I think everyone has a right to like and dislike characters, as a writer I sympathize with like everyone so it's hard for me to dislike a character so passionately.
I've just seen so much Scalia/Malia hate, more Malia hate than anything, and I'm trying to figure out why that is.
When Malia was introduced I was impartial, when Stalia happened I was like hell no, and I didn't like Malia for the simple fact that she was barely given screen time before heading into a romance with a main character in the most delusional/unhealthy (from a writer's standpoint aka mine). I saw the #AntiMalia posts and all I could think was I don't like her but that's way too far. They really don't have anything better to do with their time?
When season 5 came along and Malia actually got real serious development instead of being a comic relief I took notice. I appreciated what she was going through, I connected with her character. After her Tracey and Theo car ride moment I knew that I really liked this character and that there was no reason to hold the writer's piss poor job of her entry and relationship with Stiles against her.
I may be one of the only people on this world that didn't ship Scallison and Scira. Scallison was wayyyyyy too rushed. The first episode? Come on dude. I didn't get a choice if I wanted to see those two together the show said these two are going to be together, here you go, figure it out along the way. Scira was better for me because they had time to develop a friendship before but I have so many issues with Scira.
So I've never really successfully shipped anyone with Scott, which made me kinda sad over the seasons, it was always Stiles I was shipping people with. I DO NOT SHIP MALEO.
Once I realized how much I loved Scott and Malia as characters on their own without being romantically linked to anybody else I was more okay with the idea of them getting together. At first, like a lot of people I was weirded out because of Stiles BUT STILES DID THE SAME THING WITH LYDIA SO THERE SHOULDN'T BE A DOUBLE STANDARD.
By the rules of the show, which I don't recommend going off of lol, Scott and Malia can totally get together because we've seen it happen without any drama with Stydia. HONESTLY WHY PEOPLE ARE SHOCKED BY THIS IS A MYSTERY TO ME LIKE HAVE YOU NOT SEEN A SINGLE EPISODE OF ANY TEEN DRAMA WHERE THEY ALL DATE EACH OTHER MULTIPLE TIMES?!
I digress, my point is that most you only hate the idea of Scalia because of three reasons. You hate Malia for reasons people don't like to share. Saying you hate because there's something about her is a BULLSHIT argument. If you can't give episodes or specific details why look at yourself and ask why are you being malicious. Or you ship Scira. I get it. I would be salty too. BUT WE ALL KNOW KIRA ISN'T COMING BACK. STOP USING KIRA AS AN EXCUSE FOR YOUR HATE FOR THE SHIP. ARDEN MADE THE GOODBYE VIDEO LAST SEASON, LAST YEAR, YOU HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE SCIRA WILL BE TOGETHER OR GET MORE SCREEN TIME. IF THEY DIDN'T BREAK UP ON AIR HOPEFULLY THE WRITERS WILL EXPLAIN IT. KIRA WILL BE GONE FOR WHO KNOWS HOW LONG YOU CAN'T EXPECT SCOTT TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE THAT MAY NEVER COME HOME IN HIS LIFETIME. Or you have the mindset that Scott and Malia are the only two left single so they shouldn't be together just because that/boys and girls can be friends and nothing more.
GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE WITH THAT. If you think Scalia is happening soley because there the only ones left you haven't been paying attention or reading context clues. Posey and Shelley are really great friends which is why Scalia works and has a standing ground. Scalia is developed in much the same way. They have a BASIS OF FRIENDSHIP FIRST. They're both loyal to each other, protect each other, and kick ass together. They're iconic. And I still don't understand why people hate the friends into something more trope. That's a great trope. Just falling into a romance without being friends with a person is the trope I hate. BUILD THAT FRIENDSHIP YALL! MAJOR KEY ALERT.
AND IF YOU HAVEN'T EVEN WATCHED ANY PENNIG/SCALIA FAN VIDS I SUGGEST YOU CHECK OUT MY EXTENSIVE PLAYLIST OF BOTH SO YOU CAN SEE THAT SCALIA HAS BEEN DEVELOPED A LOT AND THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT HOW WELL THEY'RE SUITED FOR EACH OTHER HOPEFULLY YOU CAN BE HAPPY THAT THESE TWO CHARACTERS THAT HAVE BEEN HANDED SHITTY ROMANCE LIVES ARE GOING TO BE HAPPY TOGETHER:
I MEAN, LIKE YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY'VE HAD THAT TUNNEL SCENE AND THE ONE IN DEATON'S OFFICE, AND THE PORCH SCENE, AND ALL OF 6A!!! I suggest watching the Pennig vids first(Home, Soldier, and the This or That vids and the cutest upbeat scalia vid is And Your Smile Shining Bright)
PLEASE JUST GIVE THE VIDEOS A CHANCE, GIVE THE IDEA OF THEM BEING HAPPY A CHANCE BEFORE YOU WRITE THEM OFF. This vids at the beginning are a little AUey and are more manipued that the older ones because I made the playlist and they came out before 6a was released, the further you go down the list the more actual scalia scenes are used. I doubt any of us would be happy that Scott got a random new love interest for the last ten episodes that we know nothing about or care about and that wouldn't be in all ten episodes.
