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04 April 2012 @ 08:52 pm
Pretty AND Talented  
Two Glee posts in one week? What the hell is happening to me?

Below is the full performance of Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know by Matt Bomer and Darren Criss.



It's so ridiculously DRAMATIC with SERIOUS FACES. But oh what pretty faces.
 
 
 
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: DTamers_BeautifulNightguardian_chaos on April 5th, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
WHY. Oh no, this was entertaining. I'm going to stab my leg with a fork now. Those red pants are ridiculous, though. As you can see, I'm...trying to ridicule this. Trying so hard.

I love that when "Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over" was sung, the scene that flashed over showed the...erm...older brother? (are they brothers?)...holding a stuffed animal out of the younger brother's reach. Hee!! OH, THE DRAMA! THIS IS CAUSE FOR A SONG ABOUT STEEP BETRAYAL!

Ohh! Ohh! Look at the Looks Of Despair as they gaze at each other from across the stage!

Yes. Very pretty, though. *blushes*
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 5th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
They are brothers. I find it a BIT disturbing that this is such a lovers' breakup song and they have siblings singing it...to each other.

As you can see, I'm...trying to ridicule this. Trying so hard.

It's actually not that hard. I mean...it's Glee. The show makes it so easy. Darren Criss' entire outfit is a little ridiculous. And I love how the younger versions are wearing THE EXACT SAME OUTFITS. More or less.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: BBT_NerdDance!guardian_chaos on April 5th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
What does it take to become so FURIOUS with a sibling for withholding your stuffed animal from you that you'd change your number and have your friends collect your stuff so the sibling can't steal it anymore? Seriously, WHAT does it TAKE?

And I love how the younger versions are wearing THE EXACT SAME OUTFITS. More or less.

What?? They are!? Oh no, time for a re-watch...starting...now!

Oh, wow, you're right. That's hysterical. Clearly, the older brother's in a permanent goth phase. In my head, to make this video cooler, I'm going to pretend the stuffed animal is a voodoo doll and the older brother's trying to keep the younger brother away from dark magic:

"I found this in your room, and I am ashamed of you!!! You are BETTER than this!!! No! No, you are NOT getting this back! You will be a good wizard, so help me god!"
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 5th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
"I found this in your room, and I am ashamed of you!!! You are BETTER than this!!! No! No, you are NOT getting this back! You will be a good wizard, so help me god!"

I had this sudden image of Matt Bomer guest starring as a dark sorcerer in that non-existent 2nd season of The Dresden Files. THE IMAGE DOES NOT WORK. Bomer can play con men, secret agents, and apparently showbiz brother who prefers his outfits from GothGap but not a wizard. It...does not compute.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: ST_Captain'sChairguardian_chaos on April 5th, 2012 01:51 am (UTC)
Well, I am revising a Dresden Files-themed chapter of "Novice God," so I do have Dresden Files on the brain. Voodoo dolls! Eee! Fun.

I can strangely see Matt Bomer in a Sorcerer's Apprentice-type movie alongside Nicolas Cage, but yeah, not Dresden Files. I'm not sure if I'm insulting him by saying that, though oohhh, how fun that would be to watch.

GothGap

THAT NAME. Hee! Oh, superb. I can see that stamped on the back of a pair of black jeans.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 5th, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
There's something about Bomer that just screams "SO NOT FANTASY/SCIFI." Not sure what it is.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: Sherlock_Heart+Mindguardian_chaos on April 5th, 2012 02:04 am (UTC)
Maybe it's his smugness and lovely chin? Fantasy/SciFi characters tend to be more haunted and sarcastic, rather than lovely and charming. Unless they're of the Fae.

Hmm...

Edited at 2012-04-05 02:05 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 5th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
BOMER CAN TOTALLY PLAY ONE OF THE FAE.

Sorry, the all caps demonstrates my enthusiasm for this idea.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_HurricaneSkyguardian_chaos on April 5th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
ALL CAPS IS GOOD. ALL CAPS IS SOMETHING I ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORT! NO APOLOGIES NEEDED!

I see we've found a fantasy-loophole for Bomer here, ha. At 0:31, when he walks down the stairs with that air of superiority around him, then turns his face into the shadows...oh, it fits terrifyingly well.

Wait, what am I doing, assigning a fantasy overtone for an episode of Glee? What. Am. I. DOING!? O_O
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 5th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
Wait, what am I doing, assigning a fantasy overtone for an episode of Glee? What. Am. I. DOING!? O_O

BAHAHAHAAAA!!!!

I somehow managed to get my child practicum class to talk about X-Men: First Class and how it was the perfect movie for a child to use to mentally wrestle with his desire and fear of his own aggression.

IT DOESN'T GET GEEKIER THAN THAT.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: BBT_NerdDance!guardian_chaos on April 5th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
YOU DID!? You...you just...how are you real. How does your child practicum class exist. That's so fantastic. Hee! I'd have loved to be a fly on the wall for that discussion.

Did anyone identify a little too strongly with Erik in there? XD
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 5th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
How does your child practicum class exist. That's so fantastic. Hee! I'd have loved to be a fly on the wall for that discussion.

It was awesome. One of my fellow students' child patient mentioned X-Men First Class as a movie he loved. My fellow student stated she'd never seen the movie nor knew anything about it. I thus launched off into a long lecture of what it was about.

I guessed that her child patient probably identified most with Beast or Banshee (I was right!). And then I ended up in a discussion with everyone about how the whole Erik/Charles divorce is a beautiful metaphor for a child wanting to give into his aggression but at the same time fearing what the result of that would mean. That whole killing Shaw sequence being visually perfect. By giving into his most desired revenge on Shaw, Erik ends up hurting the one person he cares about the most.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_Gamechangerguardian_chaos on April 5th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
Actually...y'know, now that I think of it, there was a discussion in one of my criminology classes in which a group of students (not an entire class) was trying to figure out what kind of terrorist, if any, Magneto could be considered to be. They were discussing motivations and political goals, etc., while I was sitting in my seat, trying frantically to pretend I wasn't having a geeky meltdown in my head and that I Can Be As Civil And Calm As Anyone Else Here, I Swear. I don't remember much of what they said, though. Aw, sad!

In any case, the movie is rich with social and individual commentary, which is part of what makes it so completely groovy. *G*

I thus launched off into a long lecture of what it was about.

All the while struggling frantically not to smile very largely, yes? ^_^

By giving into his most desired revenge on Shaw, Erik ends up hurting the one person he cares about the most.

This is strategically brilliant. Why can't more lectures compare their teachings to great movies? This is a great story, 'Scrib.
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The Writer They Call Tay: Misc: fangirl (enchanted)awanderingbard on April 5th, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that is so overwrought and vaguely creepy given that the characters are brothers. But pretty boys singing! That's really all that matters.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 5th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
It is SO creepy that they're brothers singing this. But so pretty.