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29th Mar 2008, 12:49 AM
So Ye Want To Be A Pirate?


So you want to work on my ship? Only the best pirates get to sail with I, the infamous, bloodthirsty, educated, and greatly feared Captain Ethel Flint the Iron-Fisted. I’ve gathered you all here, of course, to show me that you have what it takes to sail on my vessel the “Lady Hawke”. You really want to be a true to the flesh pirate, you really believe that you can hack it? Prove it to me and my mates, you landlubber.


For the Application-
Special Abilities (What do you have that will help make my ship the best):

You’ll need 1 head shot (beauty has nothing to do with this contest, although a decent pirate is never opposed to a pretty face), 1 body shot, and 1 free shot


Chief Mate: duderocks
Second Mate: Zaggytiddies
Third Mate: neurophobic

Emergency Mate: Yakumo-dono


Atorus~ Cait Levlen App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1162764&postcount=7)
asmodean~ Patchy Pete App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1163798&postcount=11) Dropped
SilentPsycho~ Zerena Zukai App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1164057&postcount=14) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1168275&postcount=37) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1172544&postcount=72)
SilentPsycho~ Draca App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1164060&postcount=15) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1166938&postcount=31) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1173908&postcount=75)
Paradise~ Reeking Diego Dagger App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1165654&postcount=22) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1168862&postcount=42) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1174025&postcount=76)
hooligan~ Jazmin Taylor App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1166114&postcount=24) Dropped
Vampire_of_Death~ Lady of Flesh and Blood App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1166228&postcount=25) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1169015&postcount=45) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1174108&postcount=79)
hooligan~ Tawny Doyle App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1166612&postcount=28) Dropped
Elyasis~ Arcturus Rex App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1168940&postcount=43) Dropped
Vampire_of_Death~ Elijah App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1169019&postcount=46) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1169015&postcount=45) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1174108&postcount=79)

Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1166551&postcount=27) - How Long Have Ye Been Sailin’ (round ended)
Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1170876&postcount=64) - Shore Leave (round ends April 23rd)
Round 3- Mutiny
Because we have a bit of time between now and the day this is supposed to end, I may grant extensions, but let's try to get everything in on time. Also, if we get enough contestants, we'll have eliminations, if we only get 10 the scores will be based accumulatively.


Rules (as read by the Master-at-Arms):

-Arrr, follow the forum rules o' course
-PM the Captain if you want t' walk the plank; it’s only fair t' the other contestants
-Photoshop is not allowed
-Apply if you have time
-Any gender, any race, anythin' goes (come on, we ain’t gonna deny a decent pirate work if they’ve got blue skin or barks)
-Sim has t' be an adult, but can be any age 18+ (a pirate’s life is no place for young’uns)
-No simstealin’, simtweakin’, or simmerizin’
-You can enter two sims if you’d like
-You will not be judged on your graphics card, but on creati'ity
-Other than the abo'e rules, anythin' goes; this is supposed t' be fun, the more outrageous the better
-Absolutely nothin' related t' “Pirates o' the Caribbean” unless you speedily want t' get fed t' the fisheys; the Captain dislikes those sallys immensely

2nd Apr 2008, 5:23 AM
Contest Approved
Begins 4.1.08
Ends 5.1.08

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

2nd Apr 2008, 1:03 PM
So yeah, this is me checking in! (Haha, didn't even see this on the waiting list).

Let's see your super salty pirates! And I'll be needing 3 judges, too, so send me a pm if you want to be one.

2nd Apr 2008, 8:04 PM
Looks cool! I just have a question. Could the pirates be from any era? Like...could I enter a space pirate? Or would they have to be from the normal pirate era....thing.

(If that made ANY sense)

3rd Apr 2008, 1:47 AM
Anything goes. Whatever you can come up with, the better. Looking forward to your application! We have all three judges now, just need some apps.

4th Apr 2008, 4:46 PM
Ok count me in :)

5th Apr 2008, 2:40 AM
Name: Cait (“Yes, that’s pronounced like ‘Kate’. You gotta problem?”) Levlen
Age: 24
Likes: Anything alcoholic, sleeping, sailing, the sky, leather, funky colors, music, did we mention alcohol and funky colors?
Dislikes: Grey, land, rich people, complete darkness, not being able to see the sky, being without a weapon, the synthetic food most people get to eat, cities.
Special Abilities: “I suppose just saying that I’m amazing will make me sound like a complete jerk, eh? Thought so, even if it may be slightly true. At least at sailin’, anyways. Keep in mind ‘o course, I’m used to flying machines. Very confusing time I live in, eh? I’m also a pretty decent shot at pool, if that helps any.”







(I may change the photos, I'm not all that happy with them. Especially the Freeshot one. But it'll stay the same Cait either way.)

5th Apr 2008, 3:43 AM
The Captain approves, Atorus, I love his hair!

6th Apr 2008, 3:39 AM
I'm not joining but did you take this idea from Lazy Town by any chance lol?

6th Apr 2008, 3:52 AM
Ahoy there me hardies! Zaggy reparten far duty! Can't wait to see what you scaliwags come up with!

:sorry that's my best pirate type lol:

6th Apr 2008, 4:24 PM
Name:Patchy Pete


Age: 28
Likes:I be likin' just about anythin' that has to be with women, boozin, fightin and sailin'.
Dislikes: Anythin' that don't have the above in 'em.
Special Abilities: Yar, I be nothin' special but on time to time I will back ye up on the violin when ye be playin' ye music. I be pretty handy with a rope too, I'll have yer sails up before ye can get ye trousers on in the mornin'.



