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Thor: The Dark World (liveblog) [x]
I’ve previously talked a fair amount about the movie and the way it’s set up the Thor/Jane relationship, the distance between them and how it’s treated Jane’s character, etc. And I think this is another scene that really drives home a lot of why it’s so frustrating to me and why the narration sets it up as this dynamic that is just… not working?
For starters, it’s not yet been Thor who’s ever brought her name up, we’re only left to assume that he’s thinking about her, because the movie deliberately puts their scenes back to back, because Thor is obviously walking around with a heavy heart, because other characters bring it up and Thor often looks sad or bittersweet.
But the thing is, Thor doesn’t have to stay away. There’s nothing keeping him from visiting her. Yes, he has duties because of his position, he’s cleaning up the Marauders that were rampaging, but… we also have seen TWO scenes now where Thor is in his downtime. He was at the tavern with his friends (with the implication that this has happened several times now, that Sif says it doesn’t go unnoticed that he’s leaving early a lot) and now we see him on the Observatory.
There is nothing stopping him from going to see Jane, beyond MAYBE making a case that the Bifrost isn’t meant to be used for casual travel. But we’ve never been given indication of that, only that Heimdall oversees who uses it and it’s only allowed at certain times. Which seemed more about HEY DON’T GO STARTING SHIT than about HEY THIS IS RESOURCES INTENSIVE SO KEEP IT TO A MINIMUM.
We’re given nothing in the story that says, RIGHT THIS MINUTE, Thor couldn’t go visit her. But he’s clearly choosing not to. And I think this is for a few tangled up reasons that sort of come down to two things.
One, I think Thor has chosen to stay away from her because he’s trying to protect her, he’s choosing to not go visit her because he knows he doesn’t have the time for her right now and because that’s not fair to her. But I think that covers up a deeper reason, that Thor doesn’t really fight against the idea that they’re from separate worlds the entire movie, he seems pretty aware of it and doesn’t argue, doesn’t really say much of anything. I think he gets that and feels it that gap between them and just… doesn’t make the strides to cross it.
Two, he chooses not to in part because he likes the idea of Jane more than he likes the reality of her, imo. Part of it is simply that I often feel that Thor lives in the moment, when he’s with someone, he’s fully, whole-heartedly WITH them in that moment. But when he’s apart from them, his heart is then in THAT moment. (And about the only one who seems to be an exception to this—for the most part, there are always, always exceptions, but I mean consistently—is Loki. Which I’ll get to eventually, of course.) This doesn’t mean he loves them any less, but simply that Thor tends to live in the moment he’s in, rather than the past or the future.
Three days is not a long time to know someone, especially for someone who is well over a thousand years old. It’s been two years since he saw her and a lot of shit has happened. Thor’s life is still massively in flux and it’s not going to settle any time soon, time does not settle things for him in the same way it does for mortals, especially with everything that’s happened lately.
For Thor, two years is hardly the blink of an eye. For Thor, those two years may pass at the same speed and he may experience them at the same speed, but they mean less to him. And I think he both falls prey to that and knows it, so it’s one more reason he just… doesn’t go to her, even when he could.
Two details that will come up later that I want to note are at least touched on here:
- The scene directly compares Jane (and the Thor/Jane relationship) to the Convergence
- Heimdall is the one who brings up Jane, not Thor
..it’s easy to be brave, and it’s easy to be confident.. if you look good, if you feel sexy and if you ‘fit in’. Well that’s not the world I live in. And it’s not just that people stare, and call me names; that I can’t fit in when we’re together. It’s that I’d rather break up with the man of my dreams, than take my clothes off in front of him, than let him touch me, than let him soak me up like I do him. So Kester might think I’m running away. But he gave me the options and in a way I am facing my fears. I am doing the thing I’m most afraid of. - Rae
robert has the best smile out of the whole avengers cast
I can’t hear you
over his glorious smile
are you sure
to play this game?
I am very sure
That this game
Is already lost
oh so we’re going pg-13 now?
hmm too bad robert
is lacking in that area
meanwhile Ruffalo fans are over here like
Come on now guys, they
OH MY GOD HAHAHA
#headcanon in which starfleet makes jim take PR images#and he doesn’t tell anyone#and then one day bones stumbles upon these#while looking up something on the starfleet website#and he just fuckin’ freezes and completely forgets what he is doing#because yah#he has always known his best friend is hot#but dang#the next day he just throws the PADD with the pictures on jim’s desk and growls#’we need to talk’#and Jim gets kinda embarrassed#and is about to explain how starfleet forced him and how he wanted to nothing to do with it#but Bones doesn’t actually end up talking#he ends up kissing the shit out of Jim Kirk (via toboldlydammitjim)
in english class today my teacher asked “what is the definition of poetry” and he called on me and i said “anything type of writing that is not prose” and he got very angry because his lesson plan was to have a twenty minute discussion about the definition of poetry and then tell the class the definition was any writing that wasnt prose and apparently i ruined his lesson so he took my talking privileges away
how many Hogwarts students does it take to change a light-bulb?
1 Slytherin to break it
1 Gryffindor to volunteer to climb the ladder and change it
3 Hufflepuffs to hold the ladder and insure the safety of the Gryffindor student
and 1 Ravenclaw to point out that they could have just used magic