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: 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: 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: Gaspard Ulliel as a Rifle officer of the 60th Rifles (Vickery 3)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: We would like to send our best wishes to [personal profile] esteven and hope that she recovers soon! Fandom is not the same without you, dearest.

Fanfic:
Intermezzo by [personal profile] zilah; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; Stephen and Jack find some happiness after rough times in their lives.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan informs us about In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading The Far Side of the World, Chapter Seven this weekend.
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] alcyone301 posts Jack is like Shakespeare

Rec of the Week:
To Be Laughed At by [archiveofourown.org profile] scrimshaw; Pride and Prejudice; G; Fitzwilliam Darcy, Charles Bingley; The revelation of Mr. Collins's philosophy on proposals, during a celebration of our two heroes' engagements.

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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: Close-up of young AoS Royal Marine, text 'Tom Oxley' (Oxley)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Sorry for the slight delay in posting; I've been away for the last couple of days to do some research and the Internet connection wasn't the most reliable.

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Vid: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Niagra on the Lake 2012
Vid: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed:Mutiny on the Bounty

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_mollyThe Georgian Children Thrones
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Midshipman Creyke

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Welcome Aboard!
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Letter to Polly
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter to the Captain

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Ionian Mission Chapter Six this weekend
[community profile] w_i_r: [personal profile] sharpiefan: What it Takes to be a Man, or, Women Portraying Soldiers
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] alcyone301: Requesting an effort of imagination

Rec of the Week:
Red, Like Claret by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Master & Commander; K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above); Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Captain Howard RM, Master & Commander (movie-verse). The Captain of Marines aboard HMS Surprise makes a terrible mistake. At sea, 1805.

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sharpiefan: Lieutenant Pullings, from the film Master and Commander (Pullings)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Photos: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: While in town 4

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Meet Mr. Crabb
[personal profile] joyful_molly: Nelson's Teapot
[syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: Illustrated talk: Collingwood's Ships - Design and Construction
[syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: Admiral Collingwood: Of Flowers and DNA

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Our Schedule
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Post Labels

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Ionian Mission, Chapter Five this weekend
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Open Call to Writers
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven wishes everyone A happy Easter - Happy Spring Season

Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Training by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; U; Sharpe, Sergeant Bowaters; The first time Sharpe had fired a musket, he hadn’t known what to expect. On DW; on the AO3

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sharpiefan: Gaspard Ulliel as an officer of the 60th Rifles (Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: It's been a long week and a busy one for Yours Truly. I hope that your week's been a good one!

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] chrsvg: Poldark recap: Part 1
[personal profile] chrsvg: Middlemarch screencaps
[personal profile] chrsvg: War and Peace recap: Episodes 11 & 12
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Want.

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: USS Constitution: her blog
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Captain Philip Beaver
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The awarding of medals
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Charles Cotesworth, Volunteer First Class

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Whatever shall I write?
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Addressing your letter
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Wax sealing your letter

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Ionian Mission, Chapter 4 this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Tawny by [personal profile] anteros; Hornblower; R; Hornblower/Kennedy; The first thing he became aware of was the pounding in his head. His throat was parched and his mouth filled with ashes.

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sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Marines on parade)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Emerging from the depths of research to find that somehow Despatches is nearly back on track. :D How's your week-and-a-bit been?

Fanfic:
The Danger of PeaceAubreyad; R; Jack, Stephen, Diana; Stephen bends a promise and Diana puts him under the harrow for it and his very deep affection for Jack.

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] chrsvg: A Beautiful Tale (recap of Episode 8 of War & Peace)
[personal profile] chrsvg: Leave of Absence & Madness (War and Peace recap and screencaps)
Picspam: [personal profile] sharpiefan: Campaign furniture belonging to Captain John Vickery
Picspam: [personal profile] sharpiefan:Saltash family portraits
Picspam: [personal profile] sharpiefanPaintings in the Saltash collection
Picspam: Fallbrooke House
[personal profile] sharpiefan: From the Guidebook to Fallbrooke House
Video: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: New Orleans: British Teaser

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Captain Edward Fellowes
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Mr Midshipman Bushby
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Captain James Wood
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Know Your Nelson 8
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Young Sea-Officer's Assistant

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Leaving Bermuda
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Emma Vickery's scrapbook
[personal profile] sharpiefan: More of Emma Vickery's Activities

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Two of The Ionian Mission this weekend (Chapter one is still open for discussion also.)

