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Art Recs:
SPN L'ange gardien by [ profile] cafe_de_labeill Dean and Castiel, Art Nouveau-style. [PG]
The pencil strokes are excellent, lovely weight variations going on. In fact, this is an artist recommendation too, all of her work is worth a look too. The chibi style in general doesn't always appeal me, but that's more my personal preference with regards to that particular style, rather than her skills. Chibi or not, she has some lovely drawing/coloring/lighting going on in all her pieces.

SPN And of things that will bite by [ profile] becc_j Art for the reversebang challenge [G]
Two really cool contrasting styles make for a wonderful art post. I love the color choices for all of them, but I especially love the ones that are no completely realistic, the composition and texture are wonderful.

SPN Forever and Ever by [ profile] petite_madame SPNxNarnia crossover [G]
Absolutely amazing detail. Seriously, just go look. And admire.

HP Graphorn by [ profile] ratcreature [G]
I'm not in the fandom, but I don't think you need to be to appreciate how cool this picture is. She's drawn one of the fantasy creatures that was mentioned in Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them according to the verbal description, and presented it Encyclopedia plate-style. It's imaginative and totally amazing.

Thoughts about Glee: Spoilers under cut for 2x06 (Never Been Kissed)
ETA: Warning for three smallish gifs under cut as well, if bandwidth's an issue.
That was kind of fantastic. I can't believe how excited I was about the episode and I wasn't disappointed. Chris Colfer acted the hell out of it and I sincerely hope that they're taking that particular plot twist in a direction that will not make me throw things at my tv. But it's just an irrational feeling given some of the reactions from some of fandom *side eyes parts of fandom*. Karofsky being rehabilitated could be interesting, but 1) It should be far far away from Kurt. Kurt should not have to care or be involved in any way at all in anything to do with Karofsky any time in the near future and 2) I judge people a lot for in any way trying to equate Kurt throwing out the words ugly and stupid at someone who's physically harming him and suddenly romanticizing Karofsky because omg he might have internal angst! For a change, I'm actually kind of trusting canon to do this story the right way. Rachel was cute, Will was...trying but still completely clueless, I hope the little moment of Mike and Finn looking unsettled when Kurt left is actually leading to something, Tina was adorable as ever, I like Beiste and she deserves so much better than Will, boo for hatchet job on Santana, yay for Artie maybe possibly realizing that douchey is not the way to go, and man, either Puck needs a way better story line or he needs to just not be on my screen any more. The sexist douchebaggery and bullying is not and has never been funny, and his Internal Pain is not really working out for me.

Three parts of the episode I loved, in gif form:
1) Kurt and Blaine! I swear, Kurt's eyes totally turned into hearts at the end there:

2) When Rachel's on in small doses, I kind of love her crazy cuteness. This moment during the boys' song was adorable:

3) And of course, Kurt and Mercedes as BFFs ♥

Must start on [ profile] yuletart image. Coming up soon, more SGA and SPN art.

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Date: 2010-11-14 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I loved this episode too...and Kurt and Blaine....OH I hope this goes on forever and and ever. I like how Blaine makes Kurt...he's my lovable S1!Kurt again!

And that Booty Popping GIF cracks me up SO MUCH!

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Date: 2010-11-14 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah. And frankly, even if it isn't Blaine, it can be anyone/anything. I basically ship Kurt/Happiness. If you're ok with spoilers and haven't seen any from 2x07 yet, here's a sneak peek at a performance from the next episode (, which I loved for kind of obvious reasons :D

Aren't they adorable? I love their friendship and I hope that the show doesn't forget that like it sometimes seems to.

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Date: 2010-11-14 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes....Kurt and Happiness are a great OTP....because I was NOT enjoying bitchy!Kurt this season....I mean I understood WHY he was bitchy...but it was harshing my squee.

I really do want Blaine to be the boyfriend for Kurt mainly because I love me some Darren Criss and seriously wouldn't mind seeing him on my screen weekly.

And that Clip! Dance BB Kurt! DANCE!!!

Have you heard any of the Christmas music? There's one particular one that is made of need to hear it if you haven't....but I don't know your stance on spoilers and since I don't REALLY know if it's a spoiler or not...I'll just stay vague. Lol

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Date: 2010-11-14 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahaha, my stance on spoilers is that nothing is too much! I love spoilers. I'm pretty sure I know which one you're talking about, but won't mention in case other unspoilered people see the comments. But, I have the myspace page with the track up in a window and am actually listening to the song again right now XD

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Date: 2010-11-14 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
All I gotta say is if that particular number ISN'T in that particularly themed episode....I WILL RAGE! I mean they way they've composed it...there's a very odd...pause right at the end that would make any person think a particular action happens right then. Am I right?!

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Date: 2010-11-14 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, you know, I hadn't though about the pause before, but I like the way you think! Also, yes on the raging if it isn't in the episode.

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Date: 2010-11-14 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
THAT was the first thing I thought of when I heard that pause....I'm like, "Oooooo, they've arranged the lyrics and music around the events in the scene it's in....and there's that pause before the big finish..."

I mean C'MON! How flippin awesome would that be....I mean they can't have those two dueting JUST on the Christmas album and it not be IN the episode...especially considering the song they're dueting.

So yeah....if it's not in the episode...I will be in such a fangirl rage!

