saturdaymorning:

frickyeahfeminism:

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.

And the thing is that so many young men and teenage boys find Family Guy to be the “funniest” show imaginable. They quote it endlessly and go on and on about it because that’s how the show was designed.

But along with all this crude humor they love so much, these boys are taking in normalized emotional, verbal, and physical abuse and domestic violence. All these things are a joke to them. A lot of shows are bad with this, but I think Family Guy is one of the all-time worst. Abuse and domestic violence is nothing more than a punchline. It’s not just a normalized thing in the plotline. It is the literal joke.

Plus all of the two female characters in this show—Meg, Lois—are only punchlines. (Haha insecure teenage girl! Haha hot mom! How original.) Nothing extremely wild and crazy happens to them, unless these wild things show just how “useless” and “silly” they are in the end.  

I hate how abuse is handled in this show. I hate how women are treated in this show. I hate how racist it is. How homophobic it is. How crude it is. How it’s not OFF THE AIR ALREADY. And how obsessed men are with it. And how easy men are taking it all in.  

I hate this show so much. I hate it hate it hate it!!

nigglestien
why I hate family guy. Read it.

I want to hug everyone who has added to this post. And no one has even touched on the ABSOLUTELY AWFUL writing that is Family Guy, and nowhere was it more apparent than when it was coming out of the mouths of the Simpsons characters - the Simpsons may have had their dry spells, but they are still good at doing what they do, and don’t have to resort to poorly executed satire and vulgarity to fill their half hour. We don’t even have to get into that, because that’s kind of a given.

"Lisa, I carved your name on my arm."

What. The. Fuck.

Look, I’m a South Park fan from way back. I’m not easily butthurt over offensive things. But ON WHAT PLANET ARE CUTTING JOKES FUNNY??Just…ew.

claudiajeancregg-concannon:

You’re always here to me. And I always listen. And I can always see you.

Oh, I may cry…

spydahman:

Get To Know Me: Favourite Movies [1/5]  → The Last Unicorn

“Then why do the leaves never fall here? Or the snow? Why is it always spring here? I tell you there is one unicorn left in the world, and as long as it lives in this forest we’ll find no game to hunt here. […] Stay where you are, poor beast! This is no world for you. Stay in your forest and keep your trees green and your friends protected. And good luck to you, for you are the last. ”

faeryhearts:

In the Victorian era, hand-fans were used not only to cool oneself but also as a secret way to communicate the language of love. For example, by running one’s fingers through the fan’s ribs, one is trying to say, "I want to talk to you." The enigmatic language of the fan was widely used by both men and women.I. A fan placed near the heart."You have won my love."II. A closed fan touching the right eye."When may I be allowed to see you?"III. A closed fan moved threateningly."Do not act so impudently!"IV. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips."You may kiss me."V. Covering the left ear with an open fan."Do not betray my secret."VI. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan."I love you."VII. Shutting a fully open fan slowly."I promise to marry you."VIII. Fanning oneself slowly."I am married."IX. Letting one’s fan rest on the right cheek or the left."Yes" and "No", interchangeably.X. Opening and closing the fan several times."You are cruel."XI. Fan in front of the face."Follow me."XII. Twirling the fan in the left hand."We are being watched."XIII. Fan held over left ear."I wish to be rid of you."XIV. Carrying an open fan in the left hand."Come and talk to me."XV. Opening a fan wide."Wait for me."XVI. Placing the fan behind the head with finger."Goodbye."[Artwork: Secret, by Lee Yun-hi.]

faeryhearts:

In the Victorian era, hand-fans were used not only to cool oneself but also as a secret way to communicate the language of love. For example, by running one’s fingers through the fan’s ribs, one is trying to say, "I want to talk to you." The enigmatic language of the fan was widely used by both men and women.

I. A fan placed near the heart.
"You have won my love."

II. A closed fan touching the right eye.
"When may I be allowed to see you?"

III. A closed fan moved threateningly.
"Do not act so impudently!"

IV. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips.
"You may kiss me."

