"And now, dear listeners: the news. Local man Will Graham – you know, the one who didn’t kill all those people – has reported the presence of a strange antlered being lurking by the forbidden dog park. When asked to describe the creature, Mr Graham became somewhat distressed, shaking and clutching at his beloved dog, Winston. Despite questioning numerous other bystanders, nobody else in town seems to be bothered by it.Well, these things will happen if you trespass in the dog park, Mr Graham.”
I am a huge fan of Night Vale crossovers, so here’s my contribution. I think the weird goings on in Hannibal would be right at home in our favourite friendly desert community.
"Listeners, lately local sinks have been overflowing with blood, all thanks to our favorite dog-hoarder, Mr. Graham. Indeed, several neighbors report that in his presence their sinks become virtual fountains of gore. If you’ll recall last week, dear listeners, I mentioned that of late our little town has been suffering from a blood-shortage. So kind of you to solve that for us, Mr. Graham! We ALMOST forgive you for the dog-park incident!"
"An update on our main story: at the request of his psychiatrist (who considers the whole matter ‘unspeakably rude’), Mr Graham has apologised for all the disruption he’s caused today. I for one find it hard to stay mad at someone with such perfect hair."
A silly comic my brother wanted.
Drunk Hannibal can be a little rude (and emotional).
(2/2) I know Myer Brigg’s personality types aren’t absolute, but Will is an INFJ, and INFJs usually have a deep desire to be understood. And I’ve often heard that Abigail was the only major factors keeping Will from joining Hannibal. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like Will’s only attempts to reject Hannibal are variations of “you hurt/wronged me” and “what you do is wrong/evil.”
I have to admit I wasn’t expecting someone to pose a question from the angle of, essentially, Don’t you think Hannibal’s persuasion should have been enough? So kudos to you for making me stretch myself. Will is always harder to write about than Hannibal is.
Okay, so before I get into this, you should know that I think that the MBTI is pretty unreliable, that it’s especially problematic when applied to fictional characters, and even if I didn’t think those things, I don’t agree with the most recent set of pictures that’s been making the rounds that has typed the main characters. That said, I don’t have a particular problem with typing Will as INFJ as I have had with typing Hannibal as INTJ.
But we can’t say, “Here are Will’s characteristics, which make him INFJ; INFJ’s are motivated by X, therefore Will must be motivated by X.” This is an error in logic. We have to look to Will’s dialogue and behavior in the show itself in order to understand why he does the things he does.
We also have to be careful to understand that statement about Abigail to be what it is: a statement about Abigail, and Will’s relationship to and feelings for her. It’s not a statement about Hannibal. To quote myself from the other day,
It’s not that Will had to be ready to give up everything for Hannibal, but I just can’t see him saying, “Oh…Abigail. Yeah, take her. I’m staying here, but I trust you implicitly with her care, Hannibal” or “Oh…Abigail, yeah, I’ll just turn her into the FBI and she’ll be A-okay. Look how well they treated me!” (x)
If Hannibal and Will were playing a game, a living Abigail Hobbs was a card that would trump anything in Will’s hand. But Will managed to make Hannibal forget that he had been playing a game; Hannibal wanted it to be real, and when it wasn’t, he didn’t choose to play his trump card. He tore up his hand and had a full-on tantrum. He had gone all-in, with his entire life, before he got a glimpse of a living Freddie Lounds in Will’s back pocket (that cheater!).
Those things aside, you said, “I feel like Will’s only attempts to reject Hannibal are variations of ‘you hurt/wronged me’ and ‘what you do is wrong/evil,’” as if these two reasons aren’t or shouldn’t be enough to override Will’s own need for understanding and love. I think this is probably a fairly unusual way of looking at the situation, but I’m going to go ahead and weigh each of these items—Will’s need for understanding and love, the measure of his hurt at how much Hannibal wronged him, and his opinion of Hannibal’s evil—against each other in order to discuss why the scales tipped the way they did.
(Or didn’t tip—let’s keep in mind that we didn’t really get a firm commitment from Will at the end of the season. He stuck to his entrapment plan, but at the last minute he also called to get Hannibal out of it, and we’ve never really had confirmation about what he was thinking when he did that, what he hoped to do after arriving at the house to either save or fail to save Jack, or what he was thinking when he finally saw Abigail.)
Personally, I think “you hurt/wronged me” was important, but probably not enough to keep Will from aligning himself with Hannibal, but “what you do is wrong/evil” was always more than enough.
Writers take heed: the mighty comma.
just realised that Hannibal loves Will like Cecil loves Carlos O_O aND SUDDENLY
HANNIBAL AS THE VOICE OF NIGHTVALE
(perfect nightvale irony they picked the dude with the foreign accent only nightvalers can understand)
WILL AS THE OUTSIDER/FBI PROFILER SENT IN TO ACCOUNT FOR NIGHTVALE’S BAFFLINGLY HIGH MORTALITY RATE
THE ARTSY MURDER SCENES COULD BE EVEN MORE SURREAL
HANNIBAL’S DESERT BLUFFS COUNTERPART (LUCAS) IS AN ACTUAL GOOD PERSON.
32 fantasy m/m couples go head to head. Let the Madness begin!
guys the slash madness has begun wuuh