Wrapping the first 12 episodes of Season 3!
Whenever I see Jeff Davis, I make a high pitched noise. It’s a problem.
Okay. Jeff already knows we want to see them fall in love and we’re not just a bunch of horny teens
Disregard what the third party sites say about it, it’s not the opinion of the teen wolf staff
go spread the word
also i hope teenwolf doesnt mind if i post that
I think it was obvious they knew and had nothing to do with what other media sites were publishing, but it’s good to have an “official” statement on the subject.
Let’s forget what a bunch of articles say, Jeff got our backs here, pack!
100% the best part of the panel was when jeff was talking about something (i dont even remember tbh)
tyler looked at dylan and was obv like “dude i have to pee” so dylan conspicuously picks up his water cup and holds it under the table and posey starts miming pulling his zip down…
On the Alpha Pack:
Jeff Davis: You just saw two of them!
Tyler: Three of them! Three (holds up three fingers).
Jeff: (gives Tyler a look)
Tyler: (buries his head in his hands)
Did Tyler accidentally spoil us? Is it going to turn out that Cora is part of the…
Basically, we are all screwed.
Jeff Davis remarked on how Derek is often the Greek tragedy character of the show but that this season will see a new side of him. Derek’s trajectory will lead him from making borderline sociopathic decisions most of the time to becoming more of a hero, taking time to make his decisions and actively trying to be a better alpha. He’s also going to be relying more on Scott and Stiles this season, and Jeff made sure to pinpoint episode 3 as one where Scott and Derek will be working together.
Jeff Davis is conscious of (Sterek) when writing and that he’s focused on pleasing himself as a writer, so if it worked for the show he wouldn’t be opposed to pulling the trigger.
Years ago, slash ships were kept in the shadows as dirty secrets. Back then, it was unimaginable that any of these couples could become canon. We didn’t even hope for it. I don’t think the discussion was even on the table back then. It was just a fact: Slash couples were just a fantasy, their only outlet fanworks and forums.
But things have changed. We get gay couples on TV shows now. Maybe we’re still not there to say there is an equality, maybe gay characters always follow the same formula and always get the same plotlines. But hey, at least we get gay characters. One step at a time, right?
Well, here comes the next step: The media needs to catch the hell up.
They don’t take slash ships seriously, and let’s be honest, the only reason is because they are gay couples. Media needs to understand that there is a big demand -and not only from young women, mind you- who want to see more gay romance in their shows. Note the word romance here, too.
Media understands they can catch the attention of a big group of fans, the slashers, by talking about our pairings. But they never take us seriously. They tease, and joke and wrap it all up with veiled derogative comments. Slash couples are no longer a secret, and they were never a joke. And the people who enjoy a good gay romance are not to be made fun of.
Thankfully, fandom is not the only one that evolved. Showrunners, such as Jeff Davis, are seeing and understanding these changes. He gave us Teen Wolf, a homophobic free world. And Danny, who is getting a bigger role, a werewolf boyfriend, and some sexy times next season. We are also lucky to have the Teen Wolf cast, who never, not even once, have made fun of Sterek. Some of them have even gone as far as to admit they ship Sterek. Tyler Hoechlin said the chances of Sterek happening were 50/50. Dylan O’Brien said he understood why we ship the pairing. We are truly blessed.
This is what media needs to understand. I’m tired of seeing articles where they talk about Sterek just to catch my attention. Articles where they keep insisting on saying Sterek won’t happen (because they are a slash couple), even though no one but Jeff Davis knows that for sure. Articles where they say all we want is to see them having sex. Articles where they say we are all straight, young women.
Stop with the clichés. In fact, stop using outsiders to talk about fandom. It only leads to trouble and makes you look incompetent.
If Sterek were a heterosexual couple, media would be all over it like white on rice. No one would question it. Articles wouldn’t constantly hint at how impossible it is that they’d ever become canon, and they wouldn’t call the fans horny teenagers. Because heterosexual couples are under a different light. Just for being hetero.
We’ve seen plenty of shows where a man and a woman got together and had sex in the span of one episode. And no one questioned this, apart from the possible plot inefficiency. With Sterek, though, people insist they should be friends first. When have we ever demanded heterosexual couples to become friends before lovers?
Even among ourselves, there are still heteronormative aspects clouding our reasoning. When it comes to the media, to people who never heard of the words Slash Ship until they had to google it for work, the lack of knowledge translates into a lack of respect, because they don’t even see what they are doing. Media and some fandom people, they just don’t see it.
That Remote Control article was to celebrate that we had won the E!Online poll. I’m completely sure their intentions were good, but they just had no idea what they were saying when they wrote that article. Let’s try to see that Kristina didn’t mean anything harmful with her words, she probably just doesn’t know any better.
And something I want to stress as much as possible. Don’t hold this against Jeff Davis or the people involved in Teen Wolf. They didn’t write the article and they didn’t approve it. They had nothing to do with it. Let’s judge them by the things they say, not by an article written by someone else for an MTV blog.
On a final note, let me propose something: Let’s try to teach the media about slash pairings and how things have changed. I know we can be respectful and do a good job to make them see how fandom works. And maybe then, we’ll stop reading articles that upset us, and they will start to understand us.
Another day, another poll won. It goes without saying that you guys never fail to impress us, time and time again. Give yourselves a pat on the back.
“I continued to be amazed at the tenacity of Sterek fans to not only win these online polls but literally throttle the competition. I think Tyler and Dylan will be very proud to know that the characters they helped create have inspired so much dedication and love. Congrats to the Stereks!”
-Jeff Davis [via E!Online]
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