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03 December 2007 @ 02:44 pm
Nomination post  
Is there a story that you would like to discuss? Do you want to talk about some of the classics of the genre, like "Iolokus" or "Parabiosis"? Do you want to pick shorter stories, so that we can fit in more variety? Do you like casefiles? Character studies? The possibilities are endless.

Nominate your choices here, and support the nominations for other stories that interest you. Once we have a few suggestions, I'll try to draw up a schedule that suits everyone.
(Anonymous) on May 11th, 2014 10:20 pm (UTC)
Hi. I'm a long-time fan who recently returned to X-Files fic (I used to read posts as they came in on ATXC! my, how things have changed). I've slowly been working through old posts on this site, and have thoroughly enjoyed the selections and commentary. I recently came across a story that you might consider covering at some point in the future. It's a tightly plotted casefile with spot-on characterization from an author I hadn't heard of, though she may be well known to the fandom now.

Salvador (http://ioho.org.uk/salvador.txt)


All the letters I can write: all the leaves are brown and the sky is wendelah1 on June 6th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jane, and welcome to xf_book_club. I found your nomination in the spam folder, probably because of the link. I'm posting it today.

tri_sbr: pic#122003749tri_sbr on June 6th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
This was mentioned waaaay upstream but I don't think it was discussed: Prison of Innocents (at gossamer). It's a case/msr and definitely on the long side. If there is other interest in discussing it at some point, I would definitely re-read and join in.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on July 6th, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'm posting it today.
Fish: X-F - Scully Asleepbadforthefish on July 10th, 2014 08:08 am (UTC)
I started 6hourgirls' Umbra Reverie and was impressed by the prologue and the first chapter. Has anybody read this? Would it be a potential Book Club candidate?
tri_sbrtri_sbr on July 10th, 2014 12:29 pm (UTC)
I read it a few months ago and enjoyed it. I imagine it would make for decent discussion. I think there may be a sequel in the works.
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All the letters I can writewendelah1 on July 13th, 2014 07:13 pm (UTC)
It is a fun read.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on July 13th, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
Hide and Seek by Spearmnt.

Another long one. I hope there are some short fics lurking in the queue.
tri_sbrtri_sbr on July 13th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
I second Hide and Seek! I love that one. shocking, I know.
(no subject) - wendelah1 on July 14th, 2014 12:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
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tri_sbrtri_sbr on July 14th, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
Another short/shortish one (that is also light, funny, and has baseball!Scully and baseball!Mulder) is The Field of Dreams Where I Died by David Stoddard-Hunt. (Not related in any way to TFWID ep, fortunately.)

I'm not deadset on discussing this one (or anything else I mention, really); just trying to do my part and help with the idea pipeline. :)
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(Anonymous) on July 29th, 2014 01:52 am (UTC)
Would really love to read discussions on 'All The Mulders' by Alloway and 'Bonemeal' by Magdeleine.
tri_sbrtri_sbr on August 21st, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
I read Samsara by secondsflat recently on ephemeral, and liked it enough to want to read more from this author. Does anyone know of other titles? (It's not the same Samsara that shows up on gossamer...)
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on August 22nd, 2014 01:14 am (UTC)
Did you try emailing the author?
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rainatlasrainatlas on September 4th, 2014 06:05 am (UTC)
I know this hits a pretty big sore spot for almost everyone, so I tread lightly, but I just read bugs' "Six Times Someone Learns About William" and thought I'd put it out there as my first nomination. I actually found it to be rather therapeutic for S8 and S9 and the William storyline as a whole, even while canon compliance abounds.

