of Superman displacing him as Metropolis’ favorite son. In a non-genre context, it’s Iago being passed over for Othello and, as a result, setting in motion a chain of events that leads to death and destruction. With Derek, Teen Wolf has *turned that on its head*. In any other version of the story, his failures as an Alpha and Scott’s rise to position of true Alpha would’ve turned to poison in his veins. It would’ve made him Peter or Lex or Iago. But because Derek has Scott and because having Scott is way more important to him than beating Scott, Derek’s actually grown as a person. Learning to be an advisor to Scott, accepting that maybe he was never supposed to be an Alpha, all of that actually made him *better*, instead of destroying him, the way it would in almost any other version of this story where a character had a trajectory like his. They’ve subverted the trope with Derek, and done it in a way that I love. like. CAKE.
yes yes yes i love how they avoided going the typical route with it, and tbh i think that’s because it’s not a traditional “chosen one” trope. i think scott being a true alpha was something he had to choose rather than something he was chosen for. i mean, he didn’t know it at the time, of course…but when he stopped resenting his lycanthropy and started working to be better at it, that’s when he took his first steps toward becoming a true alpha, like that’s how those powers manifested for him. and i think part of the reason derek was able to be mature and accept it is because he recognizes that scott has traits and qualities he lacks, and that scott being a true alpha isn’t like some prophecy being fulfilled, it’s not his destiny written in the stars or anything, it’s just scott being certain things derek is never going to be. and i love seeing derek become more like scott, not in an effort to dethrone him or whatever, but just because he admires him in a way. and i love seeing scott learning from derek and admiring him too. MUTUAL ADMIRATION. WOLF BROTHERS.
Look at these cuties. You can buy them here
Groove with me, move with meee (x)
idk i’ve been listening to this song on repeat for most of the day haha @w@;
OH MY GOD
What if Parrish sees Derek at the station in that cell? I imagine their convo to go like this (after Derek stares at him for like a full minute, his eyebrows doing a lot of weird things which means Derek has a lot of conflicting emotions):
Some more staring and Parrish kinda smiles, not much, just a little twitch.
"I always knew you were trouble."
And Derek’s eyebrows go up, up, up.
"I can’t believe you just quoted Taylor Swift at me."
And Parrish’s eyebrows match Derek’s.
"I can’t believe you know who Taylor Swift is."
(There are a lot of things Parrish doesn’t know about Derek. But hey, the guy knows his dick’s size, so Derek just shrugs.)
(the gif at the end omg.)
you’ve got pressure dripping off your shoulders, let me be the one to relieve it
Canistakahari was taking Derek/Scott prompts and I said something along the lines of ‘Scott taking care of an upset Derek’ and omg. THEY PLAY VIDEO GAMES AND COOK TOGETHER JUST;;;;;
How to be a cool kid according to Derek Hale.
“I think I should know how to make love
to something innocent without leaving my fingerprints out now
L-O-V-E’s just another word I never learned to pronounce.”
Apparently a day has come for some baby Derek and seductress Kate feels.
I’m just going to lay here and cry for a while ;~;
“I’m sorry, Scott. I’m sorry. It’s not supposed to be like this. The bite is meant to be a gift. I can’t fix this, but you’re strong, and I’ll be here to help you get through it.”
Ugh this SO so wonderful! More Scott & Derek (or Scott/Derek!) art is needed in the TW fandom.
Bringing this back because it is GORGEOUS!
Think of it more like sharing a few trade secrets.
A guy like you should wear a warning
It’s dangerous, I’m fallin’ x
wow this is so utterly perfect they are drawn in SUCH a good style.
This is so incredibly cute, how dare you~ <3333
You okay, Derek?
These are the headers for the Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast blog! I worked on this with input from Donya for the last month, it was such a treat to do such a fun project with her.
They have different color themes you can select on their blog so I made the banners match. :) Make sure to go play around on the website!
I also included some close ups!
If you look closely I’ve tried to incorporate as many ships as I can with looks and positions. I even have Isaac’s arm stretching across the back of Allison’s chair to touch Scott’s. SO YEAH, I tried to make sure I hinted at a little of everything. ;) AND YES I MADE DEREK SMILE A LITTLE, that guy deserves it.
Anyways I really hope you enjoy them! I am so sorry this post is so long!
So…for Christmas my friend, Matthew Dow Smith, said he would draw me anything. I asked him draw me Derek Hale. It came out totally great! :D
So Matt Dow Smith also worked on the Doctor Who comic and the Supernatural comic and just got confirmed for an X-files comic!
AND HE DREW DEREK FOR AMEZRI. OMG