okay but i still think about how Will actually fucking let himself into hannibal's house in season 1 and threw his coat down and he is still fucking alive. Hanni puts up with a lot of shit for him
Will is literally allowed to do anything Hannibal doesn’t care like
whatever Will throw your shit wherever I don’t care because the jacket is off and I now have an unobstructed view of the booty I don’t care tear down the drapes rip up my drawings rearrange my furniture juST FUCK ME UP WILL
Meanwhile that time in season 2 when Mason had the audacity to leave his jacket on the lounge when he took his seat:
Hannibal was quite possibly more offended than that time Franklyn put his used tissue on the table beside him.
Also Will is allowed to do this, just casually settle in behind Hannibal’s desk, in his chair, while I’m pretty sure Mason was almost murdered for having the audacity to do the same thing
And yes okay he put his feet on the desk which is super rude BUT
Will can literally SIT ON HANNIBAL’S DESK AND HE DOESN’T EVEN BAT AN EYE like i’m pretty sure Will could come into his office and just casually gut the fish he caught that day on his desk and Hannibal would just sit there making gooey eyes at him and loving every single second of it.
Hi, random question, but is Hannibal actually about Will being gay with Hanni, or is kinda like what happens with sterek and teen wolf? When lots of people watched it cause they thought it was going to be about stiles and Derek. What is Hannibal actually about?
Well I’ve never watched Teen Wolf, so I won’t be able to confirm or deny any similarities there, but I wouldn’t say that Hannibal is about anyone “being gay” with anyone else. The show is about love and human connection, with Will and Hannibal’s relationship being the focus of the show, all shown through the lens of #aesthetic horror. Sexuality and sexual fluidity are certainly a part of that, Hannibal is aesthetically a very queer show, but more often than not this is explored via metaphor and subtext.
That being said, Will and Hannibal’s relationship is canonically romantic, and the homoerotic undertones are very explicit. Bryan Fuller set out to explore a heterosexual male friendship between the two of them, but that’s not at all where they ended up. It was always intended to be a love story, but even the king of all things queer couldn’t have predicted that the chemistry between Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy would result in one of the greatest romances to ever grace our televisions.
Will and Hannibal’s story is a love story, and it is a love story that has sexuality threaded throughout, always lurking just beneath the surface, always coming to light via clever editing and heated glances and the occasional human topiary. But it’s not a traditional love story, and the sexuality that is present is not the focus of their love. Think Greek tragedy. Think the most toxic yet irresistible sort of love that you can imagine. Think obsession that reaches beyond the bounds of logic or morality.
I don’t want to get too spoilery, because I do sincerely hope you will make the decision to watch all 39 episodes on your own, but Will and Hannibal are canonically in love, and by the end of season 3 the nature of that love is textual. As of the end of the series’ run on NBC, there was no kiss or a romp between the sheets for the two of them, but it is canon all the same. And, hey, there’s always season 4.
So, and as much as I hate using this word, you don’t have to worry about being ~queerbaited by this show. If anything, Bryan Fuller heterobaited himself when he actually thought he could put these two men together on screen
and not wind up telling the most epic queer love story of our time.
tl;dr Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter are in love and everything is tragic and twisted and horrific and beautiful.
Hey everyone! It’s been a long ride but I finally made a huge milestone! 500 plus followers! I’ve never dreamed I would have have so many of you following me. It brings a tear to my eye that everyone loves the meme son so much! Especially with all of you so cool and awesome. And being such good friends. And to those who left, I wish you the best and hope you find some type of happiness wherever you are. First, here’s a little list of people who has made this experience on here such a blast.
@beyondarrest I don’t talk to you much but the conversations we did have, mostly us making jokes that Akira was Katsuya’s son and actually making it happen was one of the best moments I’ve had ever since I made this account. Plus, you really make a great Katsuya. You’re the reason why I got invested in playing Persona 2 Eternal Punishment. Still gotta finish it but I do thank you for recommended it to me.
@skullheist Jazz, you were my first friend on here and I thank you for sticking with me. We don’t talk like we used to but I still like you as friend I whole bunch! Hope to still be here with you for many more funny times on here.
