friendly reminder that if you use scott’s decision to get a tattoo to attack him and claim he’s obsessed with allison, you have missed the point so completely you’ve come out the other side. scott’s feelings for allison are literally the opposite of what his tattoo stands for.
scott always wanted to get a tattoo, so it’s important to him independently of allison, something that mattered before he even met her. he decided to get it now not as some kind of a reminder of her, but as a reward for having the strength to give her space. he’s in a bad place and he’s hurting, but he’s focusing on the things he can control, trying to improve his grades and his other relationships and going after the things he wants, like saving up for a motorbike. deciding to get the tattoo now instead of waiting is about taking care of himself and acknowledging the good things he’s still got in his life. it’s a reminder that he can be strong even when things are tough.
tattoo means open wound, right? and it hurts to get one. but it’s something you choose, a change you can control. afterwards, you’re permanently different, but it’s something that makes you feel good about yourself and it makes you more like the kind of person you want to be.
allison was really important to scott. losing her was a major change for him, and a painful one. but he’s taken that and turned it into something good. he’s trying to let her move on and he’s put his energy into becoming more like the person he wants to be. that’s what it’s a reward for. that’s what the tattoo means. and frankly, he deserves it.
#scott’s exposition is pretty multifaceted and layered if you think about it #social outcast who’s both athletic and asthmatic #he strives to be someone on his own terms regardless of personal setbacks and disadvantages #he does not allow them to define him; mold him into something that he is not #and that holds true throughout his whole character arc #right down to him settling into his werewolf powers and surviving as a wolf without a pack #because he does not surrender himself for power or glory #does not lose sight of himself even if his humanity suffers in the process #he has salvaged his humanity by staying pack less and he is the omega who beat the fucking odds #no not omega; scott’s an alpha - defined by his goodness and determination to always choose what’s right #indiscriminately protective in every way #scott is better than all your faves
“i keep seeing gifs from teen wolf of stiles in a backwards cap. i’ve seen both season one and season two, but i haven’t seen these scenes. what are they from?”
i can answer that! these scenes are from… (drumroll please)…
TEEN WOLF: SEARCH FOR A CURE
this is a web mini-series that follows scott and stiles as they try to confront a man named dr. fenris (the same doctor we see in wolf’s bane [1x09] who tells jackson he has aconite poisoning!) who once made his life’s work the study of werewolves until he was mocked into exile within the scientific community. the boys believe that dr. fenris can give them an answer: is there a cure to the bite? stiles makes a plan to confront the professor, and, thus, the events of TW:SFAC unfold.
THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT TEEN WOLF: SEARCH FOR A CURE:
- jeff davis wrote search for a cure, so it is considered part of the official canon!
- the web series consists of 6 episodes which are each, on average, about 3 minutes long.
- the web series takes place between season one and season two (as evidenced by posey’s beautiful mop of hair)
- we get some pretty cool information about born werewolves and werewolf packs in this web series.
- the scott/stiles broship feels are ABUNDANT. and so are hale feels.
WHERE YOU CAN WATCH TEEN WOLF: SEARCH FOR A CURE:
you can find the web-series in its entirety on MTV’S website, for one:
alternatively, you can find it on youtube:
a lot of people in the teen wolf fandom don’t know that this web series exists! because search for a cure is considered to be canon to the show’s mythology, we can probably assume that a lot of this stuff might be elaborated on or simply be referenced to in season three. as such, try and spread the word around as much as possible! teen wolf: search for a cure is a really fun way to spend a half hour of your time if you haven’t already watched it. if you have, please take a minute to spread the word so we can make sure that all of fandom has experienced teen wolf: search for a cure!
Teen Wolf genderswap collages 1 & 2. More to come next time I can’t sleep, probably.
Getting sick of hearing fandom talk shit about Scott being labeled an Alpha. No, he’s not an Alpha in the traditional sense. He didn’t inherit his power or kill someone to climb up the hierarchy. But, it’s funny that the same fandom who consistently writes and reads fic that purports the idea that Stiles would be the equivalent of a human Alpha should he pair up with Derek, suddenly is pissed off when the show acknowledges the rank of Alpha can come in more than one way.
The show has ALREADY created, in canon, the fluidity of rank, with “Omega.” A wolf is an Omega, not because of ability or personality or how he/she was bitten, but because of what they ARE, a lone wolf, removed from a pack. Either by choice or by expulsion, but it’s due to a behavioral move. So, Scott shifted from Beta to Omega when he refused to join Derek’s pack.
As a result, he started collecting people around him. People he cared about, who cared about him in return. People he would lay down his life for to protect. People that LOVE him enough to do the same for him. Isn’t that the definition of pack we keep bandying around? Isn’t that the idea of an Alpha, the Leader who will do what he has to to protect his pack, to protect those under his charge?
Scott CHOSE to do those things. He, Allison and Stiles (and I suspect Lydia in the future) have created those bonds between themselves, have created the very definition of pack. And you don’t think his pack makes him stronger? Please - what do you think caused Scott’s maturation between season 1 and 2? It was the people he had at his back.
Scott IS an Alpha in all the ways that matter. Period.