Anonymous said: wait, what vitrual teen wolf thing, please explain and how is it disrespectful?
It’s a fan re-imagining of canon, or “alternate canon” as they are calling it. I’m sure a lot of people are like “oh that’s nice yeah that sounds lovely what’s wrong with that?” but then you read further:
"Our main goal for this alternate series of scripts is to create a more diverse and progressive universe, and strive to bring even more positive representation to the world of Teen Wolf in regards to race, gender, sexuality, and more.
We would also love to write a show that isn’t afraid to place “character” above “plot” - focusing more on character development, and personal stories, instead of the big, thrilling plot elements. (Which is not to say there won’t be plenty of action to go around)”
Again, people may say, “what’s so wrong with that? it sounds like a good time”
BUT NO. Not at all. I can understand people wanting more of these great things on teen wolf, but to create an entire new, unsanctioned by MTV “show” using their characters for fans’ own purposes and justifying it with “oh it’s just a collaborative creative project” is just so ludicrous to me. No. It just really rubs me the wrong way.
I’ve read everything on that blog and it just feels like a bunch of fans who are no longer watching the show got together and complained about the show and are now WRITING THEIR OWN TEEN WOLF. Like, are you serious??
THAT IS SO DISRESPECTFUL. I CAN’T EVEN PUT IT INTO WORDS.
They go on and on about characters outweighing plot and the need for continuity, and I can get that, okay, I write fan fic. Sometimes, I, too, like the idea of filling in and exploring the lacunae. That’s why we have headcanon and write fic. But it’s wrong for them to think that they can create this entire new show based on Teen Wolf while simultaniously disregarding EVERYTHING THAT MAKES TEEN WOLF TEEN WOLF (ie, the CANON) just so they can copy the characters and make the show they want to watch.
But it’s just like major shade and a slap in the face that they are doing this and I can’t support this fan endeavor.
This is not clear or concise at all and I’m sorry. Check it out if you want to. Idk. Maybe when I calm down i’ll be able to say just what it is about this that rubs me the wrong way.
Idk, there are fanworks and then there is crossing the line, and for me, this virtual teen wolf thing is so far over that line.
i don’t see what the problem is tbh?
it’s literally just fanfiction. one big collaborative au scriptfic. teen wolf isn’t the first fandom to have done it either, i’ve seen them in plenty of fandoms before.
honestly i don’t see why this would be any more “disrespectful” than any other au fic or fixit fic. it’s not like they’re trying to get this made into an actual tv show.
is it just the fact that they’re calling it a “show” that’s objectionable to you? because that’s literally the only thing that separates it from any other au fic out there.
i genuinely don’t understand where this arbitrary “line” is that this project crosses but other au fic does not.