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ADMIN: Welcome to Due South Profiles

Welcome to ds_profiles, a new community for cataloging all the fantabulous past and present Due South writers and creators of fanworks! Anyone who's publicly posted Due South fics, vids, fan art, podfics, cartoons or icons is fair game. Ideally we'll collect a complete set and end up with an ever-growing encyclopedia of awesome!

How it works


One profile is posted per day, Monday to Friday, for two weeks. Every third week we take a break.

Posting in ds_profiles is restricted to assigned profilers. If you want to sign up to profile a DS author/maker of fanworks or two (which, yes! do! \o/), please comment here! :-)

There is a template for the profiles.

One profile per writer


Each Due South author/maker of fanworks may only be profiled once.

Profilers choose their subjects. They can write up anyone who's created DS fanworks, so long as that person hasn't yet been profiled. Profilers are assigned a day of the week for two weeks, ie, if you play, you have to write a minimum of two profiles. People can sign up repeatedly (and I will be immensely grateful if you do *g*).

People may not profile themselves.

Audience participation


This isn't a traditional fic reccing comm. However, if you wish to add your voice (in the form of author love or rave reviews of fanworks) to an existing author profile, please do so in the comments to that author's post.

Questions? Comments? Yayness?

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  • luzula

Back-up of the comm

This comm has been backed up to Dreamwidth as ds_profiles.dreamwidth.org, in case something happens to LJ. If you don't want to have your posts over there, give me a list of the posts and I can delete them.

This year's crop of new due South writers/artists of all sorts

Here are some dS authors/artists who have (as far as I can tell, not having done much research) started posting to AO3 since my post last year.  As always, I make no claims that this list is complete in any way, and these aren't recs per se (I haven't necessarily read all these people).  Just putting the names out there; if you're curious, investigate!  If you know of someone I've missed, let me know.

(I have not included people that I know are moving their old works into AO3 from other platforms, but I won't swear that some of the people on this list don't fall into that category.  I have also left out several multifandom vids by people who don't otherwise work in dS.)

Also note that many of these people only posted one or two things this year.


AbsintheSpoons

aphelant

alltoseek

amosanguis

AnnieM

avoidfilledwithcelluloid

Bluehaven4220

bringbackthepizza

dance_across

dkwilliams

equestrianstatue

Esgalnen

fearlessdiva

Frasers_soulmate

goldkhator

Heartwing

Isanes

jediseagull

Kernezelda

K_Hanna_Korossy

KLessard

librarychick_94

lil_1337

Liztalkstrash

malfaisant

MistressKat

montecarlogirl87

Mousewrites

mrs_d

MrsluluSpock

pepperywisdom

polgara

QueenMab81

rattlecatcher

Ray_War_lover

sara_merry99

scouringsandstone

serialkarma

SerpentineJ

sexyspork

sg1lucy

Shaleygh

sheron

sophrosynic

Starship21ZedNA9

waldorph

withoutwords

Xela

Some more new authors writing in due South

Here are some dS authors/artists who have (as far as I can tell, not having done much research) started posting to AO3 since my post last year.  As always, I make no claims that this list is complete in any way, and these aren't recs per se (I haven't necessarily read all these people).  Just putting the names out there; if you're curious, investigate!  If you know of someone I've missed, let me know.

(I have not included people that I know are moving their old works into AO3 from other platforms, but I won't swear that some of the people on this list don't fall into that category.)

Aformofmotion
Arwyn
Canonantithesis
Cicak
Diffractions
Dogsled
Feroxargentea
GT067
HereEatThisKitten
Jediseagull
Jenphalian
ICryYouMercy/TrafalgarsLaw
Igrab
LadyDrace
Leoben
LouiseVecchio
Lovesong
Melissen
Mountie_rider
Peevee
Prettyunique
Squidgie
Shadow2Serenity
Teamfreeawesome
ThaFost
Zungenleid

A partial list of recently-activated due South authors

To keep this comm from deletion, and because someone might find the information useful sometime, here's a list of dS authors (and a couple of people who work exclusively in other media) I'm aware of who a) have become active roughly since I did (i.e. 2012ish-2014) and b) are currently active as I'm writing this in 2014.  This is in no way claiming to be a complete or definitive list; it's based on what I can come up with off the top of my head and by looking at participation lists from a couple of things like Seekrit Santa; it's also AO3 and LJ-centric because that's where I read.  Also, I can't always tell who's newly posting to AO3 and who's importing their fics they wrote ages ago.  Anyway, feel free to comment with additions.

Using AO3 handles here; some people have different handles on LJ and/or DW.

