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28th-Jan-2014 11:30 pm
Stiles
Yes! I have Teen Wolf in the subject and not Supernatural because..dammit Teen Wolf.

I can't see myself ever being totally fannish about TW but I do rather love watching it (and might be just a wee bit hooked!). I have to say though I struggle to know what's going on half the time. Is there a kind of SuperWiki for Teen Wolf? I feel like I need a crash course on the mythology. I have watched every episode and I haven't a clue what's going on in the bigger picture.

Ummm..any TW fans on my flist?



I am liking this series SO much more than when it started. I'm even beginning to like/tolerate Allison. And Lydia is developing into a really interesting and likeable character. Stiles and Scott are probably the reason I watch (along with Stiles and his dad and Scott and his mom and the twin werewolves are grabbing my…er…interest lately) but after every episode I am left wondering what the hell?! Is there a concrete myth arc with this? Are the monsters (yay creepy shadow monsters) all connected in some way? Or are they just MoTWs? And what's with tree stump? (clearly not paying attention with all the bare-chestiness on my screen).

I also wonder with all the sterek shipping stuff how it must be for sterek fans watching the last 4 episodes without them even being on the screen together? And what's with Derek anyway? Why is he so ineffectual? Is it part of the overall all Scott as alpha arc?

(I thought SPN was a challenge to write meta about. I bet TW fans have a harder time with it…)

I do have to say that as male friendships in TV go Scott and Stiles is currently one of my fav. SO uncomplicated. They are just damn good friends - no crappy misunderstandings or manufactured tiffs. They just are. I also like that as a "teen" pitched drama it's handling some issues more maturely than others. And it usually has creepier monsters than SPN. What the…!!

Strangely I have no desire to know "what happens next" as I do with SPN, but I do look forward to seeing the characters, monsters and any discussion that might occur about pack dynamics.
Comments 
28th-Jan-2014 01:58 pm (UTC)
It's probably best to try and ignore the plot. While this season is shaping up to be pretty cool (at least so far), last season, meaning 3A, made no sense a lot of time and was very infuriatingly.

But yes to the Scott and Stiles friendship! They are delightful together and hilariously unsubtle in their shenanigans.
28th-Jan-2014 02:44 pm (UTC)
Oh *phew* I seriously thought I was missing out on some serious myth arc-ness. Seems not (looking at the other comments too!)

They are delightful together and hilariously unsubtle in their shenanigans.

They are! They are such a joy. Love their "Famous Five" quality (*yikes* might be showing my age with that reference....;D)
xx
28th-Jan-2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
They do kinda have a myth-arc per season but yeah, definitely better off ignoring it and staying for the character moments.
28th-Jan-2014 02:03 pm (UTC)
I'm not a huge Teen Wolf fan but I do try to follow it and I totally agree, the mythology and storyline are often really confusing! I'm glad it's not just me who thinks that tbh. At the end of an episode, I generally haven't a hope of explaining how it forwarded the plot. I can't quite put my finger on why it's so fuzzy, either. Maybe they just don't explain things clearly enough for my fuzzy brain? lol.

As for Sterek, well, during last night's ep there was a campaign to tweet "#moresterek" and it trended worldwide. But Jeff Davies is usually very good about telling fans when Derek and Stiles are going to see a lot of each other and when they aren't. He was pretty clear that they wouldn't be sharing a lot of screentime for a good bit of 3b so fans aren't up in arms. I actually think Sterek fans can be pretty good about campaigning for Sterek but in a reasonably calm way. A few hate tweets were sent to an actress who is apparently going to kiss Stiles (or did in last night's ep? haven't seen it yet!) and everyone thought they were from Sterek fans but it turns out they were from Stydia fans. It's not good either way, but at least it's not people rolling their eyes at crazy slash fans again, you know?
28th-Jan-2014 02:53 pm (UTC)
Hey,

Thanks so much for filling me in. The sterek stuff is interesting because even as a non shipper the lack of screen time has been noticeable. In fact, I'm not sure how any shippers would fare in this show. Lot's of changing about. :)

(ha! And I've just read some stuff on tumblr about the meaning behind the kiss (and dialogue). I won't spoil you but apparently there's an underlying message…;)

the mythology and storyline are often really confusing!

I'm glad it's not just me. It looks like it's just made up as it goes - satisfying the story for each episode. I just can't seem to join the dots...
28th-Jan-2014 02:06 pm (UTC)
TW is one where I seem to be in it for the fic more than the show itself, and for precisely the reasons you point out - I watch and haven't got the foggiest what the ever loving hell is going on half the time! And I seem to like the Sterek pairing, so yes, just as well I'm not relying on canon.
28th-Jan-2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
I haven't delved into any fic as yet (seen some cool art though). I wish the sterek pairing interested me as there seems to be so much stuff on it!

I'm glad I'm not the only one confused by the myth arc/s. ;)
28th-Jan-2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
No one understands the TW plot, or timeline, or mythology, least of all the creator. The best course of action is to simply enjoy the ride and not worry about it. :P
28th-Jan-2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
Oh thank God! (even the creator has no idea? I don't feel so bad then…)

And I will take your advice. I seem to watch for the pretty anyway...

:D icon...
28th-Jan-2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
The creator pretends he knows what he's doing, but he's contradicted himself out loud more times than I can count, then tries to back-pedal and re-explain and then falls back on: "You just didn't understand what I said/my creative genius."

