midgardian etiquette 101: when going to their homes, hang your coat first or in some cases, your mjolnir.
naw maybe it’s actually asgardian custom to check your weapons at the door
It was medieval custom to check your weapons at the door of the meadhall before greeting the king of the place you were going to. It was courteous and showed respect. You can see it in Beowulf.
what i don’t understand is how that hook can hold the mjolnir.
the hook is worthy
the hook is worthy
Peter Pan would disagree.
I’ve not read the comics but I always figured Mjolnir wasn’t heavy so much as stubborn, and if it decided it didn’t wanna move it just wouldn’t. It sits on Loki, rather than crushing him in Thor 1, and in Avengers it rests on the floor of the ship, and trying to pick it up Hulk starts breaking the floor with his weight, but Mjolnir doesn’t seem to weight anything at all (If it was as heavy as Hulk implied, it would drag the whole ship to the ground right?). Mjolnir isn’t heavy, cos its not going down, instead it is a fixed point and everything else just moves around it. Hence, the hook doesn’t hold it, it merely remains in place.
Thor: We’re company, Mjolnir!
Mjolnir: Shut up! I know how to act!
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I respect that everyone is entitled to their opinion. But, I have to admit that this wave of “radical feminism” against comic books is amusing.
The main complaint is that the comic book women have unrealistic poses (Because all men pose like that?), the costumes are unrealistic (Because all men wear spandex?), and the women aren’t built like “real women” (Because every Man is built like Batman?).
I find it amusing when people are looking for realism in mythical worlds (comic book worlds).
One could certainly argue about how realistic and anatomically correct are a good deal of comic panels and covers nowadays and this is nothing new (rob liefeld anyone?)
That being said I personally don’t think the main complain it’s about the unrealistic posses, I think this is a question not about realism but female representation and misrepresentation.
There is a suspension of disbelief already granted to the comic books or tv and movies (super powers, people that survive almost any fall, guns that never run out of ammo) but the practicality of the usual superhero costumes leaves really a lot to be desired much more so in the case of the female heroes.
And I think it’s really hard to argue that these characters and costumes designs aren’t made from a sex sells mindset. Empowering a female character and oversexualizing it are different things and sometimes it’s not hard to recognize it.
Now about the poses
"…comic book poses for women are so common, it’s almost background noise to see a woman bending over gratuitously
Women don’t usually run around with their backs constantly arched, forever swiveling to show off parts of their anatomy to an imaginary camera” - Magdalena Newhouse
The idea that male characters are equally oversexulized and suffer in the same way and have the same cultural impact as the females ones just doesn’t strike me as a sound argument, and even being that the case (which I don’t think it is) saying "males are being misrepresented too so stop complaining" it’s the wrong approach to this.
But hey, that’s just my opinion.
Let me tell you how much I love this scene. THIS SCENE. Because it’s so many things at once. I mean first of all, it’s a straightforward fight scene between a man and a woman that’s mean-spirited and ugly, and so many male-female fights are in some way comedic; the woman wins because the guy underestimates her or dismisses her and she surprises him before knocking him out.
But here - Clint knows exactly what she can do, and he goes after her without underestimating her for a second, but he still loses because she’s just better than he is. He’s not having an off day or tired or whatever, he’s just *not as good*. And that’s cool.
But even more than all that, the fact that Clint is trying to kill her and she’s just trying to knock him out or get through to him or do something, anything, to get him back - it’s heartbreaking, because you know there’s a part of Natasha that always thought Clint shouldn’t’ve made that different call, that one day he’d turn and see her and decide that her ledger would never be wiped clean and that he should just take her out now. So she’s having this fight with him and wondering the whole time if it’s just wishful thinking, believing that he’s being possessed right now.
Basically what I’m saying is that as many Bruce and Clint feels as I have, none of them will ever compare to NATASHA FEELS.
#Ugh I can’t even #like she KNOWS she should have died by his hand years ago and she can’t let that go. #It hurts her to hurt him #you can see it in her eyes when he says ‘Tasha’ #but she knows she has to do this #because it means saving her partner #erasing her debt #and maybe getting rid of just a tiny bit of the red on her ledger. #She knows he’d do the same for her. #Because they’re partners and they know each other. (via debtsandredledgers)
Vision is technically the father of Billy Kaplan and Tommy Shepherd. I say technically because Wanda conceived them through magic, but she did so while married to Vision and with the explicit intent of his being…
Can we take a moment to talk about the fact that the Black Widow is properly scared of the Hulk…
#Tasha baby #I love that she’s scared of him #For all that everyone writes her to be the cold unemotional ice queen #She still has emotions#And those include fear #Sure she doesn’t show it much #But you can see it peeking through when she’s really rattled #And faced with the Hulk wouldn’t you be too? #Not even sure what I’m writing down here #Basically I just love Natasha okay [x]
Anyone who isn’t afraid of facing down the Hulk is kinda stupid. And I am including Tony in that. He knows that Bruce needs to deal with his Hulk issues head-on, but at the same time, his lack of fear at the idea of actually facing the Hulk is pretty dumb. Hulk can rip you into tiny pieces. Fear of that is healthy.
