sharpiefan: Hornblower, with telescope,  and Bush, (HH I spy)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Back at the parents' for the weekend, where there is internet so I can post this edition. Have spent the week melting in between unpacking boxes.

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[community profile] mandc_read: [personal profile] esteven posts Patrick O'Brian

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read: [personal profile] esteven informs us there is no Read this weekend
[community profile] mandc_read: [personal profile] esteven informs us there will be a change in Books

Rec of the Week:
Waterloo by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lady_branwyn; Hornblower; G; Horatio Hornblower, OC; Hornblower tours the battlefield of Waterloo and ponders the difference between war at sea and on land. Bookverse.

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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: 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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:

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: 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: 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.

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: Hi there! Hope you're not too drowned, frozen, scorching or whatever best describes how the weather's been treating your local area. Some good stuff this week - I'd like to draw your attention to the Acasta's request for period-correct letters (see under the Communities and Challenges heading).

Fanfic:
powder Smoke by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; K+; Original; A seaman witnesses the fall of one of his ship's officers.
Coup de Foudre by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Diana Villiers, Adhemar de la Mothe; Diana Villiers receives news of Stephen Maturin’s imprisonment in the Temple.
Seny i Rauxa by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Stephen Maturin, Ramón d’Ullastret i Casademón, Laetitia d’Ullastret i d’Empordà; Based on an incident recounted in Chapter Ten of The Surgeon's Mate, a young Stephen Maturin accompanies his godfather on an errand that thrusts him into a maelstrom of Catalan intrigue.
The Man in the Seine by [personal profile] binz and [personal profile] sidhebeingbrand; Hornblower/Doctor Who crossover; 15; Horatio Hornblower/William Bush, Horatio Hornblower/Eighth Doctor; ‘Make me a warrior,’ he said. ‘Watch me,’ said the TARDIS

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Know Your Nelson 2
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Know Your Nelson 3

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Five easy ways reenactors can improve their game
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: : a letter home from the bosun
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A letter from the captain

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] alcyone301 posts Chess with invalid!Stephen
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Eight of The Surgeon's Mate this weekend
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] alcyone301 posts Chess and Cards
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed; Mail Packet '14

Rec of the Week:
The Bolder Thing To Do by [archiveofourown.org profile] acalmingcupoftea; Persuasion; PG; Anne Elliot, Frederick Wentworth; How Frederick and Anne met and courted. Set before the events of the novel.

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:

Fanfic:
Begin As You Mean To Go On by [personal profile] romantical; hornblower; PG; Horatio/Maria;

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Welcome Aboard!
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: While ashore
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The doctor's specimen jars
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Wintering in Bermuda
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The traditional Saturday toast
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Six skills our forefathers had that reenactors don't
Fancraft: An Aubreyad quilt by [personal profile] alltoseek

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Surgeon's Mate, Chapter Five this weekend
[community profile] where_away: [profile] alltossek posts Sophie and the riding crop
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Picture Prompts Challenge: Fills Reminder


Rec of the Week:
Fanvid: Stars by Anonymous for [livejournal.com profile] cienna; M&C; Jack/Stephen, As we're born and we love, we grow old and we die / Watch impassive, eternal, the stars.

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: Picture of young man, text 'Sam Oxley' (Sam Oxley)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I'm not so good at the inspirational stuff, so let's cut to the important stuff! :D

Fanfic:
The Nizam of Hyderabad Chapter 8 by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Stephen, Jack, William Babbington, Harry Johnson; In Calcutta, Stephen’s travails result in a zero-sum re-encounter with Harry Johnson

Son et Lumière:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Evolution of the Acastas
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Put and Take
Wallpaper: Happy Birthday, Amaraal by [personal profile] delorita
Fanart: Jack and Stephen by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The clothing of a bosun

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Jacob Book
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Destroying the Semaphore

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Picture Prompts Fills post
[profile] smallfandombagn is open for artist sign-ups
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter four of The Surgeon's Mate this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Dear Friend by [archiveofourown.org profile] Empress_S; Hornblower; G; Hornblower/Kennedy, Bush; Some time after the events of 'Loyalty', Lt Bush writes to an old friend

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 (Still Sharpe)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Well, Happy New Year, all! I hope 2014 will prove to be a good year for you all.

