Anonymous said: What kind of characterization fo you like for Thor in a Thor/Loki setting? What kind of thorki dynamics do you enjoy reading about?
I actually do not read Thorki that often in the shippy sense? (That’s…kind of a lie, because things that I like frequently overlap with the things that turn up in Thorki fics and that relationship is really important to me.)
For Thor, basically, just don’t make him the villain. Please don’t make him the bad guy. Remember that he has, again and again, proclaimed his affection for Loki and reached out to him against every indication Loki has given. Remember also that Thor (at least in the titular movie) probably had no fucking clue what was going on when he got back from Earth Time-Out.
Thor is a hero and a puppy (if a puppy with a fearsome temper who is a lot smarter than people give him credit for) who loves his brother, end of.
As for the dynamic between them…I guess…I mean, I need fic to be sympathetic to both of them. Like, fic needs to understand that Loki’s grievances about Thor are probably not just completely pulled out of his ass but also that Loki is not an innocent little baby who has done no wrong (not even prior to the events of Thor, and after that, well, yeah). I need fic to understand that Thor and Loki both love each other very deeply, even when Thor is angry and frustrated and loses his temper and even when Loki is loudly proclaiming that he hates Thor forever and ever, really.
I don’t want Thor to be the villain, ever. And I don’t want Loki to be irredeemable.
What I want from Thor/Loki or Thor&Loki fic is basically something that recognizes that they have a long way to go before things are peachy-keen but that believes that maybe they can get there. I need a possibility of reconciliation, even if it is years and years off.
But then, on the other hand - I also like reading gleefully dysfunctional fic where Loki fucks with Thor and Thor can’t let go of Loki and they’re gloriously codependent and it’s a motherfucking mess. Because I’m…that kind of human, sometimes.
(Also do I have a kink for rough sex and Loki getting the shit fucked out of him? Yes, yes I do, and Thor/Loki is really good at hitting those buttons.)
But overwhelmingly the kind of fic I like is the kind of fic that makes them - that especially makes Loki - work for reconciliation, that recognizes that Thor can support and love Loki until the end of the world but until Loki decides to make a chance nothing is going to happen. But on the other hand, while the onus is on Loki, I need Thor to be there for it too.
…is that enough rambling? Did that even make sense? Lord knows.
Basically what my feelings about Thor & Loki amount to is that “they’re siblings, turned up to eleven” and for me that kind of explains it.
*looks at hardcore r18 game* i am going to make a totally pg anime outta that