Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wedding Bells

I'm a little late to the party, being as I don't actually have cable and therefore can't watch Winx Club on Nickelodeon. However, after reading this article on Una di Noi, and writing last post here, I want to talk about the proposals and marriages in the show.

There are a couple things that have been bugging me about the Winx Club and their upcoming marriages. For one, there is the fact that it's going to be harder for the majority of the fandom to relate to a married fairy. However, it's a tight spot there- would Iginio and the Rainbow staff rather have a group that the fandom who have grown up with the Winx can't relate to? Or would they rather disappoint all of the fans by not having the girls get married after all?

Another thing is- can anyone actually see the Winx girls getting married? It's a girl power show, and even in an equal marriage, wedding bells would signify a loss of freedom. As the show progresses, we see that the girls aren't shy about doing things that their boyfriends necessarily approve of. It's already something that is a cause of stress and of fighting. Can you just imagine if they actually needed to get their partner's approval? That's what marriage is, Winx. It's letting someone else have some pull over your life.

On a more humorous note, what direction would marriage lead the show in? Season 6: Apronix, a domestic transformation? An honest-to-goodness canon 2nd generation when one of the girls gets pregnant? I'm not saying that the show would be that stereotypical or sexist, but one thing we all love about the show is the diversity in it. If one of the girlier characters, say Stella or Flora, decided to settle down, what would that mean for us as viewers?

I also have to wonder... are the Winx Club fairies ready to be married? In canon, Aisha and Nabu have known each other the least long of any other Winx couple (of course, with Nabu's current state, marriage isn't exactly doable at the moment). As for Stella and Brandon and Bloom and Sky... well, with Season 4 and Magical Adventure, both relationships have been shaken to the ground. Are they fully recovered enough for marriage? With all the fighting that happens now, what does that signify for after the papers have been signed and the honeymoon has been had? No wonder Musa and Riven aren't engaged- they recognize their issues! The only Winx who I can see flourishing in marriage are Tecna and Flora... but hey, Misha Collins got engaged in a low point in his relationship, and that turned out fine!

*cough* Sorry... wrong fandom...

The only way I can see marriage working out is if it happens in the very last part of the show. For example, if Season 6 is the very end of Winx Club, with no more to come, I can see the characters getting married and leaving the show with a "Happily Ever After" feel. But I don't think that weddings can happen before them without consequences- for the fans, for the characters, or for both.

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  2. I haven't really thought about this, but you do have a point. A marriage in a cartoon for kids is kind of strange. If all the Winx girls get married at once, then it'll really bother me. I would actually like to see more drama between couples rather than a perfect married couple. Although, more drama betweeen Musa and Riven is going to make me tear my hair out. If only one Winx girl gets married, then it'll be fine I guess. But I can only see Bloom or Flora getting married. Bloom getting married with Domino and Eraklyon joining forces would make a good plot, and Helia and Flora just seem to be perfect together although its shy.

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  4. The Winx married...even though I am working on a new second generation fan fiction I really haven't given too much though as to the changing dynamics between the Winx current lives and future married ones.

    When it comes right down to it I have a hard time picturing Bloom, Stella and Musa married to their boyfriends, mostly due to the issues they all faced in season four. However I can see Timmy and Tecna getting married and living with little to no issues seeing as it is very rare to see them at odds.

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  5. I feel that the series would have to end, or they would have to move in a new direction, such as create a new generation of fairies to act as the main cast because marriage would be the nail on the coffin in terms of writing for the series. Marriage is limiting, no matter what. The show does try to show demonstrate proper morals, but marriage in itself would be a tough one and relationships are not black and white. Sometimes, people do things to their spouses with good intentions but are generally objectional, such as lying.

    I realise that I have grown up with this show but I also realise that there is a newer generation of kids watching this show that don't have the same amount of nostalgia that I do.

    Sometimes, I wish they had taken a more serious attempt at the writing of the show, such as treating the specialist as competent people as well as addressing the sci-fi elements in the show, but I feel that it's a little late to ask for that.

    If one of the main cast got married, I think I would have to seriously take a step back and wonder if this is a good thing and whether or not I should continue following this series.

    Plus, as pretty as the art for the show is, pregnancy doesn't look well on Hartman Hips.

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  6. It's almost out of character to see them get married. I'm not sure how I would feel about that...(But then again, the show must go on!)Hopefully, the Winx will just stay the Winx CLub for now. (No second generation!) Really, pregnancy on a TV show like this? Try explaing that to a 5 year old who's watching it for the first time.

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  7. Its a great idea to put that happy ever ending!!!

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  8. ...marriage is a bit awkward for a show like this, but how will they end it? if they do decide to end it, i think that they should go like how harry potter ended, showing them have kids and the KIDS go to alfea. Which, them being the new winx. And that could start a whole new adventure, starting from season 1. all Staffi would have to do is draw the winx and the specialists with the same charm, only draw them looking older, like morgana. (and thinking back, did Mike and Vanessa look much older from season one? they look like they're thirty.) its just an idea. the nickelodeon series might not even become famous among kids, and then dissapear again like it did in 2007. what do you guys think?

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  9. Actually in the Nick Dub Aisha and Nabu are not engaged yet... Nabu asked her to go steady... As for Bloom and Sky.. I can see that as a long engagement and even if they were married on the show I can see Bloom running off to save the world and Sky by her side so I really don't think it matters. For some couples marriage does not mean settling down.

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  10. Exactly how many of you are married? This includes the author of this blog post.

    I've been married since March of last year and have known my husband for 6 years. Yes there is give and take in a marriage and there is fighting as well (you're two people living together of course you're going to fight) We do sometimes have to agree on things, but not always. Really you can still have your freedom while being married if you're in a good health relationship.

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  11. AISHA N AMENTIA SAYS HIIIIJuly 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    I don't exactly think they should get married so young, but maybe it should show their weddings in the last season, as a sort of "5 years later"-type thing. Just my leetle opinion. :)

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  12. YOU LITTLE FREAKING IDIOT LET THEM DO WHATEVER THEY WANT AND SHUT YOUR STUPID MOUTH UP. LET THEM GET MARRIED AND LISTEN TO THE SHOW SO NOW SHUT UP AND IF YOUR NOT HAPPY LEAVE. YOU ARE A BUNCH OF MORONS THINKIN IT IS NOT OKAY TO THEM TO GET MARRIED.

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  13. omg I am so sorry for the comment that just appear... My sister got on your blog and wrote this. I dont want to get in trouble whit her so can you just forget about that and erase it. I apologize for the rude comment.
    Have a nice day!

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  14. I think it would be a good thing that they get married because it is about time they finally get a real happy ending not throw a party at ever season finale.

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