do you ever listen to Bruce and you just know what he’s doing with his face
Anonymous asked: I agree with you that Sholto loves John. Do you think they had an affair or do you think it was one sided? Do you think John is himself aware of his bisexuality, or is it something he hasn't as yet come to terms with? Has he ever had a sexual or romantic relationship with a man?
One sided? You mean, did Sholto love John and John didn’t love Sholto? Obviously John loved Sholto. Why would Sherlock be jealous if it wasn’t obvious that he did? Sholto is clearly John’s ex, even if they didn’t actually shag.
I can’t tell if they shagged or not. I could go either way on that. No pun intended.
I do not think John considers himself bisexual, if only because of the way he reacts to people thinking Sherlock’s his boyfriend. I think if he were secure in his bisexual identity he’d be unlikely to counter suggestions that he and Sherlock are a couple with “I’m not gay.” That doesn’t make sense. (“But he’s not gay,” you say to me. “He’s bisexual!” Okay, but if you’re bisexual and someone asks you if your friend is your partner, you don’t say “I’m not gay!” You’d say, “Nope, just friends!” Which is what most people should fucking say unless they’re helplessly clinging on to the last vestiges of their heterosexuality, just sayin’.)
Sholto is obviously a parallel for Sherlock. John has intense emotional relationships with men that may or may not become sexual. It hasn’t with Sherlock, and maybe it never did with Sholto either. Maybe it could have in both cases.
JOHN HAS SO MUCH LOVE TO GIVE. It can’t be restricted to just one gender. FREE JOHN WATSON! FREE JOHN WATSON’S REPRESSED LIBIDO!
My thoughts about the upcoming episode, Hannigram, whatever…you know, THE PROMO PIC…. All these are personal feelings about it, of course.
I’ve said before that I totally ship Hannigram, not in a sexual or romantic way, but it is the main draw of the show to me. I love that obsession Hannibal has with Will, along with Will’s inability to deny their connection. I love every minute they’re on the screen together, and I love to see the expression of this physically.
I love to watch Hannibal touch Will. I probably would love to see Will touch Hannibal too, but the character has yet to be motivated to it, so right now I’m not feeling it. But I want to see Will respond to Hannibal’s touch. It’s all very symbolic to me, really: Hannibal’s touch to Will is like his influence on Will’s life, tender, affectionate, as full of ulterior motives as it is of obsessive love. I don’t for a minute believe it’s just about one or the other of these things and not both. Hannibal’s emotions are real and intense; they’re just horrifying and tightly controlled.
Physical contact between them, when I see it, comes like an electric shock. It has to come sparingly for it to have maximum effect. It’s been episodes since their last touch, and I’m ready to see more. I expect this touch coming up between them will reflect their journey together—meaning it will be delivered in the context of Will’s tendency to commit violence.
So I don’t expect a kiss, and nor do I want to see one. The tableau I’ve wanted to see since day one is different, but no less meaningful to me.
Their connection is the meeting of their unique and beautiful and grotesque minds. What I want to see is Hannibal press his forehead against Will’s, and hold it there, and the two of them close their eyes.
I don’t think I’m going to get that with this particular moment, but maybe someday. But the image is awfully close, and it gives me a thrill.
I totally agree. Hannigram doesn’t have to be sexual to be dynamic as hell. (And it gives me a total psych-student boner, but we don’t have to talk about that)
I’m mostly excited because by the looks of it, this is going to be the first time that Hannibal touches Will with that level of intimacy, and Will is conscious and stable when it happens. He’s going to be awake, it’s going to be real, and he’s also just accepted the fact that one of the reasons he detests Hannibal so much is that in a way, they’re much alike. This is going to be goooood.