Monday, November 29, 2010

Skins 30 Day Challenge (30 minutes)

If you haven't seen all of Skins don't read this point as it does contain spoilers
And if you just have no clue what Skins is, then read my
last post below.
Minute 1: Your Favorite Generation
This is really hard, but honestly I think I love the second generation more. But the first generation will always be my first love, because.. well, it's the first.

Minute 2: Your Favorite Character G1
CASSIE! I love cassie. "She's thin, she's blonde, she says 'wow' a lot"
But Maxxie comes second :)

Minute 3: Your Least Favorite Character G1
Michelle. I like her, but she's incredibly self centered. Actually Sketch. I hated her.

Minute 4: Your Favorite Character G2
Effy. She's so complicated. I love all the depth. Her craziness. not to mention she's gorgeous.

Minute 5: Your Least Favorite Character G2
This is difficult, because in the end, I love all the characters. I guess..
I hated Katie Fitch in the beginning because .... she was just so horrible to her twin sister and to Effy. Or I don't really like Pandora for some reason. So annoying

Minute 6: Your Favorite Character Overall
Nope. Can't do it. So here's a lovely picture of Kaya Scodelario and Kathryn Prescott.

Minute 7: Your Least Favorite Episode
S4 E7 : Freddie :'(

Minute 8: Your Favorite Episode
S1 E1 : It's where it all started.

Minute 9: Your Favorite Scene
Okay well either this one:
Sid: Tony...
Tony: I know, three things Sid. One. get rid of the hate, it makes you look retarded. Two, I always loved you best Sid. Three... I can't think of three (S2 E10)
OR
video
S4 E8
Actually I also love any scene between Cook and Naomi.

Minute 10: Your Least Favorite Scene
S4 E 7 : Crazy therapist. I hated the scene where freddie was so brutally murdered. Or the one where Chris had a seizure.

Minute 11: Your Favorite Quote
Cassie: Love is, like, really important. It's good to be loved. Even if it's only for one night
OR
JJ: Naomi spelled backwards is I moan.


Minute 12: Your Favorite Funny Scene
Cook: Do you see Freddie?
JJ: No
Cook: Did we invite Freddie?
JJ: No
Cook: And why didn't we invite Freddie?
JJ: Because he's a fun sponge.
I don't know why but I always laugh so hard at this.

Minute 13: A scene that makes you sad/cry
Since I've already stated Chris and Freddie, let's go with Effy trying to kill herself :( didn't make me cry, but I felt so sorry for her. And Freddie

Minute 14: A Scene That Makes You Happy
So many. I love the scenes between Effy and Tony. Like the one when...
Effy: Why bother... caring.
Tony: You don't fool me Effy Stonem.
It just shows how close they are and I love their relationship.
OR (once again its too hard to choose)
The scene where Sid and Tony steal Chris's casket and go on a
wild awesome car chase around London. The Best.

Minute 15: A Scene That Makes You Angry
RUN FREDDIE RUN
NO RFHSFHJFHPSJS

Minute 16: Your Favorite Skins Finale
Series 2 Generation 1. I loved how Sid went after Cassie in New York and how Tony bought the ticket for Sid and their bromance and Maxxie and his boyfriend and Chris' funeral was brilliant and sad and I just love that finale.

Minute 17: Your Favorite Skins Friendship.
Okay well from G1 it's Maxxie and Tony. I liked how Maxxie was there for Tony after the accident.
And from G2 it's got to be Freddie and Cook. No explanation needed.

Minute 18: Your Favorite Skins Romance

Sid and Cassie.
Sid: I'm in so much shit
Cassie: No you're not
Sid: No? I mean, what would you do if everything' so fucked up and you... you just don't know what to do?
Cassie: I'd stop eating until they take me to the hospital

Effy/Cook/Freddie.
Cook: You fucking skipping out on me, man?
Freddie: Yeah. I’m leaving. I was gonna go tonight.
Cook: You were gonna fuck off? Leave her?
Freddie: Cook, she broke my heart, man!
Cook: She broke my heart as well. You broke my heart. I bet you’ve broken hers at some point. So what are we gonna do? Are we just three losers screwing each other forever? Or are we something better than that? Fuck, mate. Grow up. ‘Cause I’m done here.
Freddie: Thanks for bringing her to me.
Cook: Where the fuck else would I bring her? Don’t screw it up.


Naomi and Emily
Naomi: I’ve loved you from the first time I saw you. I think I was twelve. It took me three years to pluck up the courage to speak to you. But I was so scared of the way I felt, you know, loving a girl. I learned how to become a sarcastic bitch just to make it feel normal. I screwed guys to make it go away, but it didn’t work. When we got together, it scared the shit out of me because you were the one person who could ruin my life. I pushed you away. I made you think things were your fault, but really, I was just terrified of pain. I screwed that girl Sophia to kinda spite you for having that hold on me. I’m a total fucking coward because I got these, these tickets to go for us three months ago. But I, but I couldn’t stand… I didn’t want to be a slave for the way I feel about you. Can you understand? You were trying to punish me back and it’s horrible. It’s so horrible because, really, I’d die for you. I love you. I love you so much and it’s killing me.

Minute 19: A Whacky Ship You Would Love
Maxxie and Effy. They would make such good looking kids.

