If you’ve made lunch plans, you maaaaay want to rethink them. Today’s the end of the world!
Okay, I’m not exactly sure what time it’ll happen, so your soup and sandwich may be safe after all… but at some point today, February 22 according to Norse myth, all evil is supposed to break free from Hel and pour out onto the Earth, where a bunch of gods will take up arms and try to hold it back.
So in other words, a Saturday. Thor, Odin, Tyr, Freyr and many more are gonna lay down, the world is going to be destroyed and flooded in the process, but BONUS – two human beings will survive. Guy kind of sucks at swimming, so I’m fairly certain it won’t be us.
YouTube is resounding with the hammering of subscribe buttons.
Man at Arms is a web series featuring veteran blacksmith Tony Swatton remaking famous weapons from pop culture from scratch. Of course, it was only a matter of time before he got around to Miölnir, Thor’s hammer.
With the final product clocking in at 20 lbs of cold Norse fury (instead of a possible whopping 200), the forging of this thing is no laughing matter. Well, you might be laughing, but with the odd, hopeless cadence of someone who knows they’re about to die. Have a Loki:
Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), is an excellent example of how to make your sequel not only live up to its predecessor but, in some ways, surpass it. Careful, though – here be plot spoilers.
Like Iron Man 3, Thor 2 is set after the events of The Avengers and is, in some ways, a reaction to that film’s Battle of New York. After a brief flashback to the reign of Odin’s father Bor and his war against the ever-nihilist Dark Elves, led by Malekith, we find ourselves in present day Asgard.
Tom Hiddleston, the utterly charming and delightful actor from Thor and The Avengers, has taken the nerd world by storm in the past few years. And it’s not surprising, aforementioned charm and delightfulness aside, that Hiddleston has some pretty impressive nerd cred to boot.
Whether he’s writing an impassioned defense of the importance of superhero movies or just being silly with his fans, he just keeps leaving his proud nerdiness lying around like crumpled Avengers undies.
So in the interest of science, I’ve conducted an extensive study and found the 10 moments that make Hiddleston the new King of the Geeks…
Earth and Valhalla alike have been buzzing with the release of the teaser trailer for the Thor sequel Thor: The Dark World. This first look is only 1:47 long, but it’s enough to get the blood pumping and heart hammering away like Mjolnir on some troll heads.
Check it out! And to cover myself legally, I highly recommend you wear safety glasses and no metal – lots of crumbly flying rocks and lightning:
I heard about this really cool event that’s happening in Toronto on Thursday June 2nd! It’s called Sketches for Pledges, and basically a bunch of amazing comic book artists are going to be at 320 Front Street (across from the Rogers Centre) from 9am-4pm and they’re gonna be doing sketches to raise money for SickKids Hospital.
It’s a really great cause, and these guys also draw amazing stuff. So bring a picture of someone you know, or just yourself, or ANYTHING and have them sketch it – think of what a wonderful pressie a hand-drawn piece of art would be!
I actually met a couple of the artists involved at Silver Snail when I was there on Saturday (which is how I know about this shindig!) and they drew some pics of me as Thor and as Loki!
She doesn’t read “comic books”…I wouldn’t necessarily call it that but, I guess it is. I was hoping that she might be able to look beyond the “nerd factor” this time. That she might like the story as much as I do, and we could actually bond over something for once. Maybe next time? But why bother…she never likes what I get her. Maybe next time – a giftcard?
Dylan was spectacular though, and my mother was actually warmer than I expected her to be! She even tried one of the mother’s day muffins I baked…despite it not being fat free!
It might have been because of Dylan’s presence actually. He’s so great at talking to her, and deflecting any barbs she sends flying my way. He’s sorta like a shield. (not S.H.I.E.L.D. though…of course)
BTWs…did you see Thor??? Beefcake. Pure beefcake. I should convince Dylan to grow his hair like that and speak in a British accent…
Guy and I have drafted up a quick series of parameters to ensure that this situation never happens again. Please excuse the awkwardness of how this was worded … Thor helped write it:
#1. GUY SHALL LOOKETH FOR A MALE WINGED-MAN WHENEVER HE DOST PROWL!
#2. WHENCE OUT WITH THY VALERIE, GUY SHALL AVOID TRYING TO FIND “HOES” TO GET ALL UP WITHIN.
#3. IF SAID “HO” IS READY TO GOETH, VAL SHALL PRETEND TO BE GUY’S LESBIAN SISTER WHO DOST MARRIED TO A LASS OF FORTY YEARS NAMED ”CRIS”. I SHALL ALSO PRETENDETH TO BE ENDOWED WITH A BILLION AILMENTS TRANSMITTED SEXUALLY.