I'm just amusing myself with the idea that the Asgardians love and miss Loki's plays so much, especially now that Asgard is gone, and so they keep asking him for more plays, which Thor finds kind of ridiculous. And then finally Loki organises more plays, which always show Loki as the hero and saviour, and Thor is just /constant eyerolls/ but he sees how happy it makes people and realises this is Loki's only way of sharing 'triumphs' around a table with ale, as Thor used to do.
I am enjoying this headcanon a lot.
Like, if you need anything on a ship when your lives have been upended and you have no idea where you’re going, it’s entertainment, right? And this is familiar stuff, it’s emotional things about Asgardian history, and it’s fun, and initially Loki’s like “uhhhh what” about it eventually he kind of gets into the idea. Like, hey, well, okay, since you asked, and he’s not actually that humble about it and probably doesn’t take much convincing to dive back into these things.
Though he probably leaves the heroic sacrifice one out and turns to new subjects - old adventures and such. And there’s limited resources for putting on plays but he can improvise. Black box theater! Experimental work!
Thor thinks it’s kind of hilarious (really hilarious) and like, okay, Loki, you diva, but he does seem to be having fun and at some point he’s like “hey Thor you know what would be amazing, you could make a cameo as yourself, wouldn’t that be fun :D” and Thor gets…kind of into it. Everyone else is really into it too. It’s Thor! In a play! Cool!
And yeah, I think eventually Thor does work out what Loki is doing and why he enjoys it so much on a level other than just, you know, showing off, because of all the ways that Loki has chased the spotlight this is honestly the most harmless.
And it does seem to make him happy.