In the scene where Sean starts talking about his dead wife and her farting antics the lines were ad-libbed by Robin Williams, which is why Matt Damon is laughing so hard. The scene took everyone by surprise. According to Damon in the DVD commentary, this caused the cameraman to laugh so hard that the camera can be seen moving up and down slightly.
No, really. I’m crying.
he was so brilliant. this is hitting me harder than I thought
This is hitting me very hard too. He touched a lot of us with his art.
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I think Meredith was a harpy. They are beings of air who live near the sea, and have similar skills to a banshee. Her actions and talents fit the mythology for harpies pretty well. Harpies are once again related to Zeus and his vengeance.
In Greek mythology and Roman mythology, a harpy (plural harpies, Greek: ἅρπυια,harpyia, pronounced [hárpuja]; Latin: harpeia) was a female monster in the form of a bird with a human face. They steal food from their victims while they are eating and carry evildoers (especially those who have killed their family) to the Erinyes. They seem originally to have been wind spirits. Their name means “snatchers”.
Phineus, a king of Thrace, had the gift of prophecy. Zeus, angry that Phineus revealed too much, punished him by blinding him and putting him on an island with a buffet of food which he could never eat. The harpies always arrived to steal the food out of his hands before he could satisfy his hunger, and befouled the remains of his food. (x)
Insatiable. Zeus. Dead families. Wind spirit.
Harpies are about female power in a similar way to banshees. It’s why touching Lydia’s face at the end, in a mirror of how Meredith touched Peter, breaks through her vengeance programming and she realises what she’s done.
As usual, the war has corrupted the way her power should have worked, turning it into a toxic parody of punishment.
This season is all about supernatural beings who don’t know what they are or what they are doing, because their communities and elders are all gone. It’s the Hale fire all over again, but on an enormous scale. The entire supernatural world has been completely ravaged, and there are only orphans left, or little pockets like Satomi’s pack, who only survived because they assimilated and hid.
Ugh. This racism allegory. It’s always been horrifying, even back in S1, but this really is a genocide. It’s not fantasy we’re seeing. It’s too real.
Also, allegory aside, what we’re seeing in show is an explanation of why the supernatural is now considered a myth in contemporary society. Because it’s been murdered and erased. Systematically, we’ve killed off mythical beings, so they only live in dark fragments, or as stories of secret communities living in tunnels or “passing” as human. You know, it’s that trope in so many shows that the supernatural exists but is kept secret, even when it becomes a ridiculous conceit which makes no sense.
In Teen Wolf we are given the obvious reason for the secret. This is the aftermath of genocide. The few survivors are in hiding and dare not reveal themselves. The war itself is being erased by the victors, and the supernatural people wiped out are being memorialised as stories about monsters.
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The pillow!! :)
When he sleeps he opens the door.
And he really doesn’t want to. Because inside? Is his atomic-bomb of a spark (and his bisexuality, because it’s the door of a closet, hahaha, get it, a Narnia sized closet).
He’s terrified of his spark after 3B, and he’s worried his dad will reject him for it.
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August 12th 30 BC: Cleopatra dies
On this day in 30 BC the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra VII, committed suicide. She came from a family of Greek origin who ruled Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great. Upon the death of her father Ptolemy XII in 51 BC Cleopatra became co-ruler with her brother Ptolemy XIII (and later her other brother Ptolemy XIV). She famously became lovers with Roman leader Julius Caesar, with whose help she was restored to rule after her brother had tried to oust her; she eventually became the sole pharaoh of Egypt. Cleopatra travelled to Rome with Caesar, but returned to her native Egypt upon his assassination. After Caesar’s death, she began a relationship with Mark Anthony as they worked together against Caesar’s successor Octavian. However their attempt was in vain, and at the sea Battle of Actium on the Greek coast in 31 BC they suffered a resounding defeat by Octavian’s forces. The two fled back to Egypt, where Anthony committed suicide after his troops deserted him. Cleopatra followed soon after, supposedly killing herself by means of an asp bite on August 12th 30 BC. With the fall of these two powerful figures, Octavian was able to consolidate his rule and become the first Roman emperor as ‘Augustus’. Caesarion, Cleopatra and Caesar’s son, who had been ruling as co-ruler with his mother, was killed by Augustus’s forces and thus Egypt soon became a province of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra remains a famous figure for her political astuteness and remarkable leadership of Egypt and has been popular in art and literature, including William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.
