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Based on the Superman comics, this series follows teenage years and young adulthood of his alter-ego Clark Kent. In the universe of the television series, a meteor shower destroys much of the town of Smallville in October 1989; during the meteor fall, Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent find a small child of unusual powers in a spacecraft wreck in a cornfield. Another character whose destiny is impacted on this day is Lex Luthor, son of Lionel Luthor, whose future would be linked to Clark's from that day forward.
Following Clark Kent through his high school years, the series introduces us to his best friends Chloe Sullivan and Pete Ross, along with the girl of his dreams, Lana Lang, who originally only has eyes for football jock Whitney Fordman. The meteor shower has left a legacy of people impacted by the kryptonite which rained down on the town, and Clark stays busy trying to protect his friends, families, and others from those who are using their powers uncontrollably or to do evil.
Smallville fandom engages in the creation of a wide variety of fanworks, including fan-fiction, songvids, fan-art, fansites, and discussion forums. It is very active on LiveJournal but also on various messageboard communities including the pan-fandom Television without Pity and specific forums such as KryptonSite. With its large cast of recurring characters, complicated canon relationships, and perceived subtextual homoeroticism, the fandom has a great many shipping factions and much of the fanworks produced is ship-driven in nature, both slash and het.
Below is a list of terms and their definitions that are used in this fan community.
- SV is a commonly used acronym for the fandom.
- Chlois is used to refer to a story involving/incorporating the Chlois Theory and is NOT a relationship designation.
- HoYay is short for "Homosexuality, Yay!" a phrase made popular on the Television without Pity website in association with the CLex pairing in Smallville.
- Magnificent Bastard nickname for the character Lionel Luthor made popular on the Television without Pity forums.
Smallville has large ship fandoms and many of them, given the large cast of characters which have been featured on the series through the years. Below are some of the most commonly used ship names; please see the Smallville pairing terminology article for a more complete listing:
- Chlark is used to refer to the Chloe Sullivan/Clark Kent relationship.
- Clana is used to refer to the Clark Kent/Lana Lang relationship.
- CLex is used to refer to the Lex Luthor/Clark Kent relationship.
- Clois is used to refer to the Lois Lane/Clark Kent relationship.
- Lexana is used to refer to the Lex Luthor/Lana Lang relationship.
- Chlollie is used to refer to the Chloe Sullivan/Oliver Queen relationship.
- Lollie is used to refer to the Lois Lane/Oliver Queen relationship.
- Clollie is used to refer to the Oliver Queen/Clark Kent relationship.
- Chlex is used to refer to the Chloe Sullivan/Lex Luthor relationship.
- Chlurry is used to refer to the Chloe Sullivan/Arthur Curry relationship.
- Chlart is used to refer to the Chloe Sullivan/Bart Allen relationship.
- Chlara is used to refer to the Chloe Sullivan/Kara Kent relationship.
- Clara is used to refer to the Kara Kent/Clark Kent relationship.
Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in this fan community.
- On September 7, 2000, the domain www.michaelrosenbaum.com was registered. This would become the home of the Official Michael Rosenbaum website.
- From 2001 to 2006, Smallville was in its first run on television.
- Sometime around June of 2000, the site Bad Fanfic! No Biscuit! was created by Siubhan and Joan the English Chick. The site, last updated in January of 2001, introduced or helped further the concept of badfic into a number of additional fan fiction communities, including this one. Unlike some badfic websites or sites which just pointed out badfic, as in of accidental inferior quality, the site had deliberate badfic and explanations as to what was not right with the story, what made the story bad.
- On February 22, 2002, the domain kryptonsite.com was registered for use on the fansite KryptonSite. KryptonSite was created before the show even aired and keeps the reader up to date on the show's production; its forum covers Fan fiction, show discussion and other topics.
- On March 22, 2001, the mailing list milliways-L was created for the posting of science fiction related fan fiction and discussion. Smallville was one of the many fandoms discussed there. 
