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Jolly Bonny Anne!

Be a pirate crew member!Our captains are on the lookout for pirate crew - trainee gunners, especially female avatars.
Privateer GaiaGirl sails the 'Jolly Bonny Anne' longship, brig and corsair, and treasures her full size replica of the HMB Endeavour.
IM Gaiagirl Pearl
or take note of the times and turn up.
The pirate ship simulations are realistic in that the action is fast, furious, confusing & demanding as we fight against & with real people role playing as pirates in the 1770s.  The skills involved would be similar to the people going through the real life experience at least on a cerebral level.  The realistic visual experience of firing the guns into the opponent ship after getting into position, sighting and aiming the cannon at other ships

It's a good band of brothers and sisters that come along and crew on the ships - great friends at the beginning & end of the battles and at the after party in the tavern - but during the melee its every man, woman and child for hisself! LOL ARRRRR


Ship Ahoy!
Jolly Bonny Anne
Pirate's tavern!

Come and join us at
Privateer GaiaGirl's
Jolly Bonny Anne

pirate's tavern on Second Life - log into SL and click to v
isit my home on Second Life at the resort on Cypris island.

We sell the Port Obello galleon ship and pirate clothing, medieval armour and jousting equipment.

Privateer GaiaGirl will help noobs / newbies with their Speculaas ships
IM or notecard

please don't just invite GaiaGirl to join a group without discussing it first as refusal often offends










Simulated pirate sea battles are now held online on your PC

Jolly Bonny Anne Ships log, Second Life, June '08 - Chase Speculaas has made a triumphant return to the world of Second Life simulated pirate sea battles by releasing his new xebec Corsair ship.  The 1770's sailing vessel is fitted with five powerful cannon on either side and two smaller guns on the bow making it a lethal fighting sailing ship and the choice of our first rate captains.  The Corsair sails best with a crew - at least one gunner to handle the guns - making it devastating in battle.  Speculaas Design builds simulated sea battle ships: the longship, brigantine & xebec corsair.  A sailable 1700s frigate is on the slipways.  We encourage captains to read our reveals with Chase Speculaas

Jolly Bonny Anne! Fight like a man!

Jolly Bonny Anne's battle ensign pirate flag
The Southern Cross is used to navigate by the stars to show due south and Australians will recognise the stars from the Eureka flag with the blue colour of the original Eureka still shining a glow around the stars ~ the rebellion at Eureka stockade equal in importance to the US War of Independence in their history.

The three crescents is a wicca symbol depicting feminist moon cycles & influences: wax, wane and full moon although a circle of full moon is not apparent amongst the many points projecting from this fearsome looking flag.  The three crescents appear on national flags from some middle eastern nations.

Four eight-point stars and three crescent moons make the design & to make the flag cut out three curved triangles and one smaller triangle in black.

The symbolism of the Jolly Bonny Anne ship's name: 'Jolly' is a reference to the Jolly Roger, the flag of pirates of the 1700s.  Anne Bonny was a famous female pirate who was jailed for piracy but released because she was pregnant.  In prison she was visited by her lover Jack Rackman and greeted him "If you had fought like a man you wouldn't have to hang like a dog"

The battle cry of the Jolly Bonny Anne pirate ship is
Fight like a man! LOL ARR!

Pirates use their battle ensigns to enforce fear encouraging submission ~ Get this into your head! See this flag, be afraid!

Jolly Bonny Anne
Ship's bLog, June '08

June 1, Jolly Bonny Anne longboat sank a xebec corsair captained by Pegleg Gans with guns manned by Admiral Chase Speculaas
 ~ see me battle chat scroll down! LOL ARRR!

[0:18] Chase Speculaas: Use a longship, fight us
[0:19] GaiaGirl Pearl: ok!

Now, it doesn't always take less than five minutes to sink a corsair - this was a fast furious battle with multiple tights turns and in fairness Chase mentions that they hit some flotsam and he swam to my ship on a mast, see photo 1  Chase said "this is actually a perfect outcome though. Now if anyone bitches about the Corsair being overpowered again, I can say "Well, GaiaGirl sunk a corsair with 2 crew using only a Longship with no crew

I sank an Admiral

HMB Endeavour
at Antiquity
with brig & corsair

Chase Speculaas
HMS Endeavour

Ship's bLog Antiquity June '08 ~ 3 brigs sunk in five minutes using SPD longship ~ poor captains were complaining of me sailing into their battle but I never fired on anyone who didn't fire on me first anyway Rules of Engagement say your portholes are open and your fair game for pirates ~ be battle ready! LOL ARRR LOL

Rumour has it Privateer GaiaGirl has plundered a Spanish galleon and captured a golden Mayan calendar!
We be deciphering code! LOL ARRR LOL

Fresh Inca gold ~ long into Second Life and visit Privateer GaiaGirl's pirate tavern and try and find where she buried all that treasure!




