I want to write a college AU where Stiles is straight and wants a blow job and Derek loves giving blow jobs, and kind of likes giving them to straight guys. Which is apparently a thing, I swear I’m not making that kink up because it weirds me out but. Still.
Stiles gets to college full of hopes and dreams. A few of them are fulfilled the first couple of weeks: he makes plenty of friends with really cool people who do not want to shove him into lockers; not having a curfew or someone to yell at him to get off his computer at 3 am will never not be awesome; and hooking up is absolutely a thing. Stiles loses his virginity to a girl with a crooked smile and a tongue ring and he beams all the way back to his dorm where his roommate proceeds to high fives him, gives him a shot, and says he never wants to know the details.
College is awesome.
Then Stiles learns about group projects.
Studying is not the issue. Stiles is a good student. He graduated two tenths of a point lower than Lydia Martin, got into Stanford early admission (with said Lydia Martin who had fumed a delicious rose when she heard), and will, when drunk enough, actually admit to enjoying the whole academic process. What he doesn’t like is working with other people.
There is a process to the way Stiles works. A finely honed, carefully evaluated process that most people—again, Lydia Martin the constant exception—cannot fathom. Deviations from the process by people who are too slow, too annoying or just generally too tend to drive his ADHD into overdrive, sending him into random, at all hours research binges that he grew out of his junior year of high school.
It’s a shit storm. Especially when his favorite professor pulls him aside after class one day and tells him that college is full of group projects. And group studying. He’ll discover that lovely little buffet of awful in his next semester, he’s told.
i've seen the brony documentary, and that dad is uncomfortable bout mlp because he thinks its too gay... hes ashamed that his son likes something "girly" You mocking that kid is fucking gross. you act like you stand up for marginalized people but holy shit, you're just chuckling along with the rest of the internet at some awkward pre-teen. fucking hell. you're going to be a mother
Oh man oh man.
So first of all, anon, I want to commend you on your dedication. I literally just turned anon on last night after the pedophile anon I dealt with a couple of weeks ago, and according to my GMail notifications, you sent this ask at 6:37 a.m. EST. That’s pretty impressive. Kudos.
Second of all, and as a point of clarification: I have never watched the brony documentary, and I never will. I’m not into supporting things that sugarcoat a disgusting subculture (which I’ll get to in a minute), and I find the entire thing hypocritical and extremely… false. When it’s paired alongside a documentary—a praised documentary—about how awesome women are for loving something that’s traditionally geared towards men (how about video games and sci fi, for starters?), then maybe I’ll give it a glance, but considering that the brony subculture is one that is very happy to loudly exclude and push women away, I’m not holding my breath.
So now. Let’s talk about why that post (for those following at home, this post) is hilarious out of context, and I’ll even use My Little Pony gifs to help explain my position. Just for you, anon.
As a point of clarification, I think My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a fantastic show. It teaches lessons that more kids (and, to be quite frank, fans of the show) need to learn. It has a main cast of not one but six girls, which is unbelievably rare in this day and age. It’s funny and heartwarming, the music is frequently adorable and entertaining, and it makes perfect sense that people of all ages and genders enjoy it. It’s an enjoyable show!
But, and here’s the important part, there’s a HUGE (dare I say, GARGANTUAN) difference between someone saying, “Wow, I really like this My Little Pony show!” and someone saying, “I’m a brony.”
Let me explain.
You see, anon, in the English language, words have connotations. If, for example, I say, “I’m a redneck,” you’re going to assume certain things about me—that I probably really love the second amendment, that I’ve got some high level of fondness for a more rural/backwoods culture, probably that I’ve got some really conservative political views. All or none of those things may be true of me, but the fact remains that I chose a word to describe myself that carries with it those specific connotations—connotations that I, as a speaker of English and an understander of American culture, should know about and shouldn’t be surprised when people assume them of me because I’ve said “I’m a redneck.”
In the same vein, saying “I’m a brony” carries with it certain connotations, and very few of them are pleasant… and what’s worse, most of those connotations are consistently provable as true.
I’m not talking about the connotations of bronies wanting to fuck underaged cartoon ponies (which is fucked up in and of itself) or spending all of their time clopping. Nobody actually cares about that. You do you.
I’m also not talking about the connotation of being a grown man who really enjoys a show that’s geared towards young girls. As I said before, this show is a great show. I’d be surprised if people weren’t really into it. And legitimately nobody is upset that a bunch of adult men really like a show that’s geared towards young girls.
And frankly, if we were talking about the brony culture of ~3-4 years ago, that’s all we’d be talking about.
But the culture has morphed, and the word “brony” no longer has the connotations it had back then. It doesn’t just mean that you’re an adult who likes this show. It’s turned into something far grosser.
A couple of weeks ago, I did an experiment, to sate my own curiosity and because I was kind of sick of people talking about how brony culture is completely harmless and okay. I’m not going to replicate the results here (you can read about them here and here), but suffice it to say that even leaving off the gross misogyny, homophobia, rape apologetics, and general nastiness of the brony community, I’d still find the community disgusting for the sole reason that they don’t bother to hide their porn and, because of that, have literally made it so that the show’s target audience can’t really participate in the fandom without being exposed to things that no child should be exposed to.
