I'm basically going to use tumblr to express my appreciation for Max Adler and my disgust with Glee and the seething monster of superficiality and hypocrisy known as the Glee fandom. No one in my non-internet life watches Glee, so my rage baffles them. Therefore, I needed a place to vent.
I don't watch Glee anymore, and will only return for any episode Dave might be in. (So yeah, that means I'm never watching glee again.) However, just like a a putrid smell in your house that you just can't seem to locate, my rage at the show and its writers has remained. Hence this blog.
The only Glee character I care about is Dave Karofsky. Glee has treated both Dave and Max like absolute shit, eliminating my ability to give a crap about anything else on the show.
I loathe both klaine and blaine.
If you do not like Dave you should not be following me. If you think Kurtofsky is a "toxic" relationship you should not be following me. I have no patience left for the ignorant and hypocritical bullshit that some people continue to spout about these 2 things.There are no perfect angel baby cupcake characters on glee. NONE. All of them have done shitty things to other people. But most of them never actually sincerely apologized and completely stopped their shitty behavior like Dave did. Most of them never changed for the better. Dave did.
Also, fuck you Brad Falchuk.
Being outed, bullied, losing your friends, losing your school, being told by your mom you have a disease, and trying to hang yourself IS NOT EQUAL TO "it's clear-he's out now, he's okay, no more story to tell." How did you ever manage to pass a Writing 101 class? And more importantly, how have you convinced yourself that exploiting LGBTQ suicide is perfectly okay?
Over two years of hoping to see how Dave is doing after his suicide attempt.
What does glee give us?
Ten seconds of former bully!Dave taunting Rachel in a nightmare. Complete with the Bully Whips uniform because why not crap over everything that meant anything in Dave’s story?
Last week glee had Blaine bring up how Karofsky made Kurt go to Dalton. This week, Rachel had to remember him as just being a mean guy who helped make her doubt herself. It is apparently time to reinforce Karofsky’s existence and forget that Dave, the boy who changed and got outed and tried to kill himself, ever existed. Because that boy hasn’t even gotten a mention since he vanished 2 years ago. But Karofsky the bully has now come up twice in two weeks.
So, no, Ryan Murphy. Take your “hope” and your “love” for “that character” and shove it.
I’m not watching tonight, but that isn’t stopping the sense of impending rage I’m already feeling about glee. I can’t avoid the internet (or my own damn curiosity) forever, so there’s no way to avoid eventually knowing just how offensive and/or pointless Dave’s appearance turns out to be.
Will it be less than 30 seconds of him participating in the heckling of Rachel (while wearing the Bully Whips uniform because…either the wardrobe department long ago threw away his letterman or the writers thought it would be funny to have the anti-bullying symbol turned into one used for bullying. Although, the most likely possibility is that the writers and producers just completely forgot what the outfit meant.They can’t be bothered with continuity within the same episode, so why should we pretend they can remember things from Season 2 about a character they long ago threw away?)
Or will tonight be less than 30 seconds of Dave shouting praise to Rachel and/or trying to stop the heckling…for whatever (never to be explained) reason?
Either way will piss me off, as neither tells us a damn thing about what happened to Dave. And even if that 0.1% chance of some character delivering a 1-sentence line about where present-day Dave is (after Rachel tells them he was in her nightmare) pans out- I will still be pissed with that crumb.
And not because I’m just some bitchy bitter negative Dave stan. But because it has been over TWO YEARS of silence from the show - and for what? Not actually getting to see the real Dave, just someone’s nightmare image of him? Still no closure for the kid last seen right after he got outed and tried to hang himself?