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pentapus ([personal profile] pentapus) wrote2013-09-02 02:38 pm

Teen Wolf art: Lydia Martin

So I started watching Teen Wolf. This picture is Lydia Martin. She screams a lot and is my favorite. She has lots of personality, is super smart, and is very self-interested (as opposed to a protagonist who's limited plotwise to Doing the Right Thing, i.e. Scott and Allison), and gets to do eerie creepy things that freak her out. She is oodles of fun to watch.

Please give me recs! Tell me where the hangouts and challenges are! Though I've heard this is a one pairing fandom - Y/N? Maybe I can bribe people for Lydia fic? Ooh, how about team fic?! There's got to be that, right?

I hear fandom has a lot of Derek. My favorite part of Derek Hale is his total failure at life and leadership. (He hopes all his pack babies' problems can be solved by TRYING HARDER or CARING MORE - and he's wrong and there are consequences. I ♥ consequences.) I am making a wild assumption that fic!Derek will be... competent and/or smooth, even, and that will make me sad. So sad. :(

Also, I WANT LYDIA. And yes, Lydia/Stiles. Or Lydia/anyone. And teamfic. And world building. Tell me -- is there hope?!
monanotlisa: Lydia Martin, to the left side, arms crossed, glaring (lydia school - teen wolf)

[personal profile] monanotlisa 2013-09-02 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm, there is not much Lydia-centric fic (although [personal profile] verity just compiled a rec list, if you want that). On AO3 I bookmarked these:

Shippy, both -- had some genfic I adored, but can't find it. Try Verity above, though, and [personal profile] musesfool.

(Also, just loooookathem:
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[personal profile] califmole 2013-09-02 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
An Algorithm for Mistakes is one of my favorite Lydia fics, though fair warning it's not exclusively Lydia/Stiles.
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[personal profile] califmole 2013-09-05 09:58 am (UTC)(link)
I wandered into TW fandom by accident, when one of my favorite authors started writing it, and yes the Derek and Stiles are destined soulmates does seem to be the default setting, much like John/Rodney in SGA. But good news is that it's a very active fandom, so there are a variety of great stories out there.
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[personal profile] goodgriefcharlie 2013-09-03 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
Teen Wolf is pretty overwhelmingly Derek/Stiles, but there is definitely a decent amount of gen and rarepairs if you go digging! You are in luck, though, as there is TONS of packfic (although not as much gen packfic, alas), probably because as the show gets darker and angstier, the fandom creates reacts by creating more and more happy found family fics to compensate. And fear not, there's plenty of fic where Derek is not smooth at all. In fact, somebody came up with Failwolf Friday just to celebrate all the ways poor Derek fails at life! :)

From what I can tell, most TW stuff happens on tumblr, but there are a few challenges on LJ: some big bangs (teenwolfbigbang, not to be confused with teenwolf_bb, and there's a Derek/Stiles one too), a reversebang, and a few fests ( TW Heat Wave, a summer prompt fest; TW Fall Harvest, which still has open artist sign ups at the moment; and TW Holidays, the end of year fic exchange.)

The vast majority of fic is posted to AO3 or on tumblr, and tumblr is also the home for a lot of fanart. (At least, as far as I know; I am not an artist, so perhaps there are other hangouts too? But I definitely see a ton of art cross my dash, so it'd be a good place to start.)

Lydia-centric fic recs:

