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The names suit all the colours so fucking well
With no-one wearing their real face
It’s a whiteout of emotion
And I’ve only got my brittle bones to break the fall
Jefferson & Regina: ”What makes you think I won’t kill you after everything you’ve done?”
Let me just word vomit about what is so great about this scene. Hannibal Lecter is, above all else, a narcissist. Everything he believes can be traced back to the belief in his own superiority, and he gets a raging metaphorical boner for his ego being stroked. ie when his plans go perfectly, when he makes cannibal jokes that no one understands but him, and when he watches will prove his theories right. He finds pleasure primarily in his own superiority.
But there’s something really different about this one scene. It is an awkward balance between wills superiority and his own. He believes (even though Will is arguably playing him like a fiddle) that this was all his doing, that he pulled the right strings and brought out in Will what he saw as his true nature. The devil making demons in his own image. Yet he tells Will, essentially, that Will is beyond him. That Will surprises him, that will surpasses his intellect. This is the second time that Hannibal has put Will in a position of power (the first being when he asked if he needed to call his lawyer, rather than saying he should or he will call his lawyer).
This isn’t to say that Hannibal isn’t being a fucking narcissist. He’s being entirely in character, in the only way I can describe it as a Narcissist in love. He has admitted fallibility, which is INCREDIBLE, but only in so much that Will surpasses him as he himself surpasses everyone else and is therefor his soulmate. He’s so proud, not just of Will but of himself, for having what he deems as a soulmate someone who fine a specimen of what he deems a worthwhile human being.
I just find the various levels of Hannibal’s crazy really interesting, okay?
Hannibal’s face tho.. :(
When I saw this scene I was reminded of Fuller’s quote about this season being the "Nasty Breakup" of the two characters.
While this situation is a set of extremes that can’t easily equate to actual relational problems it is a strong parallel to the situation of trying to mend a broken connection while one partner still feels both betrayed and untrusting of another.
That element of attempted reconciliation that’s halted through one’s inability to forgive and using blame and guilt to compensate for the fact that the relationship can never be what it once was is driven home with Hannibal’s expression.
He shows melancholy, maybe fear? Not because he feels guilt or regret but because what he wants, his partner, is slipping away from him. And even while he realizes this his grip still tightens and desperately wants to pull back.
They both want that connection again - Will wants what it was - Hannibal wants it evolved with the acceptance of the sins he’s committed. Both are using this dangerous and unhealthy image of “not being alone” as a catalyst to continue on in their engagement which just masks the true problems of them being together and will leave them both more wounded then before,
All of it a STRONG parallel to a "Nasty Breakup"
#this is like two parents telling a child SEE MOM AND DAD DON’T HATE EACH OTHER AND WE LOVE YOU;w;
Thank you, internet.
Erik is really looking forward to the wild makeup sex.
followed by long-slow-intensely-feely/still-sort-of-hatey-makinglove y/y??
VERY GOOD. LET’S START WITH THAT AND WORK OUR WAY UP.
this is definitely going to involve Erik naked-wrestling Charles into bed
I mean literally picking him up bodily off the floor and throwing him on the bed, because while Charles has been busy wallowing in self-pity and letting himself get soft Erik has been locked up in a prison-cell with nothing to do but hone his body to a physical peak >_<
probably the words ‘I hate you’ and ‘I hate you too’ will be said
probably this will be as they are lying side-by-side in a naked sweaty heap, Erik having just slumped off Charles immediately following their first successful fuck, and Charles is just lying on his back with his arm thrown over his face, fuming about how good Erik is in bed
(I say ‘first’ because obviously they will lock themselves away and not come out until one or both of them is light-headed with exhaustion, right??)
how did steve and nat walk around that mall with just a hoodie and not get recognized i mean if i was in that mall i would have been like “do you smell that? i smell freedom. i smell steve rogers”
[eagle screeches in the background]
[eagle screeches in the background]
#dude#when jaime ran to joffrey’s side#for the first time in the course of the show i felt like i was actually aware of the fact that#jaime is a father#jaime has children#jaime has three children#jaime is joffrey’s father and he’s watching him die and he’s trying to save him and cersei won’t let him#this moment when jaime runs to joffrey’s side before anyone else can reach him#just reminded me of when cersei talked about how nobody could keep jaime out of her chambers when she was in albor#how he was at her bedside for every minute while she gave birth to their children#and i mean wow joffrey was a terrible evil sadistic little shit#and cersei and jaime are certainly fucked up and twisted#but my heart broke for them right there#they’re parents#and they’re watching their child die and they can’t do anything to help him (via)