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 Welcome to Opening Yourself Up To Joy! We’re a Glee gen/multi-shipping fan community on DW, and we’re here to have fun. After all, by its very definition, Glee is about opening yourself up to joy--though, to be fair, sometimes it likes to make us sob a little, first.

This is a place for people who like to play around in the world Glee created, and who like liking things with other people.  You know--fans. Fandom. Fannish things. There’s room for everyone here, so long as we can play nice and remember that different people like different things. Some people write epic AUs; other people write the silliest, crackiest drabbles or the most heartbreaking Blangst. Some fans do incredibly detailed analysis of a character’s body language in a scene; others like to look at all the layers of parallelism Glee uses, and others like to do meta looking at archetypes or colors or broader themes. Some of us like to take apart the show and figure out how it works and what it’s trying to say...and some of us like to re-iminagine it in Westeros. Some people don’t get much out of meta, but they’ve got the best headcanons they’d like to share; others aren’t much for words but they’re absolute wizards with gifs or gifsets or graphics. Some people make vids; some people can draw; some people don’t make things but love seeing what other people can do. It’s all good.

We have only one rule (but here are a few guidelines to help you stick to it): WANK IS ONLY FOR THE CHARACTERS.

Your friendly local mods are [personal profile] crown_of_weeds , [personal profile] narceus , [personal profile] needs_more_green , and [personal profile] naderegen .  Feel free to message us with any questions, comments, anything at all.  We only bite in situations with a pre-designated safeword.  Promise.

Much like New Directions, everybody who’s ever auditioned for this group has gotten in...but we’d love it if you’d sing us a little song, tell us who you are all the same.

Lastly, but not at all least!  Take a look at our Weekly Schedule of Awesomeness and Fun )

Some Links Of Note:

Did you know you can make gifsets on DW too? [personal profile] likeasouffle  has the code here.

The lovely[personal profile] four_tens  is providing us with a series of crazy-detailed episode recaps, starting from the Pilot, which you can find here.
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Do you love role playing & Glee? Ever want to bring our favorite fan fiction stories to life? WMHIGH is a small role play community that is pseudo-canon which allows our writers total freedom over their characters while staying accurate to who the characters are. The game uses AIM and journal threads/scenes and all the members are super active.

If you are interested in writing with active, dedicated, funny and friendly people who love Glee and converse on aim, comment, participate in group chats & activities, group threads and scene regularly - WMHIGH is the place for you!

Characters currently (and desperately) wanted: Mike Chang, Jake Puckerman, Kitty Wilde, Sugar Motta, Joe Hart, Wade "Unique" Adams, Brody Weston, Cooper Anderson, Dottie Kazatori,, Adam Crawford and The Warblers: Sebastian Smythe, Hunter Clarington, Trent, Nick, Thad, & Flint. Also wanted are teachers/staff/adults: Will Schuester, Emma Pillsbury, Shelby Corcoran, Bieste, Sue Sylvester, Isabelle Wright, Cassandra July, Burt Hummel, Carole Hummel and LGBT characters: Chase Madison, Chandler Kiehl, David Karofsky, Eli C,and Jeremiah (Gap).

We also want original characters! Actors from any of Ryan Murphy's shows (Glee, American Horror Story, New Normal), Starkids or the Glee Project kids are encouraged as well as Broadway performers. Glee Project kids especially wanted are: Cameron Mitchell, Aylin Baramoglu, Michael Weisman, Shanna Henderson, Emily Vasquez, Tyler Ford, Dani Shay, Charlie Lubeck, & Abraham Lim.
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(Let's see if we can't revive this thing, huh?)

Flail about the episode here!

We'll start setting up proper meta posts the day after the episode again, promise. :)

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Glease is the word, that little word... etc.

Discuss your initial reactions to the episode, do some flailing and meta'ing, share some gifs, go crazy!

This, obviously, will not be a spoiler-free post. Enjoy :)
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OMG I basically loved all the songs. :D :D

Post your reactions, meta, prompts, gifs, etc for 4x05 here! You can include anything about any episode that has already aired, including promos that have aired, but please no spoilers for future episodes other than official promos. :)
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I think we need one of these, don't you? ;)

There will be spoilers for 4x04 in the comments, obviously, but spoilers for future episodes should go behind links or spoiler text.

