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18 June 2007 @ 09:16 pm
Lois picspam #1  
So I decided it was ridiculous that I'd never made a Lois picspam post. After all, I adore her, and she's purty, and I don't really need any excuse to natter away about how great she is. So I went off to collect some pics... that was two weeks' ago. *headdesk* Now I have 200 caps and don't know where to start. *lol*

So I'm cutting this down to size and I'm going to post 10 reasons Lois rocks every day for a week. Let's see if that'll get me through it... feel free to come with me on this journey, or not, as you wish. I'm just being self-indulgent. ;-)


Ten Reasons to Love Lois
1. She's a good samaritan.
She stops to pick up naked guys with memory loss who she finds wandering around in cornfields. She remains admirably calm while doing so too--ok, she has to talk to herself a little ('look at his face, Lois! look at his face!') but that's a trait I've always found cute and endearing.


2. She's fearless.
Few people can stare down Lionel Luthor, even when he is behind bars. But Lois with a mission is a match for anyone--and to have her cousin's killer brought to justice, she'd do anything.


3. Investigative journalism!
One of Lois's first 'assignments' involved pimping Clark off to a slutty cheerleader (remember how scared he was?!) in order to, er, pump her for information. It made sense at the time... maybe...


4. She's secretly ambitious.
I think Lois is a perfectionist. She has a huge fear of failure and she sets very high standards for herself. How does this fit with dropping out of school, you ask? Well, that's classic self-sabotage. She doesn't yet have ambition driving her, but she also can't deal with trying to do something and coming off second best, so she takes it all casually--doesn't matter if she screws up. But when Chloe encourages her to write for the school paper, she's secretly proud of the results. It was such a brief moment but I loved it:


5. Lack of boundaries.
I love Lois for some of the reasons other fans hate her. In Smallville private space is sacred. You don't barge into Clark's loft without asking (unless you're Lex or Lana, that is)... let alone the BATHROOM. Unfortunately (or fortunately!) Lois doesn't know these things. Whether it's social cluelessness or the fact that she grew up on military bases and travelled around a lot, she's very matter of fact about sharing her space with others. She's also charmingly unimpressed by Clark.


There be girls out there!


Lois seriously looks like she's enjoying getting sprung by Martha Kent. Hi Mom!


6. (With apologies to serenography) She's as perplexed by Clana as many of us are.
But not for the reasons fans are. It's Lana who's too good for Clark in Lois's world.


You guys?! Really?!


7. She thinks Clark takes himself waaaay too seriously.
Oh, come on, he does! I adore him, and he's growing into a wonderful man, but all that angst and woobie-ing gets tiresome after a while--he could do with lightening up sometimes. And Lois does that well. Plus, she's fun meta for the viewer.


8. She's determined.
Once she's got an objective, she'll do anything to get to the truth. Whether it's climbing in graves to discover if her cousin's death has been faked...


or putting herself on the lab table (in Smallville terms, scary territory--few people go there voluntarily!) to get a story.


9. She likes to outman Clark.
Clark has his fair share of phallic symbols (many of them provided by Lex). Lois likes to play with them. 'Nuff said.


10. She's serious eyecandy. *stares*


Ah, the Smallville close-up: it's justifiably famous, though usually it's the male torsos getting this much attention.


More tomorrow! *g*
 
 
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: sillysilly
 
 
 
Dizzycaitlen on June 18th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
If you've got 200 caps there, you could probably make a mood-theme.... :)
the plucky young girl who helps the Doctor: clark/lois - troublealissabobissa on June 18th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! LOIS! I loved her from day one for all the reasons you listed with lovely pictorial examples. How could you not?

She's also charmingly unimpressed by Clark.
Best thing ever! It's even better when she actually is impressed by Clark.

