sharpiefan: Rear view of a sailor standing at the ship's wheel (At the wheel)
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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: 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: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Hi, all!

Fanfic:
A Friend In Need by [personal profile] ozfille; Aubreyad; G; Jack, Stephen

Son et Lumière:
Icons: [personal profile] lost_spook posts 31 text-based Georgette Heyer icons

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Shake it, Baby! For the 18th Century Bairn who has everything
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: History of the Royal Navy - Wooden Walls 1600-1805

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Tall Ships Brockville
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Lady Washington v Hawaiian Chieftain
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Mail for Jane Austen Festival: Last Call
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Two Royal Navy Surgeons
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 posts Tiger!Stephen loves Jack!bear

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Four of The Mauritius Command this weekend

Rec of the Week:
That We Should Take This Road Again by [archiveofourown.org profile] Argendriel; Hornblower; G; Hornblower, Bush; An old Admiral Hornblower takes a walk down to the shore and watches the sea, reminiscing.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I would like to wish a very special Happy Birthday to our own dear [personal profile] esteven who is responsible for keeping a good deal of the AoS fandom going, and especially with starting [community profile] mandc_read. I would also like to remind you all that if you want a link to your ficcage to be included in Despatches, you need to include a title and rating as well as what fandom it is for.

Fanfic:
Phobos and Deimos by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Sophie/Jack; Sophie considers the realities of motherhood in Ashgrove Cottage
Artem Armatorium by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; : Stephen invites Jack to the Crown for dinner and some long-awaited privacy

Son et Lumière:
Video: Battle Stations: HMS Victory posted by [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed
Video: Myths of Nelson's Navy posted by [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Extraordinary 18th Century Sewing Box. Sew cute

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed posts A campsite
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Lt. Ramsey's Summer Project
[personal profile] josbanks posts Blast from the Past: Quizilla: Which Aubrey-Maturin bookverse character are you?
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Audiobook: Damien O'Hare narrates 'Facts of Fiction' by Norman Collins

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Three of The Mauritius Command this weekend.
[personal profile] feroxargentea posts All the Erudition in the World
[personal profile] esteven posts FFA to M&C Chapter 10 - Edited - Breaking News

Rec of the Week:
I try not to blow my own trumpet in this section and link to works by other people. Having said that, however, I would like to recommend one of my own works, which I linked to in the earliest issues of this newsletter. Sharpe's Marines by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; PG; Sharpe, OCs; What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other? (This is a multi-part fic and each part contains a link to the next.)

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Another short one! Hope you've all had a good week!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Sailors)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Can you believe we're up to Issue 100? You guys are awesome! And this week, we have our very first podfic for the Aubreyad fandom!

Fanfic:
Queeney Pulls the Strings by [personal profile] heather_mist; Aubreyad; G; Lady Keith, nee Hester ‘Queeney’ Thrale, persuades her husband to give her old protégé Jack Aubrey his first command.
Scheming by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Arthur Wellesley/Richard Sharpe; Colonel Wellesley takes a stroll amongst the army's picketed horses the night Sharpe is set up for a flogging.
Gratitude by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; Gen; Arthur Wellesley, Richard Sharpe; Such an innocuous request – to borrow a telescope.
Assistance by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; Gen; At an awkward moment, assistance came from the least expected quarter.
Encounter in the Park by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Arthur Wellesley/Richard Sharpe; St James’s Park has something of a reputation. Two men enter its bounds for different reasons, but with a single purpose.
An Evening's Entertainment by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Arthur Wellesley, Richard Sharpe, Syud Sevajee; Wellesley learns more about Sharpe's character, as well as something of how the Ensign views him.
Mens Rea by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; G; Stephen, Babbington, Jack; Babbington seeks a private consultation with Dr. Maturin

Son et Lumière:
Vid: Promo vid for Show the Colours: Navy by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Fanvid: I'm Gonna Be by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; PG13; Sharpe/Wellington
Podfic: On the Identification of Weeds by [personal profile] feroxargentea, read by [personal profile] snowdrop_song; Aubreyad; Gen

