I keep thinking of the significance of the mirror. We have Stiles looking at his board and being caught by surprise by his own reflection.
The clippings are clearly reversed and I can’t really imagine how shooting the scene like this could be easier? And when the camera zooms out we clearly see the mirror-board.
I love that the ribbon is “3D” and creates this depth within the shot.
Maybe something about Stiles being caught up in the middle and unaware? But this is so vague…
I’ve tried comparing the newspaper clipping to the ones we’ve seen before but they all look new and related to S4(two people found dead at the mall and suspect is identified as “the mute”, pictures of victims; which doesn’t really tell us anything).
And perhaps the most interesting part: Peter ad Derek. We know they must be focal points of the season then (from spoilers and we don’t have pictures of anyone else we know). Might be they’re suspects (the mysterious benefactor?) or victims of some sort (not exactly groundbreaking). Maybe they’re the big mystery.
Might be it’s only supposed to mislead us.
But it’s more than interesting they’ve been included this (subtle!) way and with Stiles. (maybe it’s them he actually looks at, not himself?)
Definitely the most interesting part of the opening now, especially with the mysterious mirror. And very nicely shot. Good job teen wolf and Dylan!
edit: oh, i just realized this also plays nicely with how we had the scene with Scott reversed in the teaser and then the tiny bit after that was the same thing only played right this time. (idk, maybe that’s just me)
mirrors man, fascinating!
Great stuff. I had been thinking back to S2 when Jackson and Lydia looked at the camera; it didn’t click with me to read it as Stiles seeing himself.
If the S3 promo with the person in the hoodie and no reflection was Stiles like I’ve seen people say, then I wanna think he’s surprised to find out he grew up and turned out alright versus his identity crisis that’s the thrust of S3. To be able to see who he is. But is it the Stiles who ended up on the other side of the looking glass that’s surprised to see a reflection?
certhia-pi pointed out the vertical stripes on his breast pocket. She also keyed me in to stripes in general but esp. all the stripes in the opening scene of 3B, suggesting the meant the Nemeton’s involvement, and I was trying to figure out what stripes had to do with the Nemeton when I realized the endless scenes of tree trunks and mist form stripes. She unearthed a large number of stripey treescapes in background decorations, and then they released this…
He seems to be looking right at the camera, but I feel like in terms of the Hales whatever slew of things they’re pinned with Stiles and Lydia will still be the ones unraveling it? You can’t ‘feel’ your way out of the kind of issues the Hales have. Tho they’ve grown some strong feelings about breaking other people’s faces.
I’m looking forward to maybe taking on why Derek and Peter do end up victimized over and over. And have passed it on by victimizing people in different ways. Peter’s not the terrible person I thought he was a month or two ago but that doesn’t mean he’s, er, healthy (or healthy for other people). Derek…still hates himself.
Looking at all the clues around the frame and missing Stiles’ personal emotional reaction is a good kick to me to remember that the meta level information in the show is usually totally on the level, but the characters themselves are written as irrational human beings.
this plays into the idea that Derek and Peter are the case Stiles is working on for the beginning of the season, that they are BOTH missing, not just Derek - another tick in the Kate is holding them as berserkers column
also Stiles is, if you blow up the picture, wearing Orange and blue, two colours that together have signified Sterek a lot in the past.
I didn’t realize exactly how often Stiles doesn’t wear blue jeans until I’m looking now. I mean…I knew he didn’t wear them all the time, but that’s alien to my personal life. (Are those def blue? I can’t tell through the filter.)
One auto-balance definitely fixes them to blue, the others stay muddy orange.
OK, so my two cents:
1) Malia’s right hand is grabbed buy roots in the last close-up - > more evidence it has been the Nemeton all along, not the Lake or Void, behind the scenes,
2) Kira slashes her name and wears watches,
3) Stiles stands behind a transparent investigation board (you can see his legs continuing behind the bottom frame bar), but most articles are mirrored, so there is definitely an illusion of a mirror. We see Stiles “inside the mirror”, his mirrored self.
4) Red strings compose a loose 5-pointed star. Favourite magical/protective symbol of many.
Horizontal stripes on t-shirts. They actually circle around human’s body, so it’s also circles/rings. Horizontal stripes are wood rings (and drops on the water, but trees control groundwater). And I think represent the cut trunk of the Nemeton. Its current state. Its grudge, the need to regenerate, to comeback to its original role of protector.
Blinders, slits and zebra pattern of light and shadow from them is also a reference to the tree.
Vertical stripes resemble upright tree trunks. Healthy, regenerated Nemeton.
The Nemeton is not evil, but its a tree and it was wronged. It does everything it can, reaching blindly around, grabbing legs, trying to find itself druids and guardians and means to comeback to the better days.
"Every Dracula needs a Renfield". And you know who drinks blood in TW? The Nemeton, the blood of virgins and other sacrifices.
So I suppose it’s save to say that Stiles survived the ordeal, his Spark was forcibly awakened and he is now a proper druid material, caretaker of trees. Mind, it’s only a pocket, it’s only a beginning and a hint. But you can be sure it’s important, because the pocket doesn’t belong to the t-shirt, it was sewn on by costume designer.
I like the ideas of Void and Dark water lake and still consider these theories, but more and more I believe that it is the Nemeton. Trees were there from the beginning. Menacingly hovering over, falling on and appearing before cars, being on print outs, and posters, and framed pictures, and in windows on the background. Cutting a world tree brings fires, strife, plague to the surrounding villages. (However, there is still something to come. What Morrell and Deaton await.)
I’m reblogging this again because I love the message behind it and I think it needs to be passed on.
My mother let us choose. My brother and I decided that religion just wasn’t for us. She reacted neutrally and we were not baptised, nor did we make our first holy communion.
My sister chose religion. She woke my mum up every Said “its time to go to church”. She was baptised at 8 years old when she was able to do it for herself, read the relevant parts herself, and knew the choices she was making rather than it being made for her. And she was so happy. Religion should be a choice, and one that you are fully consenting and happy to make.
She’s now 12 and she still has the cross that was a gift at her baptism above her bed, and still reads her little bible from time to time. She doesn’t attend church any more, because she doesn’t feel that church is necessary to have a god.
I am an atheist, as I have stated. But I’m here for her if she ever wants to talk to me about her religion and all things associated.
That is how religion should be. For everyone.
This is such a beautiful message.
maN I DONT CARE IF SOMEONE HAS A PORNSTARS VAGINA AND THE BIGGEST BOOBS AND THE LONGEST HAIR IF THEY SAY THEY ARE A BOY AND THEY IDENTIFY AS A BOY THEY ARE A FUCKING BOY DO YOU HEAR ME
B O Y
But they aren’t thoughMOTHERFUCKER WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST SAY GODDAMN CLEAN YOUR EARS YOU BIG OCEAN OF PETULANT CUM
i want someone who will sit on a rooftop with me at 3 am and not push me off the roof when i point to the stars and romantically whisper ‘space: the final frontier…these are the voyages of the starship enterprise…’
w i l l
r e a l i z e
f u c k i n g
a b o u t y o u
Lana + Robert
…before I sleep. -R. Frost.
6 Reasons We Need A Wonder Woman Movie
Now with follow up:
Wonder Woman (Fighting Evil In A Bathing Suit Since 1941)
Guys, straps. STRAPS. They’re AWESOME.
One of Dean’s mottos in life