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In many ways I see Liv as a Type 6: The Loyalist. I played around with the possibility of her being a Type 8: The Challenger. However I feel like Liv is a complex character (despite popular belief) and she is not so much confrontational but mostly scared of being left behind, of being abandoned, and of not having someone to rely on. This is extremely apparent in Series 6 and also apparent in Series 5.
Liv has abandonment issues. For several reasons due to her family life hell even her love life. Type 6’s are constantly anxious about feeling supported. Yet at the same time they are the most loyal and the most dependable of friends. They are the ones that stay because they want you to stay.
I feel like Liv is a pretty healthy Type 6. However when she feels her world is not being supported she quickly becomes unhealthy. By becoming angry, bitter, and at times rather confrontational. It is a gut reaction triggered by hurt and fear that they are being left behind. That they are replaceable and that they will never find that safe place to land.
This is the MAIN reason why Liv to be me is a Type 6.
I am breaking down all the major symbols and motifs that were used in Skins throughout the generations. One of the major ones is the use of benches.
If a character is sitting on a bench usually it is a scene in which a character is sitting in a introspective silence by themselves trying to figure things out…trying to make a choice. Liv Malone sat on a bench smoking a cigarette as she decided whether or not to go to the doctor’s to get the strange sensation in her side checked out. Katie Fitch has sat on a bench determining what to do with a life changing piece of news. Cassie has sat and danced on a bench as she decided to to attempt suicide. Benches where the people are alone tend to signify a crossroad in which someone has to make a hard choice.
Benches in which there is more than one person tend to symbolize truth and honest discussions and connections. JJ and Emily bond on a bench. JJ and Lara also bond on a bench. Cassie and Sid finally get on the same page on a bench. People are still at a crossroads though, but they are not alone they are connecting with another person as they deal with the difficulties of one’s life
To me these choices are brilliant, because benches tend to represent in life a place to watch, to relax, to think, and to wait. The use of the bench in the scene adds to the scene and it’s quite nerdy for those who catch these kinds of things.
Top 20 MUSIC MOMENTS OF GENERATION 3 (Part 6 - #3-1)
Ghostgracie and I got together and put together two separate lists of our top 20 music moments of Skins. This is not our top 20 favorite songs but instead top 20 uses of music to convey things on screen.
In our discussions we will talk about the song, how it was used, why it was important, and connect it to the scene. If you liked Skins music and you are fascinated by this art this is a good podcast. I’m breaking it into short components to be easy to listen to.
These are moments 3-1.
Length: 13 Mins
Please share your own thoughts on some of your favorite musical moments and what you thought of the ones we chose.
I was doing some research because I am writing and writing to revamp things tomorrow and I was looking at Grace’s Series 5 profile. I know that I saw this and I know that it caught my eye, but tonight it got my mind turning.
For Grace’s dream date she said this:
DREAM DATE: Definitely Mr. Darcy; we’ve met; he’s a fabulous tap dancer.
Mr. Darcy is a gruff sometimes rude seeming and arrogant sounding character from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The only thing is that there is more to him than that arrogant and prideful exterior. He is actually a kind man with strong principles, strong sense of self, loyalty, kindness, and of course honesty.
Does that sound familiar? It should. Rich Hardbeck. I often said and I think even on here say that Rich reminds me of a rebellious underdog version of Mr. Darcy. He seems like an asshole but really he’s quite sensitive and a decent guy.