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Posts tagged stiles stilinski

Oct 9 '12

breenwolf:

if scott and stiles’s relationship is going to be tested in s3 can i get some stiles/jackson sassy friendship going on like at the end of s1/early s2 or

Seconded

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Sep 27 '12

Erica is Derek - At least when it comes to Stiles

suzvoy:

NO, REALLY.

HEY, REMEMBER THAT TIME STERICA WAS GOING TO BE A THING? AND THEY STARTED GIVING THEM MOMENTS SO PEOPLE COULD SHIP THEM?

THERE WAS…

ERICA SHOVING STILES UP AGAINST A WALL…


…WHICH DEREK ALREADY DID.


STILES MAKING AN AWESOME POINT ABOUT WHY HE HAS A BRAIN AND ERICA DOESN’T.


STILES MAKING AN AWESOME POINT ABOUT WHY HE HAS A BRAIN AND DEREK DOESN’T.


STILES BEING ALL SNARKY AND PLEASED WITH HIMSELF.


DITTO.

(PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT DEREK IS MUCH CLOSER TO STILES THAN ERICA IS, FOR MUCH LONGER, AND IN THE STEREK VERSION THE CAMERA IS ALWAYS AT THE SIDE, SHOWING BOTH OF THEIR PROFILES CONSTANTLY, EMPHASISING THE RELATIONSHIP. THE ONLY TIME YOU GET A PROFILE SHOT IN THE STERICA PUSHING AGAINST THE WALL SCENE IS WHEN SHE TURNS TO LOOK AT THE CAMERA BEHIND HER, WHICH DOES NOT EMPHASISE THE RELATIONSHIP AT ALL BECAUSE IT’S TO SHOW HER LOOKING AWAY. AHEM.)

AND, OOO, LOOK AT ALL THESE OTHER PARALLELS:


WATCHING DEREK WALK AWAY.


WATCHING ERICA WALK AWAY.


COMPUTER TWIIIIIIIIINS.


COMPUTER THREESOME TRIPLETS TWIIIIIIIIIINS.


HOLDING ERICA WHEN SHE NEEDS HELP, BOTH MAKING A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO MEET EACH OTHER’S GAZES.


HOLDING DEREK WHEN HE NEEDS HELP, BOTH MAKING A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO MEET EACH OTHER’S GAZES (AND SRSLY, SO MUCH HARDER TO DO HERE, BUT THEY’RE TRYING).


DEREK LURKING BEHIND STILES SILENTLY, SURPRISING HIM.


ERICA DOING THE SAME THING.

HMM, JEFF DAVIS. THESE ARE SOME V V INTERESTING CHOICES.

250 notes (via breenwolfhasmoved-deactivated20 & suzvoy)Tags: pRAISE Sterica Sterek omg Teen wolf Stiles Stilinski Erica Reyes Derek Hale

Sep 22 '12
monkeyscandance:

hydrae:

I have this headcanon (that will inevitably be Jossed, of course) that every time someone touches his wrist, Stiles has a flash of panic. And that for some time, Lydia point blank refuses to go into the Hale house.
They form something of a buddy system, so neither of them get stuck around Peter, though Lydia doesn’t know why Stiles would want to avoid him, and at first thinks he has an ulterior motive. When she asks him why he’s helping her, he evades answering, which only makes her even more wary, and even though they still stick together, she closes herself off.
Eventually Stiles fesses up and tells her about Peter’s offer. And, that if Peter were to ask again, he’s not entirely sure he’d be able to say no.
I am not a fan of Stiles/Lydia as a romantic pairing at all, but I think they’d make good friends.
I did this in somewhere around an hour while I was waiting to leave for a concert hsjakhkdsffkd pardon my mess. Flowers are a bit of a call back to that set I drew, because of reasons.

Not only is the fanart gorgeous, but I love the setting you created with those two. I’d love to see those two becoming friends and the conversations they’d have when they start trusting each other. 
I just want them to bond.

monkeyscandance:

hydrae:

I have this headcanon (that will inevitably be Jossed, of course) that every time someone touches his wrist, Stiles has a flash of panic. And that for some time, Lydia point blank refuses to go into the Hale house.

