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Title: You're the One I'm Dreaming Of
Fandom: Glee

Made these during a long train ride on Friday. The girl next to me probably thought I was a bit weird. I blame it all on that amazing Buddy Holly-esque Darren Criss GQ photoshoot.

...It's going to be a long summer.

ETA: There's now a second part to this series.

Preview:
Preview: batgurl88 - Kurt 

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batgurl88-Broken-hearted Kurt 


batgurl88-Blaine&thePips1 

Look at that tremendously happy dork! xD

batgurl88-Blaine&thePips3

batgurl88-Blaine&thePips2


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jdbracknell
May. 26th, 2011 07:44 am (UTC)
These are ridiculously cool ♥.
batgurl88
May. 26th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
michygeary
May. 27th, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
MY HEART IS BREAKING. T_T Holy cow, these are really good.
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them.
panbutnotpeter
May. 27th, 2011 10:47 am (UTC)
Somehow with only a few (very beautifully edited) graphics you've created one of the most awesome, tragic, thought-provoking AUs I've ever seen. My heart is aching, and my mind is completely blown from considering all of its possibilities.

Fantastic work!
sabiryn
May. 27th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Seconding this!
Just.. wow. <3
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lavender_love00
May. 27th, 2011 10:47 am (UTC)
THESE ARE SO GOOD.
lavender_love00
May. 27th, 2011 10:48 am (UTC)
UGGHHHH except I didn't freaking read the headline of that stupid newspaper until just now and now I'm totally sad :(
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pandancer
May. 27th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
My gosh, not only is this wonderfully edited but the whole idea is just- just... Awesome.

Even though I'm pretty sure my heart is breaking now, I love this. (Instant +Memories) It's beautiful, and the fake record covers are making me want more! xD

Seriously, I usually don't comment on manips but; great, great job. < 3
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm really glad you liked them!
tristraine
May. 27th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
Incredible. Especially the first picture is awesome!
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
ibonekoen
May. 27th, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
Those record covers are amazing, and that first picture, wow. I'm in awe of your editing skills. I agree with panbutnotpeter, this is one of the most awesome, tragic, thought-provoking AUs ever.
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! That means a lot to me.
angelicmousegrl
May. 27th, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)
THESE ARE AMAZING. Seriously, seriously AMAZING. WOW, SO COOL.
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! :)
bbmaniac
May. 27th, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)
HAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAAHJAHHAHAHAHAH.... THIS IS THE FREAKING SHIT! SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
lol Thanks! Glad you liked them.
shighola
May. 27th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
These are amazing!
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! <3
kaypgirl
May. 27th, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
These are really great. I had a bit of a Buddy Holly phase last summer, so I've already been comparing him and Darren (and trying not to think how tragic it would be if he died) although the only similarities I've really found are that they both love music.
Anyways, that scene is amazing. The only thing that I don't like about the Buddy Holly glasses pic is that jacket, it makes me cringe (GQ fashion is weird).

I just noticed that you even had him with records from the two labels, although it would've made my day if one of the albums had him as a solo act or under a different group name, with Blaine and the Pips as his "solo" act.
I know nothing about photo manipulation, but this seems very impressive.
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I agree, there aren't a whole lot of similarities between the two of them - but once I saw the GQ pics it was all I could think of lol. And yeah, that jacket is pretty godawful, but Darren just looks so happy to be there that it's actually my favourite picture of the bunch!

I considered doing a third record with Blaine branching into his solo career, but since the base picture I was using only had two records in it to start with, I decided not to clog it up with too many different things. I might take another stab at it later, though.

Thanks again for the lovely comment!
vodniq
May. 27th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
oh wow, you really managed to creat a story here, I really like it
there's something about Chris and Darren and old school clothes
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!

there's something about Chris and Darren and old school clothes

Yes, yes there is lol. I can only hope there'll be more of it in the future!
_likimeya
May. 27th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is amazing! Great idea, and incredibly well done! Guh, this picture of Chris was already divine before, but now… *dead*
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've been in love with that picture of Chris ever since I first saw it, so it was nice to finally find something I could use it for. I'm really glad you enjoyed them!
xxxmirai
May. 27th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
This.is.so.good.

O.O

But, does Blaine really have to die? D:

Unless someone writes a story where Kurt is in love with the old school and this Blaine of "Blaine and the Pips" got reincarnated in our one and only Blaine Anderson...

Not sure where this is going....

batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Not sure where this is going....

I'm not sure either, but I like the sounds of it! lol

I debated a lot about that headline. I really didn't want to kill Blaine off, but it just worked so well with the original picture and the Buddy Holly theme...

But I like the idea of Kurt and Blaine getting another chance through reincarnation - the alternative is just too depressing! lol
glycerineclown
May. 27th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
*applauds* Oh, these are so, so cute.
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
morkhan
May. 27th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
*blown away*

What an interesting idea. You've crafted a neat, tidy, heartwrenching little story with little more than clever photoshopping. :o Bravo! <3
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm really gladd you liked it.
jedishadowolf
May. 27th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous - I have to echo everyone else, with just a few pictures you made a fantastic AU. I hope someone writes that idea someone else had about old school Blaine being reincarnated in our Blaine. :) That would be awesome I'm sure.
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!

I hope someone writes that idea someone else had about old school Blaine being reincarnated in our Blaine. :)

Me too! lol I'd really love for these two to have a happy ending somehow...
emily100094
May. 27th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
OMG! <3
The first one ahaha, love it <3
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
little_giddy
May. 27th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh these are so cool. Though 'teen sensation dies in crash' - is there a story in mind?? Can the power of fandom make it so? Is it based on anything? *intrigued*

Btw the editing on these is marvelously clean.
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Blaine's death was based on a combination of the original Chris picture (which had him mourning Judy Garland's death and listening to her records), and the GQ pictures that made me think of Blaine as a died-before-his-time singer a la Buddy Holly (though I imagine in this AU that Blaine died in a car crash rather than a plane crash). It seemed fitting, though I hated to kill him off.

I'd love it if someone were inspired to write the backstory, but I doubt it'll be me lol. I haven't written anything in ages.

I'm really glad you liked them, though!
purajo
May. 27th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
oh my god... these are amazing!
batgurl88
May. 27th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!
readfah_cwen
May. 27th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
These are so well structured and realistic and just plain cool. Amazing, amazing job! ♥
batgurl88
May. 28th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! I had fun making them.
queenmirror
May. 27th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
It is amazing, wow!!! The photos are really well made (and Kurt on that picture is soooo gorgeous)!! Thanks for sharing :)
batgurl88
May. 28th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed them.
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batgurl88
May. 28th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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batgurl88
May. 28th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm really glad they inspired you (and now I'm curious what plot ideas you might have come up with).
winged_entity
Jun. 9th, 2011 09:48 am (UTC)
These were just fantastic. I felt my heart break a little seeing that first image again after going through all the pictures. Beautifully rendered <3
batgurl88
Jun. 11th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed them.
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