Jordan Parrish disarming a bomb (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ
Jordan Parrish disarming a bomb (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ
Derek Hale’s genuine smile ಥ⌣ಥ
Oh Teen Wolf, you are so predictable. Derek finally seems CALM and SETTLED and HAPPY WITH HIMSELF. He’s SMILING. You even tease us with the nicedayforderek hashtag! So of COURSE you take away THE ONE THING HE’S ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO RELY ON :P
In good news, tho, imagine Stiles and the Sheriff teaching him how to be human! GIVE ME ALL THE FIC!
Derek clutches his smarting hand to himself and groans.
"Um," says Stiles, "maybe you could remember that your fist won’t go through walls, anymore? Speaking of, let us take this excellent opportunity to wean you off wall-punching."
"I am not a pup," Derek growls, "that needs to be weaned.”
"Really? ‘Cause I distinctly remember you trying to scent-mark my bedroom while I—"
"We agreed never to talk about that." Derek shakes out his still-aching fingers. His knuckles are bruised. It’s inconvenient, and painful, to be unable to heal himself. To be hobbled by a minor injury.
"Hey, on the plus side… Now, I can mark you.”
Derek stares at Stiles. “What?”
"Hickeys. Scratches. That sorta thing. For once, the marks I put on you will stay on you. I’m kind of looking forward to it, no lie."
Derek feels a hot flicker of eagerness. He can’t catch Stiles’s scent, these days, but he recognizes that particular gleam in Stiles’s eyes, and realizes what it means. Stiles is now capable of holding him down—not for long, because Derek is still stronger, but long enough to make things… interesting. “Are you planning to mark me where it can be seen?”
"What would be the point, otherwise?" Stiles smirks.
"I don’t want to know what you guys are talking about," Sheriff Stilinski says, striding into the room with his usual businesslike manner, and hitching a thumb over his shoulder. "But we’ve got an assassin to catch."
"do you prefer Stiles with Lydia or Malia?" (x)
Y’all know how I said that Stiles’s gonna be on the next hit list?
yeeeeeaaaaaah… seems likely. Yep.
"No," Laura says.
"It’s for Cora," Derek says, maneuvering the night stand through the door behind him.
Laura snaps her book shut and levels him with a look that says, We both know that’s a lie. Don’t insult me.
“Derek,” she says. “You have got to stop doing this. It’s creepy, and we don’t have room for half this crap. We’ve talked about this.”
Derek looks down at the furniture guiltily. He know, okay? He knows. Picking up random pieces of junk left out on the curb because they smell nice is enough for a restraining order, certainly, but he just can’t make himself stop.
"I’ll get rid of mine," Derek says, hefting the night stand above his head. He got his at IKEA three years ago. It’s not like he’s too attached.
Laura just sighs and picks her book back up.
"Just talk to them!" Laura shouts when he tries to bring in a broken microwave a week later. It smells overwhelmingly of burnt popcorn and hot pockets, but underneath that are the faint traces of Junk Person.
He’s officially hit rock bottom.
"Tomorrow," he says. It’s mostly to himself, but Laura nods, satisfied.
"I’m holding you to that. Now throw that thing in the dumpster where it belongs."
Derek is standing on the curb in front of Junk Person’s apartment building, wondering how to say, Wanna grab coffee while I sniff your hair? without getting pepper sprayed or tasered, when he hears, “Whoa. Junk Guy?”
He turns around to find a boy about Cora’s age crossing the street towards him. After a furtive sniff of the air, Derek has absolutely no doubts this is who he’s looking for.
"Sorry," the boy says as he steps up into the grass next to Derek. "I don’t know your name, so I’ve lamely named you Junk Guy because, you know, I’ve seen you take most of the crap I set out here. Which reminds me, are you an artist? I’m Stiles, by the way"
Derek blinks, trying to process everything he’s just been thrown. After a beat, he says, “I’m not an artist.”
