In response to supposed “continuity issues.”
Stiles birthday in April actually makes a lot of sense. It means he turns 17 just after Season 2. It means he got held back at some point and, given what we know of him, it was most likely after falling behind due to either
A) his ADHD
B) the panic attacks after his mom’s death
And it means he’s a year older than the other sophomores.
Just like Allison.
See? It makes sense that when Allison told Scott her real age, his first assumption was NOT stupid/slow etc. His first assumption was “what life circumstances could have lead to her falling behind, like Stiles did. Oh, yeah, all the moving around.”
And it helps to explain why Scott didn’t know about the panic attacks, despite the fact that they seem close enough to have been best friends forever. Stiles got held back and, once he’d finally returned to school, made fast friends with the first kid he met, who, given Scott’s personality, probably didn’t have any other close friends.
Also makes it more plausible that the 22-23yr old(my guess) Derek seems “just a few years older” to Stiles.
Stiles being older says a lot about his feeling of inadequacy, feeling like he should be better than he is. Feeling inadequate for having gotten held back in the first place.
But it also says a lot about Scott and how observant he is.
#and that’s his entire character #don’t touch it #GONNA TOUCH IT #don’t go looking for that body in the woods #GONNA GO LOOK FOR THAT BODY IN THE WOODS #don’t antagonize the psychotic geriatric hunter who’s just kidnapped you from a sports field full of poeple #GONNA ANTAGONIZE THE PSYCHOTIC GERIATRIC HUNTER (rubykatewriting)
It’s like watching a synchronized dance…
Stiles totally learned the power of eyebrows from Derek. Because Derek is an eyebrow master
HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THAT STILES IS LITERALLY THE ONLY PERSON DEREK PROTECTS WITH ALL HIS ABILITY. I MEAN IN THE FIRST GIF DEREK KNOWS THAT HIS UNCLE IS NOW THE ALPHA, AND FOR MOST PEOPLE IT’S “FAMILY FIRST” RIGHT? BUT INSTEAD HE TELLS STILES TO GET OUT OF THE WAY SO HE CAN TAKE HIS MOTHER FUCKIN UNCLE DOWN AND KEEP STILES FROM GETTING KILLED. IN THE SECOND GIF, IT’S ISAAC’S FIRST FULL MOON AND HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE’S DOING, HE JUST SEES A CHANCE TO ATTACK, AND THE WAY THAT DEREK LOOKS AT STILES CROUCHING BEHIND THE DESK IS LIKE “OH HELL NO ISAAC DON’T YOU MOTHER FUCKIN DARE” AND THEN HE GOES ALL ALPHA ON HIS ASS AND LATER STILES IS LIKE “HOW’D YOU DO THAT” AND DEREK IS LIKE “I’M THE ALPHA” BUT WHAT HE REALLY MEANT WAS “I’LL DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT YOU LITTLE BABY STILES”. IN THE POOL SCENE, THE KANIMA ATTACKS ERICA BEFORE IT ATTACKS DEREK, AND DEREK DOESN’T EVEN BLINK. HIS ONLY CONCERN IS STILES STILES STILES MOTHER FUCKIN PROTECT STILES AND THAT’S WHAT HE DOES. HE PHYSICALLY TURNS AROUND TO PUSH HIM AWAY, AND EVEN SCOTT WHO’S BEEN DATING ALLISON SINCE THE MOMENT HE LAID EYES ON HER, DOESN’T PHYSICALLY TURN AROUND TO TELL HER TO RUN AWAY. WHAT THE FUCK DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP, HUH? ANYWAY THIS RESULTS IN THE KANIMA SCRATCHING THE BACK OF DEREK’S NECK AND PARALYSING HIM, WHICH LEADS TO THE KANIMA HOLDING THEM HOSTAGE IN THE POOL FOR TWO HOURS. THEN DEREK SAYS “DON’T LET ME GO” AND “YOU DON’T TRUST ME, I DON’T TRUST YOU” BUT STILES LETS HIM GO ANYWAY TO GET HIS PHONE BECAUSE HE DOES TRUST DEREK, DEREK HAS SAVED HIS ASS MORE TIMES THAN HE CAN COUNT AND NOW IT’S HIS TURN TO RETURN THE FAVOUR. AND I’M NOT EVEN DONE YET. IN THE LAST ONE, DEREK HAS TO GO SAVE SCOTT’S MOTHER FUCKIN ASS AGAIN SO HE TELLS STILES TO BREAK THE CIRCLE OF MOUNTAIN ASH SO HE CAN GET THROUGH. AND STILES’ FACE IS LIKE “SHIT MAN REALLY I JUST WORKED SO HARD ON THIS CIRCLE CRAP” BUT HE STILL DOES WHAT DEREK ASKS BECAUSE HE TRUSTS THAT DEREK KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING AND HE CARES ABOUT SCOTT MORE THAN HE CARES ABOUT SOME STUPID CIRCLE OF MOUNTAIN ASH. THEN DEREK SQUEEZES HIS SHOULDER BEFORE HE RUNS OFF LIKE HE’S REASSURING HIM THAT IT’S GOING TO BE OKAY, AND SILENTLY THANKING HIM AND RECOGNIZING HIS HARD WORK. AND STILES’ FACE IS LIKE “WAIT HE JUST SQUEEZED MY SHOULDER WHAT DOES THAT MEAN DEREK NEVER SHOWS AFFECTION TOWARDS ANYONE EVER” BUT HE DID, THEN. HE DID SHOW AFFECTION. I’M JUST SAYING THAT WE’VE NEVER SEEN DEREK WOLF OUT ON STILES, LIKE HE DOES WITH SCOTT WHEN THEY HAVE A BITCH FIGHT EVERY OTHER EPISODE. AND I’M JUST SAYING THAT I’VE NEVER SEEN DEREK COME TO HIS OWN PACK’S SIDE FASTER THAN HE COMES TO STILES’ SIDE. AND I’M JUST SAYING THAT YES, STILES DOES ANNOY THE SHIT OUT OF DEREK AND MOST OF THE TIME HE FEELS LIKE SLAMMING HIS FACE INTO THE WALL, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO LIFE AND DEATH SITUATIONS DEREK DOESN’T EVEN HESITATE TO STEP UP AND PROTECT STILES. I’M JUST SAYING.