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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. mx_mond
    February 21, 2018 @ 9:10 am

    “One wonders what looking at The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed In Sun in person contributes to that research, but hey”.

    Interestingly, Dollarhyde doesn’t say “Thomas Butts”. You yourself commented at the beginning on The Great Red Dragon’s ass. There are certainly interesting links to be drawn here between sexual desire and a desire for transformation. As someone who recently started questioning their gender identity, I think the lines between wanting to be with someone and wanting to be like someone get blurred sometimes.

    “But it’s also just an odd rupture to the logic of Hannibal”

    When I watched it the first time, I thought Dollarhyde eating the painting is his attempt to contain the Dragon. This would certainly mesh with him placing mirrors on the eyes and in the mouth and labia of his victims as a way of blocking the ways through which they could consume him. But judging from the opening conversation between Dollarhyde and Hannibal, the former is still set on becoming the Dragon.

    In any case, this speaks to the power the eaten has over the one eating. It would be interesting to see what would happen if Hannibal did eat Will.


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