Like most great Aussie shows I’m the kiwi feature and they’ll claim me as their own one day. All good natured Aussie/NZ rivalry aside, AXF is a family unit who took me in when I was looking to re-kindle my fandom affair. I was a fan way back when there was no internet. When we were way behind in the schedule and our only spoiler resource was the trashy gossip magazines I now refuse to buy. I went on hiatus after high school and so pretty much missed season 7 onwards. Shamefully I didn’t even see IWTB when it was in the cinema then passed it one day in the old video shop and curiously (completely obliviously unaware) picked it up….
So it gets to the moment. You all know the one I’m talking about “I can feel you thinking.” I think I literally fell off my chair! I brought the DVD set that day and commenced my first of many, many, many re-watch’s.
In 2010 I jumped online to see if there were plans to make a new movie. I found AXF and XFilesnews and the rest is history. I now have proudly earnt my fanfic badges (writing and reading) my fanvid badge, my complete works of Gillian Anderson and (most of) David Duchovny badge and proudly stood on the picket line with my IWTB sign until fox took notice. It’s a healthy hobby (*cough* obsession *cough*). I also had a drink with Mitch Pileggi in a bar once but that’s a long story…