to those of you in the fandom who are kind to others.
who are considerate of the fact that not everyone has the same opinion.
who understand that we each have the right to love whichever storylines and characters we want.
who treat other members of fandom with respect and care.
you are out there, you exist, and you are why there are still safe spaces in this fandom.
I couldn’t decide whether I liked this post or not.
you are out there, you exist, and you are why there are still safe spaces in this fandom.
Is this true? Because every fan who has ever shown intolerance was most likely doing so because their opinion was attacked. It’s a vicious cycle that knows no bounds.
Am I the attacker or the attacked? It’s not a fact. It’s simply a matter or opinion.
Thank you to anybody who has been kind. But thank you also to those who have been strong and loyal to themselves and how they feel despite the madness some people throw at you. Kindness is important but having a backbone doesn’t make you a bitch. The very people who preach kindness are often the ones who throw around hate speech. A repercussion of hating hate and being passionate about trying to stop it.
The world doesn’t work like that, lovelies. Be strong. Stand your ground. Do it with a smile. Apologize when your attitude turns ugly because it will. Just try. Grow. Never forget that one person’s hero is another person’s villain.
“There is no us or them — there are only folks that you do or don’t understand." - Henri Nouwen
I’m so disappointed we didn’t get to find out what his letter said in 4X22!
i’m just going to assume it was a steamy love letter that was too inappropriate to show on tv. sorry not sorry.
Spencer knows as much as we do…
so, if you could just give me a call when you get this message…
“Ezra thinks Ali’s mom is A”
Me: *rolls eyes for a million years*
"I mean, I know that someone was making your life a living hell, and I definitely had information during that time that would have answered a lot of things for you, but like, you get why I didn’t tell you right? I didn’t want to cross any journalistic lines. Lines of good taste, normal age difference, pretentious philosophy, spying on teen girls, those are all crossable. But journalistic ethics, that one I take seriously."
I love you too! ♥
I’m sorry! I really just don’t know where to go from here. I know what happens, but I still haven’t watched the last few episodes. It’s very obvious that the writers are trying to pull some sort of rank with these comments they’re making about Ezra. If there was more than one gas mask and it isn’t a big enough secret to keep from us, why would they need to tell us in interviews and social networking instead of letting the show speak for itself? Why isn’t this tidbit in any of the episodes about to air? Shouldn’t something important like that be stated on the show so everybody can have the same heads up?
The same goes for Ezra not being the one who put knives in Jake’s punching bag. Or the details about how he would start and stop spying on the girls because he felt guilty. Or that Mona is, was, and will always be original A. They keep saying all of these things in interviews but the episodes tell a different story. It really leaves you to wonder if their objective is to sway certain fans into sticking with the show as long as possible by giving them false hope that he’s not really a bad guy. I don’t think they anticipated that Cover for Me (4.22) would get the worst ratings in PLL history. People don’t like to be confused and jerked around.
The writers say there is no way Ezra knew about A and stood by while doing nothing to help the girls. The very next episode says that he does know about A and he didn’t tell the girls until he was caught in his lies. Every episode involving Alison since The First Secret (2.13) has confirmed that she was being stalked before she disappeared. She went to Toby with all the messages (from A) asking if he’s the one who wrote them. She got in touch with Grunwald the summer before she disappeared because she wanted help finding out who was sending these messages. But surprise, surprise. SHE STILL DOESN’T KNOW. That means it COULDN’T have been Mona. If it were, she would have figured it out, the mystery would be solved, and she would have no reason to hide.
I never wanted to call the writers a bunch of liars. Or base a theory on something that goes against their word. But if they’re telling the truth, they forgot how to write their own show and any theory I write that doesn’t come to fruition isn’t any fault of mine. It’s their fault for forgetting the facts. Is this what’s happening? Or are they lying in interviews to throw people off? I find it hard to carry on with this blog when I don’t know if they’re deceiving with a purpose or if they literally just don’t know their own show.
No. But it’s ok. I’m not a child. He wouldn’t know what to do with me.
kill ezra fitz
aaaand just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse, it did
but it’s ok because the writers say he’s redeemable.
i’d be happy to answer any questions about this. ask box is always open!
very good post
Oh, I definitely agree with you! There are so many people who are angry. I’m definitely one of them. But they’re not giving any credit to the idea that maybe the writers are lying like they always do. I realize this could be them being straight with us and they really don’t know their own show or audience as well as we do, but there’s just as much of a chance that they’re lying so people will be surprised by the outcome. Or just because they can.
Like I’ve said before, I have a theory that makes sense of every twist and turn that has happened on the show. It works perfectly with what has and will happen. It’s only the interviews with the writers that make me think I’m wrong.
I remember Marlene being so straight forward on Twitter and demanding that Mona was the only one working as A is S1 and S2, but that didn’t make sense then or now. We know Lucas was involved because he gave Emily that massage. That isn’t the only thing he was asked to do. There is no way he didn’t know more. Marlene said Mona didn’t push Ian off the bell tower, but if she didn’t do that, she also didn’t kill him or write his suicide note. It’s just so messy if Mona really was working alone. I mean, there is also the fact that Ali is searching for the one who was sending her notes right before she disappeared. Those notes were signed by A. If Mona was the original A, they were all sent by her. But Ali would know that by now. She would have known that back then. So what does that mean? Mona isn’t the original A, but the second A? Like…
And that’s where I get stuck. Because from the show’s viewpoint, they have never said anything about Mona being the first or original or Ali’s A or the only one working the first few seasons. You can still make sense of what you see. It’s only when you listen to the writers that you get confused. And that just… angers me to no end. Because really… do they know what they’re doing or not? The show suggests they might. The words coming out of their mouths sound like a failed 6th grade english assignment.
