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Hannibal: Every Day a Dying Day by lovetincture
Summary: Will Graham is a professional mourner. He attends strangers' funerals and grieves their loss, for a fee.

Hannibal is a serial killer. He visits the funerals of people he's killed.

They notice each other immediately. Like recognizes like, and neither of them truly belong at the funerals they attend. Hannibal is fascinated by Will's terrible empathy, and Will knows immediately that Hannibal is a serial killer. None of that stops them from wanting to get closer.
Reccer's Notes: The alternative professions here is very imaginative and yet totally fitting with Will's brand of fucked-up empathy, and Hannibal's fascinated POV is as much a delight as his frustration at finding himself so drawn toward an other human being.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:lovetincture  theme:alternative.professions  theme:courtship  theme:au  theme:au:fork.in.the.road  reccer:jainas 
july 2019 by fancake
Hannibal: As the plant that never blooms by virdant
Summary: When you love another, and they do not love you back, then a flower grows in your chest. It blossoms in your lungs so you cough up petals at the thought of them. Its leaves unfurl in your throat so you choke daily. Its roots burrow into your heart and remain until you perish.

Garrett Jacob Hobbs loved his daughter so much that he murdered eight girls. Hannibal cut out lungs heavy with rose blossoms and mounted the body on a stag. Will Graham put nine bullets in Hobbs' chest and a flower did not bloom.


Reccer's Notes: I have no interest in Hanahaki disease as a trope, but I absolutely loved what Virdant did with the premise. The writting is gorgeous and the way the magical realism fits with Hannibal's universe is brilliant: the use of the flowers for food of course (!!!!), but also the flowery metaphors and poetic imagery, the way the themes connect with Hannibal's obsession for Will...
Beautiful execution of a great idea!
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  character:garrett.jacob.hobbs  character:abigail.hobbs  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:virdant  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:magic  theme:magic.au  theme:pining  reccer:jainas 
february 2019 by fancake
Hannibal: love like a dark cloud full of rain by coloredink
Summary: "The other kids were always taking their hearts out," said Will. "The usual games, I'll show you mine if you show me yours. But mine didn't seem to work that way. It never seemed to want to come out."

or,

Let it be a fairy tale. Once upon a time, there was a boy who was careless with his heart...

