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annawrites  asked:

i've enjoyed your prompt fills so much, thank you for sharing them!! if you feel like it: chef!andrew trying (and failing) to woo picky eater neil with fancy food? :)

The thing about growing up on the run is that you never really develop a palate.

You eat what’s there to be eaten, whatever you manage to stuff in your pockets while your mother distracts the cashier trying to haggle for cigarettes, as if it’s anywhere near possible to haggle in a 7/11.

You eat school lunches, bland chicken nuggets and congealed mac and cheese and unseasoned carrots with those little close to expired fruit cups with the peaches and cherries and simple syrup.

You drink gas station coffee—maybe it stunts your growth, but you drink it anyway—and fill old plastic water bottles from drinking fountains or public restroom sinks.

At least, that’s what Neil tries to explain to Matt one day, when Matt invites Neil to his favorite restaurant in his hometown. It just so happens that Matt’s hometown is New York City, and the chef at this place has a Michelin star, but Neil isn’t on the run anymore and his paycheck is hefty enough that he can afford it.

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anonymous asked:

South Park Analysis Request: Why do Stan, Kyle, and Kenny hang out with Cartman when most of the time the other three don't seem to like him and vice versa?

Well, from a Doylist perspective, Cartman is a part of the group because Matt and Trey need him to interact with the other main characters. There’s no way for the show to work if the four boys aren’t all friends or, at least, constantly in each other’s presence.

However, from a Watsonian or in-universe perspective, it does seem odd that the boys keep Cartman around since he’s dangerous at worst and a nuisance at best. This is especially interesting if you’ve seen every episode like me and have watched the boys’ relationship evolve from season 1.

In early seasons, Cartman was a racist and insensitive little shit, but he paled in comparison to the sociopathic, bigoted asshole he is now. That’s good to note when you think about the slow progression of Cartman’s toxic behavior.

Just look at the episode “Preschool.” It shows that the boys have been friends since they were toddlers. It has the same “fatass and Jew” riff in the flashback which is played for laughs, but it also shows how much Stan, Kyle, and Kenny have normalized Cartman’s behavior over the years. They’ve literally been going through the motions of this since preschool.

Now, I’m actually hesitant to label the other three boys victims because, while Cartman has been an insufferable asshole, the boys aren’t known to take this lying down. There have been plenty of instances where the others boys stand up for themselves and challenge Cartman when he’s wrong (or just douchey). I’d say that, while the boys know Cartman’s behavior isn’t okay, they’re so used to it that it isn’t a deal breaker when it comes to the friendship. Sure, none of them may like Cartman, but he’s been their ‘friend’ for so long that he’s part of the group.

I think the answer to your question ultimately ties back into the Doylist perspective I mentioned earlier. South Park is a small town with limited friend options and it’s also a town that resets every week. Like I said, the boys have been doing this song and dance with Cartman for years now. It’s annoying, but it’s also predictable and normal and, more importantly, Matt and Trey need the formula to keep the show going. Like Sharon says at one point: “Sometimes it’s better to just stick with what you know.”

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