Oct. 2nd, 2014

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"I probably wouldn't get an argument from even the most devoted X-Files fans if I pointed out that flukemen weren't likely to ever peek out of your toilet." — Anne Simon, PhD, The Real Science Behind The X-Files

I wouldn't be too sure about that, Anne, but you certainly won't get any argument from me. This Monster-of-the-Week episode stars Truculent Mulder, Chipmunk Cheeks Scully, and Stoic A.D. Skinner, with a special appearance by Darin Morgan as the Flukeman. "The Host" is also our first meeting with Mulder's new FBI informant, "X."

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: Daniel Sackheim
Originally aired: September 23, 1994

Mulder is pulled off wiretap duty by A.D. Skinner and sent to investigate a dead body that turned up in the New Jersey sewer system. Scully gets involved when she requests to do the autopsy. Rather than "the simple drugland body dump" that Mulder assume it to be, the case turns out be a genuine X-File.

Most Memorable Quote:
Scully: Flatworms are what are known as obligate endoparasites. They live inside of the host entering the body through ingestion of larvae or eggs. They are not creatures that go around attacking people.
Mulder: That's good. I didn't wanna tell Skinner his murder suspect was a giant bloodsucking worm.
And its follow-up:
Scully: Mulder, this is amazing! [looking at the flukeman] Its vestigial features seem parasitic, but it has primate physiology. Where the hell did it come from?
Mulder: I don't know. But it looks like I'm gonna have to tell Skinner that his suspect is a giant bloodsucking worm after all.

Transcript. We are so lucky to have this site.
Sarah Stegall
Red Wolf's Episode Guide

That's always the question, isn't it?
The Repeat Customer by aka "Jake" was written for Fandomonium's Virtual Season of Smut. It's not that smutty, and it is a genuine post-ep, one of the few. It will likely offend some fans, so read it at your own risk.
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The X-Files began when I was 12 years old and wrapped up when I was 22, so I literally grew up with the show. Because of that, it had a massive influence over just about every aspect of my life, which continues to this day.

I remember when I first heard about the show, I was under the impression that it was going to be something more along the lines of Sightings than a character-driven drama series, so it took me a few episodes to really tune in. I think maybe I caught a few minutes of the Pilot when my dad was watching it, but my first full episode was Squeeze. That was enough to get me interested. By the time I saw Ice, I was obsessed. And the rest is history.

Scully in particular was a huge role model for me as a kid, as I'm sure she was for a lot of girls my age. (Note: I'm now 33, and I still want to be Scully when I grow up.) I was a quiet, geeky girl without a lot of friends, and Scully somehow made me okay with that. When I first got internet access in high school, the first real online community I belonged to was an X-Files community, and I started meeting a bunch of really great people who I could have intellectual discussions with.

Reading about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the show in the Official X-Files Magazine and in online set reports got me interested in learning about film-making, and I ended up going to college to study computer animation. I remember when it came time to write my senior thesis, X-Files was referenced quite frequently. Even today, X-Files is my favorite go-to subject matter when I want to practice drawing, whether it's realistic or cartoony.

That said, I just completed some new X-Files related artwork. I wanted to draw Scully from I Want To Believe. While I have mixed feelings about certain aspects of the movie, I still absolutely love Mulder and Scully in it. I really like how Scully's views on experimental medicine in a conservative Catholic hospital make her a bit of an outcast amongst her peers the same way that Mulder's views always made him an outcast at the FBI. I always thought that was kind of a neat parallel.


I've also been working on a new X-Files blog, and I figured this might be a good time to do a soft launch of it. Not much content there yet, but I plan for it to be the new home for my artwork (both new and old), as well as a place where I can ramble about the Season 10 comics and chronicle my upcoming series re-watch project.

Chasing Monsters With Butterfly Nets

Well, I suppose that's all for now, and if all goes well, I'm hoping to have some more artwork finished in time for the 31st!


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