“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier. Her dad has ALS. The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp. And they did. She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.
So… Rachel was flunking out of NYADA, then quit NYADA. Lol.
And Blaine just flunked outta NYADA?
I mean, it still defies belief that Blaine got in to begin with, but I guess once they’ve built the Anderson Library, daddy can’t ask for that money back, especially if all of Blainey Days’ professors are sick of his bullshit. Maybe he shouldn’t have tried to skip the foundational classes.
You have no idea how much glee (pun intended) it gives me knowing that Kurt is still in NYADA while the “oh so talented” Rachel and Blaine both flunked out. Muahahahahaaaaa!!!
Kurt’s still at NYADA, while the girl who was so special she got in even after choking her audition majorly pissed off the dean who let her win the Winter Showcase in her first year, and the acapella dreamboat guy who had the (financial) favors of June Holloway flunked his classes because he’s a whiny crybaby with no spine.
I bet Kurt is being good chums with Carmen now, after she effusively apologised to him for how wrong she was in his earlier judgments of him, and also her judgment of his Lima ‘friends’. I can imagine them drinking tea at lunch break while dishing the dirt about the ungrateful brats Rachel and Blaine, who both got handed everything on a silver platter but refused to commit and work hard for the numerous chances they’ve been given.Not to mention Blaine flunking because he and Kurt break up. Remember when Kurt was cheated on and lived on Ambien, but still worked at Vogue and studied at NYADA like grown-up people are supposed to do? But Blaine cannot make it through a few months without being someone’s boyfriend, never mind that they’re your soulmate’s ex-bully.
Anonymous said: I've been reading a lot of Kurt's fans feelings on the change in Kurt and the thing I keep coming back to is this and I would like your opinion? Could it be possible that Kurt is suffering from some form of Stockholm syndrome or how abuse victims find it hard to leave their abusers (it would be harder when it may simply be emotional abuse vs physical since others can't really see it)? Maybe what we have seen is just the tip of the iceberg and Blaine has completely destroyed Kurt's self-esteem.
I think Kurt never really experienced what real love (outside of his direct family members, and his mom even died when he was very young) means. During his (high) school years he was underappreciated, rejected, neglected, ignored, ridiculed, bullied, used and even abused by his peers, his teachers, and most importantly also by his so-called ND friends. So how is he to know what love between equals who respect each other should feel like when noone ever really treated him equally and with respect?
Plus Kurt was lonely, very lonely. And seriously emotionally rattled because a bully scared him away from his old school and threatened to kill him. And at that precise moment Blaine came along. Blaine the teenage dream, the acapella dreamboat, the gay guy who everyone loved, who everyone accepted, who got everything handed to him what Kurt was denied for years, by the same people that claimed to care for Kurt first! How could Kurt not fall in love with Blaine, the only other gay guy he met who wasn’t shoving him into lockers? I think that feeling of finally belonging to someone was so strong for Kurt that he never really could let it go anymore, and that’s why he keeps circling back to Blaine. For now, that is.
That Blaine’s gradual growing emotional abuse is more subtle, more sneaky, but definitely also more damaging than Karofsky’s physical bullying ever was, was never picked up by Kurt imo. He simply accepted that treatment from his ‘loved one’ as ‘normal’ because:
1) Kurt never was used to not being ridiculed and being shoved back to a lesser, serving position, so how could he identify it as being wrong when his partner did the same thing everyone else did?
2) Kurt never really had other options but Blaine in high school (Karofsky loved him but they had a violent past together), and every attempt he made of even getting to befriend other gay guys was either shut down by Blaine (Chandler, Elliot), or never given a real chance by the writers because it didn’t benefit Klaine (Sebastian, Adam). Kurt basically got called a creepy stalker by his first (straight) crush, and on top of that was told he was poison for any straight guy he was around, causing him to back away from the only guy in school who was willing to accept him completely for who he was, the same guy who later became Blaine’s best friend (and wet dream). And the one time Kurt decided to let loose and kiss a hot, random guy he got tied up in bed and robbed.
3) Noone ever cared enough about Kurt to sit him down to talk to him about love, to ask him what he wanted out of a relationship, to stand up for his rights in his behalf. Maybe if his mother still was alive she could have done it, but noone else ever took the trouble to look out for Kurt. His father had ‘the talk’ with him, but only after Blaine prompted it, and then Burt practically shoved Blaine back into Kurt’s arms (twice!) after he cheated. His so-called best friends all adore Blaine and excuse everything he does, so Kurt could never complain to them about his relationship, and they never really had Kurt’s best interest at heart in the first place anyway. Rachel eagerly kissed Blaine but laughed in Kurt’s face when he tried to kiss her while acting. Santana ratted Kurt out to Adam and told him not to flirt with Elliot. Sam, who Kurt helped when his family was poor and who lived in his house, suddenly never connected to Kurt because he wasn’t a bro, but Blaine was his hero. And all of them, combined with his other bestie Mercedes and all his other ‘friends’ helped Blaine to pressure Kurt into saying “yes” after a public proposal when they were barely togeter again. His new friends like Isabelle and Elliot are gone from Glee. So who is Kurt to turn to after finally daring to say “no” to Blaine? I bet even Rachel will try to push Kurt back to Blaine this time, suggesting to him that he stay in Lima to win Blaine back (from his former bully, for fucks sake).
