Sorry for not being around these days, I’m in a cheap motel in London with no internet connection, but I’ll be back soon!
Thor is literally moping around… pining after Loki and talking about resurrecting him… in the middle of the ruins of asgard and surrounded by the slaughter LOKI JUST CAUSED LIKE TWO SECONDS AGO
this is some fanfic level shit right here
Also, the fact that he is saying he has no one of his flesh and blood to share his pain with.
Balder, HIS HALF BROTHER.
I am a terrible person it makes laugh every single time I see it even while I want to pet Thor’s precious pouty head. Thor, you are such an asshole sometimes and I love you for it.
I love that panel so much because of this delicious irony.
Somewhere, Balder is just weeping.
But, it illustrates pretty strongly Thor’s feelings on family. Balder’s biological parents are Odin and Frigga, but he was not raised as an Odinson and instead grew up with a noble family in Asgard. This is probably why Balder has nowhere near the amount of issues that Thor and Loki have since Odin was nowhere near him as a parent. Thor views Balder as a trusted friend, but they do not share that intimate bond of brotherhood that Thor and Loki share, so much so that Thor actually considers he and Loki to be blood even though they technically are not, and he’s always known they are not. And Thor interestingly enough knew about Balder’s hidden parentage long before Balder did.
I’ll just. Slip this panel on in here. Even though I’m honestly always living in this weird AU where Balder IS raised as their younger brother, the dynamic of him being raised in a separate household entirely is seriously fascinating. I do think it hurts Balder to literally be locked out of the family, but isn’t it in Marvel canon a defense method developed over many Ragnaroks to (unsuccessfully) protect him from harm? Oh no now I’m going to my mental place where I think of each cycle as a fitful struggle against the inevitability of demise over hundreds of thousands of years. Help.
Best application of AFI lyrics
'With just a look, they shook and heavens bowed before him.'
I like to think that Kurse realized that Loki was too dangerous to let out. That look Loki has in the first frame gives me chills every time.
Loki’s ‘last’ words to Thor do not look honest because he was actually dying in the original storyline. I’ve seen many people say it these past few days and it irks me. Loki’s last words to Thor look honest because they are honest, before and after the script change.
Loki had no reason to fake an apology. It wouldn’t have affected his plan, if there really was one in the strict sense of it. His reconciliation with Loki was not the main factor that pushed Thor into rejecting the throne. Do you think a proud character like Loki, one that used hurtful words as a shield and a weapon for almost three films now and built up a full illusion, despite being in a state of maddening grief, only to protect his pride and hide his vulnerability from people that were nothing more than servants to him, would suddenly drop his facade, show this kind of emotion and apologise for actions he supposedly felt no regret for to the one person he tried to keep his emotional distance from the hardest, just for fucking shits and giggles?
Loki may not have been dying in the literal sense of the word, but as far as Thor was concerned, he was. And if he’s not planning on revealing himself to Thor, then, honestly, what’s the difference? If there is one thing I know that is that, dead or alive, this was a genuine goodbye between Thor and Loki, on both sides. At this point, the only two options for the future are that, either Thor never becomes aware that Loki is alive, or he does, and the next time they’ll meet is inevitably under bad conditions and on very hostile terms. So after everything that happened, why is it so hard for some people to believe that, maybe, just maybe, Loki wanted Thor to be left with a positive last memory of him before they parted? Thor is the last person left that Loki feels love for, and since he himself is starting to come to terms with that, why does it seem so impossible to you that, in that last moment they get to speak to each other, he wants Thor’s affection back?
The Runemarks fandom skype chat is actually happening, this is the best thing that has happened to me on the internet.
AYETime zones would be an issue. But, if we went into chat instead of a call it would account for timezone differences AND broken microphones. Also, I vote that there should be a Runemarks roleplay chat too.
You know the Runemarks fandom is small enough for us to theoretically be able to have a massive group skype call
Agreed. All in favour say aye?
Aye for chat
Count me in!