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Privateer GaiaGirl's
Pirate Photo

May Ship's bLog here

Jolly Bonny Anne,
Ship's bLog, June '08:

Freshly looted from a
Spanish galleon
Inca gold

log into Second Life and visit
Privateer GaiaGirl's pirate tavern
and try and find where she buried
all that treasure!

Chase Speculaas has sent thru a few good links to machinima and Second Life life ~ LOL ARR

May, '08

HMB Endeavour berthed at
Privateer GaiaGirl's pirate tavern

Jolly Bonny Anne has captured the Endeavour and will be visiting ports around Second Life.


Visit the Widget Gallery


One dead Ducthman!

Privateer GaiaGirl Pearl, aboard her brigantine Bonny Anne, after attacking the fort at Beek's Haven pirate's sim on SecondLife.

Jolly Bonny Anne crew partied hard after capturing another nice Spanish galleon designed and built by Port Orbello totally full of Spanish gold & treasure she was!!  Now we may be pirates and surely dont care about taking loot that was already looted ~ tho' we swear next time we be passin South America shore we be lookin for chiefs to visit 'n return their sacred objects!  LOL ARRR

Privateer GaiaGirl is aware of fresh Chinese loot stolen from Tibet and asks her fellow captains to be on lookout for stolen relics
~ that be me prize me mateys ~




Either contact GaiaGirl Pearl
in Second Life or email here

1EarthMedia, PO Box 1227,
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia, 2444


Images for your Second Life

Either contact GaiaGirl Pearl in Second Life or email here

1EarthMedia, PO Box 1227,
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia, 2444


Second Life Pirate Terminology
Arrrrr = Arrrrr!
Brig =
Brigantine fitted with four guns aside
Corsair =
both a WWII fighting plane & a naval vessel past & present - the favoured raider ship of the Mediterranean Sea
RL =
Real Life
SL =
Second Life
Second Life Time (California time)
Skull & Crossbones or cutlass = pirate flag of 1770s and appears on graves of Knight's Templar and Hospitalier
Sim = Simulated Region of SL
IM =
Instant Message
TP =
Locked in the Brig
Doing time in the ship's lockup or drunk bin
Longship =
A very fast lethal ship preferred by real life pirates to capture other larger ships
Xebec =
Muslim pirate ship based on corsair





Second Life Pirates
log into Second Life and click here to visit
Antiquity & Jabberwocky,

Antiquity  < awesome sea battles held on the waters of Antiquity, a showpiece simulation of life in a township in the 1770s and Victorian era. 

June '08 Northfarthing a well known and active sim for medieval and pirate role play have just announced they have bought another sim which will be mainly water for sailing tall ships.  Visit Northfarthing ~ I did ask DonPaul if he was going to hold pirate battles and he replied not at this stage although they do organise great dances in the taverns


One dead Dutchman!

Don't be shy about coming along - newbies are very welcome and are assigned the role of gunner.  If you are logged into Second Life now, just click this link for a TP

The longship sea battles are fast and furious - with a two-person crew, the gunner takes on a very important role.  The captain has her (or his!) hands full steering and keeping out of harms way, leaving the gunner with the task of firing on anyone within range.

The brigs are bigger ships, the RL pirate's preferred vessel - although two hands on deck can still manage her.  The brigs have eight guns, so we need more gunners - if it takes your fancy, join the Jolly Bonny Anne group to be notified of battles,
or turn up on:

After the sea battles we have a melee wearing the SPD Melee system - available free at the dock before we sail.  Its either boarding ships - an exciting fight to the death at close quarters on board - or we all head to the fort - breech the wall with our cannons before entering and dueling to the end - with swords, flintlock muskets and pistols (even the odd rolling pin has effective!).






