theroguefeminist:

viciousilicious:

A few highlights from what has been called one of the worst interviews in recent history.

And of course Christians love to deny the fact Muslims consider Jesus a prophet and respect him (they just don’t see him as the son of God). Not that it’s relevant, because the book presents a portrait of Jesus separate from the Muslim conception of him. But Christian bigots who think Muslims hate Jesus or are out to defame him know absolutely nothing about Islam.

bedupolker:

it’s almost halloween, the most wonderful time of the year, so i figured I would do a tribute to my favorite ghost pokemon

catsbeaversandducks:

"Wait… Is that an UFO?!"

Photos by ©Napoleon the Cat

louislarry:

kyoryupantsu:

oregon-orgasm:

wugs:

rock bottom is when youtube comments are more intelligent than your government


You beautiful human beings.

I love this because the top comment is someone being brave enough to state their beliefs but accept others and the bottom one disagrees but accepts the top ones dicisions.
Society gone right for once.

louislarry:

kyoryupantsu:

oregon-orgasm:

wugs:

rock bottom is when youtube comments are more intelligent than your government

You beautiful human beings.

I love this because the top comment is someone being brave enough to state their beliefs but accept others and the bottom one disagrees but accepts the top ones dicisions.

Society gone right for once.

personality types!

Reblog with your personality types bolded, for your own reference, or for your followers to get to know you better! 

Name: Derek

Zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

Myers-Briggsistj, isfj, infj, intj, istp, isfp, infp, intp, estp, esfp, enfp, enfj, esfj, estj, esfj, enfj, entj, entp

The Four Temperaments:  Melancholic, Phlegmatic, Choleric, Sanguine

Enneagram Type One (4), Type Two (4), Type Three (1), Type Four (5), Type Five (4), Type Six (8), Type Seven (1), Type Eight (2), Type Nine (7)

Alignment Lawful good, Neutral good, Chaotic good, True neutral, Lawful neutral, Chaotic neutral, Lawful evil, Neutral evil, Chaotic evil

We’re gonna play a new game called Top 10 TV shows because there’s one for films. Write down your top shows and then tag 10 friends to do the same. 10 favorite TV shows (in no particular order)

I got tagged, so I’ll do it. Shows, not just television In no order:

Doctor Who
Mystery Science Theater 3000Red vs. Blue
Marble Hornets
Ergo Proxy
Heroes
The Tick (Animated)
Lost Tapes
The Strain
Space Ghost: Coast to Coast

drakatha:

withelephantsandcoffee:

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.

Omg it was a funny episode -_- if you don’t like it, don’t watch. Yes, you have a valid point, but holy crap.

HAHA OKAY NO

"If you don’t like it shut up and don’t watch it" has its place. This is not it. Allow me to educate you on why you’re wrong.

Family Guy is a detriment. Plain and simple. Vox wasn’t too far off when they called this show “a blight on humanity”. Yeah, it has its moments where a couple of the quips they make get a laugh out of the audience. The show having long since lost its funniness isn’t the issue.

Everything this show stands for is absolutely sickening, and its more prominent in this episode than it has been in years. 

Literally everything wrong with Family guy is jam packed into this episode. Here’s a list of just some of the things I can rattle off the top of my head.

It’s generally just unpleasant. There are a lot of moments that stood out in this episode as being really fucking awful, even by Family Guy standards (Stewie kidnapping/torturing people and telling Moe his daughter is being raped as a “prank call”, Meg carving Lisa’s name into her arm, etc). Family Guy has a nasty habit of thinking shocking/disturbing = funny. It doesn’t. It’s just unpleasant and not fun to watch.

The gags are unfunny/drag on for too long. This happens in almost every modern FG episode, but it’s really bad in this one. (The car wash scene, Homer and Peter’s fight, and just the majority of the episode really).

