cause like he did all the music himself

Not that it excuses his actions...

…but let’s look into what we know about Blaine’s past; and why he is the way he is.

  • His father was neglectful both of Blaine and his mother.
  • He didn’t listen/care when Blaine’s mother was suicidal and asked for help.
  • Which led to Blaine’s mother committing suicide, because Angus didn’t bother locking up his gun.
  • You’d expect this would cause him to act/lash out, misbehave… too bad his his nanny was an abusive witch who-
  • Beat him.
  • Made him clean the floor with his tongue
  • Locked him in a fucking dog cage.
  • Killed his dog because he stole a pack of gum.
  • His father knew about all the abuse, but did nothing to stop it. 
  • Blaine found comfort/peace/solace in music, but then his hero Kurt Cobain ended up killing himself… exactly like his mother did.
  • The only person who gave a shit about him, his grandfather, was shuffled off to hospice care under shady circumstances.
  • He actually was smart. He had aspirations; developed widgets and such… but got kicked out of school because he partied.
  • He ended up selling beer/drugs to teens on behalf of Mr. Boss… despite the fact he was a privileged rich kid. It’s not like he needed the money, he probably got sucked into it by his own drug use… which we saw in the pilot.

Blaine is not a good guy, but he’s certainly the lesser evil when we consider the likes of Vaughn and Mr. Boss. I’m not taking up or justifying anything he did, but looking at what he has done…

  • He provides a service to Seattle’s zombies. While he turned many of them, which makes it extortion, we know he didn’t create all of them…
  • He didn’t know about the tainted utopium/wasn’t exactly in control when he scratched Liv/when the boat party shit went down.
  • We never saw Blaine have a vision in season one. I think this is key. I don’t think he ate the brains he sold… don’t you think he’d have some remorse or a moment of weakness where he turned himself in if he ate the brain of a teen who just saw one of his friends die? When he said he missed Zombie!Blaine and Liv called him out on the visions… his reaction was curious. We saw him kill some old running buddies in 1x02… it wouldn’t surprise me if even back then he was taking out the competition/Boss’ underlings. If they influenced his behavior, made him even more homicidal and despicable…
  • Technically we don’t know if Blaine is guilty of murder. He’s certainly an accessory. He ordered and profited off of the killings, but he we never saw Blaine himself kill anyone first hand with the exception of:

-Jerome, who was already dying/escaping from Julien. You could see it as putting him finishing the job and putting him out of his misery. He caught the kid, he wasn’t going to escape… but rather than let him suffer..? I know, this one is reaching.

-Jackie, who killed one of his employees and was a liability.

-Lowell, but it was in self defense…

-His grandfather, though it was euthanasia as much as it was for vengeance against his father.

  • He did try to kill Major, but to be fair Major just shot up his business and all his employees.
  • He had nothing to do with what happened to Liv’s brother, aside from giving him the job in the first place. The person to blame for the explosion was Suzuki.
  • The Zombie Hooker was already a call girl, he didn’t force her into prostitution so much as appointed himself her pimp… which itself is skeevy and gross.
  • Though he wasn’t forthcoming with Peyton, his interest in her seemed sincere; and even when she wanted to resign he tried to talk her out of it. Not for the sake of his moving against Mr. Boss, but her career. He actually seemed to care about her.
  • Though it’s to protect his own bottom line, he is cooperating both with Liv and now Major. His definition of BFF is overstating it, but he’s more of an uneasy ally than he is an enemy
  • He actually seemed to care about some of his employees. While some were/are disposable… see season one; he actually seems to have a fondness for Don E. and Chief. Even Candy, the girl who does his makeup. He gave her the chance to get revenge against his dad. It’s because of him that Angus had the latter two mutilated, but Blaine seemed to compensate them. Chief, the only zombie in Blaine’s employ… that we know of, got time off…

Blaine is not a good dude. Is he tragic and sympathetic? To a degree, but he’s also power-hungry, sadistic and narcissistic. All that said…

Backstabbed by Brand New

Note for the beginning: BNM’s point was actually quite in place since semi-finals and finals happen in front of a really huge audience. It’s understandable San E and VJ eliminated Black Nut instead of Hanhae ‘cause even tho he made a lyrical mistake (due some problems with the beat/music delivery or smth) he’s still able perform perfectly since he’s used to it thanks to Phantom and BNM activities

However, the other stuff they did just makes me sick..

