honestly everything is fake because in real world if john watson wasn’t recognized and was getting less applause sherlock himself would’ve climbed onto a chair like “exCUSE ME this is john watson, the best mAN IN MY LIFE, the owner of my HEART, the sexiest swoop and quite okay writing skills” while pointing at john will smith style
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.
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?
Am I in my body or am I just a spirit?
What do you do? You're awake, you're not in the ethereal plane anymore.
I rush in to- to my friends! I wanna get back in the fray! I rush in! I rush in, Griffin!
Alright! You jump back up on to the catwalk and as you do you hear fake!Magnus go
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.
I'll be having my body back you undead fuck.
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.
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
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.
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!