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About depthRADIUS


depthRADIUS is named after the deviantART community that it reflects and represents. Built in service of the largest and most influential community of culture creators and culture responders in the world, this on-line journal explores the depths of the arts world from fine art to the most eminently accessible community arts projects. depthRADIUS endeavors to connect artists and art enthusiasts with other artists and art appreciators from all levels of the arts community, from its most successful stars and innovators to beginners just learning their crafts. The “radius” of this journalistic conversation will extend in its boundaries into arts advocacy, cultural relevancy, education and appreciation.

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You owe reality nothing and the truth about your feelings everything. — Richard Hugo 

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Epiousios

Art

the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing.

-Marcel Duchamp

Burns Brighter

I want a trouble-maker for a lover,
Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame,
Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate,
Who burns like fire on the rushing sea.

From Rumi’s Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi

True

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
--W. H. Auden

Do You Realize? by The Flaming Lips -- Lyrics

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face

By The Way...

The best things in life are not things.

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Book Of Life


Are you seeking some inspiration this weekend? How about some words of wisdom, or maybe just a little natural beauty? We’ve got all three in this collaborative essay.








‘Transformers’ Movies To Continue Until The Sun Has Burnt Out


Off the top of your head, do you know what number the next Transformers sequel will be in the series? Yeah, neither do we. If you’re trying to tally them up now, don’t bother, because soon there will be too many to count. According to a report from Deadline, Paramount is hiring a writer’s room that can transmute the robot-smash-’em-up franchise into a full-blown Universe. The writer’s room would be responsible for conceptualizing various sequels and spinoffs. To apply for a position, interested parties should send a ranked list of their favorite Michael Bay movies to Paramount’s offices in Hollywood.








Learn Isometric Stones


This tutorial by Sephiroth-Art will teach you how to draw isometric stones for games!








Feline Musings


Ever wonder what your cat really thinks of you? One French graphic designer has made some pretty hilarious comics.








Ode On A Grecian Rock


What’s the dirtiest thing you’ve ever read on a bathroom stall? What’s the dirtiest thing you can imagine a citizen of the ancient world writing on one? Find out just how much you have in common with your long-gone ancestors in this article about the history of bathroom art.























Ten-Year-Old Owns The World’s Most Successful Lemonade Stand


BeeSweet Lemonade is a Texas-owned lemonade stand owned by ten-year-old Mikaila Ulmer, who, aside from being adorable, is kind of a marketing wizard. The lemonade she sells is sweetened by honey, rather than sugar or synthetic replacements, and part of her mission is to raise awareness about bees. The investment came from FUBU CEO Daymond John, who immediately saw potential in Mikaila. You can learn more about her business in this video.














A Painting A Day


Cryptid-Creations does a painting a day and they are fantastic. Check them out here.








Prime Cuts


The team over at ProjectPorkchop also publish interviews called ‘Prime Cuts’. The latest is with a talented artist from France, A-R-Z-H.








Dear White People


Check out our review of a film that stirs the pot and fosters a dialogue about race, called Dear White People. Plus, we’ve also got a Q&A with the creator of the film’s official poster. Give it a read here.








Comic Papyrus


It is universally agreed that Comic Sans is the worst font ever created, with Papyrus only trailing by the breadth of a hair. A deranged graphic designer named Ben Harman has combined the fonts into something he’s calling “Comic Papyrus,” which you can download and use for $5, but we can’t imagine why you’d want to. Look upon these works ye mighty, and despair.








Forum Feature


qqwweerrttyy101 wants to know what your plans for the future are. Join the discussion over in the forums!








There Might Be An Old Choo-Choo Train Buried In Brooklyn


Jalopnik has done an extremely thorough report on the possibility that an old choo-choo train is buried in a tunnel somewhere under Brooklyn. You can read the report here, but the tl;dr version is that when an old railroad tunnel was closed in 1861, a defunct wood-burning locomotive called “Hicksville” was also sealed inside, having been deemed not worth the effort of salvaging. Due to some political squabbling and injured egos, it seems the locomotive, the possible location of which is known to investigators, is buried indefinitely. We hope this changes soon.








Birthday Patrol


Goldenwolf not only has a birthday on Saturday, she also has an IndieGoGo project to publish her werewolf romance novel. We aren’t suggesting that we all try and get the project funded by the end of the day as some sort of crazy-awesome happy birthday present or something, oh wait nevermind that’s exactly what we’re suggesting. But if you can’t make a pledge, at least stop by and say happy b-day!























Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-28-15
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3–28–2015

Authors: techgnoticeawood 
Curator: Moonbeam13 

For more articles like this, visit depthRADIUS.
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Our currency is covered in artwork.


Engravings on a coin or the images on the back of a dollar help us differentiate between denominations, but they serve other purposes as well. They are used to prevent anyone outside of the government that issues the currency from creating duplicates, and the images are supposed to provide cultural touchstones that bond together its users. Any American can recognize a portrait of Abraham Lincoln or George Washington because of this fact, and it isn’t dissimilar to the way leaders of Rome had their faces engraved on coins minted during their tenure.


Given the ubiquitous nature of currency inside a culture, as well as the power it represents, it’s natural for artists to be drawn to it. Some artists actually see currency as a medium.



The Greek artist Stefanos has made headlines recently for his controversial etchings on euros.


His images are supposed to illuminate the hardships that European Union-enforced austerity has brought to the people of Greece. One of his etchings features a black figure hanging by a noose from an archway. Others are more subtle, such as one that depicts a scattering crowd running through a classical-style bridge, possibly from an unseen predator.


Using banknotes as a canvas adds layers of complexity to the art. In Stefanos’s case, the artwork moves back into regular circulation after he has drawn on the bills. This incorporates a street art feel to the project, because viewers will not encounter the work in a typical gallery or museum setting. That fact suits the political message of the project; Stefanos is trying to make a point, and he wants it made loudly, to a large number of people. This approach also blurs distinctions between everyday life and art by its use of money as a medium. The political situation that the project comments on has been fueled by imposed austerity, which is a program that was prescribed in reaction to Greece’s financial problems. Yet the money the artwork is displayed on will be used for everyday interactions between average people. There is a complete interchange between the artwork, the political statement it makes, and the people affected by it.


"The medium allows me to ‘bomb’ public property from the comfort of my home,” said Stefanos, in a statement about his project. He stated that when he looks at EU banknotes, he does not see images that are grounded in reality. Given the chaos engendered by financial collapse in his home country, he wanted to paint a more realistic picture on the currency.












For what it’s worth, defacing currency is illegal in many countries.


The U.S. defines defacing currency as altering it past the point of use. In other words, if you alter a piece of green paper to the point where your local corner store wouldn’t accept or recognize it, you’ve technically broken federal law. And where you reach that point, exactly, is a little complicated. For example, burning a dollar is defacing it. If you turn your dollar into a small pile of ashes, it can’t be used or accepted or recognized. But what if you write your initials on it in sharpie? It’d look weird, but most people would agree that it’s still worth something.


For artists with projects like Stefanos’s, keeping the bills intact and usable is actually necessary for their art to succeed. If his tagged dollars aren’t in distribution, people don’t see them. But for other artists, like Hanna von Goeler, the bills don’t need to circulate.





This ongoing project chronicles my struggle and relationship with money”


— Hanna von Goeler


Where Stefanos’s project is political and specific to one country, Goeler’s project is at once more personal and more universal. Although the pieces in her project are based on American currency, her project examines the design and pattern of money. It also incorporates art history references and everyday objects like food and couches. Goeler also makes political points, though in a more subdued manner. One of her pieces includes a dollar with a painted map of the Middle East on the front.


C.K. Wilde, an artist whose work includes American dollars with pop-culture icons in the portrait slots, states that his interest in currency comes from childhood.



"I travelled to Europe often to visit my relatives. When I returned, I often still had money from the places I travelled. An attempt to buy candy with Deutsche marks in the U.S. brought into sharp relief the inherent contradictions of nationalism and international travel.”


— C.K. Wilde


Currency does often act as a vestige of nationalism.


Even in the Eurozone, where money circulates across national boundaries, it is still specific to the region. For all its supposed uses, our currency anchors us in place and typically offers only a superficial, sterilized glimpse at a nation’s culture or history. You can sense the frustration with this fact when artists choose to use currency as a canvas. It makes sense, though, that we should want something more fulfilling from an object that plays such a dominant role in each of our lives.



To this end, not a small number of artists have set about creating their own, new currency.


Barbara Bernát, an artist working in Budapest, created some beautiful, sophisticated images for a Hungarian Euro. The images feature plants and animals, under which you can see skeletal images under UV light — an aesthetic anti-counterfeiting device.


Along the same lines, the Women On 20s campaign seeks to replace American President Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill with the face of an influential American woman. Both projects reflect a desire for more aesthetic sensibility and cultural accuracy on currency.


