Why I Quit Una Di Noi Winx
Posted On March 28, 2019
Today was supposed to be the tenth anniversary of my Winx Club blog, Una di Noi Winx. I shared my thoughts about it on Prattler’s Paradise, but I wanted to talk about how it relates to Aisha and Nex (and this blog).
As you know, one reason I quit Una di Noi Winx was because of the Winx fandom’s hatred for this couple. I tried to force myself to stay because I knew that was a stupid reason to leave. Also, few other Winx fans defend these two. If I left, the fandom would only hear the haters’ voices.
But how do you survive in a place where everyone hates something you love with all your heart?
I couldn’t take it. The loneliness of feeling like no one else loved Aisha and Nex, the constant comments and posts that bashed them, the rude and condescending remarks from fans who hated them — all of it was destroying me. Every day, I felt like I was suffocating.
It’s silly to feel that way because of a pair of fictional characters. Believe me, I told myself that a million times.
But after a while, I accepted that for whatever reason, these two matter to me. They’re more than just a “ship” in a TV show to me. My dad even said I light up when I’ll talk about them. (Yeah, I told him about them. ?)
Ever since I left the fandom and started this blog, The Yin-Yang Couple, I’ve started to feel better. I can finally talk about Aisha and Nex without my “Big Name Fan” reputation holding me back. Do I still feel lonely? Yes, but not as much as I did. I’m grateful for everyone who follows this blog.
My last few years in the fandom soured my feelings towards Winx Club, but I’m happy Rainbow brought these two characters into my life. Aisha and Nex mean more to me than I can ever explain. They make me smile, make me think, ignite my imagination, and motivate me to create.
I’ve said this many times: I refuse to give up on this couple. They’re too meaningful to be thrown away. I don’t know what it’ll take, but I won’t let their potential be wasted.