toe tips

I was headed to work today, looked at the date, and realized today is the day, two years ago, that I full immersed myself in all that is CrissColfer and began to tip toe my way into this fandom. And what a crazy, fun, interesting, frustrating, sometimes sad trip it has been.  I think you all know, I consider myself, prior to finding this world, a naïve New Yorker. I was a fan of Glee, Klaine, and Chris and Darren for the entire duration of the show. But I never thought to look closer. It simply did not make sense to me that Hollywood would force an actor into the closet who was playing an openly gay character on TV.  

And so I accepted the narratives that were sold. Chris was dating a guy named Will that I really did not know much about aside from a few pictures and that Darren was very straight and had a girlfriend named Mia. While I was a fan of Glee and Klaine, I had no idea what fandom was. Sure, I was often reading the message boards on the Glee Forum, quick to read any spoilers as they pertained to our favorite couple. I will say, I would sometimes fall upon appreciation post of miarren and I could never really understand what there was to admire. Despite the fact that I believed it was real, and again, didn’t give it more than a passing glance, it always seemed off.  Something seemed wrong.  It started with a pic from Joey Richter’s Easter celebration at his parents.  There was a possessiveness to the photo that made me feel extremely uncomfortable and from that day forward, whenever a picture was posted of the PR duo, I really questioned the chemistry and the intimacy. But again, I didn’t look any further.

 Then on March 24, 2015, the infamous twitter hack occurred.  Being a curious person, when I read the tweet, I was instantly curious. After all, not too long before, it appeared that both Lea and Chris had been hacked and it led me to wonder what Darren had tweeted.  And upon googling I discovered what all the fuss was about:


Now my interest was piqued. Why would one bother to tweet, “twitter hacked trying to resolve” about something as innocent as a favorite. I cannot tell you how many times I have accidently touched that icon. It seemed silly and ridiculous and not worth the mention and so, I started to slowly explore.

 March is traditionally my busiest season at work.  For those who practice employment based immigration, this is our tax season or what I “lovingly” refer to as my version of March Madness.  Its long days, stressful, and at least 6 days a week. So I put my research aside until Sunday, March 29. A day where I was utterly exhausted and decided a lazy day of research was exactly what I needed. And well, I never turned back.

 I spent hours that day discovering this crazy world called tumblr. Reading master posts. Discovering the main CC blogs.  And by the end of the day, I had read enough and seen enough to know that all was not as it appears.  

 And I entered the world of fandom.  Something I was not prepared for and had no idea what it was all about. Sure, I have always been a fan. As a child it started with Duran Duran and moved to my complete obsession with all things INXS.  Since that it has taken many turns, sometimes more music, British actors, sports, theater, and of course Glee. But never did I experience anything like this. And so I started my own blog. With the sole intention of reblogging things that were interesting and following the people that seemed to have insightful and interesting things to say, with the intention of remaining quiet. Just observing.

 I have no idea how I started with that and ended up here, someone who is a pretty strong and vocal voice in this community. It happened gradually, starting with a post about the TLOS and the acknowledgments to where I stand today.  And it has been such an insane and crazy ride. And I wouldn’t change making the choice to be here.

Over the past two years, I have personally talked to so many of you. I have had the pleasure of meeting a few of you at events like Elsie and Broadway Con. I have even had the pleasure of traveling to LA and San Fran with some of you.  Just last night there was dinner and a little singing to celebrate the birthday of one of the very first people I ever spoke to in this fandom. I am so very grateful for all of you, whether  we agree or disagree.  Whether we talk a lot or on occasion. It has taught me a lot. And has often shaped my opinion.  

And of course, the reason we are all here- Chris and Darren.  Two men I have my complete admiration. I may not always agree with their actions, but I think considering what they have been handed, they have handled this burden incredibly and bravely.

I think you all know that I am one of those that firmly believes in CC. That they have been a couple for years and I have seen enough that I do not waiver in my beliefs. I think a large part of why I decided to write so much more is because I think it is so important that people learn about the reality of Hollywood.  And how the constraints that are placed on actors have a profound impact on their lives.  

