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: Sailor firing a cannon (Cannon firing)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Sunny days are here again! And I'm 'on holiday' (read: house- and cat- sitting for a friend for a couple of weeks).

Fanfic:
Toulon 1815 by [personal profile] esteven; Aubreyad/Les Miserables crossover; G; Guillaume Christy-Pallière, Javert (Les Misérables), Jack Aubrey (hinted), Jean Valjean (hinted), Stephen Maturin (hinted)The military commander at Toulon harbour sees a stranger and is reminded of a friend
Montreuil 1823 by [personal profile] esteven; Aubreyad/Les Miserables crossover; PG13; Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Inspector Javert, Madeleine; Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin stay in Montreuil on their way to the Opéra in Paris; and they meet an old shipmate.
Paris 1832 by [personal profile] esteven; Aubreyad/Les Miserables crossover; PG13; Inspector Javert, Jack Aubrey; Someone keeps Javert from falling into the Seine, and he is not Valjean

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images from the Jane Austen Festival
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acastas Ashore: A Duel
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acastas Ashore: Cricket
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acastas Ashore: Bridal Shower
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acastas Ashore: A Duel 2
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 links to Sketch dump by ufficiosulretro aka Captain's Violin on Tumblr

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

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

Rec of the Week: Bit of POTC fic this week! Missed the Most by [personal profile] joyful_molly; POTC; G; James Norrington, his mother, the House of Lancaster (of sorts); James Norrington, what are you doing there?

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: Rear view of a sailor standing at the ship's wheel (At the wheel)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Happy New Year! I hope you've had a good week, everyone?

Fanfic:
Cura Te Ipsum by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; Stephen returns to Surprise in the squadron after Diana's death.
Missed the Most by [personal profile] joyful_molly; POTC; G; James Norrington, his mother, the House of Lancaster (of sorts); My contribution to the [livejournal.com profile] blackpearlsails "Twelve Days of Christmas" challenge.

Son et Lumière:
Fanvid: Die Young by [personal profile] mctabby - George Osborn, Vanity Fair (1998)
From [syndicated profile] garrowslaw_feed: A bit of Garrow's Law on BBC Radio 4

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Plans for HMS Acasta
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts On a recruit's reception aboard the guardship
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A winter storm on the North Atlantic station
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Complements of Marines to rates of ship
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: To take Ink or Wine out of Woollen or Linen Cloth
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Keeping of Christmas, or Carols aboard Ship

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Happy New Year, 1813!
[personal profile] jadelennox posts You know nothing of Javert (thoughts on the new Les Mis film - contains spoilers)

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter 11 of Post Captain this weekend

Rec of the Week:
This has been really difficult: So many AoS people are taking part in the Snowflake Fandom Challenge, and one of the challenges is to rec three fanworks. So I've picked from those recs one in part of the AoS fandom that we don't see much of these days, the Sharpe fandom. The rec is from [personal profile] latin_cat who had this to say: Why I'm recommending this: This had the honour of being the first ever fanvid created for this pairing; there still aren't that many. It's a brilliant vid, very clever in its use of the song lyrics and the footage, and suits the tone of this series perfectly.

Fanvid: Jolene by [personal profile] le_russe_satan; Sharpe; PG-13; Sharpe/Wellington, Sharpe/Teresa; Wellington is afraid how easily he could lose a hold on Sharpe's affections.

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: Hornblower, with telescope,  and Bush, (HH I spy)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Hello again, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Fanfic:
Cura te Ipsum by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; Stephen returns to Surprise, hoping to overcome his pathological grief.
A Reason to be Happy by [personal profile] corrielle; POTC: CotBP; PG; Elizabeth; Groves; Elizabeth is sad at her father's Christmas ball. Theo has rum.
Advent Calendar Day 21: Mr Hollom's Christmas by [livejournal.com profile] eglantine_br; Master & Commander; Hollom, Warley; The water stung his eyes. He could not blink enough to make it stop, he had to keep them open, he must keep going up, up and up.
Advent Calendar Day 23: The Long Years by [livejournal.com profile] takadainmate; Aubreyad; PG-13; Jack, Stephen; In the long years of their retirement, Jack finds that Stephen has been keeping secrets.

