Posted 56 minutes ago

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wolvensnothere:

kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

(Source: fyspringfield.com)

Posted 1 hour ago
  1. parents: ugh newborns are awful i havent slept in weeks and they cost so much
  2. parents: ugh toddlers are awful everything is broken and i havent slept past 5 in weeks and they cost so much
  3. parents: ugh children are awful all they do is want want want and never give back and they cost so much
  4. parents: ugh pre teens are awful for many many reasons
  5. parents: ugh teenagers are awful theyre lazy slobs who dont do anything and they cost so much
  6. parents: having kids ruined my body, my house, my bank, and my social life
  7. kid/teen/young adult/adult: i dont want kids
  8. parent: wHaaATT YOU DONT WANT KIDS? HOW CAN YOU NOT WANT THEM THEYRE WONDERFUL YOU'LL CHANGE YOUR MIND WHEN YOU GET OLDER
Posted 1 hour ago

peixesprincesses:

leans in close

looks intently at you

holds your face

couple cosplay with me

Posted 1 hour ago

dragonkazooie:

kinds of pairings i’m all about

  • height differences
  • high contrasting designs like light and dark colors
  • happy one with the grumpy one

bonus points if

  • the grumpy one gets embarrassed by kisses
  • the short one is the grumpy one
  • the happy one’s presence makes the grumpy one really shy
Posted 1 hour ago

nehoynehoy14:

remember when you used to be real secretive about reading smutty fanfiction and making sure you were the only one in the room and now you read that shit at the dinner table like it’s nothing

Posted 1 hour ago

robinless:

Spanish has a variety in swearing and a flexibility that I miss in English

I mean yeah sure you can say ”fuck you asshole” to that driver who just cut you but isn’t that a bit lacking in spice when you can lower your window and shout I SHIT ON YOUR DEAD ANCESTORS YOU MALE GOAT SON OF A WHORE (me cago en tus muertos cabrón hijo de puta)

Posted 1 hour ago

Headcanon: after the original Young Avengers formed, Teddy accidentally found Billy’s tumblr and would send him cute anons and finally Billy found out it was his team mate and that’s when they decided to start dating *u*

Posted 4 hours ago

dajo42:

interesting superpowers

  • making people forget about object permanence
  • growing a wing. just one. fly around in circles
  • summoning vaseline
  • changing the colour of objects into their complimentary colour
  • super speed but only when drunk
  • instantly mastering the swear words in any language
Posted 4 hours ago

deadtrohman:

ok but consider this: nonbinary representation

(Source: vinylqueens)

Posted 4 hours ago

Clint Barton’s ringtone for Agent Coulson is the Men in Black song.

Clint Barton’s ringtone for Agent Coulson is the Men in Black song.