Let’s all take a big deep breath and wait.
And I know, I’ve asked for it before too. But I want it to make sense.
The thing about being a show that is constantly accused of “stunts” is that they probably want to avoid stunts. So panning into McKinley’s hallway of truth and finding Santana and Brittany casually making out would probably qualify. Also, issues with personal safety, etc that we’ve talked about around Kurt and Blaine before and those issues were scary as shit news to Santana last week when she was threatened by sophomore rugby douche.
But, people are losing their patience. Also, their collective shits. Because last night, on Twitter, some people took to abusing the writers about it, including Ali Adler, who lost her patience with it in the end.
Now, listen, I get it. I want to see some lady romance as much as the next lesbian. But really? Do we need to have the whole “why you shouldn’t be an asshole on the internet” talk? I think we do, because when I tweeted that maybe it’s worth waiting, I got told to shut up, and called a moron. You know what? This is all bullying. Even if the person you’re abusing on the internet is a grownup, or famous, or whatever — it doesn’t matter — it’s still bullying. I can’t believe this fandom is back at this again after Amber Riley had to ask everyone to stop bullying her. What is wrong with fandom?
So a few thoughts that exceed the 140 character limit:
You cannot compare Brittany and Santana’s relationship to Kurt and Blaine’s. You can’t. They started very differently. Santana and Brittany have been having sex since season 1. Santana basically came out to Brittany telling her that she loves her. The firsts have already happened. First kiss, first “I love you”, first time having sex. All over and done with.
Where do you go in a relationship like this? I’ve spent ages trying to figure out why I’m not as hardcore a Brittana shipper as I am a Klaine shipper, and I think it boils down to romance. We’ve never seen any romance with Brittany and Santana. They were hooking up. Then Santana declared her love and Brittany said she loves her too but doesn’t want to break up with Artie. But, hey, once they’re broken up, now Brittany’s happy to be with Santana.
It’s going to be complicated for them, and I hope that will be addressed, but right now, the story is that Santana is struggling with rejection by her abuela and changes to her own social status. Brittany was busy running for senior class president.
I do want to see what’s going on with these two girls, because I think it’s amazing and hilarious that Glee turned the hot-lesbian-cheerleaders trope on its head and gave them feelings, and they should run with that. Believe me, I’m happy about this. I’ve spent most of my life fangirling over subtext. This maintext lesbian thing is actually pretty fucking cool.
This week, we got a record amount of screentime for a neglected pairing, Mike and Tina, and that was amazing, but it’s also been a long time coming.
Remember when all anyone wanted was a Klaine kiss after Original Song? We got an “I love you” instead, and it was amazing, and important in a way a kiss wouldn’t have been.
I have to say, what I long for with Brittana is not the kissing (although hey, no issue with the kissing!) but the romance. But I still think a kiss will happen. We will have our gifs someday.
So, chill. Be nice to people. Ship Brittana or Klaine or Tike or Wemma or Kurtofsky, or Klainebastian even, but take a chill pill.
People on the internet are actually real people, assholes on the internet are actually real assholes.