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Fandom: due South
by it only burns when I breathe (spikedluv)
at August 18th, 2005 (08:44 am)

A Guide to due South on LiveJournal


“I first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of my father and, for reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture, remained, attached as liaison to the Canadian Consulate.” ~Benton Fraser, several episodes

Constable Benton Fraser’s search for the killers of his father leads him to Chicago where he forms a partnership with Detective Ray Vecchio of the Chicago PD. When his investigation brings down a top-level Mountie, Fraser is ostracized for his efforts and assigned to the Canadian Consulate in Chicago where he continues to work as liaison with the Chicago PD, first partnering with Vecchio (until he takes a deep undercover assignment), and then with Ray Kowalski. During the course of their partnership, Fraser forms a deep friendship with both Rays, and while this is a cop-drama injected with a lot of humor, it is also their story.

For additional general information check out the fandom overview at crack_van here. There are also essays regarding several pairings at ship_manifesto here.

(Please note that while I have listed each community only under one category, many of them serve several purposes, so be sure to check out the info page.)

Announcements/Discussion/Meta/News:

ds_closet (Fraser & Vecchio)
ds_discourse
ds_meta
ds_noticeboard
ds_recs (no longer updated)
ds_reruns (episode discussion)
ds_ssdiscussion (for dS Seekrit Santa)
ds_weekly
dsfen_japan (Japanese)
dsreporter (no longer updated)
men_of_duesouth
rsgstalk


Artwork/Graphics:

ds_mangastyle
dspics


Character/Actor-specific:

Benton Fraser/Paul Gross

pg_stillness

Diefenbaker

dief_fans

Ray Kowalski/Callum Keith Rennie

dhappy (no longer updated)

Ray Vecchio/David Marciano

davidmarciano


Extra-curricular:

Battlestar Galactica:

13th_colony
action_stations
battlestar_blog
bsg2003fics
bsg_boys
bsg_discussion
bsg_erotica
bsg_es
bsg_lims
bsg_mix
bsg_prompt
bsg_rpg
bsg_scifi
bsg_stills
bsg_uk
bsgfans
bstg_icontest
colonial_daily
cylonymous
flesh_and__bone
frak_spoilers
galactic_stills
galactica_vids
galacticaactual
karben (Kara/Leoben)
sweat_and_blood
thecylons
trial_by_water (Leoben/Kara)

Blade: Trinity:

blade_trinity
sexyvamps

Da Vinci’s Inquest:

davinci_inquest

General Canadian:

canadianfilm
canadiantv
cdnfilmfest
cdntvonthedl

General Fiction Challenges:

midsummer_fic
midsummer2006

H2O:

h20_wtf ~new~

Hard Core Logo:

groupsession
hcfs

RPF:

ckr_actorfic

Slings and Arrows:

melancholydanes

Twitch City:

twitchcity

Wilby Wonderful:

wilbywednesday


Fanfiction:

ds_slash

Challenges:

ds_aprilfools ~new~
ds_flashfiction
ds_harlequin
ds_shakespeare ~new~
ds_snippets
dsslashchalleng (no challenges currently)
due_personals
frannievecchio
getfraserlaid
getturnbulllaid
inuvikdotcom
manintheredcoat
rayk97s
stop_drop_porn
vecchiofest

Character-specific:

ds_uncloseted (Turnbull)

Content-specific:

ds_6degrees (dS-related crossovers)

Discussion/Con Crit:

ds_workshop

Exchange:

ds_ficexchange
out_of_con_txt

Ficathon:

ds_seekritsanta
fraser_vecchio

Pairing-specific:

sergelist (Fraser/RayK)

Recs:

ds_flashback (no longer updated)
ds_recsredux

Searches:

district_27 (f-locked)
ds_ficfinders

Virtual Season 5:

ds_vs5


Icons:

ds_icons

Challenges:

duesouth_stills


Misc:

ds_tradingpost (f-locked) ~new~


Music Videos:

ds_music_videos


Pictures/Screencaps:

ckr_daily
pg_daily
stormy_caps

Captions:

ds_caption_it


Research:

ds_chronology
ds_inuit_tales
dues_research
grow_up_cold
my_father_said
sga_canada_help


Writing Support:

ds_writers

(If you're aware of a community I haven't included, please let me know. Also, I will be updating this when I learn of new communities, so feel free to let me know of any new communities that pop up. Thanks.)

ETA: Updated 4/18/07.

Comments

Posted by: YeungMaiSu (yeungmaisu)
Posted at: August 25th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Fandom: due South

Very nice overview, Spikedluv! Thank you so much for the kind mention. :) And I see several groups I wasn't aware of before.

Now, I wanted to share with you the future of rsgs; while the comments that were posted there have been taken down, I plan to start updating again next year.

Furthermore, there's several other dS inspired communities that have started recently, including both ds_uncloseted and ds_magnastyle, as well as canadiantv, for the general discussion of Canadian television.

Lastly, I'll be adding this to my memories section and I plan to use it for friends who are new to the fandom. :)

Take the best of care now and thank you again.

