a greeting card for the writing staff

One more Google trend chart, with the reminder that Google Trends shows what people are searching for. :D

Blue is Klaine, yellow is Brittana, red is Finchel. This is delimited from January 2009 to June 2013. Note that the shipping terms don’t really take an upswing until January 2011. Did the popularity of the portmanteau Klaine provide some kind of impetus or model for other ship names within the Glee fandom? Or did something change about the text and/or our response to it?