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Smallville: Death of a Shipper - I worship at the television altar
tariel22
tariel22
Smallville: Death of a Shipper
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: This could turn into a long comment

Thanks so much for your long, thoughtful response! Oh, I struggled with Buffy and Spike! I remember I felt like it was bad for both of them, and just so twisted. The part I hated the most was how awful she was to him, and how ashamed she was that they were together. But at the same time I was rooting for them. Leave it to Joss to make me think and feel in ways I never expected, and to redefine shipping altogether on that show.

It's funny, I had a whole paragraph written about Clex, because how can you talk about Smallville ships and leave that one out, but I deleted it, because honestly, I can't truly ship something that has no hope of happening, and I know AlMiles are not going to give us the first gay Superman. I read Clex fic, I love the HoYay in the show, but for me it's a fantasy world that exists outside the show. I don't say that to discount it in any way, mind you, but rather to point out that whatever stupid stuff they're doing on the show doesn't affect it. They could have Clark marry Chloe and have ten little Chlark babies on the show, and everyone would still write passionate and tender Clex fic. Of course you could say that about any ship; that's what fanfic is for, isn't it? To give us what the show doesn't? But Clex in particular, for me, is fanfic driven.

I have a hard time reconciling Smallville's Lois with my idea of the iconic Lois Lane, but I've decided that's not really my worry, and I'm not going to stress about it anymore. I feel like this show has made plenty of missteps with the legend of Superman already, and I can't fix any of those either. And in spite of all that, I unapologetically love this show, and I will watch it until it is no more. I love Clark, and Tom's portrayal of him, and that's pretty much enough all by itself.

Thanks again for reading, and commenting. I hope people understand that I'm just talking about what works for me, and that I don't mean to diminish or disrespect anyone's beloved ship, truly!
hils From: hils Date: January 20th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: This could turn into a long comment

I hope people understand that I'm just talking about what works for me, and that I don't mean to diminish or disrespect anyone's beloved ship, truly!

Oh, I'm sure no one will think that. It was a really interesting post :)
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