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children of dune - leto 1
seperis
Okay, I have totally depressed myself by re-reading my own freaking fic. The Spiderman/Smallville crossover one. Okay, the thought that lingers is, who the hell let me write that? Everyone is *miserable*. I mean, when not fucking. And I thought this was a *good idea*?

I keep having to stop and apologize to Peter for, you know, killing *his wife*. And Clark and Lex for making them so utterly depressed. Everyone in there should be on *medication*.

*sighs*

So, low stress. If I were to do a DVD commentary on a fic, any in particular you'd be interested in reading? I've done--er, two? I'm not terribly good at it, mostly because the structure eludes me. But hey! I can try! None of the WiPs, since I never know where I am in those until I'm there. But you know, any of the others? Will try.


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heh. I just re-read that the other day, and recalled why I liked it; yeah, everyone's really depressed, but it's really interesting getting the perspective on Metropolis, Superman, and Clark+Lex from another superhero. Also, the Lex/Peter scenes were fucking hot like burning.

It's funny, how that contrasts, between the past and present. And it wasn't deliberate, really, not at first. But all that hope and happiness in the past, and Lex *thinking* he'd hit rock bottom post-Desiree and getting comfort from Peter. Compared to the present part, with Lex *really* at rock bottom and Peter's world already destroyed past saving.

I mean, I look at that, and it's only recently it hits me how I built this universe where the happiest ending would have been for Peter to stay in Metropolis and be Lex's lover. I mean, they'd both still be totally haunted and unhealed and longing for the people they can't have, but they wouldn't be alone.

That's just--God.

Plus, seriously, I didnt' know I'd killed Mary Jane until Lex said it. Just *breaks* me every time.

I'd forgotten the plot and characteristics from the story when I re-read it, but as it started to unfold things kept coming back to me; and I was wondering how these things happened, how MJ died and why there is no return for Lex and Clark's relationship. I don't know that they could ever be happy again, any of the characters; whether it's too late for Clark and Lex to be reconciled, or for Pete, who lost both people that he loved. But I always harbored the dream that because Pete took the pictures that made Lex and Clark both see with more clarity, he gave them a catalyst to get back together. I didn't see it as utterly dystopic; more like the dark, dark bottom before the shaky rise can start again.

Oh, dude, my vote -- any of the Arizona/Puerto Vallerta/Mexico City AUs. Not to sound like a slavering fangirl, but those are awesome. And deserve annotation.

...Come on. John's an assassin. That's almost as good as a ninja.

Hmm.

*goes to look appraisingly at Arizona*

*uses hopeful Rodney icon*

*seconds the hope for Arizona*

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I adore "Three Impossible Things" - it's one of those stories that has so many scenes that just get me. Every time.

Hmm, 'Something More'?

Alternatively, 'Midwinter' or 'Like Running Through Water'. I cannot choose. :D

Pretty When You're Mine is my vote even though it's a WiP.

Yes, yes pretty when you're mine. I want more of that in anyway I can have it. I re-read the whole thing a few days ago and it just consumed me all over again.

I second the "Pretty When You're Mine" vote, but then, I'm voting for any Smallville fic you've written... because that is my new favorite fandom.

I've only commented a couple of times, but when I saw Three Impossible Things mentioned along with the possibility of a DVD commentary for it... I'm not gonna lie, I hopped around a little bit in my chair with glee. It's probably my favorite SV fic ever (if that for any reason helps influence you).

*goes back to lurking, but with hope in her heart* ;D

The Atlantis Project - Arizona, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, the next sequel...

Oooh, the next sequel. I like that idea.

Seriously, I'd like to see/read DVD commentary on Arizona. Please, ma'am?

Spiderman/Smallville x-over...

I'm the queen of denial when it comes to the boys.

I didn't like this story because of that. But not just that.

You write so beautifully, but I couldn't get behind Peter/Lex. I just couldn't believe it. Where was Harry Osborne to comfort fuc, er, comfort him again? I tried reading the sex scenes but had to skip over.

Goodness, it's been so long since I read it but I just remember not wanting to read it again. Probably just denial. But why didn't the boys work things out this time? Why didn't time with Peter soothe either Lex or Peter?

Maybe it was the ending that left me so frustrated. Nothing was resolved. Hell, it ended up even worse than before. Frustration. Like Gone with the wind. Lex and Clark are kinda like Scarlett and Rhett. Lex always running after Clarklett and Clarklett running after Blanaie. Always hurting each other but secretly in love. (But Blanie a nasty insert curse word(s)of your choice here!)

But that lack of ANY hope at the end. Like Hamlet but with living death.

Ugh, what the hell do I mean? Please don't be offended. Why am I picking on poor Jenn? Don't provoke the givers of the porneth!

When I think about Handful of Dust I didn't feel dissatisfied like in this fic. No matter how gruesome it got.

Still making no sense?

Nothing to see here, move along people....

Re: Spiderman/Smallville x-over...

*laughs*

No, it's--you're right. That's why it hurts me still. I just wrote this thing where Peter had his best firend and his wife both dead and Lex and Clark at hard stalemate.

However, Lex was forced to realize that Clark and Superman were the same person. And Clark had to realize that he could lose Lex before they could reconcile. Which is bad.

Eventually, they do come together. This entire thing is almost a prequel to a story I will never write, in *why* they are able to get past their differences and come together.

Yes, little consolation.

*sighs* It's a freakishly depressing story.

58 Standing in the Common Spaces by jenn
smallville/spiderman sum: This could be a romance but there are too many shadows. I don’t know if I like it, but I like the silky feel of her skill.

That's what I wrote in my own little summary file and it's still true :) But if I could have a DVD commentary track could it please be for 'Through the Looking Glass' cause that one made me cry in the first paragraph and I remember it taking me almost a week to brave it once again and being glad that I did.

I'll put my two cents in for Three Impossible Things or Sleep While I Drive. Oh, the good ole days of SV fandom...

Long time no talk to you! Have a very wonderfull, noisy Independence Day!

*sighs* I really liked that one though - with the Smallville/Spiderman crossover. Woo Pathos! Heck, even Superman gets Pathos.

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