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Smallville 9x19 - Charade - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville 9x19 - Charade
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 27th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Part I

Lois said it herself, what she felt about him was not the same as what she feels/has for Clark.

I agree with your interpretation, but Maxwell Lord said Lois loved the Blur, and I think people didn't know if we were supposed to take that as a truth that Lois doesn't herself realize (she was resisting him while unconscious, so presumably at a subconscious level), or if we were supposed to think he was wrong. Some people took it to mean that the show was suggesting that subconsciously Lois knows that Clark and the Blur are the same person.

What Lois has to do now, is take that feeling of purpose and find a way to achieve it on her own.

I look forward to seeing that on the show!

Because IMO this helping Zod twist was only an extension of what Lois was already feeling about the Blur and his place in her life.

Honestly, that wouldn't surprise me at all, but that's not what I saw play out on my TV screen. It wouldn't be the first time the show wasn't clear about what they were trying to say. I just don't want Zod tarnishing the special connection the Blur and Lois share with his evil, plotting ways. :)

And in that way, she will be a full partner to Clark when she helps him and covers for her when he has to slip away and be Superman, and when she writers stories about him and his heroics that allows the world to see him though her eyes.

Yes. And that's what makes their relationship so compelling to me, that Lois is so much more than Superman's LI, and that she is never diminished by standing at his side.

I do wonder if people who question this had problems with movies like The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail.

I think it all depends on the content of the communication. My own issues are twofold: that any communication with the Blur by phone could never compare to the relationship Lois has in person with Clark after six years of friendship that has grown into love, and that Lois should have been able to figure out that Zod was a fake. I've had someone text me from my sister's phone and pretend to be her before, and they couldn't fool me for long. They just didn't "sound" right.
cbrownjc From: cbrownjc Date: April 27th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Part I

I agree with your interpretation, but Maxwell Lord said Lois loved the Blur, and I think people didn't know if we were supposed to take that as a truth that Lois doesn't herself realize (she was resisting him while unconscious, so presumably at a subconscious level), or if we were supposed to think he was wrong. Some people took it to mean that the show was suggesting that subconsciously Lois knows that Clark and the Blur are the same person.

I think - and this kinda goes into something I said below about how the triangle for two is used to comment on the whole Clark/Superman duality thing - that scene was actually commenting of the fact that Lois can't separate The Blur and Clark in her unconscious (or subconscious) mind. It isn't so much that she knows that they are the same person, (because she may know it, or only feel it or just wish it), as it is that she is unable to consciously separate them. And that is where Max Lord was getting the feeling of love from. Because, in her unconscious mind, Lois was unable to rationally separate any aspect of Clark from the Blur and vice versa.

But, awake? It's was much easier to put the Blur in one place and Clark in another because she has no evidence to think they are one and the same. Which goes back to Idol and what her shrink told her about her trying to take two people and make them one person.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 29th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Part I

And this is where I think the meta just leaves me behind. Or maybe where it becomes whatever one wants or needs it to be. The human mind is such a complex mystery, and I'm not sure we can ever pin down where Clark ends and the Blur begins in Lois's subconscious. What I'm sure of is that Lois loves Clark, and therefore she must love the Blur on some level as well. And when he can offer her all of himself, I think that will take her love to a whole new level.

I agree that on a conscious level, the separation between Lois's feelings for Clark and her feelings for the Blur is clear. What I'm afraid is coming next is Lois becoming so focused on emulating the Blur by serving the greater good that she denies herself the "selfish" indulgence of her romantic love for Clark.
cbrownjc From: cbrownjc Date: April 29th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Part I

I agree that on a conscious level, the separation between Lois's feelings for Clark and her feelings for the Blur is clear. What I'm afraid is coming next is Lois becoming so focused on emulating the Blur by serving the greater good that she denies herself the "selfish" indulgence of her romantic love for Clark.

Well, that "selfishness" about the love they have for each other is something the two of them will still struggle with even after they are married. Because they both know they can get lost in each other and shut out the rest of the world from the two of them if it ever came down to it.

But it's that feeling of selfishness that - while it will let them both focus on the "higher calling" when needed, as it were - it is also that selfishness that wont let them give each other up for the world either. Because if they were both completely not selfish about how they feel, they would give each other up. It's that same selfishness that wont allow them to give each other up and hold onto the love the feel for each other.

Part of the journey for them on SV right now IMO, is realizing and coming to terms with that.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 29th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Part I

I think I used the wrong word there. :) I meant afraid in the sense that I'm apprehensive about how fandom will react, because I think Lois and Clark are going to break up. I'm actually looking forward to seeing them struggle with this, and end up together again, even stronger, as a result.

it is also that selfishness that wont let them give each other up for the world either.

I love the way you put that. The strength and fierceness of their love for each other, equaled only by their devotion to keeping the whole world safe, is what makes them legendary.
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