“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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If you need a world where Mulder, Scully, and William have a long and happy life together, this week's author delivers. Malibu Sunset's first trip into Mulder and Scully fic is the novel-length "Terra Firma" and explores the family life Mulder and Scully could have had if Season 9 hadn't happened. With 6 parts to the series you'll definitely get an awesome family-fic fix that lives up to this disclaimer: "I really tried not to make it sappy and gooey, because I can't stand that and I can't imagine Mulder and Scully do either, but you know, there is  a baby and all, so you might find yourself saying "awwww" here or there against your will. My apologies."  If the IWTB era is more your thing, check out "Gravity", a fun and "adult" series of vignettes. 

We talked with Malibu Sunset about The X-Files, writing, and what brought her to the series.

How long have you been a Phile?

While I occasionally watched the series during its run, I wouldn't have called myself a Phile back then. True Philedom struck with the second movie actually. I went to see I Want To Believe in the theater on a mom's night out by myself. Having not followed the series to its 9th season finale, my first thought while watching the movie was, "When did Mulder and Scully start shacking up together?" My second one was, "I really need to order all the episodes on DVD and start over at the beginning," which I promptly did. For about 4 years following that, The X-Files was ALL I watched. I had no interest in any other shows. I would watch the series through and then immediately start back at the beginning and do it all over again, often watching my favorite shippy episodes two or three times before moving to the next.

What was your first episode?

I honestly don't know what it was back when the series was on the air. After IWTB when I started watching from the beginning again, it would've been the pilot.

How long have you been writing fic?

I started in 2011 with "Terra Firma." I wanted to rewrite the William storyline and create an alternative universe where Mulder and Scully were allowed to be parents and have a normal life together. Once I started writing, I couldn't stop. I ended up writing all five parts of the "Terra Firma" series and the prequel, "Bite Size Love" in a year. Part VI was written later.

What inspired you to start writing?

Reading fic is really what made me try writing my own. I had favorite stories I kept coming back to and many of them were family fiction pieces. One of my absolute all-time faves, that inspired my own first attempt, was "By Falling In and In" by Aloysia Virgata.

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One of the most widely recommended fics in the X-Files fandom comes from this week's talented author dashakay. Take quick look around tumblr at lists of favorite fic and you'll find "Blinded by White Light" at the top of almost all of them. It's a gorgeous a/u that belongs on any must-read list, but if that's the only work you've read by dashakay you're missing out! One of my favorite stories around the revival is "A Bowl of Soup," which is a short but sweet take on how Mulder and Scully get back together. It's a story I can hear as I read it and you may find a happy sigh at the end, as I did. You can guess from the title that "Borrowed and Blue" is about a wedding, and it's a story that to me perfectly suits where Mulder and Scully should be in their relationship right now. The little details really bring it to life and a crossover character pairing opened up my mind for all sorts of new headcanons. These are just a few examples of dashakay's excellent work and your reading time would be well spent on any of her stories.

We talked with dashakay about writing, The X-Files, and being a long-time author in the fandom.

How long have you been a Phile?

Oh boy. I’d probably count 1998 as the year I really entered Philedom headfirst.

What was your first episode?

Believe it or not, it was “Home,” and it disgusted me and also scared the pants off me. I went to work the next day and said, “Do any of you guys watch The X-Files? It’s TERRIBLE!” Ha, little did I know...

How long have you been writing fic?

I posted my first fic in May of 1998, so eighteen years ago. Wow, I had no idea it had been so long! I’ve taken some long hiatuses from writing in those eighteen years.

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