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).
I just discovered that there was an academic book published by a professor at Arizona State University whose entire first chapter discusses this blog (Walt Disney Confessions) and its social impact. You can purchase the book on Amazon; it’s entitled “Disney, Cultures, and Curriculum”. I am blown away. The book was published in 2016 and you can read the chapter in full at this link here: CLICK.
I have been running this blog since 2011 and to see that it has been worthy of a discussion in real-world academia is incredible. Obviously I only serve as a platform for the voices of my followers so this wouldn’t be possible without you all. Thank you all so much for contributing to the blog and continuing to use it as a channel for your personal experiences with Disney. I’ve always wanted to make a lasting impact and now I know that in a way, I have. It’s an amazing thing.
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 🙂
Mods: do you have any music/movies that help you feel less longing to go to one of the parks? I’m not sure when I’ll get to go to a Disney Park again and I need a distraction.
Jen: To be honest anything that’s not Disney? If I’m longing to go to the parks the last thing I want to do is watch Disney movies or listen to Disney music which will only make me want to go more. The less it has to do with Disney, the better. Something like The Godfather lol