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Glee. Oh, Glee. Oh, Blaine.

First off: What, there was a New Directions plot? Sorry, I guess I can't hear it over the sound of my Kurt/Blaine heart palpitations.

Things I Loved:

- Um, basically the whole episode, every single scene? Can I just say that? No, let me tell you why, what I got from each scene.

- Misery is the strongest number done by the Warblers after Teenage Dream. I like Hey Soul Sister better, but Misery was the best. Man, the table-drumming was EPIC. It was almost a waste to have used such a great take - with such appropriate lyrics if it HAD been Blaine pining - for a totally out-of-context rehearsal, but it was so cute, and so worth it for the conversation that it spawned. I love how during it, Blaine is all 'play with me! Kurt! Play with me! PLAY WITH ME!' and at first doesn't understand Kurt's pissiness, because he doesn't think like that - I've said before that I don't think Blaine is at all competitive or driven like Kurt and Rachel, he is fine with the spotlight he is given but he's not really seeking it himself so it doesn't occur to him. There will be more on this later because he demonstrates this several times during the episode, and I am glad that bit of head-canon was confirmed for me.

Straight away I loved that conversation, just how honest it was, like Kurt being super bitchy and open about his envy and about calling Blaine out - he's come to terms with his crush, the feelings are still there but he has no hero-worship or need to please any more. Because they've got past that, and are friends despite everything. I love it, it is so open and so real, and as I said, Blaine doesn't fight back because it just hadn't occurred to him that people might be jealous, because he wouldn't be jealous of them in the reverse position.

Kurt's genuine affection for Pavarotti - the baby-voice and the whistling - was so sweet that it really hurt when he died. Yes, they did add in a bit of black humor in the dialogue but it was still NOT RIDICULOUS which I appreciated. God, the Warblers argument before Kurt steps in destroys me though - THIS IS A KANGAROO COURT. Warblers, please please please don't leave me. Please.

- Blackbird was... so much more than I expected. The vocals were flawless, it's a perfect song for Chris, and I loved the recording we got earlier in the week. And a lot of people are saying "who would have thought that would pertain to Blaine?" and I will raise my hand and say, er, I did? I really did think it would be a big metaphor for Blaine - but maybe at the end of the episode and more to do with the Dalton/cage metaphor and something to do with transferring to McKinley. I did NOT expect what happened. But as soon as Blaine started looking at Kurt I knew. I went straight to Twitter and was like 'And there it is. He just let himself fall in love.' It was so palpable and so genuine and fuck, you guys. It was AMAZINGLY done. Screw the haters who say Darren can't act/is too OTT because what the fuck, that was some MVP shit right there. It was beautiful, and painful. And you know what the best part was? It was Kurt that he was waking up to - the real Kurt. Not the broken, worn out, listless boy he first met or the one who gave him hero-worship or the one who toned himself down to fit into Dalton. Kurt's come back into himself - he's bitchy and blunt again, got his diva back, isn't scared of expressing his discontent, even to the person he adores (one of my favorite things EVER of Kurt's was his voiceover in Endless Love - "I could so sing this song with Finn - but screw him if he thinks he's taking the Diana Ross part from me." - it killed me. HBIC.) He's not wearing his fricking uniform. And he's emotional again - wearing his heart on his sleeve again, rather than tucking everything in like he's been doing for a while. Singing this song with tears streaming down his face, like they do in New Directions, not even caring that this Glee Club do not operate like that and that they don't sing their feelings. He needs to, so he's going to. And in that moment, he's himself again. And THAT'S what Blaine falls in love with.

Do you know how satisfying and perfect that is? Do you?


- The next rehearsal scene pretty much gave me stomach pains. Blaine, you little angel. The Warblers ass-kissing him made me lol SO hard. I love their OTT formality more than life, you guys, and just.. wow. Blaine, you have come such a long way. And all you needed was someone to make you aware that you had a way to come. You picked up the baton like a champ. And he was so soft and smitten and loving and obvious, except to Kurt apparently, who, by the way, killed me with his click-wink-fingerpointing. Wes totally knew, by the way. Either Blaine told him or him and Blaine are very close and he knows. He didn't join in the ass-kissing at all OR in yelling about Blaine's proposal, and he is usually the most vocal about anything like that. And his face when he voted for Kurt to do the solo was so, so soft and smug. It built like, a whole new world of head-canon for me which I need someone to write. Wes, I will miss you and your gavel.

