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Discworld/Due South: Ankh-Morpork's Most Wanted [Apr. 20th, 2009|10:21 am]
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Title: Ankh-Morpork's Most Wanted
Fandom: Discworld/Due South
Pairing: RayK/Fraser
Wordcount: ~1000
Warnings: None (see policy)
Notes: This is a tribute, pure and simple, to cesperanza's amazing Chicago's Most Wanted. It should just about make sense if you haven't read that first, but I would highly, highly recommend doing so. It is written for birdsflying, with thanks and love.
Summary: I first came to Ankh-Morpork on the trail of the killers of my father...



Please click here to read Ankh-Morpork's Most Wanted on AO3.
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[User Picture]From: birdsflying
2009-04-20 02:27 pm (UTC)
!!11!!111!!!11!!!!!!

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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 02:31 pm (UTC)
<3<3<3<3<3
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[User Picture]From: misspearlygates
2009-04-20 02:51 pm (UTC)
I read this at work because I knew it was going to be brilliant, AND IT WAS.

*loves, loves, loves some more*
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 03:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, *twirls you!* If you think I have done well by the Mountie, then I believe you!
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From: bravecows
2009-04-20 02:56 pm (UTC)
OH KATY

♥________________________♥

forever!!!!

My favourite line is the one about Carrot looking like a rabbit relieving itself. MAYBE. I will come back later and choose another favourite line probably. eeeee <33333!
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 03:11 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you like! All credit for that line goes to the-girl-who-watched-that-movie-with-us-and-agreed-on-the-slashing-of-the-guys -- she once Judged someone using that idea, and it stuck with me on a deep and visceral level.

<3<3<3
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[User Picture]From: puckling
2009-04-20 04:10 pm (UTC)
I was *just* talking about how Fraser = Carrot, and rereading Chicago's Most Wanted. ARE YOU READING MY MIND?

"Sir," said the dwarf, settling the matter. There couldn't possibly be two different genetic lines able to fit that much reproach into a single word. "Captain Carrot is a member of the Hsf'dsk clan. I am a member of the Cn'dsk clan. I first came to Ankh-Morpork on the trail of the killers of my father and, for reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, I have remained, attached as liaison officer with the Dwarves Guild."

In other news, this is made of pure brilliance, but I suspect you know that.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 05:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! I am delighted you like this!

but I suspect you know that.

I did maybe hug myself in glee when I thought of that line, but you can't prove a thing.

Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: ariastar
2009-04-20 05:32 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely pitch-perfect. I think everyone who knows both canons has the "wow, Fraser is a lot like Carrot" thought at some point, but you ran with it. Fraser as a dwarf! And Dfn'bkr! Old Dwarvish name! HALF-WEREWOLF! Sorry, I've been reduced to sentence fragments by the wonderfulness that is this fic. <333
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 05:47 pm (UTC)
*twirls you like mad* Oh, thank you! I'm really delighted by this comment -- sentence fragments are totally the best feedback there is. :D
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[User Picture]From: zingoch
2009-04-20 06:38 pm (UTC)
I didn't know the world needed this crossover, but it really, really did. *g*
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From: ext_182264
2009-04-20 06:42 pm (UTC)
Whee! I am so excited to get a comment from a dreamwidth account, I shall reply from mine!

Thank you! I'm glad you liked!

(The response itself seems like kind of an anti-climax given my excitement, but I am glad you liked. *grins sheepishly*
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[User Picture]From: petronelle
2009-04-20 08:51 pm (UTC)
I shrieked with joy. And then I hit the part where I *got the title* and then I hit high C. And kept going.

I am so very deeply fond of Vimes vs. RayK. I adore, adore, Adore Dief's existence.

The fact that Fraser is also a Dwarf makes me continue to giggle in a way that lets the neighbors know I'm a soprano.

'scuse me, I have to make flaily hands at everyone I know who will get this and make them all read it.

(And it makes me want to work on the one where Angua ends up in Chicago.)
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, oh, yay! What lovely feedback -- thank you kindly. *tips hat*

I'm really thrilled you like this, and even more thrilled to read your parenthetical remark -- I look forward to reading it sometime!
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[User Picture]From: thingswithwings
2009-04-20 09:15 pm (UTC)
hahahahahaha

you are BRILLIANT. I don't know what brought this on, but I hope it's something that happens often.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 10:02 pm (UTC)
*wriggles toes in glee* Thank you kindly, ma'am.
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[User Picture]From: everysecondtues
2009-04-20 09:42 pm (UTC)
Eeeee. Oh my gosh. You picked one of the best fic ever to pay tribute to, and you somehow managed to do it complete justice. This is funny, witty, and somehow also very true to Discworld. I am going to bookmark this to re-read again and again.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 10:03 pm (UTC)
That is such high praise -- thank you, thank you! I'm thrilled you think this does CMW justice -- I love that story so much. :D
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[User Picture]From: soda_and_capes
2009-04-20 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh my goddddd. This is utterly perfect. Ever since I made the Fraser = Carrot connection, I've wanted this crossover. This is clever and adorable and so very Vimes. AWESOME.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 11:28 pm (UTC)
Bwee, thank you! I'm really glad this worked for you! :D
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[User Picture]From: burntcopper
2009-04-20 10:55 pm (UTC)
I love you more than Diefenbaker loves doughnuts.

soooo, can we have the sequel where Ray goes undercover at the Fools' Guild and Fraser decides to join him as a :cough: knife thrower?

