Anonymous asked: Will you still watch season 4 of teen wolf? So many fandom blogs like prettiestalpha and colethewolf are not going to watch it simply because of the finale.
I’m….not entirely sure yet. I said yesterday that I would hold off my judgement until after the season finale, and I’ve watched it and think I probably need some time to mull things over.
However, if I stop watching it will not be “simply because of the finale”, as I’m sure other bloggers who want to drop out agree. It will also not be because of the lack of sterek scenes, by the way, which I should probably state explicitly right now lest another asshole anon comes into my inbox and accuses me of spreading negativity because my OTP isn’t canon.
I’m considering not watching the show because it has turned into something I don’t love that much anymore. It often gives me more pain and anger and stress than happiness, and it didn’t used to be like that. You guys all know that I have always poured my heart and soul into the show: it’s the fandom I’ve invested the most in. I love the characters, I love the actors.
I loved season 1 and 2. Season 3 has taken the show into a direction I’m not really happy about - at the beginning of 3b I was super excited about how the show brought the pot and problems back to the characters, but then about mid-season, it went into ten directions at the same time again and ended up a bit of a clusterfuck. Not as much as 3a, but it was still noticeable.
I have several problems with the writing of the show in general, mostly concerning plot holes and character development, and bunch of new stereotypical characters being added every season that draw the focus away from the characters we actually care about. (x | x | x | x). I have troubles coming to terms with the abundance of consent issues and the fact that they are never truly dealt with. (x | x | x). I have a problem with how the show never deals with any emotional fallout of what is happening to the characters - I’d hoped season 3a would be that for Jackson and Lydia (ahahah) and 3b for the rest of the trio, but we didn’t get anything, and I doubt we’ll get it in season 4. and yes, I also have a problem with the blatant queerbaiting going on, even though I now realise we never should’ve gotten our hopes up anyway because in that interview where JD said Stiles’ bisexuality is possible spoiler territory he follows up with “if it fits the storyline”, which is the queerbaiting sentence to end all queerbaiting sentences, a big “ahahaha fuck you you idiot that’s never going to happen” disguised as a maybe (not that it would need to fit the storyline because Stiles could easily be openly bisexual but never happen to date a dude on the show, but you know how it is, queer relationships have to be important to the plot and all straight ones are just thrown at us, whether they make sense or not.
Basically, the list of things that make me want to stop watching Teen Wolf because they make me very upset is getting very very long.
On the other hand, I don’t ever want to really leave the fandom. I love the fandom, I love the fanart and the fanfics, and I know I’ll still ship Sterek when I’m 80 and sitting in an armchair surrounded by a bunch of cats, and if I want to continue contributing to the show (which I do, I never want to stop making gifsets and writing fanfic), I will probably need to watch the show anyways, if only to get new material to gif.
The good thing is that I don’t ned to decide now. I have until June, and maybe until then I’ve managed to compartmentalise some of the issues I mentioned above (and the others I forgot to mention). I’ll probably give it a try, because the characters are my babies and I love them, but I can’t promise I won’t quit eventually.
I will never quit the fandom, though. You can’t get rid of me that easily.
'because Stiles could easily be openly bisexual but never happen to date a dude on the show, but you know how it is, queer relationships have to be important to the plot and all straight ones are just thrown at us, whether they make sense or not.'
My thoughts exactly. Then they go and bring people back just because JD likes them while they completely ignore the characters that they do bring in (Parrish, Morrell).
I also think it may be time for me to move on. Not because Sterek isn’t happening, but because I feel the show is always about what JD wants, whether it makes sense or not. Yes, it’s his show and he is the writer. But I don’t have to watch something I no longer enjoy. I should want to watch it for the right reasons, after all.
I won’t apologize for my reasons for watching a show, or for wanting to see two fun characters paired together. I won’t be sorry that I am who I am and that I want what I want. I won’t be shamed for it no matter what anyone else says or does. Most of all, I forgive Tyler Posey for being on a show with fans, and for being asked to participate in an interview where questions that might pertain to fans of the show are asked. I don’t watch the show for Sterek alone, but the assumption was that anyone who ships Sterek is watching the show for the wrong reasons. I can just as easily watch something else, Posey.
sure we’re weird, bizarre and twisted. but we’re also the ones you guys turn to when you need to win something.
Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Jeff Davis.
Well I am pretty sure this is the best thing I’ve ever seen.. I’m rolling on the floor dying of laughter.
I get what you’re saying. Except there are times when a fic is about more than two characters getting together and more about what happens after. People probably think I sometimes put people together too quickly because I do so when the story requires it to happen that way. Just my thought.
I could not agree more. Well put and direct to the point.
Dear Mr. Davis:
First, I would like to congratulate you on the creation of a show that has successfully transitioned from campy reboot to an incredibly complex story that has grabbed viewers by the throat. While there are always things that can be improved, you’ve done an amazing job with Teen…
Season 3 is severely lacking moments like these.
This one is for all of the Sterek haters out there. I’ll continue to ship who I choose to, thank you very much.
Anonymous asked: the sad thing is the actors could just be going along with it to keep the fans happy and to keep the fans.
Dylan tweeted the sterek video voluntarily.
Holland answered sterek as who she ships voluntarily. She could have chosen any other ship. (e.g. Stydia)
Hoechlin could have not asked for a copy of the sterek book for Dylan, yet he did voluntarily.
I get what you’re saying. The thing is, and I hate to admit it, Jeff isn’t any more likely to listen to the actors than he is to the fans. Sure, they might have more pull than the average twitter user from Oregon, but that doesn’t mean he’s interested in telling the story that way. I think it is more likely the writers have been told to toss in bones for us every few episode to keep the interest up and the fans to keep watching with the endgame being very different. I adore Sterek but I feel like the people that actually have the power to do something about the development of the show aren’t as enthused.
I am loving what Jeff Davis is doing with Ms. Morell this season. Bianca is a talented actress (and under appreciated) and her role in the show is perfect for her. I’m pretty sure she’s going to end up dead when things come to a head between the Alphas and the rest of the Beacon Hills werewolves, which I’m not excited about.
I’m just trying to figure out which side she’s on because I get the feeling she is playing both sides for her own agenda. She gave Stiles and Lydia some useful advice in the past and now that she’s aligned with their enemy, Deucalian (et al.), her motives are being brought into question. Does her role as an Emissary mean that she has to keep people like Lydia and Stiles safe, or just that she was preparing them for the arrival of the Alpha Pack? I’m intrigued to find out.
What are your thoughts?