sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Ooops. So sorry it's been so long since posting Despatches!

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Sailor's Kit
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Ill tidings from the North American Station

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] justincase posts Interesting Stuff
[personal profile] justincase posts To Lord Nelson
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Trafalgar and the Death of Nelson 1805
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A review of The Adventures of John Wetherell
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Surgery on the High Seas

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Blue at the Mizzen"> Chapter One

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sharpiefan: Rear view of a sailor standing at the ship's wheel (At the wheel)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I was away at wedding in Spain last week, hence why no Despatches, and as the English celebration is this weekend, I'm doing Despatches today rather than tomorrow. The Acastas are running their annual Press Gang Week this week, and I shall link to the various posts they put up on their blog for the week. I can't get back further than the 20th August in the Reader, so if you've posted something not covered that you would like me to mention, please drop me a line - a reply to this edition will be fine.

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Found while browsing the Internet
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: There's the Tender Coming
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Shanties from the Seven Seas: A review

Of historical interest:
[profile] hmsacata_feed: Keeping it Legal
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: About Impressment

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Pressgang Week is coming!
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan: IUseful links
[personal profile] justincase: Mum's the word
[personal profile] ingreatwaters: More Memeage

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read: are reading The Nutmeg of Consolation Chapter Nine this weekend
[community profile] mandc_read: The Nutmeg of Consolation Chapter Eight is still open for discussion

Rec of the Week:
I follow the Acasta blog (you can link to it yourself by following [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed so things show up right in your DW reading page. They post a whole bunch of interesting stuff, and this is a useful quick-reference guide to their tags and the sort of information those tags cover.

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

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
From [profile] austenblog: Rare Jane Austen book discovered in charity shop
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Battle of the Nile 1798

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter four of the Nutmeg of Consolation this weekend
[profile] whereaway: [personal profile] feroxargentea posts Cup of tea?
[profile] whereaway: [personal profile] feroxargentea posts Contubernials

Rec of the Week:

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sharpiefan: Coffee beans, coffee grinder and coffee pot, text 'Coffee' (Coffee)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Signal Flag Generator

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Two of The Nutmeg of Consolation this weekend

Rec of the Week:

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: A Regency-era gentleman (Robert Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
The Vickery Family Papers: The Archivist's Introduction; Show the Colours; U; Original character; The Archivist's introduction to the published edition of the Vickery Family Papers
From the Vickery Family Papers Letter 16 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Emma Vickery, 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 17 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Emma Vickery, 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:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Stephen King has never read Jane Austen

Communities and challenges:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Mail Packet project 2015
[personal profile] lost_spook: Obscure and British Commentfest 2015
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Chapter Seven of the Thirteen)Gun Salute this weekend

Rec of the Week:

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 boy sleeping, text 'Private Oxley' (Oxley sleeping)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Hope the HTML's OK in this week's edition; I am about to toddle off upstairs for a sleep (early mornings do not agree with me, although I like seeing the afternoons from the perspective of one who has already been to work by the time twelve noon rolls around). Have a good one!

Fanfic:
A Link to the Past, A Bridge to the Future by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; George Thompson, Lil Baker, Bessie Thompson, Annie Thompson, Jesse Thompson; Thompson returns home during the summer of 1811.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: JASNA Louisville announces the Jackie Johnson Memorial AGM scholarship
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: A Musical at La Miradea Theatre for the Performing Arts
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Around the Austen Blog
[personal profile] latin_cat: A Thought

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts The HMS Acasta Letter Writing Project
[community profile] mandc_read is reading The Thirteen-Gun Salute this weekend

Rec of the Week:
The World Inside Out by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Sophie Villiers, Diana Villiers; A genderswap AU fic that is a sequel to Astolat's incredible The World Turned Upside Down

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: Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland, writing a letter (Emma Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: As previously mentioned, I don't link to the Acasta blog any more as a regular thing, but I am including a link to this year's request for letters for their mail-bag project, which I think will be of interest to anyone who writes in this period.

Fanfic:
Wedding Night in Camp by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Maggie/Cotton; 'wedding night' - does exactly what it says on the tin.

Son et Lumière:
Pics: [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 posts Something for Myself

Of historical interest:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Plotting Lady Susan

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Calling All Writers
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading The Thirteen-Gun Salute Chapter One this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Together At Sea by [archiveofourown.org profile] Makioka; Persuasion;PG-13; Admiral Croft, Sophia Croft; Mrs Croft knows her place aboard ship and so does her husband.

