sharpiefan: Rear view of a sailor standing at the ship's wheel (At the wheel)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I was away at wedding in Spain last week, hence why no Despatches, and as the English celebration is this weekend, I'm doing Despatches today rather than tomorrow. The Acastas are running their annual Press Gang Week this week, and I shall link to the various posts they put up on their blog for the week. I can't get back further than the 20th August in the Reader, so if you've posted something not covered that you would like me to mention, please drop me a line - a reply to this edition will be fine.

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Found while browsing the Internet
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: There's the Tender Coming
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Shanties from the Seven Seas: A review

Of historical interest:
[profile] hmsacata_feed: Keeping it Legal
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: About Impressment

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Pressgang Week is coming!
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan: IUseful links
[personal profile] justincase: Mum's the word
[personal profile] ingreatwaters: More Memeage

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read: are reading The Nutmeg of Consolation Chapter Nine this weekend
[community profile] mandc_read: The Nutmeg of Consolation Chapter Eight is still open for discussion

Rec of the Week:
I follow the Acasta blog (you can link to it yourself by following [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed so things show up right in your DW reading page. They post a whole bunch of interesting stuff, and this is a useful quick-reference guide to their tags and the sort of information those tags cover.

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: Hope you've all had a good week, whatever you've been up to.

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

Son et Lumière:

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

Miscellany and meta:

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

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

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: This edition comes to you courtesy of a bout of insomnia, hence the silly hour of day it was posted. Hope you've all had a good week!

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Pic: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts The Last Days of the Sea-Soldiers

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Letter of Marque, Chapter Eight this weekend

Rec of the Week:
This popped up on [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed and I thought you might like it: Signal Flag Generator - there is a generator available to render any message you like into Home Popham's signal code, used so famously by Nelson just before Trafalgar.

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: Just a quick reminder: I'm only linking to stuff posted on DW, or in blogs for which there is a DW feed set up. If people would like me to start posting links to the Acasta blog again, I am more than happy to - I only stopped because the majority of links seemed to be to that particular blog. If you write AoS fic (fanfic or original) I will only link if there is a clear rating given in the header or at the beginning of the post.

Fanfic:
A Posy by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Cotton, Maggie, Flowers for your sweetheart
Solutions by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Show the Colours/Dogwatches crossover; M; Original characters (Sergeant Sweetman and Sergeant Devlin); An old hand deals with a problem. Chatham, April 1798.

Son et Lumière:
Art: [personal profile] sharpiefan: Pictures for your inspiration

Of historical interest:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Free eBook: Furniture and Draperies in the Era of Jane Austen: Ackermann’s Repository of Arts

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Letter of Marque Chapter Seven this weekend.

Rec of the Week:
Regulations and Instructions Relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea, Established by His Majesty in Council, 1808 (On Google Books)

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: AoS Marines splashing ashore (Coming ashore)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
Sweet Hay by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Original; K+ (ages 13 and up); original characters; A soldier's scattered thoughts at the storming of Badajoz. April 1812.

Son et Lumière:
Picspam (of sorts): [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Sharpie's Law: The Proof
Pic: [personal profile] sharpiefan: On Patrol
Photo-essay: [personal profile] sharpiefan: Wardrobe Errors in AoS Dramas
Pics: [personal profile] sharpiefan: A Note to Wardrobe Departments on AoS Dramas

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Letter of Marque Chapter Six this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Three Decks - Warships in the Age of Sail is a pretty interesting website for folks interested in the Royal Navy of Nelson's era

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:

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] justincase: The Real Sir Joseph
[personal profile] sharpiefan: The untold story of HMS Victory

Miscellany and meta:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Photos from Love and Friendship shooting

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read: Letter of Marque Chapter Two - comments still welcome
[personal profile] alltoseek: Friendship comment!fics/Art fests

Rec of the Week:
CISMAS HMS Colossus wreck project

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Royal Marine wearing a Santa hat (Marine Santa)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope you've had/are having/will have a lovely day!

Fanfic:
The Road Home by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Original; K+ (ages 1 and up); original characters; Two soldiers go home at war's end. Suffolk, December 1815.
North Sea Christmas by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Original; K+ (13 and up); original characters; A Marine gets an unexpected surprise for Christmas. HMS Adamant, December, 1796.
Advent Calendar Day 18: Not Crossing the Bar by [livejournal.com profile] takadainmate; Aubreyad; M; Jack, Stephen; Without any indication as to why, without disagreement, Jack and Stephen are not speaking.
Ophelia's Debut by [personal profile] alcyone301; Aubreyad; ?; Jack; Christmas Day; Jack reminisces
Avent Calendar Day 21: Hoopoes Are Not the Only Birds by [personal profile] le_russe_satan; Aubreyad (modern AU); PG; Jack, Stephen; : Again, this is a modern AU. This time a university one. Hope you enjoy this offering.
Advent Calendar Day 16: Christmas Morn at Sea by [livejournal.com profile] ashley_pitt; Aubreyad; ? ; Jack, Stephen; some time after Jack rescued Stephen in HMS Surprise
Advent Calendar Day 15: Instruments by [livejournal.com profile] amaraal; NC-117; Jack/Stephen; Handling delicate things is Stephen's second nature.
My Captain, My Love by [personal profile] justincase; PG-13; Jack, Stephen; Captain Jack Aubrey had climbed into the top of his ship HMS Surprise, it was cold, dark, and wet; the dirtiest sort of night to watch for his particular friend’s signal from shore that his mission was completed. Yet Jack would be no where else but here unless he could be ashore with his friend.
From the Vickery Family Papers Letter 12 by [personal profile] sharpiefan: Show the Colours; G; Lady Saltash, John Vickery; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family.
From the Vickery Family Papers Letter 13 by [personal profile] sharpiefan: Show the Colours; G; Lady Saltash, John Vickery; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family.

