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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.

And the thing is that so many young men and teenage boys find Family Guy to be the “funniest” show imaginable. They quote it endlessly and go on and on about it because that’s how the show was designed.

But along with all this crude humor they love so much, these boys are taking in normalized emotional, verbal, and physical abuse and domestic violence. All these things are a joke to them. A lot of shows are bad with this, but I think Family Guy is one of the all-time worst. Abuse and domestic violence is nothing more than a punchline. It’s not just a normalized thing in the plotline. It is the literal joke.

Plus all of the two female characters in this show—Meg, Lois—are only punchlines. (Haha insecure teenage girl! Haha hot mom! How original.) Nothing extremely wild and crazy happens to them, unless these wild things show just how “useless” and “silly” they are in the end.  

I hate how abuse is handled in this show. I hate how women are treated in this show. I hate how racist it is. How homophobic it is. How crude it is. How it’s not OFF THE AIR ALREADY. And how obsessed men are with it. And how easy men are taking it all in.  

I hate this show so much. I hate it hate it hate it!!

Also… I know this is not as important as all these topics mentioned before but the Art Design in this show is complete garbage. I mean like 90% of the scenes are mostly made entirely of general shots in which the characters appear full body in a boring generic 3/4 pose, either sitting or standing up in the SAME PLACE and have barely any movement. Like they are going to move their hand a bit and even sometimes their head or eyes.

This is really lazy guys.

And this is even more obvious in the recent CrossOver because you can see That the Simpsons start to be in the same kinds of shots and look even more flat than normally. You can see that the Family Guy Crew work more in this episode than the others. This is the reason why I think that this is just a Family Guy episode with Simpsons Characters.

Look here:

It might not be much but their poses are more dynamic,

Use different angles and don’t feel restricted to the general shots.

But then look here:

Except by the Chicken Fight part and the part in the car wash (Which was horrifying there was no interesting angles. I really hate Family Guy. A Lot.

  #PREACH IT CAM    #this entire criticism is just gold because it highlights why    #even in the current state of the show    #the simpsons is better    #yeah the animation quality has gone down significantly since it's started airing    #but at the very least it's still tolerable    #i wouldn't be surprised if family guy is a bunch of drag and drop bullshit because of how fucking minimal it is  

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GET ON THESE DEALS IF YOU HAVEN’T PLAYED THESE GAMES YET.

  #THE ENTIRE MASS EFFECT TRILOGY FOR 15 BCUCKS OMFG    #IF I DIDN'T ALREADY HAVE THE CONSOLE VERSIONS I WOULD BE ON THIS LIKE STEAM ON HOT WATER  
VIDEO GAMES FUEL MY CREATIVITY BUT ARE THE BANE OF PRODUCTIVITY

VIDEO GAMES FUEL MY CREATIVITY BUT ARE THE BANE OF PRODUCTIVITY

  #I APOLOGIZE PROFUSELY  

Eyyyyy just chilling the night away with one of my childhood faves! Come on in!

Meeeeeeh tried doing a self-portrait in the style of Ryoichi Ikegami. Clearly my crosshatch and masculinity game is hella weak compared to his. This was pretty fun though sooo

Meeeeeeh tried doing a self-portrait in the style of Ryoichi Ikegami. Clearly my crosshatch and masculinity game is hella weak compared to his. This was pretty fun though sooo

  #my art    #yeah i style my hair like that now i'm sorry    #not really tho i makes my jaw look hella rugged idec    #course not as rugged as in the pic but hey ikegami's characters all got strong jaw game so  
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[ピアノで弾いてみた] unravel / TK from 凛として時雨 (by yoshiki)

  #music    #hellaaa  

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i’ve been feeling rly sluggish and a little down, so just to motivate myself and remind myself 

  #good things    #i may not need this but someone else might    #chin up lovelies~  

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JESUS CHRIST I HAVE GOTTEN ABOUT 45 MESSAGES PLEASE STOP

Omg i’ll smile forever

id cry from happiness i think

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that last gif will be me in 3 hours

edit: I was dead wrong

ok lets see what happens

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OH MY GOD IT HAPPENED

And bonus points if you say why

Oh god I’m praying please please please

Bioware games

What I say: how can I make a balanced party
What I mean: who wants to come along with my LI and I
  #welcome to my life    #balanced team more like 'tali might say something funny or cute so who wants to third wheel'  

One thing that crossed my mind within the past few weeks while at work was perhaps a nuzlocke-based podcast. It was really more a passing thought, but perhaps it’d be based around various subjective parts of nuzlockes as a medium of storytelling- maybe even delving into the community a bit?

What do you guys think of that idea?

  #nuzlocke    #with guest commentators of course  
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