Aisha/Nex New Edit #1: “To Love Despite”
Posted On May 18, 2020
I’ve decided to make Aisha/Nex edits again. Here’s one I made yesterday based on a quote from The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss:
Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/362241-anyone-can-love-a-thing-because-that-s-as-easy-as
The grayscale screenshots represent the couple’s flaws. For Aisha:
- The Squonk scene represents her impatience. She couldn’t wait for him to get comfortable around Amarok on his own, so she tried to force them to get along.
- The next scene, from season eight, represents how she tends to push people away. Independence is a good thing, but not if you won’t admit when you need help.
- The third scene shows how Aisha acts recklessly when she’s afraid. Because of this freak out in “The Light of Gorgol” (Winx season 8, episode 9), the other Winx got captured by the anemones. Nex tried to stop her, but she ignored him.
- Finally, after what happened in the third scene, she unraveled even more. Once she loses control of herself, it can take her a while to get a grip.
These are the flaws I picked for Nex’s showcase:
- The top scene represents his arrogance: how he sometimes thinks he’s better than the other Specialists. He bragged that he’d “give these guys a run for their money”.
- The second scene relates to his arrogance, too, but I meant it more as him getting too aggressive, especially when he’s showing off. Aisha first scolded him for it in “The Flying School” (Winx season 6, episode 3).
- The third scene shows how he likes to tease people just to get on their nerves.
- Finally, the last scene shows his temper. When someone steps on his ego (which he needs from time to time), he loses his cool and doesn’t think before he speaks.
To Love Despite
If you’ve read my post “Two Imperfect People”, you know why I chose this quote. No one is perfect. As Timmy said in “The Crystal Labyrinth” (Winx season 3, episode 22): “Everyone has a dark side to their character.” The more you get to know someone, the more you’ll see of their darkness.
Loving someone because is loving them for their light. That’s easy. Even a stranger can do that.
But true love is loving someone despite their darkness. That’s one of the things I love about Aisha and Nex’s relationship. They’ve seen each other’s worst traits, but they still love each other.
Why is this a purer love? Because they have no delusions or unrealistic exceptions of each other. They accept each other as they are, the good and the bad.
The best part is Aisha and Nex have both grown since they met each other. They don’t feel pressured to change in order to keep each other’s love, yet they wanna become better versions of themselves. That’s the power and beauty of loving each other despite.