Side note: I live about an hour from Metropolis, Illinois (where they have the superman statue and museum) and a couple of weeks ago Erica Durance was supposed to be at their annual superman festival. I so would have went and been a silly fangirl if she hadn't canceled at the last minute. :(
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
Best thing ever! It's even better when she actually is impressed by Clark
Yes! So true! That's what makes her snark so much fun--she's actually going to be head over heels for him one day--huahahaha!

a couple of weeks ago Erica Durance was supposed to be at their annual superman festival. I so would have went and been a silly fangirl if she hadn't canceled at the last minute. :(
Oh no! I hate it when they cancel at the last minute. Booo! ED's been pretty good about going to such things--what a pity!
Kate: Lois - on the phonemskatej on June 18th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
YAY LOIS!!! Beautiful picspam, Bopster, and excellent commentary. God her BODY. It's out of control!

I love her for all the same reasons you do. She is fab. :x:x:x
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois Crimsonbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon! You set a high standard in picspam--I'm not as witty. But it's awful fun and there will be more. *nods*
brokenmnemonic: Jeff!brokenmnemonic on June 18th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
Heheheh, I don't even watch SV and I'm laughing at odd moments. Note for my boss: I'm on lunch. Frak off.

Superbly funny. I'm possibly still thinking of the Kara/Lee phallic symbols picspam, but I know I'll still be smirking about Lois handling Clark's phallic symbols later!

That "you guys? Really?" picture is just superb, and begging for iconage.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois kicks assbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
Note for my boss: I'm on lunch. Frak off.
HA! How well I know that feeling...

Superbly funny
Thanks! :D

I'm possibly still thinking of the Kara/Lee phallic symbols picspam, but I know I'll still be smirking about Lois handling Clark's phallic symbols later!
Yay! There's more to come... dionusia blames me for that anyway, since I pimped her into SV by telling her the best SV drinking game was based on watching for the phallic symbols. Though I don't think she needed much excuse (either for the picspam or SV!). ;-)

That "you guys? Really?" picture is just superb, and begging for iconage.
Hee! She actually said that on the show. I think that's when I fell in love with her. ;-) Well, one of the times... Erica's got such an expressive face--it's one of the things I think makes her Lois lots of fun. She's one of those actresses who's always doing little things to show you what's going on with her character.
serenography: LoisExpserenography on June 18th, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
Aww... you never have to apologize to me, boppy. I *loved* that scene. Of course, that's back when Lois still got on my nerves with her constant berating of Clark. But one of the reasons I love her now is because they've finally balanced that into more good-natured jabbing, that I believe Clark actually enjoys. It was just a bit too mean-spirited and heavy-handed when they first introduced her, IMO. But of course, the Lois/Lana scenes always make me happy - that one is especially cute. "Reeally?" LOL!

Lois liked Lana from the start, even after knowing how Chloe felt about Clark, she never held it against Lana. More proof of awesomeness in my book. *two thumbs up*

Great idea, btw! A good Lois picspam is long overdue! Perhaps, after you conclude your series, I'll do a Lana one. Hell, I'd even like to see a Chloe one, she's had some awesome scenes too.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lana :Dbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
one of the reasons I love her now is because they've finally balanced that into more good-natured jabbing, that I believe Clark actually enjoys. It was just a bit too mean-spirited and heavy-handed when they first introduced her, IMO.
I can see that. I do wonder if maybe I didn't mind that as much because I was a bit cranky with Clark around that time. ;-) Back then I was such a Lex apologist and also a bit frustrated with Clark being a slow developer. It might look different on revisit. ;)

But of course, the Lois/Lana scenes always make me happy - that one is especially cute. "Reeally?" LOL!
It was so cute! I love their meeting too--Lana saves Lois! Girl power! And like you I really love that the girls genuinely like each other. There will be more of that this week, promise! I already have a few good Lois & Lana caps picked out. *g*

Perhaps, after you conclude your series, I'll do a Lana one. Hell, I'd even like to see a Chloe one, she's had some awesome scenes too.
Ohhh cool! That would be great, I think. All the girls need a bit more love from fandom. *g*
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:45 am (UTC)
always thought she had a beautiful face too. The ridiculous comments about her looking "old" are just that - ridiculous.
Definitely! I love her dimples. And she's so expressive. *g*
latteaddict: Lois & Clarklatteaddict on June 18th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
*iz impressed* She definitely has an independent steak which makes her different from the rest of the cast. Lois does her stuff and doesn't really care what other people think, yet she also has a vulnerability when people are pleased with her.

