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THE PRETTY LITTLE LIARS ENDGAME

It is bittersweet that I present to you my last ever theory for Pretty Little Liars. I apologise in advance for the insane length, but this is covering all those frustrating loose ends across the entire series. I hope you can make it to the end so we can discuss. My only fear for this theory is that it is too daring and gutsy; it would re-define the show we thought we knew. Are the writers willing to ‘go there’ in just 10 episodes? I don’t know! Regardless if this is all right, partially right, or so damn wrong, I hope you have as much fun reading this as I did putting this together the past two months! For the last time before the show ends… I hope you enjoy!

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yfip: Varric Tethras
  • calls Bethany “Sunshine”
  • later upgrades her to “Milady Sunshine”
  • tells her the Hightown market wouldn’t have anything to match her eyes
  • openly admits he’s happier being where it’s sunnier
  • yells if she falls in battle that he’s coming to help her
  • worries that she’s sick if Legacy is done in Act 1
  • tells her she could make a burlap sack look good and would kill people with jealousy if she wore the height of fashion
  • explicitly calls her “my Sunshine” while at Chateau Haine
  • writes to her a lot during Inquisition
  • never snarks at her even one time
  • never figures out that he’s in love with the girl
  • seriously Varric get a clue

i started a rogue run of da2 after a few years of just mages because i missed bethany and here are some immediate thoughts


  • i miss carver. i missed beth, too, which is why i’m playing with her now, but the game just feels kinda empty without both of them there.
  • bethany is, overall, a lot more talkative, a lot more social
  • and talks a lot softer. it’s hard to pick up much force in her voice sometimes, almost like she sounds bored/detatched from things. it’s less noticable in later missions and with certain companions, tho
  • bethany talks about carver a lot, while carver usually only talks about her when others bring her up. one of her first banters with Varric is about Carver (the braid dialogue)
  • carver, by contrast, seems almost reluctant sometimes even to talk. for someone who wants attention it kinda feels like he’s resigned himself to not being spoken to at all
  • he also seems to not want to mourn, or even acknowledge that bethany is gone. when he and hawke argue later, carver brings up that leandra isn’t coping well either and it kinda feels (is never stated, so this is pure interpretation) that carver internalizes his feelings about it
  • another hc is maybe if he doesn’t acknowledge that she’s gone, then she isn’t. if he doesn’t accept that she’s dead, he can see her again.
  • he’s clearly better about it by the time legacy swings around
"We've known season 7 since before seasons 5 and 6" - the true story of what PLL is all about, is right around the corner.

I’m still here hoping that in the series finale they completely re-do Charlotte’s story from 610. I’m a firm believer that the writers were faced with a bloody monstrous task when writing 610: how do we give the fans a satisfying and logical Big A reveal, when we are going to INTENTIONALLY give them lies? I think that the finale will see the truth finally come out:

Charlotte pushed Marion off the roof, and blamed Bethany. Jessica, who was on the board of Radley, helped her niece get away with this.

Bethany escaped Radley that night to get revenge on Charlotte for blaming her for Marion’s death, and also revenge on Jessica for helping Charlotte get away with it.

Radley called Jessica to say Bethany has escaped. Jessica knew this meant that Bethany was coming after her and Charlotte.

To protect herself and her aunty who she loved, Charlotte thought she hit Bethany on the head with the rock. But she hit Ali.

Mona hits Bethany thinking it was Ali and then Melissa buries her, aiming to protect Spencer.

And, since Bethany was blamed for Marion’s murder, Charlotte’s story in 610 was exaggerated. Her out privileges were never taken from her. She did have a roommate, she did attend college, she did attend Rosewood High (hence the yearbook picture) and she did go to all of Eric Kahn’s parties. She left Radley far earlier than she lied about in 610; she was no longer a patient hence she needed a visitors pass to see Mona. How did CeCe even know to go visit Mona, if she wasn’t “sneaking into the room next-door for bedtime stories with the new patient?” Wren told us in 323 that Melissa called CeCe and told her about Mona having been admitted to Radley. That’s how CeCe knew to go visit her. This is why Wren is back. To reveal that he authorised these passes for CeCe who was no longer a patient.

