Hi Hi Y’all,
So, I am here to talk about something surprisingly semi-serious: Winx Club Fate Saga.
Straight up, I was 100% prepared to either hate this or have more conflicting feelings than I do now based on all the promotional material. I mean the level of white characters and then Aesha had me twitching before any other commentary. MUSA IS ASIAN GUYS. CHANGING FLORA TO TERRA TO NOT INCLUDE A TAN SPANIARD/PORTUGUESE WOMAN. It almost stopped me from even checking it out on its premier.
As much as I hate the trend of revamp shows to darker ‘youth relevant’ shows I did have curiosity to see what they would do with a cartoon I loved as a child. We all know I almost always fall to my curiosity.
And here’s where I want to bang my head against the wall: I didn’t hate it.
The colorism of the actual winx club girls was more than just problematic and annoyed the shit out of me. [I almost wrote a scathing review on it before finishing the series.] The issue on colorism and represtentation is the number one thing that needs to be fixed. Second is where is Techna and my other specialist boys.
However, the show I felt didn’t massacre my childhood image of The Winx Club. Unlike other shows I will say they did a decent enough job in season 1 establishing this as it’s own, almost stand alone show.
I enjoyed the characters Terra and Musa as ‘new creations’ and by the end of it thought that if they got a season 2 and fixed the need for character development it wouldn’t be so bad.
If they gave a second season with more episodes to properly devlop alot of the characters who needed it the show could reveal the potential I saw.
However, all of these tune ups would not matter if they do not fix the blatant colorism and representation issues of the show. The Winx Club stood out at its time for the diversity within the fairies. Now is a time in history were we are clearly saying out loud to the media we want various forms of representation. There is absolutely no excuse they have not to fix it. The show should have a plethora of different ethnic identities and non stereotypical characters by these two facts alone.
The Winx Club Fate Saga can be fixed. Starting from season 2 if the right steps are taken I truly believe that we can get a good show from Netflix.
Top 10 Differences – Mojo
Hi Hi Y’all,
Tomorrow or Sunday I will have a post explaining in full detail everything that has really been going on in the last few months, why everything has been really hectic and crazy and why Corona virus has really effected things on my end.
I do, however, should have/maybe have/possibly have/tried to have fixed everything enough that I can get back onto a schedule and have some balance again. So without further ado I would like to introduce this week’s Fan Fiction Friday:
For Harry Potter we have three new chapters as well as more character art by the amazing Juliet!
For Avatar we have one new chapter and it’s a decent intro to the starting point of some of the side characters you’ll meet. We learn a little about the Crown Prince of the Fire Nation Ozuko’s [you’ll find out more about the name later] and his sister Princess Azumi’s characters. They are definitely starting from a place of being in a bubble and needing to learn a lot about the world. You’ll also see a bit more context around the current Avatar’s family life and the personality of the current Fire Lord Azai.
The reason these two are being updated is because during this week’s struggles I have for some reason been having dreams about some of the future ideas I had for them so I figured I could use the inspiration to write. Also, I love Juliet’s work.
Please enjoy and thanks for everything,
Fire Bending Abilities
Hi Hi Y’all ~
So, my Dungeon and Dragon’s Campaign has had its session canceled a few times in a row now. Nothing serious or detrimental. However, in its place this week one of our members has us playing Dreams Askew. Wow, I was not prepared for such an idea. Might as well give it a go.
I have no idea who I’ll be or how it will go, but I’ll let you know next week how it went.
Dreams Askew – Gauntlet Con
Hi Hi Y’all~
Just posting the tentative schedule for the next few Fan Fiction Friday’s!
[8/14] 1/2 Prince & Maou-Sama & Harry Potter Old To-Do’s Theme Day
[8/21] Shadow Hunters & All Souls Western Literature My Mom Loves Theme Day
[8/28] Eragon & Overlord Non-Human Theme Day
[9/4] Star Trek & Re: Monster Sci-Fi Wonder Theme Day
[9/11] DC Comics Comic Theme Day #1 – DC EDITS
[9/18] Marvel Comic Theme Day #2 – House of M
[9/25] A Demon Lord’s Tale & Avatar Reluctant Heroine Theme Day
Working 9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
Hi Hi Y’all,
Happy Mondays! We’ve survived the hurricane/tropical storm and we can get back into this new weeks normal schedule~
I will be changing the Monday update though! Got to let you know about the new illustrations I uploaded on secret for Harry Potter. They’re, of course, by Juliet.
