Lydia is going to drive Stiles from California to Washington, DC. According to Google it takes 41 hours to drive that distance. 41 fucking hours of Stiles and Lydia in a car together. 41 hours of arguing over who gets radio control. 41 hours of having to stop because Stiles has to pee. 41 hours of “Seriously, you’ve never seen Star Wars either?”, 41 hours of Lydia having to listen to Stiles on the phone with Scott because they’ve never been so far apart.
And then they get to the university and she helps him with his dorm. She meets his roommate. She complains about his choice of bedsheets. He gives her a campus tour but of course he gets them lost. They go get dinner before he forces her to watch the original Star Wars trilogy and she spends the night in his dorm.
The next morning she goes to leave and sets out on the road to MIT (which is another 7 hours) only to find that he has made her enough playlists to last the trip.
They do four way video chats with Scott and Malia. They try and see each other on weekends. He calls her when he can’t sleep because he is worried Liam has set Beacon Hills on fire. She calls him to complain about classes. He laughs and reminds her that she could teach the class.
inconsistent writing, multiple new characters with zero characterization added every season, underutilization of characters who actually have a backstory, seemingly important story lines that are all of sudden forgotten, poor or no plot building, unexplained story developments, the baiting of relationships that are never going to happen, lack of emotional connection to characters, overuse of slo-mo for scenes that aren't even dramatic, forced relationships, beloved characters disappearing (some without any reason given), the use of the writing philosophy 'It's okay if it doesn't make sense - we'll just say it's because it's supernatural.'
When you hardcore shipped layden and now Jeff Davis throws all this thiam stuff at you and you start to ship thiam because they have a lot of chemistry in 6A. Then the start of 6B, Liam is crying about Hayden moving away and you’re just like……Jeff Davis ships Thiam
The proof is there and you can’t deny it. Thiam will be canon
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!