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Becoming Dana Scully: Me And The X-Files, 20 Years Later


When The X-Files first aired, I had just graduated from college. Gillian Anderson is about the same age that I am, give or take a year or two (though I must say she's always looked better than I do at this age). So as she was getting sucked into the world of the X-Files, I was also being initiated into the profession I had chosen; and, as for Scully, it was for me a long and grueling process which threatened to overwhelm my existence and blot out any recollection of a life outside. So I identified with her, as a woman entering a male-dominated profession, as someone to whom personal loyalty was extremely important, and as someone who struggled to reconcile a materialist worldview with a wish for there to be something more. And as a redhead too, I suppose.

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Date: 2014-10-08 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chinapatterns.livejournal.com
I read this is shock and awe a few days later and I still don't know what to say, so I will start by saying thank you. Thank you for sharing your story. I would also like to say that I'm sorry you have had to go through all of this.

I love to see Scully go through hardship and come out the other side, she's a fictional character and it reminds me that my life's not that bad. To have someone go through a large portion of that in real life ...

Well done seems pathetic and patronising, I'm sorry insincere so I will just say thank you and I hope that Scully continues to be an inspiration and a touchstone for you.

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