What's inside: ART, illustration, fanart, slash, comics, video games, movies, history nerdness and actual srs bsns politics. Often nsfw. Sadly, no relation to Han Solo, but I draw and write Iron Empress!
The Best Office Ever. Will is back and he feels GOOD. “I’m much better now. I feel clearer. I am finally thinking clearly about the copycat.” Well, but those murders have suspects (Will: “SHPFFF”) whose DNA was on the victims (says the guy who put it there). “SO WHAT?” says Will (well, there’s an unexpected chess move for you). “You’re choosing to ignore that?” says Lecter, like, but that was the whole point of getting that rock with the blood on it, I was in the woods all night looking for where I put that, you can’t just IGNORE that! “Both of those suspects are dead,” counters Will. “I’m choosing to factor that into my psychological profile of a killer.” And obviously Georgia saw [the murderer]; it must have been the copycat. “Why not kill her then and there?” asks Lecter, with a LOGIC THAT look. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: “Well, maybe he didn’t have the time. You know, she was an unreliable witness—so that bought him time.” “So he framed her for the murder.” “But he wasn’t planning on framing her,” says Will, realizing: “He was planning on framing me.” “You believe this is personal?” asks Lecter, sounding a tiny bit alarmed. ”If it wasn’t before, it is now,” Will says grimly. (To which Lecter reacts with an expression I can only describe as “implied facepalm.”) “This could be someone at the Bureau, someone in the police department, someone who knows the crimes and has access to the investigations.” “Someone like you,” says Lecter (yessss, walk into my trap). Oh, but “there will be evidence,” says Will: “I found a pattern and now I’m gonna reconstruct his thinking.” WHEE! (I am really enjoying this sense of the net tightening around Lecter—all his chickens coming home to roost.) (The chickens are people.)
And Sutcliffe knows exactly what it means: “Spatial neglect… headaches, disorientation, hallucinations, altered consciousness. It’s all the telltale signs.” Indeed, says Lecter, “It is so rare to be able to study the psychological effect of this type of malady on a person’s mind.” Wait, you’re not… Sutcliffe: “It’s more rare still to be able to study the neurological effects.” YOU ARE NOT. Lecter: “A doctor has to weigh the ultimate benefit of scientific study. Even in these times, we know so little about the brain. There are great discoveries to be made.” THIS IS A THING YOU ARE DOING? Not to get all Capslock Harry Potter on you, but HE WAS YOUR FRIEND!!!!