( omg. his precious NonsuchCollapse )
*peels butt off the couch*There are twenty-three chapters in the English version of Commodore and twenty-four in the American. Any objections to the following discussion schedule?
1-6 November 117-12 November 1813-18 November 2519-24 December 2
( Long time in coming, I know. Two points about the last chapters of Flying Colours.Collapse )
( Chapters 9-14Collapse )
You know I love this part of the book. LOVE IT. There's just something sick and twisted in me about the way I love to see my hero suffer and recover to live and smile and say things like "God help sailors on a night like this" in a joking manner to make the love of his life his captain feel better. There are just so many wonderful things about this section, namely:
In those days, too, he had never known the freedom of his own quarterdeck, and had never tasted the unbounded liberty -- the widest freedom on earth -- of being a captain of a ship.
Er. We did seem to get off track there for a while, didn't we? Would starting Flying Colours this Saturday all right? There are nineteen chapters, so maybe -- Week 1. Chapter 1-4Week 2. Chapter 5-8Week 3. Chapter 9-14Week 4. Chapter 15-19
( random droppings related to the last 5 chapters of SotLCollapse )
( some semi-random ramblings and quite possibly some intersting points on the aforementioned above sections from ship of the lineCollapse )
( On Ship of the Line, section 1.Collapse )And as a final note: am I on crack to think that the stories of HH joining the Navy don't line up? In this part of SotL, there's talk about how he has 22 years of seagoing experience. If he really joined in 1793, as MMH holds out, that puts SotL at 1815. Which, um. Yeah. We know it's not.The real moral of this is that PINEAPPLES ARE THE FRUIT OF LOVE AHAHAHA :D :D :D