What has Glee meant to me? I don’t know how to even begin answering that question. But today, as we are waiting for the final episode to air, I’m sat here crying as I type this. Because it has meant a lot
to me. And, you know what? It’s going to keep
meaning a lot to me.
I have been in this fandom pretty much from the beginning. I posted my first Klaine fic during season 2, and it wasn’t my first fanfic, but it was the first thing I had written in quite a while.
You see, I have always been writing. Original things first, pretty much since I knew how to write. And then when I was at uni I stumbled upon my first fandom (Stargate Atlantis) and started writing and posting fanfic. And then about a year or two before Glee came into all of our lives, I stopped. With the fanfic, and the original. Things weren’t good, for a number of reasons. I was frustrated, I was stressed, and I was disillusioned. I swore to myself that I would never write again. And that could have been the end of it.
Only then, I was sitting at home one day, I had just finished a big freelance project and I was tired and I was bored and someone on LJ mentioned something about this pilot episode of this show about singing teenagers that sounded ridiculous enough for me to want to check it out.
It took me about five minutes to fall in love, and four episodes in I was addicted. I loved this stupid show, so much that I started looking for fandom online even during season one. And when Klaine became a thing, there was no going back anymore. I started looking for fanfiction. I stopped lurking and started making friends. I started writing again. And then in June of 2011 I posted my first fic in years. And it felt good. And suddenly, I was writing again.
So, this is just one of the things Glee means to me. But it’s a big one. Because I was ready to give up, and then a bunch of teenagers sang Don’t Stop Believing
on my TV, and I … didn’t. And now I am writing again. I am trying
again. And maybe, one day, I’ll even get one of my original things published. In the meantime, getting to share my words with all of you here in this fandom is such an honour and a pleasure and I am so happy
that I got to do it, and I’m not going to stop now.
And then, of course, there are the many wonderful friends I have made, all of you, I love
you. I am so grateful for every single one of you. Oh, and while I’m at it, those people I annoy almost daily with my random emails every time my brain comes up with something I have to share right this minute
, you know you guys are stuck with me for the rest of forever now, don’t you?
In conclusion: Glee means a lot to me. It will always mean a lot to me. I have writing back. I have made amazing
friends. And you guys, I am so grateful
for all of you, thank you for everything, it’s been fun! And if you want to, I’ll still be here, let’s keep loving this show together for a long time, okay?