Asking why money looks the way it does is perhaps akin to willingly diving face-first down the proverbial rabbit hole. But it is a question worth asking, and while we don’t condone breaking the law, we are always delighted to see artists turn their skeptical eyes toward important questions like this one and come up with creative answers.


















Your Thoughts


  1. If you had the opportunity to design a piece of currency, would you be interested? Or do you feel that the medium would limit your ability to be creative?
  2. What’s the most beautiful piece of currency you’ve ever seen? Where does it come from?
  3. Should currency be artistic? Or should its form match its utilitarian nature?












Expensive Taste: When Money Is The Medium
Our currency is covered in artwork. Engravings on a coin or the images on the back of a dollar help us differentiate between denominations, but they serve other purposes as well. They are used to prevent anyone outside of the government that issues the currency from creating duplicates, and the images are supposed to provide cultural touchstones that bond together its users. Any American can recognize a portrait of Abraham Lincoln or George Washington because of this fact, and it isn’t dissimilar to the way leaders of Rome had their faces engraved on coins minted during their tenure.

Author: eawood
Curator: ellenherbert
Designer: seoul-child

For more articles like this, visit depthRADIUS.
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Yuumei by techgnotic























#deadpool
by ryan Reynolds



Ryan Reynolds As Deadpool: First Look


We got our first look at Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool today via the actor’s Twitter. Is it kind of warm in here? It is, right? We can’t wait for this movie.








It’s Okay To Celebrate


Sometimes you just have to celebrate your accomplishments and partake in a little bit of humblebragging. poetanddidntknowit34 has a lot of great stuff going on.










Facebook Tests Solar-Powered Internet Drone


Your parents’ favorite social media website, Facebook, is developing a solar-powered drone that can beam down internet connectivity to people below. The first test flight of the drone was completed in the UK this week. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the final design’s wingspan will be as large as a Boeing 747, which is likely welcome news to anyone who’s ever wanted to post a whiny status update about the hotel staff at a beach resort in another country, but couldn’t get on the wifi. All levity aside, this seems like a cool project, and we’re excited to see where it goes.
























New James Bond Trailer


A trailer for the upcoming James Bond film, titled SPECTRE, has been released. We’ve also heard tell that the film is coming to IMAX theaters upon its release. We absolutely can’t wait for this film to release.














Comic Recommendation


These comics by pikarar are amazing, and also hilarious. Read them for yourself here.




















Stars of ‘The Flash’ Sing ‘Firefly’ Theme


The three stars in this video, Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, and Rick Cosnett recently launched a Kickstarter to fund their short film project, and Firefly creator Joss Whedon pledged a healthy sum of money to the project. To say thanks, the trio did a gospel rendition of the theme from Firefly, called The Ballad of Serenity.














Color Tutorial


This color theory tutorial by JohnoftheNorth will help you to bring life to the colors in your digital work.




















‘Halo’ Comes To Russia


Halo Online is a free multiplayer game developed by microsoft that you can only play if you’re in Russia. Yes, you read that correctly. Anyone else considering moving?














Writing Prompts


FictionFridays releases a new writing prompt every Friday! Today's is "Scenario" and you learn how to get involved here.








Billy Zane Confused By Zayn Malik Tweets


This video from Funny or Die is hilarious. In it Billy Zane (Titanic, Zoolander), who hasn’t been making conspicuous career moves for a while now, reads heartbroken Tweets from One Direction fans mourning Zayn Malik’s departure from the band, and assumes that they are all from his own fans who, confusingly, cannot spell his name to save their own lives. It’s pretty great.








Forum Feature


Go give some praise to TheFlameSkinAlchemis for passing her first math exam! Help her celebrate here.




















‘Southpaw’ Trailer


By the looks of this trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal is in the middle of a full-on McConaissance. The movie itself looks pretty good — it’s got some approachable stakes and a good cast — but what we’re really interested in is Gyllenhaal’s performance. The actor is coming off an electrifying role in 2014’s Nightcrawler (for which he should have received a Best Actor nomination, by all accounts). We’re expecting more good things from Gyllenhaal in Southpaw.














Birthday Patrol


Today is themothandthestars’s birthday! Go and wish her a happy one.








Cosplay Comic


So Lavi-A-V did this full cosplay version of an awesome comic by yuumei! This might be the most creative thing we’ve seen all day.








