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Iconorific meme for [profile] thete1, Clark, gen, "World in your eyes"

Jan. 6th, 2006 08:44 am
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Bruce doesn't get it, which is actually funny, given his relationship with Gotham. He can understand Clark Kent's love for the farm, his family, Smallville. The people he interviews and the places he's been. He doesn't quite understand or accept the way Clark feels about all of it.

The first time Clark had looked at the world from above, he almost thought he was dying. The lack of oxygen or the exertion or something, but it felt like his heart was going to explode out of his chest, and he didn't care, it didn't matter as long as he could look down on it. The layers that made up the sky, the ground, the people, the seas. Flocks of birds and swarms of fish and the lights of the cities like gaudy constellations and he'd fallen in love.

The same feeling he'd get, years later, looking at Lois when she leaned back from the computer, cup of coffee in her hand, explaining why his theory was stupid, no really Smallville, and let her explain why... And he'd smiled at her, throwing her off, but he couldn't stop, because he realised that he loved her, had fallen (head over heels, tumbling through the air, coup de foudre, thunderbolt) in love with her. That it had been the case for a while and he just hadn't noticed. The feeling was intense enough to almost qualify as pain, or at least the kind of sensory overload Clark had too much experience of growing up.

"Will you be much longer?" J'onn says, his mental voice picking up the flat, metallic tang it does when he is being particularly alien. If Clark turned around, he knows J'onn's head would be elongated, his exoskeleton obvious. Bruce thinks that Clark's alien nature prevents him feeling this kind of love, this kind of love for Earth, but Clark wonders if he could love her half as much if he wasn't apart from it, as well as a part *of* it. "Other" and "Half".

"Just a couple minutes more," Clark says. J'onn's mind gives a faint, buzzing hiss, the martian equivalent of a sigh and Clark lets his vision wander. Lets it go travelling through atoms, molecules and wavelengths that are perculiar to Earth, trees and a field of grass and clover, a bickering family the Charysh valley, two polecat cubs playing in the Gobi desert. His wife, frowning over a newspaper headline. If he went further down, he knows he could hear her heartbeat, the sound of crickets in his parents' fields, whistling ducks in Australia. All of it, the people, the land, the sea, the way the sky looks when you're lying on your back in a field in New Zealand, or the way the air tastes in Metropolis...

He can feel his face stretch out in smile and knows he'd be laughing out loud if he was in atmosphere.

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Date: 2006-01-06 09:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thete1.livejournal.com
Oh my GOD.

*falls in love with Clark all OVER AGAIN*

I just -- oh, it's so *perfect*, Jam. I actually have tears in my eyes because it's CLARK and he's so CLARK and he's perfect and beautiful and he takes my breath away.

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Date: 2006-01-06 09:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
My problem when I come across people that don't feel the Clarklove is that I'm unable to offer any argument for it other than "But it's Clark! He's... he's Clark! He's just... Clark! Can't you see the essential Clarkness?"

Which lacks something in terms of rational argument.

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I must concur.

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Re: I must concur.

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Date: 2006-01-06 09:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ficbyzee.livejournal.com
Oh, this was *wonderful.* CLARK. Clark Clark Claaaark. And lois! God, I'm such an awful Clark/Lois 'shipper sometimes. *g* *hugs this fic tight to my chest*

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Date: 2006-01-06 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Clark/Lois is wonderful, one of my favourite (if not the favourite) of my canon pairings. You saw those JLA Classified issues of "Clark/Lois is a snarky, beautiful thing", right?

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Date: 2006-01-06 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scriviner.livejournal.com
Blame Te for my being here. This was just... whoosh. Well done. It's very... dangit. No words. It's terribly... Clark. That's all.

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Date: 2006-01-06 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Clark is just... he's *Clark*. It's very rare that I can manage words for him other than "He's *Clark*."

It's very fortunate that I'm in a community where that is usually enough.

