Au! in which the Odinson bros take over and rule together.
the avengers as greek mythological figures: thor and loki as orpheus and eurydice
because you can’t talk about thor without talking about loki. thor is the man who follows loki into the dark, who is desperately, desperately trying to bring his brother back from the edge, despite all the laws of nature; that loki is the agent of chaos and the bringer of the ragnarok, that this is fate, that the dead stay dead. i don’t have a doubt in mind that if he was going to choose, definitively, between the avengers/earth/asgard even and loki, he’d choose loki every time. he’d choose to bring back his shade of a brother over the bounty of the earth, over the sun, over the laws of nature. and the tragic part of it all is that he can’t look at his brother, he can’t look back, because if he looks back then loki is lost. and that’s why he never understands loki fully, because he can’t look at him and see the absolute truth, because the sun cannot ever truly comprehend the dark.
But to pursue acting risked mockery from his sport-loving pals, so Hiddleston, who was also in the rugby team, kept his theatrical activities under wraps. However, this fragile co-existence couldn’t last. Things came to a head at Cambridge, when a dress rehearsal for A Streetcar Named Desire clashed with an inter-college rugby match. “I remember trying to negotiate with the captain, who was this really very practical kind of Scots guy Chris, and Katie, who was the director of the show, and I was like Katie, I have to go, I know my lines, I’ll make it up to you but I have to go and play this match,” he relates. “So anyway I ran off and played this rugby game and at half time Chris came up to me and went [he adopts a perfect Scots accent] ‘maybe next time Tom you might want to think about taking off your make up before you arrive on the pitch’. I’d turned up caked in ridiculous student drama make up!” he laughs. “That’s when I knew one of them had to go.” [x]
— When I was 14 -years-old, I made this PowerPoint presentation, and I invited my parents into my room and gave them popcorn. It was called ‘Project Hollywood 2004’ and it worked. I moved to L.A. in January of 2004.