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1default Blaine Anderson in the News on Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:13 pm

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Please feel free to post about one of our favorite TV characters, Blaine Anderson, as he is covered by the media.  To post in this thread ("Topic"), please select "Post Reply" and then type your post.

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2default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:24 pm

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From dailydarrennews:


@Culturalist: #Klaine is the #1 couple on Culturalist! Do they make your Top 10? http://bit.ly/29pJUdw  @DarrenCriss @ChrisColfer



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3default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:56 pm

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ha!  This made me laugh.  :happy face


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In honor of tonight’s Supergirl season finale and tomorrow’s return of The Flash – Barry and Kara team up to visit McKinley High School on Earth-3 in search of the elusive (or not so elusive) Nightbird.




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Part 2 of the Search for Nightbird on Earth-3: Looks like they’ve found Nightbird… or did they?


This is pretty cool.  Looks like it took a lot of time!
 

 

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Every glee character- Blaine Anderson 



 

 

 
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Is this "EVerybody Wants to Rule the World"?   The funny thing is, if Darren wasn't here playing dapper Blaine in this song performance, he happily would be one of the folks dressed up in superhero costumes and jumping and twirling around.   :amused



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4default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:28 pm

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Is this "EVerybody Wants to Rule the World"? 

I think it is :happy face

5default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:49 pm

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Thanks Jeremy.


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6default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:35 pm

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Just posting some old news from dailydarrennews:



The Greatest LGBT TV Characters of All Time
Santana Lopez, Blaine Anderson and Kurt Hummel, Glee (Naya Rivera, Darren Criss and Chris Colfer)
Santana (Rivera) didn’t get the story development she deserved when she came out, but she spat in the face of lesbian stereotypes and never apologized for who she was on Glee. Meanwhile, the Kurt (Colfer) and Blaine (Criss) love saga became the backbone of the show in later seasons and fostered one of the most ferocious online followings. #Klaine forever.




Teen Vogue wrote:

Not only does Darren Criss have an incredible voice and mad swagger, but this is the point in the series when we start to see something beautiful developing between Kurt and Blaine. Go back to where the magic began and relive your own teenage dream while watching Kurt make some serious heart-eyes at Blaine. D’aww.



 - The 10 Best ​Glee​ Performances of All Time - #2. Teenage Dream (TeenVogue.com)





This pic never fails to crack me up because of Blaine's face in the first pic (he must have had a lot of punch).  :big grin





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S2 and S3 Prom klaine. :happy face




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I wanted to share this gif.  I  like how this gif captures blaine's dynamic song performance style:
 

 
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7default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:59 am

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Aw Blainey! He's such a lil cutie! And watching the gif sets above makes me want to search youtube for his old performances. Him and Brittany really were the best performers of ND. You couldn't take your eyes of them.

8default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:10 am

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I remember once I happened to be watching Glee with my extended family and my nephew, who had watched Glee, stated that Darren really was the best performer, in the sense of being the most dynamic and the most expressive in his performance style.   My nephew wasn't part of the fandom, more of a member of the general audience, and he didn't consider himself a fan of Darren/Blaine in particular. 

I also think Melissa/Marley was very fun to watch.


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9default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:38 am

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My nephew wasn't part of the fandom, more of a member of the general audience, and he didn't consider himself a fan of Darren/Blaine in particular.

Didn't you want to say "did" instead ? wha?

10default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:58 am

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Hi Jeremy.  Actually, my nephew was not attached to any particular character.  He did not consider himself to be a fan of any particular actor either.   He just liked to watch because he enjoyed the snarky humor of Glee, and he liked the themes of Glee.

It actually was interesting to talk to him about Glee, because he wasn't part of the fandom, so I would ask his opinion on various characters/actors/episodes (although he didn't watch Glee to the end of Season 6, I'm not sure when he dropped off).


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11default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:32 pm

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Came across some gif sets of Blaine and thought I would share:


Once again, showing what a dynamic performer Blaine (and Darren) was  :guitar jamming
 

   

 

 
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One of the funniest scenes on Glee, where Darren showed how perfect his facial expressions are in terms of capturing Blaine's obliviousness and then awkward politeness.  :big grin 
  

  

 
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Melissa does a great job in the background, showing how horrified she is.  :amused



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12default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:40 am

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I'm thinking about a Blaine Rewatch (a rewatch of the Glee episodes where Blaine plays a significant role) but I'm not sure I have the time for that scratch

13default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:20 am

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That gif set is brilliant! Such an awkward moment! Poor Tina!

