Tom, fortheloveofgod, close those legs or so help me…
Thor: The Dark World (liveblog) [x]
The first time you watch this scene, you’re meant to think this betrayal is real, that Loki had a weapon on him the whole time and chose to stab Thor and would hand them over to Malekith in exchange for watching Asgard burn. But when you go through it subsequent times, you know that there’s a different context to these moments.
The theme of whether or not to trust Loki is one that runs through several of his scenes and we’re meant to think that Thor doesn’t trust Loki, earlier he even said so explicitly that he didn’t. Trust is important, as mentioned during the conversation on the skiff, that Thor had Frigga’s trust in a way that Loki had broken, he wishes he could trust Loki, Loki says to trust his rage.
Ultimately, though, the answer to, “Does Thor trust Loki?” is more complicated than just yes/no. It’s even more complicated than just that Loki will serve their needs so long as it gets him the vengeance he wants. There really isn’t an answer to this question that’s satisfying enough for me—which is kind of the point with Loki, honestly, sometimes I think it’s less that he himself can’t be satisfied and more that anyone who cares for him can never be satisfied, because god knows I never am with that little shit—because the whole point of this ruse was that Thor thought it up, this was Thor’s plan, and he included the part of where Loki would try to kill him, but then turn on Malekith at the last moment, giving Thor the distraction and the letting down of Malekith’s guard just enough to think Thor was out for the count.
Every moment here was part of the plan, every moment here was Thor trusting in Loki to follow the path Thor set up for him enough for this to work, and so Loki’s question isn’t whether or not Thor trusts him with the cuffs off precisely, but more whether Thor trusts him with this plan.
This is Loki knowing he’s an untrustworthy little shit, but he does follow the script and I think it’s for a handful of reasons. One, he really, really wants Malekith and Kurse dead for what they did to Frigga. Two, they’re here now, so it’s pretty much RIDE OR DIE at this point. Three, Loki is at his best when he has to work a little to regain the ground he’s lost, with Thor stepping away from their argument, so close to being done with Loki (or so Loki thinks), this is Loki’s way of tentatively reaching out again. And, four, partly that I’m sure it amuses him, it’s a dangerous and ridiculous plan, I’m sure Loki fucking loved it.
As a final note, while it’s hard to see even in motion or in screenshots, it really doesn’t look like there’s any blood on that dagger after Loki supposedly stabs Thor and if you expect me to believe that Loki could take down Thor that easily even with the element of surprise, no, I have another thing to talk to you about, because we already went down that path in The Avengers and Thor’s reaction to being stabbed is pretty much, “……I think that hurt a little. Okay, I’m just going to pick you up and body slam you onto the ground and then proceed to dive back into the fight like I don’t even notice (probably because I don’t).”
Malekith may not know that about Thor, but I sure as fuck do.
Aww, thanks! That was my first one-shot ever, and I wrote it in a hurry, out of pure instinct. I cringe a bit when I read it now, because if I wrote it today I’d change a lot of things, but I’m glad to know that you enjoyed it.
Thank you so much for the message, it means a lot to me to get some feedback on my less “polished” works.
TITLE: Duel in the darkness
CHAPTER NUMBER/ONE SHOT: One shot
WHICH TOM/CHARACTER: Loki
FIC SUMMARY: Loki/reader shameless smut. Inspired by a line in an Alanis Morissette song (“Would she go down on you in a theatre?”).
AUTHORS NOTES/WARNINGS: This was the first piece of fanfiction I ever wrote, inspired by a tumblr prompt. Tumblr made me do it…
Duel in the darkness
You walk into the velvety penumbra of an old cinema. It’s two in the afternoon of a hot summer day, and you didn’t feel like going to the beach, so you went to the movie theatre instead, knowing you would be there alone on a day like this.
The movie has already started. Your seat creaks when you sit down, the air conditioning makes constant whizzing noises, and the squeaky floor is covered by a battered rug. The theatre is more than eighty years old, and it specializes in classic movies that are almost that age. You know the projectionist, a tiny old man that always lets you in for free.
Another step on the THFrustration 20,000 followers celebration, and this time it’s my turn.
This makes me very proud and, at the same time, a bit embarrassed.
You see, this little piece of filth was the first thing I published on Tumblr, a year and a half ago. My first time ever writing my beloved Loki. The first one-shot I sent to THFrustration (way before becoming an admin there). I was so nervous when I submitted this that I almost didn’t press the button!
It’s not good, not by any standards. The narration feels rushed, the female OC is a non-entity, and Loki is not exactly in character… but it had a lot of notes, and it encouraged me to write more. After this one-shot came another. And another. And then a multi-chapter fic, other characters, other genres…
I’m not proud of its quality, but this little piece of filth… my little piece of filth was the beginning of something fun and exciting, something that makes me want to be a better writer every day.
Who’d had thunk it?
"Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club."
The Breakfast Club (1985) (X)
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