Ever since Fate: The Winx Saga premiered last weekend, traffic to this blog has spiked to about 2-4 times its normal level. I bet you can guess the most popular post. Yep, it’s the one about the changes Netflix made to Aisha’s character.
I’m glad I’m getting more views, but I also feel uneasy because I don’t wanna be part of the Fate era. To me, this show was a mistake. It’s already dividing up the fandom, which is what Rainbow wanted it to do. I think they planned to shove the older fans into a corner by giving us a separate version of Winx Club, so we’d stop complaining about the cartoon.
Did it work? Do the older fans see Fate: The Winx Saga as the definitive version of Winx Club now? This older fan doesn’t — I consider this an expensive fanfic — but I don’t know about everyone else. More people liked it than I expected, given how much Netflix deviated from the source material.
How will this will affect Winx season nine? Unfortunately, it’ll air alongside Fate now. The fans of Fate claim the shows can coexist peacefully. Can they really? Will the older fans care about Winx Club anymore, or will they finally abandon it?
We won’t know the answers until season nine premieres. Until then, I’ve decided to cut down on my time on this blog. I’ll still post now and then — maybe once a month.
You can still leave comments, but I won’t respond to them as often. Please don’t tell me anything about Fate: The Winx Saga, though. I’d prefer not to know. (Winx season nine news is welcome, of course.)