Teen Wolf used to be my favorite show. Season One was decent, Season Two was awesome! I shipped Sterek and Halemore. But since the first two season, I feel the show has steadily gotten worse. And I know I’m not the only one that feels that way.
Jackson and Erica were my favourite characters, they brought something unique to the show. Instead we had Jennifer & Kira, who did a version of the socially awkward thing that Stiles does. Kira is also the new dark haired girl with weapons, replacing Allison. And don’t get me started on how similar Liam is to Jackson.
Jeff Davis gave us Danny & Ethan as a new pretty distraction from Sterek and Jackson leaving. Look - abs! It was more than fine to use the Sterek shippers for the Teen Choice Award, baiting us with this video - yet apparently Sterek isn’t good enough for the actual show. To non-sterek shippers, this is the crux of the issue with Jeff Davis & Co; they use the sterek fanbase when it suits them to win polls & etc but then speak badly of sterek/no intention of putting in the show. Queerbaiting, that the main issue here.
I can forgive bad acting, cheesey dialogue, even cliches like ‘asian girl fighting with nun-chucks’, and get past ships I don’t like. I can’t forgive unoriginality, show lore being inconsistent, or treating the viewers like they are idiots. I used to really love this show, and it just seems it’s being ruined by Jeff Davis’s arrogance. Why can’t he listen to what the fanbase wants, like more Danny? Why can’t he develop core characters, like Lydia? Why can’t he stick to one thing, rather than pillaging from random cultures each season?
Something isn’t working behind the scenes either - why else would so many actors leave? Other shows have no problem keeping main cast members. Something smells of bad management here." — anon (via ultrateenwolfconfessions)
Alright I want ALL of you people that are saying Sterek fans should sit down and shut up to read this. This isn’t a post to insult you but I want you to understand.
Now imagine that you ship Stallison (Stiles/Allison or any non-canon ship that had no one-sided feelings or anything). They had a few scenes together, mostly of them getting shit done and some saving each other’s lives and helping each other here and there. Some mentions of each other to other characters (Scott) but no indication of it being in the show EVER. Just some nice scenes and maybe chemistry.
Now the fan base is steadily increasing, especially with some new scenes going on.
And then the season is done and there are interviews and polls and cons. And some people are asking about Stallison, bringing it up and stuff and the cast and Jeff Davis actually give hope that it’s a possibility if you do the polls and keep doing more for the show and giving it more publicity. So you as a fan are ecstatic! Because it can actually happen on the show! Just need to have more support.
And then the boat video happens and the polls where Stallison is winning and everything is going great. Even the actors say they aren’t opposed to it and Jeff Davis is saying it’s honestly a 50-50 on the show. Some of the cast even ship it themselves!
And then the next season happens. And one of them (Stiles or Allison) gets a love interest. And the other one kisses people that they don’t even know (or at least the audience doesn’t know) and there’s no real development.
But there’s a another part to the season right? If not romance, at least we’ll have scenes! We’re okay with just some interaction. But the next part comes and literally ONE scene between them (for no reason really when they had plenty of times when they could’ve interacted) and it wasn’t even Stiles to begin with. And then the cast and writers are suddenly saying no Stallison questions and it’s weird and twisted, you shouldn’t be watching the show for just that. And it’s not canon so sorry the cast can’t ship it or want it.
And Stiles or Allison are getting new love interests and it’ll be amazing and romantic and exactly what they planned from the start.
Now as a fan, how do you feel? You thought Stallison really had a chance and the cast and PR team really made it seem like it was gonna happen and then all of sudden it’s taboo to even bring up and don’t talk about it because it’s not gonna happen?
And then the fandom starts to turn on the Stallison shippers and blames them for everything and calls them delusional. How would you feel? If people told you that you should sit the fuck down and shut up because even the cast doesn’t ship it so you’re clearly delusional? You should just quit because Stallison didn’t even have that many scenes and they don’t even like each other! How dare you ship them? How dare you *gasp* have an opinion? How dare you like two characters together when //I// don’t ship it and don’t see it and think you’re a freak for shipping it? How could you think for ONE SECOND that Stiles and Allison would ever get together?
Yeah. That’s what I thought. We shippers have every right to be pissed at TW for this. It’s not our fault. We’re not delusional. We were played by them and we have every right to an apology. Just because it’s a gay ship shouldn’t change anything about it.
I’m not saying there aren’t delusional crazy people that insist it’s gonna be canon (dick in butt and all) and keep bringing it up uncomfortably to the actors. I have no doubt there are. But they are NOT a majority in the Sterek fandom. It’s not us that really made it seem like it would happen. Even non shippers were fooled into thinking it might happen.