6th Apr 2008, 5:00 PM
Yay! Another entry! Now I no longer feel alone! Come on, people! More entries. ^_^

asmodean- I like Patchy. He's got a peg-leg! That's...like...my number one quality in a man. *nods*

6th Apr 2008, 5:03 PM
Yes i say more people should enter or i shall cry

atorus- thanks, Cait is quite the stud too. Although it was a tie between a pegleg or a hook...the peg leg seemed the easiest for someone of my non skills to do

6th Apr 2008, 11:04 PM
Name: Zerena Zukai, also know as ZZ or Double-Z. Occasionally Triple Z after I've had a few drinks and a roll in the hay...
Age: 21
Likes: The three S - Spirits, Sailing, and Sex.
Dislikes: Hangovers, Priests, and being tied to the land.
Special Abilities: I've been described as a wavespeaker thanks to my ability to sense the currents and the tides, along with any storms that are heading my way in advance. A little gift, I suppose, that I got from my unknown father.

Face shot


Body Shot


Free Shot


6th Apr 2008, 11:10 PM
Name: Draca. Just Draca.
Age: 24
Likes: The ocean, fresh fish, and swimming.
Dislikes: Pollution, being stuck in a cage, being on land.
Special Abilities: Well, I'm actually a Mer. You know, half-man, half-fish, this is just my human form I use on land. This means that I can breathe underwater, communicate with dolphins and other species, and if you give me a crowbar I'm sure I can loosen a few boards from the hulls of enemy ships.

Face shot


Body shot


Free shot


7th Apr 2008, 12:03 AM
Very nice asmodean and SilentPsycho!

And no 999rozes, I didn't take this idea from Lazy Towns (I don't have a tendency to watch kids shows in my spare time). I'm a sailor myself and have an odd non-Pirates of the Caribbean fascination with them. I thought it'd be kind of neat to see other people's ideas of pirates (thinking outside the box of course) interconnected with their Sims games.

Plus, pirates are better than ninjas any day.

Edit: I'll start Round 1 on the 10th. Hopefully we'll get a couple more applicants by then. So tell all your friends, your parents, and your buddies to join!

8th Apr 2008, 8:32 PM
Come on people! Do I need to get my mystical powers of persuasion out? Please join. It'll save my soul?!

9th Apr 2008, 8:57 AM
Count me in, I will post by tommorow, as my computer really is not letting me start the sims, grrrrr... I mean Rrrrrrrrrrrr.

9th Apr 2008, 9:39 AM
Question: will there be alot of writing, or mostly picturetaking? I always fear lot of writing because of my english...

edit: Giving it a try so I'M JOINING. I'll post later tonight my pics

9th Apr 2008, 11:58 AM
I understand that you said no photoshop but does that include adding borders and text?


Bites and Kisses

9th Apr 2008, 12:45 PM
Vampire_of_Death, I don't believe that you will be needing to add text or borders for any of the rounds. If it really matters to you to have text on the pictures, I guess that's fine. But nothing more should be done to the photos.

Part of the reason I don't like contests that allow photoshop is because there are some people (like me for instance) who can't use it to save their lives. And then, when the contest host says that their "photoshop skills" won't be judge, it ends up that the photoshop skills are judged in a round-about way. I find it more fair to see how creative one can get with in game content and the hacks (or even not the hacks) available to someone.

And Paradise, don't worry about the English thing. They're supposed to be pirates; a group of people, which on the whole, probably don't speak English very well at all (or write it for that matter). Grammar will not be judged.

9th Apr 2008, 4:29 PM
Meet Diego de Cardenas - also known as "Reeking Diego Dagger".
He is aprox 30-35 - he doesn't really remember.
Likes: rum, treasures, a good fight and lovelylooking ladies. In that order.
Dislikes: not having any rum.
Special abilities: He is excellent with a sword.


9th Apr 2008, 8:45 PM
I know what you mean, mostseem to get by because they can cut out a sim face and put it on a human body, although visually appealling, it kinda defeats the challenge of making a SIM look beauitful. The only reason I would add text is to post my name is the corner to prevent people from reusing my sim in contests, I know, I am a bit parnoid but none the less. Thank you for your quick reply!

Bites and Kisses

10th Apr 2008, 3:43 AM
Name: Jazmin Taylor
Age: 20
Likes: Adventures, storytelling, the sea, sharks, reading.
Dislikes: Snobs, snakes and the mundane.
Special Abilities (What do you have that will help make my ship the best): I'm very quick and agile on my feet, and my mind is just as sharp. I love to have fun but when it's time to buckle down and work I have a great work ethic.

Head Shot:

Body Shot:

Free Shot:
Ever since that pirate man came to my village I have wanted to sail on a pirate ship, feeling the wind on my face...

(My pictures are huge...if you know of a program I can use to resize them please help!!)

10th Apr 2008, 7:37 AM
Name: Lady Angelique Beau Perio, also known as Lady of Flesh and Blood

Age: 531, looks ad pretends to be 19

Likes: Reading, writing, singing, sword fights, rum, silver, blood, and young men.

Dislikes: Sunlight, smoking, authority and boring days.

Special Abilities (What do you have that will help make my ship the best): I can move quite fast and without being seen. I can't work during the day, but I can see far and hear any approaching enemies when the sun has set. I have great ability with the sword and, since I was raised to be a lady, I know how to read, write, sew, and speak properly. I have a very sharp wit, I am very good at solving puzzles. I am also world renowned for my blood lust, but by different names including Sirona of Slaves In Chains, Vicereine of Afrika, and Lady of Flesh and Blood.

Head Shot:
Body Shot:
Free Shot:

Bites and Kisses

10th Apr 2008, 7:53 PM
Come on, need at least 3 more. I'd add another, but I've already used my second application. If there are not enough people when you post the round, will you carry on and keep applications open during the first round?