V. Covering the left ear with an open fan.
"Do not betray my secret."

VI. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan.
"I love you."

VII. Shutting a fully open fan slowly.
"I promise to marry you."

VIII. Fanning oneself slowly.
"I am married."

IX. Letting one’s fan rest on the right cheek or the left.
"Yes" and "No", interchangeably.

X. Opening and closing the fan several times.
"You are cruel."

XI. Fan in front of the face.
"Follow me."

XII. Twirling the fan in the left hand.
"We are being watched."

XIII. Fan held over left ear.
"I wish to be rid of you."

XIV. Carrying an open fan in the left hand.
"Come and talk to me."

XV. Opening a fan wide.
"Wait for me."

XVI. Placing the fan behind the head with finger.
"Goodbye."




[Artwork: Secret, by Lee Yun-hi.]

bartlets:

You stuck your hands in your pockets, you looked away and smiled.

awbuckyno:

Color Meme: Lorne → Complementary Colors (red + green)

(requested by )

fuckyeahclaraoswaldcosplay:

This is a picture of my Nightmare in Silver costume. It’s all Screen Accurate and I’m super proud of it and yes. :3

fuckyeahclaraoswaldcosplay:

This is a picture of my Nightmare in Silver costume. It’s all Screen Accurate and I’m super proud of it and yes. :3

dailyoddcompliment:

"My Weirdness"

dailyoddcompliment:

"My Weirdness"

iceinherheart-kissonherlips:

favourite character meme

⇉ [1/4] relationships

River & Eleven:'The trouble is, it's all back to front. My past is his future. We're travelling in opposite directions. Every time we meet, I know him more, he knows me less. I live for the days when I see him, but I know that every time I do, he'll be one step further away. And the day is coming when I'll look into that man's eyes, my Doctor, and he won't have the faintest idea who I am. And I think it's going to kill me.'

C G M P R U V Y
Anonymous

C, Where I would like to live - If money were no object? The Dakota. Failing that, I’m pretty happy where I am - I’ll never live permanently anywhere but New York.

G, Single/Taken - Happily the latter. Almost 3 years now. Hi, ninewheels!

M,  Random fact about me - my pinkies are set too far back in my hands. It looks at first like they are just very short, but that’s not it - the knuckle is almost an inch closer to my wrist than the knuckles of the other three fingers.

P, If I have any pets; if so, their names - two cats. ZaZa and Lucky.

R, Last movie I’ve watched - All the way through? Probably Young Frankenstein, my fella hadn’t seen it, so I was correcting that.

U, Favourite female character from a TV show - my FAVOURITES are River Song (Doctor Who), Cordelia Chase (Angel), Gabrielle (Xena), and CJ Cregg (West Wing). I think CJ is the BEST female character ever written.

V, What my name means - um…meow?

Y, My birthday - today! Well, yesterday as of 19 minutes.

E Z
Anonymous
  • E: Religion - Nothing specific. I’m a very spiritual person, but don’t follow any organised religion - I’m a Freemason, so I kind of believe in everything, or at least the possibility of everything, or at more least everyone’s right to believe in whatever the hell they want as long as they don’t bug me with it. I love honest faith, and I love theology - I actually love it when Jehovah’s Witnesses come to my door, it always makes for a good 20 minutes of really fun chat.
  • Ever self-harmed?  - Oh yes. Back in my teenage years, I was a bigtime cutter - though I never just made cuts, I was more into making cool looking designs on my skin with a matte knife. And if eating disorders count, I think I will have that monkey on my back forever…though, the monkey is around the size of a keychain now.

He’s not the same, and since Simmons left, he’s only getting worse. Simmons said she thought he’d be better without her here, but her leaving just broke him.

It's an awesome day for an awesome reason (that you already know) and so I've decided that you must be showered with as much love as possible (or tumblr allows) ! So here ya go - LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE