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I'm going through Smallville withdrawal so started rewatching my S1 DVDs for comfort. It was such a different show back then - IMO no better than S10, certainly no worse, just different.

Season 1 was dominated by the later maligned "Freaks of the Week", and the quality of an episode often was dictated by the quality of the antagonist. A FOTW episode had to do a lot of things in a very short time span - establish the new character, their power and their back story, build a connection with some of our main cast members, set up the ultimate confrontation and find a way to resolve everything by the closing credits. And that doesn't even count the time the show needed to spend on the 'B' and 'C' story lines to develop the relationships between the main cast members, almost always my favorite parts of these episodes. For example, Reaper is the worst episode of the season IMO with a truly dreary FOTW, but is somewhat redeemed by the fishing trip confrontation between Clark and Jonathon. In later years, I would have welcomed a few more FOTW stories to show us Clark at his superheroing best. 

My favourites, under the cut )

Want to share some love for FOTWs? Chime in below!

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We only had 26 hours in Yosemite, which isn't nearly enough. A lot of the most famous sights can be glimpsed from the Yosemite Valley loop road, but it often takes a hike of an hour or more to get a proper view. My sister Barbara and I had made a list of the hikes we thought we could fit in, including the Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point and Taft trails to be done as we drove into the park on Sunday from LA, then the Lower Yosemite Falls, Cook Meadow and Bridalveil trails as we left the park on Monday for San Francisco.
Then it all went wrong )
If you want to see more of my favorite pics of Yosemite, check out my Facebook album. So beautiful!
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I thought I'd share a much belated summary of my recent trip to California. Long story short, it was amazing and I definitely want to go back. There's so much I didn't get to see! A week in Los Angeles is not enough! )

For a link to all my favourite photos from LA, check out my Facebook album. Note that you don't need to have an account to see the pics, although I don't think you see all the comments if you're not. LMK if you want to friend me.

CW Land

Aug. 29th, 2011 01:43 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] cw_land is an interactive challenge community dedicated to shows from the CW Network, including some from the WB and UPN.
The three teams are BAMF, GQMF, and HBIC.

FAQ | Rules
Apply for a team!

CW Land has lots of fun challenges, from puzzles to writing and icon making and beyond. If you're interested in signing up, please mention my name! Note that I'm on Team GQMF.
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Meme from [livejournal.com profile] xparrot  - NPR's list of the top 100 sci-fi/fantasy books, as voted on by 60,000 people. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you've partly read, italicize the ones you intend to read, and strike the ones you will never read.

Details under the cut )
If you could recommend one book from the list that I haven't already read, which would it be? Adopt one today!
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This is for a meme at [livejournal.com profile] cw_land.

Smallville Meme

One of these days, I'll get around to posting about my wonderful California vacation!


Jul. 16th, 2011 05:50 pm
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I've just finished packing for my summer trip to California - I'm so excited! I'll try to check online to keep up with y'all but I'm going to be very busy indeed. We're visiting Los Angeles, Yosemite and San Francisco and have a ginormous list of things to do. I just hope my body can deal with the heat in L.A. - I've felt so sluggish lately. But I usually perk up miraculously on vacations so here's hoping. Can't wait to see the Pacific and to frolic in the waves!

I'll be back on July 31st. À bientôt!

Adopt one today!
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Title: Never Tear Us Apart
Pairing: Clex (Clark/Lex)
Medium: video
Type: angst, romance
Summary: Lex believes he and Clark are soulmates, bonded on the day they met and destined to fight injustice at each other's side. Clark rejects the idea, afraid of his alien heritage and the implications of having so much power. But when Lex almost dies one time too many, Clark finally embraces their future together.

Notes: created for the [livejournal.com profile] clexmas bingo challenge. Prompt: soulmates. Although a few clips are from later seasons, this has a distinctly old school Clex vibe.

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] voldything, [livejournal.com profile] ctbn60 and [livejournal.com profile] fruitbat00 for their wonderful support and ideas!

Download link: .wmv file (25.1 MB)

Streaming video from viddler*

* alas, YouTube blocked the audio :( I recommend using the download link for somewhat higher quality.
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Hi flisties! I was wondering if anyone would be able to look over a Clex video I'm working on. I've got a pretty close to final cut but wanted to get some input. Thanks in advance!

Update: thanks so much for the response! I should have the vid up Saturday.

