Happy Birthday @lecteronthelam! I hope it’s a great one! Your gift is fluff (with a side of crack because…it’s me). 

I would like to thank, as always @chronicopheliac and @wrathofthestag for reading this nonsense and making sure my typos weren’t too dreadful. 

         Hannibal pressed his head back into the pillow, stretching his neck as the sweat cooled on his body. He was near limbless, a state only Will could coax out of him after hours of deep kisses, soft bites and languid writhing. He could still smell Will on his skin. He could still taste Will if he pressed his tongue to his teeth. He could still hear Will, because the empath was currently beating out a frenetic staccato rhythm on the carved wood directly over Hannibal’s head.

         Tap-tap. Tap-tap.



         Tap-tap. Tap-tap.

         “While I applaud any musical endeavor you attempt, may I ask what is prompting a timpani performance at this hour?”

         Will’s rhythm faltered for a moment, then redoubled.

         Tap-ta-tap. Tap-ta-tap.

         “What? Is this annoying?” His smile was half hidden, pressed into a pillow.

         “It’s childish.”

         Tap-ta-tap. Tap-ta-tap.

         “What would you know about being a child?”

         Hannibal narrowed his eyes.

         “I was second in my class in child psychology, I have 5 years of clinical training with children,” Hannibal listed his accomplishments as though he were stating facts everyone in the world should know. With a sigh, he looked at Will. “Also, I was a child for several years.”

         “Lies.” Will said, mirth lacing through his voice. “You sprang fully formed from a casket in Lithuania, in a tuxedo clutching a glass of Montrachet. You lost the cape at some point, I grant you, but you can’t fool me.”

         Hannibal leveled a glare at Will, who met his eyes and smiled wider. 


         “You’re in a charming mood tonight.”

         “I’m in a playful mood, which you would know if you weren’t born 40 with a trick hip.”

         Hannibal huffed and rolled on his side to scowl at the wall. His hip gave out one time while they were carrying a body, he was hardly infirm.


         A stubbled chin scratched over Hannibal’s neck as warm flesh molded to his back.

         “Pssssst. Hannibal.” A laugh was in Will’s voice, Hannibal closed his eyes and tried to remember all the reasons he wanted Will to live. “Did you ever play games? You know, when you were allegedly a kid.”

         “I was always quite fond of chess.”

         “Ah-ha!” Will’s outburst left Hannibal’s ear ringing. “That my cuddly cannibal is an old man game. I’m talking kiddie games.”

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“It is just one photo, Will.”
“What if it gets out? The FBI could see it, one of Freddie’s readers could see it. It’s too risky.”
“You just signed papers declaring that you belong to me for as long as we both shall live, I feel today is the day to break a few rules.”
“Technically, Thomas and Edward are the ones who swore their lives to each other.”
“A technicality.”
“Don’t forget, you signed the same papers, Hannibal. You are just as much mine as I am yours.”
“I also remember us both promising much more than just our living days to each other. Not even death may part us. We are conjoined as one beast in two bodies.”
“They will never separate us, I’ll always find my way back to you.”
“So may we take the photo?”

anonymous asked:

I feel like Joe Anderson does not get enough credit for his portrayal of Mason Verger. In fact, I don't see any post on him, and I find it quite sad. Everybody should congratulate this guy, seriously. He's so freakin underrated.

I agree, Nonnie. Joe Anderson had a bit of a thankless task, taking over for an actor with (afaik) a bigger name, and then having to play under all those prosthetics. 

But he did a fantastic job, and made Mason delightfully repulsive while still roguishly fun. 

Digestivo, especially the dinner at Mason’s, would not have worked if Joe Anderson wasn’t amazing!

I wanted to primarily use this to promote lesser known writers, but I’ve only been in the fandom (online) for a little over 6 months I’m not always sure who is a lesser known writer and who isn’t. I think sometimes it depends on the pack they run in so, I’ve just chosen some of the fics I’ve really enjoyed lately that aren’t from the really big BNFs.

(I also started on all of this before Fresh Meat asked that we only rec one fic per Friday, which I will do from now on but didn’t want to waste all this effort!)

