I didn't get these up last week and there was a flood of awesome fic written after "Original Song," so now I have a huge backlog of bookmarked fics to rec. I'm just going to start dumping them here without much commentary -- you can safely assume that if it's listed here, there's something there to love. Happy reading! :)

Glee: Kurt/Blaine )


Glee RPF: Chris & Darren (Gen Friendship Fic) )


Glee RPF: Chris/Darren )
It's Fun Friday, the Music Edition! :)

:: (This one's for [livejournal.com profile] azewewish. *g*) George Michael has joined Twitter! @GeorgeMichael. I'm greatly amused. Y'all know this is gonna be good times!

:: Speaking of George Michael, next week he's releasing a single, a cover of "True Faith," with the proceeds to benefit Comic Relief. OMGYAY!!! New George Michael on my iPod sooooon!!!!!!!! *bounces*

:: And speaking of my favorite musicians doing awesome things for awesome causes, Adam's dropping a remix of Aftermath next week to benefit The Trevor Project. Aftermath is the PERFECT song for this and I can't wait to hear this new dance remix. And, bonus! He'll be performing on American Idol next Thursday!!! He's doing an acoustic version of Aftermath (which made me cry pretty much every time I heard it on tour). Adam on my TV again!!!!!! *bounces more*

:: [GLEE SONG SPOILERS!!! Scroll on by if you don't want to know.] Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, and the Warblers are singing Neon Trees' "Animal" in next week's Glee episode and I pretty much LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!! I love Chris singing in his lower register and he and Darren sound fabulous together and there's growliness and the arrangement is awesome and yeah, just so much love! I think I've replayed this about a 20 times since it came out this morning. That trend is probably going to continue.

:: And Darren is doing a show in L.A. later this month!!!! I am so ridiculously excited about this! And I'm a little amused that fandom doesn't seem to have clued in on this performance, so maybe we'll have a low-key crowd. *hopes*

:: Also, Darren and Charlene Kaye are totes my musical OTP. I love them so, so much! Dress and Tie Music Video Adorableness!!! )

:: Ok, I have no idea where this came from or who these dudes are. This just appeared on my Tumblr dash this morning, but, holy wow, y'all have to hear this! I was going to say that it's perhaps the best cover of "Smooth Criminal" that I've ever heard, but it's more than that. This is like sex. Really hot, angry sex...with cellos! )

:: Also, Adele. Still haven't taken "21" off of repeat. So. Damn. Good. I'm so bummed that there isn't a show on her tour anywhere near me though. *sadface*

So, now it's your turn! Tell me all about YOUR musical happy place! What are you listening to? What shows are you looking forward to? What's happening with your favorite musicians? I wanna know!!!!!! :D
Ok, I'm not even going to dissimulate any longer. Yes, I'm shipping Darren and Chris. What of it? It's really not even my fault. How can I possibly resist when some of my favorite writers from other fandoms (*cough[livejournal.com profile] miss_begoniacough*) start flooding my flist with fabulous and amazingly written Chris/Darren fics??? I'm just a helpless victim here, people!!! *g*

Since we're not pretending otherwise anymore, I'm determined to get more of you to join me in this very pretty handbasket destined for hell. So, here are some fabulous Chris/Darren fics to tempt y'all to the dark side. *beams*

Glee RPF: Chris/Darren )
Mostly, there are t.v. things:

:: White Collar: I'm so happy this show is back!!! )

:: Hawaii Five-O: I was several episodes behind, so had some catching up to do on my DVR, all the way back to Hana 'a'a Makehewa. Anytime we want to air another episode that involves a sweaty and gorgeous looking Chin Ho on his knees for practically the entire hour, please, Show, feel free to do that. Sweet jam on crackers, that was mind blowingly hot! Eye candy aside, I really loved that we got more character development for Chin Ho in the last episode. And, really, Steve and Danny, can you be any more married???

:: I just found out that I can stream Starz on Netflix! This is very good news because it means that I will be able to watch this starting this weekend! )

Also, while I'm really going to miss Andy Whitfield as Spartacus, this guy seems like a good choice to replace him.

