I WANT THAT HUMAN!DEREK FIC TOO. that whole season was a mess, but there was so much untapped potential with Derek slowly losing his wolf powers. i've always wanted a fic where Derek figures out he can actually get drunk now due to his slowed metabolism and proceeds to get totally smashed. and he drunk texts Stiles for whatever reason, and Stiles is like whoooaaa okay this definitely needs a chaperone so Derek doesn't get alcohol poisoning and die cuz he's not used to it. (cont...)
so Stiles comes over to make sure that Derek is okay. starts out with Derek slaphappy and affectionate kind of drunk but he devolves into anger and helplessness because, somehow even now, Kate is still managing to take things from him, to take EVERYTHING he cares about away from him. getting angry only makes it worse because, before this mess, punching the wall would have broken the WALL instead of his hand and that only drives home how WEAK he is now.
not to mention that his werewolf-ness is his final legacy from his family, his closest and most integral connection to them. he’s never NOT been a werewolf, so if he loses that, then what is he? who is he?? he’s nothing, and he’s just devastated by that. –anyway so Stiles talks him down, tries to reassure him that he’s still himself and he’s still worth something (worth everything to him, at least). i have this image in my head of Derek trying to punch walls again with his broken hand and Stiles stopping him, like physically restraining him from hurting himself in his impotent anger, and it’s as much a show of Stiles’ strength as it is Derek’s weakness, and i’m just really emotional about this entire premise. it’s been in my mind for months and i just can’t bring myself to write it down in case it’s not as good on paper as it is in my head.
THIS though. <333 These are all the issues the show should have explored during Derek’s arc. Losing his power, his sense of self, his last connection to his family. Struggling with not being able to heal, with being wounded and stripped down by Kate again. Struggling for purpose, struggling with his trauma, struggling to figure out who he is now if he’s not a wolf, how to even exist like this, fragile and slow with weak senses. He’d have to find some new purpose for himself, beyond being the human shield to take claws and bullets during battle. He’d have to find a new way to survive, new reason to survive.
And who better than Stiles to help him through all that?
There is honestly so much to explore with human!Derek (I love the thought of him getting drunk now because he can, because it numbs the pain and the loss a little, and Stiles being there to stop him because Stiles, of anyone, knows the dangers of using alcohol to self-medicate after a trauma) and it hurts me that canon did absolutely nothing with it. It’s one of the major holes fandom never bothered to fill in and make up for (probably because s4 as a whole was just such a mess, but I’d love to see what our talented minds could do with it anyway, because it would be beautiful).
*everyone is standing around a broken coffee machine*
So... who broke it? I'm not mad. I just wanna know.
I did. I broke it.
No. No, you didn't. Elias?
Don't look at me! Look at Even.
What?! I didn't break it!
Huh. That’s weird. How did you even know it was broken?
Because it’s sitting right in front of us and it’s broken!
No, it's not!
If it matters, probably not... Mutta was the last one to use it.
Liar! I don't even drink that coffee!
Oh, really? Then what were you doing over by the coffee cart earlier?
I use the wooden stirrers to push back my cuticles. Everyone knows that, Adam!
Alright, let's not fight! I broke it, let me pay for it, Sana.
No. Who broke it?
Sana, Mikael's been awfully quiet...
Sana, to the camera while everyone argues in the background:
I broke it. It burned my hand, so I punched it. I predict ten minutes from now, they’ll be at each other’s throats with warpaint on their faces and a pig head on a stick. Good. It was getting a little chummy around here.
Ok, here are some things y’all need to think about instead of just jumping to conclusions
Yes I was angry when I first watched the clip but,
Julie is the person who treated the topic of MI with so respect and portrayed it so well in S3 that I truly feel she wouldn’t use it as a plot device in this season
There is 2 episodes, 2 WHOLE WEEKS worth of content left, all the topics we want resolving can easily be covered in that time because in the SKAM universe it’s a lot!
