NOCTURNAL #47: Q & A Pt Two

And here is the second half of our mega-fun Question & Answer episode for the NOCTURNAL wrap-up. We loved your calls and your emails. Ya done good, kids. We’ll be back Sunday with a little sumpin’ sumpin’ for your aural cavity.

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  1. Dan Dan The Art Man

    I’m still listening. Loved these episodes after finishing the Podiobooks version to get a little extra. Great stuff. Still can’t believe it’s over. I know it’s a long way off but I can’t wait for another book in this series.

  2. August Grappin

    Just now getting caught up on the podcast, but… Captain Bligh… I knew who he was when I was like 11… so sorry, FDO.

    If he played for To, he’d probably get mutineed against and end up defecting elsewhere and then seeking revenge on them and maybe on Yall, too.

  3. Profile photo of Gunbunny13BGunbunny13B

    1. Listened to the whole thing – to the bitter end. That bitter, bitter end.
    2. Sorry A. – I thought Capt. Bligh was a bad guy too. Of course he was in the English Navy and fought against us (USA) during the American Revolution – so I think that does put him firmly in the bad guy category.
    3. Scott, you mentioned a horrible flightmare and you not doing anything, in the interest of not getting kicked off the plane. Getting kicked off could get you on the news – and there is no such thing as bad publicity. You might re-think that on future flights.
    4. Loved the new Nocturnal and Phil did a great job with the read. Look forward to hearing more of his narration. After The Champion, of course.

    1. Profile photo of scottsiglerscottsigler

      @Gunbunny13B: Bligh fought against the USA? As we all know, anyone opposing your country is a bad person, so, yes, Bligh was a freakin’ pirate!!*

      *Note: The author of this comment holds no ill will against the current citizens of the United Kingdom.

  4. Profile photo of RyanRyan

    I listened to the whole damn thing and all I wanted was a bud light after! Thanks for making me want beer at work Scott!

    and Narragansett > Bud Light any day….the gauntlet be throweth downed

    Also Nocturnal has become my favorite of all your books…so far /evil laugh

      1. Profile photo of RyanRyan

        I dranketh my first gansett at dinner, now i shall work on my next

        and i left all the leftover bud lights with my father-in-law after my wedding last Sat (21 cans), I should have sent them to you, express mail with stamps.com instead

          1. Profile photo of RyanRyan

            my sincerest apologies mighty FDO! what was I thinking? For my digression I shall oweth you many long-neck bottles of bud light as recompense.

            but I shall not forsake thy New England Patriots, even if threatened by Sklorno raspers…I did pick the goddamn Detroit Lions to win this week in my works football pool though (in support of you)

  5. Joel

    Cathing up on my podcasts, so I’m a bit late to comment on this. Sorry FDO – I must side with A – Captain ≠ Pirate. Have you not read Nathan Lowel’s Trader Tales series? Book 5 – Captain’s Share certainly does not make Ishmael Horatio Wang a pirate.

  6. Profile photo of jokerdasjokerdas

    Well, it seems everyone is sticking with maritime captains, with the exception of Captains America, Caveman, and “TRA-LA-LAAAA” Underpants!
    Where does that leave some of my other favorite captains? Captain Jack Harkness? Captain Kangaroo? Captain and Tennile? Captain Chaos?
    For the record, I truly thought Captain Bligh was a pirate, too!

  7. Profile photo of David RomanDavid Roman

    I listened, and I see Captn. Bligh with a patch over his eye he lost horribly in some kind of pillaging accident. He walked with a limp and had many many SDTs, not judging, just sayin. Just like all my other favorite Captn’s: Crunch, Morgan, and of course Jack Sparrow.

  8. Profile photo of zackmannzackmann

    Although Scott may have confused Captain B with on of my favorite poets Captain Pigheart (Nick Taylor) my listing to one of Hornblower books and the way spoils of war were divided makes me think he was not necessarily wrong. I would bet the French or Spaniards or whomever England was fighting that week might have considered Captain B a pirate. Like that Drake guy.

  9. Profile photo of mkazmkaz

    Oh Captain, my captain.

    A, you are so right on this one. Make sure Scott doesn’t trod down the path of ignorance!

    But some captains are pirates, you just have to know which ones.

    e.g., Captain Hook is a pirate!

  10. Profile photo of Charles B.Charles B.

    Ok Scott, two things…
    1) “A” you should know NEVER to doubt the FDO about his uneducated statements!!!!! (Captain Bly)
    & B) Scott, you must never question the knowledge of the Most High “A”.
    -Cheers!

  11. Profile photo of Rich EvankoRich Evanko

    Oh Captain my Captain!
    A is absol-freakin-lutely right.
    There were even a few major motion pictures on the subject.

    I hardly ever think of a pirate when I hear the word Captain.
    I think of a wonderful man dressed in blue with a large C on his hat who makes something called Crunch!

