Thank you, Teen Wolf
November 2012-September 24, 2017
Wow, it’s been a while and it’s been a wild ride. Back in November 2012, little freshman Madison sat on her mom’s bed binge watching the two seasons of Teen Wolf available on Netflix. Needless to say, I loved it. I loved it so much that I watched s1 and s2 all the way through again with my friend. I loved it so much that I spent 14 hours watching a season 3 marathon of it at the beach. I loved it so much that season 3b helped me when my dog died. I loved it so much that I bought season 4 as a season pass on iTunes because I couldn’t watch some of the episodes live. I loved it so much that I got to experience being a senior in high school as the pack began their senior year. I loved it so much that I called my friend walking up and down the hall of my college dorm after the season 6a finale. And finally, I loved it so much that I’m watching the series finale in my dorm as a sophomore in college.
There is so much I want to say and while I know words might fail me, I’m going to give it a shot:
To Tyler Posey: Wow, thank you thank you thank you. What is Teen Wolf without Tyler Posey? I could go on and on about how much Scott McCall has meant to me since episode one. His willingness to never give up, especially on his friends, is so inspiring. When he gets knocked down, he gets back up. His smile is just the happiest thing, and I’m so glad I get to exist at the same time as this character. Also, watching you grow as an actor to producer to director was truly amazing (I’m still not over that pan up to the stoplight in the episode you directed omg). On a more serious note, I remember watching your YouTube video one day in which you gave some awesome advice. It wasn’t until the beginning of 2017 in which your words came back to me and helped me through a really tough time. So truly thank you. Please know that wherever life takes you, I’ll be rooting you on.
To Dylan O’Brien: Dude, Stiles Stilinski was the dude growing up. Like there was a running joke in my family that revolved around Stiles. I’m so thankful to have watched you grow up on this show. I loved Stiles and I’m so grateful for your portrayal of him. Whether you were acting comedically or emotionally, you never failed to make me feel. You’re an incredibly talented actor and I’m glad I’m going to continue to see you in other things. In the wise words of Drake, “started from the bottom, now we’re here.” Thanks for letting me tag along for the ride.
To Holland Roden: I have to say: I did not really like Lydia in season 1 or 2. But she’s come to be one of my favorite characters. Thank you for bringing such a strong character to life. Also, thank you for helping me out in AP Psych with somatic diseases (what’s good season 3) and other random bits of information! Lydia was also such a fashion inspo and icon for me, so thanks for inspiring me in that way as well! I’m so thankful for your consistent presence over the entire series! I know you are already working on other things, and I can’t wait to see them! But, I want to take the time to thank you for being you and giving me “Lydia” :)
To Crystal Reed: I know you have been gone for a while, but I wanted say thank you for being Allison Argent. Little freshman year of high school me was all about Scott and Allison. But outside of their relationship, it was incredible to see Allison’s growth and development over 3 seasons. I’m still not over Allison’s death scene and your acting was so on point in those final moments omg. I remember the week that Insatiable premiered, my dog passed away. Teen Wolf was there for me through that rough time and I’m thankful for your role in that. I loved getting to see you again in season 5! I remember when I heard you were coming back and I literally ran/skipped to my car after work! So thank you.
To Melissa Ponzio: Honestly, Mama McCall is my favorite onscreen mom. Your acting and kindness is inspiring! I can’t thank you enough for bringing this character to life! I remember when you reblogged one of my reaction posts to the “Be your own anchor” scene and it was such a special moment for me. Thank you for being you! :)
To the rest of the cast: Thank you for bringing these characters I loved and these characters I loved to hate (looking at you Theo) to life! I wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors!
To the crew: Thank you for all your hard work over the seasons!
To the music department: MVPs of the Teen Wolf crew imo. Thank you for giving me some awesome tunes to jam to, cry to, and just rock to. Music has the power to make or break a scene and you guys always did a great job at making the scenes as powerful as they could be!
To my IRL Teen Wolf friends: I know both of you don’t go on Tumblr anymore, and I also know we aren’t really that close anymore, but I do need to thank you. It was a privilege getting to fangirl with you guys in the halls of our high school about this show. It’s one thing to scream into the void of the internet, but to physically call you or scream with you at lunch about Teen Wolf is a defining part of my time at our high school. I’m so thankful for you two and the bond we shared over this show! :)
and last, but definitely not least:
To the fandom: Wow, okay. So in the five and a half years of running this blog, there has only been one other fandom that I have identified with more. The friends I’ve made and people I’ve talked to are truly some of the nicest people I know and I’m so thankful that we’ve interacted. I remember when I started live blogging Teen Wolf and it’s been such a fundamental part of my life for the past 4 years. To anyone who ever liked, reblogged, messaged me about one of my live blogging posts, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I might not be able to live blog teen wolf anymore, but do not fret, I will still be posting and interacting with this fandom because at the end of the day, you guys mean a lot to me. Wherever you go from here: whether this is your last day on tumblr or last day as a teen wolf blog, whether you never blog about teen wolf again or continue to blog about it until 2100, I want you to know that I appreciate all that you have contributed to this fandom. Even if this is the last day of the show, we’re in this together. Please know whether we’ve talked multiple times or we’ve talked once back in 2012, you’ve had an impact on my life and I’m grateful for you.