Ladies and gentlemen, welcome. Our guest today is the creator of the show Human, All Too Human and he will talk about what the third season is all about: the plot lines, the possible conflicts, the direction of the show and what surprises are in store for us.
Host: So wow Kane, I can't believe it's been three years already. So what can we expect this season?
K: You know, I honestly don't know. (laughs) Season One was all about Kane going through a break-up. He had lost the love of his life and it was all sad and lonely and heavy. We saw him at the lowest point of his life.
In Season Two, we saw Kane starting to have fun again, partying, meeting guys. He picked himself up and reclaimed his spot in the Upper East Side and we witnessed his adventures as he turned 30. The balls, the masquerade party, the clubs. We saw him fall in love with a knight in a shining mask, create a harem, talk about HIV, write about sex etiquette.
He wrote about a boy from Denmark, about a red headband and an eyeliner. He spoke of being fearless, he wrote about remembering a love. He wrote fiction where a beautiful boy had sex with an ugly guy, and proceeded to do it himself in real life. He opened up and became friends with a few bloggers. (You know who you are.) He started interviewing other writers and started several projects in his blog. He wrote his reflections about time, about human happiness.
Now in Season Three, we've started by revealing that Kane may be leaving Manila but we don't know yet where or why or when. It will be interesting to see how this will affect his social circle and influence his decisions for this year. As simple as will he allow himsself to fall in love and get into a relationship knowing he is leaving anyway? Or will he close his heart for the moment?
Host: Will there more sex, more drama? More (cat)fights with friends? (laughs)
K: (laughs) Hopefully there will be peace but as everyone knows, in the Upper East Side, the good times never last. That's the thing with this character and his world, you never know what he'll do next or what to expect. In many ways, Kane is exactly the type of character we all love to hate.
Host: Why do you say that?
K: Because his world is one that I think most of us detest for its artifice but secretly desire to experience for ourselves. The sex, the drugs, the parties, the lies and betrayals and scheming. Sometimes, it can be all too much.
But Kane is who he is. He is unapologetic,willful, but I'd like to think he has a kind heart and a brave soul. It would be interesting to discover how he grows, see what more we can learn about him. It looks like we have an exciting year to look forward to.
"I have a feeling people don't like me," I confided to Eternal Wanderer once.
"Why do you say that?" he asked.
"People do read me and some like to make comments on my stories, but they aren't warm and friendly," I explained. "Sometimes I wonder why when I am always nice to other bloggers and I have never said an unkind word to anyone."
"Ahhh. It's because you are Kane," Eternal Wanderer replied.
"What does that mean?"
"Kane kasi is sosyal (It's because Kane is refined)," he explained.
"And difficult to befriend?" I asked.
"Very alta-sociedad and breathes rarified air, so to speak."
"Oh come on Ternie."
"Not a lot of 'commoners' can handle that," Eternal Wanderer continued. "It's like being in the presence of the dowager empress. One cannot help but don courtly manners."
"But I write about my kagagahan (stupidities), I show photos of myself drunk! I never talk about money or a new gadget I have or what phone I am using."
"Exactly my point."
"You display refined breeding. Only the crass or nouveaux riches would crow about their newly acquired possessions.
"As I've always said, we can categorize Pinoy gay bloggers into several branches," Eternal Wanderer said. "1) The gay humorous narrative 2) The emo word diarrhea 3) The explicit sex adventures."
"You don't really fit into any of those categories."
I guess I don't.
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