I don’t have $16 to drop right now; maybe after Christmas. So I don’t have anything to say about Beyonce’s new album. But I’ve been in online fandom for going on 19 years, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a glorious collective freakout as when that album dropped out of nowhere last night.

I miss getting that fannishly excited about something. I don’t know if it’s because of the shitty way it ended or just that I’ve gotten older, but I’ve never been as crazy about a show as I was about the X-Files, and I doubt I ever will.