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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.

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  1. Sean Dillon
    July 31, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

    It is no doubt possible to spin a full two thousand word blog post out of this shot alone.

    Are you… are you trying to get Jane to watch Hannibal?

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  2. Przemek
    August 1, 2017 @ 10:56 am

    Given the extent to which Bedelia is manipulated by Hannibal and unable to disentangle her psyche from his devouring influence (as evidenced by Season 3) it’s sad to see her here, ensuring Will that he can transform his trauma into a new strenght while it’s clear that she has only been deluding herself thinking that she could.

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    • mx_mond
      August 1, 2017 @ 12:35 pm

      Although it’s important to note, I think, that it’s not really Hannibal’s influence that draws her back into his orbit – it’s her curiosity. This isn’t to say that it’s not horrific (I would generally love it if everyone just left Hannibal, or if Hannibal was thrown into a black hole, alone forever), but it makes it a bit harder for me to feel sorry for her than it is in case of other characters, such as Will or Alana.

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      • Przemek
        August 1, 2017 @ 1:26 pm

        You’re right. She’s not an innocent victim. And yeah, at least by Season 3 she’s honest with herself about her own motivations and desires. Still, seeing her so deluded here saddened me.

        I would also love for everyone to just leave Hannibal. Although I wonder if loneliness would really be so painful to him. He seems to be doing quite well while in prison in (again) Season 3.

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        • mx_mond
          August 1, 2017 @ 2:48 pm

          Sure, but he has Alana to smirk at and he’s biding his time until Will comes back. Take away Will, the FBI, people to feed people to, people to feed to people – and he’s left with nothing that would be of any value to him.

          (Unlike Aristoteles’ social animal, it is only with other people that Hannibal can be a beast and a god).

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  3. mx_mond
    August 1, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

    “the demiurge cuts off the artist’s gaze, intruding between it and the heavens.”

    Thus, in true demiurge fashion, positioning himself as God (usurping both the God in heavens and the killer-as-God), who, with the completion of the mural, can now admire himself in the eye’s reflection.

    This also provides some food for thought when it comes to the relationship between a work of art, the artist, and the critic. Hannibal seeks to pinpoint the presence of the author, but putting him at the centre of his creation serves only to feed Hannibal’s arrogance (the killer and Hannibal being reflections of each other, and therefore, in an alchemical sense, one and the same – building parallels between Hannibal and the murderers of the week being a trick that the show has already used numerous times).

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