I’ve already made a post about Teen Wolf’s "The Collective", which you can read here if you haven’t already. However, this post is going to talk about something I didn’t touch on in the last post.
I’d like to bring to your attention the element of control and censorship MTV and Teen Wolf are trying to place upon this fandom with “The Collective”.
The Collective is essentially dubbed a Tumblr alternative for Teen Wolf fans, and this is a bad thing. This is MTV’s way of controlling the fanbase, and creating a space which they can censor what fans say or do.
See, here on Tumblr, we’re free to post whatever we want. And as many of you may have probably already noticed, fans are quite vocal when it comes to what is bothering them. Teen Wolf fans have no problem typing out posts about plot holes, continuity problems, problematic elements within the show, bad writing, etc.
Of course, the people in power over at Teen Wolf aren’t too fond with this. They ignore critiques, ignore problems within their own show, block fans on Twitter who offer constructive criticism (even when it’s respectfully written) about certain things, and treat fans horribly for asking about bothersome things.
MTV would rather have a space where they can monitor what is said. A place where only positive light can shine upon their show, unlike here on Tumblr, where fans actually get a voice. Now, I understand that they want their show to look good, however, trying to cover up the problematic pieces in their show by silencing fans who speak about the bad is horrible.
The Collective is also a place where Teen Wolf can pick and choose which fanart and fanfic is "acceptable". You can bet your ass that they’ll exploit the hell out of hetero ships, because those are deemed acceptable. However, slash ships will most likely be treated unfairly. Just like how the Teen Wolf social media team and PR team treats slash ships. ie. ignoring them, treating them like taboo topics, and only mentioning them when they want to win something.
This attempt to control and censor fans is outrageous. Yes, it’s possible that I could be taking this too seriously. However, I don’t feel that I am. Especially since I know that MTVteenwolf has been trying to tame the fandom over the past years.
This fandom belongs to the fans. This is our fandom. It does not belong to Jeff. It does not belong to the writers. It does not belong to MTV. It does not belong to the TW social media team. It does not belong to the Teen Wolf PR team.
The sheer idea of them attempting to create a place where they can mold the fandom in their image of what’s acceptable, amazes me, and certainly not a good way.
Why would MTVteenwolf think that a place where THEY get to select a few couple pieces of fanwork to display is better than Tumblr, where fans of all different corners of this fandom can openly and freely display their opinions and fanwork with no problem.
Again, it’s because they want control. Do not let them have it.
Not only is The Collective a way for them to take immediate ownership over the work you submit, but it’s also a way to control and censor the fandom.
Fandom belongs to the fans. Fandom does not belong to a company, and a group of people that believe the fans are theirs to control.
Guys, please I need your help. I know this isn’t Disneyland or DisneyWorld. It’s my dream college. I want to go to FIlm school, I want to become a director and it’s been my dream to become one. I have so much passion for film making It’s ridiculous. My dream college is over 1,101 miles away from where I live. At first my mother and I were not on the same perspective. She thought I was crazy and would never make it. However, the college called me and found interest in what I can do! I knew that was my chance, so I spoke to my mother again, and unfortunately she hardly agreed this time either. Then I thought of Tumblr, we got a kid to go to DIsneyland, and heck we got a girl a bird! So why not college? If this can get to over 100k notes she says she’ll get one step closer in letting me attend my dream college! I know this might be asking a lot but please help me show my mom that I can make it and chase after my dreams! One reblog can help so much! xxPlease signal boost this everybody!
this is it
this is what true temptation looks like
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(not)Funny Teen Wolf Recap “4x4”
What do you mean this isn’t how it went???
bobby taught him how to be a kid, john taught him how to be a soldier
In which I love Bobby a little more and hate John a little more
IF YOU WANNA BE MY LOVER
YOU GOTTA GET away from my friends because they’re more attractive looking and cooler than me and you might choose them instead which i completely understand because im ugly
Saw this somewhere else and felt the need to post it cause no one else ever really tells you this stuff
My mom never really noticed. She noticed when she was breast feeding my little brother and blood started coming out instead of milk.
My mom said she felt and saw a little lump in the shower. She was lucky enough she found it at stage 2
My mom had a mammogram. The radiologist thought the spots were just regular calcium deposits.
Turns out it was triple negative breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nods. Mastectomy, radiation and chemo saved her life.
This could SAVE a life.
dont be embarrassed to reblog, this post could be life saving
Signal BOOST and pass it on. I had a breast cancer scare before (luckily it was just scar tissue…) and information like this kept me calm and collected at the doc’s.
As a cancer patient myself, who found my own cancer through a supposed LARPing injury last year, i know how scary it is and how important it is to catch it early. Please spread this around!
listen to ur boobs
its all in the boobs
hoW MANY TIMES AM I GOING TO REBLOG THIS ! SORRY FOLLOWERS , #sorrynotsorry
REBLOG,THIS COULD SAVE SOMEBODY!!! DONT BE EMBARRASSED!!!
vulnerable derek hale (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
i could watch this forever
#i was thinking last night about how scared derek is#it’s so hard to write someone who’s so scared #not tentative #not shy #scared#frightened #terrified #on the knife edge of losing it #how do you write that man#and make him loving and loved? #it would be beautiful if you could#because what a hopeful thing to write about #and because it’s there in the character#because in that second picture he’s still scared #but determined (via sinsensory)
I’m basically obessed with this forever and ever. I feel like the only real way you can ever transition this man to a man who loves and is loved is to give him a thing, a thing that he does and has confidence that he will do. I feel like it doesn’t have to be a big thing, but Derek Hale needs to feel pride. Not power, not winning, not attention, but pride. Derek Hale needs to look at a thing that he did and feel good about it.
This is why I love stories that have him rebuilding the Hale House. Not because I think it’s that great of an idea for him to go back there, and definitely not because I think everyone should live there in a weird fraternity house set up, but because I love Derek Hale doing things with his hands. Derek Hale should build sturdy things that stand on their own. Derek Hale should garden. Derek Hale should paint or write or restore an antique desk he finds in the alley outside a law office. Derek Hale should get a pet. Derek Hale should care for a person who needs him. Derek Hale should do one thing that succeeds, because he can build upon that. One success causes you to feel better about succeeding again. If Derek Hale can build a shelf, future!Derek Hale can love. This Derek Hale probably can’t though. This Derek Hale probably lives in a whole and cries when he jerks off in the shower.
every time Derek does this thing with his face where he is scared but is still holding himself together for others and himself my heart does flip flops cause Hoechlin does so nicely. The pain the sadness the fear the loss all is underlined with this calm determination… Like yes I will get thru this.. I have to get thru this! And that is just a treat to watch!
DO YOU GUYS HAVE THAT ONE FRIEND THAT DOESN’T THINK SHE’S ANYTHING SPECIAL BUT SHE’S BEAUTIFUL AND FUNNY AND WITTY AND EVERYTHING AMAZING THAT YOU COULD EVER WANT IN A PERSON BUT SHE DOESN’T SEE IT AND YOU JUST WANNA TAKE HER AND SHAKE HER AND SCREAM IN HER FACE ALL OF THE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT HER JUST SO SHE WILL APPRECIATE HOW ABSOLUTELY LOVELY SHE IS
someone could be thinking this about you right now you never know
I have been having an argument with a friend and he says that Marvel is for guys, please help me prove to him that there are lots of women who like Marvel!
MARVEL WOMEN ASSEMBLE
80615 strong so far!
WE BROKE 90 THOUSAND!!!