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I had a [personal profile] pennyplainknits today! I did my best to incept her into Teen Wolf. For those of us (cough [personal profile] dodificus cough) who are "still living through the period of confusion prior to the inevitability of falling in love with Stiles" (see primer!), here are my recommendations for what newbies should be forced to watch/read (all spoilery):

Teen Wolf 101 primer by Hello Tailor: "My life was empty and barren, a tragic wasteland wherein I laboured under the assumption that Teen Wolf was a mediocre MTV show populated by a cast of bad actors with great hair. The real honest true truth is that every actor in Teen Wolf has brilliant comic timing (in addition to, yes, great hair), and one of the main characters is played by a guy who, despite having zero previous acting experience, is so talented his that his very presence onscreen is like an icecream scoop directly out of my heart. "

Teen Wolf: Disney Crack edition vid by Asreeshadowskeeper which is fabulous until the very last scene when it becomes epically apt and amazing.

The Teen Wolf Series one gag reel The whole cast is completely adorable. I normally cringe at anything to do with the actors who play the characters in my favourite shows, but these guys are too cute and I am a little bit in love with their little troupe.

Call Me Maybe vid by asreeshadowskeeper - A vid containing a lot of the slashy parts of series one. I'm a big Stiles/Derek fan, but I've got to admit that pretty much all of the guys in this show have slashy moments with pretty much everyone else. IT IS THAT KIND OF SHOW.

A vid by Kreugan which basically takes the piss out of series one, and is adorable. There is a lurking montage! <3

I've linked this before, but this is the beginning of the scene which takes the credit blame for me transitioning from having TW on in the background while I did other things to me desperately refreshing my torrents to see if Monday has miraculously happened while I wasn't looking. 1x09




In other news, I find the exclamations in all of my Twitter notifications really obnoxious. Someone replied to your tweet!!!! Someone mentioned you!!! Man, Twitter is so affection-starved.

Date: 2012-07-27 09:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dodificus
I love Stiles, don't be a hater! I just don't feel I have to watch the *actual show* to fully appreciate him. The vids I've been watching condense all his best moments into 3 minutes of viewing time, which is about what my attention span can appreciate.

Plus, lame werewolves, as I've mentioned before:/

Did Penny leave fully converted? Or did you fail in your mission? I wont lie, I would kill for some TW podfic as read by her:D

Date: 2012-07-27 09:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dodificus
*sigh*

But Stiles/Derek or Stiles/Jackson will never beeeeee:(( Wouldn't I just be frustrated a lot?

Date: 2012-07-27 09:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pennyplainknits
Not really converted, but Stiles is kind of adorable. I don't find Derek attractive in the slightest though?

And I can't make podfic at all at the moment, TW or otherwise :(

Date: 2012-07-27 09:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dodificus
It looks like it, doesn't it. Maybe if you upload I *might* give it a go. Maybe.

Date: 2012-07-28 06:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pennyplainknits
But Derek is kind of scary looking! I just want the Scott and Stiles show? #doingitwrong

Date: 2012-07-27 09:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dodificus
I know you're having a break from podfic but by the time your love for Stiles fully blooms you might be ready to come back!

Date: 2012-07-27 09:13 pm (UTC)
sapote: The TARDIS sits near a tree in sunlight (Default)
From: [personal profile] sapote
YES I am so happy to see this on my reading list \o/ TEEN WOLF I HAVE TOO MANY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT.

Date: 2012-07-28 02:04 am (UTC)
sapote: The TARDIS sits near a tree in sunlight (Default)
From: [personal profile] sapote
GOD DEREK IS SO MESSED UP. Why is he in charge of teenagers? THAT IS A BAD PLAN. And yet I still find him so interesting.

I am CRAZY about Allison lately. I didn't even realize I liked her until a friend was asking me what I remembered about the show (since I'm famous for wandering off to do dishes during fight scenes and then like four episodes later going "Wait, did so-and-so die? Is that why he's not here?") and it was pretty much all Allison.

Stiles is the BEST. UGH STILES WHY SO WONDERFUL.

Date: 2012-07-28 12:16 pm (UTC)
sapote: The TARDIS sits near a tree in sunlight (Default)
From: [personal profile] sapote
Aw, Derek and his wrecked self-image :( He clearly thinks he's good at two things: 1) being really really good-looking 2) doing violence.

So he tries to make a pack, right? Because he wants to survive, and I think secretly wants to belong and be loved, because he's only (mostly) human. But the only things he thinks he has to offer are being really really good-looking (Erica) and doing violence (Isaac). Even though what those kids wanted too was to belong and be loved! Instead he's basically replicated his body ethic at them. (We don't see exactly what he offered Boyd, which makes it hard to parse, but Boyd had already worked out that Derek didn't make a great buddy by the time we found out that he'd gotten bitten).

