I AM: Feminist, Artist, Naturist, Geek; incapable of deception,
Body-positive always, Student of Life, Lover of Love. I see the world as a wondrous place full of shining beings capable of so much potential awesomeness. Fan of natural beauty, all nudity, and am attracted to all genders. <3
BULLIES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
CrazySexyCool.. like Mint Chocolate ice cream.
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.
I am safely moved the 800km to London!
And have internet once again!
Sooo tired… and sad. My best friend drove me and all my stuff here, and he cried when it was time to say goodbye. I love that man so much.
He’s coming to visit me with the stuff that wouldn’t fit in the truck, sometime in the next month.
IN THE MEANTIME… I stink. And I need to buy pillows. And maybe a fan, and some Q-tips… *wanders off muttering list items*
I dearly wish that people would view their bodies as they view flowers…
Skin patches? Birthmarks?
Scars? Stretch marks?
Freckles? Moles? Acne scars?
Missing a few pieces?
handsome as ever~
Feel like you just look weird?
you’re fantastic looking~
THIS is the best post ever.
Just.. awesome, and such a good point!
….in this city. I’ll be on (maybe) in the next 9 days, but then driving 10 hours to my new home in Southern ON!
Time to go freak out over packing some more.
I WILL RETURN!! <3
I believe in body positivity, feminism, and always using your turn signal.
RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…And I swear if it’s the last thing I do on this bloody website we are gunna make sure this doesn’t get forgotten. If we can’t get justice we’ll get change. The event in ferguson show that things have to fucking change
rip mike brown
positive lady characters meme | Martha Jones + powerful/feminist moment
I was 900% prepared for her to flip the bird for science in this scene like oh here’s the bones of the finger that I use to say ‘fuck you’
hey remember when we used to have companions who were actualized individuals and not just puzzles to be solved