THIS IS GETTING REALLY BIZARRE
Not only is there an energetic debate in the Letters to the Editor of the Dominion Post regardingthe legality of Pastafarianism, where pirates are regarded as celestial beings, but a woman had trumped Helen Hollick's confession about falling in love with her fictional pirate hero.
She has actually married one.
According to the New Zealand Herald, Amanda Teague says she couldn't connect with anyone in the physical world, so looked to the afterlife to find her kindred spirit.
Surely, Amanda's dead lover is confused with EDWARD TEAGUE, the fictional father of the fictional Jack Sparrow?
He's not black, but he is rather lovely.
According to his fan site, Edward Teague was not just a pirate (and a rather "sweet" one, too, who could "break hearts" with a "ballad from his guitar"), but also the Pirate Lord of Madagascar. More excitingly still, he went on to feature in a couple of his son's films (though actually portrayed by Keith Richards), at one point saving his son's life by knocking out the vile Rusty Knickers.
Jack, according to the story, went missing when he was young, so Daddy Edward went a-searching for him, in his ship Misty Lady. And lo, the quest was successful, because he found young Jack Sparrow in command of a pirate ship called Barnacle.
And so the story goes on. Hit the link, and have fun.