@the-phantom-crow Minty, I know my meme son can be frustrating sometime but I am glad you like my version of Akira. I like how you can tell he’s unique and somewhat annoying but a good annoying as I recall you saying a little while back. Also, you are the first Goro I followed and I don’t regret it one bit. Here’s to many more shenanigans.
@dolgelo I know we haven’t spoken or interacted that much. Maybe a meme or something like that. It’s been to long. Anyways, I love and admire your Mitsuru. So much that I actually like her a lot more than I used to.
@hekigankiseki Oh gosh. You’re like the first Minato that I followed on here and I gotta say, I really love everything you do with your muse. Keep up the great work. I read all your your threads and headcanons, just amazed at your time and dedication to your muse. Happy vibes to you!
@gooselullaby !! Your Nana-chan I just a little bundle of sunshine! She’s cute, she’s a little bit sassy but loves everyone. I can tell the love and joy you put into Nanako and ours muse’s interactions are just the cutest! I always love to see you on my dash everyday. Much happy vibes!
@desbearer hEEEy! Unicorn! Can’t forget about u. U are like my most favorite person to know. I mean seriously, I thought I was the only one who liked the RICK ROLL song but to have you like it as well is so awesome! And I love your human monokuma so much. So much that I cry at the perfection. Don’t stop being you, you great person!
@steelbanchou / @ultimatetalentless Sin! There’s so much I’d like to say here! One, thank for being at my side during my more darker patches in the community. You really stuck with me in the month of July. At that time, I felt awful and wanted to delete but you kept me from doing so. I’ll never forget that kindness. And two, I am really thankful for all of the things you tag me in and being cool when I sent you random asks, because we both know how random Akira can be when he’s in a mood. Good thing Yu/Hajime doesn’t fall for the silly things he does. Anyways, I am glad to know you by being here! Here’s to more days to come!
@praepcsitus Hey Yang! I can’t tell you how much I love your Edgeworth! I’ve always been a fan for the ace attorney games and found out about you following me, I literally screamed in excitement! And to my surprise, I found myself liking everything you write about one of my favorite characters too! Keep up the awesome job you do! You really are one of the best Edgeworth(s) I’ve seen in awhile. Much luck to you!
@corruptedpersona Hey! We don’t talk that much but I very much love your (dark) Akira very much! You really make him unique and sometimes down right crazy, but that’s cool too! Enjoy seeing you once in awhile on my dash.
@edgyearring You, yes you! Rach, I just love that we both know about SMT IV and SMT IVA and can talk about it for hours on end. I just like that I found someone who likes something I do. We also like dothack but I was really surprised when I saw you talking about the one game that isn’t liked by many fans. Plus, you’re funny and great to talk too. Always love reading your OOC posts too! Thanks for being my friend. Here’s to many more!
@positivepianist oh my god!! I love your Kaede so much! I know next to nothing about DR3 but reading your interactions with your followers makes me like the pianist so much! Can’t wait for the release of the game and hope she’s just as much as good as your version of her. Keep being positive!
@whtcoats Libra! I can’t say how much I love your Akechi! From the way your write, to your headcanons, to your crack posts. I’m such a fan, you don’t know how excited I get when I see your posts or when you come online here. I just wanna say I wish all the happy things in the world happen to you because you deserve it! Hopefully, we can have a proper thread or something some day ( besides the one where Akechi kills Akira because the idiot called him ‘Light Yagami’).
@kitsunekatana !! I love your Yusuke so much! With him drawing memes like the crepe for Ann and that other thing that resembles Mara. Those really made me laugh and also that crack thread with him complaining that no one bought him dinner. Keep up the good work! Love seeing you on my dash everyday. Hopefully Yusuke will be fed properly. That boy needs to eat something and not his paint brush.
@pillcger0ftwilight Hey look! It’s Akira buddy, his persona Arsene! Wow, Akira is intense but your Arsene is even more since he likes to bug the cat dad at his home. Even Akira shakes his head at that. Also. them getting into trouble sometimes is hilarious and cute at the same time. But don’t call them cute. The two get really defensive about that issue, even when one of them calls the other that. But they are best friends, which I love. Always enjoy seeing you on my dash. Yay persona!
@lcvesicken Wiz! I miss you so badly but I know life gets in the way. Including, time zones, am I right? But I love all of your muses dearly. But the way my muse messed up and know have Ayano being interested in him is really funny. Not to my muse but he’s going into space to live so it’s all good. Hope to see you again someday.
