“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows,” said David Madden, president of Fox. “And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
goddamn idek what to say about this scene except to repeat every dialogue and continue sobbing because WHAT THE FUCK
LIKE OK HE CAME HERE AND I WAS ALREADY LIKE ALL EMOTIONAL ABOUT KILLIAN JONES OFF TO SAVE HIS WIFE
BUT THEN, THIS FUCKING HAPPENED AND I LOST IT FUCK FUCK FUCKKKK
IT’S TALLER THAN I REMEMBERED AHHHHHH BECAUSE THE LAST TIME YOU WERE WITH YOUR TRUE LOVE AND YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT YOU DUMDUM
I LOVE THAT FUCKING CHARMING FOLLOWED HIM OUT BECAUSE HE’S A PART OF THE FAMILY NOW AND AHHHH
THE FUCKING BEANSTALK. EVERY SHOT OF THE FUCKING BEANSTALK EQUALS MORE OF MY TEARS
AWW CHARMING LOOKS SO CUTE LOOKING UP AT HIS FIRST BEANSTALK LOL
YOU THINK YOU CAN CLIMB IT ALONE? I THINK I WANNA GET BACK TO MY WIFE! FUCK ME UP OK HE SAID WIFEEE, HE WANTS TO GET BACK HOME TO HIS WIFE OMFG WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK
I’VE SCALED THIS BEFORE. WITH EMMA. AHHH GODDAMN IT’S WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. I WAS THERE. I SAW THEM. DO THE DUMB EYES AND THE ADVENTURING AND THE FLIRTING
AND THE BETRAYINGGG! AND I SAW IT ALL HAPPEN OMFG WE ARE SO BLESSED
BUT OK FUCK YOU KILLIAN JONES AND YOUR IMPASSIONED SPEECHES BECAUSE YES FUCKING YOU MADE EACH OTHER BETTER AND FUCK IF YOU AREN’T MAKING ME SOB INTO MY PIE RN AND FUCK IF EVERY SINGLE WORD OUT OF YOUR MOUTH DOESN’T SOUND DESPERATE AND DETERMINED AND SO SO FIERCELY FULL OF LOVE THAT IT IS KILLING ME DEAD
AND FUCK YOU EMMA AND I WERE NEVER A PREDESTINED LOVE STORY GUARANTEED A HAPPY ENDING
WE FOUGHT FOR OUR LOVE
AND WE WON. FUCKING YES YOU DID OMFGGG AND WE GOT TO WATCH IT HAPPEN! CAN YOU BELIEVE OMG
AND WHAT A GREAT FUCKING HE’S JUST GOING OFF ON DAVE BUT STILL THERE’S SUCH A PANIC AND SADNESS IN HIM THAT I JUST WANNA FUCKING HUG HIM BECAUSE I’M WORRIED
AND LOOKS LIKE DAVID IS TOO
AND YES, HE’S GONNA DO WHATEVER THE FUCK IT BLOODY TAKES TO GET HIS SWAN BACK
BECAUSE HE’S NOT GONNA LOSE EVERYTHING HE HAS
EVERYTHING HE HAS DAMNIT. EMMA SWAN IS EVERYTHING TO HIM LIKE FUCKING HELL CAN YOU EVEN AND SHE DOESN’T EVEN REMEMBER HOW MUCH HE LOVES HER RIGHT NOW AND OMFGGGGG
OUR STORY BEGAN ON THE BEANSTALK AND I’LL BE DAMNED IF IT ENDS THERE TOO FUCK ME UP HE LOVES HER SO FUCKING MUCH
AND FUCKING HE HAS PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT HIM TOO AND THAT KILLS ME SO MUCH
DAVID IS SO FUCKING WORRIED AND I LOVE IT AND I LOVE HIM AND I LOVE THEM
HE’S ALL ASKING HIM TO CALM DOWN AND LOOK AT KILLIAN’S FACE DAMNIT! IT’S TIMES LIKE THESE WHEN I BET DAVID REMINDS KILLIAN OF LIAM THE FUCKING MOST
LOOK AT THIS REASSURANCE LIKE OMG KILLIAN JONES IS GONNA SAVE HIS DAMN WIFE
Just a short piece about dinner with the Charming’s from Killian’s perspective.