Posted by: it only burns when I breathe (spikedluv)
Posted at: August 25th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Fandom: due South
fraser&rayk_duet_sori

You're welcome! I'm glad you've found this list helpful. And thanks for your suggested additions, I've dust updated the list today with them.

(I removed rsgs for the moment since there are no longer any entries, though I've kept it on my list to be added back in when you start it up again. [Do you also mod rsgstalk?] Please do let me know, in case I don't notice right away, that you've opened it back up. Thanks.)

Posted by: YeungMaiSu (yeungmaisu)
Posted at: August 28th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Fandom: due South

(I removed rsgs for the moment since there are no longer any entries, though I've kept it on my list to be added back in when you start it up again. [Do you also mod rsgstalk?] Please do let me know, in case I don't notice right away, that you've opened it back up. Thanks.)

I'll be certain to keep you posted, thank you. And yes, I mod men_of_duesouth, rsgs and rsgstalk.

Posted by: YeungMaiSu (yeungmaisu)
Posted at: December 8th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Fandom: due South
partnership by wistful_fever

Spikedluv, I wanted to tell you about a new community that just opened a few days ago; it's called DaVinci's Inquest Community, and it has as its focus the television series CKR was connected with. :)

Posted by: it only burns when I breathe (spikedluv)
Posted at: December 8th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Fandom: due South
rayk_lost_stormymouse

Thank you! I'll include that in the next update.

Posted by: Aingeal (aingeal8c)
Posted at: March 12th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
DS compass

New today: ds_weekly a weekly digest of news, fic, pics, fanart etc. that's been posted to various dS comms in LJ land.

Posted by: it only burns when I breathe (spikedluv)
Posted at: March 13th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
fraser_sad_cosmicat

I've added it to my list for the next update. Thanks!

Posted by: Isis (isiscolo)
Posted at: August 7th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
don't leave my fandom!

Yay, update! And next time you might add melancholydanes under 'extracurricular', for Slings and Arrows.

Posted by: it only burns when I breathe (spikedluv)
Posted at: August 7th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
fraser&rayk_motbsmile_see_legolas_run

I went ahead and added it. Thanks for letting me know about it. *g*

Posted by: the variable fictionalization device (custardpringle)
Posted at: January 13th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
whatever

I have a DS comm, manintheredcoat-- not sure whether it counts as a challenge or a ficathon, but the ultimate goal is going to be taking all the contributions and "publishing" a tabloid.

Posted by: it only burns when I breathe (spikedluv)
Posted at: January 13th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
fraser_festivities_geonncannon

I just saw that as I was going through posts I've missed over the last couple of day (week, whatever *g*). As soon as I make sure I didn't miss any others, I'll update tonight. Thanks!

Posted by: Dewey (dewey3067)
Posted at: February 18th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC)

Hi - Just recommending your wonderful page to a new fan and thought you might like to add ds_recsredux It is sort of ds_recs resurrected but with themes each week or so and everyone recs.

Posted by: it only burns when I breathe (spikedluv)
Posted at: February 18th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
fraser_everyboysdream_sara-merry99

Oh, thank you! I'm so pleased to hear that it's getting used. *g*

ds_recsredux is already on the list. It may appear that I have no idea what I'm doing, but there really IS a method to my madness. *g* The original comm, ds_recs, is listed under "Announcements/Discussion/Meta/News:" because you could rec anything there, from fic to vids to episodes, etc. I've listed ds_recsredux under the "Recs:" subcategory of "Fanfiction:" because this comm is just for fic. Probably more than you cared to know, but there you have it. *g*

Posted by: I Am Canadian (dragonflymuse)
Posted at: April 18th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
ds - my boys (NOT FOR SHARING!)

Great work! Just one update: ds_tradingpost is now unmoderated.

Posted by: Aingeal (aingeal8c)
Posted at: November 14th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
DS compass

I keep forgetting to pimp ds_crack here - it;s well, it;s a crackfic comm.

There's also ds_fang_or_fur which is afic challenge comm and fraser_thatcher a Fraser/Thatcher ship comm which I don't think are on the list.

And district_27 is now unflocked.

Posted by: Mal (malnpudl)
Posted at: December 20th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
fangirl for canada by c_regalis

You might add rpf_canada on your next update. And to complement the ficfinder comm, there's now ds_recfinders as well.

Edited at 2007-12-20 06:07 pm (UTC)

Posted by: it only burns when I breathe (spikedluv)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
fraser&rayk_motbsmile_see_legolas_run

Thanks for the heads up; both comms are on my to-be-added list, for much too long, actually. I resolve to get the guide updated after Christmas (and before the new year). *g*

Posted by: Mal (malnpudl)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
hcl kiss by bohemian__storm

You are such a fandom hero for maintaining this and all your other newbieguides. I send people to them ALL THE TIME. They're absolutely invaluable, and you rock SO HARD for the work you put into them. ♥

Posted by: terrible_tues_1 (terrible_tues_1)
Posted at: January 6th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)

Another terrific list. Thanks.

Posted by: it only burns when I breathe (spikedluv)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
ds: fraser&rayk_motbsmile_see_legolas_ru

Thank you! *g*

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