Speaking of Blaine the performer, some blog had a countdown of all the Glee characters and Blaine came six:

6.      Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss)
TA: The Dalton Academy Warblers were integral to the success of the second season; they kept the musical direction of the show connected with the American a cappella tradition and produced many of the best numbers. Let’s face it: they were the New Directions’ only real competition. We were introduced to lead Warbler, Blaine, through Kurt’s eyes, as the prince of a kind of gay male utopia. His initial incarnation as both subject and object of Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ remains one of Glee’s best moments. Perhaps the writers never quite developed a fully rounded character for Blaine. His clingy, irritating relationship with Kurt certainly sapped a lot of the energy and sexuality that he initially radiated, and his ultimate matrimonial fate remains profoundly depressing. However, he brought the choir room to life with his performances, which were always full of playfulness and joy, and this infected the group performances as well. Unlike Sam, he never looked like he was just screen-testing a pop video. He emerged as one of the series’s strongest, most versatile performers, and pretty much carried the New Directions through four seasons of competitions single-handedly. Without Blaine, much of Glee would have been unwatchable.


So much truth in those bolded bits. He really radiated whenever he performed and he proved to be very infectious on his cast mates in group numbers. He really elevated performances. Also the Warblers were amazing! Just a few vids to reminisce.....












14default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:37 pm

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Hi Jeremy,

Hmmm.  It's tempting to do a Blaine-centric Glee re-watch.   I miss Blaine too, Jeremy!  Unfortunately, I don't think I would have the time.  Is anyone else interested?

dusty, thanks for your post.     I do miss Blaine a great deal.   I really did connect with the character, his vulnerability, his kindness and positive energy.  As dusty said, he also was such a invaluable addition to Glee in terms of musical performers, both as a soloist and a group performer. 

I completely agree with the parts of the quote that dusty highlighted, and I agree dusty, Blaine often elevated performances.  And I love the Warblers!


I also agree with this part of the quote: 
"His initial incarnation as both subject and object of Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ remains one of Glee’s best moments."

Here is the link to the article:  The Idiot Box



Speaking of that moment when Blaine performed "Teenage Dream":

After first being introduced to Kurt Hummel (played by Chris Colfer) as he was being thrown into a dumpster on the series premiere of Glee, the Fox show tackled gay issues big and small, bringing LGBT storylines to the forefront. In 2010, Kurt met the swoontastic (and equally out) Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss), causing the audience to cry “squee!” into their Tumblrs and Twitter accounts at the same time. Blaine and the Warblers serenaded Kurt with Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” and the Glee cast earned its best single sales week for a download with the song’s release (214,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan).

 - 25 Pivotal LGBT Moments In Music  | billboard



Another piece of news from dailydarrennews that I had posted  in the Appreciation Thread:
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15default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:30 am

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Speaking about Blaine in group numbers:

   

    

   
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"blaine being cute during group numbers"
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Striking photo of Dalton Blaine:

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One of my favorite scenes, when "Nightbird" clumsily climbs through the window, just plunges downward, and then springs up, announcing "Nightbird."  :big grin 
 

 
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Glee Gold > 5.10 “Trio”
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I love how Blaine narrates in a dramatic,  formal voice,  "in a world on  the verge of . . . one hero stands against evil, I , the Dark Feather," then mutters "come on. come on,"  before he falls down like a bird who doesn't know how to fly. :laughing



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16default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:51 am

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Aw, doesn't this look like Blaine at different stages/ages?
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17default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:10 pm

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From dailydarrennews:

Vulture wrote:
Vulture Asks: Which TV Couple Do You Most Relate To?


For the next three weeks, Vulture is holding a TV Couple Scuffle to determine the greatest couple on television in the past 30 years.
Below, we ask: Which is the TV couple you’ve most related to in your life? Who taught you something about the realities of being in a relationship? Which did you most identify with? Which do you see as a model couple, or a cautionary tale?


