Oh damn forgot briller wasthe shipname for miller and bryan, I meant bellamy/miller lmao just a little casual hooking up bc our boy deserves to blow some steam off in space and I still feel uncomfortable Bell sleeping with the person who was responsible for his gfs death (echo) ._.
Oh well, then. Yeah I see that.
Millamy I think is the ship name for that? Yeah, I’d be good with that. Totally. I would prefer Millamy over Briller, actually. I never clicked with Bryan. I get what you’re saying with that over B/xho. Although I’d be okay with B/raven in a friends with benefits way, like Millamy. I mean people have needs, even if I don’t think of them as endgame, they are close. I just wouldn’t want the close bond to be messed up by the long term story. They need to be taken care of, too. Problem is Raven hasn’t found her person yet. I don’t think so. Unless it’s Murphy, honestly. Could it be? They had some chemistry this season. Like I said, I’m okay with poly relationships. Or who knows who everything will shake out. Anything could happen with seven people locked on a ship for six years and I’m not even sure they’ll all survive. :/
jw, what did you mean when you say "show uses elements of Romanticism to make a commentary on existentialism"? thanks.
Okay, I’m much more of a literary analyst and not much of a philosopher (I kinda loathe philosophy, tbh), but I’ll try my best with this one, since I’m the one who started it. This is conflated with nihilism, but c’est la vie.
Hannibal, and specifically the character of Hannibal Lecter, concerns itself rather deeply with the basic tenets of existentialism. Put simply, Hannibal’s personal philosophy is pretty existentialist in nature. His moral law is ultimately his own experience of himself as an individual, to the point that he could be considered a prime literary example of the Ubermensch. He lives his life exemplifying the freedom of his choices, actions and morals, uninhibited by the rational considerations of society and law and order. He is utterly, completely authentic in who he is, the choices he makes, and how he acts on them.
He also interacts with others, specifically Will (and his other patients), in a way that supports this. He is not at all concerned with what most people would consider the moral rightness or wrongness of the way in which he treats Will, but only in those choices that should assist Will in likewise throwing off the shackles of conventional thought and freeing him to be his own authentic self.
Hannibal’s world is also a profoundly absurd world. I think the evidence speaks for itself here. Just watch any episode. It’s also consciously absurd, and consciously existentialist. Existentialism creeps into the dialogue and plot events, citing Nietzsche and illustrating a circular view of time, and painting the floors of silos in the colors of human flesh in a bid to see and be seen.
The most absurd aspect of the show is, naturally, the introduction of Will Graham to Hannibal’s life.