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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

1 Comment

  1. Przemek
    June 14, 2017 @ 11:01 am

    Interesting. I haven’t watched the show since it originally aired but I remember never being quite certain about Bedelia’s motivations. She seemed to me like both the victim and the apprentice at once. “Curiosity” seems like a deceptively easy answer… but on a second thought it fits surprisingly well. Of couse Hannibal would pick a therapist with the same basic motivation as himself. He’s only ever interested in mirrors and puppets.

    And I agree that morbid curiosity is what makes Hannibal a great character. I’ve always preferred curious and impulsive villains to cold, calculating ones. Curiosity gives them a powerful motivation that is both very understandable (as universally human) and completely inexplicable (as what one finds interesting is rarely logical). Impulsiveness makes a villain unpredictable and adaptable. You can’t foil their plan if they’re making it up as they go along.


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