sharpiefan: Fleet of tall ships, text 'England expects...' (England expects)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: This edition comes to you courtesy of a bout of insomnia, hence the silly hour of day it was posted. Hope you've all had a good week!

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Pic: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts The Last Days of the Sea-Soldiers

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Letter of Marque, Chapter Eight this weekend

Rec of the Week:
This popped up on [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed and I thought you might like it: Signal Flag Generator - there is a generator available to render any message you like into Home Popham's signal code, used so famously by Nelson just before Trafalgar.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Age of Sail Marine climbing the rigging (Marine aloft)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Just a quick reminder: I'm only linking to stuff posted on DW, or in blogs for which there is a DW feed set up. If people would like me to start posting links to the Acasta blog again, I am more than happy to - I only stopped because the majority of links seemed to be to that particular blog. If you write AoS fic (fanfic or original) I will only link if there is a clear rating given in the header or at the beginning of the post.

Fanfic:
A Posy by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Cotton, Maggie, Flowers for your sweetheart
Solutions by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Show the Colours/Dogwatches crossover; M; Original characters (Sergeant Sweetman and Sergeant Devlin); An old hand deals with a problem. Chatham, April 1798.

Son et Lumière:
Art: [personal profile] sharpiefan: Pictures for your inspiration

Of historical interest:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Free eBook: Furniture and Draperies in the Era of Jane Austen: Ackermann’s Repository of Arts

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Letter of Marque Chapter Seven this weekend.

Rec of the Week:
Regulations and Instructions Relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea, Established by His Majesty in Council, 1808 (On Google Books)

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sharpiefan: AoS Marines splashing ashore (Coming ashore)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
Sweet Hay by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Original; K+ (ages 13 and up); original characters; A soldier's scattered thoughts at the storming of Badajoz. April 1812.

Son et Lumière:
Picspam (of sorts): [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Sharpie's Law: The Proof
Pic: [personal profile] sharpiefan: On Patrol
Photo-essay: [personal profile] sharpiefan: Wardrobe Errors in AoS Dramas
Pics: [personal profile] sharpiefan: A Note to Wardrobe Departments on AoS Dramas

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Letter of Marque Chapter Six this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Three Decks - Warships in the Age of Sail is a pretty interesting website for folks interested in the Royal Navy of Nelson's era

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sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Sailors)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Hope everyone has had a good two weeks (or so). Sorry for the delay - and those who are reading through The Letter of Marque at [community profile] mandc_read can still comment on previous chapters.

Fanfic:
From the Vickery Family Papers Vol II, Letter 3 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; John Vickery; Written the day after the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] joyful_molly: Banished and Poldark have started
Screencaps: Poldark, Series 1, Episode 1 caps by [personal profile] joyful_molly
Screencaps: Poldark Episode 1 by [personal profile] chrsvg
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: BBC Mansfield Park dramatisation available on CD and at Audible

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Thinky stuff about Marines and new period dramas
[personal profile] sharpiefan is asking for Help

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] sharpiefan has issued an informal Fandom crossover challenge
[community profile] mandc_read is reading The letter of Marque, Chapter Five this weekend (previous chapters can still be commented upon)
[personal profile] esteven: [community profile] perfect_duet: Celebrating Sid

Rec of the Week: Rock and Tempest, Fire and Foe by [profile] idler1814/[archiveofourown.org profile] idler; Hornblower; G; William Bush; Morning, October 21, 1805, off Cape Trafalgar. Aboard Temeraire, William Bush and his men can only wait as they inch toward the Combined Fleet.


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sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] justincase: The Real Sir Joseph
[personal profile] sharpiefan: The untold story of HMS Victory

Miscellany and meta:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Photos from Love and Friendship shooting

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read: Letter of Marque Chapter Two - comments still welcome
[personal profile] alltoseek: Friendship comment!fics/Art fests

Rec of the Week:
CISMAS HMS Colossus wreck project

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sharpiefan: Age of Sail Marine climbing the rigging (Marine aloft)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Another week gone, another Despatches is here! Happy Valentine's Day - or, if that doesn't float your boat, Happy 218th Anniversary of the Battle of Cape St Vincent... :D

