The Umptenth Art Blog

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Reblogged from fyspringfield

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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.

This perfectly sums up why I don’t like Family Guy.

All of Family Guy’s characters are garbage for the sake of comedy, and they all fail horribly at it because they become so 1-dimensional that they’re bland and unlikable.  Many forget that throughout the earlier seasons, the characters functioned very much like The Simpsons in a way until they eventually started dumbing them down for comedy’s sake.

Peter was the “dumb dad that wanted the best for his family” as you can see in some episodes where he actually does treat Meg like a daughter he cares about as opposed to a plague on the family and you could still enjoy his character because he still had some likable traits.  They dumbed him down so much over the years that he’s become almost impossible to enjoy as a character because his antics and attitude towards his family are so unbelievable that you feel no remorse for him when he does fuck up, all you feel is sympathy for anyone that suffers from what he does.

The rest of the family is a nice little collection of 1-dimensional stereotypes so uninteresting, you could replace them with some of the background characters and you’d never notice a difference because the main focus is Peter.  You’ve got characters like Chris and Lois, who feel like they’re horribly underdeveloped and only there for a quick joke, and it’s made painfully obvious they have no character whenever, god forbid, they have their own episodes.  You have characters like Brian and Stewie who have completely changed personalities throughout the years.  Brian’s become a character to use for jokes about being liberal, a joke about his failing love life (which includes beastiality jokes at times), or if they want Quagmire to have something to hate (I never understood where this joke even came from, it makes no sense).  Stewie is there just to be a gay joke, plain and simple.  Meg, as mentioned above, is basically just around to harass whenever the audience is getting bored with the lack of entertainment.  She’s the only one with potential to be likable, but they’re constantly trying to portray her as either creepy/desperate, or just really gross/weird to try and justify the reason no one likes her, but it still just comes off as really horrible.

I’m a fan of horror movies, and in those movies, characters like this are the ones I’m hoping get killed off fairly quickly.  These are the characters you want to see dead and gone.  You don’t find joy/comedy/relief when they fuck up really bad and then fix it in the end because they’re genuinely horrible characters and you wish they would just go away.  This is why no one outside of middle school talks about this show with any praise.  The characters are so unlikable that you don’t want to watch a comedy about them.  The writing is so bad that you just don’t want to hear it. You don’t want to see them resolve their problems because they spent the whole episode causing it themselves.  You don’t want to listen to the same joke you’ve heard in the past 5 seasons repeated over and over as if it were the shows golden ticket to fame and their one saving grace because it’s tiring and repetitive.  The show is just terrible.

The Simpsons isn’t a flawless example of television, but they give more respect to their characters and take the time to make each of them unique and appealing.  Even villainous ones, like Sideshow Bob, have great character development and still remain likable while being the enemy.  Family Guy never puts this much thought into their characters.  The first thought for character development in Family Guy is “what joke are we using this character for” and “how can we make this character fit this joke in the most visually obvious way possible”.

Family Guy is just a poorly developed mess and honestly, I don’t think Seth McFarlene knows anything about writing a comedy show, or about comedy for that matter.  His shows are all just rehashed versions of Family Guy and he lacks any real creativity.  Good voice actor, shit writer.

Family Guy is the worst show on television.

and that’s why everyone hates Seth McFarlane as well

Guess I’m the only one who finds rhesw jokes somewhat funny :U

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Reblogged from aellagirl

musicpoetryandwritingislife:

nothingbuthighvibrations:

thotsinternational:

praxis89:

trillxdeath:

scaredatbest:

Holy FUCK

THIS

lmfao 

What the hell….

Lmfao, this was not what I was expecting. AT ALL.

Thats the best shit ive seen on here in a long time

Playboy if i were the photographer

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Reblogged from pkmike
pkmike:

Breakfast princess! Had tons of fun, the syrup was so much fun haha I’m a hipster cause i only draw the secondary characters haha

pkmike:

Breakfast princess! Had tons of fun, the syrup was so much fun haha I’m a hipster cause i only draw the secondary characters haha

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Reblogged from egobus

egobus:

omg my little brother was using my computer and look at his search history

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so embarrassing

idk that looks like my search history

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Reblogged from kosmological

fenchfletcher:

phandoms-united:

art-sex-drugs:

I have finally hit my breaking point. For as long as I can remember I have endured my mother’s abuse, whether it is verbal, emotional, or as seen here physical. I can expect some act of violence on a daily basis, and her beating me is not an usual occurrence, but today something snapped. My mother did this unprovoked, and this time she didn’t stop. Usually it’s bad for a little while and then she’s done, today it went on for what seemed like forever. At a certain point I decided I was going to do something I never do, call the police. You see, my mother is a highly respected and very well known person where I live. She is on the board of ed, worked for CPS for many years, and is close personal friends with people like the local chief of police, director of our local CPS unit, and so on. I always knew that calling wouldn’t go anywhere and just upset her more, but today I had to try. While she was kicking me I found my opportunity, and somehow managed to get away from someone more than twice my size. I ran as fast as I could, knocking things over behind my, trying to find a phone. I dialed and they listened and my mother proceeding to beat me over it, while I screamed for help. For the second time today, I managed to get away from her and ran to my room. I barely had enough time to lock my door, before she starting trying to get it, to the point that she ripped my door off the frame. I decided I was going to stay locked in there, until the police came. The past few months I have been collecting evidence against her, voice recordings, pictures like these, and videos of her violence, so they couldn’t dispute what was going on. But I was dead wrong. 

