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alessandriana September 2 2013, 21:38:00 UTC
Sadly, yes, it's primarily a one pairing fandom, and Derek Hale suddenly becomes not!failtastic in most fic.

That said, it's a large enough fandom that there's good stuff around the edges. An Algorithm For Success is probably still my favorite Lydia fic, even though it was jossed long ago.

Before I pass along anything else-- how far into it are you? I'm guessing from the pic you're caught up?

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pentapus September 2 2013, 22:36:01 UTC
But Derek is so failtastic. It's who he is. :(

Yes, I've watched all the episodes available on itunes. I don't know if that's all of season 3 or half of season 3.

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alessandriana September 2 2013, 23:40:52 UTC
I know, right? But fandom seems to operate under the delusion that Derek is perfect and he and Stiles are ~destined to be together 4ever~, sigh.

And yeah, that's half of s3. Last half hasn't aired yet.

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pentapus September 2 2013, 22:37:31 UTC
Oh, and yes, I've read that fic! I loved it so much. And then I said to ileliberte, "I'm not going to be able to read any other Teen Wolf fic, am I, because I read this one first." And she nodded sadly. :(((((

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flaming_muse September 3 2013, 00:11:33 UTC
I've read some great Stiles/Lydia fic, but most of the fandom is definitely Stiles/Derek. I will say that there is a huge contingent of the Derek fandom that adores him BECAUSE he is such a failure at being an alpha, though. i mean, there's this thing called Fail!wolf Friday where people specifically write him failing at, like, EVERYTHING. Like at laundry. And communicating. And using stairs (although that's canonical, ha). I very rarely see Derek being smooth or competent... or if he is it's because he's actually undergone like six years of therapy within the canon of the fic. (But I'm a picky reader.)

I am all for there being more Lydia, though, because she's smart and awesome (and has amazing hair), and I really enjoy that. :) Especially with Stiles, because I'm in this fandom for the Stiles for sure. :D

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pentapus September 5 2013, 00:19:16 UTC
Failwolf Friday sounds BEAUTIFUL. Especially the bit about laundry.

I'm glad that readers picky about Derek's failure quotient can get by in this fandom. Because I definitely started reading one story where Derek is introduced by using his manly and authoritative presence to get something done quickly that Stiles can't get done. And I was like, in my ideal world, Derek attempting to scare the staff into doing what he wants would result in the staff calling the police. And I would love him for it. :P

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