xfilesgeekery said: What else did you hear?

Just reading the replies to this tweet makes me literally flush with secondhand embarrassment. Twitter is totally ruining science for me. I just… would people say this gross intrusive stuff to his face?? Who feels the NEED to say it to him??

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Anonymous asked:

So the crazies are out in a smug frenzy of tweets claiming that Subject A and B are no longer friends. Is this 'info' coming from the same place as the pool frolicking? Surely a bit of twitter awkwardness would not ruin their friendship or are things that fragile and awkward?

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Between this and something else I just heard, I literally could not hate fans on Twitter more. Is there some way we can destroy them? Drive them out of decent society?

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Anonymous asked:

twitter duchovny seems prone to respond to everyone EXCEPT she-who-trolls-too-vigorously. what is this new side of his character being revealed, that he throws out replies at random?

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David, with, in, and under his discomfort about the kind of attention that comes from fans, has always had this desire-to-please streak. I think he treats people with respect or jokes with them in an attempt to undermine his celebrity status, or at least humanize it. And so dropping in on randos is a way to take initiative and be funny or generous to people in public. But the “public” that says super creepy things about Gillian has already dehumanized him and that is skin-crawly.

Unfortunately this means they have eroded his trust in their ability to handle him talking with Gillian on Twitter, so it probably won’t happen much. I’ve decided that although this LOOKS awkward to us (and does have the potential to be awkward between them), they probably have enough of an understanding that it is not a big deal (although, I’d guess, a tad disappointing for Subject B).

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Anonymous asked:

Honestly, the aforementioned towel selfie would probably save this whole ordeal. C'mon duchovny, I don't care what you want, pick a team, it needs you. Do it for the team.

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Kinda agree. Come on in, Duchovny, the water’s fine!

I guess I understand that he doesn’t want his Twitter jokes with Gillian to literally drown out everything else he is doing or might want people to know about. But the more commonplace it is, the less it’s gonna get covered. Gillian does have a tendency to keep raising the bar, but I feel like she might settle down if lovingly placated.

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xfilesgeekery asked:

Awkward update: As of 7:00pm EST/12:00am Belfast, David still Tweets as if Gillian doesn't exist. Bets on if Gillian responds to his tweet? I don't believe she has ever referenced anything about his music before. Perhaps a naughty limerick about the microphone, or the fact that he sings with an O face?

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I don’t know how desperately I want David to reply to Gillian (like, this one we could all politely pretend he didn’t see) but I DO know that I DESPERATELY want her to stop hitting on his selfies if he’s going to be such a stinker!!!

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Anonymous asked:

what is the cotr shirt

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myassbrokethefall:

EXCELLENT question. :P COTR stands for Conversation on the Rock, which refers to the conversation that Mulder and Scully have in Quagmire about Moby Dick, having a peg leg, etc. while stranded on the rock in the lake. (A never-confirmed rumor has it that this scene was ghostwritten by Darin Morgan.) It’s a nice quiet little personal moment between them, something we didn’t get too often on the show, particularly one that went on as long as this particular conversation did.

Back in the olden days fans abbreviated a lot of Mulder/Scully moments for more convenient fangirling. There was also CITC, Conversation in the Car, which I think is the Tooms one (if there’s iced tea, &c.) and COTB, Conversation on the Bench, in Home (genetic muster/I never saw you as a mother before), and maybe other ones, I can’t remember. None of that stuff has really been “in use” much since like, the late ’90s, and even then they weren’t that big of a thing — it was mostly shorthand for talking about it. But they did exist.

So Gillian was on a radio show, I think it was Empire Magazine’s, around the time she was doing all those conventions, and the the interviewer mentioned the COTR and what it stood for, and GA had never heard of it. GA has never heard of/does not remember a lot of fandom things (WHICH IS FINE), so she didn’t recognize this one as being more or less obscure than say, someone making a t-shirt saying “you were my constant, my touchstone” (which is just an example of something I feel would get a decent amount of instantaneous fan recognition). (My guess is that the interviewer had learned about it pretty recently himself in doing interview prep with the help of Professor Google.) GA seized this opportunity of knowing about a thing that had happened on the show and immediately had 8 zillion identical t-shirts made up that had COTR printed on them, with the idea that she’d wear them at conventions and then sign them/auction them off for charity.

