Jul. 7th, 2012 11:39 pm
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Welcome to [community profile] sharpe_read. We will be reading through the Sharpe series of books, probably (but not necessarily) in order - depending on what you lovely people choose to do.

Please introduce yourself to the rest of us!

Date: 2012-07-08 08:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] le_russe_satan
Sharpiefan will know this story, but here goes...

My introduction to Napoleonic Wars fiction began with Patrick O'Brian in 2003, after the movie came out. But for a long while, though I got hold of first three Sharpe novels (the India ones), I was distracted by other pretty things and did not read anything except Hornblower. Then in 2008 I moved into a new flat by myself and promptly fell ill.

Since I was pretty much bedridden, a friend of mine came to check up on me and see if I needed any food/medicine. By that time I'd mainlined the three Sharpe novels I had, so I shoved some cash at here and told her to go buy me the rest. While I was ill/coming out of it, I'd read up to Sharpe's Honour and then I COULDN'T ANYMORE. XD But I did carry out the love for Wellington and Napoleonic Wars out of it. And Sharpe of course! :D

Date: 2012-07-08 09:40 pm (UTC)
marashar: coffe beans in roasting mashine (Default)
From: [personal profile] marashar
Can't write much atm, so short version:

Since long have loved all things Napoleonic. Picked up my first Sharpe (Sharpe's Havoc in German translation) at a train station, when my connecting train was stuck half a country away - and was hooked. By the time the train was announced, I was in the middle, by the time I was home, I had finished it and bought the next volume (or actually the one before - although I didn't know at that time) at my home station ...

Date: 2012-07-08 10:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marashar
Original. I don't like the writing style of the translations. They don't capture the original style and on some occasions are pretty far from the original in meaning as well. The whole translated series was published rather cheaply then. Now there is a better version. But it still was enough to make me read three or four books before I got my hands on my first original.

(Yes, Havoc was a nice starting point and is still one of my undoubted favourites. Am looking forward to reading it again! :) )

Date: 2012-07-09 07:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marashar

Date: 2012-07-09 07:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] le_russe_satan

Date: 2012-07-10 01:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] temis_ookami
Hello! I'm a very VERY recent Sharpe's fan. I don't exactly known how I stumbled upon the sharpe's section of fanfiction on the Archive of our own, but I do know I ended up reading latin_cat's Never in life and immediately went to find and read the books. That was one month ago I think...
I didn't known anything about the napoleonic wars, so now I'm planning to read and learn more. I tend to ship Sharpe/Wellington and I am more of a reader than a writer ^^

Date: 2012-07-10 08:45 am (UTC)
le_russe_satan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] le_russe_satan
It's good to see you here! :D Also... one more Sharpe/Wellington shipper! YES.

Date: 2012-07-10 11:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] temis_ookami
It's good to be here ^___^

Date: 2012-07-10 11:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] temis_ookami
No prob. I think I read them chronologically as well, but I'm not a hundred percent sure.

I only had the bare basics of what happened in the european wars so it's more than a little overwhelming at times, but really fun ^__^

I'm not really reading a lot of Sharpe's fanfiction (as I was more concerned with reading the novels) but it's good to know you wrote too! When I have time i will probably start looking for stories ^^

Date: 2012-07-11 12:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] temis_ookami
ok thanks! ^__^ *goes to AO3*

Any date set to start reading?

Date: 2012-07-14 04:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fullofowls
Hey everybody!

I, too, "mainlined" the Sharpe novels, last summer. The closest branch of my library turned out to have all of them so I just read them all in a row. Then I downloaded the ebooks and reread them all over again.

I don't recommend doing this with any book series-- you end up looking around for forts to besiege and wondering how those thieving Frenchie bastards managed to break into your apartment and steal the rum out of your refrigerator. for the record I do not keep rum in my refrigerator

I went hunting for fanfiction before I was even finished with Tiger. :D The tiny tantalizing bits of Sharpe/Lawford interaction were just not enough for me.

I am... in an odd predicament, shipping-wise. Bookverse-- Sharpe/Wellington makes me shudder, Sharpe/Harper is delightful. Movieverse-- exactly the other way around. In both cases, I absolutely love Sharpe/Teresa, though it does make me sad.

I have written one unspeakably silly fic in this fandom. And, um, that's it I guess.

Date: 2012-07-14 10:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marashar
Not quite, if you taunt us with mentions of fanfic ... (Especially if silly!) ;-) If you have it online: Link, pretty please?

Welcome to camp, since 'welcome on board' sounds be a bit wrong?

(And I'm definitely of your opinion, shipping-wise.)


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