HANNIBAL FIC RECS:
While I’m doing my best to label everything as properly as I can, it’d probably behoove you to just assume that everything is REALLY NOT SAFE FOR WORK, whether it’s because of the disturbing imagery or because of sex. Or, let’s be real, both at the same time.
UGH, THIS FANDOM IS REALLY GOING TO BE THE DEATH OF ME SOON. PLEASE LET ME LOVE YOU FOREVER, HANNIBAL FANDOM, YOU ARE SO GREAT.
→ my knees are rife with woodworm by drashian, hannibal/will, nsfw for disturbing imagery + sex, 2.3k
Will Graham dreams about Hannibal Lecter. Hannibal Lecter doesn’t diagnose Will Graham.
This is short and yet it captures that sense of restlessness and fidgeting from anxiety in a way that reminds of the show itself. And I find the idea of Will as a trans* man super intereting here!
→ Regius by Elektra Pendragon (elekdragon), hannibal/will, nsfw for disturbing imagery, 1.3k
Hannibal is an overprotective, cannibalistic snake.
Hannibal as a snake is just cute enough and just cracky enough without trying too hard or being over the top that it put such a smile on my face to read this. I hesitate to say this about a Hannibal fic, but this was surprisingly cute! And really, really fun.
→ knife and fork by disenchanted, hannibal/will, nsfw for disturbing imagery + sex, 6k
Hannibal gets what he wants.
This fic has a stunning and lush use of details and food and clothes and music and conversation! This is the one fic that has most felt like an extension of the show to me, down to the atmosphere and subtle things not said. Gorgeous and hot and utterly perfect.
→ La Maison Rouge by Randstad, hannibal/will, nsfw for disturbing imagery + sex, 2.6k
Hannibal starts to show up at Will’s house at the crack of dawn to make him breakfast, killing two birds with one stone: cooking is one of his many passions, and, honestly, Will Graham is climbing up the list.
This is about Hannibal invading all of Will’s spaces until everything else is crowded out, so gradually and carefully that you feel it more than see it. There’s also a great moment where you’re not sure if Hannibal will kill Will or not, which I love to see reflected in a fic like this, despite that Hannibal is also fond of Will at the same time, which is very well done as it reminds you that this is more like a project for him, rather than true affection.
→ Little Cat Feet by SorchaR, hannibal/will, nsfw for disturbing imagery, ~1k
Hannibal teaches. Abigail learns.
Omg, you would think their little murderfamily would be cracky like this, as Hannibal teaches Abigail and they discuss Will, but this is perfectly characterized and captures the elegance of the characters and, oh, I love Hannibal and Abigail interaction. Fantastic.
→ Mauling by Croik, hannibal/will, nsfw for disturbing imagery, 3.3k
“I’m beginning to wonder if ‘empathy’ is the right word for your gift after all,” says Hannibal one evening as the rain pours outside.
As the author says, this is a piece about filling in the spaces, but… it’s also about physical presence and examining Will Graham and his ability and the feeling of the entire series, the deep waters that are calm on the surface but go so very, very far down. Hannibal’s lack of judgement is beautifully commented on here, too, and there’s such a strong sense of… the senses here, not just the sights and imagery (which are also breathtaking), but the sounds and the feel of things. It’s such a strong piece, in writing and in character!
→ The Mongoose Hunts The Snake by Chi-chi-chimaera (gestalt1), hannibal/will, nsfw for disturbing imagery, 8k
You know William has those big green eyes and that floppy haircut and an obvious affection for dogs like a big old softie but I kind of want it to turn out that he’s playing Hannibal just as hard as Hannibal’s playing him. I’d like to see that as a fic, that turnaround where it’s Will doing the string pulling and Hannibal only realizes it at that very last second… and can’t help but respect how clever it is.
I did not know how much I ndded this until I was reading it and, oh, it’s such a fantastic thing. The sheer sense of… doubtl cat and mouse games, the way Will is such a cypher at times and how he had long since given in to all the imprintings beating away at his psyche. The fic conveys what it’s like in his head, with all these new killers to imprint on, one coming so quickly after another now, and Will seeing what Hannibal is attempting to do and how it’s just as much about what this Will is like as it is about Hannibal/Will. There’s something almost dream-like about the way Will moves through everything and it’s subtly creepy and engrossing as hell, even aside from how the fic builds and builds towards that moment that Hannibal will find out and how things will fall out and, oh, it was such a perfect scene. I wouldn’t want a ton of this, of already-a-killer!Will, but here in this story, oh, it was absolutely fantastic.
i really liked this movie—the only thing that compared to it this year was the hunger games.
commission for th2p! my computer kept trying to crash during this one lmao
You know, I think spending over a decade of your life with either Clint Barton OR Tony Stark will wear your face down into the same default expression.
…I know that look.
i need a movie that’s just pepper and nat and loki having a night on the town being sassy bitches and swapping war stories about their ridiculous pet superheroes
If this is what the entirety of Avengers 2 was, I would not complain.
“Save me from myself”
SCREAMING. WHY HAD I NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS IDEA UNTIL NOW. WHY HAVE I NEVER SEEN GIFSETS OF THIS BEFORE. I’M DEAD. I’M A FROZEN CORPSE.
