Win Thor premiere tickets
By Georgia Simmonds Posted: Tuesday 15 October 2013
Fancy joining ELLE’s November cover star Natalie Portman and the man who made her confess to an everlasting love for Dirty Dancing (actor-turned-ELLE interviewer Mr Tom Hiddleston) on the red carpet next week?
On 22 October, London’s Odeon Leicester Square will host the world premiere of Thor: The Dark World. And you could be there.
If the idea of seeing the film before anyone else and rubbing shoulders with Natalie, Tom, Chris Hemsworth, Stellan Skarsgård and Idris Elba appeals (frankly, why wouldn’t it?) then send the correct answer to the question below firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Thursday 17 October, with THOR in the subject line to be in with a chance of winning two tickets to the premiere.
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Please note, the winner will be selected at random and terms and conditions apply.
When I see people talk LARP on here, I ask myself three things:
1. Do they really mean LARP?
2. Do they mean the pathetic excuse for LARP, introduced in SPN and other American media?
3. Could it be this is how Americans actually do LARP?
Woah! Token non-American pretentious LARPer, what’s up?
I just want to point out to anyone considering LARPing for the first time that most LARPers do not have this attitude. You will find it at some games in and out of the U.S., but generally we are much nicer. Thanks!
Anne Bonny 1702- 1782
Anne Bonny is one of the most notorious pirates in recorded history. She was born in Ireland but moved to America when her father was disgraced. She was tough and a rebel even before her days on the high sea. Legend says she stabbed one of her father’s maids, beat a man who attempted to rape her and put him in the hospital and publicly stripped her fencing instructor with her sword.
At sixteen Anne fell in love with a poor man named James Bonny and insisted on marrying him despite her father’s objections. She did and her father disowned her. She moved with James to New Providence where her husband worked capturing pirates. Anne thought this was exceptionally lame and left him for a pirate named Calico Jack.
Anne was an excellent pirate. She did not hide her gender from her crew mates, but when attacking ships she dressed like a man and kicked ass like a woman. While on the high seas, Anne developed a friendship with fellow woman pirate, Mary Read. Some accounts report the two were lovers.
One night, when Calico Jack’s crew was wasted, some privateers captured his ship. The crew was so drunk, none fought back but Bonny and Read. All the pirates were brought to trial and sentenced to execution. Bonny avoided this fate by revealing she was pregnant. Even after giving birth, her execution was delayed and eventually her paper trail ends. She was probably saved by her father who had influence over the courts, but there is no recorded evidence of her fate.
FABULOUS BISEXUAL LADY PIRATE, GET ON MY BLOG NOW <3
Can we also mention one of the most beautiful burns ever delivered? Calico Jack hid belowdecks during the fighting (while his fucking babymomma and her girlfriend were up there kicking ass) and it’s said that before she left the jail she stopped by Jack’s prison cell. He begged her to put in a good word for him and she said, “Jack, if you had but fought like a man you would not now be about to die like a dog.”
Then she strolled the fuck out and left him to rot.
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