Orthopedic Bodyswap by Betty. Super cute Derek and Lydia bodyswap fic. Gen; 650 words.
You Are Here by Verity. Lydia and Stiles are home from college for Christmas break. Lots of family and pack feels. Gen with a focus on Lydia & Stiles's friendship, but there are several background pairings referenced; 17k words.
Lotus Eater by Cheesewithmy. Lydia hadn’t exactly been holding out for this all to turn out to be a hilarious misunderstanding, but it would have been nice to be wrong. Or: The one where Lydia gets a first-hand look at the pack's innermost desires. Gen with background pairings; 5600 words.
Damnatio Memoriae by Cheesewithmy. People start disappearing, and Lydia is the only one who notices. Gen, but does have Peter creeping on Lydia a few times; 11k words. Also note the tags -- Cheesewithmy does really fabulous suspense/horror, but she doesn't pull any punches, so make sure that's something you're okay with first!
The Inside Job by Alocalband. Lydia wakes up as Alpha and takes to it like she takes to everything. Perfectly. Allison/Lydia, Derek/Stiles; 11k words, post-S1.
Compound a Compound by scoutshonor. Everyone knows that Stiles Stilinski has had a crush on Lydia Martin since the third grade. Stiles/Lydia, 5000 words; warning for dubcon or noncon, depending on how you draw that line. This one is really very good, but it's also kind of a hard read? Probably not for you if you want to stick to fluff or happier things. In this, Lydia starts dating Stiles post-S2, but she does it for not the best of reasons and it's not a healthy relationship. The fic really explores the influence of rape culture and problems that come from giving consent when you don't actually know what it is you want, and does it all in a nuanced and thought-provoking way.
Filthy Perfect by theaeblackthorn. Powerless. That's how Lydia feels when the dust finally settles. Lydia/Stiles, Lydia/Derek, Lydia/Stiles/Derek; 14k words; post-S2. After Jackson leaves, Lydia turns to Stiles, looking for an easy relationship to help restore her sense of power and self-worth. When she notices that Derek also is interested in Stiles, she realizes she can use it as leverage to fix things up in the pack. She didn't expect to have all these feeling about it though. Warning for infidelity, as Lydia starts sleeping with Derek without telling Stiles about it, but despite that, it all ends in a happy poly relationship.

(Also, I second the rec for An Algorithm of Mistakes; it's a very good look at Lydia going to college and confronting the fact that she's fallible and human like everybody else.)

These ones aren't Lydia-centric, but I still really love how they show her friendships with Stiles, Allison, and/or Danny:

Stutter and Shake by zosofi. The likelihood of a major quake of magnitude 7.5 or greater hitting California in the next thirty years is 46 percent. Beacon Hills gets hit by a major earthquake and Team Human (Allison, Lydia, and Stiles) have to get themselves out of danger in the aftermath. Marked as Scott/Allison and Stiles/Derek, but it's really gen focused; 9000 words; maybe a warning for blood/injuries, just in case.
will to follow through by owlpostagain. “It depends entirely on how you look at it, I guess,” Stiles shrugs. “On the one hand, instant healing and the apparently inherited ability to pull off leather at all times. On the other, serious attitude problems and a suspicious disappearance of eyebrows.” “Even Derek’s?” Danny snorts, “that’s a lot of eyebrow to lose.” Derek/Stiles; 42k words; post-S2. I really love how Stiles's relationship with Lydia evolves from objectified crush to genuine friendship.
Next Thursday by wldnst. In which Stiles Stilinski has a werewolf for a best friend, a support group for that, hot chocolate with Lydia Martin and Danny Mahealani every Thursday evening, and an extremely anticlimactic coming out experience. Stiles/Danny; 18k words; post-S2.

TW fandom is filled with packfic, but these are my favorites:

Beyond the Call of Family and Duty by Welfycat. When Sheriff Stilinski learns about his son's double life as a human member of the local werewolf pack, he also learns that families are made when they're least expected. Gen, 25k words, post-S2 canon AU.
Stilinski's Home for Wayward Wolves by owlpostagain. Or, in which Stiles Stilinski moves to Beacon Hills for his junior year of high school and accidentally adopts a pack of teenage werewolves. Derek/Stiles, 35k words, canon AU.
(Sacred) In the Ordinary by idyll. The Pack, after college, graduate school and the starting of careers, comes back to Beacon Hills. Nothing's gotten less complicated after all this time. Derek/Stiles, with other background pairings; 79k words; canon AU written post-S1; future fic; warning for child harm (not abuse). This is probably my favorite pack-centric fic in all of fandom and never fails to leave me melting into a puddle of happiness by the end. (Lydia is an amazingly talented mathematician, ad she has a very tight relationship with Stiles and Danny that's a delight to read. The fic also features Derek as a grumpy artist who hilariously became a cult hit in the art world and now has to deal with hipsters wanting to buy his stuff.)

For your earnest!but!awkward!Derek needs, here's the Failwolf Friday tag on AO3 and my pinboard tag as well. Some highlights:

Bogarted by HalfFizzbin. Alternate Title: "Dick Failwolf, Private Eye."(Or, Derek's hit with a Film Noir curse, which forces him to narrate his own life in luridly-detailed prose.) Derek/Stiles, 3000 words.
Brutalist Masterpieces by Febricant. It figures the day Derek finally decides to face the do-it-yourself furniture is the day he breaks the only necessary tool. Gen, 1500 words.
and you're behind the steering wheel by magneticwave. Normally, Laura is perfectly willing to delicately coach her baby brother through the endless labyrinth of his emotional manpain, but Laura’s dissertation is due in two days and she just flat out doesn’t have the time. Derek/Stiles, 2200 words; AU future fic.

