I know anniversaries are supposed to be nostalgic, but did we really need to bring back the Slyphie debates?
We have moved on to Shinae debated now.
Admittedly, I am barely holding in my Slyphie thoughts, only doing so because I am typing on a phone, but still.
Though I will point out we haven't actually seen much of Slyphie's life, so a lot of debated are head canon vs head canon here.
More important, in my opinion, is how Ariel has grown here. In her nightmares she is once again tormented by the devil of her childhood, being told of how she is being replaced because of the inadequacies that have long haunted her.
Then she wakes up, looks at her mate and her siblings, including the baby in the nightmare (interesting symbolism there), and goes back to sleep smiling, safe and secure in the reality she has built for herself.
So much has changed, in universe and out.but forum battles are forever