Today’s warm up doodle is a very piratey Vincent & another snippet from the Vincent & Poppy Pirate Adventure Tale. (We’ll have a real title for it someday.)
“Oh, Potter, this is a fine, fine pickle,” he groaned. ”Think, man, THINK…” He stood at the open cargo door of the Falcon, eye-balling the distance between his aircraft and the deck of the pirate ship to which it was moored. Leaping off his liner onto an enemy vessel to face an unknown number of adversaries was starting to seem like a Very Bad Idea. He thought about Poppy squealing as the pirates had dragged her off; she was on that barge somewhere. ”I’m sure something will come to me,” he sighed. He gripped the thick rope between his hands and swung out over the side of his ship. He caught the the connecting rope one handed at the crescendo of his swing, and used the momentum to skidder down it, before jumping and landing heavily on the deck. He stood and pulled his jacket straight just as he heard the click of several hammers being pulled into the firing position. He groaned. ”Failed plan number one: don’t jump into the middle of a pile of pirates with guns.” He turned slowly, arms spread out to his side, with a wide grin on his face.
Five men, all dressed in loose fitting clothes, were pointing rifles at him.
“Gentlemen, let’s not get twitchy.”