The first time he’s invited to dinner it’s an awkward feeling.
He’s never had to do this before; dine with the parents. He’s had dinner in the company of the Charmings before, sure, but this was under a whole different circumstance. Now he was joining them as Emma’s boyfriend, specifically for them to get to know him without the main topic being whatever villain they were facing.
No, the topic this time would be him, and it was completely unchartered waters.
He’d never been the subject of any lass’s affections as a lad; he’d been a slave on a merchant ship. Not exactly suitor material. And once he’d enrolled in the navy, his time was dedicated to being the best at his job; making something of himself for Liam to be proud of. There wasn’t time for courting.
Of course, once he’d turned to piracy, it was nothing but giggling barmaids, sneaking off with him in lure of his pretty face, or lonesome wenches chasing the thrill and danger of his profession.
And then Milah came along…
Killian had never been the type of man to take home to the family, which is why he was suddenly unsure of how to act.
He wanted to give a good impression. He wanted to show he was worthy of Emma and deserving of their acceptance, but he also refused to change who he was just for the sake of impressing them. He was stuck straddling a indecisive fence.
“Sorry about this.” Emma kept whispering to him, showing she was embarrassed and insisting that her mother was responsible for the event.
But Killian knew, although Emma wasn’t keen on her parents making a big spectacle, she was just as nervous as he. It was new for her too. She’d never brought someone home to meet her mother and father. She too wanted to make a good impression of herself.
It was that knowledge that had him determined to make it go well.
The night turned out a lot better than he’d expected. The awkward conversation had soon blossomed into stories of the Enchanted Forest. He’d found himself triggering fond memories for the couple with his recounts of past adventures.
He’d even managed to get David to laugh.
By the end of the night, Emma had a smile on her face, pride beaming from her that told him it was all worth it.
“We should do this again.” Snow announced, and the thought doesn’t have his blood running cold.
For once, he’s in agreement.
The third time he’s invited to dinner it’s bleak.
He’s not quite sure why he’s been invited over, not when the source of their association is currently shrouded in darkness and isolating herself across the other side of town.
But Snow insists on him being there.
It’s quiet. Small talk is seldom with each of them lost in their own turmoil, running the same questions through their heads. What did we do wrong? How did Emma fall so far? How do we get her back?
It warms him slightly to know that he’s still included; still welcome even with Emma’s absence. But it pains him even more that she’s absent in the first place.
Although they eat in peace and manage to find some comfort in each other’s company for the evening, it still feels like a failure.
The next dinner can only be described as bizarre.
There’s more people at the table this time, and they’re seated in an Underworld version of the loft, trapped and unable to get home, but it’s strangely pleasant.
He feels guilt.
Guilt that they’re in this predicament because of him; having to take on Hades himself because of him, but he can’t help finding comfort in knowing they did it because they feel he’s worth it.
He matters. He has a family; a place.
The underlying stress of the situation is overshadowed by their hope and reluctance to give in. They’re optimistic and determined to get back home and it rubs off on him. He shares smiles with Emma and holds her hand through it because it may not be an ideal situation, but they’re together.
And they will get back home.
Their last dinner would be marked down as his favourite.
It was the five of them once again- six if you count the littlest Prince, but it was different in so many ways.
They were no longer crammed into the loft.
This time, it was their home playing host.
His and Emma’s.
Their newly developed status is exciting and they find themselves thoroughly enjoying every moment. Both hesitant yet eager to prepare the meal together because it’s new and adventurous; not knowing who should be in charge of what, just knowing that they want it.
The charming’s being their guests, welcomed into their kitchen, sitting at their table. Killian can’t keep the smile off his face the entire night. He doesn’t remember feeling so at ease.
He pours the wine that night, he laughs the loudest, he doesn’t hold back from stretching across his seat to place a kiss on Emma’s cheek. He’s offering the dessert this time, Snow as asking if there’s anything they can do to help, David is thanking him for a great evening- It feels magnificent.
And she’s glowing with happiness too. They all are.
It was home.
It was how family is meant to be; how it should feel.
He can’t help but think about what the next dinner will be like.
