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Smallville // Anti-Clana // Familiar Strangers

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Uploaded on Feb 8, 2012

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Okay, first off, let me just say that I would have loved to have made this with actual clips, but unfortunately my computer was not going to have any of that nonsense, apparently. Also, since I was stuck with using stills, you'll have to forgive me not using the whole song. What I'm trying to accomplish with this video is to firmly underline that Clark and Lana were not soul mates in any sense of the term, but without bashing. I don't know if I succeeded (especially because by the end of Season 6, I had never hated a fictional character more than I hated Lana Lang, though she eventually sorta redeemed herself), but I hope I did my concept justice.

I used to be a big Clana shipper up until... well, when exactly that stopped is hard to say. I can't decide if it was the moment the opening credits rolled on the first episode of S4, or if it took S5 to destroy my enjoyment of the pairing. Probably a little of both, because I was a Superman fan long before I was a Smallville fan, and the minute Lois Lane showed up that was pretty much it for me, but at the same time I was still enjoying watching the Clark/Lana pairing up until pretty much the seventh or eighth episode of Season 5.

This cover (by a fabulous group called Walk Off the Earth, whose channel can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/walkoffth... ) of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" really sums up how I feel about Clana nowadays. They had their run, but both of them behaved pretty much throughout their entire relationship in exceptionally immature ways, and if they met now, I feel like they would pretty much be strangers. Their relationship was dysfunctional at best to begin with, and with everything that's been put between them I just don't think that Clark, at least, even has a Lana-blip on his radar any longer except perhaps as... well, as somebody he used to know.

And on that note, I'd like to say that I really wish that this incredibly immature relationship had ended on a mature note. I wish that "Clark Kent and Lana Lang just weren't meant to end up together" in Bride had been the end of it, just the way "I said I was your friend and I meant it" was the mature final ending of Lollie, but at the same time, the not-so-subtle significance of the "living kryptonite" ending, pretty much flat-out saying "this relationship is toxic" is delightfully ironic to me. Not as much closure to it, but as final as one could possibly hope for.

If you made it this far in this description here, thanks for listening to me ramble!

****Disclaimer: Nothing is mine. Song belongs to Gotye (as performed by Walk Off the Earth), pics and audio clips belong to the CW, and I'm just having a bit of fun with it all.*****

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