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I shouldn't be here; I'm gearing up for weekends and weeks of work and more work. But, oh, fandom is beguiling me with roaring fireplaces and wine, holding my hands and harmonising with me and exhorting me to stay :)

Case in point: how utterly charming is GLEE's Chris Colfer/Darren Criss, and this Doris Day/Dean Martin duet? SO CHARMING. Cute and coy, winsome and winning, the sidelong glances from Kurt and the full-on gallantry from Blaine, the old-school flirty sidestepping-around-each-other cheoreography, everything about this ♥



Of course, the fella I really love from GLEE is Matt Morrison, who's charming enough to convince me to leave with him on a jet plane, even. He's terrific on the duet/mash-ups that GLEE does so well, Umbrella/Singing in the Rain (with Gwyneth) and the brilliant Young Girl/Don't Stand So Close to Me. Here he is, trying on Les Miserables' "Bring Him Home" - excellently, though he's still a little young for the role (IMO he's a better fit for Enjolras), and takes this one octave down from the unnatural tenor of the original.



Speaking of musicals, I have always adored Archuleta's Backstreet Boys-esque take on Phantom of the Opera staple heavweight "Think of Me", and how he was the perfect channel for Christine's 17-year-old wide-eyed innocence.



AND THEN THERE WAS THE PHANTOM, NOW AND FOREVER ;)



...okay, fandom, well, maybe half a drink more - I wish I knew how to break this spell (your hair looks swell) :)

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Date: 2011-02-25 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clionona.livejournal.com
I love you.
Like... really love you.
So hard.
♥!

Date: 2011-02-25 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Hee. Internet fandom, I wish I knew how to quit you! Except really I don't ;)

Date: 2011-02-25 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penrith1.livejournal.com
I've always loved Baby it's Cold Outside. The sweetest seduction song. I've not seen that episode of Glee yet cause we run weeks behind. I will certainly give kudos to Glee for getting a gay teen romance on prime time. I hope all those kids who watch grow up to be tolerant. I'm amazed actually that the Parents League or some such isn't up in arms.

Date: 2011-02-25 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Yes! As a song, it's charming and adorable and smart - unlike many of the much more blatant songs of a more modern era :)

And, actually, we've just only started Season Two here, so I am watching this stuff from the internets and people's LJs. From what I know, Blaine/Kurt are taking it very very slowly - atm it's more a friendship plus than an actual romance, though the writers will probably take it in that direction (slowly). IA the show is pretty brave and out there, though, and kids are indeed loving it :)

Date: 2011-02-25 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sophie-448.livejournal.com
Awwww, love that duet SO MUCH. Seriously, I love Glee so much more since Darren showed up. Everything about him just makes me smile. I don't know how/if it's going to work out with him and Kurt, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE him as a character so much regardless and I hope he stays forever ♥

And look at these other goodies! Loved ALW night so much. Also known as the one night Archie changed it up and Cook sang it straight. WHERE IS THE COOKLETA PHANTOM AU THOUGH?

Date: 2011-02-25 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Darren is gorgeous and has an amazing voice, and I love how Blaine is so open and full-on intense with Kurt, in a way that's gallant and courteous at the same time? He's awesome, I totally hope he stays!

Ahaha, the night Arch changed it and Cook sang it straight - how I adored that! I remember someone writing canonfic of ALW night (who's since taken her fic down :( ), but I haven't seen a full-on Cookleta Phantom AU and would absolutely second the call for one ;)

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Date: 2011-02-25 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asweetdownfall.livejournal.com
Cook as the Phantom and Archie as Christine....I ship it. I mean what

Awww I miss you Jay. Hope work gets better for you <3333

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Date: 2011-02-26 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
I was saying to Stacy, it's hard to do a Phanton AU without straying into the land of underage Stockholm Syndrome! But, there'd totally be a hot couple of scenes, involving these two songs :)

I miss you, Nitya, and I hope so too!

