We’ve been following Glay’s work since we were fresh-faced deviantartists about 7 years ago. It’s hard to believe things have come full circle, we’re back to drawing GX and beyblade and that our paths have crossed again.
We love your work, Glay! We’ve been so inspired by you and we’re so happy if this blog brings you a little happiness in return.
Pot of greed is greatly moved, please draw all the cards you want this turn.
"So, you're a cadet, you're studying.
What's your focus?"
"Xenolinguistics, you have no idea what that means."
"The study of alien languages.
Morphology, phonology, syntax.
Means you've got a talented tongue."
mikkeneko asked you: ok I have a prompt for a fic recs list for you… and I am kind of passing the buck here so don’t do it unless the idea appeals to you. Basically, one of my friends asked about “post-Avengers fics where Loki was never under any kind of mind control, but gets redeemed anyway!” I KNOW they exist (No Such Liberty much?) but my mind is just too scattered to build a list of them!
LOKI REDEMPTION is one of my favorite genres so BOY DO I HAVE RECS FOR YOU. I mean, I actually really enjoy the Tesseract/mind control theory, I think it has all kinds of potential in the right hands, I think there’s evidence for it in the canon if you want to make a case for it, but I don’t think it’s a get out of jail free card, so I tend to read more redemption fic that’s not mind control. Hopefully some pairings are okay! They’ll all be marked as best I can, of course. ♥
I will also include a few extra links in a separate post for ones that I cannot write recs for (or complete recs for) but should be in the same theme. I may not be able to vouch for them, but they’ll be ones to at least try! I’m not including No Such Liberty in this recs list for the simple reason that I wrote too much about it, tumblr wouldn’t let me post it in. But it’s an absolute must read, it’s hands down still my single most favorite fic in the fandom!
PART ONE OF TWO, because this wouldn’t fit into a single post!
They would become two sides of the same spinning coin. For neither one could exist without the other, but neither would they stand side by side. Touched but never touched, they would fight in desperation. Together but apart, they would long with love. Brothers, standing back to back, Thor pointed towards the light and Loki spun around to live on the dark side. It would have to be enough. The Chitauri and Thanos capture Thor to cause Loki the most unimaginable pain. Loki joins with the Avengers to get him back.
One big redemption arc later, Loki is no longer the enemy, but Thor is pretty much the only Avenger to trust or like him. When Odin requests the Avengers’ presence on Asgard he orders a very reluctant, resentful Loki to do it instead, since Loki has a very unique knowledge of the secret paths between the Nine Realms. Unfortunately, Loki generally takes the … scenic route between dimensions. So he has to guide six egotistical, volatile superheroes through the Nine Realms and all its otherworldly dangers, and somehow get them to Asgard alive. Thor is delighted - inter dimensional road trip! Magnificent quests! The perfect bonding experience for his BFFs and little brother! Everyone else … less so.
Loki is on Earth serving out his punishment, and he has to contend not only with a foreign planet, but being a hostile. He learns the meaning of love from the children he visits at the orphanage, the meaning of family from Thor, and how to be human from Steve. Somewhere along the way, he also learns how to be himself.
When Thor returns from Asgard to rejoin the Avengers, he brings Loki in tow–stripped of his magic and bound with a geas that allows him to speak only in response to direct questions. AKA, yet another “Loki lives with the Avengers; chaos ensues” story.
→ Truthfully by Salazarfalcon, thor & loki + steve & loki + tony & loki + other avengers, therapy fic, cracky initially + later seriousness, 129k
Loki had every intention of wreaking havoc upon Midgard the moment his suicide attempt had failed, it was just too bad that Midgard ended up being so distracting. Who knew that such a primitive society would have such a novel concept as therapy?
Frigga and Thor battle Loki to save him from himself. Words are Frigga’s weapons and love is her strength, and she will not surrender this fight.
→ Road to Nowhere by Lise, thor & loki + frigga + other thor characters, thor 2 spoilers, action fic, quest fic, 27.2k
When Loki turns up demanding Thor’s help on a quest to retrieve the All-Mother from Valhalla, Thor isn’t about to say no. But that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten anything, and what better time than a road trip through the backwaters of the universe for trying to talk things out?
Thor returns to Earth a month after the Chitauri invasion to keep his promises – to see Jane again, and take her to see Asgard, even if the rainbow bridge is still undergoing repairs. Not that Jane is complaining about watching the repairs. But she wasn’t expecting Loki to be haunting the palace library, even in psychiatric care; and Loki wasn’t expecting to make friends with Thor’s mortal girlfriend.
Loki is bound to deliver the Infinity Gauntlet to Thanos. But he knows as soon as Thanos has it he’ll destroy the Nine Realms and rule whatever’s left. It’s hard to be a king without a kingdom, so Loki has no intention of letting that happen. Thanos may be a titan, but Loki is still the God of Lies and Mischief…