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In other words, Awesome :)

 

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.

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Please help my family move back home

carrottheluvmachine:

carrottheluvmachine:

Hi.  My name is Colie.  I’ve lived on Long Island New York in a house with my parents for 25 years.  I had a happy life, a big family, and lots of friends, but that all changed after my parents divorced.  My mother remarried and moved to Florida because she could no longer afford to live in New York.  Shortly after that we discovered that we could no longer pay for our house.

I was faced with a terrible choice to make.  My father was going to live in an apartment with my brother but he told me that I could only move in with them if I got rid of my cats.  I’m manic depressive and have suffered from anixety attacks since the age of 13—my cats are one of the constants in my life and they keep me happy.  I have been an animal lover since the age of 2 and there was no way I could give up my babies.  But I had a problem since I had only recently gotten a job (due to being unstable because of my anxiety) and I didn’t have enough money saved up to get a place of my own.

My mother and my step-dad graciously took me in.  I left behind my car and all of my belongings and took only a suitcase full of clothes and my three cats on a plane to Florida with me.  I left behind my family and my friends and despite being here for over a year I still have no met any new people who I could call my friends.

I’ve been trying to find a job for over a year now.  We have one car and my mom works as a nanny for three different families so that we could get by.  We receive social security income and food stamps but we’re still just barely scraping by.  We desperately want to go back home, where our family and all of the jobs are.  Florida is a toxic enviroment, especially for someone who is as depressed as I am.  We live in a very poor area where there is constant crime and we do not fit in.

What we are asking for is enough money to help us with the move back home.  The money would be used to hire movers, rent a moving van, pay for gas, and also pay for our first month’s rent in a new house.

Please help our family go back home.

You can help donate to our cause here.  If you can’t donate please help by reblogging or liking this post to get the word out.  Thank you so much.

Please help me out, guys.

If anyone could help out my friend, that would be awesome <3

rcmclachlan:

radiationdude:

NO. NO. I AM TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD AND I AM CRYING BECAUSE I CAN STILL HEAR THE EXACT WAY SHADOW SAYS “PETER” AS HE COMES OUT OF THE WOODS DON’T LOOK AT MEEEE

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biruskis:

If the Winter Soldier was responsible for the Kennedy assassination and Magneto tried to STOP the Kennedy assassination then that must mean somehow Magneto lost a fight to a guy wITH AN ENTirE ARm MADE OF METAL

taranamgabata:

did u know, there’s this small rural town in japan called obama.
so there’s this girl in a 2007 drama who moved from the city to obama.
and she hates it at first and blames the town for her misery.
i kid u not. didn’t make this shit up.

artemia:

note-a-bear:

aminaabramovic:

everyone needs to watch this video before they log off tonight

well, now I know what I’m doing every time a car alarm goes off

this looks like so much fun

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