The Truth is Out There and Somewhat Embarrassing
Loyal readers might remember when I mentioned the X-Files journals I used to keep:
In these journals were some the most egregious acts of X-files geekiness committed to archival quality paper! We’re talking detailed episode guides, episode lists with legends! Character flow charts, hand drawn maps of various locations depicted in the show, list after bloody list of rants/raves and lawd, help me – some slash and poetry.
The Rating System. The episode rating system was often retooled until I came up with what I believed to be a highly rigorous lens in which to measure the quality of each episode. Looking back it seems any episode devoid of ‘shipper goodness was usually assigned that lovely “pile of crap” rating.
The Drinking Game. Here’s an early draft of a drinking game that never saw the inside of any X-files themed viewing party.
Episode Categories. Now here’s where the black oil meets the eyeball socket! Who has time to sift through all the episodes if the intent is to only watch ‘shipper-sodes or – Xena forbid – mythosodes!
Glossary. Do you know your Talitha Cumi from your Syzygy?
Move over TV Guide. Hey, I didn’t have regular access to IMDB back in the day. Besides where can you get this kind of quality analysis? I drew pacman style ghosts, people!
The Key. Another sorting device that seemed like a good idea at the time.
One more for the road! Enjoy! So spill your acts of fandom geekery!!! I showed you mine; now show me yours!