It’s photo shoot time! It’s been a while since I’ve posted one. Hmmmm….looking back, I think the last one was in February, yikes! Consider my wrist officially slapped for the length of time between shoots. I’ve had these Thor pictures under my belt for a year now, just waiting for Thor: The Dark World to come out. So, in honor of the film being released, I’m finally posting them today 🙂
Some back story…I’m Norwegian and Danish. I grew up reading about Norse mythology while making lefse and sandbakkels with my Aunts and Great Aunts. Many of you have noticed the Thor pendant I often wear. It’s my nod to a heritage that I’m quite proud of. In short, I’m a life-long lover of all things Thor. Sometime around 5th grade (while searching for the latest X-Men comic book), I discovered that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby had transformed the Thor I’d grown up with into a Superhero. I freaked the frak out. Ever since then, Thor has been my favorite comic book character (I even had Stan Lee sign a Thor comic when I met him at Las Vegas Comic Con), followed closely by the X-Men.
I usually write a little story line to go along with the pictures. It’s fun and folks seem to like it so I’ll just keep on doing it 😉
What’s that? You want to win a signed copy of one of these pictures? Ok, fine. There’s a contest after the pics.
I am Thor Odinsdatter!
I am the Goddess of Thunder.
I wield the mighty hammer, Mjolnir.
Forged by Sindri and Brokkr, Mjolnir can crush mountains…
…and will always return to my hand no matter how far it is thrown.
I have no fear as my enemies approach the battlefield.
With Mjolnir, I can invoke the power of lightning and destroy the foes of Asgard.
I welcome the thrill of battle!
But I am learning to be a wise and peaceful ruler like my father, Odin Allfather.
At times I travel to Midgard by way of the Bifröst.
It is my favorite of the Nine Realms.
I do not like it when my brother Loki threatens my favorite Realm of Midgard.
But, fear not humans, Midgard is under my protection and I will defend it always.
As always, a raucous round of applause goes to my friend and photographer extraordinaire, Jon Upson (or, as I’ve been good-naturedly calling him these past few days, Jon Son of Up). Jon, I really appreciate your patience while I held on to these for the past year! To Mama Jedi for her fabulous photographer assisting skills. She had to brave some boulders to hold the lighting equipment on this one. To Reba for the awesome watermarking (she’s doing amazing things for the 2014 calendar as we speak). And to Darcy for being the raddest podcast co-host and partner in crime ever. Even though he refuses to take credit for it most of the time.
On to the contest part!
Since the contests have been such a big success in the past, let’s keep it going. If you want a chance to win a signed print from this photo shoot, leave a comment below by Monday, November 11th at midnight PST. I’ll pull five names out of a hat and contact you directly if you’re a winner!
Thanks to everyone who participates!