OKAY, THIS IS THE LAST I’LL DRAW OF TEEN STEVEN AND CONNIE….FOR NOW. I PROMISE. I REALLY need to get to the other things I need to finish. I JUST REALLY NEEDED TO GET THIS OFF MY CHEST/////
I was listening to the song “Oh It Is Love” by Hellogoodbye while I drew this AND I JUST. IT’S SO CUTE AND HAPPY ////////. Also! Somebody made a Connverse mix on 8tracks, WHICH MAKES ME FEEL SO HAPPY AND MELTY INSIDE, pls listen to it, it’s rly cute. (✿ ◕ᗜ◕)━♫.*･｡ﾟ
Edit: I uploaded a slightly smaller version to replace the original size one, tumblr made it look super shitty, hopefully this makes it look a little better?
Here's a question. If casting had been different and Dylan had played Scott while TPosey played Stiles, would you still ship Sterek, or Derek and Scott?
Oh wow… ok, that is kind of an evil and amazing question, actually.
~This answer will probably come across as not being particularly Scott/P*sey friendly (though I don’t think it’ll be in any way harsh or hateful either), so just a heads up about that.~
So, alright. The thing about acting, and character development in TV shows vs say novels, is that character is a collaborative effort and so much of who a character is comes from the actor, acting choices, and so much of relationships comes from actor chemistry. So much of what we as fans have latched onto and fallen in love with about Sterek (and about Stiles in general) comes from elements that weren’t scripted –– lingering looks, subtle touches, hints of emotion and nonverbal reactions. Even with every line and every plot point the same, a Stiles played by P*sey would be an entirely different creature, establishing an entirely different dynamic with Derek. (And one that, I’ll be diplomatic in saying this, I believe would be far more straightforward, to script dialogue, with fewer layers.) While there’s plenty written into the characters, and plenty of lines and scripted moments, that lend to how well suited Stiles and Derek are for each other, none of that would add up to anything if the chemistry and unscripted character choices weren’t there.
So I can probably say with pretty good assurance that if P*sey were playing Stiles, I’d be unlikely to ship Sterek.
As for whether I would be shipping Sc*rek instead… it is hard to picture a world where I shipped that. Let’s just start off with that being clear. However, we would have Hobrien’s chemistry going for us, as well as Dylan’s subtlety and nonverbal acting choices, and –– as I said –– that is a huge part of character development, and would change the character of Scott, for better or worse, immeasurably. A Dylan-helmed Stiles handled Derek in season one with a mixture of fear, defiance, raging attraction, and the occasional spark of grudging respect. So picture those elements layered into Scott’s character, with him being afraid of what he was becoming and how it would affect his life (rather than generally annoyed about how it interfered with his dating and lacrosse). Even without changing dialogue, changing plot, the core chemistry between Dylan and Hoechlin would affect the entire development of that season.
Season two –– and the “Master Plan” finale, in particular –– is much more of a hard sell. Could the damning you may be an Alpha, but you’re not mine retort be salvaged with a softer tone or an apologetic look? Would Dylan have thought to reach out and catch Derek’s hand afterward, help him to his feet? Would there be some way to pull a relationship back from forcing a paralyzed Derek to bite his enemy?
The other thing to consider is whether Dylan playing Scott might have changed the actual script. I know I’ve been going on the premise so far that everything would be the same except the actors, but I do believe there’s a precedent for Dylan changing the intended script slightly. In “Echo House” (correct me if I’m wrong) the writers/Davis wanted there to be an actual sex scene between certain characters, and Dylan said he was uncomfortable with that so they agreed to fade to black? If that’s true, it’s possible that a Scott!Dylan would have looked at “Master Plan” and thought –– hey, um… this doesn’t exactly feel like a heroic move right here. This kind of makes my character seem like a huge dick.
And while I doubt the writers would go back and actually edit much of the finale arc because of actor concerns, I can definitely see them being persuaded to squeeze in a few seconds for an (incredibly necessary) apology.
If this was the case, and if Dylan and Hoechlin continued to make the kinds of acting choices with each other that they did in canon, I guess it could be possible that I’d ship Sc*rek instead. But this would be a very different Sc*rek, and a very different show, than the one we have now.
man i wonder what aarons gonna do for roberts birthday.
can you imagine him coming out of prison and seeing robert still so withdrawn and sad after he got drunk and trashed the mill and cried on vic’s shoulder. aaron decides he’s gonna make roberts birthday the best it can be. he takes his husband out for a picnic even though it’s not his thing because robert once told him his mum used to take him on picnics.
he’ll buy robert something small but meaningful; something robert will keep locked away in a drawer, safe and sound, taking it out to look at it occasionally and aaron’ll find him doing it on twenty, thirty years from now and neither of them will believe they’ve come so far, but they’re both certain they love each other as much now as they did then.
aaron’ll take robert out for a drink somewhere in hotten, will make jokes about robert eyeing up the ladies but he better not be wanting to go home with them if he knows what’s good for him. robert looking pleased and so so proud and just kissing him senseless right there and then.
with his husband fed and watered and gifted out, aaron will drag him back to the mill in the bedroom roberts fixed back up and he’ll fuck him right there and then, making the room their own.
robert will make as much noise as he wants, no worries about any comments being thrown their way the next morning. he’ll hold onto aaron for dear life and this will be the first birthday in forever where he’s felt safe and loved and truly, truly happy.
when it’s over, robert’ll kiss aarons shoulder and burrow in to the cuddle, aarons arms around him, and he’ll say thanks and that he loves him and that aarons the best thing that ever happened to him.
aaron’ll tell him he loves him back, that robert deserves that and more, and from now on it’s about them and only them.
and liv, robert’ll add because they’re a unit, these three.
good birthday? aaron’ll ask
best birthday, robert’ll reply and mean it with every fibre of his being
PSA: Don’t ‘ship’ idols and sexualise every thing two males do together if you don’t actually support the LGBTQ+ community. Don’t. You can’t have it both ways, you can’t use our sexuality as a means of entertainment and to get yourself off, but then turn round and not care about REAL people in these situations.
The amount of bullshit I’ve seen excusing what Jaebum said on Celebrity Bromance is fucking ridiculous. Here’s some words from an Actual LGBT Person: It was homophobic. There’s no misconstruing or people overreacting. Saying you would beat someone up for wanting to take a guy out somewhere is homophobic. I don’t care if he was nervous or it was a joke or you show me a picture of him holding hands with a guy once. It. Was. Homophobic.
If you excuse people’s comments as not serious or just jokes instead of actually calling people out just because you like them as singers, you are being homophobic too. Listen to actual LGBTQ+ people who are telling you this was wrong of him to say instead of taking it as just a part of his personality or his culture because you don’t want ‘drama’. There are real fans who must feel fucking heartbroken at someone they love using threatening language about LGBTQ+ people. It’s not people overreacting. It’s people hearing an idol say something that we hear time and time again out of the mouths of homphobes, and we have every right in the world to be upset and call him out.
If you shrug it off or actively defend him, you don’t support LGBTQ+ people and you can unfollow me right now, and take your shitty attitude and your love of fanfic with you.