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Mini-review: Stranger Than Fan Fiction by Chris Colfer 

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This book is about five young adults each struggling with different social challenges. Four friends invite their favourite actor on a road trip before heading out to college and it’s not the experience any of them were expecting.

This book explores the struggles of keeping your truest self a secret, and how mentally damaging and isolating it can be to hide those secrets from the friends closest to you.

Stranger Than Fan Fiction highlights the struggles of a cloested trans boy, and a closeted gay boy. Obviously no two experiences are the same for any people in the community, but Colfer manages to do this in an extremely educational manner that leaves a positive experience behind.

The novel also highlights both the wonderful and toxic parts of being in a fandom, as well as being the subject of that fandom.

I saw the ending coming but still wasn’t prepared. Colfer just really knows how to mess with my emotions.

It’s also witty, sarcastic, has a lot of really interesting facts, and is easy to read. While not the best writing ever, Colfer definitely knows how to tell a story.

Side note: if you read this book make sure you definitely also read the authors note at the end.

Actual rating 4/5

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(( OOC: So, for some reason, this uploaded with really poor quality and I’m not sure how to fix it… but… by popular demand, here’s some terrible singing… some cheesy acting, some mediocre British accents, and some goofy cosplay.

Also… thank you Meg for the accent tutoring! ;)  @lizziebennetinjapan 

Happy Christmas everyone! :D )) 

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A big LGBT thank you to President Obama

Chris appears at 3:22

hollywoodreporter.com
Chris Colfer to Star in Sci-Fi TV Drama 'Indigo' (Exclusive)
Sonar Entertainment will produce the drama, which the 'Glee' grad will create and direct.

Chris Colfer is plotting his return to TV.

The Golden Globe-winning Glee grad is teaming with Sonar Entertainment to develop sci-fi drama Indigo, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama, which Colfer created as a starring vehicle for himself, explores the mysterious world of Indigo children — those who are misdiagnosed but wildly believed to possess extraordinary paranormal abilities — and the dark forces working to exploit their powers.

Colfer will pen the script for the potential pilot and is expected to direct it as well. Keith Quinn and Colfer’s manager Rob Weisbach also exec produce alongside the actor.

A network is not yet attached but the plan at the moment is to shop the project to broadcast, cable, premium and streaming services.

For Colfer, Indigo would mark his return to series regular television following his six-season run as Kurt Hummel on Fox’s Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk/Ian Brennan phenomenon Glee.

In the years since Glee wrapped, Emmy-nominee Colfer — who also penned a season five episode of the Fox musical — has remained busy as an author. His New York Times best-selling children’s series The Land of Stories has been translated into 20 languages. The book was adapted into a film, which Colfer wrote, starred in and produced. He previously had a deal with Disney Channel to adapt The Little Leftover Witch for the small screen.

For Sonar, meanwhile, the independent studio has multiple TV series in the works including season two of MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles, AMC’s Pierce Brosnan drama The Son, David E. Kelley’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes for the Audience Network; and also serves as a distributor on FX’s Tom Hardy vehicle Taboo, among others.

Colfer is repped by ICM Partners, Rob Weisbach Creative Management and Myman Greenspan.