sharpiefan: Sean Bean as Sharpe, smiling (Sharpe)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I'm sorry; I've almost missed this weekend. I hope you've all had a good week? The next edition of Despatches is very likely to also be late as I will be moving across country on Friday, and may or may not yet have internet in the new place. I hope there will be more than one entry to link to when I do get to post, too.

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Nine of The Thirteen-Gun Salute this weekend.

Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Shilling by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; U; Richard Sharpe, Obadiah Hakeswill; The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step

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: Cartoon Wellington kicking cartoon Napoleon up the bum (Welly's boot)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
Ties That Bind by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Show the Colours; K+; Paol Kerjean, Mathilde Benveniste, Montreuil, Dominic Charcot, Jérémie Blanchard; Comrades are reunited after an eventful separation. Talavera, August 1809.
Safe by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Show the Colours; M; Paol Kerjean, Jérémie Blanchard; After being wounded in the midst of the fighting at Talavera, a French soldier tries to get back to his lines. Talavera, July 1809.
No Glad Tidings by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; Show the Colours; K+; Cross Johnson; A Marine receives only bad news when his ship calls at Gibraltar for stores and liberty runs. Gibraltar, August 1809.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[community profile] anything_aos: [personal profile] ozfille: The Voyages of Rose de Freycinet

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Four of The Thirteen=Gun Salute this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Ex Libris by [personal profile] latin_cat; Sharpe; G; Harris, Wellington, Dan Hagman; Harris’ search for literature gets him into trouble.

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: Sean Bean as Sharpe, smiling (Sharpe)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Hope you've all had a good week!

Fanfic:
Juerga by [personal profile] alltoseek and [personal profile] alcyone; Aubreyad; M; Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin, Jack Aubrey/Sophie Williams; Peace has broken out. Captain Jack Aubrey and his swordmaster Stephen Maturin are residing in the English countryside, where they meet the ladies of neighbouring Mapes Court, including Miss Sophie Williams and her swordmistress Diana Villiers. A sequel to [personal profile] astolat's "Duende".

Son et Lumière:
Aubreyad Fanart: Sails for Togas by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70
M&C Manips: Just a little something by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Meet the REAL crew
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Mr Midshipman Dundas

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] lost_spook: Obscure & British Commentfest 2014
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Men wanted for the Navy
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Make Way for the Mail
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Ionian Mission, Chapter Nine this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Soldier by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; PG; Sharpe/Teresa; Sharpe is dying. Can Teresa reach him in time?

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:

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Photos: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: While in town 4

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Meet Mr. Crabb
[personal profile] joyful_molly: Nelson's Teapot
[syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: Illustrated talk: Collingwood's Ships - Design and Construction
[syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: Admiral Collingwood: Of Flowers and DNA

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Our Schedule
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Post Labels

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading The Ionian Mission, Chapter Five this weekend
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Open Call to Writers
[community profile] perfect_duet: [personal profile] esteven wishes everyone A happy Easter - Happy Spring Season

Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Training by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; U; Sharpe, Sergeant Bowaters; The first time Sharpe had fired a musket, he hadn’t known what to expect. On DW; on the AO3

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 (Marines on parade)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Emerging from the depths of research to find that somehow Despatches is nearly back on track. :D How's your week-and-a-bit been?

Fanfic:
The Danger of PeaceAubreyad; R; Jack, Stephen, Diana; Stephen bends a promise and Diana puts him under the harrow for it and his very deep affection for Jack.

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] chrsvg: A Beautiful Tale (recap of Episode 8 of War & Peace)
[personal profile] chrsvg: Leave of Absence & Madness (War and Peace recap and screencaps)
Picspam: [personal profile] sharpiefan: Campaign furniture belonging to Captain John Vickery
Picspam: [personal profile] sharpiefan:Saltash family portraits
Picspam: [personal profile] sharpiefanPaintings in the Saltash collection
Picspam: Fallbrooke House
[personal profile] sharpiefan: From the Guidebook to Fallbrooke House
Video: [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: New Orleans: British Teaser

Of historical interest:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Captain Edward Fellowes
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Mr Midshipman Bushby
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Captain James Wood
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Know Your Nelson 8
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Young Sea-Officer's Assistant

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Leaving Bermuda
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Emma Vickery's scrapbook
[personal profile] sharpiefan: More of Emma Vickery's Activities

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Two of The Ionian Mission this weekend (Chapter one is still open for discussion also.)

