Disney fans only complain because they're very passionate people.
The tumblr Walt Disney Confessions draws in the most passionate Disney fans from all over the internet to share their thoughts on what they wish the Disney films and parks would do--just to make everything that much better. Here are some of the true confessions.
Costumes Make The Man
I really want Disney to do Disney Princess with Historically Accurate costumes. Cause I really want Belle in a Marie Antoinette dress. Or even Snow White in a French Hood. [x]
Quality Across The Board
I understand Descendants is the New High School Musical franchise for Disney, but I think its so lame and one-dimensional. I also feel like everyone is so auto-tuned I cant get into the songs. Why cant Disney treat its TV movies like their theatrical releases? [x]
No Matter How Your Heart Is Grieving
I wish so many Disney characters were real just so I could embrace them when Im lonely and suffering from my severe depressive disorder, like Genie, Cheshire cat and Mad Hatter, Flora Fauna and Merryweather, Pongo and Perdita, Duchess and O'Malley, Sebastian, the list goes on. It breaks my heart that such memorable characters are fiction, an many of their voice actors are dead and gone. [x]
God Help The Outcasts
I'm really, really salty that Esmeralda isn't a Disney Princess. I know that she used to be, but she honestly needs to be back in the franchise. As a Romani woman, she means a lot to me. [x]
My Name Is Knowable And You're Watching Disney Channel
I wish Disney Channel would do what Nickelodeon did and make a Throwback channel or even a throwback time block where shows like Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens and movies like Smart House and A Ring of Endless Light. I feel like I can never find those shows to re-watch on my own, especially the films. I miss them! [x]
Why Should I Worry
I wish there was more love for the underrated Disney movies. Not just Treasure Planet or Atlantis, I mean Fox and the Hound, Oliver and Company, Hercules, all of them. Because even though theyre not about princesses, they still have great lessons in the end, beautiful animation, and amazing songs. [x]
When Hinges Creak In Doorless Chambers
Its been 7 years sense Guillermo Del Toro announced his Haunted Mansion Reboot and yet Disney (and Del Toro himself) has not given us Disney fans any sort of update on when its going to go into full production, its frustrates me because this is the only Live-Action remake out of all the other Live-Action Remakes Disney is making that I want to see! [x]
You'll Never Have A Friend Like Him
I cried when they announced Will Smith as the genie in the live-action Aladdin. I mean, Im sure hell be fantastic, and I love Will Smith as an actor and role model, but Robin Williams. Man, he was my childhood. He was literally the embodiment of my soul when he said comedians are usually the most depressed people but they still want to make others laugh. He was my encouragement and light. Regardless of the great job Smith will do, it will be too hard for me to watch the new Aladdin. [x]
Goodbye Hans, Hello Hades
I wish Disney could take a break from surprise villains because I miss the villain songs. That was something I would look forward to every new movie and now that Disney has done mostly surprise villains, Ive gotten a little disappointed. I loved Shiny and all, but I miss the intense songs like Be Prepared and Poor Unfortunate Souls. [x]
It really bothers me that the director of Frozen confirmed that Anna and Elsas parents are Tarzans parents. First of all, hes the director, not the writer, the character designer, or anybody else who has any authority on the characters, just the director. Second of all, all the facts are coincidence or flat-out lies. Anna and Elsas parents ship got capsized and sank, Tarzans parents ship caught fire. Not to mention the two sets of parents LOOK ENTIRELY DIFFERENT! It drives me crazy.[ x]
Tales As Old As Time
I understand that Disney is a business and that money has always been their main priority. That said, I dont think this recent trend of live action remakes is based only on that. Rather, I think it shows Disneys realization that none of the companys newer releases will ever truly be as iconic or as groundbreaking as their older movies. So all thats left to do is to try recreating the classics. This disappoints me. [x]
It Means No Worries
When I found out that the cast of 'Beauty And The Beast' had to sing Hakuna Matata as their audition song I got really irritated. That song isn't even hard to sing! Almost anyone can sing it and sound good. They should have made each character sing something they would have had to sing in the film. [x]
