I was playing around on my live journal and thinking back to this time a year ago. I was still TOO immersed in another fandom, still dealing with the painful scars of a former friend FROM said fandom who hurt me to the core with words I didn't think she could possibly utter. A friend at one time I would have done anything for. My life was pretty much in the toilet when it came to existence in general.
I had always loved The X Files but maybe not as much as I should have. I had a friend who tried to get me more involved in the series after the seventh season - even sent me a tape of the most important eps. I watched it. I loved it. We squeeled over the end of Existence and rewound the tapes over and over via phone. It was ...the best...then life just kinda went to crap again. Failed relationships...failed career paths..
I know it's kind of weird to say a movie saved you. But it did. I Want To Believe came out at the perfect time for me. The company I worked for had been sold, we were all being laid off, and in this economy...that sucks. I was already in debt due to trying to live in LA..twice..and medical problems and other not so wise career decisions but after seeing IWTB it was like a fire lit up in me. A fire I thought long dead. I felt. HAPPY.
Right after seeing it I went out and bought the ENTIRE series on DVD - the tapes were not enough - I created a website, I started writing fanfic, I started making fanvids, I made A LOT new friends, got a new job I'm actually doing well at...and I know it couldn't have been possible without IWTB.
People can mock me for this...people can think I'm nuts...but IWTB and getting back into The X Files the way I SHOULD have back in the beginning just saved me in so many ways...and I know I am not alone.
Just felt like getting that out to people who may understand what I mean :)