Stiles sighs. “Damn. I lose. We were taking bets on what you could possibly do with a couch without cushions, a table with a cracked leg, and a broken microwave, and my guess was some avant garde reflection on consumerism in a Capitalist society.”
Derek shakes his head, wondering how he’ll ever be able to keep up with this kid. “Sorry to disappoint.”
"Uh, not all that disappointed, really," Stiles says, cheeks a little pinker than they were a minute before.
Derek can feel a pleased smile tugging at the corners of his lips.
"So, um," Stiles says, rubbing the back of his neck. "It was nice to finally meet you, I guess?"
Derek nods. “You too.” God, he’s awful at this. Laura would be ashamed if she could see him right now.
Derek cringes a little at Stiles’ confused look. “What?”
"Well," Derek says slowly, "I figured, since I made you lose your bet, the least I could do is buy you coffee."
Stiles’ smile is blinding. “I think you’d have to throw in dinner, too, for everything to even out.”
Derek doesn’t even pretend to think about it before he says, “Deal.”
Day 6 Wearing Each Other’s Clothes: Sterek
Stiles being an asshole over actual problems that are a huge struggle for people. I like Stiles, but lately I’ve been annoyed with how he’s been written. Poking fun at the kid who’s just been told he has a mental disorder isn’t funny, i don’t see how in any way that would be funny.
Or when Isaac spoke about abuse, which scars you forever by the way. Memories stay with you forever
after ethan says the twins were abused by their old pack:
it doesn’t make any sense to me that stiles would make comments like this.i always thought of him as a caring character. & he’s suffered mental illness recently why would he mock liam?
He’s always been like that, though. Like—okay, maybe you don’t like that aspect of his character and yes, there’s a lot of inconsistent writing, but this isn’t one of those things.
The thing is, the thing that I feel like a lot of people like to kind of ignore when it comes to Stiles, is he’s a little bit of a sociopath and maybe also a little bit of a psychopath. I don’t have a degree in psychology so I can’t really break down the difference between the two, especially since they have a lot of crossover, but I find it incredibly likely that Stiles has a combination of physical dysfunction in his brain and emotional-slash-mental trauma, most likely from his mother’s death and being in the room with her when it happened, that has completely skewed his ability to operate on a healthy, normal social level.
I truly and legitimately believe that Stiles has a fundamental difficulty, if not actual inability, to see other human beings as worthy of his empathy from the moment he meets them. I think he’s a misanthrope at heart, and mostly sees human beings as annoyances. He has to learn to care about each person individually. Not that he can’t or doesn’t care about some people, because he very clearly does, but he also has a pre-established tendency to cling very tightly to the people he does care about, very likely to an unhealthy level. Stiles doesn’t really do casual friends (most people do). He has very close friends or not at all. This is in part because he’s that guy. I hate to say it because he’s the fandom’s darling but Stiles is one hundred percent the guy who would give you creepy vibes if he went to your high school. He’s a publicly suspected criminal (felon? I haven’t looked up whether it’s a felony or not but I presume that kidnapping is a felony) with a restraint order against him, which we obviously saw Jackson didn’t mind mentioning at the drop of a hat. He looks at high glossy photos of graphic murders in the middle of Econ class.
Let me repeat that:
He looks at high glossy photos of graphic murders in the middle of class.
It isn’t that he doesn’t understand that these things violate social mores. He’s too smart for that. It’s that he doesn’t care. He has to learn to care with each new situation and each new individual. He often fakes caring because he knows Scott cares. Go back through the series and look at how many times Stiles does the right thing because Scott directly asked him to. Scott is Stiles’ conscience. I am fairly convinced in most situations, if Stiles has an internal conscience at all he simply doesn’t give a shit about it and stopped listening a long time ago.
He reacts to stress by running his mouth. When he’s in a high-stress situation, the first thing that goes is his give-a-damn about whether or not he’s hurting peoples’ feelings. He says what he thinks needs to be said, or what’s on his mind, and it occurs to him after he’s said it that maybe it was over the line. He even does this to Scott in the first season. The very first season, to his very best friend, one of the few people in the show we have been given reason to believe Stiles does legitimately care about.