Fanfic:
News at Breakfast by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Lord and Lady Saltash, Robert and Emma Vickery; A conversation over breakfast in the Saltash household, 1st April 1809
L'Heure d'Hiver by [personal profile] binz and [personal profile] sidhebeingbrand; Hornblower; G; Bush, Hornblower, A missing scene from Bush’s recovery at Chateaux de Graçay, during the winter of 1810.
18 April 1800 by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Mona; Stephen Maturin, Don Joaquim Martinez; Stephen sits at St. Anna’s and takes stock of his distressed circumstances and how he ended up penniless in Mahón.
Advent Calendar Day 24: Holly and Ivy by [personal profile] latin_cat; Aubreyad; Jack, Stephen, Sophie, Fairy Queen; G; A Christmas Eve excursion into the woods at Simmons Lea takes an unexpected turn...
Ficlet: All I Want For Christmas by [personal profile] zilah; Aubreyad; PG-13; Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin; Jack and Stephen on Christmas Eve

Son et Lumière:
Vid: Navy promo vid by [personal profile] sharpiefan for Show the Colours
Vid: Army promo vid by [personal profile] sharpiefan for Show the Colours
Vid: Navy promo vid (original) by [personal profile] sharpiefan for Show the Colours
Pics: New Year's Nostalgia from [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed
Pics: New Year's Nostalgia Part II from [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed
Pics: From the Guidebook to Fallbrooke House by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Vids: From [syndicated profile] janeaustenblog_feed: Some videoa for your Christmas Entertainment
Advent Calendar: Christmas Day posted by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Manip: A Special Gift for my Perfect_Duet Friends by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter From Williamsburg
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta Labels
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Commander

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] perfect_duet: Happy New Year to you all! from [personal profile] delorita
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter One of The Surgeon's Mate this weekend
[community profile] where_away: On the Impossibility of Endless Puddings by [personal profile] alltoseek
[personal profile] redsnake05 is looking for a co-mod for a Regency Exchange. PM her if interested.

Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Rifle by Sue Law; Sharpe; U; Sharpe, OCs, In "Sharpe's Gold" Richard Sharpe insists on giving Teresa Moreno his rifle, even though she already has the one which belonged to Isaiah Tongue. He is insistent that she give the deceased Isaiah's weapon to her brother and keep his. I often wondered why. Sue Law doesn't seem to have written much, but what she has got is of sterling quality and should be more well-known. This is one of my favourite of her fics.

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: Last one before Christmas, so Merry Christmas, one and all, and thank you for being patient with me lately. Fittingly, this issue is jam-packed full of goodies! Huzzah!

Fanfic:
Corruption by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; Stephen accedes to Jack’s wish that he corrupt Jack further.
The Special Christmas Gift by [personal profile] delorita; Aubreyad; R; Jack/Stephen
Advent Calendar Day 21: The Only Player by [personal profile] le_russe_satan; Aubreyad AU; Jack, Stephen, Mowett, Killick, Pullings, Sophie; PG
Advent Calender Day 18: The Eve of the Hunt by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; Jack, Stephen; G; The day before Savile's hunt, Jack and Stephen discuss their neighbours.
Advent Calender Day 16: Deeds, Not Words by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; NC=17; Jack/Stephen; Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Gedymin Jagiello; : Imprisoned in the Temple, Stephen saves Jack's queue from an ignominious end.
Deep Ocean of Secrets by [personal profile] zilah; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; Stephen and Jack restore their friendship after Jack is wounded on Polychrest.
Advent Calendar Day 14: In Dulci Jubilo by [personal profile] alcyone301; Aubreyad; PG; Jack, Stephen; A ball is held in Chalcot Square; Stephen has an unusual conversation
Christmas Morn by [personal profile] ashley_pitt; PG-13; Jack, Stephen

Son et Lumière:
Video: The remade trailer for Show the Colours by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Advent Calendar Day 23: Another Aubrey/Maturin Animated video by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 (PG-17 for nudity)
Wallpaper: Jack, the predator by [personal profile] delorita
Advent Calendar Day 22: Watercolour by [personal profile] oftheisland
Advent Calendar Day 20: Paper Dolls by [livejournal.com profile] johanirae
Advent Calendar Day 19: Christmas with the Aubrey family by [livejournal.com profile] hrh_taliesin
I have known you to stare into a deserted bird's nest for hours by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Manip: A salute to the Perfect Duet by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70
Music: Music for the fic In Dulci Jubilo by [personal profile] alcyone301
Wallpaper: Gentle Stephen by [personal profile] delorita
Picspam: Mary Rose by [personal profile] amaraal

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Turner and the Sea at the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich, London)
From [profile] janeaustenbolg_feed: Happy birthday, Jane Austen

Miscellany and meta:
[community profile] age_of_sail: [profile] shapiefan: Meta: What's So Great About the Age of Sail?
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter to Captain Freymann
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The seven most awesome things about reenacting
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter to the Doctor
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Meet George Croghan
Advent Calendar Day 17: Aubreyad wristwarmers by [personal profile] sospan_fach
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Carpenter's Christmas Recollection
[personal profile] sharpiefan: More AoS books on offer
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Baptiste's Leeches
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter Home

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will begin reading Surgeon's Mate on the 3rd January

Rec of the Week:
Concatenation by [personal profile] idler; Hornblower; PG; Bush, Hornblower, M'man Vincent; 1810, somewhere in the Atlantic. A good man may leave a legacy far greater than he might imagine.

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sharpiefan: Background of a tall ship with text 'That's the old Temeraire sir, or I'm a Dutchman' (Temeraire)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Um. For those of you who think you've somehow missed an issue, you didn't. I missed a week. My bad. :( Apologies all round.

