I listened to “Landslide” all day
Too many gif i know
i should stop making animations and go to work
mon anglais est pourri
Who are you
I love you ok
The main four characters of South Park actually have a lot of issues and conflict. On South Park’s surface, it’s a pretty superficial show. A usually bizarre and often disgusting problem arises, some celebrities make an appearance, problem is resolved with some sarcastic and insensitive jokes made along the way and bits of character development.
The thing is, the fandom sees things a little differently. In my opinion, the South Park fandom gave the show depth where there previously was none. Fandoms tend to do that. So after you’ve been here for a little while like I have, you start to look at things differently.
Eric Cartman isn’t just an offensive, anti-semitic fat asshole. Well, he’s still all of those things. But he’s also quite probably gender-or-sexuality confused, has a non-functional home-life and is sociopathically incapable of connecting with most other human beings. He has a soft spot for cats, yet he was unaffected by the knowledge that he killed his biological father. He’s a master manipulator and he has a habit of becoming infatuated (romantically or otherwise) with people who hate his guts.
Kyle Broflovski has the least internal conflict, in my opinion. He has a strong sense of morality that gets him into trouble sometimes. Sometimes he feels secluded because of his religion, but it’s not a particularly large part of his character. He can be emotional and passionate (which seems to have made a large amount of the fandom believe that Kyle really does have sand in his vagina and, more importantly, a vagina). His is mother is overbearing and his father is somewhat weak-willed, which the fandom also jumped on. Along with Cartman, he forms one of the driving forces in the show. Despite his lack of internal conflict he has a large amount of external conflict, and his disagreements and moral dilemmas frequently serve to further the plot of the episode.
Kenny, the unsung hero of the fandom. He’s been given his own character development episodes in the later years of the show, most notably the Coon and Friends arc. Kenny has a bad habit of dying. Frequently. Furthermore, no one but Kenny (and possibly Cartman) can remember this phenomenon. He’s a bit of a reprobate and a pervert, but is also extremely protective of his little sister Karen. Taking out the Coon and Friends arc, Kenny is easily the least developed character in the show. However, one can only imagine how alienating it is to die and die and die and to have no one remember your death(s). Since he is the least defined main character, Kenny probably has the most fandom interpretations; from anti-social weird kid to pothead to bisexual sex-god.
And, finally, Stan Marsh. Stan Marsh is the token “everyman”. He’s a normal and sensitive kid who sometimes actively tries to avoid the wacky misadventures he keeps getting sucked into. He has a super-best-friend, a girlfriend, two married parents and a sister. Unfortunately, Stan’s life is anything but normal; and I’m not just talking about South Park side-effects. His parents have separated at least twice, and his sister is abusive. Ironically, cynical Stan, who can deal with almost all the shit the show flings at him had, in recent seasons, taken to alcohol as a way to view his world as it used to be.
And now, for my blatant fan-speculation. I believe that since Stan is the one with arguably the most conventional family (as opposed to Cartman’s single mother or Kenny’s impoverished parents, but rivaled by Kyle’s family) and who is also the most ordinary, shall we say, of the boys, keeping his life stable means the most to Stan. Think about it: he has a smart, pretty girlfriend, a loyal best friend, a close-knit group of other friends- he even has the classic dog! So I postulate that Stan, despite being able to cope with most aspects of his town, correspondingly has serious deficiencies in handling normal change. In ideal circumstances he would be able to adjust and learn from his parents’ divorce, but because South Park exists in an odd “bubble” which denies reality as we comprehend it, Stan is effectively robbed of the chance to learn how to react to long-term everyday change.
How I believe this relates to the super-cool GIF: my interpretation is that this Stan is Drunk Stan, forcing himself to see his world the way he used to. He is trying to look at his childhood friends, and trying to convince himself that not this. this can’t change too. but it can, and it will, and i can’t
i don’t know how
Also this gave me There She Is!! feels and I’ve got Step 4 stuck in my head because it’s so similar this part to Nabi’s breakdown.