oh god this right here sums up everything I love about meta and everything I hate about people who say “I think the author just liked the color blue”
because yes, in fact, the reason Carson wears blue is because Chris likes blue. But does that matter? Carson could wear blue because of his sadness. It could be blue like the sea that he sees only once before he dies, that can be calm and lovely or devastating and deadly. It could be blue like the sky that the boy flew in. It could be any of those reasons or it could be that Chris likes blue, and all those different analysises are valid. Stories don’t end with the teller. Stories live on in the people who hear them, who love them. They live on in us
Glee + Movies → Struck by Lightning
→ Life comes at you fast. It runs through your body and tries to escape and be expressed in any way possible. It’s a lot like …lightning.
Polly Bergen (via heathermione)
plus, the whole movie seemed much older than it truly was to me, in little moments. Like the check book thing, no one my age is concerned with that. It’s electronic. And letters in the mail? Again, electronic.
I had a problem with this!
I learned about imaginary numbers in 8th grade.
Why is Carson only getting this lesson now, late in high school?
And why does Carson live in a world where people still have checkbooks? And actual paper letters of acceptance sent through the actual put-a-stamp-on-that-shit mail?
This movie is from the 80s and it freaks me out.
But I also love it for speaking to my generation as much, or even more, than Chris’…
Definitely think crappy school systems can and do teach imaginary numbers late. I only got off of paper checkbook balancing a year ago. But totally the college application thing — although I didn’t realize until later because it had to be pointed out to me.
To be fair, if he had applied Early Decision, it would have been a letter and not an email. But that doesn’t make sense time-wise, and therefore I just kept shouting at the movie CHRIS COLFER WHY ARE YOU AN ACTUAL OLD MAN, JFC DON’T YOU REALIZE YOU’RE IN THE HOT BOD OF A TWENTY-TWO YEAR OLD?!?
my brother woke me up at 7 am so we could all open our stockings.
We ate my home made baked hot chocolate (that cooled down into mousse that turned out to be much better) and scones that I told my little sister that I made myself (scones are my arch-nemisis of baking, and thus is my little sister’s favorite thing to request)
I gave my mom her present: 52 Reasons I Love You
she cried. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
I watched Struck By Lightning, and am now weeping. It was a flawed film that suffered from not going far or deep enough to really be the movie it wanted to be. And it was a beautiful, heartbreakingly brilliant piece that wrecked me, and gave me all sorts of thoughts about ambition and journeys and being a supporting character in your own life. About boys who fly.
I am so emotionally exhausted and it’s only 1:30 in the afternoon. Time to go back to bed I think
That awkward moment where Chris Colfer is abruptly and flawlessly an 80-year-old man who thinks he’s the funniest guy in the room.
Struck by Lightning Trailer #2
This is seriously charming.
words cannot describe the sounds I made while watching this about
(so let’s try a gif!