can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal
Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode?
It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.
Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.
Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.
Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.
Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.
The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.
The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.
THIS WAS IN MY SCHOOL NEWSPAPER
THERE ARE OTHER HOMESTUCKS IN MY SCHOOL
Hold on to your pine tree hats, Gravity Falls is coming to Disney XD and it’s bring with it 4 brand new shorts never before seen in the US!
((Okay, I know it’s not Motorcity related, but you gotta help me out here people!))
((Gravity Falls is now being tossed onto Disney XD, where I’ve learned over the course of time that good shows go to die or are just ignored by the network entirely. Some examples being Motorcity, Tron Legacy, and Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, despite the SRMTHFG! having 4 seasons and almost nothing in terms of merchandise.))
((When Disney XD usually has a good show, they start fucking with it’s programming times, and putting it on when kids or most human beings can’t watch it. Usually around 5am on weekends, or 2-3am on weekdays. And you should even take that with a truckload of salt, because they don’t stick to a planned schedule a good part of the time when they’re trying to kill a show’s ratings.))
((So help me spread the word, everyone! That it’s now imperative to watch as much Gravity Falls as you can when it’s on! Even when they’re just showing reruns! I don’t want to lose another great and original show to Disney’s horrible decisions again.))
((HELP GRAVITY FALLS MY FRIENDS!!))
Weird comic doodle things
THESE ARE SO CUTE
So did I tell you guys that I commissioned someone to do some art from Wonderland? I’m so excited I can’t wait to see the pictures when they’re done~!
Going to work! I’ll be back around 6:30-7:00! See you guys then!