My Name is Blaine Anderson
OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!
#yes #his co-captain is burt #I think they meet once per week before friday night dinner #and have meetings on all the ways kurt was amazing this past week #so blaine can organize the information for his recruitment
You missed a few:
What are you doing? Oh nothing just staring intently and nodding along to every word Kurt says. Nothing new.
Look at this dumb face. Wearing a Kurt pin,
with a Kurt unicorn poster in your locker. Do you think that’s enough Kurt campaign material? No?
Of course not lets have one more poster in a frame on your dresser. Near your bed. The classy, sexy one. Why do you need it there you say? Mastu… er… Because of reasons.
Oh Kurt is a Nyada finalist?
You may possibly be maimed for life but that’s no excuse not celebrate.
No seriously, he stans Kurt like it’s his job. Like he’s being paid for it with a wage scale based on intense looks.
Here have the mic and takeover singing Kurt.
Oh is this an improbable, silly wish list?
What are you talking about of course all of Kurt’s dreams are gonna come true. It’s so obvious Kurt is gonna be wildly successful at everything.
And diva’ing? Kurt is the original HBIC always.
Isn’t it obvious those Whitney Houston songs were just made for him. God don’t be such a dummy.
If we were to try to point out all the times Blaine stares with awestruck, loving heart eyes at Kurt, we would literally have to gif every scene Kurt and Blaine have ever had together.
Starting pretty much from the first time this idiot ever laid eyes on him.
Blainers lives a 24/7 Kurt Hummel appreciation life.
Damn Blainer is a better Kurt Hummel stan I can’t win
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Disclaimer: All thoughts are my own. As a fan, and a lover of all things media/fandom/pop culture, I wanted to express my current feelings towards Glee. I am in no way saying this is how everyone feels or should feel. I know this is kind of all over the place, but so is the show. So….enjoy and thanks for reading!
I used to believe in Glee. I believed in the characters and the stories and the music. I once knew those singing and dancing kids in school. I once was one of those kids. And I was thrilled to finally see that on my TV. Instead of teenagers living lavish lifestyles like on popular shows such as Gossip Girl and The O.C., I was going to get to watch Midwest kids who loved musical theatre. That really felt like something to believe in.
And then in that glorious first episode, they told us “don’t stop believing.” Don’t stop believing in kids like these, in kids like me. As the seasons went on, I still believed, but I found myself having to defend that idea. I was familiar with Ryan Murphy’s work thanks to having seen every ridiculous episode of Nip/Tuck, but when I told people that I was a Glee fan, the question “Ew, why?” would follow. I personally had accepted the unrealistic and out-there aspects of this musical TV show, but it seems like those around me had not. However, I learned to ignore their eye-rolling and just enjoy the fun. But things have changed, and I’ve started to understand the questions and the scoffs.
There’s so much I could say in terms of what has gone wrong throughout all 4 seasons of Glee, but today I’m going to focus on the points that I find most significant. These events lead to fandom distaste, media scrutiny, and a lot of anger here on tumblr. So let’s just get right into it with the big one….Klaine.
When Glee began, I, like many viewers, instantly loved the character of Kurt Hummel. Chris Colfer’s innocence and sweetness on screen was so incredibly appealing to a young audience. Hell, the role was even written for him. He was perfect. And then when Blaine was introduced and we could all tell a relationship was about to begin, well, we pretty much all went nuts. We were excited for our favorite character. His happiness (finally) meant our happiness. Of course, in the end, we all fell in love with Blaine as well, and Darren Criss rose to instant stardom. We finally were going to see a young, loving, positive gay relationship on basic cable TV. And going back to what I formerly wrote about regarding slash, you can see that this is something that truly excited the already devoted legion of Glee/Kurt fans. Klaine has been voted time and time again as one of the best TV couples of all time. But look at them now. Does the word “couple” make anyone else feel a little uncomfortable right now? It sure seems that way to Kurt! Do the writers not realize that these votes are our way of saying “Please, please, please don’t fuck this up. It means something to us!”? I guess not.
When Klaine broke up, it was difficult to deal with, but the fandom stuck together. We analyzed and predicted and handled it the best we could. Drama, even within a “comedy,” can be necessary. You definitely don’t want a couple to become stagnant and boring, especially when they are young. So we got it. As hard as it was, we learned to understand and begin the waiting process. But then the second half of season 4 happened….
Despite maybe 1 or 2 scenes that lasted about 30 seconds each, the Glee audience never witnessed Kurt and Blaine discuss their breakup. They never talked about what went wrong, what lead to cheating, and what happens next. We never actually even saw them break up! And then, all of a sudden, a new guy is introduced into Kurt’s life. Yeah, Adam was kind and friendly and good to Kurt, but we knew nothing about him. The writers literally gave us nothing. And again, we waited. Waited to see if this was worth it. But then, low and behold, Adam basically disappeared. So along with Kurt and Blaine never breaking up for the audience, Kurt and Adam didn’t either. It’s all very confusing. However, we continued to wait it out, hoping that one day, the writers would sacrifice maybe 2 minutes of an episode for a real look at how Kurt and Blaine were feeling. And what have we learned? Blaine is crazy, head over heels in love with Kurt still, to the point that it’s slightly uncomfortable, and Kurt appears to be relatively indifferent. I think. I still don’t really even know. I remember when Blaine said that Kurt would zig when he expected him to zag, and it seems like lately, Kurt is zigging and zagging all over the place. One episode he seems like he desperately wants Blaine to ask him on a date again, and then the next episode he instantly says “we aren’t a couple” in regards to his relationship with Blaine, all while never even making eye contact with him within the entire scene. It just doesn’t make sense.