Also, since I know you were in Stargate fandom, maybe you'd like some fusion/crossover fics?

Show You What All That Howl Is For by skoosiepants. “This is a terrible idea,” Stiles tells the room again. “You’ll all be sorry when Derek pushes me off a cliff.” Derek/Stiles; 15k words. Skoosie also describes it as "Teen Wolf/SGA team-fic, with Lydia being awesome," which makes it seem right up your alley!
come on stranger by moirariordan. Evil robots, basically. Sometimes Stiles regrets signing that nondisclosure agreement. Derek/Stiles; 17k words; fusion with SG1.

Art recs:

Lydia, after her 3x09 encounter with the darach. Gorgeous.

Lydia and Erica, cuddled together.

Some good Allison and Lydia together: Queen Lydia and her loyal knight, an archery lesson and two badass ladies.

Lydia and Stiles being magic bros. Allison and Stiles being detectives together. Allison and Stiles as middle schoolers (a pic which inspired Verity to write her Tween Wolf verse, which is amazing, if still a WIP). Lydia, Allison, and Stiles as characters for a TW inspired video game.

Derek and the grumpy cat. Derek making a pie. Derek with his mother when he was a little kid. Derek and Laura snuggling with Talia. Derek with Laura and Cora, pre-fire. Derek hugging Cora after finding out she's alive. Two Derek portraits, here and here. Scott and Stiles trying to cheer Derek up. The downside to having eyes that glow in the dark.

If you're looking for adorable!Derek, then tokarodragon has a lot that might work for you: Derek as the Big Bad Wolf, Stiles interrupting Derek while he's reading, the pack sleeping in a laundry pile, dog jokes, and a silly documentary. She also drew this more pensive one of Derek at his wall of windows.

Kendrawcandraw has some comics poking fun at S3, and Protagonistes joins the fun too.

And finally, enjoy an Lydia/Allison vid by Adrienne that is fun and upbeat and adorable!

And wow, sorry, I got a little over-enthusiastic. Hope you find something you like! :)
monanotlisa: Allison Argent's face w/ her bowstring in front of her, drawn. (allison argent - teen wolf)

[personal profile] monanotlisa 2013-09-04 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Ohh! <3

As someone who's fond of several pairings, JUST NOT STEREK, this looks good!
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[personal profile] goodgriefcharlie 2013-09-04 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
If you are interested in TW rarepairs, you should totally follow Maggie! ([ profile] marguerite_26; [ profile] marguerite26). She recs quite a bit of non-Sterek fic (although she does rec some of those too) and I've found quite a lot of gems because of her.

You can find her non-Sterek rec lists here, which are divided into Rarepairs w/o Peter, Peter Rarepairs, and Gen. Lately she's been reccing more often on her tumblr, so that might be the easiest way to keep up with her.
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[personal profile] monanotlisa 2013-09-05 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!

(...and I'm oddly grateful for separating the Peter fics. I don't hate him as such; he's a symptom of the issues of the show, not their source. But I don't want to read him. :)
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[personal profile] goodgriefcharlie 2013-09-04 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, and this just crossed my flist: [ profile] twrare_minibang for all pairings except Derek/Stiles and Scott/Allison. It's brand new, so I have no idea how many people will get involved, but it did seem like it might fit your interests!
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[personal profile] goodgriefcharlie 2013-09-05 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
You're welcome! I'm glad you liked :D

I laughed a bit when I looked over my post, because even when I'm deliberately trying to rec non-Sterek stuff, it still finds its way in! Sterek is definitely the McShep pairing in TW fandom. I'm a fan, so that doesn't bother me, but the sheer volume does have a tendency to overwhelm the other pairings.

Also, a tip: if you're on AO3 searching for your rare pair of choice, make sure to include -"Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski" in the "Search within results" box. That will give you fic that's exclusively for your pairing and let you avoid fic where they're just a stop on the way to endgame Sterek. (That doesn't tend to happen as much with Stiles/Lydia, but there's a fair amount of Stiles/Danny fics that end up as Derek/Stiles, and that can be frustrating if you're a Stanny fan.)
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[personal profile] intermezzo 2013-09-03 08:10 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG you're watching TW! *iz excited*

Well, I spend way too much time on tumblr. The tw fandom as I know it is mostly on tumblr as well. THat and on Ao3. IDEK where to even start reccing stuff bth, esp fics.