- On April 18, 2001, the domain www.kristinkreuk.net was registered. This became the home of Kristen Kreuk.net, an unofficial fansite.
- On April 23, 2001, the domain tomwelling.com was registered, which became the home of TomWelling.com, an unofficial fansite.
- On July 27, 2001, the yahoogroup SmallvilleCentral was created for general Smallville discussion. As of January 2008, the mailing list had 2622 members.
- On September 6, 2001, the domain www.allisonmack.com was registered. This became the home of Allison Mack's Official Site.
- On October 16, 2001, Smallville premiered on television in the United States. 
- On October 28, 2001, the LiveJournal community smallville (livejournal) was created.
- On November 23, 2001, Smallville premiered on television in Canada. 
- On December 31, 2001, Smallville premiered on television in the United Kingdom. 
- The Smallville Slash Archive was launched in 2001.
- In 2002, on-line fan fiction awards were being given in this fan fiction community this year. Among the awards available for Smallville comic writers were the Damn Fine Awards given by the Bludhaven mailing list. Categories for stories for this award included best one-shot.
- On February 2, 2002, Smallville premiered on television in New Zealand. 
- On February 10, 2002, Smallville premiered on television in Sweden. 
- On March 17, 2002, the Smallville yahoogroup Smallville-CW was created.
- On May 31, 2002, the Smallville LiveJournal community, sv_icons was created for sharing icon artwork.
- On July 30, 2002, the Smallville LiveJournal community, sv_fanfiction was created for Smallville fanfiction. 
- On August 2, 2002, the Smallville yahoogroup smallville_br was created for Portugese fans of the series. As of January 2008, the community had 1569 members.
- On August 12, 2002, the Smallville LiveJournal community, sv_vids was created for sharing fandom songvids.
- On September 2, 2002, the second season of Smallville premiered in the United States with the episode Vortex.
- On September 26, 2002, the LiveJournal community sv_slash was created for slash pairings. 
- On October 3, 2002, the devotedtosmallville.com domain was registered for use for the Devoted to Smallville fansite.
- On October 12, 2002, the Smallville LiveJournal community eat_crow was created for episode reviews and meta discussion.
- On November 18, 2002, the domain smallvilleph.com was registered for use for the Smallville PH fansite.
- On January 12, 2003, the domain tomwelling.org was registered, which became the fansite TomWelling.Org.
- On January 23, 2003, the Smallville LiveJournal community denialcorp was created for CLex fans who want to deny the canon future of the characters becoming enemies.
- On March 6, 2003, the Smallville LiveJournal community wednesday100 was created for drabbles.
- On April 4, 2003, the Smallville LiveJournal community smallvilletorch was created for discussion about the series.
- On April 6, 2003, the Smallville LiveJournal community svdodecals was created for 144-word stories.
- On April 23, 2003, the fansite Smallville Fictionalized was launched.
- On May 21, 2003, the LiveJournal community allcrossovers was created.  Posted to the community was fan fiction from this fandom.
- On June 16, 2003, One Red Hot Mama, an archive dedicated to Martha Kent, was last updated. 
- On June 24, 2003, the Smallville yahoogroup Smallville-Latinoamerica- was created for Spanish-speaking fans of the series.
- On October 1, 2003, the third season of Smallville premiered in the United States with the episode Exile.
- On October 25, 2003, the Smallville LiveJournal community superfake was created for Smallville RPF.
- On October 28, 2003, the Tribe community Superman (Tribe) was created, for Smallville and Superman fan discussion.
- On December 11, 2003, the domain www.johnschneider.tv was registered, to become the home of John Schneider's Official Website.
- On December 23, 2003, the Smallville LiveJournal community sv_fanfic was created for promoting various types of Smallville fanworks. 
- The Portuguese fansite Smallville City was launched in 2004.
