Wednesday evenings

Wednesday evenings

In response to The Daily Post.

When I was in my twenties, I never missed an episode of The X-Files. I was a shipper, meaning I was focussed on the relationship between Mulder and Scully. And of course there was this wonderful dialogue in “Amor fati”:

Mulder: Scully, I was like you once. I didn’t know who to trust. Then I… I chose another path… another life, another fate, where I found my sister. The end of my world was unrecognizable and upside down. There was one thing that remained the same. You were my friend, and you told me the truth. Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant. My touchstone.

Scully: And you are mine.

When it was decided there would be new episodes on TV, I was thrilled. I enjoyed the two X-Files movies, but sitting in our living room with my  husband and watching Mulder and Scully bickering on TV brings back the feeling of twenty years ago. So much has changed since I watched the first episode. I never was completely out of touch with the fandom, there was always wonderful fan fiction to read.

In Germany, we are a little bit late and season 11 will be aired in March. So please do not disturb us on Wednesday evenings, while we are glued to our TV and feel young again!

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12 thoughts on “Wednesday evenings

    1. O yes, he was very handsome! But it sometimes made me upset when he got into trouble and Scully had to save him – again…. Mulder and Scully are a great pair, even after all these years.

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  1. This reminds me: I was an avid fan in my teens and as luck had it I bore certain physical resemblances to Gillian Anderson, so some people in school nicknamed me “Scully”. But what I was going to say: My parents didn’t like that I never talked to the boys they wanted me to talk to (they were willing to set me up and get me married at 18 with someone they thought suitable, because my father too was only 18 when my parents married, so they thought we had to do the same), and one night during X-files a classmate of mine called and asked something about the homework for the next day. Dave was an X-files fan too, so we started discussing the episode on the phone. I see that it seemed odd because I had established that nobody bother me while X-files was on, but my parents heard us discussing the show, so they knew I wasn’t actually disturbed. I wasn’t keen to talk to Dave just then, but whatever. Anyway, for the next three days Dave was more or less the star of my parents social circle since not only “she has finally talked to a boy” but also “he has called during Mulder and Scully”. One could say it’s a shame he seemed so unsuitable to them, at least all the gossip would have been interesting then!

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    1. I dyed my hair red for decades because of Scully. Scully (GA) and me are about the same height, but the similarities sadly end there.
      Your parents really wanted you to marry, I met my husband when I was 17 and he was 19, but we felt too young for marriage then.
      Watching the X-files gave me the reputation of being a nerd, but I could live with that.

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      1. I am a natural red head. Take that and the more or less implicit dress code if when a girl at my school you demanded to be educated with the boys. My parents paid for education very big on gender stereotypes, so most things girls were taught were abou house keeping, child rasing and needle work etc. (nothing there I could participate in) and the boys were all convinced they would make it big time just because of the school’s name on their certificates. Most oft them dressed businessy. I didn’t really, but let’s say that I could match up if I wanted to.

        Regarding marriage: You’ve probably gotten from my main blog that my parents have a few weird values (this is not only due to their diseases), just one thing, when my brother at age 23 wasn’t married and had a kid oin the way my father took him to a very public place and asked him if he was gay in front of everyone present. Nice folks, eh? Imagine my brother would have been gay, he probably never would have come out to somebody again.

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      2. Unfortunately I am a brunette, so I spent lots of money on hair dye back then 😉 As luck would have it, I already worked in accounting when the X-Files aired, so wearing businesslike clothes was a given.
        I can’t imagine how this made your brother feel, this was really a low blow.

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