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.
actually crying a lil because this show is so so important. i learned so much from watching arthur, you guys.
A few days ago this image popped up on my dashboard.
I recognised this gentleman immediately!
He appeared in the intro sequence to one of my favourite childhood shows, Malcolm in the Middle.
I’ve always been a fan of anime and I’ve always wondered who this cool looking dude just chilling in the rain actually was. I just never thought about searching for the answer on Google before, it might have even been a decade since I last saw this guy.
There was thousands of comments on the Tumblr post but none specified who he was (they might have but I got tired of looking after reading about 100).
So for anyone who’s ever wondered…I give you Shinri Shiogami from the anime Nazca.
Excuse me while I just ring my brother to tell him the answer to this decade long enigma.
I can finally die in peace.
so many minds were put at ease by this post
This explains so much about my life
I never thought I would reblog the Big Comfy Couch on this blog…
Why WOULDN’T you reblog Big Comfy Couch on your blog?
Big Comfy Couch… Preaching consent since 1992.
Is this for real
My turn! These are the two sketches that I did that were inked/colored by Rachel and Pepper for our collab! As Pep said, "we did two switcheroo challenges where we collaborated on recreating a total of 6 screencaps from Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: Battle for Mount Olympus."
xena was sketched by me, inked by rach, and colored by pepper
gabrielle was sketched by me, inked by pepper, and colored by rach
keep an eye out for the last 2 sketched by rachel!