@prattprattpratt: The name’s Douchemaster McChest And this is my first headshot. You’re welcome. #throwbackthursday circa 2000
I’m so tired of people telling me German is an “ugly, angry” language. When my German teacher tells us jokes it’s the sweetest, happiest language in the world. When I teach my father the word for daughter he smiles, repeating “Tochter” to himself until he gets it right, and in that moment German sounds like pride. There’s nothing angry or ugly about a language that never says goodbye, only “until we meet again.”
I heartily disagree. Hannibal is just about the only show where female nudity is either functional (Margot, Freddie) or artistic (corpse of Cassie Boyle), but male nudity is eroticized to hell and back (Will Graham panting in bed in soft clingy unmentionables)
I remember reading somewhere that the reason Freddie was shown first as naked was because she was so open with what she is, that she IS out to get a story, that she IS a reporter who will go to any length to get what she wants, that she is not ashamed of that.
Also keep in mind all you see of her, naked, are her shoulders and collarbone. Wow. Much nudity. Her nakedness is not sexual, it is merely nakedness, it is how people look when they get out of the shower.
She is not used as a luring sex object here, she is shown as someone who presents the image of an open book without fear, and has a much darker agenda behind it all = Freddie Lounds.
there’s a significant lack of straight male gaze in this scene, and you can say that it could be because of the script writer’s own sexuality, but there’s no interest in her body as a tool to arouse. there’s no lingering shots of her naked back, side, or tilt up her wet legs (all things we have seen in abundance with hannibal and will). clothes have a lot meaning in hannibal, they are used to hide, to distract, elaborate on the characters. hannibal is introduced in a bright robin blue - lightbringer/lucifer imagery. will’s clothes are as ill fitting as much as will feels. freddie is introduced naked - she hides nothing of herself; it says far more about her than if she wore her pretty leopard print numbers.
this scene isnt intended to service and exploit, instead what it actually shows is a character naked but never ashsmed or vulnerable because of it.
listening to your favorite song as it gets closer to the chorus
photos by (click pic) michael poliza, dennis fast and matthias brieter of polar bears amongst the fireweed in churchill, manitoba. the area has the largest, and most southerly, concentration of the animals on the planet. in late summer and early fall the polar bears make their way to the hudson bay, waiting for it freeze over so they can hunt for seals on the ice. but every year, the ice is forming later and later, forcing the polar bears to go hungry for longer. (more polar bear posts)
Bethann Hardison on racism in the fashion industry.
From About Face: Supermodels then and now
EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.
Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.
The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.
Yeah, the Christians packed a bitch and burned it down. Once again they ruined everything.