Harry Potter Illustrated


Scholastic has released a cover image for its upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The illustrated edition will be released in October, and Scholastic will continue releasing illustrated editions each year until the entire series has been published. What do you think of this cover? If you were going to illustrate new covers for any of the Harry Potter books, what would they look like?








Get Your Plushies Here


tone-e-rome makes incredibly cute plushies and many of them are available to purchase! Get your cuddle on.








Renting LEGO Sets Is A Thing


Odds are if you’ve ever built a LEGO set, you’ve also taken said LEGO set apart and either done something else with it or put the bricks in a pile somewhere. If you just love building LEGOs and don’t care about owning the bricks, you can now rent sets from pley.com. Find out more about the service here.








Pen Pals


PostRevival is a group dedicated to the art of letter writing! The group encourages participation in themed mail swaps they call “potlucks” and April's theme has been posted. Please be sure to follow their guide for safe participation.























Frida Kahlo Children’s Book


Writer and illustrator Yuyi Morales and photographer Tim O’Meara have teamed up to create a beautiful children’s book based on the life of Frida Kahlo. The book is entitled Viva Frida. It’s printed in both Spanish and English, and is available through Roaring Brook Press. Check out this behind-the-scenes video about how the book was made.














Skitzo The 20s Killer Bear


Comickpro has just launched her Kickstarter project to help make Skitzo the 1920s Killer Bear a reality! Who doesn't want a killer teddy bear?








Unexploded Bomb in London


A remnant of WWII surfaced in London earlier this week in the form of an unexploded German bomb. When the construction crew that discovered the bomb realized what it was, 1,200 residents were made to evacuate the area and a nearby bridge had to be closed down. The bomb has since been relocated to a safe site where it will be detonated.








Forum Feature


Coffee--Pot wants to know what you would go back in time and tell your former self, if you could. Share your thoughts here.











Periscope
by Twitter, Inc.



Periscope Launches Today


Twitter's answer to Meerkat, an app called Periscope, launches today on iPhone. It’s pretty much just Meerkat, but developed by Twitter.








Project Porkchop Artist To Watch


LadyOwl is a Ukrainian artist who makes captivating fantasy characters and landscapes, among other things. Check out her gallery, and find more Project Porkchop artists here.








India Gets Its Own ‘Game of Thrones’


A new Indian television drama, supposedly inspired by Game of Thrones, is coming. The series is actually set in India in the 19th century, but its characters are supposed to be based on familiar faces in the Game of Thrones universe such as Daenerys Targaryen and noted crybaby Jon Snow. We are excited to see the show as soon as we figure out how we can watch it...








Birthday Patrol


It’s fnook’s birthday today! Let’s all sing a loud round of virtual happy birthday.




















Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-27-15
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3–27–2015

Authors: techgnoticeawood 
Curator: Moonbeam13 

For more articles like this, visit depthRADIUS.
Want to submit any ideas, suggestions, collections, or an existing work for consideration for the Today page? We'd love to look at it. Email us at share@deviantart.com.
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Yuumei by techgnotic























#deadpool
by ryan Reynolds



Ryan Reynolds As Deadpool: First Look


We got our first look at Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool today via the actor’s Twitter. Is it kind of warm in here? It is, right? We can’t wait for this movie.








It’s Okay To Celebrate


Sometimes you just have to celebrate your accomplishments and partake in a little bit of humblebragging. poetanddidntknowit34 has a lot of great stuff going on.










Facebook Tests Solar-Powered Internet Drone


Your parents’ favorite social media website, Facebook, is developing a solar-powered drone that can beam down internet connectivity to people below. The first test flight of the drone was completed in the UK this week. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the final design’s wingspan will be as large as a Boeing 747, which is likely welcome news to anyone who’s ever wanted to post a whiny status update about the hotel staff at a beach resort in another country, but couldn’t get on the wifi. All levity aside, this seems like a cool project, and we’re excited to see where it goes.
























New James Bond Trailer


A trailer for the upcoming James Bond film, titled SPECTRE, has been released. We’ve also heard tell that the film is coming to IMAX theaters upon its release. We absolutely can’t wait for this film to release.














Comic Recommendation


These comics by pikarar are amazing, and also hilarious. Read them for yourself here.




















Stars of ‘The Flash’ Sing ‘Firefly’ Theme


The three stars in this video, Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, and Rick Cosnett recently launched a Kickstarter to fund their short film project, and Firefly creator Joss Whedon pledged a healthy sum of money to the project. To say thanks, the trio did a gospel rendition of the theme from Firefly, called The Ballad of Serenity.














