And that is why Mikkelsen’s portrayal works so well. This is the first and only time Hannibal has been allowed a heart. It’s a dark and twisted heart, but a heart nonetheless. Mikkelsen lets that heart beat violently, and ironically with so much truth that it is painful at times. Hannibal is undeniably evil, but in many instances, even when he’s at his most terrifying, he is still somehow likable. Mikkelsen is probably the only actor who could make him sympathetic after he’s gutted the show’s co-lead, slashed the throat of two others, and orchestrated the possible death of his former lover. …Mikkelsen’s Hannibal is lonely, searching for a partner to share his pursuits and someone who understands him. Many have called Silence of the Lambs a love story, and if that is true, then so is Hannibal. One could argue that Mikkelsen’s Hannibal is simply searching for someone who wants the same things he does, or at the very least will accept him. This is why he is so desperately and violently hurt by Will’s choice in the season two finale. Over the course of two seasons, Hannibal has changed the image of a character and story already well defined, thanks in large part to Mads Mikkelsen and his portrayal of the legendary villain. He has added an emotional core to Hannibal when that didn’t seem possible and given this already horrifying character new, enthralling depths.
I know I’m late on this Will’s wedding dress thing but instead of crack I tried doing a somewhat spooky version of it for a painting. I dunno.
As of now I’m just sketching ideas. ( I totally got lazy on the dress…)
“The image on the 3 of Swords clearly describes this sudden pain. You
literally feel as if someone has taken a sharp object and jabbed it
through your heart. Even something as minor as a snippy remark can feel
this way. Notice how this contains just a heart and three swords. When
your heart is breaking, you feel as if that is all you are - an open
wound. In readings, the Three of Swords often represents the nasty little curve
balls that life can throw sometimes. Betrayal, abandonment, rejection,
separation, a reversal of fortune. These hurts are painful because they
hit you when you least expect them. …It is also possible that you are contemplating hurting someone else.
With this card I think it is important to remember that each of us is
capable of cruelty. We’re all human, and we all make mistakes, sometimes
serious ones. In the end, all we can do is trust in the goodness of
life and try to live up to that ideal. When you slip, forgive yourself,
and try to forgive others in turn, but, even better, head off trouble
before it arrives.”