ButterflyGhost
catladyinwaiting
clevermanka
CoraClavia
damfina
DiefGirl
Deputychairman
DesireeArmfeldt
DoodlesInTheSand
DS_Tiff
Garonne
JackyMedean
happy29
Heather
katieB_29
lexigent
Lucy410
Muriel_Perun
prettyunique
reject_sheep
ride_forever
RC's Many Posts
scarletjedi
Scribe
Seascribe
seramirez
sperrywink
Sproid
Tatau
Tortiecat
vailkagami
Vic32
Wagnetic

OK, that was quite a lot of names and now I'm SURE I've missed out some obvious people.

ETA: Despite the usual purpose of this comm, this is not a recs post or a profiles post. Just a list of people that are out there making things. :)
  • exbex

author profile: SLWalker

Author:  sl_walker 
Website/link to fic:  stories archive
Fanlore page:  TBC
First DS fic posted:  2010
Full disclosure:  We are mutual flisters,  I'm a total fangirl.
Pairings:  Turnbull/Vecchio, Fraser/Kowalski
Style and Strengths:  sl_walker co-authors the Arch to the Sky 'verse and co-authors/co-mods ds_zombies with kalijean.  I am continually impressed by her attention to detail, as well as the way she and kalijean balance the magical realism present in Due South with the realities of everyday life.  Angst, darkness, and fluff all get fair play, and are balanced brilliantly.
Other ds/C6d activity:  One BSG 2003 fic crossover with ST:TOS.

Some favorites:

Fairly Certain (Turnbull, PG, 2100 words)

Sixteen-year-old Renfield figures something important out.  It's an honest and refreshing look at the way we come to grips with our sexuality.

Brutality (Turnbull, PG, 286 words)

Turnbull stands up for a classmate at Depot, and suffers the harassment after rumors fly about his sexuality.  I love the snapshot for the way it presents the duality of humanity; Turnbull is forced to suffer for doing the right thing, and his courage and fear are juxtaposed perfectly.

Despite All (Turnbull, G, 250 words)

A heart-breaking snippet with Turnbull feeling a sense of failure, it really inspires a visceral reaction within the reader.

Any Way Up (Vecchio/Turnbull, PG-13, 28,671 words)

Ray and Renfield slowly find their way to one another.  I love the piece for its natural progression and the quiet revelations of the two men, who both feel the fear, intense joy, and cautious optimism of falling in love.

Stripes (Fraser/Kowalski, PG, 669 words)

I love a story in which we get to see that Fraser's not nearly as naive as we might be led to think.
  • exbex

author profile: kalijean

Author:  kalijean 
Website/link to fic:  kalijean on AO3 and Arch to the Sky verse
Fanlore page:  TBC
First DS fic posted:  2010
Full disclosure:  I'm an adoring fangirl, while she graciously tolerates my squee.  We're mutual flisters.
Pairings:  Vecchio/Turnbull, Fraser/Kowalski
Style and Strengths:  Whether it's in the Arch to the Sky verse, her Due South/Harry Potter crossover verse, or the ds_zombies  radioplay, kalijean loves to peel back the layers of a character like an onion.  The results can be painful or delightful, and always worth it.
Other ds/C6d activity:  none

Some favorites:


Cinis (Vecchio, PG-13, 229 words)

A Vecchio-in-Vegas favorite of mine.  Ray atones for Armando's sins, while being eaten up by his own guilt.

Kicking the Line (Fraser/Kowalski, PG-13, 584 words)

Kowalski's spine fuses together.  Excellent introspection and one of my all-time favorite ending lines.

Turtle (Welsh, Turtle, Vecchio, G, 632 words)

We learn the fate of Kowalski's turtle and get a rare glimpse inside Welsh's mind.

Avis (Turnbull/Vecchio, G, 911 words) 

Early in kalijean 's Due South/Harry Potter verse, in which Vecchio and Turnbull are wizards living among Muggles in Chicago.  A joyful and tender piece (okay, it makes me cry every time).

Obliviate (Kowalski, Welsh, Vecchio/Turnbull, Fraser; PG-13, 2818 words)

The second installment in the Due South/Harry Potter universe.  In which Kowalski is just too good of a detective...

ADMIN: Another Round!

Hi everyone!

china_shop has handed management of this community over to me, so I'll be pestering you all to come and wax lyrical over your favourite dS writers, artists and vidders.

Tomorrow is the 1st of March, so I thought it might be a good time to kick off another round of profiles. If you'd like to write a profile, please comment below, and I will email you the template and give you posting access. I'd really love it if more artists and vidders were profiled!

We'll stick with the current format of two profiles a month, posted when convenient to you. Check out the index to see who's already been profiled. And for ideas, check viciouscats masterlist of authors.