sharpiefan: Tall ship under full sail (Sailing)
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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.

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sharpiefan: Tall ship under full sail (Sailing)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
Amatungulu by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; R; Jack/Sally; A chance encounter off the Cape on HMS Resolution changes Jack Aubrey’s life forever.
Reenactors Chapter 7 by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen; At the outset of the engagement between the Shannon and Chesapeake, Jack and Stephen find themselves inexplicably on the deck of USS Constitution in Boston two hundred years in the future.
Reenactors Chapter 8 - Conclusion by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen; At the outset of the engagement between the Shannon and Chesapeake, Jack and Stephen find themselves inexplicably on the deck of USS Constitution in Boston two hundred years in the future.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: The Collingwood Society - Collingwood the Gunner: A Talk by Andrew Griffith

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Stop in New Harmony
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: At New Harmony '13
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Edwardian is the new Victorian

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

Rec of the Week: Beating to Windward by [archiveofourown.org profile] Atropos_lee; Hornblower (novels); Bush, Hornblower, Pellew, Kennedy, 1833: An Ancient Mariner on an unexpected journey of remembrance Warning: Contains spoilers for the entire Hornblower canon.

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sharpiefan: Coffee beans, coffee grinder and coffee pot, text 'Coffee' (Coffee)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Bit of a quieter week this week. Hope everyone's doing OK?

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images of Life at Sea, 14
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Doctor singing Heart of Oak
Icons: [personal profile] meganbmoore posts Sense and Sensibility (2008) icons
Podfic: Father Sam Investigates by [personal profile] heather_mist, ready by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; PG/teen

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Rules to be Observed When Pickling

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Return to Bermuda

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Three of HMS Surprise this weekend

Rec of the Week: Conversation by [archiveofourown.org profile] followingyourbliss; Garrow's Law; 18; William Garrow/Sarah Hill; Takes off directly from the end of 2x04. Conversation, criminal and otherwise, ensues.

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sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Short and sweet this week! Hope people aren't too snowed under?

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Aubreey vs Audrey by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70
Show the Colours promo vid: Navy by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Show the Colours promo vid: Army by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Screencaps: Les Miserables (1998) screencaps by [personal profile] chrsvg
Screencaps: Sense and Sensibility 2008 screencaps by [personal profile] chrsvg
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Ben Backstay


Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Musket Ball Removal in the 19th Century
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Dentistry in the 19th Century
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Amputation Instruments in the 19th Century
[profile] hms_jollies: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Comber, RM

Miscellany and meta:

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

Rec of the Week:
A dream of Life and Death by [personal profile] sarlania; Hornblower; PG; Hornblower and others;It is said that one can identify a sailor by his clothes and his manner of bearing.

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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:
Agh! I can't get back any further than the 12 June in [personal profile] despatch_reader this week. As the last issue of Despatches came out on the 10 June, if you know of anything that was posted on the 10th or 11th June that I have missed, please comment with a link so I can add it in! Also, if you're reading this as I'm editing the HTML, I apologise - there were a lot of screw-ups in my coding today!

Fanfic:
Music isn't just a way to pass the time by [personal profile] sid, PG-13; M&C; Jack/Stephen; Commentfic - theme: hobbies
The Unthinkable by [personal profile] feroxargentea; M&C; PG-13 for violence

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Captain Basil Hall wasn't loved by all...
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Mon Dieu! C'est un pot de chambre scandaleux!
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts about an18th Century Touch Watch
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Review: Pocket Posh Jane Austen - 100 Puzzles and Quizzes

Miscellany and meta:
[community profile] w_i_r: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts to let re-enactors know about Living History Worldwide
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Reader Review: Sense and Sensibility Repertory Theater of Iowa
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Your Weekly Austen Meditation
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Review: Jane Austen:A Life Revealed by Catherine Reef

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] w_i_r: [personal profile] ironjeff posts Here as a liaison
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog asks Would you like to write for Austenblog?

Rec of the Week:
Sharpe fic this week - we haven't had Sharpe fic for a while. Beneath a Moonless Sky by [personal profile] latin_cat; Sharpe; 12; Wellesley/Sharpe; The farewell in India, 1804

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sharpiefan: Ship's glass, text 'eight bells' (Eight bells)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:
Ulp. My bad! I must beg pardon for the delay in bringing out Issue 31. I don't actually have any sort of excuse. At all. *hides under the bed* (Also, since popping off some of my laptop keys the other day, my spacebar is annoyingly clicky and doesn't always work first go. I apologise if I manage to run words together in the course of this edition.)