I’ve read somewhere that the reason she’s scared of the Hulk is because he’s the personification of what she’s so scared of in herself: the loss of control. The complete and utter eradication of what you are, replaced with a monster.
Because yes, she knows what it’s like to be unmade. She’s so familiar with it that she thinks she can taste it sometimes- the sharp, chalky click in her brain when someone says her trigger word.
And she remembers waking up afterwards.
She’s been brainwashed over and over until she’s had to crawl out of the rubble of her own mind. She knows what it’s like to be the monster, and the hulk- green, huge, raging, destroying everything and screaming while he does it- is what she’s been terrified of since she can remember waking up after that first time.
She knows the monster intimately, carefully, completely, even when she doesn’t want to. Watching the hulk, watching Bruce dissolve into what roars at the edges of his mind, is like coming to pieces.
It’s like becoming unmade again.
/rolls around in meta yes yes yes this is right.
this is good and I want to read fic about this perspective am I going to have to write that too stop it you guys
it’s meta night and i approve
Oh, I fucking love the darkness of this. That Natasha’s afraid of the Hulk not because he’s a super-powered ball of rage that can rip through Harlem. It’s that she knows there’s a man in there, a smart man, an educated man, a man who would dedicate a life lived on the run to improving the lot of others…and despite all that, when the chains come off, he could kill without second thought.
And she knows that because she’s done the same thing herself.
Young Avengers V2 #9
1. Congratulations on your face, Ted.
2. You can tell me those’re coloring mistakes all you want. I’ll reply calmly with these:
I’m still really not convinced it has anything to do with Leah, since they didn’t make contact before the breakup scene.
It just looks like the rain/lighting made them grey to me. I dunno. Is there anything to suggest he is possessed?
Uh, they did make contact. Teddy admitted in issue 7 to be sneaking out to meet a therapist, and that therapist was Leah. The big deal is that while the rest of the team met Leah near the volcanos and know she’s connected to Loki, Teddy was stuck in Mother’s dimension with David so he don’t know something smells funny.
No, but you don’t understand why I liked Iron Man 3 so much.
In all the other Avengers movies, we see characters going through pain and trauma and heartache. We see Steve lose practically his whole world and still carry on. We watch Bruce struggle with trying to figure out just how the Hulk fits into his life and his psyche; it is implied that he deals with depression and tries to end his life. We hear Clint and Natasha and their angst about the “red in their ledgers”, the things they have done, and we watch as Thor essentially comes of age and deals with the pain of having his brother fall down deeper and deeper. We KNOW the pain and the issues and the upset are there.
But Iron Man 3 is the first time we actually get to witness—REALLY witness—the aftermath of heroics.
In the first part of the movie we see Tony Stark dealing with real, honest-to-god PTSD. He has panic attacks, he can’t sleep, he gets reckless and has a harder time taking care of himself, he obsessively spends hours working on suits so he can protect Pepper—even though in doing so he is unintentionally threatening their relationship. Rarely has such a thorough job been done in showing that all the flash-bang-let’s-save-the-world action would, in real life, have some serious psychological consequences.
Then, as the film progresses, we see him laid low. REALLY low—we see him get taken apart piece by piece. He loses his home, he loses contact with the people he cares about, he loses his suit—which means, in the context of the past few films, that he is in some ways dead. “He is Iron Man”, after all, isn’t he? The public sees him as one with the suit, and in a sense, so does he—a good deal of his self esteem, his sense of being able to defend people, is locked up in what he can do in the suit. And now he’s stranded in the middle of nowhere—he can’t fly, he can’t fight much, he’s still suffering from PTSD, he’s being actively hunted by the few people who don’t think he’s dead. All of his real ability is locked up in his brain, a place not everyone would think to look. We see him almost completely broken down.
And then we watch him build himself back up again, but with one major difference: he does it without the suit.
In most of the second half of the film, in almost all of his major victories, Tony is not in the suit. He breaks into Killian’s mansion essentially with odds and ends he’s cobbled together. He saves the passengers from Air Force One with a suit he’s remotely controlling. He wins the final battle with a whole bunch of suits that he is not in at all. Rhodes saves the president, and Pepper kills the villain. Not Tony. And at the end of the day he blows up all the suits and tosses his mini arc reactor into the ocean.
