Per some discussion yesterday, I thought it might be nice to throw out into the world a few recs for fic authors who (to my mind, at least) don’t turn up as often as they might in fic rec lists. Which means, much as I love you and the stories I talk about all the time, closest Fannibal friends of mine, I’m digging into my bookmarks for stories and/or authors I may not have shared as vocally (or at all). If you wanted to reblog this and add your own suggestions, or make a post of your own and tag me into it so I can see your recs, that would be fantastic! Let’s share some fic rec love.
I’m limiting myself to one fic per author so I can hit an array of people, but most of these folks have more Hannifics and they’re all good in my book!
Here are a few to start us off. These are all Hannigram-y; I’m thinking about doing another post later in the week for other pairings:
The Spaces Between by @sherlocks-freebitch, which is kind of a cheat because it was written for me, but I don’t care, I’m a sucker for epistolary fic and I’m a sucker for grumpy/pissy Will, and I loooove this S3 story forever.
Offal by objectlesson, whose Tumblr name I do not know if indeed they have one. Queasy-dark-sexy-beautifully-written-not-sure-if-it-makes-me-want-to-go-eat-a-steak-or-never-eat-again S2 stuff, which is to say, basically the show. (I avoided this one for a while because for whatever reason, second-person narration usually doesn’t work for me. This was a mistake. Don’t make my mistake!)
Chesapeake Hymnal by disenchanted, a lyrical and beautiful and ugh sad and full of feelings variant on Digestivo.
Sugar Fuel by @northernveil, which taps delightfully into my “Hannibal gets super duper high” narrative kink, but said getting-super-duper-high is non-con, so you may want to steer away. (On the other hand, while I am usually not the biggest fan of non-con drug stories, I kiiinda feel like maybe Will’s owed one in the fucked-up calculus of the Hanniverse. Plus, Hannibal being Hannibal, he’s kinda into it because of course he is, the giant perv. Kinkshame Hannibal Lecter 2K16 And Forever.)
Of Monsters and Mirrors by tangerine (who I know is on Tumblr but whose username I’m blanking on - are you out there, lovely? Ping me so I can add your username). The one where Will turns into a vampire and fails to notice because his life is so fucked up anyway that it hardly makes a difference. This one amuses me endlessly; it’s like the sitcom version of Hannibal.