I hate how Disney treats 'Gargoyles.' It's a really popular series, and they keep on giving it the short stick, like what happened with the comic book series or the DVDs. They give it no promotion so the casual fans don't even know about it, and then wonder why it underperforms. I've seen plenty of people who love the series whenever it gets brought up, and half of them don't even know about the DVDs or the comics. [x]
In The Beginning
I'm so disappointed that Disney never opened the 'Legendary Years' section of the Pop Century Resort. Vintage is such a big part of who I am so I wanted to see the 'Legendary Years' so badly. Disney has the power of making me feel like I'm being transported to various times/places and I just wish I could have experienced being transported to the 1900s-1940s while at the resort. [x]
See The Line Where The Sky Meets The Sea
I honestly ache when I look at the backgrounds and scenery in 'Moana.' I've always wanted to visit too-good-to-be-true, fantastically beautiful tropical islands and sit in the warm water beside smooth sandy shores. 'Moana' makes it look so real, and I'm kind of saddened to know I'll never be able to visit her world. [x]
No Ohana For You
I really can't stand Stitch and wish he wasn't so popular and Disney would stop using him as a mascot. [x]
I (Don't) Wanna Be Like You
I wish Pixar would stop making films about white males and their problems. It's getting bland and stale. Like, it's the 21st Century. They could use some diversity. [x]
The Twi-Ride Zone
Im still pretty upset about the Tower of Terror going down in DCA. Its especially upsetting since the Parisian version looks to be going down as well, so I can only wonder how safe the original Florida attraction truly is. [x]
Mr. Toad And Friends
I wish J. Thaddeus Toad from 'The Wind In The Willows' was a meetable character at the Disney parks. Knowing how beloved Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is at Disneyland and formerly Walt Disney World. He would be the most fun and entertaining character to meet, along with the Mad Hatter. [x]
Mickey's (Not So Scary) Halloween Short
Oddly my favorite Mickey Mouse cartoon is 'Runaway Brain.' I think the animation looks gorgeous and the humor is actually really hilarious. It's too bad that it's hardly shown or mentioned anywhere due to the 'Evil Mickey' controversy (which is understandable.) And it's a shame because, despite the controversy, the cartoon is really good. I just wish Disney would make Mickey Mouse cartoons like this, of course, minus the scary stuff. [x]
Ratatouille is my favorite Pixar movie, I relate to Remy, my parents didnt want me to leave home but once I did I found who I was and my love for cooking. [x]
Out With The New, In With The Old
I lost every ounce of respect I had for Disney when they began doing the live-action remakes and destroyed Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast so completely. Both films LOOK great, but are awful in almost every other way possible. [x]
90s DCOM/DCOS Life
I wish Disney Channel gave more love to The Famous Jett Jackson. It had a great cast and was one of my favorite shows growing up, but Disney doesnt seem to acknowledge much from before Lizzie McGuire. The only time they do is if they play the DCOM and even that usually airs late at night. [x]
What I've Been Looking For
As a live-theater veteran, High School Musical makes me so angry for giving kids some really terrible ideas about how stage shows work. No, you cant just show up late for an audition and get the lead. No, you cant have the entire world jam out to your call back. Troy and Gabi acted so unprofessionally that in real live theater, they wouldnt be taken seriously and kicked the hell out. Sharpay may have been a diva, but she took theater seriously. Shed win the part in my show before Gabriella. [x]
Simply A Former Figment
I hope someday somebody might convince Disney to make a fully animated film based on the original Journey Into Imagination attraction. That way it will give more exposure to Dreamfinder and Figment to the general public outside the Disney community. [x]
The key to any successful relationship is communication.
The ability to be open and receptive to what a significant other has to say, as well as the ability to be able to convey something weighing on one's mind, can be healing.
But depending on the circumstance, some things are better left unsaid.
Curious to hear examples of what those might be, Redditor FamiliarFarmer8356 asked:
"What's something you wish you could tell your partner without upsetting them?"
If there is conflict, there is a way to discuss and address the issue in a civil and respectful manner.
