05
Jul
people are still linking to the equation you wrote for jensen ackles' butt :) in 2014!
~ Anonymous

I know! :)

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04
Feb
could you tell me what episode this is from??? i've been looking everywhere and i forget. /post/29406132657/my-favorite-part-about-this-scene-is-that-stiles

That scene is from 2x12/”Master Plan,” when Stiles comes home after Gerard kidnaps him and beats him up.

31
Jan
I think your edits are lovely and writing is so original it makes me want to write more. Your very lovely, have a good day.

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I can’t even. This is seriously the most amazing message to find in my ask box. You have a good day! Thank you! <3

31
Jan

You guyyyys! These messages are way too sweet, and I’m so happy you enjoyed the fic. My day’s been made! Thank you for your kind words! <3

31
Jul
#if kate hadn't burned his family alive and peter hadn't ripped her throat out #kate and peter could've burned down the world together and looked daaamn good doing it --- I DIDN'T REALIZE I NEEDED THIS UNTIL NOW
~ Anonymous

Right? Rarepairs give me life!

To be fair, Sterek also gives me life.

But so do Dylan and Hoechlin and gummy bears and nail polish and shoes and books and new journals and TV and snuggling and the first pumpkin spice latte of autumn. LOL.

Evidently, it doesn’t take much to sustain my life force. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚

30
Jul
Mahealani actually means Heavenly Moonlight not full moon, just fyi.
~ Anonymous

Thanks. I actually keep hearing/seeing both. I found the “full moon” meaning here (and found the “heavenly moonlight” meaning on several websites, too).

30
Jul
just started following you. i think you're literally the first blog i've followed where 80% of your posts are text posts and i'm still like gimme some o' dat.
~ Anonymous

LOL. Thank you for following?

Though I feel I should warn you that in reality, my blog is 80% photos that make me go, “Gimme some o’ dat.” The text posts typically come out right after new episodes air!

30
Jul
Question - So are banshees immune to the bite or...? I feel like I'm missing something.
~ Anonymous

Well, all we know is Lydia is a banshee. Idk if that means all banshees are immune to the bite, if it’s just a special Lydia thing, or if Lydia appears to be “immune” to the bite because she’s already another supernatural creature (a banshee).

29
Jul
Where have you been, pretty girl? Hope you're okay~
~ Anonymous

I’m okay. Thanks for checking!

I’ve just been busy with rl. I’m moving in about three weeks (for PhD), so I’m packing ALL THE THINGS.

Also, even though classes don’t start until the 26th of August, one of my profs already sent a buttload of reading homework (ugh, gross), so I’m trying to get through that while simultaneously working on at least one more Sterek fic (it’s a bakery AU!) to post before I really get busy with classes and teaching.

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26
Jul
Hey! So I loved 'My Taco Sparkles' (reread it three times, laughed my butt off every time!) and was wondering if you have other fic posted or if you're going to post more fic soon? Makes me sad when I find a writer I like and then run out of things to read from them!
~ Anonymous

This is the sweetest message! :’) I can’t believe you reread "My Taco Sparkles" three times! I’m seriously so flattered!

Unfortunately for you, that’s actually the only Sterek fic I’ve got posted online right now. =/ I intend to post something new before August is over, though! (Intend is the keyword there.)

I currently have three Sterek plot bunnies hopping around my brain: a bakery AU, an AU featuring moviestar!Stiles and hermit!Derek, and a miscommunication AU where Derek woos Stiles accidentally and doesn’t understand why his life is the way it is (but the plot bunny also includes baseball, which is problematic because I literally know less about baseball than Hoechlin knows about tumblr, so that’s pretty bad). I just need to figure out which plot bunny to chase after! >_<

23
Jul
I definitely don't want Jennifer to be resurrected!Paige, though saw an interesting theory about Paige/Jennifer's family being from a family of druid emissaries (like Deaton) and Jennifer is the Darach, sacrificing people to resurrect her sister, or to get back at Derek, or something. ANYWAY. I commented to say I feel Paige was created to give Derek a 'happy' relationship prior to Kate so he isn't TOTALLY jaded about romance, even if it ended bad. He still got to experience happiness with her.

I have SO MANY THOUGHTS! Prepare yourself!

