I HATE HATE HATE that scene
because the implication is i’m wonderful and you’re not because you’re still human, i got this gift that allowed me to change, to be someone, stiles, and you’re still just you, he might as well say, you are nothing, you aren’t good at lacrosse, you aren’t popular, you aren’t important, you are no one
because that’s how scott sees him
whammied out of his head on hallucinogenic wolfsbane scott mccall takes the time to tell his best friend how awful he is, and he’s stood there, ready to kill himself we’re told (although the others actually just went ahead and did it) reinforcing to stiles that for all that he hates lycanthropy it made his life awesome
it gave him what he wanted, popularity, skill at lacrosse, it made him important
because the problem isn’t that they were nothing, or unimportant, it’s that scott set the bar in the wrong place, he did it thinking jackson was what normal kids were, that they had the beautiful girlfriend and were great at lacrosse and people listened to them - and that’s why he wasn’t circumspect at all in season 1 and 2, because the wolf gave him everything he thought he wanted - it just sucked that it came with responsibility too
and stiles, who chose those responsibilities - who did it to support scott, is demeaned to nothing by his best friend
when really stiles comes out of this scene a hero despite what scott said, stiles is important not because he’s good at lacrosse because he knows scott is lashing out and forgives him, and steps into the gasoline to take away the flare, not because scott is popular or good at lacrosse, but because scott’s important to him
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A week ago this would have been devastating. Now I’m picturing them coming out of the womb with patchy stubble and over-gelled hair.
(Oh God don’t let Spaggel see this she will bring this nightmare to life and our eyeballs will never be the same because she loves drawing ugly babies and/or making us cry.)
YOU DON’T KNOW ME
So there’s this bad guy, he’s a psychopath, and he has this seriously dangerous assassin on speed dial. He’s threatening to kill my mum if I don’t give him that thing he wants. Sadly, the thing he wants is to take the blood of a virgin, because that will make him immortal. So he told me I’d have to hold that girl still while he tkes blood from her. No biggie. He told me a few days ago, and I agreed to it, because a good friend of mine told me since the girl isn’t really a virgin, he won’t become immortal, the opposite will happen: he’ll crumble to dust and not even realize.
Okay, so maybe the girl will have to suffer a bit. But, hey, it’s just a bit of blood, and I don’t like her anyway, she’s a bitch. But I’ll pretend to be her friend for a while, to get her to trust me.
What do you mean, I should consider other options? I’m forced to do this, I can’t be bothered to care about the bodily agency of some girl who always treated me like shit anyway. And if I told her she might not agree. You know, if I don’t ask her, she can’t say no, right?
Yeah, I know that my plan involves the use of her body against her will while she’s helpless and at my mercy. What? It’s not like I have time to come up with a different plan, right?
So she’s probably going to be terrified.
And feel powerless.
And me and some other guy are going to manhandle her while she begs for help, falsely believing she could trust me.
Hey, it’s not like we’re gonna rape her, we just need a bit of her blood.
Okay, so maybe it’s a bit unfortunate that he’s also that guy whose family killed hers, and that she’ll probably think that he’ll kill her once he has her blood, but… it’ll be quick. And I’m completely sure that my little trick will work. It’s all for the greater good.
Okay, I feel a bit sorry for her, but hey, I also know the perfect line to get back at her. Sorry. What, you thought we were friends? Too bad. You’re not mine.
THIS IS AN INTERESTING WAY TO PROMOTE A SUIT
I, for one, am delighted that “guy in sharp suit with hot women draped all over him” is being replaced by “guy in sharp suit with hot robots draped all over him”. Clearly much more tailored (hee!) to the discerning modern consumer of haberdashery.no idea what’s happening here, but I approve
The thing is tho, it’s not ‘hot robot draped over dude’
It’s ‘hot dude draped over robot’
Fuck yes it is. That’s the way to sell a fine piece of hardware to me, dammit.
the bed in the back tho …
I am here for this.
“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
this is why performance art is important
So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.
that last comment. actually crying.