I’ve always had trouble sleeping so when I moved to New York Blaine started reading me Star Wars fanfiction ‘til I got tired.
The absolute splendor and perfection of this cannot be overstated
Okay, I’ve been waiting for this gifset. I am high on pain meds and I have about ten million feelings to talk about in this episode, but I want to point to the bottom left gif. See that second? That’s not just anger. That’s a nano second of sadness , or something like that. That at the end? That looks like “I don’t get it.”
yeah he’s pissed at the top. And he’s competitive. And there’s something under the whole thing they both feel coming to a head here. But I want to say, Kudos to Chris because he can act the shit out of the bat of an eyelash AND yes, these boys are complicated and I feel like there’s a lot of reductive talk on tumblr right now about how they behaved. It’s possible to feel a lot of things at once and it’s imperative that we have empathy and applause for complicated, fucked up, wonderful characters who love each other and have a lot to learn.
I should probably not rant when high. Especially when I’m not really explaining all my episode feels.
I’ve been waiting for this to come across my dash again (or at least a variant of it.) The interesting thing about the comparison of these two scenes is that the first time Blaine’s insecurities come up, Kurt reassures him and then smiles like he’s fixed everything. Like it was one small hiccup, and now everything’s going to be okay. But now, with these same insecurities coming up over and over again, with Blaine so convinced that Kurt’s going to jump ship the moment something better comes along, Kurt’s not smiling anymore. He knows it isn’t over. I don’t think he quite knows what to do about it yet, but he’s aware that this is a bigger problem than he could’ve ever believed at first, and hopefully he’s going to try to figure out a way to help and support Blaine.
(Sidenote: I’ve seen a lot of stuff on my dash about what Kurt is doing and what Blaine is doing and is Kurt doing things right to make Blaine feel secure and is Blaine doing things right to try to understand how Kurt feels about him and are they doing enough to make themselves work and… It feels like blame, a lot of it, and I’m having a hard time with that because first off: Kurt’s awkwardness with his feelings isn’t any more Blaine’s fault than Blaine’s insecurity is Kurt’s, and second, it presupposes that if they do the right things, that they can fix each other, that Kurt can emote right — whatever that is — and that Blaine can be totally secure forever, and that’s not how these things work! I mean, did we learn nothing from Will and Emma? They are always going to have these problems. They can learn to recognize what their individual problems are, work past their innate defensiveness about those problems and be open — “I’m doing the thing again, you’ll have to be patient with me” — and try to work past the bad moments/weeks/years together, but that takes a fucking lifetime to learn, and they’re both barely twenty.
(And, you know, it’s not enough for Kurt to learn what Blaine’s issues are and for Blaine to learn Kurt’s. Kurt has to learn Kurt’s issues, and Blaine has to learn Blaine’s, or there’s no solution. Kurt could figure out exactly what Blaine’s core wounds are tomorrow, and if he came at Blaine with them, to try to be helpful, it would feel like an attack to Blaine. They have to learn to recognize their own patterns first.
(This post wasn’t meant to go to this place, but I’m just really fucking frustrated that traits that have been part of the characters all along, things that are well-established as predating their relationship and having roots in dozens of other incidents — as well as, probably, a biological basis — are being reduced down to what feels like, to me, a contest as to who is boyfriending better. Because that’s not what this is about! It’s so much more complicated, and it will take so much longer to work through, and that’s why it fucking matters.)
Bolding mine because I don’t know that I’ve seen this point so clearly and concisely stated. And I think it is a hugely important point.
Good lord you’re hot when you’re pissed.
There was a lot of very hot Kurt Hummel in this episode, but I think this moment was the hottest for me.
lydia-the-fly asked: Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you and all other authors! I'm still not sure how this project works - you take your fic and rewrite it as an original story? Are you given any time period when the story must be finished?
Thank you! We are insanely excited as well. The way it works is that the people behind it have contacted a bunch of fanfic authors and engaged in extensive discussions about possible stories. Some stories are going to be reimaginings of fanfics and some are going to be entirely original. All of them will be stories that stand alone completely outside of Klaine and Glee, even if some of the plots or themes found their beginnings there.
The people at IP have worked with each author to come up with a schedule for writing a manuscript and then processing that through editing, copyedit and proofs so there are agreed upon deadlines and plans in place. They’ve then come up with a publishing schedule of all the books they have in the works which stretches out for months, well into 2015.
It’s all very well-managed and awesomely exciting!
April 18, 2014 x
Kurt just can’t even understand a world where he wouldn’t love Blaine. He can’t understand how Blaine can imagine it.
I’m just so scared that you’re gonna keep changing, and you’re gonna keep getting stronger. And then one day you’re gonna wake up and you’re gonna realize that “I don’t love him anymore”.
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