:: The Cape I really wanted to watch another show with Summer Glau in it, and I tried, I really did. But no. Just, um, no.

:: Jason Clarke will be back on my television screen soon!!! I just saw the preview for The Chicago Code and I made all kinds of embarrassing squeaky noises of glee when I saw that Jason Clarke was in it. Please, gods, PLEASE let this show not suck! Jason Clarke!!!! *flails*


Also, a few Tumblr things:

:: Darren Criss weeerking the red carpet at the Golden Globes after parties! )

:: These pretty boys will be on the cover of EW next week! )
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. day, fellow Americans! I loved waking up to dozens of Dr. King's inspiring words being quoted on my Twitter feed and on Facebook. These are some of my favorites:

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Powerful, inspiring words! What a great way to start a Monday!


So, let's continue this whole Start The Week Off Right trend with a Monday Happy List! :D

Chris Colfer won a Golden Globe last night was adorable and his cast mates were delightful and he gave the most beautiful and heart-touching speech of the evening! )

This photo of Darren Criss and Lauren Potter, the actress who plays Becky, makes my heart go all warm and mushy! )

This is going to happen!!! [GLEE SPOILERS]


♦ Adam Lambert joined forces with charity: water and asked his fans to raise $29,000 for clean water projects for his birthday on January 29th. That goal was reached within five hours!!! He's now upped the goal and as of this morning over $65,000 has been raised! People doing good is definitely happy-making! :D


This was on my Twitter feed this morning:

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How would you fill in the blank?
Some fic recs for your weekend reading pleasure!

Glee: Kurt/Blaine )

Glee RPF: Chris/Darren )

Kris/Adam )

Adam/Tommy )

Happy reading! :D
|1| If for some reason you missed President Obama's speech at the memorial for the Tucson victims yesterday, do yourself a favor and listen to it now. )


|2| Whataya know. The Earth and Sun aren't static. And everyone has had their sense of self thrown into a tailspin because the Zodiac calendar has changed. But, really, it hasn't. Not if you were born in the Western world, at least. The Western world's zodiac calendar is seasonally based and fixed, so it doesn't shift as the sun and Earth shift. In any case, even if it did, I'd steadfastly refuse to believe that I was anything other than a Virgo with Libra rising! *makes an alphabetized list of all the ways she's definitely still a Virgo* :)


|3| If you're an Adam fan, or even if you're not, please read this and consider how you might help a great organization raise funds to help gay youth.


|4| Some delightfulness from my Tumblr dash! )


|5| These new photos of Darren deserve their own number, and maybe their own star in the heavens, they are so wonderful!!! )
OMG it's only Monday and this week is already completely CRAZYCAKES!!! Thankfully, it's mostly the good kinda crazycakes. (Although, if y'all can send some positive thoughts my way tomorrow around noon, I'd appreciate it. I'm having to deal with the ex-boss continuing to be an unmitigated jackass, so, you know, good juju would come in handy.)

Anyway, GOOD CRAZINESS!!! Let's talk about that some more! I've got a to do list that's about a mile long, and it all needs to be done in the next two days! Ahhhh!!! But just as soon as all those important items like "paint nails," "color hair," "buy lots of alcohol and chocolate snacks," and "OMG PACK FOR L.A." get crossed off my list, then it means that I'm finally on my way to L.A. for what is sure to be an AMAZING long weekend of DAMN GOOD TIMES!!! Eeeee!!! ADAM FUCKING LAMBERT!!!!! And DARREN CRISS!!!! And MONTE PITTMAN!!!!!!! And some of my most favorite people on the planet!!!!!! And glitter! And drinking! And doing fun L.A. touristy things! And laughing and talking and just having fabulously good times!!! Man, I cannot adequately state how much I need this trip right now. My mental health has been a tenuous thing lately, and I'm totally counting on just getting away, not stressing for a few days, and just having a damn good time in order to regain my grasp on my zen.