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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.

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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: 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: 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.

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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.
sharpiefan: A Regency-era gentleman (Robert Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Hi everyone! Hard to believe that we're over halfway through September already; today was as sunny a day as any in august, with just a nip in the air to say that we're into autumn already. Hope you've all had a good week!

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Charles Robert Malden
[personal profile] patches_the_shipcat posts Buttons of the 50th Foot

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan links to Kannock's Korner men's clothing patterns
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Fond Recollection
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Impressment Totals
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Secret Mission Revealed
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Farewell to Thee, my Friends
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: From the Boat

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Far Side of the World, Chapter Three this weekend

Rec of the Week:
A vid. An Evening With Patrick O'Brian

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sharpiefan: Rowing boat in the rain (Rowingboat)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Had rather a busy week or so - I've been out nearly every day.

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Vid and pcs: From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Trouble with Americans
Pics: From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images from New Boston

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Advices on Health of Sailors
From [profile] hmacasta_feed: Midshipman Longchamp
From [profile] hsmacacasta_feed: Jonh Lechmere, aged 13 years
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Nelson at Toulon and Corsica

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] feroxargentea posts Calling all Londoners: Radio 4 "Bookclub" does POB
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A book review of "Female Tars- women aboard ship in the age of sail" by Suzanne J. Stark
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Five Pounds Reward

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Two of Far Side of the World this weekend
[personal profile] sharpiefan is running a Trafalgar Day Challenge

Rec of the Week: Picked by [personal profile] latin_cat, this week's rec has spawned a number of remixes and off-shoots. The World Turned Upside Down by [archiveofourown.org profile] astolat; Aubreyad AU; NC-17; Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin; Jack and Stephen get married and have a baby. No, really.

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 (Sailors)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I've had a pretty busy week; I hope you're all doing OK now the summer's beginning to draw to a close? Or, if you're in the Southern hemisphere, perhaps you're looking forward to summer?

Fanfic:
Prise de Fer by [personal profile] josbanks: Aubreyad (pre-canon); G; Stephen Maturin, Ramón d'Ullastret i Casademón; At Ullastret, a young Stephen Maturin learns the noble art of defending his honour with a short sword
September Morning by [personal profile] barefoot_bard: Original; K+; Original characters; An old seaman observes the goings-on by the docks in Amble, Northumberland. September, 1797.
En Rapprochantby [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; R; Stehpen Maturin/Diana Villiers;

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Press Gang at New Boston
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Press Gang, Last Year
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Here's the Tender Coming, Again
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Smuggler Pressgang Part 1 and 2
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: 'Smuggler' Pressgang Part 3

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: British Tars 1740-1790
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Impressment Paperwork
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Little Light Reading
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: J. Wilson, Able Seaman

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: How Do I Avoid the Press Gang?
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: About Us
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Book Review of 'Slaver Captain' by John Newton
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Book Review of 'Landsman Hay; by Robert Hay

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is on hiatus this weekend
[personal profile] esteven reminds us that Treason's Harbour Chapter Ten is still open for discussion on [community profile] mandc_read

Rec of the Week:
I kinda pressured [personal profile] wayward_shadows into helping me with this week's rec... Passing of an Era by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Hornblower; U; Hornblower, Bush; He wasn't sure at first why he'd come. This wasn't like the glorious launching of a new ship, flags flying, music playing, people cheering.

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: So sorry for the lateness of this edition.

Fanfic:
Juerga, Chapter 3/3 by [personal profile] alltoseek and [personal profile] alcyone; Aubreyad; M; Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin, Jack Aubrey/Sophie Williams; Peace has broken out. Captain Jack Aubrey and his swordmaster Stephen Maturin are residing in the English countryside, where they meet the ladies of neighbouring Mapes Court, including Miss Sophie Williams and her swordmistress Diana Villiers. A sequel to astolat's "Duende".
What is in a Name? by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; U; The Gazette item mentioned born to Captain and Lady Aubrey of Woolcombe, a son.

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: British Tar images
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Hat Ribbons

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: John Furneaux, aged 12 years
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Wintering in Bermuda
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: John Fraser, Volunteer First Class
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta in the News
[personal profile] sharpiefan: The London Gazette

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Roll the Dice
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Historical Eye Candy
[personal profile] barbarafett: Sailing the Ocean Blue: A ship's log from the present day
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Looking Back

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read had a hiatus over the weekend and will start reading Treason's Harbour next weekend
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Final Call for Mail

Rec of the Week:
A slightly different rec this week: The RPG Show the Colours is celebrating its sixth birthday and has just moved hosts. If you like the Age of Sail and enjoy writing, why not come along and join in?

