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Do you ever like to stop and think about what kind of music a character would listen to if they were in the modern days and living on planet Earth? I know I do.

I think Loki would like dark metal and classical music. There is a lot of violence within him and think he would gravitate towards music that would reflect that. However I see him plotting and planning while listening to classical or baroque music, something where he can just zone out and then let his mind wander. I also think that since he was raised in a noble household that he would appreciate the skill it takes to play that sort of music. It might even remind him of home a bit.

I think that Alanna the Lioness from the Lioness Rampant books by Tamora Pierce would listen to hard rock. I could see herself listening to hard rock with a lot of screaming and heavy guitars, getting herself psyched up to face the world. I can also see her having a fondness for female fronted rock bands, because they are going forward even though the rock world for a long time was largely a "boys club".

What about you guys? You guys got any thoughts about your favorite characters and their tastes in music or am I the only one that thinks about this nonsense.

-Totally not escaping from real life issues through fiction. Totally not.
So I have a lot of Dragon Age Inquisition feels. Let me expound upon them below, to prevent spoilers for anyone who cares about that sort of thing.

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Let Your Spirit Fly, We'll be as One

Tagged by geckoholic

You know that meme that goes around sometimes where you post your five favorite kinks and then five favorite couples, and it's like a wish into the universe to see if anybody will write it for you? Let's make it a little more interactive.

Comment here if you want to play with "I want to play" or some variant, and I will give you 3-6 couples that I associate with you, and you make an entry in your journal talking about those couples and fics that you wish the universe would write for you.


Clint/Nat, Melinda/Phil, and Loki/youCollapse )

Not Getting Any Younger

Title:Not Getting Any Younger
Characters: Phil/Melinda
Rating: PG
Word Count:817
Song: "On the Radio" -Regina Spektor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nuDlSxLOjI
Summary:Phil and Melinda talk about the future in the wake of all the wreckage they have been through.

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So three things, two links and one thing that keeps amusing me.
-Following in my latest wave of x-men squeeing I have found this. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1cNM0F/1n2W5LnX+:aMfgn4cR/geektyrant.com/news/2013/9/10/awesome-series-of-medieval-x-men-character-art Someone made medieval back stories and styles of some X-men. It's like someone knew that I was in to both of these things and decided to cross them. The art is lovely and I like the substituions, like the fact that Professor X was wounded in a fight with a black dragon when he was younger and that is why he is crippled. I kind of want to see all of these people in an adventuring party together one day.

-http://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/watch-rochester-cloak-uses-ordinary-lenses-to-hide-objects-across-continuous-range-of-angles-70592/ In a great shift here is something that is both cool and somewhat educational. Now they might have the technology available to make a proper cloaking device. This is the first time I have ever seen a cloaking device like the movies in real life so it's really exciting. The idea that it can be used for things other than cliche spy things, like surgeons being able to see through their hands to see what they are operating on is trippy as well.

-The other idea that keeps amusing me is the idea of someone in a fantasy or superhero universe keeping a diary. I just keep thinking about what these small diary entries/lines from the entries would look like. Things like

"And for the third time in my life I have given birth my vomiting eggs. Three times is too many."
"Died again today. Pretty sure Death is just going to build me a summer home in the underworld."
"So THAT'S why I made the policy against dating gods. It's all coming back to me now."
"Lost track of what I was doing today and drew a sword on a shopkeep because I assumed he was secretly a demon in disguise. I gave him double the gold for my purchase out of apology. This is why I am not allowed in many towns."
"Aliens tried to raid the city again. Haven't they learned? I mean this is like the seventh time they have tried this, they really should have learned by now."
"Today I made friends with a talking bear. My life is awesome."
"Went gravedigging today, but still haven't found the artifact even after 6 hours of digging. Keep getting strange looks from the villagers for some reason."
Can you guys think of any good ones?
Okay so I love the character of Charles Xavier, aka Professor X. Some people want to be like Superman or Batman when they grow up, or they set more realistic goals for themselves. Not me, one of my goals is to become like Charles Xavier. Why you ask? because I have the aspirations and interests of a twelve year old boy.

Why do I love the character so much? Well to start off he has a brain. I love smart characters and always gravitate towards them. He doesn't just have any brain, but one of the smartest out there. But rather than using that brain to do harm he instead uses it to help people. He has a lot of money and potential and decides that rather than making a profit off of it he creates a school to teach people how to control themselves better.

