Can someone explain to me why Marvel (in comics and cartoons) keeps calling Loki a “half-giant” and Thor’s “half-brother”, when Loki is pretty clearly ALL frost-giant and is, in fact, Thor’s adopted brother (and sometimes, Thor’s adopted sister).
I mean, I looked back and checked. Odin did not secretly father Loki.
It might have its roots in the mythology, actually. Laufey being a male-looking Jotunn is a Marvel invention (I’m still not certain as to weather all Marvel Jotunns are bigender/genderfluid/other or if that is a Loki thing) There is strong theory among scholars of Norse mythology that Laufey (explicitly stated to be Loki’s mother) might be aesir, and was either married to or a consort of Fárbauti, his Jotunn father.
Fun fact: the whole “God of Fire” thing is speculated to come from his parents. Laufey means something along the lines of “leafy”, and Fárbauti means “cruel striker”. Loki was allegedly conceived when Fárbauti struck Laufey with lightning. Thus: wildfire was born.
The half-brother thing likely comes from messy use of language. *shrug*
Momoko is such a great character. Sugary sweet princess on the outside, manipulative talented misanthrope on the inside.
It was suggested I do a “if Gambit’s costume was designed like a female superheros costume” design….
Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!
Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics.
A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.
With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!
Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.
So here are some buzz words~
Tailors and dressmakers!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!
Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction! Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?
(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))
i am so into this wow
sign me the fuck up
I want a solarpunk future. *_*
SOLARPUNK OH MY GODDDDDD i love it
CURVY ORGANIC LINES, REFLECT NATURE, FLORALS VEGETATION, UGHHHH I WANT IT
I know I already reblogged this but THE IDEA OF SOLARPUNK IS SO COOL AND I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW ABOUT IT
i went to a lovely meet last week!
this is what i wore @_@
socks: secret shop