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16 February 2011 @ 07:49 pm
".... it's a magical land, filled with puppies and kitties and a unicorn with a harp."  
I blame my niece for getting me to watch Glee; BtVS aside, I've never been one for shows set during high school and, while the musical numbers are nice, I can't quite get into most of the characters.

However, I blame Chris Colfer for making Kurt Hummel the most adorable thing in the universe since... since.. puppies dressed up in cat suits! (*Wash voice* "And a unicorn with a harp!")

It's probably my own sick, dark-hearted mind that enjoys Kurt/Karofsky. Can't really assign blame there. ^^;; (Ah, hello there, Fandom Hell. I hadn't had a whiff of your brimstone for quite sometime.)

All of this is a long-winded way of wondering if anyone else on my f-list is as wonky as I am. After all, if I happened to have broken my three-month long writer's block by starting a Karofsky piece I absolutely have not started writing a fic, and am therefore in no need of a beta. ^____^;
-Meredith
 
 
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Silke: mirohandjimaine42 on February 17th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
I also got into "Glee" by sheer accident and can't get enough of it. Dammit, Janet...:-)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: zoegarnettrees on February 17th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
THANK YOU. At least I now know I am not completely crazy.

*glomps Jimaine* I can always count on you. ^_~
-Meredith
Silke: mirohandjimaine42 on February 17th, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
*glomps Meredith back*
Glee is this mixture of the "highschool hilarious nonsense" with real drama sprinkle on top of it...and in some episodes, that ratio is reversed...somewhat...in a pleasant, non-upsetting way. Just enjoyable. And as "extreme" and OTT as the character of Sue Sylvester is depicted, it is always compensated. I've plowed my way through that show in December, singing along till I couldn't sing no more...those medleys they come up with...*sugar*!!! I'd totally join that Glee Club, if only for Mr. Shoe's selection of music!

And double YAY! for Kurt!!!!
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: badassgarnettrees on February 17th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
Glee does run an entire spectrum of story lines-- from the serious, to the adolescent cliche, to the completely absurd. Sometimes they really do mingle in a delightful way. For examply, Burt's willingness to stick up for his son is touching, as is the message of acceptance and understanding. It was nice when Kurt cut through the comedy of Sue Sylvester for a moment by telling her that her use of "Lady" as a form of address for him was also bullying. Not that "Porcelain" is a step up, really, but A minus (for effort and mean-spiritedness).

I could care less about the game of romantic musical chairs between Quinn, Puck, Rachel, Finn and Sam, but... yeah, that is part of high school. I ADORE Tina and Mercedes; Kurt is (as I said) the most darling being in the universe; and I actually like Brittney and Artie as a couple. He seems to know just how to handle her.

Sometimes I shake my head at the show, but then I remember how out-of-proportion things seemed when I as a teenager.

In short, I agree with you. And Sue's pithy one-liners never fail to make me laugh.
-Meredith
Silke: vikingsjimaine42 on February 17th, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)
Not that "Porcelain" is a step up, really, but A minus (for effort and mean-spiritedness).

Not really, no, but Kurt has come an awfully long way in such a short time - and I enjoyed every second of it. Even the bullying. Damn. He simply DOES have too good a fashion-sense...

and I actually like Brittney and Artie as a couple. He seems to know just how to handle her.

...me, too...*hides*

Sometimes I shake my head at the show, but then I remember how out-of-proportion things seemed when I as a teenager.

The knowledge about the whole high-school thing - system-wise - is a matter of cultural osmosis only, as the system here in Germany is totally different and many of those "pressures" like clubs and scholarships for college don't apply. But watching it still brings back many of the basic teenage problems: getting accepted (didn't care much at all, just did my thing like Kurt), being popular (which I wasn't, only in parts, with the geeks...) Teenage rivalry is really a universal constant and school (if not love, to paraphrase Pat Benatar) is a battlefield.

On a side-note: Sue and her journal...*dies*

Edited at 2011-02-17 04:55 am (UTC)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: zoegarnettrees on February 17th, 2011 05:15 am (UTC)
Kurt has come an awfully long way in such a short time - and I enjoyed every second of it.
He really has-- I like it when he gets imperious and verbose. A perfect example is his speech in the locker room before the *ahem* incident, but I also love the look of vague inability to comprehend that comes over Finn's face sometimes when Kurt talks.

But watching it still brings back many of the basic teenage problems: getting accepted (didn't care much at all, just did my thing like Kurt), being popular (which I wasn't, only in parts, with the geeks...)
It's been obscenely long since I was in high school, so I'm sure things have changed drastically. That said, the American school system can be something of a free-for-all; I remember the bullying, both as a student facing it and, for a short time, as a teacher trying to prevent it. I never cared about being accepted, either-- I had two close friends, and that was all I needed. Watching the show is strange because, while I remember high school and some of the unhappiness, it seems like it happened to some other girl now.

... on the other hand, even after all these years, I'm convinced a peek at my Freshman Algebra teacher's journal would have revealed something suspiciously like Sue's.
^__^
-Meredith
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Meredith Bronwen Mallory: badassgarnettrees on February 17th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
It is evil, isn't it? But it has a strange magnetism.

... THE POWER OF KURT COMPELLS YOU!

^_~
-Meredith
disco_floozydisco_floozy on February 17th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Oh Glee is the awesome. I'm a bit behind so I should really take my next day off and catch up. I adore Kurt and follow Chris on twitter. He's pretty fantastic all the way around.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: darla_dru3garnettrees on February 18th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
He really is amazing-- as an actor, singer, dancer, and as a media personality. That's astonishingly hard to find these days.

I'm missing a few eps of Glee myself... mostly 2X05 and 2X07, which I haven't been able to download or DVR. I did get 2X06, though, so our priorities are still in order. ^_~
-Meredith
hab318princesshab318princess on February 17th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
I see Glee as High School Musical with plot :D (well, sometimes) I just watch it for fun (cause I can't take it that serious... that said, loved Blaine's pep talk for Kurt)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: darla_dru3garnettrees on February 18th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
I just watch it for fun (cause I can't take it that serious...
You're right. It's cotton-candy for your brain! ^_~ I'm also a sucker for a good dance number, so Glee definitely scratches that itch. It's a nice break from some of the heavier bleedin' ANGST from some of my fandoms.
(I'm looking at you, RTD.)
-Meredith
hab318princesshab318princess on February 18th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
that's a good decription: cotton candy for the brain :D