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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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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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Read more... )

Looking ahead (4x04 preview)

Read more... )

I'll just add to this post as things occur to me.
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(ETAx4: now with more speculative blather!)

And a Lucretius quote, because I like it and think it possibly relevant:
"For if anything is so transformed as to overstep its own limits, this means the immediate death of what it was before."

spoilers for 4x04 )
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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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Tossing this up in case there are folks who don't know the song from which I titled "In the World of Silence" and are curious (since it's thematically relevant and whatnot).

I'd love to hear Kevin cover this one. minor S4 song spoiler )

lyrics & audio for Tears for Fears' Break It Down Again )

Also test driving the crossposting to see if the cut tags will work.
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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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