Hello, X-Philes, young ones and even younger ones!
We hope you heard the news already, we launched a new campaign called Naya Kismet. It was inspired by the dedicated work of Gillian & David and it wishes to give back and support two charities; @childreachinternational & Target Zero.
As a part of Naya Kismet, we we would like to introduce you to our old-style, Letter Project, the AneXdotes.
In 1993 two young actors met in a moist anteroom, someone allegedly hit on the other, then they ran lines together and 2 days later they were up in Vancouver shooting the Pilot episode of this so-called TV-series, @thexfilesfox. There was rain, their lips were literally frozen, they didn’t know what they were doing, what they were saying; ‘Who is Billy Miles anyway?’
They had no idea what is coming next. To be frank, no one knew what’s coming next.
Do you know what happened next?
A phenomenon was born. Special Agent Dana Scully and Special Agent Fox Mulder started to chase UFOS, the truth, and quite often each other, in dark allies while slowly and surely building one of the best relationship TV history has ever seen.
1993 was the year when the first X-Phile appeared and a new era was born; The word ‘shipping’ was introduced, Mulder & Scully became the first ‘OTP’, a new & loud ‘fandom’ appeared and along with them the first generation of ‘fanfiction’ writers surfaced. The X-files fandom exists for more than two decades now and it is as alive as it has ever been…
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are the heart of this fandom. Their devotion, love, and commitment to these characters are truly inspiring and their decision to come back for the 10th season brought us together again. I will be forever thankful for the revival and everything it has given us. I wouldn’t be here writing this if there is no Season 10 of The X-files. Our obsession with this show, our love for its characters and our dedication to Gillian and David, are the reasons we are in this fandom.
We have many things in common. But each of us has their own stories, their own reasons and their own experiences. This is what we would like to focus on, in this sub-project.
Both, Gillian & David are great advocates for many causes, they are activists who care about raising awareness on issues that matter, and they inspire us to do better. And we shall try. Naya Kismet has been launched for this exact reason. We are trying to make a difference with all of you.
We would like to thank Gillian & David for everything they have done in the last 24 years and we would like to ask you to join us! We would like to ask all the X-Philes out there that if they have a story to share with these two, amazing people please write them down on a paper and post it to us*. No matter how old you are, how long you’ve been a part of this fandom if you wish to share a story, please do so.
Write it down/draw it/paint it… what the show means to you, what these characters are given to you, how this TV-show changed your life. How these two actors changed your life. Let them know why are you thankful to them. Tell them who you’ve become, what you’ve discovered about yourself because of them, because of The X-files.
We are going to collect all these letters, organise them by age and create a book which will tell a story about our favourite duos: Mulder & Scully and Gillian & David. This will be given to them as a Birthday present in 2017.
This is just the beginning of a bigger project that we are planning, to celebrate David’s & Gillian’s Birthday and the 25th anniversary of The X-files.
This fandom was the first in many things involving TV-show history, let’s try to do that again. We have many ideas for the upcoming months, but if you have any submissions, suggestions (art for the shop, art for the book, program ideas, anything to auction for charity) please feel free to message us - @sunshinetoday & @becksndot5 directly - or just submit anything on the Naya Kismet website.
We are here, we are thankful and we are being of service. Stay tuned for more details to come.
*We will share where you can post the letters in an upcoming update post!*