Keep reading below for more about Maria.
When did you become an X-Phile?
Summer of 2014. One tv channel had an X-Files rewatch marathon. I saw an ad and thought that it looked interesting. I hadn’t watched it before because I was sure it was the kind of show that would give you nightmares. Also I thought that Scully was her first name and she and Mulder were dating. Well, at least I didn’t think that they were married (as my sister did).
What is the first episode you watched?
What is your favorite part of the revival?
I really love that I can experience a new season with other fans and actually watch it as it airs. I was too young to watch it in the original run and when I started watching, I would have never guessed that there would be a new season.
What inspired you to create X-Files fanart?
X-Files fanart! Soon after I started watching the show I started looking for fanart. I really liked fanart by tumbler users muffinpins and mulderswaterbed. But you know, digital art looks so complicated to do so I just admired from afar. Then one day I saw a charcoal portrait by Fabrizia and I thought “Damn I want to learn how to draw”. So I’m trying. (Also Gillian’s face is such an inspiration)
Who is your favorite character?
Scully all the way!
List your top 5 episodes.
I only get five?
3. “How the Ghost Stole Christmas”
5. “Bad Blood”
Favorite X-Files quote.
“Mulder, the Internet is not good for you.”
How has The X-Files impacted your life?
I’ve made some really good friends in the fandom. I’ve also started drawing. The X-Files is a comfort now. Everything is good when I watch an episode of The X-Files.
Thanks, Maria! Stay tuned for a new FanWorks writer next week.