Recommendations Page (Updated: Jan.
continue to update as I rebuild my
bookmarks file and go hunting for fics I love, but haven't added yet.
CLex girl, so pretty much all of these stories deal with Clark
and Lex, unless otherwise noted.
notice my categories are a bit loose ... but never cheap.
If you have suggestions for fics that
might satisfy my interests (um, kinks), let me know!
Comfort Food - Stories I can read again and again because
they're just that good.
Butterfly Effect by The Spike
She takes what happened to Lex in
"Hourglass" and spins it with such mastery that you forget this isn't
Clark loses the election, but it doesn't
really matter because Lex is there to help distract him. This is
When multiple universes collide ... you see
what might have happened if they'd taken different paths.
Lex is afraid of that cornfield ... and with
good reason. Maybe Clark can help him face his fears.
by CJ and reetchick
A beautiful story with one of the best
Protective!Lex scenes ever. Lex racing across
town in his Ferrari to rescue Clark makes me go "Guh!" every time I
The Identical Series by
The greatest story ever told. This
story departs from canon just after "Nicodemus", but still manages to
weave canon throughout the rest of it. It is funny, angsty, and
beautifully written with one of the best ever original characters in
Eli Cohen. If you haven't read it, you must.
One of the very best "Clark is losing his
powers" stories ever.
the Piper by Artemis
A nice clubbing fic that has
Possessive!Lex. The sequel is: The
Picture of Home (or Long After Midnight) by Wendi
Clark and Lex figure it out with
help of Chinese take-out, a friendly mouse, and a knitted "Porn Star"
Their relationship can be so good and so
painful all at the same time.
While I Drive by Jenn
Or pretty much anything by Jenn,
but this is
one I read and re-read. She calls it a schmoopy Clexian
Fairytale, but it's so much more than that. Powerful, languidly
slow and intense, beautiful. Neither of them asks the questions
they should, and they finally figure out why.
Clark and Lex go to "The Lost Boys".
Lex explains subtext. Yeah.
Impossible Things by Jenn
I love this Clark - aggressive, wanting,
petulant, determined. He finally decides what he wants - at the
worst possible time for everyone else - and he won't be deterred.
And Lex really isn't protesting that hard. Sad and poignant, but
utterly compelling. You hurt for them to be happy.
The things people do for love. Or
Bigger is Better - I like my fics and I like them long.
Night the Day by Alax and Dana
the World Series by Serafina
Games Series by
Orithain and Rina
Identical Series by
Your Head Down by Kat Reitz and Tzigane
Lazarus Gap by Dolimir
Luthor, Ace Reporter by Serafina
by Janet F. Caires-Lesgold
my Kansas by GothGirl
by Rose Emily
Prometheus Project by Mistress Ace
Yet by Ruby
by Perryvic and Kat Reitz
While I Drive by Jenn
I Have Never Travelled by Jenn
Pretty Face by Abi
This could go in several categories because
it's angsty, but it's also hilarious. Abi makes me laugh out
loud. Repeatedly. And we both love West Side Story and show tunes.
Impossible Things by Jenn
Bat!-Tastic - I have a weak spot for Bruce Wayne, and
an even weaker one for Bruce and Lex. So sue me.
Mad Season by Dolimir
I can't tell you how many ways I love this
story. In my SV group this is simply known as the "don't drink
tap water" story.
Hopes and Wishes by Polly Bywater
Lex shouting insults in Latin to a Gotham
street gang, and old friend Bruce trying to patch things up with Clark
and Lex. Heaven.
Me by Jenn
A young Bruce and Lex playing hide-and-seek
in the mansion - footed pajamas and porn. What's not to love?
Underground by Dana
One of my very favourite Bat stories that
picks up on the friendship Lex and Bruce had at Excelsior.
The Batmobile! by Tamalinn
A conk on the head and Lex thinks he's ...
Batman? Absolutely hilarious!
Brutal and painful and more than a little
disturbing, but oh-so-good.
Because bondage fics need their
the Cross by CJ
One of the best fics ever that deals with
Clark being bound to that cross ... and what feelings it unleashed in
him when Lex found him.
Clark on a lab table. Clark bound ...
and begging for ... um, yeah. Guh!
- I like fics where Clark and
get caught in ... compromising positions and have to 'fess up.
the Trappings of Love by Prufrock
They've been caught and Lex isn't happy
about it. Hilarious!
Life Less Invulnerable by RivkaT
"You couldn't take a minute to fucking scan for, I don't know, cameras?
What is that X-ray vision of yours for?"
Evidence by Soraya
A journalist uncovers a secret about
President Luthor's seemingly happy marriage.
Domestic Bliss - Sometimes you just need some really
Life More Ordinary by Jenn
"They were roommates before
Bradbury Titles Series by Wendi
Lex has a daughter, and
Clark has become
protective. Over the course of the seven stories, Clark has found
a place in Lex's life again.
by Peach (Also: Adoption,
The boys with kids. It's all good.
Don't Be a Drag - Sometimes it's nice to see the boys
dressed up all pretty.
Lex helps Clark to win a bet ... but it's so
much more than that. Beautiful and evocative. One
of the best "Clark in make-up" fics ever.
Don't Let Friends Wear Plaid Schoolgirl Skirts by Henry Jones Jr.
I believe the title is fairly
self-explanatory. Very funny!
by Kitty Fisher
Lex in make-up watching Clark sleep and
trying to figure out his life. Sad and sexy and sweet.
Clark needs Lex to bail him out. But
what will Lex say when he sees Clark's ... leather skirt?