- The craft table scene. What can I say. It is seriously more than I ever, ever could have hoped - I didn't have faith in the show to do it properly. It could have so easily been rushed and unrealistic, like Blaine just deciding on a whim that he's friend-zoned Kurt long enough and he might as well have a go. it never would have been equal and it always would have felt like Blaine didn't really choose Kurt. But it wasn't like that, it so wasn't, because Darren had sold Blackbird to me so well. I did not know it was coming, and I was just like 'he just let himself fall in love' and I wasn't sure if it was just me and that it was actually going to be 'oh Kurt should sing for Regionals' then went in discussion post and everyone was like 'OH HE JUST GOT IT' and STILL I didn't expect the kiss to come within the same episode but you know what, it fits because Blaine Anderson is a sweet and noble human being. He knows that he's messed Kurt around and led him on without realizing, and that now that he's sure, really really sure, he's not going to waste any more of Kurt's time. It really does fit so perfectly.

That scene was just... so perfect and so important. I love everything about it. Blaine's nervous and trembling and trying to be controlled in the voice from the second he speaks. You know how hard he practiced that speech about Candles? It's A LOT. It's so like.. not straight to the point at all, and yet it IS, like he's constructed it so that he knows what answers he has to give, but he can't quite bring himself to just come out and say it in a monologue, he needs Kurt to ask him the questions, and he knows what he needs to say but even when Kurt does ask, he still finds it hard to get it out.

And Kurt, my darling, darling Kurt, he is so resigned at first. Like, up until the last second, he is just going 'man, this sucks, I really still love you and you really still don't know how to be appropriate with me because you know I like you and we've had the 'leading me on' talk before.' Like, his tone when he asks why Blaine chose to do that song with him is not hurt or whiny, it's like 'oh, I have to set Blaine some boundaries again, he clearly doesn't realise what he's doing' AND THEN. AND THEN. The way Blaine pauses is amazing, and so shifty, like 'shit. He caught me out. I really... fuck. I really have to do this. okay.'

I'm sorry, I need to post the dialogue.

"Kurt, there is a moment.. when you say to yourself "oh! there you are! I've been looking for you forever.." Watching you do Blackbird this week.. that was the moment for me... about you.

You move me, Kurt. And this duet would just be an excuse to spend more time with you."

You guys. That is not normal teenage shit. That is soulmate territory. I have also never heard someone put as much emotion into three words as Darren puts into 'you move me.' It was fucking HUGE.

You move me.

You move me.

This is so much... it was so much more than an 'I love you.' I'm glad it WASN'T 'I love you,' this show throws around that phrase like a pair of old socks. You move me. Kurt moves him, Blaine, this fake-perfect, mask-wearing, approval-seeking, always-in-control, this honestly fairly outwardly shallow person, who is a leader because others want someone to follow, who doesn't think too much because it's too scary... Kurt moves him. Makes him feel. Makes him care.

And Kurt is just sitting there going 'I'm not making this up in my head. I'm not making this up in my head. I'm not making this up in my head.' even when Blaine starts to kiss him. And then he starts to kiss back and I'm sort of in love with how he holds Blaine's face and how big his hands are. And, for some reason, I'm super obsessed with the huge thud when he's been thoroughly kissed out and he slams his hand back down on the table. It is so indelicate and it just makes me really happy that these are both fairly dominant boys despite Kurt being a bit of a fragile little flower last week. Somehow I don't see that problem lasting too long, particularly from the way they totally jumped each other on the next kiss. Which... wow. Wow. I was not expecting that second kiss and it still shocks me every time, how intense it is. They gave themselves such a good loophole as well to NOT do that, what with Kurt's issues about sex, it have them a huge scope of just very tentative touching and fade to blacks.. and yet, and yet they made them ATTACK each other. And I LOVE that they did that. Ryan, when the revolution comes, you will not be eaten.

My favorite part, though, might be the little moment in between the two kisses... I just love, love, love Kurt's little, tiny cheeky smug face - not his superior face, but he has this face he does sometimes when he is being a little bit bashful and smug at the same time, where he sort of purses his lips. It's.. impish. And he does it, like 'oh, really Blaine? Really?' and I LOVE beyond MEASURE Blaine's little fail-overwhelmed laugh. And the fact that they're both nearly crying and so happy and overwhelmed. In fact I think Blaine was on the verge of crying the whole scene. And Kurt's sass-flirting. GOD. WHAT IS AIR.

