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:

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

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Icons: [personal profile] meganbmoore: 90s Austen Icons (Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility)
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70: Some silly, funny videos for you to enjoy

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly: Moving my POTC/RNotC Fanfic to AO3, part 1
[personal profile] joyful_molly: Captain Bligh's Revenge

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Eight of the Thirteen-Gun Salute this weekend

Rec of the Week:
I would like to recommend that people take a peek at [personal profile] the_comfortable_courtesan, a rather wonderful journal by [personal profile] oursin which purports to be a journal kept by a courtesan in the early nineteenth century. It is highly amusing and beautifully written and observed, as well as (so far!) being updated every day.

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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: A ship's boy with a tall ship in the background (Terry Button)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Pics: [personal profile] sharpiefan: The Project (TM), finished

Of historical interest:
[wordpress.org profile] austenblog: Life Below Stairs: The Duties of a Georgian Housemaid
[personal profile] sharpiefan: So that's what they're calling it these days

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Chapter Five of The Thirteen-Gun Salute this weekend

Rec of the Week: From the Vickery Family Papers; Show the Colours; G; John Vickery, Emma Vickery, Lady Saltash; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family

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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, whatever you've been up to.

Fanfic:
Parting Gifts by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; original - Show the Colours/Dogwatches AU; K+; original characters; A Marine sets his affairs in order. Chatham, August 1794
Getting One's Step by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; original; K+; original characters; Prompt response: Cross Johnson's reaction to being promoted Corporal. Dominica, April 1802.
From the Vickery Family Papers: Letter 15 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Emma Vickery, John Vickery; More correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family.
A Link to the Past, A Bridge to the Future by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; original characters; Thompson returns home during the summer of 1811.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan: A very special birthday
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Jane Austen's House Museum raising funds to buy Cassandra Austen letter

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Thirteen-Gun Salute Chapter Three this weekend
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Calling all writers

Rec of the Week: It's not specifically an AoS link as such, but [personal profile] muccamukk linked to this post musing about mermaids, and as sailors spin endless yarns about mermaids, I thought it'd be a cool link to share. (If it prompts ficcage, please share?)

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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

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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: 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: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Hornblower)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I apologise for the delay with this edition; I've had a couple of computer issues lately and am posting from a borrowed laptop. if you notice I've not linked to something which was posted since the previous edition of Despatches, please let me know and I'll include a link for it.

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

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

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

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

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

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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: 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: 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.

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sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Happy Valentine's Day, for those who celebrate. @-'-,----

Fanfic:
Swiftness and Courage by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; K+; Original; A seaman takes part in the cutting out of La Chevrette in 1801
Powder Smoke by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; K+; Original; A seaman witnesses the fall of one of his ship's officers.

Son et Lumière:
Fanart: Happy Valentine's Day by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: For the Doctor's muddy stockings
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: From the Doctor's desktop
[profile] hmscasta_feed: A letter to the Doctor
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Midshipman Raley: His Log
[syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Casting news for Love and Friendship movie
[profile] austenblog: Your Sunday Austen meditation
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: New Orleasn 2015: British Teaser

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


Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Morning by [archiveofourown.org profile] Maevelyn; Sharpe; Gen; Richard Sharpe; On the morning of battle, Sharpe reflects upon his life.

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:
One or two different fandoms in this edition - including for the first time Warhorses of Letters fic. Enjoy!

Fanfic:
Propinquity by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Stephen Maturin, Ramon d’Ullastret i Casademon, Mateu Domanova i Berenguer; Pre-canon: Stephen Maturin arrives at the home of his uncle in Barcelona to commence his education
And they lived Happily Ever After by [personal profile] alltoseek; Warhorses of Letters; PG; Copenhagen/Marengo; A final exchange of letters between Copenhagen and Marengo. An alternate bracket and happy exclamation point end-bracket ending to the series. Not compliant with the canon final episode.
Syrup of Platitudes, Twice Distilled by [personal profile] feroxargentea and [personal profile] luzula; Aubreyad; G; Jack Aubrey & Stephen Maturin; Which is more important in the great scheme of things: the naval frigate Surprise with a chase in sight, or a dish of mouldering worms? An everyday dilemma in the lives of Aubrey and Maturin.

Son et Lumière:
Podfic: Syrup of Platitudes, Twice Distilled by [personal profile] feroxargentea and [personal profile] luzula; Aubreyad; G; Jack Aubrey & Stephen Maturin; Which is more important in the great scheme of things: the naval frigate Surprise with a chase in sight, or a dish of mouldering worms? An everyday dilemma in the lives of Aubrey and Maturin.

