Remember that scene from Pirates Of The Caribbean, where Captain Barbossa leers strangely at the starving Elizabeth Swann as she eats an apple? “The apple is poisoned,” you think. “Or cursed! Barbossa’s trying to kill her!” But nothing about the look on Barbossa’s face suggests prurience or malice. Then it hits you. “He can’t taste food. He’s tasting the food vicariously through Elizabeth Swann. He can’t feel! Barbossa is cursed.”
It’s a strange moment of pathos in an otherwise silly movie, and I when I recently heard a TED-ish presenter speak passionately about relishing front end web development, this Pirates Of The Caribbean scene sprang to mind.
Here is a little sketch of the scene, using my own characters from Bruta The Witch.