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Pirates of the Caribbean

Will Turner

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Debauchery by Ladybee

An AU set around a Boston fetish club, 'Debauchery' is surprisingly successful in recreating the characters, particularly Jack Sparrow, in the modern setting. Luscious descriptions, snappy dialogue and cheeky film references make this one hell of a read. (A sequel is now in progress, linked from the author's page)

[Added 17/12/2003; Drama; 6000-20,000; Pirates of the Caribbean; Characters: Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, James Norrington, Anamaria, Barbossa, Minor]

First Night in Tortuga by Kapunua

'It mattered not that he was on land just then; the stars always moved like that, as did everything else in his sight. Always in time with the sea, no matter how far from her he ever was.' This vignette rambles around a bit for my taste, but Kapunua rewards the patient reader with an intriguing take on Jack Sparrow's particular brand of madness

[Added 17/12/2003; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Pirates of the Caribbean; Characters: Jack Sparrow, Will Turner]

First Warning by Rave

'...then came the Smell: rum, seaweed, sweat and fish in a horrible salt-sweet miasma...' A peek at what might have happened aboard the Interceptor that, refreshingly, doesn't simply ignore the fact that Will and Jack are anything but friends at the outset. Gorgeous details and some great bickering dialogue

[Added 17/12/2003; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Pirates of the Caribbean; Characters: Jack Sparrow, Will Turner]

Mysticism by Gileonnen

'Jack had no god, but he had his beliefs...' A thoughtful study of Jack Sparrow, and his relationships with two generations of Turners, which stretches the characterisation beyond the film without breaking it

[Added 17/12/2003; Character Piece; <1000; Pirates of the Caribbean; Characters: Jack Sparrow, Will Turner]

'The Swordsmith and the Pirate: A Romance of the Spanish Main', by Elizabeth Turner by Gloria Mundi

'So... my wife has been writing carnal romances with ne'er a woman in sight.' With a premise like this, what's not to like? Best of all, Brancher has written a beautifully characterised and very witty sequel, Happy Endings

[Added 17/12/2003; Humour; 1000-2500; Pirates of the Caribbean; Characters: Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner, Anamaria, Jack Sparrow]