#loki self shipper
@starselfships just sent me this gif of Loki flipping his helmet in the air
I love it when he shows up on screen with the helmet on. Always iconic. 🐍💚
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So @starselfships and I were having a conversation about Loki, and she said that even if he was married to Sigrid or not (yet), he'd insist she'd have the title of "Princess of Asgard" because he's one of the two princes of Asgard! But also because he has a flare for titles and we all know that. Sigrid wouldn't think she'd deserve it at first because she wasn't born a goddess, but she's a goddess in Loki's eyes! 🐍💚👑
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Okay soooo I’ve come to the conclusion that Loki and Thor are now my brothers-
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"When mortals and gods meet" | A Marvel mini fic with OCs
This is an alternate time where Loki isn't a threat to Midgard anymore, and everyone survived Endgame.
Thank you @starselfships for lending me your oc Eid for the story!
"Just make sure to say hi. You don't have to start a conversation with any politicians." Tony Stark reminded his adoptive daughter, Eden, who was tweaking with a piece of machinery in her personal lab.
The teen sighed in annoyance as she looked away from her work. "Can't we just stay here?" Eden groaned as she pointed to her classmate and boyfriend, Peter Parker.
"You can come back after an hour or so into the party. Besides, Thor and Loki are coming too, and they're bringing someone along with them. Now be careful and don't spill oil over your dress." Tony insisted as he finally walked away after being notified that the first guests arrived.
Peter laughed and stood up. "At least Thor's coming!" He cheered. The blonde god was like an uncle to them, always telling them stories about his battles.
Loud chatter and laughter filled the living room. It smelled of fine wine and the band Tony hired didn't fail to entertain everyone.
Everyone seemed to have a great time except Eden.
"What's wrong, Eid?" Peter asked with concern as they sat down by the bar.
"It's always the same loop ever since we entered high school. Parties and being offered scholarships or internships just because I'm Tony Stark's daughter." The girl sighed "I'm sick of it. I just want my own lab to mess around like he does."
Despite the top floor being flooded by people, the world seemed to fade away, leaving the two teenagers alone.
"Well, I'd say you're doing a pretty good job so far. Never allow anyone to ruin your day." Peter smiled as he slid a bubbly coke towards Eden.
She laughed. "Heh. Thanks."
Just then, distant thunder rumbled into the night sky. Eden and Peter smiled wide because they knew the god of thunder had arrived. They ran outside towards the helipad Tony used as a landing base for his suit and greeted the newcomers.
"Thor!" Eden cried.
"Welcome back!" Peter chimed in.
The blonde, muscular man smiled down at them as he placed down Stormbreaker. "It's great to visit Midgard again."
Behind him appeared an equally tall, but slim figure. The god of mischief himself, Loki!
He grinned. "I see you two are united as ever."
"I don't remember midgardians being this...small." A female voice pointed out.
Everyone turned their heads towards a sharp featured woman with brown hair and eyes as silver as a razor's edge.
"They're younglings, Sigrid. Not adults yet." Loki chuckled, walking towards her.
"Actually, we're what us humans call teenagers." Peter corrected with a squeaky voice.
"Come on, let's go inside. I'm sure Tony would be happy to chat with you boys." Eden guided everyone inside, drink clinking at hand.
The party quieted down to a sweet jazz and chatter turned to murmurs.
"So, Sigrid, how do you know the Odinson brothers?" Eden tried to make small talk with the outsider.
The tall woman smiled awkwardly and parted her lips. "Well, we all know the famous story of how Loki stabbed Thor after turning into a snake, right? I witnessed the whole thing. It was pretty hilarious."
The pair listened attentively, snorting at the last sentence.
"I mean no disrespect, but..." Peter stuttered "From what we were taught so far about norse mythology...we never heard of you."
Sigrid was a little taken aback by the comment, but brushed it off quickly. "Oh, that's because I'm not a god in the first place. I was born a Light Elf, and when I finally discovered my true birth identity, it was too late. I was already an adult. Freyr, the god of harvest and my adoptive father, confessed I was abandoned at birth but he and his wife took me right in."
"Then how are you immortal?" Eden asked, pushing her bar stool closer.
