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Mama Deb
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Once upon a time...

There was a series called "The X-Files". It featured a brilliant, tortured and altogether gorgeous man and an equally brilliant, enigmatic and extremely beautiful woman. They were partners in the truest sense of the word, bouncing his intuition over her logic as they went after monster after monster. Some said they were in love, but others said "No."

And they inspired Stories. Stories about their past, their present, their future. Stories about the love they shared, or didn't share. And some of those stories were worthy of these partners, more so than the episodes themselves.

These are two of them. They are gen, not het. They are full of angst and pain, and less comfort than many of you would wish, but comfort rarely plays a part in XFiles. And they are full of plot and original characters with three dimensions.

And they are extremely long. One, Oklahoma, by
Amperage and Livengoo, is 975K; the other, Corpse, Livengoo, is 725K. There is no sex in either of them. There is some slash subtext, but not much.

And the writing has its flaws, as well. But read them anyway. They are good, and they are reminders of how good XFiles was, once upon a time.

Ahhh, oldies and goodies.

My good friends, Amperage and Livengoo. I first found the Gossamer site before it was a website, when it was an alpha list of stories, must've been hundreds, possibly over a thousand (at least it seemed that way trying to scroll through them). It was 1994, start of the semester. Oklahoma, Corpse, Therapy, Etched, serious stories with maybe angst but nothing not plausible given where the series had been. I keep hoping for more in the Therapy line, but I reread it every year or so. The other three are too painful to reread when I buy new books (to me) every so often. They're great, though, and if/when I have the time and a few reams of paper, I'd love to print them out, take them to Kinko's, bind them, and leave them on my bookshelves (with full author and copyright info).