Californication. Hank Moody seemed vaguely familiar at times, mostly because he had good intentions most of the time but he always found a way to fuck things up, and he couldn’t explain, and sometimes it didn’t even mattered if he did things or not, it’s just who they thought he was, it also reminds me that past mistakes come to haunt you sooner or later, no matter who you are or what you do, karma always comes to you in some way, this holds especially true in a small world such a sl.
I love this show and in some ways, I would like to get to what Hank is, the eloquent use of the english, I’ve been learning the language for years, and just like everything else, I want to improve on it, to the level where I could speak like him..
“I wish you did speak English. I have a lot to discuss on the subject of accidental cunnilingus.”
“But if I were to give myself to you, you would run for the hills, ’cause you’re not in love with me. You’re in love with the idea… The idea of love.”
“You kicked my dick out of the house. You made my dick homeless. “Out of doors” is a place where penises don’t fare well – in the rain and the wind and all that… My homeless dick now must seek shelter from the storm where and whence it can.” (/LMFAO, and yes i realize lmfao is something Hank would hate.)
“Despite all evidence to the contrary, I am a gentleman.”
Oh and lets not forget his smartaass cleverness, I am a brat at heart, so this is something that i would say, and those who know me can testify for that, well except the drug part lol.
“You can’t snort a line of coke off a woman’s ass and not wonder about her hopes and dreams, it’s not gentlemanly.”
“Well, you should’ve called. I wouldn’t have answered, but you coulda left a message, which I would’ve quickly erased.”
“Rehab is for Quitters.”
“I could pick your pussy out of a police line-up of pussy. I could. You know, if your pussy was ever arrested, God forbid, and had to be identified in some kind of line-up, I would get it right away.”
“OK, one more time, for the cheap seats. What happened there could have happened to anybody! Wrong place, wrong time, wrong vagina!”
“Check yourself, before you riggity riggity wreck yourself!”
Alright I think that’s enough quotes about witty perverted cleverness in Hank, but I mean seriously, read this and tell me it’s not just epic?, and it’s also something that well, i like it, in a personal way, it’s the duality, being someone who can curse like a sailor in bed when the time is right and then give your heart a trip saying exactly what he feels, and how someone makes him feel, in a unique way, that’s the kind of man i strive to be, perhaps not at that level yet, but then again, he’s not real either!
If you’re reading this, it means I actually worked up the courage to mail it so good for me. You don’t know me very well, but if you get me started I tend to go on and on about how hard the writing is for me. This is the hardest thing I ever had to write. There no easy way to say this so I’ll just say it, I met someone. It was an accident, I wasn’t looking for it, I wasn’t one the make it was a perfect storm. She said one thing and I said another and the next thing I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life in the middle of that conversation. Now there this feeling in my gut that she might be the one. She completely nuts in a way that makes me smile highly neurotic, a great deal of maintenance acquired. She is you Karen, that’s the good news. The bad news is that I don’t know how to be with you right now, and that scares the shit out of me. Because if I am not with you right now I have this feeling we will get lost out there. It’s a big bad world full or twist and turns and people have a way of blinking and missing the moment. The moment that could of changed everything. I don’t know what’s going on with us and I can’t tell you should waste a leap of faith on the likes of me. But damn you smell good, like home and you make excellent coffee that has to count for something. Call me!
And then, there’s the hank moody who isn’t afraid to speak his mind or say things, he’s not the old fashioned guy who will keep it all bottled inside, he talks, so quoting some of his darkest times when thigns just went into a windwhril of screw up after fuck up.. with some vague highlights, since I dont have a daughter, but I do get the feeling and where he’s coming from.
“To my dear beautiful daughter,
I’m writing you a letter. That’s right, a good old fashioned letter. It’s a lost art, really. I have a confession to make. I didn’t like you very much at first. You were just this annoying little blob. You smelled nice, most of the time, but you didn’t seem to have much interest in me, which I of course found vaguely insulting. It was just you and your mom against the world. Funny how some things never change.
So I cruised along, doing my thing, acting the fool… Not really understanding how being a parent changes you. And I don’t remember the exact moment everything changed, I just know that it did. One minute I was impenetrable, nothing could touch me. The next, my heart was somehow beating outside my chest, exposed to the elements.
Loving you has been the most profound, intense, painful experience of my life. In fact, it’s been almost too much to bear. As your father, I made a silent vow to protect you from the world, never realizing I was the one who would end up hurting you the most. When I flash forward, my heart breaks, mostly because I can’t imagine you speaking of me with any sort of pride. How could you?
Your father is a child in a man’s body. He cares for nothing and everything at the same time. Noble in thought, weak in action. Something has to change. Something has to give. It’s getting dark, too dark to see.”
Now closing with my favorite video of the series, and a fabulous song cover by the daughter of Lenny Kravitz (Zoe).