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Clark saves Lex's life

It's happened again...

I didn't even need to see any episodes of Smallville before I knew it was going to be slashy -- the promos the WB kept running were so slashy I was actually searching for slashy mailing lists before the series even started running. There were already at least six or so on YahooGroups, by the time the show aired 4 episodes...

I'm sure many people are familiar with the Superman story, but this show takes a slightly different tack. It's the story of Clark Kent as a teenager in Smallville -- Clark Kent, and his best friend Lex Luthor... (Oh yeah, and the girl he longs for from afar, Lana Lang.)

In the series, Clark is a freshman at Smallville High School, which makes him around 15. (A recent ad has confirmed he's supposed to be 16.) However, no one really knows what his age is since he's not human. The child they show finding the Kents after the meteor shower (12 years before current day, which is when the show is set) looks older than 3, but we can assume that the Kents may have held him back a couple of years so that he had time to get used to 'being human'... Also, in the show, Clark has driven by himself on public roads, meaning that in the state of Kansas, he's got to be at least 16. Fortunately for us slashers, that puts him over the age of consent in Kansas. (Unfortunately, it's one of the states that still has sodomy laws...)

Why is Clark's age a problem? Because Lex Luthor was 9 when the meteors hit, making him 21 now...

If this age difference bugs you, DO NOT read any of the stories here, because these boys are having sex. All you have to do is see the way Lex looks at Clark -- he wants that beautiful boy BAD! Hell, even straight guys are commenting on the looks Lex gives him!

Then, of course, there's the info about Lex's background that we learned recently -- our boy has a juvie record including something scandalous that happened at a place called "Club Zero" (hence the name of this site). I figure if it was something that bad, it wasn't drugs or robberies or anything like that, but something sex related. Maybe in an attempt to get attention from his business-obsessed father, Lex spent some time in Metropolis sex clubs as a rentboy... Until they tell us specifically what it was, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! (And praying they never tell us! I'd like to point out that it can't be the incident mentioned in the episode Zero, since that happened when he was 18 and therefore would not have been part of a sealed juvie record...)

And finally, there's something in the way Lionel treats Lex that makes me think the mental abuse of trying to make him a perfect successor to the Luthor empire isn't the only abuse that was/is going on. It's nothing they said outright, and it could just be me (and an increasing number of other viewers!), but the way Lex flinched away from what was obviously going to be a caress to the cheek and then couldn't look up at his dad just... well... Maybe it's just that his dad is the Devil. No, honest -- John Glover plays Lionel Luthor, and as any Brimstone fan knows, John Glover played the Devil...

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First, here are my Smallville slash stories! I've been gradually learning style sheets, and am finally putting the stories into .html format. I'll be replacing the clunky old .txt format ones with nice .html ones as I get them done.

Flinch
Probably the shortest story I've ever written -- under 250 words! It's from Lex's point of view during his encounter with Lionel in the episode Hothead. It's just a little internal dialogue piece, has no sex, and is left open for the reader's interpretation.
Flinch Flinch
Adobe format - 8kb

Poison
Another short fic! This one's a little post-episode for Hourglass, covering Lex's reactions to what happened. Again, no sex. (What's wrong with me?)
Poison Poison
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Rose Petals
This story is a little more like me -- it's longer, and definitely has sex. As a matter of fact, it won the 'Hottest Sex Story' in the Red as Roses contest run by the
LexSlash mailing list.
Hottest Sex Story Award
Rose Petals Rose Petals
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Holidays Alone
This one is a pre-Smallville Bruce Wayne/Lex Luthor story -- originally written for the LexSlash "A Dark Knight In Smallville 2002" Holiday contest. It's Christmas holidays at Excelsior Prep, and boys will be boys... TeenSlut!Lex alert :)
Holidays Alone Holidays Alone
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Osianna's beautiful wallpaper
The 'Brimstone and Angel Wings' Series
The first story in this series was written for the Crossover contest run by the LexSlash mailing list, and there will be more to follow... It is a crossover between the series Brimstone, Smallville, and my own Grigori/Fallen Angels universe. Because Lionel is Satan in here, this series features some Luthorcest, but the main relationship is between Clark and Lex. Click on the thumbnail above to see the 800 x 600 wallpaper image Osianna made for me for this series. She's a really talented artist, and I love her imagery!
Brimstone and Angel Wings
Brimstone and Angel Wings Brimstone and Angel Wings
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Warning -- this story
contains graphic
m/m incest!

