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Day 3: Texts from The Lush Basement Office

After midnight in my timezone, so here goes. We've had two lovely serious fics, and now here I am to liven the joint up. My contribution to 12daysofxfiles is a series of macros in the Texts from Last Night genre. If you haven't encountered these before, they are a collision of screencaps from your preferred source text and words from the Texts from Last Night website, which documents the bizarre, inebriated, sex-soaked texting lives of Young People Today. (There are a lot of these on Tumblr: the most commonly updated XF one is Texts from the X-Files; mine, which has been on hiatus for a bit, is Texts from the Basement.)

These are Mulder and Scully-centric, but other characters pop up too. Can you name the episode for each screencap? If so, I will make you a custom macro from your favorite screencap!





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…And this one was so good, I had to make variations upon it:

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I will, eventually, be posting these to Tumblr; hopefully this will inspire me to make more. It is a fun genre to work in...

Comments

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wendelah1
Jan. 3rd, 2013 06:34 am (UTC)
This is a great idea. I don't have time to make any right now so I went to my drafts folder at Tumblr. Last summer I was using these things as RPF prompts. I am shocked, shocked at how many of them I've saved and at how they all seem sexual in content.

I assume it's okay to comment with more of them. Here's a favorite:
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"He's going to dominate me whether he wants to or not." I love that.

Also:
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An eternal truth, that.

Sometimes shit gets a little too real:
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I'll be back with more tomorrow. My tomorrow. Your today.

amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 3rd, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
I could have made SO MANY MORE with the "can you drink in jail?" one. Because, you know, for cops, those two end up in jail a lot...

Well, OK, Mulder ends up in jail.

Oh, god, the pregnant one. *laughs bitterly*
wendelah1
Jan. 3rd, 2013 06:37 am (UTC)
And the first macro is from FTF, I think. Someone else will have to guess the others.
szgrey
Jan. 3rd, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
challenge accepted.

2: Three of a Kind
3: I thought this was Space because of the red jacket, but Mulder's wearing a different tie, so... Shadows maybe? Scully's colorful in that one. Ghost in the Machine?
4: 713 (or the very end of Nisei, maybe)
5: Tunguska?
6: Red Museum
7: The Jersey Devil
8: Dreamland
9: Home
10: ?
11: ?
12: Existence

ok, most of the others, anyway. :)
amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
Not 8, but you got the rest of them. *g* 3 is Ghost in the Machine; I went through a bunch of early season episodes until I found one with maximum height differential. Plus, there's something about her combative lean forward that is PERFECT.
wendelah1
Jan. 3rd, 2013 06:50 am (UTC)
Here's my only attempt at this. Obviously, I should stick to writing fic and stay away from macros, but I thought this might inspire a story someday.
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That should be better.

Edited at 2013-01-03 06:57 am (UTC)
amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 3rd, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
That's...remarkably good at summing up a lot of the plot arc, actually.
wendelah1
Jan. 3rd, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
I am not getting my comments, LJ
Also this one:

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Poor Mulder.
azurelunatic
Jan. 3rd, 2013 11:16 am (UTC)
*giggles madly*
amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 3rd, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
*takes a bow*
maybe_amanda
Jan. 3rd, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC)
These are great fun! I love them!

"High hopes for your dick" --- says so much about our Scully, does it not?
amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 3rd, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
Scully is a woman of ~~standards~~. :) Thanks!
szgrey
Jan. 3rd, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC)
Fantastic.
amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
Thanks! I had fun.
kshandra
Jan. 3rd, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
As the co-mod of a TFLN blog (Texts from the Anchor Desk, for all your FakeNews/RealNews needs), I absolutely ADORE these; I've used one of the texts you've got above, and have Plans for at least one more. Well done!
amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:56 am (UTC)
They are SO MUCH FUN to do. And it's really an ~~art~~ to getting them right--like, finding the perfect canon (or fanon!) reference to set them up. Um. I may think too much?
newo_fic
Jan. 3rd, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, teh crack. I hearts it. You're totes awesome, bb.

Hmm, I'll take a shot at naming the episodes. *cracks knuckles*

1)FTF
2) Three of a kind
3) Ghost in the machine
4)731
5)Terma
6)Red Museum
7)The Jersey Devil
8)Talitha cumi
9)Home
10)Deadalive
11)Three Words
12)Existence
amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:57 am (UTC)
DAMN GRRL, you got 'em! If you want me to make you one as reward, give me either a screencap or an entry from the TFLN site, and I'll find a match for it...
newo_fic
Jan. 4th, 2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
Sweet reward, thanks! Though I must say trying to pick the perfect screen cap proved harder then... well, *ahem*... anyway...

Here is what I offer up to your mad TXTFLN skillz:

bug-eyed Scullz
amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 6th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
Ah ha ha, I love it. I'll go on the hunt....
newo_fic
Jan. 4th, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
Ok, so the crazy LJ peeps won't let me put a URL link to my screencap in the comment box without marking it as spam. Tried twice, so now i'll go cry tearz of blood, father joe style.
wendelah1
Jan. 5th, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
If you email it to me, I think I can post it since I posted actual graphics. My user name plus gmail dot com. Or try posting the graphic itself, using the html code instead of the direct link. That should work.
newo_fic
Jan. 6th, 2013 02:02 am (UTC)
Ahhh, yes, using html would've made sense. I tend to suffer from major fail-age when it comes to writing lj code.
memories_child
Jan. 5th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
I managed to unspam it for you :)
newo_fic
Jan. 6th, 2013 02:04 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly! And I didn't mean to imply that our lovely mods are crazy, just the LJ goat ;)
heartequals
Jan. 4th, 2013 03:18 am (UTC)
lolling for ever, especially at those last three!
amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
Meta-plot of the X-Files: everybody wants in Scully's pants.
wendelah1
Jan. 5th, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
Or at least the metaplot of the last couple of seasons.
bugsfic
Jan. 4th, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
*clapping with joy* Funny pictures are funny!
amalnahurriyeh
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:59 am (UTC)
*takes a bow* Serious pictures + captions implying the people in them are high = win!
memories_child
Jan. 5th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
Love them!!
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