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I work at a chain fabric store part time. It’s not for the money, (seriously) it’s because if I do have a social outlet, I stay at home on my computer all day and become a social recuse. (Luckily, I’m the only one on Tumblr who has this problem) Anywhoo, I’ve got health issues, so full time…
It’s funny that you all had a similar feeling. I know exactly what you mean by this. I’ve felt the same before and each time those instincts have been dead on. There’s an elderly guy who comes into my work all the time who makes every single female employee extremely uncomfortable. Funny thing is, he’s nothing like your customer - he’s very polite, but the moment I met him I got a terrible vibe and just wanted to stay the fuck away from him. Not only did it turn out that all the female employees felt the same way, he followed one home and tried to grope/kiss them. I don’t know, I really hate judging people on a feeling, but when your instincts are just screaming NOPE it’s best to be on your guard.
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The Hale Chronicles (added Peter & Talia)
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(Cont) Also, Braiden is kinda driving me crazy! They are hot together but seriously can we not!? Same goes for Malia and Stiles. They are all great characters but just not together. It makes me sad that Derek is human now and we haven’t seen him and Stiles together. Trying to figure out what the hell is happening!
Okay, first things first- Derek’s not going anywhere.
We’re warning everyone, because this is going to hurt and be very upsetting- but hopefully it will be less upsetting if you know it’s coming and it won’t be permanent.
Now, we’ve been talking about what being foreshadowed, and what’s really clear has been three things:
1: Derek dying- The banshee stuff is just too strong. And it’s not Braeden, her name wasn’t on the list. It’s Derek.
2: A Second Derek- There’s been so much imagery throughout the whole season that it’s just too much to ignore.
3: Stiles saving him. That’s the third piece of the puzzle, and we know how much Jeff likes his 3’s. All this power we’ve seen dancing around Stiles. All the questions that have been hinted at. That’s going to be the answer- Stiles is going to come into his power when he confronts Kate and saves Derek.
I hope you are reading Cupid and Calico’s work, because they’re going at all the imagery like hammer and tongs.
Jeff would never get rid of Derek, because he’s too popular, if nothing else. Jeff makes some bad decisions sometimes, but he’s not that stupid. And if he did, as we’ve seen with Crystal, he’d be pushing the PR like there’s no tomorrow.
As for Hoechlin? Hoechlin’s all about commitment. He’s not going anywhere. Don’t worry about him.
As for Braeden and Malia- I know. I know. We want better for everyone. We want Braeden to have a storyline where she’s more than the pretty and possibly traitorous girlfriend, because she could be so awesome.
We want Malia to make some kind of sense- at all. (because right now? Not so much)
We want Derek and Stiles to both have relationships that aren’t walking disaster areas. One’s that are positive and empowering.
I get that Jeff is making a statement. And I know that statement isn’t finished until it’s all over. But man, oh man, he’s not making it easy for us, is he?
Teen Wolf fandom is not happy right now.
And considering the ratings, I’ll bet Teen Wolf production isn’t happy either.
This season’s just been murder.
It’s just a hot mess. Has made no sense. Been so unsatisfying. I’m looking forward to rewatching the first three seasons and basking in the the warm glowing warming glow of good times and happy memories.
It’s got some good ideas at its roots, but the exicution has left a lot to be desired. I can point to things I’ve loved (all of 402, Derek working with the Sheriff, Lydia’s encounter with the record player, Parrish, Hell, even Scott and Stiles trying to tell Liam he’s a werewolf have all great.
But the narrative line is just not holding up, and both Draeden and Stalia have been godawful.
But I’m keeping my hopes up for 411 & 412.
I’m kind of relieved I’m not the only one feeling that way. Reading meta - especially when it’s all positive regarding something I really DIDN’T like - always leaves me feeling like I’m the biggest killjoy on the planet for not being able to see the good things.
It often does help to look at things from a different perspective, or notice things I missed the first time, on a re-watch. But not all the time. And this season… I dunno. It started out really good, some of the trailers got me so excited, and some of the episodes did deliver, and I really enjoyed them. Others.. not so much. And looking at the ten eps we’ve had thus far as a whole, it’s just… even though we’re getting all these references to earlier seasons, it just so very different than the Teen Wolf I originally fell in love with. Not necessarily all bad, but so very different. Well, there’s some bad alright (don’t even get me started on the !!!!no homo!!! romances), but mostly it really is just different. And I’m finding myself missing the show like it used to be. Not that the earlier seasons didn’t have godawful episodes, but the overall feeling.
That comment up there “I’m looking forward to rewatching the first three seasons and basking in the the warm glowing warming glow of good times and happy memories.” is actually pretty accurate. Because I miss those times. I miss Allison, still, always. I miss Isaac, I miss Jackson. I miss Stiles (because this ISN’T Stiles, not the one I fell in love with). I miss Derek (again, this isn’t Derek. Not the one I know and love.). And God, I miss Sterek. So fucking much. And I’m not talking about the shippy stuff, I’m just talking about them having actual scenes together like they did in S1, S2 and 3a. Whatever their reasons actually are for keeping them apart (and honestly, one almost has to admire how much the show has pretty much bent over backwards this season to make sure that they don’t end up at the same location at the same time. I mean… wow. Honestly. Last season it was kind of believable, this season it really is getting kind of ridiculous.), I think they’re doing the show a huge disservice by completely taking away this dynamic.