SMALLVILLE IMPROVS
I joined the Smallville Improv list, in part to see if I can force myself to become a more disciplined writer. To some extent I think it might be working (and, then again, maybe not...). I like the format because unlike most challenges, besides having to use all 4 words somewhere in the fic, it's pretty much freeform. A lot of challenges want a kind of storyline or theme that I just don't feel like writing, or a character or event I'm just not interested in...

Improv #2 -- Snow Day
deny - invent - white - shadow
Lex gives himself a snow day. I had fun writing this one -- I love snow, and it was snowing at the time I started tis fic. But, I honestly have no idea what they do at a fertillizer plant on bad weather days.
Snow Day Snow Day
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Improv #3 -- Life's Little Ironies
plastic - calendar - gloss - end
Lex wants to go home.
Life's Little Ironies Life's Little Ironies
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Improv #4 -- Traditions
wish - memory - glow - fall
Lex contemplates trust issues after Leech
Traditions Traditions
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Improv #5 -- Being Normal
frost - stand - violet - pity
A little Clark introspection on the events of Leech; kind of a companion piece to 'Traditions'
Being Normal Being Normal
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Improv #16 -- Excessive Force
hood - exit - damp - trace
Club Zero just doesn't have "it" tonight, so Lex calls someone who does. Warning: rough sex here.
Excessive Force Excessive Force
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THE CLFF LIST
Another list I joined in order to try and get myself to be a more disciplined writer: the CLex Fuh-Q-Fest, which is a list where you write for specific challenges. For the first and second wave, there were assigned challenges, and after finishing the assigned one, people were allowed to choose challenges to write. Everyone on the list must participate -- there is no lurking here. The challenges are due by a certain deadline (The Sixth Wave has started -- Get assigned a title, write a story to fit it :) Click on the banner for info), at which point all of the stories will be posted to the website (they're 'Lexclusive' to the CLFF list until after that point, so that all fic for the list is new). [Note that the CLFF website has been made password protected -- you now must sign up at the security mailing list in order to get the info to log in. That mailing list will have the most up to date info, so it's the best place to get it.]


Invisible Fantasies
First wave assigned challenge
Summary and/or challenge: After Shimmer, Lex finds an amount of the substance that made Jeff invisible. What does he use it for? (kira-nerys)
Invisible Fantasies Invisible Fantasies
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Talking Dirty
First wave chosen challenge
Summary and/or challenge: An all dialogue NC-17 sex scene. (kira-nerys)
Talking Dirty Talking Dirty
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Experimentation
Third wave challenge
Summary and/or challenge: What if Clark wanted to be a lab rat, so that he could determine exactly what his capabilities and limitations are. He can't do it alone and wouldn't subject his parents to something like that, so he goes to Lex for help. (Elizabeth)
15000 words in 30 days (light challenge level 2)
Started 12/1/02 for deadline 12/30/02 (15,368 words)
Experimentation Experimentation
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Paradise
Fifth wave challenge
Summary and/or challenge: A future or AU fic (mine fits both)
Clark and President Luthor get away from it all.
Paradise Paradise
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CLex Fest

ZINE STORIES
Half-Truth
This is a post-Hug story that won't be appearing online for a while, because it's being printed in Mysti Frank's Smallville zine, Silk and Flannel 1. The story was started for the 'Re-Memory' Lexslash contest, but didn't get finished in time. The zine can be ordered from the Agent With Style site, and includes lots of stories that won't be available online yet.


This story tied for Best Short Story in the First Annual SIZZLER (Slash In Z(Z)ine Literary ERotica) Awards held at Connexions on April 4 - 6, 2003.

All Mommies Have Red Hair
This story appears in Silk and Flannel 2, and is a slightly AU version of the past info we learn about the day of the meteor strike. Woobies!!

THE ADVENT CALENDAR - 2002
And here's another one of Kira's (see the ClexFest) projects -- the girl is nuts! But it's a good nuts... Five different fandoms (and a "miscellaneous" category), one story in each, for each day of an advent calendar (for those who don't know this tradition, beginning December first, for each day leading up to Christmas itself, children open a "door" on a calendar and get a little treat. When I was a kid, there were advent calendars with chocolates behind each door, and the cheaper ones just had little pictures behind each door. Here, you get a little story!). My 12/25 Spike/Giles is available from my stories page), and the other two are below. [Note that the website hosting the whole calendar has been made password protected -- you now must sign up at the security mailing list in order to get the info to log in. That mailing list will have the most up to date info, so it's the best place to get it.]