Son et Lumière:
Fanvid: Per Mare Per Terram by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Fanvid: Advent Calendar Day 24 - Christmas Eve part 1: High School Never Ends by [personal profile] latin_cat
Vid: Adventure at Sea, part 4 by [livejournal.com profile] amaraal; Aubreyad; G; Jack, Stephen
Vid: As it Was in Nelson's Day linked by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Royal Marines of 1805 relieving Royal Marines of 1930

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Christmas Eve Signal in 1812
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta and Poictiers take the Herald
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Boxing Day at Sea


Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Freebie: Download "The Radiant Boy" - Merry Christmas!
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Join the Collingwood Society - your Admiral needs you!
From [syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: What Better Time to Join the Collingwood Society than Christmas?
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Thoughts on POTC: CotBP

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven posts Merry Christmas to everyone at perfect_duet
[community profile] perfect_duet: The Admiralty Waiting Room (Contains spoilers

Rec of the Week:
Run Aground by [personal profile] idler_1814; A multi-part Hornblower fic; Gen/PG.

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 sinking, text 'oops!' (Oops)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Late again! Just not as late as the previous issue was... Sorry. Please poke me next time?!

Fanfic:
The Flying Scotsman by [personal profile] joyful_molly; POTC; PG-13; Gillette/Norrington, Voltaire, Cutler Beckett; Lieutenant Thomas Gillette is on a quest to find his captain. There is nothing that a leprechaun wouldn't do for his treasure, so all is not lost for James Norrington.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are currently reading Chapter 5 of Master & Commander
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] esteven posts Patriotism in Master and Commander

Rec of the Week:
Rock and Tempest, Fire and Foe by [archiveofourown.org profile] idler; Hornblower; G; 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.

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: First, I think I should probably apologise for there being so much of my own work in this edition! It was completely unintentional, I assure you!

Fanfic:
Untitled Anon Kink Meme fill by [personal profile] sid for the [livejournal.com profile] perfect_duet's anon Aubreyad kink meme; Aubreyad; Jack/Stephen; NC-17; prompt: Porn!!! Heavy, sweaty, grabbling action!!! Jack/Stephen please!
From the Vickery family papers: Letter 8 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; G; Emma Vickery; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family. The eighth extant letter
From the Vickery family papers, Letter 7 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; G; Lady Saltash; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family. The seventh extant letter
From the Vickery family papers, Letter 5 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; G; John Vickery; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family. The fifth extant letter
From the Vickery family papers, Letter 4 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours, G; Emma Vickery; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family. The fourth extant letter
From the Vickery family papers, Letter 3 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; G; John Vickery; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family. The third extant letter
From the Vickery family papers, Letter 2by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; G; John Vickery; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family. The second extant letter
From the Vickery family papers, Letter 1 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours, G; Emma Vickery; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family. The first extant letter
The Dimming of the Sky by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; G; John Vickery, Emma Vickery, Jonathan Padstowe; Originally written for a kink meme on [community profile] showthecolours and has been edited for posting here. The prompt was Padstowe/Miss Vickery. Because I want it to happen.
Long We've Tossed on the Rolling Main Part 1 by [livejournal.com profile] sassysailorgirl; Aubreyad/Torchwood crossover; R; Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones, Rhys and Gwen Williams, Toshiko Sato/Owen Harper, Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin. After leaving the Galapagos, the Surprise is in hot pursuit of the French privateer, Acheron; that is, until a bizarre storm descends upon them & Jack Aubrey and his crew find themselves someplace completely unexpected...
Long We've Tossed on the Rolling Main Part 2 by [livejournal.com profile] sassysailorgirl; Aubreyad/Torchwood crossover; R; Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones, Rhys and Gwen Williams, Toshiko Sato/Owen Harper, Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin. After leaving the Galapagos, the Surprise is in hot pursuit of the French privateer, Acheron; that is, until a bizarre storm descends upon them & Jack Aubrey and his crew find themselves someplace completely unexpected...

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] esteven posts new links to [personal profile] ilthit's Aubreyad birds
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Much care and consideration has gone into the production of this merchandise

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] esteven informs us that the Patrick O'Brian books will be released in e-book format from December the 5th onwards
From [syndicated profile] garrowslaw_feed: Judge tells Jury to Reconsider the Verdict
From [syndicated profile] garrowslaw_feed: Garrow fights with Judge
From [syndicated profile] garrowslaw_feed: Did I hear right: "...Enter the cow?!"
From [syndicated profile] garrowslaw_feed: Garrow's Law Episode 2 Series 3 notes now online
From [syndicated profile] garrowslaw_feed: New article on Garrow Society website
From [syndicated profile] garrowslaw_feed: Fascinating facts from the Garrow's Law blog archive
From [syndicated profile] garrowslaw_feed: Inspirations for Episode 1, Series 3

Miscellany and meta:
Meta: What is so great about the Age of Sail fandom? by [personal profile] sharpiefan
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Garrowites v Erskiners: This time, it's not about the gavels
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts A review of Garrow's Law, Series 3, Episode 1: Not the Madness of King George
[personal profile] esteven reminds us that it is M&C's 8th anniversary

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] showthecolours posts a Kink Meme Reveal
[livejournal.com profile] feroxargentea: An Aubreyad kink meme fill you might like on [livejournal.com profile] perfect_duet
[personal profile] latin_cat posts the Perfect Duet Advent Calendar Sign-up
Rec of the Week:
Both Sides of the Medal by [livejournal.com profile] sarlania, Aubreyad/Hornblower crossover; G; Hornblower, Brown, Jack Aubrey; In 1816, Sir Thomas Cochrane was implicated in the Stock Exchange Fraud of 1814, fined a thousand pounds, sentenced to the pillory, struck from the Navy List and stripped of his knighthood. Patrick O’Brian used that for his novel the Reverse of the Medal, and this is the event as seen from Hornblower’s point of view (Spoilers for both Flying Colours (HH) and The Reverse of the Medal (Aubreyad))

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: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Sorry this issue is late - it's been a long week followed by a long weekend. I have a feeling I'm going to keel over after this is posted!

Fanfic:
We Have An Accord by [personal profile] stealthboat; POTC; Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Barbossa, Jack Sparrow, Norrington; NC-17; With the aid of the late Will Turner and James Norrington, Elizabeth Swann strikes a deal with Captains Sparrow and Barbossa for passage to the Fountain of Youth.
Ich Hatt' Einen Kameraden by [personal profile] sharpiefan; StC; OCs and borrowed OCs; PG; Cotton dealing with a death
Dead Man Walking by [personal profile] joyful_molly; Lt Gillete, Lt Groves and Melusina, a mermaid; PG-13; Between a rock and a hard place, Gillette and Groves find themselves at the mercy of a mermaid. SPOILERS for POTC: On Stranger Tides
Muskets, Fifes and Drums by [personal profile] sharpiefan; original; PG; Four soldiers, one day some time in the campaigning season of 1811-1812

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Young Mister Garrow with a Squirrel (1765)

Of historical interest:
From Austenblog: Partial Austen Manuscript to be Auctioned
From Austenblog: Another Lost Portrait of Jane Austen
From Austenblog: Jane Austen and Georgian Crime podcast

Miscellany and meta:
[community profile] monstrous_regiment: [personal profile] bride_of_the_atom wants to know the origins of the phrase show a leg
[community profile] age_of_sail: [personal profile] sharpiefan wants opinions on something in the River Medway
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts reviews of The Radiant Boy
From Austenblog: P&P Musical Finalist in New YoRK Musical Theatre Festival
From Austenblog: Midweek E-Books: Touch Edition
From Austenblog: Help El Sitio de Jane celebrate the S&S Bicentenary
From Austenblog: 'Austentatious' Musical Publication and Soundtrack
From Austenblog: Sense and Sensibility Salon is open
From Austenblog: Claudia Johnson to speak at JASNA meeting in Philadelphia

Rec of the Week:
A YouTube vid for you. Pirates of the Caribbean - Shiver My Timbers One of my favourite POTC vids.

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sharpiefan: Tall ship under full sail (Sailing)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
My week has been good, if rather long. I hope you have also had a good week?

Fanfic:
A Cat's Magic Part Three by [personal profile] wayward_shadows; Show the Colours; K+ (suitable for ages 13 and up); Show the Colours AU; Terpsichore's cat, Miss Emily, changes places with Lieutenant Cartwright for a week. At sea, 1809
Mischief by [personal profile] wayward_shadows; Show the Colours; K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above); Show the Colours AU; the Shepherd twins are up to their usual tricks. At sea, 1809.
Dogwatches Chapter 33 by [personal profile] wayward_shadows; Original fic; M (Suitable for ages 16 and above); Discontent and mutiny aboard a Royal Navy frigate. American Revolution, 1780.
On the Identification of Weeds by [personal profile] feroxargentea; Aubreyad; G; Stephen Maturin and the Aubrey family; He watched the crouching infant lean forward, further and still further, until it fell face-first onto the soft ground, bewildered but undaunted (Spoilery for The Mauritius Command, but supposes that campaign had a different outcome.)
A Hand in Time by [personal profile] feroxargentea; Aubreyad; G; Jack and Stephen; Jack paced the quarterdeck of the Surprise, marking out his daily miles as much to distract himself from tedium and hunger as to combat his slowly expanding waistline
That Untravall'd World by [profile] ferozargentea; Aubreyad; NC-17; Aubrey/Maturin; Set a year or two after Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Readers voted DADT pre-slash rather than gen, so here is the slashy postscript.

