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.
Classic Doctor bit gifs
Show this to everyone who has never seen the program. They’ll be none the wiser… but they’ll be frightened and confused and that’s always a bonus.
Awww, these are so cute X3 And accurate, too :’D
this is it this is the show
- Beethoven: ARE YOU READY TO HEAR SOME SYMPHONIES?!
- Audience: *cheers*
- Beethoven: I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!
- Vampire: Someone offers you a chance at immortality. Do you take it, and why or why not?
- Werewolf: If you had to spend your life with just one person, who would it be?
- Witch: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
- Ghost: Do you have any regrets?
- Frankenstein: Is someone telling you how to live your life, or are you an independent person?
- Mummy: If you were to fall into an eternal sleep, do you think anyone would miss you?
- Zombie: Do you miss anyone right now?
- Faerie: If you could get away with anything, what would you do?
- Nymph: What are you like when you’re by yourself?
- Mermaid: How far would you go to keep the one you love?
- Shapeshifter: What would you change about yourself?
- Banshee: If you knew one of your loved ones/best friends had only one day left to live, how would you spend that last day with them?
- Siren: If you could make anyone do anything, what would you make them do?
- Genie: If you had one wish that would come true and couldn’t be reversed, what would you ask for?
- Fury: What is a word/phrase that you dread to hear?
- Incubus: What would someone have to do to get in your pants?
- Succubus: What’s one thing you can’t live without?
THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING ON TUMBLR GOODNESS
I wish my feed were only this.
I’ve only ever sen the second to last image. I didn’t know there was a whole series! This is FANTASTIC!
On average, you have a 1 in 18,989 chance of being murdered
A trans person has a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered
The average life span of a cis person is about 75-90
The average life expectancy of a trans person is 23-30 years old
75% of people killed in anti LGBT hate crimes are poc
Think about this the next time you go crying over “cisphobia” and “reverse racism”
On March 2nd, I shaved my head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation after raising over $2,000 for Children’s Cancer Research. The following week I attended Wizard World Sacramento and put together this Female version of Aang, from Avatar the Last Airbender. I felt like this was a wonderful opportunity to show that being a bald woman is both beautiful and without limits! I had more fun in this costume then I ever could have imagined! I could not keep from smiling!!! Especially with so many people, from adults to kids recognizing my character and wanting photos with me. My amazing friend, Allie, had the brilliant idea of using the rhinestones for the Arrow (mostly she just wanted an excuse to bedazzle my head! Haha) I plan on wearing this costume again at WonderCon in a couple weeks. Aang is one of my all time favorite characters, and with the appearance of his female counterpart on Ember Island, I was inspired to make this costume. I wanted to put my own spin on it to make it feel a little more feminine and fashion forward. Overall I think it turned out really well, and the best part was that people still recognized who I was. These are some of my favorite shots from Wizard World. I hope you enjoy them! =D
If you’re interested in finding out more about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, please visit their website:
If you’d like to contribute to this amazing cause and help find a cure for Children’s Cancer, you can still donate on my page. Every little bit makes a difference and gets us that much closer to finding safer and more effective cures! <3
It’s so nice to see fellow shavees out there who cosplay!!!!
As most of you know I also participated in the St. Baldrick’s foundation’s shave-a-thon. Please if you feel so inclined, go donate to this lovely person’s cause! It’s going to a great foundation!