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The truth about stories...Odinson was restless, Nick Fury's whisper haunting his dreams, and the loss of Mjölnir his waking hours. This was madness, and if true, as he knew it was true, then there might be no hope. He had to talk to someone, anyone... no, he corrected himself, not anyone, but the one person he knew could make sense of it, no matter his feelings. He wanted to scream, to hit something real hard but resisted the urge, there was no use. He had to do this.The truth about stories... by Mali-chan
Heimdall just glanced at him as he opened the rainbow bridge, didn't even ask where, and he was grateful for this. “Well,” he thought to himself, “at least I'll be able to strike one more name from the list of possible Thors if nothing else.”
His destination was a mess. As he vaguely recalled the property damage was caused by his fit of rage, but the disarray was significantly worsened by a localized tornado, also known as Loki. Loki was... Odinson didn't want to think about it, but Loki's smile was just too wide, and
The forbidden fruit... umm... bacon of knowledgeAs she was sitting in her favorite restaurant, having her customary gyro, Kamala was happy. This superheroing thing turned out much better, more exciting and interesting, than she thought it would. She is Ms. Marvel now, how cool is that.The forbidden fruit... umm... bacon of knowledge by Mali-chan
- “So, I'm not the only one frequenting eateries.” - said a familiar voice behind her.
She didn't even have to look, she could identify that smugness everywhere. - “Go away, Loki. You made enough mess of my life the last time we met.” - she replied.
- “You wound me, my dear Ms. Marvel.” - said Loki in an anything but 'hurt' tone, actually he sounded like he was enjoying himself immensely, as he took the other seat by her table.
Kamala looked a bit startled, she was still not perfectly used to her new secret identity, but tried to look unfazed, which also seemed to amuse the god of mischief, or as she dubbed him 'godling of pain in the ass'. - “What do you want?” - she asked after a moment of awkward sile
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 -
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♫ 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! )