James: MOONY!!! I FOUND PADFOOTS DIARY!!! Ok so it says, "Maybe I have a thing for Remus, but who can blame me? He's just so brilliant and pretty. I want to just pin him against a wall and..." Sirius: *tackles James, red faced*
A/N: This is all written with love for fan fic. I’m teasing, not putting it down in any way. And the quotes are from my own Faking It series, in case anyone was curious. Hope you enjoy! (Sorry, tag list is closed!) XOXO
“You knew he didn’t quite understand why you found it so hot, but Dean had never seen himself leaning over the engine in a tight, sweaty t-shirt, hands and forearms covered in grease as he worked.”
Dean’s outside working on the Impala, and you’re reading fics about just that. Apparently, Dean working on the Impala is the hottest thing to ever grace the fandom (aside from his lips…and his green eyes…and his cocky swagger that is really just hiding adorable and unnecessary insecurity…and Jesus, these people are thorough), and you’re curious. In your actual experience with Dean, working on the Impala is just a nuisance. You have to wait longer to get on the road, Dean takes forever to scrub himself clean afterward, and for the next few hours, everything smells like metal and oil covered up by motel soap. Why do people find that so hot?
This isn’t some elaborate theory but more focused on the little things that I’ve side-eyed. Have you noticed when Alison got back, she’s been more lowkey and clueless? Some say it’s because Bethany (Alison’s twin) took Alison’s place while the real Alison is still lurking in the shadows. I highly recommend the in-depth theory of this idea which is a video on YT. It’s on the long side (an hour and twenty minutes) but it’s oh, so juicy.
However, I’m just pointing out things to go along with the Bethany has taken Alison’s place theory. The main points here is Alison’s sudden lack of knowledge that we’ve all noticed. Starting from when “Alison” just came back.
One would think that Alison would want her gang of girls to walk her during school because this is her first day back and she should have some kind of support system. But what if I told you it was because it was “Alison’s” first time being in Rosewood High and she needed her friends to lead her to places without seeming like she’s lost? Bethany has been locked up for majority of her life and with this new identity, she has to make it seem like everything is normal. Even if she has absolutely no idea what to do sometimes.
From there, Bethany has been continuing Alison’s identity through the journals she used to write. You know, the journals Alison kept so the girls could “continue her legacy”?
Bethany found the diaries and studied them front to back - memorizing every little detail so she could pull this off flawlessly. However, she couldn’t continue the nastiness that was Alison’s sense of ownership over the girls. That’s the difference between them. Alison feels like she’s a god towards the girls while Bethany cherishes the friendship. Isn’t it weird how throughout the early seasons of the show when Alison appeared to the girls in “hallucinations”, she’s acted exactly how she was before she “died” but as soon as she comes back, she’s completely different and less dominate? How could she be completely cryptic, talking to Aria in true Alison fashion one moment-
Then 3 weeks later (In PLL Time season 3-5a was A MONTH), be this completely vulnerable girl who is trying to stay lowkey and blend with the curtains?
The entire demeanor and aura has changed, it’s like two different people…
I also think this explains that weird thing that happened between Alison and Caleb in season 5. We all believed that maybe Alison knew Caleb from somewhere and they were keeping it hush, hush from everyone else. But maybe….that’s not it. From the journals, Bethany knew Ezra, Toby, and Paige, which counted for all of the girls’ romances but last time Alison was around, Hanna was on the thick side and had no romantic interests. Now, Hanna is with Caleb. And it made Bethany nervous. He was the only person she had no background information on and it worried her. This is why her guard was always up with him - what if he finds out about her secret?
(Even when Ali apologized to Paige, her apology was very basic. “I was mean. I’m sorry. For everything.” She couldn’t go into specifics because she didn’t know them. In that moment, it’s better to play the “for everything” card to be safe and cover all bases.)
However, although it was used as a blueprint, Alison didn’t write everything in those journals. That’s where Bethany had to freestyle. But sometimes, she wouldn’t know exactly what to say in certain situations. For example in 7x16 when Emily asked a question that she and the viewers have been dying to know since season 1:
Just when we thought we were going to figure out the reason behind Alison’s behavior towards Emily years ago, we get an “I don’t know”. That’s because Bethany doesn’t know why Alison treated Emily the way she did - she never wrote that in the journals. Even going into 7x18 with Emison’s intimate moment, “Alison” said she dreamed of them at the kissing rock. Did she really dream of it…….or did she read about Alison’s little idea and just went from there?
That would explain why so many Emisonians wonder why Alison never brought up their history with the kissing rock - it’s because Bethany doesn’t know it. Also, this sentence said by Alison was also a bit odd.
Emily and Alison escaping to Paris was a dream, something she had in Welby but her leaving? Where to? It can’t be her wanting to leave Rosewood because she made the active decision to stay while everyone else left so that brings us back to leaving where again. Alison did in fact leave. She left when she “died” - that wasn’t a dream but her reality for 2 years. But if this was Bethany, her wanting to leave Radley for so long……that could be a dream she had. A long-term fantasy.
