1. growingtowardthestars:

Reason #80: Pemberley Digital (I’d love to work there!)

Hey, Pemberley, you need summer interns, right? (Hire me please.)

    growingtowardthestars:

    Reason #80: Pemberley Digital (I’d love to work there!)

    Hey, Pemberley, you need summer interns, right? (Hire me please.)

  2. In my media studies class today, we were prepping for our midterm by playing term association and identifying the relationship between different terms related to media convergence and convenience.  The terms “ambient awareness” and “transmedia storytelling” came up, and I had to work very hard not to geek out about The Lizzie Bennet Diaries in front of my entire discussion section and the professor, who was subbing for my sick grad student TA (he teaches the lectures, but TAs lead discussion sections.)

    And now I’m watching some episodes over again and I’m remembering how influential this story was to me even being in that classroom.  There is a very large possibility I would not be a media studies major if it weren’t for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  And I think that’s pretty amazing.

  3. allons-youwish:

    Alex, your friendship means everything to me, I can’t lose you. What if we screw this up?

    Not a chance.

  4. siriuslikesboys:

    shoutout to all the hufflepuffs and ravenclaws who only get a quarter of the merch opportunities as everyone else

  5. six of my favourite lizzie faces as asked by fefy.

  6. 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.

  7. staticwaffles:

    It’s a revolution I suppose. (x)

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Kelsi | nineteen | NorCal Native | UC Berkeley Class of 2017 | Intended English and Media Studies major | Daily Californian blogger | Zeta Tau Alpha | Jewish | dancer | Ravenclaw | Pentaholic | Nerdfighter | Nation | SourceFederation | Starkid | Gracist | Hartosexual | VidCon 2013 and 2014 | nail artist | friendship bracelet maker | Pokemon master | chocoholic | Friends | How I Met Your Mother | Rookie Blue | The Lizzie Bennet Diaries | Sherlock | Survivor | The Hunger Games | BBYO Alumna
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