wilbur met niki for the first time irl and almost immediately picked her up and threw her.
wilbur got drunk trying to find a karaoke bar and called philza "daddy."
wilbur niki fundy philza and kristin minecraft watched gacha life porn together.
wilbur met jack manifold for the first time irl and when jack went to give him a fist bump, wilbur instead grabbed his hand and gave it a little kiss.
the first time that wilbur met georgenotfound irl was to orchestrate a fake meet-up with dreamwastaken after wilbur asked him on a pizza hut date. fans would wait months for a vlog that never even happened in the first place.
wilbur heard a passing joke in a jacksucksatlife video about jack accepting applications for a new editor and emailed him, kickstarting an ARG that has gone unsolved for ~3 years. this was the first time they ever spoke to each other.
wilbur met lewis buchan from the antisocial podcast and when lewis asked if he was wilbur soot, wilbur said "no" in an offended tone and 6 months later james marriott had to tell lewis that it actually had been wilbur.
wilbur met meowriza and put the wrong discord account into her contacts and so meowriza was messaging a wilbur soot stan for an entire day before realizing that the account was fake.
wilbur met ash, a complete stranger, at a burger restaurant and saw he had a bass and asked him to join his emo band.
when wilbur and aksel met, aksel kept going up on stage and telling the same joke ("cider? i hardly know her!") in front of dozens of people. one of those people was jacksepticeye. when wilbur met jacksepticeye later, jacksepticeye thought that wilbur had been the one to tell the cider joke and wilbur went along with it.
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Growing up, like most of us, I only saw neurotypical cishet people on TV, most of them white. I rarely saw gay characters who weren't stereotyped side characters used for the "gay best friend" or the "butch lesbian" to poke fun at or the "bisexual who only likes the same sex for attention". I never saw genderqueer people who weren't used for some kind of humor or sad backstory and they were rarely respected when they even existed. Neurodivergent folks were always for humor such as the "ADHD kid bouncing off the walls and OOH SQUIRREL" or for angst such as the "autistic person who exists solely for angst and to be bullied by others." I never got to see someone like me in the media.
And now we're in a point in history where we get to watch this show.
The main character is bisexual, neurodivergent, and latina.
The love interest is a lesbian with a rough past and abusive parents.
The best friends are a burnt out gifted kid raised by a single dad and a girl with two dads and self esteem issues. Both of which are people of color.
The love interest has a brother who's dating someone who uses they/them pronouns.
The mother figure is bisexual with a chronic illness.
The mother figure's love interest is a nonbinary performer with stage fright and a person of color.
The mother figure's mom used to be an anti-vaxxer before she learned to understand and respect her daughter and her chronic illness.
The principal has a disability and genuinely cares for his students.
Several of the 'mean' characters have gotten realistic character growth in which they acknowledge that they did wrong, address it, and grow.
Several side characters are seen with same-sex partners, various skin colors, and disabilities.
They/them pronouns are used regularly used both for folks who use them and folks whose pronouns are unknown.
And none of these facts cloud any of the characters or are used for humor or anything like that. In this world, homophobia, racism, transphobia, and ableism flat out don't exist.
I have cried happy tears several times to my mom and my friends about how amazing it is that such an inclusive show exists. Not only is the plot incredible and the animation beautiful but it raises a more inclusive generation.
Young children are turning on Disney Channel and seeing that it's okay and normal to be disabled, neurodivergent, queer, transgender, a person of color, chronically ill, or from a "different" family dynamic. That it's never to late to grow and change as a person.
I would give anything to have had a show like this growing up. To turn on my favorite tv station to see that it was okay to be myself. That there's not just one way to be myself. To be able to see myself in the characters on my screen.
Dana Terrace and the team have made such massive contributions to the history of progress and inclusivity and I cannot express my appreciation enough.
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