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SUMMARY: I don’t have a choice, but I still choose you. (The Civil Wars, Poison and Wine
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AUTHOR'S NOTES: Thank you to The Right Honorable Fangirls Drinking and Debating Society for the encouragement, to maybe_amanda
for being an outstanding beta and person in general, to wendelah1
for having a kind and nurturing spirit far beyond that which I deserve, and to fuckyeahdavidgillian
for sucking me back in.
The word lacuna means a missing piece or unfilled space, and is also the Spanish word for crib.
Spoiler alert: This ends in an RST-type place despite initial evidence to the contrary.
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The X-Files Gift Exchange, xf_santa
, is open to fanfic, podfic, fanart, and fanvids; on the fic side, anything goes—all we ask for is a minimum word count of 750
, that kinks are tagged, and warnings included. Dates:
Sign-ups: November 15-25. Sign up post
Due: January 6, 2014; default date is December 29.
Posting: January 6.
To SIGN UP, all you need to do is add a comment to the sign-up post
containing your request by the 25th of November. No separate posts this year! Everything stays in one place so the mods stay organized.
RESPONSES to gift requests are to be posted by January 6, in a separate entry to the community, preferably by your LiveJournal (or validated open id) user name of choice. The entries will go into a moderation queue until the reveal. All entries will be unveiled by the mods at the same time once every participant has a gift.
I hope to see to see you there!
During the Reddit AMA someone asked GA if she'd read any fanfiction, she replied that a friend had advised her against it so she hadn't. DD replied that Nic Lea had shown him a page that turned out to be a Krycek/Mulder slash site.
I think if you add this to the nervous smiles of CC and Spotnitz whenever someone ask them about fanfiction it is safe to assume that DD, GA and the boys at 1013 all think that XF fanfic is nothing but a whole lot of embarassing porn.
But you, all of you who have been hanging out in this fandom for years, you know that our fanfic is not just about smut, right? Yes, as in many fandoms there is a big proportion of porn and teen wish fulfilment drivel, but we also have - especially in the XF fandom, a whole lot of excellent stories written by very talented people - yes some have mature content in the same way some HBO shows do. If Game of Thrones isn't being dimissed as an empty smut fest, why should we? The list of brilliant stories discussed on the xf_book_club
is a pretty damn good proof of what this fandom can achieve in terms of quality.
So I'm angry, I'm angry because whenever I see comments like the Reddit one, I realise that those people don't have the first clue that for the past 20 years, we've kept Mulder and Scully alive with our stories. Fanfic writers are one of the reasons - if not the main reason - this fandom hasn't shriveled up and died many years ago. Instead we're being treated with contempt, like a shameful lecherous uncle who should remain unmentionned.
I think we should come up with a list of stories we're proud of. And I think next time there is an event or a convention or whatnot, instead of asking DD and GA the name of their favourite episode or how it felt to eat that bug for the nth time, we should hand them our list of stories and set the record straight once and for all - that there is more to us than the obssesive bunch of pervert Google search engines make us to be.
Story tellers, that's what we are first and foremost. That's what we've been for 20 years.
Rant over. Post the stories you would nominate below. (If anybody from the XF bookclub sees this, it would be great if you could come up with a list too.)
I never thought I'd see these two on a cover again. Awww...don't they just look adorable?
It makes me want to do X-filey things again. It's been too damn long.
Edited because I just noticed she's wearing Scully's cross! Double awwww.
Hence spoke DD about reading his lines with Gillian before their respective auditions for the roles of Moose and Squirrel. :)
Here are links to the most excellent, hilarious GA & DD panel which took place yesterday at the Paley Centre. I'm told this is much better than the ComicCon panel which GA & DD also attended, for which there is sadly no vids (well up til now, it might change.) Anyway when I found out about this, I felt like I had little
flukemen in my stomach. Gillian's laughter hasn't changed. I think the last time I heard it in its full glory was back in the bloopers days. (back when there was no YouTube and we had to send VHS tapes to each other.)
Doesn't that make you
nostalgic? It makes me
nostalgic. *g* But trust me you'll laugh out loud at least once.The X-Files 20th Event
(password is XF2013)Here's a you tube version
. The quality is not as good as the Vimeo one.And here's a download link
. (Thanks to Abbey from Haven.)
There was also an AMA on Reddit also yesterday:"Gillian Anderson here. I brought David Duchovny with me."