Poor Derek. He is so messed up! And so bad at things. It makes me much fonder of him than it probably should. He actually tries to come through for Scott, and kind of succeeds, but that's probably because Scott has Stiles to do the actual brain-using part of not dying.

Date: 2012-07-28 10:27 pm (UTC)
sapote: The TARDIS sits near a tree in sunlight (Default)
From: [personal profile] sapote
Oh man I did not think of the id thing, I just thought of Derek not feeling like he had anything else to offer them besides sexy and violent, but that level of projection just makes a lot of sense. And does give me a way to parse all the arm-breaking, which was rough stuff. "Subconscious self-harm" clicks better than anything else. It kind of sucks that one of the targets of that is Isaac, whose general level of emotional damage and alienation probably really resonates with some parts of Derek that aren't good.

I mean, does Derek know anyone who doesn't think he's a scary murderer on some level? Has he since his family died? Maybe he's putting out what people have wanted from him since he's a teenager. But right now he's pretty much the last surviving member of an entire culture, that must be just ungodly isolating. I'd be pretty guarded too.

Man, the thing is, on the one hand yessss and then cook him dinner, Stiles! Yay! but on the other hand I kind of wonder if Derek would accept being adopted at this point. I kind of feel like his attempts to help Scott are also his attempts to redeem his own younger self, the one who didn't get the help he needed at that age. It's definitely a part of his life where he acts altruistically, whereas Derek thinks everyone needs a clear life-and-death reason for helping Derek.

Date: 2012-07-28 11:51 pm (UTC)
sapote: The TARDIS sits near a tree in sunlight (Default)
From: [personal profile] sapote
Well, and I also assumed that any given pack of werewolves that's big enough to live in a giant compound/mansion and have multiple families with children is more akin to a people (in the anthropological sense - a tribe). So there might be other werewolf peoples out there somewhere, and Derek might be happy that his entire group of humans isn't dead, but he's still the only remaining branch of that people! OH DEREK.

I just - I want Scott and Stiles to get custody of Isaac. I do. I think Scott's doofy earnestness could win Isaac's trust, and I honestly think that while Derek might be mad about it at first, it might eventually lead to Derek being able to trust Scott (and then Stiles, since I do want to see Team Sterek have their day, I just think it requires some groundwork from where we are right now).

Date: 2012-07-29 10:38 pm (UTC)
sapote: Allison from Teen Wolf aiming a bow at the camera (Allison: Teen Wolf)
From: [personal profile] sapote
Man, both super dark and super believable, because yes on all points. And Peter might be bonkers, but he has vision and makes plans that don't go completely to shit immediately and he, you know, isn't sixteen years old, which god, I can only imagine how Derek longs for the company of ANYONE who is not sixteen. I love our heroes to death but I bet that gets insufferable sometimes.

I mean I tend not to ship intergenerational relative ships but this one I think Derek would just, like, put his head on Peter's shoulder and be like WE TALKED ABOUT HAIR PRODUCTS FOR FIVE HOURS. HOW IS THIS MY LIFE. And Peter would be like shh, shh, soon the world will be ours and you won't have to do that ever again.

Date: 2012-07-30 12:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dodificus
I think Derek would just, like, put his head on Peter's shoulder and be like WE TALKED ABOUT HAIR PRODUCTS FOR FIVE HOURS. HOW IS THIS MY LIFE. And Peter would be like shh, shh, soon the world will be ours and you won't have to do that ever again.

This is a side of the ship I didn't see before but NOW I WANT IT SO BAD:DD

Date: 2012-07-30 02:11 am (UTC)
sapote: Allison from Teen Wolf aiming a bow at the camera (Allison: Teen Wolf)
From: [personal profile] sapote
I could just kind of see Derek sort of being the Drusilla of a Spike/Drusilla villain pairing, except with less disassociative rambling and more complaining.

Date: 2012-07-31 03:01 am (UTC)
sapote: Allison from Teen Wolf aiming a bow at the camera (Allison: Teen Wolf)
From: [personal profile] sapote
Haha true. But I can't help but think that Derek would be good at being the pretty thing on a mastermind's arm if he had the right mastermind.

Synchronised high dive was so cool but then like 50% of my country's mens' gymnastics team cried. Poor gymnasts! It is okay! You are still better at gymnastics than everyone else in the world who didn't go to the Olympics!

And spoiler blackout until I can watch the episode tomorrow morning starts... now.

Date: 2012-07-28 10:28 pm (UTC)
sapote: The TARDIS sits near a tree in sunlight (Default)
From: [personal profile] sapote
Uh, thanks and sorry for the tl;dr, btw, I have a LOT of Teen Wolf thoughts and I'm still not very good at actually using tumblr for conversations, so I haven't had much chance to talk about it.

Date: 2012-07-27 09:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pennyplainknits
It was delightful to see you! And I do like Stiles, but I'm not sure I'm CONVERTED!

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