in my defence

we never see the inside of chilton’s book on hannibal, and we know that it’s lies that were written to help his insanity defence, so my new headcanon is that the book is literally just hannibal rising + some details about the ripper case and stuff about how the trauma of his childhood obviously led to a fractured mind. & hannibal is just like 

‘a fork, frederick? i stabbed him with a fork? there wasn’t something MORE obviously symbolic i could’ve stabbed him with??? also, can we talk about how my sister was apparently cannibalized and then i went on a revenge mission YEARS later, all while still finding the time to come over and attend john hopkins medical school??’ 

—— it’s almost as if the content was written for a VERY SPECIFIC PURPOSE, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE TO DO WITH COPYRIGHT LAW.

I’m sorry but I don’t like this rhetoric that Poe gave Finn a name. There’s something about it that really makes me uncomfortable. Maybe because a grown man naming another grown man is weird to me. Maybe because it strips Finn of the agency to think for himself. 

Poe suggested a name for him and Finn accepted it. I think that makes their friendship or relationship (however way you want to see it) more profound. Poe didn’t name Finn but he offered him a name. He offered him a new life. Finn accepting it rather than being given it shows the strength that he possesses because that moment is symbolic of Finn truly shedding away his Stormtrooper identity and embracing this new life he had chosen for himself. 

Poe may have helped Finn escape but it was Finn’s smarts and strength that got them that far. I wholeheartedly believe that Finn saved Poe because he cares about people and wanted to do the right thing, but I also believe that if Poe had already died or wasn’t even there, Finn would’ve found another way off of that ship himself. 

I just don’t like people infantilising Finn. He’s a grown-ass man with his own thoughts and his own personality. Yes, he’s facing a personal crucible right now in his life about who he wants to be but that’s his to bear and not Poe’s or Rey’s. 

That’s why I don’t mind that Finn will be without Rey for the next episode because I need him to truly come into his own without her. Rey was his reason for fighting and his reason for coming back into this war but now Finn needs to find his own reason separate from anyone else to stay. Rey as well is facing her own crucible and she needs to forge her own identity now that she’s accepted who she is. That is what will make their reunion and subsequent relationship (I hope in any case) more meaningful. 

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“In my defence what is there to say
All the mistakes we made must be faced today
It’s not easy now knowing where to start
While the world we love tears itself apart
I’m just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
For just a singer with a melody
I’m caught in between
With a fading dream

In my defence what is there to say
We destroy the love - it’s our way
We never listen enough never face the truth
Then like a passing song
Love is here and then it’s gone

I’m just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
For just a singer with a melody
I’m caught in between
With a fading dream

I’m just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
I’m just a singer with a melody
I’m caught in between with a fading dream
Caught in between with a fading dream
Caught in between with a fading dream

Oh what on earth
Oh what on earth
How do I try
Do we live or die

Oh help me God
Please help me”

(In My Defence, Freddie Mercury)

Happy Birthday Freddie!!!

My love for music, my inspiration

My first reaction was just “where the hell did that old man come from and who is he even” - but then, you know, they explain it in the first panel. SHH. I HAVE NO PATIENCE. DON’T TELL ANYONE. 

But look at that majestically dressed man right there. Those are some damn fancy clothes. He even has a Lucius Malfoy cane topped with a gem, so you know he’s totally loaded. Of course convention (and his mustache) dictates that he’s probably the one behind all this in the first place, but I think it would be way more interesting if he wasn’t, so I’m going to hope he’s not. Because he STILL has a very good argument. Kyle is defending the main characters to EVERYONE IN THE TOWN but he has NO IDEA who they are and still hasn’t even heard their names yet (that I know of), and yet he’s entirely SURE that he’s doing the right thing, not even listening to any of the words of caution. HE IS SO LUCKY THAT IT IS SYAORAN AND CO. THAT WALKED INTO TOWN AND NOT SOME RANDOM BANDIT. 

Still a good point, by the way. Like “Oh they know a lot about legends” isn’t the best defence against “They could be kidnappers”, but sure, at this point let’s just roll with it. I kind of miss the Boy Band. 

But on the plus side we get a full view of their costumes now and look at how gorgeous Sakura’s dress is! And Kurogane’s coat. I want it. 

I’m strangely pleased that the fancy rich guy walked ALL THE WAY HERE to kind of angrily yell a little bit and then leave again right away. And that the Mayor is too polite and soft spoken to really accomplish anything but he’s still trying his best, even though Mr Grosum is ignoring him entirely. Who voted for him, even. 

… do you even vote for Mayors. Why Don’t I know this.

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Freddie Mercury : In My Defence

legends never die.