You know what's nice? Cartoons.
That is a thing I NEVER, NEVER thought before, but I don't think I've ever been this upset about things outside my own life before.
(Hey, remember when that one person called me self absorbed? Unfounded.)
I have, obviously. Things have made me cry, and worry, and lose some hope, but they were always events with a clear bad guy, I guess? Usually a bad guy that had been molded by a society with bummer values, but still, one guy/small group. It feels different, having half the country SEE a bad guy and be like hey he's super let's put him in charge those minorities and women are just gettin' toooo fucking comfy.
Zootopia! Minions! Whatever's next!
The reason they're working for me now, I think, is the same reason they never worked for me before. They're a distillation of everything honest in what we feel. Usually it feels trite and exploitative to me (yes I know they're for children shut up I'm just talking about how they make ME feel). Now, though, it feels reassuring. Like, everyone is good, everyone is scared but gets through it, everyone wants to be loved, and everyone is GOING TO BE OK.
Sing it, you drawn lovable loves, you.