Winx Club Fate Saga:

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.

I.L. Knight

Top 10 Differences – Mojo

Becoming Squirrely :

Squirrely – “The act of becoming a dead looking individual, but having a mind that is equivalent to spastic squirrel videos due to lack of sleep/exhaustion/moments of unfortunate life pain- I.L. Knight”

So, yea. I fucking hate squirrels. However, after pulling two all nighters back to back, writing a response paper for the first time since I’ve been back to school. having to be productive with a mid term review AND a group presentation film project I have gone a little insane.

I kind of forgot how hard it is to reset yourself back to any sense of normalcy post these sort of things. Currently, I feel the pain of the bones as I agitated a flare up and am somehow watching Winx Club.

My first midterm is tomorrow and I am so unprepared.

I.L. Knight

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Wake Up Little Susie – Everly Brothers