I owe my X-Files obsession (and my husband will tell you it *is* an
obsession) to the movie. I'm a die-hard horror fan, Stephen King being
my all-time favorite writer both for style and genre. So people were
always telling me I'd love the X-Files. I believed them, but I also
have two young children, so any show I watch must be taped and viewed
after bedtime. That requires a certain amount of effort and commitment,
and I just never quite made it.
Then two things happened. I'd heard the hype about season five of the show ending on a cliffhanger that led into the motion picture, and Fox began rerunning episodes from the first season. The first episode I ever saw was "Squeeze," and I was hooked. I love the monsters and the conspiracies of the X-Files, but it's the Mulder/Scully dynamic that grabbed me and kept me coming back for more.
Over the next six months I caught up on every episode of the four previous seasons and began watching current episodes. It was a daunting task, but by the time "Fight the Future" aired I was as psyched as any fan that had been watching the show from the beginning.
It was during my continual quest to catch up on what I'd missed that I found the X-Files on the net, and subsequently discovered fanfiction. I was completely delighted and enthralled. Chris Carter has created such rich, complex characters in Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, and Duchovny and Anderson have brought them to life. Seeing those characters explored by gifted authors in a multitude of situations not possible on the show was spellbinding for me.
It was kind of like being a junkie, waiting anxiously for that next offering from one of my favorite authors -- Vickie Moseley, Susan Proto, Dawson Rambo, Kronos. And then, just like a junkie, it wasn't enough. I had to try it for myself. I don't know if I ever really intended to post "Full Circle" when I began writing it, but I eventually scraped up my courage and took the plunge. My first feedback was from Shirley Smiley, and I'll never forget the wonderful feeling her kind words gave me. My lurking days were over!
This fandom has given me many gifts -- a place to polish my writing skills, encouragment and inspiration from readers, and most of all, some really good, life-long friendships. Many thanks go especially to dtg for using her incredible talent to create and maintain this home for my stories. She's given me a place I can be very proud to display my work. I'm honored.
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