    1. Profile photo of A KovacsA Kovacs

      Okay, so you do have a good point there. Not a pirate, definitely a jerk. I can’t imagine how crummy things had to be to mutiny on a ship without autopilot or computer nav. But I’m guessing pretty crummy indeed.

  12. LPLFC1892

    Kia ora (Hello from Aotearoa)

    Bligh wasn’t a pirate but the FDO is correct. He was one hell of a bad dude Captain, which is why they dumped him overboard.

    So in principal the FDO is correct.

    Dave A

  13. kurteh

    Interesting. Lots of Captain Tractor songs on Youtube/etc. But Pitcairn Island isn’t one of them…

    Anyhoo, I’ve had the album for ages, here’s the lyric, as best I could transcribe (the 3rd verse gave me some trouble)

    We’re Pitcairn Island ladies
    And we’re Pitcairn Island gents
    And we are the innocent victims
    Of a strange turn of events.

    We’re Pitcairn Island ladies
    And we’re Pitcairn Island gents
    And we are the innocent victims
    Of a strange turn of events.
    We’ll dance the night away
    Underneath these foreign skies
    And we’ve never been this happy
    In all of our lives.

    Well the year was 1789
    And we’ve found our promised land
    If it wasn’t for old Captain Bligh
    We’d never leave these sands
    His will’s as hard as tempered steel
    He’s a hard embittered soul
    His hair’s as white as white can be
    And his heart’s as black as coal

    We’re sick of planting breadfruit
    For the profit of our king.
    If we never see Great Britain again
    We sure won’t miss a thing
    That’s why we’ve met in secret
    And quietly we’ve planned
    And as for good old Captain Bligh
    From the yardiron he’ll hang.

    We’re Pitcairn Island ladies
    And we’re Pitcairn Island gents
    And we are the innocent victims
    Of a strange turn of events.
    We’ll dance the night away
    Underneath these foreign skies
    And we’ve never been this happy
    In all of our lives.

    We’ve found ourselves some pretty wives
    From the islands here abouts
    They’re beautiful beyond compare
    And they love us sailor louts
    They’re faithful to their sailor lads
    And no skill in telling lies
    Our children they will have brown skin
    And they’ll also have blue eyes

    Captain Bligh he’s been set adrift
    On an 18 foot long boat
    He’s heading back to England
    But the rig can’t hardly float
    Mr. Christian is our captain now
    Our plot went just as planned
    We’ll live in peace forever more
    And let the world be damned!

    We’re Pitcairn Island ladies
    And we’re Pitcairn Island gents
    And we are the innocent victims
    Of a strange turn of events.
    We’ll dance the night away
    Underneath these foreign skies
    And we’ve never been this happy
    In all of our lives.

    Oh we watched the Bounty burning
    From the shores of our fair isle
    And our laughter it grew silent
    And a tear replaced a smile
    Oh we’ll never see old England
    But as the bow spit hit the waves
    A cheer rang up amongst us (hurray)
    We were no longer slaves

    We’re Pitcairn Island ladies
    And we’re Pitcairn Island gents
    And we are the innocent victims
    Of a strange turn of events.
    We’ll dance the night away
    Underneath these foreign skies
    And we’ve never been this happy
    In all of our lives.

    We’re Pitcairn Island ladies
    And we’re Pitcairn Island gents
    And we are the innocent victims
    Of a strange turn of events.
    We’ll dance the night away
    Underneath these foreign skies
    And we’ve never been this happy
    In all of our lives.

  14. Profile photo of murle_the_girlmurle_the_girl

    Seriously, Scott, I think that must have been the alcohol speaking when you said you thought all captains are pirates. I know you are smarter than that. O Captain! My Captain! A is right.
    Great job with Nocturnal, and as always, I enjoy listening to the Q&A episodes for a bunch of “FDO and A” verbal goodness.

  15. Asher

    I don’t necessarily think of Captain Bligh as a good guy, but I don’t think of him as a pirate.

    In any case, you should hold off on pirate references, lest your books get rated Arrrrrgh!

  16. Profile photo of BigJohnBigJohn

    I’m siding with A, since all Captains are good. This includes Crunch, Caveman, America and Underpants.

    All pirates are -beards, or Dread Roberts or Sparrows.
    O Cap’n Crunch! My Cap’n Crunch!

  17. Profile photo of marklberrymarklberry

    Scott and A,
    Still listening!
    And, I love that my question was REPEATED to “put the butter (or that elusive syrup) on the pancakes.” You are way funny on Bloody Mary’s. I’m buying you both B;oozy Mary’s every morning of Siglerfest.
    Most importably, I am stokled, psyched, excited, and pumped that The Champion is on deck. The big question… does that mean it starts tomorrow (9/14)?
    Cheers, Mark L Berry

  18. JustAnotherJim

    Cap’n Bly … not pirate (are you kidding me?)
    Cap’n Ndamukomg Suh … total pirate (we loved him here in Nebraska)
    Cap’n Morgan … total sissy drink … The pirate Morgan is probably mortified.

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