Forgetting The Past
In the Balkan Mountain range in Bulgaria lies a frozen monument to communism, the Buzludzha, this flying saucer-like secret supervillain lair stands 70 metre tall and took 7 years to construct by 6,000 workers. Photographer slash explorer Timothy Allen took a flyby before stepping foot inside the derelict dome, left to ruin in 1989 after the revolution. The interior is full of communist mosaic frescos rising above the snow-impacted hallways. Ownership currently lies with the Bulgarian Socialist Party, who still debate over what to do with it (besides concoct world-dominating plans from within), but it’s still accessible to anybody intrepid enough!
Welcome to C O M M U N I S M D O M E
Can’t we just get beyond Communismdome?
ew gross i drew a personal comic
I relate to this IMMENSELY.
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.
also let’s remember that the simpsons crew and showrunners really hate family guy so this episode was definitely something being pushed by the studio
Not that serious..
are yall really doing this over a tv show..
It’s a cartoon.
Oh, sure, it’s just a cartoon and that billboard with the half naked woman on it is just a billboard. Those Axe Body Spray commercials are just commercials. Everyone is actually going out and buying the iPhone 6 because it really is the better phone. There’s no influence, right?
I mean, it’s only a cartoon, right?
Every god damn thing in the world is just that thing. Every racist joke is just one racist joke. Every cop who kills an unarmed innocent is juts one cop. Every guy who turns violent when his cat calls are rebuked is just one guy. Every dead civilian in the Middle East is just one casualty.
But they all add up to systemic problems
I occasionally try to think of ways to convince people that misogyny is an actual cultural thing without having to argue about statistics and sources.
And I think I found it:
"Bitch" is an insult to a guy because it implies that he takes shit from people, and to a girl because it implies that she doesn’t.
I usually talk about what people think of when they picture an engineer, soldier, doctor, etc. in their head. This seems way easier, though.
BITCH I WILL FUCKING CUT YOU
YOU’VE ANGERED THE WRONG FANDOM
You’re going down punk, just you FUCKNG WAIT!! You will learn that this fandom is far worse than you will ever want to know. We may seem soft and shy, but we’re just being NICE! We can be cold, cruel, mean, and make you suffer and wish you had never said what you said. We can send you into the farthest most empty reaches of the galaxy, summon demons to our disposal to make you suffer, and make you feel the feelings that we experience, and don’t fucking think for a single goddamn second that’s easy! The amount of emotions that would boil inside of you would literally kill you. So keep your motherfucking distance and we won’t hurt you, so stay the hell back, asshole. If you so much as insult us one more time, we will bring firey hell upon you and bitch slap you into oblivion. Your move, dildo.
We know how to kill a human and hide the evidence. Your body will never be found, and that is a promise.
You do realize a majority of the fandom are 20 somethings right? or at least in college. We can find you, kill you, and make it look like you killed yourself. Don’t try us :)
We can exorcise a demon from you faster than Dean and Sam, believe me you need it.
We can toss you into a supernova, never to be seen again, or banish you to the end of the universe where you would explode to create a new one.
We can murder you and destroy all evidence of you ever existing.
Oh no, the superwholocks are threatening to toss me into a supernova, I’m scared.
Meanwhile, in the Final Fantasy fandom:
Q:What makes you say that hussie hates feferi?
>Tell me about Meenah Peixes.
"Meenah is kind of throwing a bone to the pisces people who got stuck with Feferi. Feferi didn’t really do anything and then she died. Meenah is a cool sassy punk who has more important stuff to do than Feferi ever did."
Act 6, Intermission 3. And the whole silencing thing… IDK, it doesn’t sound like he’s a fan?
And then there are people ~not naming any names~ who say that she is an objectively bad character and if you think otherwise then you’re wrong. Some people’s children.
Radical Neurodivergence Speaking: Things about working with "emotionally disturbed" children that will break your heart.
This is a response to the awful, pooooor aduuuuuuults Cracked article about working with “troubled children”. I worked in a classroom for kindergarten-4th graders with an educational classification of Behavior Disorder/Emotionally Disturbed. I loved them all, each and every one. Most of them had been through more by age 7 than anyone should be ever. This post is dedicated to them. I hope they are all safe & healing now.
this article triggered the crap out of me but was totally worth it.
I knew there was a reason I stopped reading Cracked. What’s funny is that there’s an article by Zoe Quinn not far above it talking about the drama surrounding her.
see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’.
How come I didn’t know this
Also that crusty old white man called the named ‘gifted’. Jesus.