And lastly, Scott turned Malia human again. We all know that. If there hadn't been Scira or residual Scallison do you think you would've shipped Scalia then? I was blind to it until after 5b. He changed her back, she protected him from the Berserkers, from Enis at the hospital, he took care of her when she was drunk, helped with the Desert Wolf/Belasko talons, he told her he was still there for her after the Stalia breakup, if Peter hadn't bitten Scott none of this would've happened and obviously Peter's her dad. Like can yall see the lines here? And all this doesn't mean they have to be together, but if you really look at them and watch Shelley and Tyler together and Scott and Malia then hopefully you'll see what the rest of us see. Two amazing people that have come so far that care for each other they just so happen to figure out how much at the same time. :
I LIED. LASTLY, PENNIG BITCHES!!!!! OHHH MY GOOOOOOD! THEY ARE LIKE LITERALLY SO IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER, TYLER MORE SO PROBABLY BUT IT'S SO OBVIOUS. THEY'RE SOCIAL MEDIA GIVES ME HEART PALPITATIONS. SHELLEY IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND SO FUNNY! LIKE PENNIG HAS PHOTOSETS OF THEM POOPING, EATING PIZZA, AND JUST BEING WEIRD AF. "I could eat you" Come on, if Shelley didn't have a boyfriend I think Posey would be on that like white on rice. To be fair, I think he already is kinda. It's so obvious he's head over heels for Shelley.
BITCH I LIED AGAIN. Lastly, at the very least, the idea of them is adorable. Take out Stiles for a second. If it was just Scott had turned her back and she eventually found her way to the pack but Scira still happened and ended, the idea of them wouldn't be so yuck to some of yall I would think. He's good to her. She needs that after her first relationship that wasn't great in my opinion, but also wasn't as bad as some stydias like to say. I say stalia is all wrong from a writing standpoint not a shipping standpoint. He "tames" her in some ways when she was still learning and she could bring out a wilder side in him. Hu Anita's King and Lionheart Scalia vid on that playlist showcased them perfectly. Like Scott's the King and Malia is his Lionheart. Iconic Duo.
Me being dragged through the last half of this episode:
Do you ever just want to take back 41 minutes of your life?
Lmao why did Peter do that little half-jog to
run over and push Malia towards Lydia? Like?? Why couldn’t she move on her own,
it’s just her arm that’s hurt? No reason she should be immobile? And I know she pushed Lydia out of the way, but in
the last shot, Lydia was still right next to her? And what was the point, even?
Like Lydia can do shit to protect her?
And Peter just roundhouse kicked a ghost riders
and now suddenly it does have a corporeal form. What the fuck.
Did he just put a ghost rider into a headlock?
And now he’s yelling for Malia to go. Jesus
fucking Christ. And only after that do Malia and Lydia think to move? K haha.
Who fucking choreographed this scene? I want a name.
Twice in one episode. That makes how many times this season? Are we supposed to be impressed with Shelley’s weird whine/grunt coupled with Facial Expression #2 of 2?
And Lydia kept running. Ah, so this was all a
ploy to set stydia up and get Malia out of the way. Go figure.
And Lydia definitely just sensed something. I’m
gonna need some hard rules on how this banshee thing is supposed to work
because they literally just make up her abilities as they go and they change it like every other episode.
And now Scott is trapped between the ghost
riders. So he can’t be with Stiles. Boy, they’ve had to go some lengths to
separate the characters just so Stiles and Lydia can be alone. You’d think they
would realize that if you have to force a moment so hard, maybe it doesn’t fit,
but apparently not…
Posey has some real wild arm movements when he runs
haha. That right arm looked like it was trying to fly off his body just to escape this scene. I don’t blame it.
Man, they don’t even try to be subtle with shoving
Mason into Stiles’ role haha.
Y’know, I’d rather be watching
the forced stydia and the utter lack of romantic chemistry between Holland and Dylan than watching any of these three
Oh my god:
What the fuck are you even doing,
Why does Stiles keep ending up in the locker room? Like, I get that they’re being spit out other places, but why does he keep ending up in the same one? Unless he’s just trying to use the same door over and over again like a moron, this doesn’t make sense. And I cannot be the only one thinking of that episode of Spongebob where they keep trying to jump off the Dutchman’s ship and it doesn’t work?
How do we always end up here?
…did…did he just walk into the barrel of that
And Lydia magically saves him.
And if she has this power, why not whip it out, say, 2 minutes ago when
her, Malia, and Peter were being attacked?
Holland is always doing this thing with her lip:
And it just
fucking bothers me.
Here come the stydia.
“LYDIA: I didn’t say it back.”
Well, that happened a lot quicker than I
anticipated haha. There wasn’t even any build-up to that kiss? They just automatically slammed
their faces together and I can’t stop laughing
I feel ya:
I cannot be the only one finding this scene uncomfortable. The lack of romantic chemistry is actually making this physically hard to watch.
How am I supposed to even focus on this kiss and not the fact that Stiles just straight up tried to
die like 15 seconds ago??????? Like what is up with teen wolf and terrible romantic timing???? First
kiss: Lydia stops his panic attack. Second kiss: she saves him from literally WALKING INTO A GUN?????
This part was cute, though:
I am laughing so fucking hard at this Chris/Melissa
scene. Chris tells her to get back, he barely touches her
and she just
lmao where’d she go
Did he just shoot the ghost rider with his own
I suppose it was only a matter of time before
this season involved a full-on duel:
complete with spur sounds, music, and
twitchy trigger fingers and everything. Teen Wolf, you really don’t do shit by
halves do you haha
I mean, I knew it was coming because
it’s not like Teen Wolf was at all subtle in the way they forced these two together this
season, but yo…no. This is weird, isn’t it? I’m not the only one who thinks this is weird? Like her son was in love
with his daughter? His dead daughter? Has Allison even been mentioned this
“CHRIS: What was the for?” “MELISSA: That was so hot.”
I feel like I’m watching my parents make-out.
“SCOTT: Step back from the diverter - or I’ll make you
step back.” How did Posey say that with a straight fucking face
“NAZI: Now that’s a German way of doing things.” Who wrote that haha.
“NAZI: You would have made an excellent nazi youth.”
How to Destroy Your Main Character in 10 Words or Less: A Lesson Brought to you by Teen Wolf
I had to pause the fucking episode. I can’t believe they actually said that.
Wow, I feel like we haven’t seen Scott shift
fully in a long time. When was the last time?
If there are so many ghost riders, why was there
always only 1 to 3 when they did something important? Like every time they went up against the pack, suddenly only a couple of them existed?
Oh my god, so now Stiles is hearing his mom’s voice?
Teen Wolf really does love their fanfiction, huh? I swear they just went on ao3, found the most prevalent tropes, and attempted to cram them all into ten episodes.
Oh, they’re actually showing Claudia. Why? Gotta show off
that A+ casting haha?
What the fuck?
They really can’t leave well
enough alone, can they?
Bro, the acting level between these four…
So, wait, Corey is cognizant enough to tell them
to save everyone, but seemed totally mindless while on the PA sytem?
Even in the face of insurmountable odds. I don’t know if it’s suicide or
stupidity.” “SCOTT: Maybe both.” Is this episode going to end with a sciles suicide
pact? What is happening
“NAZI: You of all people, Scott, should know what
happens to a lone wolf.” And a wild Theo appears
I have so many questions:
Is this really the
time for Theo’s redemption arc? Really?
How did Theo find him? Did he see
him at the school and follow him? Like, was he just hanging out on that balcony
this whole time, waiting for Scott to stroll on by lmao?
How long was Theo there before he piped up? Was
he just hiding behind a tree whispering to himself like, ‘not yet, Theo, not
yet. You need to wait for the appropriate dramatic moment to jump in here. Wait
for it…wait for it…lone wolf?…THUNDERCATS GO!”
Lone wolf? That term has
never meant a wolf that happens to be alone, it meant a wolf without a pack and
that’s not Scott.
How would Scott know what happens to
lone wolves? I mean, he saw one get bisected early on in the series, but he was
never an omega? He was never really close with omegas? Unless they’re taking about his semi-packless state in part of 5a?
Even if we consider that brief time in 5a as some huge less in being a lone wolf, how would lion nazi fuck know anything
Nazi knows the rest of the pack, doesn’t he? Like, he
knows Corey, Hayden, Mason, and Liam at the very least? He presumably knows they are Scott’s pack?
“MALIA: And Theo’s not in it. But I am.”
She is forever showing up just when I don’t think a scene can possibly get any dumber.
And, again, I have so many problems with this:
If I didn’t understand how Theo found Scott, I really don’t understand how Malia did?
Is this implying she defeated the ghost riders in the library? How? Why is she alone stronger than like an entire pack?
Shelley really doesn’t understand
inflection, does she? I have never heard a line delivered in such a deadpanned manner when it….wasn’t supposed
to be…And why does she literally have 1 facial expression? Looks like we’re playing ‘Guess That Emotion’ round #374894 with her.
Can Scott never get a moment to shine that isn’t handed over to fucking ?alia?
He’s the goddamn alpha, why do they always make him useless just to boost her
up? Like it is the last season, let the titular character have a fucking moment
to himself and stop forcing her mary sue ass in everywhere? Why are they still trying so hard to make her special? Unless they’re angling for a spin-off or they’re writing him off the show and
keeping her around.
Most importantly, where the fuck did she get this hideous coat and how the fuck did she have the time?
The only way this scene could get worse is if Peter shows up.
“PETER: I’m not in the pack, but no one likes a nazi.” How
in the everloving fuck is that a line that made it onto the screen
“NAZI: There are too many of us and too few of you.”
Please, do not bring the rest of the pack into this fight scene. I cannot
What is this show doing:
Having Stiles have to
pry Lydia from his undead not-mother’s chokehold? What the fuck? And I love
that this show is so hellbent of forcing stydia that even a moment with such
potential for drama and Stilinski family angst gets reduced to utter ridiculousness.
Every fucking time I convince myself that this show cannot possibly make Malia any fucking worse than she already is, they go and pull this shit:
Oh and way to halt this scene for a glamour shot of Shelley
How is this episode still fucking going? I feel like I’ve been watching it hours.
Oh my good fucking god:
this little shift in the tracks might
be the most anticlimactic thing this show has ever done.
And…like…where is the train going? 40 miles
east? Did they just fuck the next town over? Are they even gonna touch on this?
“MALIA: You missed your train.”
How long has Claudia been choking him haha? How is he still alive?
Ah sheriff did show up! Maybe we will actually be getting a touching family moment.
…nope. Lydia saves the
day instead. Because god fucking forbid this one moment is not about stydia.
Also, Lydia’s “fire again” comment?
What the fuck was up with Holland’s delivery?
And the whole building starts shaking and sheriff just puts his arm around Lydia. Never mind his kid that’s four feet away.
