How wealthy do people think Hannibal is?
Some points to consider:
- He hypnotised wealthy patients to leave him in their wills
- (something of a spoiler) In the novel Hannibal, it’s known by minor characters, like Cordell who tortures him, that he was very wealthy, and they try to get him to give up the locations of various accounts and bonds.
- in the same novel, it’s revealed that he stashed large sums around the world in case of capture and escape
- he has hideously expensive everything and his house is basically a mansion
So what do people estimate his net worth to be?
I absolutely adored seeing more of Hannibal’s house in the latest episode, especially the samurai armour - love a reference to Hannibal Rising! I think it would be so interesting to see the memory palace as well, the book described it so beautifully. I’d recommend that chapter from the book (hannibal) to anyone, where he’s is stuck on a hideous plane and simply ‘goes away’. The Palatine Chapel of Palermo was just the foyer! It would be amazing to see I think. There’s another great scene in the book (something of a spoiler coming up) where he’s being tortured and calms the pain by pressing his face against the marble flank of Venus in the palace.
On Cisgender (clarification)
Just responding to a clarification request from an anon regarding my thoughts below on ‘cisgender’. I am fault supportive of transgender people’s rights and felt outrage when I heard that story of the trans woman forced to stay in a male prison.
However, regarding the topic of ‘cisgender’, I do not feel it is appropriate or useful to have one’s gender identified and pigeonholed by a group who do not share that gender identity. I understand a need for a term to describe non-trans people in trans circles, but to ask an individual to actively identify as that term is not needed, useful or helpful.
Regarding the celebrity asides, that was to demonstrate what I felt was a complete misfocus on proper issues. Calling Jennifer Lawrence and Ellen DeGeneres ‘transphobic’ is both inaccurate and hugely unhelpful (i.e.diminishing those cases of genuine transphobia). And it is as inaccurate and completely backwards as calling Jared Leto a trans-misogynist. I ask, why focus on these ridiculous ‘examples’ of people making jokes, when you could focus upon the aforementioned example (trans woman in a male prison) of genuine transphobia?
(And I fully expect responses along the lines of “oh cry me a river, poor little cis boy”. Which would be typical, and if trans people think that will rally people to their cause they are mistaken)
Nuance is dead
Cis? Please. I am not trans. You are. Grow up. I don’t need some new made up word to demark me as non trans. I know the latin shit about the origins. It is just not needed.
And I will be called ‘transphobic’ for saying this, which would be absolutely typical of the modern trans movement, who tar everyone with the transphobic brush who dares to question the movement’s methods. They don’t seem to understand that there is a marked difference between actively hating trans people, and questioning an online movement’s labeling fetish.
It’s almost as overused as ‘misogynistic’ as an umbrella term of abuse. Anyone who slightly disagrees with the smaller facets of the ‘patriarchy’ idea is automatically a misogynist. That it, they actively hate women because they also disagree with certain aspects of a movement, despite being fully supportive of women’s rights.
Case in point, Jennifer Lawrence made a joke about calling her cat Chaz Bono and she was called ‘transphobic’. She actively hates trans people, because she made a light-hearted joke. Ellen DeGeneres made a joke about Liza Minelli and was called the same. Jared Leto has the audacity to play a trans character and is called a ‘trains-misogynist’. He hates both trans people and women.
Stephen Colbert WHILE IN CHARACTER made a satirical comment about Asians and was called racist. And don’t even get me started on anyone who has dared to lose weight and is proud of their achievement.
Nuance is dead.
All of this abuse culture is infantile. And this identity and labelling fetish is self-indulgent and offensive by ivory tower students on this website by appropriating the struggles of genuinely oppressed groups. It’s also part of the reason people are flocking to the right in their droves, because they don’t want to be associated with such ham-fisted stupidity.
People are morons
So apparently the trend #CancelColbert is happening because of a tweet that said “I am willing to show the Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” Not very funny is it? No, because its supposed to be satirical. What is…
There is no room for nuance on tumblr.
Just been listening to Baby Birch. I can’t begin to imagine the beauty of the potential songs Joanna would come up with if she actually has a child one day.
Keep The Light - full song
Sarah Brightman - Keep The Light - full song. I like it :)
Just a friendly reminder that u should call ur animals by gender-neutral or multiple pronouns. They CAN understand you and YES it is possible for an animal to be trans. Your cat having a penis does not make it male. It is straight up animal abuse to deliberately misgender your pets so please do not do it.
oh my god
Best parody blog ever.