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24th-Feb-2017 04:58 pm - A watch! A watch!
masts
But not one that ticks :-)

I am planning to put up the first episode post on Thursday 2nd March, and run on at the rate of an episode a week through March and April (probably with a break for Easter when I'll be off in the wilds).

If I was more artistic, more organised and not in foreign parts (the south of England) I would make a banner and post on other comms, but I am not, or at least not until Monday - please do feel free to spread the word to anyone and anywhere that you think might be interested :-)
18th-Feb-2017 10:57 am - Harboured and Encompassed, Chapter 9
Chapter 9 is here!  Check out the continuation of the Expanding Rice Disaster, but now, with more singing and dancing!

Title: Harboured and Encompassed
Author: BBCPhile
Chapter: 9/25  
Word Count: 3298
Pairing: Horatio Hornblower/Archie Kennedy
AO3 link: http://archiveofourown.org/chapters/22010444


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13th-Feb-2017 09:49 pm - Another plan?
mice
Right. I've had the Hornblower DVDs since *last* Christmas, and I still haven't watched them. And I've seen a few other people recently saying that it's a long time since they've watched the show, or they'd like to watch it again.

So I was wondering if there was any interest in a kind of low pressure group watch? I wasn't thinking so much a proper simultaneous watch, although there could be a thread for that if people wanted, but more an episode a week (or however long we decided) with a post where you could leave comments on that week's episode - if it was me I'd probably post on Thursdays, because I usually know what I'd doing then, and weekends are good watching time for most people, but if someone more official wants to take charge I won't object :)

Interest? Comments? Better ideas?
13th-Feb-2017 01:13 pm - Shifting Sands challenge
whaletail
It looks like we have enough peeps to set up a challenge, and yesterday I got an inspiration for the theme.

Shifting Sands was Jamie's first film, and featured that kiss. Maybe you'll be inspired by the "boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy gets boy back" story thread. Perhaps you'll explore the sands of time, the sands of El Ferrol, the sands of Portsmouth (there is a bit if you look for it) that get everywhere. Maybe "shifting" will give rise to a plot bunny - was Sawyer not just stark staring mad but a wererabbit to boot?

So let's get our thinking caps on and our scribbling pads out. Stories, poems, limericks, artwork, learned discussions, whatever. Entries to be posted week commencing April 3rd. (Yes, himself's birthday.)
12th-Feb-2017 12:19 pm - Hornblower Valentines!
I originally posted this on Tumblr, but I thought I should put them here, too!
So, have some ridiculously cheesy Hornblower Valentines!!!

Happy Valentine's Day, Hornblower fandom!

HoratioValentine.pngArchieValentine.pngBush Valentine.pngOT3Valentine.png
whaletail
Anybody up for a challenge? Putting in a poll here to gauge interest. If enough peeps are up for it I'm happy to co-ordinate whatever it is, with plenty of leeway on time. We are all busy (but we all still love our boys).

What activity would you prefer?

Proiduce a fic/picture/poem/whatever on a theme
9(90.0%)
'secret santa' where we produce something for a named other person
1(10.0%)
No thanks
0(0.0%)
11th-Feb-2017 09:57 am - Harboured and Encompassed, Chapter 8
I'm feeling kind of sheepish about having my posts take up so much space on Following Sea; is this how it's supposed to be done?
If my weekly update posts are annoying people or chasing people away from checking this forum, feel free to tell me, and I can stop!

In the interim, here's chapter 8!

Title: Harboured and Encompassed
Author: BBCPhile
Chapter: 8/25  
Word Count: 1374
Pairing: Horatio Hornblower/Archie Kennedy
AO3 link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9135700/chapters/21810668

Trigger warning: short flashback of past rape (nothing described in detail; just skip over the italics to avoid it)
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11th-Feb-2017 09:53 am - Harboured and Encompassed, Chapter 7
It's time to MEET WILL!!!

Title: Harboured and Encompassed
Author: BBCPhile
Chapter: 7/25  
Word Count: 1304
Pairing: Horatio Hornblower/Archie Kennedy
AO3 link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9135700/chapters/21759296

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4th-Feb-2017 05:05 pm - Harboured and Encompassed, Chapter 6
There's MORE!  Our navy boys research in the library!