10th Apr 2008, 9:43 PM
How Long Have Ye Been Sailin'?
Round Ends April 14th Midnight zone is -5 (from the prime meridian, I'm in Maine, USA if that helps)

"All be bloomin life sir! Me mother was a mermaid, me father was king neptune. I was born on the crest of a wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep. Seaweed and barnacles are me clothes. Every tooth in me head is a marlinspike; The hair on me head is hemp. Every bone in me body is a spar, and when I spits, I spits tar. I'se hard, I is, I am, I are"
-From the MMA Regimental Manual

As with any application, give us some background information. Were you accidentally assigned into becoming a pirate or did you always want to be a bloodthirsty murdering scoundrel? Give us the name of the ship you worked on before.

Task One:

This round will only require one task and a confessional. The Old Lady requires that you show her a picture of you before you were a pirate (can be 1-3 shots, no more, can be anything head or body or foot or whatever). Use some creativity in this round; were you the innocent little brat who always got picked on? The office worker sick with her job? Did your nursemaid get told to assign you to a pilot (a person who helps boats into harbors) ship, only to mishear and assign you to a pirate ship? If this is the case, show us your disappointment.

In the confessional, include a picture of you (head, body, whatever, you can use it in the later rounds). Answer this question as well. Do you think you're trying too hard to please the Captain?

10th Apr 2008, 11:47 PM
Name: Tawny Doyle
Age: 19
Likes: Drinking, fighting, exploring, drinking, fun times, freedom, looting, drinking, singing (sometimes while drinking), and writing (but don't tell anyone). Did I mention drinkin'?
Dislikes: Rich folks, those who are bored with their lives but do nothin' about it.
Special Abilities (What do you have that will help make my ship the best): Well, firstly Ahm the best pickpocket me town's ever seen, Ah been stealin an lyin since I wis a lit'l lad. Ah can get away with right near anythin an if Ah were to be captured--well there'd be no one ta tell them coppers anythin cuz I'd die before Ah turned in me mates.

Head Shot:
Body Shot:
Free Shot:

11th Apr 2008, 12:02 AM
Just a question, what date and time does this round end? Also, what timezone are you basing this in?

I've taken the pictures, but considering it's after midnight here where I am, my brain's too tired to write it up now so I'll post it later this morning.

11th Apr 2008, 11:44 AM
Could you be more specific about the pictures we need (Bodyshot, headshot, free shot, etc.)? Also, is there a picture amount limit because I am thinking that I may do three or four pictures, just to really explain my story. Let me know if this is okay. Thnaks.

Bites and Kisses

11th Apr 2008, 12:20 PM
Task One


Well, I was always the curious loner growing up. After gaining my markings, I was allowed to wander about as I like, but even before then I was a slippery little Mer, so I've always been exploring new things and new places.

The one place I had never been before was a human settlement, so that was the first place I started observing. After shifting into my human form, and stealing some clothes (the weird reactions of the humans who saw me without them got irritating after a while), I spent a while just gazing in awe at everything I could see. It was all so different!

Pity I didn't pay more attention where I was going.


One loose plank, and I ended up falling straight into a crate, knocking myself unconcious on the way. I woke up later to find myself on board a ship called 'The Cuttlefish', a fact which also surprised a crew member when he found me amongst the supplies.


In return for not killing me, I agreed to work for the rest of the journey. Thus began my new life.

Do you think you're trying too hard to please the Captain?


Probably, I don't know. Human customs are really confusing sometimes, and I don't know what they consider trying too hard or trying too little.

11th Apr 2008, 1:18 PM
Could you be more specific about the pictures we need (Bodyshot, headshot, free shot, etc.)? Also, is there a picture amount limit because I am thinking that I may do three or four pictures, just to really explain my story. Let me know if this is okay. Thnaks.

I was wondering the exact same thing!

11th Apr 2008, 1:40 PM
An update was made to Round 1. 1-3 shots is fine, can be anything. Also, I updated when the round ends (sorry, I'll try to find a world clock or a countdown thingy or something).

11th Apr 2008, 4:05 PM
Okay, thanks. I have work to do!

Also, this is kind of an annoucement. I am not reachable on the weekends, just incase anyone is wondering why I wont answer, or whatever. I am in the eastern time one. Just so everyone knows,but I will see you around 8pm on Sunday, again eastern time.

11th Apr 2008, 6:35 PM
Thanks for clarifying! Now I can see my earlier assumption was wrong, so I need to take a few more pictures. Oh woe is me, I have to take some time to force myself to play the Sims 2. ;)

13th Apr 2008, 6:55 PM
SilentPsycho you've done a really nice job with Round 1. The two week deadline for applicants ends tomorrow, and we still need two more. As much as I'd love for this contest to go through to the finish, it doesn't look like it's going to happen.

Round 1 will be extended until Wednesday if the thread isn't closed. The future two rounds will not last as long because we won't have enough time to finish by May 1st if we continue like this. Hopefully everyone's efforts won't go to waste and we can get at least two more applications.

13th Apr 2008, 10:33 PM
Task One

So you want to know about my life then? Meh, I suppose I might as well as long as the booze flows freely.


I'll admit it, I was a rich kid, much to my annoyance. My grandfather was head of a prosperous family along the sea coast, and much to his shame I'm what is known as a 'talented younger daughter', or to put it in more correct term, a bastard. My mother got drunk one Beltane evening, went down to the shore, and re-appeared three months later pregnant with yours truly. Add this story to my natural skill with the seas when I was older, and people started to talk, so my grandfather decided to finally cut his losses and marry me off to a rich lord inland, where I would spend the rest of my days as his 'loving' wife, popping out babies.

Like hell I would.


The night before I was planned to leave, I put on some of my raggiest clothes and ran. There's no chance my grandfather would ever take me from my beloved sea! I sneaked onto whatever ship I could once I reached the docks, and spent the rest of that journey working the bilges of the leakiest tub this side of the ocean.

Since there I've spent my time skipping for one deck to the next. As long as I sail the sea, I'm a happy lass. There have been a few disagreements though, for example, on my last ship, The Sea Bream. You see, me and the captain had differing views...


