My novel? Which one?

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technocat:

motherfucker what is this shit, sand? fuck sand. i hate sand. thanks, mom. thanks for absolutely nothing, leaving me here on this fucking beach, is that a fucking seagull? oh my god, mom, you suck more than anything has ever sucked. i’m getting to that ocean just so i can urinate on your carapace. i’m gonna urinate on it so hard. fucking sand. i think five of my brothers just got eaten. good, i hated those assholes. i’m coming, mom. you’ve got blood on your flippers, bitch.

technocat:

motherfucker what is this shit, sand? fuck sand. i hate sand. thanks, mom. thanks for absolutely nothing, leaving me here on this fucking beach, is that a fucking seagull? oh my god, mom, you suck more than anything has ever sucked. i’m getting to that ocean just so i can urinate on your carapace. i’m gonna urinate on it so hard. fucking sand. i think five of my brothers just got eaten. good, i hated those assholes. i’m coming, mom. you’ve got blood on your flippers, bitch.

(Source: wolf-teeth, via the-magic-bender)

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I think I have a cosplay idea. I have a long red skirt, and I spotted it sitting there in my closet and thought “Melisandre of Asshai.” I think she’s supposed to be tall, but I think I can pull it off? I’d have to find an appropriate top, and possibly a wig. Or I could dye my hair for the occasion? Do I even have an occasion to cosplay for? What do I do about my glasses? Finding the right stuff for this will have to be a summer project…. Now I’ve got a paper to write.

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ghibli-collector:

Hayao Miyazaki - "One of my favourites, and I worked very hard on it. I never liked drawing standard heroine pictures of Nausicaa looking cheerful. I couldn’t draw her disconnected from the story. Nausicaa looking out of the picture and smiling just seemed wrong to me. When she’s alone, I always imagined her looking very unapproachable. Not because she was intimidating, but because of a quiet isolation, like she wasn’t part of her surroundings at all."

ghibli-collector:

Hayao Miyazaki - "One of my favourites, and I worked very hard on it. I never liked drawing standard heroine pictures of Nausicaa looking cheerful. I couldn’t draw her disconnected from the story. Nausicaa looking out of the picture and smiling just seemed wrong to me. When she’s alone, I always imagined her looking very unapproachable. Not because she was intimidating, but because of a quiet isolation, like she wasn’t part of her surroundings at all."

(Source: oh-totoro, via jujulica)

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godofmischief-dot-org:

katbelleinthedark:

godofmischief-dot-org:

"He was lost, in the jungles of the universe. And the people he met were not kind." - Tom Hiddleston. The abridged version.

And I bet he wasn’t nice to them, either. :/ Eh, Loki, Loki. The biggest problem in Loki’s life.

#and now i’m waiting for the inevitable flood of messages. #’oh but loki was tortured by thanos!!!’.

I’ve read the various threads of discussion that follow this post, and find them all interesting, but I just felt like jumping in with the whole Thanos-torture thing, and where that theory lies in terms of excusing/not excusing Loki for his actions.
Personally I’m a fan of the torture-at-the-hands-of-Thanos idea. Not as a way of excusing Loki’s actions, but because I think it adds more layers of intrigue to his actions in Avengers. (I’m just going to backspace all the meta I started writing up on that one… *cough*)
I found the Thanos Rising series of comics really fascinating (in it’s own disturbing way), and the big purple’s early penchant for studying and dissecting other beings makes the idea of him wanting - initially - to do the same to Loki, quite plausible. In turn I can also see Loki baiting Thanos with the Tesseract as both a means of stopping himself from being filleted, and to get himself out of a universe where he’s trapped. 
It would be a sly and efficient plan, but not one I would use to excuse Loki’s actions. I mean, clearly he enjoyed himself in The Avengers. I’m not sure how anyone could watch the Stuttgart scene and think he didn’t reap some kind of pleasure out of making everyone run screaming in fear of him. He was power tripping big time, and although I do think the sceptre influenced his feelings to some degree (as it did with the Avengers on the helicarrier), I don’t think it enhanced any emotion that wasn’t already there. 
I think one of the problems within this fandom is the tendency to see black and white as far as Loki’s fans are concerned. Oh, most of us can accept and appreciate that Loki himself is a very grey and multifaceted character. But what we can’t accept is that his fans are also capable of having grey and multifaceted interpretations of him. 
Sadly it seems increasingly difficult to voice an opinion that may at times venture towards sympathising with Loki’s state of mind or seeing some kind of rationale in some of his actions. Unfortunately this probably has a lot to do with one facet of the fandom’s tendency to take ‘sympathising’ to the extreme; having meta’d their way into excusing everything Loki’s ever done. And now anyone who bears a sympathetic wart is instantly branded an apologist witch.
But hey, there are times when we can rationalise and understand why Loki’s done some of the things he’s done. And we can take those moments where he shows a fleeting fraction of remorse and hold on to it as a potential for some form of redemption (somewhere down the tracks), and all without being ‘apologists’.
Loki’s a very grey character and multifaceted enough so that a dozen interpretations could all be right and wrong at the same time, depending on how you’re squinting at the time. No matter what kind of box we try to squish him into, he will never fit. 
The main thing that we have to bear in mind with MCU Loki is that he will never be 100% good and he will never be 100% bad. At best we might hope for 70/30 one way or the other. And trying to meta him too far into a black or white box when he’s clearly a grey character is not analysis - it’s fanfiction.

