I guess good things can come out of Jeff not paying attention to real-world logic when he writes.
I’ve already made a post about Teen Wolf’s "The Collective", which you can read here if you haven’t already. However, this post is going to talk about something I didn’t touch on in the last post.
I’d like to bring to your attention the element of control and censorship MTV and Teen Wolf are trying to place upon this fandom with “The Collective”.
The Collective is essentially dubbed a Tumblr alternative for Teen Wolf fans, and this is a bad thing. This is MTV’s way of controlling the fanbase, and creating a space which they can censor what fans say or do.
See, here on Tumblr, we’re free to post whatever we want. And as many of you may have probably already noticed, fans are quite vocal when it comes to what is bothering them. Teen Wolf fans have no problem typing out posts about plot holes, continuity problems, problematic elements within the show, bad writing, etc.
Of course, the people in power over at Teen Wolf aren’t too fond with this. They ignore critiques, ignore problems within their own show, block fans on Twitter who offer constructive criticism (even when it’s respectfully written) about certain things, and treat fans horribly for asking about bothersome things.
MTV would rather have a space where they can monitor what is said. A place where only positive light can shine upon their show, unlike here on Tumblr, where fans actually get a voice. Now, I understand that they want their show to look good, however, trying to cover up the problematic pieces in their show by silencing fans who speak about the bad is horrible.
The Collective is also a place where Teen Wolf can pick and choose which fanart and fanfic is "acceptable". You can bet your ass that they’ll exploit the hell out of hetero ships, because those are deemed acceptable. However, slash ships will most likely be treated unfairly. Just like how the Teen Wolf social media team and PR team treats slash ships. ie. ignoring them, treating them like taboo topics, and only mentioning them when they want to win something.
This attempt to control and censor fans is outrageous. Yes, it’s possible that I could be taking this too seriously. However, I don’t feel that I am. Especially since I know that MTVteenwolf has been trying to tame the fandom over the past years.
This fandom belongs to the fans. This is our fandom. It does not belong to Jeff. It does not belong to the writers. It does not belong to MTV. It does not belong to the TW social media team. It does not belong to the Teen Wolf PR team.
The sheer idea of them attempting to create a place where they can mold the fandom in their image of what’s acceptable, amazes me, and certainly not a good way.
Why would MTVteenwolf think that a place where THEY get to select a few couple pieces of fanwork to display is better than Tumblr, where fans of all different corners of this fandom can openly and freely display their opinions and fanwork with no problem.
Again, it’s because they want control. Do not let them have it.
Not only is The Collective a way for them to take immediate ownership over the work you submit, but it’s also a way to control and censor the fandom.
Fandom belongs to the fans. Fandom does not belong to a company, and a group of people that believe the fans are theirs to control.
I shouldn’t be laughing this hard
My friend Dev (she’s not in the tw fandom) found this fucking coke
WITH WHAT’S OBVIOUSLY STILES’ NAME ON IT:
STILES IS UPSET HE DIDN’T FIND IT FIRST
where derek gets a coke and is like, contemplating how he can share it and like stiles is like
OMG MY NAME
and tries to steal it or buy it off derek
who misconstrues and thinks stiles is soliciting him for sex
DEREK IS LIKE
NO THANK YOU
BUT YOU ARE HOT
Derek should be offended. He really really should, but he can’t help feel a little bit smug for…
"How much? Seriously, if it’s reasonable, I’ll pay it," the cute guy repeats and he just looks at Derek excitedly.
He knows it’s not the guy’s fault. Derek was turning on a corner, coming back from the grocery shopping, and ended up bumping into someone - his things ended up everywhere. And then the guy - cute moles, whiskey eyes even under the bad light, messy blowjob hair, lean muscles - grabs one of Derek’s just bought cokes and snaps his head up just looking at Derek with want, saying “how much?”
Derek gets it. He does. He was in a corner and he’s only wearing skinny jeans and a tight black shirt with a lot of holes on it and it’s freaking midnight. He probably does look like a hooker who stopped for a dinner break, considering that his groceries most included sodas and snacks. (And not to be cocky or anything, Derek works out. He knows what he looks like, alright. He might be shy, but he doesn’t lack on self-confidence.)
"Uh," Derek is able to form, when his brain starts working again, because cute guy wants to bone him "I’m sorry, but I wouldn’t be able to do that for money.”