@entreve / @trickstre P! Like omg. I cry at the perfection that you portray with these two boys ( and also your Nocty, Jun, and others ). I mean, the headcanons are so detailed, the crack posts are pure genius and the OOC stuff is good too! You’re one of my favorite Akira(s), you just don’t know how much I like seeing you and the son on my dash everyday. I really hope everything in your life is always happy and safe. Thanks for sticking around with me and the meme son.
@flaracr I love your Loki! He’s so interesting. Nothing like I would imagine but that is why I like it so much! I’d thought he would be more like the media type but you put a unique spin on the legendary trickster. I like seeing you on my dash everyday and hope we can interact one day.
@queenxfjustice Kate! OMG, the hilarious things we both come up with. With Makoto getting called ‘beep boop’ and Akira naming their hypothetical child Makoto 2.0! But just him being a meme and her trying to deal with that everyday. But I guess someone has to keep him from messing with the masses. haha.
@mcsketeer hey! love to see you around. your haru makes my muse blush like crazy every time you appear on the dash. Hopefully, he won’t be as shy as he has been and might watch scary movies with her some day.
@wildsuit I’ve always been a fan of Tiger & Bunny ever since it came out in 2011. To see your Kotetsu is such a joy to behold. I don’t know how many times I’ve see you on my dash and it makes so happy to see the fandom represented. Maybe some day I’ll come back to the rp side. I used to rp as Yuri/Lunatic actually. haha. surprising right? keep up the great job!
@shushc When I first got followed by you, I was amazed. Even more amazed when I saw how much dedication you put into Shido. He’s a hard character to get right most of the time but with you, it feels like a breeze. I love how mean he is to everyone and that’s what I like about Shido. He’s supposed to be like that. Glad to see you on my dash!
@lunefated Gosh mya! I’ve known you ever since I made this blog and I do not regret ever following you because your are own of the best original characters from the persona 5 community to ever exist! I love your Natsuki so much! Even the times she’s been in the palace(s) ruining the thieves plan. xD
@bopnty Ya know? I’ve never liked CB that much. I watched an episode back when I was in high school but didn’t think too much about it. It was the one where everyone ate the bad food in the fridge or something. Anywho, never picked it up again until your version of Spike came up on my dash. Now I wanna watch the whole series just because of how good you are rping Spike. Keep doing what you are doing because you are rocking it.
@geimaa Your Chiaki is so adorable but also hilarious when she tries to take Hajime down when he calls her short. I can really tell the details you put into her character. Enjoy seeing you on my dash everyday. Love to see what else you make her do that’s hilarious.
@loptri Hey Thoria! Thanks for being a great friend and having my back. I suppose we should make a contest on how many blogs we both make since we do sure have a lot. But we both do a great job portraying all of ours muses. So here’s a shout out to you for being awesome and an awesome Goro ( Akira, Ann, Berkut , and your OC too) ! :D
@whipsmacked You’re new but omg, I love everything you do! I’m a big fan even though I am so slow on replies. it’s so fresh what you do with Ann and it shows how good you are at rping as her. here’s to many more shenanigans.
One of the themes I find myself very drawn to, (to the surprise of no one) is love.
Not romantic/domestic well-established familiar love, nor even amazing-energy new-relationship love, though I do enjoy writing, feeling, and thinking about both of those.
The kind of love I’m thinking of is almost a courtly love. An unrequited love, even, though not in the typical ‘friendzone’ (which I will argue strenuously is not love but possession, and is ugly) or the fandom trope ‘they are both pining away for each other and will totally get together and bone at the end of the story’ type of love.
To get fandom-y about it, it is the love of Eliot Spencer for the rest of the Leverage crew. Eliot, who will place himself between his dysfunctional chosen family and danger, no matter the cost. Eliot, who swears he will watch Nate’s back all the way down when Nate’s drinking becomes a problem. It is the love of Dwalin for Thorin. Dwalin, who loves his king with all his warrior heart. Who will follow him to face dragons, who loves him enough to confront him with tears in his eyes when he is not himself. Who will break when his king falls.
And this love is true, and there, whether they are lovers or not.
