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Nov 29

This is not okay, Glee…

Okay, it’s been a long time since I’ve ranted about the trainwreck of a show called Glee, but tonight’s episode was god awful. I will be spoiling things from this point on. If you have a problem with that, stop reading.

Okay, so the episode started out with something totally typical of the show. Mercedes, Mike, Santana, Puck, and Quinn, some of the alumni, decided to return to the school totally screwed some of them over and Finn took advantage of the opportunity to try to make the newest members copy their styles. That I could deal with. In comparison to most things happening on Glee now, that was brilliant, as sad as that might be.

At some point (I don’t really know the order since the episode was hopping around so much), Kitty managed to get Quinn into crazy!Quinn mode by saying that Marley’s woes were coming from Jake. Quinn then verbally attacked Puck and Jake. Then, later, she bragged about how awesome it is that she’s seeing an older married man to Santana and implied that Santana cheerleading at her college and taking that seriously was pathetic and that Santana is all emotionally insecure even though Quinn’s the one radiating insecurity. They slapped each and were probably going to get into some horrible fight if Brittany hadn’t conveniently appeared at that exact moment.

Getting onto the note of Marley, the love triangle is somewhat obnoxious with her indecisiveness. “Hey man, I totally dated the girl you clearly want to be with. I hope that’s cool. I hope you’re not upset.” “Oh man, that’s cool. Just let me be the lead male dancer.” Apparently Marley really doesn’t matter that much to Ryder. Yay, Jarley. The writers obviously love you. I mean, Ryder’s dyslexic. He might as well have the plague judging from how Marley has completely lost interest since she found that out. Marley is also really horrible at hiding her eating disorder. Ryder found out earlier, but her obvious symptoms apparently don’t raise any red flags. Santana found laxatives, but she went to Quinn to complain about Kitty rather than, you know, trying to do anything about it. I know it’s hard once it gets psychological, but it’s very disturbing that in the land of Glee no one cares. The high note of that plot (after all of the poorly written garble), and possibly the episode, is that there was a very realistic reaction to purging constantly. Marley passed out on stage in the last minute of the episode.

Backtracking, what was that Thanksgiving thing in New York? It seemed pretty pointless except for the purpose of screaming “this episode takes place on Thanksgiving” to the viewers. Brody was just kind of there. There were a bunch of pointless extras. And that song? Don’t get me started on that song. Don’t get me started on any of the songs during the episode. They were all pretty bad.

And the whole “I love you” thing with Klaine which makes me think they’re getting back together very soon? I think I almost threw up. Blaine cheated and really hasn’t tried to anything but say “I’m sorry” over and over, but Kurt misses him so much. He misses the man who looked right through him for most of Season 2, ignored and humiliated him in Season 3, and has shown no respect for him in Season 4. He cares so much about Kurt that he had the decency to fly to New York to admit he cheated, but not the decency to fly to New York to talk about their issues. Nope. He had to find some random guy (or maybe lighthouse if that profile picture was accurate) and sleep with him. And when he confessed all of this, he made sure to put a great deal of blame on Kurt. Maybe, just maybe, they could be friends (actual friends, not friends who screw), but I think that they should stay apart romantically.

Going backwards, that Kurt and Isabelle conversation? With the Les Miz inaccuracy (even though Kurt is an expert at Broadway-related information) and Isabelle saying you always have to forgive people for everything? I just…I can’t even describe my feelings on it.

I feel like I haven’t even covered anything, but if I don’t stop this rant, I feel like I’m going to raise my blood pressure. I need to calm down or I won’t be able to get to sleep and I have to wake up early tomorrow morning. Glee, you have disappointed me yet again with horrible pacing and poorly written storylines. If this doesn’t get better, I feel like I may just stop watching. I will add an appropriate GIF as a parting gift, describing the relationship between the writers and viewers like me:

Aug 24
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RIP :(


I’m so sad now…

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RIP :(

I’m so sad now…

Aug 22
Sam Claflin has been confirmed as Finnick Odair. Rage as you please if you’re upset or put down the torches and pitchforks and disband the angry mobs you were about to send towards Lionsgate because they were keeping you waiting so long. There was really no shock here after, like, two weeks of everything pointing toward Sam Claflin who isn’t necessarily the best choice but most certainly not the worst. Thank you, Lionsgate, for actually announcing this.
On a strange note, isn’t it kind of weird that they put just “Finnick” on this plaque but “Johanna Mason” and “Plutarch Heavensbee” on others? Finnick’s full name was totally revealed in the books…

Sam Claflin has been confirmed as Finnick Odair. Rage as you please if you’re upset or put down the torches and pitchforks and disband the angry mobs you were about to send towards Lionsgate because they were keeping you waiting so long. There was really no shock here after, like, two weeks of everything pointing toward Sam Claflin who isn’t necessarily the best choice but most certainly not the worst. Thank you, Lionsgate, for actually announcing this.

