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Hiddleston pleased that Marvel's 'Loki' addresses gender fluidity

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snowymountainhell, step away from the screen. I understand you are triggered by a thing happening in a TV show made for adolescents, but there are other things you can watch. It really isn't that important.

In Norse mythology, he was born a “boy”, a “son” of giants and tricked others into ‘becoming a god’. One of his ‘tricks’ is to assume the ‘form of a woman’ but he will always revert back to male.

Loki gives birth in the mythology.

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No one’s angry

Other than the parts about 'no one' and being 'angry', everything you said was correct.

These weren’t “Disney/Marvel’s” comic books. The stories were already told and belonged to the fans that paid for them.

And the rights to write whatever story they want belongs to Disney and Marvel.

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It's weird that people are so angry that Marvel is doing with their comic book movies what they did with their comics - appealing to the disaffected in society and empowering them.

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Are there other things Disney could do or are they incapable, anymore, of generating new and original ideas?

I thought that your objection to Loki was that Disney was doing something new and original with the character?

(Btw: Nice to hear from you again, in this new ‘form’at)

Thank you.

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Disney is so far gone at this point none of this surprises me.

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If Disney is so ‘family-oriented’, ‘empowering’ to all(?), politically progressive have they lost sight to be ‘innovative and creative’? Why can’t they create some “New Ideas” with new characters, new stories, etc. Agreed @HatsuneToday 9:12am

- “Disney is so far gone at this point, none of this surprises me.” -

Why must Disney appropriate and repurpose ‘Classics’ to fit the agenda of just a few of their new content ‘producers obviously being counseled by college interns with little, practical life-experience’?

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"Dr Strangelove" addressed the issue of our precious bodily fluids way back in 1964...

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This was all part an ancient culture’s mythology that was used to give some ‘tangible’ explanations to the ‘forces of nature’ and to psychologically deal with the unpredictability & dangers of life in the world, at that time. Mythos developed before the constraints of dogmatic religions and was to both teach, and entertain.

The original ‘Marvel Comics’, like the original ‘WALT Disney’ films, seemed to ‘respect the origins of most of these characters’ in ‘their’ past renditions of comics and film.

So, why try *so hard *NOW to ‘mess with all of it’?

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Hiddleston pleased that Marvel's 'Loki' addresses gender fluidity

Of course he does. His next movie “panderama”.

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this is so mind-bogglingly disgusting and it's been turned into a cash crop. Even Ziggy Stardust would be nauseated by this racket. Or the people of planet Claire.

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Yes. @Express sister 12:00pm, Loki does ‘give birthand takes the form of a woman, from time to time. (Btw: Nice to hear from you again, in this new ‘form’at) - Agreed. Nothing ‘wrong’ with ‘The mythology’,

- “Loki gives birth in the mythology.

And, even Thor ‘cross-dresses’ for a time. Again, nothing wrong with any of that or,… in Your words, “triggering”. (No need to be ‘baiting’ or condescending. ‘Civility’ is important for ‘equality’ and communication, don’t you agree?)

- “but there are other things you can watch.” -

Are there other things Disney could do or are they incapable, anymore, of generating new and original ideas?

- “It really isn't that important.” -

Agreed. It’s definitely NOT a societal injustice for your advocacy here, … or our mutual ‘activism’. (Let’s go to “National”, “Politics” or “World” for that.)

It’s just “Entertainment” and the reason we’re both here.

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People can be people on as they choose. We don’t need Disney to recreate the world ‘in Their image’. - Let females be female, let males be male. - If Loki wants to “cross-dress”, let him. -

In Norse mythology, he was born a “boy”, a “son” of giants and tricked others into ‘becoming a god’. One of his ‘tricks’ is to assume the ‘form of a woman’ but he will always revert back to male.

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No one’s angry @Strangerland 7:42am. Only ‘Lazarus knows’ why you would make such an observation:

- “…people are so angry that Marvel’s doing with their comic book movies what they did with their comics - appealing to the disaffected in society and empowering them.

These weren’t “Disney/Marvel’s” comic books. The stories were already told and belonged to the fans that paid for them. They were a modern mythology meant to entertain and NOT preach about ‘social injustices’ - (Many left that to religion and politics. Please go and ‘enjoy’ those if you like.)

Real ‘people’, both men & women, working hard in life, just want to escape for a short time and be entertained. They’re growing tired of being preached to by these inexperienced, immature minds, who want to re-fashion the entire world as a “safe space”. - THAT is a fantasy and not realistic.

Seems those Hollywood and comics interns are apparentlyscared’ individuals, both emotionally and mentally challenged by ‘the real world’, are only making efforts to destroy & reconstruct ‘fictional characters’. Otherwise, they’re ill-equipped and powerless in the “Real World” to make use of their useless, ‘gender-studies and other’ impractical degrees.

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Disney has ‘No Originality’. Not only will they ‘gender-swap’ ”Loki”, they are giving him a ‘redemption arc’, turning a villain into a hero.

“You take Loki, who seems to always be in control, and you put him in an environment where he has no control at all, no power, no potency," Hiddleston said in an interview earlier this week.” -

So, basically, retelling the original “Thor” movie- outline?

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