Bruh, I don’t even speak german and I know this
dude’s fucking it up haha.
That was even dumber than I thought
it was going to be.
Literally me as I watch watch each passing scene:
Yep, me too lmao:
And time for another segment of ‘Mason is suddenly a genius
because we could no longer afford Dylan O’Brien’
I think what drives me so crazy about this is
that Stiles was always treated like an idiot or like he was crazy or paranoid,
but Mason is the exact same way (except how he acquired any of the knowledge is never explained and completely illogical, but whatever) and he’s
actually getting recognized as smart? Like he’s actually getting the credit and respect that you would have thought Stiles would have received by this point but never did?
I was wandering when the Toyota ad would happen:
And it’s a 3-in-1 this time. Oh boy.
Sometimes little things just make me really hate this show.
Uh-oh we just hit the 5-minute countdown mark.
“Have a great summer, everyone.” How the fuck is
it summer? Did a time-jump just happen without being acknowledged? Did they fuck up their timeline again? Have the writers been out of high school for so many years that they don’t realize a semester isn’t only 3 months long?
Oh my good motherfucking god:
This outfit is a fucking mess:
She already wore that damn shirt this season. Only 6 episodes ago. You really can’t afford another shirt, Teen Wolf?
I really want the name of the person over there in the wardrobe department who is singlehandedly trying to bring back denim jackets and vests. Let it die.
If I ever see those ugly-ass camouflage distressed American flag shorts again, it will be much too soon. Why does she live in these? How many times have we seen them just this season? If you’re going to insist on putting her in these ridiculous shorts, maybe invest in a few more pairs?
If it’s cold enough to be layering two jackets, why the fuck is she in those tiny shorts?
Why is that denim jacket sleeve rolled up to reveal that striped hoodie sleeve? What kind of look is that?
And these colors? Pinkish shirt under red striped hoodie under denim vest over green camouflage shorts with black boots? @whoever made this choice:
I mean, this is quite possibly her worst look yet and that is really saying something considering there has been no end of terrible looks for her.
And Teen Wolf, don’t you dare for one second fucking think that you got away with giving Malia another one of Stiles’ jackets:
One more question: who in the fuck thought Shelley sitting like this:
was okay? I mean, if the goal of this scene was to get a vulgar crotch-shot that made her thighs like huge and gave her a cameltoe, then mission success.
“STILES: It feels so anticlimactic.” – Could not have phrased it better myself, Teen Wolf.
“MALIA: I’ve gotta go to summer school or I can’t do the
whole graduation thing.”
They couldn’t just leave her ass out of this one
And good luck to those fuckers watching 6b
because y’all know that’s how they’re keeping her ass around lmao
Those shorts are so not dresscode:
And she so has a wedgie in this scene lmao.
Yeah, buddy, me too:
Me. Fucking. Too.
“SCOTT: It kinda feels like nothing really changed.” Except now:
Way to stay completely noncommittal right to the bitter end, Teen Wolf.
I almost feel bad for the shippers who legitimately thought they were going to get some magical stydia ending, but:
And time for the official passing of the torch scene (take number like 5 because I swear to fucking god they’ve been doing a version of this every goddamn finale since season 4).
“STILES: The most important thing you can remember is that Mason is always gonna be the one who’s there to save your ass all the time.”
will never understand why Teen Wolf seems to think it’s a good thing that Liam
and Mason are literally ripoffs of Scott and Stiles? Like? Why are they proud of the fact that they are incapable of creating unique characters so they have to settle for shitty carbon copies of the original characters?
And he gave Mason his bat.
Did…did Stiles just fucking give Roscoe to Scott?
DC? What the fuck is in DC?
And Lydia is starting MIT as a junior…Teen Wolf, that might have made sense before you repeatedly SHOVED HER ASS INTO THE SAME MATH CLASS AS MALIA STOPPED-GOING-TOO-SCHOOL-IN-THE-FOURTH-FUCKING-GRADE TATE
And Scott’s going to UC Davis. How close is that to Beacon Hills?
Is 6b going to take place over the summer? So, Scott, Malia, Lydia, and the 2.0s are around? Because why would Stiles be the only one who had to leave right when the school year ends? Or is it going to be during the school year and Lydia and Scott are still inexplicably there but Stiles isn’t?
FBI? Stiles is going fed? And I like how McCall wasn’t
mentioned for like 3 seasons just to randomly be brought up now as if this makes any sort of sense.
I get that this is supposed to be some emotional
moment where Stiles gives the jeep to Scott, but I am just confused:
Isn’t he still gonna need a car in
Lydia’s the one driving him? How about his
fucking father? Or his best friend? Nope, gotta keep the vague and noncommittal stydia bullshit up to
the last second.
It doesn’t seem in character for him to give
this away and it’s obvious they’re only doing it as an excuse to have the damn
thing in 6b so it’s kinda just pissing me off.
I feel like Stiles has already given so much to Scott. We’ve already seen Stiles sacrifice a lot and this moment would have been more powerful if Scott was the one doing
the giving this time around.
And if Stiles drives off in a Toyota, I swear to fucking god…
I know this key bit is supposed to be funny,
but again I’m too distracted to laugh:
A key to Scott’s house? Yeah, that one is a nice call
back. I’ll give them that one.
The key to Scott’s room? Why does Scott have a lock that take a key on his door? Also, no he doesn’t. He does, though, inexplicably have a slidelock as of season 5.