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We didn't have a meta post this week, so comment with whatever you want in this post, including meta, AUs, fic prompts, drabbles, art, gifs, manips, vids, etc etc. Have fun!

The comments may include spoilers for any episodes that have aired in the US up to and including 4x03. Any spoilers for future episodes should be behind links or spoiler text.

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I keep seeing references to leadership and ND so I wrote a thingy about who the leaders of ND really are this season. It’s part meta, part speculation, and part analysis. Thinky thoughts are encouraged. Let’s have a conversation about this!

Logos, Ethos, and Pathos: The New Direction’s Three New Leaders

In previous seasons, the New Directions were led by Artie Finn and Rachel, supposedly. But now they seem to have no official leader, no voted-upon Captain. I’d argue that instead, they’ve just broken it down into three parts. When you are giving a speech, you’re told to use three different arguments: the logos (logic), ethos (character), and pathos (emotions). Each new leader of New Directions represents one of these ideals.
Read more... )


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So here's what you missed on GLEE!

Brittany's back, bitch.  Sam Evans needs All the Friendships.  Blaine is so tired of your bullshit, Mr. Schue.  The Puckerman genes are strong in this one, and oh HEY LOOK PUCK'S BACK.

Meanwhile in New York, opinions seem to be split between whether Brody is a Respectable Guy or a Creeper.  Cassandra July  is still hot and I ship her with everyone.  Kurt and Rachel are the cutest cuties to have ever cuted.

Let's discuss any meta or questions you might have today, guys.
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 Hello all! How are we enjoying the fact that Glee is back? 

Hopefully we're all having fun :D

This will be our liveblogging/episode reacting post for tonight's episode. Feel free to flail about all your initial thoughts here, and tomorrow we will be back to our episode week schedule with a "So Here's What You Missed On:" meta discussion post!

For now, get giffin'! ^_^
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Post any and all fun things here! Gifs, manips, drabbles, vids, jokes, tweets, interviews, games, AU snippets, etc. It doesn't have to be related to the new episode.

Keep in mind that the comments on this post can include spoilers for any episodes that have aired in the US including 4x01. Spoilers for future episodes have to be linked or behind spoiler text. Thanks!

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That's right! We're being legit and doing this for real!

So this is for you guys to prompt anything and everything (it can be gen or shippy or crazy-ND-orgy... but you know whatwe'd prefer, hehe...): be it an episode-reaction prompt, a crazy AU no one else will take you up on, something you'vebeen dying to see forever, whatever strikes your fancy.

Whack it up here, discuss it, see it filled, fill it yourself! The possibilities are endless!

A few rules, first, though (besides the ones here that you all know already!):

1. Please give your prompt a subject line--makes everything a little easier. (Example: Gen Circus AU Quinn + Artie, or

1a. If you're making a fill, please indicate FILL: Story name/Prompt (part/total) IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

1b. Please indicate anything in your story that could be a trigger (with a "TW: ___" in the subject line of theprompt, or in the subject/description of your fic). Even if it's not a problem for you, it could be for someone else, sotrigger warnings are very important. We want to all be comfortable, as well as having a raucous good time!

2. Feel free to post in your own journal or wherever and give a link back in the comments if you prefer!

3. Nobody Likes An Asshole: be nice, even if you don't like someone's prompt. Remember, we're all here to be having fun. We're pretty much open to anything here at this comm, so long as things are tagged and warned for appropriately--but we draw the line at meanness or abuse of other members. 

4. Don't feel limited to stories - prompt (or fill) fic, art, manips, fanmixes, videos, poems, cross stitching, sky-writing and other media (hell, even meta, really) as well! We have some really talented people in this community, and we need to make them make more prettythings for us their talents deserve credit.

5. Be sure to check some of our old prompt posts if looking for ideas--there's still many prompts that were neverfilled
! Feel free to repost anything here if you burningly want it filled.

And on that note--begin prompting!

