So before we get started, I want to make one thing absolutely freaking clear: This is my interpretation of Blaine’s character and how he is presented in canon. This is not the only interpretation, nor is it necessarily the correct interpretation. You are not wrong if you interpret things differently than I do, and if anyone says so, they’re a jerk and should be ignored. I am not the Almighty Judge of IC vs. OOC; please do not attempt to use me as such. This is simply me breaking down why I see Blaine the way I do and what evidence I have to support it. But it’s not an absolute statement of “This is how it must always be.” Read what you like, write what you’re gonna.
(Incidentally, since I know that some of you are teachers: May you all have the kind of influence on your students that Mrs. Stedman had on me. I’m thirty-two, almost thirty-three now, and I still can’t make even the smallest argument without wanting to back it up with textual evidence. Y’all are just lucky I’m too lazy to look up appropriate methods for citing tv episodes in MLA format, or there would be a works cited appended to everything I do.)
Anyway: This is a post about why I believe Blaine is going to struggle with depression at some point in his life, and why I will gladly arm-wrestle anyone who believes that makes Blaine weak. (And you’d be surprised — I’m very good at arm-wrestling, for all I’m made of scrawny.)
I haven’t even read all of this yet, but since I get regular hate anons about my feelings re: Blaine and depression… I’m not the only one thinking this.