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July 31 2014, 04:01 PM
asuitcasefullofllamas:

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July 31 2014, 02:01 PM
July 31 2014, 12:01 PM

michaelssw0rd:

One of the most powerful and meaningful scenes in the show!

July 31 2014, 08:01 AM
I know Sinyhale has already commented, but there's now a rumor going around that you were very upset/disappointed about Posey/MTV not mentioning the SC for the award/giving it to a random fan. I don't know if this is accurate and given your position making gifs for the official tumblr (which I hope they pay you for) maybe you can't comment publicly. But if you can comment/have the desire to do so, I just wanted to let you know. I'm spitting mad at MTV, but whatever, I don't expect much anymore.

greenbergsays:

deadpans:

hi! you don’t know me at all, because I’m basically no-one, and maybe three people will see this. but I’ve been reading up on this situation and this post specifically really soured my feelings about the Sterek Campaign and their reaction to what happened at the MTV fandom awards. there are some aspects I’d like to address to explain why.

"We didn’t do it to be praised but it’d have been nice to get a sense of gratitude coming from him and not this indifference instead."

this seems contradictory. you didn’t want to be praised, but you’re upset because you weren’t publicly recognized by name? this entire response is really upsetting me and I’ve basically lost all respect for the Sterek Campaign - keeping in mind that I ship Sterek and I donated to this project. the point of the charity was about helping the wolves, and yet that isn’t mentioned even once in this post. it was great that you organized to get money to a cause in need, but the lack of humbleness in this post is gross.

being the ones now saying the nomination was for the fandom, somehow scoring one for themselves along the way”

as far as I’m aware the initial fundraiser was part of Charity Pack and therefore at least some of the donors of that 25k weren’t Sterek Campaign-ers. and Teen Wolf fans have contributed to other charity projects like the LLS fundraiser for Posey. why shouldn’t we, as a fandom, be recognized?

After winning, I’ve seen people saying the nomination was for the Teen Wolf fandom, but this statement is just wrong.

all the other fandom feats were standing in as representative for their specific fandom’s achievements. the awards were fandom awards, to be given to different fandoms. the actors for the fandom accepted the awards, not the fans themselves.

my real question is, how would you have expected this to go? was mtv going to mention the sterek campaign runners by name? mail out the award, since you weren’t at the ceremony?

you are really blatantly turning this into MTV versus Sterek, and even worse, fanning the flames of Posey versus Sterek, in order to get fans on your side, when the actual issue is obviously personal hurt, which is narcissistic bullshit. the idea that all these people donated to the cause because of Sterek (and not because it was a good cause) and voted for Teen Wolf because of Sterek (and not because it was an impressive achievement or Teen Wolf is a good fandom) is narcissistic bullshit.

"What I do know is that MTV tweeted and posted on their official site about the SC [Sterek Campaign] being nominated, but when we won, they made it sound like “Teen Wolf” had won instead in their follow up article. That erasure hurts."

really? erasure? I feel like that’s a dramatic coopting of a social justice term that has no place in this discussion. (I know this point is nitpicky but you use it a couple of times and I don’t think it was appropriate, though it definitely lends to the overall martyred tone.)

"We found ourselves in a situation where it looked like people we admire and love ended up using our (and with our I mean, the fandom’s) merit for their own profit.”

the fact that you’re shocked by this says a lot about the incredibly good work MTV and Teen Wolf have done to blur the lines between the product/consumer relationship and friendship. the fandom awards are about profit. the Collective is about profit. the people who do this shit on an individual level (running the tumblrs and twitters and stuff) are fucking great humans who have a genuine dedication to fandom, sure. but they are hired by a company with a bottom line. just like a shop staff member may be genuinely bubbly and have a passion for their merchandise, but the company they work for is aiming to profit. the attention the fandom awards have given MTV is building a fantastic platform for advertisement, including the actual airing of the awards themselves.

don’t kid yourselves that MTV isn’t trying to make a profit off fans by encouraging their visibility and interactions. if you choose to buy into that in the pursuit of fame and fandom recognition, on your head be it, tbh.

So please, PLEASE, don’t contact this person, don’t ask them to give the trophy to the SC. We as the SC want him to keep it.

all that said, this is a really gracious reaction, and I’m glad you’re trying to mitigate some of the intense reactive bullying that this fan is probably receiving. props for that, guys, and thank you for running the fundraiser to begin with!

I thought I was going to leave this alone but yeah, no. I can’t. This is too much for me to just ignore.

So here’s the thing: this upset me. No, maybe ‘upset’ is the wrong word. This annoyed me. And like you, even though this wasn’t any of my business, I’m gonna stick my nose in it and tell you why.

