things to consider:
- lady assassins
- lady assassins WITH GIRLFRIENDS
- lady assassins with girlfriends who are ALSO lady assassins
lady assassins with girlfriends who are also lady assassins but they don’t know about each other’s secret double life
Mrs and mrs smith
Staring Natalie Dormer
And Lucy Liu
Looking for Help over at FuckyeahSterekAUs
So i’m looking for a few people who would be willing to take time out of their schedule and admin over at fuckyeahsterekaus. As I am the only admin there I have a hard time seeing all the sterek related content going around and I tend to miss amazing posts. Or I don’t have time to read all the fics that go around on tumblr. And since I am in school full time, it’s not easy for me to continue to run the blog on my own.
I am looking for people who:
- Ship sterek (of course)
- Can reblog and tag content accordingly. (I would contact you about the tags already added and you would be able to add your own.)
- Who reads tumblr fics and fics posted to ao3 very often and would be willing to create posts (and sometimes graphics) for fic recs.
- Be willing to create fic rec lists like such.
- Reblog art, photosets and fic recs of any kind without bias. (mainly content/trope related not so much quality related.)
- Willing to reblog/post fic prompts
Quality is always a must, but we always strive to bring new content, artists and fic authors to the fandom. So even reccing unknown content by artists and authors who aren’t as known around the fandom is a plus too.
If you are willing and who are actually willing to be dedicated to want to work on the blog. please contact me here or over at fuckyeahsterekaus.
Tyler Hoechlin does not have nearly enough star power to demand a ban on Sterek. Dylan might, especially now, but—and I’m speaking as someone who works in the industry—the way that Teen Wolf has gone about trying to erase Sterek seems more like the work of an inexperienced PR team with unclear instructions.
There hasn’t been an ounce of professional precision to anything they’ve attempted so far—a heavy-handed, barely believable fluff piece in The Advocate; an agonizingly noticeable on-screen separation between their two most popular characters; a blatant snub towards a Sterek charity at the fandom awards. There has been endless criticism and commentary from a variety of different sources in response to all of these things, both inside and outside of fandom, and the fact they seem to be soldiering on regardless of the outcry indicates, to me, that something else is going on.
This isn’t the fault of the actors or their management. They likely have some contractual obligations regarding the ban—manifested most obviously in Hoechlin’s unwillingness to endorse any fan-made materials that depict romantic Sterek—but the actors have mostly been kept separate from the PR disasters that have been plaguing Teen Wolf.
That said, MTV is a fairly progressive network. The ubiquitous “Hollywood is homophobic!” excuse is invalid in this case—MTV is infamous for airing shows that depict controversial subject matter. Furthermore, Teen Wolf doesn’t garner the kind of viewership that would necessitate pandering to a mainstream, Middle America audience; their target demographic is teenagers, and teenagers are unlikely to be grossly offended by on-screen homosexuality.
Who does that leave, then, if the ban wasn’t instituted by either the actors or the network?
I am not personally familiar with any of the details surrounding Jeff Davis’s contract, but I have noticed a couple of things about Teen Wolf that lead me to believe he has an enormous amount of power.
- There is the remarkably high rate of employee/cast turnover. Ambitious working actors do not normally quit their jobs as series regulars on popular TV shows with the sort of alacrity or frequency that they have on Teen Wolf. That’s a fact. MTV doesn’t appear to have this issue with any of its other programs, which means that the problem is isolated—I would make an educated guess that it’s related to how Davis runs his set and writes his scripts.
- Several members of the writing team have made comments in interviews that Davis usually rewrites their final drafts; that isn’t that odd on its own, but taking into account the most recent PR nightmare—the article about Kira’s leather jacket and how “detail-oriented” Davis is—it paints a picture that depicts him as, quite frankly, a micromanaging, egomaniacal asshole.
The Sterek ban feels, to me, like it’s personal. From a business standpoint, there is no sound, logical reason for its continuation—the show’s live ratings dropped significantly this summer, and whether or not the producers want to attribute that to fandom discord, numbers are difficult to argue with, and it’s inarguably strange that there hasn’t been a shift in mentality regarding the promotion of the show and its reputation among its core audience.