Reccer's Notes: Such a striking story, for all it is a short one. It packs a punch and uses to great result the magical realism premise of people being actually able to give their heart away in a physical sense.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:coloredink  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:magic  theme:au:complete.au:fairytales  theme:magic.au  reccer:jainas 
february 2019 by fancake
Hannibal: To Welcome in the Year by coloredink
Summary: Dr. Hannibal Lecter can control time in small, localized ways, but he no longer uses it in surgery; Will Graham can repair small objects, but he works for the FBI. It has been winter for as long as anyone can remember. That's how the story begins.
Reccer's Notes: Magical realism is very well suited to Hannibal in many ways, and I greatly enjoyed the way the mundane and supernatual blend and the very clever way ColoredInk chose the Gift of both Hannibal and Will, and the thematic and symbolic callbacks to the teacup coming back together, but also to the more fairytale-inspired weather disruption.
A delightfull story.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  character:abigail.hobbs  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:coloredink  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:fairytales  theme:au:complete.au:magic  theme:magic.au  theme:enemies.to.friends.(to.lovers)  reccer:jainas 
february 2019 by fancake
Hannibal: Five Times Hannibal Cooked for Will, and One Time Will Cooked for Hannibal by coloredink
Summary: "This is a celebration," Hannibal said as he took his own seat and draped his napkin in his lap. "We're taking joy in being alive."
"We could have gone out to a restaurant." Will's hand hovered over his utensils; he only picked up his fork once Hannibal picked up his.
"I derive greater joy from cooking for my friends."
Reccer's Notes: A story that will probably either make you hungry or make you want to cook (or both). :D (And yes, it's Hannibal we are talking about, so some of the food is most certainly people, though it's absolutely not the point of the fic.)
This fic really is about cooking: sourcing the ingredients, the process of making the dishes, but also the person you are cooking for. It's well written and lovely, and an interesting study of Hannibal and the way he does things, interwined with the evolution of his relationship with Will.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:coloredink  theme:(five).things  theme:(secret).hobbies  theme:comfortfic  reccer:jainas 
january 2019 by fancake
Hannibal: Two Solitudes by emungere
Summary: After the fall, Will drags Hannibal out of the Atlantic and they find their way north to a remote part of Labrador, where they try to make a life together.
Reccer's Notes: My "canon" post-series fic :D
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:emungere  theme:amnesty  theme:road.trips  theme:snowed.in  theme:slow.burn  reccer:imogeneherdman 
december 2018 by fancake
Hannibal: La Maison Rouge, by Randstad
Summary: 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.
Reccer's Notes: This is a wonderful S1 fic, atmospheric and evocative, a seduction through breakfasts from Hannibal's point of view, with gorgeous writing and a rich imagery made all the more striking by the casuals reminders of Hannibal true nature, and the fact that there is no reveal.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:randstad  theme:secret.identities  theme:courtship  theme:friends.to.lovers  reccer:jainas 
september 2018 by fancake
Hannibal: Anata by canis_m
Summary: How it might have gone in one of the other worlds, one where Hannibal didn't rubber stamp anything.
Reccer's Notes: Lovely, chill and domestic.This fic does feature sexual intimacy, but with nuance and communication that I greatly enjoy. Also featuring Hannibal-not-a-Cannibal.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:canis_m  theme:asexual&demisexual.characters  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:other-misc  reccer:imogeneherdman 
may 2018 by fancake
Hannibal: the light bends at the cracks by Fahye
Summary: Watching Will eat and drink is a shocking pleasure, all the more so for its exclusivity. It sits dark and thrumming in Hannibal's gut.
Reccer's Notes: Possibly a technicality, but this is the first fic that comes to mind when I think of robots or android recs, and it's soo good!
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  character:hannibal.lecter  character:will.graham  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:fahye  theme:robots.androids&ai  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:steampunk  reccer:imogeneherdman 
march 2018 by fancake
Hannibal: Not To Die of The Truth by Finely Honed (jaqen_hgar)
Summary: Hannibal's fascination with Will prompts him to attempt the impossible—giving up killing in order to better explore the possibility of a relationship with Will. Easier said than done: Will is still Will, Hannibal is most definitely still Hannibal, and when new serial killer enters their lives, Hannibal realizes it is only a matter of time before his secret is revealed.
Reccer's Notes: The Morphology series has a few shorter one-shots as a hors d'oeuvre, explaining the building of their relationship and Hannibal's decision, but the main course is "Not To Die of The Truth", a captivating and eventfull ride of a fic, with wonderful writing, strong plot and psychological insight. I found Hannibal's voice very good, and Jaqen manage to write the character in such a way that Hannibal choosing to stop killing for Will (without Willeven knowing!) makes sense!
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:80.000&more.words  creator:jagen_hgar  theme:established.relationship  theme:established.relationship.with.plot  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:au:fork.in.the.road  theme:epic.works  theme:novel-length.fic  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:jainas 
january 2018 by fancake
Hannibal: When the Devil Smiles Back by GoldenUsagi
Summary: Four years after his escape, Hannibal Lecter is once again imprisoned at the hospital in Baltimore. He's the same as ever, except that he refuses to discuss Will Graham, who there hasn't been a trace of in years. When the Buffalo Bill killings start, FBI trainee Clarice Starling is sent to interview him, and Hannibal has his interest piqued.

But it’s not for reasons anyone would suspect, and as usual, his motivations are all about Will. A remix of Silence of the Lambs, where Clarice finds herself occupied not only with catching Buffalo Bill, but with unraveling the mystery of what exactly happened to Will Graham. And Hannibal knows more than he’s letting on about both.
Reccer's Notes: I love the characterization in this fic, and it has the same odd, dissociated tone as the Silence of the Lambs film.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  character:clarice.starling  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:goldenusagi  theme:established.relationship  theme:established.relationship.with.plot  theme:outsider.pov  reccer:imogeneherdman 
january 2018 by fancake
Hannibal/Jessica Jones: It's a Pleasure by willowbilly
Summary: “What are you?” Kilgrave wonders aloud, breathless, his nail beds white with pressure where they're clamped around Will's skull, flattening his hair.

“A former FBI profiler, an unstable special agent. A mental patient, a fisherman. A murderer. A patchwork psyche stitched together. A broken, blood-drenched nobody. One half of a whole.”

