Please let me know if there's a link I have missed that you feel should be included because it is a helpful resource. Thanks for reading! (Slightly updated March of 2008. Some of the links are long dead, but I'm keeping them here so you can poke through or wayback machine them if you're highly invested. *g*) You're, again, best off checking my website for current links.So you're _____ (insert your name here) and you're interested in dipping a toe into the Smallville fandom waters. Welcome! I hope this guide helps you find a few people you'd like to check into further; a few communities that are your cup of tea. If nothing else, many of these places focus The Pretty (a.k.a. Mr. Welling and Mr. Rosenbaum's fine, fine characters) so you'll be doing quite well even if you're just looking for the aesthetics at this juncture, I should think.Please be sure to read over the community userinfo pages, and website FAQs. It's just easier for everyone if you take the time to do that.Please note: If you want links to finished challenges, WiP recs, more extensive lists of people to take a look at for vids/art/challenges, people in the fandom past and present, I maintain a Smallville Resources page, and that will continually be updated. I'm probably only going to update here on newbieguide if there are new communities or widely relevant links to share.In fact, you are probably better off checking THAT page, and THEN coming back over here if you want.Without further ado, then, your Guide to Smallville Fandom--Posts:velvetglove's Overview at crack_vanpaperbkryter's Smallville 101 - a guide for beginners (For fun!)Where to find fic:sv_fanfic: Updates for fic, vids, art; challenge promotions sent into moderator and posted on set days.sv_ledger: The SV fandom newsletter.sv_flashfiction: Challenges will be posted once every two weeks; you have two weeks to respond to the challenge. sv_hetfic: Updates for het/gen stories and art.sv_slash: Community for slash.sv_digest: A weekly digest of all the WIPs and completed stories on LiveJournal-- slash, het, genSpecialized:alien_desires: Smallville fanfiction which deals with Clark's sexuality as being somehow different than that of humans.superfake: Community for RPs, RPHet and RPGen fiction about the actors and actresses of the TV show Smallville.svcodatales: Codas for the series.svdodecals: 144 word writing exercises.sv_mpreg: Clark/Lex only mpreg.sv_roundrobin: Round Robin writing community.wednesday100: SV drabble challenges.Archives:Level Three--All fic | LJ feed: l3_new_storiesSSA--Slash fic (Please NOTE - any old link with a .com will not work; the SSA changed to a .net address in 2006. Simply substitute any .com with .net in a link you might have and you should be fine.)Wild Coyote--Het ficGlass OnionChemistry and Naughty Seduction--Chloe/Lex archivesFriendly--Pete/Chloe archiveChloe Crossing, Girl Friday--Chloe archivesFairy Princess--Lana archiveSweet--Clark/Lana archiveHazardous--Lex/Lana archiveRed Hot Mama--Martha archiveWhere to find vids:Smallville Music Video Archivesv_vids: New vids, requests for betas and you can also request vids you'd like to see.Where to find manips/art:Smallville Fan Art Archivesv_art: A community for posting Smallville Fanart.sv_manipsnip: Look at the process behind the work of Smallville's manippers to generally delight in how different pictures can look in the before and after.clex_manips: Showcases Clex manips.sv_icons, smallville_cons: Looking for some icons to pretty up your LJ? Looking for a specific story, story discussion or some genre recommendations?svroundtable: Recs, reviews, discussion, themed posts.sv_inquiry: Post your hunts for fiction, pleas for recs, your searches for anything in the Smallville fandom.svficforum: Community intended for posting of finished works of fiction by authors, for the purpose of inviting discussion.smallville_au: All AU's, all the time. Discussion and updates.Want some Meta discussion of past and present episodes?Existential Heroes: Here you will find written examinations of the underlying moralities, mythologies, and philosophies of the show.Television Without Pityeat_crow: The place for Smallville reviews and episode-specific analysis. Places of interest:Around fandom:sv_ledger: This is a news community created to keep SV fans abreast of the latest fandom happenings.sv_renaissanceLexicityEpisode TranscriptsSigne's Caps of EpisodesKryptonSite (Also with message board, spoilers, galleries.)Devoted to Smallville (Also with message board, spoilers, galleries.)Links to People in Fandom svtimeline: Fannish collaboration to develop a timeline for the television series Smallville, highlighting key areas and development in the show for reference purposes. the_treasury: Smallville Fanfiction Awards.denialcorp: Rift? What Rift?anvil_falls: An improvisational alternative Smallville universe, told in a primarily epistolary style, i.e. through letter writing, diary entries, breaking news