I lost count on how many times I’ve read The Gospel of Loki. Now, I plan to re-read it after I finish Runemarks. If you haven’t got your hands on these books, I recommend you to do it soon. The Gospel of Loki is one of my favorite books. It’s funny, witty and it makes you love Loki regardless of all his tricks and misbehaviors. Runemarks seems to be a great read as well. However, I wasn’t expecting the book’s size! (It’s going to be a challenge to put these two books together on a shelf!)
If you’ve been following this blog, you already know that Loki is one of my favorite characters. And so, I feel the need to read all things Loki. When I first read The Gospel of Loki I was delighted: Joanne M. Harris has captured the trickster in all his glory. Thus, there’s no surprise here I will read Runemarks too.
Loki Year 2016 is here so that we can get loads of fun! This time, we’ll keep calm and join Loki’s Army. Today we’re going to talk about the arrangement of Loki and Odin to end the World, the lay of Thrum, Loki’s Army, and we’ll also explore lessons 6 to 8 from book three of the Gospel of Loki. Let’s begin with the end of the World according to Loki : Nine Naughty Tales of the Trickster. Odin calls Loki in his presence to tell him a plan to make the Gods deeds live forever. He shows Loki a lonely figure that will come and destroy them: a man.
“Loki turned his head and saw a small, solitary figure walking across the sand. As he drew closer, Loki could make out a slight, bearded man wearing a simple one-piece garment that fell to just past his knees. His skin and hair were both dark, and he looked as though a strong wind would knock him over.
“And what do I see? A pathetic mortal who would barely make a light snack for one of my sons?”
That pathetic mortal turns out to be Jesus, and his followers are going to sweep up every single memory of Asgard. So, what to do to preserve their names, their memories and their deeds? Armageddon!
Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army first Anniversary is here! One year ago, the printed version of Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army saw the light. I couldn’t be more proud of it! And to celebrate the first year of life of this baby, the digital book is available with a great discount on Kindle from August 18 to August 25, 2016,. Loki is one of my favorite characters ever. I spent two years having fun discovering all about Loki. Writing a book is challenging, but if you choose a topic you’re passionate about, you will certainly achieve your goal.
Fandoms can be great inspirations to be creative. Some people decide to create fan art, others write fan fiction, and others write about geek anthropology. Writing this book opened the box of Pandora for me: I’m writing more about fandoms and geek anthropology!
Let’s welcome Loki Year 2016! Today we’re reading lessons 7 and 8 from the Gospel of Loki. We’re going to enjoy Loki in all his glory. He’s going to be messing around Asgard pretty well. For starters, Loki was angry with Thor. And well, with most part of the Aesir. To that we have to add that his chaotic personality made of him an unpredictable being. So, he had an urge to cut Sif’s hair. Oh, and how he tells the story is paramount! This naughty Trickster not only tricked and messed around: he had fun with it, until he was caught, that is. Although we can see him as a pure trickster messy character, we discover that Loki is quite innocent. He is discovering how things work in Asgard, and in doing so, he is encountering society rules; rules that he is unaware of because he comes from a place where there aren’t such rules to begin with.
And another Loki Year 2016! Today we’re going to explore Loki’s worst environment of all! It’s no other than Asgard. We’re going to examine it through the lens of Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army. So, what does it mean that Asgard is the worse environment of all for Loki? Does his family have something to do with it? His friends? The climate? If we take a look at the Marvel movies, we’ll discover that all the problem comes from a deep lack of communication within Loki’s family. He doesn’t know he is adopted, and Odin’s personality makes things worse: he commands his family as he commands his army. He pretends that his sons will learn by experiencing the harsh world that surrounds them instead of talking to them as a father. And as a commander, of his armies and his family, he does not listen to his wife. And thus, he decides what to do alone. See the problem?
Welcome to another chapter of the Loki Year 2016! I know, a little bit late, but I’m catching up. Today we’re going to start reading the Gospel of Loki! Today we’re going to explore lessons 1 to 3. But before starting, let me tell you: this book is amazing! It’s sassy, funny and a must-read if you like Loki. While most mythology books or books based on Norse mythology are explaining myths from the perspective of the good characters in the story, the Gospel of Loki is narrated by Loki himself! I’ve never laughed and had so much entertainment with a book before!
So, Loki, the Norse Trickster tells us his own story, according to his views. And he starts by letting us know that we shouldn’t trust ruminants, wise men and relatives! He starts explaining the origins of the world according to his view on Norse Mythology. There are some parts from these 3 first lessons that I love.
But neither Order nor Chaos is very hospitable. Perfect order is immovable; froze, unchanging and sterile. Total Chaos is uncontrolled; volatile and destructive.
Words are what remain when all the deeds have been done. Words can shatter faith; start a war; change the course of history.
This is as much as I believe: that the world came into being through Chang e,which is the servant of Chaos; and only through Change has it endured.
But Order cannot survive alone; its laws are too fixed; it cannot bend. Order is like ice that creeps, bringin life to a standstill.
We’re on our first installment of the Loki Year 2016! Today is time to enjoy THOR, the movie! We’re going to explore the film, not only for the sake of enjoying the movie as it is but also from another perspective. Did you know that Loki might be the Geek of Asgard? Or that he is hurt because he’s surrounded by jocks? That maybe he wants to perform better than Thor so that Odin approves of him? Let’s explore the movie, have fun, and discover a lot more about the Loki of the MCU!
To have a whole picture of Loki, we’ll need to watch the deleted scenes as well. There are some scenes that were cut and that explain why Loki does what he does. He’s acting out of being hurt. Granted, that’s not the correct path, but to understand him, we need to take a look at those as well.
Welcome to Loki Year 2016!! We need to wait a full year till we’ll be able to enjoy Loki on the MCU again. But, in the meanwhile, we can enjoy Loki on our own. So, I decided to create a long schedule for 2016 to explore all about Loki! We’ll explore the movies, Norse Mythology, novels, and Geek Anthropology! You can join me in this mammoth undertaking in its fullest, or you can join me partly. The target here is to explore Loki, his personality, his fandom and his world, little by little. Every LOKIsday we’ll take a look at him using films, books, and a graphic novel. Are you up for it?
Yay! Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army Kindle version is available for free this THORsday! I needed to celebrate Xmas before time, you know. It’s fashionable. Coffee shops get Cuppagates; decorations start popping up… so I had to do something Loki! What could I give as a present to an entire Army? A pic of Yours Trully kissing a frog? [Yuck] A book! So, after thinking for a while, I decided that Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army Kindle version will be available for free today, THORsday 12, 2015. So, if you don’t know Loki yet and want to discover more about him, or if you do and want to know just a little bit more, go ahead and download your copy of the book!
Don’t worry, the book is totally safe: you will only want to hug Loki after reading it. [Seriously]