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3rd - Nov - 2011 - 12:05 am - Useless knowledge
logeirr: (Viking2)
While I looked up a translation for Regin Smiður, I stumbled over this word and since I love etymology, I had to look it up c: So have at thee:

wroth [rəʊθ rɒθ]
adj; Old English wrāth; related to Old Saxon wrēth, Old Norse reithr, Old High German reid curly haired

I am reading the Völsunga saga currently and I've had this mental image of Regin as a dark haired, grimy smith with wild eyes, barrel chested and tree trunk like arms. Turns out he's actually a dwarf. Dödöt. As Völuspá and Reginsmál relate him to the dvergar, I suppose its a given fact and I can scratch my beautifully constructed design and start anew. Baaaah.
Then again, I had been wondering, how Regin could have such a strange family without displaying any of the genetic peculiarities himself. I even wondered, with whom his father had lain to beget an otter and a dragon as sons respectively. But Hreiðmarr is the King of the Dwarves himself, sooooo there you go. These dwarves, I tell you. Crazy shape shifters, the lot of them...

Talking about dwarves: Andvari who loses his gold and the ring Andvarinaut (which he both curses) to Loki, is also a shape shifter, living beneath the waterfall Andvarafors as a luce. For some reason, he reminds me of Gollum.... Oh yeah, he's apparently the equivalent to Alberich, another King* of the Dwarves (or Elves?), as well, who can turn invisible and guards the Nibelungen hoard. BUT! And that's the interesting part: apparently, some scholars see him as the original Oberon, which is the French translation of his name. The more you know *rainbow*.

I still cannot believe Regin is a midget. :(

*sobsobsob*

Anyways, here an illustration from the Ramsund rune carving to cheer me up and to mark a worthy ending to a silly post (I cannot even begin to explain how funny I find Sigurd down there, stabbing Fafnir and all. And that face of the dragon OHGOD WHAT IS AIR):
*I swear, they call anyone rich and important enough to be mentioned in these sagas a king...

11th - Jun - 2011 - 02:14 am - X-Men: First Class
logeirr: (Thor: Loki angsts)
First things first: Crying Erik.

Crying Erik.



What else there was:
Asshole!Charles butting in in people's mind and memories without asking. Btw, I know your pain, horrible what you experienced. But you gotta stay, yeah, Imma gonna make you cuz I just saved your ass. We BBF from now on, RIGHT?
Chubby teen Mystique with no abilities except talking shit and looking for looooove.
Only black guy who is actually also the only interesting character: killed off. Thank you. NOT.
Villain with no real motives, hello Kevin Bacon, and a stupid helmet that likens his nose to that of a pig. I ain't f'king kidding.
That woman with tits and blond hair.
This other woman with tits but no mutation.
Also Mystique showing tits. Did I mention she popped out of nowhere, the hell did she come from?? Didn't Charles' parents have anything to say on the matter of her staying?
Ron Weasley as flying Mothman.
Havoc who?
WTF Soviet Russia bombs YOU.
That guy who controlled... tornadoes, but couldn't apparently talk. He was just there.
Also russian Niet!Azazel, uuuh. Say "niet" again!
Erik and his coin. Crying. Multiple times. Omg, that scene with his mom and the menorah, so special, so touching.
Background music, IT NEVER STOPPED ARGH
Charles reaching for his temple with two fingers is going to be a secret code of idiocy from now on. Or maybe not so secret. Concentrate HARDER. Or yell, depends. Maybe Erik will hear you somehow despite the helmet, uh huh.
Fireflygirl has no reason to join or not to join one side or the other. She's just there and looks shitty.
Erik crying. One more time, c'mon.

I kinda expected Emma Frost to get out the dildo when he said Charles had left a hole in him and he hoped Emma could fill it. That was like... the only time I laughed at the most inappropriate moment (usually I was forcing my mouth shut with my hand or just shaking my head). Alright, ok, when Erik mentioned it was ok for Moriah to come closer while Charles lay in his lap, CRYING, that was pretty funny too.

All in all, Charles and Erik were pretty gay (have been for the entire movie for no apparent reason. SOOOO TIGHT) Maybe it must have been all those deep intense and honest conversations over their two chess games or what have you. T_T It is obvious that the movie was meant to be about Magneto's origins, for all the revenge-hunt down-kill storyline. But it was for nought, since there were simply too many characters, probably to lure more viewers to the theatre. Idk. XMen First Class could have been so much more than it actually was. I srsly missed the depth. The actors were never given the chance to really show their talent with the crappy script. Even a teenager could have written better dialogues.

The thing I will do now is pretend X-Men: First Class never happened. Like X3 never happened. It's all a bad dream, lalala.

At least I still have you, Thor-movie. You are one pretty, shiny movie with Shakespearean ambitions, upholding the ideal of 'showing not telling' and trying to find sense in your character's doings. And your actors are adorkable. Yeahhhhh.



This is all I need ♥

I don't know how to incorporate audio files so here's the original source, listen to this!!
15th - May - 2011 - 11:50 pm - Töluð orð verða ekki aftur tekin.
logeirr: (Thor: Loki)
Loki spake:
"I have said to the gods - and the sons of the god, 
The things that whetted my thoughts;
But before thee alone - do I now go forth,
For thou fightest well, I ween.

Ale hast thou brewed - but, Ægir, now
Such feasts shalt thou make no more;
O'er all that thou hast - which is here within
Shall play the flickering flames,
And thy back shall be burnt with fire."
 
I am still fangirling hardcore over the Thor movie and Loki in particular. Nancy, Anne and I went to see it again today, we had such a blast. This movie truely is pure fangirl service, imho.

 
Nomnomnom. But the best thing? The newly created kinkmeme [livejournal.com profile] norsekink! Soooo many awesome prompts and sexy tiems, I can hardly believe it. This fandom? It's going to be one of the finest.

Anyways, please listen to this song, it is super good: Dust Bowl Dance by Mumford & Sons *_* Also 'Roll away your stone' by the same band is equally enthralling and so so catchy.

This is all c:

I know this is hardly of interest to anyone, but I was close to naming this post "ljúgið eða segið satt" (Lie or speak true.)

[edit] Super super awesome mythological Loki + Thor + Odin Story: A Game of Shapes !!!! True to character and sources. Aaaaah *instant fav forever*
Also, if you were wondering about Odin's "No, Loki." at the end, here's a little story which explores the meaning behind it. Very IC, imho: Letting Go.

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