Actual battle chat during beta testing of the SPD Corsair

Second Life, Antiquity, June '08 - Just one day before the public release of the SPD Corsair Chase Speculaas sent an IM:

[0:18] Chase Speculaas: Use a longship, fight us
[0:19] GaiaGirl Pearl: ok

Actual local chat with Captain Pegleg Gans & Admiral Chase Speculaas as gunner in a SPD Corsair against Captain GaiaGirl Pearl alone in a longship:

[0:16] Teleport completed from Island/24/140/22
[0:17] Teleport completed from Lagoon/217/191/22
[0:17] Pegleg Gans shouts: sink me
[0:18] Chase Speculaas: want to 1 corsair against you in a longship?
[0:18] Chase Speculaas: Use a longship, fight us
[0:19] GaiaGirl Pearl: ok

[0:20] SPD Longship: Ready.
[0:21] SPD Longship: Mooring.
[0:21] SPD Longship: Ready.
[0:21] SPD Longship: Raising mainsail.
[0:24] Chase Speculaas: hmm... looks like I'll have to fix the back starboard cannon
[0:24] SPD Corsair shouts: Incapacitated!
[0:25] Chase Speculaas: shit, she's good
[0:25] SPD Corsair shouts: Hanging on by a thread!
[0:25] Pegleg Gans: aye
[0:25] SPD Corsair shouts: Abandon Ship!
[0:25] You: love the longship!
[0:26] Chase Speculaas shouts: Oh... pegleg, you may have hit that reef
[0:27] Paisley Beebe is Online
[0:28] SPD Longship: Lowering mainsail.

Local chat continues Private chat
[0:29] Pegleg Gans: very impressive
[0:29] Chase Speculaas: Well, now I won't have to worry about people whining about it being overpowered :)
[0:29] Chase Speculaas: I honestly thought we'd crew her though
[0:29] Pegleg Gans: oh hell a good longship take out most.........
[0:30] Chase Speculaas: so, what was the deal Pegleg, was she just out-turning you?
[0:30] Pegleg Gans: der just pussies..........
[0:30] Chase Speculaas: if our back right cannon weren't broken, we'd have had her down to 4 hp at least
[0:30] Pegleg Gans: she had front guns............
[0:30] Chase Speculaas: so did we
[0:30] Pegleg Gans: we did?
[0:30] Chase Speculaas: LOL
[0:30] Chase Speculaas: yes
[0:31] Chase Speculaas: and ours are better. they don't hit our own ship
[0:31] Chase Speculaas: I finally fixed that damn bug
[0:26] GaiaGirl Pearl: the brig is the same - in a longship you can sit right in the cannons and be almost bullet proof - nothing can hit it so close up
[0:27] Chase Speculaas: well... this could have hit it
[0:27] Chase Speculaas: corsair
[0:27] Chase Speculaas: it's just that one of the 12 cannons is broken, I need to fix it, looks like
[0:27] Chase Speculaas: you did a good job though of staying mostly in our quarter
[0:27] GaiaGirl Pearl: NP - she's a great ship you got :)
[0:28] Chase Speculaas: this is actually a perfect outcome though
0:28] Chase Speculaas: now if anyone bitches about the Corsair being overpowered again, I can say "Well, GaiaGirl sunk a corsair with 2 crew using only a Longship with no crew
[0:28] Chase Speculaas: er, 1 crew
[0:28] GaiaGirl Pearl: lol
[0:29] GaiaGirl Pearl: TY :)
[0:30] GaiaGirl Pearl: the finish on the Corsair is great - is the Corsair sporting entirely new cannon?
[0:31] Chase Speculaas: basically, yes
[0:31] Chase Speculaas: the cannons rez the balls further from the muzzle... less chance of hitting yourself
[0:31] Chase Speculaas: and the balls themselves are different

