polytropic-liar asked: This is an awesome meme and I am super excited! So: questions about Allison from Teen Wolf. How do you feel about her upcoming redemption arc? What are some headcanons you have about her? AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: Allison/Lydia? :D?
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Okay, so, regarding Allison’s redemption arc: I feel…tentatively hopeful about it? Like, she needs it, because she shot some of her classmates full of arrows in cold blood and that’s super not good behavior, and also I’d just like an Allison arc that actually delves under the surface and, you know, makes sense. But since her DESCENT to the mental place where she could shoot classmates full of arrows in cold blood was underdeveloped and didn’t make a ton of sense (because, I’m sorry, “I’VE GOT A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT MY DEAD MOTHER” is one thing, and “I’VE GOT A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT MY DEAD MOTHER THAT MY PSYCHOTIC GRANDFATHER IS MANIPULATING” is another thing, but “I’VE GOT A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT MY DEAD MOTHER THAT MY PSYCHOTIC GRANDFATHER IS MANIPULATING AND IT’S TURNED ME FROM A FAIRLY NORMAL TEENAGE GIRL TO A COLD-BLOODED ATTEMPTED MURDERER IN UNDER A WEEK” is not something I can swallow without difficulty), I’m trying not to get my hopes up too high. If it’s well-developed and awesome THAT WILL BE AWESOME AND I WILL BE RIVETED. If it’s not well-developed and awesome I will be bummed, but not shocked.
HEADCANONS: okay, given how we know Allison is adorably sentimental sometimes (that “First date with Scott!” receipt is what sold me on the pairing, tbh), I think the first hobby she attempted before she decided she was bad at it was scrapbooking. She went all out with it, like, stickers and scissors with special edges and the whole thing, but when her parents found out they told her she had to stop, because (unbeknownst to her) they were afraid she might accidentally document something they couldn’t afford to have records of. I think that discouragement made her wary, and I think the assorted other creative things she tried—painting, sketching, poetry—are all things she could have been good at, but she kept stopping before she could really flex her muscles out of fear she’d get a no. I think that fear has dictated a lot of her life, actually; I think part of her hunger to feel powerful is borne of the fact that she’s never really been in charge of her own choices, because even when she was in theory, there was always that other shoe waiting to drop. Kids are smart. Even though Allison didn’t know what her family did until recently, she must have known on some level, growing up, that there was something bigger than her, that mattered more than her, that the people she looked as the ultimate authority answered to. I imagine it shaped a lot of who she is, one way or the other.
AND ALLISON/LYDIA: YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. FABULOUS COLLEGE-ROOMMATES-TURNED-GIRLFRIENDS ALLISON/LYDIA. SECRETLY-DATING-IN-HIGH-SCHOOL ALLISON/LYDIA. ADULT-NEXT-DOOR-NEIGHBORS ALLISON/LYDIA. MMA FIGHTERS ALLISON/LYDIA!! ALL THE ALLISON/LYDIA FOREVER <3