-redux:

Has she seen Duchovny since the show ended? “I was in LA recently and we had lunch,” she replies, curtly. How was it? “Very pleasant.” A pause and then some elaboration: “You see, we were essentially married. We saw each other more than either of us saw our partners. And it was like any relationship - it had its ups and downs.”

GA, March 2004, Financial Times

arranged marriage  it’s complicated residual feeling say SOMETHING resembling ANYTHING that’s elaboration? doing lunch 

#cackling  #tags tags tags  #this is the best blog  #shit between us  #they are so awkward and vague and just so reserved it is hilariously awkward and depressing but oh it makes me ship them harder  #david duchovny  #gillian anderson  #secretly married  

You liked my tags and I like yours!

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Anonymous asked:

Pureed banana? Neurotic cream filling? SCULLBAG?! This just gets better and better. I thought "we're pansexual-icon-soulmate-tree-people" was the best it could be, but nope. Thanks for continuing to pile on the awesome.

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Hahahaha, thank you! I know, pureed banana? Actually that reminds me of a couple other bizarrely written articles I need to hunt down and post soon.

And speaking of awesome quotables, I’ve spent the last couple days making my tags more systematic… so sometimes it’s word-specific and I only tag it when that word is explicitly used in some context (eg. intimate, the L word), sometimes it’s a more topical description of some aspect of things which may or may not use their own phrase (eg. family affair, their love is in character, gillian was green), and sometimes it’s geared for more general themes/events (eg. the press, nope still awkward, party down, defining it). Check it out if, you know, you are super bored.

I’m just trying to be thorough!

seriesilovethemost:

I love how they’re still the same…

#YOU STUPID KIDS #AND YOUR STUPID MATCHING FACES

(via bedeliadumaurier)

lol

“Gillian and I get along, but we have our moments. I think sometimes we all just go—Goddammit, I’d rather be anywhere else but here and I’m going to make you suffer for it! But other times I’ll look at her and think she’s the only one that really knows what I am going though. So there’s a real bond there.”

DD, TV Times (UK), October 1998 

#What the actual fuck is your relationship? #forever suffering through the emotional rollercoaster that is the x-files

(via robbowmans)

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mushfromnewsies asked:

I think one of my favorite David&Gillian trademarks is when they use the word "people" (or another vaguely general prenoun) while obviously referring to the other person, or to the two of them together. They've even managed to pull Chris Carter into their little people-euphemism web. Do you have a tag for this?

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I am impressed by your meticulous eye! I know exactly what you’re talking about. But no, I don’t have a tag for it (yet), because I can only think of two instances off the top of my head. I think you could find some of what you are looking for, though, by looking at my tags failed parallelism and people weren’t speaking.

attention bored people of the world

My tags were becoming inaccessible even to me, so I made us a tag cloud. You can look at it here, and it is also linked from the main navigation bar under my header.

http://fuckyeahdavidgillian.tumblr.com/tagcloud

Maybe if I end up using it a lot I’ll put them in alphabetical order to make it easier, but right now I am laughing too much at how dumb and awesome they are all out of order making no sense. Or making too much sense.

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themirthmobile asked:

Your tag cloud is like the pythagorean theorem for {x-philes}. It distills all the chaos and action of any {awkward quote} in the history of all {gillovny existence} into one tiny, perfect, rectangular sequence of {awkwardness}. I can look at this {tag cloud} and I can recreate exactly what happened on {any given time either of them ever attempted to allay the awkwardness by spurting more awkwardness}. It's like the {tags} talk to me, they comfort me. They tell me that some things never change!

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hahahahahahahha <3

The Timeline of Awkward: 2002 to 2014

To celebrate 1000 followers (!!) and because you asked, here is my Timeline of Awkward, composed of my stalk reports.

Some of you may be confused about how much David and Gillian have been in contact since the end of the series, due to numerous conflicting reports. I suggest you consult the tag “incommunicado" to see for yourself that there is no agreement here among our sources. So we must proceed to set out all the information available and see if we can draw a general interpretive schema.

First off, the “post series" tag covers all content that happened after the finale in May 2002 and up to the present. With a more narrow focus, "intertestamental period" is the name of the tag for the period between 2002-2008, or post-series to filming of XF2. However, neither tag includes XF2 stuff, just because it was too much to re-tag. "XF2" just has its own tag. But there is some overlap and there might be stuff left untagged, because my tag system has gotten more complex since I started this. Not to mention that I’ve barely skimmed the amount of XF2-era stuff that I have to post.

Now: let me lay out a basic timeline.


2002

late April - Filming wraps, wrap party (DD not attending he WAS there! just not doing press.) 

May 5 - 200th episode party (both attending, cake-feeding). 

July - David says, on Howard Stern, that he hasn’t seen Gillian since “the last day” of filming, showing his first signs of memory loss. link

November - Gillian’s first play begins; by this point she has at least part-time residence in London.

