laughing at the people arguing about whether loki meant “i did it for frigga” or “i did it for you” when he said “i didn’t do it for him”
because, seriously, that’s it. that’s the character. that stubborn ambiguity is the whole point. the only thing more difficult than catching loki in a lie is pinning him with the truth. what he actually says is probably literally true: he didn’t do it for odin. but who did he do it for? himself? thor? frigga? all of the above? none of the above? some combination of the above? does he even know why he does what he does? probably not! and, heck, we don’t even know what he actually did yet!
so the real question is this: “what emotional response did he desire from thor that caused him to say that particular thing in that particular way at that particular moment?” and i think we alllllllllllll know the answer to that one.
all loki has ever needed is the truth and a crooked star to steer her by, and that’s what i love about this character. it’s impossible for me to get invested in someone who simply lies all the time, but a character who fashions the truth into a weapon is endlessly fascinating, because the shape of the resulting blade always always always says more about them then it does about their intended victim.
#you know how cats wake up and stretch along the back of couches with their claws out and pricking in the upholstery?#I just want to do that with this post#just pleased-cat-scratch all over it#yeeeeeesssssssssssssss#*rubs head against post and purrs*#*in a totally non-creepy way*
"I’m not vaccinating my kids because they’ll build up immunity naturally anyway"
Excuse me, when I was born I reacted badly to the first round of injections given to me and didn’t have anymore - and I have never had an injection at any other point in my life. I’ve never had any serious illness in my life.
It’s the parents’ decision whether their young children have injections or not, not someone on the freaking internet.
It is well established that a small percentage of the population is unable to receive vaccinations for various medically valid reasons. The reason you did not get sick despite not being vaccinated is that you were protected by herd immunity. Herd immunity means that if enough people are vaccinated, diseases are much less likely to gain a foothold in the population due to there being very few available hosts. Those diseases, unable to find enough hosts to multiply and mutate, die off quickly and do not present a threat to the general population. Once vaccination levels begin to drop, however, herd immunity no longer protects those who are unable to be vaccinated (very young infants, those with immune deficiencies, those who are allergic to the inert contents of vaccines, etc…). As someone who is unable to be vaccinated, you should be urging everyone who is able to receive vaccines to get them. All of those people are what is standing between you and vulnerability to many deadly but preventable diseases. This is why vaccines are a public health issue, not a frivolous personal choice.