April 11th, 2021
This was a really fun one to do. Sometimes it just feels good to make something, as opposed to constantly be working towards a goal or multiple goals or all of the goals.
I spent my day off watching all 13 episodes of Bucky O’Hare, a cartoon that came out when I was six years old.
It is really refreshing to watch something from when I was a kid where the hero has somehow stood the test of time, no if’s, and’s or bun’s (because he’s a bunny, don’t act like you don’t come here for the puns).
For example, he believes in every person (or, in his case, every talking animal who are people where he’s from). There’s an episode when a shady alligator wants to join his crew, and his existing crew profiles the shady alligator, telling Bucky that it is not a good idea to hire him. Bucky tells them that everyone deserves a chance and he hires the shady alligator.
It absolutely backfires and the shady alligator ends up being shady, but the idea that we shouldn’t decide who someone is until they show us who they are is just one example of Bucky’s golden character.
In another episode, they encounter an octopus and the crew is uncomfortable with the fact that he’s an octopus (for some reason that isn’t elaborated on).
Bucky responds: “Why? Everybody’s got to be something.”
And ain’t that the truth.
He’s brave, and he’s loyal, and he’s smart, and he’s honest, and he also fights to save his people from slavery. His words and actions aren’t dated, because his character is based in classic morals.
Also, he is adorable.
Anyway, hope you like my drawing, please feel welcome to put it on your fridge. Hope your weekend is absolutely swell and I’ll see you back at work tomorrow.