Not gonna lie… this did things to me.
Congratu-fucking-lations to Clever TV (whatever the fuck that is), Jeff Davis and the Teen Wolf Cast who were involved in that frankly ridiculous and mean display of reading aloud snippets of fanfiction.
Just think about what you did there. You took three fanfictions, small snippets from them and took them out of the context of a whole story. And then you went on to ridicule them. So now there are three people out there who are feeling shit about themselves and about their writing.
What if those were the first stories for these writers? What if these were young people who just had their confidence dashed? What if it took all of their courage to post these stories, hoping that someone, anyone, would like them, only to have their work read aloud, out of context, by people who were obviously just waiting for them to be bad?
I hope you are all really proud of yourselves. You may have just made someone vow never to try to write again, which means that they won’t ever improve on their writing because EVERYONE improves their writing over time, but you’ve taken that away from them. Some great piece of literature may never be written now, we’ll never know.
We are your fans. We are what gives the show ratings. We are who make the hype for your show, even though it is declining in quality. And you mock us? You take something that has been happening for as long as there have been works for people to write about and shit all over it. Fanfiction should be heralded, not made fun of.
THIS FUCKING SHOW IS BASICALLY FANFICTION OF A MOTHER FUCKING 80’S MOVIE STARRING MICHAEL J. FOX. ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS RIGHT NOW????
I swear to God, I am so sick of being made fun of by these people for enjoying their content. I get to enjoy it in whatever way I choose and you shouldn’t be able to make fun of me for it. You shouldn’t be calling me sick and twisted for liking a non canon pairing or telling me I’m watching it for the wrong reasons. You shouldn’t be downplaying the popularity of one of my ships in the “real world”, only to turn around and play all over that apparently only Tumblr popular ship to get ratings. You shouldn’t be making fun of me for writing fanfiction and taking the show in directions you never would and/or could.
We are fans. We are the power behind your show. Do you know how many shows get axed because they’re not popular enough? You are popular because of us. And what do you do? You put us down all the time for being fans of your show and being creative about it, being passionate about it. Well guess what, you keep going the way you’re going and no one’s going to make you one of the highest producers of fanworks anymore, that’s a pretty huge thing in this day and age. People are going to stop tuning in and there go your ratings. People are going to be so disenchanted by you making fun of us for one thing or another and they’re not going to tune in to any future works of yours in case it happens again.
Just stop. Stop shitting all over your fans. We love this show, we love these people, and you’re making it so hard for us to continue to love you.
*sighs deeply but is not surprised this happened*
Do you know what two things I find well and truly bitterly amusing?
First: one of the fics mocked was a finalist in Teen Wolf’s official fanfic contest back in 2012.
Second: LESS THAN A WEEK AGO MTV LAUNCHED THE COLLECTIVE.
The thing is, I know they’ve said in the past that the writers can’t read fanfic for legal reasons - because someone could be like “you ripped off my story”, I assume - but I think I totally would. I’d definitely be curious over the phenomenon of a ship or what kind of chemistry the fans perceive is between two characters I created. It’d just be natural curiosity.
Some fics in this fandom have been read by thousands of people. Literally thousands. They’re so good they have their own fan art. They’ve created tropes. They’ve created a standard by which other fics are judged. That’s not the mark of shitty writing. That’s a story so brilliant that it touched thousands of people who - guess what - also love the show.
There’s a post on my blog, that I sometimes regret making, it’s my post popular post to date - it’s sitting at about 80,000 notes. it says Anyone who makes fun of fanfiction has never read really good fanfiction. I regret it because it shows up in my notes every single day, no matter how much I block it, but I don’t regret the message I put out there.
There are fics I’ve read more times than my favourite books - and they’re as long as some books are. They stick in my mind and sometimes I’ll randomly remember a scenario or a line from one of them and smile.
It pains me that the only fic that Jeff and the cast have been exposed to are the ones which are by new writers, or people who didn’t really put a lot of plotting or whatever into a story, or those that weren’t beta read, or the ones that were just purely porn (though the porn I’ve read in fandom makes published smut pale in comparison). It pains me that they’ll never read the stories that made me laugh, or cry, or the ones that made me want to write. Because it wasn’t the show that made me want to write fic - it was the fandom.
It was writers like stilinskisparkles and hallfizzbinn and hatteress and grimm and 1001cranes and omelet and relefanel and devildoll, and about fifty others that I won’t even name, but I can tell you what happened in their fics. And I’m 100% sure it’s not just Sterek writers, either. There is talent in this fandom. There is a genuine, clutch-your-heart, go-to-work-on-three-hours-sleep, squeal-into-your-pillow, miss-your-stop-on-the-subway gift that people possess. They made me love the characters more than the show ever could. They gave them backstories where the show failed, happiness when the show came up short, made characters interact who never canonically had and gave them a dynamic better than what eventually showed up on screen.
So really, it just makes me sad. Sad for them, because they have no idea about the world we created, just for us, and just for each other. They will never read about Stiles time travelling back to meet his mom again or Scott getting married to both Allison and Isaac or what Derek would have been like if he’d never lost his whole family. They’ll only ever see what’s in canon, and what the writers can be bothered to portray on screen, and they’ll always think of fanfiction as what the weirdos who want to see two hot guys bone on screen do, and it’s their loss.
I just wish they’d put the 4th wall back up. We’re much happier behind it.
"After listing to "Rude" by Magic, Tyler Posey texted Dylan O’Brien about starting a reggae band."
anonymous said: could you do cas with wings in #4? (x)
You bet your ass I can.
Sorry I don’t have the time for full comics but here have this
I AIN’T SAYIN YOU A GOLD DIGGER YOU GOT A WEIRD HOT WIRE THAT CUTS OFF HEADS
There are wolves, they would say. And there are stories about wolves and girls. Girls in red. All alone in the woods. About to get eaten up. Wolves and girls. Both have sharp teeth.
James Vincent McMorrow - West Coast (Cover)
The best thing you’ll hear all day.
Tyler (on how Shelley and Tyler first met): My truly most embarrassing moment was when I went into the hair and make-up trailer, and I was aware that Jill Wagner who plays Kate was back on the show and I’d gone in. I had some stuff on my hands and hair, and I see this one getting her hair done, so it’s just this side hair thing and it’s very similar to Jill. And I came to give her a hug, just thought I’d run over and say hi. So I ran over, gave her a kiss on the cheek, turned, definitely not Jill, and I immediately went, “You’re not Jill, you’re not Jill, I just insulted you, I’m so sorry. Oh, my God, hi, I’m Tyler, nice to meet you.”
Holland: In Tyler Hoechlin’s world, a kiss on the cheek is an insult.
Tyler: I just invaded her personal space!