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Mrs. Smith
Monthly prompt for May: "Maps & Legends Challenge" is now closed!"

three entries: Two art/one fiction

Hornblower: 2 entries
Pirates of the Caribbean: 1 entry

Please feel free to post all entries to the "Maps & Legends" challenge to your journals/other communities now.

Community Announcement

Instead of a monthly challenge for June, we’re going to be closing down the community. We appreciate so much everyone who came and played in our sandbox and who gave us all the great stories and poetry and art and video that came out of this. We hope you guys had a fun time playing along.

As much as we’ve had fun running the comm. (and trust us, we have), it seems that the interest in Age of Sail fandoms, at least as represented by our community members, has waned in the face of other things. Such is the cycle of fandom, and we had a good ride.

If you’re interested in using any of the old challenges as a basis for a story, art, poetry or vid, you’re welcome to do so (um, obviously), and you’re more than welcome to post them or a link to them here. Thanks again!

Sincerely,
nolivingman and romanticalgirl
26th-May-2008 01:04 am - Weekly Reminder
Mrs. Smith
This month's challenge is "The Maps and Legends Challenge".

Here be dragons and X marks the spot. Lost maps and plotting new courses. Forging the way to become a legend in fact, in fantasy or in one's own mind. Write or draw or wax poetic or vid something for the theme throughout May.
Batman: Gordon
Title: Starting Rumours
Author: jestana
Characters: Jack Sparrow, James Norrington
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Alas, I own nothing except the story itself. The characters belong to the rodent empire (otherwise known as Disney)
Challenge Prompt: Maps and Legends
Word Count: 786
Summary: Captain Jack Sparrow tells his own story, savvy?
Author's Note: It's an AU of the movies. Rating for references to naughtiness.
Beta: umbralillium

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AOS-sky's on fire
I'm still hoping/planning to have a fiction entry for this month, because I love this challenge, but just in case I don't manage that in time for the deadline, I offer up wallpaper. *wry grin*

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18th-May-2008 10:40 pm - Weekly Reminder
Mrs. Smith
This month's challenge is "The Maps and Legends Challenge".

Here be dragons and X marks the spot. Lost maps and plotting new courses. Forging the way to become a legend in fact, in fantasy or in one's own mind. Write or draw or wax poetic or vid something for the theme throughout May.
11th-May-2008 11:01 pm - Weekly reminder:
Mrs. Smith
This month's challenge is "The Maps and Legends Challenge".

Here be dragons and X marks the spot. Lost maps and plotting new courses. Forging the way to become a legend in fact, in fantasy or in one's own mind. Write or draw or wax poetic or vid something for the theme throughout May.
5th-May-2008 07:28 am - Weekly Reminder
Mrs. Smith
This month's challenge is "The Maps and Legends Challenge".

Here be dragons and X marks the spot. Lost maps and plotting new courses. Forging the way to become a legend in fact, in fantasy or in one's own mind. Write or draw or wax poetic or vid something for the theme throughout May.
Bush/Hornblower PINEAPPLE
Title: Peccatum Contra Naturam Tabula
Artist: Black Hound
Medium: Digital
Characters: Who else! Hornblower & Bush. Sorta.
Rating: Eh. PG? If you read Latin.
Challenge Prompt: Maps & Legends
Notes: Ya see, this map? It was found some years after the Napoleonic Wars were over in a cache of secret service papers in France. Apparently Napoleonic seekrit agents were watching a couple of British sailors and their um ... exploits, and carefully marking up a map ..... ;)

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1st-May-2008 07:26 pm - May's Challenge
Tom Pullings
The challenge for May is Maps and Legends. Why? Well I heard the R.E.M. song a little while ago, and it just seemed like the title would fit into Age of Sail. Maps are everywhere! And they are awesomely cool - I love maps. You consult them when you're lost, you plan your next move with them, sometimes you just pull them out and dream of where to sail to next. And legends are all we do here, all the time. So I hope this will inspire you, and I hope you have fun.
1st-May-2008 06:42 am - Monthly prompt closing
Mrs. Smith
Monthly prompt for April: "O Captain, My Captain Challenge" is now closed!"

Five entries: Five fiction

Hornblower: 2 entries
Pirates of the Caribbean: 2 entries
Crossover - HH/PotC: 1 entry

Please feel free to post all entries to the "O Captain, My Captain" challenge to your journals/other communities now. New challenge for May will be posted this evening.
mikey boy division
TITLE: Captain's Mast
AUTHOR: inlovewithnight
CHARACTERS: Horatio Hornblower, Elizabeth Swann
RATING: PG
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit made
CHALLENGE PROMPT: Captains
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Crossovers are love. Thanks to romanticalgirl for the beta.

The title refers to the term for a nonjudicial punishment proceeding in the US Navy.

