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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. Graham
    August 14, 2017 @ 3:46 pm

    I think it’s possible to square what Hannibal does to Bella if we say that it’s out of his regard for Jack. The coin flip is a bit of whimsy, but it also illustrates him choosing which friendship to honor in this particular case; let one friend go out on her terms, or save another friend from something he doesn’t wish to come to pass.


  2. Daibhid C
    August 14, 2017 @ 6:07 pm

    For those who really want to be dishy

    Okay, I think<.i> I got what this meant in context – kind of gossipy, possibly related to “dishing the dirt”? It’s not a meaning I’ve seen before, though, and it’s a new one on Wictionary as well.

    In the UK – and on Wictionary – it’s a rather old-fashioned term for an attractive man (Susan almost certainly considered her favourite pop stars dishy, Jo probably did, Ace quite definitely didn’t), so my brain kind of skipped a track there.


    • Daibhid C
      August 14, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

      Apologies for the HTML fail.


    • Harlequin
      August 15, 2017 @ 4:11 am

      I used to be quite dishy some decades ago. Or at least so I was told.


  3. Harlequin
    August 14, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

    I’m a little surprised that you didn’t draw a parallel, either here or in the ‘World Enough and Time’ review, between Pimm’s “I can’t make the pain go away, but I can make it so it doesn’t matter” and the Mondassian surgeon’s “This won’t stop you feeling pain, but it will stop you caring about it.”


  4. Phil Hayes
    March 17, 2022 @ 6:02 pm

    A late comment, but I must say I’m fascinated by how your analysis is so thematic, with little regard for the practicalities of production. I only started watching ‘Hannibal’ because of these reviews (like many, I came here for Tardis Eruditorum but stayed for the rest of the world).

    I was surprised that you made no mention of the casting of Amanda Plummer as the killer of the week. As soon as I saw her face in the (highly subjective) first scene where we can recognise her, I knew that Katherine Pimms would be important, based on casting alone. It’s to your credit that you can leap over such merely practical details to stay focussed on what really matters to you. I know I couldn’t. And as a viewer, I got distracted by the appearance of a big name in a guest role. Not something I’ve spotted in ‘Hannibal’ before.

    Ps: as a Brit, I also read “dishy” as a synonym for “attractive” just as I read “Pimms” as a synonym for “refreshing bourgeois Summer drink.” My problems, not yours, and I always like to collect new meanings for words.


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