Being a fan of stuff is really fun. It means that I get to weep in open joy or sorrow, complain for no good reason, have a lot of fun, and make friends based on mutual interests.
Things I am a great fan of include but are not limited to: Homestuck, Good Omens, reading, Doctor Who, writing, Sherlock, The Avengers, and grammar.
If you are a fan of these things, let's be fans of them together
Drop me a line on my tumblr: Kayfoo.tumblr.com. Sometimes I draw things, and I would be cool with drawing things for you if you would be cool with not minding that they would probably turn out terribly.
Yessss. Captain America is also my favorite. He is like, this precious badass who can kick butt but also has this endearing quality.
And then there's Loki. Popular opinion, I guess, but I am really fond of him. I've always loved a well-written, well-acted villain, so he just sort of settled into my cold, unfeeling heart and stayed there, possibly making it even more cold and unfeeling.
Post by aliceapproved on Aug 12, 2012 17:05:21 GMT -5
Oh heck yes, Captain America! He's so badass and so sweet. (Fondue. Really, Steve Rogers? You precious 70-year-old virgin, you.)
And I think it's pretty hard not to like Loki. Some are certainly crazier about him than others, but I also have a lot of respect for him as a character, since he's probably one of the most well written character in the Avengers universe. He's just been through so much, he's this tragic villain type, he dresses well, and his actor is a perfect fit.
I could go on, but I've probably blathered enough already.
No, please, continue :3. Any friend of Loki's is a friend of mine. I like the marvel Loki, but Norse myth Loki is really fun, too?? Like, I feel even worse for him. Imagine being smart, so much more intelligent than all the people you've ever met, but, unfortunately, the stupid people are a lot stronger than you, and you have to listen to them or else they'll kill you.
I have a lot of feelings about every iteration of Loki.
Post by aliceapproved on Aug 12, 2012 17:20:58 GMT -5
Oh, gosh, yeah. As wonderful as Loki is, it sucks to be him. As you said, he's basically surrounded by idiots, but can't really do anything about it (besides going: screw this, goes evil).
For example, in the movie Thor, the story really felt like it should have been more centered around Loki because he was the most interesting character there, in my opinion at least.
Thor didn't exactly learn that much in his arc. I understand that he was supposed learn humility and all that jazz from losing his powers, but I wasn't very convinced that he actually learned it. He learned that he had the hots for a chick that had no relevance to the actual Avengers movie despite saying he misses her and will come back for her at the end of his film, but wasn't addressed at all in the Avengers. Which I'm okay with since The Avengers film was fantastic on its own and would probably have been too much.
But yeah, those are just my thoughts. Loki felt like the most developed character, basically.
(There wasn't that much character development in Captain America's film either, I don't think gaining muscles counts as development XD, but gosh dang that song sequence was amazing. I'm a sucker for good musical numbers.)
Ughh can we talk about how Thor is a terrible film? The romantic element was so pointless that I was actually pretty offended by it. And I love Kenneth Branagh, I really do, so it was confusing that the film wasn't very good at all.
The acting is decent, especially from Tom Hiddleston. Natalie Portman, who I've never been overly fond of to begin with, seemed extraneous at best, and a huge plot distraction at worst.
Captain America, on the other hand, I liked. Not A WHOLE LOT, but enough that I didn't feel annoyed by any of it. I also liked Peggy, so that was a pleasant bonus. :3 It's my favorite of the super hero films, other than the Avengers, of course.
Post by aliceapproved on Aug 12, 2012 17:45:14 GMT -5
Oh goodness, yes to everything! Thank you!
I really dislike it when pointless romantic plot lines takes over a film or show (Korra hurr hurr). It's pretty rage-inducing. At least Thor wasn't completely romantic plot, but still had a big chunk there that was unnecessary and really didn't teach Thor a lesson like he should have. Yes, the film was enjoyable, but it would have been better without the love element. Also, did Thor's friends seem kind of unnecessary, too? I don't remember a single one of them. I think the biggest problem of that film was that it was trying to stuff too much into it without enough time, so it felt a little rushed, too.
And yes, right here, Captain America is my favorite "single" Avenger film. Peggy was cool, Steve Rogers was sweet, and again I love the "The Star-Spangled Man with a Plan." It's so old and corny, I love it! Now, yes, to me it was extremely enjoyable watching the film, but after seeing it and looking back, it still suffers in the writing department as well. Again, not a whole lot of character development, no depth in any of Steve's "friends" with names I also don't remember. Ah, well. I still love Captain America the most. ;D
Yes, Yes, wth Thor's warrior friends. So much uselessness. And they didn't have to be! They're probably universe important, which is why the writers felt the need to shove them in there, but they were handled so poorly, ugh D: