Friday, October 29, 2010

Skins Novel

I'm probably gonna say that I am the biiiiggest fan of this TV show in our country. I've seen all four series, kept myself updated almost daily with news, bought magazine covers and have completed the soundtrack and episode tracks. I am the ultimate Skins fan. Hehe.

So I've recently got myself a copy of the novel. The fifth series won't be released for another 2 months so I needed the right fix. I'm such a junkie when it comes to this stuff.

It's what I would call "pocket book profanity", this 300 page novel. It's filled with the usual naughtiness that is Skins. No, actually it's over-the-top profanity. But I have been expecting it. This sort of behavior coming from the characters are very relevant to the characters portrayed in the series. Obviously there are "trimmings", meaning that the bad behavior is toned down for television because it will just turn out bland and simply "too dirty" for viewers.

This show is cheeky and immature, no doubt about that. But I can list down about a million things why it must get the right recognition. This won a BAFTA in the U.K. for F's sake. They give freedom for young writers and real people to all collaborate.

Ok so fuck it. I won't elaborate anymore on how brilliant this show is. I just know this isn't anything like I've seen on any local or foreign TV network and it'll make its mark, if not already, today or soon enough.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's All Here For You

Didn't think that a book full of mindless explicit acts caused by teenage hormones would give me something wonderful to think about today. Yes, I got my very own copy of the Skins novel by Ali Cronin!

For the past few years I've believed that in regards to people's actions, there is one straight path and that their behavior towards others go along in that route. Given at this age I've never really encountered or rather, observed actions that involves the slippery slopes or the jagged edges that becomes questionable to one's character. Well, of course I have, but not in the most extreme of scenarios that are completely life-changing. It is a blessing and a curse at the same time. This comes to my detriment since I still end up baffled with most of the basic human behaviors that I encounter in my everyday life as a "normal" person.

I am shocked and I don't have answers for it.

But the book I was reading shed some light on to these ideas. There are sections I've read about ones extreme vulnerability to others, that one is obvious. One can become overdependent. It's the actions they perform to "conceal" that vulnerability is the thing that surprises me the most. Accdg to a fictional character I personally adore, "People do the dumbest things when they pretend they're not trapped."... and now I can see the whole side of this quotation. It is very much true since it is a human instinct to react. But given our highly complicated psychology, we may shoot out an array of insanity... or a discourse of what we expect ourselves to perform, thus, surprising ourselves. I've experienced this for years and have only come to LEARN to digest recently.

I wish I could've learned it waaaay sooner.