December 16 -- Christmas Angels
Lionel (Satan)/Zeke Stone
This one is a crossover with Brimstone -- in it, Lionel really is the Devil...
Christmas Angels Christmas Angels
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December 23 -- Christmas In the Coatroom
Clark/Lex
This one is a 'Lex hides out in the coatroom during LuthorCorp parties' snippet.
Christmas In the Coatroom Christmas In the Coatroom
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THE ADVENT CALENDAR - 2003
Yes, she's doing it again -- and the fandoms represented are expanded significantly from last year's. Stories are already being written, and will be released like they were last year, on the days in December that each one is for.

Slash Advent Calendar
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The 'Unwanted' Series
This is a series of stories about Lex and Lionel, featuring a m/m incestuous relationship -- yes, it's more Luthorcest! They could potentially be Brimstone crossovers, but so far I've left it up to the reader to determine whether it really is or not.

Unwanted Alibi
This story is placed during the episode X-Ray, and has to do with what Lex was really doing in Metropolis while his look-alike was robbing the bank.
BE WARNED: This story involves graphic depictions of incestuous m/m sex. If this offends you, don't read it. If you read it after reading this warning and are offended anyway, too damned bad!
Unwanted Alibi Unwanted Alibi
Adobe format - 26kb
Warning -- this story
contains graphic
m/m incest!

Unwanted Attention
This story is placed after the episode Jitters.
BE WARNED: This story involves graphic depictions of incestuous m/m sex. If this offends you, don't read it. If you read it after reading this warning and are offended anyway, too damned bad!
Unwanted Attention Unwanted Attention
Adobe format - 69kb
Warning -- this story
contains graphic
m/m incest!

Unwanted Alliance
This story is placed during the episode Shimmer, and has to do with Lionel's 'little chat with Lex about family loyalty'...
BE WARNED: This story involves graphic depictions of incestuous m/m sex. If this offends you, don't read it. If you read it after reading this warning and are offended anyway, too damned bad!
Unwanted Alliance Unwanted Alliance
Adobe format - 18kb
Warning -- this story
contains graphic
m/m incest!

Unwanted Acceptance
This story is placed during the episode Stray, and isn't written yet...
BE WARNED: This story involves graphic depictions of incestuous m/m sex. If this offends you, don't read it. If you read it after reading this warning and are offended anyway, too damned bad!

Unwanted Accolade
This story is placed during the episode Reaper, and has to do with why Lex chose that particular revenge for Dominic, and what happened after he delivered "the trash".
BE WARNED: This story involves graphic depictions of drug use, some non-consensual sex, and incestuous m/m sex. If this offends you, don't read it. If you read it after reading this warning and are offended anyway, too damned bad!
Unwanted Accolade Unwanted Accolade
Adobe format - 30kb
Warning -- this story
contains graphic
m/m incest!
Watch this space for more to come!

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WinAmp Skins
I'm not that skilled at this kind of thing, but I've made two WinAmp skins. They both look better with the equalizer & playlist open, instead of just the control panel, although the "Lex Loves Clark" one looks okay with just the top. Just save the .wsz file into your winamp/skins file by using the right mouse button & clicking on "Save target as..." -- no need to unzip it or anything like that.
Lex Loves Clark
Lex Loves Clark WinAmp skin
168 kb
Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor WinAmp skin
121 kb


Today Is the Day Images
For those of you who use a Pocket PC type of PDA (i.e. the Windows version, not the Palm version), you know how bland the "Today" screen is. There's a nifty program to personalize the Today screen, called
Today is the Day. This program allows you to replace the default "Today" image with a different image each day. You can customize the images by making a .jpg format image that's 240 pixels wide, and any height, as long as each day's segment is exactly the same height (I'm guessing that what the program does is split the .jpg into even sevenths. I made mine 240 x 700, so each day's segment is 240 x 100).

I've made a Smallville Today is the Day image -- since this was the first one I'd made, I didn't realize you had to leave a certain area of the screen uncluttered for the automatic date display, but if you have your Pocket PC set up to show the date somewhere else, you can turn that off on the Today is the Day program, and it won't interfere with the text on the images.

