This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy.
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.
"After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself."
This is the most real and most important thing in all of human history.
2005 is flashing before my very eyes
I LOVE THIS GIF
Cosplay de Samus con impresora 3D
Samus cosplay with 3D printer
Some lady is here talking about studying abroad in Italy…The more they do this they more sad and ticked off I get about things I wont possibly be able to do. I do not have that kind of cash and it sucks people who get to go have really impressive resumes that say they travel and had all these experiences that will help them land a job more likely than others and I…ugh today just isnt a good day.
Im just reminded of all the things I cant do or wont be able to or havent and…I just dont feel like my life is all that significant, or it wont go anywhere.
trust me, ive tried…sometimes it just isnt possible. its like you know what you have to do, but you takes breaks then fall behind then have to stay up all night to make up what you didnt do. I know I should..i need to work on it. I go to bed later than most people i know. Ill try its just sometimes its easier to stay up all night thinking about how you suck than doing things that are good for you.
i need to stop imagining scenarios in my head that have a -2% chance of actually happening it’s becoming a problem
comic about how I’ve been feeling recently
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hello friends this is a symptom of depression.
This is so on point