Monday, March 29, 2010

"Well, this is a Happy/Sad state of affairs..."

You may have noticed that there was no new episodes of "The Real X Files" last weekend or this weekend. I've been trying to post an episode every week (with the exception of the past two weekends I would be out of town and away from my dolls.)

Last weekend, I realized, "Holy Cow! There's only a week and a half before Script Frenzy begins and I need to work on my "script bible"!" If you don't know what Script Frenzy is - it's the sister contest of NaNoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month), except that you write a 100 page script or play.

Well, okay, I had already shot last weeks pictures for "The Real X Files" and I figured, okay, I'll start writing some notes for ideas and then I'll get back to posting the story. No such luck. I was more tired than I realized from my trip, and well, last week's episode didn't get posted. Sorry about that.

And then I was going to post it during the week, but then something else came up - it looks like I might have to MOVE. And no, I'm not happy about it as it means I will be putting the dolls (among other things) into storage for the foreseeable future. Did I mention that I have nearly 200 dolls and did I mention all the crap -- uh, "accessories" --- I have for them? And now I have to pack every last diorama and diorama item up and make sure they are secure and not get lost? Can you see where I might want to scream and throw things, especially since this move is NOT my idea? Okay, I think you get the picture.

ALSO (we're back to the "happy" part here), I'm writing a steampunk story that I'm hoping to have finished by the end of this week -- no, strike that -- it will be finished by the end of this week! And I'm going to be sending that out, as well as doing Script Frenzy this month.

The upshot? There will be ONE last episode of "The Real X Files" and then dolls get packed away until who knows when. I won't even be able to finish the story because of all the other things I'm doing, which makes me sad, but at the same time, I'm glad to have the chance to have my writing published and to become an honest to god PAID writer.

And then maybe I won't be so upset about moving. (I don't mind moving when it's MY idea, but this? Just... NO. I don't want to go into details, but suffice it to say that I'm pissed at certain members of my family who let it come to this.)

Doll Nation will continue for as long as I have some dolls and doll related things out and about. Thank you.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

DNN presents - The Real X Files, Episode Five

Langly: Hey. Audrey, we brought Mulder's laptop. Hope you can figure out how to get into the files I was telling you about.

Audrey: You never mentioned that Mulder was so cute.

Mulder: How old are you, by the way?

Audrey: Old enough. Why don't you boys take a seat?

Mulder: BOYS??? Do you know how old I am?

Audrey: You can't be as old as this laptop.

Mulder: Ouch.

Langly: Oh man; I think I'm in love.

Hours pass....

Langly chills out to the Ramones...

Mulder tries to read a book....

Mulder: Mommy, are we there yet?

Audrey: You know nagging me is not going to make this go fast.... WHOA!!! YAHTZEE!!! We have CONTACT!!!

Mulder: Let me take a look at that!

Langly: Yeh, let him take a look at that!

Audrey: Wow! This is some weird code that these files are in! I've never seen anything like it before!

Langly: I have!

Mulder: So have I. It's in Navaho. The Conspiracy uses it to communicate to their subordinates, and because it's unbreakable. But I know someone who can read this. Langly, we need to go.

Langly: Thanks, Audrey. I owe you one. Come on, Mulder.

Mulder: Hey, let's not be too hasty... After all, we do owe this lovely lady something for her time...

Mulder: Thanks for your help... Anything, I can do for you, just let me know...

Audrey: Anytime, Mulder... Hey, is it true that your first name is Fox?

Langly: Yeh, yeh... Break it up, you two!

(Mulder and Langly leave Audrey's dorm room.)

Audrey goes to get the laptop she hid under the bed....

Audrey: And this baby even downloads files from other laptops in the room! SWEET!

Main Street Gym:

Agent Doggett uses his weekend off to get in a workout at the gym:

Woman (thinking): Hey, that guy looks familiar....

Woman: Oh, my stars! It's John Doggett!

John! John Doggett!

Doggett turns around.

Doggett: Agent Reyes? Monica Reyes?

Reyes: Oh my goodness; it is you! John Doggett!

The still swinging punching bag hits Doggett in the back, spinning him around and knocking the wind out of him.

Doggett is knocked out cold....

... he feels that he's leaving his body and drifting away somewhere else....

Reyes: John, can you hear me? John? JOHN???

Doggett: Ohhhh... Where am I?.... My aching head....


Doggett: What? Who?

Dad, It's me, Luke...

Doggett: Ohh... Luke... Oh my goodness... You're here...

Luke: They need your help, Dad... You can't stop looking...

Doggett: How can you be here, Luke? How can you be here?

Luke: They need your help to go home, Dad... They want to go home....

Doggett: But Luke... You're dead... How can you be here?

Luke: I came to tell you, you need to help them, Dad... Help them go home...

Luke: Dad, I have to go... Help them, Dad... They need your help...

Doggett: Luke! Don't go! Don't go!

(to be continued in two weeks in Episode Six)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

DNN presents - The Real X Files, Episode Four

From Scully's journal:

Scully (voice over): Sometimes it's good to take a break from work. These past few weeks have been wearing on me... Agent Mulder's recent disappearance has made me feel tired...


Mulder keeps calling, but I don't want to talk to him...

Mulder: (voiceover) Hello, Scully? Pick up... please? Okay, I know you're there, so I'll just say it... I'm sorry... you're right; I should have never left you out of the loop... Will you just talk to me?

Scully: (voiceover) Sometimes "sorry" just isn't enough... and actions speak louder than words.

Scully: (voiceover) Agent Doggett and I had a locksmith come to try and open the door, but it remained locked.

Scully (voiceover): A carpenter was called to take the door off the hinges, so that we could get into the room that Mr. Seaborn described...

Scully: (voiceover) ... but there was no room. Nothing but brick wall behind the door.

Our next move would be to get some x-ray equipment to see if there's anything behind the wall. But frankly, we don't have any hope of finding anything... or anyone.


Scully: Not today, Mulder. Not today.

Langly: Agent Scully still giving you the cold shoulder?

Mulder: Yeah. That Doggett guy has her brainwashed against me.

Langly: No offense, dude, but I've worked with Agent Doggett, and he's a stand-up guy. Takes no prisoners; even more relentless than you. He's like that guy in those Terminator movies.

Mulder: Well, if you love him so much, why don't you marry him?

Langly: Funny, man... No wonder Scully dumped you for another dude.

Mulder: (unprintable)

Langly: By the way, I want to take your laptop to a friend of mine who might be able to help you out with your "problem".

Mulder: What? You're admiting that there's something computer related even YOU can't figure out? So who's this guy you want to have look at it?

Langly: It's not a dude, dude... Her name's Audrey, and she's a student at the local university. And she's got mad hacking skills! I think she can help out. By the way, where IS your laptop?

Mulder: It's right here. So when is she coming over to take a look at it?

Langly: She's not coming here; I'm taking the laptop to her.

Mulder: Are you crazy? I'm not letting that laptop out of my sight! Where it goes; I go.

Langly: Chill, dude... man, you're wrapped tighter than Byers and his girlfriend...

Mulder: Byers has a girlfriend???

Langly: Long story... let me call Audrey first and see if we can come over.

(a few minutes go by)

She says no problem and to come over in an hour.

Doll Nation University Student Housing:


Audrey: Who's there?

Langly: It's me, Langly. And Mulder.

Audrey: Hang on a minute.

Audrey: Hang on....

Audrey: Door's open... come in.

(to be continued in Episode Five...)