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So metafandom linked to an interesting post on fanfic classics , and I can't help but note that as of my posting this, no one has posted any Smallville classics yet. I was going to remedy that, but had a brain spasm: what are the Smallville "classic" stories? I mean, I'm most likely to go with something by [livejournal.com profile] seperis, something by [livejournal.com profile] thamiris or something by [livejournal.com profile] rivkat--I'm sure many many authors would also qualify (I could just go look at some of my old recs), but those are the ones that laid out my personal fanon. But it's hard for me to pick one or 2 stories--and I haven't really been reading in Smallville for that last 3 or 4 years, so maybe there's something new that would qualify. What do you think, SV fans on my flist?

Insta rec

Jun. 27th, 2010 11:25 am
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Those of you on my flist who are in Smallville but not SPN fandom might not have [livejournal.com profile] longsufferingly (i.e. the writing journal of the artist formerly known as chash) friended, and so might have missed the very sweet Smallville story she just posted that made me totally nostalgic for season one: Everybody Waiting for Superman (Clark/Lex).
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Ok, don't everyone drop dead in shock, but I am actually recommending a Smallville story. I really haven't been reading SV stories for the past year or so, but this is by [livejournal.com profile] rivkat, who has never written anything I haven't completely loved, so I read it. Repent At Leisure (Clark/Lex) is a kind of variation on the "forced to marry" cliche: Clark has to undergo a Kryptonian bonding ceremony with Lex in order to save Lois's life. And if that's not enough to make you immediately go read it, this may be: Lex is running for president at the time, and Jon Stewart has quite a lot of completely hilarious things to say about this new development in the election.


Ok, now I really really am going to sleep.

fic rec

Aug. 14th, 2008 10:39 am
norwich36: (Gorgeous Glover)
Don't everyone drop dead in shock, but I actually have a Smallville fic rec. (I guess I haven't gone completely over to the SPN side of the force). [livejournal.com profile] lonelywalker's Wait is a lovely Lionel/Martha piece set early in season 7. I particularly love her Martha in this story, and the way she conveys Martha's combination of attraction, affection, and caution towards Lionel--and the whole thing has a lovely quiet, bittersweet tone (especially given the canonical events at the end of season 7). Go and read and feedback, please--I want this author writing more stories in this fandom.
norwich36: (mr adorkable)
I admit I've been unfaithful, dallying with other hot fandoms (especially SPN), but meeting with other Smallville fans at Escapade, and seeing all the new names pop up on the different SV comms, and reading posts like this one by [livejournal.com profile] svmadelyn, make me remember how much I love this fandom. And really, the "ten stories I love (or love to reread) in Smallville fandom" really ought to be a meme, so here is my list of Ten Smallville stories I love to reread )--and I encourage everyone else to post their lists, too, especially if they happen to be stories posted in the last six months or so when maybe I've been a little distracted by new Supernatural love and not reading in SV so much . In fact, I challenge everyone to post lists that don't overlap with the lists that have already been posted, so we have lots of different recs going around. Feel free to substitute vid recs if you don't have fic recs. I was tempted to tag people, but then decided not to--post recs if the spirit moves you.

As always, all of my Smallville recs are available here, and someday when I am organized I will transfer the all to my del.icio.us account.

story recs

Aug. 22nd, 2007 11:44 pm
norwich36: (Lex earnest)
It always seems superfluous for me to recommend stories either by [livejournal.com profile] astolat or [livejournal.com profile] rivkat, because they're two of the most talented and amazing writers in Smallville fandom--doesn't everyone just drop everything and read their stories immediately the moment they post something? But a recommendation never hurts. And both of these stories are distinguished by fabulous, snarky Lexes (two for the price of one in astolat's story).

[livejournal.com profile] astolat's Looking Glass Country is pretty much the story of what happens when comicsverse Lex (to me, he reads very much like JLU Lex) switches places with Smallville's Lex. One is a brilliant, yet power-hungry scientist; the other is a future emperor. Can they survive in the other's worlds? And how does the Clark in each universe react?

[livejournal.com profile] rivkat's Useful Arts is a futurefic with a fabulous premise: Lex has invented a synthetic pheremone that will help Clark overcome his sexual compatibility problems with humans. And of course Clark decides to test it first on Lex. But there is also a complicated plot involving Lex's senate race, the disastrous state of the global environment, and Brainiac. So far she's posted 4 parts out of 7, but the story is complete, she's just posting serially.

So what are you waiting for? Go, read, comment.