Color Tutorial


This color theory tutorial by JohnoftheNorth will help you to bring life to the colors in your digital work.




















‘Halo’ Comes To Russia


Halo Online is a free multiplayer game developed by microsoft that you can only play if you’re in Russia. Yes, you read that correctly. Anyone else considering moving?














Writing Prompts


FictionFridays releases a new writing prompt every Friday! Today's is "Scenario" and you learn how to get involved here.








Billy Zane Confused By Zayn Malik Tweets


This video from Funny or Die is hilarious. In it Billy Zane (Titanic, Zoolander), who hasn’t been making conspicuous career moves for a while now, reads heartbroken Tweets from One Direction fans mourning Zayn Malik’s departure from the band, and assumes that they are all from his own fans who, confusingly, cannot spell his name to save their own lives. It’s pretty great.








Forum Feature


Go give some praise to TheFlameSkinAlchemis for passing her first math exam! Help her celebrate here.




















‘Southpaw’ Trailer


By the looks of this trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal is in the middle of a full-on McConaissance. The movie itself looks pretty good — it’s got some approachable stakes and a good cast — but what we’re really interested in is Gyllenhaal’s performance. The actor is coming off an electrifying role in 2014’s Nightcrawler (for which he should have received a Best Actor nomination, by all accounts). We’re expecting more good things from Gyllenhaal in Southpaw.














Birthday Patrol


Today is themothandthestars’s birthday! Go and wish her a happy one.








Cosplay Comic


So Lavi-A-V did this full cosplay version of an awesome comic by yuumei! This might be the most creative thing we’ve seen all day.








Harry Potter Illustrated


Scholastic has released a cover image for its upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The illustrated edition will be released in October, and Scholastic will continue releasing illustrated editions each year until the entire series has been published. What do you think of this cover? If you were going to illustrate new covers for any of the Harry Potter books, what would they look like?








Get Your Plushies Here


tone-e-rome makes incredibly cute plushies and many of them are available to purchase! Get your cuddle on.








Renting LEGO Sets Is A Thing


Odds are if you’ve ever built a LEGO set, you’ve also taken said LEGO set apart and either done something else with it or put the bricks in a pile somewhere. If you just love building LEGOs and don’t care about owning the bricks, you can now rent sets from pley.com. Find out more about the service here.








Pen Pals


PostRevival is a group dedicated to the art of letter writing! The group encourages participation in themed mail swaps they call “potlucks” and April's theme has been posted. Please be sure to follow their guide for safe participation.























Frida Kahlo Children’s Book


Writer and illustrator Yuyi Morales and photographer Tim O’Meara have teamed up to create a beautiful children’s book based on the life of Frida Kahlo. The book is entitled Viva Frida. It’s printed in both Spanish and English, and is available through Roaring Brook Press. Check out this behind-the-scenes video about how the book was made.














Skitzo The 20s Killer Bear


Comickpro has just launched her Kickstarter project to help make Skitzo the 1920s Killer Bear a reality! Who doesn't want a killer teddy bear?








Unexploded Bomb in London


A remnant of WWII surfaced in London earlier this week in the form of an unexploded German bomb. When the construction crew that discovered the bomb realized what it was, 1,200 residents were made to evacuate the area and a nearby bridge had to be closed down. The bomb has since been relocated to a safe site where it will be detonated.








Forum Feature


Coffee--Pot wants to know what you would go back in time and tell your former self, if you could. Share your thoughts here.











Periscope
by Twitter, Inc.



Periscope Launches Today


Twitter's answer to Meerkat, an app called Periscope, launches today on iPhone. It’s pretty much just Meerkat, but developed by Twitter.








Project Porkchop Artist To Watch


LadyOwl is a Ukrainian artist who makes captivating fantasy characters and landscapes, among other things. Check out her gallery, and find more Project Porkchop artists here.








India Gets Its Own ‘Game of Thrones’


A new Indian television drama, supposedly inspired by Game of Thrones, is coming. The series is actually set in India in the 19th century, but its characters are supposed to be based on familiar faces in the Game of Thrones universe such as Daenerys Targaryen and noted crybaby Jon Snow. We are excited to see the show as soon as we figure out how we can watch it...








Birthday Patrol


It’s fnook’s birthday today! Let’s all sing a loud round of virtual happy birthday.




















Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-27-15
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3–27–2015

Authors: techgnoticeawood 
Curator: Moonbeam13 

For more articles like this, visit depthRADIUS.
Want to submit any ideas, suggestions, collections, or an existing work for consideration for the Today page? We'd love to look at it. Email us at share@deviantart.com.
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Fan Art Friday: X-Files

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 12:03 PM
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The Truth Is Out There…


And FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back to continue the search for the truth.


That’s right, almost 13 years after the end of The X-Files television series, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles for a 6-episode “event.” Originally premiering in 1993, The X-Files quickly grew into a cult classic and pop culture phenomenon. Spanning 9 sessions and 2 feature films, the show racked up 62 Emmy nominations and 16 wins. OK, so what’s so great about The X-Files?


X-Files was a return to the strengths of quality TV storytelling. Great writing, characters with chemistry, thought-provoking and intriguing storylines defined X-Files. A show that has been this influential in shaping a whole generation of TV shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Lost, Supernatural, Warehouse 13 and Fringe has got to have at least a few things going for it. Dana Scully For starters, the male/female hard cop/soft cop paradigm was reversed with Agent Scully being the strong, no nonsense independent investigator and Agent Mulder being the somewhat naive “seeker” who desperately wants to “believe.”



The X-Files was a show about asking questions, searching for the truth and following the path wherever it might lead you.


Topics regularly covered included faith, religion, destiny, the meaning of life and of death and other somewhat controversial themes for primetime television. The show provoked people to think, to have opinions, raising more questions than it ever attempted to answer. This was a refreshing departure from the typical 90s shows which sought only to entertain viewers rather than challenge them on an intellectual level.


Let’s not forget about The X-Files fandom or the “X-Philes,” as fans were nicknamed and who made a huge contribution to fandom by creating the term “shipping.” Fans who wanted to see Mulder and Scully get together romantically would call themselves “relationshippers,” which later became “R’shippers” and finally “shippers.” In another fandom first, The X-Files was the first show to sustain a fanbase on the Internet where those fans would gather in forums to exchange their feelings about the latest episode and write their own fanfic (fan fiction), something that has now become standard for popular fan-driven TV shows.



The X-Files created a rich and layered mythology, deeper than any other television show at the time.



“Mytharc” was another term that originated with The X-Files to describe the ongoing alien conspiracy story arc in the show. But what really kept viewers tuning in week after week and what is the heart of The X-Files were the creatively original characters like Skinner, The Lone Gunman, The Smoking Man, and of course Mulder and Scully themselves. Mulder and Scully’s dynamic was what powered the show and that influence has carried on in other series which pair male and female investigators in lead roles as evidenced in current mystery dramas such as Bones or Castle.


Even though it’s been years since the show ended, fans still believe and soon they will have what they’ve been wishing for. Not much is known about the plot for the 6 upcoming episodes, but production starts this summer with series creator/executive producer Chris Carter leading the way. In honor of The X-Files’ return we’ve tracked down a gallery of Mulder and Scully approved fan art.


Keep believing: The Truth is still out there…
















If he knows, you can know too, but you can’t ask the truth of a man who trades in lies. I won’t let you.”


— Skinner










Trust no one.”


— Deep Throat










Scully: Mulder, it is such a gorgeous day outside. Have you ever entertained the idea of trying to find life on this planet?”


Mulder: I have seen the life on this planet, Scully, and that is exactly why I am looking elsewhere.”











No matter how paranoid you are, you’re not paranoid enough.”


— Susanne Modeski










Life, it’s like a box of chocolates. Cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that nobody ever asks for. Unreturnable because all you ever get back is another box of chocolates. So you are stuck with this undefinable whipped mint crap that you mindlessly gulp down till there is nothing else left to eat.”


— Cancer Man










That’s why I like you, Mulder. Your ideas are even weirder than ours.”


— The Lone Gunman












Your Thoughts


  1. Who is your favorite X-Files character and why?
  2. What would you like to see in future editions of Fan Art Friday?












Fan Art Friday: X-Files
The truth is out there. And FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back to continue the search for the truth. That’s right, after almost 13 years after the end of The X-Files television series, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles for a 6-episode “event”. Originally premiering in 1993, The X-Files quickly grew into a cult classic and pop cultural phenomenon. Spanning 9 sessions and 2 feature films, the show racked up 62 Emmy nominations and 16 wins. OK, so what’s so great about The X-Files?

Author: spotted
Curator: IreneAdler76, damphyr
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