May 30th, 2011

tom welling amused

day 16!

I hope you all know that the Smallville Big Bang is still accepting sign-ups! Author sign-ups are open until June 12th and artist sign-ups till the second half of August. For authors, it's only 10k, which is shorter than most other Big Bangs, and the final draft isn't even due till October! I'm sure they could use more authors and especially more artists. So, some of you talented folks on my flist should head on over and check it out.

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, it's Day 16 of my 21 Day Smallville Music Meme!

Day 16 – A song that reminds you of Smallville’s “Metropolis Years”

Well, there are many songs for that too, but I will go with "Awake and Alive" by Skillet. The second half of the series, especially s8-10, which were really the "Metropolis years", IMO, were about characters finally finding who they were and where they belonged. Decisions were made, some good and others not so good, but they all shaped who the characters became. Clark, for one, was finally independent, officially became the hero he was from Day 1 and gave his heart up to a woman he never really considered in the past. Chloe found a new home in a world with heroes, yet eventually rediscovered her original passion, realizing it didn't have to be either or. Lois too realized that she could love a hero and became settled at the Planet, becoming who she was meant to be all along. Which is why lyrics like "I'm awake I'm alive/Now I know what I believe inside/Now it's my time/I'll do what I want 'cause this is my life" really work for me. The whole song really fits though and if you haven't heard it, you should take a listen. :)

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