The master key to the school? As if this school isn’t
perpetually unlocked haha? And we’ve really only seen them have to unlock anything in the school like once and it was when Stiles unlocked them chem room during 3b and realized he put
the hit out on Kira. And it was this whole big plot about him not knowing where the key came from? Remember that, Teen Wolf?
And key to sheriff station? They used cards, not physical keys. Again, that was a pretty important part of an episode in 3b.
Lastly, if Scott is leaving too, why is he the one being
given the keys?
“STILES: I need you. You know that.” “SCOTT: I need you too.”
My sciles heart is a sucker for this shit, but there have been a
lot of times now where Stiles has expressed this sort of sentiment to Scott. We got that whole speech in 3x06 about Stiles needing Scott. It might
have been nice to see the roles reversed this time? Why can’t Scott ever be the emotional instigator?
“RADIO: You’re telling me there’s a body in the woods?” Okay, fine, that’s actually funny. It’s entirely too coincidental, but I’ll let it slide
because I like it haha
…that’s it? No send off with the sheriff? We got a fucking scene of Stiles weirdly telling the new fucks he loves them, but NOTHING WITH HIS OWN GODDAMN FATHER?
I just…is that seriously how they’re ending this?
wait..wait a second..
WHO THE FUCK IS IN THE BACK OF THE JEEP:
GODDAMN IT, TEEN WOLF:
Did Jeff Davis need a cameo that badly?
Y’know, in a tragic sense, I am kind of impressed: they managed to fuck up in the actual last second
As a hardcore stydia fan who’s not insane, I’d like to say that last episode sucked. Malydia was on full blast and lydia fucking left malia just bcs she could ‘feel’ stiles. That sucked balls. After that there were no stalia reunion. I didn’t like the romance but seriously? No reunion for two dear friends? And they wrote malia just walking out the classroom, not even a slight look that says “thank God you’re back stiles” or at least a “glad you’re back”?? Like. She was a wreck when he was gone and teen wolf wrote her walking out just like that??? What the hell. Stydia isn’t fan service, the way they’re writing it is, ignoring stalia altogether IS FANSERVICE WTF they fucking ruined stydia. And wth happened to Theo? Is Scott gonna acknowledge the fact that Theo didn’t back out in fighting, that he helped save Liam more than twice sacrificing himself, and came to the woods to help Scott even when he didn’t need to? Please do not tell me Theo’s gonna vanish like Isaac, ignoring the potential of a good pack member. And that chrelissa kiss was so weird I mean they’re cute but him shooting a ghost rider and her saying “that was so hot”? It’s like a 12 year old wrote the scene. I also hated that they made stydia so anti stalia that they weren’t even with Scott at the final showdown. The scene with stiles’ mom was so unnecessary it was stupid. They are Scott’s pack, the original pack, they should’ve been there with Malia, Peter, and Theo but nooo a stydia scene was more important. Fuck that. I love stydia but this season was shit, I didn’t want my favorite ship to be trash.
if you hate malia tate, please get away from me. if you hate malia tate for being in love with stiles, get away from me. if you hate malia tate for being in the way of your ship, get away from me. if you hate malia tate for crying because she realized how important stiles really was to her and had her feelings ignored, get away from me. i don’t want your misogynistic, biased, hateful ass around me, especially if you hate malia tate for something you praise another female character for. please get the fuck away from me. i am so goddamn tired of seeing hate circulating around her. malia is such a fucking strong ass character and gets treated like shit because she fell in love with stiles stilinski. well newsflash!!! stiles fell in love with her too!!! i don’t care that they’re “not together” anymore, that isn’t the goddamn point. malia has gotten so much hate from the moment she appeared on screen and i’m so fucking tired of it. i’m sorry your ship isn’t canon and i’m sorry it seemed like malia got in the way of it, but guess what? you got what your bitch ass wanted, so leave malia tate the fuck alone. malia has ALWAYS put others before herself!!!! sure, use her post coyote self as an excuse to say she didn’t, but you know why she didn’t put anyone else first? BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T KNOW HOW!!!! SHE WAS A COYOTE FOR FUCKING 8 YEARS, OF FUCKING COURSE SHE WASN’T GOING TO UNDERSTAND!!! but jfc, she finally learns to be selfless and actually believes her worth isn’t as important and goddamn i want her to be selfish. i want her to look lydia in the goddamn eye and tell her “i’m in love with him” because fuck you for trying to take that away from her. the hate astounds me, because seriously, if anyone has any character development, it’s malia fucking tate. she made stiles want to be a better person and he was!!!! for once in his life, he was a good person and goddamn, they were happy. but no, no they don’t get that. stiles goes back to reverting his season 1 and 2 self and malia gets put in the fucking corner. maybe the writers will make up for this. maybe they’ll give malia and stalia the ending ( or not ) they deserve, because goddamn if anyone deserves it, malia sure as hell does. you want to talk about unfair? an injustice? look at malia fucking tate. she has done nothing to deserve what she got, but according to some people, it doesn’t matter, because her feelings are invalid. well fuck you very much. you try being in love with someone and watch someone who was supposed to be your friend take them away from you, you try it. “oh but it was stiles’ choice!!! he loves lydia and only her!!” no stfu that isn’t even fucking true. before this pos season even aired, stiles was absolutely in fucking love with malia tate. we were NEVER given any indication that he had feelings for lydia aside from the side comments that were EXTREMELY OOC!!! and lydia finally realizing “oh i’m in love with him” is such utter bullshit and such a shit on malia like what the actual fuck? if you loved malia tate, you wouldn’t be okay with this. you would not be okay with the way she’s being treated and you know what? i’m sorry but if you ship srydia, you don’t love malia tate. i’m sorry but if you loved her, you wouldn’t be okay with this. that’s just how it is. leave malia tate alone and stay the hell away from me.
