I will never understand this show
and its writers’ need to tie everything up with a ribbon when it’s not actually necessary. Yeah, the show is panning away from Lima and will solely focus on NYC. The glee club could have continued off-screen. That way last night’s episode could have ended on a note a la “Yay we won Nationals again and will continue a tradition of excellence for years to come!” or “Oh boo we didn’t win Nationals but we still had a great year and will keep trying in the future!” Instead of the seniors striding away confidently into the future, they’re skulking away feeling like they failed.
So much for opening yourself up to joy.
As for the Finn-related stuff, I can’t say I’m surprised. We knew when they decided to kill him off that his memory would be trotted out for ~big moments and then re-shelved when they went back to their regularly-scheduled inanity. In their defense, though, it’s a big catch-22 - if they never mentioned Finn ever again it’d be just as upsetting… which is why I really wish they’d kept him alive (as I ranted about here). They could have sent him away on some off-screen adventure and had him send postcards or texts to the other characters or something. Anything would have been better than this nonsense.
Do you know Samantha from Finnyboobears new tumblr name? I know she changed it to itsmillertime but know I can't find her?
She is now gaymerxander. Unless she changed again without proper published notice. :-P
I know TBR is nowhere close to being finished but will you guys being doing a sequel that covers how you think Season 6 would've gone as well? Or just covering Season 5?
Holy Moly! I’m not sure - I mean, I can’t speak for my co-author, but in my mind I like to just get through this one first. We’ll figure out the rest after that.
Holy moly indeed. I tend to agree that we’re focused on our original plan (which approximates S5 as far as time-frame) but also never rule out anything for the future. :)
Don’t trust big banks or small banks. Banks are ponzi schemes run by morons… whatever happened to, “Hey, I have some apples, would you like to buy them?” “Yes, thank you.” That’s as complicated as it should be to open a business in this country.
Another note about TBR
Just wanted to offer my continued thanks to our devoted readership. We’re entirely grateful for the lot of you who are eager to see this AU play out. I’d like to reiterate how we wish more than anything that this story wasn’t necessary - that Cory was still with us, able to portray Finn on screen. Every time I sit down to write (oftentimes on my phone, with the baby on my lap :-/ ), I think about his belief in Finn’s ability to achieve greatness and dedication to bringing the character to life. It’s this vision that my co-author and I are trying to honor with our work.
To those who “don’t understand” why our story is panning out the way it is with respect to Finchel, the simple answer is “because we want it to.” That, honestly, should be enough. This is our work and no one is being forced to read it. But I’m always willing to offer the more complete explanation - that we believe Finn and Rachel need to grow as individuals and reconnect as friends before a fulfilling joint future is possible.
I’ve said before and will say again that we intend for this story to be like a season of the show, and it is likely to be something like 35-40 chapters long. At least. We have a lot of ground to cover in each installment. Finn attends NYU with Jenny and NYADA with Rachel and Kurt, works at the auto shop with Tommy and the guys, and lives with Artie (with special guest appearances by Puck and Sam). Rachel is part-time at NYADA, TAs for a freshman class, stars on Broadway, and lives with Kurt and Santana. I realized after we posted that there was no interaction between Finn and Rachel in this chapter, and I fully understand how frustrating that is. Please accept my assurance that this will be the exception rather than the rule. Remember that they have a class together; we certainly haven’t forgotten. ;-)
Anyway, thanks to those who are interested in seeing this story fleshed out. I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts - please do not hesitate to contact me here, or on FF.net via private message (I’m iGoToExtremes) if you’d like to engage in a mature and sensible dialogue about any of your concerns (or just to share feels about how much we miss Cory/Finn/Finchel - siiigh).
Finally, continued warm fuzzies to my co-author for his efforts as we craft this story. It’s quite amazing how we’re often so in sync and on the same wavelength about how to handle a certain scene/plot point, but I’m much more impressed by the times when we start off with two completely different visions for a certain scene/plot point and work our way to an agreeable midpoint. Either way, it’s a pleasure working with him.
Hi! I just wanted to stop by and show you some love for TBR! I'm totally digging it and appreciate the story you guys are telling. I know y'all get lots of random complaints, so wanted to make sure you were feeling the love as well :)
Thanks so much! We’re so grateful for all of our readers. And we understand that not everyone will love every single sentence of the story! Everyone should feel free to share their opinions, read or not read, whatever. I, personally, am more interested in hearing constructive criticism and well-founded adverse opinions, instead of the “random complaints.” :)