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Date: 2006-01-06 09:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thelana.livejournal.com
Wow, perfect story. Perfect icon. Perfect descriptions. Perfect Clark. Though:

He can understnd

Give me an "a", maybe?

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Thank you, and thank you for catching my typo. It should be fixed now.

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Date: 2006-01-06 09:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karabou.livejournal.com
Oh, yeah, this is just. Love. Lovelovelove. Thanks for sharing. :)

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
My Clarklove is scarily strong.

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Date: 2006-01-06 09:54 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] red-eft.livejournal.com
*sigh* Oh, *Clark*. Yes. That's it exactly.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Thank you! I have such love for Clark, and I don't write him nearly enough.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurab1.livejournal.com
Here via Te. Oh, that was lovely! **hugs Clark**

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Date: 2006-01-06 11:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Thank you. I have such love for Clark myself.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petronelle.livejournal.com
I'm increasingly convinced that Clark is fascinating, whether or not he's inherently loveable.

*shivers* Big Blue isn't just watching, he's listening, and that's weirder to me.

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Date: 2006-01-06 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
He is fascinating. I love him too, of course, but even without that, he's still just so much.

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Date: 2006-01-06 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trunks-angel.livejournal.com
I came across this fic via Te and I have to say, when you write Clark as perfectly as this and you *really* read and examine, you realise it's too late and your already in love with him. I can't understand how you *can't* fall in love with him after reading this. I bow down to your awesomeness.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
I have such love for Clark that I'm generally left with nothing but his name, incomprehensible syllables and too many exclamation points when I try to talk about him.

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Date: 2006-01-06 11:42 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] becs1024.livejournal.com
Here thanks to Te.

That was beautiful. Clark is my favorite - this is why. I can't even put it into words.

Thank you.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
I have trouble adequately expressing my Clarklove most of time. I generally have to use lots of exclamation points and many repetitions of his name.

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Date: 2006-01-06 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adn-heming.livejournal.com
Here via Te. This is beautiful and so very Clark. :D J'Onn's parental exasperation with him makes me squee as well. *snugs* I love these two. I have my own tiny world where Clark is, privately, if not the child of J'Onn's heart, the not-human J'onn feels the most tenderness for.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Clark and J'onn are just so lovely. I don't write them nearly enough, mostly because I can't-- too much love, not enough words, you know?

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Date: 2006-01-06 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubynye.livejournal.com
This gave me the same feeling as the lovliest of the APOD (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html) pictures do.

*sighs, smiling*

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
The icon that this is a fic for is one of my favourites for just that reason, for having that same feeling.

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Date: 2006-01-06 02:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vass
What [livejournal.com profile] rubynye said about APOD.

This is beautiful and awesome in the 'awe' sense of the word.

By the way, typo:
Let's it go travelling through atoms,
The apostrophe doesn't belong.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Thanks, and thanks for letting me know about the typo. Should be fixed now.

Okay, ahhhhhhh

Date: 2006-01-06 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fresne.livejournal.com
That was adorable and all with the Clark love. I've been watching S2 of the Superman cartoon recently, so, I'm ready for some thunderbolts.

Re: Okay, ahhhhhhh

Date: 2006-01-06 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Mmm, yes. Toon or paper, the Clark is strong and pure. For a highly specialised definition of the word "pure", of course.

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Date: 2006-01-06 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caia-comica.livejournal.com
Oh WOW. Let me join with everyone else in saying how AWESOME this is. Clark/Earth OTP 4EVA OMG!!!

Although J'onn's little part of this makes me kind of want more, about *his* feelings about his planets and how they differ from Clark's.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Clark/Earth OTP forever. Earth is Clark's first love.

J'onn's feelings would be a whole other fic, and much more complicated.

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Date: 2006-01-06 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] huzzlewhat.livejournal.com
Yes. Yes, exactly.

I came to appreciate Clark relatively late, being a Gotham-centric girl all my life, but I adore him to pieces. And this, in a beautifully stated nutshell, is why.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Never too late to appreciate Clark. He's just so very *much*.