Just because Charlotte was never blamed for Marion’s murder, her motive for being A isn’t reduced. She finally found something in life she could succeed at, and it did become her drug, after her transphobic father punished her for wanting to be herself.

I think that is the true story of Pretty Little Liars that they’ve been wanting to tell for years, and the fact that they managed to come up with something somewhat logical in 610 to hide this, is kind of genius. Unfortunately, the challenge of “giving intentional lies which must come across as the truth” was too hard, because we did have plot holes. Evidently, these plot holes can be fixed. But now the show is ending, and the true version of events, which had been planned longer than the fake version, will finally be revealed. I want to emphasise again that it’s pretty damn impressive that they came up with an entire fake story in parallel to the real story.

(I’ll add that it’s possible Bethany made it out alive from that night and then killed Charlotte, after failing that night. While Charlotte was A, she was everywhere yet she was nowhere. While she was in Welby, she was untouchable. Yet, when the time came for her to be released from Welby 5 years later, Bethany wanted her out so she can finish the job she failed that night. I’ve already theorised most of this on my blog before, specifically in my post dedicated to Bethany in my important posts tab. But the point of this post is to emphasise that I think there is one story which comes in two versions: the fake version from 610 and the real version from 720.)

WHAT A.D. STANDS FOR

CREDIT FOR THIS IDEA GOES TO @theplltheorist
The overall idea of what A.D. stands for IS NOT MINE - credit as above! I repeat, the idea of what A.D. stands for is not mine! But, since I loved the idea so much I’m going to explain it in my own way and give my own clues that I found myself.

I’m fully convinced that A.D. stands for Advocatus Diaboli, which is Latin for Devil’s Advocate. Here was our clue:

Oh and at the end of 714, what do we hear in the final song? Devil, devil. These are the main lyrics they make us listen to, on full blast. Devil, devil!

Another occasion of a song about a devil playing, is in episode 401: “The Devil Within” plays. It plays during a scene with Black Widow:

More devil references in the above scene. Is a ‘devil’ endgame?

So there are clear devil references in the show. But what does it all mean? Advocatus Diaboli?

The job of a devil’s advocate is to prove that people are not saints, and actually, they have flaws. There is someone out there in Rosewood who is so obsessed with these five pretty girls, but absolutely cannot stand the idea that they come across so perfect, when in reality, they create their own problems through lying. Throughout the series we’ve seen A’s obsession with the girls - stroking Aria’s pink hair, making dolls of the girls, eating popcorn while watching the girls on TV… the list goes on. A.D. finds these girls so pretty! But they’re not pretty on the inside. They create their own problems and they need to own up to it.

Advocatus Diaboli wants to expose the truth behind these five pretty girls. Why do they keep getting into terrible situations but somehow come out the other side clean?

  • Aria killed Shana, got away with it.
  • Hanna (and Emily?) killed Noel, got away with it.
  • Emily killed Nate, got away with it. 
  • Hanna killed Archer - got away with it. Or did they? A.D. was close with Archer and is working to punish the girls for this, starting with ‘the finger’.
  • Aria is in a relationship with her teacher - well she’s not the innocent perfect girl everyone sees on the outside.
  • Hanna stole sunglasses - she shouldn’t be Rosewood’s it-girl.
  • Spencer kissed her sister’s fiancé. Why is Spencer considered Rosewood’s greatest achiever and role model student?
  • The list goes on of problems the girls create themselves but somehow manage to get away with it.

This is the whole theme of the show: these girls are not perfect. They actually create their own mess, and A.D. is obsessed with exposing the fact that they’re not as pretty on the inside. I remember one quote from Hanna: “I don’t even know why I just lied”.

You know what is really making me believe in this theory? WHO THE HELL WROTE THIS? This was NOT Andrew’s diary - the writers wanted us to think it was his, however he was revealed to not be Charles, so it makes no sense for Andrew (an innocent person) to have written this. Somehow, A.D.’s diary stumbled into Tanner’s hands while she was investigating Charlotte (further highlighting the relationship between Charlotte and A.D.)

