I Found the Original Pirates 5 Script and…Wow.

Well, no surprise here, but I am back on the same Pirates of the Caribbean research excavation that I just can't seem to quit. --sue me, I'm a nerd. It's been over a year since Dead Men Tell No Tales was released, but recently, pirate lore and historical details have proven a necessary re-entry into my life because of … Continue reading I Found the Original Pirates 5 Script and…Wow.

I Wrote a Piece of Fan Fiction for 10 Years and Here’s What Happened…

Fan fiction gets a bad rap, and that's mostly because of some of the more...strange products that end up on the internet. While we often see cringeworthy, oftentimes hilarious outcomes that freak out celebrities like James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, or even have entire Twitter accounts devoted to some of the more outlandish musings (and let's not forget "My Immortal"), … Continue reading I Wrote a Piece of Fan Fiction for 10 Years and Here’s What Happened…

I Might Have a Theory About Who Carina Smyth Is…

Yes, it's another Pirates post. Yes, I'm sorry, but only somewhat. Please bear with me for another month, then I SWEAR I'll shut up. We're a little over a month out from the movie I have been waiting four years for; the fifth (and with any luck, final) Pirates of the Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No … Continue reading I Might Have a Theory About Who Carina Smyth Is…

Reading Too Much Into Trailers #3: Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Men Tell No Tales

Post originally appeared on Chapman Club 55's Blog. Hello. My name is Jessica Johnson. And within maybe an hour, MAYBE an hour of meeting me, you'll always discover that I am a psychopath: my nerdom for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, franchise, even nautical history is...a lot. A lot to even handle, sometimes. It's a … Continue reading Reading Too Much Into Trailers #3: Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Men Tell No Tales

Another Day of Sun: A Tribute to 2016

Well, that's a wrap on a pretty insane year all told. I want to look back at 2016, warts and all, the good and the bad. I'm gonna do so in the only way I know how: through a movie reference. My favorite film of 2016 was undoubtedly La La Land (Chazelle, 2016), and my favorite song from … Continue reading Another Day of Sun: A Tribute to 2016

Post-Pirates Teaser Drop: A Fan Freaks Out Part 2

It happened. Less than 10 minutes into Fear the Walking Dead's Season 2 finale, AMC made a surprising move and gave us the Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Men Tell No Tales teaser right away (which might prove pretty ineffective to their ratings, seeing as the teaser immediately went viral once it dropped). So there it is! The … Continue reading Post-Pirates Teaser Drop: A Fan Freaks Out Part 2

Pre-Pirates Teaser Drop: A Fan Freaks Out Part 1

I had a very clear idea of what my Sunday was going to be like upon awakening. Little did I know that it would soon become solely about fangirling over what else, Pirates of the Caribbean.  The original plan was to finish watching the 1960 version of The Magnificent Seven, go shopping, do some busy work, then head … Continue reading Pre-Pirates Teaser Drop: A Fan Freaks Out Part 1

Appreciate This as Much as I Do #1: James Norrington

Allow me to take you back to the summer of 2006. Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Man's Chest, had just been released, opening to record breaking box office numbers for its time.  It was all anyone was talking about, especially where my family was concerned. We were all Disney fans, and there were three children in the … Continue reading Appreciate This as Much as I Do #1: James Norrington

My Thoughts on Johnny Depp’s Domestic Abuse Allegations

It's been a few days, and finally enough information has come out that I feel like I can give an assessment of the drama unfolding between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard that can at least be supported with some evidence. Let's break down what happened in chronological order, as it gets pretty convoluted: Johnny Depp and … Continue reading My Thoughts on Johnny Depp’s Domestic Abuse Allegations

Never Trust a “Sold Out” Sign – Two Nights at the Auckland Writers Festival

Yesterday and today, I attended the 15th annual Auckland Writers Festival. Sadly, of the hundreds of lectures, signings, workshops and other events the Festival has going on, I could only attend two of the lectures, thanks in no small part to my student budget and crammed student schedule. But tonight, as I sit here thinking about the … Continue reading Never Trust a “Sold Out” Sign – Two Nights at the Auckland Writers Festival