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Know Your Nelson 1
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter To The Captain
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: From the Carpenter's Log at Bermuda
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The New Dockyard
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Scenes from Bermuda
[personal profile] moetushie is looking for a beta for a Sense & Sensibility fic

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

Rec of the Week:
The Dancing Master; To the Ends Of The Earth; G; Edmund Talbot/Charles Summers; Edmund decides it is time that Charles learnt to dance.

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: I hope you've all had a good week and that this year is being kind to you?

Fanfic:
The World Inside Out, 1/3 by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; NC-17, Jack/Stephen; a sequel to astolat's The World Turned Upside Down
Ursa Major by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Jack, Stephen; Escape from France proves a harrowing ordeal for Jack as it reveals Stephen’s mettle.

Son et Lumière:
Picspam: New Year's Nostalgia Part III from [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed
Picspam: New Year's Nostalgia Part IV from [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed
Radio play: [personal profile] esteven informs us Warhorses of Letter is back this weekend
Picspam: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts More Picture Thinkyness


Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Doctor
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The First Lieutenant
From [syndicated profile] janeaustenblog_feed: Your Sunday Austen Meditation

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Two of the Surgeon's Mate this weekend
Show the Colours is looking for new players
[personal profile] sharpiefan is running a Picture Prompts Fic Challenge
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] alltoseek posts To Speak of Obligation


Rec of the Week:
Megrim Misery by [archiveofourown.org profile] FemmeMalheureuse; Pride & Prejudice; G; Georgiana Darcy, Mrs Hurst, Miss Bingley; While hosting guests during her brother's absence, poor Georgiana Darcy suffers from a very bad headache and something more. Perhaps a cup of tea will fix what ails her.

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.

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sharpiefan: Two Napoleonic era redcoat officers walking across a cobbled square (Officers)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
Velleity by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen; Stephen, Father Brendan Burke; : Stephen struggles with conflicting imperatives and attachments.

Son et Lumière:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images From Mississinewa
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Doctor's Wedding 2
Art: The Man of the Peninsula by [personal profile] bluebutterflyarts; Wellington

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Life Back Home
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter to Captain Wesley Raley at Horseguards
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter From the Field
[syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Your Sunday Austen Meditation 4

Communities and challenges:
[syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: The Collingwood Society: General Meeting 2013
[community profile] mandc_read will read Fortune of War Chapter Two this weekend

Rec of the Week:
As the AoS encompasses so much more than just the few series/books that have been adapted for screen, I bring you a fic based on another of the AoS book canons. Touch in the Dark by [archiveofourown.org profile] jj_minerva; Bolitho; NC-17; Richard Bolitho, Martyn Dancer; When had Martyn Dancer come to mean so much to him?

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sharpiefan: Gaspard Ulliel as a Rifle officer of the 60th Rifles (Vickery 3)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Sorry we're late this week! There's quite a bit from the esteemed Austenblog this week, as well as a fair amount from the crew of the gallant (recreated!) frigate Acasta, who always post good stuff.

Fanfic:
The Sickness by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen, Diana; Stephen ponders the nature of his attachment to Diana Villiers

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: HMS Victory: A Virtual Tour

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Napoleon's Semaphore Network

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Austen Mythbusters: The Bennets were not poor
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Covert Mission
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: S!#ff Jane Austen says
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Sick of the very name
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Review: His Good Opinion by Nancy Kelly
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Jane Austen's ring torn from Kelly Clarkson's hand by greedy nefarious Jane Austen fans
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Sheldon Cooper is trying to ruin Pride and Prejudice
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acastas Ashore
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Haste to the Wedding
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Doctor's Wedding

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] latin_cat: Advent Calendar 2013: Sign Up<
[personal profile] alltoseek: Small Fandom Bang is open for author sign-ups
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Fortune of War Chapter 1 this weekend
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Trafalgar Day Challenge: A reminder

Rec of the Week:
It's been a while since I recced a vid. I probably shouldn't rec my own stuff - it is something I try not to do - but I'm pretty proud of this one and would love more views for it. Sailing by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Age of Sail; Hornblower, Kennedy, Bush, Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Anne Elliot, Frederick Wentworth; U; We are sailing, across the water, across the sea...

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sharpiefan: Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland, writing a letter (Emma Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Just sneaking in under the wire... I hope. :D

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Mr Midshipman Raley
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Vassermann's Little Book
Vid from [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Jack Crawford: Hero of Camperdown
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Lieutenant Hamilton
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter to the Captain

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: Happy Birthday, Admiral Collingwood!

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Your Sunday Austen meditation for Michaelmas

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read reminds us that there will be no Read this weekend

Rec of the Week:
For You Alone by [archiveofourown.org profile] romanticalgirl; Persuasion; G; Frederick Wentworth, Turn away

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