Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Norse Gods Blogfest

Today I'm participating in the Norse Gods Blogfest to help Siv Maria Ottem celebrate her new book, Secrets of the Ash Tree. Also, today's her birthday. So happy birthday and congrats Siv!



All I have to do is post about my favorite Norse God. My favorite? 

Tom Hiddleston.

What do you mean Tom Hiddleston is not a Norse God? Fine. Then I'll go with...Loki.


Loki is the trickster god. Playful, cruel, cunning and mischievous. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Boy do I love complex villains, and Loki takes the prize. A bad guy that almost kinda maybe sort of might be good deep down? Yes, please. I may have even stolen my kids' Lego Loki from their Avengers collection. Don't judge.

But seriously...Tom Hiddleston!!!

28 comments:

Suzanne Furness said...

Thanks for making me smile over my breakfast, Ilima! Congrats to Siv today.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Happy Birthday to Siv. Good luck with her book, Had a first thing in the morning chuckle to day. Thanks.

Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He can be a Norse God for you!
He's such a nice guy, but he knows how to turn on the evil.

Siv Ottem said...

LOL! I like my gods with more muscle but hey I like naughty boys as well :) Loki happens to be that bad boy in my book. Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

Johanna Garth said...

I LOVED the cookie monster clip! Thanks for making me smile with my coffee!

Michael Di Gesu said...

HI, Lima,

OVer from the hop... Nice to meet you,

Loki certainly is a trickster all right. He caused WAY too much trouble and was responsible for the death of my favorite god, Baldr...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIV!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Every girl I know loves Tom Hiddleston. Great choice.
-Maurice Mitchell
The Geek Twins

S. L. Hennessy said...

Of course Loki is the best. He's such a trickster. Awesome choice. Happy Norse God blogging!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I try not to love the baddies, but his voice gets me every time... Great choice! :D

T. Drecker said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday, Siv!!!
Loki is interesting. You're totally right.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Ilima,
Hadn't thought about Loki quite the way you described him, but just maybe I could get to like 'A bad guy that almost kinda maybe sort of might be good deep down', as you put it. :)

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Amalia T. Dillin said...

Tom Hiddleston really has done an amazing job as Loki in the movies -- I have to agree. And that cookie monster clip is hilariously awesome!! I have to say though, I think Marvel is missing out by making Loki Thor's brother instead of more of an Uncle figure, like he is in the myths!

DAVID WALSTON said...

We all need a little more Loki in our lives!

msmariah said...

Hiddleston is great isn't he? Love him.

D.G. Hudson said...

Good luck to Siv and her book, Secrets of the Ash Tree!

Perhaps you can campaign for adding to the roster of Norse gods.

Robin said...

Yes! You choose an excellent Norse God. Hello, Tom Hiddleston. I cracked up watching him teach Cookie Monster delayed gratification.
I'll have to check out Secrets of the Ash Tree.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Cute clip with Cookie Monster. Love all three of them!

Donna Hole said...

Oh yes, I love Tom as Loki.

.....dhole

Suzi said...

Don't you just wish you could grab a bunch of cookies and just stuff them in your mouth like that. Not caring about the mess. :)

Isis Rushdan said...

Great Cookie Monster clip! Congrats again, Siv.

Jack said...

Both of them are pretty cool 8-D Loki is one of my favourite "villains"

Donna K. Weaver said...

"puny god", to quote the Hulk. *grins*

David P. King said...

Yep. Loki is one of the best series villains to come around in a while. Someone had to replace Voldemort, right? :)

Kelley Lynn said...

Oh, this is one bad guy its hard not to like! Good choice :)

Jessie Humphries said...

Man, he looks different in real life with that ginger hair! Not quite as hot as Chris Helmsworth (or whatever Thor's name is) but still pretty easy on the eyes!

Kathryn Purdie said...

YES! Loki, Loki, Loki. Why you gotta break my heart and want you 'n' Thor to become brother besties again?

I love mythology!

Margo Berendsen said...

Horribly late visiting back from IWSG! But so glad I stopped by, because Loki is my favorite from the Norse mythology too (and was even before Tom Hiddleston). But, Tom made Loki even better. So looking forward to the next Thor movie!