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13 May 2011 @ 01:21 pm
smallville series finale, pre-episode thoughts  
Okay, so as you all know, today is the Smallville series finale. In fandom, we've talked about this show ending for years and yet now that the finale is actually here, most of us really can't take it. I know I can't. I've overwhelmed and have been choked up all morning. With every post I see of people saying goodbye, I get all emotional again.

It's had its ups and downs over the years, but it's still a show that we watched and become invested in. It's harder in fandom because we spend so much more time thinking about it. We write meta, fic, make art and vids from it ... we talk about it constantly. So all of a sudden, Smallville becomes more than a TV show ... it becomes part of our lives. These characters are more than just fictional people- we feel like we know them and have grown to love them and care about what happens to them.

I haven't been watching since Day 1, though I know a lot of you have, but it has been a part of my life for the past 6 years. Once I got to fandom, it became even more important.

Because of Smallville, I joined fandom. I wrote fic and participated in discussions. I have had my issues with both the show and the fandom, but I have also met a lot of people online and made tons of great friends that I wouldn't trade for anything. I truly hope that I won't lose you guys once the show is over.

I am happy that we got 10 whole years and when I look back on this show, it will be with fondness and affection. I will forever think of it as a show I loved, despite its many flaws.

So thank you to everyone who has made this journey such a fun one and though they'll never see this message, I'm grateful to everyone who was ever apart of the show and all the hard work they put in to give us entertainment on a weekly basis for the past decade.

Now let's hope for an awesome finale! I am keeping my fingers crossed for great ratings and a kickass episode. Because Smallville deserves to go out with a bang. :D
 
 
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svgurl: oliver tilting head and smilesvgurl on May 14th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Aww, thank you. I appreciate the offer. It means a lot.
ctbn60ctbn60 on May 13th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
*HUGS*

I'm grateful that I've met so many wonderful people. like you honey!!!
svgurl: clark/lex 'phoenix' hugsvgurl on May 14th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
*hugs* You're so sweet. I am glad I got to meet you too because you're so talented and awesome.
dru: michael req  <lj user=neversleeps>drusplace on May 13th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Well said.
svgurl: tom welling amusedsvgurl on May 14th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I tried my best to put my feelings into words. :D
boltgirl426: Clark Ollie Intenseboltgirl426 on May 13th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
If it hadn't been for Smallville, I wouldn't have met you! I know I wouldn't trade our friendship for anything in this world! I truly hope like you that Smallville gets the finale it deserves. I remember watching the premiere when I was in college, there were six of us sitting around the tv. Sometimes I can't believe it's all coming to an end tonight. Hopefully I'll get to talk to you online tonight!!
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on May 14th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
If it hadn't been for Smallville, I wouldn't have met you! I know I wouldn't trade our friendship for anything in this world!
I know and I feel the same way. I'm very grateful for our friendship and to the show for bringing us together. ♥

And it's so great that the show got the awesome sendoff it deserves. :)
chosenfire28: Smallville= Clark Kent chosenfire28 on May 13th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
And I am tearing up again, today is HARD!

*HUGS*
svgurl: clark/lex 'phoenix' hugsvgurl on May 14th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
It is hard! I didn't mean to make you tear up though. I think it's going to be tough on all of us for a little bit.

*hugs*
lynzie914: Clark and Ollielynzie914 on May 13th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
*hugs you*

You say it so much better than I ever could! Agreed on all counts. SV will forever go down as one as my absoulte favorite shows and I'm so glad that it got me involved into fandom so I could meet so many awesome people like you.