There are instructions on the Today is the Day program page for customizing your program, but quick & dirty instructions are: save the .jpg image by using the right mouse button & clicking on "Save Image as...", then transfer it to your "My Documents" folder on your Pocket PC. You may have to do a soft reset, and then it should replace the default Today image with the correct day from the .jpg image.

I may do more of these, but it's tough trying to get the pictures small enough & still have them be clear enough to see.

Smallville Today is the Day image


Photoshop Brushes
Okay, I give up. I'm addicted to Photoshop brushes now. I've made some of my own, and have three sets available. They're all Smallville-themed, and can be downloaded from here or the gallery page.

These brushes were all made in Adobe Photoshop 6.0, and therefore are usable in that version and higher. Sorry to anyone still using 5.5 -- I just had to upgrade, myself.

The images used to make these brushes are from the official WB Smallville website, kryptonsite.com, and various screengrabs. No copyright infringement is intended, and no profit will be made. These brushes are linkware; free to anyone who wants to use them as long as you put a link back to me on your site, and please don't claim them as your own work. Each set begins with a small square brush with my name on it, so a) you can remember where you got them :) and b) you can tell when one set ends and another begins. This was an excellent suggestion by Vrya on her (unbelievably useful and beautiful) website

If you don't know how to use or load brushes, you should check out her tutorial on that site -- it's the best one I've seen anywhere!

I've seen a number of brush sites that claim it's a lot of work making brushes, and while it can be, it's not THAT hard. :) Use them, enjoy them, let me see what you do with them!! Click on the images to download; if that doesn't work, right click and 'save target as'.

Brush Set Smallville 1 - Kryptonian
782kb file -- brush set is approximately 1mb unzipped


Brush Set Smallville 2 - Locations
433kb file -- brush set is approximately 423kb unzipped


Brush Set Smallville 3 - Characters
891kb file -- brush set is approximately 1mb unzipped
Note: Not all brushes are shown in the image.


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MISCELLANEOUS STUFF

SOUNDTRACK

On one of the mailing lists, someone asked what music people listened to while they wrote. My roommate and I tend to make up 'soundtracks' for our various story series. We have very eclectic tastes, so these usually consist of songs and instrumental pieces, which come from a WIDE variety of sources. They also tend to grow & grow -- new pieces get added every time we find another song that fits. Makes listening to new CD's & the radio pretty hazardous...

Anyway, here is my
Smallville soundtrack. It has just undergone a massive retooling -- I finally decided I was going to do some of the pre-Smallville Lex stuff instead of cramming all of the club stuff into the 'Drunk on the Blood of the Saints' section, and also added in my 'Our Worlds at War' segment. It's similar to the DC Comics storyline, but not exactly the same. One of these days, I may even write the darned thing...


COVER GALLERY

Okay, I've decided that I'm going to do what some others have done, and have covers for my stories. I don't know where I've been, but apparently user-defined Photoshop brushes are all the rage. I just discovered these (they must have been around for a while, because most of the ones I found on the net aren't compatible with my old version of PS...), and have been playing with them on some art. This is pretty small right now, but there will be more. Believe me, there will be many more...

These pictures have been created using an assortment of brushes from the following sites:


Click on the thumbnail to see the full sized cover illustration.
Story-related Illos & Cover Pix
Unwanted Alibi Cover Unwanted Attention Cover Unwanted Alliance Cover Unwanted Acceptance Cover Unwanted Accolade Cover
Cover for
Unwanted Alibi
Cover for
Unwanted Attention
Cover for
Unwanted Alliance
Cover for
Unwanted Acceptance
::tease::
Cover for
Unwanted Accolade
Unwanted Alizarine Cover Paradise -- Cover for my CLFF 5th Wave story
Cover for
Unwanted Alizarine
::tease::
Paradise
my 5th Wave
CLFF story
Watch this space... ...and this one... ...and here...


Miscellaneous Smallville Illos & Wallpapers
The Lovely Luthors Clark Kent Lex & Lionel Knowledge Is Power Lex looks at floaty Clark and thinks, Cool!
The Lovely Luthors Clark Kent Lex & Lionel Luthor Knowledge Is Power
(my new wallpaper)
Cool!
(another new wallpaper)
Monochrome Sunflower Boys Colorized Sunflower Boys The Luthors Zero Consequences? Rule Them With Strength
Sunflower Boys
monochrome
Sunflower Boys
colorized
The Luthors Zero Consequences? Rule Them With Strength
Armageddon Lex as Seraphim Lionel Luthor
Armageddon
Lionel is Satan
Lex as a Seraphim Lionel Luthor
Creative Forum
challenge entry
watch this space... ...and this one...


