For Me, The Winx Magic is Gone

This morning, a video about Winx Club popped up in my YouTube recommendations: something about Netflix cancelling Fate: The Winx Saga (called it) and a new live-action adaptation in the works.

I stopped following Winx news a while ago. I didn’t even know Winx Saga season two had premiered until my sister told me about it. And I don’t know the progress or air date of Winx season 9 (or Winx Shorts or whatever it’s called now).

But I couldn’t help but be curious. I clicked on the video…and an ad started. Of course.

While I was waiting for the “Skip Ad” button to appear, I started feeling…anxious. Even seeing the Winx and Iginio Straffi’s faces filled me with dread rather than joy. I guess I need to accept it: Winx Club doesn’t make me happy anymore.

Not that I don’t have fond memories of it. Or that I don’t love Aisha and Nex anymore. I’m just sick of being a Winx fan. 

At least online. If Rainbow sold Winx dolls in the U.S. again, I’d snatch them up like every day was Christmas. And part of me still wants to cosplay Aisha. Also, I still want to write my rewrite, but that would be my last hurrah.

What does that mean for this blog? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll turn it into a site for my rewrite and talk about Aisha and Nex on the side (if there’s anything else to talk about). I still have the other Aisha/Nex blog, too. 

I’ll let you know. Thanks for being patient with me.

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Power of Charmix
Power of Charmix
November 12, 2022 7:48 am

It’s okay if you need to step back and just focus on the rewrite. Don’t force yourself to watch something or interact with a fandom that only brings you dread.

November 13, 2022 5:25 am

Think you’ll be interested in the reboot? I’m hoping they skip Nabu and bring Nex in early, maybe get to see his and Aishas romance build like in the og series.

Nonpareils on toast
Nonpareils on toast
November 13, 2022 5:33 pm

Typical Netflix cancelling it after two seasons lol, but I will say I’m a bit surprised that they’re making a new one so soon. I’m really hoping the new one shares the fluffy, fun, Y2K vibes of the original, but um I doubt it will. XD

Falling out of love with something feels awful, I was there with drawing pretty much all of 2021 and relate to what you said about feeling dread by just seeing something relating to it. Sometimes that love does come back with time; but maybe for now you should just take your ideas for your rewrite, expand on them, and make your own characters and world with them. I feel like of what I’ve seen your ideas have a lot of potential to be it’s own unique thing completely different from Winx Club. That way you don’t have to deal with the wacky fandom, or people’s preconceived notions on how things should be, or your feelings towards the show. Plus, you can do whatever the heck you want with it! It’s a fresh slate.

On the other hand, I also totally get why you’d just want to keep it a Winx re-write even if you aren’t quite in love with the show anymore. It still could be a lot of fun to make, and Winx (+ Aisha and Nex) clearly meant/mean a lot to you, and maybe one day you’ll go back to hard-core loving it again. 

Solar Crown
Solar Crown
November 20, 2022 12:28 pm

This is exactly how I felt, 1:1 for a long time until I saw that weird Icy backstory that should have gone to the Specialists, it was over to me but the reboot announcement somehow “woke a hype a
and an interest in Winx up that was long dead” in me, even though I don’t understand the outrage and hot takes/conspiracy theories over Fate being cancelled: it’s Netflix. This (crappy, since 2020) service literally cancels shows left and right even when they’re sucessful unless they reach a phenomenom badge like Stranger Things did, but let’s be real- Iginio and Rainbow weren’t good at making choices either (Season 4 with Aisha acting out of character and the S8 style change, anyone?) and he was getting cash from Fate and suddenly he comes up with announcement turning on Fate like he’s a plottwist character (I know, stupid comparison but that’s how I saw it) it’s so weird and funny. Speaking of Netflix I even wanted to watch Spy Racers and Sailormoon Eternal on Netflix after Fate S2 became (suprisingly!) enjoyable to me (but not “great and replayable” ) but if I actually came back to Netflix I’d feel dirty AF.

Power of Charmix
Power of Charmix
Reply to  Solar Crown
December 3, 2022 7:25 am

Also I don’t know why people are upset about Fate getting canceled because it wasn’t very good in the first place lol

January 31, 2023 4:05 pm

How’s your rewrite going?

Reply to  Tori
February 1, 2023 2:04 am

Thta’s okay, take as much time as you need and never feel the need to prioritize it over your business.