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?
This isn’t Dave’s return to glee- it’s Max’s return to filming a scene for glee.
Whether Dave acts like an ass or doesn’t act like an ass in Rachel’s nightmare doesn’t matter- because this scene tells us absolutely nothing about Dave. It’s not real, just like the dream sequence in OMW.
This means that what happened to Dave after leaving the hospital remains a mystery, and a question glee just won’t invest any effort in answering. (The only possible thing that could happen in regards to present-day Dave is Rachel mentioning to someone Dave was in her nightmare, and then that someone offhandedly mentioning that Dave is happy and at college far, far away. Although this is highly unlikely as I doubt the writers would want to waste 20 seconds of screentime on a discussion solely about Dave.)
So Dave is still missing.
Could real Dave show up in another scene later in the ep? Of course he could- but this is glee. Real Dave could have showed up in a hell of a lot of other, much more relevant, scenes since his disappearance and he never did. Why would now be any different? This is a Rachel scene in a Rachel-centric episode- it has nothing to do with Dave’s story.
Getting to see Dave onscreen again just isn’t enough for me when it isn’t actually telling us anything about him. We’ve waited more than 2 years- and this is what we get? A scene that answers not a single one of the questions left hanging since OMW?
I’m tired of feeling like I’m supposed to settle for crumbs when it comes to Max’s characters. That just seeing Max onscreen is enough, even if no real meaningful story is actually being told. And this goes for Switched At Birth, too, where Tank was reduced to nothing but a plot device for the reunion of a boring and bad couple. (And my feelings regarding Switched At Birth are not in the minority- the season finale, so heavily promoted as the Bay/Emmett reunion, was one of the lowest rated episodes in the series history and the second lowest rated episode of season 3. Interestingly enough, the three highest rated eps of season 3 were all Tank and Bank heavy. Just as with glee, people are sick of writers telling the same story over and over and over again.)
As it stands now, unless new info comes out, I’m not watching the ep live as there is no way I can sit through 40+ minutes of cringe-worthy and infuriating crap just to see what will probably amount to less than 30 seconds of flashes of Dave. And since I know myself, I would then spend the rest of that 40+ minutes hoping he pops up somewhere else in the ep, which he wouldn’t. Not putting myself through that.
I wish I could be happy with knowing there will be new Dave screencaps and gifs coming out- the first in over 2 years. But I don’t know how to be happy with that when the fate of the boy crying in that hospital bed is still unknown.
Switched At Birth’s April Fool’s Day post about Tank and Ty becoming friends is annoying because that would actually be an interesting storyline (and would get me to watch the show in June.)
The real joke storylines are the ones they’ll be spitting out this summer and trying to pass off as interesting television.