So, yeah, Avengers Assemble. It blew my mind twice a minute for the duration and then... well. What do fangirls do upon having their minds blown? They start fangirling, that's what. Fanfic. And fanart. And stuff. But just a question for those on my flist who might know more about the whole Marvel universe than I do (I didn't read Marvel comics when I was little, I read Conan the Barbarian, Tintin and Asterix). What's the deal with the Norse gods?
Y'know, being a Norwegian and having grown up with the legends, I'm sort of confused by the Asgardians of Marvel fame. Is Thor a god or a superhero, or a sort of crossbreed? I guess Sif is supposed to be the equivalent of the Norse Siw, but in the legends she was Thor's wife and that's just confusing. Oh, and I have surmised that Thor/Loki is a popular ship, with brothercest being what it is. I find it funny, though, that in Norse mythology, Loki is actually Odin's foster brother, making him not Thor's brother, but the creepy uncle. Which makes the Thor/Loki pairing a lot funnier, in a twisted, kind of disturbing way.
If anyone is at all familiar with the Marvel 'verse and want to talk to me about it, feel free! I'm officially curious now :)
I'm an old school Marvel Zombie (I stopped reading late 90s, I stopped when the rebooted the universe) but yeah, Thor is supposed to be the actual real god and somehow he hangs out with the superheroes/villains. It's just how Marvel works lol
Yeah, I think that might be the answer. I love the Marvel stuff, I just think it's very nearly incompatible with the mythology and they need to be thought of as two separate things. But still, creepy uncle!cest. To a hardened fanficer, that's just funny :P
Uncle!cest is peanuts compared to some other slash tropes out there, for sure. XDDD
Another fandom I have a problem with, much as you do with Thor, is Hetalia. I can't deal with wars being played out as charming conversations between kids. I don't mind others liking it, but I can't love it myself. Strangely enough Scandinavia and the World feels okay though. ?_?