keerawa

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Name: keerawa
Alias(es):
Type: Fan writer, vidder
Fandoms: due South, Elementary, Highlander, various Lois McMaster Bujold, Sherlock, Supernatural, & many others
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URL: http://keerawa.slashcity.org/
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keerawa has been a writer in the due South fandom since 2006. They also write in numerous other fandoms. They record excellent podfic, mostly of their own stories. Their podfic is archived on the podfic archive.

keerawa is also a vidder. Their vids are often plotty or character-driven rather than shippy. A favorite vid is Train to Jackson, which focuses on Fraser's story arc through the whole series.

Writing Style

In ds_profiles, luzula says:

"keerawa often writes dark takes on the characters, and she does so in an utterly convincing way, making it mesh with canon. She's often concerned with questions of identity--why characters are the way they are, characters doubting themselves, unreliable narrators, etc. She often writes gen stories, and when she writes romantic stories, they almost always have a plot besides the romance or sex. As well as her longer fic, she's also very talented with short snippets. keerawa is known for enjoying remixes, and encourages others to remix her stories." [1]

Example Works

due South

  • Con Job (Fraser/Kowalski and Kowalski/OMC, NC-17, 5300 words) This story is an utterly fascinating take on Ray Kowalski. Deep undercover, so that the character that we see on the show is only his undercover persona, Ray is torn between the role that he plays as Fraser's partner, friend and perhaps lover, and his need to keep something of himself for when he gets out again. There is also a podfic of this story by the author.
  • Safe House (Kowalski/Vecchio, NC-17, 4000 words warning - dark) Set between seasons two and three, experienced undercover officer Kowalski comes to help Vecchio get into his role as Languostini. It turns out that Langoustini was bisexual, and Vecchio needs to learn to deal with that. This has its costs for both men. The story is written in an external third person POV, which keeps out of the heads of both characters. keerawa has said that the story felt like a staged play in their head.
  • Father Confessor (Vecchio family gen, PG-13, 6300 words) The Vecchio family through the eyes of an outsider: Father Behan. Ray's marriage with Angie, his struggle to do the right thing when Zuko beats up another kid, his feelings for Fraser--we hear about all these things when Ray confesses them to Father Behan. The ending deals with Ray's undercover time in Vegas, and it's chilling without actually revealing much of what Ray went through. The story is also available as podfic by sundayscat.
  • Bad for the Soul (Kowalski gen, PG, 300 words) A missing scene from "Good for the Soul", this snippet shows how it came about that the 27th moved in on Warfield. It shows the difference between Fraser's actions, which are driven by principles and idealism, and Ray's actions, which are driven more by loyalty. The last lines really pack a punch.

Other Fandoms

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

References

  1. luzula, due South Author Profile: keerawa posted on 11 January 2010 (Accessed 23 January 2010)