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.
Au where they all go to the same high school and sousuke’s totally crushing on makoto and rin obv knows because boy you cant get anything past ultimate shoujo princess rin and rin totally teases him about it a lot because sousuke turns into a blubbering mess whenever mako’s around
Then one day when sousuke finds a confession letter in his shoe locker thing from makoto asking to meet him at the rooftop he immediately thinks it’s rin pulling his leg and ignores it
The next day he’s wondering why mako won’t meet his gaze and just dies a little bit when rin tells him he didn’t write him anything and the letter was legit
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25: Ever done a prank call?: Nope! I’m not going to say I’m too good to be doing prank calls cause I’m not, but I always get too nervous so I wouldn’t able to see it through!
41: Have I ever kissed the last person you texted?: The last person who texted me I’ve kissed, but it hasn’t been like on the mouth, just friendly kisses on the cheek and on the top of our heads.
123:Dyed my hair?: Several times! It’s been dark brown, yellow, blonde, white and redish. Right now it’s not dyed though and I don’t have any plans to dye it any time soon.
125: Rode in an ambulance?: I have, but it was only as support for the person with the actual problem. She’d smoked weed while really drunk and ended up fainting so we had to call an ambulance and I followed her so she wouldn’t wake up at the hospital alone.
127: Met someone famous?: Not really, I’ve seen famous people from afar but never talked to or greeted any.
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11: What do I miss: Ahh, I miss childhood and simpler times a lot! I also miss my friends and my siblings a lot too! Living on your own can get a little lonely sometimes and when you’re studying you don’t often have the time to see either.
17: Favorite food: I love a lot of Asian cuisine! Anything with rice or noodles! I also like chicken and stews, flavourful stuff!
19: What am I listening to right now: Nothing right now. I usually only listen to music when I’m drawing or on the move. As to what I generally listen to it depends on what animes I’m into and what music I stumble upon that I like.
34: My relationship with my parents: It’s very good! I love both of my parents and they love me! They’re always there to help me with anything and they always happily present me with a meal and a bed for when I visit, they’re good parents!
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9: My best first date: Well, I don’t date much in general, and I haven’t had a lot of good ones. But I think the best date I ever had was with Tobi, it was nice and relaxed, even if we couldn’t get a table where we wanted and the movie we watched was kind of shitty I had a great time!
18: Do I use sarcasm: Oh my god DO I. It’s all I ever use, like 80% of my humour, where the last percentage is fart jokes.
33: My current relationship status: Married to Makoto Tachibana. Haha no on the real I’m p comfortably single.
51: How often do I wear a fake smile?: Not as often as I used to. I sometimes fake smile in situations where I know I’m supposed to be smiling but don’t actually feel like it. Not necessarily because I feel sad, just that I often only wear facial expressions because I know I’m supposed to.
55: What is something I disliked about today?: The day has gone by too fast and I haven’t gotten the things done that I wanted to get done. It always annoys me when the day disappears. Especially when I have a lot of things to do.
59: Do I have any strange phobias?: I have rather severe arachnophobia for one. The rest idk if they’re phobias, but I REALLY dislike bare feet and toes. I’m also scared of the dark and dark windows.
84: I accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow me with the super-power of my choice! What is that power? FLIGHT. That or super strength.
99: Smoked weed? Haha Tias you already know this tho, you were there! But yeah I have. Unfortunately I didn’t inhale nearly enough so while I HAVE smoked I haven’t gotten high.
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