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Picspam-Clana Scenes, Blended

A little while ago, I did a picspam for Lois Lane Appreciation Week.  Just to try something different, I decided to blend screencaps of Clark and Lois together, and then post the accompanying dialogue.  I thought it came out rather well.  And I wanted to do something similar for a number of other Smallville twosomes.  Currently in the works....Clex, Chlark, Lex/Lionel, Lana/Chloe, and possibly one on the Kents.  Its possible I will consider other twosomes, but since its taken me so long to complete one other one, I don't want to get too ambitious.

The first one I completed was Clana.  Probably a surprising choice from me, but it seemed to be the one that was talking to me.  And given the amount of scenes they've shared together, there was plenty of material to select from.  Not to the mention the fact that Tom and Kristin are so lovely together.  I tried to avoid the obvious scenes (except the first one, because how do you not include it?).  And I also tried to select scenes and dialogue that encompassed their relationship.  But I avoided the overly nasty.  Who needs to picspam that?  I did find it hard not to end on a rather sad note, because thats just so them.

Also, I'm not a great photoshop artist, so don't judge me...LOL

So what are you?  Man or Superman?
I haven't figured it out yet.

Type your cut contents here.



You always seem to understand what I'm trying to say.  How come you know so much?
Magic.  you don't beleive in magic?  I'll show you.

Do you like it?
Um, I think the operative word is "gulp"

...That's the thing about Clark Kent.  He's not always there when you want him, but he's always there when you need him
It's a fine distinction

...I wanted to share this with someone special, and I still am.  You're still going, aren't you Clark?
You can count on me

I wish I could explain, but I can't.
The story of your life.

We should go on a date.  Together.  In the near future.
Are you serious?

I just wanted to say thank you.
Oh. Well, you've been there for me so many times.  I wanted to repay you.  Besides, it's not every day that Lana Lang gets a chance to save Clark Kent.

What happened?  Please, I just - I'd really like to know.
So would I.

You smell amazing!

Is this really happening?
Go do your photoshoot.

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and... everything would be different?
All the time.

I know about the baby.  Lex told me.  Everything's changed.
Even the fact that you told me that you look back at the past and regret it everyday? Has that changed too?  I guess that I can't ask you to see me the same way.

And I don't know
this could break my heart or save me
Nothing's real
Until you let go completely





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Sep. 7th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
I think you do a great job with the blends. They're very pretty and reminds me that Clana did have some really nice moments in their relationship, especially in s1 & s2. Tom and Kristin looked so young back then!

I love the first picture of Lana ... she just looks so pretty! Kristin Kreuk is definitely beautiful.

And even though I'm definitely not a Clana fan, I have to admit that I smiled a little at the Clana proposal in s5. Plus, Clark just looked so happy when she said yes. :D

This was great! I can't wait to see the next ones!

Sep. 7th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words. I do my best, but I'm not expert.

When I was doing this, I was struck by how much Clark and Lana used to smile at each other.

I hope the other ones can come together. I really wanted to do Clex first, but that one has been fighting me. Very frustrating. I think once I get past Clex, Chlark will be a breeze. In fact, Chlark may be put in front of Clex if it goes that way.
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Sep. 7th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
aww that was cute :)
Sep. 7th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) I hope you'll enjoy the Chlark one. I'm trying to do justice to every relationship I do this for.
Sep. 7th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
So much pain so much angst yet so much joy too! Well maybe not quite as much as the angst but still they stood out in my mind. Great choices here and whilst you did end on the sad one it wasn't quite a gut wrenching as I was expecting. And I don't mind what order you do them in...this is Smallville the pretty shall abound!
Sep. 7th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I don't think you can do a Clana picspam through the years, and not include the angst and pain. Its so much a part of them. But I wanted to show more of the bittersweet then the bitter, if that makes sense. And I think I decided on that last picture because it seeemed to best represent that eternal inability to be together. And I really didn't want to end on the video tape. Blah!
Sep. 7th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
Wow, I love this! These look wonderful (you do great work!), and they pack an enormous emotional wallop, at least for me. So many of their early moments were wistful, and the later ones border on the tragic. I was surprised to find that the one from Reckoning brought instant tears to my eyes. And Clark's face in all the ones after that just makes me cry more. Especially that last one. *sobs*

You've included all the different flavors of their relationship: awkward, cute, tentative, happy, confused, remorseful, sad, and lost. Awesome. I always lose my Clana bitterness over the hiatus, without it thrust in my face on a weekly basis, and find myself dwelling instead on the sadness of the perfect love Clark wants for them, but that always seems to elude their grasp. And OMG they are two of the most beautiful people on earth, aren't they?

I adore that first one. There was so much sweet promise in that first scene they had together! *sighs* And the one from Thirst makes me laugh! hee! Visually the last one is my favorite. It's so beautiful, and so sad.

This is an inspired way to look at the relationships in Smallville! I love the moments you've chosen, and the caps and quotes are perfect. Thanks so much for creating this, and for sharing it with us. I can't wait to see what else you come up with!
Sep. 8th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Oh my, I'm speechless. Thanks so much for the kind words. Ya know, I try to capture the relationship with these. Thats the idea. But its a bit hard to know if I'm achieving that, when I'm purposely avoiding so many of the more obvious moments. I'm so glad this worked for you.

