Musings & Rants
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It’s August 18, our dear sun fairy’s birthday! Coincidentally, it’s also Sunday, so I’m declaring today “Stella’s Sunday!” (Gotta get this trending on Twitter! :P)

I thought I’d do something different this year. Instead of gifts — what would you get a princess, anyway? — let’s talk about our favorite Winx Club moments starring Stella! (See what I did there? 😉 )

Here are a couple of mine:

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EPISODE 3X19: Stella Saves King Radius

The Winx crash Radius and Cassandra’s wedding and free him from her spell! We got to see a more mature side of Stella and how much she loves her father and her kingdom.

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EPISODE 5X16: Stella Restores the Pillar of Light

“I am the fairy of the shining sun, and no one is gonna put out the lights on my watch!” One of the best lines of the season, if you ask me. Stella may be the club’s comic relief, but she takes her Guardian Fairy duties very seriously!

QUESTION: What are your favorite Stella moments? Leave a comment!

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Even though I watched “The Shark’s Eye” in Italian last month, I didn’t know exactly what Stella’s wish was — only that it involved her parents. That worried me. I’d been hoping she wouldn’t force them back together.

We don’t know why Radius and Luna split, but since episode 5X15, “The Pillar of Light,” we’ve made a few guesses. Radius is very prideful. He wouldn’t believe Luna about the eclipse, and he wouldn’t accept her help even when he was about to die! And Luna criticizes him too often. Did he really interrupt Stella when he asked what she meant by “a big day?” It didn’t seem that way to me.

Their fights usually end with one (or both) of them storming out of the room — in front of Stella.

In real life, marriage problems take months or years to solve. If Stella had just wished them away, it would have sent a bad message about relationships: that they’re easy to fix. If they were, would divorce exist?

I’m glad she asked for something that is a bit simpler: for them to listen to each other. Listening is an action. You don’t have to agree with what the other person says, but you have to keep your mouth closed to hear it. Radius and Luna were too stubborn to do that, which is why they fought so often.

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What they do now is their decision. Stella realizes they won’t get back together, but if they can talk with each other normally, it’ll bring some peace back to their family and their kingdoms.

And at least Stella was able to bring them together for one evening.

QUESTION: How did you feel about Stella’s wish? What would you have done in her position?

Episode Reviews
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Not bad. I liked “The Pillar of Light” more, but this one was good, too.

Thank goodness the dialogue’s improving. (I bet someone else wrote these two episodes.)

Stella was the star once again. Poor girl’s a rough day. How about a shopping spree to cheer her up, Winx?

Next episode: “Faraway Reflections” (not “Fairies’ Inspiring Eye”) — Daphne sends the Winx on a quest to find the “Eye of Inspiration.” (And of course, she doesn’t tell them where to look. Thanks, Sis. :P) Meanwhile, Tritannus causes more trouble on Earth by turning the trash island into a monster.

Here are my thoughts while watching episode 16: “The Eclipse.” Read the rest of this post

Episode Reviews
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Tritannus Reaches the Pillar of Light
That’s more like it! Dare I say it, this was the best episode of the season! Better dialogue, lots of action, and a surprise ending. And for once, Tritannus did something that harmed the whole Magic Dimension, not just Earth or the ocean. Eleven more episodes like this, please!

Next episode: “The Eclipse.” Stella must fix the Pillar of Light before her father dies, and Aisha must use her uncle’s sword to break Tritannus’s curse on her family. Sounds promising!

Here are my thoughts while watching episode 5X15, “The Pillar of Light!” Read the rest of this post

Musings & Rants
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(Whoa! Sorry that I haven’t posted in a while. Trust me, this blog’s not dead. I’ve just had a lot going on.)

I started writing this some time ago, but the specials gave me a new angle. 🙂

As you know, Stella calls herself “the fairy of the shining sun” in the Nick dub. No more moon powers. To me, this isn’t even a change. Rainbow just realized something we fans have known for a while: she wasn’t much of a moon fairy.

Think about it:

  • She only had one moon-based attack, “Lunar Magnetism,” that she used in season two.
  • Her outfits are bright and lively, like the sun.
  • We associate the moon with night and darkness, but Faragonda said Stella’s power is a guiding force that pierces darkness. (She even had an attack called Guiding Light, but that may have been only in the 4Kids version.)
  • Stella is Italian for “star,” which is what the sun is but the moon is not.

The change also makes sense based on her background. Her parents, Radius and Luna, are divorced. Because she lives in her father’s kingdom and doesn’t seem to visit her mother often (we’ve only seen her once), she’d naturally be more in touch with her solar powers.

So now Stella’s a proper sun/light fairy. But I admit it: I’ll kinda miss her calling herself “the fairy of the sun and moon.”