Insta-rec

Jun. 24th, 2007 11:07 am
norwich36: (Chloe squee)
Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] lunarknightz and [livejournal.com profile] myownghost! And many thanks to the folks who've sent me birthday greetings--it's so lovely of you all. Thanks especially to [livejournal.com profile] myownghost and [livejournal.com profile] bop_radar for the virtual cards and prezzies, and to [livejournal.com profile] mskatej, who has continued her tradition of writing obscure Smallville pairings for my birthday--in this case indulging my love of Chloe/Lana.

Actually, her story Seule et Amoureuse is not simply Chlana--it's multiple pairings with Lana (Lana/Jason, Lana/Chloe, Lana/Lex, Lana/Clark, Lana/OMC), because the story itself is an exploration of Lana's characterization and her major relationships on the show through her sexuality. It's an absolutely fantastic piece of work--canon compliant, yet one of the most interesting and nuanced characterizations of Lana I've ever read. Even if you don't particularly *like* Lana, you may like this story; the comments are already full of things like "I would never have read a Lanacentric story if you hadn't written it, Kate, but if this were the Lana I saw on the show, I would like her." Not to mention the fact that this is a Kate story, which means it's AMAZINGLY hot.

story rec

Jun. 19th, 2007 05:52 pm
norwich36: (Mionel animated)
[livejournal.com profile] serrico wrote a short Lionel-Martha piece here in which Lionel reflects on the difference between surface and substance when it comes to Martha Kent. Only about ten paragraphs long, and still one of the best pieces of Lionel characterization I've ever read. I highly recommend it.

And can I just say, I LOVE that my 400th post is a Lionel rec. Really, since she wrote this story based on a prompt I gave her I'm considering it an early birthday present.

Insta-Rec

Jun. 10th, 2007 05:16 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] bagheera_san wrote me Chlana! And it's a lovely reflection on Chloe and Lana's friendship, mixed in with a little mystery. It's here, and highly recommended.
norwich36: (Happy fangirl new)
You know how [livejournal.com profile] metafandom collects insightful and thought-provoking essays from all sorts of different fandoms? Sometimes I wish there was a companion community called "metasquee" (or maybe it should be panfandomsquee? Squeefandom?) pointing people to really fun squeeful discussions that they might enjoy even if it's not their fandom. Two examples of what I'm talking about:

[livejournal.com profile] pearl_o's post from a couple days ago which was the OFFICIAL POST IN WHICH TO DISCUSS HOW CKR [That's Callum Keith Rennie, aka Ray Kowalski on Due South and Leoben on Battlestar Galactica] (AND/OR CHARACTERS PLAYED BY CKR) NEED A GOOD FUCKING FROM A GIRL WITH A STRAP-ON AS OFTEN AS NECESSARY.. The post itself was made of win, but it was the discussions in the comments that reminded me exactly why I love being a fangirl.

[livejournal.com profile] liviapenn's post today about how Stephen King once started writing Peter Wimsey fanfic, which is fascinating in and of itself, but the discussion in the comments about how there absolutely ought to be AUs written in which Harriet is a vampire slayer has just kept me smiling all afternoon.


And in other news:
I am very excited that the voting for [livejournal.com profile] harlequin_sv ends tonight, because I assume that means the authors will be revealed tomorrow. Besides, I've been wanting to rec some of those stories and have been waiting for the voting to be over so as not to bias the results.

But in the meantime, just in case anyone on my f-list hasn't already seen it, [livejournal.com profile] mskatej has posted a new Clex story, Surveillance, which features slutty!Clark and voyeur!Lex, definitely two of my favorite versions of those characters. And it's by Kate--need I say more?

I also want to recommend a Clark/Lois story by [livejournal.com profile] kdsch123, But Now for Real. It's very short, but emotionally intense: Lois comes face to face with some important truths about Clark.

rec

Mar. 9th, 2007 11:14 pm
norwich36: (luminous Clark)
One thing I'm enjoying about this "rec the five favorite stories you've written" meme that's going around is finding fantastic older stories I've never read before. For example, I loved [livejournal.com profile] olivia_circe's Ripae Ulterioris Amorae , a sharp bittersweet piece in which Clark and Lex contemplate their future via Greek mythology.

recs

Mar. 5th, 2007 01:21 pm
norwich36: (watching TV)
I had many weekend plans that were not accomplished because my time got eaten by extremely good fic. Ah, internets, you are so fickle. On the days when I am really, really bored and surfing around for any good story anywhere, I find nothing but dreck, but on the days when I think "I'll just peek at this story and see if it's any good," I look up 9 hours later without having had any consciousness of the passage of time.

