You know, part of me is tempted to just go and do a sort of fanfiction rewrite of the whole Winx universe, mostly because there are so many versions of the series and this point and so many of them aren’t complete. Also, there’s a lot of good ideas but terrible execution. I mean, I’m not a writer but damn it could be a fun side project.

Oh sweet Jesus, tell I’m not the only one horrified by the Winx Couture art style. Like, the default Winx style is pushing it as is. I didn’t think they could make them any more spindly or their heads even more bulbous! I guess it doesn’t look so weird to some people but I just can’t help but make comparisons to this thing from Close Encounters of the Third Kind:

…I’ll come back to this blog eventually.

spontaneouschatter:

rivens-booty:

I think my problem with shipping is I don’t actually ship what’s there, I ship the potential of what’s there. So when I say I ship RivenxMusa people think I’m shipping the problematic aspects of the relationship when in reality I’m sitting here going “god damn, if you took out _________ in the relationship and amped up the __________ this would be really fucking cute and I think I’m gonna melt in a puddle right here.”

I don’t know a single show that has romance
without a problematic relationship. Which is probably why my ships are often non-canon.

I still ship the canon couples (as well as many non canon), however that doesn’t mean I have to like how they set it up.

teaganaliss:

rivens-booty:

teaganaliss:

rivens-booty:

teaganaliss:

rivens-booty:

I think my problem with shipping is I don’t actually ship what’s there, I ship the potential of what’s there. So when I say I ship RivenxMusa people think I’m shipping the problematic aspects of the relationship when in reality I’m sitting here going “god damn, if you took out _________ in the relationship and amped up the __________ this would be really fucking cute and I think I’m gonna melt in a puddle right here.”

YES THIS. When they have nice moments, it’s like, hell yeah. But then something happens and you’re sitting there rubbing your temples like, “have you guys really not figured this out yet?”

Sometimes I wanna chew out the writers directly.

Like, we get it. These two characters are kinda supposed to be brash and bump heads but if you pair them together making the male constantly jealous of the platonic relationships the female has with other males is actually an abuse pattern and you should stop using it! I know there’s more issues but damn I’m too tired to even think of them Dx

Yeah, for sure! And Musa too. She has to stop immediately assuming Riven is going to do something shitty. And it’s not even just them. Like Bloom and Sky, for example. I wonder how many more times we’re going to have to watch them be torn apart by Diaspro. And even Timmy and Tecna! Reverting them back to a very awkward relationship when by season 3 they were very close was ridiculous.

The writers really need to take a step back and look at what they’re doing and ponder if it’s actually realistic, or if it’s problematic. I think the biggest reason they don’t is because in their eyes, the show is for little kids. In Musa and Riven’s case, the easiest way for them to demonstrate the idea that they’re brash is to constantly pit them against each other, which is pretty messed up. Even if little kids don’t fully understand relationships, I think they should be presented with good, positive examples of what is okay, and some of the shit going down is really not.

UGHHH. The Bloom/Sky/Diaspro thing still pisses me off to no end.

I feel like they’ve just reduced Diaspro to a cardboard cut out they keep in the closet that they pull out whenever they think they need some relationship conflicts because PITTING GIRLS AGAINST EACH OTHER OVER A BOY IS COOL.

I ACTUALLY FEEL BAD FOR DIASPRO. Like, she was definitely a victim in season 1, as was Bloom. Sky lied to them both, which was pretty lame. If I remember correctly, I think her only appearance in season 2 was when she was captured, and she was very civil with Bloom then, so what the hell even happened? I DOUBT HIGHLY THAT AFTER THAT SHE WOULD JUST RANDOMLY DEVELOP A SUDDEN AFFECTION FOR SKY AFTER 3 YEARS.

I would so much LOVE to see Diaspro be a kick ass political figure.