- By 2004, a number of X-Files fan fiction writers who were part of the “Yes Virginia” group of fan fiction authors had migrated to other fandoms. Some examples of this migration included Harry Potter with the author Parsons, Lord of the Rings with the author Sebasky, West Wing with the authors Sabine, Punk, and CazQ, Stargate with Suelac and Minnow, Farscape with the authors Suelac, Fialka, Sab and Pene, Sports Night with the authors Sabine and Punk, Smallville with the author Punk, and Buffy/Angel with the authors August/Unwinding, Minnow and Sebasky. As they migrated, they took their traditions of machete beta reading with them.
- On January 11, 2004, the Smallville LiveJournal community smallville_au was created, for tracking Smallville alternative universe fan-fiction.
- On January 23, 2004, the Smallville LiveJournal community chloesullivan was created for fans of the character Chloe Sullivan.
- On January 31, 2004, the Smallville LiveJournal community sv_hetfic was created, for Smallville gen and het fanworks. Pairings listed in the community interests included Chlark, Chlete, Chlex, Chruce, Clana, Lexana and Plete.
- On June 3, 2004, the Smallville LiveJournal community sv_manipsnip was created for photomanip sharing.
- On June 8, 2004, the Smallville LiveJournal community clex_manips was created for CLex photomanipulations.
- On June 14, 2004, the Smallville LiveJournal community smallville_cons was created for sharing icon artwork.
- On July 10, 2004, the Tribe community smallvillefans was created.
- On July 23, 2004, the Smallville LiveJournal community sv_pause was created for fans over the age of 40.
- On August 26, 2004, the MySpace group smallvillefans was created.  As of August 3, 2007, it had 4,911 members.
- On September 22, 2004, the fourth season of Smallville premiered in the United States with the episode Crusade. This episode introduced the character Lois Lane to the series.
- On October 2, 2004, the domain erica-durance.org was registered, which became the home of the erica duance fan fansite.
- On October 15, 2004, the Smallville LiveJournal community _ericadurance was created for fans of actor Erica Durance and the character Lois Lane.
- On October 16, 2004, the domain smallvillemx.net was registered, which became the Mexican fansite Smallville Mexico.
- On October 25, 2004, the Smallville LiveJournal community smllvill_chorus was created as a challenge community for icon artwork.
- At Eclecticon 2004, the following fandoms were represented with their own panels: Joan of Arcadia, Comic Books, MI-5, Smallville: Role of canon characters in Super Man, Rat Patrol, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Blake's 7 : Where do we go from here?, Highlander, CSI, X-Men, Sentinel, Simon & Simon, Law & Order, The Professionals: Where did all the panels go?, and Anime.
- On December 22, 2004, the Smallville LiveJournal community svtimeline was created for documenting the timeline of the series.
- On February 27, 2005, the MySpace group httpSmallvilleryboxmyspacecom was created.  As of August 4, 2007, it has 859 members.
- On August 3, 2005, the domain smallvillefansite.org was registered, which became the home of the Smallville Fansite.
- On September 29, 2005, the fifth season of Smallville premiered in the United States with the episode Arrival.
- On January 19, 2006, the Smallville yahoogroup smallville_fan was created.
- On January 20, 2006, the Smallville yahoogroup CWs_Smallville was createted.
- On February 1, 2006, the MySpace group smallvilletv was created.  As of August 3, 2007, it had 21,599 members.
- On March 20, 2006, the LiveJournal community sv_ledger was created for daily news about the fandom. 
- On September 17, 2006, the LiveJournal community absolut_chloe was created for Chloe Sullivan. 
- On September 28, 2006, the sixth season of Smallville premiered in the United States with the episode Zod.
- On January 1, 2007, the LiveJournal community 7musicalmusesv2 was created, and it hoped to include Smallville among its fandoms.
- In February 2007, the online magazine Portrait Magazine revealed the Top 10 Young TV Ships, and there was one Smallville pairing, Clark/Lana as number seven. 
- On July 20, 2007, the InsaneJournal asylum sv_ledger was created for daily news about the fandom. As of August 24, 2009 it is no longer active. 