The story that ate my brain this weekend was [livejournal.com profile] minisinoo's Finding Himself , a Harry Potter novel of epic length (320,000 words, which I believe translates into 800 pages). It's Cedric/Hermione, a pairing which honestly I didn't really expect to like, but I had heard good things about [livejournal.com profile] minisinoo's writing before, so I thought I'd try a chapter. Famous last words. I got completely sucked into this--it's a fantastic AU in which Cedric is not killed, but only seriously injured, at the end of Goblet of Fire , and we get to see what changes--and what doesn't change--in OOTP because he survives. OOTP has always been my least-favorite book of the HP canon--way too much capslock Harry--but I really enjoyed seeing the story retold from the perspective of a minor character. Cedric joins in the fight against Umbridge, but his methods are rather different than those of Harry &co. The best part of this story, though, is the slowly developing relationship between Cedric and Hermione, which works wonderfully and ends up being tremendously erotic. For whatever reasons, I tend to have higher standards for het smut than for slash, and I rarely like it--but this is one of the hottest het stories I have ever read. I highly recommend it the next time you have a whole weekend to while away.

Another immensely entertaining story I read this weekend was [livejournal.com profile] flambeau's The Quiet Padawan .
If Georgette Heyer wrote Star Wars: Phantom Menace slash, what would it look like? That's the challenge [livejournal.com profile] flambeau took up in writing this story, and the result is wickedly enjoyable, especially if you love both Heyer and TPM. It's kind of scary how well the conventions of the Regency romance can be applied to the world of the Jedi, and I literally squealed with glee at several points in the story. Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan, non-explicit, about 12,000 words.

I also really enjoyed [livejournal.com profile] kristiinthedark's You got me so I don't know what I'm doin' . Due South (Fraser/Kowlaski), a short but incredibly hot look at Fraser's kinks: Fraser says it's not a fetish. That for it to be a fetish, he'd need it to be turned on at all, or whatever. He tells Ray that he gets turned on no matter what Ray's wearing, except he says he gets "aroused." And, god knows, that's the truth. Tight jeans, loose jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, big huge winter parka - every day, whatever Ray's got on, he catches Fraser staring at him, doing that thing where he licks the corner of his mouth, and then Ray knows the next chance Fraser gets, he's gonna be pushed up against the wall, or the counter, or bent over the couch.

And finally, just so you don't all start worrying that I've been seduced away from the Smallville love, I have to recommend [livejournal.com profile] bagheera_san's latest story, "From the Ruins," Part One and Part 2. Set in early season 6. Clark and Lex switch bodies, and that changes everything. I love how nuanced her Lex characterization is in this story.

instarec

Feb. 28th, 2007 11:26 pm
norwich36: (colbert report)
Oh my GOD. The most perfect crossover in the history of the world just got posted, and you all must go read it immediately. It's [livejournal.com profile] belmanoir's Dirty Campaigning , Lex Luthor/Stephen Colbert, and I have no words that can possibly describe how much I love this story. Lex is campaigning for governor, and goes on the Colbert Report to promote his campaign. This story is worth reading for Colbert's take on Superman alone, but it also has very hot Lex/Stephen action, with some wistful Clexian overtones.

Oh, and if you're wondering why I classify this as the best crossover ever, I should perhaps explain that part of the reason I loved [livejournal.com profile] astolat's Revenge so much was that little bit where we got Jon Stewart's reaction to a Luthorian presidency--and ever since I read that story I've been dying for a similar thing from Stephen Colbert's perspective. It's like [livejournal.com profile] belmanoir is channeling my desires, only in a pornier and more interesting way.
norwich36: (Clex big hug)
Today's Clex rec is [livejournal.com profile] garryowen, Last, Best Hope . Aliens are invading, and earth's only hope is the Smallville mutants. One of my favorite AUs. I love the torturously slow build-up of Clark and Lex's relationship in the story--[livejournal.com profile] garryowen is so amazing at teasing the reader--but I also adore the plot. Stories in which the mutants get redeemed are pretty much my favorite type of SV AU ever, and we get lots of that in this story.

And coincidentally, [livejournal.com profile] garryowen is the author for this month's fireside chat/ ask the author at [livejournal.com profile] svroundtable, so you should go over there and tell her how much you love her stories and ask her questions.

