Just a friendly reminder to use tumblr to inspire you… not to wallow in self pity. It’s a fine line… and a really really easy place to get stuck.
Also, absolutely everything is available on tumblr… please make sure you agree with the content of the people you follow instead of just “scrolling” past stuff. There is plenty of content on here that can be really harming to our minds. This needs to be acknowledged. And we need to be careful with who we follow.
it’s just interesting to me how in mac and dennis’ relationship it seems to be an unspoken rule that whoever is perceived as the most heterosexual is the one with the most power over the other??
like, i’ve seen many people discuss how around season 8-10 there seemed to be a shift from there being more hints toward dennis being gay and into mac to more outright statements about mac being gay and into dennis, but what i haven’t seen as much about is how that correlates with who’s, for lack of a better word, in charge between them
like in mac and charlie die part 1 (season 4) dennis says “mac is dead and he’s still bossing me around”, and then in mac and dennis break up in the next season we see the whole apple-peeling thing. at this point in the series it’s clear that dennis listens to what mac has to says, he highly regards mac’s opinions and can be almost naive when it comes to mac
but then as the series progresses we see things like dennis giving mac “size pills”, dennis saying on multiple occasions that he doesn’t like mac, mac talking to frank about how much he puts into he and dennis’ relationship, etc
and it is… Super Fucking Painful to think about how both of them having internalized so much homophobia and hypermasculinity that they each subconsciously view the idea of being attracted to the other as vulnerable, which has to mean weak, which has to mean bad and wrong
and then in season 12 we finally get to see mac saying fuck you to all of this and having the strength to do what he knows is perceived as a weakness and dennis? dennis can’t do the same and instead he runs away because he knows and he knows that mac knows and he doesn’t want anything to change he can’t have things change because if he isn’t winning then he has to admit that winning isn’t what he cares about