The scene before they went on at Regionals was one of my favorites because of how damn comfortable they are. They're only a few days into their relationship and still getting ridic amounts of joy just from expressing their feelings ('I think it's adorable. I think you're adorable.' Kurt's face there, GOD) and just... ahhh. Kurt being all "don't judge me... okay you can judge me." but he's also all smiley and the thing is it's not in a nervous way. Kurt's smiles are usually a) superior or b) shy and tentative. This was neither. It was so... I keep saying this, but comfortable. Open. Thrilled at each other's existence. Like they are the only two people in the world. If someone else has done a better analysis of this scene, please quote it at me because I can't say what I want to, I can't put my finger on it.

Candles - man, I fucking hate this song. I hate it when Hey Monday does it, I hate the fact that Glee is DOING Hey Monday because even though I don't like them, they're still tiny and scene and ours and it's WEIRD, and I didn't like the recorded Warblers version when it was released last week. But in the context of the show, I fucking cried. It was beautiful, just the looks and the emotion. Shit, shit, it was intense, and so happy, and so loving. It's funny, it's a break-up song, but the way they played that line: "some day you will get back everything you gave me" - in the original, that line is about revenge, or karma, or someone hurting, but with them, it is just love, love, love, especially from Blaine, like 'yes, I am here, thank you for waiting.' It KILLED me. As did the shots like the one below, of them facing each other with the audience in the background. This got to me for some reason, it was so vulnerable, and so naked, and they're so comfortable, like they're just a few days into settling into this relationship and they're in that stage of just wanting to show each other love.

Raise Your Glass was fun and awesome and for some reason, THIS is the moment where I just started bursting with pride for Darren. I just kind of got overwhelmed by how huge it was and what it all meant and just LOOK at him. I am SO proud of him, you guys, and I started really emotionally tweeting this at him on my re-watch, about how I hope this is everything he wants it to be and la la la la. Because seriously, I am.

He will never not be that guy to me, and that stupid moment when I fell for him utterly, when he gets all overwhelmed... that's him. That's this guy and this is happening and not only is it successful and entertaining, it's IMPORTANT. Some people are just born with a special quality about them and he's right at the top of that list. He was always going to change the world one way or another. And right now I am just so proud.

Anyway, back to Blaine.

Between his shruggish reaction onstage and Pav's funeral, it really cements for me that Blaine is not at ALL competitive, as mentioned above, or a diva in any way. I think he enjoys the performing, but doesn't care either way about the competition - and like we saw, he doesn't even really care about being lead, he was just put there and didn't question it. I've always thought that about him, that he was put into his inflated position by other people and just did his jolly best. But it did interest me that he said he orchestrated the duet - a competition duet - just to spend more time with Kurt. I mean, he knows Kurt is a good performance partner, but... what if it hadn't been good? He made up the excuses in order to be with Kurt and to make Kurt happy/give him the spotlight... I don't think it was because he thought they had a better chance at winning. I mean, it might be a true factor, he wasn't LYING, but that wasn't his motive for doing it.

The funeral was so awkward but sweet. There's something going on with Kurt, I'm sure, there is a big unspoken "I wanted to go to New York" or something like that, but we won't find that out until later and right now we just have Blaine being beautifully confident about their relationship and their segment of the episode ending on this gorgeous, supportive, healthy, new relationship which isn't awkward at all. Oh my god, how much do I love that Blaine is taking the piss out of himself about the GAP and that Kurt isn't hurt by it? This is so marvelous, like just... how solid they are because of how close they are as friends. It's not all fraught, they can take a LOT from each other - have already taken a lot from each other - and yet keep getting through it, over and over. And they will keep getting through it.

Kurt Hummel: I love you. I love you more than I have ever loved a fictional character and I have been with you nearly since the start. You inspire me - you are the only person, fictional or otherwise, who I have ever actively drawn strength from, like in a 'be like Kurt, Kurt could get through worse than this' kind of manner. I am sorry for what has happened to you, because I am sorry for all the people who you represent. But, my dear, dear darling - let me tell you something. You are going to WIN. You deserve this. You deserve your kiss. You deserve your boyfriend. I am so thrilled that all day I have hurt - in my heart and in my stomach. Not because I'm titillated or because I think it's pretty but because I am there with you and I as happy for you as I would be for myself.

