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Embracing my Dark Side with Villain Archetypes

Today I want to explore the art of embracing my Dark Side with villain archetypes. We have a tendency to love villains more than heroes. Although we think of ourselves wonderful people, some of us tend to root for the villains. Meanwhile, we talk all about positivity and try to be our best. However, we do have a dark side. How we manage it make us villains or heroes for the people around us.

In ancient times, people used mythology to explore their bright and dark sides. We can believe we’ve forgotten this stage in evolution, but we aren’t that different from our ancestors. The only difference is what archetypes we use. Instead of Hercules, we choose Superman. Our myths are found in pop culture, not in ancient books anymore.

So, when we are having a rough time, and we start thinking about a thousand ways to Hulk-smash someone, instead of thinking about unicorns, we would probably be thinking about Darth Vader and Loki. Let me explain.

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Loki Year 2016: Loki’s Ragnarok is finally here!

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Welcome to the final chapter of the Loki Year 2016! Today we’re reading about Loki’s Ragnarok. We’re going to take a quick look at Ragnarok from lessons 5 to epilogue, book 4 of the Gospel of Loki. We’ll also explore it from Gods of Asgard : A Graphic Novel Interpretation of the Norse Myths.

The final days of the Gods are here. Loki comands legions against them. However, he and Heimdall start battling one another till they kill each other. Ragnarok is nothing more than casting Gods into oblivion. Everything is lost. Asgard walls crumble and the Gods are no more.

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After The Gospel of Loki: Runemarks

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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.

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Loki Year 2016: Loki’s Path to Ragnarok

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Welcome to another chapter of the Loki Year 2016! Today we’re reading about Loki’s path to Ragnarok from lessons 1 to 4, book 4 of the Gospel of Loki. Loki has escaped and joined forces with Hel and the Jotuns. All enemies of Asgard are joining forces to attack Asgard and make the Gods fall. But Loki has the chills. Even if he will go ahead, there’s something that worries him: is it the end of everything and everyone?

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Loki Year 2016: Loki Plans for Ragnarok

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Welcome to another chapter of the Loki Year 2016! Today we’ll find out how Loki starts his plans for Ragnarok. But first, we’ll take a look at some adventures of Thor. We’ll take a look at Thor vs. Geirrod in Gods of Asgard : A Graphic Novel Interpretation of the Norse Myths‘s version. Loki wants to go for a ride, so he asks Freyja for her falcon cloak. Unfortunately, when going around spying Geirrod, a Jotun, he’s caught. He bargains with Loki and tells him to bring Thor to him, or he’ll kill Loki. He has two hideous daughters that laugh a the idea.

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Comics THORsday: VOTE LOKI #4 (+ Giveaway)

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Welcome to a Comics THORsday! This week we Vote Loki in its fourth and last issue (and we also have a giveaway). In this final issue, we get to know who wins the election. It’s a moment of distress and chaos: supporters of Loki and those against taking the streets in a bad way. Fear is running amok in the streets, and so chaos is the norm. There’s a great deal of social unrest, to the point that Loki decides to ask Nisa Contreras a little bit of help to stop all the chaos that’s happening around. Will Loki have enough power to stop all the chaos just three days before the election?

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Loki Year 2016: Loki and snakes don’t compute

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Welcome to another chapter of the Loki Year 2016! Today we’ll discover that Loki and snakes don’t compute. Loki is famous for not liking snakes very much, especially if they let poison into his eyes. But before we explore Loki’s allergies, we’ll take a look at Thor’s journey to Utgard and Thor’s duel with Hrungnir from the eyes of Gods of Asgard : A Graphic Novel Interpretation of the Norse Myths. In Thor’s Journey to Utgard and Thor’s duel with Hrungnir, Thor plans to go to Jotunheim and fight Jotuns on the ground. Loki, of course, asks him to reconsider. Thor was going to go alone, but then he lets Loki join the fun. Because there’s a long journey ahead, they stop for dinner in a nearby farmhouse. Because it’s a penniless family, they have no meat. So, Thor offers one of his goats. They regenerate at night, so there should be no problem, right?

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Comics THORsday: VOTE LOKI #3 (+ Giveaway)

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Welcome to a Comics THORsday! This week we Vote Loki in its third issue (and we also have a giveaway). We’ve seen that Loki is playing tricks to have more votes. What is his ultimate goal? In this issue, we find Latvia run with terrorists. But, are they really on their own agenda or someone else’s? Meanwhile, we can see the candidates to the Presidency of the US having debates along with Loki. Should the US send more troops to Latveria? Or less? The other two candidates are a man and a woman (ring a bell?)

This is a significant issue where we can see some parallels with reality: Latveria is the Middle East, and the other two candidates that appear in the debate along with Loki seem to represent Hillary and Trump!

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Loki Year 2016: Keep Calm and Join Loki’s Army

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Welcome to another chapter of the Loki Year 2016! 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!

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Loki Year 2016: Beauty, Jewels, Love, Trickery and Fame

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Welcome to another chapter of the Loki Year 2016! I’ve been very busy during these last weeks, since I’m moving to a new house soon. And so, I missed some meetings with Loki year 2016. So, today we’re going to do all the missing chapters: the necklace of the Brinsings and Skirnir’s journey from Gods of Asgard : A Graphic Novel Interpretation of the Norse Myths, in the World of Hiddles from Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army, and Book 3 lessons 1 to 5 from the Gospel of Loki.

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Let’s start with the Necklace of the Brisings. As you know, Freyja is the Goddess of beauty, but also war. So, how come the most beautiful Goddess of Asgard also became a terrifying one? We could blame Loki, but in fact, we also have to blame her insatiable wish for beauty. There were four famous Dwarves in Svartalfheim. They were famous because of the weapons and jewels they created. But there was something in particular that was famous because it was the most beautiful thing in all the realms: a necklace. Freyja, crazy to be the most beautiful creature to walk all realms, set foot in Svartalfheim and asked them the necklace. But they weren’t so eager to give it to her. Unless…

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