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Writing on the wall - Verse 4 of 4 Chapter 13: There's too many misconceptionsWriting on the wall - Verse 4 of 4 by Mali-chan
Asgardia was preparing for war, with its history that basically meant that it was somewhat busier than usual. People were running around trying to get supplies together, more warrior types walking around with less concealed weapons, which wasn't saying much.
Thor stood with the Warriors Three, she really didn't want to cause trouble but was keenly aware of that unfortunately not everyone accepted her as the new goddess and thunder. Like Odin. Well, originally also Volstagg, Fandral and Hogun had their reservations, but that problem luckily solved itself, and involved sight seeing the ten realms.
She gathered that this was a bigger conflict than normal for the place. Some people even compared it to a new Ragnarok and made sweeping predictions about Loki leading Asgard's enemies against the city of gods and the end of the world. Blackness lurked on the margins.
But she met Loki. That guy wasn't entirely right in
Writing on the wall - Verse 3 of 4 Chapter 9: Paranoia or perception?Writing on the wall - Verse 3 of 4 by Mali-chan
Thor finally managed to track down the villain responsible for the attack earlier. She really didn't think that she'll find him just relaxing in a park, playing on his phone as if nothing happened, but there he was. There was definitely something fishy about this but she couldn't place what.
Loki looked up annoyed “What did I do again? I swear I only want to be left alone, but everybody seems to have a 'let's pester Loki' quota or something.”
“Letting trolls lose in New York. Endangering innocents. Causing wanton destruction. It was you! Your mischief has gone too far, I'll end your reign of terror.”
“Trolls? Except if you mean the ones on message boards, forums and comment sections, I don't know what you're talking about.” he stood up and made his phone disappear. “Nice to meet you by the way. Brother told many good things about you.”
She really w
Writing on the wall - Verse 2 of 4 Chapter 5: Which face wears the masque this evening?Writing on the wall - Verse 2 of 4 by Mali-chan
The library of Asgardia was generally a peaceful place, which was exactly what the librarian liked about her work the most. But things were spiraling out of her control and she just noticed how badly as lord Cul was standing before her menacingly.
“Um... what can I do for our minister of justice today?” she asked trying to sound professional. She wasn't fooling anyone not herself or the man towering over her, she was at the brink of panic.
“I heard rumors.” he said, which was actually not saying much considering Asgardia was full of gossipy hens especially among the servants, but his tone of voice implied dire things.
She looked around nervously: “What rumors?”
“That you're collaborating with the enemy. Hiding incriminating evidence. Should I continue?” He smiled at her like a snake at some poor furry woodland creature soon to become dinner which.
Writing on the wall - Verse 1 of 4 Chapter 1: Is it powers of intuition?Writing on the wall - Verse 1 of 4 by Mali-chan
The lady Sif walked through the halls of Asgardia nervously. She knew she wasn't doing anything wrong but she still couldn't shake the feeling that she was trespassing somehow. This wasn't the part of the city of gods she usually frequented so she though she might be lost several times before reaching the ornate double door of her destination: the Library of Asgardia.
Entering she felt even more out of place under the towering bookcases lined with books upon books as far the eye could see. This was probably one of the scariest things she ever faced.
“How can I help the lady Sif on this beautiful day?” said a cheerful voice behind her. She turned around slightly startled to come face to face with the librarian.
“Um” She hated how insecure she sounded. “I'm looking for the tome detailing the story of the siege of Asgardia.”
“Oh. For any particular reason?” the lib
What can I hope and what can I tell? Dare my steps or break the spell?|
Dreams and words and worlds untold. Are they lost or just hard to hold?
# Yeah. Yeah. I shouldn't try to write anything even remotely resembling poetry. #
I'M A FAN OF THE BUILDING-VERSE!!!!!!
.oO( Jareth! ) .oO( Der Erlkönig!!!! )
Also proud member of the "Oh No! James!" Club -
Also... if someone would like to give me a gift: My DriveThru RPG wishlist
♫ No All-Father's not proud of you... no brother acts a-shamed... and all of Asgard will love you, when as wiz-ard you're ac-claimed... ♫
♫...Held in such high es-teem! When people see me they will scream! For half of Asgard's favorite te-e-am... The Wizard... and... ♫
Yes. This is from Wicked or to be precise it's a filk version of the song "The Wizard and I" (Relevant parts begin around 2:25 and 4:40)
♫ No father is not proud of you... no sister acts ashamed... and all of Oz has to love you, when by the Wizard you're acclaimed ♫
♫ Held in such high esteem! When people see me, they will scream! For half of Oz's fav'rite team:... The Wizard... and... ♫
The one thing that's immediately noticeable is that Loki's version (especially the first part) puts him as both viewpoint character (Elphaba) and the Wizard who are two distinctly different characters in the original. When I first read this I didn't thought much of it at all... until I reached the last pages of the issue. You know the part, right? Where the All-Mother sets the evil from the jar free and it turns out to be an older Loki? My immediate reaction was "So THERE is our Wizard". Because there is one thing you should know about the Wizard in the musical: He is the villain.
And so an obsessive fan behaviour was born.
Wicked is a point of view flip of the Wizard of Oz (I'll assume that everybody is familiar with the basic storyline of that.) and also a deconstruction of it. It asks the question why the Wicked Witch of West is evil and why the Wizard "good", and maybe if there is a story behind the story:
The story of Elphaba, the girl who will become that witch feared and hated throughout the land. Because there are no easy answers. You can end up cast as the villain against all your good deeds and intentions, while the revered power of goodness might be a hack fooling everybody (if not outright evil overlord ala the book) and most people even let themselves be fooled. Tale of moral ambiguity and lies, which will troll you, make you laugh, make you cry, but well... we all know how this story ends (to quote kid Loki from Journey into Mystery), or do we? (In the book: YES. In the musical: NO. I did say it'll troll you.)
Any work that goes on referencing this in my eye does the literary equivalent of: <( Expect the unexpected! )