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we were talking about this meta chat and it’s all to do with how teenagers perceive things
melissa had the power cut off for not paying the bill for what she thought was one month but turned out to be three
but yet the power came straight back on which suggests some type of payment plan was set up, and she was sat with her account making sure she could manage it, and she had a full shop of groceries in the fridge, often the first thing to go when times are lean are grocieries, replaced with rice and ramen etc
which led us to thinking that possibly it was to do with direct withdrawals from the utility company, having briefly worked in banking i can tell you those things need to be watched like a hawk, because the slightest thing sends them screwy and what it often is is they come out on a fixed date every month but people get paid on like the third friday of every month, so if they try to go out before you get paid they go wrong, if melissa didn’t know it had gone wrong and cancelled, or the bank cancelled it when she tried to do something else, it easily escalates, she thought she had more money left over at the end of the month than she expected and spent it - we’ve all done it
she’s exhausted, thinks the letters from the power company are the bills which are taken care of automatically doesn’t open them - it escalates
but the utility company would have passed her over to collections, she makes a token payment there and then, sets up the billing again with a little extra in the meantime to make the payments back - bob’s your uncle, it’s sorted
she checks the accounts to see how the hell it went wrong in the first place
now when you’re 17 it doesn’t seem that simple, it works out - oh my god we’re going to be homeless, because they simply don’t know how these things work, he hears melissa talking to the power company and crawling before they put her through to the assholes on collections (seriously you need to be an asshole to work collections) which is normal because she’s embarrassed as much as anything
because there is no reason for melissa to be as broke as the show is presenting her, and she’s clearly not if she can keep the fridge stocked (we don’t think she spent $300 in one go, there is always stuff in the fridge/freezer that lasts longer that adds up, meat etc), she is a well respected highly ranked nurse at the hospital, she’s picking up a lot of shifts because they need the staff (if the hospital was skint they wouldn’t have extra shifts to give out they simply couldn’t afford them) and then there is agent who is paying child support at least
also if we look at scott’s room there is a lot of expensive things in there, his guitar, his laptop etc, they’re not poor by any stretch of the imagination, but when you’re 17 one missed bill seems a lot worse than it is, throw in the leaks (old houses leak, she says living in one) and omg the house is falling own, we have no money, we’ll be living in a hostel
she’s also got an older car (it does what she needs it to so there’s no point in replacing it) and Scott was encouraged to get a job to learn the value of money, that’s probably why she didn’t just buy him a car, he had to earn it (a good practise btw) in comparison to lydia’s parents who seem to be going through a messy divorce, lydia is being made to pay her own bills so she might think money is tighter than it is, but really they’re going “how much for a pair of shoes?!” she still has a brand new car and that would be traded in for a junker if they needed the money.
So yeah, i think it’s the idea that when you’re 17 money troubles seem much worse thna they often are being played out here to make them want the money they found instead of doing the right thing and giving it back to derek (who would probably take care of the issues if they asked him to)
forgot to translate my short review of Orphaned and now it’s past 2am it’s too late for today, if you read French, you can check it there!
Seriously? The answer to how Satomi’s wolves were around and no one knew is that jedi werewolf masters can turn off their scent glands?
Man, sometimes this show reads like bad fanfic.
to be fair, peter did this in season 1
Wasn’t it mentionned with the Alpha Pack too?
even unfollowing negative people is not enough my twitter always finds a way to RT stupid things about Derek Hale. Just because you saw him as a fucking failwolf for 3 seasons doesn’t mean he was. So no, him talking about buddhism is not fucking ooc. But maybe consider that when you have to face a murderous uncle, an evil ex and an ungrateful beta with no control you just don’t have time to stop and talk about Kant, you know…