So - in no particular order… 

Pride by DrJLecter ( @drjlecter) 500 words
Teen And Up Audiences // F/F, F/M, M/M, Multi // Will Graham & Hannibal Lecter / Hugh Dancy & Mads Mikkelsen // 
Summary: They are shooting scenes for Hannibal at a real Pride Parade and everyone gets carried away in the elated atmosphere.

OMG! I fucking screamed whilst reading this and for a full 5 minutes after. I love everything I’ve read by this writer but this one is just magical. If you have 2 minutes to spare today you should be reading this!

Busted by FauxFidele  ( @hannimeow) - 2k words
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // 
Summary: Will is busted for watching porn when Hannibal is away teaching a class at the local university. Cue the dirty pictures.

This is a wonderful tale from a fantastic writer! I was actually a little on edge reading this, not wanting Will to get found out but at the same time jealous on Hannibal’s behalf. For smut it definitely pulls the feels and the ending is just perfect!

We’ll meet again by Moonstruckidiot - 2k words
General Audiences // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // 
TAGS to note: MCD kind of? Some angst.
Summary: Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham died in each others arms after falling from a cliff into the Atlantic ocean; their bodies were lost to the sea.
37years later… Will walks into the art gallery of artist ‘Hannibal,’ both men discover a mutual interest in the sea
Or - Hannibal knows he is the reincarnation of Hannibal Lecter and he has been waiting for ‘his’ Will to come into his life.

This is absolutely wonderful and needs to be continued! I was hooked with the opening prologue and the rest of the story took my breath away! This is such a rich world, a new home for the characters we know and love.

Marbles by Llewcie ( @llewcie) - 5.5k words
Teen And Up Audiences // M/M // Nigel (Charlie Countryman)/Adam Raki // TAGS to note: underage as both characters are kids/teens (no u/a sex),bullying, mild angst
Summary: Adam moves to a new neighborhood and promptly loses a prized possession to the neighborhood bully. But when the tables are turned, Adam extracts a promise from Nigel that will follow them through the years. The friendship that develops as a result will end up meaning more to them than they ever could have anticipated.

I’m not going to lie, Llew is one of my favourite Spacedogs writers (you should also check out Craigslist and Merrie). This fic is heartbreaking in it’s journey and is just beyond amazing! Following these mismatched kids from enemies to friends to (eventually and very incredibly well done) lovers will make you weep in the best possible way!

Eunoia (series - 3 fics) by murdergatsby ( @ - 4k words
Mature, Teen And Up Audiences // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // TAGS to note: Temporary Character Death, some angst and panic, Drowning
Summary: Well mind, beautiful thinking. Post-The Wrath of the Lamb Murder Husband Softness™

I don’t think the tags do justice to how to the fluffy and soft aspects of this little series. It is just delightful and a wonderful with just the right balance of feels! This writer never disappoints and this is no exception!

Reeling Him In by Devereauxs_Disease ( @devereauxsdisease) - 4kwords
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // 
Summary: Will wonders why Hannibal hasn’t kissed him, even though they’ve been dating for months. Hannibal would like to know what Will is talking about.

This is just glorious! I love this cracky version of the boys but with their usual *if only they’d talk to each other* misunderstandings! A fantastic ending that just proves what a food lover Hannibal is! 

Still Beautiful by fragile-teacup (Mrs_Gene_Hunt) ( @fragile-teacup) - 1k words
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter //
TAGS to note: Angst with a Happy Ending
Summary: A 1000 word post-TWOTL fic. Works as a stand-alone but is also an alternate take, from Hannibal’s POV, on a chapter from my current post-fall WIP fic, ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’, which is written from Will’s POV. 

This is just such a beautifully written piece. The fact that so much passion and need is captured in 1000 words is just masterfully done on the part of the writer!

Physis by Chifuyu ( @staticraining) - 4k words
Teen And Up Audiences // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter // 
Summary: After everything that has happened in Italy, there is still one last obstacle Will Graham has to overcome before he can try and pick up the broken pieces that once were his life: Being a witness at Hannibal Lecter’s trial.

The entire premise of this fic is fantastic, because of course Will is a compromised witness either way, and the characterisation of Lecter’s lawyer feels perfect. Watching Will squirm in the stand shouldn’t be this fun,and if it sounds like crack, it isn’t it is absolutely spot on!

