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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.
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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.