2004

March - Gillian says they had a “very pleasant” lunch in LA “recently.” link

2005

April - Gillian calls David to tell him she saw House of D; he says he hadn’t heard her voice in “over a year.” link

2007

April 16 - David says that they (with CC) had lunch “last week.” This lunch gets talked about quite a bit:

  • …“We love each other now,” he says. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder. We actually had lunch last week, and it was really nice to be back together.”… link
  • …a lunch just after the movie was becoming a reality. “It was the first time I’d seen David in ages,” she recalls. “It’s emotional. We have a lot of history. I spent more time with David than I have with most of my friends and some family members.”… link
  • …“That was nice,” Duchovny said. “I see Chris quite a bit […] but I hadn’t seen Gillian in a while. So it was like a reunion. It really was. It was more emotional than I would have thought it was going to be. If you spend that much time with people and go through that much, there’s a lot of residual feeling.”… link

April 26 - Gillian posts a message (or as Jose Chung might say, a manifesto) about her relationship with TXF and David on her website. link

October 26 - The IWTB script readthrough, “the first day they’d been in a room together [with CC and FS] in five years.” Chris cries, it feels awkward at points, David and Gillian get “giggly” and “childish.” link

November - "A week later" (after the readthrough), according to Frank Spotnitz, they did camera tests, ad-libbing in character (those "what did you miss" viral videos). Then according to Gillian, they do "a week of rehearsals in LA" before David starts filming. Is this the same thing, or something else? link

2008

XF2 is filmed and released; they talk a lot about how they didn’t see much of each other because they were tired of each other (see incommunicado). They go on and on about how during the series they spent more time together than married brothers and sisters (or something). They also claim to email. But on a couple occasions they admit:

  • DD: “We were in email touch a bit. But I’ve only seen her since 2002 probably two or three times.” link
  • GA: “We emailed each other from time to time, or sometimes we—” [DD cuts her off BUT I REMAIN CERTAIN that she MEANT to mention the times they had lunch/talked on the phone]
  • NEW: GA: “We emailed, and we had an occasional coffee.” link

IWTB starts filming (with DD) on Dec 10th, 2007. After Christmas they both start in early January and film until March 12. Wondercon was Feb 23. Then they don’t see each other again (we assume) until mid or late July, when they begin press junkets before the premiere (July 23). After the premiere in London and doing press there the first few days of August, they both go home.

2009

October 26 - Twitter sightings have them eating dinner together with Tea (and probably Mark) in NYC. link

2010

November 22 - Gillian attends David’s play on opening night. They admit to seeing each other “twice a year” and to texting. link

2011

July 30 - The IBG meetup. As David leaves, he (seems to) tell Gillian to “come by ___ if you want,”  the blank being either (a) The Parlor or (b) the party (the Californication wrap party?).

2012

July 11 - Evan Handler tweets to a weirdo fan that Gillian “visits the set” [of Californication] and that David and Gillian “are friends.” link So, some time prior to July 2012, Gillian has visited the Californication set at least once.

August 8 - “News” breaks on tons of gossip sites that David and Gillian are “in love and living together.” link David denies it on August 17th, when he also shares that he and Gillian have been emailing and joking with each other about the rumor. The tag “shackin up" enters our lives.

2013

July 18 - The 20th Anniversary panel at the San Diego Comic-Con brings them together for at least a day. They both appear to stay at the convention’s hotel for A-listers, and ride in the same car to a joint signing session and the panel. Afterwards they are photographed on TV Guide’s yacht.

July 21 - Entertainment Weekly reunion issue photoshoot in Los Angeles (with Chris Carter).

October 12-13 - Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up: the 101313 weekend began with their joint AMA session at reddit on Saturday morning (link) before going to NYCC to sign autographs and take fan pictures. That evening, they did a panel at Paley with red carpet press, and followed it up with dinner. Sunday had more autographs and then a panel at NYCC, at which it was asserted (and simultaneously problematized as a truth statement on account of either its spurious numerical or emotionally qualitative content) that they exchange “five emails a year.” Just a few days later, their EW reunion issue was released, which shed light on events earlier in the summer (see July 21 above).

November 16 - At an event at DePaul in Chicago, Gillian answered some questions (posed by strategically planted moles in the audience) about her current relationship with David and affirmed that they see each other on “rare and pleasant” occasions.

2014

January (mid to late) - Both subjects were in L.A. and this is the most likely timeframe for them to have seen each other (as mentioned by Gillian in March of this year).

March 13 - During a week of Crisis press in NYC in mid-March, Gillian gives an interview to HuffPo Live in which she affirms that there have been rumors about her and David and that this imagined dalliance with her erstwhile screen partner is “a nice idea.” She goes on to detail that “there is an attraction, but it’s not gonna happen” because they know each other better than they know their sometime spouses. (link) During the same time period (on March 16), David was photographed in Malibu.

