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Smallville: Death of a Shipper
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
As I've already told you, it was your Chlollie cruise that was the final piece in the puzzle, because it made me realize that letting go of my one ship only freed me up to enjoy all others. Smallville the show is one universe, and the one that means the most to me, but fanfic provides me with countless others when I want them.

I know well all the frustrations with the show you describe, but I still find lots to love. I adore TW, and just love to watch him act. The same goes for MR, and this year for him is much better than the last. And so I go on. I have the proof positive; I enjoyed Gemini tremendously, and I didn't care one bit when it looked like Chloe might be softening towards Jimmy. It was a wonderful relief, and it allowed me to focus on the parts of the episode I loved. Going shipless works for me.

I bought Roswell on DVD when Amazon recently put it on sale for less than $20 a season, but I haven't watched it yet. I won't expect much after the first season, I guess. :)
laurelnola From: laurelnola Date: January 20th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad that the Chlollie cruise helped to bring you shipper-freedom! In a very real sense, writing Chlollie not only freed me from needing a Chlark outcome, but also from needing to be invested in the outcome of Smallville, WHATEVER they decide to do.

Even though I do admire TW, MR is really the one who holds my heart. I love him because he is talent made flesh. And I love that he's a fanboy of the comics and cares about the characters. TW has so many wonderful qualities as a man, but I have a hard time completely melting over him for the ridiculous reason of him looking too much like my ex-husband. I know that's not TW's fault, but the resemblance is just too eerie, and weirds me out sometimes! I know, silly me, but what can you do? *rolls eyes at self*

I think you'll like the first half of the season of Roswell. It was highly addictive, and Michael and Maria were EXPLOSIVE with chemistry. Thank God Brendan Fehr (*fans self*) doesn't look like anyone I know! hee. Alas, it kind of went downhill from the ending of the first season, and never managed to recover, in my opinion. However, TWoP had some of the funniest recaps ever written on any show in any universe, EVER. I highly recommend you checking them out in the archives, because they alone made the show worth watching!

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally agree about MR! I just watched Onyx again the other day, and his performance was so amazing in that episode. It was a MR tour de force! And even when they give him crap to say, he gives it his all. I honestly can't imagine the show without him, but he vows this is his last season.

If your ex looked like TW, I applaud your good sense in realizing you needed to get out of that relationship. I probably would have stayed for the pretty alone. *is weak*

I figured I would have to like Roswell because I'm such a sci fi geek, and the hot teenagers would be a bonus! Thanks for telling me about the TWoP recaps, they make bad shows bearable and good shows better.
laurelnola From: laurelnola Date: January 20th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I found an excerpt from a Roswell recap for you (I got so enthused I went back and started reading them, and have been choking on my tea for the last hour as I crack up). This is from one of the last episodes:

"(Character X) tacks on that that's why (Character Y) wasn't wanted on Planet Arium, and why (they had) to come back to Earth. That makes sense for exactly negative twelve billion reasons. No one in the cast can understand that knotty plot point either.... Oh, and nice alien back-up system. No wonder you cross-breeds keep crashing your ships into rocks. Try turning the helmet forward next time you get behind the wheel of one of those. Jesus. I'm just saying."

*snerk* Yep, that pretty much sums up Roswell, right there. :-)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Now I can't wait to get to the "bad" episodes! That sounds hilarious.
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