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta and poictiers take the Highflyer
From [syndicated profile] ageofsail_feed: Lewrie and the Hogshead

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Wanted: Spirited Young Men for the Royal Navy
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feedPost for the Captain
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed; More From the Mail Packet
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Doctor, Heal Thyself
[personal profile] sharpiefan has a list of good Age of Sail communities

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_readChapter 12 of Post Captain this weekend
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Questions to Find Answers To
[personal profile] sharpiefan is running a Picture Prompts Fic Challenge
[community profile] casestory is running a multi-fandom challenge
[community profile] spinoffstory is running a multi-fandom challenge

Rec of the Week:
The Broken Lock by [personal profile] unsentimentalf; Aubreyad; PG-13; Jack, Stephen, OCs; Stephen is caught in flagrante delicto, and faces the most serious of consequences

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: It seems as though it's been a pretty productive week, all things considered. Hope it's been a good week for you?

Fanfic:
Funchal by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen; Stephen receives very bad news
by [personal profile] josbanks; NC-17; Jack/Stephen, Diana; Jack's perspective of what happened in Calcutta and how it affected him

Son et Lumière:
Fanvid: Belfast Hornpipe by [personal profile] sharpiefan; General AoS; G; Just a random fun vid - and my first to an instrumental piece of music.
Fanvid: Across the Western Ocean by [personal profile] sharpiefan; General AoS; G; I'm bound away across the sea, across the Western Ocean

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts Help save the remains of an AoS warship

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts What's so great about the Age of Sail? (Repost)
[personal profile] esteven reminds us that it's nine years since M&C premièred in the US


Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Six of Post Captain this weekend
[community profile] mandc_watch wants to know the best date and time for the next M&C Watch
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts a reminder about the Minor Characters Fic Challenge
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts an excerpt fromthe Formative Years
[community profile] where_away: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts a quick question

Rec of the Week: It's about time we had some Sharpe fic, so I rec for you Payment by [archiveofourown.org profile] twizzle; Sharpe; NC-17; Sharpe/Lawford; Sharpe looks for a way to repay Lawford while they're imprisoned.

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: Sailor firing a cannon (Cannon firing)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
Has it been a good week for all of you? Short issue this week -

Fanfic:
The Bet by [personal profile] mmejavert; Les Mis; R/NC-17; Enjolras/Grantaire; Grantaire loses a bet with Bahorel and humiliates himself in front of all his friends, although Enjolras more than makes up for it later.
Girded for Battle by [archiveofourown.org profile] followingyourbliss, rec'd by [personal profile] mswyrr; Garrow's Law; NC-17; William Garrow/Sarah Hill; Missing scene from Episode 3x04 - Will is ready to charge off with the Trinidad Treasury evidence. Sarah stops him for some very important business.
A Place for the Cactus by [profile] eglantine_br; Aubreyad; Gen; Pullings/OFC; The Wedding Night of Tom Pullings (between PC and HMSS)

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] mswyrr posts a manip for Girded for Battle by [archiveofourown.org profile] followingyourbliss

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts The Double Captain Manley, with additional Pegleg

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Four of Blue at the Mizzen this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Recced by [personal profile] bakerloo: Descend, and touch, and Enter by [archiveofourown.org profile] innie; To The Ends of the Earth; Edmund Talbot, Charles Summers, Marion Chumley; For oxoniensis, whose request was: Charles Summers/Edmund Talbot – I'd love to see an AU of the ending (on the boat – being vague, in case anyone is thinking of reading the books/watching the mini-series), so Charles and Edmund get to be friends or more once they're settled in Australia.

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Rowing boat in the rain (Rowingboat)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
I must pass on the sad news that [livejournal.com profile] gryphons_lair has died. She was in a hospice and passed away peacefully on the afternoon of the 9th of February 2012. Rest in peace.

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

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

Son et Lumière:

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

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

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

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

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: 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!

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