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Journal Entry: Sat May 19, 2012, 3:35 AM



Shipmates and crewmembers,

It has come to my attention, that a particular crew member :iconworld-weary-angel: has been harassing another valued member of my crew.

This problem was brought to my attention by Aslansa :iconshad0wbeast: and confirmed by my officer Lady Riddle :icondiluculi:.

Now then, I must state that I am very disappointed in this particular crew member because upon my ship we are supposed to be Nakama. We are supposed to be a tight-knit family and as the head of this family it is time for me to issue a punishment.

Since this person is displaying anti-social behaviour, so much so that it led to a witnessed break-down of the harassed crew-member who wishes to remain anonymous. I hereby declare that :iconworld-weary-angel: is to be banished from my crew, PERMANENTLY. I also highly recommend that all crew-members block this particular person and refrain from future contact with him, because he may similarly harass you.

To the banished individual, perhaps you thought that I wasn't taking my job as a leader seriously or perhaps you simply thought your actions would remain hidden so long as used you private means of torture, but my reach is long and my gaze is longer still. My officers will act as my eyes and ears where I am not and they have done a spectacular job thus far.

To my officers AND crew members, continue your wonderful efforts of looking out for one another and remember that you should always report problems either directly to me, or to officers like Aslansa and/or Lady Riddle; who will then pass the matter on to me.

We are a crew because we share our burdens and no one need fight alone...

[Could one of the group officers please remove the banished one from the group and block him. Thank you ^^]


Arrr, now that the matter has been settled, it's time fer us ta move on ta happier things. That is to say, I've got several bounties to award.

If you're not sure how to claim a bounty, just visit the journal entry titled "CREW LIST" (Linked here: ) and read up in the bounty section about how to earn one.

That said, I would first like to award a bounty of 1000 gems to :iconivylis: for her piece :thumb298814419: which earned 100 views. Congratulations, your bounty is now 2000 gems

Next up are several bounties claimed by :icondiluculi:, she has earned them for the following pieces:

A Gray Eyed GirlA Gray Eyed Girl
Taken away from home, another child sold
Stronger than family: poverty meets gold
Not unsual back then, the circus left
A confused girl, her heart is marked with a cleft
Sleeping on a carpet in a rich household
She cries alone, until wet stains become cold
Darkness came to her side, offering a deal
"Give yourself to me and your wounds I will heal."
Lost in a world she wished to leave, she agreed
Alas! The offer - a lie! There was no good deed
No feelings, no pain. Darkness covered her mind
Showed an exit only painful and unkind.
Her days' colours replaced by black and gray
Hopelessness was about to take her away
But a survivor of a past worse her own
Taught her to live on by the marks his face shown
- Awarded 2000 gems for being featured and reaching 100 viewes.

I'm not deadHey! Hey! I'm right here!
Hey! Hey! Look, I am here!
Hey! You have to see me!
Hey! Can't you hear me?
Don't walk past without a word!
Don't pretend you didn't notice me!
Hey! Hey! I'm screaming!
Hey! Hey! I am waving!
Hey! Why don't you turn 'round?
Hey! Why don't you react?
Don't go away, don't go, don't!
Don't pretend I'm invisible!
Why? Why don't you see?
Why? Why don't you hear me?
Why do you ignore me?
Why do you leave me?
Don't you see I'm still alive?
Don't pretend I'm already dead!
- Awarded 1000 gems for reaching 100 views.

Burn the sunI am going to burn the sun
And search for life on mars
Fly to the moon in a tun
And count all the stars
I'll dive down to the deep seas
To where Cthulhu dwells
Dance on underwater leas
And repaint all shells
Get me out, just get me out
Of where nothing is there
Please put my boredom to rout
Get me out of here
- Awarded 1000 gems for being featured.

Smile! by Diluculi - Awarded 1000 gems for reaching 300 views (art piece threshold)

Of phoenix and butterflyOnce upon a time there was a butterfly who was friends with a phoenix. Together they flew across the sky. The butterfly admired the beauty of the phoenix, its red and golden feathering, the yellow sheen on its wings. Also, the phoenix had a warm and caring personality.
The butterfly did not envy the phoenix for its beauty. It knew it was a pretty butterfly, and they weren't friends just because of their beauty.
The butterfly looked very dark. Its whole body seemed to be black, but the wings could shine in every colour of the rainbow, it depended on how the light was reflected.
One day the butterfly said to the phoenix: "You and me, we are different but there is one thing we share, aside the fact that we can fly."
The phoeniy smiled its warm smiled and asked: "What is this thing? Our love for the sky?"
The butterfly answered: "Aside this, too. I ment our past. You see, when I was young, I was a caterpillar. I was grey and hid behind a lost of spikes. I wanted to hide myself even more, I
- Awarded 1000 gems for being featured.

