Still waiting to find out if I have a job…on the bright side, I got my article published and I danced with someone cute tonight :)
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Au where Dean Thomas goes to law school in America
End of September
I always seem to think of September as the time when everything starts, but here I am still hanging out in my flat alone on a Sunday night, waiting for things to start. Go figure.
I had my first job interview this week, for an assistant MD position at Royal Central; they’ll phone me tomorrow one way or another, and I couldn’t be more nervous. I have a strong application, wonderful references and the practical portion was extremely simple (teaching a four-part chorale and some sight reading), but I can’t help but feel I botched a lot of the formal interview. It’s easy to be overly critical in high-stress situations, but half my sentences sounded completely idiotic and I feel as though I didn’t get a chance to show them who I really am.
Alana Bloom is a fucking champion and you can bite me
or, a Carefully-Qualified Apologia for the Writing of Season 2
First of all: I don’t love Alana’s arc in season 2, I don’t love her sleeping with Hannibal, and I don’t love how consistently boxed-in she is as an agent in the action. I wish the plots of the last two seasons allowed her to use her intelligence, her rigorous ethical standards, and her substantial resources to drive the action, instead of watching impotently from the sidelines. But even at this point after the season, the consensus among a sizeable portion of commenters seems to be that she got “turned into” a “sex object,” that she was just a blank woman-shaped space for Will and Hannibal to fight over; and furthermore that this observation constitutes a useful feminist criticism of the show.
This is bullshit and it is sloppy. If that’s what you think her character was about this season, you were letting your assumptions about sexist tropes prevent you from hearing the actual dialogue. The second half of the season uses nearly every scene she appears in to track how Alana’s profound personal commitment to truth inexorably forces her to question, and then abandon, her beliefs about Hannibal. What’s more, she is shown reaching this understanding not through a Lady Detective evidence-gathering montage, but through a very subtle and skeptical long-term observation of the psychological facts on the ground. Alana is not a detective, she’s a psychiatrist, and a very good one—and the writers consistently wrote her that way. They could have had her find a secret murder passage in Hannibal’s house; instead, they wrote her something much more complex and much more deeply tied into her individual character.
Herein, my proofs: