Hey there, you can call me Cate! I'm a 20-year-old Canadian sociology and gender studies student, and this is where I come to vent my Glee-related feelings. In addition to the usual fangirling, you can expect a fair amount of feminist, social justice, and LGBTQ-related content.
I'm not spoiler-free, but I try to tag all Glee spoilers as such. If you want me to see something you've posted, my tracked tag is quietlygleeful. You're welcome to message me any time!
Writers, when penning scenes in which two or more characters are of the same gender, often encounter the problem of how to distinguish one person from the other. If everyone is a “she” or a “he,” how is the audience to know which character is doing or saying what and when?
As I’ve often noticed in slash fanfic, writers have the tendency to twist their prose into knots, trying to accomplish this in a “creative” fashion. If I had a nickel for every time Tony Stark was referred to as “the billionaire,” or “the resident genius” in fanfic, I’d be sipping Mai Tais off the coast of Florida instead of running this blog. “But Dr. E,” you might say, “if I don’t use descriptors, how will my readers ever understand who’s doing what in my story?”
“I love girls the way that I’m supposed to feel about boys. It’s just something that’s always been inside of me, and I really want to share it with you because I love you so much. I want you to know me. Who I really am. When I’m with Brittany… I finally understand what people are talking about when they talk about love. I’ve tried so hard to push this feeling away, and keep it locked inside… but every day just feels like a war, and I walk around so mad at the world, but I’m really just fighting with myself. I don’t want to fight anymore. I’m just too tired. I have to just be me.”
“Don’t be afraid to be human –- you’re human, you’re going to have emotional days. You’re going to have days when things suck and then some days when things are great, but don’t feel guilty because you’re experiencing that. Don’t feel guilty from being human.”