Thursday, May 2, 2013

Talking Teen Wolf: What the hell is a Stiles?

All right, I’m back and it’s time to talk Teen Wolf again. You know that silly MTV show that was supposed to be an easy watch but instead took over my life and resulted in me doing nothing by crying over fictional teenage werewolves and their friends? Yeah that show. Well this week let's show Posey some love, Dylan get's sexy (sort of) and we finally find out what a Stiles is. 

Bits and pieces:

  • Want to know how to pronounce ‘Deucalion’? Well my girls over at Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast have you covered here.
  • Speaking of Deucalion, the Teen Wolf tumblr revealed this line of dialogue said by the Alpha Pack leader: “You were right, Kali. He looks like his mother.” It doesn’t matter who he’s talking about, it’s not good. (Can I take it back? I don’t want to be a fan of this show anymore.)
  • There’s a new Short Teen Wolf Season 3 synopsis over at MTV and it goes a little something like this: “Four months after the events that nearly ended Jackson’s life and resurrected Peter Hale’s, teen wolf Scott McCall and his friends begin their junior year of high school unaware that a new threat has arrived in Beacon Hills: A Pack of Alpha werewolves intent on bringing Derek into their fold, while destroying his young pack.”
  • Teen Wolf released a promotional graphic that reminded everyone a little bit too much of Animorphs.
  • The always-lovely Holland Roden will be joining the fun at MCM London Comic Con at the end of May.
  • The Teen Wolf tumblr has been reminding us that “This Might Hurt” with a series of disturbing gifs like a shovel with dripping blood. (Why did I think it was a good idea to watch this show, it brings me nothing but pain?)
Animorphs inspired promotional graphics... you tried.

Right so the big event of this week was Dylan’s stint on Fox’s New Girl, which is awesome for Dylan (who’s about to start shooting The Maze Runner) because it exposes him to a wider audience. Don’t argue with me – yes Teen Wolf has increased in popularity but it’s still a genre show on MTV that limits it’s a appeal unfortunately. It’s also awesome for us because New Girl managed in one ep what Teen Wolf couldn’t accomplish in three seasons… shirtless Dylan O’Brien (and it was awesome).

Did you all love that ep? Because I had a feeling you would, especially considering Sterek fans now have a sound bite of Dylan saying, “I think I might be gay.” Not to mention a bunch of footage of him shirtless and sweaty. It’s like Christmas. Personally I expected more of a freak out when it aired (when I saw it I was like you guys are gonna freak) but I think the Teen Wolf fandom has finally reached their limit – June 3rd cannot come quickly enough.

BTW I am just super jealous that Dylan got to make out with Zooey Deschanel DICK! 

While we’re on the topic of Dylan MTV released a vid asking the question: “What the Hell is a Stiles?” The video features a bunch of Stiles best moments from Season 1 and 2 as well as interviews with Dylan O’Brien, Holland Roden, J.R. Bourne, Tyler Posey and Adelaide Kane (interesting) all discussing everyone’s favourite sarcastic human.

Holland calls on her inner Lydia, J.R. Bourne describes Stiles as rubbery, Posey compares his relationship to Dylan with Scott and Stiles and Dylan said this:

“I like to look at Stiles as being, like, the best friend I always wanted y’know? It’s like having a dog at your side, and he’ll always be there for you, even if you forget to feed him. He’s not gonna let that affect the relationship. (Laughs)”

See, I’m pretty sure Dylan thinks he’s being funny when really he’s just give the entire fandom an emotional breakdown. Stiles is a dog that’s there even if you forget to feed him. Now I’m definitely worried about what’s going to happen to him in Season 3. We know that things are a bit tough between him and Scott because of Scott’s blossoming bromance with Isaac and that Stiles is spending much of his time with Lydia but I’m starting to think it’s worse than we thought.

A number of fans were concerned that Hoechlin wasn’t interviewed for the video but it’s pretty consistent with the way they’ve been handling certain things since Season 3 started shooting. Personally I’m more interested in why they chose to include Adelaide Kane… it seems to suggest that she’s spending a bit of time with our beloved Stiles (I’d keep an eye out for her kids, I think she’s gonna be important).

One of my lonely readers has requested that I show Tyler Posey some love. I don’t know what prompted this request because I think I show Posey a fair amount of love already (he is THE Teen Wolf after all) but always happy to oblige anyone that actively chooses to talk to me. Plus it’s not like it’s particularly hard to appreciate Posey.

Dear Posey, 
You’re awesome. And I don’t just mean that in a general – you’re the star of my favourite TV show – kind of way. I mean that you are just an awesome person in every sense of the word. Granted I have never actually met you but I can tell from your Twitter (not to mention your new Vine addiction) that you are a pretty cool dude. While I sometimes think your enthusiastic brand of crazy might be a bit much to handle full time, I would never turn down the chance to hang out with you. Seriously though, we should be bros… but like the kind of bros that occasionally touch each other’s abs. 

Posey, dude, there are just so many reasons to love you including the fact that your puppy dog eyes thaw my frozen core and your smile could trade places with the sun and no one would notice. My favourite thing about you is that you always look like you’re having a good time, you seem to genuinely enjoy life. I can honestly say that if I could meet one Teen Wolf cast member I would choose you (but you’d totally introduce me to the others right?). Anyway in conclusion: Posey you’re awesome, don’t ever change. 

Love your fan, 

P.S. If you really eat nothing but pizza and still look like that I reserve the right to punch you.

Was that enough love for you lonely reader? Well then here have this:

Tyler Posey and Holland Roden at MTV Upfronts last Monday

Finally a few words on privacy and personal photos. Here’s the thing, when you post photos online (or anyone you know posts photos of you) – whether they are in a password protected location or not – there is a (good) chance they can be accessed and taken without your permission. It’s the same for celebrities. Don’t get me wrong I think it’s a totally uncool thing to do. Even though I could, I would never hack into any password protected account and take personal images but that’s just because I have that pesky moral compass and a stupid thing called empathy.

I’d hate if it ever happened to me but I am responsible for the images of me that are posted so if one of my private accounts was hacked and photos were stolen I would accept responsibility. So, by reader request, here are my feelings on the matter: don’t hack into private accounts and steal photos because it’s creepy but also learn a lesson from this and think about what you allow to be posted online.

And we’re done here. Excuse me I have to go drown my sorrows with copious amounts of alcohol, which is the plan actually because I am going out with my lady-cousins on Sat night and those girls can drink. If I don’t come back can someone start a collection for bail money? That’d be great thanks.

P.S. can someone tell the Teen Wolf publicity department not to do anything on Sunday because I’m not going to be functioning that well.