He looks normal and nobody can tell what he is
when people pass off an entire series because of inaccurate stereotypes that “dominate the fanbase”
[angry governor face]
(◡‿◡✿) Friendly reminder to the Hannibal fandom:
Shipping gay pairings and having fun with father-father daughter parallels is all well and good, just keep in mind the real show is about a cannibalistic therapist and a mentally unstable man who goes inside the minds of serial killers.
Have a nice day.
NO NO NO THAT IS NOT IT
will is NOTHING like bbc sherlock
he’s not rude, he doesn’t just observe and deduce; he steps into the killer’s shoes and he empathizes. you don’t have any idea what will is like if you’re gonna call him ‘sherlock’s little brother’ so really can you not with this Fandom bullshit
This is a piece on Abigail Hobbs as an avatar for how Hannibal is in fact not merely hyper-aware of the role of women in the horror porn/crime procedural genre, and how it is both illustrating it in action in a multitude of ways; how it is subverting it; and how it is using abigail as a centerpiece of victimhood being manipulated slowly into an (un?)willing monster by the events and persons around her.
i recommend you read this excellent discussion of how in the first place Hannibal is most emphatically anything but a mindless and gratuitous horror porn, because i’m working off this assumption, and furthermore it deeply irritates me when people who have not even seen the show properly characterize it on freeze-frames of the show whose very purpose is to re-contextualize all the typical horror tropes
Okay, clearly: Hannibal is a shamelessly blatant metaphor for a lot of things; for the commentary on good vs evil/monsters vs humanity, for capitalism’s conspicuous and obscene overconsumption (see: fuller’s running joke of “everything is people”, explicit solyent green quote which itself was a movie about how the literal and figurative cannibalism of others is what fuels the system); for the horror genre as a whole. I’m working off the last one, and taking it to see how, in fact, through the character of Abigail Hobbs, is has done magnificently in giving a lot of agency and wonderfully disturbed depth and power to a female character, through subverting and internalizing the role that females generally play in crime procedurals.
Please, can Will always wear his hair like this? Like ASDFGHJKLPLS.
Hannibal Meme: Four Crime Scenes [1/4]I wanted to create sound. My sound.
o mfg same i was curious about the tag when a few people on my dash were like ‘the hannibal fandom is so terrible and bad and ugh’ and i was like??? wait a minute last time i checked [which was a few weeks ago], there were a lot of: funny posts, really cool meta, beautiful edits…
now it’s just
FOR REAL MAN, WHAT HAPPENED. the Tumblr Fandom effect strikes again, and i am not happy it’s just like
i mean, i follow a few people on here who still consistently blog about the COOL HANNIBAL THINGS, not ‘uguu hannibal and will are the new johnlock!!! they’re gonna be abigail’s daddies!!! it’s like the avengers family thing but hannibal!! i wanna try human too lol!!”
Did you really feel so bad because killing him felt so good?