Rec of the Week:
Recced by [personal profile] wayward_shadows. Breaking by [personal profile] latin_cat; Sharpe; PG; Sharpe, Wellington; When Sharpe was broken down from corporal. For the prompt 'Parade'

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sharpiefan: A Regency-era gentleman (Robert Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I'm getting worse, apparently, for which I apologise. Hope you've had a good week-and-a-bit?

Fanfic:
Kith and Kin by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; R; Brigid Maturin, Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Christine Wood, Sophie Aubrey, Padeen Colman; Returning from Ireland, Stephen Maturin finds the prospects for the realisation of his plans for his future to be far less concrete and defined than he had supposed.

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Icons: Anna Karenina and War & Peace icons by [personal profile] chrsvg
Recap: War & Peace episode 6 by [personal profile] chrsvg

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Meet Acting Lt Bromley, aged 19 years
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Know your Nelson 7
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Prize Money
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Reflecting on the Remarkable and Interesting Particulars in the life of John Newton
[personal profile] justincase posts Time difference
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Lt Arthur Farquhar

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Mail packet for Jane Austen Fest
[community profile] mandc_read declares a Free Weekend

Rec of the Week:
One of [personal profile] josbanks' first posted storied this week. Never Mind Manoeuvres; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; Jack takes Nelson's advice to heart

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sharpiefan: Ship's glass, text 'eight bells' (Eight bells)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Belated entry this week, for which I beg your several pardons, and I hope you have had a good week?

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: To That Noble Fellow, Collingwood
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Know your Nelson 5
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta's Captains

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts The Great Fire of London now with added Andrew Buchan
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A letter smuggled home
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: From Acasta's new Sailing Master
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Note to the Captain
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Here's the Tender Coming

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Ten of The Surgeon's Mate this weekend

Rec of the Week:
From the Despatches Archive: An Overdue Interview by [personal profile] latin_cat; Hornblower; PG; Hornblower/Barbara, Wellington, Richard Hornblower; 1815: After Waterloo, Hornblower is reunited with his family.

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sharpiefan: Tall ship under full sail (Sailing)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
A Summer Soldier by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Show the Colours; K+; OC; A soldier's ponderings while on the march. Spain, 1812.

Son et Lumière:
M&C wallpapers: Happy Birthday Dreamboatdreamer70 from [personal profile] delorita

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Know Your Nelson 4
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Maps of London
[personal profile] latin_cat: AoS Conference: George I - 300 Years On: Reconstructing the Succession

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Finding your favourite posts
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A letter to the carpenter
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Of Lobsters and Jenny Hanivers

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chaprer Nine of The Surgeon's Mate this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Blowing my own trumpet this week. This is a video trailer for the RPG I run, Show the Colours. I've listed it not because I want to advertise StC but because I'm really proud of the vid and how it came out. Show the Colours: HMS Terpsichore promo vid by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; G.

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sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I would like to wish a very special Happy Birthday to our own dear [personal profile] esteven who is responsible for keeping a good deal of the AoS fandom going, and especially with starting [community profile] mandc_read. I would also like to remind you all that if you want a link to your ficcage to be included in Despatches, you need to include a title and rating as well as what fandom it is for.

