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No, I’m not done talking about World of Winx. I’m just taking a break from it.

I’ve had this idea for a¬†Winx Club/Regal Academy crossover for months. It practically writes itself since these shows are so alike. Rose’s story even starts out like Bloom’s: a teenage girl from Earth learns she’s from a magic family and enrolls in a magic school in a magic realm. (What do they teach? Magic! What else? ūüėõ )

Winx Club¬†already has a¬†framework to bring these shows together: season six.¬†Here’s how it could work.

The Magic Dimension and the Fairy Tale Land exist side by side, unaware of each other. When Acheron made the Legendarium, he unknowingly built a door to the Fairy Tale Land (which he called “The Legendarium World”). You know how the doors Rose and Travis use to get to school look like books? It’s the same idea. Their keys work the same way as the Legendarium Key ‚ÄĒ the Winx could unlock the Legendarium if they wanted to ‚ÄĒ and the Legendarium Gate is like the portal at Regal Academy.

Even the Mythix wands fit into this. Everyone at Regal Academy has a wand, right? If fairies came from the Legendarium World (a.k.a. The Fairy Tale Land), it makes sense they’d have wands, too (even if the school didn’t exist yet). The magic inside them is known in the Magic Dimension as “Mythix energy.”

That’s everything we need. Now the Winx just have to meet Rose somehow. Some fans have said her hometown looks like Gardenia, so why not just say it is? Everything magical happens there, anyway. ūüėõ Even if it’s not, the Winx go to Earth so often, it wouldn’t be too cheesy for them to bump into her one day.

I think this would be a fun crossover. ūüôā Rainbow could use the CG Winx models from Mystery of the Abyss, or they could make 2D versions of the Regal Academy characters. Or they could do both like in seasons five and six. (Please, no. Not again. ūüėē )

Either way, I’d love to see how these casts of characters interact with each other. Rose would probably get along best with Bloom and Stella ‚ÄĒ Bloom because of their back stories, and Stella because they could talk shoes and fashion together. Astoria would probably latch onto Tecna, since they’re the brains of the groups.

Joy? I don’t know. I’m thinking Flora. And the boys could take some lessons from the Specialists and Paladins.

What do you think of a Winx Club/Regal Academy crossover? Would you watch it?

By the way, Zap2It and TV Guide say the next episode of Regal Academy, “The Legendary IronFan” (1X14), premieres¬†tomorrow at 7 a.m. EST on Nick. Don’t miss it! ūüėČ

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So, about that season seven premiere…

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Yeah, I’m annoyed, too. The waiting game’s getting unbearable. I hope Nick Jr. fixes those so-called¬†“technical issues” soon. Wouldn’t it be sad if World of Winx premiered in the U.S. first? (Great. I bet I jinxed it. ūüôĄ )

At least this give me time to wrap up¬†my season six reviews. Sorry for the lack of posts these¬†last few months. I just finished floundering through another semester of college. Now I’m working on a custom¬†template for the blog, and I hope to have it ready¬†it by early January.

I could use a break from coding and color scheming, so let’s talk about the best and worst episodes of season six. For me, the worst¬†were easier to choose. I enjoyed many of the¬†episodes, but none¬†of them stood out to me. In the end, I picked two I liked a lot¬†and the one I felt¬†was obviously #1. (You can probably guess it already.)

Let’s start with the three worst episodes,¬†so we can end on a positive note. Read the rest of this post

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Now this is a surprise! Rainbow made a video of ALL the Winx’s transformations from seasons 1-7! That includes Charmix from seasons one, two, and the Nick specials; the 3D Enchantix, Believix, and Sirenix from the movies; and Roxy and Daphne’s transformations. (Roxy’s grouped with Believix, while Daphne’s grouped with Bloomix even though she’s a Sirenix fairy.)

With eleven years worth of footage to go through, something was bound to get left out. They forgot Aisha’s Charmix/Magic Winx transformations — both from the original and the Nick specials. That’s a shame. Her Charmix is my favorite. ūüôĀ

Still, the video’s worth watching for nostalgia. Bon app√©tit, Winx fans!

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capture_001_31082015_171359_675Credit goes to Brandon L. for reporting this news on Facebook, and to NickALive and my affiliate Michael’s Winx Club for sharing it before me!

Zap2It and LocateTV are reporting “The Magic Totem” (6X18) will air Wednesday, Sep. 9 on Nick Jr. at a new time: 6 p.m. EST. The next episode, “Queen for a Day” (6X19), will air Friday, Sep. 11, also at 6 p.m. EST. Both episodes previously premiered on Nick.com.

According to Nick & More, the next two episodes — “Stella’s Big Party” (6X20) and “A Monster Crush” (6X21) — will air on Tuesday, Sep. 15 and Thursday Sep. 17. This will be the official U.S. premiere of “A Monster Crush,” which was never shown online or on TV.

No word yet if the new time slot and the move to Tuesdays and Thursdays are permanent.


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Sorry about the sudden hiatus, guys. I just started school again, and I didn’t think my professors would slam me with so much work¬†this early in the semester. I’ve never had this much due at one time in my life!

Well, let’s finally wrap up this trio of reviews. Hopefully, Nick will upload/air more new episodes soon!

