I finally finished my fic about the Mennonite show choir that appeared in Glee season 4, episode 8, "Thanksgiving" for less than a minute. Somehow I took that eye blink and turned it into 100,000 words. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mypopculturesum for the art and [livejournal.com profile] wipbigbangfor the kick in the pants! Enjoy!
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Story Title: Jonathan Unruh
Fandom: Glee
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7723831/chapters/17603965
Summary: Jonathan Unruh is a teenager in a conservative Mennonite community that practices plain dress (Amish-y clothes), simple living, separation from the world, and radical pacifism. He's also in love with his best friend. He's trying to figure out how being gay fits in with his religion and culture, in which he is expected to marry a member of the opposite sex, have kids, and pass along the faith.

When his school choir goes to sing at a competition in Lima, Ohio, he becomes friends with some of the members and starts exploring the small city and its gay bar, Scandals. For the first time, he has friends who are openly gay. As he enters adulthood, he explores the possibility of leaving his community so he can have romantic relationships as a gay man. But he can't quite leave his Mennonite-i-ness behind.

Based on a rough draft also on AO3 that's described as "A Glee WIP about a gay guy from the Mennonite group that competed against the New Directions at the 2012 Sectionals. In which Lima is some people’s Hell and other people’s Salvation."

Warnings: various forms of bigotry consistent with conservative/plain Mennonite culture; passing mentions of hunting for food, underage drinking, brief mention of suicidal thoughts
Characters: Original Male Character(s), Original Female Character(s), Sebastian Smythe, David Karofsky,Blaine Anderson (minor character), Unique Adams (minor character)
Pairings: Original Male Character/Original Male Character, Sebastian Smythe/Original Male Character(s), David Karofsky/Original Male Character(s)
When I Started**: Dec. 1, 2013
How I Lost My Shit**: I got distracted by other plot bunnies and worked on those instead—mostly because I knew this fic was going to get long and be time-consuming to write
How I Finished My Shit**: I signed up for the WIP Big Bang, and had fabulous betas (jazzypizzazz, snarkyhag and nadiacreek) and an amazing artist ([livejournal.com profile] mypopculturesum) who kept telling me it was a story worth telling. Their feedback (and the deadline) encouraged me to keep going.

On AO3

On Tumblr:
1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985

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Title: To Be Myself
Author: wowbright (username on tumblr, lj, ao3 and dreamwidth)
Beta: A zillion thanks to corinna (ao3)/chiasmuslovesme (tumblr) for helping me find the fic's voice and finish it!
Artist: hopelesslydevotedgleek (tumblr) made amazing art for this. Look! Look! Isn't it beautiful? She made art for my story I'm still swooning.
Additional thanks: To everyone who responded to weird random questions I posted to tumblr and encouraged me in the writing of this fic.
Word count: ~48,000
Rating: PG-13
Summary: What if Kurt had been born 25 years earlier? A story about Gen X Kurt Hummel learning about love and, most importantly, learning to be himself, 1976-1985.
Pairings (most unrequited in one direction or another, in order of appearance): Kurt/Rachel, Kurt/OC, Kurt/Finn, Kurt/Mercedes, Kurt/Dave, Kurt/Blaine
Some other characters include: Burt Hummel, Sandy Ryerson, LeRoy Berry, Hiram Berry (but with a different last name), Noah Puckerman, Santana Lopez, Will Schuester
Warnings: This story reflects the era in which it takes place; homophobia, racism, sexism, AIDS-phobia, sex negativity and tolerance of bullying and other bad things are par for the course. Off-page death of Kurt's mother; Sandy Ryerson is just as awful in this fic as he is in the show. Please contact the author if you have specific questions about triggers or pairings.
Author's notes: Wondering about the towels in Rachel's bathroom or what Kurt's alarm clock looked like? Want to see the cover of that Newsweek Kurt reads in 1983? I have a lot of extra headcanon and many historical notes and photos for this fic. I've posted some of them already on tumblr and will be posting more. You can find them under my 2014 khbb fic headcanon tag.

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On Tumblr:
1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985

Fic summary:  Blaine is drunk at Scandals and asks Dave Karofsky to tutor him in math. An unlikely friendship forms among Dave, Blaine and Kurt. AU from 3.05 with canon elements.
Chapter summary: Sebastian turns out to be more dangerous than anyone thought. A chapter with canon elements. Assumes familiarity with 3.11 “Michael.”
Notes: Sorry for the delay in posting this. Work, migraines, computer problems, life …
Pairings in this section: Kurt/Blaine, background unrequited Dave/Kurt
NC-17 overall, this chapter PG-13
Warnings: violence consistent with canon, discussion of eye surgery, Sebastian and Santana saying things that Sebastian and Santana would say

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Chapter 8

At the end of January, Dave gets a call from Kurt.

Kurt's texted Dave before, but he's never called – even digitized, his voice makes Dave's heart beat faster.

"Kurt." Dave sits down on the edge of his bed.

"Hey. I just wanted to let you know – Blaine can't – no tutoring tomorrow." There's something wrong with Kurt's voice, not quite panicked but definitely edgy.

Dave tries to inhale, but his lungs only stretch so far before the knot in his stomach stops them. "Are you okay? Why didn't Blaine call me?"

"Um, he's asleep. On, um, opiates. His eye. Sebastian hurt Blaine's eye."