- On August 15, 2007, Sheila Hendrix created the Smallville mailing list KryptonianFanFiction. 
- On September 27, 2007, the seventh season of Smallville premiered in the United States with the episode Bizarro.
- In February 2008, the online magazine Portrait Magazine revealed the Top 10 Young TV Ships, and there was three Smallville pairings, Clark/Chloe as number nine, Clark/Lana as number six, and Clark/Lois as number four. 
- On May 31, 2008, the LiveJournal community submarinefic was created for unconventional pairings in different fandoms, including Smallville. 
- On July 8, 2008, the LiveJournal community otherside_fic was created for Fringe, Smallville, Supernatural, and Heroes crossovers. 
- On August 21, 2008, the LiveJournal community smallearth was created for Smallville's Justice League group. 
- On September 18, 2008, the eighth season of Smallville premiered in the United States with the episode Odyssey.
- On October 29, 2008, the LiveJournal community sv100 was created for weekly drabble challenges. 
- On January 27, 2009, the LiveJournal community sv_char_love was created Smallville characters. 
- In February 2009, the online magazine Portrait Magazine revealed the Top 10 Young TV Ships, and there was one Smallville pairing, and Clark/Lois as number five. 
- On February 16, 2009, the LiveJournal community smallvillebbang was created for the Big Bang challenge. 
- On February 22, 2009, the LiveJournal community sv_kink was created for a Smallville kink meme. 
- On March 12, 2009, the LiveJournal community smallvillekink was created for a Smallville kink meme. 
- On March 27, 2009, the LiveJournal community sv_zatanna was created for the Zatanna Zatara character. 
- On April 14, 2009, the Dreamwidth community sv_ledger was created for daily news about the fandom. 
- On April 15, 2009, the LiveJournal community sv_multishippers was created ALL Smallville pairings. 
- On August 22, 2009, the LiveJournal community fanon_fridays was created for Smallville fanon. 
- On September 25, 2009, the ninth season of Smallville premiered in the United States with the episode Savior.
- On November 3, 2009, the LiveJournal community svpromptstables was founded. 
- In February 2010, the online magazine Portrait Magazine revealed the Top 10 Young TV Ships, and three Smallville pairings were on the list: Clark/Lois as number three, Clark/Chloe as number four, and Oliver/Chloe as number eight. 
- On February 5, 2010, the LiveJournal community smallville_jsa was founded for the Smallville version of the Justice Society of America team. 
Shipping wars have been behind many of the kerfluffles in Smallville fandom. Some of the major wars have been:
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Below is a partial list of members of Smallville fan community.
- Craig Byrne - website administrator, writer of books & magazine articles
- sockii - Official website administrator
- Tara O'Shea
- Thamiris - fanfiction author
See also Category:Smallville fans.
- As of November 22, 2006 there are 128 stories on Twisting the Hellmouth  and 6,551 stories on FanFiction.Net. 
- As of November 29, 2007 there are 4,644 stories on The Smallville Slash Archive
- As of January 11, 2008, there are 7,944 stories on FanFiction.Net, 84 stories on FanLib, 35 on slashfanfiction.com, 32 on FicWad, and 27 on fandomination.net.
- As of October 19, 2009, there are 10,365 stories on FanFiction.Net, 225 on Twisting the Hellmouth, and 32 on FicWad.
See also Smallville fan fiction community size.
- Smallville Overview @ crack_van
- Smallville @ FanWorksFinder
- Smallville Wiki
- The Smallville Slash Archive
- Smallville Fanfiction: Archive of Our Own
- Parody of Smallville
- Smallville: TV in 2009: Most underrated program by Cory Barker on Weekend Watcher on December 22, 2009
Below is a partial list of articles and academic sources to help you continue to learn about this community.
- Jensen, Jeff. "Spoiler Nation: Secrets About Movie/TV Secrets Revealed!" Entertainment Weekly. June 2008. 16 June 2008 <http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20203864,00.html>.
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