Title: Harboured and Encompassed
Author: BBCPhile
Chapter: 6/25  
Word Count: 2128
Pairing: Horatio Hornblower/Archie Kennedy
AO3 link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9135700/chapters/21631499

Trigger warning: mild panic attack
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28th-Jan-2017 12:03 pm - Harboured and Encompassed, Chapter 5
Title: Harboured and Encompassed
Author: BBCPhile
Chapter: 5/25  
Word Count: 3298
Pairing: Horatio Hornblower/Archie Kennedy
AO3 link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9135700/chapters/21454868

Summary: All Horatio wanted from his internship at the National Maritime Museum’s special collections was some time alone with the Nelson-era naval manuscripts. He didn’t expect to fall in love with one of the library patrons, an exuberant, confident actor about to make his film debut in a Napoleonic naval period piece.

All Archie wanted was to leave the nightmare of RADA and Simpson far behind, and to start preparing for the role that would change his life. The last thing he expected was to fall for an adorably gangly, socially awkward naval history nerd who worked the special collections desk.

But how do you navigate a new relationship when the past won’t stay in the past?

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Because Live Journal won't let me post a 3460 word chapter as one post (*gives LJ the side eye*), I'm splitting this chapter into two parts.

Title: Harboured and Encompassed
Author: BBCPhile
Chapter: 4/25   (to read chapter 1, (to read the first half of chapter 4, click here)
Word Count: 3463
Pairing: Horatio Hornblower/Archie Kennedy
AO3 link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9135700/chapters/21302393

Summary: All Horatio wanted from his internship at the National Maritime Museum’s special collections was some time alone with the Nelson-era naval manuscripts. He didn’t expect to fall in love with one of the library patrons, an exuberant, confident actor about to make his film debut in a Napoleonic naval period piece.

All Archie wanted was to leave the nightmare of RADA and Simpson far behind, and to start preparing for the role that would change his life. The last thing he expected was to fall for an adorably gangly, socially awkward naval history nerd who worked the special collections desk.

But how do you navigate a new relationship when the past won’t stay in the past?

Trigger Warning: Nightmare of past rape attempt (to skip it, don’t read the section in italics from the section break through the word “NO!”)

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The saga continues with chapter 4!! Also, Live Journal won't let me post the whole thing here because apparently it's too large a post (this will be especially annoying for later chapters), so I guess I'll split it across 2 posts.

Title: Harboured and Encompassed
Author: BBCPhile
Chapter: 4/25   (to read chapter 1, click here)
Word Count: 3463
Pairing: Horatio Hornblower/Archie Kennedy
AO3 link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9135700/chapters/21302393
Summary: All Horatio wanted from his internship at the National Maritime Museum’s special collections was some time alone with the Nelson-era naval manuscripts. He didn’t expect to fall in love with one of the library patrons, an exuberant, confident actor about to make his film debut in a Napoleonic naval period piece.
All Archie wanted was to leave the nightmare of RADA and Simpson far behind, and to start preparing for the role that would change his life. The last thing he expected was to fall for an adorably gangly, socially awkward naval history nerd who worked the special collections desk.
But how do you navigate a new relationship when the past won’t stay in the past?

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14th-Jan-2017 08:47 am - Harboured and Encompassed, Chapter 3
There's MORE!
(Also, for those of you who like longer chapters, you'll be happy to know they start getting longer with chapter 4!)

Title: Harboured and Encompassed

Author: BBCPhile
Chapter: 3/25   (to read chapter 1, click here)
Word Count: 1608
Pairing: Horatio Hornblower/Archie Kennedy
AO3 link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9135700/chapters/21116006
Summary: All Horatio wanted from his internship at the National Maritime Museum’s special collections was some time alone with the Nelson-era naval manuscripts. He didn’t expect to fall in love with one of the library patrons, an exuberant, confident actor about to make his film debut in a Napoleonic naval period piece.
All Archie wanted was to leave the nightmare of RADA and Simpson far behind, and to start preparing for the role that would change his life. The last thing he expected was to fall for an adorably gangly, social awkward naval history nerd who worked the special collections desk.
But how do you navigate a new relationship when the past won’t stay in the past?

NOTES: This modern AU’s plot loosely incorporates and adapts elements from the first six movies, and Horatio's characterization combines elements from the books and the movies. The fic addresses recovering from the trauma of rape, but there will be no scenes of rape included in the story, and the rapes in question happen before the narrative begins. Do what you need to do feel safe while reading.


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