Things Just Happen
"Every bad thing that happens doesn't require someone to be blamed for it. And that someone doesn't always have to be me."
A Cornerstone Of A Successful Union
"One of the cornerstones of a good marriage, is knowing how to argue. I’d actually say that before a couple get married, they should check how their potential partner behaves in an argument. What are they like when they get angry. It’s important because no two individuals are going to agree all the time. And on those occasions, it’s important to remember not to belittle the other. Deal with the issue at hand. And especially, don’t argue in front of the kids. You have no idea how much lasting damage this causes."
"All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership."
It's Not That Deep
"please stop complaining about everything."
"If you keep seeking out reasons to be miserable, you will find them."
"I'm tired of being dragged down with you."
There's no need to get defensive when there's something to discuss.
It's Not About You
"That some days I’m just tired from class and work and just want some me time, it’s not that I hate you my social battery is just running out."
"Her first reaction to something adverse doesn't have to be anger."
In The Words Of A Pirate
"In the wise words of captain Jack Sparrow sometimes:"
'the problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude toward the problem.'
It Takes Two To Tango
"That I wish she’d be more independent so she didn’t need my help for everything outside the house."
"That it’s a little disturbing how aggressively he drives when he’s grumpy… heavy on both gas and brakes, zooming in and out of traffic, swearing at people who make mistakes… very unlike him."
Sometimes the truth hurts when talking about members of the family.
A Real Assessment
"That her mother is not a good person."
"I told my husband that it's not that his family is nosy and overbearing, it's that I hate watching him cave and negotiate as if they have a right to behave like this, and I really hate when I'm the bad guy for wanting reasonable limits."
"It got worse, then it got better, FYI."
"His parents are greedy, selfish people and treat him like an atm."
There's definitely a fine line between withholding your thoughts to protect the person you love and being brutally honest.
If coming clean isn't going to resolve an issue, then it might be better to suck it up and deal with whatever frustrations you have about the other person.
It's up to you, but make sure the delivery doesn't come from a place of rage if you do decided to be totally transparent about your negative thoughts.
Every family has a black sheep or every family in its entirety are black sheep.
What is a "black sheep" anyway?
It used to mean a person who brought shame or embarrassment to a family, but it's more often used now to mean the member who is just very different from everyone else—sometimes in a good way.
Redditor Frozen_yoghurt123 asked:
"Who is the 'black sheep' of your family?"
I'm the black sheep or at least I'd like to think so.
"Probably my dad's cousin, who went to prison for murdering his lover's husband."
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"My Dad. He is the only one of 6 siblings who wasn't a huge f**k up. And yet, before my Grandma died she stated that he was her 'biggest disappointment.' He is estranged from his surviving siblings... not by his choice. It honestly blows my mind."
"Toxicity is often a group mindset thing; people don't want you to leave because they are dysfunctionally co-dependent on each other and need each other to justify their own shortcomings in life. A lot of the 'family loyalty' stuff is typically shouted loudest by those who are the least good idea to stay loyal towards."
"My great uncle who stole my great grandfathers identity, stole a couple million dollars, and ran off. No one even knew he was alive until my great grandfathers funeral in 2009. No one has seen him since. My grandma started to cry because she honestly thought he was dead."
"Everyone else just kind of nodded on his direction and went on with the rest of the funeral. I just remember being very confused because I was 9 and I had never met this guy who my dad pulled me aside and told me he was my great uncle. It was a few years later that I got the full story."
"According to my mean aunt, the 'matriarch' in her own mind, it's my twin brother because "he doesn't care about family now that he's a doctor." (He's a resident. Chief resident. He works ridiculous hours and spends the rest of the time recovering from work.)"
"According to my ex-MIL (who still counts because she's Son's grandma), it's me, for divorcing her son."
"According to everyone else, it's Mean Aunt. The rest of us are warm and caring and compassionate. We have our moments; all of us have been accidentally thoughtless or done something selfish once in a while, but we're not deliberately mean and snarky all the time."
"My immediate family are the black sheep of the entire family."
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Sounds like everyone has a little black sheep in them.
