“Apart from comic books, where Superman has the power to fly, the only power real human beings have is the power they think they have. You see that sometimes in the collapse of a society. Why did the Soviet Union fall? Because one day the Kremlin gave orders and the soldiers said no, and the whole thing fell apart. It’s a fundamental truth that I think Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. , hit on, that power depends on the obedience of the less powerful. A leader is powerful only when he says jump and people jump. He has no actual power to make them jump. It’s their belief that he has power. It’s an illusion, a shadow on the wall. And sometimes people stop jumping, and then the world changes”—George R R Martin (via acodetojoy)
He employs colorblind casting. Beverly Katz (Hannibal) is played by Korean American actress, Hettienne Park. Jack Crawford (Hannibal) is played by black actor, Laurence Fishburne. The role of Crawford in the books and previous movie adaptations have all been portrayed by white actors.
Books, books, books! I had found the secret of a garret room Piled high with cases in my father’s name; Piled high, packed large,—where, creeping in and out Among the giant fossils of my past, Like some small nimble mouse between the ribs Of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there At this or that box, pulling through the gap, In heats of terror, haste, victorious joy, The first book first. And how I felt it beat Under my pillow, in the morning’s dark, An hour before the sun would let me read! My books!
So, I need your opinion on something. How are you finding grad school? I just got accepted to do my Master's, and I'm freaking out at the thought of next year's workload and the idea of writing my own thesis.
First things first, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s exciting, what are you going for? Where are you going?
Don’t freak out. I know it’s super overwhelming but it’ll be alright. I only have four hours of class a week and the rest of the time we research/read on our own, which I actually really appreciate. The thesis is stressful, I’m actually in the process of nailing down my topic and starting my survey for mine right now, but it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. Plus, we have dissertation workshops throughout the year to help us prepare (KCL calls it a dissertation instead of a thesis). As for writing it, once you get a topic you really are passionate about, it’ll be much easier to write because you’ll want to be writing about it. I really adore my program and my professors are incredibly helpful and available. There are only eight people on my program, so we’re all pretty close and support each other as much as possible. I’ve found that most MA programs offer a lot of support and resources for students so you don’t get overwhelmed with the workload. It also helps to just remember that you deserve to be in the program, they let you in for a reason.
Do you have any specific questions? I’m absolutely happy to help. Congrats on getting in, again!