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Don't play with this lady: An extremely rare 18th century doll
[community profile] w_i_r: [personal profile] black_hound posts Colonial Plantation photos

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Updated: "The Gillington Formula" - what year is POTC set in?
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Aw, people like Gillette
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts My proper review of POTC 4 is now online
[personal profile] joyful_molly reviews Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts On Stranger Tides Countdown Discussion: Day 5
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts On Stranger Tides Countdown Discussion: Day 4
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts On Stranger Tides Countdown Discussion: Day 3
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts On Stranger Tides Countdown Discussion: Day 2
From
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Join Jane Austen Inside Her Novels at the Classroom Salon

Rec of the Week:
This was posted in the wake of a discussion about the phenomenon of the Mary-Sue. Maybe I should say 're-posted', it isn't a new fic, although it hadn't been posted before, to my knowledge. The lady who wrote this isn't known for being active in writing fanfic, although she is very active in fandom circles, as a member of the Horatians forum. Time by pronetopanic; Hornblower; G; Hornblower, the Kennedy family; something in the deeps of her soul still saw the frail wooden jetty and the little ‘pirate ship’, the sail-boat which their father had placed upon the lake for their use, and the boys in their bicornes, leaping on and off like buccaneers. All gone now… all vanished like the songbirds in the velvet dusk, stolen by time.

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sharpiefan: Napoleonic soldier with a cup of tea, text 'tea break, dammit' (Tea break)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
Another first! For those of you who follow the Aubreyad part of the AoS fandom, [personal profile] esteven will be a very familiar name, as a cheerleader and someone who engages in the liveliest of debates. She has posted fic for us - and not just one, but two. I am honoured to be able to link to her first fics - or what I believe to be her first posted fics, anyway. May there be many more.

Fanfic:
Chaconne by [personal profile] esteven; Aubreyd; Jack, Queenie, Aunt and Uncle Fisher, London Bach, G, Jack and Queenie visit Aunt and Uncle Fisher
No Chaconne by [personal profile] esteven, Aubreyad, Jack’s Aunt and Uncle Fisher, G, Aunt and Uncle Fisher talk about their nephew
Two in the Bush by [personal profile] latin_cat, Hornblower; Hornblower/Bush/Kennedy, 18, On the Renown, after Sawyer's fall. Whilst Horatio's joke fails to be at all amusing, it gives Archie an idea.
Felis Felicitas by [personal profile] latin_cat, Sharpe; Sharpe/Wellington, Hogan; 12, Hogan is very surprised to find a tabby cat in Sir Arthur’s bed one morning.
Fiddler's Green by [personal profile] latin_cat; Aubreyad; Jack/Stephen, Jack/Sophie, Heneage Dundas, Killick; 12; “Which goes first?” #2: Stephen dies before Jack.

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] nid_dabeille posts Polar hut and Aubrey-Maturin miniatures pics

Of historical interest:
[profile] _black_hound posts about a Colonial Plantation event

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts On Stranger Tides Countdown Discussion: Day 1

Rec of the Week:
That Is All India by Sue Law. Sharpe; Sharpe, Colonel Wade, OC; PG; Sharpe is settling down as the Quartermaster of the 95th's second battalion. He still finds the new regiment strange in its ways, but the strangeness is attractive. He is starting to feel wanted, and a part of the regiment. He is also finding that the regiment is intent on training him, something he hadn't really counted on.

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sharpiefan: Lieutenant Pullings, from the film Master and Commander (Pullings)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Hello everyone! Hope you've had a good week. I must report the death of Professor Richard Holmes, who died in the early hours of Saturday morning (BST) of pneumonia related to the cancer he was fighting. He was aged 65.

Fanfic:
Beginnings by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Original fic; PG; Four soldiers of the 60th, one day some time in the winter of 1808-1809
Muskets, Fifes and Drums by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Original fic, PG, four soldiers of the 60th, one day in the campaigning season of 1811-1812
Dogwatches Chapter 32 by [personal profile] barefoot_bard, Original fic, M, Discontent and mutiny aboard a Royal Navy frigate. American Revolution, 1780.
Hunting by [personal profile] barefoot_bard, Show the Colours, K+, Show the Colours AU; a young Adam Starling goes hunting with his brothers and lives to regret it.
A Cat's Magic, Part One by [personal profile] barefoot_bard, Show the Colours, K+, Show the Colours AU; Terpsichore's cat, Miss Emily, changes places with Lieutenant Cartwright for a week.
Sharpe's Surprise by [personal profile] latin_cat, Sharpe, NC-17; Wellington/Sharpe; Wellington has a surprise in store for Sharpe. A little bit of smut.
Never in Life by [personal profile] latin_cat, Sharpe; NC-17; Wellington, OC; A mysterious plague causes particular and personal problems for Lord Wellington.
Battle Plans by [personal profile] latin_cat, Sharpe, 12, Wellington/Sharpe, Sharpe doesn't think much of Arthur's artistic abilities. A short piece of fluff.
Drabble for a Sunday by [personal profile] sid, Aubreyad; G; Killick, OCs; written for the 'History Repeats Itself' meme on [livejournal.com profile] perfect_duet

