[identity profile] newo-fic.livejournal.com
Since The X-Files reccing ends tomorrow, thought I'd do my part. I definitely don't do the "Why This Must Be Read" descriptions justice, but if you take a chance and wind up disappointed, I'll bake you cookies as an apology, deal?

Home, Home by onpaperfirst, Upsidaisium by Penumbra23 and One is Silver by emily shore )
[identity profile] charlottetrips.livejournal.com
With all the fun of the Cage Match, I started rewatching The X-Files from season 1. In order to prevent any spoilers to myself since it's been something like 15 years since I last watched it, I've been searching all over for good early series fics and I have a few to offer here.

Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: The Conquest of Fear
Author: Catherine Earnshaw
Link: gossamer.org - you will need to scroll down the list of titles as direct linking isn't allowed
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, spoilers for S1 & S2
Genre: Romance, Post-Episode
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This deals so well with the aftermath of "Irresistible" and Scully's kidnapping by Pfaster. It also just shows Mulder's sweet side.

He also knew he was selfish. The best course of action would be to request a transfer for her. As the senior agent in the department, he was entitled. She would get mad, but she'd be safe. Skinner would probably be relieved. But Mulder couldn't bring himself to push her away. She was his anchor.

Without her, he'd drift away.

2 more recs under the cut )
tree: mulder and scully kiss from 'the truth'; text: till those two troubled little clocks ticked softly into one. ([xf] lost inside your pocket)
[personal profile] tree
I tend to have to do themed sets of recs for The X-Files because I have hundreds of stories saved and it’s difficult to choose. The other night I re-read the first story in this set and it gave me the idea to rec my favourites from the Biogenesis arc.

and three is an auspicious number )
[identity profile] in-omnia.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Fox Mulder - Storms
Author: RocketMan
Link: no direct links allowed, but scroll down the titles page for Fox Mulder - Storms
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: UST/Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:
"Decisive things happened to him in the rain, things that forever changed his life." I discovered X-Files fanfiction at about the same time as I discovered the internet. This is one of the first fanfics I read, and since I'd just begun paddling about in the vast ocean of the Gossamer and Ephemeral fic archives, I didn't realize that it was part of a series. But it didn't matter: I read this and knew I'd be in the fandom for a very, very long time. It's simple, short, without much of a plot to speak of, but it captures so much of Mulder and Scully's daring in the face of the unknown, the quiet, determined strength of their partnership, and the almost-accidental, almost-innocent shift toward something deeper than that partnership.

And two more.... )
ext_407935: (Mulder/Scully I love you)
[identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Goshen
Author: Bonetree
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): MSR, spoilers through S6
Genre: Angst, Romance
WIP?: Not really, although what follows this fic are numerous novel length stories by the same author, all within the same universe, and I recommend every last one of them. You can find them by looking in the author section at www.gossamer.org.

Why This Must Be Read:

It's actually been a long time since I read this fic, but when I discovered this author, I lost nights and nights of sleep trying to finish her stuff. When I eventually succeeded, I was devastated. Her characterization is flawless, and if what you want is fic you can just get lost in (for ludicrous amounts of time), here you have it.

I hope this hasn't been recced here before -- I scanned through all the current recs and didn't find it. If it has, I apologize.
[identity profile] blithers.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Ethan Minette, Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Universal Invariants
Author: syntax6
Link: http://www.omniscribe.com/universal.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Casefile, AU, Romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: I've been feeling all nostalgic about season 1 Mulder and Scully lately (so young! so bad at basic fashion sense! so into each other from such an early stage!) and oh, I love this fic. It's a long multi-chapter AU of the first season (and some of the second, actually) where Scully is dating Ethan, her boyfriend who was cut from the original script of the pilot. I love the stress that having Ethan around puts on Scully's very rapidly developing relationship with Mulder, there are a few neat twists on canon, and there's a great original casefile woven throughout.

Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Everywhere in the Dark
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tree
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4254
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: UST, Missing Scene
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Sharing a bed might just be my favorite trope ever, and in this story our two intrepid heroes end up sharing a room in the midst of the season 1 episode Ice (you know, the one where they're all quarantined together up in the Arctic, and Scully stomps around most of the episode wearing either a giant parka or a plaid shirt). I adore this story - it's really, really sexy and perfectly captures both their early working relationship and the latent attraction between the two of them.
[identity profile] kaylle.livejournal.com
These are all crossovers between two or more fandoms. I decided to just group them into one post instead of breaking them down, especially since they have a lot of fandoms in common.

Several crossovers in several fandoms (X-Files, The Matrix, Gargoyles, Beauty and the Beast, Batman: The Animated Series, Lois and Clark) )

I think that's the official end of my special-reccing month. Thanks for having me! It was really fun :) I have a few more stories I would like to recommend over the next few weeks, I just ran out of time.

P.S. Mods, I don't think there's a tag for The Matrix or Trinity/Neo.
[identity profile] blithers.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Contact High
Author: Penumbra
Link: http://fluky.gossamer.org/author/11505-1.html and then click on "Contact High"
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Smut, Angst
WIP?: no
Special Rec: 3 of 34

Why This Must Be Read: Penumbra is an amazing writer, and has penned several classics in X-Files fanfiction. Here she tackles a post-ep for "Field Day", with Scully and Mulder still affected by the hallucinogen from the episode, mildly telepathic, and coming to terms with their relationship with each other. Penumbra has a unique writing style, laced with dense, vivid imagery and intelligent, crisp dialogue. The language (as you might expect from a story about recovering from a trip) is interestingly disjointed and the sexual attraction just drips off the page.
wendelah1: (Autumn leaves with M&S)
[personal profile] wendelah1
Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Small Lives Awake
Author: [livejournal.com profile] jetfic
Link: http://web.archive.org/web/20010914144702/http://www.throwpots.com/small.txt
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 (but just barely)
Genre: romance, casefile, holiday
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read:
Because it is Thanksgiving week here in the USA, I have decided to rec a lovely piece of holiday fic, "Small Lives Awake" by JET (her fic journal is [livejournal.com profile] jetfic). With good reason, this is one of her most popular stories. It is AU, MSR, NC-17, with spoilers for everything through "Je Souhaite." Mulder and Scully go to visit her brother Charlie and his family for the holiday. There is a gentle, non-threatening little x-file, flurries of tiny snowflakes, bread baking and pie eating, and love all around. The link is to a defunct archive, courtesy of geocities' demise, but you can find this on her fic journal, too, if you want to poke a around a little. I believe it's at Gossamer, too. Happy Thanksgiving!
ext_407935: (Mulder/Scully The Truth Bed)
[identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: In Oculis Mentis
Author: [livejournal.com profile] adrenalin211
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): R. Language, sex, violence. Spoilers for seasons 1-8. Completely contrived conspiracy theory that isn’t friendly to the U.S. Government.
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The list is long! But basically, because it's epic. There's ship, nail-biting plot, hilarious OCs, and pitch-perfect POV from numerous characters. This fic feels like an episode of the show. And did I mention ship?
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[personal profile] wendelah1
Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: "Five Things That Never Happened to Dana Scully"
Author: [livejournal.com profile] anythingbutgrey
Link: http://anythingbutgrey.livejournal.com/791475.html
Rating/Warning(s):PG? Character death
Remember, none of this happens.
Genre: AU.
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: The story is by [livejournal.com profile] anythingbutgrey to start. I've never been disappointed by anything of hers, except that she hasn't finished her long SCC fic. She's created five alternative universes that nevertheless feel interconnected, which is no small feat. What's more, despite the "five things" structure, her story builds to a climax rather than ending and starting over five times. This is an insta-rec since it was just posted yesterday.
[identity profile] littlegreen42.livejournal.com
Fandom: The X-Files
Character: Fox Mulder
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder; Phoebe Green/Fox Mulder; Diana Fowley/Fox Mulder

