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This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 


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.

(Source: fyspringfield.com)

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Last day before holidays- the struggle to get out of bed is real

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the fact that there are animals who can see colors that i cant which means that there are colors that exist that it is literally impossible for me to envision is such fucking bullshit that i wanna rip open a couch and eat it

Humans have 3 types of rods for processing color (red green and blue). Mantis Shrimp have 16.

Fucking shrimp. I will NOT be jealous of food.

(Source: fandomstuck)

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Life tip- when you run out of Tupperware, repurpose a clutch to take your lunch to work. 🍕

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This city is wearing me down

I’m suggesting something I never thought I would. Moving back to Toowoomba. Living in Brisbane is wearing me down- I live paycheck-to-paycheck; juggling money between credit cards and how late exactly I can pay my bills. I’ve moved three times in 18 months, I’m currently couch surfing. My job is stressful and thankless and because I’m so broke I can’t see a way out of it because I can’t afford to go back to uni. Lana is moving to the UK in February. I hate living in a small town, but it makes sense to suck it up for a year. I could living with my dad (rent free) and finish my degree. My minimum-wage job could afford me a middle-class lifestyle in a town with such a low cost of living, even if I decided to live by myself. I have ready daycare for Elliot while I’m at work- again free. Many of my best friends have moved there this year. But god I hate small towns.

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I was in another room this morning while Ziggy wanted to go outside. She knocked on the door (two knocks with her paw) and when I opened it she took me to the back door and knocked on it (twice).

Just now she walked into my bedroom, looked around without seeing me on the bed (#shortdogproblems) and walked out again. I said “Ziggy, were you looking for me?” and she ran back into the room and leaped on the bed.

Dogs are people.

Ziggy is the most adorable dog I’ve never met

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"John Lennon Syndrome"

A white guy who preaches peace/love/good gender politics but is an abusive asshole to the people he is close to and does not uphold those values in his personal life.

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