bradygirl_12: (canada love)
Title: Je Ne Sais Quoi (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Benny/Ray V.
Fandom: Due South
Genres: Fluff, Humor, Romance
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: Ray and Benny ask each other important questions.
Date Of Completion: July 2, 2017
Date Of Posting: July 13, 2017
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, Atlantic Alliance does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 371
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Hi, luvs! After my Due South works were imported to AO3, I read through a bunch of them and was inspired to write something new for our favorite Canadian/American couple. Enjoy! :)

When did you realize that you were first in love with me? )
bradygirl_12: (superman--wonder woman (uncle sam & lady)
A Happy Fourth of July to my fellow Americans! Despite the circus in Washington, we're still here, and that counts for something!

Did the cook-out thing over the weekend (hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, the whole nine yards). I'm going to be spending the day quietly catching up on my reading, writing a little, and maybe working on my Due South records project. I may tune in the James Cagney classic, Yankee Doodle Dandy tonight, in between checking out the show on the Esplanade in Boston.

I'm very happy to watch the fireworks from the comfort of my own couch. Somehow sitting for hours in the blazing sun with thousands of other people awaiting the fireworks show at night doesn't appeal to me. :)

Enjoy your day! Today, we are all New England Patriots! ;)
bradygirl_12: (canadian beaver)
Happy Canada Day to all of our friends up North! :)

My paternal grandmother was born on Prince Edward Island, so I've got some Canadian in me! ;)

I've also been on a Canadian kick since the Due South Archive was transferred to AO3 and I've been going through 154 records to reformat where I can, add tags, and break up the stories into chapters. I've been rereading the old stories and poems (I wrote a LOT of DS poetry!) and remembering the friends I made in that fandom, many of whom I'm still in contact with today.

The show aired on American TV from 1994-1996 and was revived for a 1998-1999 run. The show was quirky with subtle humor in the first two seasons, poking fun at Canadian and American stereotypes, and it became a hot fandom with the Benton Fraser/Ray Vecchio slash pairing. The show's subtext sometimes was more text! Ray bringing Benny home to meet his mother in the Pilot? Ray the only one to call him 'Benny'? Meeting in a closet at the Chicago Precinct to discuss strategy? Riiiight! Saving each other's lives? Dief (short for Diefenbaker), a deaf wolf who had saved Benny in the Yukon, welcoming Ray into the pack right away? I could go on and on! :)

The revival went on without David Marciano (Ray Vecchio), who was no longer available, so Callum Keith Rennie played Ray Kowalski as the new partner. Paul Gross (Benton Fraser) was given complete control (never give an actor complete control!). He wrote the scripts, starred in the show, and produced. The show's humor went from subtle to broad, and the tone was completely different. Kind of reminded me of the old '70s British SF series, Space: 1999, with Seasons 1 and 2 drastically different. Anyway, there are a lot of Fraser/Kowalski fans out there, but there are still Benny/Ray V. fans carrying the torch. The episodes, including the Pilot, can be found on YouTube.

Due South was one of the first fandoms to successfully straddle zines and on-line archives. During the show's first run, dozens of zines were published, not only in the U.S. but also Canada, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. Hundreds of stories were being uploaded to Hexwood (the old name for the DS Archive), and the show stayed hot for several years. I wrote the first Benny/Ray V. slash story (as Jeannie Marie) that appeared in a zine, The Straight And Narrow (the story title, not the zine title). :) In addition to the 154 stories and poems that I uploaded to Hexwood, I wrote dozens more for zines. A great creative time! :)

I also went to the DS con, RCW 139, in Toronto in '97, '98, and '99. I was the DMOB (David Marciano Oestregen Brigade) liaison to David Marciano in '98, and let me tell you, I've never seen more gorgeous green eyes! :) I continued DMOB duties in '99, but David was not a guest that year. I did bring Ray Doll in '98 and David got a big kick out of the knitted doll. :)

In '98, the Toronto Daily Mail published a story on slash fiction with Benny and Ray V. excerpts. I can only imagine what David thought reading the paper with his morning eggs! ;) But he's a very cool guy. Very courteous to the fans and a good sport, too.

I've finished 140 records and have 14 more to go! Whoo hoo! :)
bradygirl_12: (canada love)
Sorry to hear about Leslie Nielson's passing. He grew up in Canada's Northwest Territories, and his father was a Mountie, which helped him in a guest role on Due South twice. His gift for comedy came as a surprise to people used to the dramatic actor of his early career, but it made him even more popular than ever.

