. Clavicula Salomonis with all the diagrams, the secrets of Rosicrucianism, ethnography, Usenet archives from the renaissance of Wicca, and more. Here.
The Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer, Abridged. This inseparable mixture of hard scholarship, hearsay, tall tales, and rampant speculation is one of the most comprehensive books of magic, religion, and superstition from around the world ever compiled. Find it, skim it, go nuts.
The Folk-Lore of Plants by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer. A quaint British magical herbology treatise, at Project Gutenberg, here. There are entire sections on plants in witchcraft and demonology.
Esoteric Archives, Sacred Texts' goth cousin. It specializes in European black magic, demonology, astrology, metaphysics, and Kaballa. Some texts are partial, some are subscriber content, most are free. Here.