Superman was a very formative influence for me, I loved it with all of my heart. Lois Lane was my first role model and Superman was my first super hero.
I've lost almost every incarnation and I try to watch all the versions, I've seen the Super Boy series, Lois and Clark series and even Smallville (although I didn't start in earnest until Lois arrived in the picture.)
Superman Returns had its up and downs, and I felt the movie was a bit tone deaf to the times and had the least favorite Lois. I didn't love its portrayal of Clark-the-reporter.
So I met Man of Steel with mixed feelings.
( You will believe a man can fly )
I think, by far, this season is the most coherent one since season four. I think by Wrath I can safely say that Al and Miles have thought up how this season would go. I also have a confession to make, I like Lana. I really do. She's not all bad as some fans would like us to think and as the seasons progressed and as she went steadily dark I began liking her more and more.
( Kara to Wrath )
( Lois and Grant )
I have more thoughts but I'm so sleepy I'll have to complete this next time.
Vid rec: Samson by bop_radar
Whatever your thoughts on Clark/Lana are, you can't deny that their relationship is doomed and the vid shows it so beautifully. Run, don't walk and
go download Samson!
daybreak777 posted What Kind of (insert fave character) Fan Are You? a wonderful post on fans and the characters they love. I gushed about Lois in her post and I'm glad I didn't scare her off:)
I'll just post excerpts of my embarassing Lois fan love here because I'm a dork.
According to daybreak777 five kinds of character fan love:
- Squishy Love (I Love You and Forgive You Everything Forever Amen Love)
- Conditional Love (The I Love You But It's Conditional They Better Keep You in Character Love)
- ToughLove (The I Love You But if You're Self-Destructive I May Have to Kick Your Ass Love)
- Blind Love (The I Love You Blindly Can't See Your Faults Blah, Blah, Blah Love)
- Character Trait Only Love (I Love You But Only This Aspect of You and is that Really Love? Love)
( What Kind of Lois Fan Are You? Or let's indulge in a really long post just for the heck of it. )
According to daybreak777 I have Unconditional Love for Lois with a wee bit of Tough Love, which I think is true. I love me some Lois but I'm the first to admit that she has flaws as wide as the river Nile.
On to the second part of Bizarro.
On the whole the premiere surprised me. I really didn't expect to enjoy this episode, especially with the way the season 6 finale ended. It was a strong outing and chock full of iconic moments.
*sources: Home of the Nutty and unammablebeauty
Smallville seems to be going from strength to strength, I've fallen in love with season 6 and now season 7 is just hitting it out of the park!
I didn't think I'd like Bizarro, I wasn't all that impressed with the season ender but I'm so glad to be proven wrong. Since I'm really a Lois fan this will be mostly Lois-centric.
Bizarro part II
*sources: Screencaps from: Home of the Nutty
I'm on a Smallville binge right now since I've been home sick and I've fallen in love with the series all over again. Also re-watching has reinforced my love for Lois Lane.
Before I fell in love with Buffy, Veronica and Rose, Lois Lane was my very first role model.
I started watching Superman when I was, I think, around six and I was so entranced by the whole Superman mythos but most of all I was taken with the idea of Lois Lane. Tough as nails reporter, who isn't perfect -- she's cynical, jaded, smokes and can't spell to save her life but she's competitive and dogged and willing to put herself in danger to get the story and she can kick butt with the best of them. Also, she's a dork.
Only a dork can come up with the 'Can you read my mind' monologue, after all. :)
I'm not an avid reader of the Superman comics but I've read enough to know the some details of the mythos. But I've always seen it through Lois's point of view. I loved almost all the Lois Lanes across the decade (although I'm lukewarm towards Bosworth's Lois), heck one of the reasons why I liked Chloe so much was because she was proto-Lois. Eventually, I gave-up on the series, despite my liking Lex and Chloe.
Lois and Clark was my first ever OTP. Actually, Lois and Clark is my OTP to end all OTPs. They're the one couple I can't ever accept not being together. Buffy and Angel can go their separate ways, the Doctor and Rose being torn apart I'm also okay with that (well, not so much 'okay' but... you know what I mean) but Lois and Clark? No way. No how, not going to happen in whatever galaxy or universe.