"Easy. I was fed a golden apple as a child so that if the sacred oak tree of the light elves was cut, I wouldn't die with it." The diety choked on her words as the memories came back in.
Eden gasped. "Oh my..., we're so sorry! We didn't mean to intrude in your personal life!" She apologized.
"No no, it's okay. At least I got him now." Sigrid chuckled as she brushed off a stray tear from her left eye.
"Him? Who's him?" Peter questioned as he looked around the room.
The woman didn't answer. She just stared straight ahead and did a shy smile as she looked towards none other than Loki. He was having a rather lively conversation with Tony Stark.
"Oh, I see what's going on here. You like Loki!" Eden teased with a smirk.
"Oh shush. Of course I don't." Sigrid tried to deny the teen's statement, but her bright blush gave everything away.
"You don't what, my dear?" A deep voice creeped down her spine, making Sigrid shiver. Loki had managed to sneak up behind her and snake his arms around her waist.
Sigrid turned around and stood up, crossing her arms.
"May I have this dance before we leave?" The god of mischief asked as he bowed down, extending a pale hand.
"Of course you can, Loki." She smiled joyfully as she took his hand, following him to the dance floor.
The teenagers watched them leave before Peter had an idea.
"May I...May I dance with you?" Peter stuttered as he pulled at his suit's collar.
"Yes you may." Eden giggled as she playfully pulled from his red necktie onto the dance floor.
"Hey, hey!!! You two, keep it below PG-13 please!" Tony warned, then returned to talking with Rhodey. Most likely something about Tony throwing too many parties just for fun.
I hope you guys enjoyed my story! Likes, shares and reblogs are always appreciated! 🐍💚
Sigrid Freyrsdottr - OC reference sheet
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What do I do when feeling down? Look up pictures of the mischevious god himself! 🐍💚
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Decided to do my oc Sigrid with this picrew. I can imagine Loki gently resting his chin behind her shoulder as they look at her portait at an art museum.
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Sigrid and the god of mischief, Loki, wish you a happy pride month! 🏳️🌈
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The First Kiss: Loki/Mobius Shot
It takes place in what I think is part of the ending for Dr Strange 2
Loki and Mobius are facing New York across the river and they have a chat. This is after they escape the TVA (and whatever happens in Dr Strange 2 with the multiverse)
Mobius tries to confess his love, but he can’t. Their eyes lock and Loki leans in to kiss him. Mobius is shocked but he gives in to his partner’s display of affection. Loki tells him he felt the same way.
Mobius: “Loki? Do you really want this? Me?”
Loki sighs at his question and cups his face
Loki: “Moby, I want you more than anything else right now. You are the most important thing to me and you mean more to me than you could imagine. You saved my life! I don’t want to hear you say you’re a nobody. I don’t care if you’re a clone or not. Like I said before, we can live happier lives together without pain or suffering. I feel something for you that I haven’t felt before and it’s beautiful. I’m so grateful to finally have you by my side.”
His hands move towards the mortal’s as he takes them. Mobius smiles as their shining eyes lock again.
Loki: “do you want me?”
Mobius: “I do. I really do! Thank you, Loki. F-for everything.”
They kiss once more and their foreheads touch. A spark of love between the 2 men.
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Loki! First impressions of my boyfriend, Barley, GO!
What's with the face, did Thor give him Asgardian ale? Anyway, the kid seems to be an enthusiast with a...particular taste of clothing. Could use more gold.
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Sigrid, have you ever held the Tesseract before?
Back at Thor's ceremony, I healed any wounded guards that got hurt while protecting it during the infiltration. I got a peek of it while Odin was talking with Loki and Thor. Then in the first attack in 2012, I partnered up with the god of mischief. That's when I actually got the chance to hold the gem in a gold staff. It's not my proudest moment, but back then I already knew I was adopted. Taking over Midgard was the only thing we both thought about at the time.
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Hey Loki! What are your favorite things to do with Sigrid?
Talking and drinking tea at one of Asgard's palace's hidden gardens is always a calming activity. It gives me a chance to talk about my personal issues with Sigrid without feeling criticized. But when she's the one feeling under the weather, we teleport to Vanaheim and go for a ride in the woods.