Congratulation to :icondiluculi: your bounty is now 8000 gems

If anyone else has bounties to claim, send in a note with a link to the piece and you will receive your bounty ^^.


Arrr as ye all know from me previous journal entries (which you can look up if you're interested). Literature is highly undervalued on deviant art and for that reason I will be featuring lit. pieces from my crew and of course other artists (in due course) who need a little bit of a leg up. The actual features will be done momentarily. So please check back soon :3



Mature Content

- Part of a continuous story written by Blake, it is an intriguing tale that might just be worth the read for those who are always hungry for new stories.

:icondragon-demygod: The TruthHave you ever seen,
The universe as it's truly deemed?
Have you ever thought,
Of what life would be if it's caught?
How life can turn,
When your whole life you can learn.
Hidden and sought,
We pay for life with what we've brought.
Turning and spinning, our minds are in unease.
Faulting and halting, we destroy what we please.
Begging and pleading, we are on our knees.
Dieing and lying, we've forgotten what this means.
It is simple to see, if you get rid of your greed.
It is simple to have, if you give what you can.
The truth becomes your life.
Your life is stuck in strife.
We strive not to decide.
We decide where we reside.
Residing in our past.
We pass what can not last.
At last we can but see.
See what life is meant to be.
Being what we are.
We are where we start.
Starting at the truth.
The truth is what we lose.
- An interesting poem about the concept of Truth, something which I find is lacking these days. Yet, still the truth does exist, even if we do not always see it.

:iconblack-angel-dan: - A new story role-play that is both a game and a wonderful story waiting to be read. This is an introductory piece so it might seem rule heavy, but the key is to wait for it to pick up and then you will see a wonderful story, ready to be read.

:icondarlingangel0565: - A story on the rescue of Lady Riddle, it is part of series from my group's contest and Angel, as always, is a fantastic writer well worth viewing. Her work contains plenty of emotion and her take on the matter will give you quite a dose of entertainment.

:icondeerydeerth: Oblivion: Snow's Story Prologue + Ch. 1Prologue
" long as you and your descendants shall wear the Amulet of Kings, then shall this Dragonfire burn - an eternal flame - as a sign to all men and gods of our faithfulness.
But should the Dragonfires fail, and should no heir of our joined blood wear the Amulet of Kings, then shall the Empire descend into darkness..."

Snow's Story.
Chapter 1

It was 9, Last Seed. The Third Era was coming to an end. Tamriel was thriving and at its glory, whilst the Empire was shining and growing. It was the ruling time for Uriel Septim VII, an honourable ruler.
Recently, a new province was joined for the Empire. It was Elsweyr.
In the town of Kha'Zirr, under Elsweyr, at the old Nameless Inn, a Khajiit sat by the table with a wooden mug by the reach of his hand. Hands on table, the white cat-person sat with a casual look in his yellow eyes. His tail was slowly swishing from side to side. He was a white Khajiit. One of a kind. An orange shee
- Yet another story based on the Elder Scrolls game Oblivion, her portrayal of the town and characters is interesting and it will be good to see how the story develops.

:iconlyrajolt: :thumb302898735: - A poem written for her brother's birthday, demonstrating the fact that though some might forget your special day as you grow older...well...your family will always remember :3

:iconivylis: :thumb302864618: - A lovely poem inspired by, coughing. Yes, just as my front page piece "Fever" was inspired by my fever, this piece was inspired by coughing (which is annoying when you're suffering from it) overall, it is quite a lovely piece and it shows how the strangest things can bring wonderful inspiration.