Rec of the Week:
Recced by [personal profile] wayward_shadows. Breaking by [personal profile] latin_cat; Sharpe; PG; Sharpe, Wellington; When Sharpe was broken down from corporal. For the prompt 'Parade'

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: Happy Valentine's Day, for those who celebrate. @-'-,----

Fanfic:
Swiftness and Courage by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; K+; Original; A seaman takes part in the cutting out of La Chevrette in 1801
Powder Smoke by [personal profile] barefoot_bard; K+; Original; A seaman witnesses the fall of one of his ship's officers.

Son et Lumière:
Fanart: Happy Valentine's Day by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: For the Doctor's muddy stockings
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: From the Doctor's desktop
[profile] hmscasta_feed: A letter to the Doctor
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Midshipman Raley: His Log
[syndicated profile] austenblog_feed: Casting news for Love and Friendship movie
[profile] austenblog: Your Sunday Austen meditation
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: New Orleasn 2015: British Teaser

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Seven of the Surgeon's Mate this weekend


Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Morning by [archiveofourown.org profile] Maevelyn; Sharpe; Gen; Richard Sharpe; On the morning of battle, Sharpe reflects upon his life.

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 (Still Sharpe)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Well, Happy New Year, all! I hope 2014 will prove to be a good year for you all.

Fanfic:
News at Breakfast by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Lord and Lady Saltash, Robert and Emma Vickery; A conversation over breakfast in the Saltash household, 1st April 1809
L'Heure d'Hiver by [personal profile] binz and [personal profile] sidhebeingbrand; Hornblower; G; Bush, Hornblower, A missing scene from Bush’s recovery at Chateaux de Graçay, during the winter of 1810.
18 April 1800 by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Mona; Stephen Maturin, Don Joaquim Martinez; Stephen sits at St. Anna’s and takes stock of his distressed circumstances and how he ended up penniless in Mahón.
Advent Calendar Day 24: Holly and Ivy by [personal profile] latin_cat; Aubreyad; Jack, Stephen, Sophie, Fairy Queen; G; A Christmas Eve excursion into the woods at Simmons Lea takes an unexpected turn...
Ficlet: All I Want For Christmas by [personal profile] zilah; Aubreyad; PG-13; Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin; Jack and Stephen on Christmas Eve

Son et Lumière:
Vid: Navy promo vid by [personal profile] sharpiefan for Show the Colours
Vid: Army promo vid by [personal profile] sharpiefan for Show the Colours
Vid: Navy promo vid (original) by [personal profile] sharpiefan for Show the Colours
Pics: New Year's Nostalgia from [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed
Pics: New Year's Nostalgia Part II from [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed
Pics: From the Guidebook to Fallbrooke House by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Vids: From [syndicated profile] janeaustenblog_feed: Some videoa for your Christmas Entertainment
Advent Calendar: Christmas Day posted by [personal profile] sharpiefan
Manip: A Special Gift for my Perfect_Duet Friends by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Letter From Williamsburg
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta Labels
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Commander

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] perfect_duet: Happy New Year to you all! from [personal profile] delorita
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter One of The Surgeon's Mate this weekend
[community profile] where_away: On the Impossibility of Endless Puddings by [personal profile] alltoseek
[personal profile] redsnake05 is looking for a co-mod for a Regency Exchange. PM her if interested.

Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Rifle by Sue Law; Sharpe; U; Sharpe, OCs, In "Sharpe's Gold" Richard Sharpe insists on giving Teresa Moreno his rifle, even though she already has the one which belonged to Isaiah Tongue. He is insistent that she give the deceased Isaiah's weapon to her brother and keep his. I often wondered why. Sue Law doesn't seem to have written much, but what she has got is of sterling quality and should be more well-known. This is one of my favourite of her fics.