Will it be back to short uncomfortable conversation with growing silence? Will he be able to share stories with them again after knowing what he’s done in the past?
Will it be on his and Emma’s wedding day? Surrounded by decorations and congratulations as they toast to good health and a happy life?
Killian is unsure of the reception he’ll receive the next time their family dinner comes around, but he knows for damn sure he needs to get off this submarine and back to Storybrooke to find out.
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time. Read at your own risk!
There’s some good news and bad news for the Charming family after Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time.
First, the good news: After weeks of being in a sleeping curse in which only one of them was awake at any given moment, Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Charming (Josh Dallas) broke free of the curse thanks to the residents of Storybrooke all drinking a bit of the potion and diluting its magic.
The bad news: Their heartbreaking backstory is, well, even more heartbreaking than we already knew. During the first Dark Curse, Mary Margaret unwittingly delivered a flower with magical pixie dust that woke John Doe. That means Snow and Charming were actually together, but unable to reunite with their daughter, who was prophesied to return after 28 years to break the curse. Hence, they took a potion to once again wipe their memories and let fate take its course.
On the plus side, the Charmings have something to celebrate with the return of Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), who promptly and properly proposed to Emma (Jennifer Morrison) at the close of Sunday’s episode. Twist: Their wedding is the musical episode! (Get more details here.) Below, Goodwin and Dallas talk about the surprise twist in the Charmings’ past when EW hit the set ahead of the musical episode.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did you react when you learned Snow and Charming did wake up during the curse? JOSH DALLAS: It’s totally heartbreaking, and I think that goes back to that idea that they blame themselves, and he does a lot. He blames himself, “Maybe he could have done something different. Maybe she could have had a different life. Maybe she could have stayed in the Enchanted Forest. Maybe it would have been fine. She would have been that princess, and she would have had that life.” Yeah, I think that’s something he wrestles with a lot; it’s definitely something that impacts him deeply. GINNIFER GOODWIN: It was hard for me to relate in real life because, especially now that I have children, I wholeheartedly, selfishly would have just taken care of myself and my immediate family, gross as that may be. So it was hard to find a more generous place in my spirit, but I found what Snow did to be of the utmost integrity and very Snow White-esque; very in keeping with her character.
Talk about Snow and David’s reunion after waking from the sleeping curse. GOODWIN: It is like many Once Upon a Time reunions. It is dramatic and brief in elation in our realizing immediately that something else is going on.
Isn’t that how it always is in Storybrooke? GOODWINGOODWIN: It is how it always is. DALLAS:DALLAS: Well it’s always good to see Snow White’s eyes, and to hold her, and she’s awake, and coherent. Yeah. It was nice to get out of it for sure.
How do Charming and Snow feel about their daughter getting married in the midst of the Black Fairy drama? GOODWIN: What is the word for the bridezilla mom? Well, we’re going to invent one. She’s like Mother of the Bridezilla. No, she’s like Motherzilla of the Bride. She’s all things wedding all the time.
Does David agree with her? GOODWIN: He’s going to have to if he wants peace at home.
Will this cause a divide between them? GOODWIN: Yeah. It might cause some comedy. DALLAS: Snow is pushing through, and she wants to have it, like, the public, the people, need this in order to keep hope alive. To see something good happening amongst all this badness; that is a great point, and there is something to it, but I feel David feels that, yeah, getting married to Snow was the best day of his life, but then what happened right after was the worst day of his life. It’s a very similar situation that’s happening here with the Final Battle, and then what’s going to happen? He doesn’t want that for her, and he wants her just to be able to get married, and be happy, and not have all this other stuff that’s going on like Snow and Charming had. He’s definitely reserved. He’s focused on getting all of that done and over with, so she can be free, and free to marry, and just live her life as opposed to going into this Final Battle.
What can you tease about the musical? DALLAS: I’ve just been screeching away in my trailer trying to learn the stuff. The singing comes out of something. It’s not just arbitrary, like we’re just singing, so it’s part of something — could be a curse or could be a spell, it could be something that translates itself into song. GOODWIN: I am singing, maybe much to everyone’s detriment I am singing. I asked them to put me in the background, and they did not, so we’ll just see what happens. I can’t karaoke. I’ve only pulled off singing when I’ve been animated, so this is going to be a very vulnerable experience for me.
