Tea Review Time! This is the ‘Full Tilt Diva’ tea by Beastly Beverages, a UK based bespoke tea maker whose tea blends are mostly made to compliment the characters of TV series/movies such as 'Doctor Who’ and 'Supernatural’.
'Full Tilt Diva’ is a Gunpowder Green Tea and Mint blend, which admittedly I probably over-brewed here due to severe Muffin-brain today. I recommend brewing it for no more than two minutes, with a teaspoon to a teaspoon-and-a-half of the tea, as this is a flavour that works best when it’s kept light.
As a blend it’s really quite lovely with the mint picking up where the gunpowder leaves off, and it’s definitely something to keep on hand as a wake-up blend when you don’t want the neon cattleprod that is a double espresso shot.
How does it match up to the character it was designed for? In this case 'Full Tilt Diva’ was blended to match up with Marvel’s 'Loki’ as played by Tom Hiddleston, with the name referencing Tony Stark’s description of Loki in 'Avengers Assemble’. The character is multi-faceted with a lot of depth so trying to capture all of that in one blend is impossible. This tea feels like the 'redeemable trickster’ qualities of Loki’s character and as such I think it matches the character very well.
Overall verdict: Very nicely presented (even down to the packaging), a well-made blend that doesn’t come across as too strong, and is flavourful without loading you with caffeine.
The Morning Star has dark and bright notes; it is spicy and tart and was a wonderful kick for breakfast!
Full Tilt Diva is minty green, sweet and brisk tasting. It is very soothing, and it is doing a wonderful job of clearing up my head (friggin’ seasonal allergies). I am in love.
So, now I’ve tried The Morning Star, Full Tilt Diva, and Always End Up Here. I don’t have a bad thing to say about them. They are all delicious. I could drink Beastly Beverages teas for the rest of my life.
He is the epitome of throwing shade. Everyone gets his shade: Thor, Captain America, Nick Furry, All the villains, all the heroes just everyone gets it and he doesn't care about throwing it around. And his name on everything he does yeah. He doesn’t even have a secret id. Just throw around the fact that he is Iron Man
I wasn’t really into slash
until one day I realized that Tony and Loki make perfect sense. The
full-tilt divas couldn’t be happier than when they’re up against a
worthy opponent. I watch Tony teasing Justin Hammer and just imagine him
thinking “This is too damn easy. He falls for every little thing.” He
had to build Jarvis to have someone quick enough to spar with him
As for Loki, he wasn’t even interested in fighting
Thor one-on-one until his brother’d gotten some sense beaten into him
and Thor came back with that hammer, officially “worthy.” But after
that, he goads Thor into fighting him with a vengeance. He’s been
searching the universe for someone who is his match, such that neither
can make the other kneel.
They balance each other quite
perfectly. Vast brains and not a slouch in combat, but all their best
physical weapons are based in intelligence too.
both great appreciators of the game that on Asgard would be called
flyting, and on Earth verbal sparring, or simply snark. There is nothing
better in setting up tension in a FrostIron fic than a nice bout of
mutual witty insults. They might not talk to each other for long in the
Avengers, but they’re smart enough that they learn a ton about each
other during that exchange.
both masters at hiding the pain that their lives have inflicted on
them, the inadequacy that they feel every day. They’ve never met anyone
who would really be able to understand all that they carry with them.
often a tension there, in fics, as each tries to pull out the other’s
story first, because it’s hard for them to trust each other until they
can see how similar they are if you dig down to that core of pain and
It’s often said that Tony could see a lot of this in
Loki when they had their chat in the movie, that he recognized the
scramble for power as a) a cry for attention and b) a means to another
end, rather than an actual desire to rule. He recognized that, being a
man at the head of an empire for the simple reasons that he wanted to
make his father proud, and he wanted enough money that he could play
with his toys all day. The company itself interests him very little.
Genius Level ‘That Kid'itis
other thing that they’re always looking for is simply someone who is
anywhere near as intelligent as they are. It’s hard to develop a
meaningful relationship with someone who can’t follow your thoughts on,
say, interdimensional energy phenomena or what have you. I think it’s
safe to say that growing up, neither of them really had best friends the
way other kids did.
It’s often fun to follow up on the trail of
hints provided that connect the time Howard Stark spent with the
Tesseract with his ability to conceive of a supernaturally efficient
power source of his own. This allows us a beginning point for common
ground between Tony’s science and Loki’s magic (already established with
a comment by Thor as being related).
After that it’s only a short jump to “Finally somebody gets it!”
Push and Pull
it comes down to is that they interact in such similar ways with the
world around them, when they meet, something dramatic is bound to
happen. Either they’re pushing each other off the edge of their mutually
questionable sanity, or they are pulling each other back from the
brink. There are so many viable scenarios.
And it’s oh so entertaining to watch it happen. They are the cleverest, most interesting characters in their universe.