Posts tagged thor
Posts tagged thor
The best way to learn about mythology is by going to college or watching movies like Thor and Troy, right? Wrong. For the past few years, Myths RETOLD has been sharing the world’s oldest stories using a kind of caps-locked slam poetry. Or as the site’s author Cory O’Brien puts it, “Yelling myths at the internet.”
With titles like “Charlemagne is Heteroflexible” and “Daedalus is a Way Bigger Asshole Than You Suspected,” Myths RETOLD takes on everything from Aesop’s Fables to the Zoroastrians. The thing about most ancient myths is that they lend themselves really well to this kind of crude and funny, rap/poetry style. They have timeless themes: murder, incest, dick jokes, and bearded men dressing in drag to marry an ice giant and steal back their magical hammer. (Spoiler alert: That one didn’t make it into the Thor movie.)
For O’Brien, this passion for mythology recently resulted in a book deal. Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology came out earlier this year, featuring an intriguing selection of (awesomely genuine) myths that you’ve probably only heard in their cleaned-up, child-friendly versions. The book’s blurb is in iteself an eye-opener:
- Zeus once stuffed an unborn fetus inside his thigh to save its life after he exploded its mother by being too good in bed.
- The Hindu universe is run by a married couple who only stop murdering in order to throw sweet dance parties…on the corpses of their enemies.
- The Norse goddess Freyja once consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in exchange for one shiny necklace.
Curious about this one-man crusade to educate the world on classic mythology, we contacted Cory O’Brien for a chat… [READ MORE]
i don’t think it’s a plot hole so much as it being a neat detail that the photo used for his ID was taken earlier in the movie, onscreen. because otherwise, how could they have made a photo ID for him when he wasn’t there??
okay this is clever writing people
they fixed in a plot hole you wouldn’t even have noticed was there
OH I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT OF THIS
good job kbranz
I actually did notice this the first time I saw it, but yes, bravo to the writers on this one.
I laughed REALLY HARD
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Pre-Movie Avengers post: Loki’s costumes, armour, and image-consciousness.
Related: Movie Costumes I Have Loved: Thor.
I suppose I could apologise for making another Avengers-related post, but I ain’t sorry. Nope. I need to get rid of all my Avengers excitement somehow, otherwise I’ll just run around in little circles waving my hands in the air until the top of my head comes off and steam comes out of the hole. (<—- actual example.)
So here we go: Hello, Tailor’s first ever pre-movie costume review, brought to you by the many clips and trailers Marvel has helpfully provided in order to whip fans into the maximum possibly frenzy prior to the movie’s release. Thankfully none of these trailers contain any information about what actually happens in the film itself, so this blog (and my brain) will remain gloriously spoiler free until April 26.
Picture of Loki and Thor grinding Get Low by Lil Jon, from The Art Of Thor.
Thanks to my recent introduction to Game Of Thrones, I had armour on my mind as I perused the various Marvel teasers. For the most part, the battle costumes in Game of Thrones are quite closely modeled on the kind of medieval armour we expect to be worn by jousting knights, and is reasonably practical…. [SNIP]
Dude, why would you just copy & paste the entirety of one of my blog posts into this reblog?? Could you cut it down and at least post a link or something? Sheesh.
Thor’s cape appreciation post
this cape is a marvel of modern costume engineering. and cgi.
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in “Thor: The Dark World”, 2013.
(click the image for EXTREMELY high-res photo.)
WHOLE STUPID HEART
#NotBuyingIt. That’s the message many superhero fans are sending to Disney to protest a crop of new Avengers T-shirts that tell boys to “Be a Hero” and girls to “Need a Hero.”
As the highest-grossing movie of 2012, The Avengers was a major success story for Disney and Marvel’s flagship superhero franchise. Its merch has taken some super-backlash, even prompting a Change.org petition titled “Stop Selling Sexist T-Shirts @DisneyStore.”
Feminist campaigners Miss Representation explained the situation:
“The Disney Store is selling Avengers T-shirts for women with the slogan ‘I Need a Hero’ and ‘I Only Kiss Heroes,’ and an Iron Man T-shirt for boys that reads ‘Be a Hero.’” These shirts promote the idea that men and boys are meant to do the saving, and that women and girls are the ones who need to be saved.”
In addition to the message sent by the “I Only Kiss Heroes” slogan, the Disney webstore stocks T-shirts and costumes for all five of the male Avengers—but none featuring Black Widow, the only female superhero in the 2012 movie. [READ MORE]
thomas have u been reading fanfiction again
THE AVENGERS - GENDER SWAP
Thor - Jennifer Lawrence