(thor sequel where tilda swinton is loki’s ice giant wife sigyn, please??)
Wait, but why not have the snowqueen, a sorceress, be angrboda? Also, explains them both being Jotnar.
Who’s ready for dessert?
With thanks to lillylallylooly for her encouragement and assistance.
Not gonna lie I spend 86% of my time imagining different scenarios in my head
OH MY GOD
YOU ARE TERRIBLE
YOU KNOW I HAVE A WEAKNESS FOR THOR AND LOKI GROSSING TONY OUT OR IN SOME WAY MAKING HIM UNCOMFORTABLE.
I’m at 5:20 pm on my dash and I have to get back to 4 pm so I’m ALMOST THERE OK JUST GIVE ME A LITTLE WHILE LONGER AND THEN I WILL GO READ IT
I SWEAR I WILL AND THEN I WILL BE FILLING YOU INBOX WITH MESSAGES AS I READ.
(but yessss A Prelude was sooo good for me too!)
TONY GETS A COUPLE OF REALLY GREAT MOMENTS IN THE FIC. There’s actually not that much of the Avengers in the fic, but there are some really excellent action scenes of Loki getting up to magical shenanigans and trolling the Avengers because HE IS A VICIOUS LITTLE SHIT. Like, as much as I love the humorous stuff or the Thor/Loki stuff, this is actually a Loki that I can really see as being just as I see him in the canon.
I shall allow you a chance to catch up on tumblr (I’m doing a few things atm as well) and then you must read and tell me your feelings as you go!
Speaking of fic feelings, though! I was reading the comments on that Are You There fic and I read the author’s view of Thor & Loki’s relationship being like… they’re forever going back and forth between being BFFs one minute and having epic throwdown fights the next and then they’re right back to slinging their arms around each other and being brothers again, which made me feel much, much better about the direction of that fic and how much I love the Tony/Loki in it. HOWEVER. IT IS TUESDAY AND IT HASN’T UPDATED YET, WHYYYY. SOB.
Also, A Bright and Bitter Flame hasn’t updated and Saturday was DAAAAAYS AGO.
I AM GOING TO STOMP OVER TO THE HANNIBAL FANDOM IF YOU KEEP THIS UP, YOU JERKS. ;__;
Since I did Thor/Loki recs last night, I thought I should do something else tonight, to get a bit of variety going. Yeah, that didn’t work out so well. In my defense, this is over 50k of words dumped into one post, so, you know, I think it’s justified. Also, these were really good, ahhhh. Today has been slower in giving me new fic, so I’m hoping that I can at least get a new set of Hannibal recs out before I get sucked back in to this fucking fandom and its fucking amazing fic, WISH ME LUCK, ok.
→ The Saga of Loki and the Wyrms of Titan by Goblin Cat KC, thor/loki + avengers + thanos, 26k wip
Loki does what he does best – make trouble and have someone get him out of it again. With a dungeon escape, trolling the Avengers, and thwarting an alien invasion.
→ A Prelude by umakoo, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, 10k
Thor is young and reckless, eager to slay one of the ferocious frost giants and have the skalds sing songs of his mighty deed. He sneaks into Jötunheimr, but the giant he meets is nothing like the hulking, bloodthirsty creatures from the age-old stories they tell in Asgard.
→ Absolution by mrhiddles, thor/loki, NSFW, mortal au, 20k
Thor is a disgraced police officer after having saved Loki, son of drug lord Laufey, from being killed by his own people.
I have a lot of really intense feelings about these fics and I want to discuss them, so everyone should read them RIGHT NOW, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, I just have a lot of feelings and IF YOU DON’T READ THEM, I MIGHT BURST SOON, YOU DON’T WANT ME TO BURST, RIGHT? ;__; SO READ THEM AND THEN TAAAAALK TO MEEEEEE.
WHY DO I FEEL LIKE THIS IS DEFINITELY DIRECTED AT ME?
I did read A Prelude yesterday if that helps any, and I just have to catch back up on my dashboard and then I’ll go read The Saga of Loki and the Wyrms of Titan, I promise.
I DON’T KNOW, MUST BE THAT YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING. SOMETHING LIKE THAT YOU SHOULD REALLY READ THAT FIC.
Ugh, A Prelude was so good for me and reminds me just why I love Jotunn!Loki AU fics so much. And I definitely want you to read The Sage of Loki and the Wyrms of Titan, IT’S SO GOOD and the characterization is so perfect and it has this great scene, where Loki is dangerously injured and Thor’s gotten him to safety and found that Loki had a stash of golden apples:
“Rest against me,” Thor said, holding him flush against his skin. “And open your mouth.”
Loki’s teeth clenched tight.
“You’d refuse to cut a noose around your neck if I asked,” Thor grumbled. “Well then. Not I but your stubbornness is to blame for what happens next.”
Thor took a big bite and chewed for several seconds, then seized Loki’s jaw in one hand and put his fingertips to the corners of his brother’s mouth. Prying Loki’s jaws open brought a stubborn cry, and then Thor pressed his lips to Loki’s, exchanging the softened apple before forcing his brother’s jaw shut again. His other hand came up and clamped over Loki’s mouth, and he stoically held him so until Loki stopped thrashing and finally swallowed.
“Ew,” Stark said.