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01 June 2013 @ 08:28 pm
Meet the Fannibals  
I found this article extremely hilarious. Mainly because of all the Tumblr excerpts. It's so, so true.
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quickyfant: smilequickyfant on June 2nd, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
This is very funny! For me its the very first time I am a fan of something while it is still being showed. The Dresden Files was so over when I got to meet it and The Tenth Doctor was also already going away when I "discovered" it! This is for a change a lot of fun.

Since I am terribly obsessed right now with the show I was trying to see if I could read some good fanfiction (friendship that is doomed, not romance) but I am having a lot of trouble. I Have the weird feeling that it was so much easier to find good TDF fic back when I got interested in the show and the fic.
I wanted to ask you, have you found anything good, or arent you as obsessed as I am? ;) :)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 2nd, 2013 03:42 am (UTC)
I wanted to ask you, have you found anything good, or arent you as obsessed as I am? ;) :)?

I'm probably about as obsessed as you are. Because of this show, I've now become an active member of Tumblr. I ACTUALLY AM A FANNIBAL ON TUMBLR. Christ.

But like you, I've never had so much trouble finding fic for a fandom. Just about every fic I've run across has been extremely dark. Granted, this is expected given the show so I can't say it isn't accurate. But most of them also feature Will and Hannibal in some sort of sexual relationship which I cannot see. I get slash is pretty much standard in any fandom but for whatever reason I have extra trouble imaging this pairing. Then again, I have trouble imaging Hannibal with anyone.
quickyfant: smilequickyfant on June 2nd, 2013 04:02 am (UTC)
Well...I was reading up on what exactly tumblr is when your comment came in...I am still a little bit confused exactly how it works, but I was already making an account to follow some of those sites/tumblrs how do you call it, because some screencaps and gifs are just too good. I am afraid it will eat my brain.

I wouldnt mind dark (the guy is actively eating people and doing malpractice on Will), but I dont know why I really dont want slash with them. As you said, I really cant see Hannibal with anybody. Even if I am still very intrigued about the "affair" Alana mentioned and he does seem to like, maybe like-like, his own therapist. But I want just doomed friendship with Will! :)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 2nd, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
Tumblr in many ways is the Pit of Doom. I've waded through some awful things but also some delightful things. It's kind of like fanfiction.net in that way.

I feel like if Hannibal ever entered into a relationship (and I'm sort of putting aside the Clarice thing for now because it was all levels of crazy) it would be something purely aesthetic. I can see him dating a beautiful woman with refined tastes because Hannibal appreciates such things. But he wouldn't ever love her.

His relationship with Will is unique in that he both appreciates Will's gift but also I get the sense that he likes him. Granted, it's never going to be enough so that Hannibal wouldn't turn straight around and murder Will if he had to but it's the closest thing to an actual relationship he's got going right now.
quickyfant: smilequickyfant on June 2nd, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)
I will enter that Pit of Doom, since I really I am way too obsessed with the show.

I can see him dating a beautiful woman with refined tastes until he eats her... :S I really cant see him with anybody who wont end up killed by him, by his giving advice (he truly is the worst at helping as cleolinda says) or end up almost killed by him but I assume all new kinds of screwed like I know his breakup with Will will be. :S

Hannibal wouldn't turn straight around and murder Will
I still am O_o at him sending Will to Tobias and then being somewhat sad at hearing Will could be dead and then being ?sincerely? happy at him being alive.
And the "Do I have to call my lawyer?" while blocking the way to the door.
Yeah I keep yelling at the screen for people to get away from him...it didnt help Franklyn and I was so telling him to run from his therapist. He is just so the worst...then why do I want him to be friends with Will? Why am I so afraid to their breakup? :S
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 2nd, 2013 04:33 am (UTC)
And the "Do I have to call my lawyer?" while blocking the way to the door.

Not to mention lightly touching the scalpel before deciding to use words rather than MURDER.

He is just so the worst...then why do I want him to be friends with Will? Why am I so afraid to their breakup? :S

I feel like we the viewers are going through what's most likely going on in Will's unconscious. I think in some ways Will knows something is off about Hannibal. There are these instances when you see him taking a step away from Hannibal during key scenes. But I think he also desperately WANTS Hannibal to be his safety person so he's completely conflicted in this flight/stay response of his.
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The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: walking skullawanderingbard on June 2nd, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
I haven't looked for Hannibal stuff, but I concur that the Dresden Files fanfic community has an unusually high quality of writers in it. I don't think I've ever read anything that was less than pretty good. I think TDF are some of the most mild-mannered, too. It was my first fandom, and I had a rude awakening when I ventured elsewhere. I mean, if the TDF fans don't like a pairing, they don't read the fanfic and then tell you you're wrong. That alone is medal-worthy.
formerly lifeinsomniac: DresdenGuardianjoonscribble on June 2nd, 2013 04:00 am (UTC)
I think TDF are some of the most mild-mannered, too. It was my first fandom, and I had a rude awakening when I ventured elsewhere.

TDF was also my first fandom I became active in on LJ. It was a blissful several months before I ventured into the Torchwood fandom and realized how ugly things often turn out.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 2nd, 2013 04:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, same. Except it was Doctor Who for me. I will never understand how fandom became such Serious Business. I've never been afraid of voicing an opinion until I joined the Sherlock fandom. Sometimes I write well-reasoned posts in my head and contemplate posting, and then laugh at my own naïveté.
formerly lifeinsomniac: DresdenGuardianjoonscribble on June 2nd, 2013 04:09 am (UTC)
Sometimes I write well-reasoned posts in my head and contemplate posting, and then laugh at my own naïveté.

It's funny how we sometimes think the Internet is the place for logic.

Well, parts of it all. Just not many fandom-related parts.
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quickyfant: smilequickyfant on June 2nd, 2013 04:06 am (UTC)
I have spent now some time looking through headers of fic for Hannibal and keep running away...I havent found anything...my very ~inspired~ google search about "good Hannibal fic" was not a success.

The Dresden Files was also my first fandom, and I still love it and have eternal hope it keeps writing! Shameless insinuation also to both of you here, I just had to sorry!
:)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 2nd, 2013 04:11 am (UTC)
I have spent now some time looking through headers of fic for Hannibal and keep running away...I havent found anything...my very ~inspired~ google search about "good Hannibal fic" was not a success.

I'm tempted to try and find a Hannibal fic where someone is doing something extremely normal. I mean, Hannibal must go grocery shopping, right? Or put in a Fresh Direct order?
quickyfant: smilequickyfant on June 2nd, 2013 04:19 am (UTC)
Yes! Exactly, I want them doing every day stuff. Or Will dog-napping more dogs appearing on Hoarders on Animal Planet.
But Hannibal must do stuff like that too when he is not killing/cooking or screwing up with Wills head. I know you will hate me for feeding your plot bunnies, but yes write please! :)

I mean, Hannibal must go grocery shopping, right? Or put in a Fresh Direct order?
When its not delivered to his house, since thats maybe why he doesnt lock the door and Will almost can interrupt him on his serial killer get together dinner with Tobias. :)
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The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 2nd, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
That is an excellent article! Nicely highlights the good stuff without implying insanity, which isn't always the case.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 2nd, 2013 04:05 am (UTC)
The title of the article had me a bit worried. But it was rather nice and almost complementary. Even if it mentioned the suggestion that the fans would eat the studio execs if the show got canned.