Derek decides to ignore his blush. He is not blushing. And he’s most definitely not thinking that the guy’s frown is cute. Nop.
"Couldn’t you just give it to me, then?" Cute guy says teasing, but he sounds so hopeful and Derek wants to yell hell yeah, I would love to give it to you right here right now, but that would probably go bad; the guy is picking up hookers at a Wednesday night - Derek gets attached and cute guy just wants to fuck around.
"I think you’re really cute, but I can’t. Sorry."
"Why not?" Oh man, cute guy has a really nice confused face. "You have no idea how long I’ve been looking for this, dude!" He even shakes Derek’s coke for emphasis "It has been months and I tried emailing an order for one, ya know, but apparently the minimum is a hundred of them at once and I’m thirsty for it, but not that thirsty! I mean, I thought about throwing a party and just sharing them all, but I thought it might be awkward later? Like, I’ve drank your…”
"I got it!" Derek hurries to interrupt and he’s blushing and ohmygod, he doesn’t know if he’s grossed out or turned on (since when Derek finds orgies hot? This guy is doing things to him!),because apparently cute guy almost paid for a thousand hookers and now is just begging for Derek. “I… I’m flattered that you’re asking it for me, really, but I…”
"I’ll give you a hundred bucks!" Cute guys just cuts him, like he wasn’t even listening. "Just, please…”
Suddenly, Derek doesn’t feel so flattered anymore, because—-
"Only a hundred bucks? Seriously?”
"I think that’s way more than fair!"
"If it was the opposite, how much you think I’d charge you?"
"I don’t know!" Derek yells, "I already said I find you cute! I wouldn’t… But if I would, you’re worth at least a thousand!"
Cute opens his mouth, but abruptly shuts it. ”Did you just say I’m worth a thousand?”
"Not you," he sighs, because he’s already completely red again, "a night with you, like… you know what I mean."
"Uh," cute guy is looking at him like Derek’s completely insane "I don’t think I do. Sooo, let’s make this clear: I was trying to buy your coke, because it has my name on it and you have no idea how hard it is to find a can that says Przemyslaw.”
Derek looks at the coke on cute guy’s - Przemyslaw - hands and…
Oh holy fuckin—-This is awkward.
"Now, please enlighten me with your version of the facts," he continues, because apparently he’s putting things together and enjoying Derek’s embarrassment.
"I… I thought you thought I was a hooker." Przemyslaw just burst out laughing and Derek wants to die. He does. Please bury him. Now. He doesn’t need to go through this shit, he… "Have the can. I’ll just…" kill myself somewhere else.
"Oh no. I get why you thought that… Now that I am replying our conversation, I can see my mistake. How much. Geez, I’m sorry to harass you. Not that it was my intention.”
"It’s fine. I was the one who got everything wrong." Because of course cute guy doesn’t want to sleep with him. Derek has no luck with his love life. "Look, Przemyslaw, I…"
"My name. Stiles. Well, everyone I know call me Stiles. Actually, only three people even know my real name. Well, four now.” Prz… Stiles said smiling. Derek only nodded. “And I know you just said I could have it, but wouldn’t you want to share a coke with me, like it says right here?”
"I thought you were offering me a hundred bucks for sex." Derek blurts out.
"And that’s hilarious. You’re the only person I ever heard saying my name properly. I can’t let you go now." Derek huffs, feeling himself blush again. "Besides, word is on the streets you find me cute."
"I thought you weren’t paying attention to what I was saying."
"Pfff, please. You think I’m worth at least a thousand bucks. I’m keeping you."
Derek rolls his eyes. “Don’t get too excited. Let’s share that coke first, shall we?”
They share the coke. And, in the end, Stiles does keep him.
I LOVE IT WHEN PROMPTS FIND HOMES
i was just showing my mom how to paste something into her text message on her phone and i was like “double tap in the the text box” “the text box” “the text box” and she was just pointing to random places on her screen that weren’t the text box and all i could think of was
send this to nash grier’s parents
my friend is CONVINCED he is the one who brought on post limit. a few years ago he was reblogging a single picture as fast as he could as many times as he could and then the server crashed and ever since then people started hitting a post limit
its his fault we go through this
if you were wondering this is the image
bUT IDK MAN I THINK THERE IS PLENTY OF FUCKIN REASON TO BE UPSET