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

capture_007_27012015_193422_734I’ll sum up the¬†first scene quickly. The Trix make their students fight each other to test their attack magic. A couple of them pass. The others fail ‚ÄĒ hard.¬†Moving on.

When Selina warns¬†them the Winx are coming, the Trix cut the class short. They can’t let them lock the Legendarium! No worries. Leave it to Darcy.

The Winx arrive with the key, but seconds later, Cloud Tower disappears! Did it teleport? No, Bloom can still feel its dark energy. But¬†Tecna’s scanner isn’t picking it up.

So much for the “charge right in”¬†plan. They decide to leave¬†before “invisible” witches¬†ambush¬†them.

Stella goes into fashion mode as soon as they get back¬†to¬†Alfea. Her friends don’t know it yet, but it’s¬†a big day for her. Brandon stops by, and he’s just as excited as Stella. Why? It’s their anniversary! He wants to celebrate with¬†a romantic dinner.¬†Awwwwwww!

Too bad Stella doesn’t care. For some reason, she won’t quit talking about Solaria.

Meanwhile, Daphne and the other Winx¬†puzzle over Cloud Tower’s disappearance. What they need is an anti-invisibility spell. Stella knows a great¬†place to look for one: the Library of Solaria!

But only her father’s allowed inside, and there’s no way he’ll grant them access. How will they get in?

Don’t worry, says Stella. She’s got a surprise up her sleeves.

As they step into¬†the throne room, they hear King Radius talk¬†about a Solarian tradition: when the three suns align, the king relinquishes the¬†crown¬†to his firstborn for one day. Wait ‚ÄĒ the suns are aligned, which means Stella’s queen for a day! (Yay for title drops!) Her first decree: the Winx may enter the royal library. Thank you, Your Majesty. ūüėõ

The Winx’s research doesn’t take long. Daphne learns¬†the type of spell Darcy cast on Cloud Tower can’t be undone with fairy magic. (How convenient.) They need a magi-technological boost. Great! You’re up, Tecna!

Back in the throne room, Stella’s reign is becoming¬†a pain. She ignores the courtiers’ concerns, then declares they can only come to her with good news ‚ÄĒ or with gifts. Her parents try to reason with her, but she’s in her own world. Next,¬†she throws an impromptu dance party, complete with disco ball, then gives the guards makeovers. Then she mocks hers and Brandon’s anniversary with a half-hearted, magic-made banquet ‚ÄĒ¬†in front of the whole¬†court. How romantic.

That’s the last straw for Brandon. When he¬†calls her out for letting the power go to her head, she gets huffy and storms off to her room. *Sigh* ūüôĄ

capture_009_27012015_202859_083Selina and the Trix like what they’re seeing in their Magic Eye. They can use the¬†situation to their advantage. It’s storytime! Today’s tale: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.¬†This time, Selina does something a little different: she summons the Magic Mirror to darken Stella’s heart.

The mirror’s¬†waiting for Stella when she gets to¬†her room. Just like in the story, it tells her just what¬†she wants to hear. She’s the fairest. The best queen in the Magic Dimension. Finally, someone appreciates¬†her!

After finding a¬†spot for her flattering friend, she gives it a smooch.¬†Its dark energy flows into her, clouding her thoughts. Today was supposed to be her day. Her special day. She’s lost precious time, thanks to her parents and her boyfriend. They must be punished.

When Stella¬†returns to the throne room, her father looks¬†ready to snatch the crown off her head. Stella’s had enough of his voice ‚ÄĒ so she takes it away from him!

Now, Bloom’s had enough! This isn’t how a queen ‚ÄĒ or a fairy ‚ÄĒ¬†should act!

Oh, really? If the Winx don’t wanna be her friends anymore, she’ll just make new ones. Stella teleports her “friends,” the witches¬†of Cloud Tower, into the palace. From now on, all witches will be honored guests of the queen. She leaves them to fight the Winx while she retires to her room.

This time, Darcy’s waiting for her. Brandon ‚ÄĒ who happened to peek in at the right time ‚ÄĒ isn’t as welcoming as Stella is. He draws his spear¬†to defend his love.

No! Darcy’s a guest, too, and Stella won’t let him hurt her!¬†She knocks him back with a burst of sunlight. His spear flies out of his hand and hits the mirror, causing it to fall and crack. That breaks the spell on Stella. The dark energy leaves her¬†body.

When she comes to, she thinks Darcy’s¬†the one who attacked Brandon! Guess who’s not welcome in the palace anymore!

That’s fine¬†with her. Before she leaves, she decides to grab a souvenir: Stella’s crown! If the princess wants it back, she’ll have to come to the Legendarium World to get it! Challenge accepted! Stella summons her Mythix wand.

Solaria’s fantasy world looks like a massive temple. Standing at the doorway is a woman in a white mask and Ancient Greek garb. Her name is Ariadne, the keeper of the labyrinth beyond the door. The¬†crown lies inside.

capture_025_27012015_203505_659Suspecting nothing, Stella¬†dives in.¬†Several¬†turns¬†and dead ends¬†later, she winds up at the center of the labyrinth, and¬†out of nowhere, a Minotaur stomps out of the wall!¬†Ariadne appears behind her and removes her mask. It’s really¬†Darcy!

Stella’s trapped! If she doesn’t escape soon,¬†she’ll be stuck in the Legendarium World forever! Read the rest of this post