Something I love about Hannibal is that they take Will Graham, a hard-working, blue collar, Louisiana boating, fly fishing kind of boy. He’s the average American man; he would fit in at tail gates; he drinks crappy beer; he wears traditionally masculine clothes like flannel and old jeans. And they make him sensitive. So sensitive, in fact, that he breaks under the strain of it. They force hyper masculine roles to confront that their ideal is broken, surface-level.
And then there’s Hannibal. A hyper-cultured white collar foreigner who speaks multiple languages and pursues interests that are “not masculine” such as charcoal sketching, baking (not grilling), and being an amateur sommelier (instead of chugging that Coors). Yet under the surface they give him the alpha dominant, ferocious fighting personality. He not only can throw and take a punch - he goes into the beastly feral fury that Americans are supposed to worship.
Will looks the part, and Hannibal is the part, but neither is accepted as typical dude/bro America, especially not in a supposed procedural cop show.
I just love that about Bryan Fuller. Subverting stereotypes of any kind makes me super happy.
2.21.16 // Sorry for being so inactive lately! I don’t have any excuse, I’ve just been pretty lazy lately lol. My handwriting looks kind of crappy on this post but I really like my picture theme this time ^^
You kick open the door to reveal… a begourder! Roll initiative!
This is the first pumpkin I’ve carved in over 10 years and as I was trying to make SOME kind of face with a really crappy knife and spoon, I realized that I could make a passable beholder with what I had in the apt, haha.
Also with the horn it looks kind of like Kvarn, haha
Alright listen up because I had this thought and it won’t go away until I tell someone else and since im alone in my dorm y’all get to hear it
so lets talk about Hanzo, his chicken legs and lady ankles
So I remember how the Overwatch devs spoke about how Hanzo had “delicate ankles” after people mistakenly thought his boots/whatever were prosthetic replacements for his actual legs below the knee. I’m saying what if they kind of are, but it’s just not his whole lower leg?
I personally have weak ankles and a very high arch on my foot (its along the medial longitudinal arch which is the one on the inside of your foot, going from your big toe down) so I have a really tiny area on the outside of my foot trying to support all my weight, on top of crappy ankles that all in all want to make my feet turn inwards when they should be resting on the outside part.
this, essentially, is what the foot usually looks like when you show the sole. So you need a orthotic meant to support the inner part of the foot.
So how does this relate to Hanzo? I’m suggesting that Hanzo has a high arch on his foot, possibly also weak ankles, and has some kind of high tech future super support orthotics.
What’s important to remember is how often, fast and quietly Hanzo runs. My turned in and weak ankles often roll and twist when I try to run even a bit. Having the support on the bottom of my feet helps, but I would need a lot of ankle support too to be able to run normally.
Looking at his shoes/boots you can see that they offer support mostly on the toes, heel–and most importantly, arch and ankle. Plus there’s all that extra stuff in between the metal on his knees and feet, which could also be supportive in some high tech way.
In total, these new age orthotics could be helping correct his posture, the way his feet and ankles sit and enhancing his ability to run all at the same time.
Plus its fun to imagine tiny Hanzo picking up archery because it involves less running and he works on the movement part later when he gets help for his fucked up feet.
So I encourage you all to please support Hanzo Shimada and his delicate ankles.
consider this: bisexual barry allen who never realized he liked guys because he pretty much only ever had eyes for iris and who thought he was just jealous of eddie when he started having dreams about eddie and iris doin’ it and he felt crappy and inexplicably guilty
but eddie, who’s prone to wayward hands and accidental intimate touches when he’s crushing, touches barry on the small of his back in just the right way at the station one afternoon while iris is looking at him and barry kind of can’t breathe? and he’s blushing and when he finally gets to the safety of his lab he realizes he’s literally vibrating with piqued energy and barry’s just like