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
How do Charming and Snow feel about their daughter getting married in the midst of the Black Fairy drama?
GOODWIN: What is the word for the bridezilla mom? Well, we’re going to invent one. She’s like Mother of the Bridezilla. No, she’s like Motherzilla of the Bride. She’s all things wedding all the time.
Does David agree with her?
GOODWIN: He’s going to have to if he wants peace at home.
Will this cause a divide between them?
GOODWIN: Yeah. It might cause some comedy.
DALLAS: Snow is pushing through, and she wants to have it, like, the public, the people, need this in order to keep hope alive. To see something good happening amongst all this badness; that is a great point, and there is something to it, but I feel David feels that, yeah, getting married to Snow was the best day of his life, but then what happened right after was the worst day of his life. It’s a very similar situation that’s happening here with the Final Battle, and then what’s going to happen? He doesn’t want that for her, and he wants her just to be able to get married, and be happy, and not have all this other stuff that’s going on like Snow and Charming had. He’s definitely reserved. He’s focused on getting all of that done and over with, so she can be free, and free to marry, and just live her life as opposed to going into this Final Battle.
Bones was a show that supported feminism. Men and women worked together side-by-side. This show was filled with beautiful & healthy relationships. Not only healthy romantic relationships, but also healthy friendships. It truly expressed how friends can become family. Family isn’t defined by blood, it is instead defined by those that would (literally in this show) take a bullet for you. I am so grateful to have enjoyed such a wonderful experience. Thank you to the writers and actors who made it so wonderful. As a woman in the science field, this show spoke volumes to me. It taught me to speak up and have confidence in myself no matter what. It’s been a great run Bones ❤️
Can you do #8 on the soulmates au list for David please? Btw I absolutely adore your writing style and the new fanfic you're working on ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
(I almost made myself cry while writing this one so enjoy the David feels)
Word count: 1,349
The neat, round letters had written themselves onto your right hip with a pleasant warmth as soon as you turned 18. You had no idea what they meant, or what context they were delivered in, but you loved them nonetheless.
‘We’re here to have a great summer, and remember kids, Campe Diem!’
You couldn’t lie, every summer since you had first seen it you were more concerned with finding your soulmate than actually - as the writing said - having a great summer. Countless hours had been spent pouring over each individual word, as if the inflection placed on the word ‘to’ would lead you any closer to your soulmate.
“Go to a summer camp. What’s the worst that can happen?”
A summer camp did make the most sense. But as a camper or counsellor? You lifted the hem of your shirt to peek at the lettering (even though you had every word memorised) and traced the smooth curves of the neat handwriting. ‘Kids.’ Your soulmate was addressing children, and your mind immediately pictured a tall man with a large smile and a bag of trail mix at his side. Counsellor it was, then.
I'm not proud of it, but I actually came out of Prometheus shipping Elizabeth/David so you can imagine my disappointment when I saw Alien: Covenant. ^^;
Well you weren’t the only one… :) I read many Shavid fanfics after watching Prometheus, and they were very good and satisfying. Sure, their relationship in the movie wasn’t great, but it couldn’t stop me from shipping them. I still thought their scenes together were interesting. David was fascinated by her, and she was the only one who didn’t really treat him like crap. Also, they had chemistry. That helped.
I watched a few interviews with these two, and they were very adorable. Look at them awwww. :)
I can’t say I was happy with what they did to Shaw. I was very disappointed because I think she deserved better than that, but I knew where this was going from the first synopsis they released:
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
I don’t know if it’s any consolation to you, but it’s clear from the first reports that they wanted to make a sequel about Shaw and David’s adventures at first, and The Crossing actually came from the first drafts for that movie, but they changed their minds at some point…
Now’s the time I tell you the story! :D
Back in September, Savin Yeatman-Eiffel (Oban Star-Racers’ creator)
invited me to cosplay Molly at Japan Tours Festival since they were
celebrating Oban’s 10th anniversary! Molly being my ultimate favorite
character, I immediately accepted and remade my whole cosplay for the
occasion! (+ red lenses this time <333 )
I was super happy to spend time with Savin of course, Gabrielle Jeru
(Molly) and Rémi Caillebot (Aikka). Also had the honor to meet the great
Stanislas Brunet ! It was such a great weekend… it’s hard to go back to reality ! It was super nice to meet fellow OSR fans as well <3
PS : What do you think about the BIG NEWS ? Savin Yeatman-Eiffel and Thomas Romain are
thinking about making a spin-off or sequel… are you excited ? :)
Based on your posts, you really want Season 11 to happen. Any thoughts on how it should play out?
