I don’t remember who said, or where I heard it, but this bit has really helped me with my writing in general:
Creativity is never wasted. The more you use it, the more you’ll have.
See, I used to try to save away all my good ideas cause I was afraid I wouldn’t have anymore. And that was a legitimate fear when I was depressed, but now? It’s kind of silly to think I’ll just run out.
Creativity, I’ve learned, is a muscle, not a finite box of golden coins that you’ve been allotted. It’s like with anything; the more you do it, the better you’ll get at it.
So go write that crazy fanfiction just for fun. Go pour your heart and soul in poetry. Put your all into whatever you’re making, no matter how insignificant it feels.
You’re not going to regret it.
His uncomfortable, innocent, listening face.
This is why as parents we have to keep talking… and Burt Hummel talks so well to his son.
"We’re playing a lot of new songs, and it is a sort of venture into new territory for people who may or may not know my music [and] people who know me pre-‘Glee’ or pre-StarKid. There’s a lot of music that I had that I may or may not play on the tour. It’s more of an experiment. I’ve been working on a solo album for basically 26 years. It’s been changing throughout my life, depending on where I’m at personally, as it should. "
The silicon breast enhancers are slangily called “chicken cutlets” commonly because they really do look like them.
… *headdesks.* Perhaps I should start googling things before rambling on one of these days! Even if falling into the pit of random tabs is an ever present danger.
(I could swear I saw discussion of this re: the Unique incident that didn’t seem to know either? OH WELL. Thank you. /o.)
batman’s joker has a line where he says that if he /has/ to have a backstory, he wants it to be multiple choice. i think sue has the same philosophy. i find all the anachronisms within her expressed past hilarious.
oh, yes, that makes sense! The less people know about her - and the less they know they know - the harder she is to pin down. Knowledge can be power. And something to avoid people having for its own sake, too, because so much of what we know of it (her family) hurts. And because the truth can never compete with the legend….
I was thinking the bit in Puppet master where she started teaching did ~actually happen~, cause we saw it? But not necessarily, of course.
"California Girls." I have a hard time distinguishing Santana, Brittany, and Quinn with the wigs and without face closeups. "I know a place where the grass is really greener." Wonder if the lyric has to do with other places being better than Cheerios now.
In 1979 Sue directed a movie about cheerleading, she says. In the eighties she started working at McKinley…. is she lying about the movie? Maybe, who would know, who would call her.
Also Sue gives them ‘chicken cutlets’ - look fake, may be meant to be real? but she tells Becky they’re ‘silicone falsies’ so probably fake - this data is relevant because Unique has and refers to one later.
It is clear now but may have been less visible in 1955 that Plato is gay and has a crush on Jim; at the planetarium, he touches his shoulder caressingly…Jim gives Plato a lift home and Plato asks him, “Hey, you want to come home with me? I mean, there’s nobody home at my house, and heck, I’m not tired. Are you?” But Jim glances in the direction of Judy’s house, and then so does Plato, ruefully.
"All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." - William Shakespeare
feedmelines replied to your post “It’s so interesting looking at stats for fanfic. Like, I started off…”I think there are plenty of people who post on FFN and are unaware that AO3 exists (and way more that are not on tumblr)
Oh for sure! I met a lot of people who just do FFN at that con. And someone who said they like it because they find AO3 hard to navigate and I just sort of stared at her for a minute.I think it kind of makes sense? Glee started back in 2009, when AO3 was still not fully known, while TW started in 2011 and by then AO3 had become ‘default archive’ for fanfics.
I mean, yes to an extent, except by far most Glee fic has been written since 2011? And TW isn’t the only show relevant here, Supernatural’s been going, and has had a massive fandom for longer years than Glee and still is second on the TV shows list, Doctor Who relaunched 2005, Sherlock started just a few months after Glee. It makes sense for TW, sure, but not as much others. I would definitely assume there’s an age thing happening there, with younger people in Glee using ffn but that is just assumptions without actual info to back it up.
(not sure which of these little posts to branch off of)
My impression - though, Jan, you might know more than I, and really I welcome information or correction from anyone - is that people mostly get into Teen Wolf, or Supernatural, or Sherlock, (even Doctor Who? idk. but Avengers/MCU for sure) from other fandoms. Of course every fandom has people for whom it’s the first fandom… but my impression, just, from what I’ve seen and read, is that here in Glee we have way more of them than ~usual.~
So I was going to say something about - AO3’s a fandom project, that might be where people find out about it, etc. - but I just googled ‘kurt blaine’ to see, and the AO3 tag is the first thing that pops up! Which is fascinating, and I didn’t expect it, but maybe I should have. Hmmm.
There is still the effect, though - someone did a bunch of data crunching and graphs showing which top fandoms had how many crossovers with which others on AO3 - and I remember that Glee was pretty isolated. So a lot of those Teen Wolf fic readers (this is in another of your posts) may be reading without really being ~in the fandom (I mean, without considering themselves so), or while being in many fandoms, but knowing TW produces a lot of fic so it gets read… whereas that’s less likely for Glee, if you’re reading Glee fic you’re more likely to be (consider yourself) in Glee fandom, hence we get relatively fewer readers compared to our quantity of writers/fic.
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