-Beth is considered busty but her character design is overall not sexualized (bonus: the one reference to her having large breasts comes from Summer lamenting about how her breasts probably aren’t done growing yet)
-you can easily pick out familial similarities in the smith family character designs (mortys hair is the same texture as his Jerry’s, Rick and Beth have similar same head shape, Summer’s head shape is a bit between Jerry’s and Beth’s, Morty and Summer have their dad’s eyes and skin tone)
-that one time when Morty went on an anti-censorship rant against Summer about how she’s too sensitive and the world isn’t responsible for pleasing her and Rick immediately shuts him down with “I take it you didn’t get a text back from Jessica”
-squanchy is a mishmash of 80s cartoon tropes (creature that says it’s name a bunch and ‘lovable’ annoying animal sidekick there to be cute and sell toys, ironic as squanchy has appeared like twice)
-the irony of squanchy being a parody of said trope only for Mr poopybutthole to legitimately fulfill the role
-Summer having her own character arc throughout the show
-Beth’s pathology (I’ll add a link l8r I’m on mobile but the entry on the wiki about her is fascinating and really shows how well thought out everything is)
-the show giving just enough plot advancement at the perfect pace, keeping the audience satisfied but wanting more (unlike that OTHER show) ((reminder that we still know nothing about evil Morty, what Ricks crimes are, the specifics of his and the resistances hatred of the government, why he left Beth and Diane specifically, the time Jerry was raped at summer camp (idk maybe they won’t do anything with it but I feel like there’s something coming like Jerry breaking down or consoling in someone))
-Jerry being the typical dumb dad but in like a new way (not just a Homer Simpson clone)
-Jerry is in marketing and I feel like this is supposed to be a joke about how characters in movies are always in marketing because it’s an excuse for product placement but Jerry only makes ads for like very generalized products (hungry for apples?)
-Jerry is queer and Rick is queer coded and it’s so casual I love it
-A lot of people think Morty is supposed to be autistic and I wouldn’t put it past the show to do it (also suggested in the very first episode)
-Mr jellybean and the show constantly giving the middle finger to lesser animated adult comedies and also adventure time
concept: a conspiracy theorist dragon who believes exaltation is actually just leading a dragon out into the middle of nowhere and fuckin murdering them and everyone is just like “calm down Jerry” and the dragon is all “no really!! remember when you hatched that ugly ass baby and then he was exalted within minutes even though he had literally no battle experience or any useful qualities? explain that!!” and everyone is all “fucking hell Jerry get a grip”
"It’s been a while, but I wanna say in ’88. My mother had passed away right before I met Layne, and she’d left me a little bit of money to live on. We used that on gear and a couple of demo sessions that we did early on. I had a little bit of spending cash left over so Layne and I were talking about getting the brother tattoos. We went down to this place on Pike Street in Seattle, right above the market on the hill, and I got this screaming skull-type thing on my right shoulder, and he got a skull with an Elvis hairdo and some sunglasses on his left shoulder. They were both wall tattoos, my only wall tattoo—and, generally, the first one usually is. [Laughs.] But the cool thing about doing it was doing it with Layne; he had one on one shoulder and I had one on the other. They were kind of connected and obviously we were too." [Inked Magazine 2009]
On 8 May, 2005, 8-year-old Laura Hobbs and her best friend, 9-year-old Krystal Tobias, disappeared while riding their bikes in a nearby park in Zion, Illinois. When the duo didn’t return home, their parents called 911 and a search party was created. It wasn’t long until the disturbing discovery of their savagely slain bodies were discovered off a wooded bike path. The person who stumbled across this gruesome scene was 34-year-old Jerry Hobbs, Laura’s father. The companions had been brutally beaten and then stabbed to death. An investigation revealed that they had been killed where they were discovered. Jerry, who had recently been released from prison for aggravated assault was automatically questioned, due to being the one who discovered the girls and his lengthy criminal history. After hours of interrogation, Jerry broke down and confessed that he had been the one who killed his own daughter and her friend. Almost immediately he recanted his confession and staunchly professed his innocence to anybody that would listen. DNA had been discovered under the girls’ fingernails and when DNA analysis was taken, it did not match Jerry’s but alas, he had confessed so the prosecution considered the DNA to be unrelated. After being found guilty of the heinous double murder, Jerry and his defence team refused to give up hope. They continued working the case and finally caught a break when they discovered something the investigators had missed - they examined the anal, vaginal and oral swabs that were taken of the two girls and were shocked to find traces of semen. This semen matched the DNA that was underneath the girls’ fingernails. This DNA matched that of Jorge Torrez, who was currently in custody on another charge. It was revealed that he had lived just a block away from the victims’ homes. Jerry was immediately released and Torrez was charged with the two murders, receiving a death sentence.
After the reader finds out that she’s pregnant, she fears Ben’s reaction and starts avoiding him until he confronts her…
The moonshine fell through the window as you sunk deeper into the sheets of your bed.
You heard Ben’s slow and constant breathe next to you as you slowly turned around to look at him.