That’s one of the things I still can’t reconcile. I know that to younger fans of the show, Ezria splitting up or being torn apart seems like the end of the world. I ship the crap out of Sheldon and Amy (Shamy *sigh*) from The Big Bang Theory. It’d be devastating if they ever broke up. However, I’m pretty sure the writers of the show could and would break them up if they saw bigger and better opportunities in doing so.
I feel like the writers of PLL are the same way. They can’t possibly be so attached to their own fictional couples that they made Ezra irrelevant for seasons just to keep Ezria safe. Especially now that they’ve thrown down the gauntlet and made him disgusting no matter how you spin it. The only satisfying way to spin Ezra’s involvement on this show is to make him the bag guy. If they don’t, he’s a disgusting, unethical predator for absolutely no reason. I know that seems like an option for younger fans who love Ezria. They just want to bulldoze over this and pretend it never happened so Aria and Ezra can be happy. But I have a very hard time believing the writers feel the same way. A really hard time.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that it seemed very well thought out and calculated that Ezra would be involved in a big way but the writers are telling us that they waited 4 seasons to reveal that Ezra was writing a book? How is it that A didn’t catch on to him and manipulate him into working for them? How is it that A didn’t try to kill Ezra for spying on the girls? If Ezra was spying on them, he damn well knew who A was too. At the very least, the possibility that he’d find out sooner or later was huge. A didn’t see him as a threat? They were just both spying on the girls for 2 different reasons and their paths never crossed? No. Nope. Bullshit. It’s all bullshit. I can’t deal with it. All of this has to mean more than the writers want us to believe right now because smart adult writers who are talented enough to write for a hit show don’t make decisions like this. I know some of the fans are, but the writers aren’t 12. They know better.
The interesting part about the writing for this show is that it’s actually not bad at all. It seems to lead places. It really does seem to make sense. It’s when the writers open their mouths during interviews that things go south. It’s so discouraging to me. These are the people writing the scripts and directing the show! Are they playing dumb to throw us off or am I just really good at manipulating the plot line and forcing it to make some kind of sense when it really doesn’t? I know what happens from here on out and I can make it all make sense in my head, I’m just not sure the writers can because their answers to the media and on social networking kill me.
So, Ezra didn’t put those knives in Jake’s punching bag. Then who did? Was A setting Ezra up? Oh, ok. Well in that case, where the hell was this set up that occurred? I don’t seem to recall Aria ever bringing it up. I don’t recall A sending anybody a message pointing their fingers at Ezra. The incident happened in secret. Somebody put the knives in the punching bag. Jake cut his foot and found them. THE END. If there were a scene where Aria found out a few episodes back, it would have been one more reason to think Ezra is dangerous but she never did! It was either Ezra or Jake has enemies that are irrelevant to the show who he has never even hinted about before. If the show pulls something like that, I’m beyond over it. That’s cheating. It’s bullshit. I can’t even.
Right! I’ve always tried to have faith in what the writers say, but there is no doubt that they’ve flat out lied in the past. I mean, just a few months ago, Marlene was doing interviews referring to Uber A as a Fitzgerald, saying that Ezra’s link to money shows us how A can do everything they do. Now it’s like they’re demanding that we believe Ezra is innocent. I have never seen anything more desperate in my life. They’re literally shoving the fact that he isn’t A in our faces. Since when does a mystery show want all of it’s fans to be on the same page? Isn’t the fun of this to have our own theories? It’s like they don’t want us to go down that road where Ezra really is A. Their desperation is just so crazy to me.
The way I see it, everything the writers say can be manipulated in the long run. Marlene says Ezra isn’t A because he hasn’t worn the hoodie? That doesn’t stop him from being Uber A, who more than likely wears a different outfit than his minions. Maya says that Ezra didn’t put those knives in Jake’s punching bag? She never said somebody didn’t put them in there for him. All of the writers say that Ezra is telling the truth right now? About what, exactly? It’s obvious he’s written a book. It’s obvious he has feelings for Aria. Some people don’t seem to think omission is a form of lying, but I do. Just because what Ezra has said is true, doesn’t mean there isn’t more to the story and he’s omitted it all to continue his manipulation.
I’m not saying that’s exactly what’s going on, but I have a hard time with what the writers are saying because if they’re telling the truth, the show just doesn’t make sense. I keep saying this to my friends. If I come up with theories based on what is happening on the show, it makes all the sense in the world and comes out very structured and immaculate. The writers look well thought out and everybody is happy. If I listen to what the writers are saying, they sound like complete dumbasses and the show is unbearable. There has to be a reason behind their madness and why they’re saying what they are in interviews and on social media, but I don’t know how it benefits them at all. They sound straight up incompetent.
Ohh…how I want to tell all these tumblr how I feel about them believing the writers AGAIN with this reveal.
Let’s start with Toby as A (that’s the only time I started to believe the writers when I paid attention to interviews:
- first they tell us he’s bad, he doesn’t have good intentions and is up to something
- then after the Season 3 finale they tell us that he’s good and he did this to protect Spencer