Fanfic:
Phobos and Deimos by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Sophie/Jack; Sophie considers the realities of motherhood in Ashgrove Cottage
Artem Armatorium by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; : Stephen invites Jack to the Crown for dinner and some long-awaited privacy

Son et Lumière:
Video: Battle Stations: HMS Victory posted by [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed
Video: Myths of Nelson's Navy posted by [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Extraordinary 18th Century Sewing Box. Sew cute

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed posts A campsite
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Lt. Ramsey's Summer Project
[personal profile] josbanks posts Blast from the Past: Quizilla: Which Aubrey-Maturin bookverse character are you?
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Audiobook: Damien O'Hare narrates 'Facts of Fiction' by Norman Collins

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Three of The Mauritius Command this weekend.
[personal profile] feroxargentea posts All the Erudition in the World
[personal profile] esteven posts FFA to M&C Chapter 10 - Edited - Breaking News

Rec of the Week:
I try not to blow my own trumpet in this section and link to works by other people. Having said that, however, I would like to recommend one of my own works, which I linked to in the earliest issues of this newsletter. Sharpe's Marines by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; PG; Sharpe, OCs; What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other? (This is a multi-part fic and each part contains a link to the next.)

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: Hello again, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Fanfic:
Cura te Ipsum by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; Stephen returns to Surprise, hoping to overcome his pathological grief.
A Reason to be Happy by [personal profile] corrielle; POTC: CotBP; PG; Elizabeth; Groves; Elizabeth is sad at her father's Christmas ball. Theo has rum.
Advent Calendar Day 21: Mr Hollom's Christmas by [livejournal.com profile] eglantine_br; Master & Commander; Hollom, Warley; The water stung his eyes. He could not blink enough to make it stop, he had to keep them open, he must keep going up, up and up.
Advent Calendar Day 23: The Long Years by [livejournal.com profile] takadainmate; Aubreyad; PG-13; Jack, Stephen; In the long years of their retirement, Jack finds that Stephen has been keeping secrets.

Son et Lumière:
Fanvid: Per Mare Per Terram by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Fanvid: Advent Calendar Day 24 - Christmas Eve part 1: High School Never Ends by [personal profile] latin_cat
Vid: Adventure at Sea, part 4 by [livejournal.com profile] amaraal; Aubreyad; G; Jack, Stephen
Vid: As it Was in Nelson's Day linked by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Royal Marines of 1805 relieving Royal Marines of 1930

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Christmas Eve Signal in 1812
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta and Poictiers take the Herald
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Boxing Day at Sea


Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Freebie: Download "The Radiant Boy" - Merry Christmas!
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Join the Collingwood Society - your Admiral needs you!
From [syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: What Better Time to Join the Collingwood Society than Christmas?
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Thoughts on POTC: CotBP

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven posts Merry Christmas to everyone at perfect_duet
[community profile] perfect_duet: The Admiralty Waiting Room (Contains spoilers

Rec of the Week:
Run Aground by [personal profile] idler_1814; A multi-part Hornblower fic; Gen/PG.

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sharpiefan: Close-up of young AoS Royal Marine, text 'Tom Oxley' (Oxley)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: this edition starts with an embarrassed apology. It's Trafalgar Day in three days' time and I had intended to run a Trafalgar Day Fanworks Challenge this year, to celebrate. And guess what I haven't left enough time to do?! I'll remember next year, though. How has your week been?

Fanfic:
It Has Been Many Weary Months (A multi-media fanwork) by [personal profile] jessamygriffith; AU Sherlock fic set in 1812; 15 for implied slash; Sherlock/John (implied); In the summer of the year 1812 at the beginning of the war between England and America, a Lieutenant S. Holmes of His Majesty's Royal Navy, banished by his superiors to Upper Canada for insubordination, wrote a personal letter to his friend and companion Doctor St-J. H. Watson. He enclosed this letter in a package with several other objects intended to be sent to the Doctor via the next packet ship.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 posts about Nautical Tattoos
[personal profile] esteven posts about Collingwood and the Irish Amazonian Corps

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Websailing, a link to the website of HMS Acasta, a naval re-enactment group

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Two of Post Captain this weekend.

Rec of the Week: Jack's Sharpe Wit by [archiveofourown.org profile] alltoseek ([personal profile] alltoseek); G; Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Richard Sharpe; For a prompt on [livejournal.com profile] perfect_duet's 2011 Aubreyad Kink Meme: Richard Sharpe repeats Harper's "violins are too fiddly for me" joke to Jack Aubrey (or within his hearing)

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:
This week's edition is long on research, short on fic, unlike our usual offerings. Enjoy!

