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KYM Workshop: NBC's 'Hannibal'

Last posted Jun 07, 2013 at 01:52PM EDT. Added Jun 05, 2013 at 06:15PM EDT
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Since it’s premiere in April 2013, NBC’s Hannibal_ has attracted a pretty serious fandom on Tumblr. The series is based on _Red Dragon, the 1981 novel by Thomas Harris featuring the debut appearance of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Anyone know anything about it / involved in it?

Tumblr – Posts tagged “hannibal fandom”

Tumblr – Posts tagged “hannibal”

Tumblr – Fuck Yeah Hannibal

Archive of Our Own – Works About Hannibal (TV) currently 863 works

Fanfiction.net – Works about Hannibal currently 143

deviantART – Search results for “hannibal” currently 20k but this also includes silence of the lambs related stuff

Buzzfeed – Meet The “Hannibal” Fannibals, TV’s Newest And Most Intense Fandom

The Daily Dot – Gay cannibal fiction divides “Hannibal” fans

The Daily Dot – A delicious guide to “Hannibal” fandom on Tumblr

Jun 05, 2013 at 06:15PM EDT
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I was waiting for this. While I wouldn’t consider my self part of the fandom, I absolutely love the show.

The gay cannibal fiction mentioned above would be Hannigram, which is a ship between the two main characters, Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham. That ship is going to sink if they manage to get to the Red Dragon story in the show.

There’s also a joke among the fandom about how Will and Hannibal are acting like Abigail Hobbes’ father.
There is also some pretty hilarious fan art

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Jun 05, 2013 at 06:58PM EDT
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This kind of relates to the Hannibal and Will as Abigail’s dad joke

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Jun 05, 2013 at 07:04PM EDT
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There is also a lot of awesome fan art involving the stag, which is a recurring hallucination that Will Graham sees in the show

Jun 05, 2013 at 07:20PM EDT
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OMG THIS MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW i had no idea about the stag thing

Jun 05, 2013 at 07:21PM EDT
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Another joke in the fandom seems to be “This is my design” which is a phrase Will says when recreating the murders he investigates in his head.

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Jun 05, 2013 at 07:28PM EDT
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There also seems to be seems to be some activity on Pinterest.

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Jun 05, 2013 at 10:13PM EDT
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I must watch this show

Jun 06, 2013 at 12:21PM EDT

GHETT0SAUCE wrote:

I must watch this show

everyone shoulddd

Jun 06, 2013 at 12:37PM EDT
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I m not surprised that there is a large fanbase on Tumblr of this, especially with the fact being that they also like Sherlock in the same kind of way too…

Did you know that the actor who play ’Lecter is Danish?

Not that…

I would know…

Jun 06, 2013 at 01:16PM EDT
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I’m probably gonna get some flak for this, but I hated the show – gave up after the first 3 eps.
Couldn’t stand the fact that it takes itself far too seriously and thinks it’s a helluva lot cleverer than it is.
Had it have taken the trashy/tacky approach (like Bates Motel did) I’d have probably loved it

Jun 06, 2013 at 05:55PM EDT
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mehmehmehmehmeh wrote:

I’m probably gonna get some flak for this, but I hated the show – gave up after the first 3 eps.
Couldn’t stand the fact that it takes itself far too seriously and thinks it’s a helluva lot cleverer than it is.
Had it have taken the trashy/tacky approach (like Bates Motel did) I’d have probably loved it

Here you go

While I understand why the trashy/tacky style is enjoyable (I have a pretty broad range of tastes, so I enjoy both ends of the spectrum), I don’t think it would work with a character like Hannibal Lecter, who prides himself on refinement and classiness. Also, how is Bates Motel? I’ve been meaning to watch, but haven’t had the chance.

Jun 06, 2013 at 06:16PM EDT
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CrouchingSloth wrote:

Here you go

While I understand why the trashy/tacky style is enjoyable (I have a pretty broad range of tastes, so I enjoy both ends of the spectrum), I don’t think it would work with a character like Hannibal Lecter, who prides himself on refinement and classiness. Also, how is Bates Motel? I’ve been meaning to watch, but haven’t had the chance.

I thought Bates Motel was going to be terrible after I found out that they’d brought it all up to date, but I was suprised by how much it entertained me. Kind of seedy, pretty trashy, with just enough plot points to tie it to the original Psycho.

Re my remarks about not enjoying Hannibal – I don’t just enjoy trashy tv; I’m a massive fan of Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Dexter and a whole host of other undeniably brilliantly written shows… Hannibal isn’t particularly well written yet has the gloss of something far superior to the sum of its parts – that’s what I couldn’t stand about it. Had it have lodged it’s tongue firmly in it’s cheek throughout it’s ridiculousness would’ve been palatable (the Kevin Bacon show The Following is another good example of being ridiculous yet watchable due to not taking itself too seriously).

Jun 07, 2013 at 07:00AM EDT
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Le Chiffre’s playing Hannibal Lecter? O_O

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Jun 07, 2013 at 12:25PM EDT
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Okay, can we get back to discussing the parts of this show that have spread through the fandom? You can make a thread in General if you really want to discuss the show itself.

Jun 07, 2013 at 01:52PM EDT
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