Well, I obviously lied about Frankenstein
. Instead I have Glee
offerings. (I don't want to talk about the fact that I'm so excited
when a new episode is coming up. I will talk about the fact that it's all thanks to Blaine and the awesomesauce that is Kurt/Blaine. Well, unless the showrunners are busy temporarily assassinating a character and/or fucking up difference. Anyway.)
Without further ado: a few recs, all Blaine and/or Kurt-related in some form or other. Oh, and also, RPS. You know how I roll. I'm shameless.
To preface this: I haven't read a lot of meta on Glee, but in connection to a series of fics I've read by rm
(link below) I stumbled upon their blog
and an especially illuminating piece
which, among other things, talks about "Raise Your Glass", a song the Warblers sing at Regionals and which I'm stupidly in love with. I didn't quite realise why that might be until this blog post hit me over the head with it. I'm not a pop culture scholar, so I can't pretend any analysis I do is very deep or very interesting - and to be honest most of the time that's not my goal, even though I keep thinking about what Glee does on so many levels at the moment - but this astute observation on "Raise Your Glass" really resounded with me.
, starting here
. Ongoing series, gen with developing Blaine/Kurt, PG-13, currently at ~87,600 words (!), updated regularly as far as I can tell. The author does an impressive job at canon-weaving, fleshing out the story of Kurt and Blaine so believably that even the character inconsistencies that we see in the show are moved into perspective and become part of a greater picture. I'm very taken with this series. It gives me a picture that I can trust and believe in, which is no small feat considering we're talking about Glee here.Following Home
and sequels by rm
, Blaine/Kurt, NC-17 overall, ~31,800 words. This is future!fic in which Kurt and Blaine move to Boston together to attend college. It's such a lovely and realistic exploration of what it means to live together and mature together. Insightful and real
in the best way possible.See My Future In You
, Blaine/Kurt, NC-17, ~2,700 words. For me this is a perfect coda to the recent Prom Queen
, Blaine/Kurt, PG-13, ~9,050 words. A warning ahead: This will rip your heart out. It's set in 1954, which should tell you something about the context. I can't say more except that it's gorgeous and devastating at the same time. It burnt the heart out of me
[flocked!], Chris/Darren, NC-17, ~20,900 words. C'mon, just try it! It's equal parts funny and touching and so very real, something I always appreciate and which miss_begonia
always has in spades. I usually try to not
offer two recs by the same author, but hey, it's at least two
different pairings? :)
PS: TAKE THOSE FUGLY USERHEADS FROM MY TABS, LJ. I DON'T WANT THEM AS FAVICONS.