wendelah1: Scully's head dissolving into yellow goo (I'm melting)
[personal profile] wendelah1
In case you missed the announcement at the end of the "Anasazi" post, the votes have been tallied and the winner determined.

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For Halloween, we will watch and discuss "Scary Monsters"! See you then!
wendelah1: Scully's head dissolving into yellow goo (I'm melting)
[personal profile] wendelah1
Happy Halloween, X-Philes from the future. Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, October 31, is our free-for-all day. If you're on the other side of the planet from me, that's actually today. Time zones break my brain.

You may post fanfic, fanvids, fanart, icons, graphics, fanmixes, podfic, pictures of your Black Oil cosplay costume from SDCC, photos of anything of yours that's XF fandom related, preferably with some explanatory commentary, however brief. You can also post your fandom memoir, and/or meta about the series. The only restriction is that the work be original and not posted elsewhere. After tomorrow, naturally you may re-post your creations anywhere you like.

You may post as many times as you wish. Any contribution is welcome. If all you have finished is a drabble or a 155 word fic, post it. If you have three icons completed and you'd hoped to get twenty-five done, post the three. We'll love them.

Really large graphics should probably be re-sized and posted with a link to the original. Alternatively, they could go behind a cut for those poor unfortunates like myself with less than speedy internet connections.

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This is a perfect opportunity for those of us (like me) who missed our date to finish it up and get it posted. Have fun! And don't forget to leave feedback! Ready, set, go!
wendelah1: Scully's head dissolving into yellow goo (I'm melting)
[personal profile] wendelah1
Today is the last general discussion post. Beginning tomorrow with "Fearful Symmetry, we march on relentlessly with an episode post per day. Please note that I made a mistake and swapped the posting dates of "The Calusari" and "F. Emasculata." The corrected schedule is below the vintage Fox ad for tomorrow's episode (graphic from [livejournal.com profile] badforthefish).

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October 23 – Fearful Symmetry
October 24 – Død Kalm
October 25 – Humbug
October 26 – The Calusari
October 27 – F. Emasculata
October 28 – Soft Light
October 29 – Our Town
October 30 – Anasazi
October 31 – THERE IS A THREE-WAY TIE. It will either be "Detour," "Home," or "Scary Monsters."

GO CAST YOUR VOTE!

Just a reminder that Halloween is a free-for-all day.

Mod Post

Oct. 17th, 2014 12:12 am
wendelah1: Scully's head dissolving into yellow goo (I'm melting)
[personal profile] wendelah1
Just a quick reminder. If you know you can't post on your day for any reason, your mods would appreciate it if you could PM one of us.

We're quickly approaching Halloween. Currently, there's a tie between "Scary Monsters" and "Detour," with "Home" just one vote behind the leaders. Most of the community still hasn't weighed in. Please nominate an episode and/or cast your vote.

The prompt meme is still open for prompts and fills.

The re-watch resumes October 17 with "Die Hand Die Verletzt."

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Wait List

Sep. 30th, 2014 05:15 pm
wendelah1: Scully's head dissolving into yellow goo (I'm melting)
[personal profile] wendelah1
If you missed out on the claiming signup and would like a second chance, leave a comment here to be put on the wait list. There are always folks who have to drop their claim so if you can keep your contribution at the ready, you might get a day of your own after all.

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Otherwise, don't forget about the Halloween free-for-all coming up on the 31st.
wendelah1: Scully's head dissolving into yellow goo (I'm melting)
[personal profile] wendelah1
Is everybody ready?

The rewatch schedule can be found here: Season Two Rewatch Schedule.

Although I'm not clear on how you'd coordinate it, I've been told by [livejournal.com profile] rustingwillpowr that the chatroom at X-Files Universe is available for anyone who wants to try a live chat there. They're picking our season two episodes for their Saturday rewatch dates during October, too. X-Philes in Solidarity!

Today is the last day to claim the last remaining date—October 2—as your date.

ALL DAYS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED. Since people do drop out, leave a comment on the wait list if you'd still like a day.

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the First Annual X-Files-is-Love Halloween Candy Exchange. Comments are screened.

Don't forget about the fanworks prompt post. I can think of several prompts from last year that got written.

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Vintage advertisement via [livejournal.com profile] badforthefish


I am loving our new custom-made-by-[livejournal.com profile] ruuger, Halloween-themed icon and journal design.