I found this story incomplete in a couple locations, not at all at gossamer, but in full here:


If you don't feel compelled to post it, I won't be bothered. I'm sure I could come up with something much less depressing. ;)

Edited at 2014-09-04 07:12 am (UTC)
Fish: X-F - Kitchenbadforthefish on September 14th, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
I hate S8 but always welcome stories that try to fix this ungodly train wreck. Plus, Bugs is a solid writer.
jennghiskhan on November 28th, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
I really enjoy the work of melissaisdown, especially this newer one: http://melissaisdown.livejournal.com/50633.html

The premise seems cheesy, but it's anything but. Not for the kiddies though.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on April 20th, 2015 03:17 am (UTC)
I don't know how I missed this comment. I'll post it next.

EDIT: I'm PMing you.

Edited at 2015-04-20 05:35 am (UTC)
madmaknymadmakny on April 19th, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC)
First time posting here and I know this is ridiculously OT. But I'm in desperate need of some help. There is a classic X-Files fic that sort of starts off Mulder/Diana and Scully gets infected with the oilien and there's a somewhat controversial rough sex scene with her and Mulder while she's infected. I read this fic a decade ago or something and now can't for the life of me remember the title. I asked around and no one knew what I was talking about. I figured if anyone would know, it'd be you wonderful people.


Melissa (ScullyLikesScience on AO3)
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on April 20th, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)
That's "Human Credentials" by Scarlet Baldy (Scarlet at AO3). It's a great story.

We discussed the fic here: http://xf-book-club.livejournal.com/46602.html

You can read it at Gossamer or at her website.

If you need to know a fanfic, best place to ask is The X-Files Lost and Found: http://www.boards2go.com/boards/board.cgi?&user=anwylyd
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(Anonymous) on June 25th, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
I would like to nominate the new Prufrock's Love fic, SN1572, located at the site Colonization Headquarters and rec'd on Haven. It is a re-worked story based on Negative Utopia, which was previously reviewed here. I am a lurker and have never posted here before, but enjoy the nominations and the comments made by readers more experienced in fanfiction than I am. I apologize for my ignorance if this story has been previously nominated.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on June 25th, 2015 05:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Nomination
It has not. Even if it had, people are encouraged to second nominations.

I had been considering posting this for discussion, so I'll consider this a second. If you would like to come out of lurking, you don't need a livejournal to join. You can use your twitter account or even Facebook.
Re: Nomination - (Anonymous) on June 26th, 2015 11:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Nomination - wendelah1 on June 26th, 2015 11:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ledez_dreams on July 15th, 2015 10:57 pm (UTC)
Couple of nomination proposals!

LA Ward Mobius

Nascent Pillar of Salt

Julie Fortune The Ghost of You
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on July 15th, 2015 11:03 pm (UTC)
All good suggestions. It's been a long while since I read Mobius. Is it at Gossamer? I just re-read Pillar of Salt, and she's posted it to Gossamer and re-written a key scene. I'll have to look for The Ghost of You. Her website is down.

Would you like me to add you to the community so that you can comment unscreened?
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kate_11111 on August 14th, 2015 01:15 pm (UTC)
I was just reading some of the back story posts, and loved "atlas" by sohmer. There were several stories bookmarked at the bottom of sohmer's author page, and I clicked through to "Endeavors Too Short of Desires" by leiascully. Really enjoyed that as well. Not sure if it's been nominated before? http://archiveofourown.org/works/15557
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on August 16th, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
I loved that fic when I read it years ago; however, I'm tempted to wait for her to finish "Visitor," her revival speculation fic and post that instead. It might make for better discussion? See what you think?

Visitor (13196 words) by leiascully
Chapters: 6/?
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Fox Mulder/Dana Scully
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Additional Tags: Angst, Spoilers, Speculation, Therapy, Break Up, Sickfic

At least he's guaranteed to see her once a year.

Edited at 2015-08-16 07:31 pm (UTC)
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rainatlasrainatlas on October 14th, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)
I just commented on the top ten recs post and said I would head over here with a nomination, so here I am. I want to put so kiss me goodbye's "The Lambs" out there because this is a colonization fic that deserves discussion. It's been a WIP, but parts I and II are finally complete. It might be worth waiting until part III is up, but this has been a WIP since 2008, so no guarantees when that would happen. But anyway, it's one of my favorites and I think it's worthy of our time, part III or not. See what you think.