He thought his hands looked good on my chest, whereas I thought they looked better sliced off and shoved down his throat!



Do you think you're trying too hard to please the Captain?

Hell no! I've done enough of the trying to be what I'm not, and I'm confident in myself top know that what you see is what you get. I'm no lily-livered craven louse that needs to forever pump their ego up, and nor do I need to have to lie about my worth.

Now, if you excuse me, I have some ale casks to empty.

14th Apr 2008, 6:26 AM
I love all of the entries alrady, they are wonderful and good luck to all! I think I am going to enter a second sim, then we will only need one more person! Please someone enter, we are soooo close!

14th Apr 2008, 10:18 PM
Hell, if we only need one more person I'll enter another. I wants this contest to ruunnnn!

14th Apr 2008, 10:32 PM
Come on you two then. Let's get this show on the road!

Plus, my entries are getting lonely. :D

15th Apr 2008, 1:02 AM
Mine are sailin over the seven seas (Waiting for my game o load, wont be too long now)

Bites and Kisses

15th Apr 2008, 1:19 AM
I hope I'm not too late. Here goes:

Before I became a pirate I worked in a saloon washing and cleaning.
BIG PICTURE http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dagger1om1.jpg
I was an orphan and the gypsy running the place felt sorry for me so she gave me a job. I would always listen to the tales the men would tell while playing cards and drinking. Usually the tales would get greater and grander the more they drank. So when I was old enough I signed up to the ship Charlotte.
I was the one looking out for merchandise ships to rob and plunder. It was a hard job, always alert and suffering cold rain and wind. But I learned to be tough.

Do you think you're trying too hard to please the Captain?
Not really. I love my ship and work hard, but I don't like kissing anyones butt.

--- Different sizes on the pics because I was trying out printscreen to increase the size

15th Apr 2008, 3:26 AM
Name: Arcturus Rex
Age: 3 dog years, i.e; 21 years old. (He is human but relates better with animals.)
Likes: Dogs, storms, nature, and keeping the peace.
Dislikes: Overly obnoxious people, those who disrespect nature, complete silence, and bar brawls.
Special Abilities (What do you have that will help make my ship the best): Arc has more luck than anyone you will ever meet, if he's on board 'tis likely your boat'll stay afloat. He's also got a strange way with animals, but he doubts that will help since the boats not full of landlubbers. Sea animals on the other hand, he's been bitten and stung more times than he can count.

Head shot
Body Shot
Free shot

15th Apr 2008, 5:27 AM
Application, and round two are finished, but I am having trouble with flickr, so Im done but they will be in aboout 20 min or so. Hope that is okay, Thanks

Bites and Kisses

15th Apr 2008, 6:46 AM
My story begins the week before my 19th birthday. I was part of a very wealthy family. My father had spoken to me that morning quite strangely and was very distant. I continued my lesson until dinner, when there was a strange man sitting across from me. I was told that I would marry him three days after my birthday. I of course protested as I was in love with a man my age whom was the kindest person I had ever met but he was a milkman and was not socially high enough to be with me, so aid my mother. I later found that my family was I financial dept and they had sold me to the highest bidder, which happen to be a 40 year old man whom was only interesting in my "assets". I was fitted for my dress as soon as possible and I made my decision the night before, I would run to my dearest Mason's home and become his wife. I dressed as I would marry and did my hair and wore my veil. I asked to be alone for a moment of prayer. When they had left, I tried to escape out the window, which didn't work, as m dress was too big. I stripped into my corset and petticoat, pulled down my hair and I ran. I was around the block from his home but I saw my parents' carriage at his home, along with the police and I saw no way around this. I headed to town, never to see any of them again.


I walked until I couldn't walk much farther, so I decided to find an inn and hope that they could grant a young lady a room and maybe some clothes. My problem? A man had been following me since I entered the town. He looked quite rugged and I figured he was a pick pocket and quicken my pace. I took a lot of side allies and quickly found my self lost.


I felt an arm slip around my chest and it felt like an icy rain fell on to my entire body and I couldn't move. I felt him move my body into a position that he liked and an intense pain in my neck and then...Bliss. The heat ran through my body like wild fire. Then next thing I knew, I was dressed, covered in a very comfortable bed and everything was moving in a calming rocking motion, as if I was on the Ocean. The next evening, the vampire, whose name was Elijah, just Elijah, explain everything to me and told n=me we were on his ship, the Raven Wing.


Do you think you're trying too hard to please the Captain?
Of course not, I don't try to please anyone, ever. My life is a complicated one and I have had a lot of problems, which impresses anyone who hears the entire story.

15th Apr 2008, 6:53 AM
Name:Elijah, just Elijah.
Age: Almost 1,000 now-a-days, appears to be 29
Likes:Anything to do with fightin, drinkin, and treasure.
Dislikes: Not much displeases me.
Special abilities: Fast, smart and I am learnin how t' read write and talk like a gentalman from me lover, Lady Angelique.




15th Apr 2008, 7:04 AM
I don't 'member much 'bout me past, but I'll share what I can.

I was a lonely orphan born in what is now Hungry. I stayed there much of me life, as a beggar and a thief. I saved enough money to travel to Italy, as I had been told I was quite a painter and I wanted to make more than I had been. On the ship ride over, it was attacked by a hoard of bloody thirsty pirates, and I mean that literally. They were all vampires and they tuned me into one of them as I was the strongest there. The rest perished. I didn’t stay with them long and continued to Italy to make a living. Soon enough I meet the same blood lust that they had shown to me and I wanted a mate, so I met Lady Angelique. I converted her and decided to buy a ship and head to sea, just the two of us. We have been sailing together ever since.



15th Apr 2008, 7:18 AM
Yeah! Ten Applications!

Also, sorry about triple posting, but the others were apps/rouns, so this is best.

