teen wolf // star trek au:
in which Scott is captain, Stiles is a sarcastic engineer, and Lydia is a genius they pick up along the way.
let’s discuss how the show totally got in on all that badass-stiles-with-a-bat fanon and then smashed it. like, literally
DYLAN CARESSES A BAT, HOECHLIN HAS KILLER THIGHS, NEWS AT 10/9 C
all i want in teen wolf is for derek to have an intense romantic relationship with a serial killing monster with no face.
"If Derek Hale has to date a homicidal nightmare creature, he might as well date the one that tries to thwart his enemies."
oh, how the ghost of you clings
Your headcanon is not actual canon.
A showrunner does not have an obligation (legal, moral, or otherwise) to not contradict your fic. If the show is still airing, you will probably be jossed to hell and back. This is not a new concept. Stop acting like it is.
New canon is still canon and until you join the show’s writing staff it is still more true than your meta posts. Canon gives no shits about your reblogs.
Characterization that does not fit in neatly with your preconceived notions of the character is not “bad characterization” nor “wrong”. Characters, like actual people you know in real life, can be both a cocky asshole one minute and a heartbreaking puddle of tears the next. Remember how you were a total jerk and cut in line at the grocery store without asking but then you went home to cuddle your dog? This is like that, only on TV the trauma will get amped up tenfold and the person you cut in front of would be plotting your death.
Fans and fandom exist in spaces beyond tumblr. Do not assume that a circle-jerk of reblogs from your followers counts as a good sample size for a fandom as a whole. It really, really doesn’t.
A kind character is not the same as a boring character. Believe it or not, some people can enjoy a hero who emphatically isn’t an antihero. (Does the world need another show about a morally grey dude tormented by his past mistakes? Personally, I am really sick of shows trying their best to manipulate me into sympathizing with their incredibly suspect antihero dudes as said antihero does horrific things over and over but it’s OKAY because he has FEELINGS and STARES EMOTIONALLY INTO THE HORIZON sometimes. I get enough of that shit on Mad Men, okay. And even then I still really hate Don Draper as a fictional person.)
Teen Wolf is still a genre show and it is very aware of this fact. Nobody outside of fandom is going to claim it’s the best shit since The Wire, and I doubt fans would even go that far. That said, the people who still claim to watch Teen Wolf because it’s “so bad” just come off as people who have literally never watched genre television with any regularity. Until a racist truck gets caught in a sharknado that wipes out half of Beacon Hills, I will hold firm that this show is not even remotely embarrassing for genre tv.
(I am not even going to go into the trend of “a show’s problems can only be addressed via aggressive rhetoric on the Internet” because that is a thing I can’t be bothered with right now. Gotta love tumblr fandom, y’all.)
AGGRESSIVELY GRABBING CAKES.
ABOUT TIME, TBH
Raise your hand if you are crying right now.
TOO SOON, Issac. God.
Stiles’s jeep for all the awards, y’all
The Camaro was sacrificed so the Jeep would survive.
remember how in the first half of s1 it was like, ugh, not another dumb scott/allison scene, but then somehow allison became the best character on the show?
Ever since she brought out the condom in front of her parents.
But seriously it could just be ALLISON ARGENT: AMAZING BADASS and I would love every second.