The Finer Points, Drew55
Let’s help this anon out!
I’ve actually never read this but it sounds really interesting.
Followers - help out?
Hey! I’m sorry I haven’t replied to this in a few days (or posted on this blog). I was sick, still am a little but I’m only now starting to feel more like a human and less like a germ monster that was seconds away from the life flashing out of my eyes.
… I may be a very dramatic sick person.
Regardless, here is the stitch. That author, “jeune fille en fleur”, retired from fandom as far as I can see. She kept her two main works (masterpieces, I should say) but it looks like she took down all of her other stories. Unless someone has them saved as pdfs or an equivalent, I’m afraid I can’t find them anywhere. Sorry I can’t help!
Oh, I wanna dance with somebody.
With somebody who loves me.
"Fate has spoken"
I’ve Never Reached an Answer (I’m Only Given Clues) is the story of how Santana, Quinn, Brittany, Artie, and the rest of the McKinley High glee club spend their summer vacation between Seasons Two and Three. Starting off in Lima, they road trip south to Florida, where they eventually make their stay at Santana’s grandmother’s home in Key West.
In my opinion, OGC is the Great American Novel of Brittana fiction—even though its brilliant author, Beth, is British.
The quality of the prose is so incredibly high and the depth of the storytelling just astounds me. This is a superb story, not just within Brittana fanon, but in general. It’s just some damn good writing, at turns romantic, sweet, heartbreaking, and astonishing, but always and above all deeply psychological.
The narration alone in the story blows my mind.
OGC is Glee the way it should be: the characters are all fully and deeply developed and serve their best purposes within the narrative frame, the dialogue is interesting and revelatory, and the relationships between the various characters are incredibly rich, complicated, and fascinating to parse.
Beth writes both Quinn and Brittana beautifully; she fills in holes that RIB and Co. might never explore, but really totally should.
Anyway, I cannot say enough good things about this story, Anon. If you’re really curious about it, I would recommend that you go read it, as no review of mine could do the story justice.
Hope this helps! Enjoy the reading! Thanks for writing in.