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: Plate with hardtack and two weevils, text 'OTP' (Weevil OTP)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: It's been kind of a long week here - hope you've all had a good one, though?

Fanfic:
The Nizam of Hyderabad Chapter Five by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen; Stephen realises his long-awaited dream of naturalising in Tristan da Cuhna

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Annoying the Enemy

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Ship's Carpenter
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Awards
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Ill Tidings from the North American Station
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Trouble at New Boston

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Chapter Eight of Desolation Island

Rec of the Week:
Clean, Neat and Freshly Shaven by [archiveofourown.org profile] generals_best and [personal profile] le_russe_satan; Sharpe; NC-17; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley; Opposites attract and smut (almost literally) ensues.

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: Napoleonic soldier with a cup of tea, text 'tea break, dammit' (Tea break)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: A little late (wrong side of midnight late!) due to spending an unexpected yet very nice day in London with family. Hope you've all had a good week?

I would just like to post a quick reminder to everyone about the suitability of fics for inclusion in this newsletter. In order for a fic to be linked from Despatches, the story must take place during the Age of Sail (modern AUs cannot be linked) and fics must have an age rating visible in the post without clicking links or opening cuts.

Fanfic:
The Nizam of Hyderabad, Chapter 1; aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen, : Jack and Stephen spend the evening in Stephen’s room in the Grapes as they return from Barcelona in mid-September 1820 and discuss old times.
The Nizam of Hyderabad, Chapter 2 by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; G; Stephen, Sophie; Sophie tells Stephen that all play and no work makes Jack a fractious boy.
The Nizam of Hyderabad, Chapter 3 by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; PG; Sir Joseph Blaine, Stephen, Jack, Lord Melville; Jack and Stephen are debriefed about a potential commission for Surprise.

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] feroxargentea informs us of a dramatisation of Desolation Island on BBC Radio 4 this Sunday
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Battle of Cryslers Farm Part 1
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Battle of Cryslers Farm 200th Part 2
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images from Flotilla Day
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images from Flotilla Day 2
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta Head Money

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] sharpiefan wishes to gauge interest in a fic challenge

Rec of the Week:
Lions at the Gate Sharpe/Hornblower crossover; NC-17; Sharpe/Bush; Which is human, which divine

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: Wow - folks have been busy lately! Well done, all - keep it up!

Fanfic:
Everybody Hurts Sometime by [personal profile] feroxargentea and [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; PG; Jack/Stephen
To Sail as men by [personal profile] binz and [personal profile] sidhebeingbrand; Hornblower; NC-17; Hornblower/Bush; Written for [community profile] kink_bingo Round Six, square: Fucking Machines
We All Stand Tall on the Quarterdeck, Son by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG; Jack, Stephen
We All Stand Tall on the Quarterdeck, Son, Chapter 2 by [personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; PG; Jack, Stephen
On the Repair of Ships and Men by [personal profile] binz and [personal profile] sidhebeingbrand; Hornblower; PG13; Usually it’s Hornblower who can’t shut his mind off, who balks at the darknesses his mind throws up to him. Today, on the Nonsuch, it’s his good solid Bush struggling with his hindbrain, and it’s up to Hornblower to take up the mantle of the wise sailor who knows that fantasies don’t change a man’s worth.
May They Never Meet by[personal profile] justincase; Aubreyad; U; Jack; She heard a chaise in the lane; drying her hands on her apron, she walked to the front door.
The Man Who Felt Chilled by [personal profile] binz and [profile] sidgebeingbrand; Hornblower; NC-17; Horatio Hornblower/William Bush, Prowse; Years ago, then-Midshipman Bush brought a couple of embarrassing souvenirs back from shore leave. He's used to them and used to concealing them, and doesn’t think of them much, except when the weather turns cold. One night on Hotspur, Captain Hornblower discovers what he’s been hiding.