Date: 2011-02-25 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hypertwink.livejournal.com
Wow, this is like playing a game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Go from the Glee Christmas episode and then end with David Cook singing Broadway. Voila! =)

Oh, I'm on this new fic kink: Kurtofsky. I know, I know, it's bad but I adore Max Adler so redemption fics for Dave Karofsky.

Date: 2011-02-26 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Haha, true story: I was in NYC in the summer of 1998, and having breakfast in a chi-chi diner called Sarabeth's on the Upper East Side with Hub and some lawyer friends. Who should walk in but Mr. Bacon! Black tee, black jeans, dark glasses, unmistakable face. He hid behind his copy of the NYT and huge fried breakfast :)

I was then too shy to march over and gush about how I loved him in "Footloose", also, the dude was eating, and everyone in the diner was ignoring him in jaded New Yorker fashion. So I just sat and watched him eat :) And my Bacon score became zero :)

I adore redemption arcs, and have no problems with Kurtofsky! Any good fic to recommend that actually deals with the canon and self-hate, rather than just going to the PwP?

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Date: 2011-02-25 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlh.livejournal.com
I'm still disappointed that Mr. Cook didn't sing a Che song from Evita, but I will survive, and his was probably the better strategic choice. I mean, "And the Money Kept Rolling In" would have been EPIC.

Also Ryan would have gotten in some digs about how Simon is Eva.

I adore that Glee duet and I'm still vaguely annoyed at the "date rape song" brigade.

Date: 2011-02-26 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Oh my, the boy is totally Che :) Although I agree, out of all the ALWs the Phantom is probably the most recognizable/popular (and = vote-getting :)). If we move away from ALW, I so want to hear DCook sing Les Mis (prob Enjolras, rocking the revolutionary kerchief/pants!) and "One Song Glory" from RENT :)

*throws up hands* WHAT date rape song brigade? Flirty, charming, gallant - Kurt/Blaine put a fresh modern spin on the Doris Day/Dean Martin that highlights the push/pull equal power of their relationship. The naysayers have plenty of truly misogynistic/unequal songs to hit on and I don't get why they'd target this innocuous, charming one.

Date: 2011-02-25 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] otherbella.livejournal.com
I adore that duet, but cannot ship Kurt/Blaine for the life of me. I love Dave Karofsky too much for that. (Oh hi, another David in my life, JUST WHAT I NEEDED.) Blaine is a wonderful addition to the cast though, he makes me happy in every scene.

Lol forever at the ALW/DC conversation from that episode. It will never not make me laugh. I love his cover of that. He and Gerry aren't Michael Crawford, but they prove all you need is a decent set of pipes and bucketloads of charisma to sell it. (of which canon ALWnight removed fic are you speaking?)

Hope the workload lightens and you're free to love on fandom some more soon!

Date: 2011-02-26 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Haha, I am probably not shipping Kurt/Blaine - I just like their friendship dynamic, and Darren Criss is so charming and talented and lights up every scene, yk? I do also appreciate Dave Karofsky, and I am actually looking out for the Kurt/Karofsky fic that actually deal with the angst/self-hating, so if you had any you could totally recc me? *bats eyelashes*

Aw, DCook could totally sell most musical theatre (Che in Evita! Enjolras in Lesmis! Roger in RENT!), and I adored his take on the Phantom. IRRC, there was a bunch of awesome oldschool Idol/tour fic from a girl called Frankie, but it's gone and I think Pri said she'd deleted her stuff :(

Thanks for your kind words, sweetness. Light at the end of the tunnel, in, like, May.

Date: 2011-02-26 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lightofaman.livejournal.com
I missed archie singing that!

Date: 2011-02-27 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Wasn't it amazing? :) I'm kind of meh about the song, but love what Arch did with it!