Blaine Anderson: Have courage. You are going to need it. And I love you too. You also deserve this and I am glad you weren't 'punished' like some people seem to think you should be. You discovered what you felt and you went and attended to that right away. No sitting around struggling and pining. You did the right thing and I am proud of you.

Date: 2011-03-16 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aelora.livejournal.com
I don't think Blaine is at all competitive or driven like Kurt and Rachel, he is fine with the spotlight he is given but he's not really seeking it himself so it doesn't occur to him.

Just, this. Pretty much. I am glad someone else sees that. I have gotten so tired of the crap people have been giving Blaine about him hogging the spotlight, and I have never once seen him in that light. And sure, maybe some of it was fangirling, but I just don't think there has ever been an indication in the character we've been given that he is the type of person to blatantly ignore or hurt others to get what he wants. It's really quite the opposite, it just took Kurt to point out that, yeah, okay, the Warblers pretty much worship you--and they have every reason--but don't you think you should try sharing the spotlight?

And Blaine is all... Oh. Oh!

And yet, of course, there are still people going on about him being a "douche" and Kurt just pointing out that behavior. SO NOT THE CASE.

I swear I am going to spend the next few weeks writing meta on this episode.

There's something going on with Kurt, I'm sure, there is a big unspoken "I wanted to go to New York" or something like that

I am very curious about this, and I commented in my own write up about it as to how they are going to have to be careful as to how, ultimately, they are going to have Kurt transfer back to McKinley without making him appear like an ass. I am honestly hoping for something like Blaine and Kurt finding out that VA is somehow cheating again/Sue and her legion, and they realize the only way to help ND win is to give them extra voices?? I just don't even know where this is going.

Date: 2011-03-16 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookiedough.livejournal.com
You talking about people going on about how he's a douche reminded me of something else I wanted to say - how glad I am that he wasn't 'punished' - like that he didn't have to mope and pine and chase Kurt and have Kurt reject him. I know people wanted that because of how he'd wronged Kurt. And while I do think he did wrong Kurt, a little, I don't think he deserved bashing and punishment and I think the way he acted here showed he completely deserved Kurt. I am glad we didn't have him pining and Kurt getting over him/attempting to move on.

Date: 2011-03-16 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aelora.livejournal.com
The reviewer at AfterElton was complaining that Kurt didn't make Blaine work for it. That Blaine just had this sudden revelation and Kurt gave into it and he should have made Blaine suffer a little. Honestly? That isn't love to me. If Kurt honestly did that, I wouldn't be able to care much about the character at that point - it would have been petty and awful. I don't get why people can't appreciate these two being in love, and have to turn it into a contest of who can punish whom over what they might have done wrong in the past.

Date: 2011-03-16 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookiedough.livejournal.com
Yeah, like and I was almost expecting it - in the few seconds into the kiss where Kurt didn't put his hand up, I almost expected him to push Blaine away and say "what the hell" - but I didn't want him to and I'm glad he didn't. Like, there, to me, is such a difference between Blaine coming along and saying 'oh how about it now Kurt?' and what happened last night. I think Blaine earned it by doing something about his feelings as soon as he came fully aware of them. How is that wrong? And it doesn't have Kurt weak at all to take what he wants when offered it. They deserve each other.

Date: 2011-03-16 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] claudieko.livejournal.com
Care to join me in this dance, celebrating the EVERYTHING that is Darren Criss?

Date: 2011-03-16 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookiedough.livejournal.com
You and I have been dancing that dance a long time, my old friend.

Date: 2011-03-16 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mary-flanner.livejournal.com
When Blaine touches Kurt's hand in THE SCENE, Kurt stiffens and recoils just a little before he checks himself. It made my heart *ache.* And it was absolutely the most perfect reaction. Then the kiss after that, and how it took him a second to figure out what was going on and he just *gasps*....whoa. Whoa.

Like you, my love for the in between kisses part is unending. Because Blaine's so insecure there. He's all "What did I just do???" But then Kurt flirts back and all is well. Gorgeous.

