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

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 (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'

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: 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: 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: 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: Jack and Stephen playing music (Music at sea)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Short issue this week! Hope you've all had a good week?

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Fort Meigs 200th
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Fort Meigs part 2
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Havre de Grace 200th
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 posts BEAR with me
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images of Life at Sea 21

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[profile] molly_joyful posts Horatio Nelson got a makeover

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read: Introductions post
[profile] madc_read will be reading The Mauritius Command: Chapter 1 this weekend

Rec of the Week: A fanvid from [personal profile] latin_cat this week: Master & Commander: High School Never Ends

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: Rowing boat in the rain (Rowingboat)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
I must pass on the sad news that [livejournal.com profile] gryphons_lair has died. She was in a hospice and passed away peacefully on the afternoon of the 9th of February 2012. Rest in peace.

Fanfic:
On the Diet of Seamen by S.E. Maturin by [personal profile] feroxargentea; Aubreyad; R; Jack/Stephen; Jack/Stephen; there's no excuse for this sort of thing
Responsibilities by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; original; K+; original characters; Show the Colours/Dogwatches AU. A Marine corporal looks out for a boy and his mother. Chatham, 1789.
Author's Note: This is a mostly pointless nonsense ramble.

Red and Gold by [personal profile] mmejavert; Les Miserables; NC-17; Grantaire/Enjolras; This was a request. Prompt: "The Writing Desk was ridiculously hot. So, not entirely related, I think you should write E/R porn where E's wearing only that red waistcoat from the musical.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog posts Jane Austen: The unseen portrait
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog posts A review of Expectations of Happiness by Rebecca Ann Collins
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog posts The many lovers of Miss Jane Austen
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about Royal Marines
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about Prize money in Nelson's Navy

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Show the Colours is looking for new members to RP in the Age of Sail

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading The Hundred Days Chapter Seven this weekend
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] esteven posts Testudo aubreii for all eternity
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] esteven posts tortoises are having it away and Jack gives them room to manoeuvre
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] heather_mist posts A teratoma but no pistols
[community profile] where_away: ,lj user="esteven"> posts about Steaks, bread, egg and lying between sheets
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] esteven posts about Silk stockings, snakes and a commander on a chair
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading The Hundred Days Chapter Seven this weekend
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven posts Oakum meme update one

Rec of the Week:
Light in the Dark by [personal profile] anteros; Hornblower; R; Archie Kennedy, Horatio Hornblower; Nothing, but nothing, could have prepared Hornblower for Justinian.

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: Fleet of tall ships, text 'England expects...' (England expects)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: It's Trafalgar Day! How are you celebrating it - if 'celebrating' is the right word. How are you paying tribute to the Immortal Memory and the sacrifice of so many in, probably, the most famous Naval battle of all time? No fic this week, I'm afraid.

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about Trafalgar Day
[personal profile] latin_cat posts Trafalgar Day 2011
[syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed posts Trafalgar Day: A Toast
[personal profile] patches_the_shipcat posts Of the 50th Regiment of Foot, of the 5/60th Rifles and sometimes of the enemy itself

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts How Gillette and Groves almost escaped to Mexico
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about rumours of more Sharpe onscreen
[syndicated profile] janeaustenblog_feed posts More movies!
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about A Star to Steer Her By: A Masterclass in the Maritime Novel at the NMM in November

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] showthecolours is hosting a Kink Meme: Round Three

Rec of the Week:
A Letter Full of News by [archiveofourown.org profile] sphinxvictorian; Persuasion; Gen; Anne Elliot, Frederick Wentworth, Admiral Croft, Sophia Croft From the correspondence of Mrs. George Croft, newly edited and printed by the author at the permission of the lady's descendants.

