Well, it seems it was confirmed Winx Club will be over, at least from Nick's side. Two of the VAs of Nick's dub announced there will not be season 7 for the dubbing partner. It only means the end of the American dub, not the end of the series, as the 7th season is already on the works. You may be waiting this to be either a bashing to Nick, a plead for this to not be the end or even a hate rant on the series. No. At all. This goes beyond the production and quality. I'll take this time to rant against the FANDOM ITSELF.
Yes, you heard it. This rant journal is directed to the whole factions of show fans, including myself. Why? Because, as a fandom, we are kinda sucking hard. For example, you can't stop finding people who steal art from others. Just... can't. You start looking for a good art and end up finding either a thief or somebody tired of being thieved or something like that. Then, you find the hate. But not hate from outsiders to the fandom, but inside the fandom itself. The mood is too explosive and discussions tend to spark badly, specially when comparing the different english dubs and seasons, until the block hammer flies from a person to another. I know, I suffered a lot of it. Finally, we have the drama that all the above leads to. Seriously, that's the worst part of it. The fandom is fractionated, the fans are bashing against each other and the series as well (at least certain parts of the series) and pretty much EVERYTHING that happens in the fandom will end up into the dust. And that's bad, because the Winx fandom is one of the most creative and probably the most clean of them all... Sorry for the bronies, but NSFW is heavy on us and almost non-existent on the Winx fandom... yeah, I'm a fan of Winx AND a Brony. Sue me.
Thing is, the fandom is meant to be a group to share the LOVE to a series, not the drama said love generates when it enters to the World Wide Web of Crap and WTF (i.e. Internet). Winx Fandom is letting trolls win by not gathering together and stand real tall and say "Fuck this noise! Let's give our fairies some love!" I learned that, discussions aside, any other fandom has a secure vantage point to protect itself against critics, but Winx Fandom is not like that. And I know there's a lot of love among the fans, I experienced it once. But the constant drama that some of the really sensitive members of the fandom bring over due to their bad experiences tends to outweigh the love. And that's bad, because it means the fandom is spending too much energies on trolls and thieves and how bad is this or that dub- STOP IT, FOR CUERNO'S SAKE!! It's your favorite show! It's the fantasy realm of magic you know and love! And not giving it the love you actually have for it!
I only have three words for this fandom: "Love and Tolerate". Yes, it's the motto of Bronies and Pegasisters, but it's what what this kind of fandoms should actually do: give love to their fantasy world and to their beloved fan-mates, as well as tolerate those whose views on the fandom may differ from yours.
As this is said, I took two decisions: One is to be more active about fan fictions of the club and maybe fan art when I learn to draw properly that style (tried it and it's goddamn HARD); the second one is stop being part of the fandom itself. Nope, I'm not contradicting myself. Thing is I love the world the series made and I totally feel inspired by it, but it's the fandom itself I find it (almost) a lost case. I will upload it because I like what other fans may thing, but I will STOP ALTOGETHER OF GETTING INTO DISCUSSIONS OF THE FANDOM. I don't watch the series anymore, the plot lost my interest and I have better things to think about, like stop this naked girls from keep appearing in my dreams (hey, it's important! It had been over 10 years with this! A terrible curse...) or try to take less than 5 minutes in remembering all my parents ask me when I go to make the groceries (ADHD is a terrible grocery --and life-- planner).
That said, I will say the last things I have about the series itself: Loved seasons 2 and 3, disliked the plot of 4Kids dub but the voice acting is really good, hate that fairies shout their names and powers when transforming (seriously, WTH?!) and the last season looks too strange, so I'll skip it.
From now on, I have no words on the series to give. I still have things to say about the fandom, but I'll keep them to myself.