A/N: Here’s part 2 to It Hurts . I hope you guys like it!
The car ride home was you crying, Alex not knowing what to do, and your heart breaking as you thought about losing Jeff. Your brother helps you inside and you’re glad that your dad isn’t home. He would only make this worse, hounding you to find out who hurt his little girl.
“Go back to the party,” you tell Alex. “Go have fun.”
He protests, worried about you. You assure him that you’ll be fine. “I just… I just want to be alone for a little while.”
He’s still hesitant, but finally he agrees. “Alright,” he sighs. “Call me if you need me, I mean it. I’ll come home.”
“Gymnastics tells you ‘no’ all day long. It mocks you over and over again, telling you that you’re an idiot. That you’re crazy. If you like running full speed towards a stationary object, vault’s for you. If you like peeling pieces of skin the size of quarters off your hands, bars is for you. Because the only thing more fun than rips, is when your rips get rips. It’s super sexy. And floor? Are you serious? I mean, who doesn’t wanna parade around in a leotard getting wedgies and doing dorky choreography? It’s delicious. If you like falling, then gymnastics is the sport for you! You get to fall on your face, your ass, your back, your knees and your pride! Good thing I didn’t like falling. I loved it!”
Do you think they'll ever let jeff and Haley actually have a baby?
Yes but I think Hayley and Jeff are not ready to have a baby. Jeff is childish and both of them have their own problems. Sure they love eachother but I don’t think that this relationship is strong enough to survive a child.
okay, so i’m gonna say one thing and just one thing about this whole stiles and malia issue. just the one, and them i’m done
you can unfollow me if you want, i wont be mad, but i have some serious personal opinions that i need to get out and be done with and that’ll be the end of it
teen wolf fandom has a lot to say about consent. we take it seriously, and in a show where the foremost theme from the pilot on has been consent issues, no matter how arguably they’ve been addressed, that makes sense. it’s a vital part of any social conversation.
teen wolf fandom also has, imo, a tendency to conflate conversations about consent with foregone conclusions of rape.
i’m not going to speak on behalf of survivors. i’m not our spokesperson, i don’t represent anyone other than myself, and i ain’t gonna pretend otherwise, but just so we’re all clear, that is my background.
the idea that malia should, realistically, have been stunted mentally at the age of her car crash is an assumption. i mean, it was totally reasonable one dgmw, but it was an assumption. given how legit it could have been, i get people going into the ep and seeing its content hitting them harder than it would have otherwise. but the bottom line is that it wasn’t, that malia’s character is presented as a fully functioning mostly-adult.
the second point of contention i’m seeing is the fact that they’re both psychiatric patients. i get that. but like malia’s mental age, the core issue seems like it boils down to one fundamental difference in perspective, and that is this:
the standards of these contexts in a more realistic setting
the actual context as written
in the show itself, malia is 17 in every way that matters. in the show itself, the dichotomy of stiles isn’t really more nuanced than Nogitsune Mode and Not!Nogitsune Mode. so if you’re absorbing what you watch in the second rubric, there’s… really not a whole lot to talk about tbh. outright calling it non consent is sort of insulting, at least to me. it trivializes the in-canon inarguable issues of consent (eg peter/anybody).
if you’re analyzing it from the first more broad standpoint, which lord knows is 10000% valid esp in discussion about jeff davis et al’s lack of addressing their subject matter BUT by definition has to take into account what was expected vs what was presented, then it’s just that: discussion. it’s not foregone conclusion. it’s not innate fact.
it’s expectation vs reality, where expectation is rooted in real struggle and understanding, and reality is probably ignorant but is a vacuum. it’s a vacuum where parties consented, and within the frame of the show it wasn’t portrayed irresponsibly whether fandom thought the context should have warranted different writing or not.
this is a fucking awful difficult subject to talk about. emotions run high, mine included, but…
i’m really not okay with slapping a big blanket consent issue wank sticker over last night’s events. i think it’s complicated enough that being that slapdash risks trivializing consent in the rest of teen wolf.
if we can talk about kate and derek’s past relationship with nuance and not this kind of inflammatory you’re-with-us-or-against-us bullshit rhetoric, a relationship that ended in deaths of nearly a dozen people, why the hell can’t we have this conversation about two lonely kids in a basement
I feel like Derek, Scott, and Stiles represent the Teen Wolf fandom and Jennifer represents Jeff Davis. I mean, if you put it in perspective, Derek, Stiles, and Scott are making sure Jennifer doesn’t kill anyone else or make anything else bad happen, and the Teen Wolf fandom is trying to do the same thing with Jeff Davis, am I right? No? Yes? Maybe? I’m off my rocker? All righty then, let’s just continue with the countdown… 72 days to go!