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly about a Mystery 18th Century shipwreck found in the Gulf of Finland
[personal profile] le_russe_satan posts a little on duelling

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] latin_cat reports the death of Professor Richard Holmes
From Austenblog: "Oh! the best nature in the world a-wedding"
[personal profile] ar posts Diana Villiers tl:dr
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts about the Guests of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Premiere at Disneyland
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts What happened to Davy Jones?
[personal profile] esteven posts about Wine-Dark Sea
From Austenblog: Monday Ebooks: A Tale of Two E-Readers Edition
From Austenblog: The Beautiful Cassandra by Jane Austen, Illustrated by Juliet McMaster
From Austenblog: Your Sunday Austen Meditation
From Austenblog: Wellesley College to present Sense and Sensibility: The Musical
From Austenblog: Trailer for Sense and Sensibility movie

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] perfect_duet posts Day 23 of the 30 Day Meme: Your favourite Master and Commander gif/YouTube video
[community profile] perfect_duet posts Day 24 of the 30 Day Meme: Here at Perfect_Duet we're all about Jack/Stephen; do you ship any other pairs?
[community profile] perfect_duet posts Day 25 of the 30 Day Meme: favourite Master and Commander actor
[community profile] perfect_duet posts Day 26 of the 30 Day Meme: Favourite Master and Commander Music (movie or book reference)
[community profile] perfect_duet posts Day 27 of the 30 Day Meme: Character you'd most like to be
[community profile] perfect_duet posts Day 28 of the 30 Day Meme: Character you'd least like to be
[community profile] perfect_duet posts Day 29 of the 30 Day Meme: Your favourite thing about Master and Commander (movie or series)
[community profile] perfect_duet posts Day 30 of the 30 Day Meme:Any Other Thoughts to Share?
[personal profile] oursin requests prompts in [community profile] history
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts an ad for Show the Colours

Rec of the Week:
I'd like to link you to the place where AoS fandom started for me: Horatians. Unfortunately, they had a DNS attack recently which necessitated a server move and meant that they lost a lot of data, but the community is second to none. And this week, it's two for the price of one: In Flanders' Fields by [personal profile] latin_cat, Sharpe, PG, Sharpe/Wellington, The 33rd in Flanders.

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: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Marines b/w)
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Note from the Editor: Lots of fics this week, partly due to the Show the Colours kink meme reveal. Hope you find something you like!

Fanfic:
Some Other Fool Across the Ocean Years Ago trilogy by [personal profile] aris_tgd, Norrington/Sparrow (18+) James Norrington has everything he needs--a job at an independent IT firm, a couple roommates who pay rent on time, and a recurring dream about a pirate who is enough adventure for anyone to handle. Of course it can't stay that simple forever. POTC
Sharpe's Marines Part 1 by [personal profile] sharpiefan, Sharpe, OCs (PG) What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other? Sharpe
Sharpe's Marines Part 2 by [personal profile] sharpiefan, Sharpe, OCs (PG) What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other? Sharpe
Sharpe's Marines Part 3 by [personal profile] sharpiefan, Sharpe, OCs (PG) What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other? Sharpe
Sharpe's Marines Part 4 by [personal profile] sharpiefan, Sharpe, OCs (PG) What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other? Sharpe
Stray by [personal profile] des_pudels_kern, Wellesley (PG) For [personal profile] latin_cat, who asked for Wellington, Sharpe and a lost puppy; Sharpe
A Change of Duties by [personal profile] sharpiefan, Button, Leat (U) Written for the Show the Colours kink meme
Unexpected Comfort by [personal profile] sharpiefan, Button, Leat (U) Written for the Show the Colours kink meme, continuing the story begun in A Change of Duties; Show the Colours
Misplaced Part I by [personal profile] latin_cat, Wellington/Sharpe (15) Class Swap AU: Sir Richard Sharpe is C-in-C of the Peninsula Forces, and Arthur Wesley an officer up from the ranks. Sharpe
Misplaced Part II by [personal profile] latin_cat, Wellington/Sharpe (15) Class Swap AU: Sir Richard Sharpe is C-in-C of the Peninsula Forces, and Arthur Wesley an officer up from the ranks. Sharpe
Misplaced Part III by [personal profile] latin_cat, Wellington/Sharpe (15) Class Swap AU: Sir Richard Sharpe is C-in-C of the Peninsula Forces, and Arthur Wesley an officer up from the ranks. Sharpe
Misplaced Part IV i by [personal profile] latin_cat, Wellington/Sharpe, (15) Class Swap AU: Sir Richard Sharpe is C-in-C of the Peninsula Forces, and Arthur Wesley an officer up from the ranks. Sharpe
Pressed Boy by [personal profile] sharpiefan, Leat, Button, Chase, OCs, (U) Written for the Show the Colours kink meme Show the Colours
Wives and Sweethearts by [personal profile] feroxargentea, Jack/Stephen, Sophie/Diana, (PG) Sophie and Stephen chat. A little tag in [personal profile] astolat's World Turned Upside Down-verse set about half a dozen years after the end of Moon Under Water Aubreyad
Trenches by [personal profile] wayward_shadows (G) StC AU; the Chosen men in France, 1915. Show the Colours, Sharpe
Patrolling by [personal profile] wayward_shadows Cotton, Newbury (G) StC AU; Cotton and Company in Afghanistan. Show the Colours

