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Old 03-23-2012, 04:51 PM
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:01 PM
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No problem! So glad to see more Rider fans here
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:53 PM
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Riderrr where have you disappeared too?
Surprised they havn't tried to hook him up with Alex
Do you read linked in b/c according to that *winks*
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:48 AM
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I really hope he comes out in the finale! We all know it
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:55 AM
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Nick saw it in their webisode "Why you so obsessed with the gay anyway?"
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:50 PM
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Yeah Rider! Why?
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:49 PM
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Is there a Nick/Rider thread?
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:53 PM
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Officers On Deck {Nick ღ Rider} #1: "Spank dat ball baby, spank dat ball."
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:13 PM
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:18 PM
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A character borrowed from "Young Americans"?

Given Jamie Brittain's public remarks about having watched all the leading US teen dramas, especially Dawson's Creek ("DC." to which Skins s1e1 pays explicit homage), I keep thinking Skins may owe a bit to Young Americans, the 8-episode summer 2000 fill-in for DC on The WB.

For example, in DC 3/20, "The Longest Day," Will Krudski, the narrating character of Young Americans who appeared in DC 3/19 thru 3/21 to promote the summer fill-in show, tells a girl the ancient Greco-Roman myth of Orpheus and Eurydice at length -- a remarkable anomaly in a mass-media teen drama. That myth seems to have no connection to anything going on in DC: it seems to be there to foreshadow Young Americans, in which a straight boy descends into an emotional hell to save a deeply troubled cross-dressing girl.

That's the same myth that Effy reads to Tony in Skins 2/6, Tony's dream episode. That whole episode is a lot like Young Americans: a dream of going to a school to learn how to love properly -- Krudski seems to be dreaming Young Americans and narrating it from a perspective of maturity.

Similarly, Young Americans has a character named Ryder. Like Rider in Skins, he's a supporting character so important that he's almost a main character, and is promiscuous, sexually ambiguous, and consistently obnoxious although gorgeous (played by Charlie Hunnam in his first US gig, and his first gig after playing the chicken in the UK Queer as Folk).

Rather an unusual name, "Ryder" (even if spelled "Rider"). I suspect Young Americans' creator, Steve Antin, may have intended it as an allusion to the protagonist of Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, the BBC dramatizaton of which out-Merchant-Ivories Merchant Ivory in ways that Antin could only envy, given his limited budget for YA, but which he nevertheless did a good job of imitating in a US context.
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I always loved Rider-Add me.
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Given Jamie Brittain's public remarks about having watched all the leading US teen dramas, especially Dawson's Creek ("DC." to which Skins s1e1 pays explicit homage), I keep thinking Skins may owe a bit to Young Americans, the 8-episode summer 2000 fill-in for DC on The WB.

For example, in DC 3/20, "The Longest Day," Will Krudski, the narrating character of Young Americans who appeared in DC 3/19 thru 3/21 to promote the summer fill-in show, tells a girl the ancient Greco-Roman myth of Orpheus and Eurydice at length -- a remarkable anomaly in a mass-media teen drama. That myth seems to have no connection to anything going on in DC: it seems to be there to foreshadow Young Americans, in which a straight boy descends into an emotional hell to save a deeply troubled cross-dressing girl.

That's the same myth that Effy reads to Tony in Skins 2/6, Tony's dream episode. That whole episode is a lot like Young Americans: a dream of going to a school to learn how to love properly -- Krudski seems to be dreaming Young Americans and narrating it from a perspective of maturity.

Similarly, Young Americans has a character named Ryder. Like Rider in Skins, he's a supporting character so important that he's almost a main character, and is promiscuous, sexually ambiguous, and consistently obnoxious although gorgeous (played by Charlie Hunnam in his first US gig, and his first gig after playing the chicken in the UK Queer as Folk).

Rather an unusual name, "Ryder" (even if spelled "Rider"). I suspect Young Americans' creator, Steve Antin, may have intended it as an allusion to the protagonist of Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, the BBC dramatizaton of which out-Merchant-Ivories Merchant Ivory in ways that Antin could only envy, given his limited budget for YA, but which he nevertheless did a good job of imitating in a US context.
I loved Ryder on YA-It felt like it was just me. I didn't think he was actually sexually ambiguous, I thought people were slashing him just because.
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I still ship Nick and Rider.
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