The sheer incomprehensibility of the PR/SM teams’ actions reeks of a poorly planned anti-marketing scheme. Sterek wasn’t part of Davis’s original creative vision, and I honestly believe that he was angry about how much it overshadowed the rest of the show; I think that he thought that he could “kill it” by pretending that it no longer existed, and that he severely overestimated the fandom’s investment in the other aspects of Teen Wolf.
Don’t blame the actors for the Sterek ban.
Anonyme asked: i dont know if you're taking prompts right now but i just found out that my granddad has cancer and he's not gonna make it. i'd just really appreciate the ABSOLUTE FLUFFIEST thing you can think of. if not something new recs would be awesome too. i kinda feel bad asking but it might help idk sorry
[I’m so sorry to hear the bad news, my thoughts go out to you and your family during this time. There’s a fluffy reclist here, but I wrote you something too.]
It takes Derek a second, then he remembers he’s in costume. He turns, but it isn’t a con-goer who wants to take a picture of his cosplay, but actually what looks like a little girl dressed in a TARDIS outfit with tears streaming down her face.
"Hi," Derek says as she launches herself at his knees, hugging tightly. He looks around, but he doesn’t see anyone that looks like her parents or a guardian. "Are you okay?" he asks.
"I can’t find my mom and dad," she says, wobbling. "Batman, will you help me?"
What Derek probably should do is take the girl to the nearest convention staff, but he can’t see anyone wearing a staff t-shirt near him, and he doesn’t really have anything else to do right now. “Sure,” Derek says, and the girl nods resolutely.
"I’m Jessie," she says. "And I know you’re Bruce Wayne, but I promise I won’t tell anyone."
Derek takes her hand and asks her where her parents were last, what they were wearing, what panels they had planned to go to, hopefully to get a clue where they might be. They end up walking through Artist’s Alley, and luckily Jessie has calmed down and is actually enjoying looking at the various people’s cosplays and the merchandise.
Derek’s actually having a pretty good time too; Jessie is talkative and funny, and it’s a lot better than waiting in line for a panel that isn’t going to start for hours.
"Batman, you’re a detective, how come you haven’t put together the clues yet to find my parents?" Jessie asks.
"Um, I— " Derek is saved from trying to explain he isn’t really Batman and finding two specific adults dressed as Ten and Rose is fairly difficult, since he’s seen about a dozen couples so far.
"Oh, you must need Robin!" Jessie says excitedly. "I see him right there, he can help us!" and she’s tugging him towards a steampunk booth.
Derek’s actually seen this Robin cosplayer earlier and was too embarrassed to ask for a picture (either of him or with him); his outfit is sinfully tight, and he’s modified the costume in favor of bootyshorts and the mouth underneath his mask is curled into a bright smile. And then he saw him again with a bunch of other cosplayers taking photos for the Hawkeye Initiative, and well.
He’s very flexible. And has a really nice ass.
It’s like… Being a slash fan, you get ignored or treated like crap or mocked in pretty much every fandom. For the most part, we’re used to it.
Then a show came along that was like “Don’t worry, baby, I’m not like those other assholes. I totally adore you. You’re my boo.”
And for a while, slash fans of Sterek experienced something we’d never experienced as slash fans before. It was heartwarming and awesome and it gave so many of us hope. Yes, we thought, things will be different from now on!
But then, without warning, we come home to find the show in bed with other ships. The next day, they’ve changed the locks and left all our stuff in trash bags on the curb. When we try to call or text, we’re ignored or get a message that simply reads “omg y don’t u just die already?!1”
Suddenly, it’s the same as it’s always been, with all our other ships. And so we stand there, surrounded by the snapshots of better days, wondering how it came to this and why. Some of us rage, some live in denial, and many of us simply take a breath, gather our things, and keep on sailing the ship ourselves. Because this is familiar territory, now. So we may have had something better for a short while, so what? Being ignored never stopped us from enjoying our ships before. Why should it now?
They can block our calls and pretend they never told us they loved us. Doesn’t matter. We don’t need them. We never needed them.
Sterek existed without their approval, before. Why should it stop us, now?
Sterek isn’t theirs. It’s ours. And we’re the ones who get to decide if it lives or dies.
Viva la Sterek.