but really i've been wanting a posey character for a long time

ANTI MALIA/SCALIA
  • 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:
  • https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5dcfVp5UBU&list=PLBtjQJj3LJqtVgDDembnysfOs1GCEQQKs
  • 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. : D
  • 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.

Here’s my two cents, if you care to listen—

I have watched and am still watching other television shows outside of Teen Wolf. Teen Wolf is the only one I actively participate in a fandom for. It’s the first show that has inspired me to do so. I have loved shows before. Watched every episode multiple times, looked forward to each new plot, even rooted for couples. But Teen Wolf has inspired in me a love unlike which I have ever felt for a show before. Before my sister poked and prodded me to give Teen Wolf a chance, I had no idea what a fandom was, what that community felt like.

During the first episode she and her best friend made me watch, they explained that it was going to be a very Sterek-y episode. I had no idea what that was— I was only watching because my sister wanted me to and she had promised that there was character, this Stiles, who was very much like my beloved Seth Cohen. But I watched— I watched, and I saw what they were talking about. Yet, at that point, I still didn’t feel anything.

I was introduced to AO3 and the growing presence Teen Wolf fans had there, and I explored. I was no stranger to fanfiction, as I had read it for other shows (mostly Bones and Buffy). I found myself more interested in a relationship between Stiles and Jackson then this Sterek I had been told of. I continued to watch the show, continued to study the character interactions, and slowly, my curiosity and interest in Sterek grew. I started to read more Sterek works than Stackson, started to love the way Derek and Stiles complimented one another, could better each other. I continued to watch the show, diligently following the plot.

One Monday night, I witnessed my sister liveblogging her reactions. Prior to this, I had known of tumblr, but had never actually visited the site myself, and had no knowledge of the fandom base here. Not too long after, I decided to setup my own blog. I wanted to see what was going on, and for the first time, I wanted to talk about a show with other fans, anyone who liked the show as much as I did. I didn’t understand tagging or reblogging or any of the language that is associated with the tumblr culture, but I knew I liked a show, I liked some characters, and I wanted to experience that with others.

I was now reading Sterek works pretty exclusively, counting down the days that I would be accepted to have a profile on AO3 so I could finally start bookmarking and organizing all the works I had already read. I felt for all the characters, but especially Derek and Stiles. I had come to love them so much individually that I wanted them to know happiness, and I felt they would find it in each other. The authors and the artists astounded me on a daily basis, in a way I had never witnessed before. A new season started, and I felt like I was going to watch with a community. I learned what shipping was. I started to research, theorize, and make posts of my own about the plot instead of simply reblogging. I spent time actually designing, coding, and organizing my blog. Then I began to make things and make friends.

Never had I felt anything like this before. Not the fandom, not the community, not the creativity. I had never been inspired to get involved, to talk, to create; I had only ever watched and that’s it. 

I guess what I’m trying to express by relaying my experience, my slow submersion into the Teen Wolf fandom, is that, there is no wrong or right way to watch a television show, but this way, this way everyone in the Teen Wolf fandom watches is beautiful. Jeff Davis, the writers, Posey, the rest of the cast— they should all be so incredibly proud that they have not just created a show that people DVR and spend 45 minutes watching and then don’t think about until they have time to watch the next episode. No, they have created something so resonating that we all feel so deeply about the characters presented that we create for them, we blog for them, we cry for them, we laugh for them, we ship them, and we constantly talk about them. They should be proud that they have provoked such a reaction from their audience. Without them, we would not be. 

I know a lot of us feel as though we were slapped in the face today for feeling so deeply about characters that the whole cast and crew has helped to create and make beloved, and that’s something really unfortunate. Posey can’t un-speak the words and we can’t un-hear them, but we can celebrate what makes this fandom so great despite those remarks. Teen Wolf does not just have viewers that simply watch and are done when 10 PM rolls around. Teen Wolf does not just have viewers who only vaguely follow the plot lines and only think about what was presented within the confines of an episode.

Teen Wolf has all you lovely people. People who are inspired by the show. International folks that stay up and livestream the episodes. People who write the most brilliant of fiction inspired by the characters everyone in Teen Wolf has made us love. People who design and draw and paint the most beautiful and haunting and wonderful things. People who band together across oceans and become friends with Teen Wolf as their first common interest. People who FEEL. People who love the show and its characters so deeply that they are invested in their happiness. People who ship to give those characters that happiness. 

If some would prefer that we just be run-of-the-mill viewers, that’s fine. Teen Wolf would have probably been canceled by now. We are better than that, though. We are awesome and talented and thoughtful and lovely and kind and generous and invested. We watch for fun, we watch for plot, we watch for love, we watch in spite of the pain it occasionally brings us. We participate, we create, we donate, we discuss. We are who we are, and we will do what we do, regardless of any negative opinions on who ships what. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is beautiful. 

I am so glad that I get to be a part of it.