godofmischief-dot-org:

katbelleinthedark:

godofmischief-dot-org:

"He was lost, in the jungles of the universe. And the people he met were not kind." - Tom Hiddleston. The abridged version.

And I bet he wasn’t nice to them, either. :/ Eh, Loki, Loki. The biggest problem in Loki’s life.

#and now i’m waiting for the inevitable flood of messages. #’oh but loki was tortured by thanos!!!’.

I’ve read the various threads of discussion that follow this post, and find them all interesting, but I just felt like jumping in with the whole Thanos-torture thing, and where that theory lies in terms of excusing/not excusing Loki for his actions.

Personally I’m a fan of the torture-at-the-hands-of-Thanos idea. Not as a way of excusing Loki’s actions, but because I think it adds more layers of intrigue to his actions in Avengers. (I’m just going to backspace all the meta I started writing up on that one… *cough*)

I found the Thanos Rising series of comics really fascinating (in it’s own disturbing way), and the big purple’s early penchant for studying and dissecting other beings makes the idea of him wanting - initially - to do the same to Loki, quite plausible. In turn I can also see Loki baiting Thanos with the Tesseract as both a means of stopping himself from being filleted, and to get himself out of a universe where he’s trapped. 

It would be a sly and efficient plan, but not one I would use to excuse Loki’s actions. I mean, clearly he enjoyed himself in The Avengers. I’m not sure how anyone could watch the Stuttgart scene and think he didn’t reap some kind of pleasure out of making everyone run screaming in fear of him. He was power tripping big time, and although I do think the sceptre influenced his feelings to some degree (as it did with the Avengers on the helicarrier), I don’t think it enhanced any emotion that wasn’t already there. 

I think one of the problems within this fandom is the tendency to see black and white as far as Loki’s fans are concerned. Oh, most of us can accept and appreciate that Loki himself is a very grey and multifaceted character. But what we can’t accept is that his fans are also capable of having grey and multifaceted interpretations of him. 

Sadly it seems increasingly difficult to voice an opinion that may at times venture towards sympathising with Loki’s state of mind or seeing some kind of rationale in some of his actions. Unfortunately this probably has a lot to do with one facet of the fandom’s tendency to take ‘sympathising’ to the extreme; having meta’d their way into excusing everything Loki’s ever done. And now anyone who bears a sympathetic wart is instantly branded an apologist witch.

But hey, there are times when we can rationalise and understand why Loki’s done some of the things he’s done. And we can take those moments where he shows a fleeting fraction of remorse and hold on to it as a potential for some form of redemption (somewhere down the tracks), and all without being ‘apologists’.

Loki’s a very grey character and multifaceted enough so that a dozen interpretations could all be right and wrong at the same time, depending on how you’re squinting at the time. No matter what kind of box we try to squish him into, he will never fit. 

The main thing that we have to bear in mind with MCU Loki is that he will never be 100% good and he will never be 100% bad. At best we might hope for 70/30 one way or the other. And trying to meta him too far into a black or white box when he’s clearly a grey character is not analysis - it’s fanfiction.

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