TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

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TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:57 am

What do you imagine happened to Robby Greene?
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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby SnoopyDances » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:42 pm

Difficult to say. In the spirit of Disney and all things with happy endings, I'd like to think he found his gold, his bride and his farm and lived happily ever after. :loveshower:

Hopefully, Beckett and company assumed he perished in the fire with Jack and didn't go looking for him. :goodvibes:

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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby Jackslady » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:14 pm

Yes, I like to imagine that things turned out well for Robby too. He was a very likeable character - I imagined him as being played by a young James McAvoy for some reason!
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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby ladylinn » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:00 pm

I hoped for a happy ending for Robby with his wife, farm and treasure of gold. But would think that he probably spent the rest of his life looking over his shoulder. I like happy endings too.

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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:27 pm

Imagine him on his farm with his family and telling his grandchildren about his days as a pirate! :yikes:
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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby Theresa » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:09 am

I do hope that Robby realized his dreams...even down to Jack's suggestion that he become a vicar (or minister, I can't remember which).

The whole time I was reading the story, I kept picturing Gibbs' face whenever the story included Robby. I do hope Robby didn't end up in a pig sty in Tortuga!

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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:47 pm

:yuck: Me too! I think we all liked him and wanted him to fare well.
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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby ac crispin » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:23 pm

The character of Robby Greene was based on a real person. I rarely did this, but Disney told me I couldn't use Bootstrap Bill as a sidekick for Jack, and he needed one, so I created Robby, based on my memories of my friend Bob Greenburger's son, Robbie, who died at age 20 of leukemia.

Robbie LOVED POTC and had a pirate costume, and talked about wishing he could be a pirate in Shipwreck Cove, and hang out with Jack Sparrow. He was a very good looking youth, with curly golden hair, and a wonderful, sweet smile. He was quite religious, but, like his counterpart, lived his faith instead of preaching at others.

So, in a way, Robby got his wish...got to go to Shipwreck Cove and hang out with Jack Sparrow. I did what I could to honor his memory.

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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby Theresa » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:29 pm

ac crispin wrote: I did what I could to honor his memory.

-Ann

You wrote a wonderful tribute in his character, Ann. Robby was instantly likable, sweet, and someone you'd want by your side as a friend in good times and bad.

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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby nebraska » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:08 pm

Theresa wrote:
ac crispin wrote: I did what I could to honor his memory.

-Ann

You wrote a wonderful tribute in his character, Ann. Robby was instantly likable, sweet, and someone you'd want by your side as a friend in good times and bad.

Me, too. What she said! I wish I had known this prior to reading the book, I know it would have added an extra dimension to the character for me.

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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:40 pm

No wonder we all found him to be such a sympathetic character, he truly was a good person. Thanks, Ann for sharing that. You did him proud!
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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby Liz » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:51 pm

Theresa wrote:
ac crispin wrote: I did what I could to honor his memory.

-Ann

You wrote a wonderful tribute in his character, Ann. Robby was instantly likable, sweet, and someone you'd want by your side as a friend in good times and bad.

That is just so touching. It puts a new light on the character of Robby. What a wonderful way to honor him.

I'm so happy that you shared that with us.
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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby WM63 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:13 pm

Maybe Robbie found himself confined in the structure of the Church, realized he too sought freedom and came back to join Jack later as a pirate. :capnjack:

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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:06 am

HA! You never know WM63! :capnjack:
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Re: TPOF Question #16 ~ Robby

Unread postby ladylinn » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:06 pm

Ann - what a wonderful and touching tribute to your Robby. Now I can understand why I had such a soft spot for Robby and wished nothing but a good and happy life. Your feelings really came through as you wrote about Robby in the story. :angel:


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