Oh to be 16 again…
I’ll be the first one to say that the age-diversity in the Teen Wolf fandom is the most incredible and valuable thing. Not only does the high-concentration of 20+ yr old (and especially 25+ yr old) fans mean we bring another perspective into the mix, but it also brings a higher level of maturity and life experience.
However, with this comes a problem, one that I’ve noticed become increasingly prevalent since the season premiere. The older crowd, I think, is starting to forget that we are watching a show about teenagers. This is not at all to say that it’s not a quality show. This is not to demean the show in any way. This is just to say that these characters are 16 yrs old.
It seems like a lot of older fans are forgetting just what it means and feels like to be 16 yrs old. Many people have gotten upset by how hung-up Scott still is on Allison or by how “emotionally vapid” Lydia is and then blame it on poor character development and I just-
You are, at once, not giving teenagers enough credit and giving them too much. Being a teen means being caught in that odd little space between childhood and adulthood. It means being able to show outstanding emotional depth one minute and be shockingly emotionally superficial the next. It means having the ability to let go of huge chunks of emotional weight like it’s nothing while gripping tightly to others like a lifeline.
It also means that you cannot hold these characters to your standards. These are not adults and cannot be judged as such. Not in terms of emotional development, not in terms of romantic prowess, not in terms of basically anything.
Now, this doesn’t mean that teenagers are inherently immature or incapable of emotional growth. Exactly the opposite, in fact. Teenagers have a much larger emotional range than adults and that’s why they’re so much more difficult to look at analytically.
i will never be over precious psycho puppy Isaac
Inside the Legendary World of Superman: Henry Cavill [via HenryCavill&TheCavillry]
Was at the theater, and this hot thing comes strolling through fire and I said outloud “well hello you grew up”. Ooops
Happy Topless Tuesday