[identity profile] maybe-amanda.livejournal.com
Two weeks ago, my computer exploded, taking all my everything with it. All of it.

Accident? Coincidence? Conspiracy? (Guess which one I think it is! Go on, guess!)

I took it into the local geekery.

I was assured a quick return. A day, two at the most. Maybe three. The powers-that-be (members, I now realize, of the military-industrial-entertainment complex) promised I'd get it back in time to meet my deadline.


So, a million apologies for missing my day.

Have some recycled, I mean **upcycled** Halloween icons.

fueschgast: (The X-Files)
[personal profile] fueschgast
The plan was to make more than 15, but I felt frustratingly uninspired, so only managed to make icons (some of them quite simple) from 2 episodes. oh well, better late few than never none. Happy Halloween!

1 4 13
The rest at [livejournal.com profile] fuesch.

S2 icons.

Oct. 31st, 2014 03:47 pm
[identity profile] badforthefish.livejournal.com
I didn't have the time to make more sadly. And I forgot how to do those fancy boxes.

Fluke   gunmen_1   Hale   litte green men   Mulder_1   Scully_1   skinner_1 Family   tools
ruuger: (XF - old school)
[personal profile] ruuger
For our scary Halloween episode, the people have chosen "Scary Monsters", one of the final straight-up MotWs in season 9.

Writer(s): Thomas Schnauz
Director: Dwight H. Little
Originally aired: April 14, 2002

Synopsis: Leila Harrison persuades Doggett, Reyes, and the extremely reluctant Scully to investicate the case of a boy whose mother was killed by monsters that now seem to be after him.

Memorable Quote:
Leyla Harrison: Agent Mulder wasted no time closing that case. I just try to think like him. What would Agents Mulder and Scully do if they were in this situation?
Doggett: Agents Mulder and Scully aren't in this situation. Agents Doggett and Reyes are. I don't know about Agent Reyes, but Agent Doggett's going to sit his tired ass down.

Random trivia: The X-Files was cancelled while the cast and crew were filming this episode.



Oct. 31st, 2014 09:10 am
[identity profile] melissaisdown.livejournal.com
Title: anagrams
Rating: R, MSR
Chapter 1/4

Summary: This is a series of four vignettes. There are many references to canon but they are all technically AUs: Three ways they didn't meet and one way they didn't end. No matter their fate in each final act, they will remain each the other's half, the same set of letters forming different words.


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: Mulder and Scully (hold me)
[personal profile] wendelah1
"Anasazi" was written by Chris Carter with a great deal of input from David Duchovny. It's fast paced, with a convoluted plot that doesn't hold up well to close analysis; in other words, it's a typical myth-arc episode. It's also a big cliffhanger that concludes in season three's two-parter, "The Blessing Way/Paper Clip."

I wasn't around during the series' initial run but I would imagine people were wanting the summer to end so they could find out what happened in that boxcar.

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: R.W. Goodwin
Originally aired: May 19, 1995

Well. Where do I start? The episode begins with an earthquake in New Mexico and ends with the CSM ordering his men to set fire to a boxcar where Mulder is hiding. I KNOW.

Back to the beginning. A computer hacker known as "The Thinker" manages to access the DoD mainframe and download secret files related to the Project. He's gone on the run but secures a meeting with Mulder to give him the digital tape. When Mulder tries to read the files, he discovers they've been encrypted. Scully recognizes the code as Navajo and tries to find someone who can break the encryption while Mulder is summoned to the Vineyard by his father who is ready to tell Mulder the truth, at least some version of it. Meanwhile, Mulder has gotten into a fistfight with Skinner, someone has tried to kill Scully, someone does kill Mulder's father and Scully shoots Mulder!

Most Memorable Quote:
Mulder: My father's dead, Scully. They killed him.

Sara Stegall's review

O.T.: Here's a reprint of an article from the November 1, 1997 issue of Entertainment Weekly: Cataloging the "X-Files" Websites

Fanfiction: My favorites are below. If you know of others, recommend them in the comments. I'm still hoping someone will write that "Paper Clip" AU in which Mulder and Scully don't make a deal to give up the digital tape. Instead, they go on the run and take down the Consortium.

Time by Kipler.
This is Agamemnon by Vanzetti.


Thus concludes our Season Two Rewatch. I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have.

