Contributor’s spotlight: Petronia
How did you become a Fannibal?
I have Tumblr friends who watched the show from day one. I caught a couple of episodes then set it aside for winter - given the scenery, it always seemed odd that Hannibal aired over the summer! I finished S1 over Christmas break, then read all the Thomas Harris novels and watched all the movies over the course of a month, in time for the S2 premiere.
What do you love about the Hannibal fandom?
I love that Hannibal fandom always takes it to the next level. I love the physical object - I was around anime fandoms for a long time, where doujinshi circles publish fan anthologies that are beautiful small-press books. The fans do it all: painting, crafts, cosplay, perfume, musicals, academic papers, multi-course gourmet dinners… Aesthetics, sensuousness, and enthusiasm, which I guess are Hannibal’s own better qualities that resonate.
How would you like to spend a day with Will Graham?
Doing something meditative and outdoorsy. Fishing, or monitoring sea turtle nests on the beach (like he does in Manhunter). I get seasick, can’t do anything with motors, and am tragically allergic to dogs, so I’m afraid Will would consider me kinda deadweight! But at a pinch I could help him build more folk art installations with bottle glass and shells and feathers, that looked like loads of fun.