War Cry

Jun. 17th, 2011 12:32 pm
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From [livejournal.com profile] huzzlewhat

What Is Your Battle Cry?

Rampaging along the desert, brandishing a meaty axe, cometh Jlvsclrk! And she gives a vengeful howl:

"This one's for you, mom! No flesh shall be spared!!"

Find out!
Enter username:
Are you a girl, or a guy ?

created by beatings : powered by monkeys

I'm sure mom would be so proud.
jlvsclrk: (CloisWeddingGif by hanakt)
Yikes, I've been AWOL for far too long flisties - my bad. However on the philosophy of better late than never, here are my random thoughts about Finale. Despite some WTF moments and a few missed opportunities, I have to give it an A+ for the moments that had me misty eyed, nostalgic and bouncing with joy.

random thoughts under the cut )


Apr. 30th, 2011 08:48 am
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Writing, picspams, puzzles, games and lots more fun - that's what [livejournal.com profile] cw_land is all about. Come join us!

[livejournal.com profile] cw_land is an interactive challenge community.
The four teams are Supernatural, Smallville, Vampire Diaries, and Gossip Girl.

FAQ | Rules
Apply for a team!

Red K recs

Apr. 17th, 2011 04:35 pm
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For National Drug an Alien Day by [livejournal.com profile] firebunny , here is a by-no-means complete list of some of my favourite Red K Clex stories. 

favourites under the cut )

What are your favourites?
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Title of Mix: Two Worlds Collide
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark / Lex
Medium: Fanmix / Vidmix
Clark and Lex - two lonely souls, each with their fair share of secrets, forced to hide their true selves from the world. Are they fated to become enemies, or can love triumph over all?

Disclaimer: all characters belong to CW/DC Comics, the music to their respective artists and the vids to their respective vidders
A/N: for cw_land's fanmix challenge.

Sample lyrics and links under the cut )
jlvsclrk: (ClarkPeeking by tomsgg)
To quote my sister, 'it needed more lemur'. Sure there were some wonderful comedic moments, but they didn't add up too much. Not the worst ever but only a C.

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In a season that has fumbled the ball all too frequently despite some amazing moments, Beacon was a standout episode for me. I loved just about everything about it and give it an enthusiastic A+. Lets hope it marks a turning of the tide and that we'll see a more active Clark in the weeks to come.

"When I saw all those people willing to defend me, it was inspiring." )
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 Someone on facebook linked to this article on cracked.com about the 8 most awkward sexual moments in comic book history. SuperBat tentacle sex for the win!!!!!

My Daemon

Feb. 9th, 2011 04:57 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] svgurl introduced me to this quiz - the result was scarily accurate...

Your result for The Golden Compass Daemon Test...

Independent Soul.

details under the cut )

I'm trying to do a review for the last episode of Collateral but its proving very difficult. Let's just say I liked it quite a lot despite a myriad of flaws. Maybe my expectations have been lowered?
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If you haven't checked out [livejournal.com profile] clexmas; lately, you missed a delightful set of Clexy goodies. My contribution was a vid for [livejournal.com profile] fruitbat00.

Prompt: All the times Clark rescues Lex; Hugs and smiles; Everyone trying to pull them apart; Action adventure CLex; Clark being there for Lex; Watching each other or others watching them"

Summary: Lex knew Clark was the other part of his soul the day they met, but Lionel convinces him that the relationship isn't suitable for a Luthor. Fate keeps throwing the two back together, but their secrets keep tearing them apart. How will it all end? 

Note: in my a/u, Lex doesn't go to the Arctic to kill Clark, just to confirm what he's always kind of known about the secret. He saves both their lives from that pesky AU by staying with Clark and being willing to sacrifice himself.

Download: wmv, 33 MB 

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Sorry I haven't been online lately. Christmas was a lot of fun but kind of frantic with the shopping and cooking and cleaning and visiting. My giftees were quite impressed by the container of goodies I'd cooked for them: fudge, caramels, turtles, creamy pralines, glazed almonds, peanut brittle, candied orange peel, almond butter crunch, spicy hermits, peanut butter cookies, coconut mice, chocolate chips and gingerbread men (well actually pigs - nothing says Christmas like a gingerbread pig, no?)

I'll be catching up with my flist over the next few weeks, but just had to drop a line wishing you all a belated Merry Christmas and the happiest of  New Years.
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