Kingdom of Ice & Fire

This is the road to ruin, and we're starting at the end

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There are valid reasons for why Marvel swapped out Janet Van Dyne and Hank Pym for Natasha Romanova and Clint Barton as founding members of the Avengers in the MCU. Especially for where Marvel’s collective head was back in 2008-2011, when they weren’t even sure there would be an Avengers to form. It required far less CGI (and thus less money), it fit better with the MCU conceit of the Avengers being a SHIELD-sponsored paramilitary unit instead of Team Treehouse living on Tony Stark’s dime, it avoided tipping the team too far into Science Geeks Plus Cap territory, Black Widow and Hawkeye had more currency, etc. These may not be the best reasons, the only reasons, or insurmountable reasons, but they’re valid reasons.

But Marvel is going to have to come up with perfect reasons to justify apparently fridging Janet in 2014 to give Hank a tragic past and Scott Lang an age-appropriate love interest.

They had options here, far more than they did in 2008 when this was all a pipe dream or in 2011 when they punched their golden ticket with The Avengers. The MCU has expanded greatly, both on Earth with Agents of SHIELD and out into space with Guardians of the Galaxy and there is plenty of room to fit Janet in. Janet’s tiny, she fits everywhere.

Except, apparently, in the MCU as a living woman.

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Some of you probably already use these three tags, but since they’re still not widely in use, I thought it would be a good idea to make a post about them to spread the word. These tags are a way to have your artwork (whether it’s gifs, graphics, picspams, or fanart) be seen by more people and a way for you to track other people’s artwork if you’re interested in either of these three categories. If you don’t already do so, you should tag your work with #fairytaleedit, #mythologyedit, or #historyedit. Let’s make these tags official! 

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mythology meme:  [2/7] heroes

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Ilmarinen, The Eternal Hammerer, was originally regarded as a sky god; he is a blacksmith and an inventor, and is regarded capable of creating (and re-creating) almost anything. Some of his greatest works include forging the dome of the sky and creating the great Finnish artefact Sampo, an object or device that brought great fortune to whoever owned it. Although Ilmarinen is considered to be immortal, he has terrible luck in his love life and once attempted to craft himself a wife of gold and silver.

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