I’m sorry, but I thought that what my reasoning had been for watching the show was bizarre, weird, and twisted? I thought that if I didn’t enjoy what the show was, and is INTENDING to portray to its audience, I should hit the road?
It’s not my god damn fault that Teen Wolf turned on the fans that were actually loyal, thus digging themselves into a hole when their casual viewers (ironically their intended audience) grow bored and turn away when it ceases to be satisfying.
It’s not my fault that I, nor any other fan, have turned away from a problematic show and crew that has alienated and humiliated large portions of its fandom so exceptionally that their ratings are now suffering.
Quite frankly, I refuse to take the blame for a team of writers who (after telling their fans that they don’t write for them) turn around and shoot themselves in the foot by writing against us.
Yeah, I mean, I’m sorry but I don’t care. I don’t care that Teen Wolf might be canceled and I won’t be telling people who have been hurt by it to watch for someone else’s benefit. This is the only power we always have in this business and we are exercising it.
I refuse to feel in any way bad about that. They told us to go and did everything in their power to destroy what we loved. Literally everything. They called us twisted, erased and censored our name, took away all possible on-screen interaction.
They told us to walk away and WE DID. No one is voting for Teen Wolf any more, there is no more buzz in fandom spaces, no one is out there evangelizing to their friends, telling people the best ways to maximize their impact for advertisers and such. We used to think about fundraising campaigns for TW to help them with production. We used to think about writing letters to sponsors and advertisers to tell them we bought their product because it showed up on the show.
Now some of us are quietly hoping it will be over soon so the actors and crew can go on to work on better things. And fandom can exist in peace with a cherry picked version of what the show could have been, if the producers had had any balls. Or sense.
But here’s a truth you should also consider: there is a lot more damage we could do. No one has seen yet the full extent of a fandom set to destruction. Most fans are just sad and tired, and as far as their anger goes they project it toward ranting about Jeff on a blog.
You have not seen yet what an online mob can do when they are motivated by spite and lust for revenge. The hate cupcakes sent to Bioware or the campaign to bring back Daniel Jackson, all the letter writing and tweeting to save shows you love - all that stuff is still nothing compared to what a group of people who have been hurt can do if they make a calculated effort to hit back.
How do you think Samsung will like a bunch of emails and letters telling them you won’t buy their product as long as it’s supporting a show that glorifies and romanticizes abusive sexual relationships? How do you think Toyota will like it if the older ones among us let them know we won’t be buying our next car from them because they’re connected to a show that kills off women and POC and LGBTQ people at an alarming rate and reduces the survivors to token characters?
There’s a lot more we could do to hurt them, without so much as breathing in the direction of personal threats or innappropriate behavior. We’re adults, we don’t need to scream profanities to make sure we’re heard.
Be glad that all we do is walk away.
"all girls dress the same"
see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’.
How come I didn’t know this
Also that crusty old white man called the named ‘gifted’. Jesus.
come on, come on and let me in
the bruises on your thighs, like my fingerprints
social media in beacon hills (2/?) sciles edition.
"Why are you such a total dick?"
"I don’t know."
"You were horrible to me."
"I know. I made a mistake."
#I always read it as stiles being like #’oh god there’s two of them’ #Scott would be the one to find the only other optimistic person to date in this town #I’ve already got my hands full with Scott how am I supposed to tell this cute face that everything is hopeless (x)