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    This is me.
    I trust you to take everything I say seriously.
    because it isn't just a story or a joke,
    it is my life.

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    Review of Martin Freeman's "Richard III" at Trafalgar Studios in London for Trafalgar Transformed.
    The show runs from 1 July to 27 September 2014.

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    So. I am about halfway into the horror that is Season Eight. I am assured that Season Nine gets worse.

    I was thinking to myself, well, obviously giving these guys a pregnancy storyline was a really bad idea. And I’ve always hated the “Biogenesis” crap. But really, after the conspiracy is wiped out in “One Son,” what else was there to do? Could there have been ANY way to string this show along for another few years that wouldn’t have ended in the same misery?

    And I thought: I know what I would have done.

    I would have brought back Samantha.

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    In other words, Batboy and Mulder really share some kind of cosmic affinity, and an episode about a half-human half-bat creature with Mulder in it, written by either Darin Morgan or Vince Gilligan, would have been awesome. And all along, I really wished I was watching that episode. Because an episode about a half-human half-bat creature who is taken deadly seriously by everyone involved, including the humor-challenged John Doggett and the in-no-mood-to-laugh Dana Scully (who surely misses Mulder 1000X more painfully than the viewers do)…well, that episode really kind of sucks.

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    Comedy played an important role in establishing The X-Files as a zeitgeisty hit in its first few seasons. One of the signs of the show’s deterioration toward the end of its life is the devolution of the comic episode, as demonstrated by two of the worst episodes in the show’s first seven seasons: “Hollywood, A.D.” and “Fight Club,” written by David Duchovny and Chris Carter, respectively. About which the best thing I can say is that they have inspired me to go back and revisit an early and classic X-Files episode that got lost in the shuffle: Darin Morgan’s “Humbug.”

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    This is sort of how I imagine it went down.

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    What’s fascinating to me is how much of this episode is about Gillian using other women to rescue Scully from an existence which is structured and pretty much captured by patriarchal institutions. Specifically, it’s about getting her out of spaces that were shaped and are still dominated by men—the FBI building, Mulder’s office, the hospital—and the rigid, unforgiving, and linear time that prevails there. Instead, “All Things” opens up and emphasizes the interstitial moments and the marginalized spaces where life becomes deeply meaningful and restorative for Scully instead of—as it has been so much of the time on the X-Files—threatening, invasive, disorienting, and terrifying. And it does this, mainly, by engineering a series of chance encounters between Scully and other women, not all of them straight.

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    What makes “Three of a Kind” a prophet of doom is that it’s the "Assignment: Earth" of the X-Files.

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    First time around, I found this episode flawed but intriguing.

    This time around I hate it with the white-hot fire of a thousand suns.

    The teen rating is for language. There's some profanity.

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    It came to me as I was rewatching “One Son”: This is where the show should have ended.

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    In which I use IMDB to answer the question, "Why does Season 6, after such a strong start, suck as hard as it does in the second half?"

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    In which, while talking about what this episode suggests about the darker side of the Mulder/Scully partnership, I cannot stop myself from going on a few little rants, chiefly about the persistent depiction of the single life as a lonely and empty wasteland full of isolation and despair.

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    A nice positive review for once, in which I talk about how much better "Dreamland" does with the Faux Mulder Motif.

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    In which I talk about how having been through cancer gives me a brand new POV on Scully's cancer arc, with special reference to "Never Again."

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    In which I talk about how Season 5 jumps the shark.

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    In which, once again, a Vince Gilligan episode is 95% awesome and 5% oh for crying out loud did you really have to do that to Scully.

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    So I never write poetry as much as I want to, so I based this one off my grandmother. Short and sad non-fiction poetry.
    TW: baby death

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    In which I finally put my finger on something that has always creeped me out about the otherwise very enjoyable X-Files ep "Small Potatoes," in which a guy who has the ability to alter his face impersonates Mulder and almost makes out with Scully.

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    Prompt: There are many magical means of transportation for witches and wizards: Portkeys; Apparition; broomstick; Knight Bus, among others. By comparison, how efficient is the Hogwarts Express for transporting students from all around Britain to Scotland? Why might children from Ireland, such as Seamus Finnegan, travel clear to King's Cross Station only to be taken north again?

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