And I always, always love how when trying to describe carrot or Fraser to people unfamiliar with the fandom, you use 'you know ____?' 'only with red/black hair (delete as appropriate)'
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 11:30 pm (UTC)
*beams and beams and BEAMS* Oh, thank you!

soooo, can we have the sequel where Ray goes undercover at the Fools' Guild and Fraser decides to join him as a :cough: knife thrower?

I wish! I actually tried to make that one work first, but it seemed CMW was a much more natural fit. For me, that is -- if you were to try your hand at it, maybe...?
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[User Picture]From: labellementeuse
2009-04-20 11:00 pm (UTC)
That is a lot of funny packed in a small wordcount. Pitch-perfect Discworld and Vimes - I particularly like "a man with an egg that needed painting" and "like watching a rabbit relieve itself" (!!!!) - and hilarious Ray and Fraser. Brilliance!
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 11:30 pm (UTC)
Whee, thank you! I'm delighted this worked for you!
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[User Picture]From: eruthros
2009-04-20 11:09 pm (UTC)
This is AWESOME. I love it -- Vimes + RayK = brilliant.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-20 11:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! Thank you very much!
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[User Picture]From: custardpringle
2009-04-20 11:58 pm (UTC)
Good lord, I never knew I needed this fic but apparently I really did. This idea is hilarious and wonderful and I heartily approve.

Also:

If this man had one, Vimes reflected, it would read "sidekick" in large, neon letters, with the first four letters hastily scribbled out.

This is so very, very RayK.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-21 12:55 am (UTC)

This is so very, very RayK.


Oh, thank you so much, especially for this -- that was probably my favourite line to write.
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[User Picture]From: bakaknight
2009-04-21 02:18 am (UTC)
I-you-buh-GAH!
I didn't think it was POSSIBLE for anybody to combine these two fandoms. I mean, yeah, sure, Fraser=Carrot+bonus parent issues, but THIS!
-hugs you-
You are brilliant.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-21 11:40 am (UTC)
*twirls you!* Oh, dude, thank you! This comment made me beam.
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[User Picture]From: travels_in_time
2009-04-21 02:20 am (UTC)
OMG. I am DED of the brilliance!

*squees like a high-pitched squeeing thing*

It was all good, but my favorite line:

"Sorry," Kowalski said. "Guv?"

*falls over*
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-21 11:40 am (UTC)
Oh, yay! Thank you so much! I'm really glad this worked for you. :D
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[User Picture]From: sam80853
2009-04-21 04:08 am (UTC)
I'm here via travels_in_time.

Hilarious!
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-21 11:40 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: book_of_calm
2009-04-21 04:22 am (UTC)
I reread CMW last week, but I haven't read any of my Discworld books in a while. Perhaps now would be a good time, seeing as you have accomplished a lovely melding of meldyness.

I BOTH LOVE AND HATE YOU. TOO MANY BOOKS I DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ :( :( :(
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-21 11:41 am (UTC)
*loves* Oh, dude, thank you! I am glad my meldyness worked for you. :D
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[User Picture]From: cellia
2009-04-21 06:40 am (UTC)
Oh!! <33333

I saw Due South before I read any Discworld, but Carrot has always made me think of Fraser.

So many great lines, but this is my favorite: "It's poorly organised crime."

YAY!
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-21 11:42 am (UTC)
I'm really glad you liked this -- thanks for letting me know!
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[User Picture]From: kalpurna
2009-04-22 12:20 am (UTC)
THIS IS THE BEST GODDAMN FIC I HAVE EVER READ. ♥____♥
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-22 02:30 am (UTC)
*flaily hands of joy* Thank you!
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-04-22 01:47 am (UTC)
This is SO WRONG.

Also wrong: this sentence actually makes me feel a little warm and fuzzy. I have absolutely no idea. But Kowalski was prepared for this, the answer out of his mouth before either of them could think too hard about the numerous occasions when Kowalski had failed to persuade their favourite six foot something crime lord that he was secretly a dwarf.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-22 02:31 am (UTC)
Thank you! (I think? I hope!) Yay for warm fuzzies!
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[User Picture]From: reginagiraffe
2009-04-22 01:58 am (UTC)
Fantastic!!
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-22 02:31 am (UTC)
Yay, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: lipsum
2009-04-22 04:17 am (UTC)
"Half-werewolf!" Kowalski said, holding his hands up in an appeasing gesture. "Half-werewolf, half-dog, all potentially useful. If we just get Dfn'bkr to--"

"Dfn'bkr?" Vimes repeated.

"Old Dwarvish name," said Kowalski a little defensively. "After one of the first kings of Cn'dsk."


*starts laughing helplessly, cannot stop*
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-22 11:24 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm delighted you like that bit -- it made me very happy to write! Thanks for letting me know!
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[User Picture]From: cofax7
2009-04-22 04:46 am (UTC)
Hah!

::loves::
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-22 11:24 am (UTC)
*beams and beams* Thank you kindly!
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[User Picture]From: pandarus
2009-04-22 11:32 am (UTC)
::applauds forever::

Congratulations! You win at the internets!
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-04-22 11:52 am (UTC)
Oh, yay! Thank you so much -- I'm really glad you liked!
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