What do you think of the relationship of Effy and Tony, from Skins U.K ?
I had no idea that Tony/Effy was suggestive when I started watching Skins, so I was quite delighted to discover that not only were they very shippable but on more than one occasion (including a deleted scene) it was indicated that Tony might even have some subconscious incestuous feelings towards her.
What’s more, “stonemcest” or “skincest” is relatively popular, which is always nice.
Tony/Effy is another one of those pairings that I just haven’t gotten around to writing about yet. I also feel inadequate to the task because I’m more of a casual/inconstant Skins fan, where as I know the series has some very dedicated fans. I would not want to pass myself off as something of an expert on the relationship or a lover of the relationship when I know there are others out there who really are. I also only watched Generation 1, and since Effy is a part of Generation 2 I would not feel confident that I had a proper grasp on her characterization or her life. I would probably have to consider the series 2 finale as a sort of canon end point for all intents and purposes.
Because I do intend to write about them at some point I won’t say much. It has also been at least three years since I’ve even watched a scene of them so I feel very out-of-touch with the vibe of their relationship and a little fuzzy on some of the details.
But one thing I really liked is that I feel like the only thing Tony really knew about himself for sure was that he loved Effy, and they were always sort of an anchor in each other’s lives. And s1 Tony, I don’t know how to describe him properly, but he lacked heart - but not when it came to Effy. Only her.
And then obviously the scenes I referred to that played around with the idea of incest are of huge interest to me. (And are no doubt what sparked the popularity of the ship.) I’m sure anyone who has seen Generation 1 knows which scenes I’m talking about.
I’m glad you asked about Tony and Effy because in the three years I’ve had my wordpress blog I’ve mentioned them maybe a couple of times but never actually said anything about them.