Graph TV is an excellent website that lets you put in the name of any TV show to generate a chart plotting the average IMDb rating of each episode. It’s a cool look at which seasons of a show were its strongest and how the overall quality changed over the course of a show’s run — as well as when might be a good time to stop watching, if it’s a show you’re still catching up on. There’s a grain of salt here, since average IMDb rating doesn’t guarantee actual quality or your own preference, but it’s still a neat visualization.
Anonymous said: Why don't you like Talia? It's not an accusation or anything, I've just only started watching Teen Wolf and seen how people seem to really hate her. From what I've seen so far, the female characters in Teen Wolf are AWESOME, and even though I ship Sterek (and completely understand WHY the fandom loves Sterek so much, people who say it's ridiculous are clearly blind) I also ship Stydia ridiculously. So what's up with this Talia chick? Don't worry about spoilers! I've seen too much anyway XD
i think you mean malia right?
her? bc talia would be derek’s mother and i don’t recall people hating her, haha! don’t worry about mixing them up, the names were not really chosen originally imho, unless the similarity is intentional bc of malia’s relation with the hales.
tbh i’m glad you asked me that question because i’ve been wanting to share my emotions about malia for so long, but i’m not exactly someone who would put negative stuff in a tag, so i’ve been avoiding that so far. i’m probably going to tag this though because i’ve found myself in the malia tag as well, not in order to hate on her or whatever, but to look for people’s thoughts and opinions on her.
okay before i start, this is not about shelley as an actress, it’s about malia as a character.
when she first was introduced this half of the season, i honestly didn’t think she would show up more often, much less become a regular in season 4. my neutral opinion on her changed when she had her comeback in the mental hospital. it was not believable to me that stiles had a sexy time with her in the basement after talking a few sentences, let alone in his mental condition. he was unstable, he was not accountable enough to get involved in sexual stuff right then (i think none of the mental patients would be), especially with a person he barely knew. it was not believable to me that malia literally threw herself on stiles after punching him in the face, after telling him that she’s mad about him and scott invading her home and ruining her life basically. she told him she wants to go back to being a coyote (which is the only believable thing so far), and yet we see her making out with stiles and suddenly going to be a high school student despite the last time she was human she was a child of maybe 9 years old.
the base of stiles and malia’s relationship in season 4 is a random making out session in the basement of a mental hospital, next to a corpse, shortly before the nogitsune took over stiles’ body again. so if jeff makes it out to be a romantic lovey-dovey happy rainbows relationship, i’m going to push him down the mount everest.
the problem i see with malia is that we know so little about her and yet she gets forced on a main character with two popular ships (sterek and stydia). malia was basically doomed to fail as a character. jeff should have known that. same concept as with jennifer. we knew nothing about this woman (except she was a teacher or pretended to be one if you like) and yet we got that sexy time of her and derek after maybe 2 episodes of v little interaction and even after her darach secret was out, jennifer honestly still wanted a relationship with derek, what the fuck.
now, if that thing between malia and stiles was slowly built —- if there was at least a phase of getting to know each other, getting to like each other, i might not even be so critical about stalia. you know, stiles has been chasing lydia for years, and it would be a realistic character development if he eventually got over his long-time crush. but not like this, sorry. not if stiles and malia are literally thrown into this without explanation, friendship
and any protection.
so far malia doesn’t convince me at all. she feels out of place, especially now with allison gone, it actually feels kind of morbid to have malia ‘take allison’s place’ in the pack. i would have preferred kira because i love all the kitsune lore and i want to see her exploring her abilities and growing stronger but i don’t even know if she’ll be in season 4. (wasted potential, if you ask me. i know there’s going to be a spin-off about her, but i would have preferred kira as a regular in the actual show)
speaking of kitsune, it’s still not explained if malia had something to do with the nogitsune. i mean, when she was a coyote, her eyes went silver-white two times in 3x14 and looked exact the same as the nogitsune’s eyes in 3x17. but her supernatural eye color is blue. either jeff fucked up again or it means something. she also left the mental hospital carrying a long object, something that could have been the sword of the dead body of nogitsune’s previous host. and i’m going to prove that malia stole the sword:
3x20, the sword leaning on the body’s chest
3x20, malia leaving with a long wrapped up object
3x22, swiggity swon, sword is gone
what exactly does a coyote want with a katana?
now IF malia turns out to be evil i’m most definitely going to change my opinion on her, because it would mean that she managed to fuck everyone over, that she really is a coyote (the nogitsune considered them tricksters) and that she’s able to manipulate people just like peter. man, i would fucking love her if that was the case, if she was actually partners in crime with the nogitsune or something and making out with stiles was part of the plan to make him vulnerable for the nogitsune to enter stiles’ mind again and she plans a revenge or bringing nogitsune back because honestly, that’s the first thing that would give her flat character some depth.
but i doubt it’s going to happen because it looks like the big bad in season 4 will be were-na’vi kate lmao
but hey welcome to teen woof this is how this show is gonna wreck u
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In one study, participants were asked to rank the humor in various cartoon captions. Half of the captions had been written by men, and half by women. When not told who wrote what, the participants judged them almost equally funny. In fact, based on the scores given in this experiment, men are just 2.2 percent more likely to be funny than women. Yet 90 percent of the participants agreed with the stereotype that men are funnier. Talk about a mind-bogglingly huge difference in perception versus reality.
And it gets weirder — when the participants were asked which gender they thought wrote a caption, the funnier ones were almost always assumed to be by men and the less funny ones by women. This might be expected, considering their stated bias. Even when told the name and gender of the person who wrote each caption, within a short time the participants started misattributing the funny ones to men. In other words, even when they knew that women had written some of the funniest captions, the bias that men are funnier was so ingrained that it made them misremember who had written what.
This is one of the best articles of all time, and I will always reblog quotes from it.(via dead-end-street)
MY MAD FAT DIARY: A Masterpost
Set in Stamford, Lincolnshire in 1996, My Mad Fat Diary follows the story of 16-year-old, 231 pound girl, Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months. She begins to reconnect with her best friend, Chloe, who is unaware of Rae’s mental health and body image problems, believing she was in France for the past four months. Rae attempts to keep this information from her while also trying to impress Chloe’s friends Izzy, Archie, Chop and Finn.
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