of the ep

  • Griffin: Okay, back to the rest of this episode! It's about to get- y'all it's about to get wet and wild. Things are about to happen in this episode that I have been looking forward to for like a year. I'm so excited for it to start popping off. I just hope you, like- this is a weird thing for someone who's telling a story to ask of his audience, but um I just- I hope you trust me, 'cause uh I've got a plan.
  • Griffin: Taako, you are back in your body and you're back and you are conscious again. And Magnus, you're conscious too. You still feel numb, but you're back. But you're on the ground, and you're surrounded by the mannequin audience and you see your friends just above you. What do you do?
  • Travis: Am I in my body or am I just a spirit?
  • Griffin: What do you do? You're awake, you're not in the ethereal plane anymore.
  • Travis: I rush in to- to my friends! I wanna get back in the fray! I rush in! I rush in, Griffin!
  • Griffin: Alright! You jump back up on to the catwalk and as you do you hear fake!Magnus go
  • Edward: *gasp* What?!
  • Griffin: And Merle and Taako you see standing beside you, wearing a plate of very very very fashionable elven scale mail, you see one of the mannequins standing right next to you.
  • Magnus: I'll be having my body back you undead fuck.
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!