May. 30th, 2017

wendelah1: Dana Scully being a scientist (Science)
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"The Host" is perhaps the classic Monster of the Week episode. There seems to be general agreement that this is the grossest episode of the series to date. Poor Agent Mulder spends way more time in the sewer than anyone should have to, let alone a major character in a hit series.

Mulder is grateful, if amazed, when Skinner pulls him off his despised white collar surveillance, assigning him to investigate the death of a man found in the New Jersey sewer system; however, his initial enthusiasm quickly turns to disgust. This feeling is universal. "This is one case I'm going to be happy to turn over to you guys," says the police detective at the scene. "Hey, Agent Mulder. What would you like us to do with the body?"

More about The Host )

Okay, onward. I know filk was a controversial genre, even back in the day, and now it must seem hopelessly out of style. But, I'm reccing this anyway. Why? It's funny.

I'm a Liverfluke (181 words) by campylobacter
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Flukeman
Additional Tags: Filk, Parody, Episode Related

Summary: About the episode "The Host"; song parody based on Monty Python's "The Lumberjack Song".

"The Repeat Customer" by aka "Jake"
Rating: NC-17 (language, adult situations)
Classification: Post-Ep for "The Host" (Other classifications have been left off to prevent giving too much away.)
Summary: "What's your pleasure tonight, Marty?"
Author's Notes: Written for Fandomonium's Virtual Season of Smut Challenge (Season Two). Fair warning: if there are certain classifications you prefer not to read, have a friend read and rec. I offer no guarantee that this story is "safe" for all readers.
Wendelah's note: And neither do I. Adults only, please. I like the fic but it will not be to everyone's taste, that's for certain.

BONUS REC: Does everyone know about "Monster of the Week, the Complete Cartoon X-Files"? Read Season 2, Episode 2 "The Host or Flukeman!!!" and then read the rest. Best line: (Scully to Mulder re: Flukie) "Wow. That thing is amazing. And a deftly inventive screenwriter."

While there isn't much fanfic for "The Host," I keep finding new artwork of the Flukeman. Everyone loves to draw Flukie!

Damn. Now I can't get that Monty Python song out of my head.
wendelah1: (Sure. Fine. Whatever.)
[personal profile] wendelah1
I remember watching “Blood” for the first time, and I don’t remember them all. I was on the edge of my seat the entire episode, waiting for the postal worker to go postal. And that ending, where Mulder sees “ALL DONE. BYE BYE,” on his cell phone screen still haunts me. We don’t know if he’s hallucinating, or if some mysterious shadow government entity is taunting him. Maybe Mulder is going to go nuts and begin shooting up random bystanders. That would have made a great post-ep story, imho. Assuming [personal profile] ruuger puts on [community profile] xf_is_love again someday, that request is going back on the prompts list again. Maybe I'm a dreamer but I’ve convinced myself that if I keeping asking for the fic, eventually someone will write it.

This will surprise exactly no one, but there hasn't been much fic written for "Blood."

Blood (977 words) by leiascully
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Additional Tags: Episode Related
Series: Part 29 of The FBI's Most Unwanted
Summary: "How do I know what I know is what I know unless you back me up?"

"The FBI's Most Unwanted" is an ambitious endeavor by a talented writer, and the series is certainly worth reading, especially if MSR is what you're looking for. review and short excerpt )

I've always wondered why there wasn't more great MSR written for this period. Nothing terrible has happened yet to Scully, which is important since the horrors that await her aren't a great setup for romance, imho. During this interlude, Mulder and Scully aren't FBI partners, and they're both single and attractive. Shouldn't they be dating and having sex now, instead of waiting for six more years of shit to hit the fan?

"Dance" by Dith
Rated: Teen | 96K | Category X | Archived 95-03-24
Spoilers: none
Keywords: Mulder/Scully UST.
Summary: Mulder is asked by some friends to check out the death of a friend who was supposed to have been possessed by a demon. Scully, having no other plans, decides to spend her weekend helping him.

review and excerpt )

My last rec is not fanfic, it's meta, by Plaidadder from her excellent XF series.

A Different Kind of 90s Nostalgia: "Blood" (1278 words) by PlaidAdder
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Additional Tags: Meta, Nonfiction, "Blood", 1990s technology, Guns, Shootings, 90s Nostalgia
Series: Part 2 of X-Files Meta
Summary: Nonfiction. In which I talk about the Season 2 episode "Blood" and what it shows us about how much our attitudes toward technology--including guns--have changed since this episode was made.


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