I'd forgotten about those early moments, so the picspam is a great refresher!

and Lois in a bikini...YOWZA!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois kicks assbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:57 am (UTC)
Lois does her stuff and doesn't really care what other people think, yet she also has a vulnerability when people are pleased with her.
Yeah I always love that combo of tough but vulnerable in female characters.
Heather: Clark & Lois Prommiss_tress on June 18th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
Lois! *loves her and you for putting this together*
Beck: SV - Clark Lois Oliver by Carmendovebeck_liz on June 18th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
Yay, Lois! Awesome picspam. And thank you for pointing out her finer qualities, as it's been ages since I watched her first episodes and I've forgotten a bunch.
darenothope: Lois drinking water in Sneeze.darenothope on June 18th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yay for Lois. She is just seriously awesome.
Grimorie: loisclarkgrimorie on June 18th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
LOIS! I haven't been online but wow, what a great thing to see the first time back! LOIS!
hazy: Dr Who: Barrowman fangirl!hazyshade on June 18th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
Fantabulous - both Lois and picspam! :D
Come July and I can finally catch up with S6.
still lavender from the block: consider this the hint of the centurywickedprincess3 on June 18th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
YAY for Lois love!

I love how there is no off limits for her. It's both *facepalm* inducing and massively adorable.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois mix tapebop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
It's both *facepalm* inducing and massively adorable.
Definitely! It's a great combo. *G*
Dionusia: wake up audreydionusia on June 18th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Clark has his fair share of phallic symbols (many of them provided by Lex). Lois likes to play with them. 'Nuff said.

Nuff said? You're such a tease.

Anyway, I haven't seen much of Lois, but I like her, and after this picspam I'm ready to adore her. And that's not just the cold medicine talking. Yay!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois no morningsbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
I haven't seen much of Lois, but I like her, and after this picspam I'm ready to adore her. And that's not just the cold medicine talking. Yay!
I will brainwash you into liking her. ;-) Look how cutely dorky she is in the morning! *points at icon*

I hope you feel better soon! *g*
Vacuum state of peacebzoppa on June 18th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
I don't even watch Smallville but I looked at this anyways. Maybe because I've been in withdrawal from picspams.

I found myself very intrigued by the following line you wrote:

Well, that's classic self-sabotage. She doesn't yet have ambition driving her, but she also can't deal with trying to do something and coming off second best, so she takes it all casually--doesn't matter if she screws up.

Self-sabotage could be my middle name. And my parents are forever telling me I have no ambition, hence the reason I'm still in the "secretarial" bargaining unit after 7 years at my job.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois searchingbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)
Well I don't know you well enough to say, but that sounds like perfectionism and fear of failure--which go hand in hand for many people. I've been talking about this with a few friends recently, and there are a few ways fear of failure can manifest/hide itself:
- self-sabotage
- avoidance (not trying so you won't fail)
- control (obsessive compulsion about things, or other control issues)
- what we've termed 'externalisation' which is kind of throwing all the issues onto the outside world and discussing all the ways that other people are not measuring up.
Most people seem to use a combo with one or more predominating. This is all completely observation-based--I've no idea how professional psychology characterises this.

But yeah, Lois seems to fit that mould.
president of the back seat: Quote: Smart chicks are hotvibrantharmony on June 18th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
Oooh, very nice! I love the caps you've chosen - that one from the bathroom, with Lois standing behind Clark? SO much love!

I haven't seen these episodes in forever. I'm gonna have to go back now and watch some!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois kicks assbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, I love that one. And I love norwich36's 'bend over, boyfriend' icon from it even more. *g*
huzzlewhat: lois lanehuzzlewhat on June 18th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
Ten Reasons to Love Lois

Ooh! Yay! ::grabs popcorn, settles in::

1. She's a good samaritan.

Yes. It's one of the things that I genuinely like about many of the SV characters, the way they all help people. So it's nice that Lois fits in with the SV crowd in this way, while being so much of an odd duck in others.