Like I said, SO MANY GOOD THINGS THIS WEEK! Like Adam! Who manages to wear the fuck out of a completely ridiculous pair of sparkly, zebra-striped pants. )

Also, I may not have mentioned this, oh, in the past 24 hours or so, but I'm completely smitten with one Darren Criss!!! *heart eyes* And I get to see him play this weekend! Twice! I may just die of the concentrated adorableness!!!

No, really, it may be too much presh for me to handle! )

So, since we're talking about faces that make me happy, I think it's been well established that Chris Colfer is all that is precious and adorable in this world and his face does, indeed, make me happy. BUT WAT IS THIS CRAZINESS??? )

There's also this picture of a nearly pantsless Tommy that Isaac tweeted this morning, but I just don't have words to talk about this right now. *g* Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves, though.

I've been reading tons of Kurt/Blaine fic. Like most new fandoms/pairings, there is quite a bit of dreck being posted. Thankfully, y'all have ME to wade through it all and bring you the good stuff! *beams*

Kurt/Blain fic recs )

Darren Criss sings Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas! (Awesome Holiday Song of the Day) )

Ok, now that we have so many good things to roll around in, I'm going to go wade through my insane To Do list, and flail a bit more about L.A. IN TWO DAYS!!!!!! *bounces*
I've been in such a maudlin funk for the past couple of weeks, and it's really becoming rather tiresome. And then the past couple of days I've been so freakin' tired. I think I pretty much slept most of Monday and Tuesday. Which, hello, depression red flag, how are you doin? Ugh.

I am SO looking forward to next week's trip to L.A. A week away and doing things I enjoy with people I enjoy is just what I need to kick my ass out of this pity party I've been wallowing in.

Speaking of this trip, I'm highly amused that I have tickets to 5 different live music events over the course of 4 days! In fact, I have tickets to THREE SHOWS for Saturday alone! Haha! Like I've said, either we rock really damn hard or we are completely crazy! Either way, I love this amazing group of friends who enable these shenanigans! <333

Two of the three Saturday shows are for Darren Criss!!! )

Speaking of the adorable Darren Criss, I loved his scene with Chris Colfer in this week's Glee. Sure it was completely lacking in context, and just sort of shoe-horned into that episode, but I DON'T REALLY CARE! That scene was ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I'VE SEEN ON T.V. EVER!!! Just look at their wittle faaaaces!!! <333 )

I actually kinda liked this episode beyond just the Kurt/Blaine adorableness. I mean, really, Glee kids and cheesy holiday songs. What's not to love? I loved Brittany and her belief in Santa Claus and all the other Glee kids rallying to make sure she doesn't lose that. And I loved the scene with Coach Bieste. And Sue the Grinch! I'm still pretty MEH on the Rachel/Finn story line, but the rest of it totally worked for squishy, happy, holiday feel-goodness.

Not to be outdone on the ADORABLENESS factor, Chris Colfer makes my heart happy with his very existence!!! )

Ok, I have fic recs and some other stuff, but I think I've spammed y'all enough for one afternoon with the ridiculous shit that's brightening up my otherwise gloomy week. I don't know about you, but I certainly feel better about life now! *beams*
Glee: Last night's episode is exactly why I love this show so damn much! This show manages to get these flawed, even unlikeable characters to get it so beautifully, heartbreakingly, messily, perfectly HUMAN and RIGHT sometimes. More Glee talk. )

Chad Michael Murray: CMM is starring in a sure to be cheesy, made for t.v. holiday movie!!! *laughs* My holiday season has been made! )

Opera: I know it will probably horrify [livejournal.com profile] annkiri, but I've never actually been to the opera. Ack! So uncultured! *facepalm* [livejournal.com profile] ladymairwen, however, mentioned maybe going to see Arizona Opera's production of Carmen next week and that sounds like a nifty plan to me! Also, apparently they are doing some interesting staging by having some of the audience on the stage in the bull ring and it sounds FASCINATING! ([livejournal.com profile] annkiri I'd really love to hear your thoughts on this concept!)