Minute 20: Your Favorite Character Entrance:
Like how they enter a room? or how they entered the show? Because I'm going to go with Cook. He was badass at both.

Minute 21: Your Favorite Minor Character G1
James, Maxxie's boyfriend. I like him. He's cute with Maxxie.

Minute 22: Your Favorite Minor Character G2
Paddy Cook. Cook's little brother is just so cute and british just like Cook.

Minute 23: The Character That is Most Like You
I'm going to say Effy.
Reasons:
- I've been through similar issues that she has
- My parents had a horrible divorce
- I can relate to what she was feeling towards the end of S4 (to a lesser extent)
- I have some of the bad qualities that Effy has.

Minute 24: An Episode You Wished Never Happened
S2 E10. No.

Minute 25: Something You Wished Happened But Didn't
S4 E8. I really wished that they would have shown Cook killing or at least seriously harming that sick psychiatrist. Evil Psychiatrist.

Minute 26: Your Favorite Skins Fanvid
Okay well from G1 and G2 its:
video
And from just G
2 its:
video

Minute 27: Your Favorite Cast Picture
G2
Minute 28: Something You Love About Skins
I love how it's so down to earth. Skins is so different from any other show. It doesn't shield viewers from life, it truly displays the hardships of being a teen. Not to mention all the actors are hot, they've go accents and dry british humor.

Minute 29: Your Favorite Skins Fanfic.
Don't read it.

Minute 30: Anything Skins Related
The Third Generation. Get Excited.
Also. I love this.

- Astrangerelegance

Skins







I have honestly loved Skins since the very 1st Generation (picture above) back in 2008. You just don't get television shows like this so raw, edgy and down to earth in North America... I mean come on! All we can produce are vampires, sparkly vampires.

Recently though, I have gotten A Stranger, obsessed with it (took her long enough) and she can finally see what she's been missing out on.

Now for those of you who have no idea what Skins is about, it's pretty much about a close group of british teens going through sixth form (North American equivalent of Gr. 11/12). Nothing special right? CW shows like One Tree Hill, 90210, and Gossip Girl go through that.

So what makes Skins so amazing? Well for starters, for me British accents are sexy and so the fact that they all have British accents. Second of all, in Britain, they don't censor anything! Drugs, swearing, sex, we know most teens do it.. so why don't we see it on CW shows? On Skins you get the whole deal. The show deals with failing grades, partying hard, divorce, overdoses, homosexuals, first loves, experimental drugs in a realistic way since a lot of the writers are actually in sixth form themselves. That's another factor that separates Skins from normal TV shows. For most actors Skins is their first acting job, and most of them are 16- 18.. the right age to be in sixth form unlike CW shows where the actors are in their twenties playing high schoolers.



Skins is broken down into Generations with each Generation (2nd Generation above) getting two seasons. I love and hate that they do this. Love it because it's realistic that each cast gets 2 years through sixth form and hate it cause I always fall in love with the characters and then they leave and we never get to see them again.

Sad thing is America MTV is making an American version of Skins and I know its just going to be horrible.

So overall, Skins is mind blowing amazingness, america sucks, don't watch this show if your 12, watch this show if your over 12, and I'm getting sick of vampires.

Yours,
Elegance


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

24.11.10

What we think is sad is that the russian do not have a word for kick or elegance on google on translator. Please diplomats of Russia or people that work at Google (Googleoneons) please fix that for we would like to say A Stranger Elegance Kicks Ass in russian. But so far we can only say...
Okay, fine we cannot paste it. This is lamest post so far.
We are in planning class right, and have just taken the career matchmaker test. Here are our most interesting results:

Stranger's:
1. Magician
2. Potter (not as in Harry, sadly)
3. Upholsterer (meaning I dress your couches)
4. Comedian (I am actually not that funny in person)
5. Craftsperson (anyone want a house made out of popsicle sticks)

Elegance's:
1. Judge
2. Stenographer (actually boring, but sounds funny)
3. Singer (hahah, if you met her...)
4. Composer
5. Wedding Planner (they would be pretty and not done in time)

Obviously we will be very successful in life.

- Astrangerelegance.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

The awesomest movie ever has left us speechless for a very long time, which is why we are only mentioning it now.
Go ahead, spend money on this movie by renting it, buying it, renting it... what else can you do? It's already out of theatres..

Fine, watch it online.

Here are some quotes to look out for:
1)Todd Ingram: Tell it to the cleaning lady on Monday.
Scott Pilgram: What?
Todd Ingram: Because you'll be dust by Monday... because you'll be pulverized in two seconds. The cleaning lady? She cleans up... dust. She dusts.
Scott Pilgram: So, what's on Monday?
Todd Ingram: 'Cause... it's Friday now, she's the weekends off, so... Monday, right?"
2)Scott Pilgrim: You're pretentious, this club sucks, I have beef. Let's fight.
We won't ruin anymore for you. Unless you've already seen it.
If you want to relive more quotes go to >>> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446029/quotes
-astrangerelegance

Free People Blog

Is it better than ours? No.

Well...
It's pretty awsome and one should definately check it out.
blog.freepeople.com

It shows a behind the scenes look at what happens around the free people office and photoshoots. It also has, what is our favourite part, the gallery, which showcases many an amazingly talented artist.

Here's an idea of what to expect:




























-Astrangerelegance

Friday, November 5, 2010