This SOOOOOOORT OF worked, because the response of most of today’s XF fans was “…what’s COTR?” and even for people who were around back then (ahem), the general reaction, I think, was “…Oh yeah, I faintly remember that I guess. Huh.” But, it seems like she managed to unload them anyway, even if she had to awkwardly explain it first. So it’s all good. (Plus, by virtue of her having done that, it’s become part of fanlore, even if it was more of a footnote before.)

Short answer: It stands for Conversation on the Rock, a scene in Quagmire, and it’s a fairly obscure fan abbreviation that she heard about from a guy who was interviewing her and had put onto t-shirts to wear at Comicon and auction for charity. 

(David, did you want to add anything?

I think he’s in the shower.)

The real culprit is whatever Wikipedia editor added it to the section about “fandom” from whence the radio host clearly gleaned his “knowledge.” Talking about fan acronyms or something. This section also somehow fails to mention that XF fandom coined “shipper,” which is really the only XF term that’s gone mainstream. Even our couple-naming style (MSR, DRR, WTF) didn’t catch on and remains particular to the fandom.

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Anonymous asked:

If this ends with DD posting a selfie of himself in a towel I will drop dead.

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I believe you have pinpointed both the best and the least likely outcome.

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Anonymous asked:

... and yet she didn't include an @davidduchovny in that tweet. So what does that mean?! Is she not trying to get his attention? Does she know she'll get in trouble for it? Is she trying to see how closely he pays attention to her feed when she doesn't directly address him? Does she just want the extra reblogs she was sure to get with that little bit at the end, but doesn't want him to see it at all? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

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YES EXACTLY, I mean this is actually less likely to go viral than their tweets, because somebody actually has to like on the link and then watch the video (until the end), and so it’s almost like it’s just a joke for dedicated fans??? But they are already the ones who know about the bidding??? And yet the joke-damage is somewhat contained??? But maybe she didn’t think of that??? And who knows how thorough a Twitter follower David is, as you thoughtfully brought up??? And we are 99% sure he will not respond, are we not????

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Anonymous asked:

Just wanted to let you know that your blog is the reason I joined tumblr. I am truly grateful for the amusement and wonderful science you provide. Thank you for drawing me into the insanity that is caused by DD & GA.

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and do you regret it now??? do you regret it?!?!

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Anonymous asked:

2 things are going on here - she put that link on twitter because her and David have joked about the tweets and he doesn't care what she says or she is like "you can't ignore me you shit, i'm going to get back at you!!"

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HAHAHA I DON’T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE

LOOK AT THIS FACE

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Anonymous asked:

Check your followers. Doodle4NF follows me.

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I know. Follows a lot of people. Follows me. I have just utilized the “ignore” feature, which (a) keeps my posts off their dash, (b) keeps them from liking or reblogging me. This is a last ditch measure because the blog itself is still sitting here like a nice duck.

Operation Shitstorm — I gotta get those innocuous posts queued up in my drafts, man.

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longlivetheawkward asked:

I'm getting more and more affirmed that gillians natural habitat is awkwardardistan. she absolutely ran out of fucks to give. may there be merci with us all.

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I am not reblogging it. Because it was posted by the (apparently) official NF Tumblr. And I need to stay off the radar.

But people. http://doodle4nf.tumblr.com/post/85825575068/a-still-sleepy-gillian-anderson-playfully

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Anonymous asked:

I think it would be great if you could ask all these questions /chilly silence, ignoring etc.../ Mr. Dillettante himself

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OH I GOT A BUNCH OF QUESTIONS FOR MISTER DILETTANTE

SCIENCE QUESTIONS

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