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Characters: Kurt/Blaine, Rachel, Finn, Artie, Mrs. Pillsbury
Rating: NC-17
Reaction to: 4.14, "I Do"
Word Count: ~10,000
Summary: 4.14 missing scenes. The line in the sand that Kurt has drawn between himself and Blaine keeps shifting. Kurt might be okay with that.
Porn summary for people who want to skip to the good part: UST, UST, UST, UST, UST; followed by sex, UST, sex, sex, sex
Warnings: light kink
Author's Notes: I made a YouTube playlist for folks who may not be familiar with the songs in this story. Also, Kurt Hummel accessories-with-chains will be a theme herein. Here's a visual reference for those who have not memorized his canon wardrobe.
It Takes a Village: Thanks to nachochang for cheerleading and multicorn for a smash-up job of betaing. I could not have done it without either of you. Thanks also to misqueue, nadiacreek and whisperyvoices for helping find Kurt's chained accessories. Thanks judearaya and her belly fics for belly-worship feels.



Kurt should try to forget why he fell for Blaine in the first place, but it's kind of difficult with Blaine smiling at him through every damn lyric of the song and his eyes all wide and expressive like some Disney cartoon heroine. )


Fic: Crave

Feb. 25th, 2013 07:40 pm


I was cleaning up my computer recently and found this thing I started the week after 3.05 The First Time and never continued. This takes place the day after the Roxy Music/"That's why they invented masturbation" scene and before Scandals, and nothing happens in it except Blaine's thoughts, which are very sub!Blaine and creeping into masochism territory if you squint.

And that was a long summary for 426 words. 


Since last night, the want inside Blaine has taken on a life of its own.  )



Characters: Artie, Tina, Blaine, with appearances by Becky Jackson and Sam Evans
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: 4.13 "Diva"
Word Count: ~6,200
Summary: Tina's obsession with Blaine is weird. Artie intervenes for the sake of the New Directions. Things get worse.
Warnings: ableism, sexism, non-consensual touch
Author’s Notes: Thanks to nadiacreek, nachochang and countess7 for much-needed encouragement and betaing throughout my first (agonizing but hopefully worthwhile) attempt to tell a story from Artie's point of view. And many thanks to luckyjak for helping me with my comic book questions! Any errors are mine.

lj / tumblr / dw / ao3

Blaine is gushing about Tina, which he does a lot lately. It's kind of annoying.  )


Characters: Blaine and Emma Pillsbury, with brief appearances by Sam, Kurt and Asian Persuasion
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: 4.12 "Naked"
Word Count: ~2,000
Summary: 4.12 missing scene +. No teacher tells Blaine to go see Ms. Pillsbury, and his boyfriend doesn't drag him there. But he goes to talk to her anyway, because he wants to.
Warnings: living with/internalizing homophobia (not a central theme of the fic, but it comes up).
Author’s Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] punkkitten2113  and [livejournal.com profile] lavender_love00  for the encouragement! This one is thrilling and terrifying to post since it's pretty much a freewrite. But I'm gonna be brave like Blaine and do it anyway. Any errors are mine. 

lj / dreamwidth / tumblr

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Characters: Blaine, Sam, Tina, Kurt (pairings as in canon)
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: 4.11 "Sadie Hawkins"
Word Count: 2,882
Summary: 4.11 reaction. Blaine loves three different people in three very different ways. Kind of a mirror piece to "Unexpected Gifts" (lj / tumblr / dreamwidth), but can be understood on its own.
Author’s Notes: Thanks to nachochang for betaing! Title inspired by meta by [personal profile] misqueue. Any errors are mine.

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Characters: Tina, Blaine
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: 4.11 "Sadie Hawkins"
Word Count: 1,709
Summary: 4.11 missing scene fic. Tina takes Blaine home from the dance. She's quite the gentleman even though she might rather be a rake.
Author’s Notes: Thanks to April and [personal profile] likeasouffle for cheerleading! Title inspired by meta by

[personal profile] misqueue. Any errors are mine.


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After the dance, Tina thought of continuing on the snow theme by taking him out for ice cream, but it was fucking freezing outside and the only place for ice cream open at that time of night was McDonald's. Which, technically, doesn't even count as ice cream.

So, instead, they drove around a bit and stopped at the 7-11 for hot chocolates and got back in the car and drove to the river – more of a creek, really, but it was the best that Lima had – and stared out at it through the windshield as they sipped their drinks and Blaine told her about the Warblers and the steroids and swooned a little every time he mentioned Sam's name. It only hurt a little, to see him do that. Mostly, it made her feel warm and happy, because he was happy, and his skin looked softer, and his eyelashes – oh, his eyelashes.

"You said something last week that I've been thinking about," she said in one of the lulls.


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Title: Everything's Connected, If Only You Can Feel It 
Characters/Fandom: Kurt/Blaine, Stoner Brett
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~5,500
Spoilers: 4.03, “Makeover"
Summary: Blaine takes up a new hobby in hopes of becoming closer to Kurt, despite the distance between Lima and New York. Stoner Brett turns out to be a surprisingly erudite, if flawed, mentor. Blangst with humor, or humor with Blangst – I'm not sure which.
A/N: Reaction fic to 4.03. Thanks to The-Multicorn for betaing, gingerandfair  for helping me figure out what this story was going to be about, and nachochang for encouraging me and trying to help me come up with a title in the middle of the night. You can find the canon reference to the club Blaine joins here.

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