Bites and Kisses

15th Apr 2008, 4:21 PM
I'm currently at my dad's house where I don't have the Sims. As soon as I'm able to get on the game I will post my Round 1's. I'm really sorry, I hope I don't get kicked out.

15th Apr 2008, 5:07 PM
Round One ends Wednesday April 16th at 11:59 pm (my time, which is zone -5 {take 5 hours off of the prime meridian time}).

Because of how little time we have left to get to the last rounds, I can't grant any extensions. The Captain wants promptness in her sailors, and the deadline for her to have a complete crew is drawing near.

15th Apr 2008, 6:08 PM
Round One ends Wednesday April 14th at 11:59 pm (my time, which is zone -5 {take 5 hours off of the prime meridian time}).

Because of how little time we have left to get to the last rounds, I can't grant any extensions. The Captain wants promptness in her sailors, and the deadline for her to have a complete crew is drawing near.

April 14th? As it's already the 15th, I think you've got the date wrong.

15th Apr 2008, 10:07 PM
Fixed it. April 16th. I got it right in the thread title. ><

16th Apr 2008, 9:15 PM
Here is a link fo everyone that is having trouble with the time zones. It is a world map with the different times and zones, which voodookatie said she was in -5, which would be in the same zone as New York.

Good Luck all and I hope to see more entries to round one!


EDIT: I also figured that I should post the time that I am posting so you can roughly compair your time to mine, (meaning check at the top of my post to see what that time says, and then compare to what I typed below)and mine is the same as voodookaties'.

It is now 4:15 pm.
and for any internation folk, that is 16:15.

Bites and Kisses

17th Apr 2008, 3:05 PM
Round One has ended! The only people to get their first round entries in are Vampire_of_Death, Paradise, and SilentPyscho! The judges are being pmed as I type and I'll post the second round tomorrow.

17th Apr 2008, 3:09 PM
I posted round one too. Am I out?

17th Apr 2008, 3:21 PM
No, you're not out. >< Sorry, having a rough morning, please forgive me.

17th Apr 2008, 3:24 PM
ok thanks. All forgiven :)

17th Apr 2008, 8:30 PM
Sorry guys, I had my written part all typed out but my Sims game broke. I'm not sure what was wrong with it but I my screen kept blue screening and the GUI was all I could see.. Maybe this was securom? I don't know but my game usually is able to display everything on all settings. I worked on it all night and I couldn't get anything to change.

I'm really sorry for not being able to continue. :(

But I hope the rest of you have a tough and enjoyable contest. :)

17th Apr 2008, 9:15 PM
Don't worry about it, I would have loved to have seen your future rounds.

It might have something to do with custom content? Make sure the custom content is enabled (happened to me too after I got free time, although if you worked on it all night this probably isn't what's wrong).

18th Apr 2008, 3:44 AM
I always click enable custom content. :P
Anyway, I'll just lurk this thread from now on. I want to see who wins.

18th Apr 2008, 4:40 AM
I am so excited, I want to see who wins so bad. I have been checking this thread for updates and what not every hour or so. I hate to wait....ANyways, good luck every
Hope that you can fix your simmys soon, Elyasis.

Bites and Kisses

18th Apr 2008, 4:24 PM
so sorry i haven't checked in so far, i've had a really bad week and i'm also afraid i have to drop out, but i may try and donate a prize depending on how well my problems resolve themselves, i'll let you guys know

18th Apr 2008, 4:53 PM
Great looking contest! I will have fun watching this one.

hooligan: You can use a basic Paint program (should already be on your computer) to resize photos. Go to attributes, I think. Or, if you upload to Photobucket, they have an editing thing now.

18th Apr 2008, 9:17 PM

I, of course, am big into raiding, pillaging, drinking, slumming, gambling, male wenching, having my hair done, etc., in true typical pirate fashion. Because of this, I need sailors who can keep up with me. Show us your typical night out on the town, what is it that you, as a pirate, like to do? Please show us in three shots. Please keep the wenching at a PG13 level (as per order of the rules).

Task: Three pictures of your typical night out.

Confessional: With picture or without, please answer the question. "What does it feel like to be following the captain's orders? How does this make you feel?"

Rounds Ends Wednesday April 23rd, 11:59pm (my zone)

19th Apr 2008, 3:18 AM
Are you going to post the scores from the last round? I don't think there would be any eliminations because of so many drop outs, but may ther still is.

Thank you in advancee.

Bites and Kisses

19th Apr 2008, 10:17 AM
There will be no eliminations. The scores will be posted as soon as I get them all (one of the judge's inboxes is full and I haven't been able to get in touch with them, so I've asked the emergency judge to send in scores). But they will be posted asap.

19th Apr 2008, 6:13 PM

Bites and Kisses

20th Apr 2008, 8:26 PM
Round One Scores

Very nice round everyone, the Captain was pleased with everyone's entries! Although, she does wish for a bit more pirate-ness for future rounds and maybe a bit more from the pictures. Overall nice job though!

Zerena Zukai
97/95/97= Average of 96.3

91/72/91= Average of 84.6

Reeking Diego Dagger
92/86/95= Average of 91

Lady of Flesh and Blood
96/93/78= Average of 89

88/86/73= Average of 82.3

21st Apr 2008, 1:10 PM
Any chance of individual comments from each of the judges in the future rounds? That way everyone gets to know exactly where they went wrong and how to improve it.

21st Apr 2008, 1:49 PM
A couple of the judges made comments on the pictures. I'll post the ones I did get.

From Duderocks:

Zerena Zukai:

From the entry, she seems to be a strong, brave pirate. I also love how you set up your shots, especially the pirate battle scene.


A mermaid? Nice one. I love his purple hair and point of view of things.

Lady of Flesh and Blood

Interesting story you got there. Nice shots too.

Reeking Diego Dagger
I like your pictures, but wasn't really cool in the story. Add some more detail to your narrative and you will be fine.


