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Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote2015-09-13 05:00 pm

RayV squee party planning

It came up in the comments to a recent (locked) post that there are at least three people on my flist, aside from me, who are RayV or Fraser/RayV fans (in Due South). And I said "We should have a party!" And so we should. :D

All Due South fans are welcome, of course -- there would be no RayK bashing -- in the understanding that it would be RayV focused, because that is the point!

(Explanation for anyone who is now confused: the '90s show Due South switched its secondary lead halfway through. Both versions of the character are named Ray. A lot of people have a very strong preference one way or the other. I've never actually been in the fandom for the show; I just watched it, and didn't even know there was a pretty strong schism in the fandom until a long time later. But I still have a preference. XD)

Okay! Questions! For those of you who might be interested:

- Does it sound okay to do something informal where I put up a main post with subthreads for discussion/squee, commentfic prompts, etc, and then just have a cheerful free-for-all in the comments? I think that'd be my preference; I don't really have the ability to run something right now that's going to involve a lot of planning or modding.

- Would it be too soon to put put up the post around the middle of this week and "party" over the weekend? (I'd really like to jump on this while I'm enthusiastic about the idea, and the following couple of weeks, I will be out of town. On the other hand, if everyone ELSE is going to be gone this week and/or is much too busy, then that won't work, of course. And I know this is a very busy time of year for a lot of people, with school starting and so forth. If not this weekend, it will need to be mid-October.)

- Should episode rewatches be part of it? It looks like it's not streaming on Netflix or Hulu (sigh), but Youtube has a bunch of episodes. Obviously there's no time for anything organized if we do it soon, but we could maybe pick an episode (like "North") to watch and discuss, or we could just have a general episode discussion thread and rewatch an episode or two over the weekend if we feel like it.

- Any other suggestions? Anything else I'm not taking into account?
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[personal profile] minim_calibre 2015-09-14 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
Vecchio!!!!! I have no actual useful comments, but I should really renew my DW account and get my Two Axes icon back in rotation. Also, if you have a Vecchio party of an informal nature, someone with more bandwidth will probably come out of the woodwork to host a rewatch.
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[personal profile] melannen 2015-09-14 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
Am I invited if I swing both Rays? :D (And/or privately believe that there's only one Ray but he's a Time Lord...:P)
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[personal profile] malnpudl 2015-09-14 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
Would you like to keep it to your flist/circle, or would you like to open it up to the wider dS fans still hanging around? There is much Vecchio love out there (and no rancor left at all, as far as I can see), and I suspect some folks would be pleased to come and share in the fun -- but only if that would be a comfortable and welcome thing for you.
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[personal profile] gwyn 2015-09-14 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay Vecchio! When DS came back after it was cancelled, I was kind of nervous, because I'd never seen a resurrected show that was as good as the first incarnation. It just never jelled for me, I never felt what I'd felt for those first two seasons, and Vecchio is just SO my guy that I couldn't get over the loss of him. I would definitely love some Vecchio squee (that was in short supply for a really long time). Man, in the before times, I wrote posts about him, but there wasn't tagging on LJ back then, so I wouldn't even know how to find them.