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» MY THEORIES ABOUT PAIGE/JENNIFER BLAKE
There’s a reason I think Jennifer Blake is resurrected!Paige. When Chris and Gerard find the cellar with the tree that has the five-fold Celtic knot, Chris identifies the blood smeared along the trunk as sacrificial blood. Paige’s blood surely gets all over the tree when she’s in Derek’s arms in that cellar, so maybe that somehow results in her resurrection? I realize that sounds very hand-wavy and kinda goes against her blood being sacrificial blood, but I’m just spitballing! There’s got to be a reason we’re shown all those scenes down in that cellar. Plus, Paige would be around Jennifer’s age right about now, and they even look alike (besides that mole under Paige’s eye, I guess?).

My other theory is way more convoluted! Basically, Derek’s relationship with Jennifer Blake is a figment of his imagination (courtesy of the alpha whammy—not because Derek’s nuts or something), and his memories of Paige are used to create Jennifer Blake. They look alike, surprise Derek in the way they react to him, are introverted and nerdy, are similarly okay with Derek’s hairy little problem, etc. Besides, the alphas wouldn’t use the memories of someone still alive to create this character, so who better than a long lost love? But I find this becoming more and more unlikely after 3x07, so I favor the first theory over this one!

» DEREK/PAIGE
In response to your theory about Paige being created to give Derek a happy relationship, doesn’t Derek having to commit a mercy kill on his high school sweetheart not only shatter his innocence but also negate any happiness he might’ve experienced in that relationship? I think he’s proven to be the type who would turn all those happy memories against himself because he feels they all culminated in Paige’s death, and he blames himself for that (no matter how much/little Peter influenced him and no matter what Derek’s mom tells him).

» DEREK AND ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS
I’m not 100% sure about Derek’s jadedness with romance. I mean, I agree it’s there, but I have a couple bones to pick.

For starters, it seems things between Jennifer and Derek are getting pretty serious (or physical, at least!), regardless of whether or not she’s a resurrection, a figment of Derek’s imagination, or even an ordinary human. The fact that Derek pursues this relationship (note that Derek is always the one who comes to Jennifer, and the only time it’s the other way around is when the alpha pack brings Jennifer to Derek) and continues to maintain it possibly means he’s actually not as jaded as we might think. (I say “possibly” because we actually don’t know much about whether or not they go on dates or hang out while keeping their clothes on or not almost dying.)

Also, even if I discount what I said about Derek/Paige not being a “happy” relationship in Derek’s mind, I think it would be strange to create Paige only for that purpose. Loads of people have awful things that mar their pasts. For instance, Isaac’s backstory is riddled with loss and betrayal:

  • He loses his mom, loses his brother, and loses his dad
  • He forms this bond with Derek, but he kinda loses Derek after the whole glass throwing incident.
  • He also loses Erica and Boyd when they run, but he doesn’t (and then they die!). 
  • (I just realized he also loses his memories. Omg. Help.)

You would think he’d be jaded when it comes to trusting people or relying on people to be there for him. Enter: Scott! Scott is someone who has always been there for Isaac since meeting him, someone who has always looked out for him, and someone Isaac trusts implicitly. I predict this will be a constant for Isaac, and that his relationship with Scott will redefine Isaac’s capability and/or willingness to trust.

tl;dr—My point is just because Derek’s experience with love/romantic relationships isn’t that great doesn’t mean he’s just doomed or that the writers need to go back in time to fix it by creating someone like Paige. In fact, I think a damaged character like Derek with such issues regarding love/romance is an excellent opportunity for the writers to give him a romantic relationship that completely contradicts his previous experiences/knowledge of romance—a romance that teaches him that love isn’t always shrouded by the promise of heartbreak, half-truths, and death. And it also opens the door for some amazing character development that could span an entire season instead of just bits and pieces of a 42-minute episode.

14
Jul
Can you post the rest of your Peter theory for the human sacrifice plot? Even if you think it's convoluted? Pretty please?
~ Anonymous

I might! If I do, it’d be after tomorrow’s episode airs (cuz with my luck, I’d post now and have it all debunked once the episode ends, lol).

I really should just get my butt in gear and organize all my thoughts. At the very least, I’m sure thesacrificeplay would appreciate it since until I do, I basically just text her every spare TW thought I have since she’s too nice to tell me to quit! <3

14
Jul
Hey! I'm here after seeing one of your posts on teenwolfmeta. What do you think is the purpose of the human sacrifices? Lydia said the sacrifices are something people might do before going into battle. But what do you think the ritual/sacrifices are for?
~ Anonymous

I’m not sold on Lydia’s theory about the battles. To be fair, I haven’t actually researched that angle, but I feel like the purpose of the human sacrifices is going to be big. I mean, they are HUMAN. SACRIFICES. A whole buttload of ‘em! That’s kind of a big deal, and I refuse to believe they’re all in preparation for a battle. They have battles every other week on this show. At this point, battles are the opposite of a big deal!

