When you were a kid were you a Jeff, a Sumo or a Clarence?
I was a Clarence with a little bit of Sumo underneath.
That's a good thing, OP. If you were a Jeff as a kid, you are a stick in the mud and most likely autistic and then blame Clarence for having autism when he is actually the most kid-like of them all.
I believe I was a mix of Jeff and Clarence
- Jeff in his spergy fascination with art/weirdish shit
- Clarence in his goofiness, randomness, innocence
This show is one of the few things that makes me miss being a kid
Clarence in that I was goofy and slow, Jeff in that I was insecure and whiny, and Sumo in that I was gross. Maybe a bit of Percy cuz I was also babyish. Then again I was a crybaby and I don't think any of them are like that. Maybe the kid with the cheeks?
Jeff, oh god was I like Jeff. not quite in the same way but i had issues with personal space and carried around a set of plastic utensils that i only ate from. i was also top-of-the-class smart, pretty organized and very obedient. not a brown-noser though.
I was Jeff; I was the calmest of my group of friends and the voice of reason while my retard friends were up to their own usual shenanigans. Sometimes I was too nice for my own good, which is probably why I got such retarded friends to begin with, because I was one of the only people that wasn't mean to them like everyone else was. I didn't have meltdowns or OCD though like Jeff has.
I was a Jeff. I know now how insufferable I must have been, so you don't need to remind me - I'm actually really grateful for characters like Jeff
and Pearlbecause it seemed to me growing up, I always identified with the soft-spoken, OCD nerd characters who were always characterized as harmless victims of bullies, and I think that probably helped give me a victim complex. I think that it's must more helpful for kids who're like me to see the characters they relate to actually struggling with their social awkwardness, that THEY can be the ones who're in the wrong and that empathizing with and tolerating other people is more important than guarding their ego or their precious stuff. It's a much more balanced, honest portrayal of what it's like being the "smartest" kid in your group than either the quiet-geek-with-a-heart-of-gold or the raging-faglord-turbonerd-with-a-pocket-protector-and-no-redeeming-qualities-whatsoever archetypes.
I think the best example of this was probably the Ruth Bader Ginsbot episode.
quality post m8
>wear a sweatshirt/long-sleeved shirt
>take one arm out of the sleeve and hide it under your shirt, holding your hand to your chest
>grab the empty sleeve with your sleeved hand and move it up and down, simultaneously pumping your hand that's inside your shirt forward
Thanks. Hitting that point of realization when you leave high school and go "Oh man, it's not just that I was the odd one out in my hometown, I really AM a spaz." is hard as fuck, and I think it'll be a lot easier for kids who're encouraged by stories to be more self-evaluating and self-aware. And those kinds of kids are exactly the sort who're gonna take fiction to heart way more than most, so addressing those issues feels especially helpful.
some truly unspeakable things
This thing has been floating in the back of my head for awhile since I saw the first episode...and it really has no meaning?
A mix between Clarence and Sumo. I was a goofy, naive, fat wierdo, sympathetic and I made friends easily but, I also was dirty and kind of a savage like sumo also my parents don't give two shit about me or me brothers. Good times.
I used to do it when I was a kid and I always thought it was just supposed to be something weird and creepy. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was implying something. I was always the last to catch that kind of thing.
a mix of all three of them.
I was and still am a fucked up kid.
I was an Eddy. I once bought a bunch of pens and pencils at ten cents a pop and then turned around and sold them at school for a dollar each.
Jeff with a little of clarence, i lived in my own head most of the time but i could interact with others just fine (my parent actually were always surprise by the fact that someone as retarded as me could make friends so easily), and i went to a badly enough school to pass as a smart responsible person
> a dollar each
that's some pint-sized Wolf of Wall Street there, g
This gave me a good laugh
I was.. more like ms baker. i mean there was SOME jeff in there but not THAT much jeff.
a little bit of sumo from the early bit of the pilot in that i had rockin' awesome hair
and some of clarence in that i couldnt help but carck jokes even if it was disruptive
I was Sumo 90% of the time until it caused situations that would stir up a self preservation instinct that made me suddenly flip to Jeff.