Neurotic Fishbowl: Superman


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We're now an hour into Project Blog and I'm feeling alright depsite the fact that I only got like five hours of sleep after staying up all day Friday so I would be exhausted and go to bed early (yeah, that didn't work so well).

As you can tell from my Netflix page, I've just run through the first two seasons of Smallville and I really love the show, though the fact that Tom Welling is gorgeous doesn't hurt either.

Anyway, Smallville always reminds me of this great short story "Superman's Diary" by B. Brandon Barker that I read in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection. (I always have a softspot for that particular book in that excellent series since it was the first one I read. It had Stephen King's O. Henry winning story "The Man in Black" - the reason I hunted the book down to buy.)

"Superman's Diary" is about the dichotomy that Clark Kent/Superman must go through in his life. Superman's dating Lois Lane, but their relationship is based on competiveness. Lois, though, starts an affair with Clark and that relationship is based on love and tenderness. Clark/Superman is pulled between the two natures of his life and trying to decide what he's going to do about it. I always think of how great Smallville captures that dichotomy.

This half hour's download is my favorite of the Superman songs that seemed to come out at the same time, the one that captured that longing to be normal the best - Five For Fighting's "Superman (It's Not Easy)." Btw, their name comes from the hockey term, something Christine and I learned playing the Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture DVD Game one night.

Five For Fighting - Superman (It's Not Easy) (Like it? Then buy the CD.)

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Just stoping by to say Good Luck! (This is one of my favorite songs, btw. :-) Good choice.

.: JL said on July 24, 2004 08:31 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at July 24, 2004 08:10 AM to see this post.

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