Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two

HMS Victory, on the occasion of the 200th Trafalgar Day

Ah yes, so very nice to see you all here. It's been quite a few, hasn't it? But many happy returns, if I am permitted to say so myself, ha ha ha. I do thank you all for the trouble you've taken to come visit me down by the sea like this, what with it being so damp and dreary and, well you know.

Anyway, I certainly appreciate the garlands and fancy lights. I'm told there's to be some fireworks. Yes, that will be brilliant, though keep them away from my flammable rigging and hull, ha ha ha. Also the music is lovely. Very martial and stirring, so thank you very much for all the fuss, really I'm grateful, I am.

But listen, if it's not too much trouble, might I possibly impose on you for a little favor? I know it's a bother, and I'm dreadfully sorry to bother you and all, but you know, I am the Victory and all, and this is Trafalgar Day, so I thought, well, while I had you all here, if you're not too terribly inconvenienced... and listen, I LOVE being a floating museum, really I do! The kids are just brilliant, brilliant, really, so cheers for that. Or them, or anyway, you know just cheers all around, ha ha ha.

But if... you know, if some of you might have a chance, just a bit of time, really, and not so important, but it would mean so much to me. Do you think ah.... well, you might scratch some of these barnacles off? Maybe even re-copper my bottom?

Ah, not in the budget. Right, well, that's only natural I suppose. I'll just have to endure another 200, eh what? Stiff upper lip, ha ha ha. No really, the party is brilliant. Cheers, really. Cheers.

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