April 1 - David joins Twitter. He follows Gillian within a few hours of creating the account.

April 15 - Gillian follows him back and initiates contact. David responds with assurances that he “hearts” Dana Scully, which prompts Gillian to affirm that she “heart[s] Mulder all the way from Belfast.” By April 22, Gillian has progressed to calling him “babe,” a sentiment which is returned by her former costar. (x) However, by the time Gillian escalates to true innuendo, David seems to have been scared off by intense fan reactions. After repeat attempts to engage Subject A in further recreational flirtation, with no response, Subject B has ceased public communication. See twitter action for ongoing coverage.

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So there you have it. There might be a few gaps, because I swear I remember reading interviews that mentioned them having lunch more than once. I found the article from 2004, but if there was another instance, I haven’t found the record of it.

But in short: It’s true that they didn’t see each other at all from early 2004 to April 2007 — more than three years. But in the middle of that gap, they talked on the phone. They also sent mysterious emails, containing god knows what kinds of personal details or terrible transgressions of capitalization conventions. On what occasions did they send these emails, and for what purpose? We may never know. Now we are supposed to believe that they meet up “twice a year,” something that sounds a little sentimentally optimistic to me — although since XF2 they have managed to meet up about once a year (that we know of), which is pretty decent. And they text each other, which I find easier to imagine than the emails. [March 2012]

UPDATES:

As of July 2013, they no longer claim to see each other “twice a year,” and have downgraded to “about once a year.” link

It is confirmed by both subjects that EMAIL occurs, perhaps around “five times a year,” perhaps many more — and that the emails originating with the male subject are sometimes signed “Mulder” in an apparent sudden outburst of inappropriate cuteness.

apparently it took me twenty-nine months to think of this tag

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mandychuu-deactivated20130818 asked:

Well, I guess it is Christmas vacation after all... I feel like Scully. I'm never gonna get away from work or research. ._.

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If you wanted, you could look at my messages tag, because I think I’ve offered simple summaries before, or maybe look at ‘defining it.’ But I feel like trying to simplify everything into one explanation does not do justice to the question that has baffled so many of science’s greatest minds (that is, ‘what definition of friends is this??’).

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Anonymous asked:

I just read through some of your more fluffy kittens and rainbows tags (aka, "touchy" and "the l word" (dat tag... my heart)), and i swear to god i am like 5 seconds from pulling a kramer and shouting "DONT YOU TWO REALIZE YOU LOVE EACH OTHER?!" -- i am ashamed that you've managed to bring out the semi-dormant snogger in me. you've awakened the beast. i have feels because of you! and im sorry because i know thats not the purpose of this blog. but thank you. because i love this blog. you rock.

A

YOU HAVE LOOKED BEYOND THE VEIL AND PERCEIVED MY SHADOWY PURPOSES

myassbrokethefall:


Q: You’re probably aware that a certain percentage of your fan base is obsessed with the relationship, or lack of a relationship, between your character and Gillian’s. And some of them seem to think that you tipped your hand a little bit — how you feel about it — in this episode. We just saw a scene that, particularly, I think, made people think that maybe you think a little romance wouldn’t hurt. You want to comment on that?
DUCHOVNY: No. No, that’s not what I feel. It’s — you know, when you’re writing for a show that’s been going for six years, as I was doing, you get to use relationships. You have a wonderful history upon which to draw, and you’d be an idiot not to try to use that to your advantage. So, I was just able to — what I thought — display what I thought these characters had. As far as my opinion on whether or not Mulder and Scully should have a romance —
Q: Or whether they do already.
DUCHOVNY: Yeah. You know, I couldn’t tell you how uninterested in that I am, really. [laughter] I could not make it clear enough. I don’t mean to be rude when I say that, it’s just not interesting to me in any way, shape, or form, and thankfully, it doesn’t have to be because I don’t have to write the show.
Fox TCA Summer Press Tour, July 1999gifs by heyscully

I love how he manages to go from “I had this wonderful relationship history to draw on when writing the show that allowed me to really bring depth to the characters” to “I literally could not care less about the relationships on this show and I’m so glad I don’t have to write it” in one step. He is truly the Mozart of contrariness.
#what relationship #what characters #i&#8217;m not even sure what show you&#8217;re talking about #oh yeah x-files i guess i&#8217;m still on that #well just because i drew on the palpable complex beautiful history that the characters share #to write my big sentimental love letter of an episode #does not mean that I like give a shit about the characters or anything like that #i mean why would you think that #even you knowing their names and saying them aloud is making me uncomfortable

What she said&#8230; that&#8217;s what I&#8217;m thinkin&#8217;&#8230; myassbrokethefall:


