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Recently, SFF author Tansy Rayner Roberts wrote an excellent post debunking the idea that women did nothing interesting or useful throughout history, and that trying to write fictional stories based on this premise of feminine insignificance…
Let’s address the fallacy that a capacity for empathy is a necessary quality in a friend. A narcissist may also be a valuable companion.
this is molly and I
it’s extremely accurate
but you guys don’t understand
this is so much us
Some really interesting parallels caught my eye here, which I doubt I would’ve noticed if I hadn’t already spent so much time analyzing the Peter-Stiles scene in Night School. So consider this Part 2.
First of all, I think it’s telling that the very first time Stiles approaches either werewolf is only after they’ve been caged. Caged by Stiles, I might add. It was Stiles’ idea to dig up the body and it was also Stiles’ idea to use his keys as a diversion. Then there’s the striking visual similarity between the “bars” of the enclosures (a particular diamond-shaped pattern which could even be interpreted as a dog/kennel allusion if you were so inclined).
Also, in both cases Stiles explicitly states that he’s not scared. This is obviously not true, I mean, it’s precisely because he’s scared that he doesn’t confront them until they’re incapacitated. But it really doesn’t matter if he’s scared because in that moment he’s the one in control. The point is, despite his fear, he can still “defeat” the big bad wolf. The point is that maybe they should be just a little bit afraid of him too.
Perhaps I love these scenes so much because they really play into the idea of Stiles as someone who doesn’t hesitate to take any slight advantage he has and run with it. You’ll notice he’s not like Scott who backs down once he thinks he’s won. Instead, throughout the series, the moment Stiles has the upper hand, as soon as he’s in a position of power (specifically physical power as that’s typically his biggest weakness), he grabs that opportunity and uses it. For good or not-so-good. Often, pushing his luck just to see what he can get away with.
Kinda makes me wonder what would happen if Stiles were a werewolf. If he were the alpha. If he had no weakness and essentially unlimited power.
#i can only imagine that stiles in power is a terrible and destructive idea #unless you’re certain of stiles’ love. you should never let stiles be in charge #because otherwise he will not be looking out for you
It’s my assumption that this is part of why Stiles turned down Peter’s offer; because Stiles is afraid of what he would be with power. (The other part being that he recognized that accepting power from Peter also meant giving Peter power over him, and he wanted no part of that.)