Reminder that Jeff Davis is a piece of shit who queerbaits, treats female characters like shit, and can never own up to his bullshit!
He had yet another opportunity this evening with the #AskJeffDavis hashtag on twitter to actually respond to some valid criticism - not just about Sterek, for those of you who like to pretend Sterek fans only care about our ship - but about the fact that they baited us with the possibility of Stiles being bisexual, had him asking Danny questions about if he was attractive to gay guys more than once, the disrespect for female characters/actors - Gage, Arden, Adelaide, etc. - pretending to be such a progressive show, acting like they have so much representation for lgbtqia community, yet Danny was never given proper storylines and just disappeared after season 3 with no damn explanation! And none of their MAIN characters are canonically lgbtqia. The horrible treatment of poc!!
Then there’s styd!a. Not only have the romanticized and glorified the panic attack “kiss” - calling it beautiful, romantic, making THAT be the moment that Lydia supposedly fell in love with Stiles?!? But you know what else really bothers me? THE ABSOLUTE REFUSAL TO ADDRESS HOW WRONG STILES ACTIONS WERE IN THE S1 EPISODE WHERE LYDIA WAS ON PAIN MEDICATION! This scene is honestly triggering for me because I was assaulted back when I had just recently been put on new pain meds, but I feel like I need to discuss how wrong that scene was… Lydia was HIGH ON PAIN MEDICINE. HER MOTHER COMMENTED ON IT, STILES EVEN CALLED IT OUT. Yet when Lydia started getting handsy, beckoning him to stay, Stiles not only didn’t try to stop her, he didn’t even appear to show hesitation. The fact that this young woman was intoxicated and unable to give consent? Apparently not an issue for Stiles or the Teen Wolf writers.
This has been a source of contention for anti styd!a’s and styd!a’s since the beginning. Styd!a fans flat out refuse to acknowledge how utterly wrong this scene is, declaring that “Stiles would never do that to Lydia!” / “Stiles is such a nice guy, he loves Lydia and would always protect her.” They resort to nasty insults towards people that call out Stiles’ behavior in that scene [and other questionable behaviors as well, but that’s another story] and act as if we’re crazy for being uncomfortable with what would have legally been sexual assault…
All these things I’ve mentioned were brought up on the #AskJeffDavis hashtag - I know because I asked a majority of them, and witnessed others asking as well. Rather than answering questions of importance, questions with merit and substance, Jeff chose to as usual ignore us, to cater to those who are kissing his ass.
DO NOT REWARD JEFF DAVIS WITH YOUR SUPPORT. DO NOT WATCH TEEN WOLF LIFE, DON’T GIVE IT THE RATINGS HE WANTS. TORRENT IT FROM THEPIRATEBAY, FIND LIVESTREAMS ONLINE, ETC. WATCH CLIPS OF YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER(S) ON YOUTUBE LATER! BUT DO NOT REWARD THIS SPINELESS ASSHOLE WITH YOUR TIME AND VIEWERSHIP!
Why do you say malia was originally gonna be a villain
Because it’s blatantly obvious in every aspect of the narrative that involves her character?
Here’s the thing: Malia doesn’t make any fucking sense. Like, forget ships, actor preferences, whether or not you enjoy the character and just consider her objectively and it’s clear that nothing about her is logical. I’m not saying you can’t like her anyway, but her character is not logical. That’s just a fact.
And I think you can break her character down into 3 fundamental reasons as to why she does not make sense:
She’s a werecoyote.
Her background itself is severely flawed.
Her relationship with Stiles.
Now I’m going to discuss these one by one in more detail for clarification.
1. She’s a were-coyote.
That in itself might not sound illogical to you, but I think you need to keep two things in mind here. The first thing is just that werewolf + werecoyote = werecoyote is confusing in and of itself.
The second thing is that there’s no reason for her to be a werecoyote. I mean, we’re never really given any explanation on how werecoyotes differ from werewolves. For all intents and purposes, Malia seems to have the exact same abilities, powers, and weaknesses as every werewolf in the show. They never introduced or explored any werecoyote related mythology and her nature doesn’t bring anything different or unique to the table and, yet, she’s a fucking werecoyote.
So the question remains: why make her a werecoyote? It would have been easier and made more sense if she was just another werewolf. Malia being a werecoyote is not only illogical, but it has served no purpose (other than making her an extra special special snowflake, of course). So why did they do it?
2. Her background itself is severely flawed.
This one is really more of a two-parter.
A. Her backstory is basically one giant, gaping plothole.
It’s a little funny that the more they tried to explain the whole ‘desert wolf killed her family’ fiasco, the less sense it actually made. It’s pretty fucking apparent that the whole Desert Wolf related plot was just made up as they went. The fact that nothing we learn in season 4 and beyond regarding Malia’s origin story actually adds up makes it clear that it wasn’t part of her character when they introduced her to the show. They either didn’t have a real origin story for her at all because they didn’t need one or they had a totally different one when they introduced her. So ask yourself what they actually planned as Malia’s backstory when they brought her character in because it sure as fuck wasn’t what they tried to show in seasons 4 and 5.
