Once upon a time Ryan, Ian, and Brad created Glee, a show about (mostly) outcast students who were members of the New Directions glee club at William McKinley High School in Lima Ohio. The show as super popular, but they realized that they could not have the same actors playing the same characters forever. They had to graduate eventually, and part of the appeal of the existing cast was that they were relatively unknown actors, and they utilized traits of the actual actors in the characters that they played making them more real.
Season One was lightening in a bottle, and almost all of the cast proved to be loved by the fans, and came back for season 2 (poor Matt!). However, some of the actors hired to supplement the cast during season two didn’t go over as well as they had hoped, so they decided to hire people that were not regular actors at all and write characters around them. Ryan, along with Casting Director Robert Ulrich decided to open up casting to literally the entire world through an online audition process, and large open casting cals in several American cities; and The Glee Project was born.
Presenting: The Wildebrams Saga
As many of you know, my multi-chapter Wildebrams stories The Ballad of Kitty and Artie, A New Beginning, and Wedding Song are one continuous story. To help clarify and promote this, I have decided to retitle these existing stories under the name The Wildebrams Saga.
Effective immediately, The Ballad of Kitty And Artie and Wedding Song are re-titled The Wildebrams Saga 1: The Ballad of Kitty and Artie and The Wildebrams Saga 4: Wedding Song.
I’m also announcing 3 additional parts of the saga, the first chapters of which will appear in the next few weeks.
ANNOUNCING: NEW BEGINNINGS and NEW NEW DIRECTIONS
(A rewrite and expansion of A New Beginning)
With the next few weeks I will begin publishing an almost complete rewrite of this story which was first published over a year ago, but was never finished.
First, let me give you some background explanation. Two and a half years ago when I started writing Glee fanfic, I was a very angry Glee fan. To me, the best part of glee, on top of all of the compelling characters, was the glee club itself. But, in the middle of season 5 the writers, in a knee-jerk reaction to the death of Cory Monteith, decided to take Glee in a completely different direction, ending the glee club in Lima storyline and writing anyone not in New York out completely, and in the process made it not feel like Glee anymore.
I’m Proud to Announce That the Wildebrams Fic-A-Thon is Being Expanded!
The first month of the Fic-A-Thon has been going pretty well; if a bit slow, so we have decided to expand it into a Triathlon and have it run the remainder of the summer. We have had several new authors enter the fray and I’ve heard from others who have wanted to but for some reason haven’t managed to do so yet. I want to give you more time to contribute.
Announcing The Wildebrams Fic-A-Thon!
Help Us Show RIB that they made a mistake!
With the end of Glee, and Tartie in the finale, a lot of Wildebrams fans seem to have gone into hiding, but I know you’re still out there! It’s crazy how that has resuscitated what was basically a dead ship.
In the face so so much adversity, we need to be even bolder than ever, supporting our OTP! Did you know that Quartie (a ship that never even really happened in cannon) has something like 300 stories on Fanfiction.net alone? I think we can do better, so we are going to have a Fic-A-Thon! That’s what Quartie did to get attention for their ship back in 2011.
So, during the month of June, please show your pride by writing and posting your stories featuring Kitty and Artie! It doesn’t matter if it’s a one page one shot or a novel, we want to see them all!
Tag them #Wildebramsficathon or #kartieficathon and also use my all purpose tag #WildeAbrams4Ever as well as #Glee #Wildebrams #Kartie #fanfic #fanfiction, etc on Tumblr and on Twitter! The point here is to make your stories as easy to find as possible.
Please contact me with any questions.
– wildeabramauthor aka @WildeAbrams on Twitter