get to know me meme: [2/20] favorite fictional characters → derek hale

"I might not be an Alpha, but I can still fight like one."

tagged → #derek hale #teen wolf
sterec:

Sterek Week : Lyrics { Rascal Flatts - Come , Wake me up }

Tonight your memory burns like a fire.I just sit in these flames and pray that you’ll come back.

sterec:

Sterek Week : Lyrics { Rascal Flatts - Come , Wake me up }

Tonight your memory burns like a fire.
I just sit in these flames and pray that you’ll come back.

Dylan O’Brien with fans.

even when close to death your teeth game is still strong 

tagged → #derek hale #teen wolf
ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴍᴇ ᴄʜᴏᴏѕᴇ —  ᴅᴇᴩᴜᴛу ᴩᴀʀʀɪѕʜ ᴏʀ ᴄᴏʀᴀ ʜᴀʟᴇ
asked by lonewolfed (click gifs for episode information)
dereksdylan:


Dylan O’Brien on set of Teen Wolf Season 3B.

Stiles getting ready for Sterek

dereksdylan:

Dylan O’Brien on set of Teen Wolf Season 3B.

Stiles getting ready for Sterek

dylansdimple:

heres a lil something to make your day better

dylansdimple:

heres a lil something to make your day better


Countdown to The Maze Runner → Day 6
“Can’t take a chance that one day, in one spot, somewhere, an exit might appear. We can’t give up. Ever.” 

Countdown to The Maze Runner → Day 6

“Can’t take a chance that one day, in one spot, somewhere, an exit might appear. We can’t give up. Ever.” 

“We’re on a ship. Pun intented.”


The boys from #mazerunner (featured in our September and October issues!) grace the red carpet at tonight’s screening in NYC - we can’t wait for the movie to start!

The boys from #mazerunner (featured in our September and October issues!) grace the red carpet at tonight’s screening in NYC - we can’t wait for the movie to start!

Anonymous asked: i can't stop thinking about something breenwolf (i think) mentioned lately... jeff davis claims to have created a world free of homophobia. but if it were, why is there a need for gay clubs, why does coach feel the need to clarify he has no problem with scott and danny dancing, why are there stereotypes attached to being gay like the sheriff telling stiles he's clearly not gay dressed like that, why would stiles be surprised by caitlin and the concept of bisexuality (part1)

flower-of-the-desert:

darachmoon:

and how does davis’ assumed homophobia free world work with theories like the one about stiles being in the closet about his spark AND his sexuality? why would he need to worry about what his dad and scott think of it since it should be nothing but perfectly normal to them. no different to being straight in any sense. not even worth discussing. why would he be in the closet about it, trying to appear “normal” since being queer IS normal in the tw world? the world davis created is NOT free of homophobia. at all. it’s just free of lgbt characters with enough screentime to count as representation.

————————————-

I agree with you that the world Jeff Davis has created in Teen Wolf is not perfectly free of homophobia. But compared to our own society i still claim it’s way ahead of us. The representation could be and should be better, there is no denying that. But compared to a lot of other shows on TV it’s quite good. But we’re at a place where “quite good” isn’t cutting it - we feel we’ve been promised more than it is delivering. The recent article in OUT magazine has added to this gap between what we feel we’ve received and what they feel they’ve delivered. And this is a problem.

I think a huge part of this discrepancy can be explained by two factors

  1. the promise of “A world free of homophobia” creates expecations regarding representation and more visible LGBT characters than we’re used to. But so far most of these have been minor characters with limited story arcs - people expect more visibility with such a statement.
  2. A world free of homophobia shows us a world as it should be. Jeff Davis’ intention is to show how good it can be and want us to immitate it - it’s intended as an inspiration. The intention is good, but not really what we want. We want to see characters and a world we can related to - NOW. We want situations and characters with the same kind of issues that we struggle with. In a world mostly free of homophobia this is pushed to the sidelines - it’s in the background, it’s part of the framework and the society but it’s not a problem, so it’s not highlighted and flagged. And i don’t think this would be such a problem if point 1 was met in a satisfactory manner.

So with these two factors - too little representations in key characters and a non-recognisable framework, our need is not fulfilled. And i get that, i truly do.

Before i go on i’d like to point out something, hopefully without angering people and sounding like Jeff Davis is whispering in my ear. Here’s a quote from Jeff regarding his vision for the show:

(source)

"I’m trying to create a world where there’s no racism, there’s no sexism, there’s no homophobia. And I know it’s not real life, but I kind of don’t care. I’d like to create a world where none of that matters: you have the supernatural creatures for that to work as an analogy. In my mind, if you can create a world like that on TV, maybe life starts to imitate it.”