It is a beautiful love, which is not to say it cannot be a terrible love. Any love can be. This love can be twisted. It can be turned so easily to a love that subsumes the desires of the one who bears it. ‘I live only for you’, ‘I only want what you want’, ‘I would do anything for you (no matter how wrong or morally repellent)’.
Maybe I find it so compelling because it lies so close to the line. It is a fascinating concept to explore - whether in characters that fall on the good side, the bad, or who straddle the middle.
Characters like Ornir in the shadowwalker ‘verse fall onto the twisted side. “You are the only person I care about, and you have been killed, so I shall kill everyone in my sight until I am killed myself”. Or, to borrow some of my favorite characters from @mariejacquelyn, the were-hyena and her maned wolf lieutenant, where the hyena is horrible and bloodthirsty and the wolf loves her and has chosen absolute service to her and her cause.
You could even argue that Eliot Spencer or Dwalin come close to that line. Maybe any love that would give its life for the one who is loved is.
I don’t know, but it fascinates me, and I am certain I will continue writing about it.
what she means:
jeff winger, literally the most selfish and conceited man on the earth, loves annie edison so much that not only did he completely change his views on love and commitment and grew into a kind, considerate person, but also was ready to give up the one thing he wants from life, his future with her, so that she can fulfill her dreams and be her own person and do the things she has always wanted to do; and he fully supported her decision despite his soul being torn into pieces by her absence
i am angry and tired (im angry because im tired) and i wanna write but my brain hurts
anyway, ive been thinking of how kissing friends should be normalised. but also that men kissing men should be normalised in both the kissing-your-friend-because-you’re-friends kinda way and the sexy or romantic way. what im getting at is that in a better world, RandL would already have kissed on screen.
Unpopular opinion, I guess, but I can't really see the Murder Husbands scenario happen in S4. Bryan Fuller said the same. I don't think that Will would ever lose himself in his dark urges so completely. After all, the reason he pushed he and Hannibal off that cliff is because he succumbed to them in the first place and so he felt both he and Hannibal had to go, as Hugh Dancy said. It was an act of liberation and repentance at the same time. Will is the definition of a morally grey character 1/2
Okay I never got the second part to this, so I apologize if I’m missing out on half of your thoughts here, but I don’t think your opinion is that unpopular, and I tend to agree with a lot of what you’ve said. Will is morally gray and always will be and he wouldn’t be Will without a metric fuck ton of internal conflict.
That being said, I don’t think Bryan has specifically said he couldn’t see “Murder Husbands” happening in season 4. Excuse me if I’ve missed something along the way, but the closest I recall him getting to answering this question was when he was asked immediately post-finale if “Murder Husbands” would be happening and he replied with “-ish.” Which I always took to mean mostly yes, but not without a lot of struggle and conflict, and not in the way you would expect, and certainly not in the way it’s been depicted in fic.
I do tend to shy away from making any concrete predictions for season 4 though, because so much time has passed and what Bryan wants to do has likely evolved in that time, and what ends up on the page and how it comes across on the screen will evolve from there, and things always change from your original intent when you write and this is especially true when working with a team, and how exactly everything goes down hinges on things like rights and networks and format and–
There is just a lot still up in the air, and it’s all going to affect what ultimately becomes the canon of season 4. I don’t think any of us should expect to see “dark Will” acting like Hannibal and eating the rude and fucking Hannibal on a bed soaked in the blood of their victims. But Will is in love with Hannibal, and pulled toward him forever and always in spite of the consequences and no matter how harmful he knows it will ultimately be for both himself and the world. Nothing is going to be simple. It never can be with these two.
Medals and undefeated season aside, I am just so happy that they came back solely because we get to see the happiness that they share now. I obviously don’t know them personally, but to get to see this side of them, compared to the last quad and ~after, I am so glad that this is what they’re sharing with us… their happiness and joy is what we get to remember.
Dragon Age: World Building with Internalized Misogyny
This refers to this post and the subsequent riot that ensued. [x]
First and foremost, let me say that I love BioWare and all of their works. It is because of this love that I can be honest with myself and acknowledge that there are problems in the World Building.
One thing people keep saying in my ask box is really bothering me and that is that Dragon Age is based on Medieval Times and that Dragon Age is just being realistic.