This Bethany turned Alison change would also make sense why “Alison” has a soft spot for Charlotte. Majority of us and even the liars cannot understand the reason WHY Alison would pick Charlotte over the girls. Charlotte tortured them, trapped them in a dollhouse, almost killing them several times and all of a sudden, Alison is sympathetic because “she has a sister” and wants the best for her? Even begging the girls to testify for her release despite everything she has done to them? That was a slap in the face to everyone. The bogus idea of “this is my sister” is exactly that, bogus, and I believe the real reason is because Alison Bethany identifies with Charlotte. They have this sense of relation with being locked up like animals and now that she’s out, she wants to care for Charlotte and get her out as well. That’s why “Alison” kept pushing for the liars to help her, not really caring for their own trauma.
With the possibility of another set of twins running around: whether it being Alison or actually Spencer, there are some pretty interesting evidence stacked up against both of them. Alison specifically.
title: Life on overload (must we make a
spectacle of love)
summary: people always said their love
would burn out too quickly; travis was delighted how wrong they were.
Honeymoon. MCD. Travlyn
a/n: I know this is a question, but I
like to answer it with a fic. So, thank you for letting me indulge in my
favorite thing!!! Writing sappy stuff for my otp. Basically, the run down is
that this takes place far in the future and I’ll keep it very very vague how
many years down the line. Inspo song is Overload by John Legend ft. Miguel
Fluffy interactions to boost relationship progress
+ They find a reason to hold hands or do it accidentally
+ They/one of them have a death grip when cuddling
+ The “let’s be friends forever” talk
+ Play fighting/teasing to annoy them coz its funny
+ making food together
+ Reassuring them when they get scared
+ the “you talk about me?” question
+ Poking each other for attention
+ “I’ll hug you first” competition
+ giving each other nicknames
+ Fighting over food
+ sharing food that the other’s taken a bite out of
+ food/pillow fights
+ board/video games
+ they get reminded of the other’s likes and dislikes in everyday life
+ they get too close when naked
+ accidentally touch or face plant into others private parts
+ “I’m looking after you because you’re ill and that’s that”
+ singing in a public place together
+ When one talks about something they love
+ When one let’s the other rant
+ Bowling/movies/dancing/fort building
+ personal question/trivia/secrets
+ playful revenge
+ “I’ll show you my secret hobby/guilty pleasure”
+ deliberately holding hands (most likely leading to a confession)
+ “is this a date?” (Leads to confession)
+ private lessons/teaching the other
+ close together in a tight space
+ knight in shining armour
+ forced to kiss
+ lingering touches and hugs/held gazes - especially effective if the reserved one is doing this
+ the “you’re special to me” talk, without the “no homo”
+ accidental love letter/confession in found diary
+ competing with others together
+ sleeping in the same bed
+ people forcing them together/having to do activities together
+ accidentally confessing they’d kiss the other/accidentally kissing the other
+ operation jealousy
+ getting the other presents/doing stuff for the other
+ annoying the other to get their attention
+ flattery and compliments
+ getting in the others way/ preventing them from doing stuff so they won’t leave
+ calling each other cute/attractive
+ waiting in the rain for the other at the meet up point
+ helping them after a fight/ when they get drunk/ when they get upset
+ pretending to date
+ head on the other’s lap/shoulder
+ one ruffles the other’s hair
+ catching them doing something stupid/ being a dork
+ “let me read your book/ see your art/ listen to you play/sing”
+ taking photos together
+ sharing clothes
+ pinning one to the floor/wall
+ dressing the other one up/ terribly doing the other’s make up
+ you have to be close to share an umbrella
+ studying together
+ dragging them by their wrist/clothes
+ fixing the other’s bedhead/ “there’s something on your face”
+ telling a story together about something they did
+ feeding each other
+ talking about anything from tv shows to why humans are alive
+ visiting/calling/texting because they’re bored/to wish them happy birthday/Christmas
+ getting them out of situations they predict the other will be uncomfortable in
+ telling each other about their quirks
+ going places together
+ pranking each other
+ swearing at the other affectionately/ telling them “don’t be a dick” because the other is being rude to other people
+ putting up with something one person doesn’t want to do because the other wants to do it
(Note: not all of these work for OTPs that are strangers, some have to have known each other for years to do these things!!)
As I’ve been posting old photos from my collection on here and my personal blog I’ve mentioned a few times that my favorite thing in the world is to buy historical photos/albums/diaries/etc. with little or no identification and try to track down clues about them.
I’ve received a few PMs (and get questioned often in real life) as to how I go about this, so I thought I would document the project I’m working on today to give people a basic idea of my process.
is this “A Line A Day” five year diary which covers the years 1933-1937.