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ShadesOfMe
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06 Dec 2010, 6:07 am

Not sure how I feel about this. I wish we could slink back into anonymity. I found out through lame book, where they of course, called it "Assburgers"

For those of you who don't know, Arthur is a character from the Arthur book series by Marc Brown.


I watched the show and read the books when I was little.


I guess it was in april, surprised I didn't hear about it. has anyone seen it? what did you think about it?

Here is a link to the video: http://pbskids.org/go/video/index.html? ... 3cbpNB_1D5 It is 13 minutes.

Carl is an anthropomorphic Bunny who is obsessed with trains. :)



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06 Dec 2010, 6:23 am

Update: this episode is really good and really realistic! I've reacted the way Carl does to the giraffe before. I used to be much worse, but usually I can rein it in a bit. Also, Brain's Uncle has Asperger's! the description brain gives, and the imagery is wonderful, and i thought spot on! Yay!



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06 Dec 2010, 6:35 am

Why was Carl scared of the giraffe anyway?


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06 Dec 2010, 6:41 am

I think it was how he looked, and how the teeth went up and down. some very slight movements might seem like nothing to some but can be pretty upsetting to the senses.



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06 Dec 2010, 6:47 am

Oh yeah, like when people shudder at nails on a chalkboard or cracking knuckles.

I think it was a really cute episode, I was like "aaaaw :3" all the way through it. The travelling to another planet scene was really good I thought.


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06 Dec 2010, 6:51 am

Exactly! or when someone crackled a paper bag or plastic bag or something like that. *shudder* I loved the scene when they went to another planet too! :D



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06 Dec 2010, 7:51 am

I've watched it on YouTube and It seems like an accurate portrayal of what AS is.


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06 Dec 2010, 12:27 pm

Damnit, This Video Is Only Available In The United States



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06 Dec 2010, 1:01 pm

I watched the clip and myself thought it applied to me. Let's teach little kids tolerance, and hopefully they'll avoid the pitfalls our elders have made.



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07 Dec 2010, 1:52 am

Simonono wrote:
Damnit, This Video Is Only Available In The United States
Oops. sorry. Cockney saw it on youtube, so it's probably there. I will look.



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07 Dec 2010, 3:22 am

I also didn't understand how reacting to the giraffe was a unexpected situation. I always thought unexpected situations was things like I have been in where I don't know what to expect so I get all anxious and bitchy and have anxiety. But I don't go acting like the way Carl did.


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07 Dec 2010, 4:11 am

ShadesOfMe wrote:
Simonono wrote:
Damnit, This Video Is Only Available In The United States
Oops. sorry. Cockney saw it on youtube, so it's probably there. I will look.


Yes it is !

When Carl meets George.

First part
Second part


It's nice to see that they try to promote neurodiversity and friendship in cartoons. It reminds me of my childhood somehow (I did not react like Carl when something was wrong but still), four years ago someone told me "remember how strange you were in primary school ?" (and I was like "no" because I did not feel strange in primary school) and add "you would talk about the weather all the time, saying uninteresting things about clouds."

Oh yes, that ! :lol:

It is great that they shew as well that Autistic people can succeed and have friends if people tries to understand them better (though, luckily, not everyone can befriend everyone else or it would be awful), I think it is not only showing that people should not reject autisitic people but that they should not reject people who are different at all.

As for the giraffe, I think many people are afraid of dummies so Carl may be too, I did not understand why they said it was a unexpected situation though.



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07 Dec 2010, 12:00 pm

I liked it. But the link didn't work for me, so I had to search through and find it.

MONKEY wrote:
The travelling to another planet scene was really good I thought.


Me too. I wonder if the "wrong planet" bit was a cooincidence or not ;)


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07 Dec 2010, 1:35 pm

Maybe the they had it wrong about the "unexpected situation" because they didn't understand what it meant. The people that made Arthur of course or whoever wrote the script.


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19 Jul 2012, 5:49 pm

I enjoyed this episode; this makes me feel very optimistic about present and future awareness. :)


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