TV's Police Squad, a cop show spoof, led to the Naked Gun movies and eventually Airplane!, and his comedic career was off and running!

He passed away from pneumonia at age 84.

RIP, Leslie.
bradygirl_12: (catwoman (smile))
Title: A Cat, A Bat, And A Reporter I: The Spotted Dick (2/2)
Author: BradyGirl
Pairings/Characters (this chapter): Selina/Lois/Kathy, Benny/Ray V. (cameos from Due South)
Genres: Drama, Humor
Rating (this chapter): PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
General Summary: Selina, Kathy, and Lois visit Toronto.
Chapter Summary: The ladies stroll around Toronto and find an interesting pub.
Date Of Completion: November 30, 2008
Date Of Posting: December 7, 2008
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC and Alliance Atlantis do, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 913
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Written for my LJ Second Anniversary Fic Request Meme for [livejournal.com profile] schnuffichen. Pairing: Selina/Lois/Kathy. Prompt: Toronto.
The entire series can be found here.

The CN Tower is so Freudian )
bradygirl_12: (canada love)
Title: Rainbow Bridge (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Fraser/Vecchio (Benny/Ray)
Fandom: Due South
Genre: Romance
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: Benny and Ray enjoy the fireworks display at Niagara Falls.
Date Of Completion: June 30, 2008
Date Of Posting: July 1, 2008
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, Atlantic Alliance does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 304
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Happy Canada Day and the Fourth of July to all my North American friends! :) 


 
bradygirl_12: (canada love)
Happy Canada Day slightly early! :) To all those on my flist who live to the North, share the Canadian heritage, and to all those who admire and respect Canada, have a happy day!




BTW, the Mounties are a national symbol of Canada, and look what they export to us:


(Paul Gross as Benton 'Benny' Fraser of Due South)

Sigh. Dontcha just
Canada? ;)


Ray (David Marciano) just loves his Benny! ;)
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Well, I think DC Comics slash fandom has saved me. I have been in fandom for years and have been a prolific writer of both gen and slash (Due South, Wild Wild West, Simon & Simon, etc.) but due to RL issues, lost my interest in writing, a major change since I have been writing since I was old enough to string letters together to form words. After watching 'Superman Returns', I got the bright idea of seeing if any DC slash was out there online, and of course there was. My fave pairings are eclectic in the fandom, but I seem to be caught up in a few particular ones right now. DC slash has inspired me, after more than two years of writing listlessness, to write again! Since I am an inveterate list-maker, I decided to write out what I'm working on in various stages of development: WIP, Finished-but-yet-to-be-revised (FBYTBR), To-Be-Written (TBW), and Completed. I've been very busy writing, reading other people's fic and commenting, and trying to finish a WWW story in time for a holiday offering (strict deadline). So the following are my current ficlist, all slash ranging from explicit to hints:

"One Snowy Night In Boston" (WWW)--Usually I use "The Night Of" in the titles as in the show, but this one just wouldn't work out so I'm using this one. A Christmas tale starring Jim and Artie. (WIP)

"Announcement" (S/B)--Already posted to the BatmanAndSuperman mailing list. It will be on LJ once I get around to reading the directions on LJ cuts! :) Superman and Batman's 'coming out'. (C)

"Light To The Dark" (B/R)--Robin reflects on his relationship with Batman (My Robin is always Dick Grayson unless otherwise specified). (C) (Posted to BatmanAndRobin mailing list)

"Announcement II" (S/B)--The Press Conference. Lois' POV. (FBYTBR)

"Destiny" Series (B/R)--Four different POVs on the Batman/Robin relationship (2 FBYTBR, 2 TBW)

"The Age Of Heroes"--A rather sad little tale that will take me some time to write as the sad ones generally do. Character death. (WIP)

"Epicurean Indulgences" (S/B)--Clark's...appetites. :) (WIP)

Untitled (S/B)--The world watches as the JLA battles aliens. (WIP)

Untitled (S/B)--Definite AU that I just got the idea for this morning. :) Hint: chains are involved! :) (TBW)

My family, old fannish friends, and new fannish friends have given me a reason to celebrate the season and to create once again. Thank you all!

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