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Here's the thing.

I have a birthday this year, and it's a real one, too.

It is on a Wednesday, which is only SLIGHTLY less sucktastic than the years where I don't get one at all. I do not usually specifically ask for presents, BUT:

Here is what I want for my birthday: I want you guys to post something to do with The Pirates of Penzance.

Do you draw? Draw someone in a costume from the Pirates of Penzance. It does not have to be me, or one of my characters. It can be you. It can be your character. It can be Dr. House. I do not care. Someone.

Do you sing? Record yourself singing something from the Pirates of Penzance. You do not have to sing very well, or very loud. Do I have a preference? Yes I do, and it is the recitative beginning at 2:17 and ending at 3:43 of this clip right here.

Do you have a flip phone? Dress up like a pirate and take a picture. Dress your dog up like a pirate and take a picture. Dress a popsicle stick up like a pirates and take a picture.

None of that suits your fancy? Find me a you tube clip of Pirates of Penzance that you think is particularly awesome. Tell me why you think it is awesome. Is the pirate King dressed as Jack Sparrow? Is Ruth like ninety instead of forty? Are all the daughters like forty and Ruth is like twelve? I NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS.

If you have no idea what the hell I am on about, netflix The Pirates of Penzance, watch it, and tell me what you think of it. It is okay if you hate it.

These things should be posted, in case it is not obvious, on February 29th.

That is what I want for my birthday, people.

Date: 2012-01-10 04:28 pm (UTC)
thez: Ari IS Inspector Spacetime! Somewhen. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thez
AYE AYE!

Date: 2012-01-15 11:37 pm (UTC)
meej: (PRODUCTIVE)
From: [personal profile] meej
I love that all my favorite people love to celebrate their birthdays hobbit-style.

Date: 2012-02-29 04:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mindsplinters
BPAL heard your request and complied!

FREDERIC 2012
Now with more pirates!


For some ridiculous reason, to which, however, I've no desire to be disloyal,
Some person in authority, I don't know who, very likely the Astronomer Royal,
Has decided that, although for such a beastly month as February, twenty-eight days as a rule are plenty,
One year in every four his days shall be reckoned as nine and twenty.
Through some singular coincidence ? I shouldn't be surprised if it were owing to the agency of an ill-natured fairy ?
You are the victim of this clumsy arrangement, having been born in leap-year, on the twenty-ninth of February;
And so, by a simple arithmetical process, you'll easily discover,
That though you've lived twenty-one years, yet, if we go by birthdays,you're only five and a little bit over!


Alas, poor Frederic the Leapling! – bound to the merry Pirates of Penzance until his twenty-first birthday.

As his birthday comes around only every four years, so does his scent!

Victorian whimsy and piratical romance: a reluctant seaman's chypre sloshed with a mix of bay rum, patchouli, amber musk, salty woods, tobacco absolute, black tea, English roses, and red currant.

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