Doctor Strange (2016)



After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

(October) Imagine:

You feel watched lately, followed. Even when you’re home alone, you feel like things move on their own, and when you’re in bed at night, you dare not open your eyes because you’re certain you’ll meet a pair of eyes in the dark, someone sitting in the corner of your bedroom looking at you. He’s taken many forms, he’s greeted you as your neighbor, he was the stray cat you saw one day on your way to work, he even pretended to be a relative; you invited Loki into your home, and he’s got no good intentions.

clar-isima  asked:

Some people leave the fandom 'cause the canon might get dissapointing, BUT in my opinion that's when fandom becomes a sort of refuge... Not enough Brodinsons love in the movies? BAM! FF!, Interesting concepts droped like a hot potato by the directors? YOU KNOW THERE'S A FIC SOMEWHERE THAT EXPLORES IT! And your fics in particular are a great part of what lured me here and to ff in general, so don't get discouraged, cause your writing is AWESOME, and it's only improved :D

Thank you so much for sending this. ♥ I couldn’t agree more that FANFICTION IS WONDERFUL. And so is fandom is general. When canon lets us down or takes 4 freaking years to give us new content *cough*, our fellow fans are there to get us through.

I’ve been wanting to do fic recs lately, and this is a good excuse.

Fanfic Recommendations


  • Learning To Fly - astolat
    I don’t see why I should follow the crowd, the magpie said.
  • The Prisoner - ladymacbeth99 @ladyofmidgard
    Laufey did not abandon Loki, though he was anything but a good father. When Jotunheim wages war against Asgard yet again, Odin takes the young prince back with him as a political prisoner. An unlikely friendship forms between enemies.
  • No Such Liberty - XParrot
    Following the attack on New York, Thor takes Loki back to Asgard in chains; but this does not mean that the god of mischief’s schemes are ended, or that Thor has or ever will give up on his brother. But when Thanos threatens the realm to claim his lost prizes, on which side will Loki fall?
  • Tempting Death - loxxlay/sigyndenning @loxxxlay
    When Loki falls, Thanos picks him back up.
  • Godchild - griseldajane
    When Loki finds a de-aged Thor wandering alone on the battlefield, Loki takes the five year old child in and resolves to figure out how Thor was transformed and why…
  • Fault in Heart - aTasteofCaramell
  • What does Odin feel after Loki lets go?
  • Understanding the Storm - Lizardbeth @lizardbeths
    Loki returns to Asgard after Avengers. His family, especially his mother Frigga, searches for answers and hope. But on the other side of the universe, a dark storm rises.
  • In the Shadow of the Valley - Lise @veliseraptor
    Most of their meetings are accidental. But not all of them.
  • The Lullaby Singer - TheOtherOdinson @theotherodinson
    Odin hasn’t left Asgard in over a thousand years. When he finds out Loki is still alive and preparing to launch an attack on Midgard, he could send Thor to stop him. Or Odin could go himself.
  • Standing Still - TheOtherOdinson
    One year after the invasion of New York, Tony Stark receives two unexpected houseguests. One is welcome, the other not so much. Tony would love to know why they’re there. So would everyone else.
  • Life In Reverse - Lise
    Home is where you make it. Or, the AU where Loki falls to Earth after Thor, wanders around trying to work out what to do with himself, and somehow ends up working for SHIELD. (Mostly because supervillains are so plebian.)
  • Birthright - Lise
    Five times Odin almost told Loki the truth. Almost.
  • Four Days with Lazarus - LadyCharity @mykingdomforapen
    When the sky falls, he reaches for his brother.(in which Loki is afraid of hell)
  • in her garden grew hyacinths - LadyCharity
    There is a tapestry that hung on Frigga’s wall for as long as Thor can remember. He won’t admit it, but the sight of it makes him want to cry.
  • Road to Nowhere - Lise
    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?
  • Truthfully - Salazarfalcon
    Loki gets a therapist and finds Earth hobbies that he enjoys in between bothering his brother and his friends.
  • The Great Subconscious Club - Mikkeneko @mikkeneko
    After the events of Avengers, Loki comes under the care of one Charles Xavier, who is determined to save him in spite of himself. 