updates, etc.bottom_lex, bottom_clark: *sniffles* Worthy communities both. Repositories for stories where one of them--well, bottoms.sv_fen: The community is for people who love Smallville and put their work out there, be it writing or art or simply squeeing.sv_pause: The Pause Button is a community designed for fans age 40 and over of the tv series: Smallville. Based on pairings/characters:clana: Clark and Lana fans.kill_lana_lang, lana_is_okay: Self-explanatory.loislane_sv: Lois fans.one_true_hero: Lex Luthor fans.gotclex: For discussion and slash fanfiction related to Lex Luthor and Clark Kent.the_lioness: Lillian Luthor recs and discussion.whitneyfic: Whitney Fordman fic.Challenge communities:sv_flashfiction: Challenges will be posted once every two weeks; you have two weeks to respond to the challenge. lexandclark: Lex/Clark ficathon.chloeandlana: Chloe/Lana ficathon.virginlex: Here's a community that likes to fantasize about Lex as a wee young virgin.clextheclassics: Clex Classics Movies ChallengeRPGs/Fiction in LJ:sv_journalssv_cafeCommunites all about the pretty: (And I'm sure all the SV actors have them, these are just the ones I am personally familiar with.)tw_dailymichael_dailyFinally, one of the hardest things to do in any new (or semi-new, or even old to you!) fandom is to find the sorts of stories/art/vids/posts you are interested in. To help get you started on the fic front, I'd suggest you start out by checking through various recs, and find some authors that you like.Some Smallville Reccers: seperis: Slash, Het, Gensvmadelyn: Here, talkoncornerstheme_clex_recs thete1: Herenorah: Heremeret: Heremuse_attack: Hererageprufrock: Hereforked: Heregoth_clark: Hereharriet_spy: Heretamalinn: Heretehomet: Herethamiris: Herethecaelum: Herevylit: HereunfitforsocietyHope's Recs, HereBright Shiny ObjectsPolyamorous Recommendationsrec_room: Herecrack_van: HereI hope this guide has helped you out a bit in finding whatever you're looking for. Good luck, and above all, have fun!
this is awesome.hehe. I just reread velvetglove's overview and paperbkryter's 101. I forgot how hilarious those are!! :D
Hee! Thank you! I thought those posts would be fun to link to. :D
...whitneyfic ? Not very active nowadays but...Awesome job by the way!Thanks.
Hee! Well, I want this to cover as many things as possible, so I've added the link. Thanks for the info. :D
Looks wonderful! Thank you!
Thanks for putting the community together! :)
Another place to see vid announcements is sv_vids. Great overview!
Oooh. Never saw that one--thank you; edited! And glad you liked the overview. :)
As someone who recently gave into the inevitability of joining another fandom, thank you!
*laughs* Hi! Welcome! *g*Just to be sure you saw this link within the post, this is where I consistently update all the information. I'm glad you've been finding it helpful! :Dhttp://medicationforsleepdeprivation.popullus.net/svresources.htm
Thanks! I'll be certain to give the page a closer look as soon as I have a chance!
This has been very usefull, thank you!
Great overview!Just dropping you a note to let you know, the link to the SSA has recently changed from smallville.slashdom.com to smallville.slashdom.net. You might want to add a note somewhere-- most older recs pages won't have updated their links, but they should still work if people change "com" to "net."
Hey, been in the SV fandom for years and had to check this post out. I noticed you don't have SV sapphic community on there for SV femmeslash.:( unfortunately there's only been two posters on there, one being myself but I know I'm not the only chloe/lana fan about, though maybe one of the rare few on LJ. It'd be great if this was at least up there for any possible person who might be interested thoughhttp://community.livejournal.com/sapphic_sv/Too bad STG's not updated anymore. Oh there's also another old site for femmeslashhttp://fanficgirls.topcities.com/smallville.htmJust thought I'd throw that in.
Hi. I only dabble in the smallville fandom, and I would definitely recommenddanceswithgary's rec list, since it's sorted by genre/kink/cliche/trope/device, which makes it really easy to explore/find any sort of clex you're looking for, and as a newbie, I adored it.
Hi Madelyn! Just wanted to drop a note to let you know that I've been amassing my own list of DCU-centric and SV LJ communities. I've got an absolute *ton* of SV character/pairing comms on my list already. If you'd like, I can send you the list when it's complete, so you can update here. I plan on posting the whole thing to my LJ and to dcu_freeforall when it's done, so I can drop you the links to those posts, too.Thanks!
Hi again!I finished with my massive listing of DCU-centric communities, including Smallville comms, and thought I'd drop you the link. I made an entire community to house it all: dcu_fandomguide, and the Smallville page is here. Your listings are appropriately linked, with credit given to you. :)Thanks again!