Q: You’re probably aware that a certain percentage of your fan base is obsessed with the relationship, or lack of a relationship, between your character and Gillian’s. And some of them seem to think that you tipped your hand a little bit — how you feel about it — in this episode. We just saw a scene that, particularly, I think, made people think that maybe you think a little romance wouldn’t hurt. You want to comment on that?
DUCHOVNY: No. No, that’s not what I feel. It’s — you know, when you’re writing for a show that’s been going for six years, as I was doing, you get to use relationships. You have a wonderful history upon which to draw, and you’d be an idiot not to try to use that to your advantage. So, I was just able to — what I thought — display what I thought these characters had. As far as my opinion on whether or not Mulder and Scully should have a romance —
Q: Or whether they do already.
DUCHOVNY: Yeah. You know, I couldn’t tell you how uninterested in that I am, really. [laughter] I could not make it clear enough. I don’t mean to be rude when I say that, it’s just not interesting to me in any way, shape, or form, and thankfully, it doesn’t have to be because I don’t have to write the show.
Fox TCA Summer Press Tour, July 1999gifs by heyscully

I love how he manages to go from “I had this wonderful relationship history to draw on when writing the show that allowed me to really bring depth to the characters” to “I literally could not care less about the relationships on this show and I’m so glad I don’t have to write it” in one step. He is truly the Mozart of contrariness.
#what relationship #what characters #i&#8217;m not even sure what show you&#8217;re talking about #oh yeah x-files i guess i&#8217;m still on that #well just because i drew on the palpable complex beautiful history that the characters share #to write my big sentimental love letter of an episode #does not mean that I like give a shit about the characters or anything like that #i mean why would you think that #even you knowing their names and saying them aloud is making me uncomfortable

What she said&#8230; that&#8217;s what I&#8217;m thinkin&#8217;&#8230;

myassbrokethefall:

Q: You’re probably aware that a certain percentage of your fan base is obsessed with the relationship, or lack of a relationship, between your character and Gillian’s. And some of them seem to think that you tipped your hand a little bit — how you feel about it — in this episode. We just saw a scene that, particularly, I think, made people think that maybe you think a little romance wouldn’t hurt. You want to comment on that?

DUCHOVNY: No. No, that’s not what I feel. It’s — you know, when you’re writing for a show that’s been going for six years, as I was doing, you get to use relationships. You have a wonderful history upon which to draw, and you’d be an idiot not to try to use that to your advantage. So, I was just able to — what I thought — display what I thought these characters had. As far as my opinion on whether or not Mulder and Scully should have a romance —

Q: Or whether they do already.

DUCHOVNY: Yeah. You know, I couldn’t tell you how uninterested in that I am, really[laughter] I could not make it clear enough. I don’t mean to be rude when I say that, it’s just not interesting to me in any way, shape, or form, and thankfully, it doesn’t have to be because I don’t have to write the show.

Fox TCA Summer Press Tour, July 1999
gifs by heyscully

I love how he manages to go from “I had this wonderful relationship history to draw on when writing the show that allowed me to really bring depth to the characters” to “I literally could not care less about the relationships on this show and I’m so glad I don’t have to write it” in one step. He is truly the Mozart of contrariness.

#what relationship #what characters #i’m not even sure what show you’re talking about #oh yeah x-files i guess i’m still on that #well just because i drew on the palpable complex beautiful history that the characters share #to write my big sentimental love letter of an episode #does not mean that I like give a shit about the characters or anything like that #i mean why would you think that #even you knowing their names and saying them aloud is making me uncomfortable

What she said… that’s what I’m thinkin’…

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Anonymous asked:

Help! I've fallen into the Tag Cloud and can't get out. ;)

A

there will be NO SURVIVOOOORS!

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Anonymous asked:

Unrelated to recent developments, but an area for valid scientific inquiry nonetheless: During a recent bout of flu, Netflix wandered into one of those multi-character end of S8 eps, leading to fever-flavored thoughts about what *those* sets must have been like. I'm thinking some tense shit went down (even on the '98 scale). Any quotes (e.g., from the B team) referencing the dynamic between our dear heroes during that time? I'm guessing they didn't band together to scorn the outsiders.

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Anonymous asked:

I'm new to the x files fandom and universe and the David and Gillian dynamic is turning out to be a lot more confusing than I thought. Do you think you could give me a quick crash course on them and their history?

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AHAHAHA HA HA. No.

But here are some useful tags: defining it | it’s complicated | third partiestheir love is in character | war buddies | the year was 1998 | hilariously awkward complimentsfamily affair | nope still awkward | early years | splitting up | intertestamental period | incommunicado

From there we can work in broader strokes. There is the Timeline of the Awkward which outlines contact since the end of the series, but the big events have been: XF2 | play times | IBG MEETUP | shackin upsdcc 2013 | 101313 

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