Earrings of Power

Call me crazy if you want, but I actually think Kingswell might be onto something with his whole theory about how DarkLord37 is trying to turn us all into evil wraiths who will do his bidding. What if these earrings he’s given us are cursed to twist our minds? I’ve been considering a lot of unspeakable, horrible things lately. For the first time, I thought that maybe when I am next trying to pull into a dock, I would let somebody else go first. I was also thinking about sharing the treasure from this little adventure equally with my crew, even though I’m the captain. What is wrong with me?

I’m starting to worry a bit, especially since I can’t seem to remove these half-moon earrings. Every time I try to take them off, I get an intense urge to jump into shark-infested waters. That’s pretty dangerous, so I always stop trying to take them off. I suspect that they can only be destroyed if they are cast into the fires of an active volcano, but that’s just a hunch. There has to be some way that I can get these earrings off. Maybe if I just politely ask DarkLord37 if I can remove them, he’ll let me. He seems pretty reasonable. I’m sure that if he is made aware that we do not wish to be turned into evil wraiths, he will totally respect that. He owns just about the best business for Melbourne earrings, so he can’t be all bad. I just hope that he doesn’t choose to blast me into the ocean with an earring of ultimate power or something.

Maybe we should hold a council of the nine to discuss this problem. I’m sure that the other pirates have started to notice these strange changes in their behaviour. Why, Lorenzo asked me if I wanted to have lunch with him tomorrow, and he promised not to poison me or anything. That would be a first!