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13 September 2004 @ 01:22 am
SV fic: Of Epistles and Epiphanies  
I'm as shocked as you are. No, really.

Title: Of Epistles and Epiphanies
Pairing: Clark/Lex
Spoilers: None


Of Epistles and Epiphanies.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
 
 
 
The Spikespike21 on September 13th, 2004 08:46 am (UTC)
Very nice. Very... grown-up, somehow. Kind of highlights how young they are now and the absoluteness of their decision-making processes as opposed to the more mellow and forgiving way they might be someday. Very hopeful.
pure FORESHADOWING: Deathnifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
*nods* I think one of the saddest things about watching the boys on SV is that if either one of them were a little older, or more laid back at all then part of the Riftyness might be avoidable, you know? *sighs*

Anyway! I'm really glad you like this! Thank you!
vi, miss vylit if you're nasty: SV Clark/Lex Hallelujah -- jwynnvylit on September 13th, 2004 09:21 am (UTC)
“You have no idea how innocent I’m not,” Clark snarks at Lex’s voice in his head, which has been reading the email over and over and over in a loop.

It’s really fucking irritating. And hot. Much like Lex, in general.


I adore your Clark voice.

A lonely, pompous, sad, man. And it hurts to think about Lex that way, because Lex – he’s not on a pedestal for Clark. He hasn’t been for a long time.

I love this part. Clark knows Lex, recognizes Lex's faults, and cares for him anyway. It's the same for Lex who doesn't pull punches in his letter. He knows Clark, realizes that Clark is far from perfect, but Lex still wants him.

I love this part. Clark knows Lex, recognizes Lex's faults, and cares for him anyway. It's the same for Lex who doesn't pull punches in his letter. He knows Clark, realizes that Clark is far from perfect, but wants him anyway.
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
I love this part. Clark knows Lex, recognizes Lex's faults, and cares for him anyway. It's the same for Lex who doesn't pull punches in his letter. He knows Clark, realizes that Clark is far from perfect, but Lex still wants him.

This is -- yeah. That's what I think that real romance is in a lot of ways. And that I managed to make that work in this story for you makes me just really, really, really happy. *snugs you* Thank you so much!
Janet F. Caires-Lesgold: Kiss mejfc013 on September 13th, 2004 10:25 am (UTC)
Gosh, this is wonderful! I followed a link, and here I am! Loved this a bunch! Great work!
pure FORESHADOWING: charisma!nifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
Aww! Yay! Thank you!
from: lilwitchy animated it for me :)fromward on September 13th, 2004 10:27 am (UTC)
Mmmm. Beautiful. You took us along with the e-mail to all the places Clark must frequent everyday, letting us watch Clark mark (whether he knew it or not) his daily life with Lex. It's not so much that Lex has re-entered, it's that Clark is letting him, dragging him along in the form of the e-mail. And that's great mirroring you provided with the final scene, in which Lex let Clark into the penthouse and mark Lex's view of Metropolis with his comment, showing that Lex has already accepted Clark even before he gets the reassurance that Clark wants what he also wants. They've never been very successful at resisting each other, have they? Fantastic stuff. Congratulations. :)
pure FORESHADOWING: fabio!clarknifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
It's not so much that Lex has re-entered, it's that Clark is letting him, dragging him along in the form of the e-mail.

Okay, I have to think about that for a while because -- wow, yeah, I really like the way you put that. That's exactly what Clark's doing, and that's how eventually it's possible for him to *go* to Lex, and wow, *snugs you* it just makes me really, really happy that that worked enough for you to pick up on it! *bounces and twirls* Yay! Thank you!
(no subject) - fromward on September 28th, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
"She Who Procrastinates": Clark nekkid by oxoniensislogovo on September 13th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
Happy tears here :)
Great story, excellent idea and ending. Thank you.
pure FORESHADOWING: charlize sexnifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
Aww! *hands you kleenex* Thank you!
oboros: LL vexed by love [by undyinglands]oboros on September 13th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
I followed a link too - and here I am. WOW! Be still my beating heart. I am still catching my breath after holding it the entire read!
pure FORESHADOWING: fabio!clarknifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, oh, wow -- that really makes me grin hugely, because there is nothing more cool than when something you write produces a *palpable* reaction. Thank you so much! I'm so happy that you liked this!
Anne: Clex believe by LaPetite_Kikitobyfan on September 13th, 2004 11:25 am (UTC)
You know, you make me *very* happy when you write CLex. I mean, I love RayK/Fraser, but CLex is, well, I'm still madly in love with them. And stories from you just put a grin on my face for the entire day. Seriously, Nif.

I loved, loved, LOVED Clark talking back to the computer/email. I laughed so hard in these moments. He such a dork and we love him that way. Really good, funny stuff!

“Except for the millions of ways it *doesn’t*,” Clark says to his shampoo bottle, because he’s *sick* of talking himself out of things he wants.

I think I cheered out loud when I read this. Yay!

