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David Duchovny Has a Favorite X-Files Slashfic

Shoutout to that one time I found fanart of Krycek as a mermaid on Elfwood.


The X-Files fandom isn’t gone. It’s just dormant. And it got a big shot in the arm last week.

No, I’m not talking about shady X-Files announcements or David Duchovny coming back for the new Twin PeaksI mean the New York Times’ brief interview with David Duchovny, on the eve of the release of his book Holy Cow. Taffy Brodesser-Akner brought up the wealth of fan fiction penned about the show, adding “some of it is pretty “Red Shoe Diaries,” if you know what I mean.” Duchovny’s response:

When “X-Files” was kind of in its heyday, that was the beginning of the Internet. I was very skeptical and thought, ‘This thing will never last.’ My favorite was the fan fiction that had Alex Krycek, my nemesis, and me as lovers. It was beautiful.

Now I know what you’re thinking. “David. Oh, David. There was more than one Mulder/Krycek fan fiction. It’s 20-freaking-15 and a Google Image search for “mulder krycek” is still about 80% Photoshop porn. Photoshop porn from back when we used to call them “photomanips” because Photoshop hadn’t been invented yet.” But instead of dusting off your Mulder/Krycek fic and sending it to Duchovny to see if it’s the one he was talking about, I suggest a different solution.

Instead, let us all believe, in our heart of hearts, that it was our fanfic. Let us, each of us, go about our days knowing that we wrote a slash fic about Agent Mulder, and David Duchovny thought it was beautiful. That’s the kind of world I want to live in.


(via io9)

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