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In this X-Files revival moment, I thought I'd share a couple of older X-Files-ish goodies for those of you like me who want to believe.

* My "Looking Back on Genre History" StarShipSofa tribute to The X-Files features my "whirlwind tour" of the genre ancestors of Agents Mulder and Scully of The X-Files -- in other words, a discussion of the history of science fiction investigators in literature and television. It begins about 13 minutes into the podcast. You can stream or download it here. If you listen, I hope you enjoy!

* Some time ago I compiled a list of post-colonization/post-apocalyptic X-Files and Lone Gunmen fan fiction stories that feature all or at least one of the Lone Gunmen characters (Melvin Frohike, John F. Byers, Richard "Ringo" Langly). My current list is no doubt incomplete, so any suggestions or recommendations would be welcome. Many thanks!

"A World to Save" by geb
Author's notes: R for language and other "adult situations"; MSR of a sort; major Scully angst; story set in the future.
Summary: "Mulder told me that the Torah says if you kill one person, you kill a whole world because you have also killed that person's children and his children's children and so on. And, if you save one person, you save a whole world. I have only been trying to keep my child alive. I have only been trying to save a world."

"After the Future" Series by Donna
Author's notes: PG-13, Post-colonization, MSR, Skinner/other, Babyfic, Angst.

"Boogie Street" by David Hearne
Author's notes: PG; Post-col.

"Family by Choice" by Meghan O'Connor
Author's notes: PG-13, Post-Colonization, Character death, LGM/other.
Summary: Looking back on one woman's life.

"In the Streets of Fire - A Gunman's Lament" by Martha
Author's notes: PG.
"I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy,"
These words he did say as I boldly stepped by.
"Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story -
I'm shot in the breast and I know I must die."
- The Cowboy's Lament (aka Streets of Laredo)
Francis Henry Maynard 1876

"Journal 1999" and "Journal 2000" by MD1016
Author's notes: NC-17, MSR, Post-colonization.
Summary: The first three months of post-colonization Earth from Scully's point of view. Then, the struggle continues.

"Life During Wartime," a series by various authors
Authors' notes: a post-colonization series, written from varying points of view. Series content warning: Lots of angst, lots of death, lots of violence. Individual stories may or may not carry more specific keywords.

"One of the Byers" by Alloway
Author's notes: G; Alternate universe.
Summary: In the Post-Project future, Mulder enlists the help of a much-changed former Gunman.

"Return" by waterfall
Author's notes: PG-13 for mild swearing, Post-col.
Summary: When letting go does not equate to giving up.

"Silent Running" by Ms. AM
Author's notes: NC-17; Apocalypse.

"The Absence of Memory" by Narida Law
Author's notes: R (disturbing themes), MSR, MT, ST, MA, SA, Post-Colonization, Character Death.

"The Beginning of Sorrows" by Philiater
Author's notes: PG13 I think. Post colonization. AU.

"Then What of Our Nightmares" by Kelly Moreland
Author's notes: NC-17 for disturbing images. SAngst/MT. Post Colonization.

"Tuebor" by Slippin' Mickeys
Author's notes: PG-13, language, violence, nooky. Kinda.
Summary: 25 years in one night.

"Warmth" by Morgan Stuart
Author's notes: R; Post-colonization; Character Death; Surprise Pairings.
Summary: It is now eleven years in the future, eight since "the cataclysm," and only three of the characters we know have survived.

"We Chosen Few" by nicholarichardson
Author's notes: death, sickness, disability, sexual situations
Summary: After the discovery of the vaccine the Colonists bring forward the colonisation date. With so little time to prepare those with the power to do so use a weaker version of the vaccine to save those who will make the biggest difference. The vaccine is far from perfect, and will cause problems for everyone. But its nothing compare to trying to survive the colonists and the threats this new world is filled with.

"William Long-Ears" By Myriss
Author's notes: PG-13, Post-Col, AU, *CHARACTER DEATH*, Implied MSR.
Summary: It was the rabbit who sacrified himself by jumping into the pot to feed the starving Buddha.

"Won and Lost" By Branwell
Author's notes: G, Vignette, Angst, Mulder/Scully Romance.

And one that is not quite but almost post-colonization:

"Reunion" By Sue
Author's notes: PG, General/Het/JTS.
Summary: Long-standing fellow travelers regroup.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 31st, 2016 03:04 pm (UTC)

And mine has been stricken from the Internet which is for the best, the second major fanfiction epic I ever wrote, almost 20 years ago.

The summary is that the next morning after the Christmas ghosts episode, martial law is declared and with their apartments unsafe...Mulder and Scully have to move into a place they know is safe and free of bugs or anything else...

With The Lone Gunmen.

Then, after I tried to have stand alone episodes but I was more interested in the more Dickensian aspects.
I decided that Mulder had been married once and she was with him investigating the Syndicate when the Cigarette Smoking Man had her killed. This wasn't long after she and Mulder found out she was pregnant. I decided this was why Mulder was on the couch, falling asleep to porn...the bed reminded him of Norah too much.
Frohike had been a test subject of the Syndicate for decades because he had psychic abilities...this is also why he downplays it.
I made him Gibson Praise's father and if I remember right...because 15 year old me was deranged...he was also Langley's father from a teenage relationship which Ringo didn't like at all.
Gibson comes to live with them.
Mulder and Scully investigate another Syndicate lab where they discover a baby...and when they study its genes after taking it home...I think it was a boy but not sure...but they find out that its genetic parents are Mulder and Scully.

I can't remember what else happened. It was pretty light on apocalypse.

Feb. 11th, 2016 02:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wish it were still available! I'd've loved to read it.

Cheers to you for adding to the X-Files/Lone Gunmen love!
Feb. 12th, 2016 04:02 am (UTC)
Maybe someday...

I didn't get a computer until 2002 so I would write all the stories on notebook paper and type them out at the library right onto the website...

Except for the MSR I wrote on the original Fox X-Files message board, I wrote them right then so...it's all lost except for one chapter I submitted in a writing portfolio my senior year.
Jan. 31st, 2016 03:23 pm (UTC)
Saved this, especially since X-files is on Nextflix.
Feb. 11th, 2016 02:06 pm (UTC)
Yay! Happy X-Filing!
Jan. 31st, 2016 09:09 pm (UTC)
I haven't read XF fic in a long time, but wow, I remember so many of these authors! Some of these titles look familiar as well.

I look forward to listening to the podcast as well!

Aw, I love seeing my little fandom coming to life again, at least for a short time!
Feb. 11th, 2016 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!

I know what you mean about seeing the fandom being reanimated. It's such a joy to behold!
Feb. 1st, 2016 12:15 pm (UTC)
I never got into the X-Files fandom, even though I've always been an avid fan of the show (and am enjoying the new episodes immensely.) I did read a couple of stories, though it's been so long that I can't remember their titles, so thanks for the list. Some sound frightfully interesting.
Feb. 11th, 2016 02:08 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! I do love me some apocalyptic X-Files/Lone Gunmen angst. It is exciting to see the fandom coming back to life, isn't it?
Feb. 3rd, 2016 04:14 pm (UTC)
Off topic, but how are you feeling now?
Feb. 11th, 2016 02:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much for asking. It's very hard for me to take time to rest -- I'm not naturally a patient person! -- but I can see real progress when I do, so I'm trying not to push too hard. I'm finally being able to keep up with work and feel like a human again. It's ridiculous how a couple of perfectly ordinary illnesses, back to back and persistent, can wear a person out!

So the short version is: better, thanks. I really appreciate your kindness.
Feb. 21st, 2016 07:54 am (UTC)
Keep up with the resting! *hugs*
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