From the very beginning:

"I’ve been reading up on this situation and this post specifically really soured my feelings about the Sterek Campaign and their reaction to what happened at the MTV fandom awards."

You decided to use emotional manipulation as a tactic. You tried to make them feel even worse than they already do and that’s pretty fucked up from where I’m standing.

So if I went to every goddamn Posey stan/Sterek hater that is taking unholy glee out of the Sterek Campaign not getting the credit they deserve and told them how to respond to this situation, that’s okay, right?

Wrong. Because even if I think they’re being childish assholes who are hurting fandom more than they’re hurting Sterek, it’s their right as a human being to be an asshole. I don’t get to tell them how to react and neither do you.

Teen Wolf fans have contributed to other charity projects like the LLS fundraiser for Posey. why shouldn’t we, as a fandom, be recognized?

Here’s the thing: the Teen Wolf fandom was not nominated for Fandom Feat of the Year. The Sterek Campaign - and their specific contributions to the show and fandom and charity - was nominated. End of story.

my real question is, how would you have expected this to go? was mtv going to mention the sterek campaign runners by name? mail out the award, since you weren’t at the ceremony?

Oh, gee, I dunno. Anything along the lines of, “Congratulations to the Sterek Campaign and thank you for all that you do.”

Literally. Just that one sentence would have been enough imo.

you are really blatantly turning this into MTV versus Sterek, and even worse, fanning the flames of Posey versus Sterek, in order to get fans on your side, when the actual issue is obviously personal hurt, which is narcissistic bullshit. the idea that all these people donated to the cause because of Sterek (and not because it was a good cause) and voted for Teen Wolf because of Sterek (and not because it was an impressive achievement or Teen Wolf is a good fandom) is narcissistic bullshit.

Let me explain how this works.

Charity wants to raise money for a cause they are either personally invested in or just really passionate about. Nobody else is overly concerned with said charity. Charity gets a famous actor to sponsor them/be the face of their new campaign, people start donating money; not because they particularly care about the charity itself but because they care about the actor.

In the same way, Sterek Campaign raised all of that money by having authors, artists, and creators sign up to be commissioned for shit.

People basically paid for Sterek fan works and the money they paid with went to charity. It’s not really outside the realm of logical thinking to say that people donated because of Sterek.

And also, none of us voted for Teen Wolf for Fandom Feat of the Year. You see, the nomination said “Sterek Campaign” on it, so yeah, people voted for the Sterek Campaign.

Basically, no, it isn’t narcissistic bullshit at all. I won’t even touch on that Posey comment, though, because I think he’s doing a fine job fanning the flames all on his own.

really? erasure? I feel like that’s a dramatic coopting of a social justice term that has no place in this discussion. (I know this point is nitpicky but you use it a couple of times and I don’t think it was appropriate, though it definitely lends to the overall martyred tone.)

"Erasure" is not just a social justice term. Period.

And ‘erasure’ also has every place in this discussion. Consider, if you will, the past few months’ worth of Sterek-related news coming out of conventions. Also consider that any comments with the word ‘Sterek’ are being flagged as spam in MTV articles. If fans want to be able to comment and mention that pairing, they have to space it out

With all of that in mind, it’s not martyrdom at all to think that they very purposefully erased the Sterek Campaign’s name from their own nomination/award. It’s simply connecting the dots.

qhuinn:

Dear lord, when did the Sterek Campaign become this big of a deal? It’s very overwhelming to see everyone talking about us, for better or worse, and I can’t help being completely baffled at the magnitude of the events.

I’m always torn between speaking freely and not wanting to make things worse. But I think there are some clarifications that must be made. So here we go.

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the fandom awards are about profit. the Collective is about profit.

All very true. That entire paragraph is but I wanted to focus specifically on this part because, you see, this is the part that has to do with all of us.

They aren’t just trying to profit off of fans, they’re trying to profit off of fandom but they aren’t willing to take fandom as it is.

They want our money but they don’t want our queer pairings, our outrage over POC/female characters being killed and forgotten again and again, and they don’t want our criticism.

But I’m sorry, if you’re going to exploit fandom, exploit all of it or get the fuck out. The Fandom Awards, by its very name, was supposed to be about fandom but they’re too chicken shit to include all aspects of fandom.

And that’s really where they shoot themselves in the foot. If they accepted and celebrated fandom for all that it was, we would let them exploit us. We would gladly give our time and attention and money for as long as they wanted it. It would be a win/win situation.

When you start shoving certain parts of the fandom into the shadows, though, when you start ignoring specific areas, well. That’s when we have a problem.

