The overwhelmingly positive reaction should be no surprise based on the media frenzy over Glee’s gay storylines this season and the particular appeal of Colfer and Criss, seeing an arena full of fans of all ages cheering for one boy faux-proposing to another made the greasy-nacho-filled hours I spent on Long Island worthwhile.
But as charming as seeing boys act out gayness for a mainstream crowd was, the actual touching part of the experience came while I waiting outside and I ran into mini Kurt Hummels. The first was a boy of maybe six, in precious cuffed white jeans, loafers, and a dapper bowtie. He was reserved but clearly happy, toddling home to Brooklyn with his mother. We went to check the crowd near the load-out area, prepared for screaming tweens with posters waiting for a glimpse of Darren Criss or Mark Salling, and while we found that in abundance my eyes were drawn to another six-year-old boy. He’d clearly dressed himself that morning, in stripped leggings, a dress shirt and bowtie, finishing the ensemble off with an amazing gold sequined cape. His mother was holding him as they quietly stood behind the girls, waiting.
Every take-down of the show—it’s too karaoke, it’s too cheesy, it’s too disjointed, it’s too gay—falls down in the face of what I saw on Saturday. As my concert companion pointed out, if you were a mom with a little boy who liked to wear sequin capes, wouldn’t you take him to see Kurt Hummel live on stage?” —
The Village Voice (x)
The last paragraph: so freaking true.
Whenever I think about “Choke”, I’m so focused on how the Rachel stuff is going to piss me off that I keep forgetting we’re also getting a domestic violence subplot.
i’m focusing entirely on kurt’s audition, blaine being supportive, blaine boxing, bike chanderson dialogue, and ‘the rain in spain’ being cracky as fuck
as far as i’m concerned that will be the entire episode
I think I’m largely in denial about Rachel choking on DROMP
Did it have to be DROMP? I think that I could possibly (maybe, it’s a small maybe) understand it if it was a different song, but that one?
I would have been pretty annoyed no matter what Rachel choked on. But having her do it on DROMP actually offends me as a viewer.
Especially when she performed DROMP in front of judges and an audience with extremely short notice in terms of preparation time at sectionals (regionals? I get them mixed up all the time). It just feels out of character for her to choke.
First we must remember that Kurt’s biggest indicators of feeling hurt/insecure/guilty are: defensiveness, lashing out, criticizing others, passive aggression, and putting up a cold, prickly wall of armour. He’s done it with Burt, done it with Finn, done it with Rachel. In fact, our first instance of this is aaaaaall the way back in Acafellas, after Mercedes broke the window of his car. When she walks up to him to apologize, he glances at her, and we can see how guarded and hurt he is (this being his first friend, who just threw a rock into his expensive vehicle), despite how he tries to play it casual. It’s then when Mercedes sweetly apologizes and supports his “love for Rachel” that he allows his defenses to come down long enough to come out to her, though he quickly closes up again.
Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)
I will always reblog this because it is so so important.
I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that would be recognized as disordered eating/exercising patterns in thin folks.
Pretty much everything that’s done on shows like The Biggest Loser would be called out as pro-ana/pro-orthorexia in a thin person. Exercising past the point that it hurts, to the point where you’re throwing up, even injuring yourself? Berating yourself because you didn’t lose ENOUGH weight this week? Constantly talking about how fat is weakness and thinness will make everything better, about how you can’t stand to be your current weight anymore? Emphasis on weight as a sign of how much control, strength, and worth you have? Viewing food as bad, as a temptation to sin? Constant sharing and talking about tips on how to minimize food intake, how to lose weight?
That sounds exactly like every pro-ana/pro-mia blog I’ve ever seen. It’s also what fat people are told we need to be doing to ourselves until we’re thin.
Seriously. I’ve had doctors, including a nutritionist, advise me to try to keep my calorie intake under 600 calories a day under the guise of it helping with my chronic pain condition. What it actually did was cause my body to start to eat itself. My muscles got weaker and weaker because my body was trying to use them for fuel, and I actually ended up gaining weight.
