Rambling about Wreck it Ralph 2 (With Spoilers!)

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I saw this movie a few weeks ago with some friends, and I just never got around to talking about it. I truly loved it though!

I’m going to skip to the main point of the movie, the big “moral of the story.” This is going to have the main movie spoiler, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read on!

Alright, here we go. Ralph and Vanellope (I’m going to call her V) go to the Internet to try to buy a steering wheel for V’s racing game. They need 200 dollars to buy it on eBay. Then, when they win the auction, Ralph and V are in shock to learn that they need real money to pay for the bids. 27,001 dollars of real money in fact. Ralph and V must go on a crazy 24-hour adventure to try to pay for the wheel and save V’s game.

The journey leads them to go to a game called Slaughter Race to try to win the prized car of the lead NPC gang. This car will give them all the money that they need if they sell it to a shady internet in-game item seller. V and Ralph manage to befriend the leader of the gang, named Shank, and she decides to help them make money through BuzzTube (Youtube) videos.

This is where the true morals start to reveal themselves. Vanellope wants to stay in Slaughter Race.  She really looks up to Shank and the gang, and the game is far more fun than Sugar Rush. But Ralph is different. He has been in his game for many years, and he is happy with his life. After finding Vanellope and becoming her friend, he isn’t even lonely anymore! He’s happy with having his daily routine of working until the arcade closes, and then hanging out with his friends from the other games. When Ralph accidentally overhears a conversation between V and Shank where V talks about how she might not want to go back to the arcade, he decides to take drastic measures. He goes back to the shady dealer and asks for a virus that will slow down the cars in Slaughter Race so that V will be bored and decide to return to the arcade.

This insecurity virus is going to find an insecurity in the game and copy it over and over, thus slowing down the game. Ralph is happy that he found a nice, harmless virus that should slow down the cars. What Ralph doesn’t think about is how Vanellope herself is an insecurity. Her glitch never disappeared after Wreck it Ralph 1. So the virus finds her and repeats her glitch throughout the game, completely breaking it. This makes the game reset, which is a race against time for Vanellope to be able to escape the game. A reset would mean that she would get deleted, as her character isn’t native to the game’s backup files. After Ralph saves her, he admits to putting the virus in the game, which causes the pair to fight. Vanellope takes off Ralph’s Best Friend cookie medal and throws it into the depths of the internet. The two part ways as the insecurity virus breaks out of Slaughter Race. When the virus sees Ralph, it copies his insecurities, causing a bunch of Ralph clones to take over the internet, all looking for their best friend Vanellope.

The Wreck it Ralph series has honestly become one of my favorite Disney movie series after this film. There is no romance, just two best friends hanging out and having fun together outside of their own video games. This storyline is one that is relatable to kids, and can honestly teach an important lesson.

We all had that one friend when we were a kid. That one friend who didn’t like it when we hung out with our other friends, or who got upset when you said that you had more than one best friend. They were so scared of losing you that they drove the two of you apart by being so possessive, and hurting the others who wanted to spend time with you. Ralph takes on the role of that overly possessive friend in this film. He is so scared of losing Vanellope that he hurts the game she loves, hurting her in the process, to try to make her stay with him.

At the end of the movie, Ralph must face his “insecurities” by talking to a mass of clone Ralphs in the shape of a giant Ralph, and get them to let Vanellope go. This was a bit on the creepier side, even for a kids film, and I know that I would have definitely been scared if I had seen this at 6 or 7 years old. But nevertheless, it drove home the important point. Ralph and Vanellope could still be friends, even if Vanellope didn’t live at the arcade anymore. Ralph shouldn’t try to hold V back from following her dream, and Vanellope can’t try to force Ralph to live in Slaughter Race, a game where he doesn’t belong. They wouldn’t stop being best friends just because Vanellope moved somewhere new.

This is an important life moment that all kids go through, and this movie captured that perfectly. A friend is going to move away, or go to a different school, or have different friends, and kids have to learn how to be okay with that. The end of the movie shows how Ralph and Vanellope would video chat each other daily instead of hanging out in person, so they were able to stay friends outside of the arcade. This was a beautiful way to show the end of the movie because a real kid would be able to video chat a friend who had moved away or started attending a different school. A beautiful solution for a common issue Disney!

Overall, I would recommend this movie to anyone with children or to anyone looking for a beautifully animated Wreck it Ralph film!