*shrug*

I pay no attention to him, try not to worry about the gaping plot holes, and simply enjoy the pretty. Also, the parents are the best thing on TW. TW may not understand plot or mythos, but they write great parents. :)
28th-Jan-2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
LOL I scrolled past this without realizing it was you!
28th-Jan-2014 03:05 pm (UTC)
Ha! something something other than SPN! Will wonders ever cease?! :))
28th-Jan-2014 03:19 pm (UTC)
I don't watch Teen Wolf, so literally the only thing I have to say here is that there needs to be a penis going into the mouth of that poor twink in your icon
29th-Jan-2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
HA!! There are lots of TW fans who would agree with you!
31st-Jan-2014 01:27 am (UTC)
*nods*
28th-Jan-2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
Welcome aboard! Yeah, I wouldn't worry too much about myth arcs and timelines and silly things like plot, since Jeff rarely does. Teen Wolf is the fandom that actually made me "get" Tumblr, it's a great fandom for the pretty pics and gifs and AUs.

As far as shipping Sterek goes, it's not that uncommon on the show for them not to have much screen-time together, so it really doesn't bother me one way or another. Maybe it's just my thing for delayed gratification!

I am definitely liking this season more than last (3B over 3A, stupid fucking labelling system WHY!?!?!), and am actually ENJOYING watching the show! Which really just makes me wonder what Jeff has in store for us...
29th-Jan-2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
Hi. Thank you! I rather love that everyone agrees that there is very little plot! ha.

Maybe it's just my thing for delayed gratification!

It's one of the few shows that I feel like the might, one day, honour that ship. Maybe. ;)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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29th-Jan-2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
*high five* me shallow too…:))
28th-Jan-2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough, with Teen Wolf I have no particular desire to know what exactely is going on. It looks pretty, has feels all over the place, and did I say pretty? I feel rather proud if I can recall the major plot poins from the previous episode, beyond that it's all a bit of a blur.

I love all the various kid/parent relationships, but Stiles/Dad and Scott/Mum are the best. Her trying to manage to teen wolves in the house is so cool. Just pack it in, you two! I'm also rather fond of Scott/Isaac if it comes to slashing non-canon relationships, much more than I could ever see Stiles/Derek. And, as you said, Stiles and Scott make a great non-slashy duo. No dramas, but they always (try) to have each other's backs.

The stump, I think, is a Mountain Ash, and as such has mystical power and was where the Darach re-fuelled (or something).
30th-Jan-2014 09:14 am (UTC)
Definitely pretty!!!

And I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't recall the plot points. The Darach story line was totally confusing. And now we have a glowing girl and a tree stuff of fireflys - or something.

I ADORE the parents of the kids in this! For the most part I love all the different relationships. Mostly, they just get on without it being toooo focused on the emotions. I like a bit of that, but I also like the action, adventure and pretty!

29th-Jan-2014 03:44 am (UTC)
I have a hard time following it, too. I've seen the first two seasons, and enjoyed it, but I haven't kept up with the new eps.
30th-Jan-2014 09:14 am (UTC)
I've really enjoyed the recent eps. Much more than I did the earlier ones. Not exactly sure why though…
29th-Jan-2014 09:40 am (UTC)
What myth arc?.. :P

;)
30th-Jan-2014 09:15 am (UTC)
Bwahahaha! Oh you watch it to huh? (Soooo much less angst than SPN).

xx
30th-Jan-2014 06:20 am (UTC)
I love Teenwolf. I have a bad crush on Alison's Dad... along with Derek and all the other bare-chestedness. The twins aren't my thing though. hmm. I adore the friendship Scott and Stiles have and Lydia has been a great character from the moment they revealed she's actually pretty damn smart.

The story arcs lately have been confusing as heck, but if you sit back they slowly come together like a mad kaleidoscope of pieces. The tree is all magical and they're connected to it after all the not-dying. Not sure if were meant to get more than that from it, though it does attract more supernatural stuff to the town I believe.

Happy to chat TeenWolf any time with ya. Mwa!
30th-Jan-2014 09:18 am (UTC)
I've been sucked in!! I started watching it a while ago but wasn't that keen on it. This season has been much more interesting to me. At the moment the thing I am interested in with the twins is them finding a pack. I have no idea why they need to find a pack, but I love the notion of pack dynamics.

I'm enjoying how much less stressful it is to watch than SPN. It's a fun ride!
30th-Jan-2014 12:17 pm (UTC)
Um, they need to find a pack because they were alphas, but now they aren't. And betas need an alpha or they become omegas and then other werewolves and hunters and stuff will kill them, because without a pack they are weak... or so season one kept telling us about Scott. :P

Oh it's a fun ride indeed. (And rather a hot one.) :D
31st-Jan-2014 01:31 am (UTC)
Hah, I almost pulled a counteragent until I saw it was you. I can recall the plot quite clearly, but it just makes me RAGEFLAIL when I do, as there is no continuity whatsoever on this freakin' show. SO I JUST FOCUS ON THE PRETTY, THE FEELS, AND ALLLLLLLL THE FANFIC AND FANART.
31st-Jan-2014 03:35 pm (UTC)
as there is no continuity whatsoever on this freakin' show.

Ha! I am beginning to see that! (EVERYBODY has said the same thing!) Lucky there's SO much pretty and feels (and your art!)
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