spcsnaptags:

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.

2 October 2014 ♥ 172906

vinebox:

short dude but my..

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2 October 2014 ♥ 39207

lesliecrusher:

blanket apology to all the female celebrities i hated as a teenager because i was up to my eyeballs in internalized misogyny

2 October 2014 ♥ 32632
windwolf0097:

dirtylittledamsel:

this is more dramatic than a Lana Del Rey music video

windwolf0097:

dirtylittledamsel:

this is more dramatic than a Lana Del Rey music video

2 October 2014 ♥ 305019

memewhore:

sizvideos:

Video

Grow a whole fucking cabbage in the time it takes to do that.

2 October 2014 ♥ 35999

songofages:

long-live-abaddean:

songofages:

caroliknow:

the Doctor & companions land on weird distant planets all over the universe: they breathe regularly

the Doctor & companions land on the moon: they need a space suit

…Moon doesn’t have air…other planets inhabited by people usually do in some form or another…

plus: A moon is not a planet, therefore no atmosphere.

well no.. some moons have atmosphere (especially in the whoniverse) but ours definetly doesn’t. 

2 October 2014 ♥ 23

eustaciavye77:

Sanjai, a 20-years old bull (male elephant), sees himself for the first time in front of a mirror. [x]

elephants are fucking awesome.

2 October 2014 ♥ 42486

rosalarian:

nogoodison:

zippiner:

steampunktendencies:

Octopus WIG by Kirstie Williams

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mcjigglemeats

paging rosalarian

I’ll never be able to fully express how much I want one.

2 October 2014 ♥ 12990

joshhutchercat:

my heart says yes but my mom says no

2 October 2014 ♥ 827771
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