2. She's fearless.

I love that scene with Lionel, and I love the way it paid off in S6, when Lionel was the only one who noticed her activities in "Noir," and the only one who took her seriously as a potential threat. She's made herself known to him, in a way that she hasn't to many of the others, and I love that. Lois certainly knows how to pick her enemies!

4. She's secretly ambitious.

I'm with you on the self-sabotage thing. I once had a college professor explain this to me — it's an extremely common reason for procrastination. If you don't put your whole heart into it, you have a built-in excuse for not scoring the A, or being the best in class. "Oh, that B could have been an A, but I wrote it in an all-nighter, the day before it was due..." She pointed out to me that it'smuch more common among people who can write a B-worthy college-level paper the night before it's due — which goes a long way toward convincing me of Lois's natural talent.

5. Lack of boundaries.

Lois is a bull in a china shop. And what's even better is that she knows this about herself. She even refers to it as "pulling a Lois."

7. She thinks Clark takes himself waaaay too seriously.

Yes, a thousand times. Clark needs someone to needle him, to jostle him out of his funks. And he's going to need it even more when he's all grown up and wearing tights and the whole world really is on his shoulders.

And I love that Lois so mystifies him. She doesn't talk to him like anyone else he's ever known, and it's just... confusing, damn it!

9. She likes to outman Clark.

And speaking of prefiguring, I love that whole tie scene. It's so domestic, and she's so proprietary about it.

10. She's serious eyecandy. *stares*

She's gorgeous. As you said above, 'nuff said.

I love that you're doing this. I look forward to tomorrow's installment!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois searchingbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)
love the way it paid off in S6, when Lionel was the only one who noticed her activities in "Noir," and the only one who took her seriously as a potential threat.
*nods* SV payoffs are slow but they're cool when they come! And that was a great follow up. Lex may not 'rate' Lois, but Lionel sure knows she's an adversary to watch.

it's an extremely common reason for procrastination. If you don't put your whole heart into it, you have a built-in excuse for not scoring the A, or being the best in class. "Oh, that B could have been an A, but I wrote it in an all-nighter, the day before it was due..." She pointed out to me that it'smuch more common among people who can write a B-worthy college-level paper the night before it's due — which goes a long way toward convincing me of Lois's natural talent.
Yes! That's exactly the phenomenom I'm thinking of. A lot of people think perfectionists are always the kids that score well in school. It's not true. There are a lot of bright kids out there self-sabotaging. It's especially true of those who were praised for being intelligent as children. There have been studies done showing that kids that are praised for working hard (rather than innate trait of intelligence) actually succeed at harder tasks better than the kids praised for being intelligent. As soon as something feels 'hard' to the latter group, they think they'll fail and aren't as persistent.

what's even better is that she knows this about herself. She even refers to it as "pulling a Lois."
Yeah, I love self-awareness in a character. *g*

I love that Lois so mystifies him. She doesn't talk to him like anyone else he's ever known, and it's just... confusing, damn it!
True! I might have to use that in one of the later picspams... ;)

I love that whole tie scene. It's so domestic, and she's so proprietary about it.
She is! It's gorgeous. *g*

Thanks for the detailed reply! *g*
Ferd: Lois Happyferdalump on June 18th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
YAY! For a Lois picspam! *twirls you* I just love to see so much Lois love. It makes me jump around and squee.

Lois is so great for all the reasons you mentioned and a million more. Serioulsy, Erica's performance goes so unnoticed, and her character needs some love. YAY to you for giving her some.

:) :) :) :) :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
You're welcome! I'm glad it made you joyful! *g* I'm also delighted to see so many people enjoying it. It's good to be reminded that some people do notice ED's fantastic performance.
Cris: brunettesduskwillow on June 18th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
*grins like a loon*
What a lovely entry to see on my flist. ♥

Love your point about Lois as a perfectionist. Never thought of it that way, it does make sense.

