no no no NO NO
thor is not blinded by his love for loki. thor is not blinded by loki. thor is not blinded by his brother and has no doubts about what his brother is and can do and is capable of and willing to do anymore
that is the entire point of his arc in the avengers
he knows what loki is at this point - he knows his brother is cruel and manipulative and burning and fraying inside and pulling apart inside of himself with hatred and with love with power and with chaos. he knows loki will burn asgard to the ground if he got a chance, grind earth into the dust for a laugh, throw thor from the skies and stick a knife in his side to make himself temporarily relieved of the ugliness he feels inside
he just doesn’t care
he knows what loki is. when he stops in the cage and looks at the man he called brother he realizes in that instant the enormity of the chasm between them, the eternity of loki’s fall, and that loki and his brother are no longer the same person and maybe had not been for centuries; but when he falls to the ground he flexes his hand and decides to bring that man called loki home anyway, because the last time he let him go loki turned into someone unrecognizable, and this time he is going to forge a new love and a new man out of the ashes of what had come before, even if he has to burn himself through to do it
he knows what loki is. he knows the risk. he knows he is harboring an enemy that will kill his friends and burn his home if he doesn’t stand guard at night with a knife but he decides, in that instant on earth, that the risk is worth it.
#no thor is not blindly loyal he had never been blindly loyal #once he had been blindly in love but now he has learnt to see clearly because he lost his eyes and ears and had to kingmake himself #he knows exactly what he is doing and what he is risking and exactly how far it can fall and how hot it can burn; he just doesn’t care (ilvalentinos)
okayophelia: “loki loves the power of violence. becoming thor’s dog of war is a return to that pure delight and glee - like a weapon you just unleash in the right direction.”
because i love this dynamic so much so muchone of my favorite dynamics ever and then lay thor and loki over that all that need and pain and love and guilt and madness harnessed to the war machine the worst (best) part is that they understand each other so much better now thor never thought he’d wield language like a weapon; never thought he’d be able to raise armies and raze kingdoms with his voice alone until loki bent his will to thor’s words loki never thought he’d be seen as a warrior; never thought he’d find glory and purpose in the bloody stinking smoking brawl until he bent his body to thor’s mind my life is being ruined by mythical norse assholes there’s no mercy in a live wire (butilovefire)
Brad Pitt photographed by Max Vadukul for Esquire, June/July 2013
that second picture jeeeeeeesus fuckand just this entire conceptall those derivative selves captured in light and glassthe gaze of his camera collapsing the distinction not just between artist-subject but also between performance-audiencei’m so wildly invested in how aware he is of what it means to exist in the public consciousnessthat first picture -there’s brad pitthe’s holding a camerahe’s having his picture takenbut sitting at his back is brad pittwith that iconic sweep of blond hairbrad pitt is just a guy and that’s just his hairthe man in the mirror exists in our cultural hindbrain in ways that only tangentially relate to his real-life counterpartand the last picture is like going down the fucking rabbit holebecause he’s observing usbut we’re observing him plus the reflections of him that he can’t seebut of course it’s a deliberately constructed series of images that he intended for us to seebasically i get a little weepy every time i think about how brad pitt performs celebrityand if you don’t have love in your heart for this fucker we’re probably not gonna get along (butilovefire)
On January 14th, the Sao Paulo Zoo in Brazil welcomed a new resident, a male baby Oncilla named Poli. (It’s pronounced AWN-sill-uh, by the way.) The cub’s mother, Luiza, is one of the last melanistic Oncilla remaining in captivity today. Melanism is a genetic mutation causing dark pigmentation, so rather than being spotted, Luiza’s coat is entirely black. Despite the mother’s mutation, Poli was born with the more common spotted fur pattern.
See many more photos of the adorable little cub and find out more about Oncillas at ZooBorns!