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How they met: We all remember the day where Loki turned himself into a snake and then transformed back only to stab his brother Thor at the age of 8, right? Well, while they were at it, a little girl just their age was watching from behind a pillar, but got caught when tiny giggles escaped her lips. When the boys looked up from their spectacle, Loki stared for a little too long, his pale cheeks turning bright pink. The little girl then ran back to her father, God Freyr, who was talking about that year's harvest with Odin. From then on, Frigga (Odin's wife) and Gerd (Freyr's wife) would set up "play dates" for the three children to hang out together. The trio would mainly hang out at Asgard's palace, Loki being the one to pull pranks and tricks on Thor and Sigrid all the time. But oh, how the cunning boy teased Sigrid was pure "little boy likes little girl" cliche. As they grew, their friendship turned awkward because their feelings for each other became obvious. They would read together at the library, Sigrid would listen to Loki's rants about Thor's glory, and they would ride sleipnirs around the kingdom causing havoc. It didn't help at all when Thor found out about this soon after they first met, because he wouldn't stop nagging his brother about it ever since.
I'd love to say more but it would ruin the romance. I'd rather write a full fic instead! 💚
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Age: Unknown / Immortal.
Titles / Nicknames:
Sigrid Freyrsdottr, daughter of Freyr, Peaceful god of farming, fertility, peace, wealth and sexual virility.
Loki calls Sigrid "Sidra", like the alcoholic Midgardian drink as a joke. No matter how many times Sigrid tells him its annoying, he insists it sounds cute.
Healing powers. Let's say someone gets wounded. No matter how bad a wound is, all Sigrid has to do is place one of her hands over the area and a white-golden glow of light seals the skin, saving the injured. The only downside to this is that if the wound is too big, her energy drowns out fast. And if its her who gets hurt, the process of healing takes longer.
When her trust issues began, she turned into a silver-tongued person just like Loki. Yes, it may sound bad. But from her perspective, it was a way to cope with the pain.
Adoptive father: Freyr - Peaceful god of farming, fertility, peace, wealth and sexual virility.
Adoptive mother: Gerd, daughter of the giant Gymir.
Backstory: Unwanted baby from an affair, Sigrid's mother abandoned her in a river in the Alfheimr realm. To the baby's luck, Gerd was picking wild flowers nearby and lifted the baby in a wooden basket after hearing her cry. Back at home, the norse god Freyr felt sorrow for the child and took her as his own. In her childhood, Sigrid grew up to love nature and have a close relationship with animals, her favorite being the Sleipnir. Also, since Sigrid is a Light Elf for being born in that realm, she could die if the sacred oak tree of the elves was cut. So she was fed a golden apple to assure her immortality.
Sword fighting ever since she could walk, because somehow Freyr allowed her to use sharp objects since a very young age. Sparring sessions with her big step-brother Fjölnir are also common.
Tapestry! Sigrid adores sewing scenes with her step-mother!
All throughout her life, people would pick on Sigrid for her ears and eye color. Why? Everyone but herself knew her true birth identity. All Light Elves have blue eyes, pointy ears and white hair. She was born with silver eyes, brown hair and non-pointy ears. So besides being unwanted from birth, Sigrid was seen as a runt. Different from the rest. This made her extremely self-councious about her appearance. Little did all those who underestimated her knew, Sigrid would grow to become one of the top female sword-fighters of all the nine realms.
When she did find out her true birth identity, Sigrid developed mild trust issues. Sure, she lived with a loving family who accepted her from the start. But the fact that her parents never told her, and forbade others from telling her, felt like a stab to the back.
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Greetings! Call me Sigrid Freyrsdottr, god Freyr's adoptive daughter whom loves to ride around Vanaheim's forests on sleipnir and look over Midgard for fun.
Nosy much? You got such a loving father that teaches you how to harvest crops, and yet you like to bend the rules.
Don't say that like you don't do it too, Loki!
Whatever you say, your majesty.
Sigrid Freyrsdottr - Marvel OC
Loki Odinson - Marvel F/O
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On the roof of the empire state building
F/O: "I told you the view was amazing from up here" *Charming smile*
S/I: "Wow its amazing...." *Cuddles F/O*
*5 minute later*
S/I: *Looks at F/O* "Can I ask you something?"
