Behold, my favorite pet name and a beautiful declaration of pirate love from the Monkey Island video game series. Monkey Island is the collective name given to a series of five LucasArts adventure video games. The games follow the misadventures of the hapless Guybrush Threepwood as he struggles to become the most notorious pirate in the Caribbean, defeat the plans of the evil undead pirate LeChuck and win the heart of governess Elaine Marley.
Guybrush Threepwood and Elaine Marley aren’t the typical couple, but she found his incompetence endearing. After shutting down the evil zombie pirate LeChuck’s advances and calling him an “evil, foul-smelling, vile, co-dependent villain and that’s just not what I’m looking for in a romantic relationship right now“, Elaine married Guybrush. They are now the Marley-Threepwoods.
Here are a few more of their pet names for one another:
- Love Muffin
- Honey Pumpkin
- Sugar Boots
- Plunder Bunny
- Beautiful Buttercup
I hope to share more stories of love and plunder from my beloved Monkey Island games in posts to come!