sharpiefan: Age of Sail Marine ringing a ship's bell (Marine bell)
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Note from the Editor: Hope you've all had a good week!

Fanfic:
The Bearing of a Scholar by [personal profile] neveralarch; Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell; G; Mr. Norrell, Childermass, ensemble; "A man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a grey one."

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[community profile] mandc_read: [personal profile] ozfille posts The true Sam, a black Archbishop who may have provided inspiration for his fictional counterpart

Miscellany and meta:

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

Rec of the Week:

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sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
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Note from the Editor: Another short one! Hope you've all had a good week!

Fanfic:
Perigee by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Stephen/Diana; Babbington, Jack, Stephen and Diana; The happiest morning of Stephen Maturin’s entire life comes to pass.

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] sharpiefan links to an Age of Sail ad for HSBC Bank

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Headlines from 1811

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Royal Navy Fun on Friday

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Mauritius Command, Chapter Two this weekend
[personal profile] patches_the_shipcat's historical journal has closed
[personal profile] lost_spook is promoting the Obscure & British Comment Fest

Rec of the Week: The Shadow on the King's Roads by [archiveofourown.org profile] Quasar; Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell; G; The arrival of the Misses Enderwhild in London caused a great stir in Society, for they were to be chaperoned by Mrs Arabella Strange.

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, sailors in the rigging (Sailors aloft)
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Note from the Editor: Well, with the [community profile] perfect_duet Advent Calendar now in full swing, among other challenges, it's been a busy week. Hope you have a good week, and that it's as productive as this one has been! I would like to remind people that their fics must carry a rating in order for me to include them here. There have been a couple of works I could not include because there was no rating visible.

Fanfic:
Epistolary Fanfic: Sherlock in the Age of Sail by [personal profile] alltoseek; Sherlock (with references to Aubreyad); G; Sherlock Holmes/St John Watson; In the summer of the year 1812, a Lieutenant S. Holmes of His Majesty's Royal Navy, banished 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.
Advent Calendar Day 4: Warships of Letters by [personal profile] heather_mist; Aubreyad; G; HMS Sophie/French ship Desaix; The following is a packet of extraordinary love letters between the Sloop Sophie (14 guns) of His Majesty’s Royal Navy and the Desaix (74 guns) a Ship of the Line of Napoleon’s French Navy
Sea-monster! by [personal profile] sharpiefan; PG; Jack, Stephen, Captain Howard, OMCs; It's OK to be scared of ghosties and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night... but at sea?!
Sequelae by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen; Stephen’s struggles after returning from Gibraltar to England
The Father Sam Manual by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; G; Sam Panda; Continuing a tradition of announcing new models just in time for the Christmas holiday, POB Enterprises presents The FATHER SAM Manual.
Signify by [personal profile] gogollescent; Temeraire/Jonathan Strange & Mister Norrell; PG; John Childermass, Tenzing Tharkay, Vinculus, and Gherni.; Mysterious social outcasts talk about talking. Takes place post-series.
Ajax by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Babbington, Jack, Stephen; What happened to Babbington's Newfoundland dog and why he finally stopped going to bawdy houses.
Molly's Bed by [personal profile] heather_mist; Aubreyad; PG; Jack Aubrey, Molly Harte; Molly Harte muses on her life and the choices she made.
Midsummer 1803 by [personal profile] feroxargentea; M&C; PG; Sophie and Diana; Post Captain: the book in which our heroines’ lives and friendship are disrupted by a couple of pesky men. This ficlet is set around the time of Chapter 4 and is more of a ‘what if’ than a true missing scene.
Mrs Broad and the Case of the Sneezing Badger by [personal profile] feroxargentea; M&C; PG; Mrs Broad, Stephen Maturin; ; Mrs Broad tells it like it is