  • A Differing Lot - disenchanted
    Thor was born to become a king. Loki was born to become nothing; he becomes something anyway.
  • A Wished-For Song - cavaleira @cavaleirahh
    In which Thor is forced to become king and Loki returns from parts unknown.
  • Shadow Plays - dreamlittleyo
    In which Thor lives a single day more times than he can count, and Loki doesn’t know how to fix it.
  • Bridges - themantlingdark @themantlingdark
    Thor and Loki write letters and fall in love.
  • Chaos War - astolat
    It was never easy to find Loki when he wanted to hide, but he wasn’t doing a particularly good job of it at the moment. Probably he didn’t think anyone from Asgard would be wasting their time hunting for him while the shining ones churned their way steadily through all the realm.


  • Syrgja - LadyCharity
    None of this was supposed to happen. SHIELD wasn’t supposed to find Thor and Loki on Earth three years after the battle. Loki wasn’t supposed to be a silent shadow of who he once was. And the Avengers…weren’t ever meant to endure the madness that would follow. “Cry, Loki. Cry”


  • Fleet-Footed and Caught - Barkour
    They caught up to him on the outskirts of a small and rainy town in the northwest of what Jane called America.
  • Kingsverse - nayanroo
    In an attempt to rein in the son that remains to her after Thor’s banishment, Frigga arranges a marriage between two old friends in the hopes that they can work together to heal an eroded realm. On Earth, a prince searches for identity after his world is turned upside-down. And in the darkness, something stirs.


  • Remember This Cold - Lise
    The series where Loki and Steve Rogers start orbiting each other, and it gradually turns into a thing, and then into another kind of thing.
  • Little Talks - Lena7142, Mostfacinorous @portraitoftheoddity; @mostfacinorous
    When Loki breaks into the Triskelion in search of the sceptre he’d left behind, he encounters trouble in the form of Steve Rogers and ends up in a SHIELD holding cell, while the good Captain attempts to figure out what to do with him.

I’ll have to do a Part Two soon. I’m missing so many favorite authors from this post. THANK YOU for all the hours of reading!

“The House Always Wins”: Agency and Metafiction in Journey Into Mystery and Loki: Agent of Asgard

[note: I’ve been threatening to write this essay for over a year now. Here it is.]

Comics have a long history with using metafiction (that is, the reference within a work of fiction to that work’s status as a work of fiction). Deadpool’s fourth-wall breaking is an obvious example, but even earlier than that Sensational She-Hulk was lampshading comic conventions and Animal Man confronted writer Grant Morrison in an issue of his own comic. One of the most interesting places this has shown up recently, however, as well as one of the more subtle, is over the course of a story arc spanning three years about one of Marvel’s major supervillains.

Loki in his most familiar incarnation first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #85 in 1962 as a fairly stock supervillain: Thor’s sworn enemy (the “jealous younger brother” angle came later).

Loki makes his first dramatic entrance. (Panel from Journey into Mystery #85)

Over the years, Loki changed somewhat to become more complex – more background was added to his story, making him Thor’s younger half brother, jealous of Thor’s success. A notable moment for the character occurred in Thor #353, where he joined Thor and Odin in defense of Asgard against the fire demon Surtur, if only for selfish reasons.

However, the real turning point came in Siege #4 during the 2010 crossover event. Loki, seeing the destruction of Asgard at the hands of the insane superhero Sentry, attempted to defeat him using the power of the Norn Stones, sacrificing his life in the process. Not long afterward, however, Thor searched for Loki and found him reincarnated as a child, possessing all of his past memories but (relatively) innocent. (It was revealed in the oneshot Siege: Loki that Loki made a bargain with Mephisto (then ruler of Hell) and Hela (the Norse god of death) to write his name out of the book of death, thus leaving ambiguous the possibility that his death was planned ahead of time.)