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] latin_cat links to a behind-the-scenes vid filmed during the filming of Sharpe's Company
[personal profile] joyful_molly links to a new trailer for POTC 4: On Stranger Tides
[personal profile] feroxargentea links to a podfic of Moon Under Water read by [personal profile] luzula

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan reports on the World Heritage Site status for Chatham Historic Dockyard

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts an AoS interest poll
[personal profile] sharpiefan links to the Sharpe Compendium

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] showthecolours posts a list of unfilled kink meme prompts
[community profile] showthecolours posts a kink meme reveal post

Rec of the Week:
Master and Commander Part 1, Master and Commander Part 2 (1/2), Master and Commander Part 2 (2/2) all by [livejournal.com profile] swiss_kun The story of the Patrick O'Brian book Master and Commander in Swiss figures! Yay!

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: Tall ship sinking, text 'oops!' (Oops)
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Note from the Editor:
Oops. I'm getting lax in my old age. Bad Sharpie. I do apologise for the wait for Despatches this time - I know that a week isn't a fortnight, honest! Issue 20 already! Goodness, how time flies when you're having fun!

Fanfic:
Flyng Scotsman 8/11 by [personal profile] joyful_molly, (PG-13) Norrington/Gillette; here's nothing that a leprechaun wouldn't do for his treasure, so all is not lost for James Norrington. POTC
Flying Scotsman 6/7 by [personal profile] joyful_molly (PG-13) Norrington/Gillette; There's nothing that a leprechaun wouldn't do for his treasure, so all is not lost for James Norrington. POTC
Sick of Shadows by [personal profile] lettered, PG, Margaret Hale/John Thornton, North and South
Ich Hatt' Einen Kameraden by [personal profile] sharpiefan (PG), OCs; Everybody has a secret to hide... Show the Colours

Son et Lumière:
Podfic (our first!) of Moon Under Water by [personal profile] feroxargentea read by [personal profile] luzula

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] ozfille tells us about an opportunity to sail in the Endeavour replica
From Old Cuddy: 201st Anniversary of Collingwood's death
[personal profile] patches_the_shipcat posts about Christian Davies: A dragoon, a soldier

Miscellany and meta:
From Austenblog: Henry Tilney rules and pretty much every other hero drools
From Austenblog: The Janeite Times #5
From Austenblog: They were wretched comforters for one another
From Austenblog: An Excerpt from Wickham's Diary
From Old Cuddy: 7th March: Flowers at St Paul's
From Austenblog: Fan art of Jane Austen to be auctioned
From Austenblog: 50th issue of Jane Austen's Regency World is published
From Austenblog: Getting Local With Jane: Captain Wentworth Has A Really Big Hat Edition
[personal profile] joyful_molly tells us about Navy Spoilers for POTC 4
From Austenblog: A review of Eliza's Daughter by Joan Aiken
From Austenblog: Janeite Times #4
[personal profile] joyful_molly gives us the first pictures of Norrington from the POTC video game
[personal profile] beatrice_otter is looking for a beta reader

Communities and challenges:
New Sharpe community [community profile] rambling_soldier is officially open!

