Recent years have brought huge amounts of discrimination against us pirates, which I reckon – YAR HAR HAR! – is partly our own fault. (Please excuse my Piratis, pronounced “pie rye tuss”, it’s because I’m a pirate.) As professional pirates, we always strive to do what’s right for ourselves, but with a bit more heart than none at all. That’s why we want you to try out being a pirate for awhile, whether it’s as part of our crew, forming your own, or dressing up for what I hear them Americans call “Halloween”, a day that I am only pretending to be unfamiliar with. Obviously, I go trick or treating too. It’s the only time I’m taken seriously.