[identity profile] little-firestar.livejournal.com
 Last year, in occasion of the 2013 Roma Fiction Fest, writer and producer of The X-files Spotnitz was interviewed; there's a transalted version here, and I'm leaving the link to the original as well (in Italian); it's a bit out-dated, but I really liked what he said, and thought it was good to share.

The X-Files, twenty years later the paranoia and conspiracy theories have become reality. Frank Spotnitz at the Roma Fiction Fest

tree: very young david and gillian/mulder and scully promo for the x-files ([xf] wonderfully collided)
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this is a thing i made for [livejournal.com profile] wendelah1's birthday this year.

x-files cross-stitch

yes it is an x-files cross stitch. yes i did print out the letter X from the x-files font and trace it onto the fabric. yes i did almost go blind working on all that black stitching.

but it was for love! i regret nothing.

embiggened version below )
[identity profile] littlegreen42.livejournal.com
Favourite Season: Season One. This season seems pretty unpolished, but that's actually what I like about it. Mulder is still wide-eyed with wonder, not the cynical person he'd later become, and Scully seems a lot happier, too -- in no small part because she hasn't yet been abducted. Because the conspiracy narrative hasn't yet spiraled out into complex and confusing ways, the mytharc episodes are a lot more simplistic -- though still pretty complicated (I think I've seen "E.B.E." over a hundred times, and I still haven't come up with a definitive idea about what's really going on). Read more... )

Favourite Character: Mulder. I love Scully, too, but I find Mulder much easier to relate to. I'm a skeptic, and I get told that I seem very "logical," so you'd think I'd relate better to Scully -- but Mulder's scatterbrained, outside-of-the-box way of thinking is more like how I think (Scully strikes me as more methodical and precise in her thought process), and I also tend to be obsessive, get stupidly excited about weird, random stuff, and I have a sarcastic sense of humour. So I guess I just feel more drawn to Mulder.

Favourite Episode: "E.B.E." As I mentioned above, I've watched this over a hundred times (well, probably). I'm not really sure why it's my favourite. Maybe it's the fact that it has so many twists and turns and you can never really figure out what's really going on. I love that scene in the beginning when they talk about swamp gas ("Swamp gas?"), and our first meeting with the Lone Gunmen is pretty awesome, and who doesn't love a UFO party?

Favourite Movie: Fight The Future. I admit that the plot doesn't make a lot of sense, and there's a lot of really ridiculous stuff (like how there's no explanation of how Mulder and Scully got back from Antarctica, or the fact that the Conspiracy is apparently breeding Noromo bees who hang around in Scully's collar doing nothing until Mulder tries to kiss her -- I'm not even a shipper, but come on, what are the chances of the bee not doing anything until that exact moment, I mean really) -- but it's a pretty exciting movie.

Favourite Quote:

SCULLY: Have you ever entertained the idea of trying to find life on this planet?
MULDER: I have seen the life on this planet, Scully, and that is exactly why I am looking elsewhere.
[identity profile] write-out.livejournal.com
Before I start, I wanted to say how much I've been enjoying everyone's posts so far. I'm super behind on commenting, although I do plan on catching up before our month is up.

On September 10, 1993 I was 21 years old and just starting my senior year of college. I was still mourning the end of Twin Peaks and waiting for another show to come along and captivate me as much as that one had. On that Friday night, I settled in to watch the first episode of The X-Files. By the first commercial, I was completely hooked. 20 years later, I still am.

I could go on and on about how much the show has meant to me over the years, about my favorite episodes (including, no lie, "Alpha"), my favorite fics, that I actually like Diana Fowley as well as the second movie (warts- or hideous mustaches- and all), how astoundingly beautiful I find both Mulder and Scully, how hard I shipped them. However, I'll share two things: a story about that time I went to a fan convention and some of my favorite collectibles.

In October 1996, I went to an X-Files convention held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. To my everlasting regret, I forgot my camera (point and shoot, people- remember, this was 1996) and time has eroded a lot of my specific memories of the event. Producer Robert Goodwin and stars Mitch Pileggi (Agent Skinner) and Dean Haglund (Lone Gunman Langely) were the main draws, but there were tons of merch booths and a prop museum. Somewhere in my house is the convention schedule, complete with autographs, but for the life of me I cannot find it despite my best efforts. I went with a friend and while neither of us dressed up, there were lots of trench coats and red wigs running around. It was great fun. If only I had remembered my damn camera!

This was the convention schedule (according to this account). My comments are in bold:

11:40 AM - "The X-Files" : a look a the series that we came here for.
11:50 AM - "The X-Files" Slide show : a look at many of the show's episodes.
12:15 PM - The Paranormal : a music video salute to the X-Files.
12:20 PM - Millennium : a brief clip from the new series.
12:30 PM - Mulderisms/Scullyisms : a special compilation of moments from the show.
12:45 PM - Intermission
1:30 PM - "Truth or Fiction?" : people can compete against other X-Philes for prizes.
1:50 PM - Robert Goodwin : meet the producer/director of the series.
2:25 PM - "Mulder and Scully" : a music video tribute to the relationship of the agents.
2:30 PM - "The X-Files" Trivia Contest : Win great prizes by showing your knowledge.
2:50 PM - "The X-Files" Auction : a auction for the benefit of the J.D.F.
3:15 PM - Dean Haglund : an X-Files based routine from the comedian/actor. This was one of the best parts of the con. From what I remember, he had people write prompts on little pieces of paper and toss them up on stage. At the end of his act, he picked up random pieces and came up with a story. What I still clearly remember is the very last piece of paper he picked up. Someone wrote "and then Mulder and Scully had sex."
4:00 PM - The Blooper Reel : the funniest goof ups from the show. HILARIOUS.
4:15 PM - Mitch Pileggi : Meet the man who is Skinner.
5:00 PM - Autographs from the three celebrities. They were all extremely nice. I was too shy to say more than 'hi' and something about how much I loved the show. I don't think pictures with them were allowed.