He is trying - and i believe he’s doing a mostly good job of portraying a world where homophobia isn’t a big deal. Think about it - when the teacher asked who’d want to be Erica’s partner in class an equal amount of girls raised their hands and gave her sultry looks.

At almost every every party scene has some same sex couple making out in the background without anyone batting an eyelash.

image

No one questions Danny being on the lacrosse team - he’s popular, a jock and gay and no one cares. No one cared that Ethan was gay either - their issue was with him being in league with Deucalion. The same with Caitlin and her now dead girlfriend, neither Melissa nor Stiles reacted to them being a same sex couple.

image

So Jeff Davis is clearly attempting to reach his goal. And in this regard i think he’s mostly successful. But i’m starting to think his well-intentioned goal is backfiring - clearly we don’t want to see pefection, that isn’t relevant to us. We want something we can identify with. And at this point we’re stuck somewhere in between - neither totally homophoia free with visible LGBT characters or a world mirrored in our own with issues we can relate to. But this is fixable and i think Davis is working towards it, but it’s such a slow burn many of us are loosing patience.

You also bring up some additional interesting points, some of which i agree with and others don’t.

You claim In a homophobia free world we don’t need gay clubs. I disagree. Just because everyone accepts and respects your sexuality, that doesn’t take away your need to sometimes hang out with just people who are like you. Just because a gay club exist doesn’t mean you can’t hook up with someone somewhere else. If you love jazz, you might seek out jazz clubs every now and then and those passionate about salsa might sometimes go to a club that specializes in that music rather than try to salsa all over the dance floor at the local night club. I agree you do not need them - but you might still want them.

The Danny and Scott dancing scene i actually agree with. Scott was banned from the dance and if they accepted same sex couples there in the first place, the fact that scott was dancing with danny shouldn’t prevent coach from tossing him out. If they wanted scott to come to the dance regardless of his ban that was a cheap plot device that goes against jeff davis’ vision.

The case of stiles and his closeted struggles

As for the case of stiles i have a feeling this is much more rooted in the stilinski family dysfunction than actual homophobia. Throughout the seasons we’ve had glimpses of their dynamic and although this is clearly two people who care deeply about each other, i genunienly don’t think they understand each other properly . Also, like with much of teen wolf, they suffer from lack of communication, wrongful assumptions and some deep-seeded misundestandings that has led stiles particularly to believe that his dad doesn’t really trust him, and there is also that element of guilt over his mothers death that we can’t ignore.

What we need to take into account before looking at this more closely is that there are signs that point to stiles being the narrator of the story. athenadark has written a meta about this. With this in mind every scene we have will be tinged with his assumptions, his biases, his interpretations. And they may not be entirely accurate or true.

Stiles lost his mom when he was 8 and we know little about the circumstances surrounding this expect that the sheriff was caught up in an accident when she died and stiles was there with her. They seldom talk about her - this is evident in that she’s only been mentioned a handful times at best throughout the series.

I’d like to draw attention to the wolfsbane induced hallucination Stiles had during episode 2x09 Party Guessed. He sees his dad, drunk, angry and hurling accusations at him:

Sheriff: Why am I wearing black? What are you, an idiot? I just came from a funeral. You know, people wear black at funerals. Get out of my face.
It’s you.
It’s all you.
You know, every day I saw her lying that hospital slowly dying I thought, “how the hell am I supposed to raise this stupid kid on my own? This hyperactive little bastard who keeps ruining my life?” It’s all you.
It’s you, Stiles.
You killed your mother.
You hear me? You killed her.
And now you’re killing me.

image

When they were under the wolfsbane-spell they all saw their worst fears: allison saw herself as kate - a ruthless killer, jackson saw his real parents, faceless, scott saw allison cheating on him with the kanima and stiles saw his dad accusing him of killing his mom, of being a burden to him.

For all his sarcasm and jokes, this is clearly something that is weighing on Stiles. He’s feeling guilty for some reason, and whether this is due to a child’s misunderstanding of his dad’s grief or something else is just speculations at this point. But Stiles clearly knows he’s a handful, he feels guilty and we get glimpses of how he tries to take care of his dad, and shield him from the supernatural as long as possible. He’s scared of losing him, and clearly stiles dreads that it won’t take much for his dad to give up on him.

