What the actual fuck the audience didnt understand Loki was the villain
I am an illustrator you know. When I make a structural problem with an illustration, I know the root of the problem is deep and no amount of cropping will solve it. That is why we spend SO MUCH time planning and making false starts for an image.
The message should be loud and clear, and if that doesn’t go right, it is YOUR fault, yours, the illustrator. The communicator.
So the fuck, next time you’re going to write a villain DON’T make him not-a-villain and then try to make everything underlit (I’ve just made that word up but you know what I mean). It doesn’t work that way. I am looking at you, writers.
And shame you, editors or whoever to actually trying to fix it with this sad excuse of a solution.
The slashy moments list over on LJ is getting a new home and a little facelift. It may take us a while to work through all the universes — in order — but eventually we’ll reach Marvel Now, for which we have zero entries at present. *hintsubmissionswelcome* ;)