Deadpool Annual (2014) #2
I am literally just sitting here with my mouth hanging open.
1) is capable of human relationships, be they romantic, platonic, or anywhere in between.
2) considers Spiderman his friend, even if Peter’s a little leery on the subject.
3) Would kill for his friends. Has killed for his friends.
4) Is awesome.
I’M CRYING AND MY TEARS ARE UNICORNS
middle school vs high school
you could be sad about your otp but consider:
- one making awful breakfast for the other and the other eating it because they appreciate it that much
- one putting their ridiculous music on in the car and singing along while the other sits in the passenger seat with their head in their hands
- the two of them going down to the beach and one getting sunburned really badly so the other slathers them with aloe gel when they get home
- one getting home from work later than the other and stretching out on top of them like a big lazy cat while they sit on the couch in front of the tv
- one inexplicably bringing home an animal and refusing to drop it at the shelter so they and the other have to take care of it
- the both of them going out to a park and getting ice cream to sit with and eat on a bench
- one sending memes to the other while they’re at work so much they turn their phone off in exasperation
- one giving the other their jacket and not getting it back from the other until it stops smelling like them
do u ever start to do a thing that is Stereotypically Mentally Ill (i.e. rocking, crying n muttering and doing Weird movements) and u feel like u r Faking it to seem mentally ill.
even tho its completely involuntary and u r alone so thers no one to fake to except urself
Fuck anyone who thinks otherwise
This is a really intriguing statement to me, and I’m thinking it through trying to figure it out, but my brain’s not making the connection. What am I missing? I can see the “progressive” part, I think, since it tends to mean the central female character is black. But how is it feminist? I’m not meaning that in a challenging or confrontational way. I am genuinely interested.
Kerry Washington, on her role as Bromhilda in Django Unchained
On playing the damsel in distress: Look I can see how it’s not particularly feminist [for white women] to play the princess in the tower, waiting to be saved. But as a black woman – we’ve never been afforded that luxury. There was no man coming to save you; it wasn’t part of the story. In some ways, this telling is a statement of empowerment.
It’s feminist when it’s viewed through the intersection of race because all women aren’t treated the same and never have been. Things a white woman views as empowering (like being a “strong independent woman who doesn’t need a man”) isn’t empowering for black women, as we’re expected to always save/protect/defend/care for ourselves (and everyone else) and never have anyone saving/protecting/defending/caring for us.
White women actually believe that women of color suffer under the same oppression as them.
Which is not the case.
We’re never allowed to be loved, nutured, or protected. From our very beginning we aren’t even given the right to be seen as children or little girls, no we’re grown ass women.
Who apparently can handle anything and everything WITHOUT a man.
I mean go look at shows including black women. How many of these women are wives, mothers (who aren’t single), or in stable and healthy relationships?
Few, far, and in between.
However there are numerous stories where the black girl is the best friend always in the background and never seen as desirable.
I mean really you can’t tell me that this beautiful character has never had one male or female come up to them and told them they are beautiful.
Yet we go season after season, where the black character sits in the background offerings advice and a shoulder to cry on from their white best friend. Who is normally plain, boring, and average but has 40 dudes on her dick at a time.
And if they are in relationships, how long have they lasted?
But I digress…
However, somehow white women actually believe the sexism women of color, especially black women is the same as their own.
They had adapted the idea or believe that ALL women have been dasmels in distress (at some point in the media/film/and real life) and that this needs to change in society.
However, they never become upset or angered when a white woman is in a relationship (unless they believe she is in the way of their favorite white cis gender male slash ship) in fact they either ship it or are silent.
BUT LET IT BE A BLACK WOMAN:
You will here 1000000000 arguments supporting the idea that a woman can’t be strong unless she isn’t in a relationship or can’t be strong if she shows any weakness, emotion, or needs help and or comfort.
However the white cis male is able to do all these things (which an entire other argument on how men doing feminine things are qualified as good, but when a woman does it she is “WRONG” which again brings forth the gross idea of a man-made woman good, woman made woman or man BAD/EVIL) and it’s actually seen as GOOD when he does it.
But the most IRONIC THING ABOUT IT ALL IS:
The only women are are heros and are breaking down the “anti-feminist” arch of being a “dasmel in distress” in MEDIA are WHITE WOMEN.
NO WHERE WILL YOU SEE A WOMEN OF COLOR, ESPECIALLY A BLACK WOMAN BEING ABLE TO TAKE ON THIS ROLE.
And when a woman does do this AKA BRAEDEN FROM TEEN WOLF SHE IS SUPSICIOUS AND/OR EVIL.
No one will argue more than a white woman against a black woman showing any signs of feminism and slaying while NOT being a background character or a “magical” negro.
Even she is any way possible connected to their white cis male who they love, SHE IS OF THE DEVIL.
And they don’t see these things as issues, NEVER DO.
But where is the lie?????
an inspiration to us all
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.
This perfectly sums up why I don’t like Family Guy.
This. ALL of this.
Now you know the truth of what’s going through my mind at parties.
oh my gosh the last panel actually made me tear up
I can’t tell you how accurate this is
This is a really good depiction of social anxiety because it focuses on inner states rather then outward actions. As someone very good at concealing his anxiety, I appreciate it.
I can relate to that.
there are people who think that rape culture isn’t real but also think that misandry is a legitimate problem lmfao what a wild world