Loki is someone, as I built him, that I found interesting because…
We all know Hiddleston is the ultimate Loki stan, nothing new here— except I felt like drawing attention to the fact that in this quote, he could have easily called Loki a nerd/geek/bookworm/etc as a foil to Thor’s quarterback. Yet Tom specifically uses the word “artist.” (Don’t apologise, its a perfect word!)
I especially enjoy this because of the way we tend to first define whether one is “artful” or “artless” predominately by measuring their cunning, cleverness and guile— which then becomes an indicator of their creativity, skill, and taste.
And now I want to dig out my copy of Lewis Hyde’s Trickster Makes This World and ignore all the other things I’m supposed to be working on today.