Let all the birthday heralds in the land wake from their mead-induced stupors and run through the streets, crying “It’s Flinthart‘s birthday!!!”
So, even if you’re not familiar with this piratical author of space ninja sagas (among others), charge your glasses, trail colourful balloons and streamers around behind ye, bring on the fairybread and cupcakes, make sure there is folk music playing loudly in the background (and it’s probably best if you hide the comely lasses – I’m just saying), and join me in wishing the Old Man a Very Happy Birthday!
Comely lasses, ye say? Prepare to be boarded!