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Hills and Deserts

Happy Wednesday, good pirates.

Many of you may have noticed that we experienced a traffic bump this month. This has resulted in a bit of a population rise, with every English ocean seeing a rise in average online population.  If you can, get out there and run a pillage or two to welcome the newcomers!

We're not precisely sure where all of this traffic is coming from.  It may be some stepped-up advertising, or a lot of young people all over the world starting spring break.  Regardless, it's a welcome burst of noise.

This week, the question I'll be tackling this fun question from Cassis of Sage:

If (insert respondee HERE) were stuck on a deserted island and could pick one...but only one...of your co-workers to be stuck with you, who would you pick and why?

That's difficult.  For example, I've always found Cleaver one of the more interesting people I've ever met, and it would be fun to get a chance to pick his brains, but if it came down to it and I had to resort to er, picking his brains for nourishment, the Cap'n is a svelte fellow, and has more fighting experience than I do, so it would hardly be worth the energy.

Then there's Cephalopod. Nice fellow, aquatically inclined, and has long tentacles that we could use to bind together pieces of a raft to sail off on.  If it came down to cannibalism, I've always been fond of ika sushi.

I suppose if I chose Poseidon, if we ever wanted to get off the island, he could just tell the ocean to drop us off at the nearest landmass, but I think that's cheating.  Also, if I ate him, would I become god of the sea?  This bears investigation.

In the end, I would have to go with Hermes.  Not only does he have the winged slippers that would come in mighty handy, but he's so nice that he's obligingly brain himself with a tree branch if it came to lean times.  He's pretty strong so he'd definitely be able to hold up his end of the labor if we had to build shelter, and he's not too annoying.  Sometimes.

Perhaps a question that now arises is why I size up my co-workers in terms of their nutritional value first, rather than their personal merits.  I'm pretty sure that's why I wouldn't end up on anybody else's desert island list!


Posted by Queenofb

Tee hee hee.... Now this has me wondering which OM I'd wanna take with me o.0

March 20, 2008 at 10:34 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Framling

I wouldn't want to take Apollo. He's a very nice chap and I like him very much, but I'm from Northern Climes and a desert island would be hot enough without him being all sunny in close proximity. *grin*

Probably Demeter. I wouldn't have to eat her, she could just make something grow instead.

March 21, 2008 at 04:19 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Ghyslaine Rhodin

If I had to be abandoned on a desert isle, I'd take the slightly crazy coworker who has hunted since he was a kid, reads nothing but survival books, is constantly armed with a weapon of some sort, and has at least one cache buried out there in southwest PA. I'm small enough that I wouldn't become the primary food source until said coworker finally snapped. By then, I hope to have made a radio from my broken cell phone and a bunch of coconuts like the Professor on Gilligan's island and made good my rescue. >.>

As far as OMs go, I'd take any of them since they can all conjure whisking potions.

March 21, 2008 at 08:37 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Donall

I would suggest that the increase in new players was coming from increased advertising. I have noticed many more Puzzle Pirate banner ads in the last month or so on many of my favourite web-haunts.

And where this puzzle-loving pirate goes, presumably so do many other web denizens who'd like to at least try the same thing.

March 26, 2008 at 03:02 AM PDT | permalink

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