One last thing before I go to work on my rewatch posts: if you find you can't manage anything to post for your claimed day, that's fine. Shit happens. Just let [livejournal.com profile] ruuger or [livejournal.com profile] wendelah1 know as soon as you can.

The X-Files is Love!
ruuger: (XF - old school)
[personal profile] ruuger
This was fairly popular last year, so let's try it again.

This is a prompt meme/comment ficathon, but with a little twist - a prompt meme where you ca prompt all those fanworks that you wish existed.

A vid to that song that decribes Mulder to a tee, a tag to that episode that left you unsatisfied, that perfect crossover fandom, an artwork of that scene in that fic that you love... The prompts can be for any medium, and as generic or as specific as you want. You can even ask for recs, if what you want to see is something that you think must already exist.

There are no quarantees that your wish will be fullfilled, but there's always a chance someone will be inspired to create that fanwork you've always craved, or maybe it has already been done, and someone can point you to it.

If you decide to fill someone's wish, you can either post it directly to the comments here at any time, or wait until your posting day. Either way, we'll be collecting all the fills here to the masterlist at the end of the fest.
ruuger: (XF - old school)
[personal profile] ruuger
Just a quick reminder that we still have five four unclaimed days left, so if you want to claim a second day (or your first one), now's you're final chance!

Also, there haven't been many votes in the scary episode rewatch poll, so let me just remind you that if we don't get enough votes, we'll watch "Space". And nobody wants that to happen.
wendelah1: (Checking In?)
[personal profile] wendelah1
With only two weeks to go before the start of The X-Files is Love Month, we still have six one days available to claim. If you haven't already, please put out the word to fellow X-Philes everywhere about the fest. Go here for the signup post. Go here for more banners.


[livejournal.com profile] xf_is_love
The X-Files is Love Month - October 1-31



Onward. Since the majority wanted to re-watch season two, that's just what we're going to do. Like last year, the posts will go up at one minute past midnight PST because that time works for the mods. If this isn't a great time for your timezone, remember, this isn't a live rewatch. That being said, if anyone wants to try to do a live watch with me, PM me. We'll work it out!

Damn those time zones anyway! Why can't we all move to a fangirl commune? But I digress... This year Ruuger and I are alternating days, except for when we don't.

to the rewatch schedule )

About that Scary Episodes tbd on the 31st. We thought we'd let the community decide on the episodes for Halloween night. Leave each episode suggestion in a comment, along with your reason why it rocks, the better to influence other voters, formatted as follows:

telephoneScreenshot281_zps93a83f17 photo telephoneScreenshot281_zps93a83f17-1_zps363de919.jpg [livejournal.com profile] wendelah1
Season 1: Space

Why this should be watched: What's not to love? Astronauts! Psychotic Space Monsters! A government cover-up!

Okay, so one vote for Space.

If, like me, you think we should watch Space, comment on my comment to cast your vote.

telephoneScreenshot40_zps75f69551 photo telephoneScreenshot40_zps75f69551-1_zpsc8af7508.jpg [livejournal.com profile] her_new_day

Awesome idea! I love Space.

That makes two votes for Space.

Yes, the movies are eligible. Any other questions? Have fun.

Banners

Aug. 18th, 2014 10:39 am
wendelah1: (Detour)
[personal profile] wendelah1
Here are some rudimentary banners for advertising the dates for this year's celebration. Forgive me. My graphic skills are meager and I don't have Photoshop or anything resembling it. Our signup will stay open until all of the dates are filled.

This image is hosted here rather than at my Photobucket account so I have no idea if you can hotlink or not. The rest are behind the cut. You are welcome to hotlink them, shrink them, whatever you like.


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more banners here )

If someone with actual skills would like to make us a banner, that would be lovely.
wendelah1: Scully smailing at Mulder, text "I'm happy now" (I'm happy now)
[personal profile] wendelah1
The people have spoken and we're on for October!

The X-Files is Love is a month-long multimedia celebration of The X-Files where each participant claims a date and then posts some new X-Files related fanworks on their day. This can be fic, graphics, icons, vids, podfic, essays, a memoir of your days in the X-Files fandom, or pretty much anything as long as it's new and original. You can do as little or as much as you want - the day is yours!

You don't even need a Livejournal account to participate. If you have a Twitter account, for example, you can use that to join and post to the community. If you'd rather, the mods can post on your behalf. And if you just want to comment on the entries, anonymous commenting is allowed, or you can log in using any social media account that supports OpenID (for example, Dreamwidth).

This year [livejournal.com profile] xf_is_love will run from October 1-31, culminating with a free-for-all on Halloween. Besides the usual claim-a-day fest (no episode claiming this year), [livejournal.com profile] ruuger and I have also planned some other activities, including another mini-rewatch, which will be announced later.

This year's dates:
Sign Ups start: now
Posting starts: October 1, 2014
Posting ends: October 31, 2014

How To Sign Up

1) Just comment to this post with your name and the posting date you want. Include a second preference, in case your first choice has already been taken.
2) You will be notified to confirm your day (or your backup day). Make sure you join the community so that you can post on your day.
3) Go forth and create.
4) Post on the day you have been assigned.

List of Days Taken )

All days are claimed and signups are officially closed. Leave a comment on the wait list post if you'd still like a chance to claim a day of your own.

Comments? Questions? Since this is a special once-a-year celebration, we would love to get as many participants as possible, so please advertise the fest to all your X-Phile-friends, anywhere and everywhere that fans of show still congregate. Banner(s) for that purpose will be forthcoming. If anyone would like to make us a new banner, let us know in the ask-a-question comment.
wendelah1: (greetings from Planet Earth)
[personal profile] wendelah1
I'm Wendelah, posting for our fearless leader, [livejournal.com profile] ruuger, who is experiencing LJ technical difficulties. (LJ, I love you, but can you get it together, please?)

Anyone up for doing The X-Files is Love Month? In addition to the daily posts of art, fic, podfic, meta, cartoons, icons, personal anecdotes, photos of your Scully cosplay and X-Files collectibles, and anything else I've left out inadvertently, our tentative plans include a mini-rewatch, a 155 word episode tag challenge, and maybe even a trivia contest with prizes, that is, assuming we can figure out how to do an online trivia challenge...

Is September too soon? Is October too late? SPEAK UP now. EDIT: We're leaning toward October to give people more time. Plus we could end with a Halloween free-for-all of scary episodes and fanworks!

Should we rewatch just one season? Maybe season two, in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Season Two! Or do one episode per season, like we did last year? Yes to the two movies or forget about 'em?

Assuming there's interest, the signup post should be up by Monday at the latest.
ruuger: (XF - old school)
[personal profile] ruuger
Thank you from me also for everyone who participated, be it as a contributor or a watcher/commenter. It was awesome seeing so many people wanting to celebrate the show this year!

Also great thanks to my partner in crime [livejournal.com profile] wendelah1! This fest wouldn't have happened without her:)

Here's a masterlist of our mini-rewatchathon:

Rewatch masterlist )
wendelah1: Happy Birthday from Mulder and Scully (xfiles happy birthday)
[personal profile] wendelah1
Today is 10-13-2013, Fox Mulder's 52nd birthday. This final day has been designated a free-for-all.

You may post anything, as long as it's related to The X-Files: fanfic, podfic, graphics, fanart, icons, gifs, fanmixes, fandom memoirs, as well as photos of your complete collection of X-Files tie-in novels, your Black Oil Alien cosplay costume, your Scully raincoat, your Mulder tie collection, your defunct geocities website, and that yearly pilgrimage you still make to Vancouver. We want to see it all. Multiple entries are welcome.

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If you have a Livejournal, a Twitter, a Facebook, Tumblr, or other Open ID, you can join the community and post an entry into the queue. If you don't wish to join, simply post your contribution here as a comment.
wendelah1: (David and Gillian: SDCC 2013)
[personal profile] wendelah1
I've been collecting links about the anniversary since last summer. Since [livejournal.com profile] bugsfic asked me for some links, I thought it might be fun to consolidate them and post them here. If people have others, I can add them.

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21 Links for the 20th anniversary )
ruuger: (XF - old school)
[personal profile] ruuger
1) If you are trying to post to the community on your day, but don't have posting access, try leaving the community and joining again. I've noticed that there's a weird bug that some people can't post even though they are members, and rejoining seems to do the trick. Also, the community is on moderated posting, so don't worry if your post doesn't appear in the community right away.

