Port-Calls

Whether you’re new to the show (we won’t blame you if you haven’t heard of it) are midway through watching or have been dedicated from the start and are up to date… you should read this post, Literally everything you can do to help the show get a season 3, so helpushelpwillgraham

Never heard of the show?

Hannibal is a TV series from Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) created because he wanted to explore the relationship between Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham prior to where the books and films begin with it.

It’s gory, but psychological and more than anything, beautiful. 

You’ll enjoy it if you’ve enjoyed things like Sherlockand Criminal Minds

Where can you watch Season One?

  • Buy the Dvd/Bluray (this is your first port of call)
  • Of course, not everyone has the money, you can use the streaming service Amazon Prime. (You can get a free trial)
  • If these are not avaliable to you, you can find all the episodes of season 1 here

What about Season Two?

  • You can watch episodes from season 2 here with nbc and here with hulu.
  • If you aren’t from the US, you’ll need an extension (google chrome) you can use hola or media hint I believe.
  • Please attempt to watch it live.

While you’re watching, whether it’s season 1 or season 2…

  • LIVE TWEET/BLOG - This is really important - using the tag #Hannibal and tags released by nbchannibal during the show. 
  • CONVERT MORE FANNIBALS - Get as many people as you can to watch it. Advertise/blog about it. NBC seem determined to kill the show through lack of advertising so we all do it.

What more you can do surrounding the show…

Tumblr Blogs to follow

nbchannibalhannibalblog, tattle-crime haanigramdrhanniballecterafteryourdeathorminelecterwill,lecteringslecterpsychiatrysun-to-siriuswarrioromenadsmikkelsen,@bonearenaofmyskull, fuckyeahannibalfuckyeahkaceyrohlfancydancyhughgrahahm,insufferablebasterdsjustcannibalthingslicensetocannibalizemadsonline,marthadelaurentiisnbchannibalnetworkstarkassembledsweetconformitythisisntmybed.

Twitter Accs to Follow

MeAaron AbramsMads Mikkelsen NewsRaúl E. EsparzaGaumont TVHannibal’s WindsorMadsOnline.netGillian AndersonLara JeanScott ThompsonHettienneDeLaurentiis CoDire Ravenstagwinston the dogHugh Dancy NewsMartha De LaurentiisKacey RohlBryan FullerDAVID A SLADEHannibal.

 

CURRENT FANNIBALS/HANNIBAL BLOGGERS, PLEASE SPREAD THESE MESSAGES AND USE THE TAG “HELPUSHELPWILLGRAHAM” HERE IS THE BLOG SPECIFIC TO GETTING THE WORD OUT AND HELPING US TO CONVERT NEW FANNIBALS

Thank you, Fannibals, Current and Future.

Love idontfindyouthatinteresting x

Next Stop - Antarctica!

Cockle Creek is literally the end of the road…in Australia! The township is the furthest point south that you can drive in Tasmania.

The area was an important port of call in the early 19th Century for ships transporting convicts to Sarah Island, as well as sealers, whalers and loggers with over 2,000 residents living in the town. 

Today Cockle Creek is a haven for campers and hikers keen to explore Tassie’s southern wilderness and Recherche Bay’s clear turquoise waters. Walkers are able to either start or finish the famous 82km South Coast Track from the township. 

Go Behind The Scenery here

Photo Credit: Published on Instagram by Garry Norris

A new stage called Port Mackerel has been added to Splatoon! When viewed from above, the pathways in this stage look a bit like a graph. The three main parallel routes afford great visibility, but if you get carried away and blaze trails down them, you’re liable to get ambushed from one of the side paths. Think carefully about your plan of attack before diving into the inevitable inkstorm.

Port Mackerel will open tonight at 7 PM PT!

Research snapshot: "How do I find a name that's reasonably culturally and historically accurate?"

How Stella Got Her Name Back
(with apologies; sorry! I couldn’t resist)

My short story Rivka in Port Saltspray called for a character who’s supposed to be coded Roman Jewish. Rome has its own Jewish community, which supposedly dates back to even before the original diaspora (destruction of the temple) and is its own subculture independent of Sephardic culture. I chose this because I needed the character to be Jewish, but speak a language that Rivka, whose primary language is Yiddish (a Jewish hybrid of German and Polish, written with the Hebrew alphabet), wouldn’t understand. The obvious choice was to code her Sephardic and have her speak Ladino, but I knew that with my limited resources, translating her three and a half lines of her-own-language dialogue into Ladino would be a bit of an uphill climb. So, she wound up being Italian, because I figured that I could find people to help me with the translation more easily.

But then, how to find a name that was both obviously Italian and realistically Jewish?

After all, I wanted my readers to catch on that she’s supposed to be coded Italian (I keep saying “coded” because this is a fantasy series, with no actual Germany or Poland or Italy.) But many obvious Italian names have Christian or specifically Catholic roots. I live in a region and consume fiction steeped in Christianity; at one point, my publisher had to rein me in because I’d used “bloody” as an oath without knowing it had Christian roots. I really wanted to make sure I wasn’t using a name that was “off.”

So I decided to google for historic records of real names that were used by real people in the Italian Jewish community. I picked various centuries – the 1500’s, for example. Here’s one of the sites I found. Many were Hebrew, as I expected, but I chose one that sounded obviously Italian yet familiar to English-speaking ears: Stella. (Shout-out to our own Korean-American mod; I hadn’t met her yet!)

I hope this helps some of you who are wondering how best to take advantage of Google when looking for little details like that.

–Shira

Notes I scribbled during todays Q&A at Sydney Comic Con

* Benedicts favourite negative emotion to explore as an actor is power.

* His favourite childhood movies were Ghostbusters, Star Wars and Indiana Jones

* His favourite cheese is manchego

* If he could be one of Alan Rickmans characters - seeing as he imitates him so well - it would be Jamie from Truly, Madly, Deeply.

* In Australia he has been skydiving, surfing, visited vineyards, taken in the beautiful Sydney sights, visited friends…..His 3 ports of call were Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

* A text he would like to see become a script to perform on film is the Patrick Melrose novels….and he would like to play Patrick.

(I’ll scan and upload my photo with Benedict tomorrow. Promise.)

Looking at the crowd’s reaction to Yang breaking Mercury’s leg and how quickly Prof Port called for the cameras to be stopped because of it was kind of interesting. 

And we see why - the crowd’s negative emotion began to attract the attention of the Grimm on Vale’s outskirts. So they were probably trying to stop the broadcast from spreading that emotion to the rest of the country.

Which makes me think my god, Remnant must have the most boring TV ever. Happy endings and fluffy feelings 24/7. 

Show gets too popular? Woe betide the producers if they ever hit too many feels. Depressing news? Euphemisms or you’re going to get a Grimm invasion within the hour. 

Their censors must have a helluva job.