Why is Daft Punk trying to steal my pokemon
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.
There are only a few episodes that I distinctly remember and this one tops the list. My father is a chef and used to do a lot of catering (like Arthur’s dad) at around the age I would watch this. I was actually worried when I saw his dad in the kitchen fire.
and as a bonus:
with absolutely perfect timing thanks to N+C’s official announcement of a DMMD anime coming out this summer, my collab with ainsil is finally done! she drew the amazing and perfect base sketch for this drawing, bless her. i built on it + drew the lineart + coloured and added final touches.
i’m glad to finally have this thing done even if the effort was worth it, and thank you for putting up with me through it! and please view the high-res for better quality!
I might buy something with this on seriously
fuck dis bitch i gotta go
do u ever lie on ur side and a small tear leaks out and ur just like whoa wtf body I know I’m sad but not that sad
Me and Lindsey were just walking along the beach looking for shells when we saw this bit of sea foam. I had to take a picture of course. I shit you not it was naturally made. Nature is incredible.
I just bet that Sei was in his mind like “aw, poor Ren, he’s as good as a person and deserves a human body of his own.” and then watched Aoba fuck Ren and he’s like “i didn’t think this through”