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Flotilla Reenactment
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed; Royal Navy purser
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Darcy in Royal Navy
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Royal Navy Doctor at Tall Ships Brockville

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: July Business
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog:In Which Giant Colin-in-the-Pond Moves the Editrix to Song
From [wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Things That Make You Go 'Hmmmmm'

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

Rec of the Week:
A long-time favourite fic of mine, this week. Recently reposted here to DW, I present Sharpe's Descent by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Sharpe, Wellington, Richard Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.

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:
Phrenitis by [personal profile] josbanks; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; Jack’s long desired return with Stephen to Catalunya is more eventful than either had supposed.
An Excerpt from the Diary of Diana Villiers by [personal profile] derien; Aubreyad; G; Diana; Diana is self-congratulatory and thinks herself quite a woman of the world, but she tends to want what she can't get.


Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images of Life at Sea 22

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

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

Rec of the Week:
Ex Libris by [personal profile] latin_cat; Sharpe; G; Hagman, Harris, Wellington; Harris’ search for literature gets him into trouble.

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: Hornblower, with telescope,  and Bush, (HH I spy)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Heya! Hope you've all had a good week?

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Articles of War

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Volunteers
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Captain's background, part 1
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Royal Navy Surgeon for hire
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Friday's toast
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A bloody war or a sickly season
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: To ourselves
From [syndicated profile] redcoat_feed: Dusting off the cobwebs
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: To our men

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read reminds us that they are taking a Weekend break from the Read this weekend
[community profile] where_away posts Jack's flowered silk dressing gown

Rec of the Week: The World We Know by [personal profile] romantical: Sharpe; PG-13; Sharpe/Teresa; What do you see (Link goes to the fic on the AO3)

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 (Fandom pressgang)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: HOW late? I am sorry! Won't be so late next time!

Fanfic:
What It Really Is - Interlude #1 by [personal profile] mmejavert; Les Miserables/OTC; PG13; Grantaire, Jack Sparrow; July, 1832. Grantaire can't live in France anymore, and sets off to see the world, taste new kinds of alcohol, and try to forget. An unforgettable and irrepressible pirate captain crosses his path and helps him with that...

Son et Lumière:
Picspam: [personal profile] feroxargentea posts Pictures of Surprise in dry dock
Fanvid: Sailing by [personal profile] sharpiefan; General Age of Sail vid

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: To Our Ships at Sea
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Rules to Observe in Roasting
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: food at Sea
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Ship's Bisket
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: From the Surgeon's personal log, #24
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A Voyage to New South Wales, or, Mr Midshipman Raley's Adventures Begin

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read read Chapter Six of HMS Surprise last weekend (comments still welcome!)

Rec of the Week:
Sharpe's Respect by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; G; Sharpe, Edrington; After Talavera, a new officer arrives to take command of the South Essex. Will he and Sharpe see eye to eye?

Got a link for the next issue? Please comment and let us know. Remember to please tell your AoS friends about us. The more, the merrier, after all! And if you would like to include a particular favourite of yours in Rec of the Week, please leave a comment with a link.
sharpiefan: Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland, writing a letter (Emma Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Doing this from the kitchen breakfast bar while I'm colouring my hair. Funtimes.

Fanfic:
What It Really Is, Chapter 1 by [personal profile] mmejavert; Les Miserables/POTC; PG13; Grantaire, implied past Grantaire/Enjolras; July, 1832. Grantaire can't live in France anymore, and sets off to see the world, taste new kinds of alcohol, and try to forget. An unforgettable and irrepressible pirate captain crosses his path and helps him with that...
What It Really IS, Chapter 2 by [personal profile] mmejavert; Les Miserables/POTC; PG13; Grantaire, implied past Grantaire/Enjolras; July, 1832. Grantaire can't live in France anymore, and sets off to see the world, taste new kinds of alcohol, and try to forget. An unforgettable and irrepressible pirate captain crosses his path and helps him with that...