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This post can serve as a final speculation post, final chance to get your predictions and wishes and hopes and dreams in, and, of course, a RAGING GIF PARTY in the lead up to the Big Event. 

Things that will happen on the episode day (it's today for you guys, still tomorrow for me): there will be this post for y'all to go crazy (and tag/spoiler your spoilers, still!), up until a little bit before the episode. Then there will be a liveblogging post for your enjoyment during the episode, and after that, if all goes well, an episode reaction post for you to flail and share gifs and Feeeeels until the next day, when we'll do meta posts and discussion and such. 




The comm will, once again, be going through some changes as we become accustomed to a new Glee night and a new schedule, but we'll be working very hard to keep everything a smooth and regular as possible.

Things that will happen:
  • Days for things may change around a little. You will all be kept updated on this.
  • We will be asking for more AU ideas!
  • Official prompt/rec/spoiler posts are being set up to be used throughout the season, and will be linked in the sticky (when I can work our how) and made conspicuous as possible for convenient use! We'll be like all those fancy comms with crazy prompt threads and stuff! Yay!
  • There may also be a "promote my own shit!" official post set up: what would you guys think about that?
  • Promoting will happen! WOOOOO MORE PEOPLE. 
And, of course, if anyone has questions or suggestions or complaints or elephants to give for any of the above, there is a thread below, we welcome any and all of these things! Mostly elephants, though, what we really want is all your elephants. (It's not for an evil plot at all.) (It's really quite late here. Shhhhhh.)


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Bring out you're meta! Bring out your gifs! Bring your headcanon, your scripples, your drabbles!  Because our darling GLEE is back baby!

(We'll have a liveblogging party post tomorrow as well, right guys? For now, let's just celebrate surviving the hiatus! Woo-hoo!)
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It's been a good three weeks since our last achievement post, so show off about your accomplishments! What have you done that's awesome in fandom and/or real life? Whatever you've been up to, you're great and I'm proud of you! :D

You can still flail with excitement and post fun things in the last Sunday Funday post, talk about AUs in the AU post, and talk about Kurt in the meta post.
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Comment with all your excitements! :D

Don't forget about the What If AU post, the Kurt meta post, and the spec and spoilers post. :D
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Time to bring out the biggest of the AUs, what fanfiction was made for: the What If AU.

What if Artie could walk? What if Kurt was straight? What if Sue was the glee coach instead of Schuester?

Bring any and all what if questions you might have, and we'll discuss them here!
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 (you've been waiting for this)

Today's topic of discussion: Kurt Hummel!  Is he a cat? What's with him and death anyway?  Why does his magic only ever work for other people?

As always, feel free to discuss anything else: this is just a starting point!
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I'm so sorry I forgot to make the Sunday post last week! D: I promise I have a very good excuse though. I was on a date! Eeeeee! :D :D Ok, it wasn't quite a date. I was invited to a bar by my crush, and then we went for coffee on Wednesday, and THEN we decided we were dating. Still. Saturday night = drunk, Sunday morning = hungover. I am letting myself off the hook, LOL.

What's the funnest thing that's been going on for you recently? What's the funnest thing you've seen in fandom? Personally I'm partial to the pictures of Darren Criss backstage at AVPSY:

And I just started listening to The Land of Stories audiobook! I'm really enjoying the voices in different pitches and accents. :D Ok, so neither of these things is technically Glee, so please feel free to spam the comments with all your Glee stuff! (Erm, I imagine this post could get spoilery, so I'm warning for that, just in case?)

Recaps of old episodes, flailing about characters' cuteness/hotness/awesomeness, gifs, vids, manips... It all goes here!

Don't forget about the supernatural AU discussion, color theory meta, and speculation about future episodes!

Have fun!

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 (hey where is everybody?)

Today's AU of choice--the Supernatural!

Vampires, werewolves, zombies, and more!  What would Glee be like if its magic was a little less metaphorical?

As always, feel free to discuss other things--this is just a starting point!
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[personal profile] jakia
 "Fashion has no gender!"

Today, let's talk about the ridiculous amount of love we have for Glee's costuming department.  Also color theory!

Because color theory.

As always, feel free to discuss anything else--this is just a springboard for us to start with!


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