Ok can I say one thing I adore about Sleepy Hollow is the fact they actually TALK to each other? As a fangirl of Supernatural, Psych, and White Collar (and many others but these are the major culprits here) literally everyone on those shows is always lying to each other - whether for self-preservation or “it’s to keep (loved one) safe.” There’s literally so little if any honesty between the characters, despite how much they love each other. But with SH, Ichabod and Abbie are completely honest with each other. When Ichabod had that vision at the end of the last episode I automatically assumed he’d lie to Abbie about it (not for any reason in particular beyond that’s what I,m used to my favorite characters doing). And when he actually told her, right away, I had this rush of “Oh my god they actually discuss everything going on and talk to each other…these two are gonna survive.”
I actually had to stop watching Supernatural because they did the lying and not-telling-the-whole-truth thing SO MUCH that I just couldn’t take it anymore. That was basically what got Kevin’s killed, and Dean’s role in that pushed me past the point where I could root for him as a character. :-/ Maybe I should start watching Sleepy Hollow? It sounds so much less frustrating.
I really don´t understand the way some people think of TV show writing. Whenever something they don´t like´s happening, the creators are “making the character do that” or “not allowing the character to do this”
…and it feels like people think their favorite characters were born out of plain air and fairy dust, kidnapped by the evil writers, locked up and forced to do shit in front of a camera in exchange for food and water. Every once in a while, the evil writers fall asleep, and said favorite character does things he really wants to do, and that´s the things that people like, because that´s really their baby.
It’s cute that you think the way we think of the writing is the problem.
The problem is writing that leaves us no choice BUT to think that. The problem is writing that leaves us literally no other rational explanation for why the character is doing what they’re doing. If the writing provided sufficient context for the characters actions, we wouldn’t have to resort to blaming the writers for playing finger-puppets with the characters when a plot needs to happen.
Good writing engages the reader in the story. Bad writing throws them out of it. When we say ‘the writers made them do it,’ it’s because we have been catapulted from the world of the story into the real one. The illusion has been broken and the Wizard has been exposed. If we’re not supposed to pay attention to the man behind the curtain, the man behind the curtain needs to do a better job of focusing our eyes elsewhere.
“I know a lot of people were happy to see Kurt displaying a sex drive for a minute, but don’t you think it’s dumb as mayonnaise for the writers to let him rub his ass all over Santa’s dick when most days he only barely gets to hug his fiance like a brother? Also, he was roofied and tied-up on the bed, and even though the ropes were tinsel, that doesn’t make it any less awful. Glee thinks sexual assault imagery is the funniest damn thing.”—
I´m going to, for the second time, ask everyone reblogging this to look up symptoms of being roofied. Kurt wasn´t. Not trying to take anything else you feel about the episode awy from you, you get to have feelings, but it´s really not okay to perpetuate these lies Heather pulled out of her finger to highlight her point. It´s not true, okay? And it´s insulting Kurt as well as assault survivors.
(and before you ask, it´s insulting to Kurt because while he was saying yes, he was doing so consentually, and by taking that away from him, you´re taking his right to decide what he wants away, and guess who ended up doing that?)
My cousin’s girlfriend was roofied this year. She literally stepped away for a second, thought her boys had her drink, they thought she did, and the next thing she literally was not in control of her body, her thoughts, or her autonomy. Luckily, the guys she was with recognised the symptoms, and got her home as quickly as they could. She looked - apparently - like she’d been hit by a truck the following day, and felt worse. She was drugged. It’s not a hangover. She was sweating, babbling, shaking, and physically not herself.
The Kurt of this situation was not on the come down from being roofied. He wasn’t really on the come down from being drunk. He was buzzed when he took Cody to his room, but he was 100% in control of the situation, up until he wasn’t.
That does not diminish your reaction to what happened to him. The situation was gross. I don’t feel like it was played for a cheap laugh. You were supposed to be horrified, and shocked, and upset. Hopefully, you were all of those things, because having your autonomy stripped from you is terrifying, even if you were not physically violated, the threat that it could have happened is traumatic enough. (I have another story for that one, if you’re interested.) Kurt’s emotional trauma was more on an embarrassment level.
Santana saying she felt like she did after she got roofied bears examination. Examination of sex and women (and sex and Glee in general) would be interesting.
But stripping Kurt of sexual autonomy because one person in the loft said “roofied” isn’t cool either.