Okay, Anon I hope you are ready. You are in for a ride. This is definitely too much to ask for, so let’s just state the fact, that these are my crazy wishes and not my rational demands.😂😂😂
Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Darin Morgan, Vince Gilligan, Glen Morgan, James Wong. Also, I want a woman writer/director! Rob Bowman should direct at least one episode. Chris Carter is only executive producer!!! He cannot write anything. ANYTHING. For reasons…
Sveta: I have alien DNA. For sure.
Scully: Have you had a doctor confirm that?
My Struggle, written by Chris Carter
Anne Simon stays out of this season ‘cause honestly I ain’t scientist but I’m pretty sure this can be done better than season10 was. (And her tweets make me go insane…)
Now, about the stories; I really think that - if there is a news season - it will be the last season. We will see Mulder and Scully for 10 more episodes and then we have to say goodbye. This is how I would prefer to do that:
*I just realised that most of my ramblings are against how CC wrote Season 10. so basically if he will not write, many of these things shouldn’t even come up. Cause the other three episodes from Season 10 were solid….But here we go!*
We need no Miller or Einstein or whoever else they think should steal screentime from Mulder and Scully. NO THANK YOU. I’m waiting here patiently, being supportive for decades and it’s not for you to introduce me to new characters. It’s for you to finally give me what I’m waiting for, for what it seems centuries.
We bring down Mulder and Scully from that damn bridge. No one is being abducted, because that’s just lame, we’ve been there, done that. *Okay, if you really want anyone to be taken by aliens, CSM is good to go. He is dead anyway and we don’t need him*
Scully saves Mulder’s life, they reunite with their son and the plot will make sense. Yes, it is absolutely doable, this fandom’s greatests already came up with scenarios and wrote stories of the ‘How to continue this mess CC left behind’ part.
I need a very solid explanation on why Reyes was working for CSM. She cannot be remembered like this. Her character is so much more and I need an explanation of why she did what she did. Obviously, she was given no choice. Maybe she works for CSM because of William. Give me something good.
More Skinner, Poor guy was barely in the new season. Give him more interactions with his agents. He’s been with them long enough to give him some cool plot-lines.
Could we maybe bring back The Lone Gunmen somehow? They deserved so much better and I want them back and alive. I want them to visit Mulder and Scully in their cute countryside house. They would totally geek out with William and teach him ‘cool stuff’ while Scully would be watching them, smiling and rolling her eyes.
Mulder and Scully are definitely not estranged and they have a big conversation about their past, (Flashbacks) present and future. It can be done with William being there, and asking questions and later on they continue just the two of them. Preferably on the porch of the Unremarkable House. William could be playing with Daggoo.
We’ve been ripped off of so many great and important MSR scenes and I want to see them. (At least some of them)
Scully’s cancer is in remission conversation
The whole IVF plot
When Scully tells Mulder that the little tiny being growing in her belly is his baby, it’s his son. They made him together, it’s their miracle what they were waiting for…
Mulder finding Scully and William, bringing them to the hospital. The three days they spent as family, and the conversation of Mulder going into hiding
Scully - no, not Skinner, damn it - has to tell Mulder that she gave William up
When they working through all the shit while being on the run after so many horrible things happening to them
When they finally buy the house, whey they move in
When they are happy and just adorable, casual Mulder and Scully. Cause, guess what CC, you can write these scenes without them being boring. I mean, not you. But someone else….
I want Gillian and David to play these scenes and I wanna die while I’m watching them. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are great actors. You know they will bring their A+ game, given the chance! Let them shine.
Let them do a brilliant job with brilliantly written scripts. Give them the opportunity to show off their talent. Give them the humour, give them the drama, give them the creepy cases, give them their dynamics. Embrace their skills, their strength and use that chemistry!
