Hi guys, happy post-Breaking Bad Finale Monday! I'm hanging on, are you? I'm pretty upset but I know the show ended the way it could only have ended. I'll talk more on Breaking Bad if you want but to avoid spoilers and possible rantings from me, I'll talk nails and news first. So first thing is first - thanks to all of your support, I have taken away the prize for "People's Choice" for Rainbow Honey Outfits contest. Honestly, I can't thank you enough and it came as a huge shock to me. As some of you know, there has been some unfortunate news in my family, and I was away from the computer. This comes as a huge surprise and I am seriously thankful for each one of you who took the time to support my entry. In light of this, I will be hosting a giveaway. I was going to announce it today but I want to have photos of the actual prize and I forgot to do that last night while I was crying over Breaking Bad. So starting tomorrow, I will run a week long giveaway and announce the winner next Monday. I also have a rant regarding social media, mostly pertaining to Breaking Bad but scroll down to read that.
Today I have Rainbow Honey Heisenberg, August's limited edition. As I am writing this, the website seems to be offline for additions (eeee!) so I'll just describe it as a dense mix of silver blue micro glitters, with holo glitters in the mix. I used three coats for my swatch - application was good, but it's sheer enough to layer over another base colour. For example if you'd like more of a blue effect, it would work to have a blue colour underneath. I just used three coats and one coat of Seche Vite:
I loved this colour but I do wish I enhanced the blue by wearing a different blue underneath since Heisenberg's signature was a little more rich in colour, hehe. I wore this the night I got to see Vince Gilligan speak as well as the finale. It was only fitting. Wear wise, I was getting chips on day three but it's fairly common with dense glitter make ups like this - I have the same problem with OPI Teenage Dream.
OK I am going to talk about Breaking Bad.
I might talk about spoilers.
This is your warning.
OK, you're ready?
OK me too.
"Guess I got what I deserve... Kept you waiting there, too long my love. All that time, without a word; didn't know you'd think, that I'd forget, or I'd regret the special love I have for you, my baby blue."
What a great ending to a great show - possibly the greatest show that we will see in our lifetime. I can't begin to tell you how emotional I was getting through the whole episode. All the closure eased my anxiety from when Walter White admitted he did it for himself to when he did right by Jesse, and died in the arms of one of his true loves, Felina - his lab. A king who died along with his empire.
I've been following Breaking Bad since season one, and I wanted to be mourning all day today, however, I am completely offended by some of the ignorance I've read on Twitter - disregarding the show, making jokes about how the finale will be the first and last episode they watch, how it's "just a TV show". Absolutely disrespectful.
What Breaking Bad was to me was almost spiritual. I was lost at the time of my discovery of the show - I was lost with my craft in photography; I was going through bouts of loneliness; I was a failed storyteller. Every Sunday this show would bring a new piece to its overall work, and with each episode would unravel character development, provoke emotions and show off its mastery in cinematography. I've never seen anything like it - a love of flawed human beings.
I know I am not the only person who feels this way.
When people speak ill on social media - Facebook, Twitter, pick your poison - it's not an exercise of freedom of speech, it's a demonstration of a person's lack of restraint and control to seek attention. I speak of a person who has never seen an episode, yet proceeded to tweet nearly all evening, making jokes, and when being called out on, defends their behaviour by saying it's "just a television show".
Television is merely a medium. It could have been a book, a comic, a podcast - but it could have easily been a spiritual connection, which it was for me as a creative person. I do not speak ill or make jokes about another person's religion just because I feel alienated or left out. It's OK to be alienated. You can't be two things at once. When you have nothing to add to a conversation, why not remain silent? Why say anything at all?
If Breaking Bad is not for you - it's fine. Batman is not everyone's favourite superhero. Some love him, some hate him - the fans and anti-fans alike will have something to add. There will be reasons. But when you don't like something simply because you haven't even given it a chance, I find it ridiculous.
The finale to me was a funeral. You don't invite yourself to a stranger's funeral and start yelling asking for people to pay attention to you and not the casket.
When something is as successful as Breaking Bad, it should be studied. What makes it about this show that made it this way? I wish people would think more critically, rather than speak on their own butthurt emotions. I guess I am just old school though: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it. (Or at least have a good reason, haha.)
How do you feel about the finale of Breaking Bad? Was it everything you had hoped? Are you as excited for Rainbow Honey's next release as I am?