From nahurriyeh family

...I honestly don't know whether to count this as a piece of fan art, or as a solution to the photo scavenger hunt for both "trenchcoat" or "round wirerim glasses" items.


(Yes, btw, this is the wig from this photo. And, yes, I realize I have a problem.)
Fox Mulder is not a man who makes mixtapes.

Prior to iTunes and the digital dominance of our musical lives, making a mixtape was hard damn work. I know this, because my dad has been making mixtapes my whole life, and they used to take, like, math and having lots of different pieces of technology and you had to sit there the whole time. I just can't see Mulder putting that much time and effort into it.

Plus, there's an weird sentimentality involved in making a mixtape. You're looking for a creative narrative thread, and frequently it revolves around the person you're making it for. Especially if you don't make them a lot, you have to find a way to create something consistent, something that captures the spirit in which you're making it. I don't see Mulder as wanting to draw on those sorts of creative skills, not for something as trivial-feeling as a mixtape.

So he just wouldn't. OK?

But let's say he did.

Let's say, oh, he decided he was going to make Scully a mixtape. For their anniversary, maybe.

("We have an anniversary?" she says when he slides it across the breakfast table. "Well, we have to, don't we?" "And now we celebrate it?" "I just thought...never mind." He sulks away with the dishes. She briefly contemplates gathering a blood sample--she's a normal doctor now, she can get it done fast--but puts the CD on for her commute, and listens to it on repeat for two weeks, until he gets in the car with her one time and it turns on automatically, and she shuts it off to try to forestall the gloating. She does not succeed.)

This is an attempt to telepathically read Mulder's musical preferences, through the admittedly limited framework of music I own. It's also an attempt to figure out, if he were so inclined as to make a mushy stupid romantic mixtape for his partner, what he'd put on it; that is, what would he want to obliquely tell her about his feelings? What sneaky things would he want to slide in there? I've done my best not to use songs I've used before on mixtapes, even where the Mulder in my head approved of them.

As my parenthetical ficlet above suggests, this is unremarkable-house era, though, actually, parts of it seem more s7 appropriate. Some bits of it are Caseyverse compatible, but it's not necessarily so. Anyway. Don't think too hard about it.

10 tracks: Bob Schneider, Joan Osborne, and others )

Download from mediafire here.
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Dreamwidth Sheep, with alien eyes and little UFO in the background. (alien sheep)
( Apr. 28th, 2011 06:04 pm)
I think I'm allowed to cross-post this entry, since it's not the fanwork itself. :) Flashfic from the [community profile] philedom challenge: A Haunting, for the prompt "Reggie Purdue and Fox Mulder, that unpublished mystery novel."

*cheers wildly for [community profile] philedom*
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Dreamwidth Sheep, with alien eyes and little UFO in the background. (alien sheep)
( Apr. 25th, 2011 03:22 pm)
OK, seriously, XF people with Dreamwidth accounts: Philedom Olympics 2011 has started, and there is an intense and highly contested game of hangman going on. Get in on it.
The second anniversary of going into Open Beta is coming up in a few weeks. This means it's almost time for [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw, the annual festival where people post things only to DW and hold special celebretory events in DW comms.

During [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw, I'll be crossposting all of my personal posts; however, I may also do DW-only things as part of the festival. (I'll post links on LJ if it's fic or things.)

However, I'm also the mod of [community profile] philedom, the X-Files comm on DW, and I'm thinking of holding some kind of context/fandom appreciation challenge/something over the course of the three weeks, where we can do awesome/fun/silly things and enjoy ourselves. (You can see what we did last year here.)

If you're on DW, or even if you aren't, come on over to [community profile] philedom and let me know if you're interested in playing during the festival. (If it's just gonna be me, [personal profile] flourish, and [personal profile] wendelah1, well, that's no fun.)


amalnahurriyeh: XF: Plastic Flamingo from Acadia, with text "bring it on." (Default)
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