Fanfic:
Darcy's Surprise by [personal profile] beatrice_otter; Temeraire/Pride and Prejudice, PG, Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Bennet Bingley, Admiral Portland, stigating Mrs Bingley’s secret, Mr Darcy receives an unwelcome shock.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts an Update on the Fate of the Amazing Eighteenth Century Doll
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Resource: Watch the Birdie - Early 19th Century 'Singing Bird' Pistols
[personal profile] wandererriha posts Ingles Ferry - Memorial Day

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: More information about New York performance of Pride and Prejudice: A Musical
[community profile] w_i_r: [personal profile] wandererriha posts Pics of her New Toy
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Janeite Times Number 5
From [syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Call for papers: Sense and Sensibility Conference at University of St Andrews
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts Something for the Grovites: An Interview with Greg Ellis

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] sharpiefan pimps out [community profile] aninfamousarmy, a community for and about the British army during the Duke of Wellington's military career.

Rec of the Week:
Fanart this week. A friend drew these for a pin-up calendar (think Calendar Girls) - they're all RPG characters. It currently only goes up to July. The Marines' Pin-Up Charity Calendar, 1751. January - Corporal Davenport; February - Colour-Sergeant Crawford; March - Private Gray; April - Private Springfield; May - Private Thompson; June - Corporal McIntyre; July - Private Oxley

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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: 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.

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sharpiefan: Lieutenant Pullings, from the film Master and Commander (Pullings)
[personal profile] sharpiefan


Note from the Editor
This is the first issue of Despatches in this new year of 2011, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope that you all have a very good year this year, and I do hope that you will keep on writing - and drawing, vidding and making icons.

It is with great sadness that I heard of the death of the actor Pete Postlethwaite this week. As many of you know, he played Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill in Sharpe. May you rest in peace, Mr Postlethwaite.

Fanfic:
Lieutenant Bennet's Visit by [personal profile] beatrice_otter. (PG) Elizabeth’s reality is far different from her sisters’. Elizabeth Bennet. Pride and Prejudice/Temeraire crossover.
Thin Ice 4/9 by [personal profile] joyful_molly. (PG-13 to very mild R) Garrow asks Norrington to give a testimony of character for a sailor on trial at the Old Bailey. Norrington/Gillette, Garrow/Sarah, Jones/Jasker, Mr. Southouse, Mr. Silvester, Sir Arthur Hill, Mary, Mr. Farmer, Judge Buller and many more. This chapter with a Jack Aubrey cameo. Garrow's Law, POTC
Sharpe's Marines, Part 3: View Halloo! by [personal profile] sharpiefan (PG) “What did Sharpe and the Marines of HMS Pucelle really make of each other?” Sharpe, Llewellyn, Chase, OCs Sharpe
Coincidences, Part 4 by [personal profile] latin_cat (PG) The Doctor has landed in the 1800s, and his latest quarry has gone to ground aboard an RN frigate - but he also finds a familiar face. Eight, Charley Pollard, Bolitho, Deveral, Bush, OCs StC/Old Who crossover
The Night Before Chirstmas by [personal profile] latin_cat (PG) A traditional Festive Favourite, retold by Dr. S. E. Maturin. Stephen/Jack, Killick, Bonden, Davis Aubreyad

Of historical interest:
From Austenblog: Celebrating 200 years of Sense and Sensibility
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about the division of prize money in Nelson's Navy
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts the snuffbox, the French Admiral and the Lieutenant's Wife

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly lets us know that Pete Postlethwaite has died
[personal profile] joyful_molly tells us that The Radiant Boy is now available from Amazon
[personal profile] joyful_mollyhas spotted a historical blooper in POTC 4
From Austenblog: The Janeite Times #2
From Austenblog: Monday Ebooks: Shiny Edition
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts about AoS books and Literature on the Age of Napoleon
From Austenblog: Happy Holidays
From Austenblog: Wearing her Janeite Heart on her Sleeve
From Austenblog: Christmas, Austen-style, Day 2

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] lieutenant_bennet is a new community for Jane Austen/Temeraire crossovers

Rec of the Week:
A Different Magic by [personal profile] latin_cat (U) Strange finds a different magic at work in the Peninsula. Wellington, Strange, Whyte Jonathan Norrell & Mr Norrell

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