There's a pretty big main pairing, it's true, but that's NOT only what you can find. There are many many multishippers and while some pairings may be rar-ish you can find things that are just right for your. I swear! You just have to fill your dash with awesome people and you'll be fine. ;)

Allydia is pretty big. I love Allison a lot (s3 omg. I'm dying!) and I honestly can't tell if I like her or Lydia better. Or...gah, all the women ♥_♥

Btw, you may want to start from Jen's rec page. Scroll down aaaaall the way down and you'll find recs by pairings. Her taste is usually great so you can't go wrong with her fics (heads up! as far as her recs go? I've only checked the stereky ones). I usually read non Sterek-y fics that show up on my dash which is, like, every day. so there's that?

Btw, tw has awesome fanartists and graphics makers. And honestly? There are lots of things you may enjoy. Here, look at my allydia tag cos it's the least spoilery allydia (yes, it's Sterek-oriented. I'm sorryyyyyy. But). Gah, I can't find the person who was talking about all the lydia pairings just *yesterday*. Just my luck.

And fics. Ohmygod. Are you ready for pack!feels and puppy!piles? Because those? Are things that happen regularly. SO MANY GREAT FICS.

Oh man, I just checked the people I follow and I've JUST realized they usually don't have character-centric blogs so I'm out of luck there as well. Sorry. I'm not much help. I say if you find someone you like on tumblr check if they have a follow forever page or a blog roll. That's how I did it and somehow I ended up with a great dash.

AND NO OMG YOU DO NOT KNOW ABOUT FAILWOLF FRIDAYS. OMG! One of the biggest thing in fandom? Is failwolf!Derek. Actually there's a whole movement about it? Just...gah, check the tags "failwolf" and "failwolf friday" adn oh god! Julie/Halffizzbin hooked me up and I can't go back now. I have NO REGRETS!
monanotlisa: Lydia Martin, to the left side, arms crossed, glaring (lydia school - teen wolf)

[personal profile] monanotlisa 2013-09-04 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Rock on! I'll poke through the Allydia (Lydiallison? Their names just smush so well) here, and feel that maybe I'm just not hanging in the right venues.
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[personal profile] intermezzo 2013-09-04 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Yep, Allydia is the name that ship goes by in fandom. There isn't much in my allydia tag, but the "lydia martin" and "Allison Argent" tags are a bit -and by bit I mean lot - fuller (nowhere near as my sterek one, but lolllll). there, Erica as well, but this one huuuurts. My team!Human tag for Stiles-Allison-Lydia(sometimes Danny) being BAMFs together

I should do a follow forever! *facepalm* But I follow wayyyy too many people and I can't choose! alskjdalksd

But here, just a few mixed content, maybe slightly skewed to Sterek) in no particular order for all things Peter, Ian Bohen and the TW parents. (mostly about fic and rare pairings)

Oh yeah, I can't choose. :( FYI, I left out some of my favorite blogs cos they're mostly sterek (and also fanart blogs) but omg, it actually felt like I was committing a crime. Still feels that way tbh. Also? They reblog awesome stuff so, guys need them? say the word and I'll link you.

Thing is, I started out looking for sterek-only blogs and somehow my dash is a mixed of things (still mostly tw-related) and IDK, i get Allison, Lydia, Erica, etc content without actually looking for it. So I have no idea if all the blogs mentioned above help you much? Since I didn't include some of my faves? Just a heads up. So maybe looking through my tags and find blogs from the things I reblogged? Maybe you'll find character-centric blogs that way? I'm NOT going to do that because I follow an embarrassing number of tw blogs already and I can't add more ^^'

PS: if you need fandom ship names, I'm here.
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[personal profile] monanotlisa 2013-09-05 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
How awesome! ♥ Really much appreciated; I can take a look at least -- the tagging totally helps (I don't get hives or anything when I see Sterek, I just don't have any interest).
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[personal profile] intermezzo 2013-09-05 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
Youìre welcome. PMing you in a sec

but it's totally okay. I say ship and let people ship freely ;)
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[personal profile] intermezzo 2013-09-04 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
JSKY my dash is still crazy about what went down at Wolfsbane so you might see a lot, A LOT of posts about that con.
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[personal profile] intermezzo 2013-09-05 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
omg so many things. SO MANY.

