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Your daily dose of Tommy! - I worship at the television altar
Your daily dose of Tommy!
I worked 14 brutal hours today and pretty much broke my brain, but I was too wound up to fall asleep when I got home. I started looking at some of my favorite screen caps to push the numbers out of my head and relax enough to get a few hours of sleep, and ended up putting together a little picspam.

You know, I used to hope that one day I would see Tom Welling on the big screen in a Superman movie, wearing the suit and the cape. But his recent photo shoot in Vogue, and his appearance on the red carpet at the Met, have changed my mind. Now when he makes the jump to feature films, I want to see him in a different kind of suit altogether.

With that in mind, I went looking for all the episodes of Smallville I could think of where Clark sheds the plaid and THRJ and dons dress clothes instead. I found four weddings, three funerals, two dances, and various other occasions. The boy cleans up nice!

Screen caps courtesy of acampbell, KEakaCK, oxoniensis, and SVFan, with my thanks!

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From: seacrystal Date: May 22nd, 2008 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
*glomps you* Thank you for this! I remember the way my brain broke when the Noir stills were first released. He looks so gorgeous so dreamy and so sharp! lol.

That photo with him and his mom is just so adorable. Like mother, like son. :D

By the way are #8 and #14 from Commencement?

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2008 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you like it! We hardly ever get to see Clark in a suit anymore. Just a couple of episodes each in S6 and S7.

#8 is from Calling, after Lex's rehearsal dinner. #14 is indeed from Commencement. The pics are in order, from oldest to most recent. The only episode with more than one pic is Reckoning, because I couldn't choose between them. :)

Edited at 2008-05-22 09:50 am (UTC)
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: May 22nd, 2008 10:26 am (UTC) (Link)
EEEEEE! So awesome! I've always wanted to do this, but you've just gone ahead and done it for me. You're so awesome! :D :D

It's a bit sad, though, that there are only so many of these. Any other show would have PLENTY more of their leads in nice dressy clothes. Ugh, stupid show. :/

BUT, is it wrong that I can identify the episode each and every screencap is from? I think I pay double attention to the ones that have him dressed fancily, hee. Or maybe I just watch those episodes more often ;)

Tom Welling, you beautiful, beautiful man. Your pretty saves us every week!

P.S: Aha! My icon makes perfect sense for this particular comment! :D
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2008 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I couldn't face writing about Supernatural after the day I had, so I just went and looked for the pretty instead. Maybe you can even think of some other episodes. The Talon opening party from Zero and the memorial service from Recruit both came to me just as I was finishing this post. Anyway, I'm glad you like it!

And yes, your icon is perfect! :)
raputathebuta From: raputathebuta Date: May 22nd, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ooooooh...I like Wet!Tommy. Didja ever notice how Tommy seems to have Samhair a lot? #15 is a great example of this. *swoon* Also? Tommy has a very nice profile (#9).

Sorry about your brain! *pets it*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
He does have hair a lot like Sam! He also has issues with his hair much like Sam's, especially in the way that it looks great sometimes and other times not so much. He obviously knows how it looks best, because it always looks gorgeous at the beginning of each season, when he comes back from hiatus. Then the Smallville stylists get their hands on him, and they always ruin it. Between the hair and the wardrobe, they're always trying to mute the sexy. Idiots.

Here's an example of pretty Tom hair, from the very beginning of S3:

He has an amazing profile. And Wet!Tommy sounds like another picspam I need to do! *plots*
jeannev From: jeannev Date: May 22nd, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's so very pretty, isn't he? *pets him*

I've got to do a Tommy picspam sometime soon. I've had too many other things going on lately, and I'm kneedeep in the screentime project. I'm going back to S6 to tally the numbers for Jimmy, Lionel and Martha. I had to rewatch Static! :/ My Eyes! They burn!

Tom just fills out a suit so beautifully. Its the height, the wide shoulders, and the long legs. Everything falls just where it should.

I'm hoping that Tom's first movie role post-SV will be something involving drinking, and smoking, and cursing, and nudity, and SEX! Think RedK! Clark without superpowers, let loose on the big screen. *sigh*
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: May 22nd, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tom just fills out a suit so beautifully. Its the height, the wide shoulders, and the long legs. Everything falls just where it should.

Ooh, that's well-put. I think you've touched on why I dislike THRJ so much, other than the fact that it's used just way too often for my liking. It doesn't sit right on him - I think it's too big or something. It doesn't fit him the way his formal dress clothes do, with the result that it looks baggy and huge on him. Bleargh.
simplytoopretty From: simplytoopretty Date: May 22nd, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't get why the show has to dress him in such awful plaid when he looks so gorgeous in suits and whatnot. The plaid should be banished. So should those red and blue jackets.

These are awesome. Thanks for sharing them. It's always nice to be remembered how gorgeous this guy is. And I totally hope he moves on after Smallville into movies that dress him up in suits. I'd watch those for sure :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know in the beginning they decided dressing him up made him look too old. On one of the commentaries they talk about how he instantly looked about ten years older in Red when he put on a suit. But he's an adult now, and the whole red and blue jacket thing is beyond ridiculous anyway. Everyone in Smallville must talk about that poor Kent boy who can't afford more than two sets of clothes (plus the obligatory black leather bad boy outfit). :)
bananabehr From: bananabehr Date: May 22nd, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's so pretty... the picture of him with Chloe from season 1, awww... <3

And I think I know what suit you want to see *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I think I know what suit you want to see *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

OMG, you don't know how close I came to slipping in one of those as a joke!! LOL! But they usually use body doubles anyway, and I'm only interested in the real thing. :)
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: May 22nd, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much for the gorgeous picspam! I adore Tom in a suit!
I used to identify any episode just by looking at any Clark cap but that's impossible now, with Clark wearing the same clothes over and over. I wonder who's ultimately responsible for dressing him like that non-stop!