There are plenty of things that you can legitimately blame yourself for instead.

Hee! So very Lex.

I liked the way you dispersed parts of the email throughout the story and wrote Clark's musings about each part. That worked *really* well.

His jaw clamps shut, and he’s suddenly across the hallway, looking fierce, his face a breath away and when he speaks, it’s with a growl. “If you’re here for – this had better be everything, Clark. I can’t take less from you. It’s all or nothing, *we* are and if – ”

Guh! I love Fierce-about-his-manLex! So fucking sexy!! *pantpant*

The ending is heart-clenchy perfection.

*purrs*
pure FORESHADOWING: brad sexnifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC)
Aww, *snugs you so tightly* I shall definitely endeavor to write more Clex, because I"m terribly happy to put a smile on your face, sugar. And I'm so glad you enjoyed this -- it was so much fun to write. *snugs you again*
.: angst (circe_tigana)hackthis on September 13th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC)
Email has ruined the world. I've done this, and I've recieved this and e-mail has so fucking ruined the world. There was a time when if you wanted to break somebody apart, you at least had to write them a fucking letter, now? No such luck. *pauses* Yeah, I may have to use that opening bit for a story at some point. Where was I? Ah, yes, this:

But I also know that you’re afraid of heights, and that you’re incredibly easily amused. That, for all your thoughtless cruelties (and don’t mistake me, Clark, I haven’t quite forgiven you for those yet) you are still selfless. How do you manage that? I’ve never met anyone else in the world so altruistic and self-centered all at once. It’s quite the feat.

“I was seventeen! Everyone’s self-centered when they’re seventeen!” Clark hisses at the library computer in front of him, breaking the tense, frantic silence of the computer lab.


How do you make me identfy with this person? You are evol. And uh, this is fucking fabulous. I know I always say this, but really, it is. I've run out of words at this point I suspect.
pure FORESHADOWING: broken supermannifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC)
Email definitely has ruined the world -- you're definitely right about that. Also, I am *happily* evol if I managed to make you identify with Clark. *grins and snugs you* I'm glad you liked it, babe.
Burtruderudeburtrude on September 13th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)
Gah! Love!

Especially Clark's progression of thought as he goes about his life. I've received that kind of e-mail and that's exactly how I processed it -- in pieces, obsessively, while pretending all the while to be normal.

I also love that you've accepted and expressed the fundamental barrier between Clark and Lex -- and I love that Clark has accepted and expressed it here. We don't often see writers letting Clark acknowledge his youth and his mistakes -- what has changed -- and the fact that he and Lex will still be at the same crossroads 3, 5, 10, 30 years from now -- what won't (and, on TV anyway, can't) change.

Mmm. Lovely. Thank you!
pure FORESHADOWING: Clarknifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
I also love that you've accepted and expressed the fundamental barrier between Clark and Lex -- and I love that Clark has accepted and expressed it here.

This -- yes. Just, *yes*, because I don't buy into the idea that if they could just tell each other they love each other, everything would be fine. Things don't work that way -- people don't, you know? And people like Clark and Lex who are both such *absolutists* at heart definitely don't work that way. I think the sexiest stories are the ones where two people work past the reasons they're wrong for each other to be *right*, and I'm really happy that I managed to pull this off here for you. Yay!
Kiki: Clex kisslapetite_kiki on September 13th, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
Aww, I love it!
That was so awesome! :-)
pure FORESHADOWING: big pimpin'nifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! *snugs*
Smallcondosmallcondo on September 13th, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful fic! Lovely, touching and so visceral in its love and regret.

And that letter just broke me. Fics like these are the ones that remind me how awesomely talented this fandom is.

*Absolutely in love*
pure FORESHADOWING: broken supermannifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)
Aww! *snugs you tightly* Thank you so much! Yay!
phoiniks on September 13th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
I Love this fic. A slow built up to the perfect ending *happy sigh*
pure FORESHADOWING: hot ioan - angryhamsternifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! *snugs* Yay happy sighs!
Moonchild: Amazedd_moonchild on September 14th, 2004 12:07 am (UTC)
Thank you, that was perfect... *worships Nifra*
pure FORESHADOWING: In chargenifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:34 pm (UTC)
Worship? For me?

Cooooooool. *grins*

I'm happy you liked it!
tasteofsunshine: autumn moon by deviannatasteofsunshine on September 14th, 2004 01:38 am (UTC)
Ow, and omg, and... OMG!!! Dude, that was... just... yeah. Totally incoherent here. That was AMAZING. Just adored it. Gaaah.
pure FORESHADOWING: mmmm shoes - estrellanifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
Awww! Thank you! I love incoherence! *grins and bounces*
fashes ilia: MR  ~ lexloverfashes on September 14th, 2004 04:05 am (UTC)
ungh

pure FORESHADOWING: Deathnifra_idril on September 28th, 2004 03:36 pm (UTC)
*grins* Why thank you, darlin'.