DWTS:: I realize that Kurt Warner was not the best dancer, but it really bugs me that Bristol Palin is in the semi-finals and he got voted out last night. Kurt is at least as good as she is, and there were MUCH better dancers who got cut way before their time, while she kept making it through. Damn tea party voters! They couldn't be happy with fucking up mid-term elections, they had to go and ruin my happy dancing show! *rage*

But, in happier DWTS news, producers are apparently considering a same-sex dance couple, with Portia DeGeneres on their list of possible stars! A same-sex dance couple would be AMAZING! And I'd love to see Portia on that show! Yay!!!

Adam: *iz ded* )
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So here's some of what I've been doing with all this daylight:

1. Being ridiculously entertained by Ninja!Chris: )
He is freakin' ADORABLE!!!


2. Also being all kinds of impressed with Matthew Morrison's soccer skilz! )

3. Enjoying the pretty boys hugging!!!

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I'm not posting the gifs from last week's concerts because they fuck up my page, but let me just say that the fanservice in this fandom is EPIC! Thank you, Adam and Tommy, for your touchy-feely awesomeness!!!


4. Being a little annoyed that I missed the Leverage season premier last night. My DVR was only set up to record one hour, so I missed the first half. Does anyone know when/if they'll be re-airing it?


5. Looking forward to tonight's D'backs/Yankees baseball game!!!


What are y'all doing with the longest day of the year?
>> Roy Halladay a perfect game today!!! It's the 20th perfect game in MLB history and the SECOND this month! I love this crazy game!



>> OMFG, finally we get THIS:

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>> Who's gonna write me the fem-slash? *begs*

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>> Dianna Agron and Lea Michelle were out with the rest of the Glee cast celebrating Chris Colfer's birthday. They are ADORABLE! )


>> Apparently Allison Iraheta will also be in Adam Lambert's If I Had You music video. I find this incredibly charming!



(If you click and make it bigger, you can see Allison on the far right in the green/silver cloak.)
Glee Live on Sunday was DELIGHTFUL!!! Seriously, it was pure joy! I have no other way to describe it. I don't know if it was the music that we all know and sing along to, or the characters that we all love, or if they were just pumping happy drugs into that place, but everyone walked out with the biggest, dorkiest smiles on their faces!

I took Rianna and my mom to the show and they both LOVED it!



The show opened with dance group The LXD. If you're like me, and had never heard of them, do yourselves a favor and Google them. They were AH-MAY-ZING!

Then it was Glee! The show was introduced by a video piece by Mr. Schue and Sue Sylvester.



The entire cast was there, and, they were all in character. I wasn't sure if that was going to be the case or not, but it was definitely the Glee characters on stage. They started the show with "Don't Stop Believing." And they sang just about every big number from the season. The full set list.: )

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Lea Michele is amazing live! Her voice was just perfection.

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And we got Finn on drums! His was definitely the weakest voice, but I sort of suspected as much. For the most part they bolster his voice with harmonies from the other cast members. And he looks extra pretty playing the drums! So he can stay! *g*

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Kurt and Rachel's duet of "Defying Gravity" was incredible!
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I have about a billion more pictures, but I'll stick them under a cut.

Glee Live )

Probably my favorite number was "Bad Romance," which hasn't aired yet. OMG this was FABULOUS!!! Complete with Gaga-esque costumes! And Chris Colfer being the fiercest and most fabulous of all!!!

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Ga-ga-ooh-la-la! )

The entire house went NUTS when they did this number and I thought the three adorable gay guys sitting next to me were going to spontaneously combust. It was fantastic!

But the absolute best part of the show was how much FUN they all seemed to have performing with each other. Like when Mark and Cory did a little fist pump thing when Amber hit one of her crazy notes. Or like this picture with Lea and Amber. I think that Lea's smile and her hand to her heart just says it all!

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*loves and loves* If you're lucky enough to have a ticket to one of the remaining shows, you HAVE A TICKET TO HAPPINESS!

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