cannibal's find

as much as i hate that this relationship is canon, i swear to god that if the beginning of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them doesn’t have a hobbit-style intro featuring Luna Lovegood telling her children the story of how their ancestor Newt Scamander studied magical animals across America i will FIND MRS. ROWLING AND EAT HER ALIVE

Nakamas, the table is set.

Take a seat for Hannibal’s third course.

Fun fact: I am making this (possibly doomed?) effort to get to know more people here in Pittsburgh and build some local community. So last weekend I hung out with local Fannibals. This weekend with some people from another online community. Next weekend I’ll be in DC for the Women’s March on Washington, but the weekend after that, I have tentative plans with folks from a third community.

What tonight made me realize was I’m going to have to be REALLY careful about remembering whose company I’m in when, until the other new folks get to know me well enough to find my cannibalism humor charming. Because there were like five chances to make murder husband jokes tonight and it was Very Difficult not to make any of them.

Probably I should just hang with Fannibals always, more of you should move here.

For the best person in the world @rniq

anonymous asked:

It's really interesting to think of Hannibal as someone Will still sees as keeping him safe, which I think on some level is true. Especially juxtaposing will's inherent dislike of danger and desire for control with his desire for Hannibal's danger and loss of control to Hannibal. I find it hard to read someone who is as drawn to Hannibal as Will is as not having a degree of desire for pain, turning himself into Hannibal's knife etc, especially when it compromises his primary motivation-safety.

Anonymous said: I think it could be read as an extension of the performative submission - controlled (dubiously consensual throughout the series) danger.

[spinning off from earlier]

I was going to try to comb out some thoughts about Will & Hannibal both, each with their dark complicated shifting between wanting to hurt and be hurt by the other, but why bother when there is already THIS:

“For us, eating and being eaten belong to the terrible secret of love. … That is, we slide down that razor’s edge of ambivalence. The story of torment itself is a very beautiful one. Because loving is wanting and being able to eat up and yet to stop at the boundary. And there, at the tiniest beat between springing and stopping, in rushes fear. The spring is already in mid-air. The heart stops. The heart takes off again. Everything in love is oriented toward this absorption. At the same time real love is a don’t-touch, yet still an almost-touching. Tact itself: a phantom touching. Eat me up, my love, or else I’m going to eat you up. Fear of eating, fear of the edible, fear on the part of the one of them who feels loved, desired, who wants to be loved, desired, who desires to be desired, who knows that there is no greater proof of love than the other’s appetite, who is dying to be eaten up yet scared to death by the idea of being eaten up, who says or doesn’t say, but who signifies: I beg you, eat me up. Want me down to the marrow. And yet manage it so as to keep me alive. But I often turn about or compromise, because I know that you won’t eat me up, in the end, and I urge you: bite me. Sign my death with your teeth.”

-  Hélène Cixous, from “Love of the Wolf”

The first time I saw this episode, I didn’t notice: 

  • Will casually not denying finding cannibalism and murder acceptable; merely moving on from that point by responding that Bedelia likewise found cannibalism and murder acceptable. (”And you.”)
  • It didn’t occur to Bedelia to kill Hannibal because… she didn’t feel as passionate about Hannibal as Will does. 
  • Wondering if Bedelia was tempted to crush Will, as in a way, he is vulnerable. She doesn’t, of course.