A single 5 minute clip with Sana talking to Isak/even/balloon squad could give us the closure we need for Even
Look how quickly the girl squad drama got mostly resolved, in a couple of minutes at the end of a clip
Instagram posts are posted in real time? so Eskild posted those pictures on Isak’s instagram after Willhell had arrived, so surely considering Eskild knows all about what happened he wouldn’t be happily posing for pictures whilst this is happening to Noora
so this means the Noorhelm situation may have resolved pretty quickly after the clip finished (and Noorhelm unfortunately needed to be addressed to give closure)
People being fake woke
posting about how they’re disappointed in this season because it doesn’t centre around Islam,,
Sana is NOT ASHAMED of her religion so why would it focus on Islam?
This season is to portray how much of a normal teenager she has with very real normal teenage problems
Sana was ashamed of feeling like she didn’t fit in and this has been addressed throughout the season
Surely to focus the whole season around Islam it would reinforce the idea that Muslims are different and incompatible with western culture which isn’t true and that is exactly what this season is saying
That being said it would still be nice to have a clip where the girls make an effort with Sana and her religion like offering halal pizza for example
And we still need a clip with closure for evens backstory, and for yousana,
But honestly, this season is not as bad as tumblr is making it out to be when you actually think about it seriously and away from the drama. There are two weeks left, which, in s3 A LOT got resolved within those two weeks, so have faith in Julie to resolve everything,,,
and there’s literally 2 weeks left of SKAM… forever, so instead of filling it with drama can we not just enjoy it.
This is not a prompt and I know you usually don't do asks... but! just in case: the finale is really messing up with my mind. The idea that she talks to him every day and he probably doesn't know she is alive is too much for me. What worries me the most is the idea of Bellamy getting romantic with somebody in the ark, given where the storyline is going do you think it's a possibility? How do you see things panning out?
In general, you’re right, I don’t do much speculation of this type, and I’m afraid I’m not going to start now. But here are some things that I consider to be important and good:
That was not a finale you write unless you care very, very deeply, about the relationship between Bellamy and Clarke.
Clarke doesn’t really have a non-Bellamy love interest other than Niylah, and Niylah hasn’t ever really been treated like a love interest so much as a FWB. Obviously it’s possible they could leave her single or give her a new love interest from a number of places, but I think the lack of an extant obvious person is probably a good thing, in terms of Bellarke.
I also think their being separated makes it much more likely that the show is, if nothing else, considering making Bellarke canon. If they were together, they’d have to deal with their relationship in the Ark, with the following possible outcomes:
They get together during the time jump (unsatisfying)
They do not get together during the time jump and their relationship is at its current level for six years, and then they get together once they get back to Earth (bizarre and probably also unsatisfying)
They do not get together over the time jump because they are not interested in a romantic relationship and enter S5 as Firmly Just Friends (ugh)
They do not get together over the time jump because they have a Huge Falling Out and have to learn to be friends again on Earth (probably the most interesting of these but also like wtf why)
So being separated basically allows the writers to delay making a decision about whether or not they will be canon, whereas I think that leaving them together would have necessitated making that choice, and necessitated it in ways that would not be promising for the ship. I like the time jump, and as much as the sadness both of them are doubtless feeling during their separation hurts me, I much prefer it to the alternative, from both a story and shipping perspective.
Our cliffhanger was literally Clarke calling Bellamy EVERY DAY because she misses him so much and Bellamy being in actual mourning, so there is every reason to believe we are getting a fucking EPIC reunion.
On a broader note, I come from the old way of fandom, and from the old way of slash fandom, especially, where we never really expected our ships to become canon, and just sort of assumed every important conversation involving our OTP would end with some variation on “no homo,” so I get that my perspective on this is probably different from some people’s. Will I be frustrated if Bellamy and Clarke don’t mash their mouths together at some point? Yes, I totally will. I desperately want them to mash their mouths together, and I do think it’s pretty possible that they will. But my shipping of things has never really taken becoming canon as a very important factor in how much I enjoy them, so I am much more likely to think of all the reasons it might not happen to keep my expectations low than try to reassure myself that canonization is coming. So I’m not a good resource for that kind of reassurance.
But that also means what I mostly think about is all the things that will make me happy aside from actual face-mashing, and that finale was basically non-stop Bellamy and Clarke love each other so much, holy shit, with every indication that S5 will continue with that. And that is 900% what I’m about.