Great pictures, the composition is great. However, put some more detail in the narrative.

Zaggytiddies was the one who mentioned wanting a bit more from the contestants, as do I. While everyone did a fantabulous job, I was looking for a lot more creativity as far as humor and originality. The whole purpose of this contest is to have fun; possibly to make fun of the idea of pirates, maybe to glorify the idea of pirates. Everyone has a great character, but it would be nice to see a bit more.

SilentPsycho, I love Zerena Zukai's wenchy and saucy attitude, very pirate like. I like Vampire_of_death's idea of the couple, too, but would like to see more in the way of how the Lady of Flesh and Blood feels about having been forced to a life out to sea. And Paradise, I love the attitude, too.

Judging Criteria (probably should have posted it earlier, but this is what I sent to the judges)

Creativity (20 doubloons): In each round, contestants will be judged on the creativity of the pictures. This is a huge factor in this contest. The more off the top, the more crazy, the more the judges say “Wow, I didn’t even think of that”, the better.

Composition (10 doubloons): How does the picture look? Not to be based on the video card, but on how the picture is set up.

Pirate-ness (hey, artistic liberty) (20 doubloons): Is your pirate real piratey? There’s an art to being a sailor and even more of an art to being a pirate.

Does It Fit the Task (50 doubloons): Obvious. If I ask you to show me your pirate on a night out, show me a pirate on a night out. Follow the tasks set, and you should do well in this section.

21st Apr 2008, 2:32 PM
Yeah, I forgot to mention that I also wanted to see some pirate-ness in the succeeding rounds. So far, all entries are not so pirate-y yet. Just some more, and you will all do great. Round 1 entries are all on the serious, dramatic (for some) side. Add some humor to it. :D

21st Apr 2008, 5:41 PM

So you want to kow what I get up to when whatever ship I'm on lands in port? Well, it's your ears that will be wearing out.


First off, it's drinking time. Nice to have a few shipmates around with me at the time, although ol' One-Eyed Swashy here tends to be a bit annoying once he gets going. Spilling all that booze down his face, what a waste of good ale!


Then, after I've out-drank my drinking buddy of the day, it's time to do a little bit of brawling. Nothing excites a girl like smashing her fist into an opponent, especially a whiney craven coward like Rakiyami here. Boy, I'm going to love seeing her face in the morning, it will probably scare a siren away!


Of course, there's always a little bit of a post-brawl celebrating to do. Excuse me for a while, there's a bunch of nearby ruins that are nice and private that I want to take my new friend here to...


"What does it feel like to be following the captain's orders? How does this make you feel?"

Depend on the Captain. If it's a good captain who give reasonable and intelligent orders, then things are all hunky-dory as long as I get my booze. I don't mind following good orders.

If it's a pathetic captain who's more interested in getting their hands on various parts of my body than giving good orders, then I start getting murderous thoughts in my head.

23rd Apr 2008, 8:54 PM
Looks like SilentPsycho is going to win by technicality..

23rd Apr 2008, 9:22 PM
Looks like SilentPsycho is going to win by technicality..

I hope not, I'd rather my first 1st would have been worth it. Everyone else, get those Round 2s in now!

23rd Apr 2008, 9:35 PM

Well, I suppose I should tell you about my hobbies. As you've probably guessed, I'm not your usual pirate...


...Aside from the copious amounts of drinking. Poor One-Eyed Swashy, he's always too quick to accept a drinking contest, and can't hold his ale enough in order to actually win.


I also like going swimming, it's nice and reminds me of my family, and the sea is beautiful on a full moon.


I also make it a policy to check out any interesting areas inland as well. I'm travelling amongst humans in order to learn after all. Just need to make sure to look around carefully before I enter ruins though. The last time I went in one, not only did I nearly get flattened by a boulder, got accidently hit on the head by the guy with a whip running away from said boulder, but after finally escaping, I stumbled upon a couple of fellow pirates...'playing' in the bushes nearby. I think the resulting curses nearly scorched my eyebrows off!


"What does it feel like to be following the captain's orders? How does this make you feel?"

A captain's like a pod alpha, in order to protect the rest of the pod they need to be obeyed immediately, so I'm happy to obey. As long as the orders are reasonable though...

24th Apr 2008, 1:23 AM
Ah finally some time to relax. Usually I start the evening by throwing one of those snotty uptight uniforms into the sea. They come marching up with guns and tell me I'm not welcome in their bar. Well whats an 'onest pirate to do. It'll do them good cooling off in the sea.

Then me and the mates go steal lots of rum, as much as we can carry, and we invite some pretty lovelies with us and have ourself a good night with dancing and drinking and sharing stories. Tonight I found myself a real beauty - so lovely my eyes hurt. Now lets find a comfy bed, pretty one?

The lady hurts my eyes in the morning too. I need to find my ship. Fast!!

"What does it feel like to be following the captain's orders? How does this make you feel?"

Always depends on the captain. A good captain takes care of his ship and his crew. And share booty equally with his crew. But if he doesn't share then he will be fed to the fishes!!

24th Apr 2008, 1:34 AM
I love the pictures SilentPyscho!

And Paradise...I can't stop laughing.

24th Apr 2008, 1:38 AM
I tried being more funny but sometimes my language fails me. I'm happy you liked it :)

SilentPsycho - love your entries! Good luck :thumbup:

24th Apr 2008, 4:09 AM
So, you would like to know what deep-dark secrets my nightlife holds? Well, normally, i wouldn't share such sensitive information, but in you case I just may make an exception.

I usally start my night off with a nice comfy seat in the middle of town. I do enjoy so watching the mortals, and wishing I could go back... Until I can see through both of their masks and I realise how truely human humans are.


Next I head to an upscale bar where I know I can find a few gulible men to eat..I mean date....

