Exhibit 1: A totally shooped homage to JiM #622!
Photographer: the kindly William Tjhin | Kid!Loki & edit: M
Exhibit 2: Why photographers shouldn’t leave their laptops signed into Facebook if they don’t want it to be irrevocably LOKI’D.
Despite the height, I still managed to get a date with two pretty, young ladies. Actually, it was probably the height and eternal friends-zoneness, but I’ll take what I can get. Mutual enthusiasm and my brazenness got me tagging along for Kuro (the gorgeous Lady Loki) and Ami’s (the stunning Avengers Loki) shoot at William (Tjhin)’s place, a space solely dedicated, I found out later, to soft-boxes, flashes and filters, cheap tripods and a massive LCD to ostensibly use to reference official poses but really meant for ridiculous Youtube videos.*
*I’m not a telly person (save sports) nor a YT person so that was the highest number of stupid YT videos I have ever seen in my life. Granted, Ami is a young’un with fragmented attention span and we were waiting for William’s laborious soft-box shifting…but imagine 3 different Lokis, eyes cast upon a massive LCD in the corner of a room running an entire gamut of videos from 11 drunk guys playing Slenderman: The Eight Pages to a bunch of Dutch guys doing the dirty to a Hollish bridge. Maybe I’m getting old. I would’ve made old-people-media jokes about Stonehenge and Camelot so I’m not very cool, you see.
Kuro, Ami and William were very wonderful to me despite my doddering! They took me into their crazy YT video fold and introduced me to their world of youthful nuttiness with relentless enthusiasm like a freight train. I have been too, too fortunate in the company that Loki has brought me, because everyone has just been impeccably patient, kind and superbly nice. Not once have I ever been allowed to feel like I was imposing upon anyone. It’s stunning.
So I guess that’s why #645 happened like that, and I have to say that as much as there’re feels, I thought it was magnificent wrap-up. Maybe it’s because I’ve read comics too long and anticipate its inflexibility, maybe it’s because I liked Blood Brothers (Esad & Ribic) & Siege Loki (and I adore Lady, but that’s a bit different), maybe it’s because my Albert/Ikol/Leah was the one who introduced me to BB & S and maybe it’s because I am very, very cynical. Either way, as it happened (the shoot was delayed to the Saturday of that week), I turned to my homie and said, “should I do *spoiler* Loki or *spoiler* Loki?” and was told with a wry grin, “I think Kid Loki was in the contract.” So it was, it was so, and as such everything from this photoshoot still reflects Loki in the midst of resisting his past.
Many, many thanks again to Kuro and Ami for graciously allowing me to cut in and their boundless enthusiasm, and to William’s amazing dedication and endless patience. We took a lot of photos with a lot of (mostly William’s) pain involved, so I’m going to clutter the Loki tags until I am spent. (Hehe.) Sorry folks, that’s the way the Loki tumblrs!