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29 January 2002 @ 10:09 pm
snickering like a twelve year old  
You can't *tell* me they aren't playing up the slashiness in Smallville. The whole Clark delivers flowers to Lex scene, sheesh.

The show seems to be settling into a pretty good groove, still kind of stuck in the Kryptonite monster of the week theme but being a little more graceful about disposing of them and making the overall character arcs link up more smoothly.
Mely: yellow iriscoffeeandink on January 30th, 2002 06:21 am (UTC)
Oh, they are *so* doing it on purpose. I'd think so even if I didn't know one of the producers used to write M/K for kicks.
Lauratavella on January 30th, 2002 12:57 pm (UTC)
Argh! Now you'll have me staring at lists of producers and trying to figure out the party in question!
Malkinmalkin on January 30th, 2002 08:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, no kidding.
I picked up on that vibe as early as the first episode, and I'm not even into slash, really. This last episode was even more obvious than the others. It wasn't the flowers that got me so much as the scene where Lex fell backwards, and Clark caught him in his arms. Heh.
Lauratavella on January 30th, 2002 01:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Yeah, no kidding.
Oh, yeah, the peanut gallery at our caught that one too. The other theory we have is that it's the reason Clark keeps sabotaging a potential relation with Lana. So that no one will be suspicious that he's not dating girls; he's longing after the unobtainable Lana, of course. He just has to make sure she stays unobtainable.
Loligololigo on January 30th, 2002 11:26 am (UTC)
And besides the scenes everyone else has mentioned, how about Lex in handcuffs, doing that gracefully arched neck thing?

I pointed all of these things out to Andy last night, and I'm not sure that he's recovered from the horror yet. You know, he was really getting the hang of the slash thing for a while there -- his running subtext commentary during Horatio Hornblower was priceless. But he has idolized Superman since earliest childhood, and the idea that Clark... and LEX... no. He denied that there was even a tiny hint of it on screen.

He was like an eight year-old trying (and failing) to come to terms with the idea that his parents must, you know, have SEX sometimes.
Lauratavella on January 30th, 2002 01:08 pm (UTC)
Heh, heh, heh. I had someone pretty frantically denying it on line, but then the straight white male with kids said he so agreed...
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on January 30th, 2002 02:12 pm (UTC)
As the 'someone' in question, or one of them anyway, I still say that it's very easy to read slashy overtones into something that's not intentionally being done for slash effect. It happens all the time today.

I agree with 'someone' else that it's sad that guys can't be nice to each other, or be friends, even close friends, without it automatically being a slash situation.

Loligololigo on January 30th, 2002 07:30 pm (UTC)
I agree with 'someone' else that it's sad that guys can't be nice to each other... without it automatically being a slash situation.

But don't forget -- if they hate each other, that's *also* a sign that they want to have sex with each other. ;-)
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on January 30th, 2002 03:47 pm (UTC)
From what I've read, they aren't planning on doing seasonal story arcs for Smallville. They're going to stick with the episodic nature.