Before, I had been baffled in IKAG, about why Santana’s parents reacted so well to her coming out. I considered two options there: 1) she was lying to the Glee club when she announced this and it was actually rougher than she let on or 2) they indeed did react more favorably than she expected.
The “tomboy” comment gives us more information, though I’m not sure in what direction. Her father’s disapproval of her tomboyishness indicate a tendency towards heteronormativity and gender conformity, which she could reasonably extend to the possibility that he would not approve of her sexual orientation.
(For fanon that is actually thorough and done well, see how the Good Rev frames Dr. Lopez.)
So then we are still stuck with those two options, though we are now armed with new information:
- Option 1: Santana was lying in IKAG. Maribel once said they should’ve known since Santana was little but that could have also been an observation that was a) made in hindsight after Santana came out and not something Maribel thought of at the time it happened or b) completely fabricated. Assuming either a or b means that when Santana came out, her parents were blindsided and shocked in the short term, but warmed up to the idea eventually, and in the mean time, Santana lied to ND to save face (especially because acting sad or upset meant Finn Hudson felt compelled to whip out his hero complex). The long term acceptance that took a while to develop is consistent with Dr. Lopez’s previous disapproval of Santana’s tomboyishness, seeing as an initial disapproval would not be unexpected.
- Option 2: Her parents reacted more favorably than she expected. It’s been 10+ years since Dr. Lopez grumbled about Santana’s tomboyishness and it is possible that he evolved on the matter since then. Still, Santana never shook the fear of his disapproval from her mind, and always expected that he had maintained the same attitude, so she was scared nonetheless.
Again, the new information doesn’t help us veer more or less towards any option.
Recap of latest GOBR spoilers:
- Now that the original cast has left McKinley and taken all hint of interesting personality with them, no1curr about any original songs (unless it’s Brittany reprising “My Cup”).
- Finn in college LOL, I expect a funny list of “Finn Hudson majors” to circulate very soon please
- I need Coach Roz back in my life to make fun of people at WMHS since I am not in the Gleeverse to do so myself
- Idina, they are not paying you enough to tolerate their bullshit writing
- If there’s no Santana and all I see is Bram then there’s like zero point
- Will there ever be anything interesting in season 4 of Glee? Stay tuned (or rather, don’t).
Santana was three years old when she found all of the candy her parents had set aside for trick-or-treaters a few days before Halloween. She was twelve when she decided to rifle through all of her mom’s makeup (she tried putting it on Brittany first, because it’s a lot more fun to have a partner-in-crime). She was sixteen when she found out where her dad stashed all of the booze. And that was the actual good STRONG stuff, so that made her discovery all the more exciting.
That was the thing; you never find anything great, anything worth finding, unless you look where nobody else will look.
(That’s how she found Brittany, after all.)
Writers, as Introverts
There exists a common misconception that writers, in all of their eccentricity and dedication to their art, are introverts who prefer the company of books rather than people. Writers as introverts are often accused of being so preoccupied with writing within the seclusion of their own minds and private spaces that they do not open themselves to the world to gather the experiences that others (often called extroverts) are busy living. Introverts, they say, do not talk to others as frequently as extroverts do. Introverts frequent coffee shops and libraries more often than the forests, fields, and circuses than they write about. They write about love rather than seeking it. This, they say, makes writers as introverts loners by their own hand.
These assumptions, to me, are patently wrong.
How my brain works after watching Glee episodes
Finally got a hold of the Quinntana scenes from the episodes so my notes are under the cut:
Fic: If All Goes According to Plan
Fic: If All Goes According to Plan
Summary: Santana plans to propose to Brittany on the Roosevelt Island Tramway in New York City.
Author’s Note: The tramway to Roosevelt Island is kinda like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty; if you live here, you’ve probably never been on it. Once you get on it, though, you won’t deny that the view is beautiful.
(posted for Brittana Week)
Drabble: Never, Forever
Title: Never, Forever
POV: Brittany, post 4x13
Summary: “For a moment, I am scared that forever is over.”
Author’s note: Thanks to Lily for putting this Valentine’s Day Project together!