tbh, I started watching Hannibal because tumblr convinced me it was going to be a little gay. man I was wrong cus the show is the gayest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on, and it keeps on surprising me how much gayer it could get with each passing season. looking forward to season 4!!
I’ve started watching Hannibal and it’s sooo good! But going through the tag feels like going through a graveyard, if anyone’s still active in this fandom come talk to me cuz I got a lot of feels and thoughts!!
will graham gets anxious when he has to socialize, loves dogs more than he loves people, and has a weird amount of knowledge about serial killers and if that isn’t the most relatable fictional character of all time, I don’t know what is
I’m I the only one who loves when Hannibal shows emotion? Or expressions? Personally I love how everytime he is upset his lips kind of twitches into a kind of held back snarl. Like that time in Season 2, episode 5:Mukozuke where Will’s admirer is trying to kill Hannibal. In that specific moment where he tells him that maybe he could claim Hannibal’s murders as his own. Even hanging from the ceiling Hannibal’s lips start to twitch back with disgust or anger or maybe both. (Where it would go back to where Hannibal told Abel how horrible it is to have one’s identity stolen from them, aka him talking about the Chesapeake Ripper’s identity.) Then another moment when he does is the last episode in season 3, The Wrath of the Lamb where the Red Dragon stabbed Will in the cheek. There you can clearly see the anger pouring into his face, seeing the man he cares for, (in his own way) being stabbed.
Then those rare moments in Season 1 and 2 where everytime Hannibal talks about Will with Bedelia his lips yet again twitch with a familiarity and a sort of cute held back way. Maybe thinking, “Dang it, I freaken love Will.” But in season 3 we are bombarded with Hannibal being more “lose” and more explicit with his emotions. How we get to see his more playful teasing side right along his longing and more intense attempts to get to Will? I mean come on, can we talk about the part where he made a Lesbian joke to Alana?? About her loving to “wag her fingers”? He has never before said anything that teasing before yet if he has it’s only rarely either maybe with Will or with Killers. I honestly am in love with whenever Hannibal shows more of his personality. Showing snippets to those who only see him as a “monster, or a “psycho” that he has more depth than possibly anybody? That he isn’t just some insane killer but a witty artist that only wants to be seen? Hannibal is probably one of the most beautifully complex characters I’ve ever seen, (besides Sherlock). How this man practically thrives on artwork and beauty, how this man is so undeniably intelligent and how hard he tries to hide his insecurities with closing off his heart? How he doesn’t want to be hurt, how uniquely he sees the world like nobody can? Maybe that’s why he was so intrigued with Will at first, because he knew that Will was just like him, because Will almost immediately saw right threw him? Where people have tried and failed? But it only took Will a few months to discover him and maybe sooner if Hannibal didn’t mess with Will mind? But then again I see Hannibal deciding right at that first moment where they meet the exact moment he knew that he was going to let Will “see” him as only he can.
Edit:By the way sorry if this is late. I actually started watching Hannibal around last summer but I never watched/finished seasson 3 until like last week when I binged watched the entire Season 3. To be honest I never thought I would love Hannibal so much as I do, I just thought it would be another stereotypical crime show with either some type of queer baiting, or with overuse idiotic elements. But boy did Bryan Fuller shut me up. I honestly applaud him and everyone else who helped make Hannibal and I hope maybe Fuller could find a way to make Season 4 possible to bring back these characters in a new light.
Also could someone recommend me some fanfictions of Hannibal with Will please! Because I swear this ship is my new obsession, besides the actually show. XD
Like… Y'all. Its been only like 2 weeks after starting to watch Hannibal and I can’t believe how amazing this fandom is. You guys create the most amazing art and fanfics and I love our crazy sense of humor and cannibal jokes. Y'all are also super welcoming and sweet and ugh I’ve never really experienced that in a fandom before! I’m on the third episode of season 3 now and I’m not ready :’) :’) :’)
Also, kind of on that note, I’m hitting kind of a low spot with my depression and am looking for something to do lmao… Anyone need beta readers for their fics? I’d be fucking honored to read the masterpieces y'all write :D
some shots from tonight’s back-to-back Hannibal events at the Split Screens Festival! i was happy to get some pictures of Raul while he wore his flower crown for a few minutes (he admitted he didnt like them much, but was willing to wear it for the Fannibals ♥︎♥︎♥︎ such a sweetie ;D). i wished his single panel went on for longer; i wouldve been totally fine watching and listening to him talk for another hour or more 😍 but the final episode had to start soon…
honestly, watching Hannibal episodes on a theater screen is the best way. the cinematography translates beautifully. the surround sound atmosphere in a darkened room is perfect for all the drama and suspense build ups. i cant believe this was a television show 😳😳😳
and it was amazing fun being in a room (for 4+hrs?!?) with all these creators, crew members, and just general fans who LOVE THE WORK SO FUCKING MUCH, and hearing everyone talk about how the show has inspired them to do more art, music, writing… more creativity!
i just really appreciate this year for all the chances ive taken to see, in person, the wonderfully talented people i admire.