heyy again„ i’m just coming to you personally rn, asking this really to alleviate my own fears. read an interview someone posted, between ign and bryan fuller. it had a lot of comments from bryan that were… pretty heavy with victim blaming, and i’m a little worried that next season will continue on that path?
i can understand exploring Will feeling guilty, because victims do blame themselves a lot of the time, but i don’t want to hear this as the message in the narrative and it’s a little worrying to hear it explained this way from bryan. i’ve heard him talk about the situation before in a similar way… also thinking of when Hugh came to Will’s defense @ the panel which was also around october, AFTER this interview was posted i think? so i’m hoping if this is something that was going to be shown, bryan’s maybe had some other writers or maybe hugh himself talk about… how it’s… victim blaming…. is he just explaining what hannibal’s thought process was at this point? “the bad friend” and “the good friend” .. . … . .. . i’m worrying myself here, hoping as someone who follows the interviews more, maybe you’d be able to help me out with this? bryan doesn’t always seem to talk the very best in interviews, hahahhh…. really hoping this is not an actual thing that we will be presented with, that Will somehow deserved everything and that his actions are equivalent to all the abuse Hannibal did. :S bone pls help me„
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I’m pretty sensitive about victim blaming—got into a tumblr fight about it last summer—and God knows I took Bryan Fuller to task about his comments in that particular interview (in a post a while back), at the least over who’s the better friend…
BUT, a few things.