will you write that one scene i want? of will getting himself ready to go and see hannibal for their therapy date. making himself look nice. thank you <3
Will was released from Chilton’s care on a Monday. His usual appointment with Hannibal was, or had been, on Thursdays. Near enough to the end of the week that he had sometimes looked forward to it as if to the weekend. He’d been more likely to find temporary sanctuary in Hannibal’s office than he had on any so-called day of rest.
On this particular Thursday, he left his house after lunch, got a haircut at the barbershop in Wolf Trap, and stopped outside afterward in the winter sun. Little things kept demanding his attention: the chill of the air, the piercing sparkle of light off grit embedded in the sidewalk, the smell of cooking food that hadn’t come out of an industrial sized can to be slopped onto a plastic tray.
At some point, he’d find himself back at Hannibal’s table, but that was a problem for another time.
For now, he got a slice of pizza and drove home to shower and wash away the tiny bits of hair that clung to his skin and, hopefully, some of the singing tension that settled into his spine when he thought about tonight.
Clean and dry, he shaved down a bare minimum of stubble. To take it all off would be too obviously manipulative, like buying a new aftershave. He’d go without. This was compromise, not capitulation. Hannibal would believe compromise, would believe Will was prepared to meet him halfway.
He’d let the man at the barber shop press some kind of styling goop on him, and he ran it through his hair. Hannibal would appreciate the attempt, and at least it would keep it out of his eyes.
His clothes only needed to be clean, presentable, and probably not plaid, which left him with few enough choices to make the decision relatively simple. Faded red shirt, gray pants, and the new coat and leather gloves he’d bought yesterday. Both were an intentional echo of Hannibal’s style, but obviously inferior, at once subservient and almost offensive. Just as good as you without trying half as hard.
Will looked himself over in the mirror. Everything he wanted to say was there, and Hannibal would see it. Even now, Hannibal was usually the only one who understood what he wanted to say.
He pressed his hands briefly over his face, arranged his expression into something less telling, and left the house.
Ever since Marvel Studios made a billion dollars from The Avengers, everyone with a superhero movie property has been trying to launch their own megafranchise. Sony has several Spider-Man spinoffs in the works, Zack Snyder’s Batman/Superman movie is probably going to lead to a live-action version of the Justice League, and now Fox’s X-Men series is trying to get in on the action as well.
X-Men: First Class writer Simon Kinberg said this week that the first new X-Men solo movie might focus on Mystique, the blue-skinned, shape-shifting mutant played by Jennifer Lawrence. X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner also said, “I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There’s a lot of really great characters.”
This may all sound a little vague, but on Tuesday it was revealed that Channing Tatum is already in talks to play Gambit, a casting choice that seems almost as ridiculous as when he was rumored to be starring in a reboot of The Crow.
If you’ve seen Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, you may have noticed something a little weird about the semi-Biblical, semi-apocalyptic cast of the movie: they’re all white. Even the extras.
In an interview with The Higher Calling, Noah screenwriter Ari Handel spoke about the reasoning behind the lack of racial diversity in the cast.
“From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, ‘Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.’ Looking at this story through that kind of lens is the same as saying, ‘Would the ark float and is it big enough to get all the species in there?’ That’s irrelevant to the questions because the questions are operating on a different plane than that; they’re operating on the mythical plane.”
In summary, white people are stand-ins “for all people,” and no other race could possibly qualify for “everyman” status. Ari Handel’s reasoning is that the only way to dispense with the issue of racism is to remove everyone who isn’t white. Asking what happened to all the other races is akin to nitpicking about whether the arc would float or not. It’s just silly, OK? “The race of individuals doesn’t matter,” which is why they made absolutely sure that all of those individuals were white. Or something.
Unintentionally, Handel managed to illustrate everything that’s wrong with the ongoing attitude towards casting actors of color in major Hollywood movies. White people are the norm, and everyone else is just a distraction. God forbid anyone attempt to be as diverse as the cast of the Star Trek, which debuted in 1966 and included a grand total of two non-white characters.
“In Episode 10, we have a six-and-a-half minute seduction/sex scene involving five different characters that is as kinky and subversive and suggestive as any sex scene that you have seen on network television,” he teases. “I would put it as a contender to challenge cable sex scenes — not in terms of the nipple and crack of nakedness — but more in the psychology and sensuality of sex amongst the mad.” But wait, are all five of those people in the same room together? “It depends on how you define room,” replies Fuller, with a chuckle.”—
NON-MISERABLE post-CATWS fic where Steve and Bucky live together and Bucky has totally gone to therapy for years so it's OK for Steve to be a famous person with a boyfriend who can actually leave the house without having some kind of traumatic flashback? :D? :D?
Bucky is in the kitchen this time, apparently weighing the difference between two different kinds of mustard, one clasped carefully in each hand.
Bucky shrugs, right shoulder hitching. “I had a craving. “
Steve grabs a glass of water and sits down at the kitchen island. More often than not now, Bucky’s night terrors send him to the kitchen instead of the roof, whether just for water or some half-remembered texture to distract and ground him, settled solidly in the twenty-first century, in their shared apartment. Mustard, though, is a new one. “You used to hate mustard.”
“Still do,” Bucky says, shoving both jars back in the fridge. “I just couldn’t remember what it tasted like.” He slides into his chair, the one nestled into the corner of the kitchen, with the best view of the whole room. “You didn’t have to get up.”
I know you've already called attention to this, but can you freak out over Natasha's necklace with me? I love it when details are incorporated into media without blatant attention called to them, and this was a beautiful example of it.
I’m actually going to write a post all about the costumes of CATWS soon! I’ve written four sections of my review so far, then the next part will be about worldbuilding in the MCU, and finally I’ll write about the costumes, which I guess is likely to be sometime next week because I’m pretty busy this week. :) Natasha’s necklace will be included in that post, but I can’t be bothered thinking about a smart reply just now because I’m tired, haha.
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what if instead of a same gender detective partnership who keep getting mistaken for a romantic couple, you had a same gender romantic couple who keep getting mistaken for detectives ‘hello, I’m sam darling, and this is my partner gregory hitch’ ‘AH YES THE PRIVATE DETECTIVES’ ‘what??? no we just came for some ice cream why is there police tape everywhere’
“When we go to shoot the scene, the director says, “Isn’t that roast kind of big for one person?” One person? Hannibal is not one person. He is a surgeon, an artist, a psychiatrist, a flower-arranger, a gourmet cook, an oenophile, a brew-meister, a boy who lost his sister, a man who can’t stop killing, and a god. And he gets hungry.”—Janice Poon (via emungere)
“People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her.”—Sophie Turner, in response to Sansa hate (x)