husband's ship

Feeling nostalgic. After finally finishing my university degree I’m trying to get back into the habit of drawing for myself. I looked back on my old art, trying to find a moment where I was truly happy in what I was drawing, and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. The anatomy is all over the place but I don’t care, here’s a sketch of the old loves of my life, my old OTP, Preller.
I miss the days of being active and adored in the Hannibal community, I miss getting requests and prompts for more art. There was a time when someone told me Scott Thompson and Aaron Abrams were actually aware of me and my Preller art. I miss those days! I was a cringey little fan girl but it was a time when art made me truly happy, and it wasn’t such a struggle! I may continue the OTP Challenge again at some point 😙
So this is a hello to everyone who followed me when I was ‘willdigo’ and everyone who supported me. I’m still around, still the same dummy I was!

Hamilton: Alright, so you and I are married.

Burr: We are not married.

Hamilton: Relax, it’s just pretend.

Burr: I don’t wanna pretend.

Hamilton: Scared you’ll like it?

Burr: Okay, if we’re married, I want a divorce.

Theodosia: Are you two like this all the time?

Eliza: Yes, they are.

All of the Best Ships™

Person A: *Is always angry, serious, and/or working, so is always frowning.*
Person B: *Exists.* *Smiles at A.*
Person A: *Smiles and stares for a second* *whispers to themself* Goddammit.
Person C: ????

A quick summary of Hannigram on Hannibal the TV show...
  • (Season one) Hannibal: please have sex with me
  • Will: aren't we just really good friends ?
  • (Season two) Hannibal: please have sex with me
  • Will: no ! You framed me for murder !
  • (Season three) Hannibal: please have sex with me
  • Will (giving into his sexual urges while helping Hannibal kill Francis): okay, why not

I’d like to point out, if Jim and Spock were a man and a woman instead of two men their relationship would be considered one of science fictions greatest love stories. But because they’re two men and we live in a toxic, heteronormative society people who think they’re in a relationship are considered horny fangirls.

"Give Me Back My Rhodey"

Notice that Tony doesn’t say “Give me back my partner” or “give me back my friend.” He says “Give me back my Rhodey” Which implies the special (and frankly, irreplaceable) space Rhodey occupies within Tony’s life. Tony was specific in his wording (Give me back my “Rhodey” and affectionate nickname, as opposed to “James” or “Rhodes”, a nickname which Tony uses in place of his actual name “James”)

Looking at Tony throughout the MCU, he’s dealt with betrayal, guilt, PTSD, and an overall anger that consumed most of his actions in the final act of CACW. With the destruction of the Avengers morale, the fact that Tony and Pepper are “on a break”, the guilt he feels for causing Ultron, and the endangerment of millions of people, the only thing Tony has left after the events of CACW is his “Rhodey”.

And seeing Giant man take hold of Rhodey during the airport fight was far more than just dramatic action, it was Tony Stark, for the briefest of seconds, seeing the only good thing left in his world being snatched from him. Which makes Rhodey’s fall even more impactful. It’s more than apparent that James Rhodes is the center of Tony’s entire world right now.

At the end of the film, after Rhodes’ fall, during the trial run of Rhodey’s new mechanical legs, you could clearly see Tony doting on Rhodes, Offering to help him be as comfortable as possible, willing to add any modifications Rhodey asked for (including a cup holder if Rhodey had asked for one).It wouldn’t surprise me if Tony insisted Rhodey stay with him in the mansion so he could keep an eye on his “Rhodey”

Of course, this affection (whether platonic or otherwise) is also shared by Rhodey (from searching through the entire desert to find Tony to making sure he was sleeping enough in IM3). What I find interesting about this role reversal is that Tony tends to overcompensate (again, going back to the scene where Tony was willing to make any modification Rhodes asked for) but Rhodey never blames Tony (or anyone for that matter) about his current situation, he jokes with Tony (Tony Stank) in an attempt to lighten an otherwise negative situation. Rhodey is upset/disappointed/sad about his current situation (“This is a bad beat”)  but he never, ever, blames Tony. Which is something Tony would probably expect given his transgressions listed earlier. Think about that, Rhodey provided Tony with a brief reprieve from the guilt that had been building since Iron Man 1, and who else in the entirety of the MCU franchise has done that?

Not Steve Rogers, or Bruce Banner, or even Thor with his ideals of second chances (he did give Loki multiple chances to redeem himself, right?)

Throughout the MCU Rhodey is the one thing that hasn’t blown up in Tony’s face. He’s the one thing that Tony can still trust not to betray him, or keep secrets. Rhodey is the one person who doesn’t make Tony feel guilty about his past mistakes (and that’s quite a feat when your mistakes are easily the size of the entire planet.) Rhodey is so much more to Tony than just a “side kick.”

When Tony says “Give me back my Rhodey” what he means is “Give me back my world.”