The girls indeed are Pretty Little Liars.


Followers of my blog know I am obsessed with the idea of Bethany Young being A.D. (You can read posts entirely dedicated to Bethany here and here.) I believe this idea of A.D. standing for Advocatus Diaboli works perfectly for Bethany.

She never ever draws her face properly. Is it possible that she was the Black Widow as mentioned above (when The Devil Within played, again hinting to Advocatus Diaboli) and her face deformity is precisely why she sees the girls as so pretty; these girls have what she will never have - a pretty perfect face, and she’s frustrated that everyone sees these girls as so perfect, and so she becomes the Advocatus Diaboli/Devil’s Advocate to expose their flaws. Perhaps, she was caught in the fire of The Jenna Thing too, which caused her face deformity, making this more personal too for her to attack Spencer, Aria, Hanna, Emily and Alison. They did cause that fire.

Is this our true Uber A/A.D.?

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way, waaay back, @professionallilbrocarverhawke sent me a song to use as a prompt for a Bethany/Isabela fic. this…. isn’t that. it was supposed to be, but it has a mind of its own


Isabela’s lying on her back, legs dangling off the edge of the roof while she sketches the shapes of her story with her hands. Next to her, Bethany is watching the nighttime movement of the city. The tile is still warm from the day’s sun, and the bottle of rum Isabela had brought for them to share is only half gone.

Her sister is out there somewhere, underground with Varric and Merrill and one of the others. Bethany hadn’t asked, because she knew Marian would never let her go. Too protective, too self-righteous, too afraid of losing anything else. Too self-assured to see that the Templars had been waiting for this.

Bethany knew, but there was nothing she could do, short of leaving Kirkwall.

“You’re not listening, kitten.” Isabela sits up and takes a swig of the rum. Bethany turns to watch her, instead of the city. Her long fingers, the scar on her upper arm, the curve of her throat and the way her gold jewelry glints in the torchlight.

“You’re telling me about your ship again,” Bethany says and reaches for the bottle. Their fingers brush when Isabela relinquishes it. “The way the deck rolls under your feet, the way your crew work together to–”

“Nice try.” Bethany likes Isabela when they’re alone like this. She smiles more truthfully. “But you’re not a very good liar.”

“I’m not a very bad liar, either,” she insists, but she can’t keep a straight face.

“Really?” Isabela leans closer to take the bottle back. She doesn’t lean away. “Tell me a lie.”

“I– I get seasick,” Bethany stammers. “On boats.”

“Try again.” Her hair brushes Bethany’s shoulder.

“I think Marian’s new haircut is very flattering.” She manages not to stumble over her words.

Isabela chuckles. “Ouch. Still not convinced.”

“I… I’m…”

“Don’t hurt yourself, kitten.” Isabela sits back, smiling like she’s pleased with herself.

“I can lie when it counts,” Bethany mutters. “I’m not in the Circle yet, am I?”

“That’s true.”

Bethany’s ruined the nearly-happy mood they’d worked so hard to cultivate. She’d just wanted to spend one night together, without the fear of the Gallows hanging over her head.

Isabela wraps an arm around Bethany and pulls her close. She leans her head on Bethany’s shoulder and they watch the city in silence.

Bethany looks out toward the harbor, the sea that’s out there, past the Gallows and those awful statues. What would it take, she wonders, to find a boat and sail away? How hard would it be to just… leave?

Beside her, Isabela sighs. Her hand rests on Bethany’s hip, warm through the thin fabric of her skirt. “If they caught you, you know I’d get you out. People shouldn’t be locked up like that. And you’re…” she trails off.

Bethany’s glad Isabela can’t see her face. “You’re a lot better at lying than I am. No one gets out of the Gallows.”

“I’m not lying, kitten.” Isabela’s arm tightens. “I wouldn’t lie to you.”

Bethany doesn’t like promises like that. “Tell me something I’ll believe, then.”