Date: 2011-02-26 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evilgeniuslady.livejournal.com
Heh. Matt Morrisson will always be "Matt Morrisson of the not!Matt Marrisson fame!" to me. Okay, that probably requires an explanation. But back when I was dating [livejournal.com profile] amproof, we went to many a Broadway show and more than one of them had, once-upon-a-time, featured Matt Morrisson. But by the time we (or rather, Am) got them, Matt had moved on to bigger and better things, so instead we ended up greeting the person now filling out Matt's shoes as "hello, Not!Matt Morrisson, I see you're also in this play" while reading through the playbill.

Here, have his very first appearance anywhere (apparently): As part of a fake boyband on Letterman, already displaying those abs.

I adore the Kurt/Blaine thing, whatever it ends up being. Darren Criss is amazing, and he plays off Chris so very well (although this week's "Oh no Blaine might be bi!" thing was just stupid). Fact: The only Glee songs I have on my iPod are Darren's, as well as a few of Chris' and Lea's "Don't Rain on My Parade".

Date: 2011-02-27 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Omg, still laughing! But seriously, check out those abs, and that finely-honed sense of irony ("Worldwide Pants Inc", indeed!).

The man seems smart, passionate and funny as well as talented, and can dance better than DCook can (and has better abs, though I do love The Tummeh :)). I just haven't found anyone to ship him with. (If NPH had been on more than one ep, maybe - though I like a contrast in my pairs. I actually quite like Gwyneth, and perhaps they'll have some onscreen chemistry :))

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Date: 2011-02-26 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liza1131.livejournal.com
I love how it somehow eventually came around to Cook. Of course. Allllll roads lead back to David Cook... at least in my one-way brain.

Blaine is one of my fave things about Glee these days. There's something so charming and likeable about him. And Darren Criss is ADORABLE.

Date: 2011-02-27 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
ALL ROADS LEAD BACK TO DCOOK, for sure :))) I know you'd appreciate that - now and forever XD

Blaine: IKR? He's a terrific character, and idc what happens or doesn't happen with Kurt, he's breathed new life into the show.

Date: 2011-02-26 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] el-gilliath.livejournal.com
Glee makes me so very happy. the plot might be iffy at times, but the music! There is nothing wrong with that <3

Date: 2011-02-27 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Yeah, the plot might be hit-and-miss, but the music is generally uniformly amazing :) I really like Blaine, though, and hope they stick with his character in the show :)

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Date: 2011-02-27 10:59 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] storylandqueen.livejournal.com
Oh, that Kurt/Blaine duet, I love it so. I love the way they danced around each other in it, it's so sweet.

To be honest, I've always had a fondness for 'Leaving on a Jet Plane', so when he first started playing it on Glee, I gasped. It's a beautiful song that I can't help singing along with.

You have a point about the Glee duets, by the way. I'm not sure if they've done a duet that I don't love. Actually, the Rachel/April duet from the fourth episode gave me chills.

Cook and Archie were perfect when it came to Phantom of the Opera. When I finally watched the movie, I couldn't help but think Music of the Night sounded faintly wrong. I still wish there was a Phantom of the Opera AU. That was so perfect.

It's nice to here from you again, Jay, I hope you're well and I love you!

Date: 2011-02-27 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Hey CL! Glad to see you around as well, and still having fun in fandom :) Hope everything's good with you! How's school and your family? I've missed you :)

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Date: 2011-02-28 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Ikr? Love Chris' and Darren's chemistry. And Matt, imo, is adorable and cute and hot like blazing :)

Date: 2011-02-28 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] be-merry.livejournal.com
I love that version of "Baby it's Cold Outside"! ♥

Has anyone ever written Phantom!Cook and Christine!Archie fic? Because I would read the hell out of that. Hmmm....

Date: 2011-02-28 12:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jehane-writes.livejournal.com
Hey there, bb! Re: the Phantom AU, I was saying to [livejournal.com profile] sophie_448 that it's a problematic story in many ways - it's only romantic because of the music and the intensity (the unhinged serial killer bit not so much :)). I think any AU that'd work for me would have to ditch the serial killer thing, and there'd have to be a credible redemption arc, yk?

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