There are many key factors as to why women were treated the way they were in Medieval Europe and many of those reasons center around Christianity and Abrahamic Religions. From the very first pages of the bible, women are viewed as failed creations of men. Much of the old testament focuses on a woman’s need to be pure, birthing children, or on a woman’s failure to be properly subservient to her husband. Abrahamic religions have a lot of focus on the subjugation of women and the role of women as mothers, and due to this focus, a misogynistic society was created/enforced.  And before you start on other cultural, evolutionary, or environmental factors, there have been numerous studies and such done on the intrinsic role of religion and society, and how the most widely accepted religion shapes society and evolution.  Thedas is unique because their religion is modeled as “what if Jesus was a Warrior Woman”? Andraste does not fit any of the the tropes our Abrahamic religions suffer from. Andraste was a warrior woman, a leader, a mother, and a murderer. She was not pure, was not valued on the children she bore, and was not perceived as any less of a woman for weilding a sword. In fact, she entered what can at best be acknowledge as polyamorous, at worst adulterous, relationship with the Maker with her husband perceived as the Judas at the table. So why in a world where the Andrastian Chantry is the Equivalent of the Catholic Church, are women still denigrated for simply being female? Why is chastity required of those who would devote their lives to Andraste? Why are women viewed as too weak to enter battle?
Medieval Christianity views sex as shameful, purely for procreation, and a sign of “giving in to our weaker animalistic side”. Much of this was based in politics, focussing on family lines, and departing from the barbarism of the past. After all, Jesus never took on a lover, his mother “died a virgin”, and giving into any joy or desire lead to the pollution of the soul. Andraste was never perceived as a virgin by the Chantry, and was certainly not viewed as monogamous. Her ability to reproduce did not hold any significance in her martyrdom, and her marriage to her husband is viewed as the cause of her demise. Perhaps through the hundreds of years that past, abstinence would be used as a sign of controlling ones self, of showing the Maker that you could not be tempted by desire, but why would sex in general become so extremely demonized for women who chose to participate in it outside of marriage? Andraste certainly wouldn’t have held to this patriarchal view of monogamy. And yes that is exactly what we are discussing here, patriarchal monogamy. ,  The Andrastian Chantry is specifically designed to be the opposite of a patriarchy. It is to be viewed as a matriarchy, designed after how Andraste ruled her family. So why is there so much emphasis in countries that are majority Andrastrian Chantry that the man lead the household, that the women serves beside him, and the man holds the majority of power in his title? Dragon Age offers no solution to this. Why do men rule the households? Why are women still pawns for marriage? Why is the dowry attached to the woman and not the man? In a society that should be formed and ruled by a matriarchal church, this patriarchal system makes NO SENSE. Sure, in civilizations where the Chantry has yet to establish a foothold, other major religions may assert a patriarchy, but why in Ferelden, an Andrastrian foothold, is a female Cousland belittled for being female and viewed as a marriageable pawn? Yes, Ferelden was united under King Calanhad, but his line is not ruled through male supremacy, instead it is inherited through firstborn birth or chosen through landsmeet. That combined with the heavy influence of Andraste’s religion, would most certainly not equate to a society where a noble woman is degraded and belittled, especially by other nobles who need her assistance. Sexism has a place in a realistic storyline, but without proper historical reasoning (LORE) behind it, it is just hollow internalized misogyny pretending to cater to equality.
Another thing that has bothered me is the pretty consistent commentary about women not being soldiers. Andraste is described as a leader and warrior, even before she is described as a mother or prophet. She was a warrior queen. The Chantry was the main religion in Orlais at the founding of the Chevalier’s and it was established through an Empress as her personal guard (The Empress’ Arm). Why would an Empress establish a royal guard only consisting of men and purposefully excluding women? Orlais and the Chantry are founded on the concept that a woman is meant to lead, and to go to war. Where in the lore does it explain why women were excluded from this order? And before you go into discussions of Medieval realism, there are plenty of historical accounts of female medieval warriors. , , 
I am not asking for a world filled with perfect equality and justice for all in this universe. I am not asking for an ideal. I want a game that addresses the problems in our world sensitively, and with a purpose, and sometimes BioWare does that very well. This is one case in which they missed the mark. I am not really asking for anything except the acknowledgement that Dragon Age Lore does have its faults. There are real problems that aren’t just excused by a “general” hand wave.