They form something of a buddy system, so neither of them get stuck around Peter, though Lydia doesn’t know why Stiles would want to avoid him, and at first thinks he has an ulterior motive. When she asks him why he’s helping her, he evades answering, which only makes her even more wary, and even though they still stick together, she closes herself off.

Eventually Stiles fesses up and tells her about Peter’s offer. And, that if Peter were to ask again, he’s not entirely sure he’d be able to say no.

I am not a fan of Stiles/Lydia as a romantic pairing at all, but I think they’d make good friends.

I did this in somewhere around an hour while I was waiting to leave for a concert hsjakhkdsffkd pardon my mess. Flowers are a bit of a call back to that set I drew, because of reasons.

Not only is the fanart gorgeous, but I love the setting you created with those two. I’d love to see those two becoming friends and the conversations they’d have when they start trusting each other. 

I just want them to bond.

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Sep 21 '12

affectingly:

hungrylikethewolfie:

affectingly:

hungrylikethewolfie:

affectingly:

hungrylikethewolfie:

affectingly:

hungrylikethewolfie:

kitausu:

hungrylikethewolfie:

marielikestodraw:

afterelton:

unregisteredmutant:

heysourwolf:

Like I’m supposed to believe this is the guy who plays Derek Hale. NOPE.

That last one killed me.

I’m finding it difficult to respect the Alpha right now.

“Respect your alpha”

“Lol nope.”

… Is anyone else wondering if this might be what Derek would’ve been like if there had been no Kate and no fire, if he’d just been allowed to grow up like a (mostly) normal person?

OHMYGOSH, WHAT NO? I WAS HAPPY, AND NOW I AM CRYING. WHY???

For real, though, can’t you imagine Stiles, like, accidentally getting shuttled to an alternate universe or something, where the fire never happened and all the Hales are still around, and Peter’s not crazy, and Derek is like this?  And he’s trying to figure out how to get back to his own world, his own timeline, but he doesn’t know how.  And after a while, he’s not sure he even wants to.  Because it’s not like anyone would really miss him back home; Scott’s spending more and more time with Isaac now, and Stiles’s dad has always liked Scott better, he’ll take him under his wing and have the son he wishes he had, and maybe people will think it’s weird that he just suddenly disappeared but it’s not like he’ll be a hole in the heart of the town, or anything.

And meanwhile, in this world, people are flipping out over him because the Stiles that belongs here disappeared years and years ago, he’s presumed dead, but now apparently he’s back.  Stiles’s mom is still alive (and you see, Stiles knew it, he knew there was some sort of cosmic balance thing that happened there, that if he’d died instead she wouldn’t have), and she and his dad are happy.  And Derek Hale is like an actual approachable person, who is apparently convinced that Stiles is his mate, and is being ridiculously adorable about trying to woo him, and OH GOD HELP THERE’S NO WAY THIS CAN POSSIBLY END WELL.

WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING? WHO GAVE YOU THE RIGHT?

‘Cause see, it can’t end well. Not at all. Because the real Stiles, from this alternate universe, he’s still alive. He ran away because he got bit, he’s a werewolf. He was out of town visiting his grandparents in Wyoming and he got bit by some rogue pack, okay? And he kept his distance, disappeared off the grid and has been dealing with werewolf shenanigans elsewhere for years. 

Then suddenly, he gets wind that there’s this OTHER STILES? He’s in his old life, taking it over, and no. Absolutely not. He didn’t stay away all these years just to have some shape shifter or changeling RUIN EVERYTHING and hurt his family. So he has to come back.

And he is totally dark!Stiles by this point. You know he is, with his bat and his claws and his talent for making the people who piss him off end up dead. And now he’s going back to Beacon Hills to deal with this doppelganger and of course he’s going to meet the Hales, who he never thought about before, and there’s this soft, kind, happy version of Derek just waiting to be eaten up by someone like dark!Stiles.

…I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING SOMEONE STOP ME THIS IS YOUR FAULT MEL.

ACTUAL PTERODACTYL NOISES, OMG YES, THAT ACTUALLY MAKES THINGS ABLE TO END WAY BETTER.