• they made Hanhae feel like a jerk, he was emotionally down for two days but then gathered himself up in order to not let his hyungs and team down again, he worked his ass off just to be eliminated before getting the chance to perform

• BNM bent all rules in their own benefit, suddenly deciding they wanna “revise” their decision due to bad/hazy judgement; such nefarious acting is quite familiar to San E (I actually strongly believe this was rather his idea, but that’s my opinion). Honestly I don’t think it was about favorizing BNM, they just chose what seemed ‘better’ to them, but after the ‘diss battle’ announcement they immediately realized they had thrown away their black horse, their joker (since Black Nut is notoriously known for his disses)

• in a nutshell they were just selfish, they didn’t even consider the other team, they didn’t care about Hanhae’s and Black Nut’s feelings at all

• SMTM is supposed to be fair but after this it really seems that Mnet is just trying to bring the biggest drama possible. They simply shouldn’t allow something like this

• they surprised literally everyone because they did it behind other teams and even their own team members backs… Seriously what they did… it’s just disrespecting towards Hanhae’s effort. He worked hard. He wrote better lyrics, prepared better stage and suddenly, it was all gone. Furthermore they screwed Mino - who was supposed to go against Hanhae - as well. They cut a branch under whole PalJi team and I totally understand why Palo and Zico act so pissed at the end of the episode. Not just them

• Black Nut must felt like an idiot so it was relieving to see how he shoved his lyrics down the BNM’s throat, tho VJ’s reaction made me even more sure it was San E’s idea, after all he’s selfish and arrogant prick (and don’t get me wrong here I love his music but you can clearly see his true character in such situations)

• it just broke my heart when I’d seen Hanhae being on the verge of tears. Honestly, who wouldn’t be? They made him feel like shit, they turned him into some favorized BN’s toy and when he finally got himself together and put everything into that upcoming show San E and Verbal Jint casually decided to “change” their decision… just wth

• the whole thing was hella backstabbing. To Hanhae because either they should have eliminated him right that day of Official song mission or let him finish this job. To Black Nut ‘cause he already accepted being the one who was eliminated, also for being inconsiderate to his phobia/fright. To Mino ‘cos he had to completely change his lyrics in a short period of time + Hanhae is his freakin’ friend. To PalJi team because if Mino screws the diss thanks to that move it also means that whole group will be affected by it. To Zico because Mino and Hanhae are both his friends (fav one mind you) and it definitely wasn’t easy for him

• in case of Verbal Jint I really think he was feeling regretful not about their decision but about Black Nut and Hanhae and the situation they’d put them into just because their mistake/bad decision… and seeing Hanhae in that state of mind (they are from one company and know each other quite well don’t forget that) just made him feel sad/bad and same goes for Black Nut who wasn’t comfortable as well (he said it himself), it was visible he was feeling bad and was regretting it

• on the other hand San E just seemed pissed on Black Nut and his “open” and “straight-forward” lyrics (which were speaking fuckin’ truth)

• Paloalto’s death glare clearly says how’s the team feeling

• furthermore, maybe to make it even better, they didn’t even fuckin’ apologize for causing troubles and shit… like seriously? where are some manners?

• in my opinion Mnet shouldn’t allow it and just let it go the first - official - way, but that wouldn’t be drama right… Just as Brand New even Mnet haven’t considered feelings of other contestants… I mean with this rule-bending we could just bring Seo Chulgu back, right? Since he didn’t follow the rules as well

• btw: remember the first episode and Tablo not letting Crucial Star pass? I know it was kinda different situation but he still COULD do it but he didn’t because Show Me The Money was supposed to be fair. Guess that all was just a small talk…