Son et Lumière:
Screencaps: [personal profile] chrsvg posts Oliver Twist (200) Screencaps
Wallpaper: Advent Calendar Day 22: Wallpaper by [livejournal.com profile] miki_moo
Screencaps: [personal profile] chrsvg posts Catherine the Great (201) screencaps
Wallpaper: Advent Calendar Day 20: Jack/Stephen wallpaper by [personal profile] cienna
[personal profile] joyful_molly: One for the family album... not
Music for the fic Ophelia's Debut by [personal profile] alcyone301
Art: Advent Calendar Day 17: Jack, Stephen and the Mistletoe by [livejournal.com profile] oftheisland; NSFW
Photos: Advent Calendar Day 14: A Menorcan Adventure by [livejournal.com profile] ylla
[personal profile] josbanks posts Patrick O'Brian Centenary BBC Radio 4 Bookclub Interview

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Meet the Real Acasta
[syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Happy birthday Jane Austen

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Query for other AoS fans

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven: Wishing Everyone Joy
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Christmas Letter Home 1806
[community profile] mandc_read: Reverse of the Medal

Rec of the Week:
Famous Inboxes: Jane Austen characters found online. Famous inboxes with an Austen theme: Careful what you write, for his good opinion once lost…


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:
Reminder: if you want your fanfic to be linked here, please include a rating before any cuts, so that I can include one with the link. Also, I have chosen to stop including links to the Acasta blog in Despatches, although I can reinstate those links should the newsletter's readers wish me to do so.

Fanfic:
To The Last Syllable by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; Gen; Stephen Maturin, Diana Villiers, Mrs Williams, Colonel and Mrs Cholmondeley, Mrs Morris; The full story of the incident at the bridge in Maiden Oscott.
A letter from Diana by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG-13; A missing scene from Fortune of War. Diana has written to Sophie about Jack and Stephen being prisoners, injured, and in hospital.
A Man's Worth by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Original; K+ (13 years old and up); Original characters; A Marine and his comrades face battle at sea. October, 1805

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan links to Photos of veterans of the Grande Armee in 1858
[personal profile] latin_cat links to The Gibraltar Chronicle, 1805
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about Trafalgar Day

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] sharpiefan is trying to gauge interest in a Watch of Master & Commander
[community profile] mandc_read is reading The Far Side of the World, Chapter Nine this weekend

Rec of the Week:
I should like to recommend the HMS Acasta blog, which I haven't linked to for a little while now. As you no doubt recall, there are some extremely interesting items on a regular basis. It can be found at http://www.hmsacasta.com/ and you can subscribe to the RSS feed here on DW at [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Royal Marine wearing a Santa hat (Marine Santa)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: OMG. Bad Sharpie has been Bad. Sincerest apologies all round. I won't be so lax again, I promise!!

Fanfic:
L’Homme et la mer by [livejournal.com profile] takadainmate; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen; No one has ever fallen into the sea as many times as Stephen. But Jack will always be there to rescue him.
Warships of Letters, Part Deux by [personal profile] heather_mist; Aubreyad; Sophie, Desaix and Surprise; PG
Comfort and Joy by [livejournal.com profile] aglantine_br; M&C/Aubreyad; Stephen, Hollom, Blakeney
Sophie's Christmas Orgy by [personal profile] sid; aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Sophie/Stephen
The Twelve Drabbles of Aubreyad by [livejournal.com profile] odsbodkins; PG; Jack, Stephen, various
Unto You by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG; Jack, Sally, Sam Panda