Teen Wolf courted Sterek in the beginning and now they regret it but tough shit. You can’t erase an entire sub-fandom just because you think you gave it too much attention.

And you can’t call it a Teen Wolf achievement when it wasn’t. The girls at the Sterek Campaign are the ones that put in those hours, that raised that money, and for them not to be recognized just because Sterek is in the charity campaign’s title is wrong.

They didn’t ask to be nominated but they were and that feat was nominated as The Sterek Campaign but when they won, the only “name” mentioned was Wolf Sanctuary which isn’t a name at all. It isn’t the name of the campaign and it isn’t the name of the charity which received the donation. It’s a description but everyone is taking that as the entity that got the award.

To illustrate these points, how about visuals:

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Notice that everything says Sterek Campaign. Even the official accounts say this. After the ceremony, tweets still mention the SC. Now let’s take a look at the award’s ceremony:

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Hm. That’s odd. But everyone still knows it’s the Sterek Campaign that won, right?

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Wrong. Hmmm, let’s see if the official MTVu account will clarify things!

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Nope. Because where before it was Sterek Campaign’s nomination, it is now Teen Wolf/Teen Wolf “Wolf Sanctuary”’s award.

You see what I’m getting at here?

To say that they are being narcissistic or acting like a martyr because they expected to be called by their name if they won is utter bullshit. If MTV never planned on recognizing their feat on television, then perhaps they never should’ve included that nomination in the first place.

You come across as “nice,” but in actuality all you’re doing is degrading Qhuinn, erasing her feelings, and telling her how she should feel and act and what she should be saying.

But guess what: you’re not Qhuinn and unless some fanfiction-type bodyswapping occurs, you never will be Qhuinn, and you don’t have the right to dictate her actions or tell her what to do and say. Even trying makes you incredibly rude.

July 31 2014, 06:00 AM
July 31 2014, 04:01 AM
  • Bisexual person in a relationship with someone of a different sex: I'm not straight, I'm bisexual
  • Gay community: you're only saying that because you want to be a part of the Gay Club, you don't belong with us, you're basically just a straight person anyway
  • Bisexual person in a relationship with someone of the same sex: I'm not gay I'm bisexual
  • Gay community: why do you feel the need to clarify that? You just want to be one of the straight people, you just want to reassure them that you're Not That Gay, you don't belong with us
July 31 2014, 02:01 AM

His wounds healed, the skin a bit thicker than before, scars like train tracks on his arms and on his body underneath his shirt.
His wounds healed, the skin a bit thicker than before,
 scars like train tracks on his arms and on his body underneath his shirt.
July 30 2014, 10:02 PM

deputyeyebrows:

I know everybody is all aboard the Cocky College Student!Stiles train, but can we talk about Cocky College Student!Derek for a second here?? Where are the fics where Derek is the older guy that sweeps back into town and corrupts nubile Stiles?? Where are the fics where Derek guards his sweet, tender heart with a heavy coating of bad boy?? Where are the fics where Stiles is intrigued by Derek’s gruff but cool exterior??

(And Stiles doesn’t know if he’s ever seen anyone look quite that gorgeous while sucking down a toke, but then again he’s never seen a person take a toke in real life especially not while Stiles was straddling their waist and looking down on them with barely restrained awe. And Derek just sort of smirks at Stiles’ gaping mouth and does a little jerk with his chin that would mean “come here” if he was dealing with anyone that had even a modicum of experience. But he’s not. He’s with Stiles who just cocks his head to the side like the lost little puppy he is. And it makes Derek grin. A wolfish, half terrifying grin. The other half is like a silver lure in murky water. He sits up—which would probably have sent Stiles flying backward if it weren’t for the solid hand just above his belt—joint forgotten somewhere on the bedside table, brings them chest to chest. 

And suddenly Derek’s mouth is ghosting over Stiles’ pulse point, light stubble just grazing there. Stiles is so so quiet, so still. He doesn’t quite know why. They’re skirting a line here, a line he’s never even touched before, a line he desperately wants to cross. It’s like if he moves he’ll break this. Doesn’t even know what ‘this’ is.  And Derek’s mouth…it hesitates for just a second before opening slightly, just enough for Stiles to feel the slick warmth of his tongue press against skin and set his nerves alight. The sensation skitters down his body, pools just in his lower abdomen. His hips rock forward and a little gasp of breath fills the delicate silence. Derek grins against his neck, and Stiles knows that whatever he had been trying not to break, whatever fragile thing he’d been protecting just shattered across the taupe carpet of Derek’s room. He can’t even find it in him to regret it.)