His reasons for doing so? The desire to escape his fate



“Loki?” you walk in the prison, followed by the guards. All-Father agreed to let you there only if someone was looking at you.

“Y/N?” he turns at you and smiles widely. “I didn’t expect you.”

“Well, I convinced All-Father to let me see you sometimes,” you walk to the very border between the cage and the hall and look at him. “How are you?”

“I’m great!” he laughs at you, but his eyes are not happy. “Bored.”

“Your mother wants to see you, but… Odin doesn’t let her.”

“She is not…”

“She is. She raised you, Loki. She loves you. Odin is not your father, but she is your mother,” he finally nods. “I miss you,” he looks at the soldiers that stay far enough to not hear him.

“I miss you too.”

“I am trying to allow Odin to let me in, but he still doesn’t want to let me inside.”

“You’re stubborn, he will let you,” you smile shyly - at the beginning, Odin told you that he will never let you even see Loki, yet here you are.

“Is everything… bearable?”

“Yes. I am fine. Safe and eating enough,” you grin. “And even sleep the required hours a day,” you try to smile, but it doesn’t really work - Loki notices. He walks towards the barrier and looks you in the eyes, calming you down with this rare, caring glance that almost no one has ever seen. “Hey… Y/N. I will be out. I will be back.”

“I am waiting, Loki. I am always waiting,” you whisper.

“I know. And you won’t wait for too long,” he smiles sadly. “I promise.”


TITLE: Honeythief


AUTHOR: MaliceManaged

ORIGINAL IMAGINE: Imagine the Avengers’ surprise to find out Loki has a family when his teenaged daughter breaks into the tower to see him. Imagine the team’s (except for Thor) shock when she calls him ‘mum’.

RATING: General

NOTES/WARNINGS: The title of this is a song by Halou that I simply adore; there are some references to it at the end that’ll make more sense once you’ve heard it.


    Loki didn’t like being in Avengers Tower. Even those who didn’t know the full extent of who he was and what he’d done to be there under what amounted to glorified house arrest were well aware of the fact, as he wasn’t exactly making his displeasure a secret. Of course, that’s about all he did. The Avengers weren’t sure whether to be relieved or extremely suspicious about the lack of chaos from the god, though most were leaning more towards the latter save for Thor, who figured his brother was just wisely avoiding worse trouble by more or less behaving.

    The reality could not be further from the truth in either case, not that the Trickster would ever say so.

    He couldn’t have known he wouldn’t have to.

Keep reading
Kevin Feige on ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, Spider-Man’s Future, 2019 & 2020 MCU Movies, and ‘Doctor Strange’

One of the things I love about Marvel releasing a new film is I usually get the chance to talk with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. As the mastermind behind Marvel’s worldwide success, I can’t stress enough how thankful I am that he’s the one leading the studio. The fact is it’s hard to make a movie. It’s even harder to make a great movie. But to keep making films that audiences around the world love for almost a decade is astounding and it’s only due to Feige’s leadership and the great team of executives that surround him. We’re living in a great time to be a fan of comic book movies and it’s important to take the time to appreciate the people bringing them to life.

During my 10-minute interview with Feige we talked about Marvel and Sony’s relationship and what the future holds for Spider-Man, if Fox and Marvel still aren’t the best of friends, the challenges of having so many characters in Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War, the contract status of some of their key players, if a Captain America movie has to star Steve Rogers, if any of the Netflix MCU characters will jump to the big screen, their 2019 and 2020 movies, and a lot more.

Collider: Well first I’ll start with a congratulations. How much were you on Twitter last night at 10 o’clock when the social embargo lifted?

KEVIN FEIGE: I was traveling yesterday so thankfully. I was having just talking with Scott [Derrickson] who told me he was right there and at 9:59. I knew that you guys were seeing it, but thankfully I wasn’t even in a position to check anything until I already got an email with of all of the reactions. So I wasn’t desperately doing that.