"By now, my brother for cutting off everyone because he prefers his rude, selfish, paranoid, narcissist wife over all of us."
"My wife is the black sheep of her family in the sense that she's the only one who isn't a rude, selfish, paranoid narcissist."
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"Me. My granddaddy told me 'I’ve only had the sheriff knock on my door two times in my 80 years, and both times he was looking for you! 'I did some dumb sh*t, caused a little trouble, burned a few bridges but always managed to stay out of jail. Partly because my sister has kept an attorney on retainer for me since I was 16."
"My younger brother (2nd of 4) is a compulsive liar and it got him in a lot of little trouble as a teen, then he told his wife he graduated a big college when we're not even sure if he got his GED because he failed to graduate HS, went to some GED school and eventually just stopped going."
"IF he graduated college, he never mentioned he was going in the 4+ years it takes nor mention graduation or have a diploma. He's not a bad dude, but now family time is super awkward when he and his wife are talking about 'their' college team."
The NOT good girl...
"My aunt's daughter. She’s been in jail for drugs, stolen money from my aunt and other family members to use on drugs and physically abused my aunt. My aunt has tried getting her help, but nothing has worked. She’s just not a good person, and everyone in my family, except my aunt, doesn’t want anything to do with her. I haven’t seen her in 8 years now, and I’m happy about that."
"A former nun - my great aunt - left the religious life and got married. She called herself 'the black sheep of the family' because her habit was black."
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Well the black sheep sound like the most interesting family members.
Sex is great, but there are more ways than one to accomplish that euphoric feeling without sex.
There are so many small, ordinary aspects of life that can just send a person and we come across them daily.
A good steak.
A home repair.
The things that make you say...
"I tingle all over."
Redditor OldAboba asked:
"What is the best non-sexual physical feeling you’ve ever felt?"
Adele. Adele live. She sends me.
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"I got a professional full body (everything but my man parts) massage a few years back for the first and so far only time at a spa after the recommendation from a coworker. I felt like I was floating on a cloud for the next few days."
Through your nose...
"Sneezing when you're sick. Then you get that about 20 second feeling of breathing through your nose again and you like ahh that's what I aspire to at the moment."
"Or the very last sneeze of your illness. During a fire drill in high school, I was ambling out after fighting a head old for a few days. The alarm was killing my head which was already throbbing from the sinus pressure."
"I was nearing the field, well away from my classmates, when I cough/sneezed out a huge, green loogie - cleared it about three feet, no icky trail - and by the time I was walking back to the building I was feeling pretty much back to normal. No more head cold after that. Never had something like that ever happen again where there was such an abrupt end to the head cold."
"Right after a migraine goes away. It's almost a spiritual experience."
"This was going to be my answer. I was in the ER one time for a really bad migraine. They gave me what they called a 'migraine cocktail.' When they pushed it through the IV I could feel the cold liquid make its way through my body, up to my head. Once it hit my brain, the migraine was gone. It was pure ecstasy. Even better was that cocktail had Benadryl in it so I fell asleep not long after and slept so good."
"That stretch til you shake when you wake up."
"I once stretched too hard in the morning and got the worst calf cramp ever... it looked like a prune and I thought I would die from the pain. Couldn't stretch in bed for months afterwards out of fear it would happen again."
"When you move over 50, it turns into that stretch til you put your back into a muscle spasm that lasts days."
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"I had a cast and splint on both my legs for 2 months. When they cut it off, they scratched my legs for me and the itch was just top notch! Yeah."
Itching an itch can change a life.
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"When you're starving all day and devour a bomb a** meal."
Sleep for Life
"When you’ve been up for 20 hours+ and finally get into bed and you just know it’ll be the best sleep of your life."
"But man, after 36+ hours, the body sort of aches and it's hard to fall asleep despite being completely exhausted. Then the restless legs kick in... ugh. I do agree that a 20hr-ish stint is amazing to cuddle into, especially if you don't have to get up at any specific time the next day."
"Makes it better when you’ve been sleep deprived for weeks and know you have NO PLANS tomorrow and can sleep as much as you need."
