01 10 / 2014

I see skeletons all over tumblr but I look at my workplace and it’s covered in Christmas and glitter. (I know crafters need a head start but STILL…)

01 10 / 2014

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.

(Source: fyspringfield.com, via deathlycastiel)

30 9 / 2014

I cleaned up one of the globe ornament designs!  It’s super simplified because the print will only be about 2 inches big.  The figure will be cut out and suspended inside a Christmas globe ornament using clear plastic film (and a little bit of fake snow). I will be making a prototype soon.  Wish me luck!  If everything works out I will make other designs and put them on my Etsy shop.

I cleaned up one of the globe ornament designs!  It’s super simplified because the print will only be about 2 inches big.  The figure will be cut out and suspended inside a Christmas globe ornament using clear plastic film (and a little bit of fake snow). I will be making a prototype soon.  Wish me luck!  If everything works out I will make other designs and put them on my Etsy shop.

30 9 / 2014

Today is the last day of Nimona updates… ;A; *sob*

29 9 / 2014

Never thought this crappy sketch/rant blog would get this much attention ever.  THANK YOU!!!

Never thought this crappy sketch/rant blog would get this much attention ever.  THANK YOU!!!

29 9 / 2014

I got these cute paper clips the other day and I have no clue where I should use them… (I feel like I’ll accidentally break them)

I got these cute paper clips the other day and I have no clue where I should use them… (I feel like I’ll accidentally break them)

29 9 / 2014

Whenever I think of Buccellati vs. Secco, all I can imagine is Buccellati would (probably) make a fine pole dancer.

28 9 / 2014

EEeyyyyy so my friend over on deviantART is hosting a little Halloween art contest and I will be providing some art as prizes along with a bunch of other contributors!  Go and enter to get some cool free art!

http://www.deviantart.com/journal/First-Event-Halloween-Party-485048484

28 9 / 2014

Instead of enjoying my day off I helped cut down a tree branch 2.5 times my height in my yard instead. My arms are sore but there is less chances of the dead branch landing on the sidewalk/road this winter.

All the colors in my yard is reminding me that summer is over.

28 9 / 2014

princenoriaki:

summon egg baby