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images of Life...Ashore
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images of Life at Sea #20
Fanvid: All I Want is You by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Sharpe; PG; Sharpe/Wellington; All Wellington wants is... Sharpe
picspam: [personal profile] esteven posts a HMSS Chapter 4
More from the (fictional) Guidebook to Fallbrooke House by [personal profile] sharpiefan (picspam for an RPG character)

Of historical interest:
[profile] shapiefan posts In love with a pair of 200-year-old shoes
[personal profile] joyful_molly asks for help in identifying an unknown portrait, possibly of Admiral Collingwood
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Captain William Rogers
[personal profile] joyful_molly posts No Flowers for Admiral Collingwood, but he gets a bust

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] sharpiefan wants to know if there are any seamstresses or reenactors out there who can answer a question
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: 19th Century Auditions
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed posts An Acasta Event Announcement: The Pressgang is Coming!
[personal profile] sharpiefan links to Three Sharpe vids

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Five of HMS Surprise this weekend
[personal profile] lunarwolfik asks about interest in a Temeraire fic/art exchange
[personal profile] lunarwolfik posts A Summer of Temeraire : Fic and Art Exchange 2010 Roundup

Rec of the Week: Bush, Meditative"> by [archiveofourown.org profile] Atropos_lee; Hornblower; PG13; Bush/Hornblower, Doughty, HMS Lydia, off the coast of Nicaragua, (1808)

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sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Just add water)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Please pardon the belatedness of this week's Despatches. Have a good weekend!

Fanfic:
Sharpe's Descent - 3rd August 1809 part 1 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley, and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent - 3rd August 1809 part 2 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley, and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent - 3rd August 1809 part 3 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley, and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent - 4-15th August 1809 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley, and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent - 20th August 1809 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley, and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent - 21st-22nd August 1809 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley, and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent - 22nd August 1809 cont'd by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley, and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent - Epilogue: Asquerosa by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley, and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent: Gold by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Wellington, Sharpe, Hogan; Wellington loses a bet
Five StC Fics I Am Not Writing by [personal profile] le_russe_satan; show the Colours; PG-13; Torrington/Hunter, some Sharpe/Wellesley

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images of Life at Sea #15
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images of Life at Sea #16
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images of Life at Sea #17
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images of Life at Sea #18
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Images of Life at Sea #19
Something in the expression on this blue-footed booby seems familiar by [personal profile] josbanks

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: March Business
[personal profile] mmejavert links to An essay by a favourite author on her experience of re-reading Master and Commander

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter 4 of HMS Surprise this weekend

Rec of the Week: Just to prove that it's not just fangirls who are slightly crazy about their fandom, I present you with a performance of a piece of classical music. The Hornblower Suite was written after reading CS Forester's Hornblower novels. And for something more along the lines of fandom as we know it, have a 'traditional' fanvid: Everybody Knows (Hornblower vid to a McFly song)

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: A little late, sorry about that. Hope you've had a good week, though? Have a nice weekend!

Fanfic:
Sharpe's Descent: Prologue by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent Part1 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent Part 2 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent Part 3 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
Sharpe's Descent Part 4 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley and Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events.
From the Vickery Family Papers: Some Notes by [personal profile] sharpiefan and [personal profile] marashar; Show the Colours; G; John Vickery, Edward, Lord Torrington; written for a thread on Show the Colours and copied
From the Vickery Family Papers, Vol II Letter 1 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; John Vickery; Letter home from Portugal, dated 12th March 1811
Amongst Butterflies by [personal profile] mmejavert; Les Miserables; NC-17; Combeferre/Prouvaire; Combeferre and Jehan catch butterflies. And--things go from there.

Son et Lumière:
Screencaps: Brotherhood of Wolves screencaps by [personal profile] chrsvg

Of historical interest:
[community profile] hm_jollies: [personal profile] wayward_shadows posts Marines & Mutiny, HMS Excellent
[personal profile] oursin links to The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: St Valentine's Day 1813
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Taking Tea
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Signal from HMS Ramillies
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Another Signal from Ramillies

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter Two of HMS Surprise this week
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Navigation Lesson the Second: Solved
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Navigation Lesson Answered... Again
[personal profile] aralias informs us about the Panfandom Mills & Boon/Harlequin fic challenge at [community profile] unconventionalcourtship

Rec of the Week:
Posted as a fic rec by [personal profile] sid: Improving Lessons by [personal profile] ariadnes_string; Aubreyad; PG-13; Jack/Sophie/Stephen; from the Porn Battle XIV round-up post, using the prompts teaching, sharing, comfort.