Yeah, I saw Scott Derrickson was retweeting and liking…

FEIGE: I don’t know how good that is for our psyches to sit there and wait like that. But when I saw the initial responses at midnight or something a little after it had all happened I was very pleased.

Got a bunch of questions for you from some of my staff and myself. Are the Avengers ever going to be made aware that [Phil] Coulson is alive?

FEIGE: Maybe.

Fans are very excited about the Marvel/Sony team up. Has the iceberg between Fox and Marvel started to thaw or is it still a frozen tundra?

FEIGE: Well, it’s the same as it has always been. I don’t want to attribute it as a frozen wasteland or anything like that.

I’ll say it’s a frozen wasteland.

FEIGE: We all get along and I see them occasionally but there’s no change in any dynamic.

Tom Holland recently said he wasn’t sure if Spider-Man would be in Avengers: Infinity War and a lot of us assumed that the relationship you made with Sony for…are you guys still figuring out the future of Spider-Man with Marvel? How much have you guys figured out where Spider-Man can be and where your characters will go with Sony?

FEIGE: We’re figuring it out. I mean, it was really the specifics for Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Spider-Man: Homecoming just wrapped as you know and we’re just getting into cutting that movie, so that’s the primary focus but we are…that iceberg is thawed and is non existent. So we talk to them all the time about what could be fun for the future.

Yeah, I saw Tom Rothman for the Inferno thing.

FEIGE: Yeah, you filmed it, right? I saw that, yes.

And I liked his reaction.

FEIGE: Where was that? That was in Italy?

It was on Florence on the red carpet.

FEIGE: Oh my God.

What’s great is no one wanted to talk to him or had any idea who he was and I lit up.

FEIGE: And he recognizes you, which I love too.

So is Spider-Man going to be in Avengers: Infinity War or is it maybe?

FEIGE: It is I would say that is part of the surprise. I don’t want to spoil anything one way or another.

For me all of us are thinking it’s like every character is in the movie. Who’s not in the movie is more of a story than who is in my opinion.

FEIGE: I understand, yeah. There are a lot of people in it.

Yeah, exactly. What are the actual filming dates for the next two Avengers movies?

FEIGE: Well without being super specific cameras start rolling in January and will continue rolling in some form or another through October, November.

The [Anthony and Joe] Russos told me that they’re aiming to have each film have their own unique style but filming on the same day.

FEIGE: In some cases, yes, just for efficiency’s sake—but we are treating them both on a production level and a creative level as two distinct movies.

Will we see any new characters in Avengers: Infinity War or is it enough just to bring together the MCU characters in two movies?

FEIGE: It is primarily enough just to bring together all those characters in movies but there will be some new players.

Chris Evans, Hemsworth, a few people they are right at the end of their contracts with the Avengers movies, unless they’ve been resigned. Have you guys started having those conversations about some of these actors are at the end of their deals and a lot of us fans attribute these people to these characters and can’t imagine Thor without Chris Hemsworth.

FEIGE: Sure, I mean, it’s weird to say “at the end of their deals” when in some cases they have three whole movies to go. So we don’t usually think about it until necessary. I can’t remember the last time we did it but it was like with Robert, after Avengers came out, we were dealing with his next movie so we have a long way before we have to worry about that.

Post Avengers 4 what does the MCU look like. Is it going to be a mix of sequels and new movies, will some of the phase one people start to retire, if you will?

FEIGE: I think anything is possible. I think absolutely you’ve seen our model this year last year that we like a new adventure in the ongoing stories of existing characters and then something completely new and completely different. I think next year you will see it with Guardians. Then frankly, I almost count Homecoming and Ragnarok as two almost entirely different and brand new thing— even though there’s been other Spider-Man films and two other Thor films. They’re [both] very, very, different.

Does a Captain America movie have to star Steve Rogers?

