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There are several things that I wish Teen Wolf fandom got over, but one especially pisses me off whenever I see it.

This notion of Scott being stupid, or always having had bad grades.

When the reality is, that Scott’s grades were actually pretty good before he was bitten. One of the teachers in s1 even adds a note that those bad grades in s1 were way below his usual level.

Deaton actually makes it a point to mention that Scott is one of the most responsible kids he knows. Also keep in mind that he's working as a veterinary assistant. I'm sure that Deaton wouldn't allow Scott to do that job if he didn't believe in his intelligence.

Scott might not be a genius like Lydia, but when he isn’t distracted by just having his entire body altered in something he doesn’t completely understand, some outside force trying to get him to kill his friends and having his entire life turned over, or having his girlfriend’s father try and kill him, he’s actually pretty good at school, because unlike others, he does not mind putting in the work in order to improve.

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eskimosatan From: eskimosatan Date: March 10th, 2015 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. Even the teachers getting on him make it clear that his grades have slipped, not that they've always been bad. I actually kind of thought one of the resounding themes of the show is how hard it is for Scott to balance his school, which he had always been good at, with all these extra pressures going on in his life.

Hi, by the way. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and actually commenting, because you make a very good point and, honestly, I thought it was just something about the fics I was choosing to read, but at least now I know it's not me, it's the fandom.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: March 13th, 2015 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
sorry for taking so long to respond.

There does seem to be this tendence in fanon to try and turn Scott into either the careless brainless asshole or the wacky sidekick. While giving his actual canon traits to Stiles, in order to make Stiles the hero of the story.

As if they feel that there's something wrong with the story, when the lead isn't some white guy.
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