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You know how I said it would take me a long time to process this episode? Yeah, still going.

Here are some thoughts of self-acceptance and the possibility of forgiveness with a dash of "Teenage Dream" and fairies.

Read more... )
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I started writing a brief crash course on Jungian individuation and archetypes, because I thought this bit of meta may need some greater context to not sound half-baked. But I've set it aside because I'm not sure how good a teacher I am, and I don't wish to be too presumptuous, so I will preface this meta with saying that if anyone wants me to explain this stuff a little better, I can give it a shot.

In the meantime, moar Jungian meta for Glee, with one further disclaimer: I do this for fun. This is stuff that comes more from self-study than rigorous academic study, so I invite people who are more skilled and educated in these things to correct, refine, or expand upon my thoughts.

Oh, and FWIW, I'm ignoring gendered stuff between Aminus vs. Anima and who gets which because Jung was stupid about gender. Glee does too many subtle and complex things with gender for that binary distinction to make sense to me anyway.

Blaine needs a new Animus, and he may be getting one. (4x07 spoilers) )

And that's my overthinking for this morning. Getting this stuff out helps me process the emotional fallout from the episode.
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Very quick meta because I was thinking about the ram statue in Kurt & Rachel's apartment. It adds to the changing symbols surrounding Kurt in NYC. He's not getting the wings and flying things so much; he's getting symbols of power and virility and aggression (shark [teeth], the wolf, and now the ram).

The ram is definitely a rebirth symbol associated with Spring and the Sun. The sun, of course, in Jungian terms is the actualization of Self. Which means, I think, Kurt is in transition from being an Animus archetype into his full self. Which makes sense given how much he is flourishing in NYC (the meltdown with Blaine aside).

So yay, Kurt!

We see the ram behind Finn though, so maybe we're meant to be associating its implicit virility with Finn's continuing quest To Be A Man. Or, it could be both.
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yet more spec for 4x04  )

Bring on Thursday/Friday. The antici...pation of this episode is driving me nuts. I want to see how the patterns manifest.
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So I know I've mentioned before that the hippo can symbolize emotional journeys. I woke up with some new insight (or crazy, if you're not inclined to ruminate over these things) regarding the patterns of its use and significance in Kurt's story.

I have not had my coffee yet, so bear with me!

spoilery for 4x03 and 4x04 with some tentative predictions )
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some spoilery stuff too )

I'll try to toss together some thoughts on 4x02 at some point. Mostly I'm just digging on the NY is Heaven (But Kurt had to bring it to Rachel somehow?) confirmation we got in the episode and just loving Blaine and Brittany and everything about this show in S4 so far (still lukewarm on Britney Spears' music, but whatever).
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I'm just taking a little break from the mad sprint that is trying to finish this last chapter before the premiere Thursday (and yes, I'm still horribly behind with comment replies and email and argh) and this is the last chapter of the story, but I will write an epilogue to get my desire for 8 chapters satisfied, but! I caught the new promo for 4x01 and, um?

Kurt related spoilers )

All right, now that's out of my system, back to the pornographing.
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I've fallen a bit behind with both writing and comment replies this week (distracted by the DNC), so I'll be getting to things a bit later than I'd like while I focus on getting my latest (but apparently not last) chapter of ITWOS done.

I have a draft, but it sucks, and it looks like I'm not going to have any trouble getting to 8 parts to satisfy my Fibonacci pattern. :) I swear, finishing this fic is like approaching an asymptote. Or, it's like there's this weird decompression algorithm my brain runs every time I go from outline to prose. To think I thought it was only going to be ~20K at most when I started! Oh my god.

Oh! And! Very brief Kurt wardrobe meta )
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More of my half-baked Kurt's wardrobe symbolism meta. cut for spoilers )

Man, I need to organize my tags better.
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Okay, so you remember Kurt's run for senior class president? There were the posters of him riding the unicorn and then a comparison Kurt made between himself and JFK? What do these have to do with each other?

Well, this exists.

On the moon! Which does crazy things to my pattern matching software that I'll keep to myself for now.

(Man, I need to set up crossposting on dreamwidth)
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Okay, so you remember Kurt's run for senior class president? There were the posters of him riding the unicorn and then a comparison Kurt made between himself and JFK? What do these have to do with each other?

Well, this exists.

On the moon! Which does crazy things to my pattern matching software that I'll keep to myself for now.
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An attempt at meta, sorta. I posted this over on dreamwidth and thought I'd toss it up here too.

So I have kind of a head canon thing for Kurt as the Egyptian Thoth* (magician, boundary crosser extraordinaire, presider over ceremony & ritual [e.g., weddings, funerals, coronations, judgement of the soul] healer, arbiter of death & resurrection), who is associated strongly with the Greek Hermes, and I just spotted Kurt in these shoes on the Fashion of Glee blog. More Kurt + wings/birds/flying, which is even extra neat in my brain given the Kurt's travel by airplane spoilers du jour.

*Thoth/Hermes is like the primo Jungian animus archetype. Oh, is it worth mentioning, Thoth is a bird (Ibis headed)? ETA: Also Odin, whose symbol is a raven. Kurt wears a raven brooch in "Goodbye".


Also, while I'm thinking about Kurt & wings, here are a few bits relevant to ITWOS: Cupid and Psyche.

meta-y & self-indulgent blather about my big fic )

eta: I'm a little behind schedule with writing this week, but have good traction today, so I hope I have the next part of ITWOS ready soon, but it may not be posted over the weekend. <3
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So I have kind of a head canon thing for Kurt as the Egyptian Thoth* (magician, boundary crosser extraordinaire, presider over ceremony & ritual [e.g., weddings, funerals, coronations, judgement of the soul] healer, arbiter of death & resurrection), who is associated strongly with the Greek Hermes, and I just spotted Kurt in these shoes on the Fashion of Glee blog. More Kurt + wings/birds/flying, which is even extra neat in my brain given Read more... ) spoilers du jour.


*Thoth/Hermes is like the primo Jungian animus archetype. Oh, Is it worth mentioning, Thoth is a bird (Ibis headed)?

ETA to mention a few things about wings from ITWOS: Cupid and Psyche )

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