Today is the imaginary birthday of one of my favorite characters, Fox Mulder of The X-Files
. Every year to celebrate, I reread syntax6
's marvelous "Birthday Stories"
. Because this isn't her usual casefile and/or MSR, you might have passed these by. Well, don't. Taking us through the first seven seasons, Syn gives us fourteen short birthday stories, each one slotted effortlessly into canon. Here is an excerpt:( Season Five: Spinning in Infinity: His )
This one's not a happy-go-lucky story, since it is set during the cancer arc, but it is a moving one, one that has extra resonance for me this year. Read them, read them all. You'll love them, I promise.
Appropriately, October 13 is the opening day for xf_bigbang
. Today's offering is "Variations on a Theme"
, fanart by tlynnfic
. Go read, and please send some feedback to the writer and the artist. Fanworks are a big part of what keeps a fandom alive and well.
This week at xf_book_club
, we are reading "Dance"
by dith. This is a great story, an over-looked gem from the early years, a sweet yet hip blast of nostalgia for early season two Mulder and Scully, and of course, the nineties! Excerpt and link at the community.
Good enough to eat banner of David Duchovny by spooky_window
Cross-posted everywhere I could think to do it.