Because of course, Derek would step in to keep this rogue omega from killing his mate, and this is the closest human!Stiles has ever seen him get to the Derek he knows and loves.  And then there’s confusion, because werewolf!Stiles sure as HELL recognizes his mate when he sees him, and is even more hell-bent on killing the imposter now, who was going to take his mate.  And Derek is adorably confused, because he’s getting the same feeling from both of them—more strongly from werewolf!Stiles, but that’s only to be expected, what with him being another wolf and all.  Although he really doesn’t see why they can’t work this out where he gets to keep both of them, that really seems like the best possible solution.  Meanwhile Stiles is proving who he is to his other self by relating stories about Scott from their childhood, because Scott is a freaking universal constant, recognizable no matter what the world around him may be.

And then human!Stiles is all forlorn, because he has to find a way back now.  This isn’t his world, it isn’t his life, and it just figures that the version of him that gets the better deal won’t even appreciate it.  And meanwhile Stiles has to go back to the world where he doesn’t even matter, where Derek barely tolerates him and everything is broken, and it’s just … it’s not fair.  Because all the troubles of this world seem to have been concentrated on this other version of him, and he was never given that option—he’d willingly be broken himself if it meant his friends and family got to be better.

Plus he has to watch this nice, kind Derek who actually likes him fall in love with someone else, even if it’s just another him, and god, this whole thing just really, really SUCKS, and Stiles freaking hates faeries, okay?  He’s gonna kick their ass when he gets back home.

LKSDJFLKDJSF

Oh god, and by the time he does get home, when Stiles and Derek 2.0 help him track down what he needs to get back, he’s just ready to go. It physically aches to see them together, to see the way this Derek works so hard to make the other him happy, to fix all the things that are broken. God, and he can’t even THINK about the way Derek’s whole family pulled together to try to give werewolf Stiles stability and direction and *pack*. Why oh why can’t that be him? 

But as much as it hurts to go back to a world where he doesn’t matter, he knows staying would eat him up from the inside out. And Derek doesn’t say anything, just gives him a reassuring smile because this guy isn’t actually capable of conceiving a world where things won’t work out. In his mind, bad things may happen but it’s still okay because family fixes it. Because this Derek’s always had a family and that’s his reality. 

But the other Stiles knows, and he just says, “It helps if you can at least pretend to forget.”

He nods and swallows against the sick feeling rolling in his gut and his werewolf self steps back and Stiles unwraps the pendant they stole from the faeries and as soon as his skin touches the metal, he feels a tug behind his navel. He can’t help but think of apparition from Harry Potter and it makes him feel insane and grounded all at once. And then he’s standing in the middle of the forest alone. He’s home.

He was expecting a sort of Alice in Wonderland thing, if he’s being completely honest—go off on an epic adventure, get his heart broken, return harder and wiser and realize that he hasn’t been gone long enough for anyone to miss him.  Certainly not long enough for them to have progressed into moving on.  So it’s kind of a surprise when he gets home and realizes that he’s been gone for two months, the same amount of time he spent in the other world and okay sure, that makes sense, but it’s still a little bit weird.  And even more unexpected is the fact that it takes about twenty minutes after his dad finally stops hugging him for practically every person he knows to show up at the house, wanting to see for themselves that he really is back.

Because the last anyone saw of him was when he and Scott found (what everyone later realized was) a faerie hoard, when they were yelling at each other about whose life was more fucked up.  And Stiles knew that Scott won that one, that wasn’t even his point, his point is that Scott isn’t even letting him help anymore.  He knows that Scott’s life is hard, and damn it, if Stiles could take everything back for him, if he could be the one whose life went to hell instead of the people he loves, he’d trade places with them in a heartbeat.

And okay, maybe he shouldn’t have said that while holding a faerie artifact, but hey.  Hindsight, right?

So all anyone knows is that Stiles was talking about his life going to hell, and then he disappeared, and what if … what if that’s what actually happened?  What if, for the past two months while they’ve been trying to find him and get him back, Stiles has been somewhere terrible, while there’s nothing they can do?

Stiles just thinks it makes a sick kind of sense.  Scott in the other world never got bitten because Peter never went crazy, because there never was a fire.  Derek’s happiness was almost incidental, which doesn’t seem fair, either.  Almost as fair as the fact that Stiles is back with this broken version of him now, wondering if what happened before broke the part of him that was capable of loving Stiles.

That, he figures, would be just his luck.

He doesn’t get a chance to figure it out for a while, either. Because first there’s his dad who Stiles never could have imagined hurting this bad, who watches Stiles like he’s a ghost that might disappear again. And then there’s the way Scott looks at him like he’s a different person, and that hurts almost worse than anything else. Scott’s always been his constant, the one person who never treated him differently after his mom died. 

So yeah, for about a month, that’s really all he has room for, trying to figure out how to make the two most important relationships in his life WORK again. He does like the other Stiles said. He pretends like he doesn’t remember, like every time he dreams he doesn’t see Derek’s smile and he doesn’t hear Derek’s laugh. He tries to convince himself that he doesn’t know what it looks like when Derek’s happy, when Derek’s safe and supported and loved. Most of all, he ignores the memory of what Derek looks like when he’s in love. With Stiles. A Stiles that’s not him.

It works until it doesn’t. It works until one day he finds himself in his jeep, driving out toward the Hale house. No one stays there anymore. Stiles doesn’t know how Derek’s managed to keep it from being condemned. But there it stands, a physical reminder of the difference between this world and the other, where Derek’s house had been bright and clean and whole, where it was filled with voice of people who cared about each other. 

Stiles isn’t sure how long he sits there in his jeep, staring at the burned out shell of everything Stiles will never have, but he’s instantly aware when Derek shows up. He shivers and pulls his hoodie tight, but he doesn’t look over when Derek speaks. 

“Scott called me. They’re trying not to panic, to give you your space, but maybe driving into the woods the first time you’re alone was a bad idea,” says Derek. It’s deceptively mild. Stiles can hear the underlying tension and disapproval.

“I just wanted to see it again,” says Stiles. He doesn’t know why he’s bothering. Derek doesn’t want him to open up about his time in the other world. How could he? It’s just a reminder of everything he lost. Still, Stiles finds himself asking, “Do you miss it? You must. I only knew it for a couple of months, and I miss it. It was your home.”

The hell of it is, Derek’s not even surprised by what Stiles says, just quietly answers, “I do.”  When Stiles looks over at him, he shrugs.  “When you came back, you smelled … different.  Like me, but not like me.  And like them.”  He turns his attention back to the house.  “Deaton said that the amulet you’d been holding was something to do with wish fulfillment, so I thought.  Maybe.”

And Stiles is sorry, so sorry, because he didn’t mean to dredge all of that up for Derek again, but god, he just keeps making everything worse, doesn’t he?  He came back because he thought it would hurt less, but all it means is that things are awful again for everyone around him.  Maybe he should’ve stayed gone after all, moved somewhere else in that other world and let people here move on and forget.

Derek is getting angry now, because what the fuck is Stiles even on about?  Forget him?  Does he actually think that Scott, or his dad, or—or anyone would be able to just move on?  They’d have punched a hole between dimensions if they’d been able to figure out how to do it, or where the hell Stiles had disappeared to.  For two months they hardly slept, trying to get him back, trying to find out anything they could.  Does he have any idea of the hole he left here while he was gone?

He gets it, okay?  Things were better there, where he was.  But Stiles is here; he belongs here, with … with his friends, and family, and the people who love him, even if this version of them isn’t what he wants.

And all Stiles can do is stare, because one, this is probably the longest he’s ever heard Derek talk all at once, and two … he can’t actually be saying what Stiles thinks he’s saying.

“You think I want them more than you guys?” asks Stiles. He doesn’t even wait for a response, just shakes his head in disbelief. “Oh god, it’s not THEM I want. It’s their happiness, I want it for you, and for my dad and Scott. You were all so HAPPY, you had everything. I just want — I just want you to HAVE that.”

“And what part of you being gone was ever supposed to give that to us?” Derek sounds hollowed out, gutted. He frowns. “Why do you think you’re keeping anyone — keeping ME from being happy?” 

Stiles shrugs, looking away as he shakes his head. “The other me was gone for  long time, didn’t come back until I showed up. It seemed to work out for everyone.”

Derek’s quiet for a long time until finally he says, “That’s stupid, Stiles. That doesn’t even make sense. It was a completely different world, you idiot. And I can promise you this: you being gone from ANY universe wouldn’t make it better.”

Stiles can feel his heart in his chest, hammering like it’s trying to escape and his hands ball into fists and he’s shaking his head before he even figures out what he’s denying. “That’s not — you can’t say things like that.”

“Why the hell not?” 

“Because then I can’t forget.”

“Forget what?” snarls Derek, rapidly losing any semblance of patience.

“What it was like when you loved me,” says Stiles, and then he claps his hand over his mouth. He didn’t just say that. Oh god, why did he just say that. “I should go. I’m going to go.”

“You’re still an idiot,” says Derek, and Stile REALLY needs to leave now, but Derek’s opening the Jeep’s door and reaching to turn Stiles’ face toward him again. “You’re talking about it like it’s not still true.”

And finally, finally Stiles lets himself see, really see, and it’s better than anything he remembered from the other world. Because this is HIS Derek, his world and his life, and his Derek is looking at him like he MATTERS, like he matters more than everything else to boot. 

And then Derek does something he never did in that other world, that Stiles never got to feel. Derek kisses him.

(Source: starskeeper)

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Sep 21 '12

au meme - Allison, Lydia and Erica are spies and Stiles is their handler.

‘Good morning, angels.’

‘Stiles, how many times do I have to tell you to not do that?’

‘You can tell me a hundred more times and I still won’t stop saying that, so you might as well let it go and enjoy it.’

(Source: evildestielshipper)

4,705 notes (via akumastrife & evildestielshipper)Tags: teen wolf Allison Argent Lydia Martin Erica Reyes Stiles Stilinski Charlie's Angels au

Sep 17 '12
nininghasfeelings:


“I don’t make speeches. I just let my bat speak for me in the summertime.”

For boxoftheskyking’s brilliant ”vaguely violent prose poetry about baseball” Summertime: an AU where Stiles IS a shape-shifter. Only he doesn’t change into another creature, just into a mute, hyper-violent, bat-wielding Hyde character. And it only happens during the summertime.

nininghasfeelings:

“I don’t make speeches. I just let my bat speak for me in the summertime.”

For boxoftheskyking’s brilliant ”vaguely violent prose poetry about baseball” Summertimean AU where Stiles IS a shape-shifter. Only he doesn’t change into another creature, just into a mute, hyper-violent, bat-wielding Hyde character. And it only happens during the summertime.

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Sep 15 '12
kaciart:

JC wanted some Peter/Stiles

kaciart:

JC wanted some Peter/Stiles

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Sep 13 '12

tylerposeysjawline:

Can everyone just tweet Jeff Davis asking (begging, really) him to put a Slow Kids At Play song somewhere in season 3 (preferably when Stiles is driving his jeep and jamming to music but you know I’m not picky) because I think if enough people ask he would consider it

Can you just imagine Dylan’s face when the whole cast is sitting down watching the episode together and you just see Stiles jamming in the jeep to SKAP? Oh gosh he would be like:

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Sep 12 '12

lokiroido:

stereklove:

this-bao-is-ours:

STEREK short comic by ~Slashpalooza 

THAT is frickin AWEsome with a capital AWE

HELP CUTENESS ALERT.
also time to add a “gay” tag on this blog.

(Source: khang-bao)

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Sep 12 '12
daunt:

mightysonofcoul:

hungrylikethewolfie:

umbralillium:

affectingly:

tylerfucklin:

derekwhostillscaresme:

snowdarkred:

ratifythesilence:

 #AND SUDDENLY I WANT KARL URBAN TO BE STILES’S OLDER BROTHER OR SOMETHING #OR POSSIBLY OLDER!STILES
FROM A TIME MACHINE OLDER STILES WHO’S IN THE MIDDLE OF A PACK WAR IN HIS OWN TIME Y/Y???

YES
AND HE’S AGRESSIVE AND VIOLENT AND FAR MORE WOLFISH THAN ANY HUMAN HAS A RIGHT TO BE

head canon accepted

HEAD CANON ENCOURAGED.

THEY BOTH HAVE THAT POINTY NOSE YOU GUYS. IT COULD WORK.