Under normal circumstances you wouldn’t retain to lay your head on his chest and cuddle close to him but the circumstances simply weren’t normal, at least to you.
You still saw before your inner eye the first positive pregnancy test laying in your hands, the second, the third.
And every time you tried to not believe your eyes even when you deep down knew that those test weren’t lying, as much as you wanted them to.
And every time you thought about it you had the same questions in your head that began to terrorize you more with every time they showed up.
How should you raise a baby in this world?
Were you even mature enough to be able to give a little human being everything it needed?
Could you protect it from any danger this world had?
Could it ever grow up without having to fear to lose everyone around them?
You had taken the test about one and a half week ago and since then, those questions didn’t leave you alone.
You had realized that you could never prevent this baby to be born, not because you didn’t have the stuff here, but because you had already developed motherly feelings for it and it was Ben’s baby you were carrying .
And with that the biggest question in your mind build up more.
Would he want the baby?
You had never talked to him about kids, that’s nothing you had have in your mind until the moment you had to realize that it was a bigger matter than you ever thought it would be.
You knew how loving he was, how much he cared about you but you didn’t know if the panic when realizing that you were pregnant would overwhelm him and let him make decisions you didn’t even want to think about.
You would have to tell him someday at least when your body would begin to show that you were pregnant.
You looked at Ben’s relaxed sleeping face before he moved towards you in his sleep and you felt his warmth coming closer. You felt guilt coming up in you, not only about not telling him, but also about being unapproachable to him since you knew about the baby.
Every time he touched you, every time he leaned in to place a kiss on your lips, every time he told you he loves you made you want to just run away.
The fear in you that he could leave you once it was out, made you act unapproachable even when you tried to overplay it.
But you knew that he was noticing your different behavior.
He knew you too good to not see it and he began asking you what was wrong you just brushed off while you tried to avoid eye contact to him.
You hated lying to him and you felt like you were betraying him.
You turned around again, looked outside the window knowing that also this night wouldn’t offer much sleep to you.
As you woke up in the morning, after roughly two or three hours of sleep, you found yourself laying in Ben’s arms, his face close to yours. You felt the guilt and fear coming up in you again, motivating you to slowly free yourself out of his arms before you sat up on the corner of the bed. You were glad that at least the morning sickness that had started shortly after you found out about your pregnancy and which was already problematic to hide seemed to not be present today. ”(Y/N)?”, you heard Ben drowsy ask before you felt his hand stroking softly over your back creating a shiver that run down your back. You hastily stood up, swallowing as you looked at him. ”Are you okay?”, he asked as he sat up and looked concerned at you. ”Yeah”, you said nodding before you rushed over to the wardrobe and pulled clothes over your body. ”(Y/N), somethings wrong, come on, please let me know when something is bothering you”, he said while you felt the panic increasing. ”It’s not, I got some work outside”, you said trying to escape the tightening feeling that created around your chest. ”It’s not even six, Ezekiel-”, Ben said looking from the clock to you. ”Yeah, I know but I rather finish it now when not everyone’s outside yet”, you said cutting him off as you pulled a jacket over your body knowing that this time your lie wasnt the strongest one but once you were out of the room it wouldnt matter anymore. ”Bye”, you said before Ben could even respond and rushed out of the room.
You began doing your usual work, feeling like the biggest asshole ever for leaving him that way, but you hadn’t known how to help yourself on another way. The whole morning and forenoon, till the first people began to leave for lunch you kept working, trying to distract yourself from the thoughts in your head. You finally made your way over to the dining room and entered as you knew that Ben wasnt inside. You got your food and sat down next to a few others, put a mask onto your face and tried to smile to not let them see what was actually going on in your head. After some time, they left to go back to their work, leaving you alone again with your thoughts. You felt a lump creating in your throat as your head began to pound by the thought of Ben leaving you and the baby, the tears you had tired to hold back came up and you felt how tears began falling down your cheek as you looked down to your hands.
You suddenly heard Jerry coming from the kitchen while humming a happy song.
You hastily wiped your tears away and looked up to him.
“(Y/N)?”, he asked still happily before he seemed to see your slightly red eyes.
“What’s wrong?”, Jerry asked concerned as he walked towards you and sat down.
“Nothing”, you said trying to not let him see what was actually going on in your head.
“I see that you’re lying (Y/N),…Bens also worrying about you”, Jerry said as he placed a plate with cobbler on the table.
“Did he send you?”, you asked still looking down on your hands.
“No, but we’re friends (Y/N), so I do care about you too”, Jerry said sitting down, he sounded unusual serious.
You swallowed, looked up to Jerry and breathed out.
“Promise me that you won’t tell anyone, especially not Ben”, you said nervously playing with your hands.
“I promise”, said Jerry while he ate a spoonful cobbler and you still struggled with yourself before you finally raised your voice.
“I’m pregnant”, you said swallowing.
It was out.
Even if you didn’t know if you should be glad about it your worried.
“But that’s great!”, Jerry responded suddenly smiling widely.
“No it’s not…”, you said while your voice cracked while you felt tears coming up again.
“Bu-but why?”, Jerry asked bewildered.