Fanfic:
Casus Bellum by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Original; PG; Original characters; The shot that killed Private Dacey came from somewhere in the French ship's fo'c'sle.
although it don't rhyme by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; Gen; Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin; Haiku and tanka based on moments from the Master and Commander series.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Sea Fever

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading The Letter of Marque Chapter One this weekend

Rec of the Week:
I used to link to pretty much everything produced on the HMS Acasta blog, but stopped because they post every day and a week's worth of posts from them often outnumbered by quite a bit the fandom stuff this newsletter is intended to promote. But I'd like to rec the Acasta blog, itself, for you all. You can follow the feed set up at [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed right in your reading page! Here's a small sample of what sort of thing they post: HMS Acasta blog: The Battle of Cape St Vincent vid

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Back on my own computer and I can't tell you how good that is!

Fanfic:
From the Vickery Family Papers, Letter 14 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; G; John Vickery; Continuing the correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family.
Jetsam by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG-13; HMS Surprise (personification); She had known for some time she was to be broken; she’d felt it from her captain’s actions. He was sad, and he could tell no one. She wanted to comfort him, as she always had when he and she were younger.
Flotsam by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG-13; Jack, Stephen, Sophie; Heneage Dundas, Pullings, Babington, Richardson; so many others in the street. Stephen had stood close to him there in the stock; Jack knew he was speaking to him, but it all seemed dreamlike; he’d distanced himself from that reality. That ordeal was now behind him and yet Jack still felt something ominous, not unlike a lee shore in the darkness of the moon.
Interludes in the Dark by [personal profile] muccamukk; Aubreyad; PG-13; Jack and Stephen; Jack didn't remember falling.

Son et Lumière:
Icons: Death Comes to Pemberley icons by [personal profile] meganbmoore

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is on hiatus this weekend and will begin The Letter of Marque next weekend
[community profile] showthecolours is running the fifth StC anon fic meme
[community profile] where_away: [profile] alycone301 posts A different world
[personal profile] esteven posts Sid's works

Rec of the Week: Time for a fanvid: Friends by [personal profile] latin_cat; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen

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sharpiefan: Rowing boat in the rain (Rowingboat)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: It is with great sadness that I have to announce that [personal profile] sid has passed away. She was a lovely friend and will be very much missed by all who knew her (on or offline). May you rest in peace.

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] justincase links to the earliest known photo

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Reverse of the Medal, Chapter Ten this weekend.

Rec of the Week:
Sophie's Secret by [personal profile] sid; Aubreyad; NC-17; Sophie, Jack, Stephen.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Hornblower)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I apologise for the delay with this edition; I've had a couple of computer issues lately and am posting from a borrowed laptop. if you notice I've not linked to something which was posted since the previous edition of Despatches, please let me know and I'll include a link for it.

Fanfic:
Terror by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG-13; Jack/Stephen. In the darkness he could see nothing, yet he moved with the knowledge of a man who well knew where he was, he had been here many times before.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts I spy a Marine. Or two, or three
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Belmont Park
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Useful AoS linkage
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts 10/10 on the 'Weird Things People Do' Scale

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are currently reading Reverse of the Medal, Chapter Nine

Rec of the Week:
This is Why They Call it Falling by [archiveofourown.org profile] rain_sleet_snow; Persuasion; Gen; Anne Elliot, Frederick Wentworth; No poet ever sauntered gently into love, and neither does Frederick Wentworth.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Rear view of a sailor standing at the ship's wheel (At the wheel)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Slightly late edition this week, peeps. Sorry! (I've basically come in from work and gone straight to bed for the last two or three days.)

Fanfic:
On Land and At Sea by [personal profile] neveralarch; Hornblower; NC-17; William Bush/Horatio Hornblower/Barbara Wellesley; Hornblower introduces his captain to his wife. (A missing chapter from the beginning of Commodore Hornblower.)

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] sharpiefan: 10/10 on the 'weird things people do' scale
[personal profile] joyful_molly: 2015 goes 18th and 19th Century, telly-wise – what can we look forward to?