Date: 2011-03-16 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weyrdchic.livejournal.com
What killed me there? Blaine gave him an out. He let Kurt set the pace after that first kiss he needed to give, and even after Kurt kissed back he was like "ohmigod. hee, uhm, oh wow. okay. so we can totally do the song now if you want, I mean. I mean that was dumb. heeee." And Kurt was like "oh no, stud, you wanted an excuse to make out during practice, we are freaking going to make out during practice LIKE A BOSS." And then. They freaking DOVE. At each. Other. And aslkafajfla.

Date: 2011-03-16 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mary-flanner.livejournal.com
I get the distinct feeling that the moss green chez lounge behind them was put to great use.


NGL, the hot factor is major. But also? The "they couldn't even SAY the gay character was gay on 'My So-Called Life', 'YouTube still makes you sign in for adult content to see Jack and Ianto kiss', 'gay panic was still an excuse for assault'" factor is, just, oh my god. Can't even think right now.

Date: 2011-03-16 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miyo-chan.livejournal.com
He needs to, so he's going to. And in that moment, he's himself again. And THAT'S what Blaine falls in love with.
You move me.

This is so much... it was so much more than an 'I love you.' I'm glad it WASN'T 'I love you,' this show throws around that phrase like a pair of old socks. You move me. Kurt moves him, Blaine, this fake-perfect, mask-wearing, approval-seeking, always-in-control, this honestly fairly outwardly shallow person, who is a leader because others want someone to follow, who doesn't think too much because it's too scary... Kurt moves him. Makes him feel. Makes him care.

Welling up.
And then he starts to kiss back and I'm sort of in love with how he holds Blaine's face and how big his hands are.
There's something going on with Kurt
Oh yes, I totally felt that too. With the 'I just really wanted to win' line, there was a way it sounded? Like, I don't think Chris would have misdelivered it either... it was pregnant with meaning, and more than just 'I wanted a trophy'. But I love Blaine's line that followed it.

Blaine is not at ALL competitive, as mentioned above, or a diva in any way. I think he enjoys the performing, but doesn't care either way about the competition

I do feel the buildup could have been better written, but thats not anything to do with this episode, thats to do with the continuity issues that Glee has in general but OH! THIS EPISODE! It worked so beautifully, it was a tiny capsule of pure perfection, Klaine aside. It opened up so well (I kind of hate Misery, I never particularly liked it as a Maroon 5 song) what with Kurt refusing to partake in Blaine's puppydogging, the *BABY* voice he used with Pavarotti (so glad you picked up on that because it made me go awww..Oh christ! That damned bird's twitter set me off before the show even started... :( bah)

In closing, all I have to say is "And then we fell in love".

Date: 2011-03-16 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miyo-chan.livejournal.com
Ugh. formatting.

also *even with Klaine aside

Date: 2011-03-16 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weyrdchic.livejournal.com
I am tearing up all the fuck over again because you are awesome and you say everything I want to say and everything I did say but indepth and BETTER and with more details and oh god perfect. THESE BOYS. THEY ARE SO PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL AND BRAVE.

Kurt being all "don't judge me... okay you can judge me." but he's also all smiley and the thing is it's not in a nervous way. Kurt's smiles are usually a) superior or b) shy and tentative. This was neither. It was so... I keep saying this, but comfortable. Open. Thrilled at each other's existence. Like they are the only two people in the world. If someone else has done a better analysis of this scene, please quote it at me because I can't say what I want to, I can't put my finger on it.

So I basically JUST MADE A TUMBLR POST ABOUT THIS, which I will repost here for your benefit:

Can we talk about the backstage scene at Regionals?

“Are you nervous?” Blaine is so charmed by every little goddamn thing he does, just like he always has been, seriously, rewind back through every bit of fond laughter from The Substitute onward and he thinks Kurt is the most precious thing alive.

And after his ramble, Kurt is wearing this smile, like even through all the tension Blaine being beside him and doing his goofy little warmup dance is making him feel calmer and more relaxed and just a little bit smitten.

And Blaine is so reassuring and calm and reassures Kurt that his completely normal feelings of nervousness are the cutest thing he has ever seen, and Kurt is going to kick ass.

But more than anything. More than ANYTHING, I loved this:

“Please don’t judge me. …Okay, you can judge me.”

