But I totally agree that for her first book anyway I imagine a lot of her fanbase would be HP fans already familiar with her work. I don’t want to say anything about the Twi-hards or their tastes in books. At least people are reading?
This is very, very true, and I agree whole-heartedly. But it makes me even less likely to pick them up, because I doubt her series has the level of “lolfandom” or passively humorous fandom like Twilight does.
Any time I see her books anywhere I wonder how she was ever capable of getting published after that entire thing happened and she disappeared from the internet. They are filmifying CC books? Dear god, help us.
I read a post not too long ago wherein an industrious LJ user compared the first book to her Draco Trillogy, and whole scenes are basically word-for-word the same, just with character names swapped out. Now, I’m not going to say that’s plagiarism (although it would be interesting to see how laws really intersect with copying one’s own works, especially if they’re only published on the internet) but it is disgustingly lazy and pretty arrogant. I mean, in the beginning, weren’t most of her readers Harry Potter fans? Wouldn’t they have … noticed?
I’ve also heard that die-hard Twi-fans tend to be huge fans of these books. I am unsurprised.
Also, where was she when he started dressing like a trucker and making out with Brittany?
How about that time she accused Kurt of cheating on Blaine without talking to Kurt about it? She’s such an awesome friend, amirite?
A+ friendship they’ve got there.
Instead of constantly hatin’ on Rachel for getting SOLOS, she should be wondering why her “best friend” is hanging out with RACHEL all the time.
I’m willing to blame the majority of this on the fact that the writers have a tendency to ignore established characterization for what is plot convenient and/or funny at the time, with exceptions being Grilled Cheesus and The Substitute.
With that being said, however, the entire friendship always felt extremely superficial to me, like they were basically only friends because neither of them had anyone else. He has a lot more in common with Rachel, they’re a lot more likely to actually stay friends after high school, and let’s be honest — Lea can go toe-to-toe with Chris acting-wise a lot better than Amber.
I agree so much with this last comment - Kurt and Mercedes, at the time that they became best friends, were easily the most marginalized members of the Glee club. There used to be a time when they were there for each other unconditionally, but they’ve both grown up and grown apart, which, hey, totally happens. I think the fact that Kurt - according to Quinn in New York - keeps “running off” with Rachel and not Mercedes is very very telling.
“No, no, in my mind “plagiarism” is inextricably linked to “Cassandra Clare” and vice versa. I am incapable of hearing anyone talk about her Mortal Instruments series without recoiling with a feeling of “how could your support someone so blatantly unethical?”, as well. But it’s hard to know how to bring that up, when people seem to really like her books…”—
So much this. Every time I see the Mortal Instruments series in a bookstore I physically cringe. And you try to explain this reaction and the situation to people who weren’t in the HP fandom at the time, and it’s so complex and ridiculous you just can’t. I sent someone the wank report links once and she just looked up at me and said, “It will take me the rest of my life to read all this.”
CAN’T WAIT but I’m just going to resign judgement till I’ve seen it.
I’m SO EXCITED for Rebel!Quinn though :) It’s SO IN CHARACTER for her to do that and I love it. A lot.
Blaine however… I want to cuddle him.
REBEL!QUINN FTW. Poor Blainers, although I’m excited about it, not even gonna lie.
If I were writing this show, and wanting to keep some continuity going *insert raucous laughter here*, then it would only make sense that there would be just as much worry over Blaine joining ND as there was over Jesse joining when it came to talent. Beyond the whole spy issue, which I don’t think anyone would believe from Blaine, there’s the fact that he’d be taking solos away from people who feel they don’t get them anyway. Only this time, Kurt’s fine with it because it’s his boyfriend… at least until the first time Blaine gets offered a solo Kurt feels he should have had.
Then the fur can fly. Which I am honestly looking forward to because then they can have a diva-off, and we all know when Blaine wants to be a diva, he can. Hilarity ensues.
“Hmm?” Kurt drops off his Econ book into his locker and reaches for his hairspray.
“Does Blaine ever make you feel like…” Tina’s voice falters.
“The worst significant other on the face of this planet?” Kurt asks, after seeing her expression. He nods. “Yes. Frequently. It’s infuriating.” He’s a little taken back when Tina throws herself at him and nearly weeps with joy.
“Oh, thank god. I thought I was the only one!”
Kurt gingerly pats her on the back with his free hand. He’s careful with his L’Oreal Paris Elnett - not just because he doesn’t want to accidentally spray it in Tina’s eyes (he learns from Finn’s mistakes; his step-brother had wondered if it was anything like pepper spray, and yes it hurts just as much) but also because it’s expensive. He’s still saving up for a Alexander Wang bomber jacket.
Their boyfriends wave at them from down the hall: all wind-swept hair, hipster plaid, and wide grins.