I'm not a great admirer of Clana because I don't believe it was written very well, however I've always had respect for it, and I've always been someone who does believe that Clark and Lana really did have a tremendous amount of love for each other. When I was collecting screencaps for them, its amazing how many shots there of Tom and Kristin just looking at each other and saying so much with their expressions. The script often let them down, but Tom & Kristin gave it their all.

I think the Chlark one is going to come together nicely, but I'm worried about the Clex one.
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Sep. 7th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
I think you did awesome with the blending the pic. I'm not very good with this stuff. And this is very cute you can say what you want about the Clana but they're gorgeous.
Sep. 8th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
They most certainly are gorgeous. Probably one of the best looking tv couples you're ever going to see. And I hope the blending worked. I didn't try to go for perfection, but more of a fading together, if that makes sense.
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Sep. 7th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
They've both gotten even better looking as the years have gone by...

You did a good job for someone who doesn't know much about Photoshop.

Sep. 8th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm always learning, but I'm still such an amateur.

I think Tom and Kristin are just amazingly blessed by the genetics fairy. I suspect they'll both look good for decades to come.
Sep. 7th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Now, you know I'm no Clana fan, but these are really lovely. Great work!

It's funny: if I ever learn to make vids, my first vid may be a Clana vid, and my favorite ever fic (that I wrote) is a Clana fic! Go figure.

At the end of the day, I disliked the Clana the show gave us over the seasons, but that doesn't mean we can't do positive things with the 'ship in fandom.
Sep. 8th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Thanks for saying so. I know you aren't fond of them, but I was hoping this would be something that a person could appreciate, even if they didn't much care for the pairing.
Sep. 8th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
These were great!! I LOVE the scene that you chose from Shimmer:
...That's the thing about Clark Kent. He's not always there when you want him, but he's always there when you need him
It's a fine distinction

Something that I've noticed- especially in the early seasons, was that whenever Clark/Tom would say "Lana" it always sounded like he was surprised- surprised to see her or that she was actually talking to him? I'm not sure. Have you ever noticed that?

Also, that scene from Blank, guh! It breaks my heart when he asks what happened and then realizes it was his doing.

Thanks for all the great memories. :-)

Sep. 8th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
I love that scene from Shimmer too, but it was a bitch to find the right caps. I actually love the final result though.

Tom had a way of playing Clark where he would just look at KK/Lana like he was in awe, and I think that really worked in the earlier seasons. And I've found quite a few caps where KK does wonders with her expression.

IMO, KK is amazing in Blank. I know it wouldn't be an obvious choice for her as a tour de force, but she brings so much vulnerability to her 2 scenes with Clark. There isn't a lot of dialogue, or screentime, but it didn't matter.
Sep. 8th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Oh. Well, you've been there for me so many times. I wanted to repay you. Besides, it's not every day that Lana Lang gets a chance to save Clark Kent.
Nice choice. I like that moment (Lana being relatable for once) and that episode!

Lovely blends! Can't wait for the Clex version :)
Sep. 8th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
The Clex is giving me fits. I'm not sure why, but I just don't feel like I've got the right material yet, and I REALLY want to do them right.

And that Precipice scene is a choice that really worked for me. It was a moment where they really got the Clana stuff right, I thought.
Sep. 8th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
Love everything... Good work. I remember that I really liked Clana.
...That's the thing about Clark Kent. He's not always there when you want him, but he's always there when you need him
It's a fine distinction
Love that scene but not exactly that moment,I really liked the time that they are about to kiss
Lana: You're the one who listens...Clark:I do
Lana:You're the one who's here Clark:yeah Lana:Yeah
Nice job though.
Sep. 8th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.
Sep. 8th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
These are definitely not obvious at all, I can hardly recall where half of these quotes come from! :p I especially like #2 and #3, that bit of humor thrown in. And the "You smell amazing!" one just cracks me up, lol. I'm guessing that's from Spell?
Sep. 8th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
Thats good that they aren't obvious. Sometimes I think people focus so much on certain "big" moments that a lot of the smaller, important moments slip through the cracks.

I included the "You smell Amazing!" one for a laugh. I thought Clana needed it. Its from Thirst, with vampire Lana.
Sep. 8th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
I really, really like this. I sometimes forget that Clana did have their moments. ;)

And thank you for reminding me of their scene in "Blank". That one of the best scenes Clana scenes ever, IMO
Sep. 8th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
Good, I'm glad you liked it. When I came up with the idea for Clark/Lois, it just seemed like a new way to revisit certain relationships.

And I agree on Blank. The Clana scenes in that episode are very poignant.
Sep. 8th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
I don't like Clana and this made me all teary.Thank you much for reminding me that their relationship wasn't about the angst amd btterness. That scene from reckoning always gets me.
Sep. 8th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
Thats a great compliment. I had hoped that this could appeal to fans, and non-fans. :)
Sep. 8th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
Aww, lovely.
Sep. 8th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you. When you are capping these 2, its hard not to get lovely.
Sep. 8th, 2008 07:52 am (UTC)
These were lovely!
I like Season 1 Clana, it's laid-back and sweet, it's just the later seasons that make me ill :P

I love the blend you made of the final scene in Bizarro and coupled with lyrics from Sober was just perfect.
Sep. 8th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
I think people forget how adorable and smitten the two of them were in the early seasons. I know people always think of Clark being ga-ga for Lana, but really, she was also completely taken with him very early on as well.

I'm glad you liked the Bizarro/song lyrics thing. I wasn't sure if that would work.
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