History Literature / AubreyMaturin

22nd Sep '17 1:47:47 PM Divra
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** An associated one is Jack's constant need to vouch for that Babbington lost his nose in honourable action and not to syphilis.
16th Sep '17 4:19:18 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NavalBlockade: The British blockade of France during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars and North America during the WarOf1812 are shown, unusually, from the perspective of the blockaders. As the weather is terrible, the ships spend a long time at sea without any interesting port calls, there's little chance for loot and glory, and the hygiene and comfort of a sailing ship are what we would expect from WoodenShipsAndIronMen, the duty is understandably highly unpopular among both officers and crew.

to:

* NavalBlockade: The British blockade of France during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars and North America during the WarOf1812 UsefulNotes/WarOf1812 are shown, unusually, from the perspective of the blockaders. As the weather is terrible, the ships spend a long time at sea without any interesting port calls, there's little chance for loot and glory, and the hygiene and comfort of a sailing ship are what we would expect from WoodenShipsAndIronMen, the duty is understandably highly unpopular among both officers and crew.
18th Aug '17 5:11:13 PM moloch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ComicBookTime: O'Brian moved the series into this after a few books when he realized he was quickly running out of Napoleonic War years. O'Brian somehow manages to squeeze what would properly be at least five, perhaps even ten years' worth of action into a period of less than 6 months, roughly spanning June 1813 (the end of ''The Fortune of War'') to November 1813 (the beginning of ''The Commodore''). Time resumes its normal sequence with ''The Yellow Admiral''; the last completed book in the series, ''Blue at the Mizzen", presumably ends in early 1816.

to:

* ComicBookTime: O'Brian moved the series into this after a few books when he realized he was quickly running out of Napoleonic War years. O'Brian somehow manages to squeeze what would properly be at least five, perhaps even ten years' worth of action into a period of less than 6 months, roughly spanning June 1813 (the end of ''The Fortune of War'') to November 1813 (the beginning of ''The Commodore''). Time resumes its normal sequence with ''The Yellow Admiral''; the last completed book in the series, ''Blue at the Mizzen", presumably ends in early 1816. O'Brian even admitted this, saying it only made sense if you pretended there were "hypothetical years [...]. An 1812a, as it were, or even an 1812b."
15th Aug '17 7:51:10 AM isolato
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''The Surgeon's mate'', in a rare moment, Stephen is described as "positively gay" - opposite to his usual not very cheerful personality.

to:

** In ''The Surgeon's mate'', Mate'', in a rare moment, Stephen is described as "positively gay" - opposite to his usual not very cheerful personality.
14th Aug '17 9:28:40 AM isolato
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''The Surgeon's'' mate, in a rare moment, Stephen is described as "positively gay" - opposite to his usual not very cheerful personality.

to:

** In ''The Surgeon's'' mate, Surgeon's mate'', in a rare moment, Stephen is described as "positively gay" - opposite to his usual not very cheerful personality.
3rd Aug '17 8:45:17 AM isolato
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HaveAGayOldTime: Invoked or played with quite lot, in- and out-universe, as intentional DoubleEntendre.

to:

* HaveAGayOldTime: Invoked or played with quite lot, in- and out-universe, or as intentional DoubleEntendre.
3rd Aug '17 8:25:34 AM isolato
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* HaveAGayOldTime: Invoked or played with quite lot, in- and out-universe, as intentional DoubleEntendre.
** In ''The Ionian Mission'' Captain Babbington insists the women on his ship are all Lesbians - meaning female inhabitants of Lesbos he rescued from the pirates.
** In ''The Surgeon's'' mate, in a rare moment, Stephen is described as "positively gay" - opposite to his usual not very cheerful personality.
24th Jul '17 7:20:54 AM Divra
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** This is especially applicable to Jack and Stephen; there are several funny scenes where the duo tries to secure coffee from other ships where it turns out that the captain either doesn't like coffee or objects to it on medical or religious grounds.

to:

** This is especially applicable to Jack and Stephen; there are several funny scenes where the duo tries to secure coffee from other ships where it turns out that the captain either doesn't like coffee or objects to it on medical or religious grounds. it is also mentioned that neither the captain nor the doctor are fully human until after their morning coffee.
3rd Jul '17 8:01:14 AM KateB
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Actually, they are both lieutenants and their poetic rivalry (Mowett's high-flown, Rowan's cheerful doggerel) is featured mainly in "The Ionian Mission".
3rd Jul '17 7:44:30 AM KateB
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** [[spoiler:Stephen's daughter Brigid is conceived, born, and grows to perhaps four or five years old during the 'extended' 1813, but Jack's son George, born 1808, is still young enough to be a playmate for her.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 101. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.AubreyMaturin