Touch (Sweet Touch) by Hannigrammatic ( @hannigrammatic) - 1.5k words
Mature // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter //
TAGS to note: Touch-Starved
Summary: Starvation of touch can be just as debilitating as a lack of nourishment. (or, Hannibal is distant after the fall, and Will misses him in more ways than he has words for.)

So refreshing, interesting and touching to see this focus on both Will and Hannibal, with snippets from Hannibal’s pov especially interesting, in what is often a scenario that focuses solely on Will. This was wonderfully done and gave me lots of feels!

Awakening by Rakusnow ( @rakusnow) - 1.5k words
Mature // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter //
TAGS to note: Canon typical violence
Summary: They had recently moved to Bamfield, a small corner of the coast of Vancouver Island. They knew no-one and kept to themselves.

I just love the relationship that plays out in this fic, and blood lust Will is just wonderful!

Any Club That Would Have Us As Members by victorine ( @victorineb​) - 1.2k words
General Audiences // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter
Summary:Will has always hidden parts of himself from other people. With Hannibal, that no longer seems necessary. Will wants to share every part of himself. And if that means settling in for a movie with a legendary killer and cannibal, well Will thinks that’s just fine…

Again a writer that I always enjoy, but I particular love this fic. It’s just so perfectly crafted and so well captured! Just…. urgh! The ease of their relationship and Will being able to be himself is just so beautiful and wonderfully written! But also so many feels! Will is delightfully written as free and easy. And his wonderful observations of Hannibal and their shared laughter paints them as best friends as well as murder husbands. An utter delight.

Defend Myself by The_owner ( @gio-hannigram) 1.7k words
Teen And Up Audiences // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter //
TAGS to note: heavy angst, MCD.
Summary: Will’s heart pounded at Hannibal´s tone, there but at the same time so far away, almost lost. A whisper against his skin the only proof he was there, behind him.

This is a really beautiful fic that gave me a lot of feels!  Beautifully tragic, with rich imagery and the poetic confessions. I don’t often read heavy angst but I even loved the sadness here - because sometimes we need to explore this potential type of regret.

WIPS you should be reading!!

Whisked Away by shiphitsthefan ( @shiphitsthefan) - 25k word WIP
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter / Bedelia Du Maurier & Hannibal Lecter //
TAGS to note: Agoraphobia, Disordered Eating, Dom/sub Undertones, Non-Sexual Submission, Past Abuse,  Other Additional Tags to Be Added
Summary: Coffee Shop AU - Will has always seen too much of the lives of others to ever want one of his own. On the other hand, Hannibal, as proprietor of Whisked Away, his hobby coffee shop and café, is living the public life he’s always wanted. Still, he longs to be seen and understood for who he really is. Neither ever saw this coming.

THIS!!! OMG I am loving this so much!! I’m a sucker for coffee shop AUs and this has so much more beyond that. It is rich and complex and the characters are so incredibly well drawn from the show into this setting. It is a slow burn I am more than happy to bake in until I catch fire!

12 Steps Wayward by BloodToInkbonelines, & howlscastle - 17k word WIP
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter //
TAGS to note: Drug Use, Drug Addiction, Sex Addiction, Rehabilitation, Violent Thoughts, Canon-Typical Violence, Obsessive Behavior,Other Additional Tags to Be Added
Summary: AU where Will and Hannibal, both young and at the age where most would be attending university, meet while staying in a rehabilitation facility. They’re both there for different reasons. Will, who has been struggling with his sex addiction, immediately begins lusting after Hannibal, who is recovering from a drug addiction that caused him to have to drop out of med school.

As this continues the characters feel more and more like the Will and Hannibal we know, but in this incredibly different AU setting. The writers manage to weave together an amazing tale that is more than you would expect from the premise of “sex addict Will”. This is complex and well thought through and for being a slow burn(ish) incredibly damn hot!

