Feb. 7th, 2017

soc_puppet: [Homestuck] God tier "Mind" themed Dreamsheep (Sheep of Mind)
You know what I think would be really, really great? (Well, aside from the political, at any rate.)

A kids show where the Aesops covered the Geek Social Fallacies. That would be so awesome.

Like, I watch kids shows for fun/to pass the time? Mostly because Animal Planet has gone sadly downhill in the past five plus years, and I'm usually more interested in whatever's animated than whatever's not, so I tend to catch more than a few episodes of, say, Sophia the First while eating brunchfast. (I do love me some Octonauts, even if the science does make me cringe a lot.) It's good visual/mental distraction, and I don't have to split my hand use between reading/playing DS and eating/preparing food.

But some of the episodes of the shows, while I know are really trying, are definitely setting up Social Fallacies in the future.

In fact, I specifically mentioned Sophia the First because there was an episode that I thought would have been perfect to counter a Geek Social Fallacy: All My Friends Have To Be Friends With Each Other (or however it's worded). MC's new friend, New Girl At School, and MC's sister, get off to a rocky start. MC wants to hang out with both of them, but can't because New Girl and Sister don't get along and kinda start actively hating on each other. I would have loved if the episode had gone in the direction of, "You don't have to like each other, but if you could act civilly towards one another, I would appreciate it." But I guess that's not a lesson we're ready to teach kids that young, or something.

*sigh* Someday...

Edit: Oh man, and also consent! That would be a fantastic lesson for a kids' show. Gotta start those lessons early, to combat the equally early consent-hostility lessons.

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