MacFarlane is using this series as a means to jerk himself off. The amount of self gratifying bullshit that Seth threw into Simpsons Guy was nausea inducing. The entire first—what, ten minutes of the episode was about how everyone calling out MacFarlane on his racist, sexist, and generally awful bullshit are, in his eyes, a load of oversensitive braindead idiots with no senses of humor. There are ways to respectfully make jokes about awful subjects. South Park does it all the time. Family Guy does not. Not only that, but MacFarlane plugs his other shows left and right and even goes so far as to shit on Bob’s Burgers—an INFINITELY superior show—in order to fuel his own ego. He’s a LITERAL MANCHILD.

Now, let’s get to the big issue. Family Guy’s messages are absolute trash, and the fact that it still makes money means that PEOPLE ARE BUYING IT. This show’s morals are just horrific. “Sexism is what makes men men” (I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar), “Abuse victims should stay in abusive relationships for their abusers’ benefits (Seahorse Seashell Party), and that’s definitely not the worst of it. This show is teaching its primary audience everything that is wrong with society. It doesn’t matter that these ass backwards lessons are being told in the form of jokes, they’re still normalizing and enforcing ideas that NEED TO STOP.

And the only way they’re gonna stop is if we raise fucking hell about it.

Also, no. It was not a funny episode.

Psychologists have found that people’s belief in a just world helps explain how they react to innocent victims of negative life circumstances. People become cognitively frustrated when presented with stories of victims who suffer through little fault of their own. They can deal with this frustration in two ways: they can conclude that the world is an unjust place, or they can decide that the victim is somehow to blame. Most people reconcile their psychological distress by blaming the victim. Even when we know that suffering is undeserved, it is psychologically easier to blame the victim rather than give up the idea that the world is basically fair.
Melissa Harris-Perry [x] (via aerialiste)

vineweaver:

Video games are so weird. Hey you just killed a giant goat man, have a pair of shoes you’re not intelligent enough to wear.

canvasofourlife:

30 days of Delain

Day five | Favourite track from We Are The Others
Mother Machine

„I like the plastic people, paper world
The silver moon, the iron sun
I’ll fold you paper flowers, little girl
For you’ll never see a real one”

Was tagged by Lauren, so now I am forced to reply:

Rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag at least 10 followers

Name: Derek-Paul
Nickname:  Whatever Lauren tends to call me in reference to the current conversation.
Birthday:  December 29th, every year.
Gender:  Male
Sexuality:  Heterosexual
Height:  5’ 10”
Time zone:  Central (The /REAL/ time zone)
What time and date is it there:  8/31/14 11:06 a.m.
Average hours of sleep: Five-to-six.
OTPs:  ‘Jali’. And my own relationship.
The last thing I Googled was:  Lyrics to ‘Young’n’ by Fabolous (and yes, I was as disappointed as it sounds’
First word that comes to mind:  Row
What I last said to a family member:  ”When did this show come out?”
One place that makes me happy and why:  My chair.
How many blankets I sleep under:  Only sleep under the comforter, actually.
Favorite beverage:  Coca-Cola
The last movie I watched in the cinema was:  Into The Storm with the fiancee. She has a soft spot for tornado films.
Three things I can’t live without:  Fiancee, electricity, sleep
Something I plan on learning:  How to be better at time management.
A piece of advice for all my followers: No matter what you do in life, no matter where you are in life, take a step back from yourself. Remove yourself from the situation and look around you without your wants or needs. See the beauty and the disgusting in the world and do something about both. No passive-aggressive, no cynicism. Action, help and help everyone without any gain for yourself. And just breathe..
You have to LISTEN to this song'Haunted' by Shirk

So I’m supposed to tag? Okay.

tomorrowsofyesterday:

Some images from the protests in Ferguson, MO, over the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. Police have used tear gas and barricades to control protestors. (via)

freddie-photography:

'Opened Wisdom' 
My latest print to be purchased today. There are still copies of this edition of 20 available at ArtFinder for £125:https://www.artfinder.com/product/opened-wisdom/
By Freddie Ardley - Follow on: tumblr Facebook Twitter Instagram

freddie-photography:

'Opened Wisdom'

My latest print to be purchased today. There are still copies of this edition of 20 available at ArtFinder for £125:

https://www.artfinder.com/product/opened-wisdom/

By Freddie Ardley - Follow on: tumblr Facebook Twitter Instagram