November 23rd, 2012

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TV watching - "Dynamic Duets"

Glee started late.  I thought it was because the previous show ran over, but apparently it was a game before that...?  I was worried that it would start in the middle of the episode.  Once I saw it started at the beginning of the episode, I worried that it would cut off in the middle.  The complete episode was shown after all.  I pictured the people who watch the conservative news on that channel tuning in at ten p.m. and reacting to an episode that had a major plot involving a gay boy.

I liked the superheroes club.  I read a lot of comic books in my time.  The episode had cracky parts and serious parts.  Luckyjak said, "The Warblers were loltastic as fail superhero villains..."  Sebastian wasn't too happy with being reformed. 

Blaine had a flashback to his hookup with Eli, at least the getting dressed and leaving afterward part.  Eli was only shown blurred, which was probably for the best.  It was clear enough that Eli's shirt was open, though.  It had to be way more than the kissing that some fans hoped it had been.  It must have been something Blaine counted as sex.

There's been a lot of good meta already about how Kittenboy grew up into Nightbird, and bits about the new captain of the Warblers, Hunter, having a cat, when the old mascot was a canary.

Blaine wished he could stop feeling like he was a bad person.  Sam listened to him.  I like that they're developing a friendship.

Brittany noticed that Blaine was missing because she didn't smell raspberry hair gel.  I loved the idea of Blaine smelling like raspberries.  It was totally a callback to "Prom-a-saurus," where Brittany knew Blaine was wearing hair gel because she could smell it.

I didn't feel as much like the new kids were taking up time the older characters should have had.  Kitty dressed up in her "Femme Fatale" catsuit outfit and had a whip.  I don't like Kitty, but I loved that outfit.  I imagine some "Kitty as Domme" fiction will come out of that.

I liked the Nightbird costume, too, with the cape and all.  The costumes generally were cracky.

Jake told Ryder about how he (Jake) was mocked for being "half-white, half-black and half-Jewish."  I've seen a variety of reactions from viewers about having that story.  I think it's an interesting story.  One of the kids, Phil, asked if Jake was "an Oreo or a lightly toasted cracker."  Ouch.  For overseas readers, the expression is that an Oreo is "black on the outside and white on the inside."  "Cracker," of course, means white.

Ryder was going into special education because he's dyslexic.  Sam never got that kind of help.  Some bloggers pointed out that Brittany didn't, either.  It could have been a storyline for Sam.

This year's New Directions is becoming a unified group.  There's still Kitty being evil, but perhaps she'll reform.  There's raving about lesbian subtext around her.  To me, it's kind of one of those things where the whole show is like that.  It was hilarious when the new Warbler captain, Hunter, said that he wasn't even "remotely bicurious."  New characters have to establish it if they're straight.  It can't be assumed.  Sebastian was reformed, but said being good was boring, or words to that effect.

Some of the episode was cracky, some serious, but I thought it was a good episode.
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Friday so far

I fell asleep around 4:00 a.m. and woke at noon.  I wasn't feeling bad when I woke.

Mom and I went out in the afternoon.  She went to the cobbler while I went to the Indian grocery and got naan and mango juice.  We went to Goodwill to drop off some clothes.

I got an e-mail saying that the lamp that's supposed to reproduce sunlight, only without the kind of UV rays that burn you, had shipped.  I'll see if that light box helps.  I think it's good for me to get out of the house.  I didn't want to go to a mall or anything today, but I should try to get out every day.

Later: K. had called at midnight last night, but I missed the call.  I called her back at 9:30 p.m. today, and we chatted a bit.

I got a lot of laundry done, and did an editing job.