miss this chick

What we had…
Whatever we had, surprised us both.
It burned hotter, and went way farther than either of us had expected.
What we had was real.

What we had…
Whatever we had, was hidden in secrets and lies.
Not only did it break you and I,
But it broke her too.

What we had…
Whatever we had, didn’t last long.
Like a train coming to a quick stop,
You were there and then you were gone.
You were never mine to keep.

What we had…
Whatever we had, I think its safe to say we’ll never have it back.
But the lingering “what if” remains in our thoughts.
So well go about our lives loving other people…
But thinking of each other.

Post-Episode/Missing Scene Fic Writing Challenge!

Philes, after the week we’ve had as a fandom, we thought it’d be a good idea to focus on what it is that unites us: Our awesome show!!!  Our love for The X-Files is what brings us together in the first place, and we hope that our newest fic writing challenge will do exactly that.

When we’re combing through the archives for the best post-episodes and missing scenes to bring to you all, we noticed that there are some episodes that get a lot more play than others.  You know the ones…all things, En Ami, Requiem, Per Manum, Existence, heck even the Pilot.  And we LOVE all of those post-eps, don’t get us wrong.  Seriously, we can’t get enough post-eps for all things, put them all in our eyeballs.

But we thought it would be fun (and challenging!!) to send you on a treasure hunt for the least-common episodes that are written about and write your own post-ep or missing scene for those episodes that don’t get so much love.  So get your rewatch on!  Cuddle up and scour the seasons on your streaming service of choice and watch an episode you haven’t seen in, like, forever.  

A Note:  You’ll probably notice that our list of “outlawed” episodes features A LOT of episodes from Seasons 4 through 7, and that’s because that’s when fic writing in the fandom really took off, and because the sexual tension between Mulder and Scully was at an all-time high, so we needed it as a fandom.

The requirements for the fic challenge are outlined below, followed by a list of the episodes we DON’T want you to use.  Everyone who writes a submission will get reblogged by us, and we’ll compile a masterlist when everyone’s submitted their stories.  

Requirements:

  • Anyone can submit.  Yes, ANYONE.  If you’d prefer to submit anonymously, that’s fine too, just message us and let us know.
  • Must be under 2,000 words
  • Must be a new fic you’ve written for this challenge
  • Any rating
  • Any pairing
  • Must be a post-episode or a missing scene
  • You may submit up to two (2) stories
  • Do your research!  Comb through the seasons and click on an episode you can’t remember the last time you watched.
  • Due date is midnight exactly two weeks from today, Thursday, March 9.
  • Please tag us (@txf-fic-chicks​) when you post your submission, and include the tag “txf fic chicks post-ep challenge”.  If we miss it, please message us at @txf-fic-chicks​, or hit us up at our personal blogs, @piecesofscully​ or @kateyes224​.
  • Have fun!

DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING EPISODES:

Pilot
Irresistible
Pusher
Never Again
Memento Mori
Small Potatoes
Detour
Redux / Redux II
Christmas Carol / Emily
The End
The X-Files: Fight the Future
The Beginning
Triangle
Dreamland 1 & 2
Two Fathers / One Son
Arcadia
Milagro
Field Trip
Biogenesis / The 6th Extinction / Amor Fati
Millenium
Orison
Sein und Zeit / Closure
En Ami
all things
Je Souhaite
Requiem
Per Manum
Existence
William
The Truth
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Season 10 (Yes, all of it.)  

Please message us if you have any questions.  Otherwise, happy writing!

marieavgeropoulos: Sorry , I can’t answer your call right now . I’m on the other line. 🐟  #cozumelmexico #gonefishing #si

IT’S TIME TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS!!!!!

Best All Around 

@somewhereisaplacethatziamknow

Favorite OT5 Supporter

@ot5alwaysinmyheart

Favorite Ziam Supporter

@dailydoseofziam

Favorite Paynehoe (Liam stan)

@liamtunnelvision (THANK YOUUUUUUU)

Favorite Ztan (Zayn stan)

@settingtrends

Favorite Irish Sunshine (Niall stan)

@be-my-tired-pony

Favorite Harrie (Harry stan)

@harryandlouisarehappilystrong

Favorite Louie (Louis stan)

@safferjax and @wonderboylouis

Favorite Author

@zaynsbambieyes

Dabble in Drabbles

@ifigureditout

Most Artistic

@alulawings

Editor in Chief

@ziamspaynus

Class Clown

@incorrect-1d

Expert Tagger

@oh-no-its-elle

Dynamic Duo

@nerds4life / @that-regular-chick

Miss Congeniality

@oh-no-its-elle and @somewhereisaplacethatziamknow

Biggest Flirt

@doyoubeproudandlovelots

Mostly Likely to be an Undercover Agent in the FBI

@wolfiezen

Best One Man Update Account

@paynoisbatman

Most Likely to be a Celebrity IRL

@thottieleems

Sass Queen

@f1typebugattisport

Most Underrated

@doveziam

Most Crushworthy

@somewhereisaplacethatziamknow and @overwhelmedbyfeels

AND HERE ARE YOUR HONORABLE MENTIONS!!!!

Best All Around

@liamsvibesplaylist and @bakagamieru

Favorite OT5 Supporter

@ot5foreverandalways and @irishpalatines

Favorite Ziam Supporter

@bisexvalziam and @culebraliam

Favorite Paynehoe (Liam stan)

@liamsvibesplaylist

Favorite Ztan (Zayn stan)

@all4zayn and @zeauty

Favorite Irish Sunshine (Niall stan)

@niallloverontheloose, @irishpalatines, and @slimthiccniall

Favorite Harrie (Harry stan)

@domesticharry

Favorite Louie (Louis stan)

@tomlitsons and @louisprotectionsquad

Favorite Author

@ifigureditout and @overwhelmedbyfeels

Dabble in Drabbles

@somewhereisaplacethatziamknow, @josjournal, and @englandziam

Most Artistic

@ziamspaynus, @liamstolenboxers, and @agenderliam

Editor in Chief

@doveziam and @hazstylestrash

Class Clown

@oh-no-its-elle and @overwhelmedbyfeels

Expert Tagger

@settingtrends and @liamsgoldenjacket

Dynamic Duo

@liamtunnelvision / @safferjax

@zladdins / @rindaanah

Miss Congeniality 

@settingtrends and @please-dont-freak-out

Biggest Flirt

@settingtrends and @be-my-tired-pony

Mostly Likely to be an Undercover Agent in the FBI

@getlowftliam

Best One Man Update Account

@wolfiezen and @dailydoseofziam

Most Likely to be a Celebrity IRL

@that-regular-chick and @zladdins

Sass Queen

@getlowftliam and @nerds4life

Most Underrated

@blumarine-ziam, @zaynfeatliam, and @be-my-tired-pony

Most Crushworthy

@settingtrends, @bisexvalziam, and @somewhereisaplacethatziamknow


Thank you to everyone who participated in this! I had so much fun once again and will hopefully get to do it again next year! Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions. I hope this put a smile on your face!