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you no longer differentiate between your favorite character and the actor that plays him
I passionately and wholeheartedly disagree! I already wrote something in detail about this: http://sephira80.tumblr.com/post/23604898394/on-my-tweet-concerning-dys-loki
I just decided to watch “Real Steel” today because yesterday I didn’t because of Germany’s Next Topnonsense erm model…
So I want to watch Real Steel… I got the Blu Ray recently, so it’s the first time I watch it. And I want to watch it because there ARE actually other great and hot actors like Hugh Jackman! Phira puts the BR into her PS3, the BR starts with the obligatory trailers - and I always watch them when I first insert a new disc because I might find something intersting…
The trailer show starts. And remember I’m trying (!) to run away from Tom Hiddleston here! So first trailer starts and I’m like “WTF? Seriously?” War Horse! Hello Mr. Hiddleston! Well ok, he’s only to be seen briefly, so it’s still OK.
But THEN the second damn trailer: The Avengers! Loki and his hot, evil smile!
Thus I honestly feel Loki’d here! Because even if I deliberately want to get away from him and watch non-Tom films he keeps following me! Oh dear, Mr. Hiddleston, stop stalking me ;).
Or… well… not… *shakes her head in defeat*
But hell, I still want to say some things (Quotes from the article are in italics):
“So nerds, you think you’re so cool with your little Batman figurines and Thor bobble-heads.”
- Since when do nerds think they’re cool at all? And actually, I feel more like a geek than a nerd. Because: there is a difference! Don’t know it? You can google it (ugh, did I really quote Sparky-Edward here?).
Now before you go reaching for your Hawkeye bow, think about how many girls are into superheroes and how many guys are into Twilight. Notice how it tends to split along gender lines?
Date night contributed a good chunk, and we all know that date night is often a compromise that boils down to: ‘Fine, I’ll go see your stupid [insert explosions, aliens, robots], but next week we’re going to watch [insert romcom/period drama]!’
Funny, actually I had to persuade to-be-boyfriend to go see The Avengers twice, thrice, four, even five times. He wanted to see Snowwhite, I wanted to see Avengers again: compromise: this week Avengers, next week Snowwhite. I win, I get my movie first :D (but still have to suffer through Kirsten-one-face-Stewart… thoug I will get to see Chris Hems.. so it’s still a win if I don’t look at her face too closely).
Traditionally, superheroes and action films are boy territory.
Since when are we back to middle ages? Ever heard of emancipation? We can all do housework now, men and women! And women can be firefighters! Wow. I’ve even heard of men staying at home taking care of the kids while the wife works… Weiiiiiiiird world, right? *points at some buckets of irony sitting behind the words*
It’s the ultimate cliché: if you want to draw a female audience, throw in a love story. Better yet, a love triangle! Maybe some vampires… See where I’m going here?
I really had to look down my body now to check if I really am a women! Phew, yes, boobies still there! I’m feeling like this article is putting me into a gender crisis!
After John Carter bombed at the box office, one of the reasons cited for Disney’s unfortunate $100-million loss was that — unlike Avatar, for example — they completely ignored the love story.Sorry, but I LOVE John Carter. It was my movie of the year before I saw The Avengers! Huh, women loving films without any real lovestory?! Am I really female? Phew, yes, boobies still there! And wait, again it was ME who wanted to see the movie. I didn’t just tag along…
Little girls have their pick between play kitchen sets, baby strollers and Barbies. Little boys get G.I. Joes and toy guns. It’s the same idea.
Funny I got to play with whatever toy I wanted when I was little. LEGOs and Barbies inhabited my room, I guess now we know the reason for my crisis… I just wasn’t brouht up right. My mom should’ve insisted on getting me all pink stuff… (Please notice the irony dropping from every single letter here.)
And though admiring Tom Hiddleston: I did NOnot T got to see The Avengers over and over again because of him (sorry, Mr. Hiddleston ;) ). I want to see it every damn week because it’s a damn great movie! I love all the actor’s doing a great job! I love Joss Whedon’s work! I love the humor, the oneliners, the banter between the characters! I love that there is no very deep plot but just a great deal of fantastic entertainment that lets me get away from my everyday life! And I love Downey Jr. as Tony Stark! And now I even love Hulk because Ruffalo made him likeable to me. Yes, I love Tom’s Loki but it’s the whole package that wants me to see this movie like every single day of my upcoming summerholidays! I wish I’d have the BR by then :(.
And I LOVE that there is actually no lovestory - or worse: a love-triangle!