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan: A Court-martial Transcript and a photo
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Restorers face last chance to preserve HMS Victory

Miscellany and meta:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Assumptions are stupid things made by stupid people
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Wonders will never cease

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Reverse of the Medal Chapter Seven this weekend
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Show the Colours is looking for new players

Rec of the Week:
A POTC ficlet: Sabre by [archiveofourown.org profile] AletheiaFelinea; POTC; G; Jack Sparrow, Anamaria, Marty; Are you familiar with the popular amongst people living in constant battle conditions custom of auctioning the deceased’s property for the benefit of their families?

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sharpiefan: AoS Marines splashing ashore (Coming ashore)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Happy New Year to readers new and old! I hope 2015 is a fantastic year for us all. Sorry this edition was slightly delayed.

Fanfic:
Advent Calendar Day 24: Reindeer Part 2/2 by [personal profile] latin_cat; Aubreyad; G; Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Tom Pullings and the Surprises; A storm in the Pacific brings Jack and Stephen an unexpected guest.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Reverse of the Medal, Chapter Six this weekend
[community profile] perfect_duet: [profile] latinc_cat posts Advent Calendar 2014: The Master List

Rec of the Week: Before Michaelmas by [archiveofourown.org profile] abluestocking; Sense and Sensibility; G; Elinor Dashwood, Colonel Brandon; After Elinor's engagement to Edward, she and Colonel Brandon take a walk in the garden and discuss the whole tale.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Royal Marine wearing a Santa hat (Marine Santa)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope you've had/are having/will have a lovely day!

Fanfic:
The Road Home by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Original; K+ (ages 1 and up); original characters; Two soldiers go home at war's end. Suffolk, December 1815.
North Sea Christmas by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Original; K+ (13 and up); original characters; A Marine gets an unexpected surprise for Christmas. HMS Adamant, December, 1796.
Advent Calendar Day 18: Not Crossing the Bar by [livejournal.com profile] takadainmate; Aubreyad; M; Jack, Stephen; Without any indication as to why, without disagreement, Jack and Stephen are not speaking.
Ophelia's Debut by [personal profile] alcyone301; Aubreyad; ?; Jack; Christmas Day; Jack reminisces
Avent Calendar Day 21: Hoopoes Are Not the Only Birds by [personal profile] le_russe_satan; Aubreyad (modern AU); PG; Jack, Stephen; : Again, this is a modern AU. This time a university one. Hope you enjoy this offering.
Advent Calendar Day 16: Christmas Morn at Sea by [livejournal.com profile] ashley_pitt; Aubreyad; ? ; Jack, Stephen; some time after Jack rescued Stephen in HMS Surprise
Advent Calendar Day 15: Instruments by [livejournal.com profile] amaraal; NC-117; Jack/Stephen; Handling delicate things is Stephen's second nature.
My Captain, My Love by [personal profile] justincase; PG-13; Jack, Stephen; Captain Jack Aubrey had climbed into the top of his ship HMS Surprise, it was cold, dark, and wet; the dirtiest sort of night to watch for his particular friend’s signal from shore that his mission was completed. Yet Jack would be no where else but here unless he could be ashore with his friend.
From the Vickery Family Papers Letter 12 by [personal profile] sharpiefan: Show the Colours; G; Lady Saltash, John Vickery; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family.
From the Vickery Family Papers Letter 13 by [personal profile] sharpiefan: Show the Colours; G; Lady Saltash, John Vickery; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family.

Son et Lumière:
Screencaps: [personal profile] chrsvg posts Oliver Twist (200) Screencaps
Wallpaper: Advent Calendar Day 22: Wallpaper by [livejournal.com profile] miki_moo
Screencaps: [personal profile] chrsvg posts Catherine the Great (201) screencaps
Wallpaper: Advent Calendar Day 20: Jack/Stephen wallpaper by [personal profile] cienna
[personal profile] joyful_molly: One for the family album... not
Music for the fic Ophelia's Debut by [personal profile] alcyone301
Art: Advent Calendar Day 17: Jack, Stephen and the Mistletoe by [livejournal.com profile] oftheisland; NSFW
Photos: Advent Calendar Day 14: A Menorcan Adventure by [livejournal.com profile] ylla
[personal profile] josbanks posts Patrick O'Brian Centenary BBC Radio 4 Bookclub Interview

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Meet the Real Acasta
[syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Happy birthday Jane Austen

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Query for other AoS fans

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven: Wishing Everyone Joy
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Christmas Letter Home 1806
[community profile] mandc_read: Reverse of the Medal

Rec of the Week:
Famous Inboxes: Jane Austen characters found online. Famous inboxes with an Austen theme: Careful what you write, for his good opinion once lost…


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sharpiefan: Royal Marine wearing a Santa hat (Marine Santa)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all our readers!