Also, that support group you were talking about before? Yep, we might need to get a start on that. I think after the finale's over. I'm gonna need it. :D
svgurl: chloe & loissvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
*hugs back*

Aww, you're sweet. I just tried my best to lay out my emotions and what I was feeling. And yes, I agree. Smallville will always be a favorite show for me and the fandom will hold a special place in my heart. I'm grateful for all the friends that I made and I'm so happy that I got to meet you too! ♥

Yes, I think I need that support group now. The fact that it's all over is killing me.
bradygirl_12: ollie (glamor queen green)bradygirl_12 on May 13th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
Argh! I wish I could take part tonight, but you know how it is. :) But even before I do see it, I'll give you hugs and support! Because ten years is a long time to have a show you love and it's kind of tough when it ends. We'll survive, and so will the friendships this fandom gave us. :)
svgurl: oliver promo b&wsvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
I wish you could too but I will be looking forward to hearing your thoughts when you do get a chance to see it.

But even before I do see it, I'll give you hugs and support! Because ten years is a long time to have a show you love and it's kind of tough when it ends. We'll survive, and so will the friendships this fandom gave us. :)
*hugs* I appreciate that and I agree. I'm sure our fandom will persevere and we will get through this. I am glad I got involved so I could meet such amazing people like yourself. I do plan to stick around and I have high hopes that we'll all continue to be friends, like you said.
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hamarakissahamarakissa on May 14th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
*hugs*

I have to catch up on the past episode before watching the finale - but I understand what you mean when you say it's become a major part of life - because for us, fandoms are a part of life and it becomes much more than that <3
svgurl: chloe & lois 'bride'svgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
*hugs*

I am looking forward to hearing what you think when you do catch up!

but I understand what you mean when you say it's become a major part of life - because for us, fandoms are a part of life and it becomes much more than that <3
Exactly. Shows/books/movies become so much more important when we enter fandom. It makes letting go even harder. :(
La Nena: Clex handssupercaptain182 on May 14th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Truer words...

I am so thankful for this show and the people that I have met through it. *hugs*
svgurl: clark/lex 'phoenix' hugsvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
I am so thankful for this show and the people that I have met through it. *hugs*
So am I. *hugs*
darkeyedresolvedarkeyedresolve on May 14th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
We will continue on, we have ten years of characters and ten years of memories to use.

Got to keep the flame of Smallville burning brightly, so that everyone else can enjoy it.

svgurl: tom welling amusedsvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Yes, I agree. The fandom's too big to just suddenly die out once the show is over. So many fandoms have continued on and I think that we will too.

Got to keep the flame of Smallville burning brightly, so that everyone else can enjoy it.
Well said.
cuyler_morgan: Clois: rabidcuyler_morgan on May 14th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
Now that it's over...I'm just really sad.

I hope most of the friends I made through smallville stick around LJ. It'll be pretty quiet if they don't.
svgurl: clois s8svgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
I know, right? I'm thrilled that it was so awesome and yet really sad that it's over now.

I hope most of the friends I made through smallville stick around LJ. It'll be pretty quiet if they don't.
I feel the same way. But you don't have to worry about me. I plan on sticking around for sure. :)
Abbeyplace_to_hide on May 14th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
I can't wait to watch it. I gotta watch it from my dvr.:D
svgurl: erica comic consvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
Awesome! :)
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Kevincelticwolfster on May 14th, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
Very well said. Don't think anyone else could've said it any better. Thanks to the show, I've picked up a love for Smallville fan fictions. Just because the show is ending....I don't see the end of great fan fiction stories in the future. Just too many different perspectives to be written about...especially Collie!! :p

Be interested to hear your thoughts about the 2 part finale.
svgurl: oliver laughingsvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Very well said. Don't think anyone else could've said it any better.
Aww, thanks! I just tried my best to put how I was feeling into words. :D

Thanks to the show, I've picked up a love for Smallville fan fictions. Just because the show is ending....I don't see the end of great fan fiction stories in the future. Just too many different perspectives to be written about...especially Collie!! :p
Yup, I read fanfic before I got into Smallville but it was the show that got me into fandom and is the reason I began to actively participate in it. And yes, I am sure the fandom will stick around. It's too big to just all of a sudden disappear.