This happens to me frequently- about once a week I have a dream where I’m awake, but I can’t move, so I can’t leave my bed. Or I can get out of bed, but something holds me back, so I can’t reach my bedroom door. So I just struggle for ages - and then I wake up properly. It used to scare me, but I’m kind of used to it now.
So today I went to The Franklin Fountain that’s here in Philadelphia and I decided to take pictures because I promised 4me4real4good that I would the next time I went in there. As you can see from the pictures, it looks like an early 1900s/turn-of-the-last-century-esque soda fountain shop. And it’s AWESOME (!!!) though I think it might be a bit expensive. (Is $4 for a scoop of ice cream reasonable?) And because I thought that my other very history-minded friends - comediennecommentary and danaoffthedancefloor - would love to see these pictures too. I hope I did a good job in illustrating what it looks like.
It looks so beautiful ! I would love to go there one day.
Differences between Marvel Loki and Myth Loki
Same as the other posts, just differences between the movie portrayal and mythological Loki. I will mention that yes in both portrayals Loki is a Jotunn, a trickster who can shape shift and has other magical abilities. However, Loki’s a complicated guy, a lot remains unknown about him.
- Marvel Loki was abandoned at birth, Myth Loki wasn’t
Pretty straight-forward. This is a huge part of what makes Marvel Loki who he is and is a plot pusher. Being abandoned by his father, when in mythology it’s safe to say he wasn’t. Which leads me to the next point:
- Marvel Loki’s dad is Laufey, Myth Loki’s mother is Laufey.
Not quite sure why Marvel changed Laufey’s gender but oh well. Laufey is Loki’s mother and he takes her name rather than his father’s which is interesting as most just take their father’s.
- Hair color?
This is actually a weak difference, because Loki’s hair color and physical appearance is never described in myths. All they say is that he’s handsome. Many assume it might have been red, due to his affinity with fire. But for all we know, Marvel just might be right on this.
- Marvel Loki is single*, Myth Loki is married.
*Once again I talking about in the movies
In myth, Loki is married to Sigyn, a goddess, together they had two children.
- Marvel Loki has a rather tense relationship with Odin and Thor, Myth Loki not so much
This, of course, changed after Loki killed Balder, Odin’s son. But before that they got along fine sans the tricks Loki often pulled and managed to enlist Thor’s help in several of them.
- Marvel Loki is Odin’s adopted son, Myth Loki is his blood brother.
Something I have already mentioned. Odin and Loki took a blood oath to be
bffsbrothers because they took an instant liking to each other. Odin liked all the knowledge Loki had and Loki thought Odin was cool. And so Loki was welcomed to Asgard and it was there that he also hung out with Thor.
- Marvel Loki wants to be King of Asgard, Myth Loki doesn’t.
We’ve all heard Loki’s “I’m the rightful king of Asgard!” in the movies, but Myth Loki, seeing as how he was never adopted by Odin, never expressed a want to rule Asgard. Majority of the time, he was very loyal to Asgard.
- Loki’s punishment
In Thor 2, Loki’s punishment is spent out in a rather cozy jail cell with furniture and good lighting.
In mythology, after causing the death of Balder, Loki is chained up in a cave, with a serpent dripping poison on his upturned face. His wife Sigyn, holds a bowl over his face to stop the poison from hitting him, but has to dump it out every now and then, during the times it hits his face, he cringes and causes the world to quake.
Loki will remain tied up until Ragnarok, the apocalypse, in which himself and other Norse deities are prophesied to die in the battle.
^^And Loki’s chains? Are made of his son, Narvi, after his throat was ripped out by his brother Vali, who had been turned into a wolf by Odin for that purpose. Both were his sons by Sigyn.
Loki also had a fling with a giantess named Angrboda and by her had Fenrir, a huge wolf, Hela, a girl who was half dead and half living, and Jormungandr, the World Serpent. The gods didn’t like these kids very much and ended up shipping them out or locking them up. Jormungandr ended up stuck at the roots of Yggdrasil biting his own tail (when he lets go, Reagnarok will begin), Fenrir got tricked into being bound at the foot of a tree, and Hela got transferred to Helheim, where she made the most out of a bad situation and became Queen of the Underworld.
Also, Loki once shape-shifted into a mare to distract Svadilfiri, the world’s mightiest stallion, from helping a guy build a wall around Asgard. The gods had made this bet that this builder couldn’t build this wall in x amount of time and he was winning the bet but he was cheating by using this stallion so they were like HEY LOKI HELP US and Loki, as stated above, changed into a fine lady horse and whinnied in the distance
which in horse language was HEY BIG BOY LEMME SHOW U WHAT A REAL MARE IS LIKE
so Svadilfiri was like HELL YEAH IMMA GET ME SOME OF THAT
and he broke his traces
and chased Mare!Loki
and caught Mare!Loki
and Loki disappeared for about nine months and the gods were like HMM I WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO LOKI
and Loki came back to Asgard, like, a total disheveled mess with this eight-legged baby foal and Odin was like
BRO THAT IS HELLA TIGHT MIND IF I RIDE IT AROUND WHEN IT GETS BIGGER
and Loki was like FINE I HOPE YOUR FUCKING BET WAS WORTH IT BY THE WAY HIS NAME IS SLEIPNIR
and that’s the story of Loki’s other kids
Green Gables Fables: Introducing Anne
GUYS, THERE’S A MODERN-DAY VERSION OF ANNE OF GREEN GABLES JUST LIKE THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES ARE THE MODERN-DAY EQUIVALENT OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE!