"When you're absolutely busting for a pee and you can finally go!"
"Apparently there’s a thing called a 'pee-gasm' that people (usually women) have that causes an orgasmic feeling when you pee after holding it for a while! I’ve definitely experienced this and I’ve intentionally waited a while so I could have that good feeling... lol."
I Can Hear!!
"The feeling of water leaving your ear after being there all day."
"I had some impacted earwax for a week in one ear, and when it finally got removed it was the best feeling in the world. Initially it was like having a tv or radio in my ear that only had static, but then I could hear. Good god, I could hear. It was amazing."
"Oh man, and it’s WARM from being in your head, and the warmth makes the sensation of leaving even better."
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"Sleeping in a warm blanket in winters."
"Or sleeping in a cold blanket in summer."
I am enthralled by all of those things.
People need to stop throwing out unwanted advice.
And when it is requested, think before you speak.
People with mental disorders don't need everyone telling them they have a fix like "exercise" or "herbal supplements."
Redditor Gold-Ad-2827 asked:
"People with mental disorders: What do you hate being told the most?"
I hated being told to just smile. You smile and go away.
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"It's all in your head. Where else would it?! My colon?"
"Everybody goes through that."
"This saying makes my blood boil. Or the 'I was that age once too ya know' yeah no sh*t you were that age once. And just because you were that age once doesn’t mean we have the same experience."
"They try to minimize it."
"You're worried? Just stop."
"You're sad? Just don't be."
"You're compulsively binge eating? Eat less."
"Thanks for that stellar advice."
"Or even better, 'Just do it!' As if ADHD paralysis can be stopped with a can-do attitude."
"I get so frustrated when people treat the idea of 'holistic medicine' as some kind of woo. How does it escape so many people that the body works holistically? Even a lot of doctors seem to ignore this. It's very frustrating when you have 2 or 3 or 4 illnesses that are all affecting each other, and your 'physical health' is held distinct from your mental health, and nothing anyone is doing to treat you works because no one's looking at the whole system."
"I just got a lecture from a psychiatrist I am seeing about nutrition, and he apologized to me for doing so but I told him, 'No, I appreciate it. Do it for all your patients.' because it told me he's trying to look at the whole picture and actually fix what's wrong. It gave me faith in him."
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"You need to calm down."
"Never is the history of calm down has calm down ever caused anyone to calm down."
Calm down. I hate that one. You calm down.
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"When they try to give me tips on what to do, like bruh as if I didn't already try that."
"You don't look sad. No crap... that's so I can avoid having this conversation. Also depression isn't 'being sad' like people think."
"God, I hate this. It's because saying 'I'm depressed' has been standard for people expressing that they're slightly unhappy about something dumb like not getting enough croutons on their salad or some crap. Now that's just what everyone assumes you mean when you say you have depression."
"'Stop being lazy.'"
“'Lazy' is when you don’t want to do anything at all. 'Executive disfunction' is when you can do everything at all, but that one easy quick thing that you do want to do just makes you and your brain freeze completely days ahead. I’m tired of people not understand that even when I explain and look at me like I’m bullshitting instead."
Ways to Cope
"Maybe you should try praying harder. I did, He prescribed medication."
"Praying is a way to cope for a lot of people, I think. That's totally fine, but insisting on praying in lieu of getting real help or actually addressing the issue is when it is not only unhelpful, but dangerously detrimental."
"Religious people will bypass everyone’s cultures, identity, views, and feelings just to be right and make a point. it’s disgusting. I read somewhere that real so called Christianity is all wrong. The real faith is from the Aramaic history and all the meanings were misinterpreted and the stories and all were made up by Catholics wanting to control their people. Yuck."
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"As someone with OCD with a lot of attention to 'contamination', having someone try to explain contradictions in why I'm doing something that is technically unclean when I wouldn't do something that is technically clean due to OCD. There are a few doorknobs that I will not touch no matter how much you clean them in front of me and I know it makes no sense, if it made sense I wouldn't have OCD i'd just be cleanly."
Stop trying to be an armchair therapist. Be empathetic to people first.