Since we had a three-way tie for tomorrow's episode, I changed my vote. Our Halloween episode will be 9x12 "Scary Monsters"! Seems appropriate, don't you think?
[identity profile] aud-woman-in.livejournal.com
by Audrey Roget

Fandom: The X-Files
Pairing: Mulder/Scully
Rating: General Audiences
Length: ca. 1,900 words
Relevant episodes: Hungry, Amor Fati
Summary: Mulder has cravings, too.
Beta Thanks: Forte and [livejournal.com profile] cinvidiosa
Prompts, (also courtesy [livejournal.com profile] cinvidiosa): a fall fair, something lost, and a ghost story
Disclaimer: Deny owning anything.

Scully. Another hunger he'd worked like hell to suppress. )
fueschgast: (The X-Files)
[personal profile] fueschgast
I made a layout again, though this time a visually simpler one:

"The Truth Is In Here"

More info, the CSS & a matching profile layout at [livejournal.com profile] fuesch.
ruuger: (XF - old school)
[personal profile] ruuger
I always confuse this episode with "Red Museum" - though it's more of a case of me forgetting that "Red Museum" even exists, because "Our Town" is rather memorable to me thanks to its use of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, a disease familiar to anyone who remembers the BSE scare of the 90's.

Writer(s): Frank Spotnitz
Director: Rob Bowman
Originally aired: May 12th, 1995

Synopsis: A missing poultry investigator leads Mulder and Scully on the trail of a town full of cannibals.

Memorable Quote:
Mulder: Think about it. From vampirism to Catholicism, whether literally or symbolically, the reward for eating flesh is eternal life.

wendelah1: (Mulder: X :Scully)
[personal profile] wendelah1
This episode is notable mainly for being Vince Gilligan's first script. I liked the dialogue between Mulder and Scully, although the rest of the characters are a little thin and the premise is absurd. Tony Shalhoub was fine as Dr. Banton, the Human Black Hole. It's always nice to see X make an appearance. And, as we know, Gilligan did improve.

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Writer: Vince Gilligan
Director: James Contner
Originally aired: May 5, 1995

A police officer who was a student of Scully's from Quantico asks her to consult, unofficially, on a missing person's case.

Most Memorable Quote:
SCULLY: Having a little fun?
MULDER: What are you talking about?
SCULLY: Spontaneous human combustion?
MULDER: I have over a dozen case files of human bodies reduced to ash without any attendant burning or melting. Rapid oxidation without heat.
SCULLY: Let's just forget for the moment that there's no scientific theory to support it.
MULDER: (flippantly) Okay.

Autumn Tysko
The A.V. Club

None that I can recommend.
juniperphoenix: Fire in the shape of a bird (Amor Fati)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix
Cover art of a teal VW microbus parked on a pleasant street

Original text: Four ways William Scully got picked up from daycare
Author: [personal profile] naraht
Reader: [personal profile] juniperphoenix
Pairing: Fox Mulder/Dana Scully
Length: 14:50 (14.2 MB mp3; 13.7 MB m4b)
mp3: please right-click and save
m4b audiobook: please right-click and save

Summary: What it says on the tin. Two-year-old William Scully, his parents, and their chosen family as seen through an outsider's POV.
wendelah1: Mulder watching Scully walk off in a huff (I fucked that up)
[personal profile] wendelah1
This is one of the grossest episodes of television I have ever seen. Exploding pustules! Massive boils! The scene below where Scully has a beetle taped to her arm to determine whether or not she's infested with this DISEASE-CARRYING PUSTULE-CAUSING PARASITE makes me squirm and I'm not usually squeamish. To quote Mulder on this issue:"I hate insects." Exactly.

Sorry. Wrong episode. But "F. Emasculata" does have something in common with "War of the Corprophages," other than that they're both about bugs, I mean. Mulder and Scully are separated during most of the episode, pursuing the investigation independently: Scully as a scientist, and Mulder as a chaser-after-the-bad-guys person.

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Writer(s): Chris Carter & Howard Gordon
Director: Rob Bowman
Originally aired: April 28th, 1995

Synopsis: After a mysterious fatal illness infests a prison population, two prisoners who may be carrying the contagion manage to escape. The CDC is already on site and the US Marshals are already in pursuit of the escaped convicts. Nevertheless, for reasons that will never become entirely clear, Mulder and Scully are sent by the FBI to investigate.

Most Memorable Quote:
Skinner: For every step you take they're three steps ahead.
Mulder: What about you, where do you stand?
Skinner: I stand right on the line you keep crossing.

the m0vie blog review
The Munchkyn Zone (via Wayback Machine)

No. But we can write some...
ext_20988: (science v mysticism)
[identity profile] memories-child.livejournal.com
Title: “The future looks just like him”: Mulder and the (fe)male gaze
Author: [livejournal.com profile] memories_child
Word count: 2,197
A/N: First of all I'm so sorry this is late. I was due to post on Friday but I've had a virus for a week and that, along with work being ridiculously busy at the moment, wiped me out. Mods, I hope it's okay for me to post this today.