Usually I don’t listen to that kind of shit, but frankly I was at the point where I was trying any and everything suggested to help with my pain in an effort to try to regain part of my life. It wasn’t until after my pain got worse and worse and I got weaker and weaker that I even thought to feel bad about it, because that shit is so ingrained when you’re a fat person. Of course it’s your fat/diet/laziness causing your problems, even when you’re not actually eating unhealthily and trying to exercise as much as you can. What else could it be? Once you’re fat, you pretty much give up the right to any non-biased medical treatment and it’s so fucking frustrating.
by the end of this weekend i should have the following in my possession:
1. new marina and the diamonds album
2. chris colfer’s book
3. new car
4. frozen yogurt
5. laundry being done (hate doing it but love when it’s finally done)
6. free movie ticket (because there was a glitch when i went today)
all in all… not too shabby.
What this list tells me is that you are magic, and also I am jealous! Enjoy all of these wonderful things!
Summary: ”When Blaine receives the first package in the mail, it’s a surprise. The sight of the New York address makes his heart skip after he stands at the mail box in confusion for a few long moments. It’s from Kurt.”
Note: Some interactive links throughout the fic that are in bold!
Word Count: ~3,000
Or read it here on LJ.
When Blaine receives the first package in the mail, it’s a surprise. The sight of the New York address makes his heart skip after he stands at the mail box in confusion for a few long moments. It’s from Kurt. Kurt, who has been in New York for two weeks now; the longest two weeks of Blaine’s life.
Warnings: Barebacking, sex between two devastatingly attractive boys.
Story Summary: Written for the prompt: super close, hot, missionary, bareback sex right after Kurt comes back to Ohio for the first break after he’s left for NYADA.
Note: Endless thanks to dftreaper for the prompt. I stole the title from ‘Man of a Thousand Faces’ by Regina Spektor, bless her cotton socks.
1. Fine Arts
LOL, based upon what science exactly? Also, I would like to know how you are defining “useless.”
You are in high school.
You dropped out of high school.
You graduated within the last 5 years. (High School)
You live on your own.
You live within 20 minutes of your best friend.
You live within 20 minutes of the last person you kissed.
You live within 20 minutes of your ex.
You have hugged someone in the last 48 hours.
You have been to the movies within the last week.
You have had 3 or more boyfriends/girlfriends just this year.
You have been a designated driver.
You have broken merchandise and not paid for it.
You have played strip poker.
You are Catholic.
You are atheist.
You recycle regularly.
You are a brunette.
You have dated a blonde.
You are friends with a redhead.
You are taller than your mum.
You have a bank account.
You’ve written a check for less than $5.
You have visited the Statue of Liberty.
You have visited the Eiffel Tower.
You have visited Big Ben.
You have visited the Colosseum.
You have visited The Great Wall of China.
You have never been out of the country.
You have been a waiter/waitress.
You own a Bible.
You own something with a Pentagram on it.
You have used a Ouija Board.
You have been a witch for Halloween.
You have been a zombie for Halloween.
You have been a Disney character for Halloween.
You don’t celebrate Halloween.
You have your belly button pierced.
You have your tongue pierced.
You have your eyebrow pierced.
You have a Monroe piercing.
You have your nose pierced.
You have an ankle tattoo.
You have a wrist tattoo.
You have a back tattoo.
You have no tattoos.
You have more than 5 tattoos.
You straighten your hair. (Occasionally)
You have worn a dress in the last 3 days.
You live somewhere that gets snow. (A tiny bit.)
You celebrate Hanukkah.
You were at your own house last New Year’s.
You were at a bar last New Year’s.
You slept through last New Year’s.
You have worked on Christmas Eve.
You have worked on Christmas.
You have been told ‘I love you’ by someone today.
You were told by someone who’s not family.
You slept in your own bed last night.
You are dating the last person you kissed.
You regret kissing the last person you kissed.
You enjoyed your last kiss.
You are wearing a necklace right now.
You are wearing something red.
You are wearing something blue.
You are wearing something purple.
Your phone number ends with an even number.
You have kissed the last person you called/texted.
You are currently listening to music.
You are waiting for something.
You don’t like seafood.
You have eaten deer sausage.
You have given a complete stranger your phone number.
You have been hit on at work.
You have been hit on by someone more than 20 years older than you.
You have been whistled at.
You were creeped out by it.
You are a good speller.
You are very punctual.
You were dating someone in December of 2008.
You are still dating that person.
You have cheated on someone.
You have been cheated on.
You have been on a cruise ship.
You have camped out in your own backyard.
