So I’ve spent the day in pain from my wisdom tooth As a result I’ve been at home and my thoughts went to the Smallville finale. I loved the finale, but with the time warp and them only having 2 hours to tell the story, there were some things I would have liked to see happen both in the current time line and the time warp. I know not everyone will agree with this, but its how I’d probably do things.
1.Tess is still alive: The scene with Lex still plays out the same, but she doesn’t end up dying. I like that she sacrificed herself to help Clark and I love that her redemption ended up being real, but a part of me still wishes she still could have been a part of the group after Clark became Superman. I’d like to think since the scene ended with Lex’s mindwipe and we didn’t see a funeral for her, that Lex either somehow saved her (since he would no longer remember his history with her) or something else happened where she ended up alive. She could go the comics route and change her name to further separate herself from the Luthor name. I would say she could just keep the name Tess Mercer, but I feel like Lex would be looking through his records to get his memories back and the same problem would come up again. She’d still be close to the JLA and would help them out occasionally, but she would be focused on finally finding happiness of her own. I would also throw the Emil thing in there just because I feel like she’d be a bit more open to it after the all that went down in the season. Also I would have had the friendships with Lois and Clark develop more so they stop having those awkward conversations like they did Scion.
2. Lana & Pete would get happy endings: I’m not the biggest fan of Lana, but I do think she should have gotten a happier ending. I also hated the way Pete was brought back in season 7. At the time I was hoping he would be more mature and successful, partly to get Season 7 Clark that wasn’t really doing much to think about his future. Sadly that didn’t happen and his last appearance basically had him in the same place that he was when he left the first time. Obviously Sam Jones couldn’t come back because of his legal issues so Pete’s ending would have been impossible to do onscreen, but I still wouldn’t have minded a mention. Since it has been canon in some versions of the comics, I think I would’ve actually put them together as a couple. We don’t know what either of them have been doing since they’ve left so I could buy that they eventually cross paths. Pete eventually got his life together and the burden the felt over Clark’s secret finally went way. Lana got rid of the Power suit and started a career that that she loves. I would have also gone the Pete as Vice-President thing, but considering Pete’s history with the Luthor’s on Smallville and the fact that he knows Clark’s secret, I’m not sure if that would work. Though I do think it would be kind of funny if Lex unknowingly picked his ex-wife’s husband as his running mate.
3. Lois and Clark spend 7 years trying to finish their wedding: It actually doesn’t bother me all that much, but I’d like to think they were married, but every time they tried to have an actual wedding (since the last one got interrupted) something came up. The first time they were waiting for Tess to get out of the hospital so she could actually be there. I also feel like one of the times would have been Clark’s “death” at Doomsday’s hands and the rest where a bunch of other emergencies (personal and hero/work-related) that keep preventing them from finishing the ceremony.
4. Chloe and Oliver: I’m fairly ambivalent to them as a couple so I wouldn’t care what happens with them either way, but since I’m a happy ending type of person, I would say in my canon that they were still together in that time warp. This is a little harder since in comics canon he ends up with Dinah and has children (despite not being too involved in their lives), but I can’t see this version of Oliver being able to do that (children thing) and I definitely can’t see Lois and Clark still being okay with him considering how close they are to Chloe.
5. Martha eventually comes home from Washington: I really loved that they allowed Martha to have a political career and that used at times to help Clark, but I do think she would’ve retired from politics eventually and gone back to Smallville with Conner. I think she continues to do so for a couple of more years, but decides that she wants to settle down from politics.
6. Lex doesn’t get his memories back (or at least those from his time in Smallville): I debated back and forth with this, but I could actually see that making him a bit more insane. He’d be working to get his memories back, but nothing he did would ever work. I do think him getting them back from childhood might be interesting because he would still be wanting those 7 years from his time in Smallville back and it still wouldn’t end up working. What I do like about this is that either way this would prove that Lex was the one to ultimately make the decision to be evil and not Clark’s lack of trust like some circles have argued. . Not that I believed that it was Clark’s fault because it really isn’t his fault, but this would prove that in the end Lex decided took take this path.
I could come up with a bunch of other things, but I think I’ll stop here.
So I was having a conversation with some acquaintances and and the subject of books came up. I mentioned a few authors and genres that I enjoy reading and shortly after this one person in the group accused me of “acting white”.
This is something that I went through a lot growing up and I know it was mostly because of the way I behaved in school. During high school and college, my main focus was my education and I’ve always been interested in learning new information. As a result I was teased even then because that apparently equated to me wanting to be white. It bothered me in high school because I am very proud of my heritage and it offended me that people felt I was trying to be something I wasn’t or that I might have been ashamed of my race. I can look at it somewhat differently now because I realize now that being black doesn’t mean that I have to act a certain way, but it did take a while for that lesson to sink in.
I think the main reason this particular mindset annoys me now is because it implies that if a black person likes to read or is interested in school (or even they like a certain type of music) then they aren’t staying true to their race. In a way it backs up the argument that many brought up during slavery and Jim Crow times, which was that black people were inferior when it comes to most things.
It actually reminds me of the some of the comments that were made when President Obama was running for president. I remember some people saying that his “white-side” must have been the intelligent part of him and this was said by other black people (some were family members). It angered me that there were people that genuinely believed the only reason he’s intelligent is because he’s biracial.
I do get that there are people that are acting a certain way for the wrong reasons, but I will never agree with the mindset that I have seen a lot of people throw out there.