Feb. 22nd, 2014

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Posted for [livejournal.com profile] estella_c by her LJ minion Wendelah.

Title: Girl Talk
Author: [livejournal.com profile] estella_c
Rating: Maybe R. A couple of swear words, some talk about sex but no action. I forget how these things work.

Summary: Matters of life, love, and death with the Scully sisters.

Author's note: I must say a word about my beta, Wendy, who is rigid, dictatorial, and nit-picky. In a word, excellent. She is also a dear friend, but you guys don't have to put up with the mushy stuff. I won't mention her again.


read Girl Talk )

7x14 Theef

Feb. 22nd, 2014 05:00 pm
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Dirt and flesh-eating diseases and microwaves, oh my!


scully looking pensive



Writer: Vince Gilligan, John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
Director: Kim Manners
Originally aired: March 12th, 2000

Synopsis: A doctor is found murdered in his home with the word THEEF painted on the wall. Mulder thinks it's hexcraft; Scully thinks it's not. Enter creepy Oral Peattie, conforming to all of the stereotypes of Appalachia. Turns out the son of the dead doc who's also a doctor treated Peattie's daughter after she was involved in an accident. She died. Now Peattie is killing Dr Wieder's family one by one.

Most Memorable Quote
SCULLY: I'll always keep you guessing.

Links
Transcript at Inside the X

Fanfiction
Above Minnesota by Cecily Sasserbaum - (author's summary) After the events of Theef, Mulder and Scully take a San Francisco-Washington DC flight home. It's all about conversation, kids.
tree: scully laughing in the rain; text: loose-limbed & laughing & brazen & bare ([xf] a flame in two cupped hands)
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Friends, I have two words for you: auto-erotic asphyxiation.

No, it's not my plans for Saturday Night! It's the winner of the community episode vote!

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So pull out those season 3 DVDs again and get ready to be amazed by the Stupendous Yappi one more time as we celebrate the actual day of Scully's birth.
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HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY DANA SCULLY!

As chosen by the Scully Fest members, our final episode is "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose," one of my favorites. Though it begins with a murder and ends with a suicide, it doesn't leave the viewer feeling hopeless. The story is a perfect mixture of light and dark, with the bleakness of a serial murder investigation interlaced with black humor. The script won an Emmy for Darin Morgan. In the span of 44 minutes, Peter Boyle creates an unforgettable character, winning an Emmy for his performance.

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Writer/s: Darin Morgan
Director: David Nutter
Originally aired: October 13, 1995 (in the US) – 6th March 1996 (in Australia)

Synopsis: In the course of the FBI's investigation into the serial killings of psychics, Mulder and Scully meet Clyde Bruckman, a psychic whose only ability is to predict when people will die. (What does he do for a living? He sells life insurance.) He will eventually help lead the FBI to the killer.

Most Memorable Quote: How do I choose just one? The entire episode is quotable. This dialogue inspired some of the fandom's best fanfiction.
SCULLY: So, Ahab mistakes the prophecy and as a result, dies. A similar fate happens to MacBeth.
CLYDE BRUCKMAN: Still, you're not the least bit curious?
(There is a knock on the door.)
SCULLY: That must be Mulder. Time for the midnight shift.
(She puts her cards down and stands up. She goes towards the door, but then walks back up to Bruckman.)
All right. So how do I die?
CLYDE BRUCKMAN: You don't.

Links:
Episode transcript.
Not Just a Fluke: How Darin Morgan Saved The X-Files Jonathan Kirby, Pop Matters.
The Immortal Agent Scully Josh Daniel, Slate.
Autumn Tysko's review.
Sarah Stegall's review.

Fanfiction: These are all takes on the Scully is immortal trope. They are all different, all brilliant, and all very dark. That's a warning. If these look familiar, it's because they're all cribbed from the "Tithonus" post.
Fata Morgana by Julie Fortune. Another take on how Scully becomes immortal.
How a Resurrection Really Feels by [livejournal.com profile] idella. Summary: Experimental living.
Fathoms Five by [livejournal.com profile] penumbra23. Summary: Never is a very long time.

From the spoilers section at Gossamer, I can recommend "Monotone" by Pacquin. She calls it an homage to the Mulder/Scully first time genre. It made me laugh, though it has nothing to do with the episode as far as I can tell.

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