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 paintbrushes

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Club Penguin Rewritten Review (Please Sign Petition!)

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So this weekend I had the chance to read, write my story, write scholarship essays, and college essays. I wrote essays, but other than that I played Club Penguin Rewritten with some friends from a BTS vkook discord. If you want to join the discord, the link in the description of any video on the channel of this lovely lady:

Anyways, I was having a lot of fun. This game gives everyone an automatic membership for the few membership-requiring activities, and it is like old Club penguin where everything didn’t require a membership. Right now, there is a Halloween party with a rather difficult trick or treating hunt. There are still the chat restrictions, as it stays true to original Club Penguin, but now people of all ages are playing it instead of the mess that is Club Penguin Island.

However, Disney has decided to try to take down this site. This site doesn’t charge for its services, so it is making no money off of what used to be Disney’s Club Penguin, all it has done is made Club Penguin playable again. There is currently a petition that is asking for signatures in order for Club Penguin Rewritten to keep its domain name. The original name was clubpenguinrewritten.pw but now it has to be

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And Disney might try to take down the site as a whole even though the original Club Penguin is no longer available. Please sign this petition to keep this awesome site alive!

Petition!

That is all for now, but I will return soon with more reviews!

Disney Princess Sidekicks Book Tag (Tagged by mcmusicbookblog)

 

I was tagged by @mcmusicbookblog to do the Disney Princess Sidekicks Book Tag! Sorry for taking so long, but here it is!

Mushu from Mulan/Olaf and Sven from Frozen: Name your favorite hilarious character or your favorite comedy/funny book

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One book character who always makes me laugh is Carter or Sadie Kane from the Kane Chronicles. Heck, even though the series is not supposed to be a comedy series, all of the books in the series made me die of laughter at one point or another. Here is a link to my review of the Red Pyramid/The first book in the series.

The Seven Dwarfs from Snow White: Favorite group/ensemble

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I love the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked from Dorothy Must Die. They all work together so well throughout the series in order to save Oz, and they all have such interesting backstories. Danielle Paige truly did an amazing job with making sure that we got to know each member individually, and not simply as the main character plus her partners. Here is a link to my review of Dorothy Must Die, here is a link to my review of The Wicked Will Rise. I did read Yellow Brick War, but I just noticed that I had never written a review for the book! So, expect a review for Yellow Brick war to be coming soon.

Pascal from Tangled: A book that started out one way but changed for you

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I will name 2! The Selection series started off pretty good for me, but the third book ended really badly for me. So I guess this counts as a series, but it changed completely so it is probably the most dramatic change.

Second, Rhysand from the A Court Of series changed my life. I hated him with a passion, and now I love him with every fiber of my being.

Here are the links to my Selection Trilogy Reviews: Book 1 Book 2 Book 3

Here are the links to my A Court Of series Reviews: Book 1 Book 2 Book 3

Meeko from Pocahontas: A book that had a plot twist that you did not see coming.

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Nemesis had me on the edge of my seat for the first half of the novel, and by the time it was onto the second half I was reading it from the floor. The many plot twists throughout were all unique, all surprising, and all amazing. Here is a link to my review of this book.

Rajah from Aladdin/ Flounder from the Little Mermaid-  Favorite best friends in a novel.

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I love the story “A Little Princess” written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I haven’t written a review on it yet because I have not reread it in ages, but I definitely plan to do so within the next month. In this book, the rich girl Sara helps the scullery maid Becky so that she can eat and have a friend in the dark and dreary boarding school. When she is then forced to become a maid, Becky is her best ally, as she teaches her how to work with the other difficult members of staff and how to survive the harsh working conditions. I do not think I would be able to find a better pair of friends anywhere.

Louis from The Princess and the Frog/ Sebastian from The Little Mermaid/ Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and Chip from Beauty and the Beast – A novel that made you want to sing its praises.

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I think that the novel that I would want to sing the praises of would be Hunt or book 1 of the Freya Snow series. I cannot stress enough how amazing it was for L.C. Mawson to go to such lengths in her writing to make it diversified and include people from all walks of life. Here is my review of the book where I go into more detail.

Maximus from Tangled – A character that faces a lot of obstacles.

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One character who faces a lot of obstacles is Mary from the novella Germination. She is a runaway whose parents abused her. If she were ever forced to go back home, she could become seriously injured or die, but it is also dangerous on the streets. She then gets attacked by a random crazed bloody man on the street, but cannot afford to be checked out by a doctor. She has gone through so much in her life, and now things are getting even more complicated. Here is a link to my review of this novella.

