awkward moment when wolfkin post about packs that have alphas, betas, ect.
this was based on a study in the seventies, done on CAPTIVE, UNRELATED wolves that were thrown together in a paddock where they couldn’t get away from each other. that’s why they made such rigid heirachies…it’s not natural.
wolf packs are usually a mother and father, sometimes a few of their siblings or friends, and their various generations of children. if tensions get too fierce, between fathers and sons for instance, the younger wolves leave and sometimes take their friends with them.
this is why wolves are found more places after their release into yellowstone, because they just make small family groups instead of several huge packs.
it’s just like.
Here’s the thing tho: the hierarchies were never seen as rigid, and every group has such a system. Even your own families at get-togethers. Maybe studies and documentaries in the 70’s were way off. I dunno, i don’t think i’ve seen any that old. But even knowing what we do about wolves now, the research still observes a pecking order. An alpha takes a mate, has kids, they have kids, maybe a break-off from another neighboring pack is admitted entry, and this goes on for a while. The alpha male and female are obvious to see in charge. The betas would be the ones juuuuust close enough to be alphas if given any opening. Omegas are also obvious in their submission to the others. But omegas can become alphas, and alphas can become omegas. When the pack gets too big, several members naturally break off and form their own pack in their own territory. Every wolf in the pack has a job and place. Some redundant. It’s needed to function in groups, let alone hunt and divvy food.
Sometimes a well structured pack made entirely independently can be found in stray dogs too wild to not want to rely on humans.
Whether they’re family or not, everything has its pecking order, and using a simple alpha/beta/omega class system puts animal instinct into words our human language can comprehend. Family, friends, groups, teams, clans, work, military. I dunno how you’ve seen others using a/b/o, but if they truly identify as a wolf (er, i’m not part of the community but you’re using “wolfkin” as in therianthropes and/or those with species dysphoria; not furry fetishists right?) then they’re a wolf and whatever terms they use to explain their understandings of pack relations are fine. You’ll just have to deal and accept most people researched like FIENDS when they discovered themselves, and are not relying on movies and television.
Jeezus! What the fuck happened to the #jerek tag? It’s all Beiber now. Has it been that long since i checked it?
So, for anything of value, i have to do a full #teen-wolf search and blacklist “sterek” so i don’t get agita. Ship whatever you want peacefully; i just still cannot see any basis for it or scenes with sexual tension. Would i like to see them as reluctant best buds because Stiles finally got sick of Scott’s asininity? Yes. Do i personally see anything that remotely compares to the Derek/Jackson scenes of last season? No.
Meanwhile: Did they write 2x02 before the premiere? What part of “your body is rejecting the bite” didn’t Jackson understand? And why was most of his personality character development erased?
While around the subject: Derek is turning into a bit of a neglectful Alpha like his uncle. Give people a bite, pat them on the head, good luck dealing on your own. After the realization with Jackson, he should’ve told him more or tried to figure it out or offered to watch him during the full moon. I mean, Jackson was his first potential packmate hours after he leveled up. You’d think a wolf instinct to protect that investment would kick in. Or at least some responsibility, knowing rejection of a bite can be deadly. Then again, that last point could be a “weed out the weak ones” tactic.
This is what happens when you have a year break to build up expectations and fics containing perfect pack building.
It gets better and better each week, but the bad ‘shooping of Hitler as a Wesen and the coins on his collar… So corny i cackled.
What was he anyway? The same as the baddie this ep whose ancestors ate babies? (I couldn’t even pronounce it nevermind spell it out.) Because some posts in the tag keep saying Blutbad even tho he looked in no way like Monroe or the other werewolves do. Also, if they did choose to say he was a werewolf, i’d be personally insulted quite badly. Coins or no.