Kurt and Blaine, Glee

When, in season two, Glee introduced Blaine — the perfect love interest who could perfectly sing Katy Perry (hey, it was 2010) — I’d like to say that I was thrilled, but I remember reacting with near-physical disgust. This had more to do with me than the show. I was in high school, and the-part-in-the-last-Narnia-book-where-they-discover-a-whole-new-Narnia-inside-Narnia deep in the closet. I genuinely couldn’t process Kurt and Blaine’s love story, because, as I had always assumed, gay people don’t get to be in love, especially not in high school. When I got older, Glee, and Kurt and Blaine, were still there. I wish I could put this better — that they inspired me, or that I was moved by their love story — but mostly, I wanted to stop hearing about them. Why do these people get to be happy? Why are they open in a way I’m too terrified to be? (Also, sometimes strangers would confuse me with Chris Colfer, which in no way made things better.) Of course, I kept watching the show, but it wasn’t until few years later, when I started to come to terms with myself, that I fully understood why. Somehow, in the crazy-pants universe of Glee, their love was always sacred (aside from a few late-season shenanigans I’d rather not discuss). To a person who had unconsciously written off the possibility of a healthy relationship with a guy, it made that relationship seem disarmingly possible. Not that I want anyone to sing “Teenage Dream” to me (please don’t), but Kurt and Blaine taught me to want a relationship like theirs — or at least a relationship that I could take as seriously as Glee took theirs. Maybe that was what was so powerful: Glee’s implicit assertion, before gay marriage became widely legal, that any love story could matter as much as any other, even your own. — Jackson McHenry (@McHenryJD)
October 12 2016

18default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:18 pm

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From dailydarrennnews:

Digital Spy wrote:
Glee's Kurt and Blaine are voted as your favourite TV couple of all time



Over 37,800 votes were cast, but we now know your very favourite TV couple of all time.

Glee pair Kurt and Blaine easily finished on top of the list, with a massive 7,300 votes. They beat Emmerdale’s Aaron and Robert into second place with 5,200 votes.

Played by Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, ‘Klaine’ had quite the epic romance across Glee’s six seasons, but their love conquered all by the finale – getting hitched and becoming dads. And now this!

October 17 2016




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19default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:43 am

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20default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:46 am

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Bonus : a non-musical scene :amused

21default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:49 am

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Jeremy, thanks so much for posting all those videos! 


Doesn't Blaine look cute here?
Happy Holidays to everyone!



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22default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:42 pm

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23default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:25 am

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I love New York! This was #TheBestDayofMyLife! I like to call it an unaired episode. The life of daydream_believer / #Glee crossover #seeyourcity  http://ift.tt/2k06j8l

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24default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:40 am

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BLAM! :love Oh how I wish we could have had a spin off with roommates Blam (and a bonus Rachel, Seb and Tina) trying to make it in the big city. A musical friends!

25default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:21 pm

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Would have loved a spin-off with Blam (also would have loved a spin-off with the Warblers at Dalton too).


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26default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:41 am

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Yes! A Dalton spin off would have been awesome! So much potential for hilarity! Sam could join as the poor student on Dalton's special 'Help the Unfortunates' program. Lol! Sebastian would fail the etiquette class 15 times. "No, Mr Smythe, when you greet a fellow gentleman you do not compliment them on their voluptuous behind, no matter how luscious it is. This is the last time I am teaming you up with Mr Anderson!" Lol! And Blaine of course would excel in Gentleman Dressing and Accessorizing, all those bowties to tie and care for! For Optional Studies, Wes is delighted to find You and Your Gavel - A History, A Relationship on the syllabus.

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dusty wrote:Sebastian would fail the etiquette class 15 times. "No, Mr Smythe, when you greet a fellow gentleman you do not compliment them on their voluptuous behind, no matter how luscious it is. This is the last time I am teaming you up with Mr Anderson!" Lol! And Blaine of course would excel in Gentleman Dressing and Accessorizing, all those bowties to tie and care for! For Optional Studies, Wes is delighted to find You and Your Gavel - A History, A Relationship on the syllabus.
haha! :laughing   dusty, you made me laugh!  Your imagination is great!  You should write scripts for TV!   I would watch this!

28default Re: Blaine Anderson in the News on Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:51 am

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@*Jeremy* wrote:Bonus : a non-musical scene :amused

Such a beautiful Klaine scene!  :love
I wll never understand why it was cut from the episode.  what?!



Gleekto on tumblr has been watching some Glee episodes with her children and here's what happened the other day when they were watching "A Very Glee Christmas" and Kurt and Blaine's BICO scene came up: 


Back on the Glee watching with my daughters - Tonight was ‘A Very Glee Christmas’ (aka the one with BICO)…Without literally any context or commentary from me at all, my youngest 6 yo daughter (who barely has a sense of my Glee obsession, let alone klaine)…

Blaine stands and gestures and does the twirly thing to start BICO
Littlest gleekto gasps, “I want to marry him”.

MY CHILD.
Like mother, like daughter--impeccable taste!   :laughing :love 8)


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The Box scene was a cute Klaine scene.   :happy face

Aw, how cute what Gleekto's little daughter said about Blaine.  I do love that little twirl.  Blaine sure did love to twirl, didn't he? 

That was one of my favorite duets of Glee.   Very charming.  Blaine's dapperness (sorry, that's probably not a real word) was on full display. 




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