On a strange note, isn’t it kind of weird that they put just “Finnick” on this plaque but “Johanna Mason” and “Plutarch Heavensbee” on others? Finnick’s full name was totally revealed in the books…

Aug 15
This is Finnick Odair’s casting most definitely. Isn’t this how you pictured him? Not gorgeous, pretty old…sounds about right to me. Couldn’t you see this man with his hair dyed that lovely bronze color in the way most people picture it? I could. I totally could.
Okay, basically I haven’t seen any casting today (or maybe it’s just someone so unimportant they don’t get a plaque) so I’m doing a filler post. If something like this actually did happen on top of all the it’s-pretty-much-been-confirmed-who-Finnick-is-being-played-by-but-you-won’t-tell-us rage building up around tumblr and this was Finnick…

This is Finnick Odair’s casting most definitely. Isn’t this how you pictured him? Not gorgeous, pretty old…sounds about right to me. Couldn’t you see this man with his hair dyed that lovely bronze color in the way most people picture it? I could. I totally could.

Okay, basically I haven’t seen any casting today (or maybe it’s just someone so unimportant they don’t get a plaque) so I’m doing a filler post. If something like this actually did happen on top of all the it’s-pretty-much-been-confirmed-who-Finnick-is-being-played-by-but-you-won’t-tell-us rage building up around tumblr and this was Finnick…

Aug 14
This is going to be the beautiful yet deadly Cashmere in the movie version of Catching Fire. She seems to look the part pretty well. Now I can stop worrying about her being completely wrong and start worrying about people like Beetee being completely wrong (there are no real clues about who’s playing him.)

This is going to be the beautiful yet deadly Cashmere in the movie version of Catching Fire. She seems to look the part pretty well. Now I can stop worrying about her being completely wrong and start worrying about people like Beetee being completely wrong (there are no real clues about who’s playing him.)

Aug 13
First of all, I would like to say that Seeder’s casting was bound to be kind of put into question because the movie kind of changed the Seam appearance and she was described as looking like she could belong there except for her golden eyes (which, by book standards would entail olive skin and black hair.) The only thing I could really comment on is how she looks just a tad too young, assuming that I ignore the problems that arose with some of the whitewashing that went down. As far as the book description goes, I always figured she was the lighter-skinned type of black, so I’m happy that they managed to fit that pretty well. I just…I don’t even know. I’m just going to say that I’m okay with this casting. I’ve already seen so many comments where people thought she was supposed to be white, though. It’s Rue all over again.

First of all, I would like to say that Seeder’s casting was bound to be kind of put into question because the movie kind of changed the Seam appearance and she was described as looking like she could belong there except for her golden eyes (which, by book standards would entail olive skin and black hair.) The only thing I could really comment on is how she looks just a tad too young, assuming that I ignore the problems that arose with some of the whitewashing that went down. As far as the book description goes, I always figured she was the lighter-skinned type of black, so I’m happy that they managed to fit that pretty well. I just…I don’t even know. I’m just going to say that I’m okay with this casting. I’ve already seen so many comments where people thought she was supposed to be white, though. It’s Rue all over again.

Aug 10
Chaff has joined the list of those cast. I see no problem with the casting.

Chaff has joined the list of those cast. I see no problem with the casting.

Aug 09
And Gloss from District 1 has been added to the list of the people 100% officially cast. They’re really making these announcements quickly now.

And Gloss from District 1 has been added to the list of the people 100% officially cast. They’re really making these announcements quickly now.

Aug 08
And here we have the actor playing Brutus. He’s tall (around 6’4, I think?), has bulked up pretty well in the past, and looks the right age (40’s). Since Brutus wasn’t really that well described other than his size and age, I think this casting choice works.

And here we have the actor playing Brutus. He’s tall (around 6’4, I think?), has bulked up pretty well in the past, and looks the right age (40’s). Since Brutus wasn’t really that well described other than his size and age, I think this casting choice works.

Aug 07

Finnick Odair Casting

Okay, I’ve been looking around tumblr at how people are feeling about the guy who seems to be most likely to play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire and I’ve seen about four basic reactions

The first, which is like, “I’m so happy right now! He’s perfect!”:

The second, which is like, “Okay, this is acceptable.”:

The third, which is like, “No, I’m not a fan.”:

The fourth, and last, which is…well…extreme anger that can’t be expressed in a single GIF:

And that about sums up the different reactions on tumblr as people have received the news.