I just wanna talk about how amazed I was by this for a moment. Tom and Chris’ careers were made by these roles. You all saw that article, they were no names before they became Thor and Loki. And I always talk about how proud I am of both of them and especially Tom because Chris, Chris is the hero of the story, it was obvious from the beginning that he’d acheive fame. But then we have Tom, Tom is the villain, most people hate the villain and here after two movies and now finally a third he’s become the actor that will go down in nerd history as one of the most iconic villains of all time. (And while anyone involved in the Avengers project most likely will as well, it’s amazing to me the things that have happened to Tom) I was looking through the other actors they looked at for Loki and no one I saw could have pulled off the emotionality of this role like he could. For him, Loki changed his life, without Loki he would still be a little known actor from Britain (okay I’m sure he would have gotten discovered at this point but hush) instead of one of the greatest actors of our generation. It blew me away that he still puts so much stock into this role and he can’t believe he may have to give it up one day. Actors that are passionate about what they do and the roles they play are always my favorites, but Tom’s dedication constantly amazes me.
— Nelson Mandela, a South Africanpolitician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first ever to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life imprisonment. Mandela went on to serve 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to the establishment of democracy in 1994. As President, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation, while introducing policies aimed at combating poverty and inequality in South Africa.
R.I.P Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013)
Mandela fought against apartheid for decades, spent twenty-seven years in prison for his work, and was eventually elected President of South Africa in 1994. In 1993 he and F.W. de Klerk received the Nobel Peace Prize “for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa”.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”