squares-are-not-triangles:

i think so far one of my favourite things to happen in the third doctor era is that moment in the mind of evil where dramatic music is playing when the master is in a car on his way to find the doctor, and he puts his handheld radio off and THE MUSIC STOPS. HE WAS PLAYING HIS OWN DRAMATIC MUSIC I CRIED.

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a-little-bi-furious:

newwavenova:

hannahmalcrackers:

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.

Family guy is really shitty and self-righteous while misogynistic and uhh yeah no

Family Guy is literally a show about a toxic household with an abusive father portrayed as comedy. I have been trying for the longest time to figure out what bothers me about that show so much for so long. Thank you.

All of this was pretty much confirmed in the episode Seahorse Seashell Party, every part of Meg’s abuse is intentionally written as abuse and we’re meant to find it funny. It’s just really disturbing that people consider it a comedic plot rather than something toxic and normalising abuse.

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kordova:

remember hover text

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rufflesnotdiets:

idk man, imagine showing Arthur Weasley a gif for the first time. At first of course he’d just think it was a normal wizard photograph, but then you’d explain that muggles made it and his heart would just explode with joy over these muggles making such amazing shit even though they have no magic at all. How amazing. How inventive.

Maybe whenever you’re feeling bad about yourself imagine how much Arthur Weasley would enjoy meeting you.

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hipsterbrigadier:

yourmindaches:

hipsterbrigadier:

lilprince:

hipsterbrigadier:

pauljhanley:

By request, the complete(?) Morbius Doctors.
Someone asked me the other day if I think they “count”.  All I can say is that I like to think of them like all those contradictory origins the Joker’s had over the years- they COULD count, or it could be one more elaborate lie the Doctor’s woven.  Like the Third Doctor being “thousands” of years old, the Cartmel Masterplan, the “half-human” business from the 8th Doctor TV Movie, and the 11th Doctor apparently thinking he still had regenerations left in “Let’s Kill Hitler”, it was clearly intended as true at the time the showrunners came up with it.  Since then we’ve had to weave complex fan theories to “no-prize” it all into one cohesive continuity, but the thing is- we really don’t have to.   All we ever really need to know  is the first rule- “The Doctor Lies.”
The show’s called “Doctor Who”, not “Doctor… Oh, Okay”.  Not knowing is part of the fun. :)

I like iandsharman's idea that they are pre Doctor….Doctors.
Like how the war Doctor didn’t use the name Doctor maybe a whole set of regeneration’s existed before Hartnell that didn’t go by the name “Doctor”

Oh that’s
iandsharman
‘s idea is it?

I don’t know it’s who I heard it from leave me alone

I just have a hard time seeing the Doctor living comfortably for a few millennia before leaving. I think he was always a rebel. And these incarnations don’t seem… rebellious. I’m not the biggest expert on Classic Who though and everyone’s allowed headcanon!

Time lords are very….uniform
These ain’t uniforms really they are pretty eccentric…..except I think I spy a Celestial intervention agency uniform. 
Maybe he worked for a while as a CIA agent and these are disguises…..I can buy the idea that his work for the CIA out in the universe made him want to get away from it all/

Not a Classic guru, but doesn’t the Cartmel masterplan give us a convenient loophole by introducing reincarnation as a Time Lord thing?
Alternatively: One pulled a Clara.

hipsterbrigadier:

yourmindaches:

hipsterbrigadier:

lilprince:

hipsterbrigadier:

pauljhanley:

By request, the complete(?) Morbius Doctors.

Someone asked me the other day if I think they “count”.  All I can say is that I like to think of them like all those contradictory origins the Joker’s had over the years- they COULD count, or it could be one more elaborate lie the Doctor’s woven.  Like the Third Doctor being “thousands” of years old, the Cartmel Masterplan, the “half-human” business from the 8th Doctor TV Movie, and the 11th Doctor apparently thinking he still had regenerations left in “Let’s Kill Hitler”, it was clearly intended as true at the time the showrunners came up with it.  Since then we’ve had to weave complex fan theories to “no-prize” it all into one cohesive continuity, but the thing is- we really don’t have to.   All we ever really need to know  is the first rule- “The Doctor Lies.”

The show’s called “Doctor Who”, not “Doctor… Oh, Okay”.  Not knowing is part of the fun. :)

I like iandsharman's idea that they are pre Doctor….Doctors.

Like how the war Doctor didn’t use the name Doctor maybe a whole set of regeneration’s existed before Hartnell that didn’t go by the name “Doctor”

Oh that’s
iandsharman
‘s idea is it?

I don’t know it’s who I heard it from leave me alone

I just have a hard time seeing the Doctor living comfortably for a few millennia before leaving. I think he was always a rebel. And these incarnations don’t seem… rebellious. I’m not the biggest expert on Classic Who though and everyone’s allowed headcanon!

Time lords are very….uniform

These ain’t uniforms really they are pretty eccentric…..except I think I spy a Celestial intervention agency uniform. 

Maybe he worked for a while as a CIA agent and these are disguises…..I can buy the idea that his work for the CIA out in the universe made him want to get away from it all/

Not a Classic guru, but doesn’t the Cartmel masterplan give us a convenient loophole by introducing reincarnation as a Time Lord thing?

Alternatively: One pulled a Clara.

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liamgalgey:

mewiet:

hipsterbrigadier:

People thinking they know how the Doctor should act just based on how nine and ten act

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I am now imagining people being super pissed at Doctors who haven’t tried to bash people’s skulls in ‘cause, you know, not in character.

"THE DOCTOR SHOULD ALWAYS TRY AND STRANGLE HIS COMPANION AFTER REGENERATING!"

*GIFset of Six destroying the Vervoids* 

"THEY DON’T WRITE EM LIKE THIS ANYMORE" 

#echoes of Nine refusing to destroy the Daleks in the distance

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thevolutionofnerdy:

deaneggsandsam:

no but could you imagine one of the quidditch team members saying “knock on wood” and they all just hit oliver before a big match

I’m almost a thousand percent sure the Weasley twins did that at some point

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indiemovieboyfriend:

"9 was the sassiest doctor"

a chair with a panda on it?

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kaguramutsuki:

i really wish tumblr wasn’t so unforgiving because it’s resulted in this overly cautious environment where everyone is deathly afraid to be unintentionally offensive

there is no surefire way to avoid offending someone, offensive content varies from person to person and there is absolutely no way to satisfy everyone

and because of that you shouldn’t have to walk on eggshells. make mistakes, learn from them, have a good time.

this was a good post

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figydaflygon:

okay but while those greek and roman words sound pretty scientific and all like “cephalopod” and we just go ahhh yes the scientific term for an octupus mmhm but can you imagine what that actually must’ve been like in greek:

"yooo herod look at this crazy ass sea-creature. i think it should be called a head-foot" 

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