5, 7 and 8 FTW!

Clark has his fair share of phallic symbols (many of them provided by Lex). Lois likes to play with them. 'Nuff said.
*smirk*
You sure know how to make my day better. >:)

This pic spam was fun, fun, fun!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois kissbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
Wheee. Glad you liked it! More to come! *twirls*
Fleegull: Doncha?fleegull on June 18th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Lovely pics, of course given the subject that's not too hard!

I agree with your assesment of Lois as a perfectionist. In my opinion, there are two true perfectionists on SV: Lois and Lex and that's totally in line with these characters in every incarnation.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex mysterybop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:42 am (UTC)
In my opinion, there are two true perfectionists on SV: Lois and Lex and that's totally in line with these characters in every incarnation.
I agree, and it makes interactions between them very interesting, though the show hasn't given us much of that. Superficially they are polar opposites, but they share some key characteristics underneath. I always found Lucy an interesting ep since they paralleled Lois and Lucy with Lex's absent sibling/surrogate brother in Clark.
blowjobs for jesus: sv Clark omgnokristiinthedark on June 18th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
HUGE score for Boppy! This is seriously awesome, I totally admit it.

Ok, here's the thing: now that I, um, *cough*dontwatchSVanymore*cough* I've grown nostalgic for Lois. And also, I have no problem in realizing most of my issues with her was that she stood in the way of my OTP. Maybe not ALL of my issues, but a lot of them. I... kinda like her. HEEEE! *is amused at own self*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois duhbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
I've grown nostalgic for Lois. And also, I have no problem in realizing most of my issues with her was that she stood in the way of my OTP. Maybe not ALL of my issues, but a lot of them. I... kinda like her. HEEEE! *is amused at own self*
HAHAHAHAHA! YOU ROCK! (I need Kate's Tommy-pointing icon!) :D

*pats the cute one*
Melissa: The Loversradioreverie on June 18th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Man, Lois is awesome. I should do a top ten about her some time.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Yay!bop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
You should! Everyone should! *hyped*
Nora Norwich: Bend over boyfriendnorwich36 on June 18th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh yay! I am looking forward to many days of Lois picspam, because I was in the mood for new Lois icons but have been too lazy to go looking for pics. I love your character analysis, too.
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Nora Norwichnorwich36 on June 19th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! Really, the picture itself suggested the caption.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois let's talk about sexbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)
Nothing will beat that icon though! ;-)
Nora Norwich: Lois lovelynorwich36 on June 19th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
Oh, I love that icon too, but it's not like there are a lot of situations where it's really appropriate, you know?
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Reneereneec on June 18th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for all the Lois love. I'm so used to seeing Lois hate from a certain thread so it's a refreshing change to see a little love thrown Lois' way. Erica is awesome and one of my most favorite Lois' of all time.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
*nods* I agree! I feel she's overdue for some love.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois mix tapebop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:35 am (UTC)
And that swimsuit shot, because she's not a stick! She's hot!
Right! CUUUUURVES! *g*

Mostly, though, I love how ridiculous she thinks Clark is.
*nods*

I wish more of the Clex writers wrote Clois too. They're so hot together! He would fall over his feet trying to kiss her, and she would despair about taking him out in public. Hee!
Oh, I know! They'd be the cutest funniest couple ever. So much fic potential! SO MUCH! Gah! *frustrated*
wildrosesingswildrosesings on June 18th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Awesome! There are not enough words out there for how much I love Lois...so it is a good thing you are posting pictures! (Worth a thousand words and all that...)

I hadn't noticed Lois playing with Clark's assorted symbols of manliness until you pointed it out! I'm going to have to watch for that now.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois kicks assbop_radar on June 19th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC)
I hadn't noticed Lois playing with Clark's assorted symbols of manliness until you pointed it out! I'm going to have to watch for that now.
I'll be posting a few more examples... ;-)
~*~: Lois no damselisilweth on June 19th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
This is wonderful! I love how you've highlighted Lois's strengths and what's made her Lois right from the start.