its been a million years and this is still hilarious
i just laughed really hard at my tumblr screen and said ‘sha-zing’ to the person next to me
there is no person next to me
this is apparently what living alone does to you
MONKEY TEACHES HUMAN HOW TO CRUSH LEAVES
so mine’s a mailbox
Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing. Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hand, staring down at his enemy’s shell.
And problem number nine billion with the movies was….
#thor 2 spoilers #thor 2 #you can tell both are suffering#but they have different ways of showing it#people will probably find it easier to empatize with loki because he externalizes his pain#but thor is being really strong and kingly here #babies ;w;
Well okay yes and no. I wouldn’t at all say it’s easier to empathize with Loki actually, but that may be because I personally relate to how Thor suffers. I get very quiet and stoic too. But I don’t think it’s entirely fair to say Loki “can afford” to flip out (not that you were saying so, but I’ve seen other people say that and it bugs me a lot for the following reasons).
1) This is an interesting role reversal actually. Thor has only started to internalize his pain because he wears the burden of the future crown (he thinks) and has matured and stopped being so self-absorbed. In the past Thor externalized his emotions to excess. Just think about the tantrums he used to throw, like when he overturned a whole banquet table because his coronation was ruined. Loki on the other hand used to be incredibly INCREDIBLY introverted and quiet about his suffering, resentment, jealousy, and loneliness (he would even use body language to convey this, picking at his palm with his fingers in little hidden gestures, or standing in a corner of a room while an argument was ensuing elsewhere, holding so still that he physically effaced himself from almost existing). Now Loki is overcompensating for YEARS of repressing all his feelings publicly by totally losing his shit anytime his emotions bubble up to the surface. I’m basically saying here that people should caution themselves against this dichotomy of Thor suffering in silence and Loki suffering in the “easier” more “self-indulgent” way. It’s more accurate to say that Thor is afraid of losing control the way he used to, because he KNOWS his temper is still formidable and feral (look how he almost punches Loki’s lights out later on when they’re arguing in the flying boat) and he has to distance himself from it. Loki on the other hand is afraid of being forced to concede and submit to the desires and feelings of others, so he goes berserker. In both cases they are overcompensating for eons of being the opposite of what they are now under emotional duress.
2) Remember context. Loki only “externalizes” his pain in the upper right scene because he’s ALONE in his cell WITH AN ILLUSION OF IT BEING IN PERFECT ORDER AND HIMSELF BEING COMPLETELY CALM. Only Thor, ironically, sees through this in the film and declares “no more illusions.” I find it hard to believe Loki would otherwise EVER trust other people to see him lose control and behave in such a “weak” and “undignified” manner, especially in a martial, feudal culture.
Yes, they are both suffering. And neither one really has it easier.
This genuinely makes me feel better about Thor’s stiff upper lip. The first movie may as well have been called Thor: Real Men Aren’t Afraid To Cry, so when The Dark World was filled with nothing but resting faces and angry macho posturing, I was like “oh no you fucking didn’t, ALAN TAYLOR GET YOUR HATEBONER FOR ALL THE THINGS BRANAGH DECIDED ABOUT ASGARD THAT I LIKED OUT OF THIS FRANCHISE OR SO HELP ME”. But this makes perfect, gorgeous sense. And it matches the Loki characterisation in my single serious MCU fic too. :3
(Still bitter about Loki screaming being deleted, but I’m 100% convinced they did that when they decided to switch from “‘I see glimmers of light I thought long extinguished’/he’s gonna die” to “will he or won’t he betray thor/he’ll live” and started trying to create some actual suspense - which such a display of flayed-open vulnerability and raw, unfiltered emotion from a character defined by self-serving pretence would have ruined irrevocably. And that’s a whooooole other can of worms.)
i need to stop imagining scenarios in my head that have a -2% chance of actually happening it’s becoming a problem
lost in the jungle and must befriend the gorillas
woken by home invasion and must fight off kidnappers with sniper rifles
school under siege and must mobilize students to employ defensive tactics
i am actually done with supernatural
wow, i can’t believe i’m saying this, i am really fucking sad rn
i have reached the threshold of manpain and literally do not give a shit anymore
[i don’t care that i don’t care gif]