you know that stage you went through where you hated being a girl and you just resented yourself and everything having to do with girly things because you were so sick of pink and barbies being pushed on you so you like full force rejected that shit and you were just so full…
Let me just word vomit about what is so great about this scene. Hannibal Lecter is, above all else, a narcissist. Everything he believes can be traced back to the belief in his own superiority, and he gets a raging metaphorical boner for his ego being stroked. ie when his plans go perfectly, when he makes cannibal jokes that no one understands but him, and when he watches will prove his theories right. He finds pleasure primarily in his own superiority.
But there’s something really different about this one scene. It is an awkward balance between wills superiority and his own. He believes (even though Will is arguably playing him like a fiddle) that this was all his doing, that he pulled the right strings and brought out in Will what he saw as his true nature. The devil making demons in his own image. Yet he tells Will, essentially, that Will is beyond him. That Will surprises him, that will surpasses his intellect. This is the second time that Hannibal has put Will in a position of power (the first being when he asked if he needed to call his lawyer, rather than saying he should or he will call his lawyer).
This isn’t to say that Hannibal isn’t being a fucking narcissist. He’s being entirely in character, in the only way I can describe it as a Narcissist in love. He has admitted fallibility, which is INCREDIBLE, but only in so much that Will surpasses him as he himself surpasses everyone else and is therefor his soulmate. He’s so proud, not just of Will but of himself, for having what he deems as a soulmate someone who fine a specimen of what he deems a worthwhile human being.
I just find the various levels of Hannibal’s crazy really interesting, okay?
So, a lot of people don’t understand what rape culture is, so I’m going to give you all a little lesson.
Rape culture centers around blaming the victim of sexual assault, rather than the assaulter themselves.
And that is wrong.
The top picture is me now, and me in third grade. I was raped almost every school day for the whole of that year.
Rape culture is my mom asking me, “Did you ask for it?”
Rape culture is I, the victim, asking myself if I was.
Rape culture is people assuming that I was “asking for it” due to my choice of clothes, and what I said and how I acted.
I remember how I asked my rapist every day, to stop, and how I begged my parents to not send me to school. I remember trying to kill myself in order to escape this terrible fucking reality. I remember the long, sleepless nights where I’d cry at 2 AM and run to the bathroom to vomit because I was so fucking scared.
Rape culture is I, the victim, telling myself despite all of this, that I must have asked for it.
Rape culture is an anon messaging me and telling me that I must have dressed provocatively.
And to this, I ask you, “Was my jacket zipper not pulled up far enough?”
Rape culture is having people repeat the words of my rapist years down the line to me, telling me, just like she said to me all those years ago, that I’m a bad person for being raped. Rape culture is being told that I deserved this. Rape culture is telling me that it doesn’t matter how many goddamn times it happened.
That is rape culture.
And rape culture is wrong.
Omg look it’s two female characters with a purpose and emotions and BONUS they also mirror the lead two boys perfectly… I know what we should do. Let’s kill ‘em.
This gifset passes the Beckdale test!
The primary teaching of every religion? Don’t be an asshole.
when you genuinely like and care for someone but can’t express it without being weird
I mean just look how happy he is
little baby tripped over a log
he is just so happy with his ball omg
MAKING BIRD FRIENDS YES CUTE
SO PROUD OF HIS BUNDLE LOOK
JUMPING FOR JOY
BABY ELEPHANTS EVERYBODY
what is sick about the first 6 gifs is that the scene was totally unscripted and those are the real emotions that Will Smith had because he never had a father growing up himself and wow goddamn go Will
It really pisses me off when people leave out this part of the gifset:
I hardly ever see this one gif used in the same gifset anymore.
To me, this is the bravest one of them all. Because I know this feeling. I ask myself this every damn day. I know how hard this is. And goddamn, does it hurt. But to ask this on film, to a gigantic cast and crew of which many are your friends, is incredible.
i don’t think i’ll ever be ready to be a parent i can’t even raise a spider how do u expect me to kill a child
oh good god i fucked up
I’M LAUGHING SO HARD
When someone lies to you but you already know the truth