Tom Hiddleston, ‘Loki’ on set of Thor: The Dark World.
Someone tag @laterovaries. My mobile is being dumb. Lol
Unnnffff…… Serious fucking Hybrid!Tom…
I hate being that kind of bitch, but that’s not TDW Loki, the shoulder pads on the suit is from Avengers.
i find it beautiful that adamcansuckme knows which movie it is from the shoulder pads. I’m ashamed of myself for not knowing lol.
I find the evolution Loki’s suit fitting very connected to the evolution of his character and what he thinks of himself, what he wants the world to see, and how he feels. I have thought about this for long enough, and I would like to use images from a post made by jshillingford if I’m not mistaken.
See, in Thor, all the suits look too big for him - not only the leather one that we keep seeing new versions of later in the new movies (casual), but the suit he wears when he comes down to tell Thor he’s banished (New Mexico). You can notice the “Thor Casual Armor” is too big for his lean, slim body by looking at the shoulder/head ratio. Take a look at it and keep it in mind, you’ll see the difference as we move to Avengers and The Dark World.
It’s like he’s still small, still unsure of who he is, but wants to show people he is important, that he is worthy of their attention - because they usually only have eyes for Thor - and so he uses his sense of style (it’s obvious he has one) to tell “hey, look at me, I look so fucking good in this suit, like a big boy, don’t I?” You can see it very clearly in the “New Mexico Suit”:
He looks like a little boy wearing a suit too big for him in a funeral - granted, he was telling his brother that their father was “dead”, but still… This makes him look small, insecure, but nevertheless Loki has a huge ego, so instead of using outfits that make him blend in a crowd, he goes for the tailored suit and topcoat, like a big boy would do. If you look at Thor throughout the movie, his suits, armors, shirts and pants are too fitting, because he is himself large enough and doesn’t need anything to tell us “hey, look at Thor, he’s awesome.”
Of course, there is the Jotunheim armor, but I will count that as an exception - after all, it was in Jotunheim where Loki first found out who he really was.
But still, notice the difference of this fitted suit and the TDW fitted suit. This one only makes him look smaller,shorter, weaker, less menacing, as the TDW does the complete opposite. And there is the formal armor from Thor…
… which is very restraining, lots of metal aroung the chest instead of leather - tight, but uncomfortable.
And then in the Avengers, the whole suit is slimmer, but the shoulder pads are still prominent, which helps you think of the words “menacing”, “dangerous” and “physically strong” when you look at him. Please notice the head/shoulder ratio and it will make it easier for you to notice how he looks bigger inside what is supposed to look like the “same” armor.
He looks like a predator, which is nothing but the evolution of the cub, which he used to be. Like a cub, he was small, but knew how to be dangerous - call it instinct or observation, that was him before. Now he is the danger, but not of his own accord, not under his own terms, that’s why he’s still wearing not that fitting - it looks like it is, but the evolution we see in TDW is much more.
And the suit from Stuttgart is much different from the New Mexico one, fits him a lot better, even uses different fabric, it hugs his body very nicely and flows when he walks (stairway scene), instead of falling heavily to the sides like the New Mexico suit.
It shows confidence, and unfortunately we didn’t see an evolution of that suit in TDW to see what would happen (panties would burn, that’s for sure)
Finally, in The Dark World, the costume is much more fitted to his body, figure-hugging as if it were a second skin.
It shows how he has finally found his place, how he has found himself, and how he knows what he wants (we all have read the theory about him being under the control of Thanos in Avengers.
Again, notice the head/shoulder ratio and you can see how the shoulder pad thing works. I know which armor is from the shoulder pads because they look very different. The Thor Casual Armor has very prominent ones, that go over the leather under and around the armpit. The Avengers not only extends closer to the chest, but has a leather strap with a golden buckle crossing his chest diagonally. And the TDW shoulder pads are not on top, but under the metal and leather that go on the sides of his chest and under his arms they’re smaller, shorter, slimmer, making him look taller and strong, but still drawing the attention not to the body, but to the head (brain), Loki’s greatest feature.
I could go on and talk about the evolution of the green x black ratio, the disappearing chainmail, the darkening of the golden accessories, the usage of the crossing leather straps across the chest for better fitting… but you guys understand the main point.
this post. Damn. I love you adamcansuckme
We watched some episodes of sailor moon and i went to go pee, found her in my bag
She’s been in it for hours
i’m at the public library right now and over the past hour i’ve seen:
- an old israeli man reading an american newspaper out loud to practice his english
- a 5-year old boy, unable to read, making up his own story from a book just by looking at the pictures
- a 80-year old man hovering around the computer station of a girl who went to the bathroom because she left some money behind and he wanted to make sure no one took it
- a guy my age teaching a man in his 50’s what a gigabyte is
- two kids running up to their dad, laughing, and giving him hugs and kisses
basically: i love our public library
the little deadpool tries to stab him, and that is the most precious thing ever
Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”
The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)
Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8