I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.

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Eat THAT, hormone-snipers!

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Hopkins’ Hannibal was villainous and refined, but Mikkelsen’s is a whole other animal. He is vicious, charming, handsome, terrifying, well-read, and wounded. Mikkelsen is having fun, and it’s clear how deeply he understands the character. It’s those wounds that make his Hannibal so unique, so fresh. They are undeniable in “Mizumono”, the second season’s brilliant finale.

“Fate and circumstance have returned us to this moment, when the teacup shatters. I forgive you, Will. Will you forgive me?”

Mikkelsen has allowed Hannibal to become much more than what we’d seen before. Watch his eyes after he attacks Abigail Hobbs and confronts Will at the end of “Mizumono”. Behind them is a wealth of pain, rage, and regret. Whether those emotions are there because his long standing plan has been blown up or because he is truly hurt, the point is that they are there at all, and Fuller and Mikkelsen allow them to shine through.

And that is why Mikkelsen’s portrayal works so well. This is the first and only time Hannibal has been allowed a heart. It’s a dark and twisted heart, but a heart nonetheless. Mikkelsen lets that heart beat violently, and ironically with so much truth that it is painful at times. Hannibal is undeniably evil, but in many instances, even when he’s at his most terrifying, he is still somehow likable. Mikkelsen is probably the only actor who could make him sympathetic after he’s gutted the show’s co-lead, slashed the throat of two others, and orchestrated the possible death of his former lover.

Mikkelsen has, on numerous occasions (recently, in an interview with Clash), described his Hannibal as a fallen angel. In Mikkelsen’s portrayal, the character has true emotions, but he is also in complete control of everything and everyone. Mikkelsen has also stated that he chooses not to refer to Hannibal as a psychopath: it’s too simple a description for such a complex character.

Mikkelsen’s Hannibal is lonely, searching for a partner to share his pursuits and someone who understands him. Many have called Silence of the Lambs a love story, and if that is true, then so is Hannibal. One could argue that Mikkelsen’s Hannibal is simply searching for someone who wants the same things he does, or at the very least will accept him. This is why he is so desperately and violently hurt by Will’s choice in the season two finale.

Over the course of two seasons, Hannibal has changed the image of a character and story already well defined, thanks in large part to Mads Mikkelsen and his portrayal of the legendary villain. He has added an emotional core to Hannibal when that didn’t seem possible and given this already horrifying character new, enthralling depths.

Noise cancelled/muting headphones? Soundtracks? Snack break?

the stuff i’m doing is all cleaning and moving stuff around, so unless i wanna start channeling my big fat greek wedding i think headphones are out. hehhhhhh that scene still makes me laugh… (and i already just polished off a honey weiss and the last of the pringles so…)

currently i am dilly dallying over trying to figure out what i want to watch or listen to. i’m up to 2x6 on (another) hanni rewatch so i could put that on, but my lappy keeps overheating when i watch any sort of video for too long, so pandora might win out.

channel suggestions?