Mulder In Jeopardy (archive)

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Name: Mulder In Jeopardy
Date(s): ?-2006
Archivist: Laura Castellano, Jenna, Lisa
Founder: Laura Castellano
Type: Muldertorture
Fandom: The X-Files
URL: Mulder In Jeopardy (restored archive)

mulderinjeopardy.org (2013-2019) (Wayback link)

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Mulder In Jeopardy is a Muldertorture archive founded and run from 2000 to 2003 by Laura Castellano (TexxasRose) at jeopardy.phpwebhosting.com and from 2002 to 2003 at mulderinjeopardy.com where it underwent a redesign. Its associated mailing list was Mulder In Jeopardy. The archive hosts the Silver Sutures Awards.

In 2003 Jenna took over running the archive at the new URL of mulder-in-jeopardy.com. It remained at this location until 2006.

September 8, 2003 This will be the last update I post to Mulder in Jeopardy. As many of you know, I've been very unhappy with my involvement in the fandom for some time now. I've tried to minimize it in an attempt to make it all better, but that just hasn't worked. Finally, after much prayer and soul-searching, I have decided to give up MiJ. Once the decision was made, I felt as if a weight had been lifted from me, so I know it is the right choice for me.

I'm in the process of arranging for someone else to take over the archive so it doesn't simply cease to exist. I hope to have that arranged as quickly as possible so the updates can resume. (...)

Laura Castellano [1]

Lisa (truthwebothknow1) relaunched Mulder-in-Jeopardy in 2006 at mulderinjeopardyx.com alongside the revived E-Mail X-Creative Archive. It was last updated in 2006. It moved to mulderinjeopardy.org after a short time offline where it remained from 2013 until 2019.

In order to keep the site running properly, a mirror was uploaded in 2018 to mij.x-sites.org where a complete renovation was undertaken. EMXC, which had been out of operation for quite some time, was also renovated and became available at emxc.x-sites.org.

The term "Mulder in jeopardy" (abbreviated as MIJ[2]) is also the name an popular X-Files fanfiction trope which is also canon. It describes stories where Mulder is endangered for example by being abducted/kidnapped, stalked or by a serial killer or held hostage in order to cause ScullyAngst (sometimes also for Krycek- or Skinner Angst, depending on the pairing) or for Hurt/Comfort.

3. Partner in peril!

This is unfortunately a somewhat sexist trope, in the sense that it's almost always Scully in peril and Mulder going off the deep end trying to help her. It does generally work better that way - in part because it's inherent to the trope that Mulder go "off the deep end", where as Scully is not the type to go off the deep end. Plus, with Mulder, his inner monologues are all: "I have to find Scully because I love her with every fiber of my being, I can neither eat nor sleep nor think clearly without her, witness my devastated, desperate, yet improbably sexy angsting." Where as with Scully, her inner monologues are all: "I have to find Mulder, it is my duty to cover for him, and if I don't come to his aid he'll be killed, which is not something I'm going to think about." Basically meaning that when Mulder is taken it's not really all that tropey.[3]

Some Links

See also

Notes

  1. ^ jeopardy.phpwebhosting.com site update dated 08 Sept 2003.
  2. ^ List of X-Files Acronyms and Terminology
  3. ^ 5 Fanfic Tropes I Actually Love: (forget the punch, it's in the water)