MOCAthalon Team Crusaders in the Category of a Pirates life. Entry for the 2011 mocathalon. Enjoy.
About this creation
Captain Oliver Howell of the pirate ship, the Satyrus, is known for his cold and calculating manner, and his unquestioning killing at any quarrel.
Like most pirate captains, his room is a mess. Its overflowing with weapons, loot, ale, miniature ships, and any other pirate-y instruments you can think of. No organ though, he never practiced as a boy.
He puts his hat on the head of an unfortunate enemy that Captain Howell discovered under extraordinary circumstances aboard the Satyus.
And here is his monkey, Clyde, once part of the popular boy- I mean, Monkey band: The 5 Monkeys. Unfortunately, due to an estrangement with quite a bit of drama, the 5 Moneys became four, and Clyde went aboard the Satyrus with Oliver. Clyde is the only one Oliver trusts with his most important secret.
You see, Oliver Howell is no ordinary man. He came about a quaint discovery one night after a nasty fight with an English Man ‘O War.
He staggered into his cabin, bleeding from 10 different places, to find a strange man by the name of…
Frank Smith, (Gotcha there, didn’t I?) who apparently arrived there from…
The year 2025 in his prototype time machine*! *See bottom for rules on time travel.
Captain Oliver slew him on the spot, after torturing the information about the time machine from him. Ever the prudent man, Oliver spent his time traveling to the future, and getting guns, radios (for him and Clyde) and 2 underwater wetsuits and oxygen tanks.
To use the time machine, you simply open the door, and use the touch screens (red+yellow buttons) to enter your date, location (latitude and longitude) and whether or not you want hot chocolate halfway through the trip. Each trip takes about 5 minutes.
Oliver is also fascinated by these trousers called “jeans” and brought a pair back to examine.
Getting back up, alone, is usually difficult, due to Oliver’s peg leg. However, with Clyde, its simple. After Oliver gets up, he helps Clyde up
After which clyde starts moving the loose “floorboards” to cover the hole. ..
THE RULES OF TIME TRAVEL/MY MADE UP THEORY
My made up theory on time travel is based on this: Everyone, at every single moment, is moving forward in time. Meaning, if you traveled back ten minutes, your past self would not be there. Basically, life is a time machine in it of itself.
You can travel to the future. However, if you try to go forward in time, there is always a chance that if you try to go back to that same date, it’ll end up looking differently. If you saw something in the future that you really didn’t want to happen, what would you do when you get back to your time? You’d try to alter what you saw, right? Meaning, you’d try to increase the chances of the preferable outcome. And when you got to the future, it’d be different. Why? According to my theory made up on the spot, there is no set “destiny” to the universe. You are free to change it as you will. In other words, you are free, in the literal sense of the word. However, traveling to the past is much safer. Since the past has already happened, you would never end up with something different. If you travel into the past, you’re always going to end up with the same thing.
There are HUGE ramifications to the time machine, not any environmental wishy-washy stuff, more of, man… that is really important. Our time adventurer, Frank Smith, changed the very fabric of the universe simply by building his prototype. Time is relative to the user of the machine. Since he has given himself the power of time travel at any pace he wishes, he has become the center of the universe. The rest of the players are just pawns in a game of chess, with Frank, playing BOTH sides. He can change anything he wants, except the past. Why? The past has already happened, you can’t change it.
CAN YOU GO BEYOND/BEFORE YOUR LIFETIME?
Yes, you can, because if you were moving within your lifetime, your past or future self wouldn’t be there. So you’re dead or not born yet, there wouldn’t even be a TINY chance of meeting your past or future self.
Ok, I’m sure there are TONS of holes in my theory, feel free to ask me questions about it if you wish, I really made this up on a whim. And oh, I was inspired by Ted Bell’s books, Nick Of Time, and Time Pirate. Thanks for viewing. MOCATHALON
Shoot... I forgot... Oh darn. The reason why he has it hidden, is because the rest of the crew would go ballistic, using the time machine way too much, and w/discretion. The bottom part would only be accesible from the cabin itself. Think of the cabin as a multi-floored cabin.