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  1. Rec 23

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    After colonization and Earth's devastation, Scully remains in one of the few safe, walled colonies, remembering the past and praying for some future with Mulder. Whatever the hell Mulder has become.

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    16 May 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    OK, so prufrockslove wrote a story from Scully’s perspective, finally, and it also happens to be post-colonization fic (a longstanding favorite genre of mine)…and it delivers. As is often the case, prufrockslove pays great attention to the emotional dynamics between people, using the paranormal elements as powerful metaphors as well as literal plot points. There’s no such thing as a really happy ending in the world that the aliens create, and there’s no such thing here either, but I was still satisfied by the ending.

  2. Rec 38

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    If someone wrote "Time Travel for Dummies," the guidebook should include a chapter titled “Love as a Form of Self-flagellation.” Or “She’s Your Touchstone, You’re a Stranger.” Mulder’s ancient files documented time travel, parallel universes, multiverses, and wormholes. Back in the day, he’d been a regular G-man with a hot partner, a hazy job description, and a plan to thwart an alien invasion. Then the world ended. Scully vanished. And none of his X-files offered any guidance on romance in a time of pleated pants and shoulder pads.

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    15 May 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Here I am, engaging with another Mulderist story, and naturally, it’s by prufrockslove, who I just can’t quit. After Scully disappears without a trace, Mulder goes back in time to question a younger version of her about the situation. Mulder’s reactions to the past (roll-down car windows! Meat Loaf and Rod Stewart on the radio!) are a funhouse image of the way it feels to watch old X-Files episodes from today’s point of view—a clever trick. The story is less about Mulder and Scully as individuals and more about time and the nature of relationships and nostalgia, which is fine by me, when it’s this enjoyable.

  3. Rec 3

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    Terry Guss is the newest agent assigned to the X-files division, where he will encounter whole new truths and mysteries, and where the biggest enigma of all is the division's director, Fox Mulder.

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    15 May 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    It’s pretty unusual that I would recommend a story with so many original characters, but this one is persuasive. The existence of extraterrestrials was revealed, in this world, ten years ago, resulting in the X-Files becoming a much higher profile and more important part of the FBI. The younger agents assigned to it wonder about their fearless leader Agent Mulder’s past—and try to piece it together. The story is written in such a way that our knowledge of Mulder and Scully keeps us a step ahead of the agents, but we are still missing many key pieces, so it’s highly satisfying to find them and slot them into place.

  4. Rec 13

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    Mulder and Scully track a killer in the woods, while struggling with the various issues unresolved between them. Fourth season, between Demons & Gethsemane.

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    15 May 2022

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    This story features a claustrophobic sense of death approaching: it’s set in the last few weeks before Scully’s cancer becomes too debilitating for her to work. Mulder is disintegrating too, as they track a serial killer through Acadia National Park and he suffers from visions or delusions, sharing the murderer’s mind. This story provides the emotional background to one of the roughest periods in the X-Files series, getting right into Scully’s head as she struggles with mortality. A triumph.

  5. Rec 36

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    Not enough plot to summarize. I only wrote one story as Anubis. As for the rest, I'm not sayin'.

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    15 May 2022

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    Delightful froth. The fic that most undercover and obligala fics wish they could be.