Listen to them and let them have a word in what is right or wrong to their characters. If they want to touch or kiss on the cheek, you should bloody let them do just that!
HAND HOLDING, KISSES, and SEX SCENES are a must.
*I’m sorry but just like Jimmy Kimmel said: “You two, should have sex. You should. It’s been like 24 years, everyone knows.”*
And one last thing:
I really really want David Duchovny to write and direct the last episode. When I say goodbye to Mulder, Scully, William and Daggoo I want it to be a proper goodbye. And if there is one thing I learnt during these years while being a shipper and a fangirl of this show, is that:
No one knows better, writes better, understands better these characters than David Duchovny. He writes Dana Scully & Fox Mulder in such a unique way like no one else can. And I am so here for it. I’m so here for how David imagines the end of their stories. I trust him more than anyone else with the series finale of The X-files.
*Of course, if it is ‘only’ a season finale, that is totally fine, too*
Forgive me ahead of time. I tend to be detailed in my reviews so this will probably be long. I’ve never met David or seen him perform so this was all new and exciting for me.
As soon as I heard that David would be performing an hour or so plane ride from me, I decided that I was going. It was a tossup between NYC and Boston, but I chose NYC because I have friends there (they aren’t DD fans) and I haven’t been there since 2000 so I decided I’d stay for three days. I was flying out from Montreal the day of the concert at 6:40am, to arrive in NYC at 8am. I was up at 3:30am and at the airport by 4:50. Everything was fine and then I got on the plane and that’s when things started to go horribly wrong. The plane had a computer glitch. We had to go back to the gate. This problem lasted 90 minutes. After two attempts to leave, the pilot informed us that the flight was canceled. Panic and anger at Air Canada set in. There were now 300 people looking for another flight to NYC.
I got on the phone with Expedia and it took them 40 mins to find me a flight on another airline before 1pm. But I had to book it through the Air Canada agent. By the time that it was my turn, the flight was sold out and so were all the other flights leaving before noon. They also told me that LaGuardia was sold out so my only option was a 1:30pm flight landing at Newark which is a 45m to an hour from the hotel that I had booked. I had no choice so I took it. It was 9:30am and I had all this time to kill. I spent it stressing out that I was doomed not to see David. I was also supposed to meet up with Valerie @vavieddfan and some others for lunch so I hoped I could find her when I got to the venue.
At noon, I went to the gate and they told me the gate had been changed and that the flight was delayed to 2pm due to bad storms in NYC. I was in tears again. By the time we took off, it was 2:20. I was quite nauseated while we were landing and almost passed out when I got off the plane. Nerves, stress, fatigue and lack of food. Thanks to the kind man who assisted me down the jet way so I wouldn’t keel over. I didn’t want to pay the $80 for cab fare so I called Uber and of course, my app decided to act up. It took me 12 minutes to get a driver. Someone had told me to be at sound check by 5:45 and it was now after 4. I looked like crap and I knew I wouldn’t have time to fix myself.
I got to the hotel at 5pm, flew into my room, changed my clothes and freshened my makeup. I didn’t have time to do anything with my hair so I clipped it up and hoped I looked okay. I hailed a cab and got to the venue at exactly 5:45. They started letting people in five minutes later and I finally started to relax, but that was short lived. The ticket guy stopped me and told me I had the wrong ticket. REALLY? This was the last thing that I needed to hear. I told him that I purchased the ticket last year and I chose the VIP sound check option. He told me to wait on the side while he let everyone else in. After he came back I said, “Look, I came from Canada to see him and this sound check was an option when I purchased my ticket…” and I don’t know if he could see that I was about to burst into tears, but he just told me to follow him. Bless this man. I thanked him profusely… twice.
Now I could finally relax. I spotted Valerie at the front and called out to her. There were two guys standing in front of me so I waited a few minutes then asked them if they would mind if I went to stand next to my friend. They were kind enough to let me. I was all excited to meet Valerie and be in the front row. Kerry (sp?) came out to tell us David had a sore throat and wanted to save his voice for the show so we’d be getting personal pictures with David instead. Everyone cheered. Suddenly my entire bad day vanished. :) David came out and I almost fainted again, but this time due to how absolutely gorgeous he is in person! People have said this, but to see him with my own eyes - he is breathtaking. He does NOT look 56! He talked to us a bit and his voice was hoarse. Then his band did a few songs with Colin, who is a talented cutie, singing. One of the songs he sang was Half Life, which I had avoided listening to ahead of time. I really liked it and couldn’t wait to hear David singing it.