B. Everything about her character negates her background.
From the fact that she’s in high school, to her vocabulary, to her relationships - no part of her character appropriately reflects her background. From here, you have two options and you can believe that either:
The entire creative team has a combined IQ of 50 and not single one of their educated writers understands the basics of how to craft a character so no one even considered all of these issues
The issues weren’t actually issues because either the background was going to be false and/or things like Malia’s extensive vocabulary, firm grip on facetiousness, and outstanding ability to manipulate that we witnessed in 3b weren’t supposed to make sense.
Which option makes more sense to you?
3. Her relationship with Stiles.
You do not have to be formally educated in writing to know that the way this relationship started is just about the worst fucking way you can start a relationship…at least one that’s supposed to romantic, healthy, and long-lasting.
I’m just gonna come right out and say it: no one in their right fucking mind would start a romance via a sexual encounter that’s occurring between two virtual strangers and is littered with consent issues in the dirty basement of a mental institution…especially in a scene that’s literally apropos of absolutely nothing. No one is that bad at writing. I mean, this is basically character suicide; stalia was fucked literally hehthe second they wrote this scene and there’s no chance in hell every person on that creative team did not know it.
And it’s clear they did, in fact, know this by how they handled it in the aftermath: they pretended it never happened. They put in a time jump before season 4 to distance stalia from this encounter and they never bring up that scene in the show. Not one fucking time. They never mention that these two had sex, they never mention Stiles losing his virginity (which was a pretty huge fucking deal), and they even go so far as to avoid ever confirming that stalia has had sex after this. Why? Because they know how fucking gross that scene was.
Basically, if you’re goal is to write a stalia romance, 3x20 is pretty much the exact opposite of how accomplish that. So are the writers really that braindead or was writing a stalia romance not actually their goal?
Based just on those three reasons, it’s clear that Malia never could have possibly worked. Every single decision they made in regards to Malia in 3b is essentially the complete antithesis of what they should have done if their intent was to set her up as a main character and a significant love interest. Seriously, those choices are so fucking stupid, so unfathomable, that the more logical choice is simply that this wasn’t their intent at all.
So if their intent wasn’t to set Malia up as a main character/love interest, then let’s take another look at those three reasons she doesn’t make any sense through the lens of her being set up as a villain instead:
1. She’s a werecoyote.
Being a werecoyote serves no purpose for Malia as she is now, but if she were a villain? Oh, that changes things.
Seriously, she was introduced as a coyote at the same time as a kitsune during the season about Stiles being possessed by a tricker spirit. We are blatantly told that foxes and coyotes are trickster spirits. That’s obviously too deliberate to be played off as coincidental. And, yet, after 3b there is never any mention of coyotes being tricksters again. Funny how suddenly that’s not a thing once Malia is a main character, right? And I guess her timing was just lucky.
Basically, there’s no rhyme or reason to Malia being a werecoyote unless she was supposed to be a trickster.
2. Her background itself is severely flawed.
If Malia had been a villain, all the mess that is her character in seasons 4 through 6 wouldn’t even be a thing. All of the issues and discrepancies and seemingly illogical character choices would suddenly have an explanation.
3. Her relationship with Stiles.
3x20 is utterly nonsensical if the purpose is to establish Malia as a main character and to establish her romance with Stiles…but it makes perfect sense if the purpose is to establish her as a trickster spirit who is playing Stiles. If you forget the bullshit that comes after and you watch 3x20 through the eyes of Malia being a villain, then that mess of an episode is suddenly a fucking masterpiece. Seriously, try it.
Look at it this way: if you can fix so much - an entire season that ended up not making sense, an entire character who is fundamentally devoid of logic, and all the plotholes that have plagues the series ever since that character’s introduction - if you can fix all of that just by making one simple change (i.e. Malia being a villain), don’t you think maybe that was the plan in the first place?
(And this is just considering what happened in the context of the show, you can also add what happened outside of it like: Shelley being made a main character straight away, the disproportional amount of promotion Shelley received, and the fact that Jeff himself stated that both Kira and Malia were originally temporary characters).
