yeah, teen wolf wasn’t top notch television. it wasn’t groundbreaking or emmy-award winning or anything, but it made such an impression on my life that i will never ever forget. teen wolf gave me characters like lydia martin to find myself in, scott mccall to look up to, and stiles stilinski to make me smile when that was the hardest thing to do. teen wolf gave me relationships like stydia, that have found a permanent place in my heart, sciles, that will always be my definition of true friendship, and mcmartinski, that i will carry with me forever.
teen wolf led me to this fandom, which is where i’ve met some of the best people i’ve ever known. this show came to me at a time when i needed it the most, and it’s been here for me ever since, just as this fandom has. i get frustrated, i say i hate it, and i question why i still watch, but at the core i know why this show has resonated with me and why i’ve stuck around. it has given me all of this and so much more, and i will never be able to express how grateful i am. thank you, teen wolf, and most importantly, thank you, teen wolf fandom, for being my safe place for all these years. it was a hell of a ride.
You know the thing about @cassandraclare books that makes them so incredible is not the story, which is undoubtedly great, but it’s the fact that virtually everyone can see them self represented in them.
It’s not just that it has one of the best, less fetishized and widest LGBTQ+ representations that I’ve ever read, including married LGBTQ couples, LGBTQ adoption, a transsexual character who’s transition is barely touched upon and is completely accepted as the gender she identifies by the man who is in love with her, even after she revealed the truth about herself, and gender non conforming character and so on.
But it also shows one of the widest representations in general:
There are gorgeous girls who can kick your ass in 12in heels, guys who are completely in touch and comfortable with their emotions as well as those who struggle to hide them away. character who are questioning them self and the beliefs they grew up with, petite girls who struggle to be taken seriously, a plus size girl that no matter how much she diets or exercise can’t seem to loose weight, a non fetishized boy-girl friendship, a guy who loves reading classic romantic stories, minority characters who are smart, strong, talented and proud of their heritage, an autistic character, a character who lost everything and struggles to trust everyone ever again, and so much more.
@cassandraclare books are incredible because no matter who you are, you can find a character that represents you, or who you aspire to be.