Now it was time for the pictures. I could see him as I got closer and I don’t get nervous when I meet famous people, but I had a few butterflies. More so because I thought I looked awful. I had what I refer to as “nine hours in an airport” face & hair. Okay, it’s my turn. I took a deep breath and went for it. David shook my hand and said, “Hi, how are you?” His hands are quite soft. *melt* I said, “Great. I’m happy to be here. I almost didn’t make it.” He said, “Aww, I’m glad you did,” and pulled me into a hug. I wrapped both arms around him and felt his arms go around me. *melt* He is all muscle. His back, side and stomach (which I will get to in a minute). Like Valerie said, the person taking the pictures was taking a while so I took the opportunity to discreetly smell him since my nose was smooshed against his shirt. He smelled freshly showered to me. I moved my face away slightly when the girl said, “Ready.” After the picture, he rubbed my back and said, “Thank you for coming.” I started to walk away and then I turned back and told him that I hope he feels better soon. But as I said this, I RUBBED HIS STOMACH! I seriously have NO IDEA WHY and it wasn’t something I had planned. It was like automatic. Maybe because I do that to my little nephews when they are ill. I really don’t know. LOL. I immediately froze, thinking WTF did I just do. But he just smiled sweetly and said, “Thank you again for being here." I wanted to pass out. I went to stand next to his friend Matty and watched Valerie with him and then I floated out of the lounge. OMG! I just met David freakin’ Duchovny!!!! I said something like that to Valerie and I couldn’t stop smiling. I was right though. I look like absolute crap in the picture. It doesn’t help that the lighting is terrible and the settings in that camera are way off so we look yellow. I’m not going to get into my opinions on all that, but yea… The important thing is I HAVE A PICTURE WITH DAVID! DAVID HUGGED ME! I TOUCHED HIM! WE TALKED! Breathe… I crossed it off my list and replaced it with, "Need a better picture with David.” That’s my next mission. Maybe a comicon.
We went back upstairs and we were concerned that everyone in back who got to the pictures first would be back up before us therefore we’d lose our front row spots. Of course people were there, but we wound our way back up. Unfortunately someone was in my spot, a girl and a guy and when I asked her if she would move over a bit because I was there before, she budged like two inches. Annoying, especially since there was enough space between her and the guy for her to move a bit more more. I spent the rest of the time before the show trying to fight my way between her and Valerie. David came out at 9 and I forgot about blondie and concentrated on him.
Plenty of people have already reviewed the concert so I won’t rehash, but I’ll just give my personal impressions. Boundless energy, self-effacing, humble, appreciative, gentle, inspiring and talented. For someone who was sick, he didn’t sound bad. His voice cracked a few times, but overall I was impressed with how good he sounded. His voice has improved a lot over the past year. I love the dancing, as he calls it, “My dancing is a cross between Michael Jackson and Ed Grimely. Ed Grimely on my mother’s side.” LOL. The faces he makes. The little smiles that melt your heart, the sexy looks, the adorable looks, the interesting looks - one in particular that I call his “Mulder face.” It just is - to me. I lost track of how many times I leaned over to Val and said, “Je vais mourir,” (I’m going to pass out/die). LOL
He made sure we knew who his band was, that he was nothing without them, that they have their own projects and asked us to support them. They are all talented young men. I didn’t want to take a lot of pictures or video for two reasons: 1. I wanted to drink in everything I could and just be in the moment. When you concentrate on your camera, you miss the little things. 2. David said, “Be here now.” He wants us to engage and have fun and that’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to remember what I saw and not read about what I missed. So I filmed short clips of a few songs, aside from my 3 favorite songs: Unsaid Undone, 3000 and Half Life. I brought two cameras with me. My newer camera has a bigger SD card and battery life so I used it to record those three songs. I used my old camera for pictures and the video clips. Ironically my older, cheaper camera takes better concert pictures and videos. I thought he did four songs for the encore, but I only remember three right now so perhaps I’m not remembering correctly. Hell or Highwater, Sweet Jane, The Weight. Perhaps Lately It’s Always December or one of the other ballads was part of the encore as well.
