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My Thoughts on “The Lady Killer”

So, last night was the much awaited BetrAYAl. I, like all of you, spent the day counting down the minutes and hours until I would gather together with my equally obsessed friends and FINALLY discover another member of the A Team. (It had also been teased that we’d discover Maya’s killer, but if you didn’t call from Nate’s very first introduction that he was some psychopath and not Maya’s cousin then just STFU AND GET OUT.) I have now had enough time to collect my thoughts on this momentous episode, and HERE THEY ARE:

1. Aria is an idiot. That’s it. Forever and always. She should have told Ezra right away, and I almost hope he runs away with Alex Mac to raise their love child Malcolm. (The only reason I don’t whole heartedly wish for this is because this Toby betrAyAl leaves the door open for my ultimate Spencer/Ezra couple fantasy.)

3. WHY DID THEY CHANGE CLOTHES SO MANY TIMES?! It was supposed to take place over two days, three absolute max, and I counted a minimum of five outfit changes for Hanna. 

4. While we’re on the subject of wardrobe—NOBODY WOULD EVER WEAR ANY OF THAT TO SCHOOL. YOU ARE NOT AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK OR A VAMPIRE NIGHT CLUB (cough, Aria’s spiky platforms, cough). I will stand by this show until the day it or I dies, but this costume designer has clearly never heard the phrase “jumping the shark”.

5. The “Spoby” sex scene was sooooooooooo long and racy, you guys!! These folks are supposed to be 18 years old! They don’t know romance like that! They’re trying to get that junk done as fast as possible before Spencer’s maybe-murderous father barges in and literally rips Toby’s man parts off! A little realism, please.

6. Caleb was being a total lovable badass, but his hair is so wretched that I still wouldn’t be that sad if he died. 

7. Emily is so whiny ALL THE DAMN TIME. I just want to smack her. I was really hoping Paige would die, because then Emily would be 3-for-3 in getting her girlfriends murdered. HOLLLAAAAA, GURL!!

8. Spencer should have slapped Paige SO HARD for thinking she even knows Emily’s life or anything except how to dress like a blind lumberjack. 

9. Mona killed it, as always, and I am ever-increasingly into her as A. She’s a straight crazy bitch, and it’s perfect. I’m also REALLY into Toby being on the A Team, but I am not so into that weird hunch-shuffle-run thing he did at the end of the episode. I get it—you’re Mona’s minion—, but I saw you walking like a normal human being literally two seconds ago.

10. SOMEBODY PLEASE JUST TELL ME ALL THE ANSWERS AND PROMISE THAT THEY ALL END UP HAPPY EXCEPT EMILY WHO ENDS UP MURDERED. 

A writer’s worst fear

There is nothing worse than having the intentions of your writing misunderstood by the people you’d most expect to understand.

That statement probably sounds nauseatingly angsty, but it’s just really true. Sharing your writing—especially that of a more personal nature—is terrifying. There is a vulnerability in writing that doesn’t exist in just verbalizing thoughts or feelings, because it’s permanent. Once something is put in print, there’s no taking it back. People forget words, but text is always there to refresh their hyper-critical memories. When people you hope will understand this idea go and stomp all over it, it’s devastating.

I’ve been working on a manuscript for months now, and today I finally decided to share a portion of it with the two people who know me best. Both of them completely misunderstood the point I was trying to make, and now I’m having an emotional crisis that can be summed up as “NOBODY KNOWS ME AT ALL, AND I WILL NEVER WRITE ANYTHING THAT ISN’T WORTHLESS.” 

Dramatic, I know. But it’s where I am right this moment. 

Alright, I’ve opened my own can of worms. Here are my thoughts thus far.
Aria: SHUT UP. Not only has her styling been way, way off, but she’s just running around everywhere being a self-indulgent brat. I get it, girl, your parents are divorced and you’re being stalked by a murderous psycho. That sounds like the pits to be sure, but it’s not excuse to be bossing around your friends and taking your totally gorgeous, perfect boyfriend for granted.
Spencer: You’re kick ass all the time. It’s for that reason that I need to to break up with dumb-tattoo-Toby, and GET IT ON with Ezra. You’re both too perfect to be with anybody else. Do you, Spenc, because you is THE BEST.
Hanna: Love. That’s it. I love her. She’s a big doofus almost all the time, but she totally rocks it. What I do not like is this all but subtle love triangle that’s brewing between she, Caleb, and Wren. The truth is that Caleb’s hair is too annoying to function, Wren is just completely unbelievable as her love interest, and she actually needs to get her dork-love on with Lucas (who is way too obvious a target to actually be involved with A).
Emily: She just plain sucks. I’m half sad that she and Maya weren’t the victim of a double homicide. GET YOUR ALCOHOLIC ANGST OUTTA HERE, GIRL.

Alright, I’ve opened my own can of worms. Here are my thoughts thus far.

Aria: SHUT UP. Not only has her styling been way, way off, but she’s just running around everywhere being a self-indulgent brat. I get it, girl, your parents are divorced and you’re being stalked by a murderous psycho. That sounds like the pits to be sure, but it’s not excuse to be bossing around your friends and taking your totally gorgeous, perfect boyfriend for granted.

Spencer: You’re kick ass all the time. It’s for that reason that I need to to break up with dumb-tattoo-Toby, and GET IT ON with Ezra. You’re both too perfect to be with anybody else. Do you, Spenc, because you is THE BEST.

Hanna: Love. That’s it. I love her. She’s a big doofus almost all the time, but she totally rocks it. What I do not like is this all but subtle love triangle that’s brewing between she, Caleb, and Wren. The truth is that Caleb’s hair is too annoying to function, Wren is just completely unbelievable as her love interest, and she actually needs to get her dork-love on with Lucas (who is way too obvious a target to actually be involved with A).

Emily: She just plain sucks. I’m half sad that she and Maya weren’t the victim of a double homicide. GET YOUR ALCOHOLIC ANGST OUTTA HERE, GIRL.

Aria normally kills it, but she has been a weird, whiny suckfest this season. My new PLL OTP: SPENCER AND EZRA.
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This relationship is definitely a bit one sided.

Aria normally kills it, but she has been a weird, whiny suckfest this season. My new PLL OTP: SPENCER AND EZRA.

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This relationship is definitely a bit one sided.

Nobody will ever understand the depths of my love for ADA Alexandra Cabot. NOBODY.

Language is not an infallible guide, but it contains, within its defects, a good deal of stored insight and experience. If you begin flouting it, it has a way of avenging itself later on. We had better not follow Humpty Dumpty in making words mean whatever we please.

—C.S. Lewis