For a fandom that’s been around as long as The X-Files has been, we’re so lucky that we have new authors adding their voices and continuing the story. This week’s author is newer to writing fic, but she’s also working to keep older stories alive. Meet KatEyes224! If you’ve ever wondered why Mulder and Scully seemed so close already by “Deep Throat” and “Squeeze,” her story “Center Mass” shines a little light on that mystery in a delicious way. All that UST didn’t come out of nowhere, right?

And if you find yourself with the need to sob, “The Enmity Within,” will hit you hard. It deals with Scully’s grief after “William” and the last line alone knocked the wind out of me.

The antidote for all that pain is the sweet and wonderful “Coming Home” which imagines a world where Melissa Scully and Emily Sim are still alive. It’s such a relief to see Scully get a happy ending once in a while!

We talked with KatEyes224 about writing, The X-Files, and her other fanfic project that will keep you with fic to read for days.

How long have you been a Phile?

Since the show started in 1993.

What was your first episode?

It must have been the Pilot, but I actually have an independent recollection of watching “Squeeze” for the first time, and it freaked me the hell out.

How long have you been writing fic?

I wrote my very first Mulder/Scully casefile in fifth grade, then went on hiatus until Season 10 was officially announced last year. That’s when I started posting drabbles on Tumblr. I really began writing in earnest about six months ago.

This week’s author isn’t new to the fandom, or even new to fic writing. But she is new to sharing her writing with an audience and I can say we’re so lucky she decided to take the plunge! Meet sunflowerseedsandscience. If you haven’t checked out her wonderful “Au Cafe Pequod,” find a comfy spot to settle in and get reading. Set in France during World War II, this gorgeous AU captures the spirit of Mulder and Scully and shows how timeless these characters truly are. The story even inspired this trailer by the super-talented mulderswaterbed.

The “Early On” series is another favorite that explores the beginning of Mulder and Scully’s partnership and how different things could have been had Scully’s boyfriend Ethan Minette not been cut from the Pilot episode. If you need something to make you smile in the Season 10 era, “Sasquatch Domesticus” is just the fluff you’re looking for.

We talked with sunflowerseedsandscience about writing, inspiration, and The X-Files.

How long have you been a Phile?

I started watching during the first season when it originally aired, when I was in middle school. I was the only fan in the house, though, and we only had one TV at first, so I didn’t always get to watch. In high school we lived overseas in places where the show didn’t air, so for a few years, I only knew what was going on by reading the transcripts that the kind people at insidethex.co.uk uploaded every week. There were plenty of episodes I’d never actually seen, only read, until the show became available on Netflix.

What was your first episode?

“Squeeze!” I was hooked right off the bat.

How long have you been writing fic?

I started making up stories in my head right away, but I didn’t start writing anything down until high school. I had notebooks full of it, plus more on my laptop. Part of me wishes I still had access to all of it, and part of me is relieved, because I know most of it was ridiculous. I only just started sharing my writing publicly in June, and it’s still a nerve-wracking experience every time I hit “post!”

“Her smile is genuine but it is not permissive, it is not a change of heart.” This line comes from an excellent series by a fantastic author who is new to the X-Files fandom. It’s just one of many examples of how this week’s author, somekindofseizure, beautifully captures the spirit of Scully and Mulder. That line is from “Things You Said Sitting Still,” which is the first in a series that now has 7 parts. And if you missed this recent piece “London Calling” go read that first and then come back to this interview, I’ll wait. It’s Scully’s birthday after the events in “Fight the Future” but I think it’s the reader who gets the gift from this wonderfully-woven ficlet.

We talked with somekindofseizure about writing and The X-Files.

How long have you been a Phile?

I binge watched it (the first time) starting about a year ago. I think it’s really nice that longtime Philes are so welcoming of newcomers.

What was your first episode?

The Pilot. The first one that really got me was “Ice,” the neck-check scene. The stakes are “I might have to kill you,” but the subtext is, “I want to kiss you.” The X-Files is special that way.

How long have you been writing fic?

About seven months.

Here's the story of an author named storybycorey, who was writing us some very lovely fic.... Ok I'll quit with the Brady Bunch reference and sing the praises of this week's author storybycorey instead! If AU's are your thing, check out her college AU that starts with "You'll Forever Be in Debt to a Bunsen Burner" and has two more installments after that. If you're looking for a short and sweet kick in the feels I highly recommend "We Discussed It" and "Peonies." If more "adult" stories are your thing and you want to know what happened post hand-holding in Season 10's "Babylon" well let's just say "Wonders Never Cease" may hit the spot!

We talked with storybycorey about writing, The X-Files, and what got her into fanfic.

How long have you been a Phile?

I’ve been a Phile since 1997. I started watching because the guy I was dating recommended it. He watched it for the supernatural, and I watched it for the romance. We broke up soon after, but there was no turning back for me!

What was your first episode?

I honestly don’t remember. They aired reruns on cable at the time, and once I started watching, I watched every night trying to catch up with the current season, so it all sort of jumbles together for me!

How long have you been writing fic?

I published my first fic in 1998, and began several others at the time, too, but never completed them. Then I took a longgggg hiatus, and began writing again last year. And I haven’t stopped since!

What inspired you to start writing?

Once I became addicted to the show, I began scouring the internet for all that I could find about it. One lucky day, I discovered fanfic, and my entire world opened up. I honestly had no idea that people did this thing that I’d always thought about- write stories about Mulder and Scully actually getting together. I am an artist, so have always been creative, but I’d never actually written anything creatively. But once I knew it was a “thing,” I had to try my hand at it.

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This week's author has plenty on her shelf to keep you entertained, meet WildwingSuz. With 130 stories published on A03, you'll be busy for a while! WildwingSuz tackles all kinds of topics from werewolves, to an a/u of Mulder and Scully as old-time private investigators, to the effects "all things" has on Mulder and Scully's relationship. And if you're looking for something more, er, adult, well let's just say you'll find plenty of that as well!

We talked with WildwingSuz about writing and The X-Files.

How long have you been a Phile?

I didn’t watch the X-Files until 2008, although I was aware of the show when it aired. Everyone who knew me told me to watch it, but I was raising 3 children by myself and couldn’t afford a VHS to record episodes. Then my friend Silke mentioned that I should watch it in 2008 and I began renting the DVDs from Netflix. I watched the entire 9 seasons in 8 months, working full-time during most of it.

What was your first episode?

The pilot. I was instantly addicted.

How long have you been writing fic?

Since I finished watching the entire series, November of 2008. I feel very bad that I missed the heyday of XF fanfic, though I certainly enjoy reading all the stories.

What inspired you to start writing?

I used to write ST:TOS fanfiction in the 1980s, and I have written several novels, one of which was published. When I started reading fanfic on Gossamer, I realized that I could do it, too.

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