Son et Lumière:
Fanart: Advent Calendar Day 5: Jack and Stephen as furries by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70; Jack, Stephen; G
Fanvid: Musket, Fife and Drum by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Fanvid: Advent Calendar Day 2: Movie - Jack and Stephen: Adventures at Sea by [livejournal.com profile] amaraal
Fanart: Anniversary piece - Coloured by [personal profile] latin_cat
Fanvid: Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Hornblower, M&C; The minor characters

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts the writing on the wall

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly informs us that Hornblower makes port in Germany - Ioan Gruffudd will attend Galaxy Con

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Chapter Nine of Post Captain this weekend
[personal profile] joyful_molly is holding a Yuletide Contest: Garrow's Law or Goethe! 18th Century Chocolate, Spooky Goodness!
[personal profile] latin_cat posts Advent Calendar 2012: Opening the Ball

Rec of the Week: Not the fic I wanted to include, but that's not available on the AO3 or DW, to my knowledge. This is one by the same author, though, and just as good. Veritas by [archiveofourown.org profile] idler/[personal profile] idler_1814; Hornblower; PG; Bush, OC;Kronstadt, May 31, 1812. Through another's eyes...

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: Lieutenant Pullings, from the film Master and Commander (Pullings)
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Note from the Editor
This is the first issue of Despatches in this new year of 2011, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope that you all have a very good year this year, and I do hope that you will keep on writing - and drawing, vidding and making icons.

It is with great sadness that I heard of the death of the actor Pete Postlethwaite this week. As many of you know, he played Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill in Sharpe. May you rest in peace, Mr Postlethwaite.

Fanfic:
Lieutenant Bennet's Visit by [personal profile] beatrice_otter. (PG) Elizabeth’s reality is far different from her sisters’. Elizabeth Bennet. Pride and Prejudice/Temeraire crossover.
Thin Ice 4/9 by [personal profile] joyful_molly. (PG-13 to very mild R) Garrow asks Norrington to give a testimony of character for a sailor on trial at the Old Bailey. Norrington/Gillette, Garrow/Sarah, Jones/Jasker, Mr. Southouse, Mr. Silvester, Sir Arthur Hill, Mary, Mr. Farmer, Judge Buller and many more. This chapter with a Jack Aubrey cameo. Garrow's Law, POTC
Sharpe's Marines, Part 3: View Halloo! by [personal profile] sharpiefan (PG) “What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other?” Sharpe, Llewellyn, Chase, OCs Sharpe
Coincidences, Part 4 by [personal profile] latin_cat (PG) The Doctor has landed in the 1800s, and his latest quarry has gone to ground aboard an RN frigate - but he also finds a familiar face. Eight, Charley Pollard, Bolitho, Deveral, Bush, OCs StC/Old Who crossover
The Night Before Chirstmas by [personal profile] latin_cat (PG) A traditional Festive Favourite, retold by Dr. S. E. Maturin. Stephen/Jack, Killick, Bonden, Davis Aubreyad

Of historical interest:
From Austenblog: Celebrating 200 years of Sense and Sensibility
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about the division of prize money in Nelson's Navy
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts the snuffbox, the French Admiral and the Lieutenant's Wife

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly lets us know that Pete Postlethwaite has died
[personal profile] joyful_molly tells us that The Radiant Boy is now available from Amazon
[personal profile] joyful_mollyhas spotted a historical blooper in POTC 4
From Austenblog: The Janeite Times #2
From Austenblog: Monday Ebooks: Shiny Edition
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about AoS books and Literature on the Age of Napoleon
From Austenblog: Happy Holidays
From Austenblog: Wearing her Janeite Heart on her Sleeve
From Austenblog: Christmas, Austen-style, Day 2

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] lieutenant_bennet is a new community for Jane Austen/Temeraire crossovers

Rec of the Week:
A Different Magic by [personal profile] latin_cat (U) Strange finds a different magic at work in the Peninsula. Wellington, Strange, Whyte Jonathan Norrell & Mr Norrell

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