Because Kurt means it. He MEANS that. He’s not wearing a look of panic, and if anything when he says that Blaine can, in fact, tease him about this he’s kind of smiling over it like okay, this is a little silly. What it shows me is they are just so goddamn COMFORTABLE around each other. Kurt isn’t opening himself up to rejection and ridicule for how he feels, he’s allowing the person he’s in love with to be honest with him because for once, he is SECURE in himself. Yes, Blaine can absolutely judge him - because Kurt has judged Blaine. Because they’re like that for each other. They make that safe space for each other, because they’re best friends first and foremost, and have been for months now.

“You can judge me.”

Kurt is letting Blaine in - not out of misguided schoolboy idolatry, but because this is someone he genuinely loves and trusts. Blaine isn’t going to hurt him, because Blaine is HIS.

Date: 2011-03-16 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ssecca01.livejournal.com
The part between the two kisses is my favourite bit of the episode. I don't think I have ever seen Chris/Kurt look more beautiful (and I hate using that word for the most part when talking about a guy but I can't think of any other word to use) than he does there. His smile, all the emotions that are flashing in his eyes, his dimples. Just the most beautiful he's ever looked to me.

Blaine on the other hand, he's trying not to cry and he's blushing for the first time on screen.

That whole scene was pure on screen magic.

Date: 2011-03-16 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roseandheather.livejournal.com

This. This, this, this. I screamed my apartment roof down. And you are so, SO right about 'you move me' - I've been in love before. Not shallow puppy love, but real, serious, I-could-spend-the-rest-of-my-life-with-you love.

I have never met anyone who would make me think to say "You move me."

And right then and there, I knew that I wouldn't settle for anything less. Because isn't that the love we all dream about?

"You move me."

Such simple words, and in ten seconds, Darren made them everything.

I think this is it, for both of them. They are perfect for each other. Just perfect. They are soul mates, and what we just saw is the start of Kurt's happy ever after. After all the pain, all the tears, all the broken hearts - he's got it.

Thank you, Brad Falchuk. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Date: 2011-03-17 01:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shaolina.livejournal.com
Actually it was RM. RM also gave us SLS. I'm beginning to think RM is the one that gets Klaine the best. XD

Date: 2011-03-16 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caroline-shea.livejournal.com
Aaah!!! Just - YES. Everything you said, to the power of infinity.

You've said basically *everything* I'm feeling (but much more brilliantly), and the only thing I have to add is that I feel the EXACT same way as you do about "you move me" meaning even more than an "I love you." And what I especially loved about that sentiment is that during "Blackbird," right in the space of that crucial moment when Blaine stops singing and just stares at Kurt, he literally *moves.*

The Warblers are sitting as still and straight as can be - and so is Blaine - but when he looks over and sees that Kurt is not where he had been, he follows Kurt around the room; first with his eyes - and then he physically shifts and angles his body toward Kurt, like a sunflower turning toward the sunlight.

This episode was just - my god - it surpassed my every expectation of what their first (and second, oh my god, AND WHAT A GLORIOUS FUCKING SECOND) kiss would be like. And throughout it all, they are just so beautifully open and comfortable with one another that it takes my breath away.

Thank you for this wonderful post-ep analysis! You take everything apart so beautifully, and I always come away loving these boys even more than I did before.

Date: 2011-03-16 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cecilyrules.livejournal.com
Could you please write Ryan Murphy and tell him you really should take over writing that show?
Because obviously you know more about it than the current writers, and you'd do a better job at handling continuity, depth and character building.

Date: 2011-03-16 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com

I just. I can't. The words won't come to me so I am just going to keep pointing at this post and going, "THAT! THAT RIGHT THERE!"

Date: 2011-03-16 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flamboyant.livejournal.com
That second kiss was one of my favourite moments. it was unexpected to me, but so real. well done.

I still cringed through a lot of the episode (and the santana episode, but I did cry in landslide because that was also an epic moment showcasing some real fucking talent.)

Date: 2011-03-17 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shaolina.livejournal.com
I remember when WIGYA and the love triangle came out I said that I actually I could see why Blaine wasn't in love with Kurt. I mean one day you are living your life and then this cute guy shows up (obviously a spy) and you sing him a song and sit him across from you and... he starts crying over his coffee and vomiting his life problems all over your table, the problems you used to have and forcing you to open all wounds. Truly this is the hottest thing ever. (/sarcasm hand raised)

I mean, don't get me wrong. I get why Kurt did it and I'm glad he did. That being said, that kind of situation is usually played for laughs as the other person shouts "CHECK!!" and tries to run away or end as friends and don't date until season 3ish. But most didn't see it that way because we follow Kurt, the character who in that particular scenario would have been the gag character.

