Loki Year 2016 keeps up! 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.
So, Loki brings Thor with the excuse that the daughters are beautiful girls. However, he finds out pretty quickly that they’re hideous, and that Geirrod is only planning to kill him. Thor is stronger, and so he kills Geirrod quickly.
In Ottar’s Ransom we find Loki, Odin and another God wandering in Midgard. Searching for shelter, they stop by the home of Hreidmar. Loki has fish and an Otter. It turns out that the Ottar is Fafnir’s brother, one of the hosts of the house the Gods stopped by. They tie with magic the Gods and ask for ransom. Loki is sent to fetch the gold of Andvari from Svartalfheim. And so he does it. But Andvari curses the gold. Whoever possesses the gold will have misfortune. And so, when Loki saves Odin giving the gold, he is cursing the Ottar’s family too.
In Balder’s Dream we see the beginning of Ragnarok. Balder has a nightmare, and soon he tells to the other Gods. Worried, Odin goes to Niflheim, to the land of the Dead. He pretends to be an old man, and ask for information. Hela tells him that Hod, the older brother will kill Balder.
Finally, we’ll take a look at participatory culture from Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army. Fans are textual performers. They use their chosen fannish objects (in this case, Loki) as tools for self-expression. The text helps them in expressing not only their emotions but in describing their identities to themselves and others. Fans can become textual performers by cosplaying, creating fan art, witing fanfiction, writing about their favorite fandoms in their blogs, and so on. As such, some of their creating endeavors can be seen as parasitic and even enter into conflict with copyright. There is a complicated, and almost dramatic, relationship between creative-copyright holding producers and copyright-breaking fan textual performers, especially in the realms of fanfiction, fan art, and crafts.
Participatory culture does not end with fanfiction, fan art, and crafts. It includes other fannish activities like collecting, creating fan videos, cosplaying, role playing, impersonating, spoiling, writing blogs, creating memes, hunting for autographs, etc.
Next: we’ll read lessons 1 to 4, book 4 from the Gospel of Loki. We’ll also take a look at the Death of Balder and Loki’s insult from Gods of Asgard : A Graphic Novel Interpretation of the Norse Myths. And finally, we’ll also take a look at what means being Lokisexual.
What we know so far:
1. Loki Year 2016: the Intro + downloadable pdf: go here.
2. THOR, the movie.
3. Who is Loki?
4. Lokabrenna, let there be light!
5. Sif’s haircut.
6. The Avengers.
7. Modern Myths, Loki is a Geek and Thor is a Jock.
8. Loki is never fitting in…
9. Freyja’s Wedding.
10. Thor: The Dark World.
11. The worse environment of all.
12. Messing around.
13. Freyja’s necklace.
14. The Creation of the World.
15. Knowledge is power.
16. Loki lips are sealed…
17 to 21. Buildings and War.
22. Thinking about Murder.
23. The treasures of the Gods.
24. The dream Wizard.
25. Weddings and Fans.
26. Loki’s cute children.
27. The binding of Fenrir.
28. Celebrity Culture.
30. Balder’s Return.
31. Loki Year 2016: Idun’s Apples & the Marriage of Skadi.
32 to 34. Loki Year 2016: Beauty, Jewels, Love, Trickery and Fame.
35 to 38. Loki Year 2016: Keep Calm and Join Loki’s Army.
39 to 42. Loki and snakes don’t compute.
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