2) We've got one available date, September 20th, so if you want it, comment here. First come first served :) Gone now :)

3) While you're here, how about having a look at the fanworks wishlist. There are plenty of inspiring prompts there :)
wendelah1: (Barbecue sauce)
[personal profile] wendelah1
Our re-watch post for the Pilot will go up at one minute past midnight, Pacific Daylight Saving Time, September 10. You can find the complete schedule here. Here's this week's schedule:

September 10: The Pilot

September 12: 1x2 Deep Throat

September 14: 1x12 Beyond the Sea

September 15: 2x03 Blood

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Voting for the episode for the free-for-all day, October 13, remains open. I'm a little surprised no one suggested we watch one of the movies. Okay, maybe not. Currently there's a tie, so we need more votes. Or more nominations. Or both.

The Fanworks Request post is still open for business. No guarantees but it can't hurt to ask. I asked for a post-ep for "Blood" where Mulder goes berserk and starts killing at random.

I realize that prompt has a low probability of being filled.
ruuger: My hand with the nails painted red and black resting on the keyboard of my laptop (Mentalist - Tea!)
[personal profile] ruuger
In case you missed it during the weekend, we're ramping up the fest with a fanworks wishlist prompt meme. Drop by to see if you find something to inspire you, or leave a wish and maybe it will come true.

Also, there's still some time to vote for the viewer's choice episode for the rewatchathon.
ruuger: (XF - old school)
[personal profile] ruuger
In case you missed it during the weekend, my partner in crime [livejournal.com profile] wendelah1 posted the schedule for the episode rewatch we'll be doing during the love month. But we still need suggestions for the 'viewers choice' episode, so please go and suggest your favourite episode (or cast a vote if someone has already suggested it).

If we don't get any votes for other episodes, we will watch "Space". Consider this a warning ;)
wendelah1: (Mulder TV)
[personal profile] wendelah1
This year, to celebrate The X-Files 20th anniversary, in addition to our usual daily members' posts, we are doing a mini-rewatch marathon: two episodes a season, one MOW and one myth-arc, plus the pilot, in 33 days.

To make it easier on us this time around, [livejournal.com profile] ruuger and I decided to choose the episodes ourselves; [livejournal.com profile] wendelah1 is tackling seasons 1-5, [livejournal.com profile] ruuger 6-9. Next year, who knows. The two-part episodes are counted as one for the purposes of this rewatch.

Unsurprisingly, narrowing it down to two episodes a season was hard. Really hard. Here's the list.

September 10: The Pilot

September 12: 1x2 Deep Throat

September 14: 1x12 Beyond the Sea

September 15: 2x03 Blood

September 17: 2x08 One Breath

September 19: 3x02 Paper Clip

September 21: 3x04 Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose

September 22: 4x13 Never Again

September 24: 4x23 Demons

September 26: 5x12 Bad Blood

September 28: 5x13 Patient X; 5x14 The Red and the Black

September 29: 6x03 Dreamland I; 6x04 Dreamland II

October 1: 6x20 The Unnatural

October 3: 7x21 Je Souhaite

October 5: 7x22 Requiem

October 6: 8x06 Invocation

October 8: 8x14 This Is Not Happening

October 10: 9x18 Sunshine Days

October 12: 9x19 The Truth I; 9x20 The Truth II

October 13: To Be Determined.

About that tbd on the 13th. We know we've left out some favorites, so we thought we'd let the community decide on the final episode. Go ahead. You tell us what episodes we should have picked. Leave each episode suggestion in a comment, along with your reason why it rocks, the better to influence other voters, formatted as follows:

telephoneScreenshot281_zps93a83f17 photo telephoneScreenshot281_zps93a83f17-1_zps363de919.jpg [livejournal.com profile] wendelah1
Season 1: Space

Why this should be watched: What's not to love? Astronauts! Psychotic Space Monsters! A government cover-up!

Okay, so one vote for Space.

If, like me, you think we should watch Space, comment on my comment to cast your vote.

telephoneScreenshot40_zps75f69551 photo telephoneScreenshot40_zps75f69551-1_zpsc8af7508.jpg [livejournal.com profile] her_new_day

Awesome idea! I love Space.

That makes two votes for Space.

Any questions? Have fun.

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