So I don’t think so much that Kurt has Stockholm syndrome, but I do believe he has low self-esteem (as proven by Adam in the ballet dance class), fears that noone else will love him ever again (when so few of his friends actually do, and all prefer Blaine over him), is taught from early on in life that he always has to compromise and be lesser and give more than the other to be loved in return, and really thinks he can do no better than Blaine.
But Kurt is getting wiser day by day. He won’t take all the crap Blaine pulls anymore, and he’s slowly getting more confident in his own talents and abilities: his singing and acting, his fashion sense, his new friendships. Kurt breaking up with Blaine this time is a good sign. Even if he wants him back again (damn you and your cows and crops, RIB) noone can ever say again that Klaine is a healthy, steady and stable relationship anymore. No more soulmates or klendgame crap. The foundation of Klaine is build on nothing but pebbles and quicksand: it will never hold and it will crumble down sooner or later. A wedding in the last episode won’t change that doom. Klaine is officially over, dead, even if it will be electroshocked into life again and put on lifesupport for another few months by RIB.
Anonymous said: Rachel has been through so much, shouldn't she get sympathy. Her dreams shattered. Mercedes was given everything, never had to work for it. That is unrealistic. Lay off Rachel. She already has it hard.
Rachel doesn’t get any sympathy from me because she brought it all on herself. She did everything she could to get in Nyada, to turn around and dump it for Broadway. She got her dream role, a role we have been hearing about since season 1, and she got bored after a few weeks, and dumped it for a TV show. They in turn dumped her.
She is a 20 year old living the life in NY. It’s unrealistic because New York is crawling with talented people. They didn’t show her struggle at all. She got everything handed to her since she is a special snowflake. Also why would anyone want to do a TV show about a girl who was only doing Broadway for a couple of weeks? That’s unrealistic.
Mercedes deserved her success. She was never utilized enough in Glee Club. She never got featured in competition until the TroubleTones. Sam uploaded her video to YouTube and someone discovered her and wanted her to sing backup. That is not uncommon. Many recording artist get their start from singing backup, for example: Mariah Carey.
Then she got a chance to record her own album, but they dropped her for having morals. Then she sold her album out of the trunk of her car. It ended up on the right hands. Again this is not uncommon. Many musician got their start because their mix tape ended up in the right hands. She negotiated like the boss she is, and became a song writer, who was able to put out an album after she wrote a required number of songs.Neyo and Keri Hilson are examples of songwriters who turned recording artist.
Now she is promoting her album by doing a mall tour. Many upcoming Artist do these.
Mercedes storyline and success is because she never gave up. Her dream stayed consistent. She is on the right path to getting her Grammy.
Rachel doesn’t know what she wants. I think she just wants to be in the spotlight, not caring how she got there.
So she gets no sympathy from me!
Agreed. Rachel got into NYADA because she schemed and practically stalked Mme. Thibodeaux, and her friends even talked to her on Rachel’s behalf. Once there, she argued with her dance teacher, instead of doing what was asked. Rachel has always demanded special treatment. She wouldn’t have gotten her dream role if Kurt hadn’t first told her about the auditions, and signed her up, then encouraged her to try out, even though she was upset. She was upset because he’d called her out on her diva behavior, and told her the truth about their competition back in Season 1.
Rachel has always been selfish, and once she got her dream job, decided it wasn’t what she wanted anymore. She didn’t care that there were a lot of other people depending on her, who were in the same show, doing the same roles night after night. She got her dreams, then deliberately gave them up when it turned out to involved tedium and hard work. No, I don’t feel sorry for her.
Mercedes didn’t get anything handed to her just by asking for it, or by scheming and manipulating other people. She’s got every bit as much right as Rachel to go after her dreams. She’s reached them by doing the work, and not giving up when things got too hard.
Rachel could learn a lot from her friends, if she’d stop thinking about herself long enough to wonder how they’re getting by, and what they’ve done to get where they are now.
Woke up to a seriously pissed-off Tumblr today. “Oh God, what stupid spoiler has been released now?” I asked. Scrolled down and down and down and finally found it. I rolled my eyes so hard I might have damaged something.
"You’re the boss.”
Klaine break-up: Good
Blaine being cut from NYADA: Good
Blaine gong back to Ohio: Great
Kurt doing whatever the fuck it is he’s doing: Completely stupid and unnecessary, the boy needs to get his cute little ass back to New York and find someone actually worthy of his time.
Starting with himself.
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