neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Sunday so far

I tried to go to sleep at 1:30 a.m., after being very sleepy from about 11:00 p.m. onward.  That didn't work.  I tried again at 2:00 a.m.  I don't think it took me too long to get to sleep.  I woke a little after 10:00 a.m., kind of groggy and rather headachy.

I got moving fast enough.  I sat under the sunlight-effect lamp for an hour or so, on the computer.  I joined in a Twitter conversation that Alex Beecroft was having.  I realized she might not know who "neyronrose" was, and e-mailed her.  She knows my real name, from when I volunteer proofread for I Do: An Anthology in Support of Marriage Equality.  That book was a reaction to Proposition 8 being passed.  Authors in the U.K. and various other places wanted to show their solidarity.  I think Erastes headed up I Do Two.  Kris Jacen brought her own proofreader that time.  But Alex knew my name, and told me her name.  I think she'll remember who I am.

I got to P.'s apartment building by 1:20 p.m.  We headed out to Wilmington.  There were a fair number of people on Concord Pike.  My guess is that a fair number were going down to Delaware for the tax-free shopping.  There's construction around Ms. F.'s apartment building, but we took the various detours and found a space pretty close to the building.

Ms. F. fixed us lunch.  It was nice to see her in good health, and the lunch was very good.  I like fish.  P. made deviled eggs, too, and Ms. F. had a good salad prepared.

P. and Ms. F. went over Scripture, with some things P. had looked up online.  P. has an audio version of the Bible on her iPad.  I think she has several versions of the Bible on there.  Ms. F. is preaching on Thursday.

While they discussed Scripture, I read a Klaine fic.  It was Mary Flanner's "Scholars and Gentlemen."  The first part was posted December 14, 2010, right after "A Very Glee Christmas."  Mary Flanner had incredible insights into Blaine, considering how early it was written.  There were things that were brought out far more in canon in "Hold On To Sixteen" and then in season four.  She also had some good insights into Kurt and Burt, although not how it turned out they felt in canon.  Going from "Theatricality," "Grilled Cheesus" and "Duets," Mary had some extrapolation of how Kurt and Burt and Finn saw those events, and felt about them.  Finn was more comfortable with Blaine in season two, like in the scene where Kurt tries on his kilt in "Prom Queen," and Finn was more comfortable with Kurt by "Born This Way," than Mary extrapolated Finn would be.  Finn explained his bad attitude towards Blaine in season three as jealousy in "Hold On To Sixteen," but Blaine was willing to stand up for himself.  Mary couldn't have known that Blaine had formed the Dalton branch of Fight Club.  Blaine's "which I obviously can't talk about" line was hilarious.  Mary got Blaine's willingness to verbally defend himself if necessary, and Kurt's learned passivity in the face of homophobia and threatened violence, and Kurt's loss of trust and why he felt so very alone, and how he tried to protect loved ones by not telling them what he was going through.

Later: I finished "Scholars and Gentlemen."  Of course it didn't go anything like canon, but it felt like in another world it could have worked out that way.  It was brilliant writing.

All in all, it was a good day.  It was really nice to see Ms. F.

Later still: Mary Flanner wrote episode reactions for Glee episodes from partway into season two to partway into season three.  I read them.

Alex remembered me. 
Tags: friends, glbtq, reading, travel

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