QUIZZES & SUCH

There are a bunch of these out on the web -- I've got most of the Smallville-related ones here, and the rest are on my main page.

Which Twisted Wrong Smallville Pairing Are You?
Sigh Was there ever any doubt?
Gee, what a surprise, I'm Lex/Lionel...
Which Twisted Wrong SV Pairing Are You?

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Which Krypto-Mutant Are You?
I don't know why, but every time I do this,
no matter what I pick, I get this one...


You are: Eric Summers!
What kind of villain are you?
Again, no real surprise...

What Type of Villain are You?
mutedfaith.com / <>
Which BNF Smallville Slasher Are You?
Again, no real surprise, although I apparently don't know
the right people to be a BNF Smallville Slasher myself. ::sigh::

horny and evil Clark
*Be* the Te. *Be* the Te.

Which BNF Smallville Slasher Are You?
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VARIOUS SMALLVILLE LINKS

Smallville Slashfic Banner
The Smallville Slashfic Archive

This is the homepage for the main archive of Smallville slashfic. There are three main mailing lists connected with the archive, and there is a lot of really good fic here.


The Clex Fuh-Q-Fest Homepage. [Note that the CLFF website has been made password protected -- you now must sign up at the security mailing list in order to get the info to log in. That mailing list will have the most up to date info, so it's the best place to get it.]

Slash Advent Calendar
The Advent Calendar Homepage. [Note that the website that hosts the calendar has been made password protected -- you now must sign up at the security mailing list in order to get the info to log in. That mailing list will have the most up to date info, so it's the best place to get it.]


This is the homepage for LexSlash, including the story archive, episode transcripts, really great screencaps, etc.


This is the homepage for the Clark/Lex Fanlisting.


And this is the homepage for the Smallville Slash Fanlisting.


This is the homepage for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to the Magnificent Bastard.


This is the homepage for the Family Affair (Lionel/Lex) Fanlisting.


This is the homepage for LuthorCorp.org, which is a new Luthorcest site. They have an archive for fanfic (small at the moment, but it will be growing) with an automated posting interface. Pretty :)


This is the homepage for Lyrically Defined, which lists songs for Lex. C'mon, I've got over 500 pieces of music on my own Smallville soundtrack, how could I resist this one?!. Unfortunately, they haven't added my suggestion yet...


The WB Street Team Link

The Smallville Ledger
This is one of the WB's pages for the show. It's set up as the Smallville local newspaper, and often seems to have little hints about the upcoming episodes, along with info from the one that just ran. It's a pretty nifty site and has links to the Smallville High School newspaper and LuthorCorp.net, as well.

The Torch
The Smallville High School paper, The Torch

KryptonSite
This is a pretty good site with lots of content, including Spoilers, which I'm avoiding like the plague...

Hug Lex Now!
Hug Lex!
Blow Clark Now!
Blow Clark!

This table is here just so WebRing's annoying settings will let you read the text.

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If you want to link to this page, I've made up a banner for it -- damn, it's hard trying to cram stuff into an image only 60 pixels high!
Club Zero banner
Here's the code to use for the link (copy what shows onscreen, not in the source code, or you won't get the right characters):

<A HREF="https://www.squidge.org/~penemuel/clubzero.html"><IMG SRC="ClubZerobanner.jpg" width=468 height=60 alt="Club Zero banner"></A>

Save the image to your own site, please...

Alternately, here are some of those little buttons that folks are fond of. There may be more of these to come. Again, please save the graphic to your own site.

CLex Button CLex Button CLex Button CLex Button CLex Button CLex Button
Club Zero Button Club Zero Button Club Zero Button Club Zero Button Club Zero Button Club Zero Button

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arkadi_1@yahoo.com
Last updated February 5, 2005. This page is a work in progress -- more to come!

All html with the exception of code supplied by others (such as webring or button/link code) is written entirely by Penemuel. No web publishing software has been used. Images created by Penemuel using Photoshop 5.5 or 6.0, and screencaps made with a Snappy or WinDVD capture (except for those images from other peoples' sites, such as the Hug Lex Now and Blow Clark Now sites). This site is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to infringe on any copyrights held by Millar & Gough, Warner Brothers, DC Comics, or anyone else who has Superman copyrights!