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and then, the deluge
another frog
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Coming briefly out of hibernation of low grade misery for two things:

1.) Fortunate Son by astolat, AIRPS, DC & DA, gen, okay, seriously, I am now insisting on official codes be announced by someone, somewhere, that everyone obeys. I LIKE USING SINGLE OR DOUBLE LETTERS PEOPLE. Whole names != zen.

Also, so adorable and involves my sixth greatest fear, air travel. Yes, I do have a list. No, I will not share. Just--there are reasons I am to a.) be extremely sleep deprived or b.) have dental work before getting on a plane. All of them involve flames. I did not even start to twitch. Read now, plz.

2.) Due South, first season, third disc, with second season arriving today. In a variety of ways, I really want Fraser's boots. I want him while in them, too, but I seriously seriously want those boots. They're amazing! They protect the leg from mud, you can run in them easily, and they clean up fast. How the hell do we not have some of those.

How the hell does he run like that for ten million miles?

Also, RayV's (did I write that correctly?) "I have a total mancrush on this hot mountie" could not be more obvious if he gave it out as a card. I bet he does. Luckily, he doesn't have to all that often. Fraser's obliviousness to women actually beats Sheppard's. I honestly believe that if they were the last two people on earth and were both given sex pollen causing uncontrollable lust and locked in a small, comfortable room with two beds, they would still somehow not have sex on the strength of sheer obliviousness. That's--that's impressive.

They might not even get off. They'd worry it wasn't polite. Well, Fraser would. Sheppard would contemplate having to bare skin in front of other human beings and find this deeply traumatic or something.

I'm really tempted to do an episode by episode reaction post, but a lot of it is my absolute amazement that these are some of the most cliched plots ever and they are still utterly transfixing and feel completely new every damn time.

3.) Random Note: Child started watching and was pissed when I told him there were only three seasons. He's three episodes behind me; he was up until God knows when last night finishing the second disc. I've decided to save me and him some time, I'm going to auction him off to anyone who has a child of the vaguely appropriate age for a betrothal. His dowry will include four gamestations (by that time, I will have a Wii and X-Box and every game console ever), a laptop, a desktop, and a metric ton of dinosaur books, books on robotics, books on genetic engineering, books on snakes, and a terrifying predilection for waking me up to ask seriously if he cloned a small herbivore, if that would be okay to keep.

Have raised alert to Orange for the backyard. I saw him digging a hole and then quickly covering it up again. So freaking do not want to know, you have no idea.


Child is awesome. o3o Hoping quietly that mine manges to grow up as awesome as yours.

*crosses fingers* I'm hoping mine doesn't become an SA troll. OR you know, any kind of troll.

Modern parenting has so many new worries. Gah.

Due South is, like, high-quality television. Watch in thge background of scenes, especially the ones in the station, and every single extra is doing something awesome and entertaining.

Okay, must start watching backgrounds.

I SO want you to write up episode reactions! I really am jealous that you get to experience the whole thing from the beginning. There are a few shows that I'd love to watch for the first time again, and that is one of them!

I'm tickled that you're enjoying it so much so far, and I do believe you will agree that it only gets better as it goes along! Whee!

It would just be squeeing! A lot of squeeing. And discussion of boots.

I could be wrong, but aren't there four seasons of DS?

Depends on what country you're in. Officially yes, 4 seasons, but 3/4 was the shorter 13 episode seasons like in canada or the UK. In the US it's billed (and I think was shown as) one season.

Fraser's obliviousness to women actually beats Sheppard's. I honestly believe that if they were the last two people on earth and were both given sex pollen causing uncontrollable lust and locked in a small, comfortable room with two beds, they would still somehow not have sex on the strength of sheer obliviousness. That's--that's impressive.

Now I feel very sorry for John's ex-wife. Who probably waited for their wedding night, when he...flipped on the tv and watched a Star Trek marathon.

He had a Completely Unexpected Wow Did Not Desperately Beg For This mission in like, Taiwan or Korea or something.

Fraser's obliviousness to women actually beats Sheppard's. I honestly believe that if they were the last two people on earth and were both given sex pollen causing uncontrollable lust and locked in a small, comfortable room with two beds, they would still somehow not have sex on the strength of sheer obliviousness. That's--that's impressive.

They might not even get off. They'd worry it wasn't polite. Well, Fraser would. Sheppard would contemplate having to bare skin in front of other human beings and find this deeply traumatic or something.


May I put this on overheardfandom?

