“Gotta be going to that malt shop in the sky.”
-Beauty School Drop Out
So, sections of fandom have been looking at Dalton as fairyland for a while, and what’s interesting is that fairyland usually has connections to Hell. For example, there’s the Tiend where the fairy folk have to hand over seven of their most beautiful to Hell every seven years. We’ve also been looking at Lima, and McKinley functioning as Hell. So Dalton has McKinley the same way fairyland has Hell.
:Spoilers for upcoming characters and songs under the cut:
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Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture, and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic. It also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures underpinning his collections and extravagant runway presentations, with their echoes of avant-garde installation and performance art.
Published to coincide with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art organized by The Costume Institute, this stunning book includes a preface by Andrew Bolton; an introduction by Susannah Frankel; an interview by Tim Blanks with Sarah Burton, creative director of the house of Alexander McQueen; illuminating quotes from the designer himself; provocative and captivating new photography by renowned photographer Sølve Sundsbø; and a lenticular cover by Gary James McQueen.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty celebrates the astounding creativity and originality of a designer who relentlessly questioned and confronted the requisites of fashion.
The reason I'm putting this entry up is because the book is filled with the themes of death, birds, feathers, and romanticism. Which made me go "Hey. Who does all of that remind me of? Oh yeah. Kurt Hummel."
Kurt being a fan of McQueen is sort of a cannon thing and a fandom thing, but because fashion to me was mostly "That thing makes women starve themselves", I never got how interesting this was until now.
So, Crown_of_Weeds said "We should talk about this," and since LJ is an easier palce to have a conversation than Tumblr here we stand.
What I'm basically saying is "Come! Discuss things with me!"
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Walking out of Brave my gut reaction was that I enjoyed it, but that it was a little boring. I probably would have just left it there, but something odd happened. The movie wouldn't leave me alone. I saw Brave weeks ago. The first night it opened actually, and with every passing day I would look back on it with fonder and fonder feelings. Not just for Merida, who I adored completely from the word 'go', but for everything. In fact, it's making me wonder if half the reason I thought it was boring was because I wanted it to be this type of story, the perfect one in my head that would push specific pleasure buttons that I guessed ahead of time due to the nature of the movie, and was therefore reluctant to accept the actual story I was being given. This might mean I need to see it again.
One thing I can say, is that thoughts about pacing aside I can tell you that I knew right away that the movie was fucking amazing. Because it's about power. Different kinds of power.
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What i learned at trapeze lesson number one:
1. Costumes are a lie. This is about brut strength.
2. I need to do more pull ups.
3. There is no comfort spot.
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Kurtofsky, Klaine, MORE Fairy Tales and Ship Allergies
Starring: My issues!
Guest Starring: Possibly some of yours, and William H. Macy (I feel like he's in everything. Even my Glee essays). Let's go poke my issues with sticks, and then declare ourselves minor gods for being brave enough to face them!
I've been thinking about Dave Karofsky. Before I go any further I'm going to let you know what this isn't. This isn't a Dave Karofsky bashing post. This isn't a Kurtofsky basing post. This isn't a “the fans of that pairing are going to hell and should have sharp rocks thrown at them” post. I don't have enough energy to care about what others ship. However, I'm going to warn you ahead of time that I don't ship Kurtofsky, and would be against them hooking the two of them up in cannon. Disclaimer out.
(Side note. Yes. I have Kurt as the 'girl' in these fairy tales. I did that here because the women in these two fairy tales are our main characters that we follow, and so is Kurt. Blaine and Karofsky are not our focal point in the way Kurt is)
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My bad day has been made so much better by season one Troy clips from Community.
Title: A Smile So Bright
Summary: Artie Abrams is bisexual and apparently has a type.
Pairings: One sided Artie/Blaine. One sided Artie a whole bunch of people actually.
Authors' Note: I was going for funny. I'm not sure I pulled it off. Constructive criticism welcome.
Thanks: Many thanks to my betas storyfan and sam_can_do_it.