ride_4ever: (FK buddy breathing ANIMATED)
Title: Drowning Is Just Not Part of a Normal Desire
Fandom: due South
Relationships: Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski
Characters: Ray Kowalski, Benton Fraser, mention of Diefenbaker
Rating: Teen and Up
Genre: Pre-slash, UST
Length: 251 words
Prompts: from the dSc6dsnippets comm on DW are: "disobey," "disturb," "distress," and "distill" -- and I used all four of them.
Summary: Fraser and Kowalski: introspection after the buddy-breathing incident.




Fic at AO3.
ride_4ever: (dS multi-cast ANIMATED)
TITLE: As It Has For So Many Years
FANDOM: due South
PAIRING: Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski, Ray Vecchio/Ray Kowalski
GENRE: M/M
RATING: Teen & Up
WORD COUNT: 297
SUMMARY: Fraser experiences something. There's a Ray or two involved. Diefenbaker inquires about it.


Fic at AO3.
ride_4ever: (RayK - on the inside I'm a poet)
Title: A Lot of What's True Gets Through
Fandom: due South
Relationships: Benton Fraser & Ray Kowalski; Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski
Characters: Ray Kowalski
Rating: Teen & Up
Genre: Pre-slash
Length: 8 words less than a drabble
Based on prompts from: ds_snippets and ds6d_fanworks
Summary: Ray keeps his poetry on the inside, but....

Fic at AO3.

New dS fic

Jan. 30th, 2017 11:37 pm
ride_4ever: (Kowalski)
Fandom: due South
Title: Try Not to Suck; Embrace the Target
Rating: Teen & Up
Genre: M/M; Gen
Relationships: Fraser/Kowalski
Characters: Ray Kowalski
Length: 362 words
Summary: What does the Chicago Cubs having won the 2016 World Series have to do with Fraser and Kowalski?

Fic at AO3.
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: (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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ride_4ever: (dSC6D BB)
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 OTW)
The due South Archive is being imported to AO3! Click here for details!

TYK, Organization for Transformative Works!
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: (FK partners)
TITLE: Love and Its Antithesis
AUTHOR: [personal profile] ride_4ever
FANDOM: due South
PAIRING: Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski, past Benton Fraser/Victoria Metcalf
GENRE: M/M
RATING: Teen and up.
WORD COUNT: 1024
SUMMARY: At a Canada Day celebration, Fraser and Kowalski encounter Victoria.

Fic at AO3.
ride_4ever: (Keep Calm and Write Fic)
Summary: RayK thinks of Fraser's smile. A Winter Smile But Warm posted at AO3.

Summary: When a half-wolf lives in the city, he becomes more doggish and less wolfish. A Half-Wolf's Citified Side posted at AO3.
ride_4ever: (dSSS Admin)
Two dSSS treats written in etheree form. (Etheree is a poetry form that consists of ten lines of unmetered and unrhymed verse, the first line having one syllable, each succeeding line adding a syllable, with the total syllable count being 55; a double etheree counts up to ten, and ten again, and back down to one with the total syllable count being 110.)

Title: Diefenbaker - Etheree
Fandom: due South
Character: Diefenbaker
Category: Gen
Word-Count: 47

Summary: Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Miscreants. Who's afraid of the big bad dog? Anyone with baked goods.

AN: Written as a treat for the wonderful [personal profile] verushka70, who is a dSSS pinch hitter so awesome that even the extreme pain and compromised movement of tendonitis and epicondylitis combined did not stop her from volunteering to pinch hit and then following through to make the deadline. Her request was for Badass!Diefenbaker.

Fic at AO3.

~^~ ~^~ ~^~

Title: Call of the Wild - Double Etheree
Fandom: due South
Characters: Benton Fraser, Ray Kowalski, Diefenbaker
Relationships: Can be read with or without slash-goggles.
Category: Gen
Word-Count: 83

Summary: A nearly canon-compliant moment of the departure on the Quest.

AN: Written as a treat for the lovely [personal profile] luzula, who graciously took on the role of pinch hitter for this dSSS. This poem is based on her prompts "landscape description" and "dogsledding".

Fic at AO3.
ride_4ever: (Fraser yays)
In the 2015 TV Ehwards poll, due South won "The Reimagination Award for the Canadian Show You’d Most Like to See Brought Back". Yays dS!

Click here for a list of winners in ALL categories.
ride_4ever: (dS trio)
You can vote for due South (which is currently in the lead! \o/) and other Canadian TV shows now through January 2nd at 2015 "TV Ehwards".

"Due" it!
ride_4ever: (Squee Kitten)
I should not even be blogging right now. I should be offline and working on my dSC6D BB complementary...but I just had to stop and squee about Paul saying that people come up to him -- even 21 years after the premiere of dS! -- and tell him "I emigrated to Canada because of due South"! (And they are from all over the world: one of these people Paul quotes was from Finland).

The power of dS -- it is all around the world and it never fades!

Link to vid where Paul says the above, then talks about Hyena Road, and then drinks some beer in honor of Edmonton's Oktoberfest: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/paul-gross-talks-hyena-road-oktoberfest-on-edmonton-am-1.3254708
ride_4ever: (CotW Faces)
Title: But No Matter How Far Apart They Were
Rating: Teen And Up
Category: M/M
Fandom: due South
Relationship: Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski
Character: Ray Kowalski
Tags: ds_snippets, separations, relationship issues

Summary: Ray can distance himself from Canada, but not from his connection with Fraser.


Fic at AO3.
ride_4ever: (RayV Hoo Ray)
TYK to [profile] doodlesinthesand for declaring this celebration and maintaining the collection on AO3! Here be RayV-centric fanworks.

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