I got to see fireworks last night which were pretty damn sweet and holy crap, long. I didn't get home until almost midnight. The show ended after 10:30pm but...traffic. Normally it takes under 20 minutes to drive from my mom's place to the park.
Today I seriously was going to be all gung-ho but I totally lazed about for too long and then did some errands. Bought some tasty groceries with the plan of making a delightful dinner and then I made the worst choice ever by eating too many cherries before dinner. They were so good. But while I was all om nom nom cherries my body went, lol do you know why you don't eat cherries all that ofter? Prepare for pain.
So much pain. Still feeling icky.
But only physically. Mentally? I'm all good. Post-posting fic is a damn good euphoria and i don't have anything on my plate at the moment. I might poke at a fic at some point this week but I don't feel the rush and oh, that's nice. Writing zen. I like it.
I try to behave myself on lj because I know most people who might read my lj don't care about the same things I'm currently swooning over in a fannish way however, this summer has been kind of strangely awesome and I'd like to talk about it so please, skip over, I don't want to annoy you but I am excited, so, whoops, sorry for that!
To explain it, it's like this, when I was 16, there I was sitting on the edge of my mattress, eagerly watching Farscape in the dark and seeing John and Aeryn kiss for reals and knowing that it would change everything. I disassociate with "shipping" shit a lot of the time, I like to think I can be semi-rational about this stuff, and I can appreciate non-romance aspects, but I still remember being excited when that couple I was rooting for got together. I know I'm harshing your life now that you know that I find joy in things.
So, stupid Glee has made me feel stupid feelings with their stupid way of making me care about adorable characters despite the show being a chaotic mess. So there's Brittany & Santana and whatever the hell is going on with them, the finale left them in a murky "friends" space where Santana is yet to come out and there's not indication that they'll be together in a serious romantic sense (and I side eye Glee about its bisexual representation because Brittany is clearly bi and they need to outright state it and stop being cute).
Then of course, there's Kurt/Blaine, and yeah, I know many people don't think it's compelling but damn if it doesn't take me back to being a sixteen year old kid, all wide-eyed and innocent. We're talking pre-internet days, guys. I found fandom because of Farscape (though I joined fandom due to my BtVS/AtS love).
Will I ever get to the point? Maybe. So once Glee is done, everyone in the cast gets shuffled off to do a concert tour across the US and Canada, then they went over to England and Ireland. The cast because they are internet-savvy, often post adorable shit on twitter about their adventures and it is ridiculously cute. Obviously I've been keeping up and duh, totally participating since I went to see the last US show and even went to see Darren Criss perform live at Irving Plaza oh my god teenies, stop shrieking and let me hear the man sing.
So for each performance, there is a live skit to introduce either "Don't Rain on my Parade" or "Jesse's Girl." Following up from last year's tour, Heather Morris performs as Brittany, talking about how Kurt rejected her last year but she's found someone else she can get with and then she gets Blaine on stage to ask him if he wants to make out with her. It's an adorable skit, Chris Colfer plays a lolzy Kurt protective of "his man" and proposes for Blaine to join glee club, which explains why Darren joins them in later songs for the finale and encore. (Darren has been ruining Supernatural since season one, you guys.)
Basically, Chris Colfer has spent the entire tour trolling the fuck out of Darren, trying to get him to break character.
Things he has said/done:
- spoken about Kurt's past as an exotic dancer (named Ontario)
- discussed that their first adopted child will be named Toronto
- made elaborate puns about locations, including doing an uncanny Oprah impression in Chicago
- pre-NY officially making marriage equality a reality, brought up that NY had legalized marriage for them
- brought costumes onstage during London's show, dressed Darren up in a guard's bearskin hat and Kurt with a tiara and royal cape
- made commemorative "Klaine" plates (yes he called it that) and threw them into the audience (to compete with Will & Kate) and ran around shouting "Royals!" which did leave Darren giggling
- pretended to have a leprechaun in a sack and tricked Darren into looking into it
Now. For the very last show, there was some hopeful speculation along the lines of what if they kissed? And i thought, ha, that's not happening, come on.
Because even though some of the loudest cheers were always during that skit (especially when Blaine says to Brittany that he's taken), Chris and Darren are two of the most celebrated on the tour, and it's amazing to see what are obviously tons of people who are so non-fandom it burns screaming their heart out for gay characters (and an openly gay man), I didn't think that they would go there.
So. Last show, last chance to break Darren (Chris Colfer said in a tweet that he hoped to get Darren to break character off of a fan's question last month). Surely he's going to do something wild and for the afternoon show he had a "Likes Irish Boys" and an adorable interaction with a young fan.
I come back to the internet later in the afternoon: they kissed. Trending on twitter. What, I must find out what's going on. Santana came on stage and she and Brittany had a cute little kiss? That's adorable. (omg yesssssss, Brittana was always on)
Wait a mintue: Darren initiated a Kurt/Blaine kiss?
See, yesterday some fan had an account about Darren saying that there was going to be a big surprise for the final show of the tour.
I figured, guest star. Come on, that's gotta be it. Not something that only happens in a fandom's dream. The skit concludes with Brittany happily skipping off with Santana and then...wait for it.
Colfer writes the most epic fucking poem dedicated to Kurt & Blaine and it is hilarious and sweet. It also contains the epic line: I swear to god I’m going to punch the next person that calls me a stereotype.
Huge cheers, and Darren as Blaine does his "oh Kurt, that's so..." flattered bit and then he insists Kurt come over to him and he says his usual line "you had me at" only instead of finishing it, plants a huge kiss and well, the crowd goes wild, the internet is on fire, and Colfer hams it up by flailing to the floor and saying his next line in this flushed voice and whoa, there, boys, I might need a cigarette. It is fucking epic.
In other words, all along we thought Colfer was trying to troll Darren when in reality, they were both trolling fandom.
And it was very well played.
I like it when things happen that make me smile. So. There.