So I said that for Blaine to fall in love with Kurt he would have to be his true HBIC core self. Which is not the same as being immature or going back to season 1. This scene was all Kurt and I knew what I had said a month and so ago would become true.

Date: 2011-03-18 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noisyhearts.livejournal.com
Aside from everything you just said, my favourite part is how Santana's favourite song is You Outta Know. SO IN CHARACTER. I'm always impressed when Glee gets it right.

Date: 2011-03-18 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookiedough.livejournal.com
Truth. And my favourite thing about the episode besides the obvious was Santana - to me that bit where she was like 'stop staring at me, I can't remember the combination to my locker' - that was so painful, fuck.

Date: 2011-03-18 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noisyhearts.livejournal.com
I have to give mad props the the actress because she's been stunning the last few eps, genuinely amazing, heartbreaking, brilliant.

Date: 2011-03-18 08:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midorisour.livejournal.com
"Misery" was such a fun performance! I loved how obviously annoyed Kurt was, and his whole conversation with Blaine. Pretty much everything you already said, hehe. And then, the stunned look on Blaine's face before they went to the title shot.

OMG, Kurt's baby-voice for Pavarotti. It was so cute.

The "Blackbird" scene, oh man. First, Chris was SO good. His rendition of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" brings me to tears, and when I heard the first notes of "Blackbird" I was so excited. Other than that, I second everything you said. That whole scene was beautiful. I loved watching the epiphany hit Blaine, and seeing him gaze at Kurt so lovingly.

HA, the rehearsal scene was so great. I am SO glad I wasn't the only one to notice Wes' little smirk.

CRAFT TABLE SCENE. Once again, I echo everything you said. Blaine's bashful cleverness was beyond endearing, and his dialogue was such perfection. And. and. and. Everything. But especially… THE KISSES. THE. KISSES. ♥ ♥

I've never heard "Candles," but the whole Regionals bit (in relation to Klaine) was so precious. And Pavarotti's funeral, too. My words are failing me because you said it all too well. I second absolutely all of it!!

Kurt is so inspiring, and I can't wait to see how he continues to develop as a character. Same for Blaine, and their relationship together.

I keep rewatching all of "their" moments since Never Been Kissed. I can't get over them at all. Is that bad? :")

Date: 2011-03-18 08:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midorisour.livejournal.com
Also, I totally need more icons of Kurt/Blaine/Klaine.

This was such a fun post to read.

Date: 2011-03-18 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midorisour.livejournal.com
Also also, I really ought to look into the stuff Darren has done outside of Glee. I haven't seen/heard any of it.

Date: 2011-03-18 08:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookiedough.livejournal.com
Oh gosh, really? That's why this whole thing is so weird for me, I've been super involved with his stuff since... 2009 and it was always in a "lol little internet buddy" way and I always kinda expected to meet him at like a fandom event, and now this is like... Insane. Insane. I still have real trouble processing that it's the same person. But he deserves it - if anyone deserves success and recognition, it's him. He's so so ridic talented, as a performer and writer, and even if he wasn't, he's so smart, like, crazy-smart and extremely opinionated and moral and eloquent, all his interviews are really deep and thoughtful, and he's a giant fanboy, and he is basically my fave human alive.

Date: 2011-03-19 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midorisour.livejournal.com
Yup, for reals. Beyond his role in Glee, I know next to nothing about Darren. I wish I had discovered him before, because he's wonderful! It's just one of those things, I can see it in his eyes that he's an incredible person (like you said). Can't wait to learn more about him.

Hey, I'm going to add you on Facebook and Twitter. :)

Date: 2011-06-30 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seanmegansean.livejournal.com
Oh man. Reading this had me with the biggest grin on my face, and then the last two paragraphs have me tearing up. Granted, it might be cuz I've been up since 3.30 am, but maybe it's just because this whole entry is so frikkin beautiful.

Am gonna put this in my memories if you don't mind. Such a wonderful recap of Original Songs. It really was so much more than I ever thought it could be.



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