“I’d try.” Isabela’s fingers curl in the folds of Bethany’s dress. “I’d try to get you out. I’d get you out of this city tonight, if I could.”

“Something happier,” Bethany suggests, and drinks the last of the rum. “Something you can do.”

“Something I will do, maybe?” The smile’s back in Isabela’s voice. “You first. Tell me a truth.”

“I want to go with you,” Bethany whispers. She feels like she’s confessing in a Chantry. “I want to leave, go somewhere there’s no Templars, no Circle, no one else. Just us.”

“I want that too, kitten.” Her hand slides up Bethany’s back and tangles in her hair, tugging her forward gently.

“Your turn.” Bethany leans down just slightly.

“The truth is,” Isabela murmurs, “I want to kiss you.”

Bethany leans down and kisses Isabela’s smiling mouth. The taste of rum lingers, smooth and hot, and Isabela’s hands in her hair hold her still.

Bethany focuses on Isabela, on the softness of her lips, the rise and fall of her chest, the way she moves them closer together. She’s here, she’s safe. For now, this is what matters. For now, that’s the truth.

@violetmoon123 tagged me in this so I’m going for it!

Rules: Answer the questions and tag twenty of your followers you would like to get to know better!

Name: Bethany (middle name goes here) (last name is censored)

Nickname(s): I’ve been Elsa, Alphys, Temmie, Beep, DO NOT CALL ME BETH I ALREADY SHORTENED MY NAME ENOUGH

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (but don’t believe in it)

Height: My mom told me, 4ft 11in.

Age: 14 I AM AGELESS.

Orientation: I am just straight. Not very interesting.

Ethnicity: Hispanic

Favorite fruit: Anything spherical that is orange inside and out.

Favorite season: Floridian Fall

Favorite book series: Hard to say tbh, but the Hunger Games was very beautiful.

Favorite flowers: The visual of a fox sticking its paw in a flower making me have to say foxglove. IDK otherwise.

Favorite scent: I like lemon cleaners and water.

Coffee, tea, or cocoa: HOT COCOA BUT WITH MILK. DO NOT PUT WATER.

Cat or dog person: Dogs but I don’t like most of them.

Average hours of sleep: Anywhere from 6 to 9 hours.

Favorite fictional characters: Sadness from Inside Out, Chara from Undertale, and more but I couldn’t put them here because they are all for stupid reeasons.

OTP: BAD IDEA DO NOT MAKE ME DO THIS sanstablookbrickstarflowryusmintswirlcapritellodisearvanilbutterpumpkinsleorai

Too late!

I forgot to include Muffeton OMG

Dream trip: Let’s go to Europe, die of Floridian habits, and come back.

Blog created: My main???? And there’s another one I’ll eventually create/is on private rn but as of now, N/A

Number of followers: 44. OMG so close to 50! Wow!

Only followers huh?

@someonebehindthescreen  @kitty-grace @kaminotsuri @legorobloxguy @i-am-the-grey-god @thegeminisage @nxsuper @emerytambourine @archieblizz @bluetendencies @youngbenkenobi @muskycat @nvart1 @veiriavadif1981 @thegreatlordbrain @tiansinlei @monkeys-on-nitrous-oxide @runewslengi1970 @nupavohy1976 @otsespartmoch1972

I get a reward for scraping 20 people out of that list.