Stiles makes these comments because he does not care that he’s hurting people or poking at old scars. He knows they’re effective because he shares those scars. It’s completely hypocritical of him, too, because I guarantee you if the tables were turned and someone was speaking in that way to him he’d take it badly. (Whether I think he’d shut down and collapse into himself or lash out violently depends on a lot of variables).
In short: he’s Sherlock Holmes, he’s not John Watson. He cares about very few people, deeply, and does things because they want him to, and he cares about solving puzzles for the sake of solving puzzles. He’s not an inherently caring character. Stiles has to work to care, and requires people to justify to him their worthiness of his caring, and yes, that’s a terrible thing for him to do.
let’s clear a few things up first:
the difference between sociopath and psychopath is, basically, none. whatsoever. those who believe psychopathy is purely something you become because of nurture say sociopath, nature say psychopath. the general consensus is that it’s a mix between the two, so most will use psychopath. it’s kind of like justin bieber thanking not only god, but also jesus.
peter would be classified as a psychopath from what has been shown on the show, not too sure kate would cut it by the psychopathy checklist. stiles has the same amount of psychopathic traits the average person has (about 4-5 points, if I remember correctly). the fact that he does cling to people, has a group of people he cares deeply about is a clear sign he’s no psychopath. he can be a manipulative little shit, but it’s not done for personal gain, like peter or gerard.
now, bullshit, humour and sass has always been stiles’ go-to defence mechanism, and that’s just what it is; a defence mechanism. he has a handful of people he cares about because the loss of his mom taught him loss happens to those who care, not those being cared of. funnily enough, his behaviour almost mirrors jackson’s a bit. I don’t know if that’s intentional or not.
in the scene with isaac, think about what just happened before stiles makes that comment- they’re talking about how the sacrifice is affecting them, isaac makes a comment about people going through what they go through being locked up in asylums and stiles asks him to be helpful and isaac says what’s in the gifs above. stiles is frustrated and, as we know now, scared out of mind. it’s a defence mechanism.
the thing with ethan happens right after boyd has died. stiles is being an asshole, yes, but it’s most likely because he’s pissed off. this is, weirdly enough, a good sign- normally erica and boyd wouldn’t have been close enough for stiles to give a shit, yet he does.
stiles is being incredibly insensitive with liam, yes, but his criticism is directed at scott, not liam. basically everyone but his dad and melissa is being targeted by an assassin club, he doesn’t have time for a newly bitten beta who already has anger issues, and I think that’s mainly where all the attitude is coming from. stiles was in a similar place and made a self-sacrificial decision to avoid hurting others, liam stops taking his meds so he can play lacrosse. (and on a side note, I wonder wtf his doctor of a stepdad is thinking?)
the nogitsune definitely changed stiles. I don’t know how getting your driver’s license is everywhere else but in sweden you have this crash test thing where the entire meaning with the 4-something hours you’re there is to experience what it’s like to lose the grip of the road or run into something (usually snow) so you won’t panic if it happens in real life. scott is so scared of becoming peter he might panic and flip his car, so to speak. stiles’ car has already been flipped, rolled down a hill and set on fire. whatever happens, he’s been there. so yeah, stiles “ohmygod is that brain matter” stilinski from 3a is now okay with looking at crime scene photos because he’s already seen worse, he’s been desensitised (which is easier than you might think) and he’s working against the clock to keep someone from dying while trying to maintain his grades. I’ve looked at worse pictures for less, to be honest with you.
tl;dr- being specific with who you consider your closest doesn’t make you a psychopath, neither does being an asshole. the nogitsune has made stiles meaner, but he’s still no peter. it’s not about who stiles deems worthy but who he considers worth caring about when he’ll end up losing them eventually anyway.