Like we take maybe one day a month or maybe just one day a year and everyone in the doctor who fandom goes to some random public place and in big bold letters writes “BAD WOLF” and then we take a picture of what we wrote and post it on tumblr under the tag “bad wolf day” GUYS GET THIS REBLOGED GET THE WORD AROUND IF THIS GETS MORE THAN 500 NOTES I’LL COORDINATE THE DAY
I sometimes think Dean and Cas have kissed dozens of times, but Dean freaks out each time and demands Cas erases the memory, and with each new first kiss Cas hopes this will be the one Dean wants to keep, because it breaks his heart a bit more each time as Deans begs to forget the memories that Cas treasures most.
So I was thinking about the different plants used in Teen Wolf and after some further reading I noticed something about the use of mountain ash.
Mountain ash, also known as rowan or wiggen tree in the UK, is actually not a true ash — true ashes are in the olive family (Oleaceae) while the mountain ash I think is being used in TW comes from the rose family (Rosaceae). It has a long history of anti-witching properties.
“…it is beleived that the smallest twig, which might cross the path of one of these communers with the powers of darkness, would as effectually stop her career, however wild it might, or however intent she might be on the business of evil…”
What strikes me is that mountain ash, as opposed to wolfsbane, is used mostly as a barrier, Gerards narmy MOUNTAIN ASH!!11!11!! moment aside — Deaton uses it to protect his office and instructs Stiles to use it at the rave to trap the Kamina in. Traditionally it’s been used in barns and fences to keep witches away from livestock. Which is especially interesting when you consider the meaning of of the word Stiles.
“A stile is a structure which provides people a passage through or over a fence or boundary via steps, ladders, or narrow gaps.”
If wolfsbane is Lydia’s motif, then I can be fairly certain the mountain ash is Stiles’s. He lays down the fence, but he is also the way over it. He is the defender, the protector, the one who keeps the monsters from encroaching. And as was pointed out in another post, should the stile break, the fence itself remains intact.