Fanfic:
Quietus by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG-13; Heneage/Jack/Stephen;

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] latin_cat posts Trafalgar Day 2013

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Find my Past: Trafalgar
From [syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: The Trafalgar Day That Was
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Trafalgar: Nelson, Navy, Nation. New Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Royal Tars of old England
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: About Baptiste, surgeon's mate
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Engagement in the Gale
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Your Sunday Austen Meditation
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter to the Doctor
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: When I Was Shipwreck'd
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Young Mister Hamilton
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Battle at Mississinewa
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Review: Henry Tilney's Diary by Amanda Grange
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Doctor's Wedding 3

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Fiur of Fortune of War this weekend

Rec of the Week:
That We Should Take This Road Again by [archiveofourown.org profile] Argendriel; Hornblower; PG; Bush, Hornblower; An old Admiral Hornblower takes a walk down to the shore and watches the sea, reminiscing.

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: Arr me mateys! This fine day be Talk Like a Pirate Day, so find yer eye-patch an' a few pieces o' eight an' let's go an' have a right roaratorious time!

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Sailor's kit
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Battle at New Boston
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed The Surgeon's Mate

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: The Collingwood Society: Collingwood and Morpeth, A Talk by Capt Stephen Healy
From [profile] hmsacata_feed: Royal Naval Surgeon's supplies

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Talk Like a Pirate Day 2013
[personal profile] esteven link to a collection of fic by [livejournal.com profile] renaiya880727

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Desolation Island, Chapter Nine this weekend
[personal profile] esteven posts A reminder of two very special occasions later this year

Rec of the Week:
At the Lamb Inn by [archiveofourown.org profile] piratequeengin; Hornblower; NC=17; Hornblower/Kennedy; That was the problem really, with the Lamb Inn. There were too many memories.

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sharpiefan: Age of Sail Marine climbing the rigging (Marine aloft)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: HMS Acasta is running its Press Gang Week this week, so expect a lot of different items to do with aspects of the press gang.

Fanfic:
The Lucky Hand by [personal profile] binz and [personal profile] sidhebeingbrandHornblower; NC-17; Horatio Hornblower/Edward Pellew, implied Horatio Hornblower/William Bush, implied Edward Pellew/Susan Pellew,; During the Peace of Amiens, a chance meeting between Pellew and his favourite old lieutenant gets a little… intense.

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Horrible Histories: Join the Royal Navy
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Doctor and the Press-Gang
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A bug-a-Boo to Frighten John Bull
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Here's the Tender Coming
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Wanted: Spirited Young Men
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Press Gang: Music Video

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Press Gang: Naval Recruitment
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: How Do I Avoid the Press-Gang?

Miscellany and meta:
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Jane Austen's ring campaign now accepting online donations

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Desolation Island, Chapter Six this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Blue Devils by [archiveofourown.org profile] Diane_C; M&C; G; Jack, Stephen, Killick; Stephen and Killick care for Jack, who is injured and blue after an action.

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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: Hope you've all had a good week! :D

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Screencaps: Pride and Prejudice (1980) by [personal profile] chrsvg

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
From [profile] hmsacata_feed: Like Shark Week except meaner
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Stay tuned!
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: HMS Valiant signals
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Press Gang at Boston

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Desolation Island, Chapter Five this weekend

Rec of the Week: Don't think I've recced a vid in forever! So, I bring you... Hornblower: Army vs Navy, by the indomitable Sarmatae1

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sharpiefan: Cartoon Wellington kicking cartoon Napoleon up the bum (Welly's boot)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
One Foot in Sea by [personal profile] sidhebeingbrand and [personal profile] binz; Hornblower; NC-17; Horatio Hornblower/Maria Mason, implied Horatio Hornblower/William Bush, implied Horatio Hornblower/Edward Pellew, implied Horatio Hornblower/Maria Mason/William Bush; Scenes from the imperfect but by no means completely unhappy marriage of Horatio and Maria Hornblower. Written for [profile] kinkbingo Round Six

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 links to Another brilliant illo from DeviantArt
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 posts make a Chibi Jack and Stephen
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 posts A bit of fan art by my 13-year-old daughter
Screencaps: [profile] chvrsg posts North and South caps
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Recruitment banner


Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: For stroke of sun
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: To cure beer that has turned sour
From [profile] hmsacata_feed: Prickly heat: Symptoms & cure
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Jane Austen's House Museum raising funds to buy her ring
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Anonymous donor contributes £100,000 towards Jane Austen ring purchase

Miscellany and meta:
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Review: Austenland
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: PBS will air Death Comes to Pemberley
[personal profile] esteven posts Even after nearly ten years
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Pressgang Week is coming!

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Four of Desolation Island this weekend
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 posts Caption this!

Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Secret Weapon by [archiveofourown.org profile] jj_minerva; Sharpe; NC-17; Richard Sharpe, William Lawford, Patrick Harper; Blame it on the French!

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