The theme of this year’s Halloween costume meeting was pirates. Nobody could see very well during the photoshoot because the eyepatch really blocked the view of one of the eyes. No wonder we never meet any former pirate who later became a microscopist, who would need good eyesight to study cells. Not being able to see well really restricts the career transition choices for pirates, especially in the field of cell biology. We are grateful that we only occasionally play pirates, but are given the privilege to toil over the microscope instead of the ship. We don’t have to say aye, aye Captain to a murderous man. Rather, when we see a good image to be acquired, we say aye, aye, CAPTURE!