“I-I’m not sure if Ben wants the baby…”, you said swallowing.
“Of course! Why wouldn’t he?”, he asked still a bit shocked about your reaction.
“We’re still young, he already has to take care of his brother…and..a baby in this world-”, you said not being able to finish the sentence through the lump in your throat becoming even bigger. You saw Jerry reaching out his hand to stroke over your arm before he raised his voice.
“He loves you (Y/N), he’ll love the baby too…and you have to tell him, he deserves that…you know that too”, Jerry said in a seroius and still concerned voice.
“Yeah”, you breathed while you swallowed hard knowing that one day you wouldn’t be able to hide it anymore anyways.
“I’m gonna, but I need some more time”, you said looking at Jerry who slowly nodded.
“Okay, Im gonna be as silent as a grave”, he finally said.
The dusk was already set in while you walked through the streets of the kingdom as you saw Benjamin coming around a corner. You felt the panic packing you again that made you turn around before he noticed you. You were ashamed for yourself and your reaction, you normally were a strong person but the thought of losing him messed your mind up. You walked hastily down the street into the other direction while you heard Ben’s footsteps coming closer and faster, before you saw out of the corner of your eyes how he walked next to you. ”We need to talk”, he said while you felt his glance on your body. You didn’t know what to respond, so all you did was keep on walking. “Alright, what’s wrong with you? And don’t tell me there isn’t because I see there is!”, he said completely serious before he stopped walking.
You stopped as well and turned around while you felt cold shivers running down your back, your heart pumping against your chest knowing that you couldn’t escape anymore. “I-I..”,you began to stutter but you didn’t get a word out of your mouth.
You looked at Ben who looked swallowing back, his eyes filled with pain as he raised his voice again.
“I dont know what to do anymore…I just…is there someone else? Are you being that way because of that?, he asked, his voice trembling, knowing that he had to be extremely churning to have the suspicion of you having an affair. "God no, Ben there is no one else than you, I swear”, you said swallowing. “Then please Tell me what the real reason is”, he said almost begging.
If you wouldn’t tell him now, you would risk losing him, probably more than telling him your secret.
And with that you had made your decision.
“Ben…I…I’m pregnant”, you said looking at him even if you were scared of how he would react, but instead of saying something he just walked towards you and pulled you into his arms. “God (Y/N), I thought I would lose you”, he muttered into your hair while tightening his hug. “So did I…I thought you might leave me”, you said still trembling but hugging him back before Ben backed away to look at you. “I would never leave you”, he said looking into your eyes before continuing. “We’re gonna make it, it’s not gonna be easy but I know that we can do it together”, he said cupping your face with his hands before leaning in to kiss you. For the first time since the suspicion of you being pregnant had come to your mind you could kiss him again without feeling anything but good. “I’m sorry I did that to you, I’m sorry that I doubted but I was just scared”, you muttered against his lips as you slowly let go of each other. “It’s okay, It’s okay as long as you promise to not ever think that I’ll leave you and our baby”, he muttered back while you felt how your body filled with even more warmth. “I promise”, you answered before you felt how Ben laid his hand on your belly and stroke softly over it and a wide smile created on his lips. “I love you both”, you heard him mutter as he looked up from your belly. “I love you both too”, you answered looking smiling back at him. And with that, every doubt was gone and even though you knew that a hard time was ahead of you, you knew that together, you both would turn these hard times into good ones with your child.
well I went and did the damn thing. Made a rick and morty universe. A universe where rick infused beth with mermaid/harpy/siren DNA when she was little and wanted to be a famous singer, which had the benefits of everybody loving her singing! But y’know, also the mind control inability to have real connections with people, and looking more like a fish than a person. eventually though she met Jerry (deaf) and married him, then had these two. The siren DNA is watered down from Jerry’s genes, but only enough to make it a bit more reasonably manageable to show up in public. While summer views her heritage as more of an annoyance, morty decided at the same age his mom was that he wanted to be a singer. Now rick lives with them as their grandpa as well as morty’s manager, and morty only speaks to rick in sign language to avoid that tricky voice of his. rick has occasional fits of guilt for genetically ruining his family, but manages to drown that out in all that sweet cash morty is raking in for him. When morty speaks its still shakey and stuttery, but when he sings its smooth. This is part of the reason why morty prefers sign language
some examples of music I think fits morty (and summer)
Links removed cuz tumblr fuckin sucks and I want more people to see this.
if you draw them either message me a link or tag me- id love to see it!!
Look. LOOK. I have an urge to sin right now and it’s manifesting in the form of Kevin Khatchaduorian x Jerry the vampire from Fright Night. Just. Do you know how much intenseness and attraction there will be
“Oh, look who’s there. Your majesty.” Playfully you bow down, making Jerry who stands behind Ezekiel giggle. “It’s a true honor…”
“(Y/N).” Ezekiel growls, Shiva next to him tilts the head by the change in his voice.
“C'mon Zeke.” You say, letting him pull you on his lap. “Times are already sad enough.”
“That’s true.” Ezekiel mumbles, nuzzling his face in your neck.