I love you. Let's gather firewood.

We'll light a fire on the mountain.


A Note Regarding Season 10
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This is just to say that I've pretty much decided I'm not going to bother watching Season 10 of The X-Files. I was one of those fans who never wanted the revival, and never once entertained the notion that it might be anything short of awful. But for most of the lead up to the revival, I just sort of assumed I'd watch it anyway, like it was obligatory or something.

In which I discuss the nature of canon and fannishness.Collapse )

Somewhat tangential to my feelings about the relationship between fannishness and canon, I will say that the main reason I've decided not to watch Season 10 is because I'm no longer fannish enough for my own interpretation of the story to overwrite canon. When IWTB happened, I was about as madly in love with The X-Files as it's possible for a fan to be. In that context, IWTB was a bitter pill to swallow, but my own sense of the story, my headcanon, was far stronger and more indelible in my own heart and mind than that darn movie. My headcanon was written in 8B pencil. Canon scribbled that disappointing movie over my headcanon in HB. I lamented the mess, but my headcanon was only faintly obscured by it.

Now though, it's 2016, and I've spent the last four years being fannish primarily about something else. I still love Scully and Mulder, I genuinely do, but I'm not madly in love with them anymore, and haven't been for a long while. And I'm afraid my headcanon - formerly etched in blazing 8B - has faded to a wistful 2 or 3H. In that context, it will not be able to overcome an onslaught of shitty new canon. The new canon will overpower it, and will end up being what I envision most clearly when I envision The X-Files.

I don't want that. I loved Mulder and Scully and I still love them - both as they are in my headcanon and as they were in much of the series. And I want to keep envisioning them that way, faded though they may become in my memory.

So Dealer, please deal me out. I fold. I'm taking my chips, cashing them in, and going home. I had a good run at the tables in this establishment and I wish to quit while I'm ahead. Thank you. Good night.

Solidarity
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Solidarity with Paris photo eiffel-tower_zpshv8er12m.jpg

it is the wank that never ennnds, it just goes on and on my friennnnds!
amyhit
Question: what are your feelings about fanfic that eroticizes rape? I really want other people's opinions on this, to see if it changes my perspective at all.

discusses rape fic extremely generally. very unlikely to be triggering.Collapse )

YAASSSS!
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Photo by Evan Vucci


First and foremost, huge congratulations to everyone whose lives this ruling directly affects, and who fought to accomplish this! And hooray for everyone it indirectly affects, too.

Good call, America. Good call.

Photo by Evan Vucci.

I AM NOT DRUNK
amyhit
I SERIOUSLY HAD A DREAM IN WHICH SCULLY'S HAIR LOOKED LIKE THIS FOR THE REVIVAL:



IT WAS GLORIOUS, IT WAS A GLORIOUS DREAM.

I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT SCULLY'S HAIR, OKAY, AND THE FACT THAT IT HASN'T BEEN RIGHT IN LIKE FIFTEEN YEARS. LIKE, SINCE THE SHOW WAS ACTUALLY GOOD, IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

SCULLAAAAAY. I LOVE YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL HAAIIRRR. AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAAACE. AND YOUR WONDERFUL SEEELF BEING ALL "PICK UP THAT PHONE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!"

AND ALSO, HERE, HAVE A MULDER:



DAMN SON. HOW DID I FORGET HOW HOT HE WAS? CUZ, LIKE, YUSSS.

ILU MULDER. WELL, SOMETIMES. SOMETIMES YOU'RE A DICK MOSTLY IN THAT YOU TAKE SCULLY FOR GRANTED WHICH MAKES ME MAD BECAUSE SHE IS A GODDESS AND ALSO LEGITIMATELY THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU, BUT LET'S NOT DWELL ON IT RIGHT NOW, OKAY? OKAY.

JUST LOOK HOW ADORBS HE IS HERE, GUYS. AWW, MULDER, ILU.

LOOK AT HOW WONDERFUL AND SPOOKY AND SEXY AND PERFECT THEY BOTH ARE.

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But Gillian's hair doesn't even look that red, though. I could be wrong I guess, it might just be the light, but in the one picture we have of her new "red hair" it looks even less red than in IWTB. Which makes sense, because that is often what happens when you layer red hair dye over hair that's been dyed light blonde. That is, if you just kind of wing it with a box of hair dye. I would know. But like, who does the production put in charge of this stuff? Do they just tell Gillian to pick any old salon, walk in, and ask for red? DO THEY NOT UNDERSTAND THAT SCULLY'S HAIR IS LIKE A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF HER FIERCE AND INIMITABLE STRENGTH OF CHARACTER AND THAT THEY HAVE TO GET IT RIGHT?! DO THEY NOT THINK IT MATTERS?!!

Verdict: Age of Ultron
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I don"t think this has spoilers, but I"ll put it behind a cut just in case.Collapse )
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Have CDs, will listen.
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GUESS WHAT I'M LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW.

What could it be?Collapse )

This post brought to you by the garage sales I went to this morning. I also got a bunch of lipsticks (unused, I swear) and sample-sized face products. And a spiffy pen, just 'cause.

OH MAN, AND THE BACKSTREET'S BACK CD HAS, LIKE, CD-ROM STYLE SPECIAL FEATURES. LOL, MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.

I still say No Strings Attached was the best of the pre-millennial boy band albums though. 'N Sync all the way!!1!

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Oh god. I'm currently a quarter of the way through A River Without Banks by Chryse, and it is kicking my ass like I can't believe. Has anybody on my flist read it? Hug me please?

This fic.

This fic.

I can't even think of any other fics to compare it to. It's so dark and it's so far outside my usual comfort zones and OMG THE WARNINGS ARE THERE FOR A REASON PEOPLE, but I don't even care because JFC THIS FIC. I read the first six chapters this morning, and when I was done I literally put my head down and hugged myself for a few minutes, just trying to reel myself back in a little bit.

Every once in a while I'll come across a fic that is so good it makes me realize all over again exactly how good fanfic can truly be. So far, this is one of those fics. However, I am only a quarter of the way through. Let's see what the next 150,000 words are like. I am vaguely terrified to read them, and yet there's no doubt that I'm going to.

I need one of those "My body is ready" gifs right about now. Ah, there's one.

reichenbach body is read
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This is what Sherlock looks like in my headCollapse )

So what do your headcanon versions of characters look like? It doesn't have to be just Sherlock either, tell me about any characters you want. And I don't know if I'll get any comments, things being so quiet around here lately, but does anyone want to guess what I changed and/or didn't change about Sherlock in making my headcanon picture? *shrugs* Could be fun. :)

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