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 Marines straightening their uniforms (Marines preparing for parade)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: May I wish [personal profile] esteven a very belated happy birthday!, and I hope that this year brings you all that you could desire!

Fanfic:
Juerga, Chapter 2 by [personal profile] alltoseek and [personal profile] alcyone; Aubreyad; M; Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin, Jack Aubrey/Sophie Williams; Peace has broken out. Captain Jack Aubrey and his swordmaster Stephen Maturin are residing in the English countryside, where they meet the ladies of neighbouring Mapes Court, including Miss Sophie Williams and her swordmistress Diana Villiers. A sequel to astolat's "Duende".
Away and Returned by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG-18; Stephen had been put ashore on a secret mission; Captain Jack Aubrey, too worried to sleep, too hot to even try; paced his holy side of the quarter-deck, deep in thoughts of Stephen and his safety.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
Vid: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Battle of the Glorious First of June

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly: Did Napoleon get up your nose? No surprise!
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The personal effects of S. Hollybrass, Able Seaman
[profile] hmsacata_feed: The Northern Campaign
[syndicated profile] redcoat_feed: Event: The Regimental Association Relaunch, or, The Mystery of the Ginger Moustache
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Ship's carpenter, Jas. Apple
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Meet Henry Eden
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta in the news
[personal profile] joyful_molly: Huzzah, huzzah, huzzah!
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70: Happy birthday, Esteven

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Ten of the Ionian Mission this weekend

Rec of the Week:
I may have linked to this before, in which case I apologise. It is still one of the best vids I've seen, though. High School Never Ends! by [personal profile] latin_cat; Aubreyad fanvid.

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sharpiefan: Sean Bean as Sharpe, smiling (Sharpe)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Hope you've all had a good week!

Fanfic:
Juerga by [personal profile] alltoseek and [personal profile] alcyone; Aubreyad; M; Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin, Jack Aubrey/Sophie Williams; Peace has broken out. Captain Jack Aubrey and his swordmaster Stephen Maturin are residing in the English countryside, where they meet the ladies of neighbouring Mapes Court, including Miss Sophie Williams and her swordmistress Diana Villiers. A sequel to [personal profile] astolat's "Duende".

Son et Lumière:
Aubreyad Fanart: Sails for Togas by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70
M&C Manips: Just a little something by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Meet the REAL crew
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Mr Midshipman Dundas

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] lost_spook: Obscure & British Commentfest 2014
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Men wanted for the Navy
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Make Way for the Mail
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Ionian Mission, Chapter Nine this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Soldier by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; PG; Sharpe/Teresa; Sharpe is dying. Can Teresa reach him in time?

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sharpiefan: A Regency-era gentleman (Robert Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: The LJ edition of [livejournal.com profile] despatches has reached its 500th edition! Well done!

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Video: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Getting shot
Video: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Amputation in 1814
Picspam: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: At the Raid at Martin's Station
Vid: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Spithead and Nore Mutinies, 1797

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Lieutenant Dornford

Miscellany and meta:
C is for Coffee by [profile] ioanite/[archiveofourown.org profile] ioanite; Hornblower; Gen, Hornblower, Bush, Everybody on The Lydia knows one thing about life on board; always be prepared if the captain has to be woken up in the wee hours of the morning.

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The ionian Mission, Chapter Eight this weekend.

Rec of the Week:

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sharpiefan: Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland, writing a letter (Emma Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
Requiescat in Pacem by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; 18+ (major character death); Sophie’s telegram reached him at The Grapes just as he was leaving to explore a bog he’d recently learned about.

Son et Lumière:
Vid: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Blue Peter
Vid: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: You get paid to do it!
[personal profile] patches_the_shipcat: A Silent Movie of Napoleon

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Adam Cuppage, Volunteer First Class

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Heritage Artisan Days, New Harmony
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter of Intent Renew'd

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Seven of The Ionian Mission this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Stockings by [archiveofourown.org profile] Pariaritzia; Georgetter Heyer Cotillion; PG; Freddy Standen, Kitty Charing, Lady Legerwood, Meg Standen; In which Lady Legerwood and Meg advise Kitty on the niceties of a wedding night, including the importance of stockings.

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