Blaine reaches them first. He grins and presents Kurt with a grande nonfat mocha, “Mike and I went to Lima Bean during our free period. Here, I got this for you.”
“I asked the barista to add an extra shot of espresso in yours,” Mike tells Tina, handing over her iced dirty chai. “Blaine and I were talking about changing up the choreography for our next number…”
Kurt gives Tina look while as they follow their boyfriends to the choir room. “Like I said, he does it all the time.”
THIS IS WHY STACY IS MY FAVORITE *_______________*
you know, Glee doesn’t do much in the way of details of sex, just the before and after and sometimes some horizontal making out.
and as bad as i want the horizontal making out, i think what i really really really want is for Rachel to call some kind of emergency Glee club meeting on a weekend, and everybody gets there, and Rachel’s like “sit down” and Blaine just shifts a little and says very quietly “no, uh, i’ll stand.”
reblogging to add: bonus points if Kurt slaps him on the ass on the way past.
oh my god can this
can this be a thing
even just the last one; kurt has had ass contact with brittany and finn both okay, blaine needs some buttention
Picture a standard city living room. Apartment and in the city centre so it’s not at all huge, but with a bit of rearranging it can fit a decent number of people. Modern minimalist decor not entirely unlike Kurt’s basement. Black, red, and gold colour palette with an East-meets-West theme. Medium-sized flat screen mounted on a slightly recessed wall that is also filled with various photos and art pieces.
It’s set up for the weekly Big Gay Glee Viewing so there’s an array of snacks and drinks and low tables and pillows to lounge on. Lights are down, bunch of gay guys ranging from 16 to 70s-ish and every possible gender expression are gathered around the TV. Most of us on the younger end have laptops, tablets, or smartphones out and are liveblogging/livetweeting the episode. We’ve been chatting throughout, yelling at some sections and cheering at others. There are a few Finchel shippers arguing with St Berry and Fuinn shippers. Then Kurt and Blaine come on the screen and everyone starts shushing each other.
There is a huge love of Kurt and Blaine and Klaine in my watch group. Not a multi-shipper amongst us, I don’t know how we managed it. So whenever they come on the screen there is complete silence. Some laughing about the NY recap, definite awwing over Kurt not caring about losing…and then ‘I love you’. There was an audible intake of breath from everyone in the room after Blaine said it. I honestly don’t think any of us even blinked as we waited for Kurt to respond. Then when he did the cheering was so loud that most of us missed the Samcedes/Klaine scene. It was epic.
What sealed things for me though were the reactions of our youngest guy and our oldest. Our youngest is starting college early this autumn partially to get away from a group of bullies who won’t leave him alone. He’s so Kurt in almost every way possible. After the scene he was grinning this giant, happy grin that didn’t leave his face even when it came time for people to leave. I haven’t seen him smile like that ever. He’s a reserved kid in general and this has been a tough year for him. That smile though, I swear that smile could’ve lit up the entire eastern seaboard.
And then there’s our oldest. I have no idea what his exact age is because he won’t tell anyone beyond “old enough to be your grandfather”. He’s seen some stuff, most of which he won’t talk about. If you try to ask him he just says that being gay in the pre-Stonewall era was not a fun thing. Watching Glee with him has been amazing. He takes such delight in every little Kurt moment, it makes me appreciate even episodes I don’t particularly care for. When the rest of us had all calmed down from our cheering high I turned to ask him something and saw that he had tears streaming down his face.
You have to understand, this is the same group I watched OS with and not a single one of us cried. I was confused by all the people saying their gay relatives cried because in my group that wasn’t at all a thing. Yet this made Saul (not his real name) cry. Not a little cry either, his face was soaked. Happy, but soaked.
I haven’t talked to either of them about the episode yet. They both got swept into conversations and Saul in particular is not the kind of guy who likes to go sharing his feelings with everyone. I wanted to make sure I got this down so I could remember it though. It’s nice to have a reminder that even when other people can’t see what an impact Klaine is having there are still at least two people I know who love and need to see their relationship.
Puck is religious enough that he goes to temple and sends out some prayers for Kurt’s dad. But does he tell Kurt this? No. Because Kurt has made it clear that he doesn’t put stock in prayer.
But Puck does. So he does it. But unlike everyone else, he doesn’t shove it in Kurt’s face. So much of dealing with someone who is grieving or almost grieving comes from a need to KNOW you’re helping. A need for acknowledgment. It’s selfish, but it’s human. We need to feel useful. But Puck doesn’t need Kurt to acknowledge his support. He just gives it.
Noah Puckerman for all the awards - Grilled Cheezus edition.
I totally forgot that this happened. Four for you, Puckerman.
“I think it was a YouTube video of Darren singing Part of your World from Little Mermaid that made me unpack my sticker book collection and restart my subscription to Teen Beat. He literally makes me feel like a 12-year-old girl.”—Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Darren Criss in an interview with AfterElton. (via daxterdd)