Happy 20th Birthday my fellow Philes!!! XX
is a month-long multimedia celebration of X-Files where each participant claims a date and then posts some new X-Files related fanworks (which can be fic, graphics, icons, vids, essays, a memoir of your days in the X-Files fandom, or pretty much anything as long as it's new and original) on that day. You can do as little or as much as you want - the day is yours!
This year will be a special anniversary edition to celebrate the pilot episode, which aired September 10, 1993. The Love Month will be a few days longer than usual, running from the anniversary of the pilot, to Mulder's birthday on October 13. Besides the usual claim-a-day fest there will also be some other activities, which will be announced later.Sign up here
This drawing, my own original idea, was done as something for Gillian to sign at an upcoming festival. I wanted to convey that shocked aggravation she often had for Mulder. I was particularly inspired by the lines from Bad Blood: "What do you mean you want me to do another autopsy?! And why do I have to do it right now? I just spent hours on my feet doing an autopsy, all for you. I do it all for you, Mulder. You know, I haven’t eaten since 6:00 this morning, and all that was was a half a cream cheese bagel, and it wasn’t even real cream cheese, it was light cream cheese! And now you want me to run off and do another autopsy?!"
It's available as a print should you like one. Free shipping through Sunday evening.
The Enigmatic Dr. Scully
© Rachael Sinclair
I'm giving a paper on the two X-Files
porn parodies and their relationship to the series and fanfic next week, and I was wondering if anyone has seen either of these (the second, especially) and what your thoughts are.
I wrote about the first one when I watched it ages ago (on my journal, here
) and gave a paper on it a few years back, which I'm drawing on for this conference and which can be found here
I'm not even sure where to begin, in writing this.
On Monday evening I received some terrible news. Our friend, our fellow X-Phile, our extraordinarily thoughtful and talented writer bardsmaid
has passed away.
Frankly, I'm at a loss for words, and have been ever since her daughter thoughtfully called me that night. I have so much more to say, and will definitely take some time to write up a proper, thorough post about bardsmaid
and what she meant to me as a writer, an X-Files fan, and as a beloved friend. After all, one of the great foundations of my friendship with Susan was our shared love of thorough feedback and the marvelous details of life. So she deserves a thorough post.
But it's going to take me some time to gather my thoughts and put them together.
In the meantime, I will refer you to this post
, where Susan's daughter Annie has written a message and beautifully presented a remarkable quote from Susan herself about the loss of loved ones, carrying them with us, and about how we look at life. It's wonderful food for thought.
If you are so inclined, please leave a message there on bardsmaid
's site. That way, all the messages from us will be in one place for her family to read and perhaps find comfort in.
And if you want to do something in memory of Susan, I can think of no greater thing than to go over to her website
and read her writings and X-Files fanfiction. She loved when people would read her work and send her a quick note, letting her know what they thought of her stories. It meant the world to her. So I think if you're looking for a way to honor her, that would be a great way to do it. Read and enjoy!
All the best,
P.S. Now that Annie has posted something official, I promised her that I would get the word out to all the places where Susan was a member, in order to reach as many of her online friends as possible. Therefore, deepest apologies if you end up reading this repeatedly today on various XF sites. I just didn't want to miss anyone.
As some of you already know, Porn Battle XIV has begun. You have from now until the 30th of January to write and post your fic
. For your convenience, under the cut are all of prompts for The X-Files
and for RPF: The X-Files
. There are some for nearly every pairing I could imagine, and plenty for pairings I hadn't, too, as well as some intriguing Stargate SG-1
cross-over ideas. I, for one, would love to read some Freya/Anise/Fox Mulder smut muffins.
In case anyone was uncertain about it, you don't have to write explicit sex scenes for these. Fade to black is fine. Fade to black is more than fine.( The X-FilesCollapse )( The X-Files RPFCollapse )( Stargate SG-1/The X-FilesCollapse )
We're on day nine of 12daysofxfiles
. So far, we have five new stories, two small sets of icons, a set of recent fic recs, a set of meta recs and courtesy of Texts from the Lush Basement
, some very funny Tumblr-style macros.
Oh, yeah. Also verses 1-9 of The 12 Days of X-mas
by yours truly. Stay tuned for verses 10 through 12.
There is still time to contribute, but you need to join the community for posting privileges. Or you can just watch the community and cheer us on.
By complete coincidence, tomorrow is the sixth annual More Joy Day
. So head on over and spread some joy!