RivkaT owns this category,
seriously, I want to see a rash of body-switching fics and mix-ups in a
Deep by RivkaT
Clark disobeys Jor-El and wakes
Lex's bed ... with breasts.
A Comedy of Terrors by RivkaT
This is one of the funniest things I've ever
read. Lex and Clark get to walk a mile in each other's ... bodies.
- It's my favourite holiday and
the boys get to dress up.
Knowledge by Teaphile
Smallville's answer to 'M. Butterfly.' It's
got a geisha (of sorts) and a very hot scene in the office at The Talon.
Eggplants and Other Scary Things by Rose Emily
I love the way Lex interacts with small
children--and Clark--at Halloween. Just hilarious from start to
Have Yourself a Cherry Little Christmas! - Because I
love the holidays, and sometimes you just want a bit of seasonal CLex
to warm your winter nights.
to Town by Ingrid
Clark has some trouble during flying
practice that results in a special visitor to the farm, complete with
reindeer. Hilarious and sweet.
the Same by Lanning Cook - part of the Identical Series
Part of the larger series, but still the
funniest version of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" I have ever
read. Lex deconstructs an old favourite with his usual cynicism
& Nice by Caro
Lex doesn't like Santa Claus. Wickedly
Rent-Boy? (I mean,
Kent boy) - Clark
paid for sex. Who'd a thunk it?
the Night the Day by Alax and Dana
One of the most intense and compelling fics
on this topic. You want there to be so much more to it than
the money. So do they.
Pie by Livia Penn
"Sometimes they buy me pie," Clark
confessed. Lex just looked at him. "Please tell me that's a
for some deviant sexual behavior I've mysteriously not heard of
yet." A delightful AU where Clark is not a pimp and sometimes pie
is just pie.
for Sale by Lenore
Made You Laugh!
- Because that's
fics did for me.
Sex by Shropshire
This is the fic that launched the LJ career
Dough and Candy Hearts by Dayspring
Lex and Martha getting drunk. Hilarious.
Denny's Napkin Incident, Please
Do Not Tease the Boy Scouts, Quietus
The boys are going
camping. Enough said.
Touch Myself by Abi
Yes, she wrote it for me. *does happy
dance* Lex and karaoke - who could ask for more?
Demands by Shrift
"Well, Clark, I can't imagine
walking with anyone else on a rural road
outside of Smallville in the middle of the night after my car's been
sexually molested by a rogue farm animal."
Buns of Krypton by Kat Reitz and Tzigane
OMG, I laughed my ass off over this
story. Purple vibrators. Clark working in a porn
shop. More euphemisms than you can shake a stick at. I'm
Back in Metropolis by Punk
There are giant sandworms, but it's got the
best "you're late for dinner again, Clark" scene ever. And
Middle of Nowhere and The Road Home
Very, very funny and the banter between
Clark and Lex is spot-on. Plus ... mutant cows. Gotta love
Plan by Lenore and Yet
Another Plan by Ingrid
Since reading these, the question
"Strawberry or grape?" has never been the same. Both very funny,
but the last one still makes me weep with laughter. Pineapple
lube - the very definition of evil. Bwahaha!
A short AU where Lex and Clark are college
roommates. Very funny and great characterization.
The best comedy has a sharp edge. This is
Lunatics by Andariel
Clark attends a conference on being a
super-hero. So funny!
Bedfellows by Rose Emily
Anything that features Clark and Lionel being
forced to share a room and includes the term "nocturnal thruster" is a
Very Cliche Motel Clex Fic by NortylaK
"Explain to me just why you're going to spend the night in a motel
alone with Lex Luthor?"
Recs - Ah,
that Magnificent Bastard, Lionel Luthor, and Jonathan Kent, King of
we love to hate them. These recs all deal with father issues -
has a lot of them! Some may deal with incest. Tread lightly.
After Jonathan's funeral, Clark turns to Lex
for ... something that's always been there. And they break the
desk ... GUH!
by Jane St. Clair
One of the most disturbing father-son
moments ever, but beautifully written.
by Perryvic and Kat Reitz
I do love a good epic, and this one is more
twisted than most. Luthorcest warning, but so compelling it's
Wasteland by Jenn
Lex has finally succeeded in bringing down
his father, and now has to decide what kind of man he wants to
be. Clark wants to help him.
Phone Sex, Anyone? - Because sometimes you want to reach out
and touch someone.
Assistance by Andariel
I love this fic. It's just ... perfect.
Night Phone Calls by Anne
A long fic with lots and lots of steamy
talk. The sequel is here: Fulfilling
Voices by Dolimir
Not so much phone sex, as
phone-relationship. A beautifully constructed AU where Clark and
Lex connect because of a wrong number ... and keep talking.
Shave and a Haircut -
Is it a kink to want to read fics about shaving when one character is
bald? Maybe so.
is just very hot. Steamy.
Well, hey, it's Jenn.
A Comedy of Terrors by RivkaT
This fic has a great shaving scene. Who
shaving could be so ... hot?
There is No Rift - I live in Denial. I am not
alone. An assortment of no rift or post-rift stories that I like.
Drag by Kat Reitz and Tzigane
Wouldn't it be worth it if they could go
back and set it all right again?
"What Do You Mean You're
Pregnant?" - I'm not a
fan of MPreg stories, but these are the best I've read.
When is an MPreg not an MPreg? Read it and
find out. Hilarious!!
Friendship, and Love by Henry Jones Jr.
This one has it all.
and Chance by Dayspring
What makes this story great is that the
characters are very real - the pregnancy is difficult, the relationship
suffers, and when you think everything will be fine ... she pulls the
rug out from under you. But there's still a happy ending.