[0:31] Pegleg Gans: holly chit dats got 5 per side n fronts?
[0:32] Chase Speculaas: yep
[0:32] Chase Speculaas: I mean... it's a corsair ship, it has to have fronts
[0:32] Pegleg Gans: dint know that, grins
[0:32] Chase Speculaas: I'll admit, 5 cannons on each side is definitely on the high side for a xebec type ship (though it's not unheard of in real life)
[0:32] Chase Speculaas: but all xebecs need front guns
[0:33] Chase Speculaas: most had back guns too
[0:33] Chase Speculaas: IRL, it's a hit-and-run ship
[0:33] Pegleg Gans: im like her i kin kill em all in this ship
[0:33] You: what about a gun mounted near the steering wheel - for the captain?
[0:33] Chase Speculaas: the idea is to be able to run up to and board any ship weaker than it, and run away from any ship stronger
[0:33] Pegleg Gans: i love my longship
[0:34] Chase Speculaas: and since it runs upwind, no square rigged frigate or brig or ship of the line could ever catch it
[0:34] You: right - sounds like the weapon of choice - where were they used? Carribean and South Seas?
[0:34] Chase Speculaas: I'm gonna see about fixing that broken cannon
[0:34] Chase Speculaas: Mediterranean, actually
[0:35] You: oh THOSE pirates!
[0:35] Chase Speculaas: the muslim pirates
[0:35] You: Abba bin Arna & his brother Peela bin Arna
[0:35] Chase Speculaas: lol
[0:35] Chase Speculaas: Yeah... man... those pirates were insane for a while
[0:36] Chase Speculaas: you know, the United States was actually paying them protection money for several years
[0:36] Pegleg Gans: im hillbilly pirate.........
[0:36] You: yes I was reading - they got the biggest Spanish armada
[0:36] Chase Speculaas: we actually GAVE terrorists a military FRIGATE
[0:36] Pegleg Gans: i just shot at shit
[0:36] You: cool
[0:36] Chase Speculaas: not cool, lol
[0:37] Chase Speculaas: the same damn frigate later attacked us
[0:37] You: they captured the biggest Spanish ships - lol cool for the pirates
[0:37] Pegleg Gans: yup
[0:37] Chase Speculaas: so eventually we went to the Mediterranean and kicked their ass
[0:37] Chase Speculaas: and that was the end of that
[0:37] You: did that war have a name?
[0:37] Pegleg Gans: same as de damn missiles we sold em ,,,,,
[0:38] Chase Speculaas: It was sort of a side show during another war... don't remember exactly
[0:38] Chase Speculaas: want to fight again?
[0:38] You: 'Pig Iron' Bob Menzies, our PM sold iron to the Japs iron before WWII dumbass
[0:38] You: sure, a quick one - dinner is almost here
[0:38] Chase Speculaas: oh, no problem then
[0:39] Chase Speculaas: dont worry about it
[0:39] Chase Speculaas: I still need to fix that cannon, I forgot
[0:39] You: OK - yes I gotta go
[0:39] You: next time :)
[0:39] You: TY Chase and Peg - CYA
[0:39] SPD Longship: Mooring.
[0:39] SPD Longship: Ready.
[0:40] Chase Speculaas: well, we're doing pretty good Pegleg
[0:41] Chase Speculaas: Already found and fixed 3 bugs
[0:41] Pegleg Gans: sorry makes me hard........lolol
[0:41] Chase Speculaas: well ...

Read more of our chats on the Speculaas pages here - longship, brigantine, corsair, frigate and Her Majesty's Bark Endeavour

Buy SPD ships & weapons from Chase Speculaas ~ Speculaas Design




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GaiaGirl's Photo & Media Studio

As my Second Life friends know, I work as a photographer / journalist in RL & 2L and am happy to do a new profile portrait for you, photograph your event, party or fantasy situation, or work with a stylist to do a fashion shoot for that magazine feature or prepare your photos for a model competition ~ this is the website to collect photographs or order your photo session.

My photographic studio in SL is well equipped, with hundreds of pose balls, animations, backdrops, lighting and three stages: a portrait stage with multiple backdrops, a model stage for large dynamic pictures and a white cyclorama for easy photoshop pics (if you want me to put your portrait onto any background image) – in other words its well equipped to handle almost any assignment from product photos to fashion shoots.
I am also available to do photos on your location.

The 1EarthMedia team is also available to build any item for your Second Life - from castles & palaces to telescopes & clothing.

Our full time Second Life staff can also organise and promote your event or sim location - combining photography, machinima (inworld video & movie making), journalism and website design.

Also, if you require a special build, we can go into the RL to make custom photos of buildings, vehicles and textiles to bring individuality to your Second Life item.

Either contact GaiaGirl Pearl in Second Life or email here

1EarthMedia, PO Box 1227,
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia, 2444



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If you wish to use any images for any purpose please send GaiaGirl an IM ~ we are realistic and generous (usually) in their usage, but PLEASE ASK FIRST

Yes of course kids can use these images for their schoolwork ~ a credit would be nice TY

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