Garrett and Marian - Legacy Banters
  • Marian: Well... not quite how I imagined this family reunion going. I was envisioning more hugs and maybe some wine over dinner. Not attempted assassinations
  • Carver: Really? You think this is so abnormal for our family?
  • Marian: Well you got me there
  • ---
  • Bethany: What could our father have to do with this mess? The Carta have had more than enough time to try and find us
  • Garrett: I imagine that having two Champions of Kirkwall with the last name Hawke may have tipped them off
  • Bethany: But it's been three years since you and sis defeated the Arishok. Why wait that long?
  • Marian: Well I don't know about you, but if I was going to go after the people who killed an Arishok then I'd probably want to make a little time for planning, wouldn't you?
  • Carver: Do these morons strike you as the sensible type?
  • Marian: Two points in one day Carver? Don't tell me the Templars are actually drilling some wit into that skull of yours
  • Carver: *laughs* At least /my/ wit makes a point, dear sister
  • Bethany: Ooh, that had to hurt
  • Garrett: Do you need some healing for that one, Marian?
  • Marian: Oh shove off, all of you
  • ---
  • Garrett: And we're back in the Deep Roads
  • Marian: Oh it's not that bad. I mean... Look at all the... Ugh, no, you're right this is terrible. Let's all promise never to go to the Deep Roads after this. Three times is enough
  • Garrett: Three times? When was the second?
  • Marian: Um... well...
  • Carver and Bethany: *sing song voices* Somebody's in trouble
  • ---
  • Bethany: Varric wrote to me the other day
  • Garrett: Telling another of his stories, I bet. Was it the one about the high dragon, because that didn't really-
  • Bethany: No. He was giving me an update. On you, actually. I was... worried, so I wrote to him and asked
  • Garrett: I'm fine Beth. Really
  • Bethany: No you're not. Not yet. But I know you, and if anyone can get past it, you can
  • Garrett: Thank you
  • ---
  • Carver: You might want to be watch yourself, Garrett
  • Garrett: How come?
  • Carver: Ever since you sided with Orsino the other day, there's been... Rumours. Meredith isn't happy with you, and it's only because she allows it that you're still free
  • Garrett: So is she going to have me dragged to the Circle, or is she getting the Brand ready now?
  • Fenris: Don't say that
  • Carver: I would never let it get that far. But I thought I'd warn you, just in case you were thinking about making her mad
  • Garrett: I appreciate you telling me Carver. Don't worry. I'll be careful
  • ---
  • *after completing Malcolm's Will*
  • Marian: So... the stonework down here is... lovely, isn't it?
  • Carver: Not now, Mary
  • Marian: I was only... Alright
  • ---
  • Marian: Are you okay, Gary?
  • Garrett: I'm fine... Just...
  • Marian: He loved you. And Bethany. He'd be so proud of you
  • Garrett: You sound so sure of that
  • Marian: Of course I am. Because it's true. And don't let that nasty shit in your head tell you otherwise - it's a liar, remember
  • Garrett: *chuckles* Alright
  • Bethany: Be careful sister, people might think you've got a heart after all
  • Marian: *dramatically* Oh no! *clutches chest* I think... I think I'm getting feelings! Quick, someone beat them out of me!
  • Carver: *laughs* You be careful what you wish for sister
  • Isabela: I'd rather ride them out of you
  • Garrett: Ah, and there's the dirty line. I was starting to worry something was wrong Bela
  • Isabela: And you're as sweet as ever, Garrett
  • ---
  • Varric: Twenty silvers, that's my final offer. Take it or leave it Elf
  • Marian: What are you betting on, and why am I getting left out of it?
  • Varric: You want in? We're betting on what it'll take to get Junior and Waffles to hug
  • Garrett: *groans* You're not calling me 'Waffles' again, are you?
  • Varric: I have to. Every time I say 'Hawke' all four of you turn around. I'm being considerate
  • Carver: I bet there's /someone/ here who'd like to see him covered in syrup
  • Garrett: Carver!
  • Fenris: *embarrassed noises*
  • Isabela: Ooh, new friend-fiction idea!
  • Garrett: Don't you even dare!
  • Isabela: Too late, already dared. Can we make camp? I need to make notes
  • ---
  • Varric: Hey, Rivaini, I'm expecting royalties if that friend-fiction of yours gets published
  • Carver: When you didn't even come up with it?
