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Fandom: Smallville

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_van
paperbkryter'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, gen

Specialized:
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_stories
SSA--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 fic
Glass Onion
Chemistry and Naughty Seduction--Chloe/Lex archives
Friendly--Pete/Chloe archive
Chloe Crossing, Girl Friday--Chloe archives
Fairy Princess--Lana archive
Sweet--Clark/Lana archive
Hazardous--Lex/Lana archive
Red Hot Mama--Martha archive

Where to find vids:
Smallville Music Video Archive
sv_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 Archive
sv_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 Pity
eat_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_renaissance
Lexicity
Episode Transcripts
Signe's Caps of Episodes
KryptonSite (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 Challenge

RPGs/Fiction in LJ:
sv_journals
sv_cafe

Communites 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_daily
michael_daily

Finally, 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, Gen
svmadelyn: Here, talkoncorners
theme_clex_recs
thete1: Here
norah: Here
meret: Here
muse_attack: Here
rageprufrock: Here
forked: Here
goth_clark: Here
harriet_spy: Here
tamalinn: Here
tehomet: Here
thamiris: Here
thecaelum: Here
vylit: Here
unfitforsociety
Hope's Recs, Here
Bright Shiny Objects
Polyamorous Recommendations
rec_room: Here
crack_van: Here

I hope this guide has helped you out a bit in finding whatever you're looking for. Good luck, and above all, have fun!
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