All the letters I can writewendelah1 on October 15th, 2015 01:23 am (UTC)
Great! I'll go read your top 10 recs post.

This isn't one of those fics that kills off William's parents, is it? Because I won't read that genre.
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bmerb on August 2nd, 2016 04:46 pm (UTC)
Has Wabash, Far and Away by Punk been discussed (parts one and two)? Just two super short character studies/vignettes from Skinner's POV and Scully's POV. Sorry if they have already been recc'ed
All the letters I can write: would you trade your words for freedomwendelah1 on August 2nd, 2016 05:45 pm (UTC)
No, I don't think it has. I'm curious what the group will think of it. I'll have to find a Skinner icon.
(no subject) - bmerb on August 2nd, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
bmerb on August 4th, 2016 05:51 am (UTC)
Another nomination
Has Punk's Venture Forth and the accompanying Venture Forth: Navigation been explored yet? Guess I'm in a Punk Maneuverability mood 😊
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on August 4th, 2016 06:26 am (UTC)
Re: Another nomination
No. Not yet. Actually. I think I might bypass the queue and post Sarah Segretti's America's Games since it's set during the Atlanta Olympics. And the Olympics just started...
addisonzella on September 8th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
Have you recc'ed Julia by Mish?
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on September 8th, 2016 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Julia
No, I haven't; in fact, I've never even read it. I've never been a big Mish fan but you know how I love post-col stories.

Okay, well. It's not at Gossamer (why?) but I found it at another site. I'll give a look. Thanks for the nomination.
Stephanie or Luna or something: x-files - sandwich!lunayoshi on January 2nd, 2017 11:27 pm (UTC)
Forgive me if this has already been mentioned, but damn, there's 5 pages of comments on here. D:

Back in the day when I merely dabbled in fic, one of the two I read was Blinded by the White Light by dashakay. I can't find the other one, but it involved Mulder and/or Scully interacting with Charlie, who was pretty well-developed in that fic. Oh well.

Anyway, it was written (or at least set) in or before the end of season 7, apparently. It's what would now be an AU fic, post-col, where the alien invasion was cut short by "the Others," a different race of "aliens," (quotes intentional there) who saved humanity, or what was left of it once the invading aliens were defeated. The process of saving the survivors involved wiping most of their memories, so they all had to start afresh in climate-controlled domes created by the Others. Because almost all children were wiped out in all the havoc, people were REAL eager to start new families, so people sort of just dated and BOOM, marriage and kid.

The story follows Scully and her life after the invasion with her husband and her 2-year old. She has a different profession and has little snippits of memories, but she wants to remember more. It's taboo to talk about Before, though, because many people don't want to remember what they've lost and can never get back. Her husband is unsympathetic. Scully knows she's missing something big and by chance finds a friend in a guy in the same boat as her. They bond. Things happen.

I clearly can't summarize for crap, but here's the author's tagline:

What are we, but the sum of our memories?

There's a companion fic that delves a little into the setting a bit more with a little explanation behind Mulder and Scully's experiences early in the first story: Open to White

I don't know if it's on par with other recs in here, but I've liked it for a long while. After staying up late reading the entire thing again, it was what inspired me to find more fic, and thus, here I am in this lovely community. :)

EDIT: Oh yeah, is NC-17.

EDIT 2: Hot damn, my essay up there is apparently not common in the rec comments. Sorry. D:

Edited at 2017-01-02 11:34 pm (UTC)
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on January 3rd, 2017 03:13 am (UTC)
I love both of these stories. We did discuss "Blinded by White Light" early in the community's history, back in 2008: http://xf-book-club.livejournal.com/9915.html. There are some relatively recent comments on the post from a couple of newer members, too.

We do occasionally post reruns of popular stories. If I get a second request, if you can round up one more person who is interested in discussing the fic, I will gladly repost it for you.
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