Main Character: Kurt Hummel (as part of Kurt/Blaine)
Spoilers: 3.20 and 3.21 (“Props” and “Nationals”)
Rating: PG-13 for implied sexytimes
Length: ~5,000 words
Summary: Every year, the seniors at McKinley High School vote for Teacher of the Year. Rachel and Finn are campaigning for Mr. Schuester, but Kurt wants to make up his own mind.
Author’s Notes: Thanks to gingerandfair for encouraging me and reading through parts of this, not-cho-chang for reading through this and holding me to high standards even though I was rushed, and to insatiablyyours and sin_fuego for help with Señor Martinez’s Spanish. Any errors are mine.
In just before the deadline: an episode reaction to “Props” and “Nationals.” This is very different from anything I’ve written before. Needless to say, the opinions of characters in this story are not necessarily my own, and most of the characters are definitely not my own – they belong to Glee and various corporate powers that be.
Title from Patty Griffin’s “Nobody’s Crying,” which is not at all related to the themes of this story, and yet kind of is.
I actually like Rachel a lot, but the show does such a horrifyingly crappy job that its odes to Rachel Berry’s amazingness when Kurt’s last words are still “I didn’t get in” makes you want to tear your hair out because lol, let’s always kick Kurt in the nuts, show. It’s so much fun!
(By the way, there’s absolutely no reason why Rachel shouldn’t have gone to New York, her future shouldn’t be sacrificed for other people. But maybe we could have gotten one scene of Kurt actually feeling things about it or trying to figure out his future, or you know, NOT GETTING KICKED IN THE TEETH AGAIN.)
I’m sure this is exactly what Ryan meant when he said Kurt wasn’t going to be the gay kid who kept getting beaten down by the world. Yep.
Moral of the story: If you behave properly and do things the right way, you will get kicked in the ass forever because no one will care you don’t get any solos, or don’t get to shine and you’ll never be good enough because clearly you don’t want it enough and then you smile and say how happy you are for your friends. And if you stalk someone and leave 12 voicemails and crash other people’s auditions and have everyone falling over themselves to showcase you all the time, you get all the rewards. The show makes me lose all interest in characters I usually like with this crap.
Congratulations on being the pinata forever, Kurt!
Hey, I guess someone else actually needed one whole song with them in the spotlight for Nationals after all. And maybe leave 12 voice messages and crash other people’s auditions. I like Rachel, but wtaf. No seriously. WTAF.
I wish I could have people telling me how awesome and amazing I am as a heroic leader when I do crappy things more often than I actually do anything right. And when others do the right things before me every time. Lol the writers’ hard-on for Finn the hero.
Rule number 1 of Glee fandom: DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING THAT RYAN MURPHY SAYS.
He tells the truth sometimes and I hope he’s fucking telling the truth here. Also,…
The thing is, they covered domestic violence and suicide attempts already. It’s not really a matter of being able to be more mature, those are really dark topics already. The only issue that can be addressed/fixed in a later timeslot (if they actually see it as a problem instead of hiding behind the “scissoring is the ultimate kissing” crap) would be the issue of physical intimacy between the same sex couples. Everything else is just lazy writing and a lack of perspective on the part of the writers, not a lack of audience maturity.
"Tonight marks the end of Glee’s third season, and while the formerly ground-breaking musical is now so cartoonish it may belong in Fox’s animation block, at least we’ll always have Kurt. Chris Colfer’s character gives the show — even at its silliest — a likable beating heart, and the actor earns extra credit for maintaining a relatable emotional core through the trappings of a wardrobe that is arguably Glee’s most farcical, with influences seemingly ranging from the Sound of Music to The Warriors to a Swiffer duster (sometimes all in the same hour). In honor of Kurt’s graduation from McKinley, we’ve picked out some of our favorite outfits from his final season as a high-school student. Whatever his next step is, the sartorial bar will never be higher."
If Blaine were a little older, he would totally have projected all over Faramir. Kurt was probably more into Frodo though. Blaine/Faramir it is! Purple prose warning for this ficlet. Also, Word autocorrects “glasz” to “glass”. Poor Kurt. (Under the read more!)
Teacher of the Year, which is frankly insulting, because he’s an insult to the actual hard work that teachers put into their classrooms.
Oh, absolutely no argument from me on that. But what I mean is, did he get a certificate or a trophy for it? Did he get handed something as a prize? And if anyone’s feeling really generous, would it be possible to have a screencap of it if he got handed a trophy rather than just a certificate?