:icondiluculi: Squinting EyesThere was another feast at Baron Morlan's manor. All the nobles from far and wide had come. They were everywhere except from the servant's quarters. Of course, Jester and Kobold had to ensure amusement. Though she was used to being stared at, Jester felt uncomfortable this night. The reason was a pair of cold eyes she had spottet across the room. There was something about the man owning these eyes that made her shiver. She was not sure if Vieth hat noticed them, too. After their performance, which was followed by mild applause, they went back to their quarter. It was a small chamber behind a concealed door, next to Baron Morlan's study. After the door closed behind them and they locked it, Vieth said. "You were not fully focused.", he looked at Jester. "I know. There was something that distracted me. There was that man... his stare was ... intense. It gave me the creeps.", Jester said slowly. Vieth frowned. Jester was sure, she was the only one who actually could read his face. He was - I have no words to describe why you should read this piece. It is simply a great story and therefore you must read it. Now. Please. Do it. Now.

:iconirrendernarr42: InstinctWhat does the young mother think,
When she finally holds the result?
After a moment of total disgrace,
after months of self-loathing,
after houres of pure agony...
What does her mother instinct tell her?
What voice does she hear inside her?
Is it the voice of the strict matron?
"Take it, for the survival of our race!"
Is it the voice of the loving mother?
"Please, it is not the child's fault..."
- A beautiful poem about the loss of innocence and the difficulty of the choice that a teenage/young mother would make. A decision to keep or abort a child is one that many girls wrestle with, some perhaps not even mentally mature enough to make that decision. Irresponsibility is a sad fact of this world, but perhaps I can hold out for hope...


Mature Content

- A continuation of the Jackal's Fury storyline, it is one of the few series I enjoy reading and I highly recommend that you follow it for a good dose of adventure!


:iconakarra: :thumb302431402: - An abstract poem written with thought, emotion and an understanding of self, three qualities that make any poem good. I have therefore decided to feature this artist for my external feature.

And with that feature day has drawn to a close. Thank you all for coming and remember to love the words that authors weave, for without them, the magic in the world would not be quite as vivid ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

:icondarlingangel0565: A lovely lass who gave me the 3 month premium membership I am now using :3

:iconblack-fedora-pirates: The group for my personal crew of pirates. If you want in, join up with Chenbeard's Crew!


  • Listening to: The laughter of me crew
  • Reading: A tome of destruction
  • Watching: The seas for ships to plunder!
  • Playing: A game of dice with me crew
  • Eating: What our chef cooks
  • Drinking: What our chef serves :3
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DeeryDeerth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Catch-up time, Cap'n! I'm back from the inactiveness and ready to fully serve the crew again.

Although these news on this journal... I can't believe it. I would have never guessed that somebody from our crew would ever do something like that. I'm honestly stunned. I know that this happened a loooong time ago, but I still can't believe it. Hope anything like that hasn't happened again in the meantime. :o

But, about the journal. It's mostly awesome, and especially the feature... there's my little story chapter in it! :squee:
I am very honoured that you, Cap'n, featured that piece. My literature isn't worth much anything, so I'm taking it as a big big big honour! So thank you! Thank you very much! :thanks:
World-Weary-Angel Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
for ur information i was having a private fight with somone who was supposed to be my freind who misunderstood what i was saying and thought i was attacking her when i wasnt... i was trying to talk things out with her.. then when i was trying to talk things out and we ended up fighting because i thought she was attacking me...then this guy randomly comes up and starts calling me a horrible person and how im awful and cussing me out and stuff....i wasnt trying to attack anyone i just wanted to talk things out with someone who was my closest freind on DA....i didnt want any of this but when someone jumps in the middle of an arguement and calls u a bunch of names when they dont even know you :( it makes u upset all i wanted was to work things out with my friend...the only reason i joined this group was her
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Well, regardless of how you THINK you worded it, I believe it is how SHE perceived it to be. Your actions were tantamount to stalking and harassment and you are no longer welcome here. That is all.

Leave my crew in peace, you will not be warned again.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
GorgutzDaWarlord Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, dat guy yooz ban'd 'az a 'appy profile pikture....
zstew2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
sorry to hear about what happened. They broke the trust and bond with the crew and harassed some of them as well.

You were right to banish that person captain.
TheMartyred Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
sorry to hear that there have been issues. I greatly trust all of our crew and it's sad to see someone treat our trust with such disrespect. I'll admit, I myself have made mistakes, but if I were ever to viciously attack my OWN COMRADES. I'd want you to expel me, as well.

on a happier note, congrats to those who earned bounties. rather impressive I might say.