F/O: *Kisses your head gently* "of course"
S/I: "Will you always be their for me?" *Looks up at them completely serious*
F/O: *Frowns a little* "Of course my love. I'll always be by your side " kisses hand "And if you fall ill always catch you"
S/I: *smiles happily* "What if I jumped?"
F/O: *Shocked* "What!?"
S/I: "YEET!" *jumps off building*
F/O: "For the love of...!" *Goes and gets S/I before they die*
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I prefer the manga but I really wanted more pictures of Hyoubu aka husband 💕♥️.
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It was a love story from the very beginning
Another Destiel Separation
Hello my friends and welcome to the last meta from season 13!
I would love to see the script from this episode because I always said they robbed us the goodbye scene between Cas and Dean, but well...
Mary and Bobby, Destiel mirror and the calm before th storm
First, we had a random werewolves hunt. In which we had a little of comedy and a sneak peek to what Jack's training is. Dean says it's a werewolves hunt and let the kid to answer they will need silver bullets. Just like a resident to his doctor in charge.
Team Free Will 2.0 working together with great results, is showing us the calm before the storm.
Jumping now to the scene between Mary and Bobby, we have here another Destiel mirror. With Mary (Dean) and Bobby (Castiel).
They come from different worlds, and once Boby starts to walk in this new universe, with Mary, he begins to embrace it. Just like Castiel did with humanity, asking in season 8 to be a hunter and to stay in Earth with Dean.
BOBBY: (...) Anyways...without an archangel, it's not like we can go back home. And I'm not sure I'd want to. I...I like it here.
We've been robbed: 1
Remember that scene in which Dean shows Sam so much faith on Jack (the faith that he took from Castiel) and thought about retirement? A happy ending? Yeah, let's cry here and struggle with the idea that we've been robbed...
DEAN: Hey, you remember...remember when you asked if we could stop it? All the evil in the world?
DEAN: If we could...really change things? Well, maybe with Jack, we can.
SAM: Maybe you're right. But then what will we do?
DEAN: Mm. Yeah. This. (Dean holds a beer he has been carrying and Sam looks down at his) A whole lot of this.
But on a beach somewhere, you know?
Can you imagine?
You, me, Cass, toes in the sand, couple of them little umbrella drinks. Matching Hawaiian shirts, obviously. Some hula girls.
SAM (scoffing) You talking about retiring? You?
DEAN: If I knew the world was safe? Hell, yeah. And you know why? 'Cause we freaking earned it, man.
Gif set credit @inacatastrophicmind
Dean thinks in a happy retirement with his brother and Castiel. Because this was in his heart. This was Dean's wish. And this should be his ending. He is the one saying it. They deserved that ending because they freaking earned it. Dean didn't mention Jack, because this is played as a foreshadow in which Jack will have a very important role to keep the world safe as Dean wants: Jack will be the new God.
The scene in which Jack has a nightmare and Dean goes to calm him down, we hear him talk about his own nightmares about people he couldn't save, this shows THE GUILT HERITAGE inside of him, and how this will lead him to say yes to AUMichael.
Jack follows Dean's toxic behavior
Jack goes to avenge Maggie's dead by his own, just like Dean did to face Loki. (Following Dean's toxic bwhat and not his advices).
Then we have Dean shooting at Jack by the back, as a foreshadow of how he will deceive Jack to out him inside the Ma'lak box in season 14.
The manipulative speech Lucifer gives to Jack is a parallel to the one that will give fem!AUMichael to Jack in episode 14x09. The words are similar: talks about power, their difference with humans, their supremacy over humans, and how they should be together to conquer the world because they're family.
The comparison with Star War Anakin, is to place doubts about Jack's future, because everyone knows Anakin turns into the dark side.
But then Sam praying to Jack (just like Dean to Cas) is showing us the faith Sam has on him too.
Jack revails Lucifer's true intentions and true self in a very spectacular show of his powers.
A Sacrifice for family love
Lucifer kidnaps Jack and Sam because he knows about their bond: Sam occupied in this season Lucifer's place as a father. Lucifer knows it and that's why he decided to took them with him and play a sadic game.