- I actually feel sorry for Theo. He has no one. He came back from the dead, was forced to help the pack, bonded with Liam, but then got neglected again. He does have a really fancy Jeep so idk how that worked out but okay. - It’s the spiders again. Rats, bugs in wolves, spiders. Odd. - Can someone try out Scott’s number and see what happens? - Hunters? - Oh, come on why you gotta shoot him? he just pulled a spider out of his back. - I wonder why Scott hallucinated. It has, as far as I remember, never happened before. Was it the shock that the bullet was Argent’s, thinking he’s killing the supernatural again with stronger, more dangerous weapons? Perhaps. Or it has something to do with the aftermath of the Wild Hunt. Liam can’t control himself sometimes, and Scott wolfed out in front of an entire squad of police officers. - The Sheriff is just not impressed anymore lol. Like “wop, there I go again, attacked by something I don’t know the name of.” - Also why is Malia running behind him? For Lydia, it’s logical, but Malia is a were-coyote. Use that super speed girl. - Ugh, why are they all so pretty? - Pack feels in the car ayyye. - Liam and Mason are so cute, it’s all just parallels of Stiles and Scott. - Those kids are so cute. I remember being hopeful in Freshmen Year that highschool would be awesome and full of dreams. (Spoiler Alert: it is filled with homework and tears) - “Go lacrosse!” “yay sports” I CAN’T XD - Bitch if he doesn’t make an appointment than you can’t force him. - “Opportunities Multiply as They Are Seized.” True. - lol and then Mason happily walking in nearly fangirling over his favourite peot or something. - that knife though. threat from the argent’s? - aw come on, why do the black people always get hurt here. First the black orderly, now him. He’s just fourteen, leave him alone. - Thank the Gods that Parrish is finally useful. You were shit in season five and 6A. Thank the Gods for making him go and not Lydia. - I want Lydia’s top. - Please, Scott should’ve known from the beginning the passport was Allison. His own passport for everything in sophomore year was Allison. - Oh and thank you Teen Wolf for not forgetting one of your greatest characters. Allison Argent will be forever missed. I really, fucking miss her. - Malia’s humour is on point btw. - So the name of the dead hellhound is Halwyn. Halwyn Hellhound, nice to meet you. - So the white haired dude is a doctor ohhhhh. - bitch even if you do lock him up Parrish can still burn down the gate he’s literal fire. - BRETT - Wait since when does Corey play lacrosse? And do girls still play in the team? Because you had Kira and then later on Gwen in 6A. Now it seems like there are none. CONSISTENCY, TEEN WOLF! - Liam hold your wolf in, please. - Aye it’s that relative of Brett that I always forget the name of. No hard feelings, girlie. - Keep it in, Liam. - “That’s the IED I remember.” dude. not cool. wait, doesn’t Brett know that Liam is a werewolf? Isn’t Brett one himself? Or did I just read that in fanfiction? I’m so confused. - oh yeah he knows nevermind. - fuck he’s hot - well hello Samarah from The Ring. - oh wait fuck is everyone dead? - ah, a doctor is evil. what a surprise. - Come on, Liam. Don’t lose it. Also, where is the black freshman? - ayyyye Argent please don’t be the bad guy, thank you. - he’s so not impressed I love him. Him and Melissa are also, clealry, not together, so why did they kiss in 6A if it had no meaning? - Oh, Malia. - “Bitch you think im getting out there? hell no.” MALIA I LOVE HER THIS SEASON SHELLEY IS DOING A WONDERFUL JOB. - For a man like Argent, it’s odd he even used “Allison”, as hackers often opt first for things that are familiar to the ones they are wanting to hack. Like family names, pets, dates, et cetera. - Fuck, man, he’s also part human. You’re a murderer. Well, he’s a hunter, actually. Now it’s just not an organised party, everyone is just killing. It’s basically season 4 only without the money. - wop, guess Jordan will go in hibernation then. - This woman fucking stayed at school for hours just to give him back that ball and threathen him or something. Jesus get a life. - oh fuck you. using wolfsbane is a dick move. - Lydia fucking register for MIT odwn throw that away please. You have a little less than two hours so do something. - I love her ring. Very minimalistic. (gets sudden thoughts of married stydia and starts crying. trash ophelia has arrived) - oh my God, Lydia, how much has Stiles influenced you. Like “Woopsie she caught me just pretend you’re really interested in this pack of post its yep totally not suspicious yep perfect perfect plan amazing awesome.” - Also her banshee powers are on point. - Bitch he has never even terrified anyone. You have nothing to him personally but you’re acting like he did. - oh sure just stick a pole in his body. - “That’s incredible”, oh so now she’s a sadist, great. - oh cry cry you bitch be fucking afraid. what a dumb bitch. - no no no don’t go to the counsellor - How did Liam not smell blood? Or just the stench of a body? Anyway, good job Mason. - Holy fucking shit. I get why the call it the most gory season yet. I’m fascinated though. - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LYDIA STAY AWAY sTILES WOULD MURDER EVERYONE IF HE KNEW lYDIA WENT I ALONE; - Her booties… I want them. - nononononono don’t lock Lydia up, please let her go she doesn’t deserve this. - great she’s probabaly having some sort of PTSD attack. great great great. -_- - LYDIA - Even though I’m still against Lydia being there, her having her warrior “overcoming fears” Mulan-esque moment is so badass and inspiring. I’m here for it. - But you can’t just kill a hellhound. It should be a special kind of bullet. So, if the doctor puts a bullet against Parrish’ head, it shouldn’t kill him. Something’s off. - YESSS LYDIA - Even though I don’t ship Parrish and Lydia, it’s like now they’re even. he saved her in Eichen, now she saved him. It’s cool :) - “I’m worried about you”, and in that moment, the whole scolia fandom died. - Scott’s look though, I’m even shipping it. He’s probably thinking of kissing her and then snaps out of it. - “cutesy looking down afraid of admitting feelings that have been developing since 3B” trope. - Scott’s smile - Yep. This is exactly how Stydia has been built up and I like it. I like Scolia. I’m here for it. - awww, bonding over almost being killed many times. cute. - cockblock!Argent - okay even I fangirled over that “Scott is looking while she isn’t”-look. That’s a parallel to this right here motherfuckers
- oh no they found the boy - wait, what was the flesh thing then? - Wait but Liam hasn’t done anything to the pupils. Or have I forgotten something? - oh fucking hell Gerard. - ah, so Gerard is going to recruit a new batch of hunters, as the Argent’s basically stopped.