STILES WOULD TOTALLY FANBOY OVER HIMSELF. OR BE DEEPLY DISTURBED. OR BOTH. “WAIT, YOU’RE ME? FROM THE FUTURE? OH MY GOD, I TOTALLY TURN BADASS IN THE FUTURE!” “Your sense of style doesn’t improve much.” “Shush! Stop harshing my glee, Lydia! Wait, why are you here? WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE THAT YOU NEED TO BE COME HERE? IS THE TERMINATOR HERE? OH MY GOD! HAS SKYNET GONE ACTIVE?”


ETA: And now in my head, present!Stiles wants future!Stiles to prove who he is, and he just hisses under his breath, “Do you want me to tell everyone the real reason you didn’t offer Lydia the tissues in your room?” and Stiles is like “IT’S COOL GUYS, IT’S ME, IT’S ALL GOOD, NO MORE QUESTIONS.”

Oh. Um. I’m kind of already writing this?

Guys remember when my life was completely turned upside down by Urban!Stiles?
GOOD TIMES I am about 50 miles back laying in the middle of the road & dead from my feelings about this situation.

daunt:

mightysonofcoul:

hungrylikethewolfie:

umbralillium:

affectingly:

tylerfucklin:

derekwhostillscaresme:

snowdarkred:

ratifythesilence:

 #AND SUDDENLY I WANT KARL URBAN TO BE STILES’S OLDER BROTHER OR SOMETHING #OR POSSIBLY OLDER!STILES

FROM A TIME MACHINE OLDER STILES WHO’S IN THE MIDDLE OF A PACK WAR IN HIS OWN TIME Y/Y???

YES

AND HE’S AGRESSIVE AND VIOLENT AND FAR MORE WOLFISH THAN ANY HUMAN HAS A RIGHT TO BE

head canon accepted

HEAD CANON ENCOURAGED.

THEY BOTH HAVE THAT POINTY NOSE YOU GUYS. IT COULD WORK.

STILES WOULD TOTALLY FANBOY OVER HIMSELF. OR BE DEEPLY DISTURBED. OR BOTH. “WAIT, YOU’RE ME? FROM THE FUTURE? OH MY GOD, I TOTALLY TURN BADASS IN THE FUTURE!” “Your sense of style doesn’t improve much.” “Shush! Stop harshing my glee, Lydia! Wait, why are you here? WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE THAT YOU NEED TO BE COME HERE? IS THE TERMINATOR HERE? OH MY GOD! HAS SKYNET GONE ACTIVE?”

ETA: And now in my head, present!Stiles wants future!Stiles to prove who he is, and he just hisses under his breath, “Do you want me to tell everyone the real reason you didn’t offer Lydia the tissues in your room?” and Stiles is like “IT’S COOL GUYS, IT’S ME, IT’S ALL GOOD, NO MORE QUESTIONS.”

Oh. Um. I’m kind of already writing this?

Guys remember when my life was completely turned upside down by Urban!Stiles?

GOOD TIMES I am about 50 miles back laying in the middle of the road & dead from my feelings about this situation.

(Source: drowsy-doe)

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Sep 10 '12

my favorite sterek thing

breenwolf:

today i was asked what my favorite thing about sterek is. now, i have a lot of sterek meta— a lot. and there’s about a thousand different reasons that i could have listed for loving sterek. but this is a question about my favorite sterek thing. the one thing to rule them all, if you would. so, without further ado:

fandom likes to play around with derek’s wolf side. we like to make him lose control, wolf out, and possess distinctly wolflike characteristics such as mating and knotting. it’s kind of a thing.

but teen wolf isn’t actually about the werewolves. scott mccall’s story isn’t about werewolves. it’s about humanity

what does it means to be human? teen wolf has shown us over and over again that werewolves don’t have to be wild, vicious things; we’ve also been shown that you are not good just by virtue of being human. there’s shades of gray in everything, and fate has absolutely nothing to do with it. no matter how the characters in teen wolf were born, what determines their humanity is very simple: choice.

in black and white terms, derek is the most wolflike character we have on the show. for one, derek is the alpha. that puts him in a position over the other wolves, and, like laura and peter before him, we know that derek can fully change into a wolf if he wants to. derek is also the primary confirmed born werewolf on the show, so he’s the character that we know doesn’t know what it’s like to be “human.” 

so derek is the most wolflike character on the show, right?

wrong.