He is awesome at making eye contact and maintaining it. *melt* He is great at remembering faces and acknowledging those he knows or has seen many times, like Walt Frasier. He knows how to draw you in and keep you there. He knows how to get you moving. He wants US to have a good time because HE is having a good time. DAVID IS LOVE.
I took a cab to my hotel and the driver had never heard of it so I had to go digging in my purse for the address. I took my new camera out because it was in the way and guess what? I left it in the cab. Yup. I filed a report, but I doubt I will ever see it again. The next ride probably stole it. I hope they are *thrilled* when they realize that the battery needs its special charger and I have it. It sucks that I don’t have those three David videos, and it sucks that I lost a $400 camera and my 32GB SD card. But you know what? I have my memories and no one can steal those from me.
Thank you David for a memorable night. I’m already anxious to see him again. Well, I kinda did, in Central Park. I didn’t talk to him. He was walking too fast anyway. Just a nice little bonus. :D
Valerie - @vavieddfan Elizabeth - @lyricbird, the fan from Hungary whose name I cannot remember (sorry!) Walt, Laurice and everyone else I met - so wonderful to meet you all! Until next time…. :) <3
This book is finally mine, and it’s a labyrinth in itself - it’s stuffed with photos I’ve never seen, sketches I’ve never seen, storyboards I’ve never seen, etc. etc. I never even dared to dream that we would get a book on Labyrinth as beautiful, well-produced and carefully researched as this one, but it’s actually a thing - a real, gorgeous book that’s better than anything I could have hoped for.
I have complained about the lack of quality Labyrinth merchandise in the past, but this really puts an end to that. 2016 has been a great year for Labyrinth stuff, and this book is essentially my new Labyrinth bible. If you don’t have it already, let me just say you need this book in your life if you’re a Labyrinth fan. It’s almost certainly the best book on the film that will ever be published, and it’s a fitting testament to its creativity and imagination.
Bravo to the authors and the Jim Henson Company for getting this out there - you’ve made this Labyrinth fan very, very happy indeed.
Your other anon got me to rewatch NYCC too and omg! They are just so funny, relaxed, and letting their chemistry show during that panel. Everyone in the youtube comments says how they think they were high, drunk or just got done having some great sex and i have to agree that it does seem like one or all of the above was true. But i sure know which one my little gillovny self is hoping was true. I so wish i had been a fan in 2013. Seems like such a great time in gillovny history!
NYCC and Panel are everything! I don’t think they were high or drunk either, I just think they were giddy and happy to be together in front of a hysterical crowd. It’s just what happens when they’re together in public. I don’t think they were high or drunk on Kimmel either, but look what happened? They just have that effect on each others and I love it!
“Clem! Clementine!” Javi comes running to her, waving his hands in the air like a maniac. “I have news! And it’s great!”
She drops the bag she was packing a moment ago to give him her full attention. “What happened?”
“I spoke with Lingard,” he says proudly, beaming. “He’s a moody son of a bitch, but he told me where he left AJ.”
If she hadn’t dropped her bag before, she’d have now. Yes, she was going after AJ anyway, but to have an actual location? Awesome. More than awesome. Brilliant.
“Where?” she breathes out, hands twitching with the need to hold AJ again. “Where, Javi?”
“McCarroll Ranch. I…I’m not sure where it is exactly, but Lingard said it’s not far from here. Said there was a woman taking care of him, but Lingard doesn’t remember her name. Probably was too stoned to remember. But Clem, did you hear me? He’s not far from here! We can get him back!”
You know what? We always talk about how Gillian is sacrificing a lot of things for the x files and how she is going to spend 5 and a half months away from her home. And it’s true, it’s a big sacrifice. But it just occurred to me that David who kind of quit acting for a while to concentrate on his music and writing, and now he is too going to spend 5 and a half months filming season 11. So that speaks of great dedication from him too. They’re both doing this because they want to, and because it brings them joy and makes them happy.