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princeescaluswords · a month ago
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During my rewatch, noticed how in the episode where Scott is feeling such guilt over Derek's apparent death that his body is refusing to heal, one of the words Stiles is quizzing Scott on is anachronism and how it seems relevant due to this episode being inter spliced with flashbacks.
And of course, I cannot NOT mention the BRILLIANT scene with Allison hallucinating Victoria. Her mother telling her to approach the problem unemotional and clinically, echoing Gerard who told her to attack the situation from a place of strategy vs emotion. How Allison is fully aware her mother wasn't a flawless person but still loves her and as you stated once, chooses to take strength from certain aspects of her. I have no doubts Victoria genuinely loved Allison and her always pushing her to be "strong" knowing the world(s) they occupy and what's expected of women in their family. And here she is, struggling to save the life of the same boy her mother tried to kill to keep her safe and ended up taking her own life because she was bitten. The love was definitely genuine, I could see it as Victoria tried to talk to Allison one-on-one but was told she was busy but rather than be upset she was disappointed and chose to die in her bed to be close to her.
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One of the things I love so very much about Teen Wolf is how it was willing to push the boundaries in its storytelling conventions. One example of this that I've talked about before is the idea that it grounded its perspective in the experience of teenagers, none of whom were occult scholars, so some of the supernatural things they witnessed simply went unexplained. The adults who understood these didn't teach them the intricacies of the supernatural world either because it allowed them to manipulate the teenagers, as in Peter's case, or because they thought that the teenagers should be allowed to be teenagers, as in Deaton's case.
Unfortunately, in my opinion, sometimes it didn't work. They weren't successful when they focused an entire season on a character's absence (6A) or when the story's surprise reveals frustrated the audience rather than disoriented them, such as the Dead Pool's computer towers. On the other hand, I'd much rather watch a show which tried new things and fell on its face than one that stayed conventionally predictable.
But Frayed (3x05)'s experimentation with non-linear storytelling did not fall on its face, mostly because it used the fractured narrative to highlight essential aspects of individual characters that could get lost in the plot. It also helped that it dropped the audience enough hints to suggest that they not spent too much effort on the narrative mechanic and more time on what the mechanic brought to the story.
There were two hints. The first was that particular word that started Scott's vocabulary quiz --
Stiles: "Anachronism."
Scott: Something that exists out of its normal time.
The second was Lydia's textbook: Thermodynamic Asymmetry in Time. This is one of the basic building blocks of the universe: certain functions only go in one direction.
In my opinion, these point to the show -- there are certain characteristics (both positive and negative) that Scott and Allison show that are not dependent on events to motivate them. They exist within each character, and not only as a response to the horrors around them. By breaking up the narrative, we can isolate those particular traits.
Scott: It is this episode that I find definitive proof that Scott is motivated primarily, and forcefully, by compassion. The events of previous seasons came at Scott, he had to react to them. But in this case, the event has already came and went: Derek is dead. We see that Scott has compassion for Derek, perhaps too much as it becomes guilt, and that he is unwilling to use it as an excuse not to take action. By seeing his reaction to Derek's death before we learned the particulars of it, we can see he doesn't feel this way because he's being forced to by expedience. The deed is done; Derek is dead. There's no necessity for Scott to have to feel bad for Derek or to take responsibility for the aftermath. It is part of his nature.
Allison: For her part, I find this episode a refreshing statement that Allison may have been shaped by her parents but she's not their puppet and that Gerard's manipulation of her was an anomaly and not a real flaw. Without the burden of the linear narrative, we see Allison accept the teaching of her mother, which helps her save Scott from his overabundance of compassion, but she we also see her reject the teaching of her father (which, ironically, he is also rejecting). Allison, outside of the flow of events, is and will remain her own person. She's not being pressured to help because of external expectations but by her own internal concept of duty.
By randomizing the audiences experience of this particular part of the narrative, Frayed separates Scott from the pressure that certain events create in characters, allowing us to see that they are the way they are not only because of where they find themselves, but the way they act on the inside.
As you can no doubt guess, I'm very pleased with how it worked in this episode.
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renawaywithme · 6 months ago
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My emotions, while writing the next chapter of Tattered knowing that it includes a 2012 flashback of Splinter and Michelangelo's relationship, a traumatic emotional breakdown, angst/comfort and is 100% 2012-centric, expressed through Kermit images
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coffeenuts · 4 months ago
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RAZZMATAZZ... Tulip by magda indigo https://flic.kr/p/2niR5Sm
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chainchomping · 3 months ago
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feeling very neurodivergent today lads.
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whitedahlia13 · a year ago
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He’s the boy you never saw coming, the unexpected one who calms you, centers you, and still he turns out to be the surprise love of your life. He gets you, really gets you like no one ever has. He is your best friend, lover and soulmate all wrapped up in the prettiest package. He is unforgettable, he is like no one, which is why you are addicted to him, his mind, his soul. You can’t get him out of your system. You taste him and he runs through you hot like blood and fire. He never leaves you no matter what, because he too, knows how rare the connection is. You have never had anyone stick to you like that before. He is the safest place you have ever known. You are soft for him no matter how hard life gets, he is there and your feelings never change. He loves you fiercely and you feel his love deep in your bones, in your soul. He is the one who makes you feel whole in a way you have never felt before and that terrifies you. But what terrifies you even more...is losing him.
- N.R. Hart, Unexpected
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bealechecarmen · 22 days ago
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belleshaw · a month ago
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stevebunge · 9 months ago
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Finished Season 2 of Frayed. Loved it.
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maledicthexem · 4 months ago
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anatomy lessons.
feat :: lelapeau - kiki skin // lelutka - lilly evox head // bonbon - erika hair // frayed - thora crop [anthem birthday gift] // gloom - focus eyes // quirky - basic septums // garden of ku - yuki ona tattoo // ladybird - paige freckles // malina - monya eyelashes // babyboo - demi poses // 
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thehappyvet · 4 months ago
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What is it with Aussie dramas and fixing your problems by towing a human shaped package out to the middle of the ocean on your surfboard?
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renawaywithme · a year ago
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Frayed AU where it's a dating sim with all the different Shredders that have appeared
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heyifoundwildfruit · 6 months ago
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Sammy Cooper content for Tumblr 🤲
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twistedeuphoria · 5 months ago
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"Listen, baby. You're the only real thing I ever wanted. Ever. You're mine. I've gotta claim what's mine or I'll be nothin' as long as I live. You love me. You know it. You love me. You love me. You love me."
HARA / Shoes: [BREATHE]-Sumi Heels (New! @ Collabor88)
New! @ Anthem Eyeshadow: WarPaint* PeggySue liner Hair: Wasabi // Carol Hair Clothing: Frayed - Marty Cardy PROMAGIC Rockabilly Shorts Accessory: MICHAN - Donna Earrings
SABER / Hair: DURA B103 Clothing: THIRST -DEAN Set (New! @ Anthem)
Pose: Ana Poses - First Sun
Scene: New! @ Anthem crate Atomic Bar crate Atomic Cocktail Shaker Set (Luc.) 1950s Milkshake, All Flavors [Decor, Server] (Luc.) 1950s Diner Burger [Decor, Server] Sari-Sari - Ice Cream Neon Sign (Retro) ~BAZAR~ Starburst Clock Colored Midwest - America Online - Jukebox Red/G
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whitedahlia13 · a year ago
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On this day in Stydia history...
Figuring it out. Together.
(July 1, 2013)
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scoutingthetrooper · a year ago
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loveshetlands · a year ago
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fiftyshadesfrayed · 8 months ago
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Listening to her sleep while working on ways to deprive her of it later.
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