And not only that, but [livejournal.com profile] teot, who organized the SV BigBang challenge last year, and is therefore at least indirectly responsible for inspiring this story and many other fabulous ones as well, is considering holding the challenge again, and has a poll about it for potential participants here if you haven't already filled it out.

This concludes February recsfest 2007! I hope you all enjoyed this incarnation of the Clexrecfest. Sometime in the next week or so I'll be posting an alphabetical list of all the recs from this month to [livejournal.com profile] svroundtable, in case you missed any of them or would like a handy list without having to go through the whole month's entries.
norwich36: (Lex hot)
Today's Clexrec author is [livejournal.com profile] justforspite. I was a little torn on what to rec for her, since I really, really wanted to recommend The Vultures of Death Valley, which charts Clark's course into the dangerous waters of Lex's social circle and the conniving and backstabbing socialites of polite society, but it is still a WIP. I waited until the end of the month just in case, but since I don't want to just rec a WIP for folks who don't read WIPs, let me instead recommend a shorter piece she wrote, Looking In: Eukanuba . This story is a hot little PWP, set in season 1. Clark overhears Lex watching porn at the mansion, and then gets a chance to watch some on his own, which inevitably leads to the two of them exploring some of the things Clark has seen. This has an interesting twist at the end, too.
norwich36: (luminous Clark)
Today's Clex rec is [livejournal.com profile] theclexfactor, The Story Lady . Lex's daughter Lena introduces him to a local storyteller, and the sparks fly between them. Very sweet and romantic Clex.
norwich36: (Clex forever)
Since I am off to Escapade today, and don't think I'll have net access until Sunday night, I'm going to do the recs for days 22-25 all at once. It's your own responsibility to ration them out over the weekend, if you feel the need to do so.

Today's Clexrec author is [livejournal.com profile] chimosa. It was hard to pick just one of [livejournal.com profile] chimosa's stories, though after much reflection, I couldn't resist overprotective hooker Lex bossing around hooker Clark in her wonderful short piece, What Happens in Vegas . Still, if you haven't read A Slow Inevitability , I highly recommend it. Post-Reckoning, Clark and Lex take a bittersweet roadtrip. Lex wants to help Clark, but neither of them really know how.

Tomorrow's rec is [livejournal.com profile] roxymissrose The Dog . Since Roxy is the mistress of tormenting the boys, I'll confess had to work up the nerve to read this, since the premise scared me: Lionel captures Clark at a young age, cages him, and teaches him to be his dog. It's true that there's quite a lot of Clark torture in this story, and a fair bit of Lex torture, too, but when they finally find each other they teach each other how to be human again. There are some fabulous original characters like Ray and Rob, and this is long, dense, and gripping tale, though parts of it will break your heart.

Saturday's rec is [livejournal.com profile] scribblinlenore, A Clarkmas Carol. Clark inadvertantly enacts a Dickensian tale as he tries to make up with Lex. He's a little off-script, but fortunately he has Lex there to prompt him.

And finally, Sunday's rec is [livejournal.com profile] averaird, Injustice , futurefic in which Lex realizes he doesn't hate Clark nearly as much as he thought he did. Or at all. A long, slow, sweet reconciliation tale.
norwich36: (luminous Clark)
Today's Clexrec is [livejournal.com profile] xparrot, This Mortal Coil . Lex's paranoia and suspicion about Superman sometimes turn out to be beneficial, as Clark discovers when someone he loves is endangered.
norwich36: (Clex forever)
Today's Clexrec is [livejournal.com profile] kristiinthedark, Not Yet .

"Lex, please. I want to tell you."

Lex keeps facing towards the window, not wanting to look at Clark at all. "Clark, don't. If you do... I won't know who you are anymore. I won't know who I am anymore. I don't know what will happen if you tell me."


A lovely, lyrical look at Clark and Lex's relationship, and how much of it is bound up in what they don't tell each other. Will the truth set them free, or will it destroy them?
norwich36: (Clex forever)
Today's Clex rec is actually Clexana: [livejournal.com profile] txtequilanights, The Taste of My Tears .
Clark and Lex are together, but still occasionally turn to Lana when they are fighting, and she is unable to resist. One of the best Clexana pieces I've ever read--twisted and deliciously fucked up. However, if you prefer your Clex free of additives, you might check out [livejournal.com profile] txtequilanights Born and Bled for You , in which Lex marks his ownership of Clark. Or if you're in the mood for hilarious crackfick, try A Boy and His Forehead Cock .

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