Fanfic:
Khat's Cradle by [personal profile] esteven; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] ilthit posts an Aubreyad Art Dump

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Is This the Watch of Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood?
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Research: Collingwood watch: More information
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts In the 18th Century, even the shoes were naughty...
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] wayward_shadows posts Marines in action
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Of Serjeants
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Of Disciplining young Soldiers for Land-Service (Part 1)
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Of Disciplining young Soldiers for Land-Service (Part 2)
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Questions to try to find Answers to
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Sea Duty
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Sentries
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Of Corporals
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Of Soldiers
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Short instructions for Soldiers sent to attack on Shore (Part 1)
From [syndicated profile] ageofsail_feed: Lieutenant Robert Pigot on the St Mary's River

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Get the kids started young: Yoho Ahoy
[personal profile] latin_cat posts Book Sale and Commssions

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] showthecolours is holding an anon kink meme
[community profile] temeraire is holding a Temeraire Kink Meme
[community profile] mandc_read will begin reading Blue at the Mizzen this weekend.
[community profile] mandc_read: [personal profile] esteven posts Aubreyad Food Read

Rec of the Week:
Waiting by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; M&C; Surprise's crew just before the action aboard Acheron.

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sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Sailors)
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Note from the Editor:
It's nearly the end of another week, which means it's Despatches time! \o/

Fanfic:
Sharpe's Marines part 9 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe, PG; Sharpe, Chase, Llewellyn, various Marines; What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other?
Sharpe's Marines: Epilogue by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; PG; Sharpe, Bampfylde, Oxley; What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other?

From the [community profile] perfect_duet Oakum Meme:
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: All books: First Person by [livejournal.com profile] zilah Rating: R
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: Alone on a Hill at Night or Night after Night, a filk by [personal profile] esteven Rating: R
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: also, Alone on a Hill at Night by [personal profile] zilah Rating: NC-17
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: 007 or Physician –Naval Officer – Spy – Oh my! by [personal profile] esteven, Rating: PG
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: The Wedding of Jack and Sophie or Dearly Beloved by [personal profile] heather_mist Rating: PG for implied slash
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: Dearly Beloved- An Alternative Ending by [personal profile] heather_mist Rating: PG – no slash but implied talk of a sexual nature
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: Swimming with Seals or Of All the Islands in the World by [personal profile] feroxargentea Rating: R
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: Last time it was 'Nip and Tuck' by [personal profile] feroxargentea Rating: PG
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: between supper and billiards or Tallis by [personal profile] esteven Rating: NC 17
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: Whose idea was it to race those goats? or Vive la difference! by [personal profile] heather_mist Rating: G
Aubrey/Maturin oakum meme: movie oakum: after Warley’s death and Jack and Stephen discussing duty or Stormy Night by [personal profile] esteven Rating: R – slash implied

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] latin_cat posts 'Voices from the Old Bailey': 18th Century Sexual Subcultures
[personal profile] joyful_molly remins us that it's the 202nd anniversary of Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood's death
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] wayward_shadows posts Employment and recruiting bounties
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts RM button link
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] wayward_shadows posts Training of Marines
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Clothing and Necessaries
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts On duties at sea
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] wayward_shadows posts On the Marines' service
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] wayward_shadows posts Letters of Lt George, Part 1
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] wayward_shadows posts The Early Corps, cont'd
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts A moderately fashionable king
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts A fashionable mum!

Miscellany and meta:
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Midweek Multimedia: Singing About Jane
[personal profile] astolat links us to the Crucible of Gold book trailer
[personal profile] ar posts Crucible of Gold day: One fic, two reactions

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven posts Oakum Meme Revelations
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts about Jack and the Marines
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Ten of The Hundred Days this weekend.

Rec of the Week:
Upon a Midnight Clear by [personal profile] latin_cat; Hornblower; 18; Hornblower/Bush, Kennedy, Buckland; The officers of the Renown up on deck one snowy night.

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