I then finish my night at the loca Concert Pub, wher eI can easily entertain which the fluid movements of my fast fingers. As an alternative, I also act and sing. It is quite enjoyable to watch humans watch me in amazement.


After all this excitement, I can't wait to get back on my ship and doze for a while.
For all the nights that I am not able to or don't feel up to it, I will spend my time alone, as a pickpocket, drinking by the barrel, and plundering the king's gold. As a wommon, many think me as only a woman and I can easily decieve many.

"What does it feel like to be following the captain's orders? How does this make you feel?"

I have always been more of a leader than a follower, but since I have been sailing with my Elijah, I have been treated like an equal and I don't much mind that. I, of course, know better than to out right defy the captian, but I also know how to be sneaky, so this can work for or against you. I am very loyal, so don't think I'm a snake, but I do get a bit cross at times.

24th Apr 2008, 4:29 AM
I suppose that i 'ave to share me night activities too. I am a typical man, so don't go rollin' yer eyes at me shame doings. I take care o the most mportant need a man could have:


Well, Lady Angelique told me that I ave to talk bout it respectful like, so to keep gettin it, I must say "NOOKIE is very proper and quite lovely. I agree it should be looked upon with the most respect"
*cough cough*

On to me next carnal instinct, FOOD!


Well, not much t' say bout this but I may love the hunt more than killing. Lady usally hooks them and I wrap it up. but I also do alot o' the scoping and we set challenges for each other.

On to the conclusion of me night,


After nookie and food, there is only one thing left booze and the hilarious affects. On this particular day, I drank me weight in whiskey and decided to go fishin. My goal was t catch a fisha nd after bout thirty boots and a few old tires, I caught me first fish t share with the crew then I slipped in and well, let just say there were pirahhas and i had to walk home in me birthday suit.

"What does it feel like to be following the captain's orders? How does this make you feel?"

Don't tell Lady this, but I have always enjoyed follwin orders cause i never knw what t do with me self, so it is a relief and that is why we decided to join your crew, if ya will take us.

24th Apr 2008, 4:34 AM
Mwuahahaha! Great round 2's everyone! I'm going to PM the judges now and post Round 3 (the last one) pretty soon.

24th Apr 2008, 4:42 AM

So, let’s just say you mutiny and now are in command of my vessel (hypothetically, of course, there’s no way you could ever manage to take my ship from me). What kind of captain would you be?

Task 1: Show us your commanding new style in 1-2 pictures (how your pirate now looks as captain)
Task 2: Show us your commanding presence (discipling, at the chart, etc) in 1 picture.

Confessional: Are you already planning the mutiny?

Round ends April 29th 11:59pm!

24th Apr 2008, 8:44 PM
Hate to nag, but was there any eliminations just so I know before I start taking pictures? Also,when will teh scores be posted? I love this contest, it is so much fun! This is really a great experience and the suspence is killing me!

Bites and Kisses

24th Apr 2008, 8:52 PM
No eliminations! We don't have enough people.

Scores will be posted when I get them all, waiting on one last judge.

24th Apr 2008, 9:52 PM
My scores are now sent. Sorry about the wait.

25th Apr 2008, 1:49 PM
Scores For Round One
And some of the Mate's comments

Zerena Zukai:

Very much a swashbuckler, but a little too cliche-ly so.

Drinkin fightin and sexin are all pretty great things for a pirate to do but I would have liked to have seen something that makes your pirate an individual though. I love the way you write her ('what a waste of good ale') and you're pictures were good.

Gorgeous entry. Zerena is very pirate-y this round. Composition is good, but could be better.


I like that he's at least a drinker, but he's also a *tad* bit boring. I like that he's different in liking to swim and check out the local landmarks and all, but you could've spiced it up a tad!

See that's what I mean. Draca is an individual... while he still likes to drink. I liked that you compared the captain to an alpha (I'm not supposed to judge that part but I thought I'd mention it). I know it is night out but the one picture of him at the ruins was a bit dark. Other than that great job!

Nice work you got there. But, I find your storyline a little boring. add some life into it. You got a great start, just beef it up.

Reeking Diego Dagger:

Hilariously done! I love that he's very much a pirate, but you went in other directions with it!

The first shot is just classic. The last one made me laugh. Great job. Wouldn't change a thing!

Great entry! You have improved quite a bit here compared to round 1, but there is still room.

Lady of Flesh and Blood:

You made her a little more vampire than pirate. Yes, you took her to bars to scour for victims, but it would've been nice to see a bar an actual pirate would go into. Something sleezy and full of drunken brawls.

Yay no name in the pictures! You hooked me with 'wishing I could go back and then I see through their masks' What did she see? I would have loved to know why she'd rather remain a vampire. I like that she plays the violin and is creative. It shows she's intelligent. She seems more like vampire than your typical pirate... I'm not sure that that is a bad thing though Good job.

Good entry, but she doesn't seem to be pirate-y here. Inject some humor to it as well. Next time, put the name of the pirate and the round number, especially if you are entering two pirates.


You re-did the vampire-pirate thing, but Elijah's character is very different from Angelique's. Good job on that.

I like the accent you wrote for him. He's definitly a man...lol I like that you switched up the order. Most people drink first. You have things to do before them

Er..I had a hard time judging this entry. There is some pirate-ness here, but not enough. It's also on a more serious side, so balance it with a lighter, humor-filled one.

25th Apr 2008, 6:41 PM
I think that this round will be a bit easier. I mean the first one was hard to look like apirate BEFORE you were one. Te second one was to be a night off the ship, so this one I will be able to REALLY show the pirate side of my characters.

29th Apr 2008, 4:02 PM
Just a reminder, Round 3 ends tonight! Can't wait to see everyone's final rounds!

29th Apr 2008, 9:27 PM
Task One


Yeep! Never would have expected for me to become Captain, but here I am. A couple of the other members of the crew suggested I get some new clothes, so here I am. I hope it looks okay, I swear I've been getting strange looks from some of the female humans...


