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December 12, 2012

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Welcome to the very first Bite Sized episode of Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast where we take one aspect of the fandom and discuss it in a mini-episode! This time around, Natalie and Karen talk about the Teen Wolf novel On Fire.

What is a Bite Sized episode, and what are our future plans with this new feature of the podcast?

Did we like or dislike the book, and why?

Is the book considered canon?

Discussion Points:
-Derek and his sister have a strong relationship. Were we surprised?
-We still think Derek and Kate’s relationship is predatory and gross. Did the author try to justify it by claiming that Derek was “mateable”?
-What do we think about the concepts of mates in general? Weird or realistic?
-Was Scott’s father abusive? Did Stiles’ mom really die of cancer? We agree that these are significant details, and question whether it was smart to initially present them in the book.
-We wonder where Allison’s grandmother is and how she fits into the hunting family.
-We basically love Danny forever.
-Who or what do we think the silver wolf is? Is this a clue for season 3? Did we find any others?

Make sure you tell us what Bite Sized episode you want to see next, and give us more ideas for future episodes!

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This episode's hosts: Natalie Fisher, Karen Rought

  • ravenclaw1991

    This was a really good episode, I’m definitely looking forward to more of these bite sized episodes! I haven’t read the tie in novel and I never really planned to so I really enjoyed your insight on it. Normally I don’t read books based on tv shows or movies. Its the complete opposite of what I do. I read books then watch a show or movie based on it and I don’t watch it until after I’ve read the book.

  • Adderall Addict

    Well, glad both Natalie and Karen essentially would agree the book is pretty much weak tea (as compared to interesting and even better written fan fic).

    I don’t necessarily have a problem as some fans did (reading on-line/Tumblr, etc. reviews) to insufficient supernatural elements of TW. One other thing fans complain about is not much actual connection to plots on Season 1 or 2; I just found it boring.

    As far as Holder researching (Karen’s report from an interview?), the author got some facts wrong chronologically – as a number of fans have pointed out, plus it’s not really canon (and to be fair, this podcast was released before Jeff David said the book wasn’t really canon). What reads like its canon is just like what you read in fan fic that can feel to be true because it logically follows the TW series.

    I liked Natalie’s point about Kate and Derek’s back story. The Laura/Derek portrayal is similar to much fan fic I’ve read. I saw both seasons before I ever read a line of fan fic (unless you want to count Sterek trailers on You Tube) – and I’m not sure I’d say that this dynamic between them follows the TV canon. Likewise, Karen’s point about the cause of death of Stiles’ mom.

    Good points about K & D in this book; it’s more than disturbing, it’s creepy.

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