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  • I live in Brno, Czech Republic (have done since 1995)
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  • Jiskran

    A question of tone

    May 22, 2013 by Jiskran

    I think that, most especially for such a project as this, a thick black line needs to be drawn between fiction and reality, and we need to draw our direct inspiration only from the less graphic elements of the fantasy. Piracy, in reality, was a brutish existence, always hard and often short and bloody, and while we may occasionally brush against that for dramatic impact, I feel we should, as a rule, steer clear.

    Users here should strive neither to play nor completely 'clone' famous movie and literary pirates, otherwise we'll end up with two dozen Jack Sparrows. The odd quality and quirk is no problem, nor, I believe, is taking a picture from a film as a starting point, but it is important that we make the character our own, not simply a rec…

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