“And an aspiring poet, apparently,” Kilgrave quips, releasing Will's head in order to ever-so-slowly pull Will's glasses from his face, fold them, and slide them into his own pocket. “Well now, I do believe you're worth keeping. At least for the time being. Will, Jessica... come along.”
Reccer's Notes: This fic reminded me why I love crossovers so much. Warning for Killgrave and Killgrave shenanigans.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  fandom:jessica.jones  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  pairing:jessica.jones/zebediah.killgrave  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:willowbilly  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:imogeneherdman  theme:amnesty 
august 2017 by fancake
Hannibal: If you will come all the way down with me, by ColoredInk
Summary: “This is important to me,” says Hannibal. “You will have to know how to do this, if we are to be together.”
Reccer's Notes: A fabulous fic, AU from a bit before the end of season 2, where Will decided to run with Hannibal (and Abigail) after all... and now they have to work at their happily ever after as a murder family.
This is without doubt one of my favorie fic of the fandom, And the ending twist is absolutly, heartbreakingly perfect. That last line is just...
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  character:abigail.hobbs  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:coloredink  theme:fandom.classics  theme:au  theme:au:fork.in.the.road  theme:families.of.choice  reccer:jainas 
march 2017 by fancake
Hannibal: the "Ladders" Serie, by Emungere
Summary: Will is slowly losing his mind in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. He makes a deal with the devil to get out.
Reccer's Notes: The Hannibal fandom is spoiled with wonderful authors and incredible fics, but the "Ladders" Serie is probably the most classic fic of all the classics the fandom has to offers (and it can offers au lot). I was actually a bit surprised when I realised it had never been recced here before!
A great read, with plot and a solid evolution of the caracters, Ladders has long been one of the first recs made to any newcommer. It is a great story that verges into AU territory after season 1 and is a very good introduction to the fandom.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:80.000&more.words  creator:emungere  theme:fandom.classics  theme:au  theme:au:fork.in.the.road  theme:enemies.to.lovers  reccer:jainas 
march 2017 by fancake
vid: Hannibal, Friends: Friends For Dinner by Andrew Kuhar
Summary: "It's nice to have an old friend for dinner." Or: What happens when you Hannibalize the Friends opening title.
Reccer's Notes: I love the irony in this. It gently pokes fun at Hannibal, and at the same time tells us something fundamental about the show. Not bad for a vid that is not even a minute long.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  fandom:friends  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  non-fic.recs:fanvid  creator:andrew_kuhar  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:sevilemar  length:0-5.minutes 
march 2017 by fancake
original song: Hannibal: The Ravenstag by Halia Meguid
Reccer's Notes: I love the melody, I love Halia's voice, and I love the story it tells. And I love how the show (and the showrunners) inspire and cherish fannish creativity. "The Ravenstag" is a good example: Halia first published it on her tumblr and on YouTube. Because of the recognition it gained, and the quality of the music, TPTB picked it up, worked with her and made it into a video, with images and clips from the show. Basically, they made an official vid to the song. Sadly, it was only accessible for a limited time, so I can't link to it anymore.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:the.stag.(hannibal)  non-fic.recs:music  creator:halia_meguid  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:sevilemar  length:0-5.minutes 
march 2017 by fancake
Hannibal: Consenting to Dream/A Remedy for Love by emungere
Summary: A seduction through physical objects. It starts with a scarf loaned to Will on a cold day, but Hannibal, as usual, isn't satisfied with anything small.
Reccer's Notes: Really I could pick almost any of Emungere's fics, but this story and its sequel are so fantastic that I couldn't pass up a chance to rec them. Emungere has a great talent for matching the lush, sensual, metaphorical feeling of Hannibal. This series feels like something a reader can luxuriate in, much as Will luxuriates in the things that Hannibal gives him. The plot feels both surprising and yet inevitable - we start from where it starts, and there is always an element of 'you know it's going to end like this,' but the path it takes to get there is full of strange and wonderful twists and turns.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:80.000&more.words  creator:emungere  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:marginaliana 
march 2017 by fancake
Hannibal: Kaleidoscope by agirlnamedtruth
Summary: A constantly changing pattern or sequence of elements.
Reccer's Notes: This is my second rec for this pairing for the theme. Alana and Margot are my favorite canon queer pairing I've seen on TV and I can't get enough of the complexity and care fanwriters put into their fics with them. This fic does contain recreational drug use and sex while intoxicated. It is written so richly and lushly, and the characters are given the kind of grey/dubious morals we come to expect in male characters and yearn for in female characters.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:alana.bloom/margot.verger  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:agirlnamedtruth  theme:canon.lgbtq.characters  reccer:fresh_brainss 
november 2016 by fancake
Hannibal: every captive soul by Lizzen
Summary: How does one learn how to heal, to manage, to live; how to be happy and unafraid but still terribly yourself?
Reccer's Notes: Alana and Margot are canonically married and have a child together. Alana's sexuality is never stated and Margot is a lesbian. The tone of this fic is so close to canon while giving these two ladies the spotlight I always wished they got.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:alana.bloom/margot.verger  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:lizzen  theme:canon.lgbtq.characters  reccer:fresh_brainss 
november 2016 by fancake

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