Also, I had a funny dream last night. I was dreaming of a one shot novella about a saint, a hero and a princess after the end of defeating the demon king. The saint was pretending to like the hero and be with him to cover up the fact he was really with the princess! Can’t remember why that was shocking but it was. Turns out she was cooperating with them because all she wanted to do was be done with this job she never wanted. Turns out the kingdom has to make a deal with the surviving son of the Demon King for peace and harmony between humans and the remaining demons. Only, he wants to marry the SAINT– since she is single.
Maybe, one day when I have time, I’ll write a one shot for it. Sounds interesting, right?
All You Never Say – Birdy
Hi Hi Y’all,
I actually didn’t have time to type up the new chapters for Douluo Dalu and 1/2 prince. Stupid, hurricane prep. I did, however, have enough time to type up preview sort of stuff, so here goes.
Douluo Dalu: Set in the future of the world, the grand children of grand children inherit their family abilities and more? Meeting new characters with new goals and ambitions you can follow the journey of: Tang Lili, Dugu Jia and Wang Wei. As they meet companions to form a new generation of Shrek Seven Devils and new enemies to face.
1/2 Prince: With the author creating a sequel to the series focused on the main characters’ children why not look back at what the video game world could of become? After decades of the game being off marker due to NPC’s gaining self-awareness new players dive in to a world trying to figure itself out. These new characters end up in the most broken and confused continent. Completely filled with self-aware NPCs, players who chose the worst starting continent and ruffians who want to avoid the niceties of the other continents. Can a new legend make its start on this land? Perhaps, a Princess or an Empress instead of a Prince? Either way, there’s some vampire heroine, a fallen angel cousin and a guy hiding his beauty behind a beast man character.
1/2 Prince Fan Trailer
Hi Hi Y’all~
Sadly, my D&D session got canceled for this week and so I don’t have any new quotes or anything for my character.
Instead, I am going to put a link to my Ko-Fi where I have art by Blizaga of the character (many of my characters) and her brief backstory introduction.
Also, I am going to link a Critical Role related video on character backstory creation. I didn’t use it for this character but I wish I did when I first started playing D&D because a lot of things said about creating a good backstory are common mistakes made.
I’d also like to take one moment to point out something: D&D as a way to look at yourself and expand your view. For years all my early characters were half elves (which says a lot) and they were almost always Sorcerers (again, that says a lot). When I finally got out of that box, I grew as both a person and a writer.
Currently, I am playing a 1/2 orc druid in my main campaign and having the time of my life doing it.
Hi Hi Y’all,
As you know when running your own brand/business and/or creative endeavors in this modern world it becomes important to understand and learn social media and independent funding platforms. I, however, do not and probably never will.
Originally, I had made a random Patreon and Ko-Fi to play around with and see if I can learn. When I started struggling with it I did drop them. However, I have been convinced to go back and put the time in to really understand and sort through one of them.
I decided on Ko-Fi because it seems easier and more clear cut for me. Tuesday’s about twice a month I will be either uploading new chapters in an exclusive web novel or chapters in a series I am writing for my younger cousin for fun. She asked for it and I will deliver.
As a proper schedule and clear cut boundary develops for my differing platforms the goal for Ko-Fi is to also have previews of artwork related to my Fan Fictions, my light novels, my web novels and my D&D content.
Please, take a second when you have time to scroll through it and let me know what you like or dislike.
Hi Hi Y’all,
As you know this entire week has been completely off schedule. Due to hurricane prep, I actually didn’t notice the automatic scheduling for this week was accidentally set to next week so I am going to release it all now so as to not mess up next week.
Hope y’all don’t mind 🙂
Hurricane Live Coverage