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Welcome to The Pirate Balthasar

Wilson Kane wins a fortune and his future bride at a game of dice from the former pirate Balthasar. When he decides to go and get the girl, the pirate way, by kidnapping her, not only he finds out that she is more than a pirate could ever want from a wife... but that she has 4 identical sisters as well. This discovery hits him when his men, who were supposed to help him out, each kidnaps a different girl... and none of them gets the right one! But Wilson Kane wants the girl he had met and no one else! Luckily for him it will be the girl herself to solve his problem and put an end to his dilemma... a solution that will eventually fling her into a new way of life, aboard the Alidivento, across the Mediterranea sea!

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March 13th, 2012, 7:12 am

Our Pirate Balthasar!


Alright guys, I kept you waiting because I needed to refine the details for our new game.



This one... you are going to love it. I call it : the deadliest competition of all times! 




That's because you are going to do a story pitch.




As you may know, The Pirate Balthasar will end in a few months.

I have a lot of ideas for the next stories, specials and... as some of you may recall... I will have several spin offs.

Then one of you sent me a story and at the core of it there was a very interesting idea. It tickled my imagination like crazy!



Then I thought: why not play a game as well?



I know a lot of you like to write stories and are interested in writing so... let's write a story together.




Usually when people write stories together they do it in different ways: I start, you end... or... we vote the most liked ideas... and they forget about the structure and/or they go on with wishful thinking or have collateral damages due to the fact that they are unfamiliar with the topic.



Well, with The Pirate Balthasar all this stuff is done for you as yours truly will be acting as an editor, researcher and script doctor. We are staying within The Pirate Balthasar's world so we can't go wrong: the characters are established, the setting is too.



All you have to picth are "what ifs?" "Little did he knows" and Story ideas.



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HOW TO ENTER THE GAME:




1) You can submit a what if: what if, The pirate Balthasar meets the friggin' Pope?

2) You can submit a log line: this is the story of how Castalia finds the recipe for the best cake in the World but does not know how to cook it.

3) Write a short synopsis: it would be a paragraph with your idea.

4) Ask a question: can we see Finland?




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As usual you can email it to me at dedadaniels(at)yahoo.com or post it here or on Facebook, or anywhere you like. Your choice.



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As I said I will act as an editor, I don't know if you ever had the chance to do so but, basically, it's very challenging and difficult, you need to keep an open mind on possible changes and have the guts to take criticism. There won't be any negative feedback and none of the comment will be "personal" nor unproductive. No idea will be completely discarded but editing might be required.



Having an editor helps the continuity of the story.



I will be the first one to skim your stories, saying if they are feasible and proposing challenges to improve them.



Once you submit your story we'll start the Olympic Games.

In short it will be up to the people to vote which idea should go forward and which one needs more work... by public demand.



The most voted will win the first round, the other ones would need to be retouched and improved probably, but can be resubmitted as many times as the author likes.



The winner will see the story actually drawn to become a chapter of a Project called: Our Pirate Balthasar. And the content of the story will determine which spin off should join.




The votes will determine which one will go first.



This is the rough idea, this game is ongoing!

There will constantly be polls.



And we'll have a chapter written by me and one written by US together released alternatively after the regular series ends.



This is because I have plenty of stories I want to tell, but to be honest I also want to tell you the stories you want to hear - given the chance - I was never lucky enough to be able to ask any of my favorite writers to tell me this or that story about this or that character (because they are dead, sigh).



I knew that story was in them but maybe they never felt the need to answer certain questions because nobody asked them.



I know this thing might not sound very clear right now, so ask away and I'll try my best to clarify everything.[img][/img]

February 12th, 2012, 1:32 am

Second Year anniversary contest deadline!!!

Alright guys
just a reminder that the deadline for the second year anniversary contest is in a couple of days!

This weekend is on fire as a lot of people are submitting basically NOW! Once all the submissions are in we'll put the polls up! :D

January 4th, 2012, 5:44 pm

The pirate balthasar turns 2: game!

The pirate Balthasar will turn two at the end of the month.
I can believe it's already been so long, it feels like yesterday to me.

I will be releasing the second artbook for the anniversary but I was thinking we should play a little game too.

I was thinking about a fan art/fan fiction/graphic design/photography contest and the award would be an original drawing of your favorite characters in full colors that I will personally ship to you via snail mail!

What do you say? Are you in?

Deadline would be January 31st!

January 2nd, 2012, 5:18 am

Secret Santa update!

