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Watchlist: Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Merlin, Once Upon A Time, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Hawaii 5-0, Bones, Merlin, Sherlock Holmes, and really just way more than I can remember.
Ships: Merthur, Sterek, Destiel
Well then, let me show you, because that’s what I do for a living.
Right now, it’s this time of the year, and the little ones have just freshly hatched:
You’ll notice they’re still blind and naked when they hatch. So I make them little coats to keep them warm during their first winter:
See how they happily line up to put them on:
See? Better. Now they’re ready to go and explore the world.
And if they make it through the winter and we take good care of them, they will grow up to be strong and wise like their older fellows:
So, in case you were ever wondering, now you know.
I knew books could be beautiful and smart. I didn’t know they could be adorable.
jesus though it looks like a buddy werewolf cop show where hoechlin plays the salt-n-pepper bearded old timer to scott’s rookie deputy and there are SHENANIGANS and MISUNDERSTANDINGS and MENTOR MOMENTS and THE STUDENT HAS SURPASSED THE MASTER moments and wow i would watch that show
STILES’ DAD AS THEIR NO-NONSENSE BOSS THAT IS CONSTANTLY GIVING SCOTT THE SIDE-EYE AND TELLING DEREK TO WATCH HIS ROOKIE PARTNER
STILES AS THE DISPATCH OFFICER THAT KNOWS ALL OF THE SECRETS! HE AND SCOTT BEING THE STUPID BUDDIES THAT PLAY PRANKS ON THEIR BOSS AND OFFICER HALE!!!
LYDIA BEING A LAWYER AND ALLISON AN ATF AGENT THAT GETS CALLED DOWN TO THEIR SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN WHEN IT BECOMES APPARENT THAT THE ARGENTS ARE RUNNING GUNS. SHE MARRIED ISAAC AND TOOK HIS NAME AND SO WHEN ITS REVELED THAT SHE’S AN ARGENT THERE’S ~DRAMA~ AND THREATS TO HER JOB.
DEREK THINKS SCOTT AND ALLISON ARE HAVING AN AFFAIR AND DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH IT SO HE IGNORES IT AND STILES IS CONSTANTLY LIKE “IT’S NOT LIKE THAT, DUDE, OKAY??” AND THEN DEREK WALKS IN ON ISSAC AND SCOTT MAKING OUT ONE NIGHT AND IT LIKE “HOLY SHIT, ITS ALL THREE OF YOU”
ERICA AND BOYD ARE FORENSICS AND CONSTANTLY HELP DEREK WITH RETALIATION PRANKS AGAINST STILES AND SCOTT
I NEED THIS FIC, STAT.
PLEASE DEAR GOD SOMEONE WRITE THIS FIC
Oooh yes please.
Stiles’ life is ruled by his heart
Plutchik wheel of emotion
Has everyone calmed down now that we know Scott AND Allison get promos too? Are we calm? Have we calmed?
I get people are hyper-vigilant about keeping Scott from being erased from his own narrative—-
It has nothing to do with skin colour for me. I tend to be blind to that, for better or worse. I love Scott and I root for him because he’s so good-hearted and a protector, but I find Derek and Stiles’ stories more interesting because they struggle. They’re broken and they know it, but they still fight on because they can do nothing else, because their loved ones are in danger and they will do anything — die or kill — to protect them. (That’s less obvious in Derek because he tends to hide his caring and he started his pack for the wrong reasons, but if nothing else, Boyd’s death proved he did care about them.) I’m more interested — more invested — in a character’s journey if they have to fight to the finish line tooth and claw.
Scott’s struggles are fairly typical of teenagers: romance, failing his friends, failing his classes… he even manages to make the werewolf thing more about how it impacts on being a “normal” teenager. That’s not to downplay the emotional struggle teenagers go through. However, I haven’t been one for a good fifteen years and even when I was a teenager, the “normal teenager” stuff didn’t really appeal to me. Since Scott’s struggle (minus werewolf stuff — which is a metaphor for teenager stuff anyway) is something we see every day and on a lot of other TV shows (shows that I generally avoid because they’re just not aimed at my age group), it has limited appeal already.
Derek and Stiles’ struggles, on the other hand, are more adult — more gritty, more dark — even though Stiles himself is still a teenager. These are two guys who have darkness in their hearts even before the Nemeton, who struggle every day with loss and grief and the anger-rage that comes from losing people you love, and who fight against their own character so they don’t disappoint the people they have left. They’re so much more like me. Where Scott is goodness and light and moral integrity that I aspire to but rarely see in real life and can rarely match, Stiles and Derek are characters that I can relate to. That’s what makes them (as individual characters; I’m going to abstain from squeeing about Sterek at this point) so appealing to me.
Plus, part of me just likes when “sidekicks” turn out to be so much more. Most of us go through our lives being sidekick or underling to someone, so it’s nice to think that even side characters (which I seriously don’t think of either Derek or Stiles as being since they’re both integral to Scott’s success no matter what other confrontations they’ve had) can be heroes in their own right.