sharpiefan: Napoleonic era cavalry soldiers on the lookout (Vidette)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
She is a Woman, Therefore to be Won by [personal profile] sharpiefan; The London Life RPG; U; Robbie Fitzgerald, Lord Rotherham

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading The Reverse of the Medal, Insidian Style

Rec of the Week:

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sharpiefan: Text: 'Clearly something nautical and fascinating just happened' (Something nautical)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Fanfic:
So Quick Bright THings Come to Confusion by [personal profile] sharpiefan; 15; The London Life RPG; Robbie Fitzgerald, original characters
My Kingdom For a Horse, Part1 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; U; The London Life RPG; Robbie Fitzgerald
My Kindom For a Horse, Part 2 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; U; The London Life RPG, Robbie Fitzgerald

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] rosefox asks about First Nations or Native American visitors to England circa 1810

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] cruisedirector posts LiveJournal/Dreamwidth Mirror
[community profile] mandc_read is reading The Far Side of the World, Insidian Style

Rec of the Week:
Ramage and the Exiles by [archiveofourown.org profile] DisaLanglois (General Audiences) The year is 1807; the place is Portugal. Bonaparte is threatening to invade Portugal, unless the Portuguese Prince Regent declares war on Britain. Admiral Sir Sidney Smith sails with a fleet to Lisbon. His mission: to aid the Portuguese - or destroy them.

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sharpiefan: Tall ship, sailors in the rigging (Sailors aloft)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I'm sorry; it's been rather a long while, simply because things over here have been so quiet.

Fanfic:
When the blast of war blows in our ears by [personal profile] sharpiefan;PG; London Life RPG; original characters

Son et Lumière:
Vids: [personal profile] sharpiefan posts Sailing

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Treason's Harbour: Insidian Style

Rec of the Week: The HMS Acasta blog, for which there is a feed you can subscribe to right here on DW, at [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed

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sharpiefan: Line of Age of Sail Marines on parade (Default)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Ooops. So sorry it's been so long since posting Despatches!

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Sailor's Kit
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Ill tidings from the North American Station

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] justincase posts Interesting Stuff
[personal profile] justincase posts To Lord Nelson
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Trafalgar and the Death of Nelson 1805
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: A review of The Adventures of John Wetherell
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Surgery on the High Seas

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Blue at the Mizzen"> Chapter One

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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.

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sharpiefan: Close-up of Aos Royal Marine, text 'Sorry, sir' (Marine sorry sir)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: I am so sorry; I could have sworn I'd updated this last week. :(

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[community profile] anything_aos: [personal profile] sharpiefan: Ten things you may not know about the War of 1812

Miscellany and meta:
[community profile] age_of_sail: [personal profile] sharpiefan: Show the Colours is looking for new members
[personal profile] ingreatwaters: lines of poetry meme

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are currently reading Chpater Six of The Nutmeg of Consolation

Rec of the Week: A rec from [personal profile] heather_mist: The Importance of Bees by afrai; Aubreyad; K; Jack and Stephen; Whatever his thoughts on the issue later, Jack Aubrey did not begin the term with the intention of quarrelling with Stephen Maturin. An AU school story pastiche.

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

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
From [profile] austenblog: Rare Jane Austen book discovered in charity shop
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Battle of the Nile 1798

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter four of the Nutmeg of Consolation this weekend
[profile] whereaway: [personal profile] feroxargentea posts Cup of tea?
[profile] whereaway: [personal profile] feroxargentea posts Contubernials

Rec of the Week:

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sharpiefan: Age of Sail Marine ringing a ship's bell (Marine bell)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Hope you've all had a good week!

Fanfic:
The Bearing of a Scholar by [personal profile] neveralarch; Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell; G; Mr. Norrell, Childermass, ensemble; "A man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a grey one."

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:
[community profile] mandc_read: [personal profile] ozfille posts The true Sam, a black Archbishop who may have provided inspiration for his fictional counterpart

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Chapter Three of The Nutmeg of Consolation this weekend

Rec of the Week:

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sharpiefan: Coffee beans, coffee grinder and coffee pot, text 'Coffee' (Coffee)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
From [syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Signal Flag Generator

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Two of The Nutmeg of Consolation this weekend

Rec of the Week:

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sharpiefan: Bonden, reading a slate, text 'Stop bothering me, can't talk, reading' (Bonden reading)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: As you can see, I'm back. And posting this before I go poke around to see what's been going on elsewhere...

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chpater one of The Nutmeg of Consolation this weekend

Rec of the Week:

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sharpiefan: Hornblower, with telescope,  and Bush, (HH I spy)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Back at the parents' for the weekend, where there is internet so I can post this edition. Have spent the week melting in between unpacking boxes.

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[community profile] mandc_read: [personal profile] esteven posts Patrick O'Brian

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read: [personal profile] esteven informs us there is no Read this weekend
[community profile] mandc_read: [personal profile] esteven informs us there will be a change in Books

Rec of the Week:
Waterloo by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lady_branwyn; Hornblower; G; Horatio Hornblower, OC; Hornblower tours the battlefield of Waterloo and ponders the difference between war at sea and on land. Bookverse.

