Jack was employed into service for the East India Trading Company and was given command of the Wicked Wench. However, after he set free a cargo of slaves, his employer, Cutler Beckett, had Jack branded as a pirate and the Wench set aflame and sunk. After failing to rescue the Wench, Sparrow struck a bargain with the ghostly captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones, to resurrect his beloved vessel. Jones returned the ship to Jack in near perfect condition except for the permanently charred hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl.
Yo, this is why Norrington said he’s the “worst pirate I’ve ever heard of,” and then Jack followed it up with, “But you have heard of me.”
Because Jack was branded a Pirate because he freed people rather than stealing anything. So Norrington, with his sense of duty, knows that Jack has been branded a criminal for actively not being a terrible human being. Norrington is torn between his duty as a naval officer and knowing that Jack is right.
He freed exactly 100 people, that’s why his debt to Jones was 100 souls. Davy has a sick sense of irony after all. Jack freed 100 souls and as a consequence his ship got sunk. Now his ship has been raised and as a consequence, he has to enslave 100 souls. This explains his reluctance to actually pay back the debt.
Crap, the latter portion of this franchise was a lot smarter than I thought it was…
There’s so much people don’t get about this franchise, the story is really more complex than just “funny drunken pirate meets hottie lady and hottie man with occasional visits from squid man”.
So Im not the type to do this kind of thing, but I know how amazing the equestrians of tumblr are. This is my horse Puffy. I have had him in my life for over 12 years. He is “the one” horse for me. I know I’ll never have another like him. We have learned so much together, and he has carried me to so many wins. He is my best friend.
A few years ago he suffered a career ending injury, that he, against all odds, overcame. The biggest challenge I faced with him was his depression at being left at home and not worked. This year I had him entered at the Arabian Sport Horse Nationals. Last week, he tripped while I was riding him, and came up very lame the next day. What I was hoping was a minor injury turned out to be fairly serious.
Puffy is 18 years old. I’ve owned him since he was 4. Because of his age, he has a high possibility of having a permanent lameness if he is just left to rest for the injury to heal. He is very lame right now, with a lot of pain. I hate seeing my boy lame at the walk. What he needs are three shock wave treatments. After losing two of my horses last year and just paying off vet bills on those and Puffy’s past injury, I find myself without the finances to get his treatment.
My wish is for Puffy to make a full recovery. I have no ambitions of Nationals again, I just want a happy healthy horse. Perhaps we will be in the winners circle again, but thats not the priority. My dance partner is injured and he deserves the best care and the happiest soundest retirement he could possibly have. I hate not having the finances to give him this without asking for help.
So I’ve created a crowd tilt. Any amount helps towards Puffy’s recovery. $5, $10, anything. If you can’t donate, a like and a reblog, would mean the world to me. You can also share on facebook.
If you have questions, feel free to send me an ask. You can also go to my facebook to see updates and more info on Puffy.
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