So over the past month my friend Eris got me watching Teen Wolf on Netflix.
*waits patiently for the laughter to die down*
It reminds me a little bit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, except with werewolves instead of vampires. It doesn’t have quite the same flair for dialogue that Buffy did (and the season two intro is just…awful), but so far it’s been entertaining and addicting in a very crack-like way.
But I’ll be honest. There is one major reason I’m watching the show, and that’s for this guy right here:
Stiles is not the main character. He’s the main character’s best friend. At first glance, he’s your stereotypical spastic goofball sidekick, and if you’re not watching closely, that’s all you’ll see.
But then about halfway through season one, five teenagers get trapped in the high school and they’re being stalked by the Alpha werewolf. And watching those two episodes, I realized Stiles was the one coming up with the plans to get them out of the school or away from the Alpha. He held it together when everyone else was in various stages of freaking out.
That was when I started paying more attention to him. And by the end of season one, I have to say, if I were picking my zombie apocalypse team? Forget the werewolves. Stiles–the dorky, fully human “sidekick”–would be my first pick every single time.
Some lovely person who is more articulate than I am posted a great Tumblr essay on why Stiles is such a sneaky badass.
If I can ever create a character half as cool, I will weep tears of joy.
On to the goal updates!
1) Critique the stories I’ve been sent and get them back to their authors by deadlines.
I got two of them sent back last week, and I have two more to go. They’re entire novels, though, and at least one isn’t due back until the end of June. So I’ve got some time.
2) Read at least 4 books.
I finished The Night Circus and Witches Abroad, which is another Discworld book. And yes, it was awesome.
And I just started another Discworld book (Monstrous Regiment) in part because I borrowed it from a friend and I want to get it back to her and in part because DISCWORLD IS AMAZING AND I LOVE IT.
3) Write at least two posts for a NEW blog project.
Same place it was last week.
4) Start outlining 2008 NaNo Project, code name: SK.
I’ve made a little more headway on this, but I’ve actually finished out the bulk of the story development I was doing on the urban fantasy idea.
5) Cheer on everyone else!
I plan to be hanging out more on the #writemotivation tag this week and I’ll be making the rounds to more of the blogs. 🙂
How’s your May going?