( Smallville Lois )
( Crusade )
( Blank )
( Hydro )
( Crimson )
*source: erica-druance.org and screencap paradise
I've always loved the women characters more than I've loved the male characters in a show, its one of my requirements in order to be fannish about it. I suppose the only show where I loved both male and female characters equally is Farscape because who could not love John and Aeryn, eh? While I liked Heroes I've not been fannish about the show and Smallville was more like candy to me but the last episode really made me squee in fannish glee.
I was surprised how emotionally engaged I was watching this.
I watched Quest II immediately after reading Palimpset by paian. An AU after Quest I, this is a darker vision of what Quest II could have been and even if they diverged in paths somehow the emotional intensity, in a way, paralleled the characters in Quest II.
Smallville - Hydro
I really liked this episode, one of the enjoyable episodes of this season.
One of the hardest things to find is a good smallville Lois story with equally great characterizations, here are the few I've managed to find.
First Time, Upon Returning to Metropolis by huzzlewhat- Futurefic, Lois and Clark return to Metropolis. Great Lois voice and plausible story how Lois and Clark meet and fall in love with a killer last line.
The first time Superman met Lois Lane, it was in midair, as she was falling from a roof at the time. When he put her down on solid ground, her smile was dazed but open.
She’d only been moments from a very messy death, but he wouldn’t have been able to tell if he hadn’t been the one to catch her. “I’m guessing that you’re not exactly from around here.”
Growing up is seeing by supacat - Written before Crusade. Futurefic, Chloe, Lana Lois. The three women in Clark's life and Clark.
There's some kind of fracas at the Daily Planet. Lois turns up with a sticking plaster on her forehead, and Clark's eyes go dark with concern. He's rising from his seat.
"Lois, what happened?" he says, at the same time that Lois says, "Sorry I'm late."
Lana would have said, "It's nothing. I'm just a little shaken."
Chloe, shaken, would have said, "You should see the other guy."
Lois says, "It's nothing. What's good to eat?"
Sofa, 3 am by supacat- set after Gone. Clark and Lois at 3 am. Excellent Lois voice and characterization at the early stages of their friendship and Clark's perpetually annoyed at Lois.
Clark is sure that surrendering his room to Lana would feel different: sweet and noble and right, and she'd say, "You don't have to do that for me, Clark," and he'd get to say, "No, I want to," and get lost in her eyes. He can't imagine Lois saying, "You don't have to do that for me, Clark." He can't imagine gazing into her eyes . . . well, he can, but not without her saying, "What are you looking at?" in the same tone Pete would have said it, in the same tone Chloe used to say, "Freakazoid," in sixth grade. It's annoying. Confusing. Annoying. Clark attempts to wrest his blanket out from under Lois's legs, and with it control of the conversation. He resorts to powers when it doesn't come on the first tug.
Dealing with the Unexpected by seperis. Clark/Lex, Lois. Futurefic, mpreg. Clark realizes he's pregnant with Lex's child. It shouldn't work but it does. ROTFL kind of hilarious. Not only is it funny but seperis has an excellent, fabulously funny Lois voice.
If you get a girl knocked up, you marry her. And if you get knocked up, well--you tell the father.
Lois, following him into LexCorp headquarters, is staring holes in the back of his head. "I'll marry you," she finally says, sounding desperate, and Clark would be touched if she hadn't walked out on him once saying she'd rather lie down with cows from his farm, but with a lot more cursing and added bonus of an engagement ring thrown at his head. "You can be a stay at home dad. I'm very well-paid."
"I need a crew at Clark Kent's apartment," Lex says shortly. "Move everything to the penthouse. Now."
"Are you *kidding*?" Lois screeches, and Clark closes his eyes and gives up. "You think I'm going to let him be trapped into one of your schemes for world domination while he's knocked up and *helpless*?"
Oh dear God. Clark squeezes his eyes shut and concentrates on his stomach. This would be a perfect time for a good fit of nausea. At least then they'd *shut up*. "Guys," he says more firmly, with no anticipation of anyone hearing a word he says.
"What the hell are you going to do about it?" Lex taunts, and oh, that's so stupid, so incredibly, incredibly stupid. It's like he never met Lois.
"I'm moving in too."