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15 July 2012 @ 03:30 pm
I Hate My Brain Sometimes  
I'm starting a reread of White As Snow, now I've finished it. My usual practice after finishing a long story to see if anything leaps out at me that needs a fixin'. I'm in friggin part one, and then it hits me.

Loki has shown Charlotte a child, of theirs. Whether it's a potential future, or an alternate timeline, I don't know - he hasn't told me yet [g]. Now supposedly, again, according to Loki, Earth Immortals can have children with Asgardians/Jotuns, and such children have great power. An excellent motivation for Loki to beget a few. Anyway, I'm reading the first part, the interaction with Methos, and bam! My brain pulls a fast one, the thought occurs: what if his plan is to have a child with both Charlotte and Methos? After all, in Norse mythology, Loki had a child as a female - granted, he was a horse at the time, but the potential is there. And in the comics, Loki can transform himself into a woman - I used that myself in the Halloween story last year - a very beautiful woman. Now the idea's in my head, I can't get it out. Even if I do it as an alternate timeline, or way in the future. ARGH! I really don't need this.

cincoflexcincoflex on July 15th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hee! Well, being the trickster that he is, it's entirely possible he's thought of that too and knows that Charlotte is the more susceptible one at the moment--that her own desires and hormones are easier to manipulate than Methos, who may well be Plan B if things don't go well with Charlotte.

Hell, it would be just like him to try and play them off of each other that way.

That wasn't helpful, was it?
Ith: Avengers - Love Is For Childrenithildyn on July 15th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
:P No, it wasn't.

It has occurred to me, that once Loki is on Earth, during the events of the movie, that Methos doesn't keep his word to Loki. That would give Loki all sorts of leverage over him at some future date. Methos trying to save her and she trying to save him. Double argh, I say! Two for the price of one [snerk]
valihavaliha on July 15th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
Haven't read the entire story yet - still need to download it and find a secluded place so I'm not interrupted - but since you mentioned Loki bearing a child as a female (mare), I distinctly remember reading that he spent several years on Midgard in a form of a human woman, married, bearing several children. What happened to them I don't know, but I believe that whole event is mentioned in the Lokasenna (I think Odin taunts him with it, to which he accuses Odin of being a crossdresser and shape changer himself). He gets around, our Loki. :)
Ithithildyn on July 15th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
He does get around, which is probably the only reason I'm considering it. It's canon, after all :D
bleukittie: We're in troublebleukittie on July 15th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
Such problems you have! Dricnk a glass of wine and think about it tomorrow, Scarlett.
catyuy: Methos aka Adam Piersoncatyuy on July 15th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
And your idea made me think, well if Loki is a shapeshifter and in the myths Laufey was his mother, then perhaps Laufey mated with Methos while on Earth and thus Loki was created.

I dont know if this is an AWESOME thought or a DISTURBING one.
and i must apologize as I have not yet read all of White as Snow, please forgive me
Ithithildyn on July 15th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
No! Do not feed the plot bunnies! Evil, you are! :D
catyuy: Peter Wingfieldcatyuy on July 16th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Calling me evil just encourages the plot bunnies to breed more bunnies. Ack *goes to get the hose*
jedimasterstar: Loki planningjedimasterstar on July 16th, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
LOL! I can totally see that! And how that would be...My thing would be to see how Methos and Charlotte react to that.
Ithithildyn on July 16th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
I'm actually pondering the ramifications. Shoot me now!
lizbet0lizbet0 on July 16th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
Wow, that could go in all sorts of peculiar (and potentially disturbing) directions... You have Bunnicula-level plot bunnies! (Do you know the kids' books by James Howe? Bunnicula is a pet rabbit that may be a vegetable vampire. Very funny if you can cope with a dog narrator & a manic, paranoid cat.)
Ithithildyn on July 16th, 2012 05:47 am (UTC)
Disturbing, check. Peculiar, check.

Nope, not familiar, but sounds like something a kid would enjoy!
Queen of Sassgard: kneel bitchesstarhawk2005 on July 16th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
*snort* Welcome to my world. The Muses are throwing ideas at me like it's a Fire Sale of some kind. I can barely decide how to assemble them all together into a decent narrative.

But it's better than the alternative! Been there, done that, own the t-shirt.
tpena19tpena19 on July 17th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
LOL! OH, how awesome your bunnies are ;)
I will call her George: Avengers (2)strangevisitor7 on July 22nd, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
This is excellent and must happen someday