“The future looks just like him”: Mulder and the (fe)male gaze )
ruuger: (XF - old school)
[personal profile] ruuger
I was trying to think of something to say about this episode, but all I could think of was that this was the only S2 episode that I didn't finish during my last rewatch (though I can't remember if it was because it was too boring or because it was too depressing - I've always felt really sorry for the woman who basically loses her entire family).

Writer(s): Sara Charno
Director: Mike vejar
Originally aired: April 14th, 1995

Synopsis: A small boy is killed in a freak accident, which Mulder thinks was caused by a ghost or some other supernatural entity while Scully suspects a more mundane explanation of Munchausen by proxy.

Memorable Quote:
Mulder: You see, this is a helium balloon here, and the one thing I did learn in kindergarten is when you let them go, they float up, up and away, but you see this is moving away from him, horizontally.
Scully: Did you learn about wind in kindergarten?

[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

wendelah1: (Checking In?)
[personal profile] wendelah1
This is Darin Morgan's maiden voyage as a writer for The X-Files. He previously appeared in season two in "The Host" as Flukeman. I haven't watched it yet (hey, being a mod is a busy job) so let's see what I remember. Well, Scully eats a cricket. They exhume a potato. Mulder looks hot. It's the first episode conceived to be humorous, as opposed to having a quip or two.

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Writer: Darin Morgan
Director: Kim Manners
Originally aired: March 31, 1995

Synopsis: Mulder and Scully travel to the small town of Gibsonton, Florida to investigate the latest of a series of mysterious attacks, which occurred throughout the US over the past 28 years. They begin by attending the funeral of the most recent victim, who was a member of a community of former side-show performers.

Most Memorable Quote:
Mulder: Tell me, have you done much circus work in your life?
Mr. Nutt: And what makes you think I've ever spectated a circus? Much less been enslaved by one?
Mulder: I know that many of the citizens here are former circus hands, and I just thought that...
Mr. Nutt: You thought that because I am a person of short stature, that the only career I could procure for myself would be one confined to the so-called 'Big Top'. You took one quick look at me, and decided that you could deduce my entire life. Never would it have occurred to you that a person of my height could have possibly obtained a degree in Hotel Management.
Mulder: I'm sorry. I meant no offence.
Mr. Nutt: Well then why should I take offence? Just because it's human nature to make instantaneous judgments of others based solely upon their physical appearances? Why I've done the same thing to you, for example. I've taken in your all-American features, your dour demeanor, your unimaginative necktie design, and concluded that you work for the government; an FBI agent... but do you see the tragedy here? I have mistakenly reduced you to a stereotype. A caricature, instead of regarding you as a specific, unique individual.
Mulder: But I am an FBI agent.

Not Just a Fluke: How Darin Morgan Saved The X-Files
TWOP Recap
The 10 Funniest X-Files Episodes
Sarah Stegall

Fanfiction: Alas, no. Let's go write some!

Text re-posted from last summer's [livejournal.com profile] xf_book_club mini-re-watch.
wendelah1: (raindrops keep fallin' on their heads)
[personal profile] wendelah1
This episode shouldn't work. The plot makes no sense. The science makes no sense at all. We never even find out what happens to the dread mysterious Pirate Olafsson. The bottom line is the X-File investigation goes nowhere, nothing gets explained, and the only people who survive--whatever it is--are Mulder and Scully themselves. Yet the director manages to create dramatic tension and evoke a feeling of extreme claustrophobia. And naturally, it's always a treat to watch Scully do science.

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Writer: Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa
Director: Rob Bowman
Originally aired: March 10, 1995

Just because they want to, Mulder and Scully charter a fishing boat and head to the North Atlantic off the coast of Norway to investigate the mysterious deaths of the crew of the USS Ardent, where they get stranded when pirates hijack their boat. The ship vanished at the 65th parallel where there is a history of ships going missing dating back to WW II.

Most Memorable Quote:
MULDER: I always thought when I got older I'd maybe take a cruise somewhere. This isn't exactly what I had in mind. The service on this ship is terrible, Scully. (she smiles) It's not fair. It's not our time. We still have work to do.

SCULLY: Mulder ... When they found me, after the doctors and even my family had given up, I experienced something that I never told you about. Even now it's hard to find the words. But there's one thing I'm certain of. As certain as I am of this life, we have nothing to fear when it's over.

Sarah Stegall
Musings of an X-Phile
Monster of the Week
the m0vie blog



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