In a comfortable room with ONE bed, even!

Oh, Fraser. &hearts

Pile of blankets and oysters and lube right beside it. And nothing.

Just extreme hotness and terrifying conversation about Canada and clowns and hair care products.

Fraser's obliviousness to women actually beats Sheppard's. I honestly believe that if they were the last two people on earth and were both given sex pollen causing uncontrollable lust and locked in a small, comfortable room with two beds, they would still somehow not have sex on the strength of sheer obliviousness. That's--that's impressive.

You're writing this some day, yes?

It would be the saddest pollen fic ever. Can you see this conversation? I mean--Fraser staring over John's shoulder and talking about Canadian watermarks and John at the floor and telling Fraser about like, ferris wheels and both of them sweating heavily and--

Okay, good episode for visual, yes. Very.

I remember the first time I saw Due South, I just KNEW whoever the show runner/creator was, he or she would have the most fantastic success one day. Fast forward a few years and Paul Haggis is getting nominations for Oscars(tm) and the like; left, right & center. And I actually think some of his movie work kinda sucks compared to his work in DS.

Under Paul Haggis, DS was whimsy and tragedy poised on a knife edge. A beautiful, dangerous thing.

*g*

And Paul Gross is... Paul Gross.

Fraser's obliviousness to women actually beats Sheppard's. I honestly believe that if they were the last two people on earth and were both given sex pollen causing uncontrollable lust and locked in a small, comfortable room with two beds, they would still somehow not have sex on the strength of sheer obliviousness. That's--that's impressive.

Heh, I don't think his beats Sheppard's, because it took Sheppard being locked up for six months to have sex, but Fraser with Victoria just a snowstorm, iirc.

Heh, I don't think his beats Sheppard's, because it took Sheppard being locked up for six months to have sex, but Fraser with Victoria just a snowstorm, iirc.

Hee! Okay, I love what you're saying and it made me chortle out loud, but I think it's like comparing apples and oranges.

Victoria is Fraser's equal-opposite, his mirror image, his (evil) soul mate -- the woman who haunted him for years after the illicit lurve they shared on a mountainside. He allowed her to deconstruct what it was that made Fraser Fraser, his honor, over the course of their second meeting, completing what started when he let her go.

What's her face, Teer, is that nice, sweet girl who looked after John who got stuck in a trap, and every second he was stuck in that trap he wanted out, out, out! (And away from her.) Teer/John was "thank you kindly, ma'am" sex, barely one step above pity-sex. He even offhandedly referred to her and her people as "pansy wannabees" in a later episode. I don't think she affected him one way or another, or that he thinks of her at all.

I probably took your very amusing line a little too seriously here, huh?

Cloning! Yes, my daughter. Big dino cloning fan: now a teen, speaks of it as basically a done deal, easy peasy. However, she's too old for Child I'm afraid. When she was very young, I finished reading to her one night, and she said she was thinking about stuff. I asked about what, and she said, and I *am not making this up*, "what the spaces between universes are like." We have to find her a mate who will talk about computer games and spaces between universes and also chocolate and puppies. *g*

p.s. backyard hole *could* be entrance to sekrit underground city he's making. Just saying. My kids tried this.

Fraser's obliviousness to women actually beats Sheppard's.*g* yes, yes it does*nods* It is both agonizingly frustrating and sexy as hell,that obliviousness of his...wait till you get started on dS fic, especially the ones depicting Fraser shedding his I-am-a-rock Mountie facade and transforming into a wild sex animal....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,yummy*drools* there are loads and loads high quality fanfiction in this fandom....um,yeah...I'll be off now..*fans herself*

I honestly believe that if they were the last two people on earth and were both given sex pollen causing uncontrollable lust and locked in a small, comfortable room with two beds, they would still somehow not have sex on the strength of sheer obliviousness.

Please let someone write this.

Child sounds highly amusing. Don't ask about the hole. It's probably for the best. :)

PS - you have me looking up pricing for the season sets of Due South as I have yet to own it. Amazon has a 3-pack that is surprisingly reasonable...

Hi, totally random, here via overheardfandom, and wanted to thank you for your dS commentary--it made me grin hugely. (And OMG, you are SO right about Fraser. ♥ Well, and about Vecchio, too. *g*) I hope you enjoy the rest of the show! :)

I so adored the first two seasons of Due South!

Mmm, Fraser and Vecchio are my OTF, forever. :)

If you write the pollen fic, I will have a child for yours to marry.