How Sam and Jack were willing to give their lives for each other is the same scenario of Dean giving his life and body to AUMichael to save them. Both sacrifies are for Love, FAMILY LOVE. As Michael will tell Sister Jo in 14x02.
The scenes are mixed between the church in which Jack and Sam are deliberating who will do the sacrifice and Dean about to offer his own life like the sword to Michael.
And Jack saying...
JACK: I love you. I love all of you.
Third time we see it int he show (Castiel and Mary in season 12), is telling us that had always been a family love confession. Just like Dean saying yes to Michael.
Gif credit @bennylafitte
Gif credit @hallowedbecastiel
We've been robbed: 2
The scene in which Dean starts saying he is Michael's sword, is short but very meaningful. Castiel flicks his eyes to him surprised about the offer Dean is making to that monster. He tries to stop him but Dean feels he is trapped and he has to make that sacrifice for Jack and Sam.
The fandom were heartbroken by then about Castiel's feelings, and maybe writers should make it even more noticeable in the script: I'm talking about the fact that Castiel's fall was because he fought against Heaven's Orders, that implied DEAN SAYING YES TO MICHAEL. It means, he went against destiny and embraced free will, following Dean and looking at him as a role model.
He was really angry when Dean almost say yes in season 5, if you remember that scene, Castiel literally kicked Dean's ass.
But this Castiel is different from that one in season 5. He is against that decision but even so, he remains quiet, to a side, watching the man he loves and the one for who he left everything he was for millennials, being snatched by Michael from his side.
When Michael takes control of Dean's body, Castiel can sense it, because they're bonded.
But you know, I still feel there was a scene missing: the one in which Dean says goodbye to Cas. (And I really thought there would be a kiss scene erased there... I explained this here.)
This was another lovers separation, my friends... Sighs...
The last episode from this season was messy and sometimes confusing. It was written by Dabb, and he tends to do that.
In the middle of the messy plot, we can talk about Destiel parallel (Mary and Bobby)
Jack mirroring Dean's toxic behavior and another lovers separation.
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Old School X is a project interviewing X-Files fanfic authors who were posting fic during the original run of the show. New interviews are posted every Tuesday.
Interview with MustangSally
MustangSally has 33 stories at Gossamer. Even if you haven’t read it, you’ve probably heard of at least one of them, Iolokus, since it’s an X-Files fanfic classic. All her fics hit big and are well worth your time. I’ve recced some of my favorites here before, including And Dance by the Light of the Moon, All the Children are Insane, and Iolokus. Big thanks to MustangSally for doing this interview.
What's the story behind your pen name?
I could tell you but then I would have to kill you.
Does it surprise you that people are still interested in reading your X-Files fanfics and others that were posted during the original run of the show (1993-2002)?
Yes and no. Yes, because life has moved on since the early nineties and the characters and the fans are in vastly different places now. Our current tech would make the premise of the X-Files impossible. No, because of the longevity of some of the Star Trek TOS work (there’s an archive of hard copy fanzines at the University of Iowa). Top-drawer authors started out in TOS fandom.
I’m just greatly saddened that my physical body is showing wear and tear while the fic doesn’t. Fic gets to stay smooth-skinned and muscular, captured at the peak of perfection.
What do you think of when you think about your X-Files fandom experience? What did you take away from it?
At the risk of sounding atrociously trite, I think of the friends I made. I met some very remarkable women that I’ve been able to stay friends with online for over twenty-five years. We may have moved to Facebook and post entirely too much about our pets and which of our body parts has sagged this week, but we’re friends. It’s a furiously funny, feminist, and well-educated group of women with jobs in the highest levels of academia, finance, communications, and media. I’m amused by the fact that if I have a question about how a virus replicates, I can ask a PhD I’ve been drunk with in Las Vegas.
Back in the day, I had a job that sent me traveling around major cities in the US and UK. I could post on a message board and within ten minutes there were people I could go out for dinner and drinks with. We already knew we had something we could talk about for at least a couple of hours. Additionally, most of these people were women so there was an added level of security.
Social media didn't really exist during the show's original run. How were you most involved with the X-Files online (atxc, message board, email mailing list, etc.)?