A full edition of Despatches will follow, either later today or tomorrow. I hope you have a wonderful day today!
sharpiefan: Tall ship under full sail (Sailing)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
Christmas is drawing ever nearer and we're now over halfway through the annual Perfect Duet Advent Calender. There's been a lot of variety of entries in this year's calendar, from fics to vids to craft to essays!

Fanfic:
Advent Calendar Day 15: Instruments by [livejournal.com profile] amaraal; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/StephenHandling delicate things is Stephen's second nature.

Son et Lumière:
Vid: New Show the Colours video ad by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U
Picspam: Advent Calendar Day 14: A Menorcan Adventure by [livejournal.com profile] ylla
Fanart/Picspam: Advent Calendar Day 13: An Aubreyad Calendar by [personal profile] zilah
Photo-essay: A Marine photo essay by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Vid and Artwork: Advent Calendar Day 11: 'Christmas Wishes' Video and Artwork by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70
Picspam: Advent Calendar Day 10: Bears in Pompey by [personal profile] esteven

Of historical interest:
Photo-essay: Advent Calendar day 12: The Marines: Who They Are and What They Do by [personal profile] sharpiefan

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:

Rec of the Week:
Spoke Felucca by [archiveofourown.org profile] Diane_C; Aubreyad; Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin; Based on a specific scene from the book Master and Commander, this is an early quarrel between Jack and Stephen, who are quite new to each other as friends and as shipmates.

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sharpiefan: Royal Marine wearing a Santa hat (Marine Santa)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Could I please request that those who wish their works to be listed in Despatches include a rating above the cut for fanfics and fanart, and that you also state somewhere whether your work is fic, art or something else entirely?

Fanfic:
Advent Calendar Day Three: Sophie's Secret Intercourse by [personal profile] sid; Aubreyad; NC-17
Advent Calendar Day Six: Homecoming by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; NC-17
Advent Calendar day Six: Christmas Morning by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; NC-17
Advent Calendar Day Nine: Reindeer Part 1/2 by [personal profile] latin_cat; Aubreyad; G; Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Tom Pullings and the Surprises; A storm in the Pacific brings Jack and Stephen an unexpected guest.

Son et Lumière:
Art: Advent Calendar Day One: On the subject of art by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; U
Art: Advent Calendar Day Two: A little paper art by [personal profile] latin_cat;Aubreyad; U
Craft: Advent Calendar Day Four: Tentacles by [livejournal.com profile] amaraal, courtsey of [personal profile] esteven; Aubreyad; U

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
Advent Calendar: Introduction by [personal profile] latin_cat
Music: Avent Calendar Day Five: A Musical Miscellany by [livejournal.com profile] ylla, courtesy of [personal profile] esteven
Music: Advent Calendar Day Seven: The Unaccompanied Cello by [personal profile] esteven
Filk: Advent Calendar Day Eight: Our Favourite Things by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 and [personal profile] justincase

Communities and challenges:

Rec of the Week:
A Hornblower vid (Hornblower doesn't get nearly enough of a look-in here on DW, IMHO!) Brothers in Arms by Sarmatae.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Oxley art)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
A very brief reminder of Despatches' purpose here: To promote the Age of Sail fandom on Dreamwidth by linking to communities, fannish creations and other items of interest primarily on Dreamwidth. The major exceptions to this are blogs on platforms such as Blogger or Wordpress, and the annual Perfect Duet Christmas calendar, where entries may be on LJ rather than DW. If you know anyone who produces Age of Sail entries on Dreamwidth, or if you're a member of any AoS community not watched by [personal profile] despatch_reader, please let me know!

Fanfic:
A Dunking by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG; Jack, Stephen; Based on Jack telling Sophie that Hen had saved Jack from drowning early in their careers.

