Interviewer: “Have you ever kissed a man prior to last week’s episode?”
Darren: “Uh.. Yeah. But definitely not in a passionate sort of way uh.. That was the other night. You know, friends of mine, I’ve had a few gay roommates in the past. So, you know. Birthdays, things like that.”
So my dear dear friend, Miss Tessa Netting, and I were discussing possibly holding a workshop in LA to teach choreography and songs from AVPM and Billy Eliot. In case you don’t know who Tessa is, she peformed in Billy Elliot on Broadway as Susan Parks for years and years. She is a huuuuge Potter fan, and she is the creative force behind the infamous Harry Potter, Book of Mormon song shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8m5XZwqp2s
My question is, dear dear Tumblrites and friends, how many of y’all would be interested in said workshop? We can work on monologues, audition techniques, dances, songs, and then will even have a Q&A afterwards.
What do we think? Y’all interested?? Holla at us on Twitter @tessanetting and @devdevnumnums (YALL KNOW ME!) to let us know how excited you are about this idea.
WHY CAN’T I BE IN LA. OR A PERFORMER for that matter…. le sigh.
can i just go back to the headcanon from last night-
where the reason they get to spend senior skip day in the theme park is because Cooper works there, and his parents disowned/don’t speak to him because they don’t think it’s a real job, but he’d just rather make kids happy than work in an office somewhere?
and that’s why Blaine has performed at theme parks. because he was singing with his brother.
and maybe Cooper’s a carnie, maybe he owns the park. or he just works all the different jobs, because it’s his life, it’s what makes him happy, and maybe he runs the rides or the booths or maybe, as Eli said, he makes balloon animals (“think of Cooper making balloon animals for small children, and he keeps making poodles and giving them to Blaine because ‘with your hair, you’re practically twins! look, kids, doesn’t Blainers look like a poodle?’”)
and what if Blaine gets them all into the park because of Coop, but nobody knows how he did it?
Kurt could be waiting for Blaine and Finn to get back from a ride, just standing there when this guy comes up to him and offers him a balloon flower. and Kurt waves a hand, turns it down, and the guy leans in with this gorgeous smile and a wink, and he nods over at Blaine - who’s laughing and stumbling dizzily as he walks back from the ride - and the guy says you should give it to your boyfriend.
and Kurt just kind of looks at it, bewildered, and looks at the guy, and says thank you. and the guy just smiles and wanders away, sweeping up the carnival mess like he’s the groundskeeper or something.
of course Kurt doesn’t know it was Coop, and he watches from a distance when Kurt gives the twisted balloon daisy to Blaine, and Blaine’s whole face lights up, like it hasn’t in a long time. at least, not that Cooper has seen.
and Kurt and Blaine kiss sweetly, and keep walking hand in hand through the park, with Blaine being a dork and pretending to sniff his balloon flower while Kurt slaps at his arm.
in my headcanon, Cooper didn’t realise that Kurt wasn’t a touchy-feely kinda guy until he had his arms around him already.
Kurt went rigid, just a little, with surprise - but he let Cooper hug him, because he didn’t have much choice. when Coop let go, he watched Kurt for a moment, studied him over coffee while they talked.
and then he made up his mind.
he didn’t do it often, just here and there if they were watching a movie or chatting or catching up. but he’d put a hand on Kurt’s shoulder or bump his arm, when he could. when it wasn’t obvious or obtuse. it was gradual, it was barely noticeable, but every time he visited, he’d make sure there was something.
he’d wound up on the couch with the two of them at one point, sitting in between them just to piss Blaine off (because come on, that one face Blaine makes when he’s torn between Cooper you’re a dick and must. be. polite. is hilarious) and the movie marathon played on for hours, into the night, and he was almost too caught up in Blaine’s quiet grumpy (hilarious) fuming before he realised that Kurt had fallen asleep against his shoulder.
it was the simplest thing, just a sway to the side and then there was a warm cheek pressed against the curve of his shoulder, an arm moulded to the side of his body as Kurt drifted off, completely at ease.
he ruffled his hair carefully (he’d already been warned on a previous attempt, not the hair, never the hair), and smiled to himself. by the time Blaine was snoring and curled against the cushions of the couch, Kurt had snuggled down against Coop’s side, coiled around his arm like it was a teddy bear.
Kurt never really had a big brother, but maybe Cooper was big enough for the both of them.
I just picture the dark little video clip of Darren singing that song in one of those Starkid montage vids that are floating around… I would watch those 3 seconds or so over and over and over and over….
and now he’s singing it on TELEVISION. WITH KERMIT. FOR THE OSCARS.
As if that is not enough, E! will also be the only place viewers can see Kermit the Frog performing alongside “Glee’s” Darren Criss on Oscar night.
In addition to a special recap of all the nominees to help viewers prepare for the big event, predictions for the big wins of the night, and an insiders look at all the red carpet trends, the Countdown show will feature: three very special guest hosts including Selita Ebanks, Kristin Cavallari and Sarah Hyland; the only performance by Kermit the Frog that day as he performs “Rainbow Connection” with “Glee’s” Darren Criss in celebration of the Oscar-nominated song “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppet Movie”; celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves who will give viewers the latest on the sexy red carpet up-dos; a fashion show with looks inspired by the films “Midnight in Paris,” “My Week with Marilyn” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” that will show viewers how to integrate each of those looks into their everyday style; and a number of feathered, furry and scaly animals that helped make movie magic last year, including the ‘infamous’ monkey from “The Hangover Part II.”
where Blaine has always, truly, been the Blaine we know now. he’s always been the big performer, the smiling face, just like he was at the bottom of the stairs and all the way through Teenage Dream. just like he was at that table at Breadstix in The Substitute.
taking all those other moments in, the coffee scene and the confrontation scene from NBK suddenly seem drastically out of character. he was so very controlled, and so reserved and suddenly mysterious and careful. he didn’t feel like Blaine.
i have to wonder if, somewhere between the smiling and the winking and dancing of the song, and the moment he realised what Kurt was struggling with, he made a choice. he saw this person needed help, the way he once did. so he went to him at his school, and when he walked up the stairs he said “Don’t worry about it, just let me do the talking.”
that sounds like something a big brother might say.
maybe, say, to his little brother, going to a confrontation. maybe after someone had bullied him. had frightened him.
i have to wonder if Blaine saw Kurt needed help, and he knew that he couldn’t just be his usual dorky, grinning, silly self - he wanted to be someone Kurt could lean on.
so what if the first thing he thought to do, on instinct - was to be Cooper?
The popular book Perks of Being A Wallflower was adapted for film last year and is due to be released sometime in 2012 by Summit.
But now there’s been a roadbump: The film received a ‘R’ rating from the United States’ MPAA, which alienates many of the potential moviegoers who’ve read the book. So Summit intends to appeal the decision.
Rope of Silicon notes that the film was rated ‘R’ for “teen drug and alcohol use, and some sexual references.”
Larry Richman, a well-sourced movie writer, says the film’s director Stephen Chbosky has intended all along for the film to be rated PG-13.
Fair or not fair?
blargh. i wouldn’t have a problem with it being R, but i understand why they’d want it to be pg-13…. i just hope they don’t cut anything important.