Thor Photo Shoot and Contest

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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.

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I am Thor Odinsdatter!

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I am the Goddess of Thunder.

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I wield the mighty hammer, Mjolnir.

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Forged by Sindri and Brokkr, Mjolnir can crush mountains…

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…and will always return to my hand no matter how far it is thrown.

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I have no fear as my enemies approach the battlefield.

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With Mjolnir, I can invoke the power of lightning and destroy the foes of Asgard.

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I welcome the thrill of battle!

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But I am learning to be a wise and peaceful ruler like my father, Odin Allfather.

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At times I travel to Midgard by way of the Bifröst.

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It is my favorite of the Nine Realms.

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I do not like it when my brother Loki threatens my favorite Realm of Midgard.

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But, fear not humans, Midgard is under my protection and I will defend it always.

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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!

Delilah Photo Shoot & Contest

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My birthday was on Saturday. I don’t even remember the last time it was on a Saturday. To celebrate I had a little last minute party which involved dancing, roasting s’mores, and a party necessity in my circle, Jäger shots.

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Last year I thought I’d thank all you loyal HNG readers with a birthday Batgirl photo shoot. It was a ton of fun so I thought I’d make it a tradition. This year I debated what costume to use. I’ve been working on a prototype “HNG Superhero” costume for about 7 months and I finally figured out exactly what I wanted and completed the outfit.

Meet “Delilah.”

Why the name Delilah? I honestly can’t give you one reason. I’ve always liked the name and I even named a pet mouse Delilah about 8 years ago. Also, I like the idea that a badass superhero chick would have a super girly name. But mostly, it came to me in my sleep. I had a dream about the character and everyone in the dream kept calling her Delilah. I started using the name to refer to the costume and it stuck. So there.

By the by, I have a lot of fun writing the little stories that go along with my pictures. So thank you for indulging me when it comes to them 🙂

What’s that? You want to win a signed copy of one of these pictures? Ok, fine. There’s a contest after the pics.

Hey there bitches, my name’s Delilah.

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I’m a bit of a badass.

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No really, I am. See?

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I patrol the streets at night looking for trouble. Or maybe the trouble comes looking for me.

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It’s hard to tell the difference sometimes.

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So I always have to be on my guard.

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You never know what you’re going to find when you walk around a corner.

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It’s best to be prepared.

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…with attitude!

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Did someone order awesome…

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…with a side of whoop ass?

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Hey, check out my fierce battle cry! AHHHHH!!!!

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A true crime fighter never rests. But she can sit on a skanky old tire and take a breather for a minute, mmmkay?

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When the sun rises and dawn sheds her harsh light on this foul city it’s time for me to go home.

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But never fear, Delilah will be back again tomorrow night, defending the streets against the scum and villainy.

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Many, many thanks to photographer extraordinaire Jon Upson for taking such amazing pictures and for sweet talking the lady cop who thought I was underage (ha!).  To Mama Jedi for helping out and also being mistaken for underage (ha!).  And to my friend Darcy for staying up past his bedtime on a school night to help me out and for all the constant support.

Now about that contest part…

Since the Babe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter contest was such a success, I decided to try it again. So if you want a chance to win a signed 8”x12” print from this photo shoot, leave a comment below by Friday, February 8th at midnight PST. I’ll pull five names out of a hat and contact you directly if you’re a winner!