I know this is ranty, and it was written without editing, but I have gotten several asks to explain my issues with the Andrastian lore, so I guess this is one small piece of it.
Here are some interesting papers that are well sourced to read for some idea about the Medieval Age and Genders Role in it.
 Brown, Peter. The body and society: Men, women, and sexual renunciation in early Christianity. Vol. 13. Columbia University Press, 1988.
 Ruether, Rosemary, ed. Religion and sexism: Images of women in the Jewish and Christian traditions. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1998.
 Wilson, David Sloan. Darwin’s cathedral: Evolution, religion, and the nature of society. University of Chicago Press, 2010.
 Brundage, James A. Law, sex, and Christian society in medieval Europe. University of Chicago Press, 2009.
 Stelboum, Judith P. “Patriarchal monogamy." Journal of lesbian studies 3.1-2 (1999): 39-46.
 Willey, Angela. "‘Christian Nations’,‘Polygamic Races’ and Women’s Rights: Toward a Genealogy of Non/Monogamy and Whiteness." Sexualities 9.5 (2006): 530-546.
 McLaughlin, Megan. "The woman warrior: gender, warfare and society in medieval Europe." Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 17.3-4 (1990): 193-209.
 Blythe, J. "Women in the military: scholastic arguments and medieval images of female warriors." History of political thought 22.2 (2001): 242-269.
 Solterer, Helen. "Figures of Female Militancy in Medieval France." Signs(1991): 522-549.
Hello, again After reading your latest piece in the Hannigram Fluff Therapy series, I realised that I'm going to require as much of this warm, fluffy goodness as I can get, right through January 20, 2017. It's not a specific ask, but a humble request for more, and a thank you. You're a treasure to the fandom, and you're writing is often the only bright spot in my day/week. <3
Thank you so much my friend. I’m sorry this took so long to get to, but I hope you enjoy. <3
The lilt of Hannibal’s voice carried through the house, folding itself against the walls. Will followed the sound into the living room.
Hannibal turned to him, ceasing his song. “A song from my childhood. My mother would sing it to me often.”
Will didn’t know the language, but deep in his bones he understood. “It’s about God.”
“In a sense. Did you sleep well?”
Will smiled and ducked his head, recalling the night previous, the way they’d made love for the very first time. “I did. Thank you.”
Hannibal reached for Will’s hand, brushing his knuckles with the softest kiss. “I’m happy to hear that. What would you like for breakfast?”
“Whatever you want,” Will said, gazing down at his hand when Hannibal let it go. “Tell me about your mother’s song.”
“A Lithuanian folk song about death and rebirth.”
Will laughed. “You truly did begin at the beginning. Your mother was religious?”
“Very. I’d never given much thought to the idea of worship myself. Until recently.”
A flush bloomed hotly on Will’s cheeks. “Please don’t build me an altar.”
Hannibal brushed his knuckles along Will’s cheek. “Our shared bed will serve just fine,” he said, smiling. “I’ll see to breakfast now, if you don’t mind.”
“Go on,” Will breathed, lost in Hannibal’s gaze. “I’m starving.”
as someone who has a muse over the age of 40, i know it can be difficult sometimes to find plots that work since the average muse on tumblr is usually 10/20 years younger. SO i made a list of possible au’s that could be platonic or romantic, depending on your preference, for any kind of LEGAL age difference scenarios (as in don’t take these ideas and use them on gross pedo shit !! )
mentor relationships. it’s okay to have a younger muse ask advice questions to an older muse. alternatively, it’s okay for a younger muse to be exasperated and give unwarranted advice to an older muse! older muse could be a family friend, could be a coworker, boss, etc.
platonic professor & student. student could be teacher’s aide or maybe that professor is their advisor. maybe the professor is a sponsor for a university club. maybe the professor taught a lot of courses to the student muse (happens more often than you think, especially on smaller universities!) it’s entirely possible for professor & student relationships to develop as close friends/mentor/mentee relationships.
older muse could be college classmates with younger muse! more & more older adults are going back to college now so explore being twenty years apart in age and being in the same night class. maybe older muse is also a parent of someone younger muse went to high school with. maybe they have different studying styles and they agree to help each other.