Rec of the Week:
The Ropemaker's Arms by [personal profile] wayward_shadows; OCs; (K+ - suitable for ages 13 and up); ; Show the Colours

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: Rifleman and woman, hugging (Cotton/Maggie)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
Lots of Austen stuff this week - hope you enjoy it. (And judging by the preview, I haven't screwed up the HTML this week. Wonders will never cease! :D )

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts an 18th Century Lonely Hearts ad - of sorts

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly informs us that Radiant Boy and Lt Blackwood (Deceased) are both available on Amazon again
From Austenblog: Our money is on the lady in the cap
From Austenblog: Vote for a new writer in the Jane Austen Made Me Do It short story competition
From Austenblog: Persuasions Online, Vol 31 No 1 available for your reading pleasure
[personal profile] joyful_molly tells us that Norrington's Scruffington outfit is on display
From Austenblog: Jane Austen video game Matches and Matrimony is now available
From Austenblog: Pride and Prejudice is most essential
From Austenblog: Tour Austen Country
From Austenblog: In which the Editrix engage in further shameless self-promotion
From Austenblog: Getting local with Jane, catching up edition
[personal profile] nid_dabeille posts enamel, rust, books, bonnets, bullets etc

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] rambling_soldier is a new Sharpe community

Rec of the Week:
Surprise by [personal profile] cruisedirector Jack, Stephen (Gen) Stephen wakes, recovering from the gunshot, in his tent on the island. Master and Commander

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: Close-up of Aos Royal Marine, text 'Sorry, sir' (Marine sorry sir)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
Only two items this week, folks. If you want Despatches to continue - if you want AoS content here on DW, in fact - I need stuff to report. Please write, fic, vid, whatever, and consider crossposting to DW. The reason for Despatches here is to encourage those AoS fans we have here.

Fanfic:
Cross and Pile/Lost and Found by [personal profile] joyful_molly, Norrington/Gillette, Norrington/Elizabeth, Elizabeth/Jack (PG-13 to mild R), 22 years after the victory over Barbossa, all involved have grown older - but not wiser. POTC
Thin Ice 7/9 by [personal profile] joyful_molly, Norrington/Gillette, Garrow/Sarah, Jones/Jasker, Mr. Southouse, Mr. Silvester, Sir Arthur Hill, Mary, Mr. Farmer, Judge Buller and many more. (PG-13 to very mild R) Garrow asks Norrington to give a testimony of character for a sailor on trial at the Old Bailey. POTC, Aubreyad, Garrow's Law

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:

Rec of the Week:
An Outside Perspective by [personal profile] sharpiefan Jack, Stephen, OC (U); A certain argument, as overheard by the Marine sentry Aubreyad

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: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
We're a day early this fortnight, with the possibility of going back to a weekly issue. Hope you've had a good fortnight!

Fanfic:
Something To Look Forward To by [personal profile] jedimaster (PG-13) Norrington, OFC; Still musing about his disastrous engagement, James Norrington meets a young woman who gives him some friendly advice. POTC
Dice by [personal profile] barefoot_bard (K+ Suitable for ages 13 and up) Original Characters; A British prisoner gambles with the enemy. February 1778. Original fic
In Confidence by [personal profile] latin_cat (PG) Bolitho, Leat, Fletcher, Slater; The captain is a vampire StC
Pickpocket by [personal profile] latin_cat (PG) Sharpe/Wellington; Sharpe asks a question he’s been meaning to for years. Sharpe
Rabbit, Run (PG) Sharpe, Harper, Chosen Men; Third in the "Werebunny" series. Sharpe's condition causes problems. Silliness. Sharpe
Card Tricks by [personal profile] latin_cat (PG) Stephen, Sharpe; When cunning meets dishonesty... they play cards. Sharpe, Aubreyad
Stockings by [personal profile] latin_cat (PG) Jack/Stephen; Jack’s ongoing criticism of Stephen underclothes continues. A harmless piece of fluff. Aubreyad
Understanding by [personal profile] latin_cat (PG) Sharpe/Wellington, Wellington makes an accidental and unwelcome discovery. Sharpe
The Welly in his Natural Habitat by [personal profile] sharpiefan (PG) Sharpe, Wellington; Snippets of harmless fluff Sharpe

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
From Austenblog: Jane Austen Festival in Pittsburgh, March 12
From Austenblog: Getting Local With Jane Austen: Dig Out Edition
From Austenblog: Jane Austen is Never Done
From Austenblog: Janeite Times #3
From Austenblog: In Which the Editrix Engages in Shameless Promotion
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Brown Bess by Rudyard Kipling

Miscellany and meta:
From Austenblog: From Prada to Nada opens today
[personal profile] beatrice_otter has posted about Temeraire-verse dragon names
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about the possibility of attending the POB weekend in Portsmouth

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] showthecolours is hosting a Kink Meme
From Austenblog: It's not too late to enter the Jane Austen Made Me Do It short story competition

Rec of the Week:
Youtube vid: I Love the Aubreyad (Boom De Ya Da) by [personal profile] sospan_fach

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: 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)
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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

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: Royal Marine wearing a Santa hat (Marine Santa)
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Note from the Editor Well, it's that time once again! You may have noticed that Despatches is now coming out fortnightly, rather than weekly. This is simply because there is not enough happening here on Dreamwidth to merit a weekly round-up... yet. This issue will be the last of this year and I hope that you have found Despatches here to be as informative as the LJ original.

