Swiftstryker, The Contributor
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Recent PostsThe Mandalorian on 11/22/2020 4:43:04 PM
^That's all it took to trigger them.
I don't know if I should laugh or take an arsenic tablet.
Best Disney Villain? on 11/21/2020 6:02:28 PM
Second on the Frollo.
Best Disney? on 11/21/2020 5:51:32 PM
Obligatory "Disney's / Bob Chapek is the best villain" because someone has to :
1. 100/10 evil. Buy out entire companies of opposing sides and reduce them to their most controversial / banal parts, generating income off of shrieking and wrist-shaking from all kinds of people. Constantly reneg on contracts to tighten control over IP. Water down cultures into something vaguely relatable for the LCD instead of doubling down on faithfulness to adaptations. Concentrate the most talented performers and creative minds and force them into shitting out unoriginal, often white-washed / rose-tinted content. Well-executed, still.
2. They have theme parks all over the world that generate stupid amounts of income and amenities just by existing off of brand alone. They own sports, news, video games (sorely lacking on that department), and have a solid finger in just about every bit of social media they can get their hands on. They have chicken coops dedicated to pecking out bugs, and have eliminated mosquitoes (mostly) from their park in Florida. In fucking swampy-ass Florida.
3. Its sheer size makes the lives of tens of thousands of employees dependent on it. Even with all the criticisms raised against Disney, it leads the forefront on animation studios, IPs, marketing, and music like no other. If Disney were to be dissolved overnight, even the contractors from musicians to construction workers would be out of a job. Disney also owns Fox and other companies that share dissenting opinions from its mainline mission statements, and because of its diversity is practically included in all parts of a family's life (provided said family consumes mainstream media), even if said families don't share the same values.
4. Its own sheer size and complexity makes it bursting at the seams at any given time, and a single antitrust investigation (should a wrinkly old Senator / judge get tired of his shitty 100k/annum bribe) could rip it apart and have all the internal companies and studios burst out into independent media production corporations. Considering the dumbing-down approach though, Mr. Walt still gets the last laugh as any follow-up company would probably be too dependent on mediocre materials and topics to overtake Disney. Literally too big to fail.
5. It's A Small World is literally a jab at the entire globe for sucking up to Disney as easily as it does. It open admits to using your internal and external struggles as fuel to create relatable content that you pay money out the ass for you or your kids to watch. There's so many renditions of the theme that it becomes timeless in any era, from the shitty 2000s remixes to the 10s remasters to the broken, crackling speakers still used in 2020. The echo of Disney's global anthem will reveberate for at least a century after its death (whenever that may be), based solely on the power of nostalgia. I wouldn't be surprised if someone wrote a religious book out of its practices two centuries down the line.
Best Disney Villain? on 11/21/2020 5:18:56 PM
Let's not forget how Square just turned them all into (semi) good guys by KH3 lol
Best Disney Villain? on 11/21/2020 5:17:39 PM
It's mostly down to focusing on internal conflicts over externalizing them because "society", but there's themes like:
Finding success after failure. (Moana)
Defying your traditions when they bring more harm than good. (Brave)
Discovering the truth, even if it's ugly. (Frozen 2)
Making peace with others and their choices (Wreckit Ralph 2).
I liked Wreckit Ralph 2 in the sense that it was the opposite of the first movie's theme (making peace with yourself) but the pacing didn't quite let that idea breathe for long enough. That, and Ralph didn't need to have a supersized virus of himself to be his own villain.
Logic Puzzles on 11/21/2020 12:08:34 AM
Because no one lives in a fucking garden lol
Logic Puzzles on 11/20/2020 4:24:28 PM
Isn't it weird that both gold links are broken to join them together?
The Mandalorian on 11/14/2020 6:02:44 PM
Is it really cannibalism if they're different species?
Interactive FRICTION on 11/11/2020 8:18:11 PM
Holy shit, you're still around.
newbie message on 11/10/2020 7:40:21 PM