And that’s just scratching the surface.
I’m not going to get into a discussion about the entitlement of bronies, how they seem to think that because they like this thing that it should somehow belong to them and only them, even though they basically stole it from little girls.
I’m not going to get into a discussion about the pervasiveness of rape culture in their community.
I’m not going to get into the enormous overlap between bronies and entitled Nice Guys.
I’m not going to get into the culture’s inherent homophobia, where it’s perfectly okay to post porn of a pair of anthropomorphized ponies lezzing it up for the male gaze, but any sort of m/m is automatically deleted.
I’m not going to get into the culture’s tendency towards racism (with the constant question any time a pony is humanized and depicted as anything but white being, “but why is she [non-white]?”).
But it’s all there for you to see, and these are all connotations that the word “brony” carries. When you identify yourself as a brony, especially nowadays, you need to accept that these connotations will be assumed of you and, if you don’t want them to be assumed of you, you need to not just say “but I’m not like that!” but actually do what you can to change the culture itself and demonstrate with your actions that you’re not like that.
So. With that in mind, let’s talk about bronies “coming out of the closet” and how stupid that is.
First of all, it’s a gross appropriation of a term that applies—and should apply—to the LGBT* community. None of us chose to be the way we are; none of us woke up in the morning and decided, hey, I’d like to be part of a group that’s marginalized and abused in the best of present circumstances and jailed and murdered in the worst of present circumstances. If you think that the opposite is true, that’s a whole ‘nother discussion that I’m not going to have beyond saying: science says “fuck you.”
But the thing with bronies is that they’re not admitting to something that’s out of their control and, what’s worse (and secondly), they’re using a term that has such gross connotations that they should expect a lot of backlash when they reveal that they’re part of that particular subculture. They’re choosing to use a term that doesn’t just say “I’m a fan of this television show” (which, as I’ve said before, is fine and wonderful. I’m a fan of this television show) but that says, “I find myself sexually aroused by the characters in this show, and I don’t think that this show belongs to its target demographic but rather to me, the misogynistic dudebro who enjoys it.”
And that, anon, is why that post is funny out of context, because to be frank, if my future 13-year-old son ever came to me and admitted to something along those lines (that he was part of an internet subculture that I knew behaved in really gross ways and had essentially destroyed what should’ve been a safe space for actual children), I’d be pretty disappointed, too. Disappointed in my son and disappointed in myself, for somehow failing to raise him better than that.
As to your last jab, that I’m going to be a mother.
That’s 99% of why I have a problem with brony culture.
Take a trip with me, anon, to the future (after all, it’s nearly 2015!).
Not a future of hoverboards and flying cars, but about five years from now, when my son (and probable other kids… there’s going to be an infant in there somewhere, and the house [I’m totally going to have a house] will be a mess, but a different kind of mess… a mess of toys and also cereal) is about five years old.
This son of mine (Sammy, for those playing along at home) loves My Little Pony. He thinks that it’s the best show on TV. Sure, he may have a stronger fondness for the villains of the show (after all, look at who his father is… and related, Kyle’s love for Discord and Chrysalis knows no bounds), but he just loves the show in general. Assuming I have a daughter by then (for the sake of argument, her name is Evie and she mostly likes Apple Jack because Apple Jack is orange and orange is her favorite color), she also loves the show in general. We all love the show.
But here’s what happens.
They come and sit on my lap so that we can Google pictures of ponies… but when I do that—with Safe Search on, mind you!—disturbing and pornographic images pop up on the screen before I can navigate away, leaving my kids—we’ll say that Evie is 3 at the time, so they’re 3 and 5—to ask questions that they shouldn’t have a reason to ask yet.
They want me to read them stories about the ponies, but half the time I search for those stories, all I can find is porn, porn, porn.
They want to participate in the fandom for something that they love, but it’s a fandom that’s been taken over by really, reallygross people who perpetuate really, really gross ideas and have made it abundantly clear that while my son might be welcome to join them in a few years (assuming that he’s not a Dreaded Feminist or gay), my daughter is not and will never be welcome.
In other words, if this five years from now scenario plays out as it would play out today, my children would miss out on a LOT about something they love because that space has been taken over by a bunch of grown men who seem to think that it should belong to them (all while these same grown men throw tantrums whenever women and girls demand equal representation in other media).
So yeah. I’m going to be a mother. And that’s why I say, with utmost sincerity: fuck bronies.
i’m less concerned with “oh malia’s supposed to be mentally 9 years old” conclusion that fandom decided on before this episode than the “is teen wolf capable of introducing a female character who is NOT immediately identified as a dude’s love interest” thing goin on with malia tate
*this* is the first response I’ve actually agreed with. Shelly did a good job with Malia. Sacrificing her for the alter of girls are there to make the guys look pretty did not thrill me.