Blurb and Recs under the cut )
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[personal profile] wendelah1
Fandom: The X-Files
Character: Dana Scully
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder


Blurb and Recs under the cut )
[identity profile] seren-ccd.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder UST
Fic Title: Gyspy
Author: Rachel Howard
Link: http://web.archive.org/web/20041230200432/http://cobwebby.net/rachel/gypsy.txt (waybacked link) OR here: http://www.keyofx.org/fiction_rachel%20howard_gypsy.txt
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, violence, discussion of death, death of a non-canon character
Genre: Case-file, romance, partner-fic, mystery, UST
WIP?: No, one-shot
Special rec: 8/31
Author’s Summary: While the agents are investigating a possible UFO sighting in Colorado, Mulder makes a decision about his priorities.

Why This Must Be Read: This takes place early in the cancer-arc of the show. Mulder is trying to cope with Scully’s cancer just as she’s trying to cope with it. The dialogue is spot-on and intelligent and while the UST is never resolved, the fact that these two love, care and respect each other is wonderfully portrayed. This story definitely falls within Challenge 58! Also, the link uses the wayback machine, so let me know if you have any trouble!
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The X Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: a weatherman to know which way the wind blows
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zauberer_sirin
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/42number/43400.html
Rating/Warning(s): pg-13
Genre: General romance, angst
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of my favorite X Files fics to come out in recent years. The first three sections are set after the series finale, and then it works backwards and everything is just so well written. Mulder's voice as he chronicles his relationship with Scully in reverse chronological order is just... damn. Perfection. I just love it so.

snippet )
[identity profile] bookworm8571.livejournal.com

Fandom Category:The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Of Mothmen and Militant Nationalists
Author: 19
Link: http://x-19.livejournal.com/1291.html; http://x-19.livejournal.com/1784.html#cutid1
Rating/Warning(s): R, for language
Genre: Action/adventure, seminar fic.
WIP?: Work in progress or a complete fic: no
Why This Must Be Read: This, like the one that follows, is a tale about Mulder and Scully at work, this time at a seminar, and how unexpected events result in them demonstrating their communication skills. The reactions of the other agents to their (creative and unexpected) solution to the hostage situation they find themselves in and their explanation of it is hilarious.

Read more... )

[identity profile] bookworm8571.livejournal.com

Fandom Category:X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Machines of Freedom
Author: Amal Nahurriyeh
Link: http://amalnahurriyeh.livejournal.com/34507.html or http://www.mediafire.com/?hrwmmimjdz5

Rating/Warning(s): R.
Genre: Angst, Action/Adventure, Romance.
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is probably the best post I Want to Believe story I've read. It's an excellent depiction of the mature Mulder and Scully's relationship and of their various family relationships.


Read more... )
[identity profile] bookworm8571.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Emma Scully/Sam Mulder; Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: An Unchanged Soul
Author: Mish
Link: http://www.reocities.com/mish_rose/Mishsite/Soul.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for explicit sex, some language, mild violence.
Genre:  AU, Angst, Action/Adventure, Romance.
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: This is an unfinished sequel to "A Familiar Heart," an X-Files alternative universe fic already recommended here. Like that one, this story is set in an alternative universe in the late 1940s after World War II. Assume that Fox Mulder had a brother named Sam instead of a sister named Samantha and that he was killed in action during the war and became Fox's guardian angel instead of being abducted by walk-ins/aliens/whatever. In the first chapter he's back as a flesh and blood, very confused guy who doesn't remember what happened to him or why he seems to have certain powers or a strange fellow is stalking him. He does remember that he loves baseball and the ladies and he's very interested in Dana Scully's cousin Emma. Mulder and Scully are married in this one and Mulder works for the FBI in "The X-Files." They are supporting characters. There's a lot of great period detail and language, the characters are likeable and the whole story is just a lot of fun.


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