If you haven’t stayed up until the early hours of the morning reading with your eyes itching and burning with tiredness and your vision blurred as you fight to stay awake to finish the book, you haven’t lived at all
"Dearest Lisa Kudrow, who’s also one of the most talented actresses. I’ve learned so much from her. As a comedian, unbelievable. But also a dramatic actress who knocks your socks off. And loving … we watched each other get married, lived through so much… and just so unconditional. And I think she’s amazing and I love her.” - Jennifer Aniston
For the fans who’s time, effort, and passion for the show was ridiculed by Jeff Davis and the cast by reading their fanfics, mocking their hard work and love for the characters they portray, it’s time we say enough.
For the fan who asked the cast the innocent question of, “If you could ship literally any pairing that’s not currently canon on the show, who would you ship?” and was then mocked by Dylan O’Brien, who incredulously told the fan “This is the last question in the entire panel,” and was then mocked by Tyler Posey, who told the fan to “Think of a better question,” it’s time we say enough.
For the fans that were told that fanworks depicting two characters could not be signed, while fanworks depicting other pairings are acceptable, it’s time we say enough.
For the Teen Wolf fandom, who have been disrespected repeatedly by the Teen Wolf marketing team and Jeff Davis himself, for the fans that have been used by the powers that be to win polls and then mocked and humiliated once we’re no longer needed, for every person who passionately love this show and then has been shamed for that love by the cast and creators, it’s time we say enough.
It’s time to remind them why they need us.
We are calling for a general Teen Wolf Blackout for Monday’s episode. We need to reach the producers of the show in a way that they can understand.
What can you do?
- Do not tweet anything Teen Wolf related during Monday’s episode. Do not tweet the actors or the Teen Wolf account. Do not use any hashtags related to Teen Wolf.
- If you have a Nielsen box, do not watch Monday night’s episode on TV.
- Do not reblog the gifs or posts from the Teen Wolf tumblr account.
- Do not watch the episode on MTV.com.
- Reblog, reblog, reblog. Spread the word. Tell your friends, tweet the message prior to Monday’s episode.
And before anyone asks - this isn’t to make Sterek canon, this has nothing to do with any ship or character, this isn’t to ask for anything plot related in the show. This is a simple reminder that this show survives because of it’s fans, and we deserved to be treated with respect.
Spread the word.
Congratu-fucking-lations to Clever TV (whatever the fuck that is), Jeff Davis and the Teen Wolf Cast who were involved in that frankly ridiculous and mean display of reading aloud snippets of fanfiction.
Just think about what you did there. You took three fanfictions, small snippets from them and took them out of the context of a whole story. And then you went on to ridicule them. So now there are three people out there who are feeling shit about themselves and about their writing.
What if those were the first stories for these writers? What if these were young people who just had their confidence dashed? What if it took all of their courage to post these stories, hoping that someone, anyone, would like them, only to have their work read aloud, out of context, by people who were obviously just waiting for them to be bad?
I hope you are all really proud of yourselves. You may have just made someone vow never to try to write again, which means that they won’t ever improve on their writing because EVERYONE improves their writing over time, but you’ve taken that away from them. Some great piece of literature may never be written now, we’ll never know.
We are your fans. We are what gives the show ratings. We are who make the hype for your show, even though it is declining in quality. And you mock us? You take something that has been happening for as long as there have been works for people to write about and shit all over it. Fanfiction should be heralded, not made fun of.
THIS FUCKING SHOW IS BASICALLY FANFICTION OF A MOTHER FUCKING 80’S MOVIE STARRING MICHAEL J. FOX. ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS RIGHT NOW????
I swear to God, I am so sick of being made fun of by these people for enjoying their content. I get to enjoy it in whatever way I choose and you shouldn’t be able to make fun of me for it. You shouldn’t be calling me sick and twisted for liking a non canon pairing or telling me I’m watching it for the wrong reasons. You shouldn’t be downplaying the popularity of one of my ships in the “real world”, only to turn around and play all over that apparently only Tumblr popular ship to get ratings. You shouldn’t be making fun of me for writing fanfiction and taking the show in directions you never would and/or could.
We are fans. We are the power behind your show. Do you know how many shows get axed because they’re not popular enough? You are popular because of us. And what do you do? You put us down all the time for being fans of your show and being creative about it, being passionate about it. Well guess what, you keep going the way you’re going and no one’s going to make you one of the highest producers of fanworks anymore, that’s a pretty huge thing in this day and age. People are going to stop tuning in and there go your ratings. People are going to be so disenchanted by you making fun of us for one thing or another and they’re not going to tune in to any future works of yours in case it happens again.
Just stop. Stop shitting all over your fans. We love this show, we love these people, and you’re making it so hard for us to continue to love you.
*sighs deeply but is not surprised this happened*
Do you know what two things I find well and truly bitterly amusing?
First: one of the fics mocked was a finalist in Teen Wolf’s official fanfic contest back in 2012.
Second: LESS THAN A WEEK AGO MTV LAUNCHED THE COLLECTIVE.
No, I don’t. The only thing I’ve been watching recently are the ratings and yes, I will be the one to say that I cheer each week when I see how low they are.
I’m a fan of the first two seasons. I am a fan of most of the characters and I am a fan of some of the actors’ talents.
I’m not a fan of being used, abused and treated like dirt. I’m not a fan of being mocked, made fun of and judged by people who know nothing about us as a fandom, that of Teen Wolf as a whole and of Sterek specifically. I’m not a fan of broken storylines, lack of continuity, raging consent issues, mistreatment of women and POC actors and characters or tired, overused and predictable plotlines. I’m not a fan of arrogant and butthurt writers that can’t handle criticism about literally anything.
And as I’ve said before, I’m not leaving fandom, not really. Today I reached the point where I had to blacklist “teen wolf”, at least for a while, because I feel so let down by so many aspects of the show, the cast, the crew and some of the fans.
But I whitelisted the things and characters that I like and will continue to blog about them. I still read fanfiction (BECAUSE FANFICTION IS A GLORIOUS AND WONDERFUL THING AND JEFF WISHES HE WAS ON OUR LEVEL) and have been writing when inspiration strikes me (I have like 10 WIPS rn).
One year ago I was so happy. I was the fixer, every issue on the show and said by TPTB, I had an answer for. I worked so hard to spin everything into something positive because I was so truly filled with hope, trust and belief.
Today I am not any of those things. I am angry, disappointed and let down. And the fact that I have changed is a direct result to the treatment this community has received by TPTB. They created what I am today. This is their fault.
I am a bitter Teen Wolf fan and as much as I clung to that word just a few weeks ago, I think as of right now, the word “fan” only applies loosely in my case.