I thought a funny take on this would be to have a blatant stereotype of a sea pirate “caught in the act” of internet piracy. A few good film refs come to mind about internet piracy, but the best one I could think of is Neo’s apartment in the Matrix – green dim lights, stuff scattered all over, old blocky computer, Neo asleep at his desk.
I’m not sure exactly how to composition of the shot will pan out yet. The pirate (he needs a name) could either be asleep at his desk for a kind of parody of the Matrix scene, or I could simply use it as reference and have Pixelbeard (maybe? close) looking guiltily back at the camera while typing away (of course with one hand a hook) on TehPirateBay.com. I think I’ll go with the latter as it’s got a funny tone to it. This also leaves some comedy to be had in the set – I can scatter some funny easter eggs around Neo’s piles of floppy disks and motherboards.