Well, it was mostly atxc and the Yahoo! groups mailing lists that spiraled out into Geocities sites and, eventually, LiveJournal. The amusing thing is that getting in on the ground floor of social media and the Internet has helped me get jobs! When I look at a new piece of software, I think, ‘this is hella easier than uploading to Geocities.’ We had to walk uphill both ways, in the snow, on dial-up, fighting off dinosaurs with our AOL CDs while writing HTML code.
What did you take away from your experience with X-Files fic or with the fandom in general?
DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS.
The past four years in politics have basically been the ugliest online kerfuffle the world has ever seen. I survived the Shipper Wars of ’96 and I thought those were brutal, but that was NOTHING. The only way to win an argument online is to not have the argument at all. Arguing with a troll is like mudwrestling a pig: You both get filthy and only the pig is happy.
Also, READ THE FUCKING TERMS OF SERVICE.
What was it that got you hooked on the X-Files as a show?
I had the most terrible straight-girl crush on Scully. I wanted to be her best friend, I wanted to BE her. I wanted to order Chinese food and paint each other’s nails and talk about bones. Scully and Princess Leia and I could all just hang out poolside with hot and cold running waiters and poolboys, drink margaritas, and bitch about how unfair it all was – if the stupid men would just get OUT OF THE WAY AND LET US DO OUR JOBS, the world would be so much better.
What got you involved with X-Files fanfic?
This question is really about Iolokus, isn’t it? You can’t fool me. [Lilydale note: I can neither confirm nor deny the motivation for this question, but I cannot complain about the answer.]
Simply put, I was enraged. The moment it was revealed that Scully’s ova had been used in experimentation, I lost my feminist mind. It was the most obscene defilement imaginable. Scully wasn’t nearly as angry as I was. What I thought needed to happen was for Scully to become a fiery force of vengeance against the MEN who had done this to her. Clearly, I was not going to get that level of satisfaction from the show, as I was imagining Kali-like carnage on a global scale. I emailed RivkaT (whom I did not know well at that point) with a proposition that we work together. Strangely enough, we didn’t meet face to face until we were well into the project, but we did talk on the phone quite a bit. The rules were simple – everyone had to be punished in truly horrific ways, and at some point, we had to see if we could write a car chase (only because that seemed impossible). Then it basically turned into a very twisted game of chicken to see who could be the most outrageous in terms of killing people off or writing really horrific things that fit within the structure of the narrative. I did, in the end, write the car chase, but RivkaT one-upped me by throwing in a helicopter (a FOX News helicopter, at that).
Really, RivkaT? A helicopter?
What is your relationship like now to X-Files fandom?
I am terribly proud of what I wrote, pleased that it brought pain and pleasure in equal amount to people, and, again, thrilled by the people I became friends with. I admit that I stopped watching the show when Scully announced her pregnancy. I could only see a long jump over a shark tank for the rest of the series. I haven’t watched the new episodes, either. It is complete in my mind and doesn’t need to be continued. I wouldn’t say no to having a reunion with some of my fic friends, although we’re still chatting online like everyone does.
Were you involved with any fandoms after the X-Files? If so, what was it like compared to X-Files?
Rivka and I wrote in the Buffy fandom for a few years, but then we moved on to real adult jobs that left absolutely no time for me to write. I’m in education, and I regularly sweat blood for fear that someone is going to find my old fic. The Buffy people were fun; there was a certain *shininess* to them that I really enjoyed. The X-men authors were just batshit and delightful, and some amazing stuff came out of Marvel fandom, particularly in the Thor/Loki and Steve/Bucky subgenres. I’ve learned to appreciate a good coffee shop AU and one famous Erik/Charles fic where all the main characters are crabs. Seriously, crabs—it’s hysterical. [Lilydale note: Other Crabs Cannot Be Trusted by groovyphilia currently has almost 2,500 kudos at AO3.]
Every few years, I’ll have a student try to explain to me what fandom is and I just smirk.
Do you ever still watch The X-Files or think about Mulder and Scully?
No. Not really.
Do you ever still read X-Files fic? Fic in another fandom?
I fell into an X-Men hole a few years back and had a great old time wallowing in the Cherik muck, and there was a flirtation with BBC Sherlock as well. Strangely enough, I became interested in A/B/O fics only because of what they were saying about the role of women in our society. The limitations on the male omegas seem absurd and then you realize those are the same limitations put on women all. the. time.