I often field like I want to take them and shield them under my wing. And if I feel that way, I can only imagine how their families feel. I often wonder if Cerena cries at night and the nightmare that her son in particular has endured.  And it has touched me in a way I cannot explain. And that is why I continue to be here and support them regardless of whether I agree or disagree.

Anyway, I was just feeling a little nostalgic today and I felt the need to write it down.  Here’s to hoping that the journey ahead becomes smoother and a little less tortured and that these men start their journey towards the light.  As I have said, I have no idea what their plan is for the future or how long it will be until we ultimately get to the truth, if we ever completely get it, but I will continue to be a supportive voice through it all. And if I can convince one person to see the truth and start to support the real Darren and Chris than I will feel that I have accomplished something small.

 And if perchance my words ever reach them, I will smile knowing that perhaps my support meant something to them personally.

Not quite

Written with the prompt “I’m in a bookshop and I really need that book can you get it for me??? Wait you’ve read that book? let’s have an in depth conversation about it.” 

Newt x reader

Master list

Originally posted by newtspatronum

The slick cobblestones slipped under foot as you hurried your way to the rickety almost crumbling library, in the light drizzle that often hung around diagon alley. Hopping up the shallow stone steps, and into the cosy warm library, the comforting scent of old books filling your nostrils as you ran your fingers gently over the spines of the precious books, the heels of your shoes tip tapping on the worn stone floor, as you made your way to the familiar herbology section.

You scanned the shelves, looking for the book that you needed for your research.

You strained your neck, looking to the higher shelves, with a sigh you spotted the acid green leather of the cover. On your very tip toes you reached up, your fingers a breath away from grazing the well-thumbed tomb of information.

“can I get that for you?’ a soft voice asked, as you turned, you found that the owner of the voices was rather handsome in his unusualness. With windswept auburn curls hanging in beautiful sea green eyes, freckles stood stark against his pale skin, one in particular drew your attention, it sat comfortably at the corner of his full lips.

You could feel your cheeks heating up, as you cleared your throat realising that you were staring at this kind stranger. “yes please, if it’s not too much trouble,’  you mumbled a little embarrassed by having to ask for help from a stranger, ‘it’s not a bother’ the gentleman reassured, as he easily grabbed the book that stood high above your head.

He passed the book to you, with a lopsided smile, his long fingers just brushing against your own. A light blush spread across his cheeks , ‘I’ve read that book a few times, was there something in particular that you wanted to find?’ that smile that you found oh so enchanting never leaving his lips.

 

Have a great day and be safe

@fiddlesticksimagines

hello yes please imagine small boys wearing their boyfriends too-big sweatshirt and drowning in them

small boys having to stand on their tip toes to kiss their tall boyfriends

tall boys being able to pick up their small boyfriends like a little puppy

tall boys bending over to kiss their small boyfriends

boyfriends with height differences

Almost.

The Houses based on my friends

Gryffindor:
• “Hey guys look what I can do”
• dances and sings a lot unconsciously
• has weird hairstyles
• mood swings
• leaves essays until the night before
• mega ultra super nerd

Ravenclaw:
• finds really stupid things funny
• spends lots of time on social media
• says please and thank you all the time
• loves pillows
• amazing eyebrows
• uses a candy wrapper for bookmark

Hufflepuff:
• wears bows in hair everyday
• physically cannot be angry
• tries to scare everyone and fails
• very affectionate
• walks on tip-toes
• blushes uncontrollably 24/7

Slytherin:
• salty af 100% of the time
• swears every other word
• killer fashion sense
• carries dog around like a baby
• really contagious laughter
• will challenge anyone at anything

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More of Aidan “Tiptoe” Turner

GQ Awards 2016

National TV Awards 2017

Interview for The Hobbit - The desolation of Smaug 2013

Bafta 2016

And then there…was also this one: