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Oct 1

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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.

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Dealing with a panic attack that seems to come in waves.  It’s funny how being around my mother in law and being annoyed by her is helping my channel my feelings.  Blugh

Remember the other day when I was freaking out and worried I may have fucked up royally?  Just got confirmation I did.  The next few weeks are going to be a nightmare.  Lots of scary stuff in store, thousands of dollars we don’t have needing to be spent, and stress that neither Bethany or I are going to have an easy time getting through.  

Currently in a car with my in laws driving to Vail. My MIL is pretty much constantly terrified in a moving car and it’s pouring down rain on twisty roads right now. I hope I can make it through.

ignitionremix:

what is this weird ass note I made at 3:19 am last night

ignitionremix:

what is this weird ass note I made at 3:19 am last night


"She’s bright, strong, capable and also a fierce skeptic. Scully isn’t a skeptic to the point of blindness, she’s willing to stretch her beliefs when something proves her wrong. Without Scully, Mulder’s functionality would be severely reduced. She rescues him several times when he’s gotten himself in far over his head. He can’t turn off the drive in his brain to find things out for long enough to keep himself safe. Scully, however—her drive is to be rational, careful and competent.” — (x)

"She’s bright, strong, capable and also a fierce skeptic. Scully isn’t a skeptic to the point of blindness, she’s willing to stretch her beliefs when something proves her wrong. Without Scully, Mulder’s functionality would be severely reduced. She rescues him several times when he’s gotten himself in far over his head. He can’t turn off the drive in his brain to find things out for long enough to keep himself safe. Scully, however—her drive is to be rational, careful and competent.” — (x)

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RIP SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS

imremembering:

Today is the last day Saturday morning cartoons will be aired on broadcast television in America. My all-time Saturday am favorites were the Berenstain Bears and Muppet Babies. What were yours?

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imremembering:

Today is the last day Saturday morning cartoons will be aired on broadcast television in America. Sighhhhh

imremembering:

Today is the last day Saturday morning cartoons will be aired on broadcast television in America. Sighhhhh

restlesslyaspiring:

setbabiesonfire:

danielkiwi:

sailorhatesjane:

pantslessyoda:

THIS IS MY FAVORITE THING EVER

no words

oh…. 

That last part tho.

SMUSHY FACE KITTEN

restlesslyaspiring:

setbabiesonfire:

danielkiwi:

sailorhatesjane:

pantslessyoda:

THIS IS MY FAVORITE THING EVER

no words

oh…. 

That last part tho.

SMUSHY FACE KITTEN

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