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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...


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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:

"He's going to dominate me whether he wants to or not." I love that.


An eternal truth, that.

Sometimes shit gets a little too real:

I'll be back with more tomorrow. My tomorrow. Your today.

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*
Jan. 3rd, 2013 06:37 am (UTC)
And the first macro is from FTF, I think. Someone else will have to guess the others.
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. :)
(no subject) - amalnahurriyeh - Jan. 4th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC) - Expand
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.
That should be better.

Edited at 2013-01-03 06:57 am (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
That's...remarkably good at summing up a lot of the plot arc, actually.
I am not getting my comments, LJ - wendelah1 - Jan. 3rd, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 3rd, 2013 11:16 am (UTC)
*giggles madly*
Jan. 3rd, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
*takes a bow*
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?
Jan. 3rd, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
Scully is a woman of ~~standards~~. :) Thanks!
Jan. 3rd, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC)
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
Thanks! I had fun.
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!
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?
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*

2) Three of a kind
3) Ghost in the machine
6)Red Museum
7)The Jersey Devil
8)Talitha cumi
11)Three Words
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...
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Jan. 4th, 2013 03:18 am (UTC)
lolling for ever, especially at those last three!
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
Meta-plot of the X-Files: everybody wants in Scully's pants.
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Jan. 4th, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
*clapping with joy* Funny pictures are funny!
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:59 am (UTC)
*takes a bow* Serious pictures + captions implying the people in them are high = win!
Jan. 5th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
Love them!!
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