When the officer finally came up to my room, I attempted to tell him my side of the story, but before I could get a sentence out he silenced me. HE told me that this was my mothers house, and I needed to live by her rules. If I didn’t she had the right to punish me. He also told me to be tankful for her, because he wanted to press assault charges against me. finally, he refused, despite my begging, for him to take me to a shelter for teens. 

I am utterly disgusted by the injustice that occurred today. I pray there is no one else out there who is living in such a situation. I am not sure exactly what I am getting out of writing this, except maybe that it’s just nice to be able to open up about this, when I have had to keep it a secret my whole life. idk. sorry for posting such heavy shit. 

Signal boost the fuck out of this

Someone get this kid out of there. I also had an abusive mom growing up, and it’s the worst type of life for a kid. Seriously. Boost this until something gets done, because when you have abusive parents you live each day hoping it isn’t your last. And chances are, if your abuser is anything like my mom was, they think they’re not doing anything wrong. It’s terrible. So lets work to get this kid to safety.

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Reblogged from arcadeceasefire
lumforjustice:

fatallywhimsical:

astrospection:

ATTENTION: SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS RIGHT NOW. THIS IS NOT OK I HAVE FOUR DOGS AND I WOULD KILL THE BASTARD WHO TRIES TO HARM THEM OR ANY OTHER ANIMAL. SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE.

KEEP ALL ANIMALS INDOORS ON HALLOWEEN
Whether or not this Pit Bull thing is legit (it probably is—people love any reason to kill Pits), it’s just a good idea to keep all your animals—dogs, cats, whatever—indoors on Halloween evening and night. 
There are some really gross people out there who will use Halloween, or the night before Halloween, as an “excuse” to kill domestic animals for fun.
I had a friend who left her cat outside during the day on Halloween and didn’t make it home until after dark, and by the time she returned someone or a group of people had killed it. Don’t take any chances with your pets. 

This is confirmed fake, but that doesn’t mean the wrong people won’t take it seriously.
And as someone else already mentioned, there are a lot of people on Halloween who kill domestic pets.
ESPECIALLY black pets, black cats being the victims most of the time, because there are crazy shitlords out there who link black fur with witchcraft and demons and will kill your pets because they’re “demonic.”
BE SAFE.

lumforjustice:

fatallywhimsical:

astrospection:

ATTENTION: SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS RIGHT NOW. THIS IS NOT OK I HAVE FOUR DOGS AND I WOULD KILL THE BASTARD WHO TRIES TO HARM THEM OR ANY OTHER ANIMAL. SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE.

KEEP ALL ANIMALS INDOORS ON HALLOWEEN

Whether or not this Pit Bull thing is legit (it probably is—people love any reason to kill Pits), it’s just a good idea to keep all your animals—dogs, cats, whatever—indoors on Halloween evening and night. 

There are some really gross people out there who will use Halloween, or the night before Halloween, as an “excuse” to kill domestic animals for fun.

I had a friend who left her cat outside during the day on Halloween and didn’t make it home until after dark, and by the time she returned someone or a group of people had killed it. Don’t take any chances with your pets. 

This is confirmed fake, but that doesn’t mean the wrong people won’t take it seriously.

And as someone else already mentioned, there are a lot of people on Halloween who kill domestic pets.

ESPECIALLY black pets, black cats being the victims most of the time, because there are crazy shitlords out there who link black fur with witchcraft and demons and will kill your pets because they’re “demonic.”

BE SAFE.

(Source: arcadeceasefire, via yiff-andclass)

Reblogged from beamscissormuses02

//For those unaware (or usually have no interest in mecha, which is quite alarming theres so many of you)

earlploddington:

optimusssprime:

beamscissormuses02:

among various anime announcements, it has been revealed by 2019 that there will be a REAL, FUNCTIONAL, FULL SIZE, GUNDAM

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NOT A MODEL KIT, NOT A TOY, A REAL REAL REAL HONEST TO GOD MECH

WE ARE ENTERING THE AGE OF MECHA, THE FUTURE IS NOW

Looked it up, and yes, it’s legit

I’m so ready

oh okay

this is nice

Yeah and 2maro Japan will discover spiral energy

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Reblogged from manyakisart
said no girl ever

said no girl ever

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Reblogged from mdthwomp

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

this is y i love iceland

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