Glee Kink Meme

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Journal Community
Name: Glee Kink Meme
Date(s): founded 28 November 2009
Moderator:
Founder:
Type: Kink Meme
Fandom: Glee
URL: glee-kink-meme (LiveJournal)
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The Glee Kink Meme is a kink meme for the tv show Glee. RPF featuring the actors is also allowed, as are crossovers. The community has an associated Pinboard which is regularly updated with prompts and fills, as well as a Tumblr, although that appears to be currently defunct.

As of September 2014, the community is watched by 2,200 people and has had nearly 250,000 comments.


Popularity

In 2013, the Glee Kink Meme was one of the most active kink memes in fandom. Although hard numbers can be difficult to determine due to the anonymous nature of the website, on average around 25 prompts are posted each day and 10 are filled each week.[1] It is possible that the popularity of the Glee Kink Meme is one of the reasons that Glee fandom has been so sluggish in moving away from Livejournal and onto Archive of Our Own over the past few years: having much of the fandom invested in the kink meme has resulted in a pre-existent presence within the Livejournal community.


Many beloved and respected fanworks were originally anonymously posted on the kink meme. Notable examples include Everyday by ohblainers, In The World of Silence by misqueue and Forever Feels Like Home by spinmybowtie.


Content

Although many varied pairings are represented on the Glee Kink Meme, Kurt Hummel/Blaine Anderson is by far the most popular. As of 2013, 25.7% of all filled fic on the GKM is Klaine.[2]

Additionally, while the types of kinks that are featured in the GKM are extensive and often unexpected, there are a few solid trends that appear frequently:

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Notoriety

The Glee Kink Meme is also notable for being one of the most outlandish kink memes in fandom at large, rivaling the Supernatural Kink Community in notoriety. As described in the "Rules of the Kinkmeme" section of the Livejournal site, the Glee Kink Meme prescribes to the motto of Your Kink Is Not My Kink and That's Okay:

No Kink Shaming or Character Bashing - Except for paedophilia noted above, all kinks - soft/almost no kink to extreme kinks - are allowed with appropriate headers & warnings. Don't reply to a prompt that you don't like and kink shame. The same goes for character bashing - all Glee characters are allowed.[4]

While this may seem like standard practice for kinkmemes the world over, there is a "distinct lack of criticism and negativity throughout the meme" that is not necessarily found in other memes of this type.[5] The Glee Kink Meme is also heavily policed by moderators -- not for kink content, but for proper labeling practices as well as for deleting comments after posting them.

Some of the more extreme kinks that experienced waves of popularity on the Glee Kink Meme include:

  • bestiality (often featuring non-consensual acts and dogs)
  • necrophilia
  • vore
  • inserted worms
  • nekos (human-cat hybrids)

Notable works that have emerged from the GKM

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References

  1. Ellison, Hannah. "Submissives, Nekos and Futanaris: a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the Glee Kink Meme." In Participations: Journal of Audience and Perception Studies 10, no. 1. Published May 2013. Page 110.
  2. Ellison, Hannah. "Submissives, Nekos and Futanaris: a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the Glee Kink Meme." In Participations: Journal of Audience and Perception Studies 10, no. 1. Published May 2013. Page 114
  3. Ellison, Hannah. "Submissives, Nekos and Futanaris: a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the Glee Kink Meme." In Participations: Journal of Audience and Perception Studies 10, no. 1. Published May 2013. Page 116
  4. GKM Starter Pack
  5. Ellison, Hannah. "Submissives, Nekos and Futanaris: a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the Glee Kink Meme." In Participations: Journal of Audience and Perception Studies 10, no. 1. Published May 2013. Page 113