FEIGE: It’s a good question and if we look back at the comic books as our inspiration and as the well from which this all springs, then the answer is “no.”


FEIGE: I’m not saying we’ll do it in the movie but I’ve read Captain America comics that don’t have Steve Rogers in them.

What do you think of the Netflix MCU and do you think any of those characters are going to make the big screen transition?

FEIGE: I think it’s extremely impressive what Netflix has done and it will be the same answer I always give, which is, “It all depends on timing.” It all depends on how to do it because I don’t think what anybody wants to do is have such important characters show up for one second. Black Panther and Spider-Man to me are the high bar in Civil War of how you can bring in new characters into something. Vision and Ultron, Wanda and Pietro in Ultron. And it takes a lot of screentime, and it takes a lot of work. Infinity War has a lot of people in it already. So it just depends on how we could figure it out.

The Infinity War the researchers have joked that there’s like 64 characters. It’s already tough sometimes to balance 11 or 12 characters in a movie, How the hell are you dealing with what could be 40 or 50 characters or whatever that number is? How does that work?

FEIGE: Well it’s about the screenplay and Chris Markus and Steve McFeely—out of everyone we’ve worked with—have a very deft hand with balance. There are a lot of characters in [the first[ Captain America; there are a lot of characters in The Winter Soldier, and of course Civil War has as many as we’ve ever had, so it’s in very capable hands [when] it comes to divvying up the storylines in a way that services a primary narrative but [also] showcases many characters. How many times will all 30, 50, 60 whatever it is be in the frame at the same time that is the hard part. And not much.

Yeah, I was gonna say.

FEIGE: Let’s go this way guys! [laughs]

Marvel has announced 2019 and 2020 placeholders. How much do you guys know what those movies are and just haven’t announced them yet or are they still in flux?

FEIGE: It’s a combination. We know what we’d like them to be for 2020. Over the years, where we’re aiming we’ve been lucky enough that it’s usually been the same thing but we always leave ourselves the opportunity to bob and weave and adapt if we have to. But we know where we’re headed for 2020 and we have ideas and were beginning to solidify the years beyond that.

I’ve always asked you this question and I will ask it again, I believe your contract was through phase three which we are nearing the end of, am I wrong?

FEIGE: I don’t feel like we’re nearing the end of it because there’s ten films in phase three and we’ve released one of them.

Oh so you still have a while to go then?

FEIGE: Yeah, I mean it’s years, a couple years.

Oh I’m just making sure! For fandom—and me personally—we need you manning the ship. You guys opened alternative dimensions with Doctor Strange and you really expand what’s possible in the MCU. Can you talk about balancing that expansion with what you’re doing and what you want to do? It could be tricky.

FEIGE: It is tricky. Whenever we introduce a new character or a new conceit, it’s another tool in the storytelling story box for future movies. I think with all of those tools there are great examples in the comics of how to utilize them in really fun and amazing ways. There are [also] examples of how the whole thing could collapse in on itself—if you’re not careful. So I think we’re well aware of that and want to always try to use new conceits sparingly and in a way that enhances the story we’re telling versus making it unwieldy and confusing to people who haven’t followed along the whole journey.

I’m gonna give you props on the 3D here, because I have come at you in the past and ridiculed Marvel’s 3D attempts….even though Guardians was great, this was Marvel’s first 3D home run.

Well that’s good. You know when you talk about storytelling tools, you have to understand that 3D is always a tool. Sometimes it is a tool that merely enhances something. In the case of Strange, in particular, I think the 3D version tells the story of the movie better.

Oh it’s very impressive.

You’re a tough customer when it comes to that. So I appreciate it.

(Gif not mine)

Imagine that Thor asks for your help in the war with Malekith and being reunited with your lover, Loki. But upon your arrival, you find that your anger at his antics - mostly his ‘death’ and your mourning him - has made you…irate.
Unfortunately, Sif did not get her chance to threaten your lover…because you got to him first.

…and damn if it didn’t excite him just a little…