Iron Man 3 is brilliant and underrated precisely because it lets the hero be a real man—a man, not a man in a suit. A person who can still work wonders even when he’s at his very lowest, when he’s stranded and battling mental illness. Someone who can’t operate completely alone, who lets other people have some victories as well—heck, who needs his friends and teammates to win. And as he says at the end of the movie, while he may not always wear a suit, he will always be Iron Man.
And personally, I think that is an A-freaking-plus storyline to bring into this franchise.
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I love the idea of getting to experience Asgard through Jane’s eyes. She’s a scientist — an astrophysicist. This is a new world, an alien planet in an alternate dimension — how amazingly cool is that? It’s not a little backwards place either, it’s a full on advanced civilization with the ability to cross dimensions. I want to see her geeking out over it a little and talking to the residents trying to understand how it’s different and how the travelling between worlds works (because bless Thor but he just knew the basic theory behind it — Jane and Heimdall tech chats in the background please) and her just floored by the plain old regular beauty of the place as only someone who has never seen it before could be.
I want to think Thor brought her to Asgard as much because something she knows or invented or that her intelligence might be able to come up with has the possibility to change things in this calamity that’s coming — as much for those reasons as because he loves and trusts her.
I want her to choose to come to Asgard as much because she wants to help and because of the scientist and explorer in her as because she loves Thor.
I have no reason yet to believe the situation is otherwise.
No, she doesn’t belong directly on the battlefield. Yes, she’s in love with the lead. Yup, she put on a pretty dress. In case you hadn’t noticed, the dress involves some minimal armor and looks more like a “when in Rome” costume change than just for the sake of a pretty dress. None of that makes her a weak character. A woman can be in love and be a scientist and change the tide of events without lifting a sword or being relegated to a healer. They can be a strong and developed character using mind instead of muscles while wearing a pretty dress.
In the first movie we saw Thor forced to come to Midgard. There, he met Jane and came to both respect and love her, her people, and her world. Some of Thor’s characterization in Avengers was crap, but he had come to love Earth because Jane and her friends had shown him the strength, goodness and intelligence of Earth. And yes, Thor saved Earth (or at least that town) in the first film. I want to see a little of that reversed in this film. I want her to come to Asgard and meet his people and learn about his culture and come to respect and love it a little bit too. I want her to have a hand in saving Asgard through her cleverness.
Jane’s awesome and I liked her instantly cuz she felt like someone I’d hang out with….except she’s a science geek instead of a comic/animation geek. lol
So it took me a good twenty minutes of flailing and making unintelligible noises before I could compose myself enough to properly give a synopsis of what we see in this 16 second clip of Thor 2.
The clip opens with Loki kicking a beaten Thor to the ground and throwing Jane between them. Mjölner clatters to the ground several feet away from them. His first few words are cut off but the rest is very clear. “Born to be a king. I ask one thing in return. You concede to watch earth burn.” We then see Thor scream “No!” and summon Mjölner just as Loki slices off his right hand. It is obvious the bits and pieces were taken out of order.
For those of you who follow the insights I post you will remember this screencap I shared a few days ago? We can see the knife from the above clip - Thor’s blood decorating it - in Loki’s hand. The question is what is the order? I am of the belief that He first cuts off Thor’s hand to immobilize him and aid Malekith. Then he betrays the dark elf and uses Jane to barter for his own escape. But with only 16 seconds and jumbled clips it is hard to tell.
This clip was taken from the SDCC trailer viewing before the Thor 2 panel and verifies that MCU will most likely be following along the plot lines of the Earth 616 comics where Malekith strikes a bargain with Loki; however, given that Jane is involved it will also stray from it. In Earth 616 the bargain is struck on behalf of Surtr and the trade off is for the Casket of Ancient Winters. I assume that this go round the trade off will be to ensure that Jane ends up in Malekith’s hands in exchange for Loki’s chosen motive of the moment.
Not only is this definitive evidence to me that Loki will live through the film to make a return in the future but also that he has truly come into his own. This is a dangerous man with power in his possession that we have never seen before. Gone is the prince who sought to prove his worth in all the wrongs ways - instead there is a madman whose only desire is destruction - the destroyer of worlds.
In the Avengers it was easy to write off Loki’s behavior and choices as the results of a year of torture but so many forget that the Tesseract does not feed you delusions but amplifies what is already there. The hate, anger, and utter chaos we witnessed had always been there. And now Loki knows who he is and how to use it.
Everything Loki does from here on out is of his own accord. There is no one behind the scene pulling the strings and driving him to madness. He is already there.
I have endless amounts of insights from this brief clip and I am dying to share them all but I fear growing long winded so I will step down from my pedestal of Loki feels for a few minutes while you all digest this and share you thoughts with me.
Special thanks to Eli for snagging me this footage so that I could keyboard smash together a brief insight post for you all.