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 links to Aubrey-Crowe artwork by [twitter.com profile] Irkanay

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly: For Sale: “The Cockpit / Pit Ticket” – William Hogarth, original print, hand colouring, 1759

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading The Reverse of the Medal, Chapter 2 this weekend
[personal profile] esteven: [community profile] perfect_duet: Rushes in two days late
[personal profile] le_russe_satan: [community profile] perfect_duet: Advent Calendar help?
[personal profile] latin_cat: [community profile] perfect_duet: Advent Calendar 2014
[personal profile] latin_cat: [community profile] perfect_duet Advent Calendar Sign-up List

Rec of the Week:
Kind of a twofer! Upon a Midnight Clear by [personal profile] latin_cat is a remix of Snow by [personal profile] gayalondiel; Hornblower; G; Hornblower/Kennedy, Bush

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Close-up of young AoS Royal Marine, text 'Tom Oxley' (Oxley)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
Hello there from a rather chilly grey England! Hope you've all had a good week; I know I have.

Fanfic:
Under My Hands, Part 1 by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen
Under My Hands, Part 2 by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen

Son et Lumière:
Picspam: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts On the Trail of the Royal Marines in Chatham: Research and photos
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Marines of HMS Terpsichore

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[community profile] anything_aos: [personal profile] sharpiefan is asking for a wee bit of help

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading The Reverse of the Medal, Chapter One this weekend.
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] sharpiefan informs us of A petition for a sequel to Master & Commander

Rec of the Week:
A piece of original fic today. Responsibilities by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Original; PG-13; A Marine corporal looks out for a boy and his mother. Chatham, 1789.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Hornblower, with telescope,  and Bush, (HH I spy)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I note with interest this week that HMS Acasta is (are?) attempting to drum up supporters to get involved in a letter campaign to request a sequel for Master & Commander.

Fanfic:
Cracked by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack Aubrey; An AU of what happened to Jack’s pigtail that broke off during his icy time aloft.

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Nautical images for Inspiration

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Master & Commander 2
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven posts November 14th 2003
[community profile] mandc_watch will be hosting A Watch this Saturday

Rec of the Week:
Fanvid week! Belfast Hornpipe from [personal profile] sharpiefan. A fun vid show-casing all the best bits of the Age of Sail.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Coffee beans, coffee grinder and coffee pot, text 'Coffee' (Coffee)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
Rest by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; Gen; Stephen Maturin
Dowsing the Phantom by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; Gen; Stephen Maturin/Diana Maturin
Fifth Night by [personal profile] alcyone301; Aubreyad; Gen

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] alltoseek links to AoS Spook-Me fics

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven reminds us of upcoming anniversaries
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Far Side of the World Chapter Ten this weekend
[personal profile] sharpiefan is advertising a Watch of Master & Commander next weekend

Rec of the Week:
There Is no Coffee by [archiveofourown.org profile] ICryYouMercy; Hornblower; U; Hornblower, Bush; Stores are curious and fickle things, and the varieties of not-quite-coffee even more so.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Close-up of Marine jacket and drum text 'Beat to Quarters' (Marine beat to quarters)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
Reminder: if you want your fanfic to be linked here, please include a rating before any cuts, so that I can include one with the link. Also, I have chosen to stop including links to the Acasta blog in Despatches, although I can reinstate those links should the newsletter's readers wish me to do so.

Fanfic:
To The Last Syllable by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; Gen; Stephen Maturin, Diana Villiers, Mrs Williams, Colonel and Mrs Cholmondeley, Mrs Morris; The full story of the incident at the bridge in Maiden Oscott.
A letter from Diana by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG-13; A missing scene from Fortune of War. Diana has written to Sophie about Jack and Stephen being prisoners, injured, and in hospital.
A Man's Worth by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Original; K+ (13 years old and up); Original characters; A Marine and his comrades face battle at sea. October, 1805

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan links to Photos of veterans of the Grande Armee in 1858
[personal profile] latin_cat links to The Gibraltar Chronicle, 1805
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about Trafalgar Day

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] sharpiefan is trying to gauge interest in a Watch of Master & Commander
[community profile] mandc_read is reading The Far Side of the World, Chapter Nine this weekend

Rec of the Week:
I should like to recommend the HMS Acasta blog, which I haven't linked to for a little while now. As you no doubt recall, there are some extremely interesting items on a regular basis. It can be found at http://www.hmsacasta.com/ and you can subscribe to the RSS feed here on DW at [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.

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