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  • Vampire:

    Someone offers you a chance at immortality. Do you take it, and why or why not?

  • Werewolf:

    If you had to spend your life with just one person, who would it be?

  • Witch:

    If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

  • Ghost:

    Do you have any regrets?

  • Frankenstein:

    Is someone telling you how to live your life, or are you an independent person?

  • Mummy:

    If you were to fall into an eternal sleep, do you think anyone would miss you?

  • Zombie:

    Do you miss anyone right now?

  • Faerie:

    If you could get away with anything, what would you do?

  • Nymph:

    What are you like when you’re by yourself?

  • Mermaid:

    How far would you go to keep the one you love?

  • Shapeshifter:

    What would you change about yourself?

  • Banshee:

    If you knew one of your loved ones/best friends had only one day left to live, how would you spend that last day with them?

  • Siren:

    If you could make anyone do anything, what would you make them do?

  • Genie:

    If you had one wish that would come true and couldn’t be reversed, what would you ask for?

  • Fury:

    What is a word/phrase that you dread to hear?

  • Incubus:

    What would someone have to do to get in your pants?

  • Succubus:

    What’s one thing you can’t live without?

trojanwarfare:

literature meme [1/3 genres]

"While the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted." - Flannery O’Connor

'Common themes in Southern Gothic literature include deeply flawed, disturbing or eccentric characters who may or may not dabble in hoodoo, ambivalent gender roles and decayed or derelict settings, grotesque situations, and other sinister events relating to or coming from poverty, alienation, crime and violence.'

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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)

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