Posts tagged excellent meta
Posts tagged excellent meta
Can we take a moment to appreciate the relationship between Scott McCall and Alan Deaton?
Because up until Deaton, all the adults in Scott’s life were people he either had to lie to and protect or people who were trying to kill him. When you’re sixteen you’re used to…
That Nasir left his lead lookout position/Spartacus’ eyes and ears and it went to Castus at the end who rides up on a horse to give reports. I think this is also probably a consequence of Agron and Nasir refusing to leave each other’s sides from now on. Nasir can’t go an scout or lead in that duty because Agron would need to be with him and 1. Agron is probably not as quick and experienced as a scout 2. He’s larger overall which makes him more of a liability to scouting and 3. Nasir and Agron are needed at Spartacus’ side, whether for strategy or just as his family, for support.
It confirms the change in position to General from last episode to me. So Nasir has been a General for I think months at this point. I mean that scouting indication and Agron and Nasir commanding and organizing the battlefield and the various maneuvers of it. Confirmed.
Obviously they’re now basically like co-regents after the rebellion. Until they get to the goat farm. Then it’s just marriage city.
First, read this post I made (including the additional resources I linked to w/in the body of the text): [ Tumblr ] [ LiveJournal ] [ Dreamwidth ]. Because really, if you don’t know most of the stuff I talk about there, then you are going to have some Srs Issues here.
You can not look at Odin’s face in the last frame and tell me that he is a bad father. That is 100% pure terror, guilt, sadness, everything. There are tears in his eyes. My unpopular opinion; Odin isn’t a bad father. He just made some mistakes, like all parents do. In his attempts to make both of his son’s feel equal, and make Loki feel accepted and not pamper him like he was more special than Thor, he ended up giving too cold a shoulder to him. But he is not a bad father. He cares so much about Loki. As a king, he thought of the political side, the peace it could bring between Asgard and Jötunheim, as a father, Loki is his son and he loves him. That is not the face of a man who is a bad father, that is not the face of a man who doesn’t love his son. We group Odin into the other Asgardians too much, the ones who didn’t mourn for Loki’s loss. I truly believe Odin mourned, you don’t save a child, take him home, raise him, call him your own, and try to do your best by him and not mourn over his loss. Odin isn’t a bad father, like all parents, he did what he thought was best at the time, and sometimes, it turns sour. He’s not perfect.
Yes, thank you. I mean yeah, Odin made some bad decisions regarding Loki but he wasn’t the world’s largest asshole. Remember how he said ‘You’re my son’ to Loki during the tell me-scene? He sounds so weary and regretful, like he’s truly come to think of Loki as his own son (which I believe he really has) and he’s sorry he made some of the calls he did. You can tell from more than one of Odin’s actions and lines that he often thinks as a king first and a father second - prime example: Thor’s banishment. There’s a deleted scene where Frigga’s mad at her husband for banishing their son and tells him she would not have had the heart to do so, and he replies: “That is why I am king”. He must often think as a political figure first, to guide and set an example for his subjects, and not just as a loving father to his boys no matter how much he wants to. Thus he must sometimes treat both Thor and Loki as subjects first and sons later. That may come off as cruel, but it is what a king must do (let alone the king of all the Nine Realms).
Odin’s one of those characters that I feel the need to defend. I understand and mostly agree with the outrage of fans over some of his actions and don’t approve of all of them, but I also look at them from his point of view and try to understand the reasoning behind them. Odin’s as much a complex character as the others and it’s a shame that most people tend to forget that.
#odinfeels #crying #in his own way #he was testing loki #testing to see if he would take the responsibility for his actions #the act of treason#of the destruction of jotunheim #of pretty much being a little shit #and loki failed that test #he let go #and chose not to accept that responsibility#and agh #too many feelings #loki baby no#loki baby why #and thor #poor thor #he may not have realized that odin was testing loki at that moment #and just saw his brother shut down#and fall away from him #but loki wasn’t really looking at him at all #he was looking at odin#with this total ‘fuck you’ face #sobbing #odin#thor #loki #queue
Well, truthfully I think Loki leans mostly towards the Chaotic Neutral, as well as Neutral Evil. Perhaps sort of True Neutral as well.
Longer explanation of it all under the cut.
Had a random scrabbled brainfart musing the other day regarding that whole “I only wanted to be your equal” line in Thor - there’s a certain sort of sadness to it. He cannot ever see himself as Thor’s equal. And so he reaches to be above him, to have Thor in the lesser…
imo glee’s biggest problem isn’t that it can’t decide whether it’s a comedy or drama. because that genre actually exists. you know, dramedy. no, it can’t decide if it’s a dramedy or a satire. sue sylvester, roz washington, jesse, rachel sending people to crack houses, figgins thinking tina is a…