As most of you know, there’s finally going to be a Sterek scene in the next episode of Teen Wolf. However, I personally feel that I should warn you guys that there’s a huge possibility of there also being tons of hetero stuff mixed into that episode as well….
blah blah blah we get it. you’re pissed because you feel the show is baiting. It might be. I t might not be. The show hasn’t ended yet and it has not gotten to a toxic level like Supernatural. But what doesn’t help is when people NOT EVEN WATCHING THE SHOW start talking about what is happening in the show. Why? Simple. You don’t know the way things were said, the full context of the scene, or what the actor sounds like when their saying their lines. In short, you take gifsets of the scene and make judgement without even knowing what has happened. Make a choice - either stop watching and talking about the show and stick fandom things such as fanfic, fanart, crack posts, etc. OR watch the show and then talk about what happened.
Also - despite the way Posey said it, he is kind of right. Hoechlin said something similar - Derek and Stiles are more than just romantic lovers. Sterek might be part of the story but it shouldn’t be the main focal point. If it happens WONDERFUL MARVELOUS I WILL THROW A PARTY IN THE STREET! But if it doesn’t, that’s okay too. Writers aren’t forced to write what fans want. Characters don’t do what the writer wants. The show is not over yet but Teen Wolf is about way more than just Stiles and Derek possibly getting together.
As far as representation goes, there is alot on Teen Wolf especially compared to almost every other show. Right now we have 4 main male cast members and 3 main female cast members. Stiles, Derek, Scott, Liam vs Kira, Lydia, and Malia. We have a black character who plays a rather important role actually in Deaton. We have black characters in Boyd, Morrell, and Braedon. We have a black at least gay possibly bisexual possibly something else character in Mason. We have Hispanic characters in the Calaveras and a Hispanic actor in Posey. We have a black step-father to a main character. We have Asian characters in Kira and the Yukimuras. We have a Hawaiin actor in Keahu who plays a gay character. But you know what is even more important than all of that - not a single one of these characters is defined by their race or sexuality as characters. They are defined by something else.
Deaton is a veterinarian who is suspiciously cryptic and knows more about the supernatural than he should.
Braedon is defined by being a mercenary “a girl’s gotta eat”.
Morell is defined as a creepy guidance counselor/mental house counselor/emissary.
Boyd was defined as a werewolf.
Mason right now is Liam’s best friend who most likely will come to know more about the supernatural at some point.
Danny was a computer hacker/Jackson’s best friend/thought to be important by the Alpha Pack so they sent Ethan after him. (That wasn’t a consensual relationship to start off. It was Ethan going after someone the Alpha Pack thought was important to the Hale pack. Turned out differently but we still don’t know if anything is coming to light since Danny knew about werewolves.)
The Calaveras are not defined by being Mexicans but by being hunters who are VERY VERY good at what they do. They keep the supernatural AND other hunters in line.
Kira and the Yukimuras are not defined by their Asian heritage but they admit in 3b that it is a big part of who they are and they should be proud of that. Kira should want to learn about her mother’s heritage. But Mr. Yukimura is a teacher, Mrs. Yukimura is a 900 year old Kitsune and Kira is a kitsune.
None of the characters on the show care about whether the person is black, hispanic, white, asian, gay, straight, bisexual, pansexual, asexual. It DOES NOT MATTER to the characters on the show because that is not what the show is about. Therefore it should not matter to us whether Derek and Stiles end up together because that’s not the point of the show. The show is about werewolves more specifically the Hales. More specifically than that the show is about the Hale/Argent war. Anything else added in is bonus.
But stop spreading hate and wank about a show just because your favorite pairing MIGHT not end up together especially when the show is not about romance. If you want a show about romance where you can complain about your favorite pairing not working out go watch Teen Mom.
I’d like to add to this that Jeff et al are paying a good deal of attention to developing the intra-pack relations. Kira and Malia speak without words. They have to develop Malia beyond “I’d leave them for dead, but not you.” We know Lydia would probably set someone on fire for Stiles but it’ll seem OOC if she does it for Derek with legit no buildup beyond “Oops, I resurrected your uncle once.” All I’m seeing this season is pack dynamics in every form possible. Being assholes, comforting, backing each other up, calling each other out on their shit.
Jeff has never really paid much attention to who is sleeping with or kissing on who. It’s whose side would you be on if there was a manhunt in the woods tonight (Scallison). It’s would you give a damn if I went missing and/or started losing my mind (Jydia). Is your support of me contingent on returning your feelings (Stydia). Would you leave me for dead even though our interactions are really prickly and I’m kind of an ass (Sterek). Would you mind giving this a go even though this is really not the time -btw I got your back (Scira). Can we help each other learn to human again without destroying each other cause we’re both kinda fucked up (Stalia).