  • Varric: You wouldn't have brought up syrup if I didn't call him Waffles
  • Garrett: Maker save me...
  • Bethany: And me...
  • Marian: Usually I like dirty things... But this is too far, even for me
  • Isabela: Are you saying you wouldn't like it if /I/ were covered in syrup?
  • Marian: Oh I'm sorry. I didn't realise you were my very hairy twin brother, Bela
  • Isabela: Well when you put it that way...
  • ---
  • Isabela: I always thought we were the loud ones, you know
  • Fenris: What?
  • Marian: I know right. Maybe they're just less shy about it now
  • Garrett: Do I want to know?
  • Isabela: You already know. Or did you deafen yourself?
  • Marian: To think, they don't need us shouting encouragement through the wall anymore. I'm so proud
  • Isabela: Our boys are growing up so fast. Maybe next they'll master foreplay
  • Carver: Oh Maker, I do not want to hear this
  • Bethany: Neither do I
  • Garrett: *loudly* And I would be very happy if we could stop talking about this. Right now
  • Isabela: Yeah, see. That kind of loud
  • Fenris: *deadpan* If you're so fascinated by Garrett being loud, then you must not be doing a very good job at making Marian scream, Isabela
  • Marian: Oooooooo
  • Isabela: Oh, you snarky little shit
  • Bethany: *loudly* If we could stop discussing my older brother's and sister's sex lives, I would appreciate it
  • Carver: *loudly* Oh look, more darkspawn. Let's kill them so we can stop talking about this
  • ---
  • Marian: So our choices are the nice, Tainted madman, or the mage who wants to let a darkspawn magister out of his hole in the ground? Why can we never make nice decisions, like what kind of wine to have with dinner?
  • Fenris: I agree. It is the only decision worth making
  • Marian: When you're not throwing it at the walls, I assume?
  • Fenris: That was six years ago
  • Marian: And you never offered me a glass
  • Fenris: You are recycling jokes now? Has the great Marian Hawke's wit finally lost it's edge?
  • Marian: Ooh, you are just asking for it now
  • ---
  • Varric: You okay Garrett? You've been a bit quiet since-
  • Garrett: I'm fine Varric. There's more important things to be worried about right now
  • Varric: It's not easy to realise that someone you looked up to wasn't quite what you imagined. You ever need to talk, you know where my suite is
  • ---
  • Isabela: So... is no one going to bring up the fact that Varric called Garrett by his name earlier?
  • Varric: What are you talking about Rivaini? Waffles and I were just having a friendly chat
  • Isabela: Don't bullshit me. You called him Garrett. I heard you
  • Varric: That doesn't sound like me, Rivaini
  • Marian: He called you by your name when Velasco carted you off to Castillon
  • Isabela: What?! No fair, I didn't get to hear!
  • ---
  • Bethany: Are you sure about this, brother?
  • Garrett: It has to be done
  • Bethany: I could do it. I am a Hawke after all, and a mage. You don't need to-
  • Garrett: No, Bethany
  • Bethany: But-!
  • Garrett: Bethy, if I let you use blood magic, I'd never be able to live with myself
  • Bethany: And if you do it, will you be able to live with it?
  • Garrett: I'd rather it be me than you
  • ---
  • Varric: If he pulls a dragon out of his ass, I'm leaving!
  • Marian: Oh great, and now he's almost certain to pull a dragon out of his arse! Way to go Varric
  • ---
  • Bethany: Here, you didn't get a chance to close that wound earlier
  • Garrett: Thank you
  • Fenris: I just hope it was worth it
  • Marian: Well we /did/ just kill a darkspawn magister. I can't wait to hear how Varric tells this one
  • Varric: Well I doubt I'll have to exaggerate a damn thing, considering how weird this shit is
  • Fenris: That isn't what I meant...
  • Garrett: I'd have avoided it if I could, but someone had to. And if it meant sparing my little sister from that...
  • Fenris: I understand. But... Please, just be more careful from now on
  • Garrett: I will, I promise
  • Isabela: You two are so sappy... It's actually rather cute

anonymous asked:

I mean you posted the tweet without credit, so people can kinda assume that you own/made the tweet.

…credit? so tweets are a form of art now? like i have to visibly credit every tweet i post like i’m asking permission from a famous pixiv artist even though i clearly left the handle name there instead of cropping it out like an asshole? go off anon!