AND YES, THERE’S MORE!:
- Call Me Cordelia - Green Gables Fables #1
- Less Okay - Green Gables Fables #2
- Living in Avonlea - Green Gables Fables #3
- A Detestable Woman - Green Gables Fables #4
- I Am Extremely Sorry - Green Gables Fables #5
- Making New Friends? - Green Gables Fables #6
- Falsely Accused - Green Gables Fables #7
- Anne Shirley (Of course)
- Marilla Cuthbert
- Matthew Cuthbert
- Mrs. Rachel Lynde
- Diana Barry
- Jane Andrews
- Ruby Gillis
- Josie Pye
- Charlie Sloane
- Gilbert Blythe
- Mr. Phillips
- Green Gables
- Avonlea School (No, not the schoolhouse, the school)
- Lover’s Lane (I think, or it might be Violet Vale or something like that - I’m not sure because Anne’s only described it and not named it yet)
- Lake of Shining Waters
They post a new video every Wednesday (or I guess Thursday for people who are living in New Zealand and Australia and that part of the world).
According to the Green Gables Fables Youtube webpage, here’s the following webpages (Anne’s I got from the Green Gables Youtube webpage, the rest I got from Tumblr or Twitter):
- Anne Shirley’s Tumblr
- Anne’s Shirley’s Twitter
- Diana Barry’s Tumblr
- Diana Barry’s Twitter
- Jane Andrews’ Twitter
- Ruby Gillis’ Twitter
- Josie Pye’s Twitter
- Gilbert Blythe’s Twitter
- Mrs. Rachel Lynde’s Twitter
Also, for those of you who are interested, here is the first video of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries (which I love) and the first episode of the Dashwood Diaries (the modern-day equivalent of Sense and Sensibility). There’s also one for Emma but since it looks like there’s two versions of it’s Diaries (or at least videos) and I haven’t read the book yet, I don’t know which one I should be watching (and linking you guys to).
OH MY GOD !
"Hufflepuffs are known to have good friends in Slytherin. Hufflepuffs are some of the few who won’t judge based on negative rumours. This means they’re the most likely to approach Slytherins and help them when in need. This makes amazingly loyal friends between the houses. Mess with a Hufflepuff, and you’ll likely find a Slytherin getting revenge for the more forgiving house."
HELL YEAH FUCKING RIGHT
In seemingly perfect timing as details of Neil Gaiman's newest (and absolutely enchanting, antique-inspired) upcoming editions of "Stardust" are about to be released, so too has there been a kind of reincarnation of this coat worn by the grey ghost spirit of Prince Septimus in the 2007 Stardust feature film.
Neil had this coat treasured alongside some other Stardust wardrobe pieces in his personal collection, but rather than merely have them hanging around for posterity, he wanted them to be transformed into something that could be worn and actively enjoyed. It was a real honour that he entrusted me with this, and in reverence to the original pieces, I wanted to make changes that would be significant in improving their wearability and Neil-ness, whilst still respecting the creative workmanship & sentimental history of the originals.
Luckily, I was able to have Neil try the coat on in person when I was visiting him at his house a while back & the coat originally had rather spidery long + extremely narrow arms, so they needed to be both shortened in length & given a bit more room as well… You’ll notice they have a split seam so they would flare out over the hands. I looked at them, and began to think, “What if I were to cut off the bottoms of the sleeves and turn them on their end, so that the flare could work with the shape of the forearm?”…
I felt the coat would also be more wearable (especially for Neil, taking into consideration all of the travelling he does, and how this tends to require fitting things into luggage in rather cramped quarters) if it was given a somewhat shorter, more tapered overall length. This would also help to reduce some of the weight of an otherwise very heavy coat. Whilst I was at it, I wanted to see if some excess wrinkling/sagging that the leather had undergone from stretching out in places through the years could be worked out for a smoother effect.
A quick snapshot of the “before”:
I’d be needing some coordinating material to work the new sleeves from though… I wanted something non-leather, so after going through samples of what seemed like every shade of grey wool known to man in a weight that would hold up to the heft of the leather, but never finding quite the right one, another thought occurred to me.
Why yes, Septimus’ trousers did have a split seam, and why yes, that sueded velvet did have such a nice weight, and of course having originated from the same outfit, the shades would go…
Dare I sacrifice them??
Indeed, yes! A moment’s bravery and it is done… enter magical scissors that hath no fear:
Et voila ~ the trousers have transformed into a new pair of tailored sleeves! You’ll also notice what used to be the lower edge of the original sleeves is now the upper edge of an extended standing cuff. I slipstitched most of the cuffs original side vents closed as well to give them more structure for a standing style.
And here is the newly re-shaped hem ~ shorter in the front, dramatically tapering down to longer, pointed tails in the back:
What you can’t see is also the addition of several internal pockets as the original design had none. Ghosts have no need for pockets you see, but very-much-alive authors do indeed. No photos of those. I figure a man’s interior pockets are his own private affair. ;)
Detail of collar embroidery:
I’m so glad to have been able to take this coat out of the spirit realm and bring it back into a new life ~ here’s hoping it has many more adventures yet to come!
all my best,
The coast I wore last night. Ms Kambriel really is a genius.
Yes, Kambriel is a genius. When I eventually become Vampire Witch Queen, my entire wardrobe will be by her and the Infamous BlueJay.