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sharpiefan: Sean Bean as Sharpe, text 'Trust me' (Trust Sharpe)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Well, we're coming to the end of another week. I hope it's been a good one for all of you?

Fanfic:
The Flogging Profession by [personal profile] toft; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack/Stephen; In which Stephen has a fancy for being flogged, and Jack is terrible at roleplay.
On Solitude by [personal profile] toft; Aubreyad; Gen; Jack/Stephen; Jack and Stephen accidentally become telepathically bonded, but Stephen still has to complete his mission in Minorca.
Birds of a Feather by [personal profile] toft; Aubreyad; R; Jack/Stephen; Stephen is briefly indisposed (viz., a penguin), but things change remarkably little.
Cabin Fever by [personal profile] heather_mist; Aubreyad; G; Sophie and Cecilia Williams; Sophie and Cecilia Williams get an insight into Jack’s ideas about interior decoration in the Great Cabin of HMS Lively

Son et Lumière:
Screencaps: [personal profile] chrsvg posts Farewell My Queen screencaps
Podfic: Formosi Peuri by [archiveofourown.org profile] ione read by [personal profile] luzula; Aubreyad; PG-13; Jack, Stephen, Diana; Jack Aubrey is sent out in another small ship in order to convey Stephen on a secret mission. He takes some of his old crew along, to the disgust of one of the non-coms.

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Butcher's Bill Aboard HMS Amelia
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Don't let the Press-Gang Catch You
[personal profile] oursin posts 100 London Things 72: Georgian houses with shop-fronts and working gas lamps

Miscellany and meta:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: February Business

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

Rec of the Week:
The Little War by [archiveofourown.org profile] orphan_account; Sharpe; R; Teresa Moreno, Blas Vivar, Michael Hogan, Patrick Harper, Richard Sharpe; When French soldiers raid her hometown in the summer of 1808, Teresa Moreno's life is destroyed in one single day. Building a new life for herself takes much longer and happens just as unexpectedly.

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sharpiefan: Tall ship, sailors in the rigging (Sailors aloft)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Sorry this is a little late, was rather busy IRL yesterday.

Fanfic:
Toulon 1815 by [personal profile] esteven; Aubreyad; Gen; Guillaume Christy-Pallière, Inspector Javert, Jeannot; The military commander at Toulon harbour sees a stranger and is reminded of a friend
Sharpe's Descent part 1: 30th July 1809 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events
Sharpe's Descent part 2: 31st July 1809 by [personal profile] farothiels_fic; Sharpe; PG13; Richard Sharpe, Sir Arthur Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley; Sharpe acquires a father. Initially, neither he nor Sir Arthur are made terribly happy by this turn of events
Stockings by [personal profile] seascribe; Aubreyad; G; Jack/Stephen, A shabby looking Stephen and domestic Jack, inspired by [personal profile] bbshrimp's pic Buttons

Son et Lumière:
Screencaps: A Royal Affair screencaps posted by [personal profile] chrsvg
Fanart: More furry kisses by [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70; Aubreyad
Screencaps: Les Miserables (2012) screencaps posted by [personal profile] chrsvg

Of historical interest:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: The Gentlemen's Magazine, November 1812
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Acasta v Lydia and Rhoda
[personal profile] sharpiefan toasts the Corunna Majors
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed posts A peek into the cockpit
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed posts Roast Beef of Old England
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: How to kill rats

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] ngakmafaery posts about Pride and Prejudice dance revival
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed posts Mississinewa 1812
[community profile] where_away: [profile] eteven posts Cur-tailed Dog Watches

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading Chapter 13 of Post Captain this weekend
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts the Picture Prompts Challenge: Sign up post
From [syndicated profile] oldcuddy_feed: The Collingwood Society's First Event of 2013

Rec of the Week:
At Dawn by [livejournal.com profile] diane_c; Aubreyad; PG; Jack, Stephen, An early-morning conversation. (It is avaible to read on LJ here.)

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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

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