Something Else

"I am the AUTHOR. I OUTRANK you." -- Franz Liebkind
Oct 1 '14

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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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Sep 30 '14
goodinthestacks:

mrbonkurei:

mistahgrundy:

alice-the-alien:

"Konnichiwa Clarice-chan."

this might be my favorite gif

the sheer amount of editing they had to do for this picture blows my skull

hope this makes it onto nbchannibal

goodinthestacks:

mrbonkurei:

mistahgrundy:

alice-the-alien:

"Konnichiwa Clarice-chan."

this might be my favorite gif

the sheer amount of editing they had to do for this picture blows my skull

hope this makes it onto nbchannibal

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Sep 30 '14
vastderp:

talesof4chan:

Anon has a burglar break intalesof4chan.tumblr.com

BEST PETS

vastderp:

talesof4chan:

Anon has a burglar break in
talesof4chan.tumblr.com

BEST PETS

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Sep 30 '14
worldofthecutestcuties:

Someone at the Wisconsin Humane Society is really good at naming cats.

worldofthecutestcuties:

Someone at the Wisconsin Humane Society is really good at naming cats.

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Sep 30 '14
geekylittlecephalopod:

blockchiken:

vanguard-of-courage:

blockchiken:

vinny-licious:

blockchiken:

alora-witch:

reeses-peixes:

prettyflyforaredspy:

raceagainstelegance:

suyedah:

a wallet that will never be stolen from your purse

omg

omfg

oh

that’s fucking brilliant

how, by putting a dollar in gift wrap?

"gift wrap"

i don’t get it

it’s not gift wrap

then what is it?

"Gift wrap" HAHAHA

geekylittlecephalopod:

blockchiken:

vanguard-of-courage:

blockchiken:

vinny-licious:

blockchiken:

alora-witch:

reeses-peixes:

prettyflyforaredspy:

raceagainstelegance:

suyedah:

a wallet that will never be stolen from your purse

omg

omfg

oh

that’s fucking brilliant

how, by putting a dollar in gift wrap?

"gift wrap"

i don’t get it

it’s not gift wrap

then what is it?

"Gift wrap" HAHAHA

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Sep 30 '14

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Sep 30 '14
Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.
— Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (Perigee Trade, 2012)

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Sep 30 '14

Since I first listened to Aretha Franklin sing “Rolling in the Deep” I started yelling YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

omgthatdress:

and I have yet to reach S.

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Sep 30 '14

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Sep 30 '14

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Sep 30 '14
thatsqualitystuff:

Prisoner zero has escaped

thatsqualitystuff:

Prisoner zero has escaped

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Sep 30 '14

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Sep 30 '14

drkarayua:

finalfortuna:

mayspicer:

princesszangiev:

coltercat:

The spoopiest part of this skeleton bird decoration is the complete lack of knowledge in basic skeletal anatomy

somebody please draw this creature with skin on because i think it would be horrifying because those are basically long fingers

well that was fun

Have fun in your nightmares, kids.

who the fuck sculpted this thing and said yes. this looks so real. and how did the people replicating it not go UM? HOW. IT’S ON THE TAIL TOO. I’M REALLY UPSET.

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Sep 30 '14
alexbluebonnets:

Holy shit.

alexbluebonnets:

Holy shit.

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Sep 30 '14

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