You are wearing something that doesn’t belong to you.
You are a Pisces.
You are an Aquarius.
You are a Leo.
You are a Capricorn.
You have Irish heritage.
You have Polish heritage.
You have Japanese heritage.
You have Israeli heritage.
You have German heritage.
You have Portuguese heritage.
You have French heritage.
You have Norwegian heritage.
You have Korean heritage.
You were born in May.
You were born in June.
You were born in October.
You wonder what will happen when you die.
You are afraid of the dark.
You write in all capital letters.
You have been told you have nice handwriting.
You have had a song written for you.
You have had a picture drawn of you.
You have curly hair.
You are wearing a watch.
You are wearing flip flops.
You wouldn’t date someone who smoked.
You know someone with the same birthday as you.
You are a morning person.
You are a night owl.
You slept in past 10am today.
You have big plans for next weekend.
You are thinking of someone right now.
Your job is stressing you out.
You don’t have a job.
You have never had a job. (Unless you count being a student as a job…)
You were fired from your last job.
You know sign language.
You will usually try something at least once.
You have been swimming in the last month.
You are pessimistic by nature.
You have taken a ballet class.
You have taken karate.
You have taken gymnastics. (When I was a little kid.)
You wish on shooting stars.
You wish at 11:11.
Your birthday has already come this year.
You have been in a relationship that lasted longer than a year.
You ended your last relationship.
Your ex ended your last relationship.
You aren’t over your ex.
You have gone after someone you knew was bad for you.
You have let someone use you.
You are engaged.
You are married.
You are divorced.
You have a child.
You were/are a teenage mom.
You are an otaku.
You are a cosplayer.
You were named after someone.
You like your name.
Your last drink was water.
You have visited somewhere said to be ‘haunted’.
You have skipped school just because you didn’t feel like going.
You have taken medicine when you ‘feel a headache coming on’.
You are self-conscious about your body.
You have a hangover.
You have a pet fish.
You have had a Jehovah’s Witness show up at your house.
You live on a farm.
You live in a trailer.
You live in Montana.
You live in South Carolina.
You live in Illinois.
You live in Maryland.
You live in New Mexico.
You have godparents.
Your parents are still married.
You have step-siblings.
You are the oldest
You are adopted.
You have a twin.
You don’t want kids.
You want more than four kids.
You have a bad temper.
You have made out with a complete stranger.
You usually make the first move in an intimate situation.
You have worked with a Kayla.
You have gone to the movies with a Jared.
You have hugged a Lexie.
You have held hands with a Marcus.
You have dated a Rachel.
You have kissed a David.
You have ridden in a car with a Nicole.
You have had class with a Patrick.
You have gone out to eat with a Chloe.
You know a Kyle in the military.
You are related to a Julie.
You have gotten drunk with a Brent.
You can voice-act.
You have broken your arm.
You have had to get stitches on your face.
You have had an MRI.
Your fingernails are painted.
Your fingernails are painted black.
You like to read.
You like to cook.
You like to draw.
You like to sing. (Although I’m not very good at it.)
You can play an instrument.
You keep a lot of secrets from people. (Depends on the person…)
You don’t think people would accept you if they really got to know you.
You don’t trust people easily.
You borrowed something you really need to give back to someone.
You drive a car older than a 2002.
You have lost a friend you never thought you would.
You know a child who died of cancer. (If you count a teenager as a child)
You know a teenager who died in a car wreck.
You have done something illegal in the past 24 hours.
You have cut your hair in the last week.
You wear glasses.
You have been pulled over for speeding.
You love to drive with the windows down.
Your favorite season is Autumn.
Your favorite color is orange.
Your favorite animal is a dolphin.
You last rode in a car with a relative.
You last rode in a car with a girl.
You last rode in a car with the person you are dating.
You regularly watch Asian dramas.
You love Chinese food.
Your best friend is older than you.
You have to go to school/work tomorrow. (Normally, yes, but class was cancelled!)
You answered every question truthfully.
Unknown (via grrl-meat)
i want to print this out and give this to my
oh fuck yes. I think almost every woman can relate to being told constantly to “smile” even when you don’t feel like it, just to make other people (usually men) comfortable. And let’s not forget getting called “crazy” or being told you are “overreacting” for expressing any negative emotions or opinions.