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I didn't manage to do the daily postings for this year's Fandom Snowflake Challenge which has been running annually from January 1 to January 15. I saved in a folder all the comments made by those who did post for the challenge and I will read them all, albeit a bit late. Today's challenge, Day 15, the last day of this year's Fandom Snowflake Challenge is "In your own space, write a love letter to Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist/circle/followers".

Short and simple: LOVE to the mods past and present of Fandom Snowflake Challenge, and all y'all of my flist and my circle and my followers!!!
ride_4ever: (I Heart My Flist)
We are in some hard times, flisties...so here I share some inspirado with y'all: "May we all be able to get up every day and, in spite of our pain and loss and fear, put on our boots and vest and plan to destroy the Empire."

And here is the rest of the article -- "The Importance of General Organa" -- from which that quote was taken.
ride_4ever: (CKR wicked grin)
Title: Breaking the Billy Goat Curse
Fandom: due South
Characters: Benton Fraser and Ray Kowalski
Rating: G
Summary: Fraser and Kowalski converse about the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series win...and the Billy Goat Curse.

AN: Based on the dS6D_fanworks comm prompt "faithful" of Challenge 12 and "flash" of Challenge 13. Also based on the dS_snippets comm Challenge 41 prompts (all the prompts, 'cause that's how I roll): "batter," "clatter," "better," "chatter," and "if anything was broken".

Fic at AO3.
ride_4ever: (Mamet - Men With Guns)
This month continues to be the month of badly-fucked-by-RL. I just found out about Janet Wright:

Janet Wright of "Corner Gas," "due South," et al has died.
ride_4ever: (Make America Kind Again)
Just one day after I boosted the signal for the Safety Pin Movement, I am now retracting that boost because I've gotten a warning from the very watchful [personal profile] grey853 that white supremacists have co-opted the wearing of the safety pin.
ride_4ever: (Mamet - Men With Guns)
I can't craft my own coherent thoughts right now, so here's a link to a well-written article and vids. Too much despair this week already, and now Leonard Cohen....

Losing Leonard Cohen Right When We Need His Prophetic Voice The Most
ride_4ever: (Mamet - Men With Guns)

I keep thinking of these words from Hamlet when I think about the transition from Obama to Trump: "that was to this, Hyperion to a Satyr".
ride_4ever: (CKR - ace and tattoo)
Everything in my fanbrain connects somehow to due South. Now I want All The Fic about Ray Kowalski responding to the Cubs winning the World Series after 108 years of not winning (and yes, I myself am working on fic for this).

BTW, I am a born and raised Chicagoan. Last night between midnight and 1:00 AM I went driving up and down my local main street participating in the car-horn honking and banner-waving.

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For this year's due South Canadian Six Degrees Big Bang [personal profile] mific wrote and illustrated a wonderful F/K fic of adventure, danger and romance titled
In Which Ray and Fraser Go in Search of the Hand of Franklin ; I wrote a complementary piece for it titled Twelve Questing Pieces. Both of these fics are rated mature-to-explicit and with no applicable archive warnings.

Mific's 25,325-word work will appeal to a wide readership while I expect that my 1,121-word work -- being both poetry and unconventional format -- will have a rather limited readership. The unconventionality is that for each of the twelve chapters of the original fic I wrote a chapter in a poetry form, selecting and arranging them chapter by chapter in a specific order to create an acrostic that spells out FRANKLIN HAND. To see how that works, read down the initial letters of the twelve poetry forms that correspond in order to the twelve chapters:

Fibonacci Sequence poem
Rispetto poem
Alphabetical poem
Nonet poem
Katauta Sedoka poem
Lai poem
Italian Sonnet poem
Novelinee Sequence poem

Haibun poem
Aubade poem
Nursery Rhyme poem
Decastich poem
ride_4ever: (Fraser facepalm)
[community profile] vagabondage (Zen) was one of my most favorite people, not only in fandom but also IRL. I can't even begin to quantify how much light is gone from the world with her gone...or how much light is still to be found in the memories and her fic and her vids.

I used to always treat her for dinner out on the Friday before or after her birthday, so this is a weekend particularly filled with my thoughts of her.

I have been working on a poem about her -- I wanted to post it here for what would have been her 50th birthday -- but it's still too painful because the poem got its start when it was going to be given to her rather than "just" about her.

*torn between crying for Zen not here or smiling for all the years she was*
ride_4ever: (HCL buddies Joe Billy)
The 20th anniversary of Hard Core Logo!

(And if you can be at the Civic Theatre in Nelson, British Columbia at 7:30 tonight you can attend the free HCL showing!)
ride_4ever: (Fraser OTW)
The due South Archive is being imported to AO3! Click here for details!

TYK, Organization for Transformative Works!


Sep. 23rd, 2016 11:23 pm
ride_4ever: (Fic Choices Slash)
I'm registered for the Escapade Slashcon for March 10-12 and the ConneXions Slashcon for July 21-23.

I'm also going to the TGIF/F Slashcon (a new femslashcon) for April 7-9, but registration hasn't opened yet.

Is anyone from my flist attending any of these?
ride_4ever: (RayV Hoo Ray)
Title: Five Italian Meals Where Ray Vecchio Was Present and One Where He Wasn't
Fandom: due South
Characters: Ray Vecchio, Ma Vecchio, Angie Vecchio, Francesca Vecchio, Benton Fraser, Renfield Turnbull
Rating: General
Summary: The title is the summary: five Italian meals where Ray Vecchio was present and one where he wasn't.
AN: Made for the DS6D_fanworks prompt "nevertheless" and for "Ray Vecchio Day 2016".

Fic on AO3.
ride_4ever: (Squee Kitten)
[personal profile] sl_walker has done a lovely pensive!Turnbull fanart piece and gifted it to me. And -- awesome of awesomes! -- has created a "Ride_Forever freeform tag" -- it reads as follows: "Damn you Ride_Forever (I still mean that with love)" -- LOL.

Check out the Turnbull art and more gorgeous art in her "Arts and Ends" series.

Note: some of the art is NSFW.
ride_4ever: (Fangirl for Canada - Mountie)
On Saturday, August 20, at 8:30 p.m. ET the Hip will put a cap on the Man Machine Poem tour with a hometown show at Kingston's Rogers K-Rock Centre, and CBC will be there to broadcast it to the world, commercial-free, across television, radio and digital platforms. Click on link below for all details.

How To Watch The Tragically Hip's August 20th Concert

This will be the last Hip concert, as Gord Downie deals with his worsening glioblastoma.


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