in fact, derek being born werewolf actually— canonically— gives him more control over his inner wolf. derek is always in control. the wolf does not come out to play unless derek makes the choice to bring it out. he is the wolf who is most anchored to his humanity, who doesn’t claw-out or grow out his sideburns at the first sight of the full moon. he’s got that shit on lockdown. on top of that, he has yet to choose to go full wolf as the alpha. we’ve seen his semi-wolf form: wrinkled up face, red eyes, huge fangs, lack of eyebrows, sideburns— so on and so forth. but we know that the alpha has a full wolf form, and derek hasn’t whipped that bad boy out yet. not even against the kanima. he hasn’t made the choice to let that side of him out, so he’s stayed human.

in this way, derek is the most human of all of the werewolves. he constantly makes the decision to supress the wolf, to hold back. the only time that he has ever lost any of that control was when he was in excruciating, non-stop pain that was ultimately leading to his death (1x04, magic bullet). and even then, all we saw was increased aggression, claws, bursts of sensitive senses, and a flash of the eyes— and only in fleeting moments. in twenty-four episodes, that was once. one time. just flashes of slipping control— never letting go completely.

so derek is simultaneously the most wolf-y wolf and the most human wolf. wild in his blood, but tame by choice.

which is fitting because stiles is simultaneously the most human human and the most wild character on the show.

we all know about stiles’s humanity: it’s an insecurity of his that gets touched on every so often in rare but intimate moments that give us a little window to stiles’s supressed sadnesses. he’s had to watch his best friend become strong, beloved, and heroic by virtue of his lycanthropy, while stiles has stayed the same. he’s helped scott every step of the way, but what does stiles have to show for it? he doesn’t have the girl, he’s not co-captain of the lacrosse team, and he’s put his father’s life— and his relationship with his father in general— in jeopardy several times. stiles’s humanity literally gives him the ability to do what the wolves cannot in 2x08 (raving) when he lays the mountain ash, and it’s a brief but beautiful moment of accomplishment that delights him.

everything about stiles is ordinary. maybe that’s what hurts him the most: the feeling that he’ll never be extraordinary. he’ll always be the ordinary funny guy sidekick— destined to fall in the shadow of his best friend.

but stiles has no obligation to be that person. he doesn’t have to be tied up in all this werewolf business. stiles could close his books and walk away and no one would be able to tell him no because stiles is a human, and this stuff is probably too dangerous for him in the long run, anyway.

and yet here’s stiles— the fandom has named him the boy who runs with wolves, and that’s so apt it hurts. stiles might technically be human, but he’s got a wild heart. he jumps into things too quickly, trusts his instincts without faltering (think of how he just knew that matt was a bad guy!), is willing to hurt and be hurt in order to defend what’s his, and you can’t really tell if he fears almost nothing or if there’s almost nothing he doesn’t fear. he goes through life with a vague understanding (a theoretical understanding, maybe) that his actions could have consequences, but it’s rare that that slows him down.

he thinks quickly and acts quickly because he knows that a quick decision could mean the difference between life or death— no time to worry when survival is your MO.

and it is, by the way. his objective is survival.

at the heart of his monologue with ms. morrell in 2x11 (battlefield) is this question: what lengths would stiles go to in order to survive?

funny that it’s the most human character on the show, isn’t it? usually when we think about “surviving” we think about “surviving in the wild” or “survival of the fittest.” it’s practically animal terminology, and yet we’ve been set up to see stiles’s future story as being one of survival

because he’s a wild boy, despite his human heart. the wildest boy of them all.

and i think that, at the end of the day, that’s my favorite sterek thing. the fact that these two characters are so staunchly “wolf” and “human” on the outside of things, but the second you start to scratch away that outer layer, you begin to see something entirely different underneath. in stiles, derek’s humanity can be anchored; in derek, stiles’s wild hunger can be satisfied. 

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Sep 8 '12

Sterek Dress-Up Game

thebreadhood:

n3vh33r4:

Ok guys, it’s crude and messy, but it’s done. 

You can play it here, on my deviantart

I am not very well versed in the ways of flash so this is a major experiment!!! I wish I could get that fancy drag and snap but that’s just too advanced for me. Let me know if anything doesn’t work and I’ll try to fix it! I hope you like it!!

<3

THIS IS PRETTY GREAT

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Sep 7 '12

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