That’s why the women are the leaders in our family.
All I want is for Parrish to be a dragon that secretly hoards little stuffed animal bears and china sets. That is all.
barryallens requested: Harley Quinn
or Kara Zor-El?
Trump cards. Everyone has one. Places where the armor we build around ourselves is weakest. If you can see it then you can get through. You just have to know how to push and once you’re inside, you can make them do what you want.
You think I’m not a g o d d e s s ?
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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.
I see Stiles as the type of person who feels empathy to the level that he legitimately has to shut it completely off in order to actually function.
We see how much he cares about the people that he cares about. Look at his early relationship with Lydia. He didn’t really know her in season 1 yet he was willing to die for her when she was attacked by Peter.
She didn’t care about him, but what he felt for her (whether it was real or not) compelled him to sacrifice himself for her.
He uses sarcasm not only as a defense but he clearly uses it as an offense. It what he has to protect himself and it’s also what he uses to build shields.
There’s a lot of Peter in Stiles, and I think that’s why Peter is so…fond…of him. The fact that he is manipulative and blunt, that he does what he needs to do and screws the rest.
He’s learned to be cold and callous because the alternative is a lot harder.
Time and again Stiles has proved that he does not give a f**k about people who he is not loyal to or cares about. That does not make him a bad person per say but he is not a conventional hero either. Also I think because he is so intuitive he trusts what he has see or figured out for himself. And that is why he defends Scott, Lydia and Derek. But he is capable of throwing their mistakes in their faces too. Stiles is more practical than sympathetic and he changes his views as he sees fit. We saw this in 4.02 while dealing with young!derek. But I agree that he is a lot like Peter and he is not afraid to manipulate a situation if he thinks it’s the rt thing to do!
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