I'm kind of nervous not doing this on anon but I just wanted to say that I think some of the twins differences stem from the falling deeper into their mental illnesses. I know a lot of people don't think season 1 as canon but I like to think that a lot of their bad behavior is trigged when Frank reenters their life and any progress that they made in their adult lives is lost when he comes back. I do think that it also ties them together and will probably end with them killing somebody together.

so i forget who it was, but a couple months back someone informed me about an omitted line from the original “charlie gets crippled” screenplay in which dennis and dee say something along the lines of “we should’ve gotten rid of [frank] when we had the chance” - basically insinuating that as children they had some plan, however noncommittal, to kill one or both of their parents. not only do i agree that frank’s reappearance jumpstarts the twins acting upon their darker neuroses, i also believe that they’re pretty aware of how terrible an impact their childhood has had on them and have done much in their power to escape it

forgive me if a lot of this is more conjecture than canon (i’ve been immersed in writing iasip meta for way too long) but i believe that dennis measures his success in relation to dee’s failure. he sees dee as this distorted funhouse reflection of himself, like what he could have been if he weren’t the Dominant Twin (which i don’t fully believe he is, but that’s another story for another time), and every time she embarrasses herself or reaches really far and misses or what have you, dennis considers it an accomplishment on his part, even if it has nothing to do with him, because dee looking bad makes him look better in comparison. and i genuinely honestly think that this is ENTIRELY because of their mom and the way she explicitly favored dennis over dee and constantly reminded them both that dennis was so much better. dennis has this narcissistic god complex that his mom instilled in him through giving him praise instead of affection…..

….while dee, on the other hand, sees the world in a marginally more realistic light, because while we’ve seen that she does have pretty low self esteem, she’s also still fighting for herself and for what she wants to do with her life. if she fully believed everything her mom (and to a lesser extent, her dad) told her about herself, she probably would have given up on her dreams, but she’s determined to show them, the world and dennis that they’re wrong - so determined that she goes overboard and doesn’t work for her dream in any kind of realistic way, instead just “putting in the hours” and forcing herself into these awkward uncomfortable situations that don’t help her at all. dee KNOWS how awful her upbringing was, dee KNOWS what monsters her parents where and that every form of self-loathing they tried to instill in her from a very young age can’t possibly be accurate

and i don’t necessarily consider everything about season 1 canon, but if we’re going to go that route then yeah, they were definitely less scummy and awful Before Frank than they are After Frank, and there could absolutely be a relationship between those two thinks. because dennis’s god complex and disdain towards dee are so strongly linked to his childhood, the further he is able to distance himself from that childhood, the less those facets of his personality consume him. meanwhile, dee isn’t nearly as determined to one-up her brother when she doesn’t have the hatred of her parents hanging over her, because feeling the need to prove herself to dennis is really a manifestation of feeling the need to prove herself to her parents. season 1 dennis and dee are occasionally even CIVIL towards one another, and not in the codependent co-conspiratorial way that we sometimes see in later seasons, but in a way that you might see your typical tv comedy brother and sister behaving. dee thinks dennis is a piece of shit and tells him so in like, season 1 episode 2, but it isn’t such a personal thing to her as it becomes, and dennis might need dee around to further fuel his narcissism, but he isn’t quite so consumed with “controlling the situation, and her, as i always have and always will”

and then once frank shows up it’s like they regress ten, fifteen years and all those horrible violent thoughts that they felt towards themselves and their parents and each other reawaken and all at once they are both more united (against a common enemy) and more divided (because of their separate but similar needs to be better than each other) and it doesn’t even have so much to do with frank directly, frank doesn’t give a shit about those two, as it has to do with how they see each other and the rest of the world. dennis and dee are both each other’s evil twin, out to be the worst they can possibly be.

darling-nicks:

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"So okay, I don’t want to be a traitor to my generation and all but I don’t get how guys dress today. I mean, come on, it looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair (eww!) and cover it up with a backwards cap and like, we’re expected to swoon? I don’t think so." - Cher Horowitz, Clueless

mightyqueer:

4x06 / 5x04

perfectworthlessdove:

fallingabsolutelyinsidemyself:

rob mcelhenney: hot

charlie day: hot 

glenn howerton: hot 

kaitlin olsen: literally four thousand degrees

zonesthesia:

Wonderfalls: Wax Lion.

"I don’t know, I don’t know what’s going on with me. I feel like a pinball. I’ve been bouncing off bumpers and flippers trying to get something to happen but I had no idea what it was."

taylor-sea:

*leans against wall*

*sips a capri sun*

hey

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perfectworthlessdove:

no one asked me to make this

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OH MY GOD

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