Btw. I hate the Twilight movies! Bad acting, bad effects! I just can’t stand it! I don’t care about bad influence or messages in books and films though. I’ve had a lot of crap and “bad influence” literature / films in my life and still turned out to be a decent person! But life’s just too short to watch films with bad actors / bad soundtracks / bad plots / bad effects. And I really do care about acting and, wow, effects… though effects are a male thing again… women can’t tell the difference anyway, right? (Notice another load of irony dripping down the letters here.)
And no, I’m not having my panties in a twist, I’m not mad or annoyed or anything… Writing stuff like this is actually FUN to me. I ENJOY this. I am a Woman of Words and such articles give me a lot of opportunities to produce a lot of words! So, this makes me actually happy!
…That is adorable.
Turns out they are acidic….But they are so good..
That they are, the reaction alone was quite endearing, however.
“Does my mouth look funny to you…it certainly taste funny.” He opened his mouth to show him.
After @HiddlesArmy retweetet my tweet about people agreeing to be suffering from “dys-loki” I got some (partly heated) reactions that make me want to elaborate on my tweet. Twitter offers me only 160 characters to get my message out there. As a result there’s a huge amount of space for misunderstandings.
What I tweeted:
I’m sick of seeing that tweet.You’re not respecting him if you only see @twhiddleston as #Loki! http://tinyurl.com/bwxl83b
What I wanted to convey:
Tom Hiddleston is an exceptionally great actor. He’s done several films, some even have been so lucky as to see him on stage. Loki is “the” role as it made him famous worldwide. Maybe it’s like with Christopher Lee who remained Dracula until he became Saruman or Daniel Radcliffe who is still Harry Potter (and I’m afreid he’ll never get rid of that image, either ;) )… There is that one role making an actor famous, the role that makes people fall in love with the actor, makes them admire him. I myself had relized and mentally “saved” Tom Hiddleston on my mental harddisk after seeing him in Miss Austen Regrets, was happy to see him as Loki in Thor and was finally blown away compeltely after The Avengers. So, yes, it was Loki ultimately convincing me, too.
Loki is a great character, he alredy is in the comics and it’s fun seing him come alive in such a great way. He has become my most favourite villain because of his acting - and that place had been inhabited by a character called Sephiroth since 1997, so that’s saying something ;). And of course, yes, he does look hot as Loki! I get the swooning and drooling, I’m right there with everyone else ;).
But after having read the article I had linked in my Tweet (the link follows again in this posting) I just got mad at that picture saying something about not being able to distinguish between Loki and Mr. Hiddleston anymore. Because that just fit right into the mentioned fear of what’s going to happen once Loki is gone. There’ll be some more films featuring Loki (afaik there was a contract for six films all in all), but in the meantime and afterwards: Who’s just moving on to the next super-hot sexy villain or hero? Right now we all (!) love Loki, we all support him for this role because it’s just the biggest and most recent one but is this going to stick? What happens to the supporting fanbase post-Loki?
Like Seph7 (which is NOT me) perfectly said in the other article:
“My worry for such obsessive attention when it comes to Tom, is that much of it might dissipate, once other new actors come onto the scene. It worries me, because Tom does have talent, undeniably so, and whilst he is the ‘man of the moment’, as described in a recent article, the potential to be passed over for the next biggest thing, the next ‘man of the moment’, is high.
He doesn’t deserve to be cast aside in favour of some other newbie, who may also have talent.
For anyone who only sees how beautiful is, and ignores his actual abilities as an actor, a career he puts his entire heart and soul into, is missing the big picture. I have no doubt that he will continue to flourish and grow as his abilities mature and expand, but I expect his fanbase will diminish as their momentary crushes expire. Some will stay, seeing as I do, his potential and his talent, and it is these such fans who will continue to support him in his endeavours.” (http://www.tomwhiddleston.co.uk/to-hiddle-or-not-to-hiddle/)
This just expresses what I was thinking and why I twittered my statement on dys-loki. It would make me sad seing people just moving on and forgetting someone with his talent.
In addition I believe it is in a way not respectful to reduce any (!) person to one single thing they’ve done or their job. There’s always way more to a person than just the works or the job. Before anything else to me Mr. Hiddleston is a human being, a person. Then he’s the great actor, even an attractive one (there are many great actors, many hot actors but only few are both ;) - and I’m single and not blind ;) ). And then comes a sexy-evil-badass named Loki who was designed by Marvel’s authors and brought to life by Mr. Hiddleston! While I admire many actors, while I drool over other hot men ;), I usually only become fan of somebody who gets to me beyond looks and a character they’ve played.
I did NOT want to disrespect anyone, hurt somebody’s feelings or falsely accuse someone of sth. - ultimately we’re all sitting in the same boat here ;). Having only 160 characters just might have made it sound harsher then I had intended it to be.