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.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us.
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.

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 (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.

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: 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

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: Icon of the Duke of Wellington, from the Sir Thomas Lawrence portrait (Wellington)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: It seems that spring has finally sprung! Huzzah for warmer weather!

Fanfic:
Reenactors Chapter by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen; At the outset of the engagement between the Shannon and Chesapeake, Jack and Stephen find themselves inexplicably on the deck of USS Constitution in Boston two hundred years in the future.

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] sharpiefan links to A couple of bits of AoS artwork

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts a Gallery of Fashion - Ladies' 18th century Fashion Guide
[personal profile] latin_cat posts BBC Radio Four: Naval Dispatches and Memoirs
[personal profile] tolquhon posts Online texts
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts More useful links
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: The Work of many Generations

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter to an Old Shipmates
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter from the Captain
[personal profile] justincase posts No tow for me, sir
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Volunteers II
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Dearest Jane! who could have done less for her?
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Join a kickstarter campaign for a jane Austen art print

Communities and challenges:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Mail for Jane Austen Festival
[personal profile] alltoseek posts AO3 Fundraiser: Bid for Fic

Rec of the Week:
Two-Part Harmony by [archiveofourown.org profile] dafna; ; Persuasion; G; Anne Elliott/Frederick Wentworth, In which Anne explains how she came to play the piano-forte so well and Frederick tells the story of the first Captain Wentworth. Set just after they reconcile, but before they've told anyone else.

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: Two Napoleonic era redcoat officers walking across a cobbled square (Officers)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: It's been a fairly quiet week for me, all things considered. I hope all of you have found time to relax this week too?

Fanfic:
Overboard by [personal profile] mithen; Aubreyad; PG; Jack;Stephen; After Stephen falls overboard and Jack dives in to save him, the two find themselves alone on the open sea. Filling in Stephen's POV during a scene in The Far Side of the World, but no particular spoilers beyond the situation in general.
Coach Ride by [personal profile] seriesfive; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; Jack, Stephen, and a coach ride through London.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Happy Birthday, Admiral Collingwood! Cake for you, a freebie for your friends
From [wordpress.com profile] oldcuddy: How to contact the Collingwood Society
Recently released on Project Gutenberg: A Short History of HMS Victory, by William James Lloyd Wharton

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Twelve of Master and Commander this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Most Disordered Feelings by [archiveofourown.org profile] sylviarachel; Persuasion; G; Anne Elliott, Frederick Wentworth, Louisa Musgrove, Henrietta Musgrove; The scene in the drawing-room at Uppercross Cottage from Captain Wentworth's POV.

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.

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