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Date: 2006-01-06 06:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] digitalwave
This is why I love Clark so very much. He's one of the most human beings you could ever meet. Thanks to the Kents his power to love is just as much off the scale as the rest of his powers.

Beautiful, sweetie.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Mmm, yes. Clark loves so much and so many and so deeply, that it's easy to see why most of the world loves him back.

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Date: 2006-01-06 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-absolutes.livejournal.com
yay! another Te-directed Clark-lover... but our love is so pure. it's so destined. Clark + Earth=love.

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Clark + Earth=love.

Yes, exactly.

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Date: 2006-01-06 06:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brownbetty
Oh, this is my Clark. I love his capacity for love.

(Lets shouldn't take an apostrophe, and atmosphere at the end has been interrupted.)

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Date: 2006-01-06 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
I love his capacity for love.

Yes, me too. Thanks for letting me know about typos. They should be fixed now.

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Date: 2006-01-07 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inkanaitis.livejournal.com
I can't say that Clark or Superman has ever been one those character I love and clutch to my breast. But this this makes me fall in love with him a bit, all warm and fuzzy and squelchy inside. Clark needs a cuddle. And so do you. : )

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Date: 2006-01-07 09:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Fine praise indeed! Thank you.

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Date: 2006-01-07 06:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chevauchee.livejournal.com
It's just so Clark!


(And why do I have no Clark icons? What is wrong with me?!)

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Date: 2006-01-07 08:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
I was a long time without Clark icons until I got this one. I was forced to use random pretty to represent him.

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Date: 2006-01-07 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teenygozer.livejournal.com
All I can say is "WOW!" What an amazing short story.

Bruce doesn't get it, which is actually funny, given his relationship with Gotham.

The thing about Bruce is, for all that he's a Gothamite, he's at heart the true small-town guy with small-town perceptions, vs. Clark, who despite his Smallville roots turned out to be the man with the larger world-view -- as you have so beautifully captured here. Think about it! For Bruce, it's all about this town that he's the biggest fish in, the town that for all its size, he has knowledge of every tiny bit of it, every nook & cranny, and gets personal and up-close with every creep, thug, and stoolie. It's canon that Dick gets pissed off at Bruce and runs away from home to become Nightwing in Bludhaven, and to Bruce, it's as if he's fallen off the map, and yet you can spit in Gotham and hit Bludhaven, it's so close. But it's not Gotham, so he might as well be in outer Mongolia in Bruce's eyes! Now that I think of it, Tim also got some distance from Bruce by running away to Bludhaven recently. Bruce has frowned on each of the Robins getting involved with the Teen Titans because it took away time from protecting Gotham, for similar reasons he'd rather keep an eye on his town as opposed to reporting on a daily basis to the Justice League... and yet with both groups, planet-saving crime-stoppage is going on vs. stopping a mugger on a street corner. It's really funny when you think about it, Bruce as a small-town guy.

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Date: 2006-01-07 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Yes, that's it exactly, and it is funny, but it's just so much a part of their characters.

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Date: 2006-05-23 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raveninthewind.livejournal.com
This is just a brief little Clark moment, but it's perfectly Clark, the heart of Superman. I am going to rec it on Crack Van, sans title. However, if you gave it a title, it would make the archiving/rec'ing easier. :)

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Date: 2006-05-23 06:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Thanks! How about "World in your eyes" for a title, since that what the icon it was based on is called?

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Date: 2006-07-01 12:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychme.livejournal.com
Bruce thinks that Clark's alien nature prevents him feeling this kind of love, this kind of love for Earth, but Clark wonders if he could love her half as much if he wasn't apart from it, as well as a part *of* it. "Other" and "Half".

Very fascinating. It's only in the past few months that I've been getting to know Clark as he is in the comics, and this is a lovely little addition to my insight into the character. Beautifully done. Thanks!

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Date: 2006-07-01 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamjar.livejournal.com
Thanks! I really have such love for Clark, and I don't write him anywhere near often enough.

LOVE your work!!

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