Liliaeth (liliaeth) wrote,

Just ran into a SPN/Teen Wolf crossover with femStiles... so not a fan.

I mean, the fic had other issues, for one thing, the Winchesters are far too accepting of the werewolves. I'm not saying that Dean and/or Sam can't get over their specieisme, or however you should call it. But they wouldn't just trust a bunch of werewolves, just because the wolves say they're the good guys. Do people remember how they reacted to Lenore when she first tried the 'we don't eat people' approach, they didn't believe her, not even Sam. Until she, one, let Sam go after they took him prisoner to talk to him, showing she could have hurt him, but didn't, and two, saw her strain against her hunger to stay on the straight and narrow.

And that was before Ruby, before s6 and Cas' betrayal of them, before tons of crap, making it even harder for the Winchesters to trust any non-humans.

Why do people always ignore the opportunities for tension. It's like in Winchesters vs cops fics where the cops just let the Winchesters go and join their side, as soon as they tell them about fighting monsters. (ignoring the fact that leaving aside the false accusations, that Dean actually does commit some real crimes, which esp. the FBI wouldn't just ignore because 'really, they're the good guys'

It's like how I don't understand why there aren't tons of Dexter/Criminal Minds crossover. The set up for a confrontation between the two is practically built into the premise of both shows. Use it, take advantage of it. They don't have to be friends, they don't have to be on the same side. That's half the fun of it!

I just find it more fulfilling when a crossover story builds on the tension inherent between two shows than if the characters go buddy buddy when it makes no sense in regards to the premise of either show, or the characters in question.

But not to get distracted from the actual topic aka femStiles.

It's something I keep running into and that annoys the hell out of me. I'll admit, I'm not a big fan of genderbending as a rule, though with some shows I can at least understand why people do it, even if it isn't for me. But when it happens in a show with strong female characters I hate the hell out of it. Because it's like saying that even though there are female characters, they're apparantly 'not good enough'. That and pretty much most of the time, the genderbent character has little to nothing in common with the actual canon version.

To me it often feels like the author then not only dismisses the canonical awesome female characters, but when they then pair said genderbent character with the guy he's mostly paired up with in slash, it feels like they only switched the chars gender to get rid of their discomfort of pairing up a male/male pairing.

Because really, when you're writing Teen Wolf, do you really need to have Stiles be a girl? He's uncomfortably alike enough to Willow without making the similarity even more obvious. But I guess the writer prefers their girls to be cutesie, instead of strong, determined, competent and/or intelligent like Allison, Lydia and Erica.

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