This week’s Tattler is out! As always, if the pics are to small to read just click on them to enlarge!
Do you think Hannibal seeking to take everyone away from Will during season 2 was him being possessive? I can’t remember the exact episode, but toward the end of the season Will mentions breeding co-dependency, but would Hannibal’s desire for that sort of thing stem from possessiveness? I mean, he did a lot to make it so Will could only turn to him, but I don’t know if he just wanted to make it harder for Will to reject his friendship, or to ‘own’ him in a way (nothing sexual, more emotional and psychological).+
Well, in my estimation, it’s pretty possessive, but I’m sure from his point of view, it was only natural and necessary, and whether it’s possessive is quite beside the point.
—where Hannibal is the person wielding the stick, and Will is the entire litter of kittens, and Hannibal is very busy trying to nudge Will back into his box, and Will is getting out of line in all kinds of different ways, and every now and again he escapes completely and Hannibal has to chase him down and put him back where he belongs (
until Will turned in his hand and scratched the fuck out of him).
Frankly, it’s one of the more perverse things I’ve seen. Hannibal’s happiest when Will is unpredictable and out of control, and yet he spends 90% of his time trying to keep Will under control, and not always just to see how he’ll escape it. It’s pretty kinky, as Mads would say.
I would say that people who play with fire are bound to get burned.
But to answer your question more directly, it’s impossible to just set out only one set of motivations for Hannibal, especially in that situation.
And that’s what I guess I mean by saying that it is possessive in a conventional sense, because it’s SO NOT NORMAL AND HEALTHY, but from Hannibal’s perspective, he’s just experiencing Will and attaching himself to what he cares about and won’t deny himself, especially because he takes it for granted that they belong together, and specifically that Will belongs in his world of serial murder and cannibalism, that this is better and more natural for Will, and who Will was meant to be. Not the other way around: that Hannibal could have been meant to come out of his world of serial murder and cannibalism for Will, which just never seemed to cross anyone’s mind until Hannibal finally perceived that Will had betrayed him. Then if Will had actually confessed about his betrayal at their last supper, I don’t think Hannibal had thought forward as to what this might have meant for their relationship going forward. I mean, he spent all that time transforming Will and never once till the last moment realized that it was a two-way street, that Will was also transforming him. I think there’s an undeniable possessiveness to that kind of assumption.
Mads: It’s just been one of those relationships… we’ve seen each others’ works, and…
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I’m sorry, my dear! If you’re looking for a specific one someone made, I don’t know which it is and post too much and tag too little to be a good person to ask for that kind of thing, and I don’t do gif requests anymore because I can’t keep up with the questions and things that I have to do as it is. There are lots of better gif makers out there than me anyway. Sorry!
heateus meme: [2/6 scenes]
I strangle Beverly Katz. Looking into her eyes. She knows me, and I know her. I expertly squeeze the life from her; rendering her unconscious. I freeze her body, preserving shape and form, so I can more cleanly dismantle her. She cuts like stone. I pull her apart, layer by layer, like she would a crime scene. This is my design. I will leave no useable evidence, but she found something. She found me.