So this Nogitsune chooses to present itself to Stiles in a specific form, probably as one of its past (or its latest) host. Before we can actually see what this Nogitsune looks like, we know that he can speak Japanese. Since the Nogitsune myth comes from Japanese folklore,…
Because acting evil is fun for actors. Acting like you’re best friend and the person you love dearly is possessed and about to gleefully hurt you? Thats hard. And Posey sold it. He sold us that Scott was in pain, and afraid, and yet somehow, above all else STILL CONCERNED…
It’s a primal sort of desperation; he feels like a cornered rat with a shoe coming down on his head. Every time someone calls he gets to hear “I’m just worried”. From his parents, his Nana, his aunts and uncles, his friends, his coworkers - but “I’m just worried” isn’t what drives him to Craigslist.
It’s his sisters.
Laura and Cora go above and beyond “I’m just worried”. Derek has been duped into four blind dates in the past six months. One ended with Derek breaking up a fight between his date and a bartender, then letting her throw up into a salad bowl in his apartment because he couldn’t remember where she lived and she wouldn’t tell him. She spent a good chunk of the night crying about a cat she had when she was nine, and how it got hit by a snowmobile her older brother was driving.
do you ever get in one of those moods where you’re like feeling okay but you’re really sad at the same time and you just want to talk to someone and make them hug you but you feel annoying so you kind of just sit there being really sad
i liked your scydia post up to the point where you said scott was smart, because scott may be adorable and awesome but he's also the dumbest character on the show??
oh my god swear to me that once i explain to you how wrong you are you will never, ever repeat what you just said to me to anybody else.
a short list of reasons as to why scott is REALLY FUCKING BRILLIANT because frankly this ask is not worth my effort to go through the series and find them all:
when scott fails that test in s1 it clearly says on it “THIS IS NOT LIKE YOU.” to say it simply: this means that it is notcommon for scott to get failing grades. meaning, instead, that he has up until this point been passing the class so well enough that the teacher felt the need to express concern!!!
i want you to go back and watch all of 1x10 (cocaptain). this is the episode, you may remember, in which peter nonetoosubtley tries to threaten all of scott’s loved ones, but is CONTINUOUSLY OUTSMARTED BY SCOTT. peter hale: smart enough to bring himself back to life, incapable of anticipating scott mccall’s next move.
remember how all of season 2 was a lovestory of scott mccall outsmarting gerard argent because HAHAHA I SURE DOOOOO
re:argents though scott manages to keep that family in the dark about him being a werewolf when THEY ARE TRAINED WEREWOLF HUNTERS for ALMOST AN ENTIRE SEASON????? and then he continues to stay on his toes with them for two and a half more seasons DO YOU THINK AN IDIOT COULD DO THIS SERIOUSLY LOOK ME IN THE EYE AND SAY YOU DO
in 3A he’s reading while doing chin ups I REPEAT: HE IS READING A BOOK WHILE DOING A ONE-ARMED CHINUP???
ok so scott doesn’t know what a “beastiary” is but i mean come the fuck on i had no idea what a beastiary was AND AND AND ALLISON HAD NO IDEA WHAT A BEASTIARY WAS!!! because it is not a common word at all and up to that point NO ONE EXPECTED THEM TO KNOW THAT WORD? let’s talk instead about THE FACT THAT HE WAS HIRED TO WORK IN A VET’S OFFICE PRE SHOW, AS A SOPHOMORE IF NOT EARLIER, AND IS FUCKIN AMAZING ATIT because that is way more important frankly you don’t let idiots in operating rooms you hear me
scott also repeats and makes use of the things he’s learned as he learns them, which is actually a REALLY important marker of intelligence? like the ability to apply a learned skill or knowledge shows a higher proficiency in the subject at hand. see the “ephemeral” part of season 3A and also the referencing of heart of darkness in his closing monologue of 3A
these are all signs of REMARKABLY HIGH INTELLIGENCE. i understand that this fandom can be MASSIVELY SHITTY sometimes about perpetuating anti-scott bullshit like the “scott is stupid” trope that you’ve clearly been lead to believe is canon, but please realize that that’s not the case here.
i get that some gross parts of fandom wanna live on this cloud of “stiles is the smart one and scott is the dumb one” but that’s just fundamentally not true. i’m not sure WHY fandom views sarcasm and jokes and a kind of jaded outlook as being a HIGHER form of intelligence than working hard to earn good grades, applying the knowledge you learn, and incorporating all of that knowledge every day into SAVING THE LIVES OF EVERYONE YOU CARE ABOUT and leading a goddamn werewolf pack, but WHAVER THAT REASON IS it’s a gross one and i want nothing to do with it.
As heartfelt as Frozen’s climax was, the movie musical could have benefited from a brief reprise of the song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” at a key moment. So one fan wrote the lyrics to a reprise and another gave it voice. Spoilers below.
The fact of the matter is, it doesn’t matter whether or not you think homosexuality is a sin. Let me say that again. It does not matter if you think homosexuality is a sin, or if you think it is simply another expression of human love. It doesn’t matter. Why doesn’t it matter? Because people are dying. Kids are literally killing themselves because they are so tired of being rejected and dehumanized that they feel their only option left is to end their life. As a Youth Pastor, this makes me physically ill. And as a human, it should make you feel the same way. So, I’m through with the debate.
When faced with the choice between being theologically correct…as if this is even possible…and being morally responsible, I’ll go with morally responsible every time.