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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

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

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Icons: [personal profile] meganbmoore: 90s Austen Icons (Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility)
[personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70: Some silly, funny videos for you to enjoy

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[personal profile] joyful_molly: Moving my POTC/RNotC Fanfic to AO3, part 1
[personal profile] joyful_molly: Captain Bligh's Revenge

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read are reading Chapter Eight of the Thirteen-Gun Salute this weekend

Rec of the Week:
I would like to recommend that people take a peek at [personal profile] the_comfortable_courtesan, a rather wonderful journal by [personal profile] oursin which purports to be a journal kept by a courtesan in the early nineteenth century. It is highly amusing and beautifully written and observed, as well as (so far!) being updated every day.

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sharpiefan: A Regency-era gentleman (Robert Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:
The Vickery Family Papers: The Archivist's Introduction; Show the Colours; U; Original character; The Archivist's introduction to the published edition of the Vickery Family Papers
From the Vickery Family Papers Letter 16 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Emma Vickery, 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 17 by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Emma Vickery, 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:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Stephen King has never read Jane Austen

Communities and challenges:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Mail Packet project 2015
[personal profile] lost_spook: Obscure and British Commentfest 2015
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Chapter Seven of the Thirteen)Gun Salute this weekend

Rec of the Week:

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sharpiefan: A ship's boy with a tall ship in the background (Terry Button)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
Pics: [personal profile] sharpiefan: The Project (TM), finished

Of historical interest:
[wordpress.org profile] austenblog: Life Below Stairs: The Duties of a Georgian Housemaid
[personal profile] sharpiefan: So that's what they're calling it these days

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read is reading Chapter Five of The Thirteen-Gun Salute this weekend

Rec of the Week: From the Vickery Family Papers; Show the Colours; G; John Vickery, Emma Vickery, Lady Saltash; Correspondence from the papers of the Vickery family, between Captain John Vickery of the 5/60th and members of his family

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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.

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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?)

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sharpiefan: Close-up of boy sleeping, text 'Private Oxley' (Oxley sleeping)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: Hope the HTML's OK in this week's edition; I am about to toddle off upstairs for a sleep (early mornings do not agree with me, although I like seeing the afternoons from the perspective of one who has already been to work by the time twelve noon rolls around). Have a good one!

Fanfic:
A Link to the Past, A Bridge to the Future by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; George Thompson, Lil Baker, Bessie Thompson, Annie Thompson, Jesse Thompson; Thompson returns home during the summer of 1811.

Son et Lumière:

Of historical interest:

Miscellany and meta:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: JASNA Louisville announces the Jackie Johnson Memorial AGM scholarship
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: A Musical at La Miradea Theatre for the Performing Arts
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Around the Austen Blog
[personal profile] latin_cat: A Thought

Communities and challenges:
[personal profile] sharpiefan posts The HMS Acasta Letter Writing Project
[community profile] mandc_read is reading The Thirteen-Gun Salute this weekend

Rec of the Week:
The World Inside Out by [personal profile] alltoseek; Aubreyad; NC-17; Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Sophie Villiers, Diana Villiers; A genderswap AU fic that is a sequel to Astolat's incredible The World Turned Upside Down

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sharpiefan: Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland, writing a letter (Emma Vickery)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor: As previously mentioned, I don't link to the Acasta blog any more as a regular thing, but I am including a link to this year's request for letters for their mail-bag project, which I think will be of interest to anyone who writes in this period.

Fanfic:
Wedding Night in Camp by [personal profile] sharpiefan; Show the Colours; U; Maggie/Cotton; 'wedding night' - does exactly what it says on the tin.

Son et Lumière:
Pics: [personal profile] dreamboatdreamer70 posts Something for Myself

Of historical interest:
[wordpress.com profile] austenblog: Plotting Lady Susan

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[syndicated profile] hmsacasta_feed: Calling All Writers
[community profile] mandc_read will be reading The Thirteen-Gun Salute Chapter One this weekend

Rec of the Week:
Together At Sea by [archiveofourown.org profile] Makioka; Persuasion;PG-13; Admiral Croft, Sophia Croft; Mrs Croft knows her place aboard ship and so does her husband.

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sharpiefan: Tall ship, sailors in the rigging (Sailors aloft)
[personal profile] sharpiefan
Note from the Editor:

Fanfic:

Son et Lumière:
[personal profile] joyful_molly: I KNEW IT

Of historical interest:
[personal profile] sharpiefan: Eighteenth Century dildos sold at auction

Miscellany and meta:

Communities and challenges:
[community profile] mandc_read: Soon to Come: Thirteen Gun Salute
[community profile] mandc_read: The Letter of Marque Chapter Nine posts are still open for discussion

Rec of the Week:
I can't believe I haven't recced a podfic here yet. I must correct that oversight and give you On the Identification of Weeds by [personal profile] feroxargentea and read by [personal profile] snowdrop_song; Aubreyad; Gen. At 5:25 minutes long, it's a good length if you've never listened to podfic before, and I thought it very well-read.

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