-and finally, thank ye fer the feature cap'n. I hope the future PARTs of the story will entertain you just as much.
sparky-the-gamer Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to hear about what happened... It isn't nice to think that someone would treat anyone badly aboard our ship, in our family.

Congrats to all featured!!!
little-blind-mouse Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I can't believe that happened in our crew. It's pathetic and I'm glad they've been banished if that was all they were doing. Nobody should be ridiculed for anything and especially not by someone that was supposed to be in their family, our family of pirates. That's horrible and I hope that whoever was being ridiculed is better now.

Congradulations to everyody who got a feature and bounty awards!
dragonofyang Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, man. I'm really sorry to hear that. Hopefully your crew member is ok. :heart:
CosmoWillome Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thats aweful! Harassing ur own maty...
LyraJolt Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist

(XD H3h, oh god this show is amazing, and for once I both want amon to win and then korra to win as well )
Diluculi Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I'm offical an officer? :jawdrop: :iconbowplz: :woohoo:
Thank you so much captain! Also for the feature ^^
LyraJolt Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
>~< Damnit, I didn't see anything about another problem once again ?! >:I Hmp, Well whatever they can I, I can see some that they can't, as in they got their closest members in their eyesight and so do I ~
:3 I am glad you are getting rid of a person who dare would do something like that .. They shouldn't oh have joined if they weren't going to be nice to the new family they get in this crew, which is the crew.

^/u/^ Cheeen, You featured my birthday poem *Hugs your face* Thank you thank you thank you, I just love making gifts for anyone and on special days like his, I am almost happier than him to be giving a gift that makes someone else happy !~ H3h and now more people can enjoy it as well ~
:S Hmm, ;P I am going to make you a gift, most likely a drawing of anything ~ Maybe a dragon if you want to use for one of your poems ? If you noticed while looking through my gallery I drew a realistic griffon and Drawing a dragon wouldn't be that hard two do for you !~
shad0wbeast Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
You should so draw "Trogdor: The Burninator!: Here's an instructional video! [link] lol "TRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGDOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!"
LyraJolt Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
XD I never found a way to enjoy looking at bad drawings in till now XDthis is just so funny ~
woooh what just happened, oh shit I think I just changed my front .. I like it ?
shad0wbeast Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
o.o ok~...I'm glad you like it! "TRROOOOOOOGDOOOOOOORRRRR!!!!" >:3
shad0wbeast Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
Lol Captain...My tag don't have a dash in the middle so that be someone else entirely you have in the journal lol.
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Writer
ROFL Oh dear lord...

CAPTAIN FAIL! I shall go change it NAO!

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
shad0wbeast Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
lol Ok!
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Writer
You were also added to the features. I knew I missed someone T^T. Sorry bout that.

Also you're an officer now, congratulations. I decided on your promotion when I put up this journal. *Hands you a badge* Now you can protect people.

Go nuts :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
shad0wbeast Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
Just finished removing and Blocking him from the group. Still kinda tired from less than 3 hours of sleep so i think i will catch up on that now. *face drops into soft pillow like lightning to large piece of metal*
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Rofl and that's why ye should sleep!

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
shad0wbeast Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
By the way thanks for the compliment on my story! I am glad you enjoyed it.
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye, it was lovely :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
shad0wbeast Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
lol yeah.
Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Yes, one did indeed notice it if they were in the chat at the right time... said person tried to deal with that person on her own, but from what I heard yesterday, it really was too much for said person to handle, and I don't blame her there, I know how it is like. Let's hope things improve for him/her.
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Writer
I agree fully Dan, and by the way your name is not up there but because you're so active you're basically an officer as well xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I wasn't wondering about that, in all honesty. After all, I had nothing to do with the report of it or anything else... I just noticed it the day before and saw it needless to take my own steps, seeing and hearing as others were already doing so. But... nice to know I'm one as well. XD
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Nah I was just informin' ya, since I kind of decided on namin' ya one about...16 minutes ago xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
...for real? XD
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Eeeyup, I'm prone ta split second decisions, I'm a bloody pirate enchanted with the power of Midnight, responsibility isn't exactly me middle name yar? xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Now ye fer sure managed ta amuse me, me Captain. ^^
Yet if I may ask, what made you pick me now? ^^
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Yer around almost everyday. Therefore yer picked.


-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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