Son et Lumière:
Fanvid: I Will Carry You (M&C) by [profile] shapiefan (For the [community profile] perfect_duet Advent Calendar, Day 12)
Wallpaper: M&C wallpaper by [livejournal.com profile] miki_moo (For the [community profile] perfect_duet Advent Calendar Day 10)
Fanvid: Devotion by [personal profile] cienna (For the [community profile] perfect_duet Advent Calendar, Day 7)
Picspam: M&C Adventures by [livejournal.com profile] ylla (For the [community profile] perfect_duet Advent Calendar, Day 6)
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Getting Ready for Christmas
Fanvid: An Aubrey/Maturin Animated fanvid by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 (For the [community profile] perfect_duet Advent Calendar, Day 4)
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The brig Niagara
Wallpapers: Two Tom Pullings wallpapers by [personal profile] delorita
Wallpaper: The Musicians by [personal profile] delorita
artwork: A heathen Stephen by [livejournal.com profile] amaraal (For the [community profile] perfect_duet Advent Calendar, Day 2)
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta Videos
from [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: HMS Acasta images
Wallpaper: Tom Pullings by [livejournal.com profile] delorita

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Patrick O'Brian's Acasta
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Nelson's Hospital
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Court Martial of Mr Cox

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan has some AoS books on offer
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Voyage to New South Wales, or, Midshipman Raley's Adventures Begin
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Military Panorama or Officer's Companion
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Lady Washington
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Seven Worst Things about Being a Reenactor
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70: I want to buy Aubrey/Maturin stuff

Communities and challenges:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Rule Britannia!

Rec of the Week:
One of many things linked from the Acasta page (and if you haven't looked at their site, you really really should!): WikiPOBia - which it's the great annotation project of the world. (I haven't actually taken a look myself - yet! - but that there's a wiki for the Aubreyad is quite enough recommendation for me!

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've added some more interests to [community profile] despatches' interest list. it is still by no means an exhaustive list, but I'm hoping that it is a little more comprehensive and reflects the Age of Sail a little better. If there's anything you think ought to be added, or you think [personal profile] despatch_reader ought to track a particular account, please comment and let me know.

Fanfic:
Agonia by [personal profile] alley_skywalker; War and Peace; PG-13; Anatole
You and Me and Those Between Us by [personal profile] alley_skywalker; War and Peace; NC-17; Dolokhov, Anatole, Natasha, Cecylia, Nikolai
The Meaning of Intimacy part II by [personal profile] mmejavert; NC-17

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan informs us of an M&C documentary on Demand 5
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Review of Sass and Serendipity
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Monday Multimedia: Modern Stuff Edition
[personal profile] sharpiefan asks whether Sharpe fans would be interested in a read-through of the Sharpe series?

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] esteven posts less physical aspects
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Five of Blue at the Mizzen this weekend

Rec of the Week:
[livejournal.com profile] rikibeth: Let Them Eat Seed-Cake (Being A Research Project In Period Foodstuffs, And Totally Not A Way To Avoid Writing); a piece of historical research from [livejournal.com profile] following_sea (suggested by [personal profile] latin_cat)

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)
[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 (Hornblower)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
It's a nice day today - here's hoping this isn't all we see of summer. I hope you've all had a good week!

Fanfic:
Lakeside by [personal profile] wayward_shadows, OCs, K+ (13 and upwards), Jenny and Newbury meet again, post-war, Show the Colours
On Picquet by [personal profile] wayward_shadows, OCs, K+ (13 and upwards), two Riflemen alleviate their boredom while on picquet duty. Show the Colours
Fiddler's Green by [personal profile] latin_cat, Jack/Stephen, Jack/Sophie, Heneage Dundas, Killick, 12, Aubreyad

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly informs us about the Record Office lecture on Collingwood given by Dr Tony Barrow
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts about the fashionable sailor of 1785

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts a list of period fabric and pattern suppliers
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts a list of useful AoS websites
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts about POTC4: The Lieutenant Dances
[personal profile] esteven informs us about a BBC Radio 4 Extra - HMS Surprise
From Austenblog: Your Sunday Austen Meditation

Communities and challenges:

Rec of the Week:
Astrodene's Historical Naval Fiction A valuable reference for anyone who wants to know how the various AoS canons tie in together.

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! And if you have a particular favourite story, artwork or website you'd like to recommend to others, please let me know!
sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
Hope you've all had a good week! We're back to producing Despatches weekly. I would like to remind you that if you have a fic or a vid - or even some screencaps or icons - that you wish to have included in the Rec of the Week slot, all you have to do is to post a comment including a link.

Fanfic:
Thin Ice 6/9 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, Garrow's Law, Aubreyad
Staffing Problems by [personal profile] latin_cat (18) Wellington/Brandon; Whilst discussing a new addition to the Staff, Brandon resorts to bribery. StC

Son et Lumière:
AoS icons by [personal profile] joyful_molly

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] wayward_shadows posts about the treatment of redcoat prisoners during the American War of Independence
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Fiat Lux: Light and Darkness in the 18th Century

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] esteven recommends Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti series
[personal profile] sharpiefan informs us that Disney are planning on making two more POTC films
[personal profile] sharpiefan link us to the Sharpe Compendium
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts two reviews of A Radiant Boy

Rec of the Week:
A comedy story this week: Old Sam Small: Pick Up Tha' Musket by Stanley Holloway

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!

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