twxmas meme: day 08
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Teen Wolf X-Mas Meme [8/31]: My OTP - Sterek
I just have one word - Chemistry!
SO MUCH CHEMISTRY AND WANT.
I’m seeing all this talk on whether Teen Wolf has an ensemble cast or is a show with a single protagonist. It’s such a tired subject, but in my opinion, I see Teen Wolf, more or less, existing somewhere in the middle.
It is, by no means, a series with a clear, heavy ensemble like Game of Thrones, Heroes, Downton Abbey or Battlestar Galactica, but it’s not exactly a single-main character show either like Arrow, Smallville, Supernatural or Dexter. The lines tend to blur a bit on Teen Wolf, which could very well be chalked up to mediocre planning and thoughtlessness on the writer’s part. Or perhaps the writers are attempting to change the structure of the show entirely to make it more of an ensemble show three and a half seasons into it, which is very possible, but it didn’t start out that way.
If someone were to ask me who I thought the very most central character of Teen Wolf is, I would immediately say Scott McCall. If someone asked me who I thought the most central character of Smallville was, of course, it would be Clark Kent. But if someone were to ask me the same question about Game of Thrones, there would be no right or wrong answer, because there truly is not one, central character. I mean, if you hadn’t read the books, the one protagonist we thought we had gets his head chopped off.
Teen Wolf, at least in my opinion, wasn’t written to make people stop and think when asked that question. Most of the questioning, again, in my opinion, has been the product of misinterpreting the narrative in order for it to fall in favor of one character over another, which is just a really strange practice.
A show I’d say Teen Wolf is pretty similar to in terms of character structure is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and in the most abstract ways possible. Buffy Summers is the main character. She runs the show, but some single episodes, hell, even some long arcs focus on different characters entirely. Does that mean it has a straight, ensemble cast? No, because all strands still connect back to Buffy Summers. Same can be said for Teen Wolf. That, in itself, without all the fandom bullshit that unfortunately seems to go along with it in the world of Teen Wolf, is just fine.
The plot begins with Scott McCall. But that’s not to say that characters like Allison, Derek, Stiles and Lydia aren’t extremely crucial to the narrative, story and plot (no, they are not the same thing) People seem to think that if Scott is clearly identified as the protagonist of the show; Character A, if you will… it somehow degrades the characters around him. I don’t think that’s the case at all. Though, that might be because I’m not really a stan for any character on Teen Wolf, so perhaps I’m thinking more clearly and universally than others when it comes to shit like this.
I’m a T.V. Writing & Producing major, and I wrote a paper on Developing the ‘Main Character’ a while back — one of the most crucial points I made was a lead’s dire need for good support in order to be successful. Allison, Stiles, Lydia, Derek (sometimes), etc… are there to support Scott’s journey. In turn, Scott McCall is there to support the journey’s of Allison, Stiles, Lydia, Derek (sometimes), etc… it’s not a one-way street, but when its all said and done, Scott is where all the cross sections meet.
I think some people need to take a step back, stop stanning for two seconds, and actually think clearly and logically about the structure of the actual series we love and in a lot of cases, hate. It’s a lot less stressful that way.
p.s. this post is probably all over the place. I’m tired from working all day, and this post doesn’t even have to be responded to. I just had to get the words out, for peace of mind.
i wanted to play with color but instead i just did the punk thing and now im gonna pass out thanks ;a;
Sterek AU Derek overhears Scott and Stiles talking about a guy Stiles likes and gets a little competitive.
Little does he know the guy is him.
sighs over Derek and Stiles.
Like you don’t understand.
*clutches your face* DEREK AND STILES just make me feel better after a long day. and it makes me smile when i feel horrible. and when the fandom is being shit i can read about Derek and Stiles and all that ickiness just evaporates. And when i see a gif set about them i just feel all tingly inside. And when people start talking shit or being asses about Derek and Stiles. I can see some Derek and Stiles and everything feels so much better.
They are my feel good ship and not even shit fandom can make me hate Derek and Stiles.
So it seems like season 3B of Teen Wolf is the one where everyone (finally) loses their shit, all hallucinating and having nightmares and shit, and then they skype Derek, who’s living on a beach somewhere, with absolutely nothing going on, and they’re like, “DEREK DEREK HELP US, DUDE, SHIT IS HORRIBLE” and he’s just like,
And then he flips them off, hangs up, and rides into the sea on the back of a giggling dolphin, the end.
What would you like to happen during an apocalypse?
Season 3A gag reel
1.) Will there ever be a cuter on screen father/son duo than Linden and Dylan? I love that Dylan probably beefed it into the wall on complete accident but Liden was just like “Well sure, why not” and ran with it. Dorks.
2.) I love how this could also just 100% be Stilinski family natural grace and poise at work. Majestic creatures.
Big feral monsters who get protective over their tiny human mates are my absolute favorite thing.
That would be a cool dream sequence. So maybe….we’ll see :)
Dances With Wolves
↳ 8 / 25
"Better late than never"
Derek comes across the selfies Stiles had planned to send him.