Me trying to be friends with other artists
a little doodle
part of a sequence i’ll probably never finish
Loki knew Thor’s body as well as he knew his own. He knew how to make Thor moan, how to make him pant or whimper or roar with satisfaction; he knew where Thor carried his tension, and where to massage in order to relax him.
He also knew where Thor’s scars were. Most of them were tiny, unimportant, often gained from friendly scraps or hunting expeditions. But three of them were unmistakable, and Loki ached to look at them.
The first was a half-moon bite mark, deep and angry on his shoulder. Thor had gotten that when he took a bilgesnipe bite which would have ended Loki’s life. He had bled profusely on the way home, and the young trickster had been nothing short of panicked.
The second was a thin stripe across his back, which he had received after the first time they made love. Taking another man was considered a symbol of masculinity…but it was also a means of shaming the receiving partner. Neither he nor Thor had thought of it that way, but Odin had nevertheless ordered Thor’s punishment for ‘humiliating’ Loki. He still bore the line of the final lash.
The third and final was Loki’s greatest shame. It was tiny - barely two inches long, and not even a half-inch wide. Right beneath Thor’s ribcage, it stood out as a testament to the darkest hours of his life, when madness ruled him and he had forgotten himself entirely. It was where he had stabbed a dagger into his brother’s chest while the Chitauri ran rampant.
“Brother? Are you well?”
Loki’s eyes snapped to to meet Thor’s concerned gaze. ”Oh? Yes…yes, I am well,” he said blankly. ”What have you planned for the evening?”
“Dinner,” Thor answered, though his face was still a mask of concern. ”And I was thinking perhaps, afterward, we could go swimming, and make love when we retire to our room.”
Loki cuddled into Thor, stroking his fingers gently over the line of white on Thor’s chest. ”Could we…change the order of that?” he asked.
Thor’s face tightened when he realized the source of Loki’s sorrow. ”Of course.” He kissed Loki’s jawline tenderly. ”Which would you prefer to do first?”
Thor stroked his hair back and kissed him. ”Lie down, brother,” he whispered.
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So, Thor 1 established that Thor and Loki were born around the period of 900 AD, yet the W3 + Sif are known for making comments about going to earth 1000 years ago. (Both Fandral’s mention of coming to earth and pretending to be gods, and Sif and Volstagg commenting in deleted scenes that it has been 1000 years since they were last on earth). Yes Sif could be twice as old as Thor, but what if there was a different reason?
What if Asgardians were just REALLY bad with human concepts of time?
And they just like tossing around the term ‘thousand’ because all they know is that its just a long ass unit of time?
What if when Loki said ‘Give or take five thousand years’, he really meant ‘give or take 50 thousand years, or 500 thousand, or even million?
I mean, it would explain some oddities. Like if Thor had been on earth, summoning thunder and making them think they were gods, wouldn’t it make sense to have that be before 900 AD?
Or what about the Dark Elves in Thor 2? In the novelization, they make it clear that the Dark Elve’s came from before the big bang, yet it was only Five thousand years ago that they made the final strikes in their war to return their planet and all the rest of the realms to a state that was of dark energy, and would no longer poison them.
What if instead of 5 thousand years ago, the narrator meant ‘5 billion’?
And asgardians just don’t have time for learning the diff between a decade and a century. It don’t really matter to the realm eternal. Just call it a thousand, and the mortals are impressed, but not completely pissing their pants scared by the weight of THAT much time.
Art on your sleeve: Classic works of art reinvented as classic album covers, Christophe Gowans
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