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Date: 2010-11-15 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kurt & Blaine are adorable and I really hope he turns out to be his new boyfriend. If they hook him up with the jock, I will be seriously angry. I wasn't really pleased with a lot of the ep and how they handled the bullying. It's time to call the cops when it's physical, and I'm sorry they didn't go there. I'm hoping there will future events that will do better for Kurt.

As I said elsewhere, I never missed Puck and he can go away forever for all I care.

Now I have to go find that soundtrack for myself!

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Date: 2010-11-19 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think it might get worse before it gets better for Kurt, but as long as it gets better, I'm ok with it. I was pretty disappointed with this week's episode, but next week's looks kind of great *crosses fingers*. Glee can be so schizophrenic when it comes to story/characterization quality...

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Date: 2010-11-15 09:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* thank you for the rec, much appreciated!

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Date: 2010-11-19 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're welcome! Your art was excellent, the least I could do was point it out to other people :)

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Date: 2010-11-16 12:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Thanks for posting these recs. I hadn't seen a couple of them, and now I'm glad I did.

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Date: 2010-11-19 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're welcome, it's always fun to see and share good pieces :) Also, am planning on taking a look over your pieces this weekend. Does that work for you?

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Date: 2010-11-19 05:48 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
That's great. Thanks!

Have you started yours yet?

o hai

Date: 2010-12-04 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Super belatedly, but dude. This. As of Adler's incredible performance in "Never Been Kissed," I think Karofsky is a really fascinating character of whom I hope to see much more, but he is not Kurt's responsibility. I'm really discomfited by this attitude, in fiction and fandom, that if someone likes you, you somehow owe them something beyond a courteous "thanks but no thanks." And it's especially ick when the one who's attracted is, you know, dangerous.

Also the Kurt-calling-Karofsky-names stuff, amen. Not at all the same. There was some prompt about Kurt realizing he can be a bully too with the way he talks to people, and I was on board with it - he can be very casually cruel to, say, Rachel - until they got around to including Karofsky in the list of people he's bullied. Because dude. I've no doubt "chubby boys who sweat too much" hurt Karofsky's feelings, but there's a huge difference between bullying someone and trying - pretty damn futilely - to defend yourself verbally against someone who is physically and verbally aggressive toward you on a daily basis.

Also I need to friend you with this account because I only ever log into tamakito to post stories, so. Not all that often.

hai back :)

Date: 2010-12-05 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah. It shows up a lot in movies and non-fanfic places too, that somehow if someone likes you, now it's your responsibility to go out of your way to make it better for them. I mean, it sucks to not to have feelings reciprocated, but it's not the fault of the person who's being crushed on! And this goes exponentially for a situation where the person expressing interest (whether it was actual interest or desperate only-gay-person-he-knew interest is irrelevant) is obviously violent.

UGH. I think I saw that prompt too. I'm, heh, a little bit defensive about Kurt sometimes, but I'd say the point about Kurt being casually cruel to Rachel, mostly for the makeover, was completely valid. Because he was mean and I really would like to see people being a little nicer to Rachel. But it completely lost me with the Dave bit. Aww, did the kid he'd been throwing slurs at, being violent with and soon after forced a kiss on hurt his widdle feelings? Blech.

Speaking of prompts, I'm trying to follow so many fics on various fic memes (including one of yours!) it's giving me mental whiplash sometimes. Blaine's the good guy in this one, oh wait, Blaine's a douchebag in this one, oh, here's an update for the one where Kurt's a kid, and that one's not the same as the one where everyone's a kid and there's Finn as a brother and there's one where they're together and...So much fic, so little mental organization! XD

P.S: Apparently if I don't stop at one line, I comment with paragraphs. Uh, fair warning?

Re: hai back :)

Date: 2010-12-05 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

So much wooooord. I think people get a little sidetracked by how much it sucks to like someone who doesn't like you back, and forget that, while it can sound harsh, it's just not the crush object's problem. And I think fiction by its very nature plays into the expectation that if someone likes you, you have to do something for them, just because... plot. If the writer/s of something introduce a crush, odds are at some point they're going to want it to pay off in some kind of reciprocation - especially in television, where you need a lot of plot to keep shit rolling for years on end.

I just, I remember when I was... oh, gosh, fourteen or fifteen, and had finally seen the fifth season of Buffy and I was all excited for the sixth because obvs Spike and Buffy were going to get it on. And this weird moment where I stopped and thought, "Wait, why would they? Buffy doesn't like him" but then my tiny teenage brain was like, "But he likes her SO MUCH, you can't be that into someone and just have NOTHING happen EVER." THAT MOMENT HAUNTS ME.

Then I read this book of Japanese fairy tales more recently, with rather more awareness, and HOLY SHIT are they big on that - woman is beautiful, man/men fall in love with her, this is ALL HER FAULT and if more than one man loves her she has to kill herself because how dare she be such a temptress. And that one Norse myth, omg it's scary as fuck, if a dude is into you you better marry him or he will fuck you up for being a stone cold bitch. JUST. WHAT. NO.

Haha, I know, reading lots of multi-chapter stuff at once is confusing as hale. Sorting the polar opposites is bad enough, but I really trip up when there are ones that are sort of similar, like there'll be two fics with Blaine over at Kurt's for Christmas, and I can't remember which one Kurt and Finn are fighting in and which one they're fine in and shit like that. SO MUCH HAPPENING.


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