Yeah, I know the vid you're talking about. It was awesome! I can't find it rn cos I didn't reblog it (like I was tempted to reblog ALL the things related to this con and it was very hard to not cave in, but oh, there were so many posts adn I just...okay. You know when you're overwhelmed?). But give me a few and I'll find it. K?

Tyler imitating cats, um, okay I couldn't breathe! LOL

favorite swear words

Tyler Hoechlin's reaction to a fan giving him a book/gift

Tyler's reaction to another booklet (oh god I want that thing so much, omg!)

here, read this (about the boat tv guide clip)

and especially this which is taken from this vid omg (from 2:14 there's the thing about the sterek scene that Tyler H and Dylan pitched to Jeff. Before that, it's kinda spoilery? So IDK. Watch at your own risk? I still like hearing him talk about Derek) and this (vid linked inside) the vid is linked inside. How Derek (and Tyler obviously) sees Stiles

I need to show you aaaaaaaaaall the clips from comic con because Tyler H was paired up (HA!) with Dylan for most of the interviews and they're just SO PRECIOUS! But no, what am I saying. You should watch the whole panel? And all the interviews?? I swear this cast is even more perfect than SPN's *runs and hides*

PS: can you tell I have a thing for Tyler H?
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[personal profile] intermezzo 2013-09-05 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
alternative vid for the swear words I can't get over how Tyler and JR crack up and then they like cling to each other? And Tyler is hiding his face and JR is, like, "yeah, lemme rest my head on your shoulder too" LOL

Oh btw? Apparently JR found out what shipping is at the con and he couldn't stop bringing it up. LOL
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[personal profile] intermezzo 2013-09-05 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
Jr bourne was the revelation of this con. I can't wit till every con-goer finish uploading their vids. This has to have been taped somehow. I need to see it.

not a vid. Just things the cast said

YAY Found the vid you wanted. here omg.

Just browse this. You'll find more.

Aaaand I've got to go now. it's 3 am andI have to get up in 3 hours. hahaha.
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[personal profile] intermezzo 2013-09-05 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] intermezzo 2013-09-05 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, no problem. Sorry my url and my tags may not work cos I just had to...well, I'll PM you about it cos yeah, internet.

Well, i'm not an expert or anything. Been there myself for just a few months. The way I started? I just run a tag search (after you log in, it shows on your dash right at the top?). So say you're a fan of Allison, you type allison and posts tagged like that will show up. You see one you like? You reblog it. And if you like the blog of the person you reblogged it from, you can just "follow" them. There's a button somewhere (excuse me if I'm vague, but I'm using a tumblr addon, called xkit, which is awesome. It lets you reblog/queue stuff easily, it adds functionalities etc) so I don't actually remember how tumblr looks like without it. *facepalm*

Anyway, you can track tags too. After you run a tag search, right in the search box you'll see a "track" button. Clicking on it, you'll track the tag so whenever someone posts a new thing, you'll see exactly how many new posts there are. You click on the tracked tag (for me, it shows up on the right sidebar) and you'll start browsing that tag.

Basically, all the posts that the people you follow reblog/post show up in your dash (that's where you do all the work, tbh). It's sort of like a friendslist? Except mutual follows are not easy to get. I mean, here or on LJ? If you friended someone, chances are they would friend you back. On tumblr? That's more rare imho. Unless you start making friends, which...well, it's harder than it was here imho. Tumblr doesn't exactly facilitate communication, you're right.

Oh wait. there are unwritten rules about tumblr. like you do NOT repost something. You reblog it, leaving whatever caption the original poster wrote. People sometimes add comments under the captions like you said; others prefer to comment on their tags. Me? I'd like to go with the first especially cos the OP can easily see what you wrote and reply back, but I always think I'm intruding? So I usually rant in my tags. Heh. There are more rules, only original post show up in tracked tags (say you upload your fanart for the first time and tag it "lydia" that post will show up in the tracked tag "lydia". But say 200 other people reblog your post, tagging it lydia. Well, those won't show up in the tracked tag. I'm not sure if I'm making myself clear here).

Anyway, this how I built my dash. I browsed a tag > found a blog I liked it > followed it> checked the reblogs there> checked the sources of the reblogs and if I liked them I followed them.

and idk, maybe I got lucky with the first few ppl I followed.