its-monsoon-season asked:

Do you know of any fics where the pack (or just stiles & derek) go 10-pin bowling? Or to an arcade or something?

uhh I have this one which is tagged with ‘eighties arcade games’

Ice Cream is Overrated by kototyph (1/1 | 2,344 | PG13)

Stiles is hopelessly competitive. Derek is just hopeless.

And these are the ones that I found which involve some type of bowling…

Stay in Your Lane by mikkimouse (1/1 | 5,382 | PG13)

Stiles works at a bowling alley and has a crush on Derek Hale, a frequent customer. He deals with this in the most mature way possible: by giving Derek dumb nicknames for every game he plays.

Of All The Bowling Joints in the World by museohmuse (1/1 | 4,891 | PG13)

“‘I - okay, here’s the thing.’” And the red flag shot up. Nothing good came from Scott saying 'here’s the thing.’ 'Here’s the thing’ was the reason Stiles’ face was on the wanted wall of the Chuck E. Cheese the next town over. 'Here’s the thing’ was the reason Stiles had a small scar on his chin from a water balloon. 'Here’s the thing’ was exactly why Stiles had trust issues.“

In which Stiles came out to have a good time and honestly he’s feeling like he might be falling in love now.

The Bowling AU by Shadowspeaker (1/1 | 4,466 | PG13)

The boy’s got on a red beanie a faded Beacon Hills high t-shirt and baggy gray sweat pants. His face is framed in dark black glasses. He’s got his hands in his pockets and there’s something about him that reads mischief. He’s easily one of the more beautiful people Derek has ever seen and he’s quickly becoming overly fixated on the boys moles and the dark wispy unkempt tendrils of hair that escape from under his hat. Derek has to sit down. Like right now.


Like many asylums, Willard State Hospital had many recreational facilities - including a bowling alley in the basement of the Recreation Building that also housed the theatre and projection booth.  As the State asylum that was intended to house patients who were never expected to leave the institutional system, it was important to have plenty of amusements - enough to last a lifetime, as it were.  This bowling alley was much less ornate than the bowling alley at Rockland State Hospital - which makes sense, since it is of a much earlier design.  At some point, the alley was retrofitted with pinsetters and flourescent lights (see top photo); the lanes themselves are holding up quite well for their age, although the wood - unvarnished in years - is starting to separate and weather.  Scoresheets and a built-in ashtray still sit atop the scoring table (middle photo), and patients would have to calculate their scores manually - these early pinsetters had no electronic score features.  In the bottom photograph, it’s clear how the pins were set before the alley was retrofitted - the were manually centered on 10 black dots carefully painted onto the wood.  One wonders how many games were played here before the alley was abandoned in the 1980s.

Top photograph (wide shot) available here.
Middle photograph (scoring table) available here.
Bottom photograph (end of alley detail) available here.

Women’s opportunities in town an country were rather limited at the fin de siecle. No fancy gyms, one had to use bowling pins in calisthenics routines. 

You’ve come a long way, baby. 

From volume 2 of The woman’s book, dealing practically with the modern conditions of home-life, self-support, education, opportunities, and every-day problems (1894),


Bob Dylan meets Andy Warhol.