archie’s pathetic stupid face in the second panel is priceless
Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What five words do you see?
Dread, Malice, Moist, Made, Bail
um…. did I commit a crime lol
Bail, Secret, Cut, Peep, Chat
Followed by “Doogie” :\
Yeah, that about sums it up, and not in a good way.
Rage, dreads, secret, kick, passion
CRUSH FOOL RAGE MAN CURSE
I promise I am not actually that destructive.
Unexpected #202, September 1980, cover by Luis Domiguez
Okay, that redhead boy has to be in with the rabbit. He’s probably controlling it magically.
G1 WAS HARDCORE, MAN
Imagine if the CMC sang about hating the Cake twins, and Spike said “Uh they’re babies” and the CMC said “shut up ur a baby” and continued to sing about how they wish horrible things would happen to the babies.
The writer, who died on Thursday, created her teen diarist Adrian Mole while she was a struggling single mother of three. In this Observer article from 1989, she described how the state had left her destitute
"Haven’t you got any relatives who’ll lend you some money?" said the young man behind the desk. It is impossible to convey to somebody who has money and no children the nightmare of having children and no money. I knew nobody who was on the telephone at that time. I couldn’t even reverse the charges and ask for help.
I couldn’t face walking the five miles home. I begged the young man for 50p, but he wouldn’t relent. The staff in the back office started to put their coats on and tidy their desks. Half-past five arrived. Most of the people in the waiting room were ushered out. Others, desperate like me, stayed – explaining – some in tears, others shouting, that they hadn’t eaten, had nowhere to stay. It was bedlam. My children were hot and thirsty. Could I give them a glass of water? “No,” the office was now closed.
I still think that Adrian Mole is one of the best pieces of critical commentary on Thatcherism, and it seems to be because Sue Townsend lived it.
This is a really great article (note that a certain f-word is meant to be cigarettes here), especially when she says that she got her kids a treat because she wanted to, and to hell with anyone who would tell her she should have bought them healthy food instead. Because even poor people deserve a treat once in a while.
To my understanding LPS has higher viewing figures among little kids than MLP does. I only bring this up to say that I’m really really happy that said kids are being exposed to messages like the above when watching this show (though MLP does have good messages too).
And let’s not forget that LPS has also had it’s share of “There’s no one way to be a boy.” type messages as well (i.e. when Zoe and the male characters played that princess board game, when Russell won a beauty contest & was moved to tears of happiness over it, etc.)
I fucking love this show.
Sunil’s liking of dresses isn’t portrayed as weird or wrong, just as one of his things.
Minka’s quirkiness isn’t so over-the-top that she basically drops anything for an annoying gag.
Vinnie is strongly coded to be gay, and that is portrayed in no way wrong.
The human characters are diverse, even among Blythe’s friends. And I have never seen all-white humanizations of the pets the way they do with ponies (mostly because of Sunil admittedly)
AND it lacks the toxic fanbase that the creators want to cater to for some reason.
By no means a perfect show (Heart of Parkness was horribly racist, I wonder how nobody saw THAT.) but I would put it above MLP at this point.