But we’ve seen countless times how utterly wrecked the sheriff is when stiles is in danger. that is a man that loves his son unconditionally and would walk through hell and back for him. But i don’t think stiles realizes this. And the sheriff does give stiles a hard time, he does sometimes let comments fall like “i haven’t believed a word that comes out of his mouth since he learned how to speak”. I can totally see Stiles as a kid with wild stories and creative white lies, that probably half exasperates and half amuses the sheriff.

image

So while i don’t think the sheriff means to hurt stiles, he still does. Like when Stiles presents theories, the sheriff needs confirmation from scott before he believes it. The latest example being in 4x12 when Stiles needs to go to Mexico to save scott and he tells his dad the truth, and he’s still shot down and punished later. Scott is not there to confirm, and the sheriff doubts.

Like when he finds his son on scene of yet another crime outside a gay club when he’s probably never had any signs from stiles that he might be gay or bi, and he suddenly alludes to that, he reacts with frustration and attempts to cut through the bullshit by saying you’re not gay. If he’d believed for half a second stiles was telling the truth, i think he would accept it without question. Because when stiles a moment later spins a lie about them cheering up Danny who broke up with his boyfriend the sheriff shows no sign of being disgusted by that. In fact he praises stiles for being a good friend.

image

(gif not mine - source)

The same goes for the supernatural. That is something that the sheriff does not have control over and it’s taken him by complete surprise. And i do think he sometimes wishes he could go back to being ignorant. But they do seem to be getting on better now that stiles has come clean about that, even if they still have some issues to work through. and the sheriff seems to accept both scott and derek and have no issues working with a trusting them. But still stiles seems hesitant to present anything but a perfect and normal front to his dad. I’ve talked about this as well in relation to him and Malia.

image

But for stiles who is probably mentally tiptoeing around his dad he is interpreting every sigh and every comment from his dad in the worst way possible. To him it looks like his dad prefers and trusts scott, that he doesn’t trust stiles. And if stiles feels that there’s more about him that isn’t normal, that will only add to his dad’s bad impression of him, and so he supresses it and ignores it.

image

This is actually a really sad story, and i do believe it’s all because of misunderstandings and miscommunication. But the sheriff is certainly not without blame here. Because for all that i love him, he does tend to distrust Stiles a lot and perhaps unintentionally put him down. Stiles did lie to him for almost a year about the supernatural, and the sheriff is no dummy. He’s a cop and a good detective - he clearly knew something was up. But Stiles spun lie after lie, turned up at countless crime scenes, stole a police wan, got a restraining order, got him fired and continued to put himself in harms way. For all that he loves stiles, he’s probably not totally sure he can trust him again, and stiles will have to earn that back. That is why the scene fra the season 4 finale is so heartbreaking. Stiles did everything right for once - was totally honest with his dad, but he still didn’t take his advice and when he didn’t get through to him stiles reverted back to blatant lies. Because the alternative was not acceptable and he should not be punished for that.

As you can see, i feel we’re dealing with two guys not good at talking about their feelings and not used to sharing things. and i don’t think either realizes this or if they do, they don’t know how to fix it. But they need to, and fast. Because the consequences of discommunication seldom leads to good things in Teen Wolf.

So basically homophoia has nothing to do with it really, but circumstance has made stiles’ interpretations of his dad and his reactions so that it seems like it. Basically the stilinski men need a good dose of family therapy :) Seems like something Melissa would be good at tbh. Can we hire her?

Something I want to add that has been sitting in the back of my mind for some time is (and I hope I manage to explain myself well) that I don’t think a homophobia free world means…what we thought it meant? I mean I get the feeling that maybe people took that to mean people in BH have no idea of the consept of homophobia? And I don’t think that’s what it is - rather I think it’s a world where it’s not accepted and considered right to be homophobic - basically the opposite of our world (or even better how our world should have been all along and how hopefully it will become soon). It’s clear that the characters know what being homophobic means, it’s just that they rightfully do not accept it as being in any way an ok behaviour.

And maybe that’s why I don’t see the issue with the coach scene? I mean the way I see it in our world people would have sided with coach and agreed that scott and danny should leave (best case scenario) but in BH where people know what homophobia is but do not accept it when they think coach might be showing such behaviour? They turn on him.

Because you know no matter how normal or acceptable society considers something, there’s always going to be some asshole who doesn’t agree. So I can’t see how no matter how ok it is to be not straight in the world of TW there wouldn’t be someone who thinks otherwise. Unless I’m suppose to think there are no asshole in BH. And we know for a fact that’s not true. So that’s why I think it’s not that homophobia does not exist as an idea or a consept or whatever in BH but I think it’s just that the world of TW has done what our world failed to do and squashed that shit under a giant rock.

Thank you, flower for adding to this post. I think you make a valid point.