more extreme au: older muse is a seasoned law enforcement official/assassin who is responsible for training the younger muse who maybe plays a little more loose than the by the book older muse. also swap it! older muse who knows which rules can bend versus fresh recruit younger muse who likes to stick to the rules and procedures!
neighbors. older muse lives across the hall from younger muse. maybe younger muse stops them randomly sometimes to ask about ‘adult’ things like taxes, where to pay a bill, how to get a leaky faucet fixed. maybe the older muse gets blamed for calling the cops on parties on the next floor up but surprise! they talk and discover it’s actually younger muse who hates parties too. OR oops we keep getting each other’s mail. maybe one of the muses gets their laundry swapped around and oops this is your underwear. hey i heard you crying and i brought over cupcakes/alcohol/pizza.
combination of apartment neighbors + professor/student. i keep defending you and telling everyone that you’re not so bad and i know these weird details about your personal life because we live across the hall from each other and now people are making weird assumptions about our relationship. (could be turned romantic if desired!)
combination of neighbors + assassins but working for different sides. they become friends until ’wait i thought i saw you on that rooftop/in that alley’ and that explains all the constant repairs being made to our building. we can’t acknowledge this about each other without having to do something about it so now we’re going to try and keep being friends. but why are we trying to give each other tips on how to survive this is getting complicated.
older muse helping younger muse come out/figure out how to come out to their friends/family. also works swapped! younger muse helping guide older muse!
boss/assistant & we have a strangely close relationship but it’s completely platonic.
hey we’re friends who talk about things and i’ve started dating this new person and i tell you all the details about it but oops now you’re meeting them and it’s your mom/dad/son/daughter/non-binary child/parent?
fake family au’s!! hey i have this family event at work/school but my real family sucks and i don’t talk to them anymore but it would look GREAT if i had a family to bring with me to this. will you be my parent/child? ( * THIS WORKS GREAT FOR MULTIPLE MUSES AU. one could be fake spouse, one could be fake child, etc ) MORE ROMANTICALLY-INCLINED IDEAS
younger muse hits on older muse at bar and oops you’re my professor/boss/neighbor/colleague?
fake dating age difference. ’no, i didn’t ask you to fake date me because you’re younger. i asked because you’re brilliant and accomplished and clever. i don’t care how old you are except that you’re probably embarrassed by me.' OR ’ yes you’re older than me but that doesn’t mean i don’t find you attractive. you’re really hot and not just in a ‘hot for your age’ type of way.’
the ugly angsty things of like 'we really like each other but we’re both/one of us is hyper aware of our age difference and we never go out with each other’s friends/family which makes things between us really tense.
people mistake us as related and not dating when we’re out in public and sometimes i have too much fun calling you 'daddy/mommy’
my friends are wondering why you haven’t committed/settled down yet and i don’t care but wait am i looking for a commitment?? what if i want commitment and you don’t want that?
my friends are wondering if you’re ready for my slower lifestyle and i don’t care but i’m usually in bed my 11pm and i don’t want to hold you back. i don’t want you to resent me.
older muse with a kid dating someone younger
younger muse with a kid dating someone older
you live in the apartment across the hall but i don’t know what you do so i make up mysterious stories with my friends about you. one of my friends makes a comment one drunken night so now i have to explain it to you and wow this is embarrassing.
Yes, he did. And that was sort of the whole point? I mean, in the same episode he also willingly dismembers Randall Tier and puts his body on display. Both of these acts are under the guise of Will’s seduction of Hannibal, but I don’t think he found either of them particularly morally objectionable. And, again, that’s sort of the whole point.
And it’s not like this was the first time Will participated in cannibalism, albeit the previous times had been against his will. But I don’t think it’s the cannibalism itself that Will takes issue with, but rather innocent people dying to provide the meat. Randall wasn’t innocent. Will killed him, and he liked it. And what better way to seduce a cannibal into revealing themselves entirely to you? Will is nothing if not resourceful. :P
There’s a whole lot more going on in that dinner scene though tbh. I mean, yes, Will is totally playing Hannibal and leading him to believe he’s just murdered Freddie and it’s her they’re dining on, and he is working with Jack in an attempt to finally catch the Ripper. But beneath those layers of lies Will is also revealing himself. And as we all know, Will Graham is many things.