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06 September 2006 @ 10:29 pm
Meta squee!  
Follow-up to my post on Queer secrecy in Smallville: slinkling has posted some thoughts on the etymology of Lex's name and on allegory versus normality. She invites you to get meta with her!

Within this post, she observes:
The way Clark is constantly at war with himself, torn between his overwhelming desire to be a normal guy and his ability/responsibility to save the world; the way Lex (especially in early seasons) is always struggling to define himself as an individual, and not just the iconic conqueror or villain that he's apparently destined to be; the way these two recognize and glomp onto each other from their earliest meetings, unable to let go of the only other person in their lives who seems to be fighting the same inner battles between light and dark, between private self-hood and being what the world demands that they be -- these are the aspects of SV that clang in my imagination like it's an echo chamber, that I can't stop amplifying and dissecting and playing with.

Isn't that the most perfect description of SV obsession ever?! *loves*
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Current Mood: contentcontent
Melissa: Frilute le peureuxradioreverie on September 6th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: bsg kara eeek!bop_radar on September 7th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
Woah! Scary mask dude!
Alison: crisis clexacampbell on September 6th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, and it's too bad the guys can't just recognize and accept this about each other and their relationship, darnit!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW woebop_radar on September 7th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
I KNOW! Woe.
slinkling: exposedslinkling on September 6th, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
*blows you a kiss*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: TW smilebop_radar on September 7th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
*chirps* :-)
(no subject) - bloodygoodgirl on September 7th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: books!!bop_radar on September 7th, 2006 05:40 am (UTC)
Ah yes, the problem of the pointless English degree... I curse my English major! I learnt NOTHING. Though a friend pointed out to me that this wasn't true--she says I learnt to be very articulate about what I don't like in writing/books.