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Admin: HMS Despatches is looking for a new captain

Hello my dears

As some of you know, I've been a bit under the weather lately (well. Few months, actually.) Luckily, I'm doing much better, but my batteries still haven't recharged enough to leave me with enough energy to get through basic life-things and also enjoy fun-things. despatches IS great fun, but like my own LJ, I'm just too drained at the moment to keep it running.

Sooo... HMS Despatches is looking for a new captain. Any dedicated, enthusiastic people interested? Then please, yell! It's actually a rather easy thing to do, there's a template to fill-in. The time-consuming part is the collecting of the content. At the moment, I think twice-a-month should be enough, and you should calculate 30-45 minutes for one issue.

I'm very sorry that I have to give this up, but sometimes, stubborness alone is not enough. It was fun while it lasted, though.

Thanks, much love

Molly Joyful
COLLINGWOOD my fandom has big guns

Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #550

VARIOUS conversation

Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #549

Fanfic

So Much to Learn by eglantine_br - Hornblower, G, Archie Kennedy.

Arabella's Visit by scripsi - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, R, Flora Greysteel, John Childermass/Arabella Strange.

Of historical interest

greatwatersblog: HMS Victory and the Portsmouth naval museum.

Miscellany and meta

greatwatersblog: Book of the month: August – Pellew.
ctrent29: 'PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END' (2007) Review.

Communities and challenges

following_sea: mylodon: James Lind.
perfect_duet: ylla: Since it seems to be that time of year already...(Yuletide).
perfect_duet: ylla: Yuletide nominations.

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VARIOUS conversation

Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #548

VARIOUS conversation

Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #547

COLLINGWOOD book

Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #546

Fanfic

A Thing With Feathers by eglantine_br - Hornblower, G, Horatio Hornblower, Côtard.
What Can You Do When You're a Drunken Sailor? by di_daydreamer - Hornblower, no rating given, Pellew/Bracegirdle.

Son et Lumière

Mansfield Park (1983): Photo gallery by seldonp38.
Turn: Washington's Spies (2014), Season 1: Photo gallery by ctrent29.

Horatio Hornblower fanvid: Forever by marine_lapwing, Archie Kennedy, Horatio Hornblower.

Of historical interest

greatwatersblog: An unexpected find.

Miscellany and meta

Communities and challenges

following_sea: bbcphile: AU with Boaty McBoatface?
following_sea: nodbear: Follow up report ! Whales , Mids and familiar faces.
following_sea: nodbear: Midshipman Bracegirdle? a new candidate for the Indy.
following_sea: nodbear: Age of Sail writer's work in grand new form: Moby Dick Big Read.
following_sea: di_daydreamer: Greetings!
perfect_duet: lynndyre: My Old Fandom Exchange.
sparrabeth: sleepy_lotus: A Few Announcements.

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VARIOUS conversation

Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #545

COLLINGWOOD wilfred

Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #544

COLLINGWOOD my fandom has big guns

Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #543

DARCY xmas

Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #542

Fanfic

Advent Calendar, Day 16: Christmas Eve by ashley_pitt - Aubrey-Maturin, PG-13, Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin.
Advent Calendar, Day 18: Podfic of 'The Yellow Dress by Ione at AO3, read by luzula - Aubrey-Maturin, PG-13, Sophie Aubrey, Diana Maturin, Clarissa Oakes, Mrs. Williams, the Aubrey and Maturin children.
Let Us Have Peace by eglantine_br - Aubrey-Maturin, no rating given.
Advent Calendar, Day 19: El Pessebre de Nadal by alcyone301 - Aubrey-Maturin, no rating given.
Advent Calendar, Day 21: The Intromissive Organ of the Barnacle by feroxargentea - Aubrey-Maturin, PG-13, Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin.
Advent Calendar, Day 22: Walking Not Saving by takadainmate - Aubrey-Maturin, G.

Some days are bad, while others make one very happy by bluegerl - Sharpe, PG-13, Sharpe, Harper and others.

With this Ring, Chapter 17 by sleepy_lotus - PotC, NC-17, Jack/Elizabeth.

Son et Lumière

Poldark (1975): Photo gallery by ctrent29.
Emma (1996): Photo gallery by seldonp38.

Miscellany and meta

vespican: Mr. Townsend's Chronometer (original fiction).
chrs_vg: Sonya Rostova & Fanny Price: a small comparison.
cassielsander: If Middlemarch Took Place in the AustenVerse.

austen_blog: Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!
austen_blog: Jane Austen’s Birthday Giveaway #1: Jane Austen Cover to Cover.
austen_blog: Jane Austen’s Birthday Giveaway #3: A Jane Austen Christmas by Carlo DeVito.
austen_blog: Jane Austen’s Birthday Giveaway #2: A Jane Austen Devotional and The Christian Encounters Series: Ja.

Communities and challenges

perfect_duet: Advent Calendar, Day 9: Heat (fic, PG-13).
perfect_duet: amaraal: Advent Calendar, Day 10: No surprise...
perfect_duet: cienna: Advent Calendar, Day 11: Jack/Stephen Wallpaper.
perfect_duet: esteven: : Advent Calendar, Day 12: A Perfect Duet Banner and Songvids.
perfect_duet: kojikohai: Advent Calendar, Day 13: Something Animalistic.
perfect_duet: esteven: Advent Calendar, Day 14: From 'The Age of Sail' –International Anual of the Historic Sailing Ship – Volume 1 – 2002-2003.
perfect_duet: zilah1: Advent Calendar, Day 15: Wallpaper.
perfect_duet: Advent Calendar, Day 20: Dreamer's Salvation (fic, NC-17).


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