Hey mods what are your thoughts on ralph breaks the internet?
Jen: I was honestly surprised by it. I’ll try to be vague as possible in case some people haven’t seen it, but (possible spoilers) I was very uncomfortable with Ralph’s behavior because he’s an adult male and Vanellope is a child, but at the same time I actually really appreciated that they went in such an unexpected direction. I definitely did not expect the movie to go that way. It’s an important lesson to teach, but I still question if using Ralph and Vanellope to teach it was the right way to go. Not saying it was wrong, just torn about it. At times it was pretty adult, which I appreciate because I feel that recent Disney movies are pretty tame. LOVED the Disney Princess scene because I’m a sucker for anything that shows them all together. Thought the song that Vanellope sang was funny, astute, and irreverent. The first movie is in my top 5 favorites, so this one didn’t compare for me, but I liked it a lot.
Not a confession: Thank God for anonymous confessions. I can finally vocalise confessions about movies and characters without stans and hate blogs viciously hunting me down and ripping me apart. Not even for genuinely controversial opinions, for even saying I didn't like a certain outfit!
Jen: Exactly! I see this site as more of a community and since the confessions are anonymous and done through a proxy, you’re right, you can’t be specifically targeted. The only person who can be attacked for everyone’s individual confessions is me since I serve as the messenger, and I am not someone who is easily affected by what others think, so I’m happy to be a human shield. That said, not liking a certain outfit isn’t a confession, but you can still vent to me through messages if you’d like anytime about your personal opinions, I’m always happy to discuss and listen to your thoughts. Just not all of it can be posted to the blog. But if you ever need someone to talk to, I’m here. 🙂 (It doesn’t have to be related to Disney either).
Hi, this isn't a confession but I just wanted to say that you guys are doing a great job running this blog. I saw that you guys seem to be getting some kind of negative comments recently, which just don't seem deserved for the brilliant work you do. This blog helped me be more confident in telling people about my interest in Disney, and other things I'm interested in that people think are "childish" too, so thank you for keeping it going. You're doing great work. 🙂
Question: what are the Mods favorite Disney bad guy? I'm partial to Gaston and Maleficent!
Jen: I like Gaston, Ursula, Sykes, Shere Khan (liked him since I was a kid). 🙂 There’s so many Disney Villains I’m fond of. If it counts, I adore John Silver, but him being a villain is questionable. Some others I like: Madame Medusa, Cruella De Ville, Shan Yu, Frollo, Hades.
Hey Mods! I'm glad you are opening the asks! Have any of you seen Christopher Robin yet? Is it true that you need to take tissues for that movie?
(POSSIBLE SPOILERS) Jen: I didn’t personally cry, but the whole movie was absolutely adorable. I love that they didn’t feel the need to explain pooh’s world’s existence. Their designs were great. It was just so precious. I loved it!
What made you decide to leave confessions up indefinitely?
Long story short I’ve had a lot of free time recently, so the queue, which is usually at like 30, is now at 235!!! 😀 So I’m able to make a lot of confessions every day therefore I can leave the inbox open for now. 🙂
Question for the Mods: Disney is very good at getting talented songwriters to do their movies. Are there any great songwriters out there that they haven't used yet that you'd like to see write the songs for a movie? If I had to pick some, I'd personally choose Sara Bareilles, Daft Punk, or maybe even Weird Al Yankovic!
Jen: Good question! I am honestly no expert on songwriters but the people you suggested sound like a good choice. I’d love to see more female songwriters in general since I believe the majority of Disney songs have been written by men. Correct me if I’m wrong. Janelle Monae is one of the first people that comes to my mind when I think of talented female songwriters and I think she would kill at writing music for Disney 🙂