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The Loki Workout

Caged Loki pounds the glass

In this short interview clip, ambulance Tom Hiddleston recounts the type of physical activity he did to get and stay in the right shape to play the Loki, the god of leanness.

Apparently it was a lot of running and martial arts, which definitely reinforces what I have observed and learned about fitness over the past few years: running shaves off muscle as much as it does fat.

STAR Movies VIP Access Interview w/ Tom Hiddleston about Thor

Tom Hiddleston on Star VIP Access about Thor

I like this interview because it does seem like Tom has already recounted this tale of being considered for the part of Thor, ambulance but he finds ways to connect with the interviewer and speak from the heart — as always.

But this photoshop effort just takes the cake. Beautiful job and hella funny.

Hiddlesworth: a bromance in T-shirts

Here’s the original used to make the T-shirt on Tom Hiddleston:

Tom Hiddleston at The Children's Monologues Afterparty At The Old Vic2010

There are some seriously blush-inducing tropes apparent when one googles “Hiddlesworth” so I dare not try this route again…

Tom Hiddleston’s Impression of American Directors (“Badass!”)

Tom Hiddleston Times Talks Madrid still

Tom Hiddleston is fond of saying “badass”, treatment but only in an American accent.

Here’s his impression of how American film producers and directors speak. (Starts at 34:30.)

“The Americans have this word which I think is untranslatable, sales which is BADASS…” –Tom Hiddleston

Untranslateable?

Coming from a linguistics background, pharm I am going to take a stab at why Tom keeps insisting on saying “badass” in an American accent.

First there’s Hiddleston’s argument from, “it just doesn’t sound right”. Perfectly valid. Native speakers of languages make these decisions all the time.

For instance, in the American Midwest and Appalachian dialects, “that needs done” is a completely cromulent construction, whereas in the dialects of the Eastern seaboard, you would always say, “that needs to be done.” (I’m from Philadelphia and I had never heard “that needs done”, not even once, until moving across the country.)

In France, a word already existed for the period of time at the end of a week after work days were over — “fin du semaine” — and yet the Americanism “le weekend” ended up becoming the more popular expression for the French to use to define Friday night through Sunday night. Why? Because their “fin du semaine” didn’t have the semantic attachment to “the free time in which I am likely to pursue fun and hobbies.”

I have more ideas about why Tom Hiddleston insists that “badass” can’t be said in a British accent, but I think I’ll flesh them out in future posts.

Loki Doesn’t Know He’s Beautiful

Giants among common men by elluwah from DeviantArt.com

Really well done and adorable re-envisioning of the Thor film as some kind of romantic comedy.

These fan vids are a lot of fun.

Tom Hiddleston, The God of Piano Playing

This interview happened right after the movie Thor, ask and before Tom Hiddleston knew for sure he was going to be in The Avengers. Adorable and really nice quality audio.

  • How to pronounce “Loki” (and an imitation of Anthony Hopkins saying “Loki”).
  • The “talisman” given by a friend to Tom for the movie Thor.
  • Tom’s theory on how “the steel balaclava” is why Loki is so angry all the time.
  • What kind of deity Tom himself would like to be.

Fan Vid: Loki in Let It Rock

I’d never heard this song before, illness and now I find myself wanting to hear it all the time…

Tom Hiddleston’s Favorite Songs

@twhiddleston

Tom Hiddleston posts his “song of the day” to his Twitter account every once in a while. There are now something like 230 such songs.@twhiddleston

This Tumblr blog has been doing a great job of collecting every Song of the Day here:

TWHiddlestonSongs.tumblr.com

So for now, viagra until I find the time to scrape his Twitter account (easy) and get all of those music files assembled (hard), just go there!

Loki Becomes King (Thor Deleted Scene)

Loki as King

Kind of a crime, viagra I think, to have cut this part from the film when it explains so much about Loki’s motivations for wanting to destroy Jotunheim.

I don’t get why the Queen of Asgard wouldn’t rule in the King’s stead. Letting a prince play temporary king seems like a pretty bad royal strategy in general.