The majesty of your Becoming . . .

The End Of An Era . . . for now

As of twenty minutes ago, Bryan Fuller's "Hannibal" season 3 finale, "The Wrath of the Lamb", has run its course on US broadcast television. And I actually joined in the Live-tweeting! It was really fun. Now I'm gonna sit back and bask in the Fannibal Afterglow, and *sob* go through an entire box of Kleenex . . .

The majesty of your Becoming . . .

A Transcript of "Hannibal" Season 2 Deleted Scenes

Guys, I did a thing! *flailing wildly*

I was on the Chinese movie site Douban, and the fannibals started a comment thread that involved the deleted scenes, especially the one where half of the lines were whispered, and the most frustrated of them were pretty much ready to sell their souls for a decent bilingual transcript. (

...That's where I come in. }:)

(This will be a WIP due to my RL schedule constraints)

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So I Saw the SDCC Trailer for "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice"

(This is an ongoing post, I'll be returning to this one and adding new thoughts to it as I watch this sucker again and again.:) )

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With all the talk about "Meaningless, wanton destruction" in Metropolis in "Man of Steel" and how Marvel films been treating that kind of stuff better, this film's trailer (well, actually just a short sequence within) is already providing more thought on Consequences and Lasting Damage that superhero fights can leave us "Muggles" in (as opposed to one short montage in The Avengers where the people getting Avengers haircuts/tattoos and that excited kid making "Bam! Smash!" noices drown out the people sticking names of lost and missing loved ones on a memorial wall, and then the New York alien invasion was pretty much forgotten in future films except when we see Tony Stark have PTSD, only really coming to play with "Daredevil" -- which, imho, is much better than all the Marvel films sans The Winter Soldier put together):

Bruce Wayne was THERE that fateful day, in Metropolis, dangerously close to the Black Zero's "Dubstep" Ray of Destruction. And the building that got cut in half by Zod trying out his own Heat Vision? Wayne Enterprises, Metropolis Branch. One of the things that go hand in hand with Batman never killing (at least not after the 1940s comics) is that he can't stand the loss of life; part of his mission to protect Gotham City is also to ensure that the tragedy he endured as a child would not happen to anyone else. Not if he had anything to say about it. Which is why we see him give as much attention to stopping individual armed muggers (which ordinary cops can totally handle) as he does to punch out the Joker before the latter could poison the water reservoir and kill everybody.

Which brings me to my next point: there are many merits in the argument that Marvel heroes are more down-to-earth (with them operating in NYC and all) while DC heroes look like gods and operate in a space station. However I would argue that as far as the movies go (putting into account that the DCEU -- DC Comics Extended Universe, for those who don't know -- is just starting to get formed) the DC heroes are actually going to be more down to earth than the Marvel ones. My points may sound a bit plebian, but bear with me for the moment:

The Avengers -- the ones we have on screen so far, anyway -- are all global-threat-countering heroes, as far as I could tell they do not have a relative "day job" where they stay in a certain city and tackle the problems there in a street-level, in between Avengers-worthy missions. (The only heroes so far who are street-level heroes are Daredevil and Spider-man, the former of which might not even be joining the Avengers) Turn our sight to the future Justice League, however, three of the founding members (at the very least) are primarily Guardians of a City when there are no worldwide or intergalletic crises for the League to assemble: Batman has his Gotham to protect, Superman patrols Metropolis as he flies, and The Flash speeds across the streets of Central City (or in some iterations, Keystone City; from what I can tell those two are sister cities, like the RL American cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis), stopping crimes and preventing accidents before people even realize he's there. Now imagine that there are real superheroes (with powers or not) in our world, would you feel more affinity to them if you know they're out there stopping alien invasions (but never seeming to settle in one spot) or if you know they're somewhere in your own city (or a city where loved ones live in), helping the cops stop bank robbers and perhaps even urban terrorists?

Franklin Meets Linus

Announcement (with podcast reccs included)

After finishing watching Hannibal s03 e03 "Secondo", I've realized that there's simply too much feels I have for the show to be expressed only in emails or Lj comments to fellow Fannibals. Therefore I declare that I am going to start writing actual Hannibal recaps of my own. It won't be an easy task (as evidenced by my pitiful attempts to do that for "Gotham"), but I'm determined to keep doing my best in honor of my very favorite TV series, even if it kills me and sends me to a certain someone's dinner table. xD

I hope that people would be so gracious as to show enough interest to read them and leave concrit in the comment sections. *hugs* Before I go, I'd like to recommend (to the people who had Friended me here and/or just occasionally pop by to see if I had updated any dumbass stuff) some links to the Hannibal-themed podcasts I have discovered so far:

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Bon appetit.

Rebecca (adjusted)

Posters That Have Slain Me

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To those who don't know, Penny Dreadful and Hannibal are two horror themed shows that I actually have the guts to watch (unlike, say, Constantine or American Horror Story), and luckily for me I loved them both very much. And now season 2 of P.D. and season 3 of Hannibal is coming out, you can imagine all the Internal Screaming that's happening around here. :-)

ETA: More posters on the Hannibal front:

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Abigail fishing

The Flash, S01 E15

Mind. Blown.


(It's this or squeeing all over the episode with ample spoilers, so...)

Have just discovered that Tom Cavanagh co-hosts a podcast called "Mike and Tom Eat Snacks", it does lend a whole new level of Whoa to the line back in E03, "The one with the Big Belly Burger!" (Looks at Cisco) "...I eat."

A Teacup Cracked

Feeling fucking exhausted right now

New Job, Day One, Status Report:

(Future updates: unlikely. — Not that many people read my blog, anyway. :-/)

So I auditioned for a part-time in the same hotel that I'd temped for a month in 2013, I didn't know that I could've gotten it so easily, maybe they do need all the hands they can get, but the job requirements were pretty hard, considering that I'm basically the "Center Grill" (western restaurant)'s gopher boy. Last I worked there during August, I had to ferry a cart full of towels, slippers and other room accessories from the 22nd floor all the way down to the 6th (twice) to replenish the hotel rooms's supplies thereof, and I have to inventory the numbers in the storage rooms and ask for more from the basement. Now, I have to hop between the kitchen area and the buffet and three different storage rooms, cleaning up stuff as they happen. By the end of my shift my feet were royally killing me. And I didn't feel that way when my old job required me to run sixteen flights of stairs.

I still hope to keep this job for as long as I could, though.