Also, I REALLY want to start my Gen 3 rewatch of Skins. I feel like they are my new Harry Potter in terms of fictional characters getting me through hard times…♥
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Sir Richard Hardbeck and Sir Ronald Weasley: Compare and Contrast
Seriously, two of my favorite fictional characters of all time. READ THIS PERFECTION.
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30 Days of Skins: Day 1 - Your favorite generation
Now I finally get to write my personal essay on why I love Gen 3, so bear with me, haha.
First of all, I’m a relative newbie to the Skins fandom. I just started watching the series last August, so I haven’t been there through the years. However, I think I love it just as much as anyone else.
Anyway, I watched S1-S5 in about 8 weeks, and I found myself attached with the characters in Gen 3 the most. I think a lot of it had to do with the time I was in of my life. When I started Gen 3, my boyfriend had just visited for the first time and flown back to Australia, which was devastating for me to deal with, honestly. I kinda put my feelings into the characters- instead of thinking about how much I missed Phil, I focused on Rich and Grace getting together, and Franky trying to find her way, and Mini being a bitch (ha). I’ve said this a lot on my blog, but I think part of the reason I love Rich so much is because he reminds me a lot of my boyfriend. My boyfriend isn’t a metal head, exactly (though he does like some of the music that Rich does), but he definitely has a lot of the same personality traits: stubborn, sarcastic, witty, doesn’t compromise, loving, caring, romantic, quiet, etc. They even have similar smiles. So, part of the reason I loved watching Gen 3 at that time, too, was because watching Rich on the screen (and with Grace in particular- I’m not a lot like Gracey, but seeing an interracial couple on TV, as my boyfriend is white and I’m black, also paralled our relationship and meant something to me. Also, our relationship is very much like Rich/Grace- we’re super sarcastic with each other as they were, but we’ve got such a romantic/loving relationship as well) was like having a piece of Phil with me all the time. That probably sounds corny, but that’s how I honestly felt.
I think this Gen was also special for me because it was the first one I watched as it (somewhat) aired. Obviously I watched S5 after it aired, but I had to wait for S6 and I got to be part of the fandom- waiting, hypothesizing on upcoming episodes, squealing over teasers and trailers, and then as the show aired, waiting every Monday night for the new episode to pop up online so I could download.
Series 6 really cemented my love for Gen 3, because again, it came during a very interesting time in my personal life. Phil came back to visit in December, and I was still dealing with him leaving again in January, so Skins became a distraction for the sadness I felt with that. Another major thing that happened in my life is that my grandmother passed away in December, so when I watched 06x02, I cried not only for the death of Grace, but for the death of my Nana. Seeing all the characters deal with Grace’s death was so real for me and relatable, as I was still going through the grieving/mourning process myself. Franky’s abandonment issues even struck home for me, as I’ve been going through some personal issues with my own mother- basically, I could relate to so many of the characters and their situations. And then the finale- fill my world with hope again…that’s how I feel about my own future; despite the things I’ve gone through in the past year, I have nothing but a beautiful sense of hope for my future, just as those characters do.
When I look at the cast of Gen 3, I don’t just see the characters- I see myself. I see my own faults, my own happy moments, my own failures, sorrow, joy, despairs, hopes. When they sang, “we are a mess, we are failures, and we love it!” I cried, because that’s exactly how I feel about myself and my life.
Gen 3 got me through a lot of things in the past year, either by making me realize I wasn’t alone, providing a happy distraction, or by forcing me to (in the words of Ghost Gracey) sort my shit out. And that’s why it was my favorite generation.
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Liv is Old School - I’m in Tears
#Rich Hardbeck #Liv Malone #Franky Fitzgerald #Mini McGuinness #Skins Gen 3 #Skins g3
My name is Brittany. I'm 24, which easily makes me the oldest person on Tumblr ;) I like a lot of things, but my obsessions right now are Skins (and Hardlet!), Harry Potter, Sufjan Stevens, Misfits, Gossip Girl and my boyfriend (who is less of an "obsession" and more of my soul-mate ♥) so you'll see me posting about those things a lot. I also love music and random song lyrics...and, well, everything about life. Let's be friends? :)
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