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27th-Apr-2008 09:57 pm - Weekly Reminder
Mrs. Smith
This month's challenge is "The 'O Captain, My Captain Challenge". Write/draw/poem/etc about any of the many Captains in AoS fandoms. Adventure or romance, sex or violence. It's all good so long as the Captain's at the helm of the story.
20th-Apr-2008 10:03 pm - Weekly Reminder:
Mrs. Smith
This month's challenge is "The 'O Captain, My Captain Challenge". Write/draw/poem/etc about any of the many Captains in AoS fandoms. Adventure or romance, sex or violence. It's all good so long as the Captain's at the helm of the story.
17th-Apr-2008 10:19 pm - "Lift Anchor" by Lokei (POTC)
will-compass rose
Lift Anchor, Sink
By Lokei
Universe: POTC, AWE
Rating: PG-13
Prompt: O Captain My Captain challenge
Disclaimer: Will Turner benefits only my idle hours, and not my bank account.
Author’s Note: This poem (“The Voyage,” by Charles Baudelaire) has been burning away in the back of my brain as an inspiration for a Pirates fic for over a year.  I just didn’t know who the Captain was until now.

13th-Apr-2008 09:56 pm - Weekly Reminder:
Mrs. Smith
This month's challenge is "The 'O Captain, My Captain Challenge". Write/draw/poem/etc about any of the many Captains in AoS fandoms. Adventure or romance, sex or violence. It's all good so long as the Captain's at the helm of the story.
Batman: Gordon
Title: Overboard
Author: jestana
Characters: Jack Sparrow, James Norrington
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Alas, I own nothing except the story itself. The characters belong to the rodent empire (otherwise known as Disney)
Challenge Prompt: O Captain, My Captain
Word Count: 1,944
Summary: Jack's crew find a certain Commodore in the ocean.
Author's Note: Set not too long after the first movie, therefore it's AU.
Beta: umbralillium

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Mrs. Smith
TITLE: Ship of Fools
AUTHOR: Laura Smith
PAIRING: Buckland
RATING: PG
SUMMARY: He knows very well how they see him
DISCLAIMER: Horatio Hornblower and all the characters therein belong to people who are not me. Lord Byron belonged to himself. I make no profit from this, I just like playing with them.
CHALLENGE: O Captain, My Captain challenge
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Thanks to nolivingman for the beta

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Batman: Gordon
Title: Consequences
Author: jestana
Characters: Edward Pellew and Major "My Lord" Edrington
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Alas, I own nothing except the story itself. The characters belong to CS Forester and whoever else owns the rights to the Hornblower franchise
Challenge Prompt: O Captain, My Captain
Word Count: 614
Summary: Major "My Lord" Edrington visits Captain Pellew after they return from France.
Beta: Not for this one.

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6th-Apr-2008 10:03 pm - Weekly Reminder:
Mrs. Smith
This month's challenge is "The 'O Captain, My Captain Challenge". Write/draw/poem/etc about any of the many Captains in AoS fandoms. Adventure or romance, sex or violence. It's all good so long as the Captain's at the helm of the story.
1st-Apr-2008 06:22 am - April's Challenge
Goldilocks
O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring

The challenge for April is O Captain, My Captain. That is, we want you to make stuff starring one or more captains. Hornblower, Wentworth, Bush, Bligh (heh), Aubrey, Jack Sparrow, Jane Roland and Will Laurence, and so many more: they're all brave and impetuous, daring and (sometimes) insane, they lead with vision (or visions), in victory and defeat. They make for great entertainment, each and every one. Enjoy, and we'll look forward to seeing what you produce.
31st-Mar-2008 09:27 pm - Monthly Prompt Closing
Mrs. Smith
Monthly prompt for March: "The History Challenge" is now closed!

Five entries: Four fiction/one art

Hornblower: 4 entries
Pirates of the Caribbean: 1 entry

Please feel free to post all entries to the "History" challenge to your journals/other communities now. New challenge for April will be posted tomorrow.
Boston-hub of the universe
“I must study politics and war”
By Lokei
Universe: Horatio Hornblower
Rating: PG
Challenge: Historical Personages
Disclaimer: John Adams and I share a hometown, but Pellew and Hornblower are CSF’s.
Author’s Note: It is, apparently, very difficult to make a political lesson between Pellew and Hornblower interesting if you’re not already a navy/politics/Adams fan. I had to work my favorite historical figure in here somehow, though!

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Hornblower

TITLE: Governor Swann Lecturing Anne Bonny
TYPE: Ink Sketch
AUTHOR: Rum-Inspector
FANDOM: Pirates of the Caribbean
CHARACTERS:  Governor Swann, Anne Bonny (Norrington)
CHALLENGE: History challenge
ARTIST'S  NOTES: Hope you accept scraps...

Mrs. Smith
TITLE: Inner Circle
AUTHOR: Laura Smith
PAIRING: Edrington, Byron
RATING: PG
SUMMARY: Blades are drawn
DISCLAIMER: Horatio Hornblower and all the characters therein belong to people who are not me. Lord Byron belonged to himself. I make no profit from this, I just like playing with them.
CHALLENGE: History challenge
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Thanks to inlovewithnight for the beta and the idea I shamelessly stole from her.

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23rd-Mar-2008 09:56 pm - Weekly Reminder:
Mrs. Smith
This month's challenge is "The History Challenge". Write/draw/poem/etc about any of the AoS fandoms in some what that includes an actual historical figure. Wellington, Nelson, King George, Hardy, Brummell, Byron, Shelly. It could be anyone so long as they were real! Go forth and make history!
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