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Oct 1

I think a good way to tell how long you’ve been on tumblr is that whenever you see the following words on your dash

"you are my sunshine"

your immediate reaction is

"OH GOD NO"

Oct 1

Day one, got 1,500 done. a creepy intro, minnie and daisy arguing, and a somewhat start on the setting. around five pages without double-spacing. at work i bubbled up a few extra ideas and i’m glad i can give this story some extra meat, instead of relying solely on the show itself.

Time for something lighter!

Say, all you disney fans who watch me, and those that enjoy my storybits - Have I got a treat for you! My best buddy pal Elera has graciously decided to share her latest writing genius with the world.

Scales and Feathers, an ongoing and absolutely adorable Mickey and Minnie fanfic, has recently been uploaded! And has several chapters!

  • It takes the disney crew and makes them into mythological creatures! HOW COOL IS THAT.
  • You want love at first sight? It’s here, and it hits HARD
  • You want humor? Get your first aid kit ready cause you will be in stitches.
  • You know that feeling you get when two characters should be together, but aren’t together due to circumstances? And you want to shake your computer yelling YOU LOVE EACH OTHER DAMMIT? Got it.
  • Mermaids! Who doesn’t love mermaids?

This is only a handful of reasons, but believe me, there are a million more. If you enjoy my work, this will make you absolutely happy for eternity and then some. Stop reading this, and go read that!

elera-and-art:

Something I scribbled up on my break yesterday. Slowly but surely I’ve been trying to raise my muse from the dead. Now that I’ve gotten some stuff out of the way I hope I can actually get back to work on some creative endeavors…

elera-and-art:

Something I scribbled up on my break yesterday. Slowly but surely I’ve been trying to raise my muse from the dead. Now that I’ve gotten some stuff out of the way I hope I can actually get back to work on some creative endeavors…

tinkeperi:

Disney Store: Pegasus:)

tinkeperi:

Disney Store: Pegasus:)

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.

Here’s another two cents - 

People will definitely try to defend this with “Oh, it’s just a show, it’s supposed to be funny, get over it” kind of BS. And no, we won’t get over it. Because, as snaptags put it, there ARE families who abuse their kids like this. All shows are influential, from serious dramas to animated comedies. TV is a reflection of life, and we grow up with it, and we learn with it, and it affects us, and vice versa. This episode basically said “Domestic abuse is hilarious, not that we’re encouraging it, nooo no no, but, c’mon, it can be funny sometimes.”

My dad said yesterday, “All good comedians have to be offensive”, and I immediately began spitting out names of comedians who didn’t use offensive jokes to get laughs - Hell, we saw Jim Gaffigan live last year. Family Guy thinks humor is “Of course this is wrong and horrible, but if we point out that it’s wrong and horrible, it loops around to not being so wrong and horrible, thus funny” And shit does NOT work like that. It STAYS being wrong and horrible, and instead it’s telling us that these jokes are okay to make, because they assume deep down everyone thinks like that.

I’ll admit I’ve stopped watching Simpsons for a while, mostly because it relied way too much on pop culture and cheap gags, but I always treasured the old seasons. But everyone behind the Simpsons team has lost all respect from me by agreeing to do this. I don’t think I can ever watch another Simsons episode, even an old one, because of this.

Let me repeat this, because it bares repeating - ALL SHOWS ARE INFLUENTIAL. When you write down a ‘joke’ like this, and you repeat it to your staff, and draw it out, animate it, record it, and broadcast it, you are comfortable with it, you want the world to be comfortable with it, and if we get comfortable with it, we allow it to happen in reality, in flesh and blood, and horrible things like self harm and rape and domestic abuse and all the other terrible things this episode showed are taken less seriously. 

And people wonder why I prefer to watch “children’s shows”. 

(Source: fyspringfield.com)

I agree with you. I'd much rather watch a happy relationship blossom into what happens after marriage.

Anonymous

Thank you! Besides, when a couple finally gets together, the things they can go through together is endless. Deciding to go from dating to actually being together is a huge step - your life is changed. All the aspects of your life are different. Your whole life shouldn’t revolve around your significant other, of course not, but it’s obviously going to have a gigantic impact.

And I want to see that impact. I want to see how their lives are changed.

so Castle’s been pretty disappointing. I hate that writers these days feel they can’t let romantic couples who are finally together just… BE together. No, have to throw drama and crap, because we couldn’t possibly be interested in the rest of their lives. Except that’s WHY we’re watching it.

For example - Friends. I hated the Ross/Rachel relationship. The only reason I was glad they got together in the end was that no one else would have to deal with these horrible people. But i adored Chandler/Moncia from beginning to end, and I enjoyed watching the normal hurdles a couple goes through. 

That said, I’m pissed they didn’t get married, pissed we have to go through a ridiculous amnesia arc, pissed we can’t have jokes and fun anymore, NOOO MUST ALWAYS BE SERIOUS cause it’s not like we started watching this show because Castle was freakin’ hilarious, pissed that everyone is doubting him despite all the shit he’s gone through and how obviously loyal he’s been all these years, it never enters any of their minds that he was threatened/his loved ones were threatened, fuck it all.

To the tune of Thriller… CAUSE THIS IS BULLSHIT, BULLLLSHIIIIT

riskpig:

shewhowantsmouseears:

Now, I don’t watch OUAT as much as I should, but apparently Yensid showed up.

Now I know this won’t happen but I can’t help imagining a little boy with black hair in a red robe going around and cleaning things up and when Emma/whoever asks who this kid is Yensid says “this is my apprentice, Michael, he is destined for greatness” and Emma blinks and then puts it together in her head and is doing everything possible not to go yell NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

THIS BETTER BE IN YOUR NEXT DISNEY STORYBITS.

AHAHAHA TEMPTING VERY MUCH SO, but i gotta to do some real catching up on the show

right now I’m thinking that “Michael” is only a smidgen older than Henry and they become instant BFFs, and Henry convinces Michael to 1) run away and join the team and 2) “borrow” Yensid’s hat (although michael mentions the last time he did this… it did not end well.) 

and elsewhere little!Minerva is a kidnapped princess and they have to give her a magic ring and the whole arc thing is about Mickey having to grow up and be mature and when the ring is given back to Minerva, it turns out they had their memories and real ages blockd off to hide them from some greater evil but now they’re ready to kick ass in the name of true love

and all the while emma is having a mental crisis as she is wondering if donald and goofy are real too

Now, I don’t watch OUAT as much as I should, but apparently Yensid showed up.

Now I know this won’t happen but I can’t help imagining a little boy with black hair in a red robe going around and cleaning things up and when Emma/whoever asks who this kid is Yensid says “this is my apprentice, Michael, he is destined for greatness” and Emma blinks and then puts it together in her head and is doing everything possible not to go yell NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE