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My very, uh, terrible aunt is visiting on Saturday with her family.  She runs the gamut of horrible conservatism.  Anyway I wish I had a way to cope with the anxiety that comes with having family members like that, but I have no idea.  :(  

I feel like NBC Hannibal would be so much better if either Thomas Harris’ original works didn’t exist or most people weren’t already aware of them.  Far fewer people have seen Manhunter or Red Dragon (Harris has a writing credit in the show’s opening for Red Dragon) than The Silence of the Lambs, but Hannibal Lecter is an iconic character — you don’t have to have seen any of the movies or read any of the books to know him as a cultural reference.  It’s hard if not impossible to watch Hannibal-the-show without thinking about Hannibal-the-character-Anthony-Hopkins-helped-create.  It’s not that Mads Mikkelson hasn’t made his own distinct version of the character, it’s that Anthony Hopkin’s Hannibal Lecter already exists.

  • me: forgets i'm wearing eyeliner
  • me: rubs eyelid
  • me: who the hell is bucky
i am so curious but too afraid to check that show out because i’m such a baby about gore…

It’s pretty gory, but the whole production is in a way so slick and over the top that I think it lacks empathy when there is gore.  Like with a Chan-wook Park movie you can feel the pain in the gore.  With Hannibal it looks gross, but it’s more concerned with shock value and a cool looking production than, you know, feelings.

But yeah it’s gory and emotionally manipulative as all get out.

Also Gillian Anderson was in the “next time on Hannibal” teaser from the first or second episode but she isn’t actually in the show until episode seven?  Don’t you fuckin play me like this, NBC.

"I would like Martin Scorsese to be interested in a female character once in a while, but I don’t know if I’ll live that long." - Meryl Streep pulling weeds (via pollums)

"I don’t know that he’s white… it’s exotic somehow."  LMAO EXCUSE ME YOU’RE THE WORST CRIMINOLOGIST STUDENT

"A peculiar cleverness" is a line from the novel but like??  No one would ever say that out loud candidly!  What’s happening with this show.

Woah woah woah I’m watching NBC Hannibal and I just saw the flashback scene in s1ep6 where Jack Crawford assigns the woman who isn’t Clarice Starling but basically is to the task force.  That scene in Silence of the Lambs where Crawford assigns Starling to interview Hannibal Lecter is so fucking good.  It’s so good!  So many iconic lines in that exchange!  ”Do you spook easily, Starling?”  ”I gave you an A.”  ”An A-, sir.”  ”Just do your job, but never forget what he is.”  I also started reading Thomas Harris’ original book and some of those lines are verbatim from the original scene, which is also so good!  The way they just inserted it into the show feels so sloppy and random and wasted!  I don’t believe that a movie or tv show has to be close to its source material to be good, but manzos what a waste of a great scene.  The episode’s not over though so maybe they turn it into something good?


Quick sketch break.

vanity reblog~  I listened to this while drawing 


Quick sketch break.

vanity reblog~  I listened to this while drawing 

I watched Manhunter* last night, so I decided start watching NBC Hannibal, and I’m not sure if I like it or not??  :U  

*recommended if only for the kind-of-goofy-considering-the-subject-matter soundtrack and 80s short shorts

rickytreble ASKED:
Name a music act you used to love and the reason you stopped loving them.

I used to be totally into Nightwish when I was 13-15ish.  :U  Nothing specific happened, I think my tastes just changed!  At the time they were so different from what I normally listened to (dad rock essentially lol), but being dazzled sort of evolved into seeing them as over produced.