November 22, 2013

bulletluckfield:

its 2013 and people still see loki as misunderstood and sad

loki’s a dick

that’s his whole thing

he’s the norse god of mischief 

he’s basically the norse god of being an asshole

This is a pretty brief response, but in short:

1. Changing moral standards, especially regarding sex, gender roles, the role of punishment, and prejudice, have added disturbing layers to several of Loki’s myths. What was once seen as funny and morally unproblematic is now horrifying and evil, and we sympathize (or empathize) as a result. This is no different than how we’ve come to understand certain Greek myths through moderns lens of feminism, consent, and what constitutes sexual assault.

2. Marvel’s movies are certainly part of it. The first Thor movie is upsetting to many people, because of how Loki’s adoption, his internalized racism, and his treatment by others is portrayed, as well as the inconsistent moral judgment of the movie.

(Thor wants to kill the frost giants, Odin took off with the casket after the war of killing frost giants, Loki wants to kill the frost giants - all are problematic and all have some justification, but why are Loki’s actions subject to narrative scrutiny that his brother’s and father’s are not?)

Some people see Loki’s story as one of a minority child who has been raised by privileged individuals, and who has been wounded as a result. Others see echoes and implications of dysfunctional and emotionally abusive family dynamics. Especially if they were raised in similar situations.

(Loki as a survivor of well-meaning but still toxic family is a common theme in many fanfics. Perhaps that’s because there is a deficit of complex portrayals of unintentionally abusive families. People need to tell stories about what they’ve been through, to reclaim, to process, and to validate their experiences. )

3. Hiddleson’s Loki is young, insecure, and vulnerable in addition to his clever trickster’s nature. A less complex Loki might not have garnered such sympathy. Many Loki stans picked up on the vulnerability of Hiddleson’s performance,but  are not good at untangling why they feel sorry for Loki, or not good at articulating it.

4. tl;dr people empathize with him, that’s why.

(Source: kingofskrongstyle, via taloness)

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June 4, 2013
Norse mythology, I can’t quit you

Someday, I will find a way to write an urban fantasy story with modern day norse gods, with a not-quite-human main character who goes by the kenning ‘Hella Corpsedottir’.

She’ll be part of an extremely large extended family of Loki’s descendents, and all of them give her shit about that kenning. Hella scowls, crosses her arms, and mutters about how she’d like to see them explain to Hel why they didn’t want to be known as her kid, and she’ll bring out the zombie frogs if they don’t drop it, swear to freaking Great-Uncle Odin.

May 17, 2012
“Mine…”
If it’s sick and wrong, I ship it. Loki/Clint FTW.

“Mine…”

If it’s sick and wrong, I ship it. Loki/Clint FTW.

(Source: the-violet-archer)

May 17, 2012
lokiiid:

The Avengers [ 5 ] by kanapy

lokiiid:

The Avengers [ 5 ] by kanapy

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May 9, 2012
He’s adopted

Can we talk about this line? Because it makes me so sad. It’s such a reflexive denial. ‘Loki’s my brother…except when he’s done something I disapprove of.’ Thor doesn’t even think before he repeats it. ‘He’s adopted’ may be the new verse, but you get the feeling it’s an old, old song. Loki’s one of us…except when he’s not. Thor messes up, goes to Jotunheim, gets banished to earth, and his friends stand by him. Loki becomes king, starts to act oddly, and they all turn against him. No wonder Loki’s so messed up he needs to brainwash people into being his friends. That’s the only way he could possibly trust they wouldn’t turn against him.

(It must have hurt him terribly when he lost Clint.)

May 9, 2012
akumastrife:

jeremy-ruiner:

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

idoloveagoodbook:

emilypiperxavier:

flyboywinchester:

scorpioncutie:

oh no my pen slipped 



((UM KAYA UM))



I AM ALRIGHT WITH THIS.

This is everything I ever wanted since the first time I saw The Avengers.

oh
okay


Was shipping it from the first thirty minutes of the movie

akumastrife:

jeremy-ruiner:

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

idoloveagoodbook:

emilypiperxavier:

flyboywinchester:

scorpioncutie:

oh no my pen slipped 

((UM KAYA UM))

I AM ALRIGHT WITH THIS.

This is everything I ever wanted since the first time I saw The Avengers.

oh

okay

Was shipping it from the first thirty minutes of the movie

May 5, 2012
Spoilery Plot Bunnies

Do Not Read if you’re avoiding avengers spoilers. Admittedly, they spoil only very early parts of the movie, but…

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May 2, 2012
A Fic That is Most Definitely not Becoming a Universe

600 words of the Loki Stark idea I posted earlier. Will make less than no sense if you don’t read that first.

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May 2, 2012
Old Art Bunny I’m digging out to celebrate seeing the Avengers this weekend

There was a plotbunny on the Norse_Kink meme, posted almost a year ago, about Loki being punished for his actions by being banished to Midgar as a human infant, a la comics Thor, and being adopted into a loving family.

The idea I got was Loki being adopted into the Stark family after little three year old Loki somehow comes across Howard and manages to impress the man with his grasp of mathematics. Upon finding out the little boy is an orphan with no known family, Howard bullies the relevant officials into turning over custody, and two weeks later, Lucas Howard Stark makes his debut.

Eight year old Tony is very uncertain what to make of his new baby brother, and suffers from the persistent insecurity that Howard loves Lucas better. After all, Tony was born into the family. Howard didn’t have much choice about his personality or place in the family. But he chose Lucas. The press, vultures that they are, quickly concocts the story that Lucas is secretly Howard’s bastard son he’s adopting to bring the boy into the family without public admission of infidelity.

Maria and Howard die in a car accident when Tony is sixteen and Lucas eleven. Lucas’s ‘mutation’, ice-manipulation, manifests when he’s fifteen, and he goes off to Xavier’s at sixteen. And that’s just background to the art bunny: A three part series of Time’s Magazine cover mockups.

  1. Eight year old Tony standing, holding Lucas’s hands as Lucas stands on his feet, reaching up, in the Stark’s living room. Tony is watching the camera warily, and Lucas is looking up at Tony with a wide-eyed, serious expression.
    • The Headline: The Stark Children
    • The Tagline: One abruptly made an older brother, the other newly adopted, the children of the most famous weapons manufacturer in the world attempt to adapt.
  2. Sixteen year old Tony stands next to eleven year old Lucas in the lobby of Stark Industries. They’re holding hands, and both of them hold one of their parents’ death certificates up in front of their chest with their other. They are expressionless.
    • The Headline: The Stark Brothers
    • The Tagline: Newly orphaned, they face the challenge of taking over their father’s company. Can they handle it?
  3. Twenty seven year old Tony stands next to twenty one year old Lucas in the lobby of Stark Industries, holding hands in a deliberate mirror of the previous cover. Tony in the Iron Man armor with his face mask up, Lucas in his x-man uniform, Tony grinning, Lucas smirking. Between them, they hold a large, stiff copy of a ridiculously complicated blueprint, each one supporting one side with their free hand.
    • The Headline: The Brothers Stark
    • The Tagline: On superheroes, mutant rights, and why everything you know about technology is about to become obsolete.

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