Is it good or is it bad?

thetardis-in-221b:

This scene just gets sadder and sadder the older I get.

Eat some chocolate and be happy my love. Life will move on as it does, but you can live on forever with your words and the moments and memories you give others.
Dear FutureMe, Eat some chocolate and be happy my love. Life will move on as it does, but you can live on forever with your words and the moments and memories you give others.

radbun:

radbun:

is there anyone in the west virginia area that would be willing to take in a young LGBT kid getting away from an abusive home for a few days while the legal shit gets worked out

please i really really really need help even if its just a signal boost this is me fucking begging ple ase

luficerr:

luficerr:

i started a new sleeping medication and one of the side effects is really freakin weird dreams and last night i had a dream that by day i volunteered at a library and by night i was a crime fighting lesbian who defeated misogynists and robbers and stuff with super literary knowledge

i was appropriately titled “the lesbrarian”

no i dont want to be remembered for this

y10k:

I don’t throw the term genius around loosely, but..

y10k:

I don’t throw the term genius around loosely, but..

transcendencies:

Guys my cousin Brooklyn is missing. He was last seen from the LL Bean store at Old Orchard mall in Skokie Ill. At 1:45 pm. If you’re in the area and know anything or see him please please call the police right away. Message me with any information you know. Please signal boost this so bloggers in the area can keep an eye out for him. Thank you

transcendencies:

Guys my cousin Brooklyn is missing. He was last seen from the LL Bean store at Old Orchard mall in Skokie Ill. At 1:45 pm. If you’re in the area and know anything or see him please please call the police right away. Message me with any information you know. Please signal boost this so bloggers in the area can keep an eye out for him. Thank you

mr-robert-gray:

guitarbeard:

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.

I felt it was more testament to how shit a writer McFarlane really is. This scene was played to be a dumb gag in the end because that’s the only use of a character Meg is. Peter is a dumbfuck sociopath because he’s one dimensional and only exists to make whoever’s watching Fox in the evening giggle. Family guy has no relative depth to The Simpsons (for the most part) because it’s a machine fueled by a dimwitted audience that excretes half-assed pop culture jokes and in-show gags that were driven into the ground a long time ago. Good comedy doesn’t rely entirely on offensive material, but that’s been the life support for Family Guy at this point. 

John Mulaney had a great bit about how jarring it is when people mention in the same breath one thing that’s actually really good and another that’s complete shit as though they’re on even footing (people comparing the Godfather with Scarface was what prompted the bit). Basically he said it’s like saying your favorite foods are lobster! And skittles.

Family Guy is the Skittles to the Simpson’s lobster.