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13 November 2008 @ 02:24 pm
Attempting To Make Sense Of The SV 'Shipping Wars  

*beats head against the wall*

So, it seems that it's begun again. How nice. We can't just have a sane and interesting season with good writers. Oh no, not in this fandom. We have to be right up there with HP and Twilight with the wank. *disgusted sigh* And somehow we've managed to forget seven and a half years of canon along the way. This show has been Clark's journey in more ways than one and that shows in his dating history. And the reason he winds up with the woman he's always ended up with. And the reasoning for this choice has been shown over and over again.

Let me state that not all of the Clois fans hate Chloe. I, personally, love Chloe and always have. She may not be canon (and you know I loves me some canon), but she's been a strong and important character in SV. She has a reason to be there and justifies it every time she's onscreen. There's not reason not to love her, especially since she and Lois are cousins and best friends. It's not Chloe's fault that she and Clark have a past and it's not Lois' fault that they have a canon future. There's no reason for both 'ships to fight. At this point in SV history, both are fanon pairings. If you're not a fan of the Chimmy pairing, there's no point in turning on the Clois fans or any other. And the Clois fans ought to know better. Come on, guys, we're better than that. Really. Let's all be grown-ups and stop acting like teenagers. *disappointed look* Does anyone see me writing ranty posts because I'm an H/Hr fan and there's likely going to be extremely obvious H/G and R/Hr in the next three films? No. And I won't. And this is just the same.

Okay, now that that's out of the way, let's take a look back at what the past has shown us. In the eight season that this show has been on, there's been several points made on Clark and the girls' relationships.

I know this might shock a few people, but I actually liked Clark with Lana back in the day. I was glad that she was getting a chance to be with him, even if they switched the canon and gave her the advantage of being the one he liked. I held on to that until the second breakup. Then I decided enough was enough. It's clearly not destiny with these two. Even if Lois didn't exist, I wouldn't want them as an OTP. We've proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Clark doesn't need to be with Lana (vice versa) because they're so toxic for each other. Clark wants her to be that perfect angel he used to think she was, blind to her flaws, and Clark's expectations are too much for Lana. Note the fact that they've never stayed together without issues for any significant period of time. It ends either because he's being too possessive and Lana cheats to get relief from it or the frustration gets too high for both parties. And how many times have they done this dance? It's kinder to just stop and try to remember the good memories. Which I'm not sure they did soon enough. There's just too much pain to be had there.

Then there was Chloe. Chloe, the constant picker-up-of-pieces. Chloe, the secret-keeper. Chloe, who has never hidden that she loves Clark. Chloe got the thankless job in this of being part Lois (ace reporter and utterly in love with the Superman-to-be) and part comics Lana (the best friend who's madly in love with him, but is all too aware of the fact that he doesn't feel the same way). Chloe, whom I would have been fine with him having a relationship with, but he ruined that all on his own. She doesn't need to be with him because we've all see how aware he's been of the feelings. We've all also seen the way that he occasionally takes advantage of it. Anyone remember the hell that he put her through with Lana? Anyone remember how many times we saw her cry because she thought that it would go somewhere and then he ran back to Lana? I can't bear to watch it. That's the whole reason I don't approve of that ship these days. I've been there before and it's not a happy or secure place to be. At all. I'd sooner see her single. She'll never be a hundred percent certain of his feelings, not after all of this Lana mess.

Lois is the only one who's managed to stay just out of reach and call him on being a butthead. And I think that she's proven that she can handle the situations that life with him will bring. And she's also had a thing for him for quite some time, but also knows that her cousin cares for him. Did you ever see her throw herself at him at all when she wasn't under a spell or hopped up on Red K? She's the only logical choice.

None of this is to say that I don't like Chloe or Lana...well, I have my own reasons to dislike Smallville's Lana. But I think that we've arrived at the unbiased reasoning for my choice of Lois in SV. 'Ship what you want is my point. I have valid reasonings for why I don't ship the other two with him.
 
 
On the Verge of: annoyedannoyed
Beautiful Noise: Evanescence-Sally's Song (Nightmare Before Christmas Revisited)
 
 
the_scary_kittythe_scary_kitty on November 13th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Word to the wordy word. :)

*high-fives*
Lois: Heirs :: Lois :: Smoking Problemkalalanekent on November 14th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
It just kills me that we have nothing better to do as a fandom than in-fight. *rolls eyes* This season has been awesome and well-written. Chloe has been utterly badass, as have Clark and Lois. Can't we just be happy about that?
Obsessed fangirl: SV - Lois and Clark 'engaged'babettew54 on November 13th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
We get it, but why is it so hard for the 'haters' to get it? Because we know after 70 years and counting, who he'll be with.

You said it all perfectly!! Thanks, hon!:D
Lois: SV :: Clark :: Where The Hell Have You Bkalalanekent on November 14th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
What's the point in hating? Especially since there shouldn't be anything to hate on? Some people have nothing better to do. And I can't even see why this should be an issue. *headdesk*
sean_montgomery: Smallville - Clois: my anti-drugsean_montgomery on November 13th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Here here! Agreed with every point - I love Chloe, always have, and, like you, would have loved to see her with Clark for a season/half a season or so. Everything, Twin. 100% in agreement.

(Especially about H/Hr.) :D
Lois: Lois :: Stresskalalanekent on November 14th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
I just hate that the Lois and Chloe fans can't all get along. The two of them are all about love and acceptance of each other! Why can't the fans see that?! *headdesk* And Chlark would have been lovely if Clark had felt that way about her. Heck, I would have loved to see it in season three or even season 5. But the time is passed and they've moved on. And it's better that way. Chloe deserves better. End of story.

And yeah, so not looking to the HP stuff, but hey. I'll live with it. That's the way of fanon. *smiles, shrugs* And I always have my Potter epic just for me. ;)
maaike_fluffy on November 14th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
Right now, I'm happy I'm missing all the Sv stuff. Because another shipping war and more fandom wank is so not what I need right now. I didn't now things were ugly in the SV fandom. *frowns disapprovingly* It's just a TV show people...
Lois: Clois :: Intimidationkalalanekent on November 14th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm so disappointed in the SV fandom right now. We're not the kind of fans that are supposed to act like this. And over something like who he's going to be with in the final season? *rolls eyes* There are better things to worry about.

...the writing this season is top-knotch. Looove it this year.
✰ ❝elliαniα❞ ĸatrine: sv; dirty clark <3elliania on November 14th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
Some people REALLY should read that, honestly.

*is annoyed*