2. Hugh in a film about “the Battle of Saragarhi, which was fought on September 12, 1897, between the British Indian Army and the Afghan Orakzai tribesmen in North-West India, which we now know as the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.”??? Well, we know he likes the historicals ;) Who knows if this for real. X
The Hannibal fandom is not only a creative and very talented one, it’s also one of the most prolific about creating AU pairings. We create new ships from almost any Mads Mikkelsen character of his movies with almost any Hugh Dancy character. The most obvious ones are the Spacedogs pairing and the Tristhad pairing, but these two are almost like a fandom on its own. The Rarepairs, however… The Rarepairs are another fandom entirely on their own. They can be viewed as Hannigram AUs, but ultimately, they’re an amazing universe of possible movies and characters being brought together and explored in many different ways, with endless combinations.
We also want to encourage you to explore all those pairings in Hannibal that aren’t as popular as Hannigram. All sexualities, all pairings, canon or not… They deserve love too!
This is why here in Hannibal Cre-Ate-Ive we’ve decided to organize the #EatTheRare fest to celebrate the love for all these Rarepairs.
Write/draw/create something with a Rarepair, either Mads/Hugh characters or Hannibal minor pairings, from September 11th-18th and post it in Tumblr, Twitter or anywhere with the tag.
Also, since we have so many talented artists in the fandom, we decided to organize something different for this announcement, and so we asked on our twitter for artists who wanted to collaborate with us. We could only choose one among the amazing artists that approached us, and so the fantastic @camilleflyingrotten made this incredible fanart for the announcement.
Follow us on Tumblr and Twitter for all our updates! More information will be released closer to the date!
“The transience of the blossoms, the exquisite beauty and volatility, has often been associated with mortality and graceful and readily acceptance of destiny and karma.“
Will comes to a conclusion at the beginning of this episode. He knows what he has to do and is ready to accept his destiny, whatever it is. He has accepted himself completely. At the end of this episode we see a new painting at Bedelia’s living room (a branch of a cherry tree).
What: Impromptu Mini challenge: Write a one shot (up to 1000 words*)/create art/gifs/photosets/edits/fanvids etc on the subject of Hard At Work! You have the rest of this week to work on them and then post on the weekend of 23/24 July. Hannigram, Spacedogs, Rarepair, Madancy, AU, other Hannibal characters? - you decide!
Just got dream job? An office romance? Sex on the desk? Or just a shitty day at work? Are Team Sassy Science having a good day? Maybe a Lumberjack AU? Or Hanni as a surgeon? We know you’ve got this!
(* The 1k limit is meant to challenge you as a writer, however! If you end up going over the limit, that’s fine - we wouldn’t dream of stifling your muse!)
Tag on Tumblr & Twitter as #HardAtWorkChallenge so we can RT you!
Check out the AO3 Collection (going live on 22nd July) for all entries and be sure to add yours there when posting!
A fairy tale can describe something blessed with unusual happiness which is what Hannibal is feeling in this scene. Fireflies are often associated with fairy tales. Fireflies are very symbolic and you can find a lot of interpretations (
transience, transformation, power…). One of them talks about a magical power. Fireflies speak of freedom, freedom of spirit to pursue your heart’s desires. It gives you the ability to manifest your deepest desires.
I’ve been talking to Hannibal fans on other social networks, and one thing that surprises me is the amount of animosity toward Bedelia. I understood there are some people in the fandom who do not like her, but the amount aimed at her specifically is unbelievable. Of course everyone has a different opinion, but some people said they hope she suffers in S4, which -to me- is a little extreme.
While I ship Bedannibal, I also ship Hannigram, and as such I’m a little bit of a traitor to both sides of the fandom, but I don’t care; to me, Hannibal’s relationship with Bedelia is as important as his relationship with Will, and just as interesting to watch and explore. Many people may disagree, maybe some will say “choose a side” or something like that, but I honestly believe it is important to consider all sides of a story - to ignore a character’s relationship with another is almost ignoring a side to their personality, and as we have seen Hannibal behaves differently with Bedelia than he does Will, and he certainly treats them differently to all other characters.
Yes, I realise: not everyone likes particular characters. Yes, I know: that should not surprise me. But the sheer viciousness of some fans toward Bedelia surprises me beyond words.