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At the end of the first season of ‘Hannibal’, showrunner Bryan Fuller turned the tables on the Fannibal audience and left them wanting more during the course of the He-Ate-Us (hiatus for those who aren’t in the fandom). Well, ‘Hannibal’ has returned for the second course/season, and it’s as delectable as it was when the first season ended last June. Read on for a reviewcap of “Kaiseki”, the second season premiere!
“I have a world of 12-year-olds trying to kill me” is not a sentence Jared Padalecki will have cause to say very often. Why is it currently the case, and what does his Twitter row with Justin Bieber’s fans represent?
As a Nerdfighter, I try at all times to be awesome, especially when it comes to other people. I try to treat them with respect and empathy and view others as complexly as I view myself. But I’m afraid I’ve never quite succeeded when it comes to Justin Bieber.
I am completely ambivalent to his music. His sound is definitely not to my taste and I find his lyrics tedious and banal. But I really don’t care about that; no artist will ever be able to appeal to everyone, nor should they try to.
The issue I have is with how shockingly self-centred he is. I am not understating when I say that I find it truly disturbing and at times sickening. I could spend a very long time listing the many incidents that have led me to this conclusion with a detailed account of why I find each one appalling, but I shan’t, because it would leave me feeling very irate. But for me, the worst part about his recent Twitter debacle with Supernatural star Jared Padalecki is not to do with him – at least not directly.
In France in 2002, it was ruled that a couple who had requested to be kept in a refrigerated container in their cellar after their deaths had to be removed and buried or cremated. Even though the craziest last wishes may not be respected forever, if no one knows what you want, it’s very unlikely that it’ll be done.
In November 2013, Marlise Muñoz, a paramedic, wife, and mother, collapsed from a pulmonary embolism and lost all brain function. As medical professionals, she and her husband had made their final wishes clear to each other, knowing that the unpredictable could always happen; Muñoz had no wish to be kept on life support. However, the hospital she was taken to refused to remove her from life support until January of this year— because she was fourteen weeks pregnant. It sounds horrific: forcing the body of a dead woman to continue functioning for a further six months, against her wishes, while the baby grew, deformed and still unlikely to survive, inside her. Her family undoubtedly suffered even more from the struggle to have her wishes respected. Imagine how much more distressed they would’ve been if she hadn’t made her wishes known?
For most of us suffering through the colder climates, winter is now starting to drag on. But with these ideas you can take advantage of the season’s end and drag yourself through to the warmer months!
It’s February and by now most of us are feeling less “winter is coming” and more “why on earth is winter still here?” So here are seven tips to get through the latter end of the winter months.
Work from your bed — Everything seems better from underneath a duvet, so grab your laptop and work from there. Not only do essays seem far more manageable when you’re cocooned in pillows and softness, but it means you’re in just the right place to start watching your favorite TV show or film when you finish a hard day’s work.
Hot drinks — They’re not so good in summer, so now is definitely the time to take advantage. Try melting Nutella into hot chocolate or add vanilla or almond essences to your coffee to have Starbucks-style drinks without venturing out of the warmth.
You know how “Smells Like Teen Spirit” veered into weird territory with telekinesis? “Room 147” delves into Manchurian Candidate-style mental programming … kinda. Let’s get on with the reviewcap for last week’s ‘Castle’, shall we?
With the ‘Almost Human’ season finale right around the corner, the show isn’t slowing down. But what are the chances that it’ll return for a second season? Anyway, before “Straw Man”, let’s get you caught up on last week’s "Beholder".
A warning before you read this: I am quite possibly the biggest wuss in the world. I knew after the first 15 seconds of this game that I would not be able to make it through without soiling myself. Console gaming has lacked quality horror games for many years, possibly since the first Resident Evil - just the first Resident Evil. The evil geniuses at Red Barrels Studio have done the horror genre a much due service, and with Sony’s help, they have managed to place this terrifying masterpiece in the hands of more than just P.C. gamers.
The Winchester brothers: tragic figures, but they are no heroes. What makes our favorite supernatural hunting pair such anti-heroes? Perhaps it is the charm, the humor, or their Devil-may-care attitude.
Supernatural is a show that has garnered a large fandom that, combined with Doctor Who and Sherlock, has conquered Terrible Heroesmuch of Tumblr. Why does the show have such a large devoted following? The Winchester brothers. Sam and Dean are funny, charming, easy on the eyes (ladies?), and heroic. They also happen to be terrible heroes.
Now, before I begin receiving hate mail for trashing the Winchesters, let me say that they are plenty heroic, but they lack the altruism that makes a hero a hero. Sam and Dean are anti-heroes; they save the world, but God help the world if one of them is placed in harm’s way. Heroes are those who place the needs of others above their own, but the brothers fall short of this simple definition. How many times have Sam or Dean decided that the fate of the world was less important than the fate of one another? So, perhaps they are tragic heroes, you say. Tragic heroes are heroic in every way, save a single, small flaw that results in their undoing. The Winchester brothers don’t have much but they do have each other, the Impala, and a long list of flaws.
The editors and staff members of The Anglerfish have recently expressed their frustrations and grief over the current situation in Ukraine.
Sources such as the BBC have referred to the crisis as the possible start of “the new Cold War”. After months of protest, Ukraine seems to be crumbling at the hands of the Russian government.
I personally don’t know how to articulate my feelings through words, so I thought the best way to “vent” was to draw something.
No one knows the best course of action to take right now, and there isn’t enough time to think of every possible solution, but the most important thing for you to do, as a reader, is to read on.
The whole world is watching now, and a global force of empathy and oversight is the most we can contribute to.