May I encourage you all to keep writing, drawing, vidding and iconsing. I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Yule or a joyous season, whatever your beliefs. And please, do let me know if there is any aspect of Despatches you feel I could improve. Apart from content, for which I look to you, my fellow fans. And as always, please continue to spread the word!

Fanfic:
Untitled Ficlet by [personal profile] romantical (G) It is by default that it happens, or perhaps through grand design... Hornblower, Bush, Maria. Hornblower
Yuletide by [personal profile] barefoot_bard (K+ - suitable for ages 13+) Two soldiers return home after war's end. Boston, December 1783. OCs Original
Sharpe's Marines, Part 2: Hide and Seek by [personal profile] sharpiefan (G) “What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other?” Sharpe, Llewellyn, Chase, OCs Sharpe
Thin Ice, Part 3/12 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. Garrow's Law, POTC
Sophie's Secret Obsession by [personal profile] sid (PG) Which it is a sequel to "Sophie's Secret" from last year, which is included in the post. Sophie, Stephen, Jack Aubreyad
An Aubreyad Night Before Christmas retold by [personal profile] latin_cat

Son et Lumière:
From Austenblog: Extended Trailer for From Prada to Nada
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts a M.O.T.E.M.: James D'Arcy pic
[profile] lain_cat recs a favourite Sharpe/Wellesley vid
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts a first POTC 4 trailer, Navy edition
Fanart by [livejournal.com profile] alltoseek for Sophie's Secret Obsession by [personal profile] sid
A bonus Christmas activity by [personal profile] latin_cat

Of historical interest:
From Austenblog: Christmas, Austen Style
From Austenblog: Jane Austen's Regency World magazine now on sale in the UK
From Austenblog: The Janeite Times for 22nd December 2010
From Austenblog: Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!
[personal profile] patches_the_shipcat posts What is the meaning of this? Part 2

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] damned_colonial posts about Aubrey-Maturin Questions in the King William's College Quiz
From Austenblog: Northanger-Abbey inspired novella There Must Be Murder now in print
From Austenblog: A Crafter Can Do Nothing Slovenly
From Austenblog: Free E-books from Sourcebooks: Offer extended
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts How to rite the perfect Age of Sail story, part 1/7
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts POTC 4: Behind the scenes snippets - too many officers and not enough tars?


Communities and challenges:
From Austenblog: 'Jane Austen Made Me Do It' Short Story Competition Announced

Rec of the Week:
South Sea Christmas by [personal profile] sharpiefan (G) Written for the [livejournal.com profile] perfect_duet Advent Calendar Challenge 2009, Jack, Stephen, the Surprises. Aubreyad

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: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
OK, this is going to be a double issue this week, folks.

Fanfic:
Nemo by [personal profile] latin_cat (PG) Stephen encounters an unexpected presence when he goes to exorcise the bowsprit nettings. (Aubreyad)
Thin Ice Part 1 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. (Garrow's Law, POTC)
Thin Ice Part 2 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. (Garrow's Law, POTC)
A Deux by [personal profile] sid (PG-13) For perfect_duet's Advent Calendar, a sequel to last year's En Famille (Aubreyad)

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] joyful_molly tells us of Part 1 of a three-part series At Home With the Georgians (Part 2 to be aired on the 9th and Part 3 on the 16th December)
[personal profile] joyful_molly tells us that The Radiant Boy is now available

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts the Articles of War
[personal profile] joyful_molly tells us that a pair of Napoleon's stockings have been auctioned off
[personal profile] patches_the_shipcat has posted an article about James Grey/Hannah Snell, the female Marine

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] esteven tell us of a Master and Commander event in British Colombia
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts a pic of a Pirate in a Pickle
Pennsylvania is the place to be for Janeites, on Austenblog.
[personal profile] joyful_molly reviews Episode Three of Garrow's Law, Series 2
[personal profile] joyful_molly reviews Episode Four of Garrow's Law, Series 2
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts questions and answers about Episode Two of Garrow's Law

Communities and challenges:

Rec of the Week:
Tell it to the Marines by QueueMistressMags on Horatians. (Gen) The story of Duty from the point of view of a rather dimbulb Marine on the Hotspur--what some fangirls refer to as a BURM, or Bloody Useless Royal Marine. (Although not in my hearing! :D ) (Hornblower)

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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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