I like the hat though, it keeps my hair out of my eyes so I can see more of the world around me. New and weird stuff such as this land's perchance to entomb their pathways with crushed rocks and tar, before covering them with white tribal markings. What a waste, that tar could used to make and repair so many boats and ships.

Task Two


Of course, now that I'm the Captain, I've got to pay more attention to my duties. A good alpha is one who protects his pod, so I practise my sword skills whenever I can so that my human pod has the best chance of survival.


Are you already planning the mutiny?

I'll freely admit, I'm more a beta than an alpha. So my answer right now would be no.

29th Apr 2008, 9:56 PM
Task One


Bloody hell, that was a good night's sleep! Captain's cabin is a lot nicer place to be than stuffed in a tight space with the rest of the crew and their unwashed armpits! The benefits of being the new Captain I suppose!

In any case, these new thread are definately a lot more comfortable, and it's in my favourite colour too, blood red!


Trust me, nothing gives a woman more confidence than a properly fitting corset! Even if this bloody shrew, Rakiyumi, doesn't think it's appropriate for a Captain to wear, although half of that piss and wind is probably due to the fact that she wanted to be the next Captain...

Task Two


...Whereas the other half is probably the fact that the wench can't fit into one anymore! Halfway during my first voyage as Captain, it was discovered that the craven bitch has only gone and gotten herself pregnant! Here she is, begging me to keep her onboard with the father of the child and not drop her off at the next port and leave her there.

Hell no! I've been waiting for a while for a chance to get rid of her, and the last thing I need are ankle-biters scurrying about deck, tripping people up before falling off the side to become shark bait! One more week of her, and she'll be gone from my sight forever!

Let's just hope she doesn't pop before then, the screaming would give me a headache...


Are you already planning the mutiny?

Nahh, too much effort. As much as I'd like to give Rakiyumi a helping hand overboard one night, I can't be bothered right now to mutiny. As long as you keep the booze flowing, that is...

29th Apr 2008, 11:35 PM
Now I'm the captain of this ship and I will have no lazy dogs abord! Having scrubbed decks myself once, I know every man count. So I make sure they know their tasks and they do it well. Now batten down the hatches, lassies!! A storm is brewing!

Maybe I can be tough at times, but a good pirate should know how too find the x in a map. Can't spend the entire week digging through the island - Aaaarghh sometimes you just have to do it yourself!!! I'll teach this lad later when my temper is better.

Aah todays a good day to be a pirate! All the pillage and plunder, we've collected a nice booty here. Now gather around mates, you've earned your share!

Confessional - Are you already planning the mutiny?
Grrrowl - that last raid should've brought more gold in your mens pockets! I don't like greedy captains!! Hang 'im from the yardarm!

- sorry about now being able to rezise the pics properly. They are not that big - 800x550 or so. I keep messing up the size and the pics become weird.

30th Apr 2008, 1:26 AM
So, you want to know what I will do if I take it over?
My first step would be to weed out those lazy scondrel that dare to call themselves pirates and inhabit your ship.


As for members? I will of course recruit new ones after I thouroughly screen and test them, I brand them, so no one from the sevens seas will ever employ them, if the leave, for fear of ending on the tip of my sword. This brand is known as mine, and if you think to take one of my men or women, face my wraith...


As for caring for your ship, I will keep t more clean and employ more men than you have, can't have enough in my opinion. I am plotting the course to one of the uncharted island where I know most pirates hide their treasure, but none seem to figure out why there stash keeps going missing. Pay no attention to those epmty brandy bottles, they...umm..came with the ship...yea that's it, came with the ship......


Confessional - Are you already planning the mutiny?
Not at the moment. No, right now I more worried about being accepted as a crew member as a passing storm destroyed our ship, but I can't predict the future.

30th Apr 2008, 1:45 AM
Hmmm... If I was to be the cap'tin of yer boat, I guess I would clean this mess o' a tub up.

I will take me observations from the bow o' the boat. This requires dead silence, but I would love every minute, as it would be me ship, me time, and eventually me treasure.


Well, didn't I tell yer that I would get me treasure... Well, I gat the area right, I just know it, but I will get some, 'ventually.


Are you already planning the mutiny?

I guess you want the truth... I'm a pirate, a pirate without a ship or a crew, yer also a pirate and have both a ship and a crew, I need an ship and a crew. I would watch yer back, if I was you.

1st May 2008, 4:01 PM
Hahaha...round ended Tuesday but due to life (finals, figured I should study for calculus so I don't fail and completely forgot about anything internet), I'll let all this slide. I'm in the processing of pming the judges now and hopefully the final scores will be posted soon.

4th May 2008, 3:47 AM
Final Scores:

Reeking Diego Dagger: 96
Zerena Zukai: 95
Lady of Flesh and Blood: 92
Draca: 90
Elijah: 88

Congratulations to our winner Reeking Diego Dagger and thank you to all the contestants who participated! I also apologize for my lateness (stupid fracking calculus).

4th May 2008, 6:45 AM
Wow... I won! I was so sure Zerena Zukai or Elijah was the winner :blink: I loved their stories. Thank you for a fun contest! :beer:

4th May 2008, 12:47 PM
Congratulations Paradise! Don't be so surprised, the scores between Diego and Zerena were only 1 point different after Round 2. :P Thanks for the complement though. :D

5th May 2008, 1:57 AM
Yes, congratulations Paradise! I was surpised I won even third place. Thank you guys for making my first contest a great one!

One question, will the comments be posted? I would love to know how to make my next contest a great one.

Thanks again,
Bites and Kisses

5th May 2008, 6:55 PM
Congrats, Paradise! Your entries were always so amusing. And congratulations to everyone else! You guys did a fantastic job and made voodookatie's great contest idea into a great contest. :)