I mean, why not?

teaganaliss:

rivens-booty:

teaganaliss:

rivens-booty:

I think my problem with shipping is I don’t actually ship what’s there, I ship the potential of what’s there. So when I say I ship RivenxMusa people think I’m shipping the problematic aspects of the relationship when in reality I’m sitting here going “god damn, if you took out _________ in the relationship and amped up the __________ this would be really fucking cute and I think I’m gonna melt in a puddle right here.”

YES THIS. When they have nice moments, it’s like, hell yeah. But then something happens and you’re sitting there rubbing your temples like, “have you guys really not figured this out yet?”

Sometimes I wanna chew out the writers directly.

Like, we get it. These two characters are kinda supposed to be brash and bump heads but if you pair them together making the male constantly jealous of the platonic relationships the female has with other males is actually an abuse pattern and you should stop using it! I know there’s more issues but damn I’m too tired to even think of them Dx

Yeah, for sure! And Musa too. She has to stop immediately assuming Riven is going to do something shitty. And it’s not even just them. Like Bloom and Sky, for example. I wonder how many more times we’re going to have to watch them be torn apart by Diaspro. And even Timmy and Tecna! Reverting them back to a very awkward relationship when by season 3 they were very close was ridiculous.

The writers really need to take a step back and look at what they’re doing and ponder if it’s actually realistic, or if it’s problematic. I think the biggest reason they don’t is because in their eyes, the show is for little kids. In Musa and Riven’s case, the easiest way for them to demonstrate the idea that they’re brash is to constantly pit them against each other, which is pretty messed up. Even if little kids don’t fully understand relationships, I think they should be presented with good, positive examples of what is okay, and some of the shit going down is really not.

UGHHH. The Bloom/Sky/Diaspro thing still pisses me off to no end.

I feel like they’ve just reduced Diaspro to a cardboard cut out they keep in the closet that they pull out whenever they think they need some relationship conflicts because PITTING GIRLS AGAINST EACH OTHER OVER A BOY IS COOL.

I don’t even ship character relationships anymore.

I ship their dead potential that the writers killed.

teaganaliss:

rivens-booty:

I think my problem with shipping is I don’t actually ship what’s there, I ship the potential of what’s there. So when I say I ship RivenxMusa people think I’m shipping the problematic aspects of the relationship when in reality I’m sitting here going “god damn, if you took out _________ in the relationship and amped up the __________ this would be really fucking cute and I think I’m gonna melt in a puddle right here.”

YES THIS. When they have nice moments, it’s like, hell yeah. But then something happens and you’re sitting there rubbing your temples like, “have you guys really not figured this out yet?”

Sometimes I wanna chew out the writers directly.

Like, we get it. These two characters are kinda supposed to be brash and bump heads but if you pair them together making the male constantly jealous of the platonic relationships the female has with other males is actually an abuse pattern and you should stop using it! I know there’s more issues but damn I’m too tired to even think of them Dx

pgirl1986:

rivens-booty:

I think my problem with shipping is I don’t actually ship what’s there, I ship the potential of what’s there. So when I say I ship RivenxMusa people think I’m shipping the problematic aspects of the relationship when in reality I’m sitting here going “god damn, if you took out _________ in the relationship and amped up the __________ this would be really fucking cute and I think I’m gonna melt in a puddle right here.”

I admit it has promise if you take out the bad parts…. But the thing is, I feel most shippers don’t think that….  I don’t want to assume, but a lot of shippers of such relationships usually tend to gloss over or romanticise the bad parts.

Naw, it’s true. Tons of people in every fandom tend to willfully ignore crappy relationship issues in their fav ships. Seldom do I see people actually sit down and acknowledge or analyze the bad parts.

I think my problem with shipping is I don’t actually ship what’s there, I ship the potential of what’s there. So when I say I ship RivenxMusa people think I’m shipping the problematic aspects of the relationship when in reality I’m sitting here going “god damn, if you took out _________ in the relationship and amped up the __________ this would be really fucking cute and I think I’m gonna melt in a puddle right here.”