What I’d Change In Winx Club (Besides Making It Gay™)

Winx Club was my life when it first aired here in The Netherlands. I think I was about eight and I lived and breathed Winx Club. I watched it over and over again, bought all the magazines so I could keep up with the comic, collected the stickers, we pretended to be the Winx at the playground (because I wanted to keep everyone happy I settled to be Kiko because everyone was already fighting over which fairy they wanted to be so yeah I played the rabbit omg is it weird to call my younger self Pure™) and I even got to see the musical (I still have the dvd and cd somewhere and I’m so tempted to rewatch it because nostalgia).

And you know what? I still love Winx Club. I haven’t seen it in years and I wouldn’t call myself a fan anymore, but I love what it stands for and what it meant to me as a child. It’s a show about six girls kicking ass and saving the whole magical universe. Do they sometimes need saving from the Specialists? Yeah, but they need to be saved by the Winx too (a lot if I remember correctly) and they fight side by side. Plus half of the Winx aren’t white and they all have their own unique personality (at least in the first seasons, don’t know what happened in later ones). They love dressing up and shopping and that’s never frowned upon. And Tecna being into technology? Yes please. I just really love this about Winx Club.

That said, it’s not perfect. And there are some things I’d love to change.

Realistic and Diverse Body Types

Okay so these aren’t exactly realistic right? Their waistlines are just… Kind of scary? Fun fact: I started to draw people like this because of Winx Club and my grandfather who can draw very well was just like ‘no’ (he was probably screaming on the inside). Other fun fact which is unrelated to the topic: I’m pretty sure I had this picture as a puzzle (now I want to puzzle). Anyway it’d be great if they could have more realistic bodies and if they weren’t all thin! We need more body positivity

Less Straights

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Bloom x Stella aesthetic I made I’ve decided that their shipname is Bella which means beautiful and this ship is beautiful so there you go perfect shipname

My title already gave it away, but if I were in charge of Winx Club I’d make it Gay™ (I’d apologise for the overusing of ™ but I’m not Sorry™). I’d make Stella and Brandon bisexuals. I don’t know if I made this up, but I remember there being an episode in which Stella and Brandon tried to get the most phonenumbers or something? So Stella and Brandon could easily get phonenumbers from the same sex as well and ta-dah everyone knows they’re bi. I also like the idea of Stella running into an old classmate (in case you forgot: Stella had already gone to Alfea the year before the others) and she’d casually mention to the others that she’s her ex when they ask her who that was. Also come on where are my fairy girlfriends and witch girlfriends? And fairies dating witches? (Mirta and Lucy thank you please). Also I headcanon Bloom as a lesbian (no one bring up Sky I’ll just bring up compulsory heterosexuality) and I’m trash for Bloom x Stella even though I’m also trash for Stella x Brandon (why were Bloom and Sky seen as the power couple of the show when that spot clearly belonged to Stella and Brandon) and I don’t ship Brandon and Bloom so polyamory is not an option here and I’m torn.

I have so many more headcanons, but let’s get to the next thing I’d change

Co-Ed Red Fountain

You know what's weird. The school is already called Red Fountain when it still looks like this, but the name doesn't make sense until the new building is revealed?

You know what’s weird. The school is already called Red Fountain when it still looks like this, but the name doesn’t make sense until the new building is revealed?

Okay I’ll accept that only girls can be fairies or witches (but omg trans and non-binary and genderfluid fairies and witches) but why are the Specialist only boys? Technically the fairies and witches fight too, but the boys use weapons which is seen as ‘for boys’ so it really bothers me. Thus Red Fountain would be co-ed and girls who’d rather fight with weapons attend it too. I think Aisha would love to fight with weapons as well, so she’d follow some classes there while being enrolled at Alfea (students of Red Fountain would be able to take classes at Alfea as well if they have magic) and there she’d meet her future girlfriend (Aisha x Nabu can still happen, I don’t remember the relationship that well since I only watched season 3 once). And just… Let girls fight with weapons please

Dark Bloom Would be Actually Dark

Okay she wouldn’t straight up murder people and rip off body parts, this is still a kids show, but I remember that Dark Bloom just… Didn’t do much? She laughed evily and attacked if Darkar told her to, but it was very anticlimatic (maybe this was only the case in the Dutch dub? I don’t know).

Don’t Reduce The Trix To Weak Servants

The Trix were so COOL in the first season. They were actual villains to look out for and then in season 2 and 3 they’re just reduced to that season’s villain’s servants and they were so lame. Especially when they were fighting for Valtor’s love just jsgjdfg. No. Let them be sly, calculating, manipulative, let them be the Trix.

What would you change in Winx Club? Let me know in the comments!

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Why We Should All Find A Way To Move To The Animal Crossing World

Whenever something bad happens in the world, I wish I could just move to the Animal Crossing world. As you can guess that has been happening quite a few times lately unfortunately. So why should we all move there? But first, let me explain what I’m talking about because this is a book and writing blog and you might be wondering what Animal Crossing is.

SO WHAT IS ANIMAL CROSSING?

Animal Crossing is a gaming franchise in which you live as the only human in a town full of animals. There’s not really a storyline or a specific goal; you collect a certain amount of items, decorate your house, become friends with the animals, go fishing, catch bugs… Basically it’s very peaceful. New Leaf does have a more specific goal, since you’re also the mayor of the town, but it’s really completely up to you what you do. It’s just really fun, relaxing and cute.

IT’S PEACEFUL

For starters. Though this may not be the case any longer if we all move there (and when I say ‘we all’ I mean all the nice people in the world. No murders allowed), but then again every town has only one human being living there, and said human can decide who to let into their town. So maybe that’s that problem solved? The animals are all nice and cute. Everyone is friends with everyone. How nice is that?

NO RESPONSIBILITIES

Not really, anyway. You do have to pay off your house’s loan, but after that it’s up to you whether or not you want to take out another loan to renovate your house. Also it’s not like you have a job (unless you’re the mayor like in New Leaf, but hey you can say no). You just sell fruit, fish, bugs, fossils, furniture and clothes you don’t need etc. And it’s not like you’re in a hurry, because you can just eat all the fruit that’s growing in the trees and eat the fish.

FRIENDS

So naturally you have your animal friends who are all lovely, positive and supporting, but also if we’re living in the Animal Crossing world your human friends can use Wifi to come visit you (this may sound odd when you think about this happening in real life, but if all of this were real we’d be living with talking animals sooo) so you can see your Internet friends and hang out with them all the time!

BASICALLY NOTHING BAD HAPPENS IN THIS WORLD AND IT’S CUTE AND FUN AND PEACEFUL OKAY SO LET’S JUST FIND A WAY TO GET THERE 

Seriously guys, I mean obviously I’d love to live in the Wizarding World but awful things still happen there, so sometimes I really just wish I could live among my animal friends.

Would you join me there? And have you played Animal Crossing? Let me know in the comments!

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