Charles Xavier has hope and that to me is always something aspire to. That is one of the things that makes him special in my book, the fact that he keeps hoping. He sees inside of people's minds practically on an instinctual level, reading them to a degree that is almost unsettling. He can see the messed up parts of people and be torn apart by those tragedies time and time again, yet he still has hope. He knows all their darkness and still has hope in a world where everyone can be equal and live their lives. He knows that even his best friend and his surrogate sister believe otherwise and he still stands by that hope. He knows that the government does not agree with him so he went and he created his own place to gather power before he could try and sway the government. He knows that his best friend and surrogate sister are willing to kill a lot of people to get their vision of the world to come true and he knows he needs to stop them; but he never kills them and still tries time and time again to save them from their own hate and pain. He will visit them in prison and invite them to try and live and work towards peace even if they have rejected his offer time and time again.

Don't get me wrong, he goes dark. At one point he gets addicted to a serum and shuts off his powers because his own pain and taking on the pain of everyone gets to be too much. At one point he over reaches himself and tries to kill the entire world. It's terrifying once you see what the powerhouse that is his mind can do when aimed at more destructive purposes.

He always comes back though. He comes back, reconnects and puts himself through all that pain again for a people who still don't fully acknowledge his own kind as anything other than monsters some days. He does it for bruisers and runaways, people who have had their backs turned on them by the world are equal to queens in his eyes. He will take on their pain with his own and fight to make the world a better place.

I want to aspire to be a person like that. I want to be the person who can help people even while their world is falling apart, to not be consumed by bitterness in time and not force myself to disconnect. I want to be able to use my mind to help people, even if I never make a career out of it.

I sat and dreamed at the foot of your bed

So I will stop by for a quick feminist rant.

I really don't know why Marilyn Monroe became this huge "curvy girl" idol. Her normal weight was 118, even though she did have periods where she was 140 at times of her life. 118 isn't all that heavy, not at all, and that was considered her "base weight". Not to mention her proportions are a good deal of the reason why we have this unrealistic body standard with women to begin with. Measurements of 36, 24, 36 just don't happen without waist training. I am really light, like any lighter and I would be underweight, and I have a 26-27 inch waist. I sit here and go "What the fuck? How do you even get to 24 inches and have those hips and bust? I like my organs too much to squish them down with a corset constantly and that is the only way I can think to get that small of a waist." I get tired of having to counsel people away from anorexia and overworking out to make sure that they don't drive themselves into a hole trying to get to this tiny twig sized thing.

This rant brought to you by a person who has gotten into a debate with many absolutely gorgeous women who have these unrealistic standards they are constantly trying to achieve. Seriously. You don't need to have a 27 inch waist to be beautiful or get to 108 lbs to be happy with yourself. Just own yourself and you'll rock, I swear. Even if you are skinny people will still not want to be with you, different people have different preferences. I am all for people getting in shape and achieving their goals, I just don't know why "36, 24, 36" became the go-to.

Next time I will have to ramble about my deep seated love for Charles Xavier (Professor X). Seriously every time I read a new comic with him in it or see a movie with him in it I am reminded of my love for him. But that is a ramble for when I have more time to squee.

Come and Get Your Love

So I just saw Guardians of the Galaxy. I am very pleased with the way it came out.

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So now for something lighter:
-Here is some talk of acting from several actors. Important lines like "Some people are good actors but they just can't take the culture of being constantly judged" or "Saying no is really the only control you have over your career".
http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/07/watch-benedict-cumberbatch-friends-offer-acting-advice/

-Saw this article http://rebloggy.com/post/my-art-history-scandinavia-tom-hiddleston-finland-loki-suomi-loke-jotunheim-jotu/58162330860 I point your way in this direction for a few reasons. 1. The art is lovely, a very Scandinavian take on Loki with the dress and the face tattoos. 2. The note that the Frost Giants were probably an embodiment of Finland is very interesting to me. I was also doing research on Freyr earlier on in the week and he was apparently the embodiment of Sweden, all blonde hair and beautiful. I love seeing the historical traces in Viking mythology because a lot of times the orals tradition would mix gods in with the titles of kings and create these weird hybrid stories. I haven't heard the frost giants equated with Finland before, but the reasoning seems to make sense. I wonder if Finland used to war with Norway and then was forced into a treaty where they never fully trusted each other but were in an alliance.

I don't think that this is the sole reasoning of frost giants, indeed the pattern of the Nords to have their new "civilized" take over from primordial gods (see the previous incarnation of Loki as the fire spirit Loge and the Vedic gods taking over from the asuras and the greek gods taking over from the titans) so that point still stands and of course several of Loki's actions are not equated to Finland's ancient actions so there is still quite a bit of theology mixed in with the nebulous history.

3. Also this comic pretty much sums up my life philosophy. The mouse over text read "There's meaning as long as there's someone to need it".  photo theresmeaningaslongastheressomeonetoneedit_zpsb2d26d5a.jpg

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