And it’s not just Stiles and Derek, they’ve pretty much paired EVERYONE of the main characters off with new people, they barely interact with each other anymore. You get Scott with Kira (and no I don’t dislike Kira, but to me, she’s also still kind of “new people”) and Liam (lil’ cutie pie, but “new people”), Stiles with Malia, Derek with Braeden, Lydia… well, alone, mostly, or with Parish.
And yeah, I do like Parish. Him we can keep. But one new character I kind of do enjoy having around doesn’t make up for all the ones I loved that are now gone, nor for a whole bunch of new ones that, while I don’t actively dislike them, don’t really care about, nor the ones I’d rather “return to sender, acceptance refused”.
I’m still cautiously hopeful about the last two episodes because some of the storylines might actually turn out good, so I’m at least expecting some decent entertainment. But I’m kind of starting to realise that maybe my heart isn’t in it as much anymore. That I left with S1, S2 and S3a.
I’ve got to admit, I’ve been struggling a bit to enjoy this season myself. There are certain things I really like - for example Parrish’ and Meredith’s development, Lydia/Parrish’s cracking chemistry, Scott’s dark arc beginning, and particular themes - but others are just not keeping me hooked. As much as I love the focus on TW’s supernatural allegory for bigotry, racism and internalised racism/homophobia, I can’t say the Benefactor or the Dead pool really did it for me. S3b really had me on the edge of my seat, but this season I’ve been a bit meh. And while I really love Davis’ habit of answering a question with a riddle, there comes a point where I feel like there are too many things needing answered or resolved, and I’ve pretty much hit that point in s4. Like lunaswondrousworld, I’m cautiously hopeful for the final two episodes, but I feel like there’s a heck of a lot that’s needing resolved this season, not to mention a LOT of foreshadowing that is screaming for a big pay-off. I’m keeping my fingers crossed the finale.
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Interesting that Derek barely interacted with Stiles when he was possessed by Nogi, and now we have them apart again now that Derek is technically human.
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That’s a very strong possibility. The Sleeping Beauty imagery has been pretty clear and that would bring us into the ‘Stiles is Derek’s anchor’ zone, now wouldn’t it?
The group has played with this idea. Certainly it’s going to be Stiles and its going to be the ‘Power of Human Love’. The devil will be in the details.
How many times has Stiles been the one to wake up Derek? Magic Bullet was the first one, and then it was the elevator so if this happens it will be three.
And we know how Jeff loves his threes.
Technically I think we could say the third time was when Baby!Derek woke up only when Stiles got to them in 4x01 - The Dark Moon.
But following the theme of the other two it will only count when Stiles slaps/punches Derek awake. I wonder if we will see that happen in the season 4 Finale or in season 5a sometime.
Man, I’m starting to get TJLC (The Johnlock Conspiracy) feelings from Sherlock in Teen Wolf now. Even though Sterek only picked up steam AFTER season 1 fully aired and during the summer of season 2 when Comic Con took place it is REALLY starting to feel like Sterek was planned from the get-go. No matter what Jeff says.
Look at all these Sterek scenes that was written and filmed BEFORE Sterek became popular:
- I always thought it odd about how much Stiles and Derek eyed each other up in season 1.
- How Stiles recognized Derek right off the bat even thought it had been nearly 7 years since Derek Hale has been in Beacon Hills!
- episode 1x04
- The way they were hate flirting the whole time they were in each others presence.
- The way they just leaned on each other for help.
- Derek went to STILES to hideout with.
- How Stiles got upset about Scott setting Derek up as The Alpha.
- Derek went along with Stiles’ plan to get Danny to help them. Even though he made sure that Stiles got punished (the face against the steering wheel) for it.
- Derek selflessly pretended to hurt more and lead Peter away from Stiles in order to protect him.
- How Stiles didn’t really think there was anything wrong with Derek forming his own pack.
- Derek and Stiles hate flirting more.
- Derek protecting Stiles from Isaac.
- episode 2x04.
- Derek trusting Stiles to help his pack.
- episode 2x10
Another 3 we should pay attention to is Stiles and Derek being alone and working together for a common cause in episodes four. We saw this in 1x04 and 2x04 and since then it has not been repeated.
Perhaps it isn’t because Sterek became popular and they are trying squash it but because when those scenes in those episodes happened it was also when Stiles and Derek’s relationship with each other changed.
In season 1 they were antagonists who became allies dealing with Derek dying due to the Wolfsbane bullet. In season 2 they allies who learned to trust each other through the pool incident.
What is left for their relationship to change to?
It’s a Sterek Conspiracy, right? SKC? TSKC?
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