Little sketch of Harry Osborn again, a small drawing in a page of drawings of him I will upload soon.
Friendly reminder that if it hadn’t been for Odin grabbing him, Thor was fully prepared to fall from the Bifrost and tumble into the abyss with Loki.
There is nothing to canonically substantiate that. It may be true, but the sequence of events was that Thor attempted to break the Bridge by smashing it repeatedly with his hammer, with the intention of severing the Bifrost from its power source. The resulting shockwave tossed Loki and Thor over the side, at which point Odin caught Thor and Thor and Loki caught Gungnir.
There was nothing intentional about that fall until Loki made the choice to let go of Gungnir.
Thor may very well have been prepared to follow Loki to his death, but we have no visual evidence of it in that scene. At all.))
//As much as I love Thor, I agree with this. I’m getting…a little….okay how do I say this delicately…
I feel like the different sects of this fandom habitually try to lionize or exaggrate the sacrificial elements of literally every character, while ignoring scenes that display concrete contextual evidence of those same character traits and motives. Thor and Loki are an especially strong example of this. It is a common logical fallacy and intentional rhetorical device to exaggerate, to …hyperbolize….in order to drive home a legitimate point. But when you do so, and you’re caught in the act (which may be unintentional, and fueled by strong sentimentality, as I believe is the case here)…all it really does is make your very real and very valid point look false.
I think this is a good rule of thumb: Praise Thor and Loki when they have REALLY done something of merit: don’t try to spin fanon into canon, don’t try to bend evidence to support cookie cutter roles of hero and villain. Really look at a scene objectively: is there evidence for what you claim, or is it what you WANT to see? Make excuses for NEITHER Thor nor Loki when they behave badly. Recognize that actually, what makes Thor and Loki so interesting? BOTH have elements of a protagonist and an antagonist. Which by the way, are not the same as a hero and a villain.
No really. Let me just make a two second chart of character traits:
- Good: Courageous, loyal, resilient, nonjudgmental, compassionate
- Bad: Impulsive, obstinate, reactive, aggressive, egotistical
- Good: Courageous, resilient, intelligent, sensitive, playful
- Bad: Manipulative, cruel, suspicious, jealous, capricious
Also bear in mind the ORIGINS of both attributes and flaws. I think for instance that we can agree that Odin’s atrocious childrearing and communication skills made both his sons what they are today. This does not excuse Thor’s fits of rage or Loki’s sadistic deceit, but it does explain them, and provide cause for empathy.
In fact, I think with Thor and Loki, it’s good to toss “hero” and “villain” into the garbage can altogether. People DO good and evil things. It’s better to point incidents of good and evil ACTS out, than identifying PEOPLE as good or evil.
I hope any of that makes sense. I hope I also don’t get the typical hate messages for daring to suggest that the fandom does both the Brodinsons a disservice by reducing their complexity, in the frankly futile effort to state which of them is “wrong” or “right.” I don’t think wrong or right is even the point of their story.
With respect from a real-life Frigga who loves BOTH her boys.
You see three items before you:
A wig that can become any colour/style and never frizzes/goes out of place.
A needle/thread that can match any fabric and easily creates seams that never rip (can be used in a machine too).
Contacts that match your prescription if you have one and can become any colour/size that never dry out so you could theoretically leave them in forever.
You can only take one. Which one do you take?
and principal Fury ..
That’s mean “Hello my lovely student” …
Destiel commission!YIIS!! A no depressive 2014!verse~
“Cas is not an angel in the end!verse!” i know i know, but the lovely person who commish me told me to add his wings,so..shh stop thinking and enjoy the view (?
Between this and the story about him reassuring F. Scott Fitzgerald re dick size, I’m developing a picture of Hemingway as the mother hen of the disaffected white male literary set of the early 20th century.
He probably called up Steinbeck sometimes and was like I CAN’T EVEN WITH THESE DIPSHITS and Steinbeck was all “That’s what you get for living in Paris, asshole”.
Having very serious conversations about fictional universes is one of my favorite things to do.
Tom Hiddleston seen filming scenes for Crimson Peak in Toronto on April 23, 2014 [HQ]
I don’t know anymore…
1) Sebastian Stan + Misha Collins
2) Chris Evans + Jensen Ackles
Why does the first one look like Robb Stark…