Darren Criss once described Kurt and Blaine as the “Ross and Rachel” of Glee. I find it safe to assume that by this he meant that they were a strong couple that broke up due to some misunderstandings, but would find their way to eachother once again. That sounds wonderful. We’d love that. But how are they going to get there when they hardly interact? There’s only so many correct assumptions we can make from the few loving looks the two give each other from across a room. Were Kurt’s tears at regionals due to his feelings for Blaine, or because he felt nostalgia for his former Glee club? We really have no way of knowing for sure.
The Blaine we met at the start of season 2 was confident and inspiring. The Blaine we have now is lovesick and lost. His reality is completely skewed due to his love for Kurt. Their relationship used to be so strong because it felt equal and real. Now it is so one sided, but overwhelmingly so. Fans reblogged Papa Burt’s advice to Blaine to wait it out and let their love win, but Blaine ignored it. He went and got a ring, and found his new lesbian mentor while he was at it. The scene with the older women was hyped and spoiled like none other within the fandom and the media. And of course, it ended up feeling underwhelming and awkward. Kurt was distant, Blaine was naïve, and the mentors felt random. All the spoilers said they would help lead Klaine to their happily ever after, but no forward steps appeared to have been taken whatsoever. We were teased. Again. First the box scene, and now this. All of the spoilers, interviews, and tweets just lead to one big sigh of disappointment as the finale aired. How can we be excited about the possibility of an engagement when we have absolutely no idea how one person in the relationship is feeling? We know better than to jump for joy over that ring purchase when it seems like the answer could possibly be a big fat no. We just want more. More discussion, more context, and more understanding. But we are left to wait 3 months for all of that. Hopefully.
The Klaine fandom is strong and amazing. The fiction and art produced by these fans is unbelievable. It makes sense though. The relationship of Kurt and Blaine in canon is lacking so much substance that we have to make up for it within the fandom. Because we know that these characters deserve better. They should be heard and understood. But what Glee has become good at lately is ignoring their characters and their actors.
Since adding the “new class” of Glee characters, the show has truly become a mess. Joe and Sugar are absent from full episodes time and time again with no explanation. Quinn popped in a few times in the season but then was never heard from again. It’s just sad how easily these characters can be neglected. On the other hand, we also see certain characters focused on for a ridiculous amount of time. The “catfish” storyline dragged on and on and on, and when Unique was revealed to be “Katie,” no opportunity was really given to her to gain any sympathy. On the show Catfish, the people actually get to talk it out and make sense of the situation. But on Glee, Ryder just says “I’m never talking to you again” while Unique cries to Marley only saying “we made a connection, I took it too far, etc.” We never knew how it started, why it went on, and why Unique was so afraid to reveal herself, but then so quick to do it after Marley had taken the blame. This is another character who, like Kurt, has the opportunity to be portrayed as such a positive role model, but instead she struts in the background and has awkward, transphobic lines hurled her way. It’s frustrating, to say the least. Add the overdone storyline of Brittany being a “genius,” while also being so unnervingly stupid, and you just get a whole mess of aggravation.
It just really seems like the Glee writers are constantly missing opportunities. Not necessarily opportunities for greatness, but simply to do better. And now the future just seems bleak. Our expectations are lower than ever and fans are giving up. I myself have been in a few situations where I decided to stop watching some TV shows because I’ve lost interest, but I’ve never seen people want to openly quit a fandom with such distaste. I get it though. Especially now when we are left asking so many questions with the fact that the season 5 premiere will be taking place in spring in the Glee verse, and then a large mid-season break will be occurring after the holidays. Will we even get our beloved Christmas episode? Won’t that actually be summer in Lima?
In a perfect world, the Glee writers and producers would take this summer to look at where everything went wrong, and fix it. They would learn to stop doing outrageous, uncomfortable episodes such as “Shooting Star” and go back to the way Glee used to be; fun, inspiring, and hopeful. It rarely feels like a comedy any more so it’s no surprise that the show and it’s actors constantly lose awards in comedy categories. Which is such a shame because people like Colfer do give incredible performances.
Glee has 2 more seasons, at least, in the future. That means they have so many chances to fix things. And my lord, I hope they do. Because I really did used to believe in Glee. I used to get so excited on Thursday nights. I want that excitement back, rather than the anxious feeling of “ugh, what crap are they going to pull now?” I want to be able to stop guessing character’s motivation and actually see it on my screen. I want the characters to grow up and mature as the audience is as well. I just want to like one of my favorite shows again. Watching an hour long episode a week shouldn’t feel like such a chore. And yes, I can give up like so many have. But I don’t want to. I was told to “don’t stop believing,” and I want that to mean something. So come on Glee, make it all matter. Because as a show, you matter. Don’t take advantage of that, and do not take advantage of your audience anymore. Give us a reason to believe again.
Darren is the ONLY Fox star to take his time down the carpet to make sure he gets everyone. One of the workers asked him to move it along and he said, “These people came out, I want to talk to them.” And basically said stfu I’m doing what I want. Love him!
Darren was SO sick. He sounded so congested and he was coughing. He tried to shake hands with us but he was like “oh man I’m sick” so he stuck out his elbow and we shook elbows. THE ASSHOLE I CAN’T