By now I’m sure you’ve all heard the news about The X-Files being back in business with David and Gillian, and if you were like me when you heard it, you got a BIG smile on your face and you might’ve even pumped your fist in the air a few times and shouted, “YES!!!!!” …or maybe that was just me.<g> In any case, you know I’m all about the “possibilities”, and I can’t help but hope that the writers of the show will give me a lot of new possibilities to explore with these wonderful characters. For me, I would prefer the six stories to be standalone MOTW stories, although it would be nice to have some follow-up/closure with the William storyline once and for all. So, what would YOU like to see in the new episodes???
I’ve been reading a lot of online comments/quotes about this news since yesterday, and the one that just warmed my heart came from Mr. David Duchovny himself.
“It’s been 13 years, hope my suits still fit.”
Welcome back, Mulder…and you too, Scully. You have been missed.
I am very pleased to say that I recently paid a long overdue visit to my friends in Clyde.:) When we last left them, Jo had fallen on the ice in front of Sam Bailey’s bookstore, and there were some definite sparks between the two of them, which Mulder immediately noticed and told Scully about. This newest installment is set during the following day, and I hope you enjoy it.:) Story 18 is posted at the end of this file in green so that you can easily locate it.
When I was watching Fight the Future yesterday, I noticed for the first time that there was actually a man wearing a plaid shirt in the hallway as the “paramedics” were taking Scully away on a stretcher. I can’t believe that out of all the times I’ve watched that hallway scene over the years I never noticed it until now, but of course, once I did, I just had to write a little something from his point of view. (g)
In the 16 years that I’ve been writing X-Files fanfic, I’ve always written at least one Christmas fic every holiday season, and now that I’m officially on vacation for the next two weeks, I figured I’d better get to it for this year.:) This little moment in time just came to me this afternoon as I was sitting on the couch next to the Christmas tree with a nice warm blanket on my lap and my nice warm dog lying at my feet. Although I don’t have a Christmas cookie recipe from my grandma like Scully does, I do have a special recipe for sugar cookies that I make every Christmas…and yes, I put frosting and sprinkles on mine too.;) I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas.
The Blue Series is a dark what-if story about what might’ve happened to Scully if she hadn’t been able to free herself and shoot Donnie Pfaster in Orison. I wrote the first chapter of this story “Blue” way back in 2004 and was overwhelmed with the response I got, so much so that I decided to add 13 more chapters to it. I thought that using a reference to a different color in each new chapter would give the story a common theme, and as I wrote more and more for it, I eventually just called the whole story “The Blue Series.”
It was a difficult story for me to write, but I really felt like I needed to tell it. So many times throughout the years that the show was on, both Mulder and Scully came close to dying, yet they always found a way to survive, and I really liked that about them. But then I got to thinking, what if one of those times, they lost hope and were unsure they’d be able to move on? What if something tragic happened, and it wasn’t resolved after just one episode? What if they had to deal with that tragedy for the rest of their lives?
That’s why I wrote this story, and that’s why it gave me such a great deal of creative satisfaction. The words and images were dark and raw and at times actually made *me* feel uncomfortable, but it’s my hope that as you read it, you’ll feel some emotions too.
And one last thing…over those years, my friend Marybeth was a big supporter of this dark tale and constantly bugged me (in a good way) about adding new chapters to it. Sadly, she passed away before I finished it, and I thought it was fitting that I dedicate it to her.:)
It’s been over a month since I wrote anything new, and although I just started working on something longer this weekend, I felt like I needed to challenge myself to write something short to help get my writing mojo back in gear. I decided to give myself 30 minutes to see if I could pick a scene in an episode and write one of my prose thingies for it. I chose the car scene between Mulder and Scully in Tooms for two reasons: 1. I’ve always found their conversation to be so “them.” 2. It always makes me smile no matter how many times I watch it. Surprisingly, despite my lack of writing time and motivation lately, I was actually able to come up with something in 26 minutes so maybe that bodes well for the other thing I’m working on.:) I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
If you have any other ideas for scenes in episodes that I haven’t already written about, please let me know in the comments section below. I can’t guarantee I’ll write about it, but it may give my muse a much needed push. <g>
Real life stuff has gotten in the way a lot lately, and writing hasn’t really been an option for me, but tonight was one of those nights I just *needed* to write something. Having recently caught the last 15 minutes of I Want to Believe on TV the other day, I thought I’d challenge myself and see if I could write a new post-movie “prose thingie” in 30 minutes. Although I didn’t quite meet the challenge…it actually took me about 35 minutes to get the wording the way I wanted it…I am pleased with this little moment in time and can clearly picture it in my head.:)