For a lot of Disney and/or animation bloggers, it’s very common to do a review series of every single Disney Animated Canon film. And as a way to prepare myself for Moana, I might do something like that…but with limits.
For starters, I really don’t want to review EVERY canon film. I don’t want to waste my time watching universally panned films like Chicken Little or Home on the Range, or talk about the films I don’t like. And I really have no desire to review package films because they don’t really FEEL like movies, if you know what I mean. Plus there’s some disagreement over what counts as a canon film (in some places Dinosaur is considered part of the canon, in other places, The Wild is…which begs the question why aren’t those two just ignored in favour of The Nightmare Before Christmas) so, yeah.
Instead I think I’m going to talk about the Disney films I grew up with. The ones that actually mean something to me, so that I can emphasis how much I hope Moana will resonate with me. So that will include most, but not ALL, Disney animated films. Remember, I find writing traditional reviews boring, so I think I’ll pick a movie and write about its impact on my life rather than just saying all the good/bad parts about it.
Again, I’m not saying I AM going to do it. I might do a review when I have nothing else to write about, but I might not be consistent with it. But we’ll see. In the meantime I’ll be on the lookout for more Moana info and write about that.
So, I love WordPress as a blogging platform. I like having my own space and being able to post whatever I feel like. So WP is great for CREATING stuff.
But I find it incredibly hard to actually SEARCH for stuff on this site. Maybe it’s because I’m used to Tumblr’s format of searching for stuff (which is way more expansive and you can get a general idea of what to expect/how to find things), but I find finding stuff relevant to your interests on WP difficult or even impossible to find. If you ‘follow’ a tag, you get extremely random results. I want to find more people that talk about animation, but it’s so hard. When I type in ‘Disney’ or ‘animation’, anything goes.
I think that might explain why it’s so hard for my blog to get views, even when I use the tags and categories liberally (though I am a little concerned about pissing people off so I don’t ALWAYS tag things properly; again, I’m used to Tumblr). Finding relevant content can be hard.
If you find my blog and share my content, don’t hesitate to send me a message or a comment on how you came across it. I find that some of my posts get more traffic than others, and I would like to know why that is. So if you find, like, and share a post (which I encourage and would be grateful for), let me know! And don’t hesitate to share stuff that you might find relevant to my blog as well!
I realize I like to do analyses of shows and movies, but I don’t really like doing traditional reviews (unless I can add some special insight or a different point of view). They just feel boring to do. And I don’t want to just blandly lay out the history of certain franchises either without inputting my perspective in it. I was going to do something like that for The Jungle Book but I got bored really fast. All you need to know is that I don’t like the third act of the original animated movie and I hate the vaguely separatist propaganda ending (but I enjoy everything else) and the 2016 remake is a cinematic masterpiece that everyone should watch (especially if you’re a Lupita Nyong’o fan). I kind of wanted to add an insight on why The Jungle Book was so beloved in part because it was the last film Walt Disney worked on, buy I couldn’t properly articulate myself so I stopped.
So this blog is mostly going to be me doing analyses. Because I get really creative and passionate when I analysis why a certain character is autistic or lgbt, or why one thing worked and one thing didn’t, etc. Doing reviews is just boring, unless I have something really vital to say.
While I will add some feminist perspective on things, I am not going to talk verbatim on why Disney is problematic. Basing your media criticism/analysis SOLELY on Disney is lazy as hell, and also boring after awhile. So I’m not going to go on and on about Disney having problems with race and gender because literally everyone else has said that. I want to add something new to the Disney Discourse table.
I don’t want to be just another brick in the wall. I want to be unique. I want to encourage people to look at things another way. Most of all, I want to express myself and enjoy it at the same time.
I keep having drafts for top ten/five/twenty lists of faves, but after some thought, I’m probably not going to finish and post them all. It’s a surprisingly lot of work and effort, and it’s kind of nerve wracking finding a perfect order of faves from most to least and explaining why. So, except maybe for special occasions, I’m going to stop doing them. I think it’s easier if I just make an appreciation post or analysis of my fave things.
Speaking of analysis, expect those (especially my “Your Fave is Autistic Series”) to come at a haphazard schedule. Sometimes I can be very analytical and thoughtful, others times, not so much. So it’s going to depend on how my day goes I guess.
I’ll try to keep this blog as active as I can, though. I really love wordpress and writing, and I want to make the most of it.
In the meantime, PLEASE go through my categories and check out some of my work. I’d really appreciate it.
Greetings! You have found my wordpress account! I’m just getting started so this blog’s format will probably change over time.
I’ve been a huge movie buff since I was a young child, and this is where I’ll talk about my passions, with a dash of feminist/autistic perspective.
Hope you enjoy! I look forward to making the most of this site!