(Btw, yesterday I saw a guy who was dressed exactly as Clark: from the red jacket and blue t-shirt down to the jeans and work boots! And he was wearing his hair very much like Clark too. Of course he wasn't remotely half as gorgeous as Tom is but I really found it funny because it sure had to be premeditated) :D

I hope you are feeling less stressed today. :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is beyond impossible to identify screen caps anymore. He wears the same thing in almost every episode! I wonder what Tom thinks of the whole thing. Maybe the new show runners will make a change. I can always hope! LOL!

That's too funny that you saw a Clark look-alike. That's not a look I'd think someone would care to emulate. :)

This time of year is always bad, work-wise, but at least this year I have LJ to provide a little break from time to time!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I completely agree. Ever since those Vogue photos came out, I've been reminded anew of just how incredibly sexy the man is. They do their best to disguise it on the show, but even in that stupid red jacket it shines through! :)
jude_judith82 From: jude_judith82 Date: May 23rd, 2008 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Mmm. Sexy. I've always been partial to the blue button down but damn I wish they'd keep him in suits all the time. I love the one with the green tie.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that green tie one, too. Part of it is because we never see Clark in green, and it's a beautiful color on Tom, especially with his eyes. I also love that he looks so relaxed in that pic.
silverscreengal From: silverscreengal Date: May 23rd, 2008 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)

I can't think of a better way to relax after a hard day than look at Tom. *slurp*

There are so many favorites. I am particularly drawn (for today, anyway..lol) to the one from "Frantic" with Martha and CK. I love Tom in that green tie. Perhaps because it is such a unique color on Tom??

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 23rd, 2008 05:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you like the pics! It was a really fun diversion to put this together.

I was just saying the same thing about that green tie in the comment above! LOL! We never see Clark in green, and it brings out his eyes so nicely. I also love the way he's leaning in that pic, with his hand stuck in his pocket. When do we ever see Clark lean? He just looks so casual and relaxed, with his tie loosened and his top button unbuttoned. He's gorgeous, and beyond sexy. Lovely.
luminousdaze From: luminousdaze Date: May 24th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
You might be interested to know that andreas_ri has posted some awesome HQ episode stills of Glasses!Clark in "Apocalypse". >>>http://andreas-ri.livejournal.com/1612.html

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 24th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, thanks so much for that link! Those are beautiful! Not only Clark in glasses, but Lex in that gorgeous white suit!

I especially love the BTS one of Tom directing Michael, with bonus James Marsters on the side. *swoons* They all look like they're having a great time. Thanks again!
goodvibe From: goodvibe Date: May 24th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 24th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you like them!

*ogles with you*
dm_wyatt From: dm_wyatt Date: May 25th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome picspam.

Anyone who loves Tommy as much as you do gets to be on my flist, so I just friended you. I'm always up for image heavy Tom Welling picspams.

But you should join justtomwelling and share the love there too...

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 25th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi! *waves* Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the pics! Added you back.

Thanks for the link to your comm. I went over and submitted a request to join. Does it have flocked entries, or is it inactive at the moment? I'd love to share the Tommy love! Is it appropriate to post my next picspam in my own journal and then link to it in the comm? I've only posted in comms a handful of times, and I'm always nervous about breaking some unwritten rule when I do. :)
svgurl From: svgurl Date: May 25th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
here from sv_ledger!

How pretty! This is why I get so sad when they have the constant red & blue because he looks so damn gorgeous in suits. When your star looks like that, wouldn't you take advantage of it?

But this was a genius post! I loved it! Though I'm not a fan of "Promise", Tom looked gorgeous. That suit with the unbuttoned collar and no tie ... LOVE it! He kills me. And NOIR! He came out of the club and I died. ;) He's such a beautiful man.

Thanks for making this!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 25th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome! Thank you for commenting, I'm glad you enjoyed the pics! I had a lot of fun putting it together.

It's just mind boggling to me that the show works so hard to mute the unbelievable beauty that is Tom Welling. My hatred for that red jacket is truly beyond measure! LOL! I have a secret hope that it has always been an AlMiles thing, and that the new show runners will embrace an expanded wardrobe for Clark.

I agree about Promise. Although it's an episode I'll always prefer to watch with the sound off, it did bring an amazing amount of pretty. As you say, Tom in a black suit and crisp white shirt, with an open collar and no tie, is simply devastating. And Noir? Guh. I can't get enough of Tom looking so elegantly handsome.
eeyore1017 From: eeyore1017 Date: August 14th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
So much beauty!!! I love all of these pictures of course! This time I'm trying to subtly look at the pictures while I'm at work. :-) I'm definitely looking forward to seeing Tom in his DP attire this season! Thanks for posting!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 19th, 2008 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you liked the picspam! Tom is so handsome when he's dressed up, and he only gets sexier as he gets older. I can't wait to see what he wears to work at the DP in S8. I hope he really does wear a suit, and not just a button down shirt and khakis.
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