My theory is the human sacrifices are a part of a resurrection ritual. :O

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Resurrection is already a pretty big theme this season:

  • Peter, Cora, Gerard, and even Derek all appear to have or actually do come back from the dead.
  • I think “the girl" from 3x01 might pop up soon, too.
  • Victoria Argent is floating around as a vision/ghost for Allison.
  • You can argue that Allison and Chris are resurrected versions of themselves (they put down their hunter personas, except it seems it’s not so easy to keep a hunter down!), and that goes for Scott’s new attitude, too.
  • Ms. Blake references false deaths in 3x06. False deaths accompany many of the “resurrection” arcs this season.
  • The alpha pack’s method of creating an alpha (by killing all your betas) is like a resurrection of the dead beta’s power (within the alpha).

Also, I’m thinking back to last season in 2x10, when Derek says, "The universe balances things out. It always does." Resurrecting people (liiike some dead Hales?) by swapping them out for human sacrifices seems like an excellent, dark oak-ish bastardization of the universe’s idea of balance. 

Without getting too into it, I’ll say I think Peter is behind the human sacrifices. Here, have a couple reasons:

  • Peter’s line to Derek about "shades of gray" in 3x03. Resurrecting people via human sacrifice rituals? Pretty darned gray!
  • Deaton’s advice to Derek in 2x10: "What Peter managed to do doesn’t come without a price…He’s gonna come at you, Derek. He’ll try to twist his way inside your head, preying on your insecurities. He’ll tell you he’s the only way you can stop Gerard. Do not trust him." He’s everyone’s favorite sassy uncle, but we can’t forget he’s also a snake. :|

I have a few other reasons, but it all sounds convoluted any time I try to type it up!

(This is probably way more than you actually cared to know. Sorry!)

12
Jul
Hi! If it's easy to explain, could you maybe explain how you did the ice on your Isaac edit from 3x02 (post/54984943239) and how you got Isaac to sorta stay in one spot (cuz he's floating up in that scene) while the water/light/shadow/reflection still goes over his skin (idk how else to say that...)? I hope that's not confusing & thank you!
~ Anonymous

Hi! :) Both those things from my Isaac edit are pretty easy to do; hopefully, I can make them easy to understand!

The ice in the actual footage from 3x02 wasn’t defined enough for the edit I wanted to create, so all I did was find pictures of ice cubes on Google Images. If you’re going to add the ice cubes to a dark-ish base/image, try to find photos of ice cubes on a black/dark background and apply the “Lighten” or “Screen” effect to the ice cubes. No tedious extractions required, and the end result looks pretty nice! :) You’ll note the ice cubes look sorta like they’re submerged because I also horizontally flipped the ice cubes I added and lowered the opacity (to 10%, I think). Also, I found an image of thin, wispy spirals of smoke on a black background, which I also have beneath the ice I added. I thought it looked cool! 

And you’re right—Isaac’s floating up toward the surface of the ice/water in that scene. To keep him in one spot for my edit and keep the light/reflections running across his skin as well, I got all the frames for that scene as I would for any other gif I’d make, but then, one frame at a time, I nudged the frames/images down so that the new animation made it look like Isaac was in one spot, and then cropped the image to get rid of the blank/transparent spaces from all the nudging. It’s ridiculously time-consuming because you have to get the placements exactly right; otherwise, it looks like he randomly skips off or something!

PRO TIP: My edit is 8 frames in all, but the animation I used is actually 5 frames. That’s because I reused some of my frames to make the final animation more fluid (it’s also a real time saver!). So, if I have 5 frames, here’s how they appear in the final animation: 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 So, if that’s on loop, it’ll kinda look like a seamless animation!

Hope that helps! Let me know if you need further clarification on anything.

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11
Jul
*presses follow button* Hello friend. I shall stalk you from now on :} Anyways, for the stiles x cora pairing question. I've always called them Coriles? All their stuff is tagged under that in my blog. Idk to me it sounds better than Stora but to each their own i guess

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Coriles—interesting! What say you, followers? Do you call Stiles/Cora Stora? (That’s what I’ve been going with, but I think it sounds dumb, lol.) Or Coriles? Or something else?

Portmanteaus are so silly, but they’re weirdly necessary…in a tedious and unnecessary way. (I know that’s convoluted! Leave me be!)