On a deeper level, our friendships mirror our internal life. As we gain a stronger sense of self, what used to matter no longer does, and we’re bound to outgrow certain friendships. Once you’re aware of that, without being cruel or feeling guilt-ridden, you can begin to let go of relationships that no longer nourish your most authentic self.
- Lady on the bus next to me: Tell me again- what are you not going to do in daycare today?
- Little boy: I will not hit the teacher with a light saber.
- Lady: And why are you not going to hit her with a light saber?
- Boy: It is my toy, and my choice, but if I hit her with the light saber, I'm acting like a Sith.
- Lady: Do you want to be a Sith?
- Boy: No! I am Obi-Wan!
One of the main dramatic plot lines on Glee, when the originals were in high school, was the music competitions.
The story in NY could have continued that through music or theater. They could have given us rival a capella groups. They could have written the fierce cutthroat competition that happens when every student there was the star of their high school class, and they all want the lead in the NYADA plays and musicals.
They started showing us this world with the Winter Showcase and Midnight Madness, but they kept the stories one shots. Shallow. Not a long story arc. Maybe this was shallow because they also wanted to show us Grease back at McKinley. I would have rather seen Kurt battling with Rachel’s psychophants for a spot in a play than the way they did it, splitting the action with Lima. When they gave us a Klaine fantasy in the Grease scene, I was over Klaine even though I had shipped it in the past. I was ready to move on.
By not letting Kurt move forward, they have not let the story move forward, and it’s the main reason I stopped watching.
Later, by letting Rachel jump forward into professional success too fast, not only was it unrealistic, but again they missed the oportunity to show us college life for performing artists.
They got me interested in what this life would be like, and then they dropped it, and that’s when they lost me as a viewer. I was thoroughly invested in Kurt and Rachel’s life in NY, especially Kurt. I wanted to know what NYADA would be like for him: the failures, the hard work, the occcasional satisfying success. I loved the potential relationship they were creating with Adam Crawford and I was shipping it hard. I still am.
But they decided to yank us all back to Lima and Kurt’s past, when all Kurt ever wanted to do was move forward. He wanted to get out of Lima. He was “desperate” to get over Blaine. He told us in a voice over that we shouldn’t worry, because he wouldn’t be hooking up with Blaine again.
And then Klaine got engaged.
And I stopped watching Glee.
But I’m still here writing Kadam fic, and still loving the potential of the Glee college world in NY that the writers abandoned to go back to high school.
Because who wants to go backwards? We all want to move forward. We all want to hear that it gets better, and that maybe there is a sliver of hope for our dreams. Who wants to get stuck in the past? Who wants to watch a story about it?
But after you bake the dough it’s WARM AND CRISPY ON THE OUTSIDE AND SOFTER ON THE INSIDE I VOTE FOR BAKING THE COOKIES. XD
I did both… :D
(However, the downside to cookies over cookie dough is that the chocolate chips have a tendency to burn on the underside, which I haven’t quite figured out how to prevent yet.)
did you know that the main reason we have a school lunch program is that in 1946 kids were too underfed to qualify for military service bc i just found that out and am horrified
nobody cares about children’s well being without an ulterior motive
“Conservatives want live babies so they can train them to be dead soldiers.” - George Carlin
On one hand, cookie dough is yummy. On the other hand, so’s the actual cookies.