Hamish, Hubert, and Harris from Brave – Favorite family dynamics in a novel.

The crew from The Mortal Instruments has some very nice family dynamics. All of them are very close, no matter what happens, and for the most part they have all stuck together. Here are my reviews for the Mortal Instruments Series: Book 1 (for some reason this review has disappeared? Will be recreating later this weekend) Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5 

Ray from the Princess and The Frog/ 3 Fairies from Sleeping Beauty – Book that most impacted your life.

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This is my favorite cover for this book. I read this book a lot when I was younger after my mom showed me this version of the movie:

I loved the story. I loved the thought of a smart girl who loved to read getting to be the hero of her own life. I personally loved reading, and I felt that I could find a friend in Sara. If I hadn’t read this book, I might have been a lot less interested in reading in general.

Hei Hei from Moana – A character that steals the show.

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Star from the Hate U Give. She was such a strong character throughout the whole novel, from seeing her best friend being shot dead in front of her, to witnessing the get out of class “protests” for him at her school. She stole the entire book for me. Here is my review for that book.

Gus and Jaq from Cinderella – Name your favorite or worst opposite attracts pairing.

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Carter and Zia from The Kane Chronicles. Also Walt and Sadie.  I don’t think that they ever really GOT TOGETHER got together in the series, but they might have as it has been about 5-6 years since I read the whole thing. However, I have read enough fanfiction to consider their flirtation throughout the series to be a completely real relationship.

 

 

I tag whoever hasn’t done this yet and loves Disney just as much as I do! My favorite disney movie was actually Little Mermaid 2 or Jungle Book 2 for a while. I have no idea why, but I just loved those movies, even though I don’t think they were ever in theaters.

Club Penguin Vs. Club Penguin Island

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Club Penguin was a game that I only played on the DS lite when I was in elementary school, but in middle school some of my friends and I used to play it on the computer. As a buildabearville gal, I was not used to many things being locked off because you needed a paid membership to access them. On that site, it was a one time purchase of a bear and you were just about set for the rest of your days. However this site wanted you to pay 60 dollars a YEAR to access all of the things. Members got the best clothes, more puffles (pets), more furniture, larger igloos (houses), more money, more games, more spy quests, and just generally more everything.

In 2010-2011, you could still enjoy the game without a membership. However in mid-2012 the members got more and more exclusive items until nonmembers were basically only playing 30% of the game. On the DS games that they made, nothing ever changed, so after 2013 I stopped playing the online version and went back to the singleplayer DS version.

Flash forward to 2017. I haven’t touched CP in about a year when I hear that CP is closing for good. I pop on my old account, see how bad the “member/nonmember” segregation has gotten just in the year I was gone, and sign off. Nothing interesting is happening and there is no reprieve from the membership rules. Many games allowed everyone to enjoy everything while the game closed, but not Club Penguin.

I was not sad to see CP go, as it had already deteriorated since 2012 in my opinion. Then I heard that it was moving to a 3D mobile game. I got a little excited as I had been looking forward to a good mobile game for a long time. I preregistered on my phone and waited for March 31st to arrive.

As soon as the game alerted my phone, I downloaded it. I saw the cute tutorial with Captain Rockhopper and Auntie Arctic, saw how nicely the colors showed on my phone. But then they wanted me to move. This was the most annoying task, I swerved and dipped attempting to waddle around but it was a chore to simply walk straight. “Whatever” I thought, mobile joysticks were always irritating to me. I had to do a quest where I ziplined from the top of a lighthouse to the village square. As soon as my penguin finished the quest I got a popup saying that only members can use ziplines. I thought “Since when has CP limited moving?” The next thing that happened was that I leveled up. However all the things that I received had a lock on them. Only members can use emotes, only members can use blueprints to create their own clothes, and many other things. To rub salt in the wound, they forced you to create your own penguin outfit before locking it away.

Everyone was in the chat saying that they game sucked and that everything was members only. Membership is only 5 dollars a month, but if you pay for a membership you will be one of a select few and surrounded by nonmembers who can’t do anything that you can. Disney had already ruined CP but this Island game is simply an abomination and is worse than the DS lite games created 10 years ago.

 

Overall rating 1/5 (for nice graphics).