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needs_more_green ([personal profile] needs_more_green) wrote in [community profile] openingyourselfuptojoy2012-06-11 11:04 pm

We Still Have The Summer After All: openinyourselfuptojoy's Official Summer Post

Hello, o beauteous comm! I hope you are all happy and well, and enjoying your summer! (Or your mood swing-y winter, if you are from Down Under...) Prepare for a long and expository post of much length and exposition below.

Let's play "Spot All The Things!" with this gif...

These are dark times for our fandom. And there will be more dark times ahead...

That may sound like an overly-dramatic ploy for attention, but it's not far from the truth. People are leaving left right and centre, and there's more hate going around now than there was during the more tense points during this last season. It's only going to get worse as we descend into that dark, crack-y chasm known as Hiatus. And indeed, a lot of people were unhappy with the clinffhanger conclusion of season 3: many things were left unsaid, questions left unanswered, relationships left in the lurch.

Ladies, gentlemen, and all otherwise identified, here at openinyourselfuptojoy we don't call this a fandom curse, or brandish our gifs of David Tennant shaking his fist in anger--we call that a hiatus blessing. Because there are so very many paths on which the show could be led in the future, and so many options for us to explore.

Which is why, until Glee graces our screens again in the Fall/Spring, we plan (with your help!) to do them all. Yes, that's right, do all the things. Thus introducing:

Official Summer Happy Funtimes!

(The title is open to reconsideration...)
Basically, the idea is to use our rec, meta/discussion, speculation and prompt posts to work our way through as many of the future possibilities we've been left with by RIB+ as we can--like Kurt joining S.H.I.E.L.D., or Burt Hummel adopting everyone--as well as using our time to look back at the season as a whole--from what was really going on with Blaine, to just what exactly is Glee trying to say about Gender?

This means a couple of things!

Summer Threads:
  1. There will now be a Summer Rec Thread, in which everyone can share their favourite fics, vids, playlists, fanarts, meta and what-have-you that concerns anything happening throughout the summer, gaps left by the finale, reactions, and hopes for the future--the possibilities are basically endless.
  2. There will also be a similar Summer Prompt Thread for the same purposes.
  3. As well as a discussion and speculation post where we can talk about our hopes and dreams for the characters, and share our season 4 wishlists!
These will all be ongoing, and will be linked in the sticky at the top of the page. If all goes well we hope to continue this structure into the new season! (Note that I am trying to work out how to edit the sticky as we speak...)

  1. Prompt Thursdays will now be AU Thursday. Basically, a poster will hand out a pre-set AU at the beginning of the day, and everyone can then posts drabbles/icons/headcanons/playlists/fanart that are set in that specific AU-verse, and we all encourage each other and have fun with it and roll around in our ridiculous creations. The AU for each week will be chosen from a list of suggestions we get from you guys!
  2. Wednesday Meta will still be mostly as usual, but we plan to have theme days, or a Character/Theme of the Week--which doesn't mean you can only discuss that topic, but that there will be a separate post in which to specifically look at that topic and iron out all its kinks together! It's an inspiration, not a rule ^_^

For the most part, the general schedule will remain unchanged (and there will still be opportunities to rec/prompt your non-hiatus-related shenaningans).

In terms of housekeeping, there may be more posts to follow this one about the ongoing rec/prompt threads and any one-off summer happenings. If anything happens, of course, we will be sure to update you all. I invite you to comment in this post if you have any ideas for how we can make this comm more spectacular over the break and in the future, and to offer your general thoughts.

And, while we're at it, let's have a proper round of applause for [personal profile] likeasouffle for making our comm incredibly pretty with some very impressive banner, colour, and HTML skills!
rangerdangerkatie:This better be the new prayer circle gif.
Claps for likeasouffle!

For now, though, let the Super Happy Funtimes begin!
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[personal profile] tiktok_of_oz 2012-06-11 02:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, Happy Summer Funtimes sounds awesome! I will totally participate fully when I'm done with my exams in two weeks (and I'll try to squeeze in some posts during that time, as well).

likeasouffle deserves ALL the congrats.

Kay, let us play "Spot All The Things" with that gif from Brittany/Britney. Schue has just announced that the glee club will indeed be doing a Britney number for the assembly.

-Puck and Finn are in opposite corners of the risers. They exchange a look at the news. Finn is dubious. Puck can't believe this is happening.
-Tina and Mercedes: "Yay! Yay! Yay! Let us clap and dance because Britney Spears is awesome!" [Tina's idol is a blonde, white girl and Mercedes actually does like doing songs by artists who aren't black. The development of these girls is really very well-done.]
-Kurt is stimming on the back wall with BOTH hands.
-I'm... not too sure what Rachel is doing? She's playing with her Britney-esque braid and pointing at either Mercedes or Kurt.
-Quinn's like "This could be awesome, possibly... maybe not?" She looks as though she wants to be excited but is containing her emotions but then just deflates a little anyway. Does this have to do with doing a sexy number in front of the whole school?
-Santana and Brittany: "We we we so excited."
-Noooooo Mike goes for a high five and Artie crosses his arms and callously ignores him and Mike is a sad panda. Excuse me, I'm going to cry in my room because my favorite fictional bros are not bros at the moment.
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[personal profile] likeasouffle 2012-06-15 02:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw thank you so much tiktok_of_oz and needs_more_green for the congrats and claps! I'm glad you like the layout! :D

Hee, I love all the things you spotted in that gif. OMG Kurt stimming on the wall. So that's what he's doing! :D

Meta Wednesday question

[identity profile] 2012-07-07 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I had a question about Wednesday theme weeks/ other discussions, if that's ok.

If there's something we want to talk about that's more theme-like than specific point, do we post that on any of the Wednesday discussion posts, or is there somewhere to propose themes for future weeks, or a discussion topic list/ schedule somewhere to see if there are already plans to discuss that theme, or... any other option I can't think of right now?

Example: I would quite like to look at the show's use of foreign languages but I'm worried about just randomly posting because I think there's quite a lot there to discuss (languages and language teaching in "The Spanish Teacher," who sings in a foreign language (when, what and why), who do we hear speaking a foreign language (and who don't we hear who might nevertheless have knowledge of a language other than English), is it important that Mr Schue starts off as a Spanish teacher etc.) so I don't want to anticipate if it's already on a list to be discussed at some point.

(Of course it's entirely possible that this is just me being a languages geek and nobody else is remotely interested in how the show uses foreign languages...)

Also, a quick thank you to all the mods for setting everything up and making the comm look so pretty!
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Re: Meta Wednesday question

[personal profile] likeasouffle 2012-07-15 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Eep, sorry for the delay in replying! Yes, you should totally make a post about that! Anyone can make posts any time, and I personally would be very interested to hear your thoughts on language. :D