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Hannibal’s prisoner number – B 5160-8 – is hexadecimal color “Freedom of Speech Red.”

Will’s prisoner number – B 1327-1 – is hexadecimal color “Cardinal.”

Abel’s prisoner number – B 1104-0 – is hexadecimal color “Medium Red Violet.”

I have always found this moment in Aperitivo compelling.  Will is unusually and painfully vulnerable with Jack.  And, as expected, in order to achieve this level of honesty with Jack, Will must avert his eyes.

Intriguingly, the moment which should lead the audience to a full understanding of Will’s confession is cut: the landing of Will’s middle-distant stare.  Had we seen Will lower his eyes, we would have inferred shame – or something like.  Had we seen him immediately return his gaze to his work, we would have understood that the confession was merely a statement of fact.  And had we seen Will turn to look at Jack, we would have seen Will looking for acceptance or even forgiveness.

As the scene stands, the camera cuts from Will’s face immediately before we see his gaze land.  It is an unrequited moment for the audience.  Not being certain of Will’s intention has always made me uncomfortable and curious, and, ultimately, envious of Bryan’s mastery of storytelling.

[This article is peppered with misspellings and grammatical errors.  I got tired of adding “[sic]” to every one – if you see it and it’s wrong, it was “published” that way.]

CHESAPEAK RIPPER RIPS AGAIN

It appears that the Chesapeak Ripper has struck again.  His latest victim, Dr. Paul Carruthers, prominent Baltimore psychologist was found earlier today.  A gruesome slaying, that appeared to have caused the victim great physical distress, can only be the work of the so-called Chesapeak Ripper, recently escaped from prison.  The nature of the wounds seem to be sending a strong message to law enforcement, particularily Agent Jack Crawford of the FBI.  Local law enforcement and the FBI were not available for comment.  This reporter is continuing to investigate and will bring you updates as they become available.

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today

Press Pass:
High School Coach Had Cheerleaders Strip At Team Sleepover.

yesterday

Article:
Run On Guns Has Now Forced Poor Robbers To Stick Up Banks at Hammer Point.

this week

Article:
Student Charged with Identity Theft For Setting Up Phone Account In Name Of Principle.

last week

Locked Up:
Police Arrest Florida Man For Drunken Joyride On Motorized Scooter.

 

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HOW THE RIPPER RIPS:
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

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Something terrible lurks within the walls of the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.  Though many inmates at this Maximum Security “rehabilitation campus” boast some of the most horrific homicides on the Eastern Seaboard, one man has recently emerged as a different kind of killer.  His name is Dr. Abel Gideon.  And strong evidence has surfaced that he’s far more than a mild-mannered surgeon who cruelly murdered his wife.  maybe, just maybe, Gideon is the most sought after serial killer at large – a killer who’s eluded the FBI for years and has baffled their most “gifted” profilers.  That serial killer?  None other than the “Chesapeake Ripper.”  This would explain why the Ripper’s been silent for  more than two years.

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today

Article:
Florida Teacher Who Mocked Looks, Brains Of His Students Now On Firing Line.

yesterday

Article:
Man Arrested for Washing Cursing Girlfriend’s Mouth Out With Liquid Dish Soap.

this week

Locked Up:
Pennsylvania Cops Arrest Dealer, 20, Who Held Woman’s Lost iPhone for Ransom.

last week

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Hi Tech Scamster Nabbed Peddling…

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IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE

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The FBI isn’t just hunting psychopaths, they’re head-hunting them, too, offering competitive pay and benefits in the hopes of using one demented mind to catch another.  Sure, we’re familiar with the stereotype of the FBI profiler, swaggering onto a crime scene, fitting the pieces together like a master puzzler with his 1000-piece jigsaw.  In reality, these profilers should be likened to harridans reading a cup of spent tealeaves – passing off their active imagination as incisive fact.

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today

Fact Check:
Drunk Iowa Driver’s Blood Alcohol Level Was Nearly Eight Times Legal Limit.

yesterday

Article:
Florida Woman Busted For DUI Tells Cop, “This is What I Get For Being A Bridesmaid.”

this week

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South Carolina Man Attacked Grandmother Over Bizarre Chicken Salad Mix-up

last week

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Open Gown, A Universal Hospital Indignity Leads to Indiana Man’s…

 

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[W]hen one … meets with his other half, the actual half of himself, … the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy, and one will not be out of the other’s sight, … even for a moment: these are the people who pass their whole lives together, and yet they could not explain what they desire of one another. For the intense yearning which each of them has towards the other does not appear to be the desire of lover’s intercourse, but of something else which the soul of either evidently desires and cannot tell, and of which she has only a dark and doubtful presentiment. … [H]uman nature was originally one and we were a whole, and the desire and pursuit of the whole is called love.”  – Aristophane’s Speech in Plato’s,  Symposium

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“… let me show you what we could do together Doctor!  I am so eager to please you to be your friend your lover perhaps.  Why not I think we could love each other Doctor.  Don’t you want to have someone that is the one in your life?  That special someone that is always there for you – It is me Doctor!”  – Dolarhyde’s Ledger, Page Two

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While I suppose this sentiment was no particular surprised, I was surprised to see it written.  This revelation by Dolarhyde certainly adds a new dimension to Richard Armitage’s beautifully nuanced portrayal of Francis.

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