Is there a place online (tumblr, twitter, AO3, etc.) where people can find you and/or your stories now?
RivkaT very nicely formatted everything and put it up on AO3.
What is your favorite of your own fics, X-Files and/or otherwise?
I will always be stupidly proud of how shocked and horrified people were by Iolokus. The truth of the matter is that Iolokus has Greek drama at its core. Scully is Medea, and the entire story is lousy with “blood on the threshing floor” and Dionysian rites. The everyday is subverted into horror, and wives and daughters will tear men limb from limb like the Maenads. Since I was ultimately disappointed with what Chris Carter did with the entire show, that approach seemed appropriate.
At a certain level, all fic is corrective fic. Like critic Anne Jamison said, “Irritated fans produce fanfic like irritated oysters produce pearls.” And because fic has fallen so much into women’s sphere, a pure form of correction is not just the death of the author but the MURDER, a new creation springing up from the spilled blood like Cadmus sowing dragon’s teeth.
Okay, that’s a bit much. Maybe I should just take myself back to the isle of Goth Amazons or something.
Do you still write fic now? Or other creative work?
I had to write a self-evaluation and a reflection on pedagogy today. If that’s not fiction, I don’t know what the fuck is.
All my creativity is caught up in trying to pretend to be a normal middle-aged white woman so no one knows I am really a lizard.
Is there anything else you'd like to share with fans of X-Files fic?
Keep writing, keep reading, keep fighting the commercialization of narratives. As things grow more and more commodified, all our dreams and desires reduced to tchotchkes made in China, it’s a revolutionary act to separate your work from the marketplace. Be bold, take chances, turn the trope on its ear and kick it in the ass. Take everything the creators have done to make a work palatable to the unwashed masses and set it on fire.
Have a great fucking time.
(Posted by Lilydale on March 2, 2021)
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I’ve seen so many shippers say that they never cared about Rey as a character and found Kylo more interesting. Rey, for some reason, had to be the one to forgive, to heal, and to save Kylo. But they also wanted Rey to die for Kylo instead of having him die for her. What exactly is Rey supposed to get out of this relationship? They say that Rey stole his family, but Kylo rejected that family. Kylo wanted to destroy Luke, had no problem attacking that base on Crait with Leia, 3-PO & R2 still in it and Lando and Chewbacca stopped being his uncles the moment he killed Han. Rey also has Finn, Poe & BB-8, who all genuinely love her, support her, and always lift her up. In contrast, Kylo tried to put her down, convince her that he’s the best she’ll ever do, with his “you’re nothing but not to me” speech. They try to antagonize Finn by calling him a creepy stalker when Kylo literally stalked Rey like a predator and invaded her privacy more than once in the actual movies. The very idea of Rey living happily without Kylo is alien to them. But they consider it a “happy ending” if Rey died and Kylo lived because they’re obsessed with the Skywalker bloodline. They love Rey “Nobody” but they want Kylo to live because he’s the “Skywalker”. They’re only ok with Rey being alive if Kylo somehow got her pregnant. Why don’t they ship Kylo with someone else if all they’re doing is making Rey into nothing but a trophy for his redemption? Make a Knight of Ren OC or something.
reylos have 100% never actually cared about rey. she’s just a vessel for them to project on which is why they so wildly misinterpret her emotions and actions. back when i was a teenage loki stan i just made a self insert oc like a normal person.
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I'm not a Thor/Loki shipper. I prefer their relationship as siblings & not romantic. That said, I've read some Thorki fics/seen some Thorki art that I *really* enjoy. I see no shame/disgust in enjoying their dynamic. If people don't like it, why do they feel the need to bother a shipper/writer/artist by telling them that they don't like it? It's so juvenile. Like "Hey, I don't like this so quit creating it." No, fuck you very much. Shoo now. Norns. You keep doing you, Artichoke.
Thank you, friend! That’s definitely where I’m coming from. Nobody is obligated to enjoy a ship that isn’t their cup of tea, but to demand that other people stop creating fiction/art/whatever for that ship? Nope. You don’t get to do that, so take your anti, probably teenage self elsewhere, bye.
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