Here are some convention recaps (check out that last to see how cheap the tickets were!).

While never a serious collector of XF merch, I still have most of the items I bought while the show was still on air. Calendars, books, official shooting scripts, bumper stickers, the official magazine, other magazines, tv guides and so on. Here are some of my favorites:

Under a cut to spare your feed )

The X-Files may be slightly dated- oh my god, their cell phones- but the core of the show, the relationship between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully and their quest for the truth, still rings true. I hope the rest of you have been enjoying the celebration of this amazing show as much I am.
[identity profile] sharo-8760.livejournal.com
I’m relatively young to be in the fandom - as old as the show itself - and only became a fan about four years ago (thus barely missing the theatrical release of IWTB and only ever seeing reruns of the show). I’ve always liked supernatural stuff with no clear preference towards scifi but what keeps me watching any TV show, and keeps me committed to coming back to it, is romance. I can’t deny it. I found The X Files quite randomly by YouTube; I was obsessed with a song nd when searching for it on YT the first result was an MSR video. It caught my eye and I decided to give a shot to the reruns on TV at the time. I cannot remember the first episode I saw but it’s probably somewhere on season 8. The TV channel it was on was strangely only showing seasons 7-9 and when they’d get to the end they’d start at 7 again. So I quickly gave up on them and happened to find the Essential collection put together by CC, a mix of eight episodes along the whole series, and started with that. A year later I owned all the seasons and both films on DVD.

So, now that I’ve distracted you with my XF origins story I’ll present my contribution for this year. This time I’m offering you a hefty portion of Mulder fashion. As I’ve been re-watching the show lately I’ve noticed Mulder’s complete lack of style especially in ties. Fine, some of it is result of the fashion-unfortunate era but I genuinely think this is IC for Mulder. It does get better towards the end but frankly, up was the only direction is could go. What I have here is a overview of Mulder’s fashion moments throughout the show - mainly the aforementioned ties but you can also start preparing yourself for a red Speedo...
Also taking this time to shamelessly promote my earlier fanfics that I’ve only now properly pusblished somewhere else than on lj! Here on fanfiction.net you can find four fics of mine, two of which have been my earlier xf_is_love entries.
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I got a whole day to myself, but due to lack of ideas you'll only get one post. But at least it was made with some inspiration, much love, and the faces of Mulder & Scully. So here's my contribution:

"Filed Under X"

More info and the CSS at [livejournal.com profile] fuesch.
[identity profile] sharo-8760.livejournal.com
Title: Quests
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sharo_8760 
Pairing: Mulder/Scully
Rating: Maybe PG 13 for some strong words. 
Summary: Five little pieces of their lives. 
A/N: To tell you guys the truth, I hadn't read the rules that well. Which means my contribution project is kind of out of the theme. Or actually, you could link each drabble with pretty much any of the episodes... Anyways, on Sunday I was at a Foo Fighters concert and tried to get inspiration and then I thought, "hey, these guys are fans so I'll make little fics to their songs!". And I did. And after that I read that each contribution can only center on one episode... So since it's 1:30 am here and I've got work tomorrow, I edited as much as I could but not everything. I hope you'll forgive me (it's better to have even something than nothing at all, right? Ehm...). I know, one simple rule and I messed it up, but I hope you like it anyhow. Let's just say it's a slight AU before and after Je Souhaite - my version of it, at least.I have to say though, the first drabble is quite loose from the theme but it's my personal favorite. Oh, and if you want to read the fics with the appropriate music I created a YouTube playlist to accompany the reading. All is right there under the cut...

Quests )
[identity profile] heartequals.livejournal.com
You don't care what these people have sacrificed over the last nine years - what's been lost to their cause. You make a mockery of it, gladdened it proves your point.

I should say it up front: The Truth is not one of my favorite episodes. It may, in fact, be one of my least favorite episodes. It's a long annoying clip show with ghosts as major plot devices.

But where it fails to please me as a series finale, it delights me as an episode in which a lot of truths are laid bare. The conspiracy. The mythology. The characters we'd forgotten about and the sacrifices they made. The reminder of what an incredible journey we've been on. There is a lot in the episode that makes the world in which The X-Files is set just that much richer. (I would suggest reading a transcript of the episode. It's a good read.)

Without further tl;dr: two fanmixes )

Title: Witness
Author: [livejournal.com profile] heartequals
Pairing: Gen (DRRish)
Rating: PG
Words: 318
Summary: Monica is a witness. (AO3)

fic )
[identity profile] baltic-beauty.livejournal.com
Part II of II

A quasi-summary of "Musings" - IN CAPS!


[identity profile] scooly42.livejournal.com
Ladies and, well... ladies!

Are you ready for some Tooms celebration?!

I certainly am.

I'm happy to present y'all with three drawings, one of which is NC-17, so don't click the cut unless children/coworkers/bosses are out of sight. Oh and don't worry, only the PG-13 ones involve bile, because, ew.

I've also made you a bit of meta because I have a great appreciation of all things first season.

under the cut: 3 drawings, the last of which is NC-17, and meta )
[identity profile] cata-clysmiic.livejournal.com
Hey all, here's my contribution for May 16th: a Doggett/Reyes fanmix! :) I was going to do a ficlet too, but alas, I do not manage time wisely and henceforth ran out of it.

unsaid [a doggett/reyes fanmix].


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