Why are you smoking? by HotSauce418 ( @hotsauce418​) - 20k word WIP
Explicit // M/M // Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter / Will Graham/Nigel (Charlie Countryman) //
TAGS to note: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics OmegaVerse,  Alpha/Omega, Alpha Nigel, Omega Will, Alpha Hannibal, Mating, surprise bond, Other Additional Tags to Be Added
Summary: Set during Season 1 - Hannibal doesn’t make his move fast enough and Will ends up accidentally bonding with his doppelganger in the throes of heat.

I am a big fan of fluffy/non-abusive ABO (as it can often be used as an excuse for such). The premise of accidental bonding can have the potential to go down that route but this is not the case here. This expertly takes the characters and puts them in this situation in a way true to their characters. What happens next is fantastic and feels true - and oh dear lord Will and Nigel are such a good match (I guess I have enough room in my brain for another ship, right?!)

There’s actually a bunch more fics I could add in here but it will go on forever, so I will just end with recommending reading anything by @slashyrogue@starkaryen@taeaelin​ and @samui-sakura88​ they are just wonderful!

It’s Fresh Meat Friday TODAY!

It’s here, Fannibals! Help us serve up our August helping of Fresh Meat Friday, the sixth course! It’s about celebrating our love of all things Hannibal. All you have to do RIGHT NOW is rec a new or little-known author/artist/creator. Tag your post #Fresh Meat Friday and give us a heads-up by tagging @freshmeatfriday. We’re rounding up all the recs and posting them to our dedicated blog. And, so that everyone rec’d gets a chance to be fully appreciated, we’d like to ask you to REC ONLY ONE PERSON PER FRESH MEAT FRIDAY.  

When you’re thinking about who to rec, try to aim for someone you don’t see talked about a lot or someone who you think deserves more chatter. More love! Every time you post, focus on someone new!

For all you creators out there, if you’ve been rec’d, feel free to post one piece of work to our AO3 collection, Fresh_Meat_Friday. You may also like to add the Fresh Meat Friday tag to your fic!

Fresh Meat Fridays run on the LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH so make every rec count, Fannibals!

And, as always, thanks for sharing the love!

Having breakfast in bed pre-work, watching Hannibal, and can’t stop laughing (bitterly) at the fact that Will sailed to Europe to find Hannibal, then spent his time having imaginary conversations with him while stalking his childhood home…

 How is Hannibal not a Young Adult novel where Jack Crawford is Will’s disapproving dad and Bedelia the waspy/controlling/manipulative mom that thinks her blue blood son deserves way better? #TheHeartWantsWhatItWants

Originally posted by selenamariegomezask


I can’t count the number of times during my first watch-through of Hannibal I found myself thinking, “Wow… Silent Hill much?” The weird stag/origami heart monster… the dream sequences… the secrets hidden in corpses… everyone having tragic hangups and weird repression issues that they only obliquely reference… And it always struck me as odd that I never saw Silent Hill talked about among Fannibals or written into a fanfic crossover.

Until I met the beautiful, brilliant, and ridiculously talented @chronicopheliac. After spending a few evenings splattering the demon hordes of Diablo III across all of Sanctuary, she mentioned that she wrote a crossover of Silent Hill and Hannibal. And upon reading it, I discovered it was everything I wanted it to be. I’m still trying to figure out how she managed to get an oppressive, haunting, and visceral setting that is originally presented in a purely visual format to come across in a narrative form. But she does it. I can’t read the damn thing at night because I’d never fall asleep!

So the info is below. You owe it to yourself to check it (and all of her stuff) out because she’s made of highly concentrated awesome. And if you’ve never played any of the Silent Hill games, you totally should. I recommend the earlier ones… Silent Hill 2 is the best in the series (and it stands up on its own, so you don’t need to have played the first one.)

Great job on this fic, and much love to you, dearest! You’re my savior.

Title: Wicked Little Town

Author: @chronicopheliac

Rating: Mature

Warnings: see the AO3 tags.


Empathy for the Devil from Lori Morimoto on Vimeo.

Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal through the lens of William Godwin’s Things as They Are; Or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794) and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (1847). Warning for gore and violence.

Accompanying paper by Evan Hayles Gledhill is here:

A bit long but totally worth the time, a great way to rewatch Hannibal, and the “Reader, I married him”, when you think that maybe you won’t crying over the finale here again.