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 Marine jacket and drum text 'Beat to Quarters' (Marine beat to quarters)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
Hello there! No fic this week, it appears. *sadface* (Though I'm not producing anything either, so it's as much my fault as anyone else's.) And I just closed the tab without making sure Despatches had posted. Thank God for autosave! *wipes brow in relief*

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] commodorified posts The universe has been reading my mail

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Nutty Nelsonian , Part 8908009

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Need a flatmate? Mr Garrow is looking for a comfortable home
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Mr Darcy brings all the ladies to the yard
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: The Janeite Times No. 6
From [profile] austenblog: July/August Issue of Jane Austen's Regency World is published
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven posts Musings on Jack Aubrey's Weight
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts: Warning: Yet Another Fandom Locust has Landed
[personal profile] joyful_molly informs us that filming for Series Three of Garrow's Law has begun
[syndicated profile] redcoat_feed is a new feed for the new blog Diary of a Redcoat

Communities and challenges:
Poll: [community profile] showthecolours: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Time for another challenge

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

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 (Harper)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Editor's Note
I couldn't get back any further than the 8th of January on the Reader, so if anyone posted anything between the 6th and the 8th of January that you would like me to link to, please comment with a link to it.

Fanfic:
Moon Under Water by [personal profile] feroxargentea. (PG-13) Sequel to The World Turned Upside Down by [personal profile] astolat. Aubreyad
An Overdue Interview by [personal profile] latin_cat. (PG) Hornblower/Barbara, Wellington, Richard Hornblower. 1815: After Waterloo, Hornblower is reunited with his family. Hornblower
Thin Ice by [personal profile] joyful_molly (PG-13 to very mild R) Norrington/Gillette, Garrow/Sarah, Jones/Jasker, Mr. Southouse, Mr. Silvester, Sir Arthur Hill, Mary, Mr. Farmer, Judge Buller and many more. Garrow asks Norrington to give a testimony of character for a sailor on trial at the Old Bailey. PotC (RNotC) / Garrow's Law, a hint of Aubreyad

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts To Emma, With Love
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Bebreeched Regency Bare Fist Fighters

Miscellany and Meta
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about Speed Dating Georgian Style: An Event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
[personal profile] esteven posts about a Patrick O'Brian Weekend at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] joyful_molly wants support for a Collingwood Society

Rec of the Week:
(This week's rec is among the first fanfics I ever read, on my first forays into fandom. It remains one of my favourites and is a wonderful oakum story. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.)
Transfer to the Rifles by Sue Law. (PG) How would a man like Sharpe cope with walking into a strange regiment uninvited, and how would that strange regiment, the 95th Rifles, react to Sharpe? Could Sharpe's devotion to the regiment start at this point? Sharpe, Colonel Wade Sharpe

Got a link for the next issue?
Please comment and let us know. And please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all!

Note: For fic links, M&C = Master and Commander or Aubreyad, HH = Hornblower, POTC = Pirates of the Caribbean, S = Sharpe. Others will be added as required.
sharpiefan: Lieutenant Pullings, from the film Master and Commander (Pullings)
[personal profile] sharpiefan


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

Got a link for the next issue?
Please comment and let us know. And please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all!
sharpiefan: Napoleonic soldier with a cup of tea, text 'tea break, dammit' (Tea break)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Can you believe it? Issue 10 already! Again, this is a very short issue. Please keep the links, fics, pics, meta and general AoSy stuff coming in - if you don't provide, or link to, AoS content, there will be very little for Despatches to report on.

Fanfic:
Red Skies by [personal profile] barefoot_bard (PG-13) Some Marines from HMS Cornwall find themselves in a very unusual situation. (AoS/WWII crossover) OCs
Loyalty by [personal profile] barefoot_bard, PG-13. A chance meeting of two countrymen aboard a prison hulk. (RevWar) OCs

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan link to an article about Nelson's handwriting

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan is trying to find deck plans of a 74-gun ship-of-the-line
[personal profile] joyful_molly reviews the second episode of Series Two of Garrow's Law

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] joyful_molly wants prompts for The Twelve Days of Yule fics, concentrating on POTC and Garrow's Law

Rec of the Week:
Once Burned by [personal profile] idler_1814 (PG) An attempt to use the events of HH2 to explain a transition between the HH2 version of Hornblower to a character more consistent with book canon. (Written before Mutiny and Retribution aired.)

Got a link for the next issue?
Please comment and let us know. And please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all!

Note: For fic links, M&C = Master and Commander or Aubreyad, HH = Hornblower, POTC = Pirates of the Caribbean, S = Sharpe. Others will be added as required.

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