Romance
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Winx Club 7X25 - Aisha and Nex HuggingNope, my blog’s not dead. 

Last month, I started writing Winx fanfiction. I wanted to finish this story by Valentine’s Day, but schoolwork — and nervousness — got in the way. Now I’m finally done…with the first chapter. Good grief. 😅

As you can guess from the picture, “The Storm” is about Aisha and Nex. Expect most of my fanfics to be about them. No couple in this series has ever ignited my imagination as much as they do. They’re a treasure-trove of creative ideas waiting to be used to tell thrilling, clever, romantic, and even profound stories.

Let me guess: you think I’m exaggerating, right? Okay then. Give me a chance to show you why this couple’s so unique and powerful together.

My story takes place on Andros between seasons seven and eight, ignoring the comics (they’re not canon, anyway). Read the rest of this post

Musings & Rants
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Even in the Magic Dimension, some mythical creatures are just that: mythical. Remember in season four when Musa told Bloom that unicorns don’t exist?

“Fantasy within fantasy” looks like a theme in season six. The Legendarium, new villain Selina’s evil book, can bring any story or storybook monster to life. My guess is anything she pulls out of it is considered make-believe in the Winx Club universe.

Examples from the trailer: werewolves and vampires. (Twilight gets rejected again. :P)
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Here’s another from season three: harpies/storm harpies. When Stormy sics them on the Winx in Lynphea, Aisha says, “I thought they only existed in fairy tales!”

Flora’s response: “Well, some people think that about us!” Good point. 😛

What mythical monsters do you think we’ll see next season?

Thursday Your Say
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Daphne

Dead sister? Cursed Sirenix fairy? You decide!

Today’s “Thursday Your Say” is about Winx Club‘s storylines.

Thanks to dubbing and plot holes, the show has at least two canons:

  • The original, dubbed in English by 4Kids and Cinelume — seasons one through four and Secret of the Lost Kingdom
  • The Nick dub, starting with the TV specials and lasting at least through season six (although season five has dug a few plot holes itself)

Even though they overlap, some important details conflict with each other. Here’s an example we know well.

Originally, Daphne died protecting Bloom from the Ancestresses, and her spirit “lived” on in Lake Roccaluce. In the Nick dub, she’s still alive and became a “disembodied spirit” because of the Sirenix Curse.

How do you deal with the differences?

QUESTION: Do you try to merge the two plotlines, or do you treat one of them as the “true” canon?

Guest Posts
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Winx fan SailorWinx gave a presentation on Winx Club last month at her school. Since she can describe it better than I can, I’ll let her tell you about it. 🙂 In tomorrow’s post, we’ll talk more about some of the things she covered.


WINX CLUB: THE REAL STORY

Translating between languages can be difficult if the cultures are vastly different. But what happens when you have two dubs of the same language?

I noticed that even though the RAI English and the 4Kids dubs are both in English, they’re not necessarily speaking the same language. The RAI English version was dubbed in Canada, while the 4Kids dub is American. That’s two different countries, and even though they’re neighbors, that doesn’t guarantee they’ll be similar.

There are a bunch of things I’ve wondered about after watching the episodes. Since going through each and every one of them would take a long time, I addressed a few of them in my presentation. I discussed the history of Winx Club before moving onto character changes (name and personality changes, for example), plot changes (and additions!), scene alterations and deletions (there’s a bunch), and dialogue changes (significant ones), as well as a few things I found interesting and wondered about that I haven’t seen addressed anywhere.

(Click here to download her PowerPoint if you wanna follow along.)

News
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A post on Impero dei Cartoni reveals what appears to be the official storyline for Winx Club 3D: Magica Avventura. (I made some corrections. It was obvious that someone took this from its original source, threw this into an online translator, and left it alone.)

Alfea celebrates the inauguration of the new school year when the party is interrupted by Icy, Darcy and Stormy, the perfidious Trix. The Winx, without Bloom, are forced to remedy the confusion created by the witches who, having ruined the party, steal a powerful and mysterious object. Meanwhile, Bloom is on Domino, experiencing the best moments of her new life as a princess. She finally found her parents, and Sky asks her to marry him. But not all that glitters is gold; the Three Ancestral Witches, in fact, come back to haunt Stella, Layla, Tecna, Musa, Flora and Bloom. Moreover, Erendor, Sky’s father, forbids his son to marry the princess of Domino. A dark secret lies in the realm of Eraklyon. Meanwhile, with the help of Trix, the Ancestresses are able to find the Tree of Life that holds the positive and negative balance of magic. With a powerful spell, they break this balance and suck all the good energy from Magix. Bloom and her friends find themselves powerless and forced to again confront the witches, the symbol of all evil. Will our heroes find a way to restore balance in the Magical Dimension? And what is the secret that separates Sky and Bloom? Will their love survive this new test? Between hilarious gags and moments of real magic, the Winx return to fly.

While Roxy isn’t mentioned, we can assume she’ll be at Alfea preparing for her first year. That will probably be her only role in the story.

You may have seen these already on Winx-Fairies or Michael’s Winx Club, but here are some new movie images, including a poster.

On a somewhat unrelated note, I’m sorry for the lack of new posts lately. I am looking for a job and have been devoting most of my time to that search.

News and Image Source:
Impero dei Cartoni (Cartoon Empire)