You know what pisses me off? When people call a work ablest because it contains a disabled character. Like, what, should we pretend people with disabilities don’t exist? Sorry if their existence offends you, but these people deserve representation. Just because a work contains a character with autism or down syndrome or a lazy eye doesn’t mean the work is ablest. It is all about how that character is shown. If they are a fully realized human being, with characteristics beyond a label, then it isn’t ablest.
Eeyore is just one of those characters that you wanna scoop up and hug forever.
One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends. And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change.
Eeyore, along with characters like Grumpy Bear and Oscar the Grouch, get the short end of the stick in children’s shows. They are the butt of jokes and on the receiving end of physically painful gags. I believe the intent is to show little children how having a bad attitude means bad things will happen to you. Like a lot of the simplified life-lessons in children’s shows, they kind of miss the point, though. Yes, sometimes bad things happen to Eeyore because his own apathy prevents him from taking action and changing his circumstances, but more often than not, it’s like the writers are justifying his unhappiness. I think it was Chris Rock who pointed out that Oscar lives in a fucking garbage can, can you blame him for being grumpy? And all this shit happens to Eeyore, and the kids are supposed to laugh because he deserves it for being a big old grumpy face, but come on!
I think it’s important to show kids that it is okay to be sad. We shouldn’t repress negative emotions. And someone being depressed shouldn’t karmically mark them and make it okay for bad things to happen to them.
Because I’m desperate, and this is what desperate people do. My roommate has come up short on her rent payment, and if I don’t manage to get $208 by tomorrow, Collin and I(and Elena) could lose our apartment.
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