Alright guys I am back from my vacation,
sorry if the posts have been a bit weird these past few days.
I will post some of the sketches I did for fun while in Japan and the Christmas cards too.

In the meantime the Secret Santa is over (I have 3 missing in action, sigh).
If you haven't checked them out you can check them out here: http://thepiratebalthasar.blogspot.com/

December 7th, 2011, 8:40 am

3 wishes left for secret santa.

Alright guys... I have 3 wishes left orphan with no secret santa... so...

anybody cares to take on a challenge and write fan fictions on these themes?

1) A fanfic about how Cat and Foxy met;
2) A fanfic about Cat and Callista exchaning presents;
3) A fanfic about Kane and Josh in their young years;

December 5th, 2011, 5:12 am

Secret Santa update!

Hello secret santas!

Here's an update on the list and the game.

Deadline still December24th.

How to enter? Posting here or via email (dedadaniels-at-yahoo.com)

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Updated list:


Wishes awaiting a Santa

1) A fanfic about young Martin;
2) A fanfic about how Cat and Foxy met;
3) A fanfic about Cat and Callista exchaning presents;
4) A fanfic about Kane and Josh in their young years;

Wishes with a secret santa

1) a cute Cat art;
2) A regular drawing of Cat;
3) Westley, Kes and Itzak at Christmas time;
4) A picture of the whole crew with all the couples together;
5) Castalia, Kane and Fickle reading Christmas stories;
6) A drawing of Castalia dominating Kane (it may be during a duel)
7) A drawing of a fencing, shirtless Martin;
8) A drawing of Cat and Callista

December 4th, 2011, 4:21 am

Updates!

As you may know by visiting the blog: http://thepiratebalthasar.blogspot.com/

You can get the updated version of the chapter, without the typos and fixed, for download.
I already posted the curiosities which might answer many of your questions:

The list to the super santa is now posted on the left column of the blog and shall be updated regularly as new people enter the game.

Here's the most recent updated list:

Wishes awaiting a Santa

1) A drawing of Cat and Callista (<--- new entry)
2) A fanfic about young Martin;
3) A fanfic about how Cat and Foxy met;
4) A fanfic about Cat and Callista exchaning presents;
5) A fanfic about Kane and Josh in their young years;

Wishes with a secret santa

1) a cute Cat art;
2) A regular drawing of Cat;
3) Westley, Kes and Itzak at Christmas time;
4) A picture of the whole crew with all the couples together;
5) Castalia, Kane and Fickle reading Christmas stories;
6) A drawing of Castalia dominating Kane (it may be during a duel)
7) A drawing of a fencing, shirtless Martin;

December 2nd, 2011, 9:26 pm

Secret Santa

I was Stinking... yeah, that too... but I was thinking... why don't we play a Secret Santa game this year?

Of course cyber Secret Santa.

It's the usual give and take.

You enroll a Secret Santa.
You make a wish and take a wish into your hands.
You make that wish come true and somebody else will grant yours in return.

So let's say: Jane enrolls and says: I can draw! And I want a Quoque/Rose fanfiction.
Another person would enroll and say: I can write that fan fiction but I want a poetry in return.
Another person would go: I can write poetry and I want a drawing of Kane.
The first person will say: cool I draw Kane for you.

Tadaaaaa. Secret Santa set in place. Everybody gets a gift. So the first thing you do is you enroll, state your skill and make a request.
I will create a table, that I will keep updating putting an X when the wish is taken.

So far we have 12 participants, 6 of which already found a Secret Santa. 6 of them have yet to pick whose wish they want to make come true.



Wishes with a Secret Santa:

1) a cute Cat art;
2) A regular drawing of Cat;
3) Westley, Kes and Itzak at Christmas time;
4) A picture of the whole crew with all the couples together;
5) Castalia, Kane and Fickle reading Christmas stories;
6) A drawing of Castalia dominating Kane (it may be during a duel)

Wishes left with no Santas:

1) A drawing of a fencing, shirtless Martin; (<--- new entry)
2) (I am missing a wish here XDD)
3) A fanfic about young Martin;
4) A fanfic about how Cat and Foxy met;
5) A fanfic about Cat and Callista exchaning presents;
6) A fanfic about Kane and Josh in their young years;

I have 3 people who can write who could tackle the fanfic now, but since you already made a wish remember that it is your time to give back.
If a fourth writer doesn't show up I'll become the fourth one and you'll get an original story instead (but it's a secret santa until the very last moment so you won't know).

I keep forgetting to mention datelines.

Dateline for Secret Santa Submission is December 24th, because the presents will be posted on Christmas day!

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