real talk I have a huge problem with fanon’s Jotun Loki and I’ve never been one to advocate its tropes because of a handful of problematic reasons
No, this has been bugging me a lot too and I wasn’t sure if it would be appropriate for me…
Well. I don’t know.
I live in Sweden and in my language, jötun translates into jätte which is actually our word for giant (there is no seperate species for jötuns and giants, they’re the same) and… well, they can look pretty diffrent, be enormous or very human-sized and the like but… from how I’ve been taught they don’t look like Marvel’s frost giants.
Personally I think it’s so far away from what I’ve been brought up to know (all the stories, all pictures, everything) that I consider the giants together with the rest of the Marvel mythology as something else all together and people can do whatever they want with the universe since it has destroyed the myths so much anyway.
As long as I enjoy the story I’m fine with it. Putting the stories in a vkining setting really wouldn’t make more sense (my personal opinion).
The argument against all the gold and the exotic-ness with a touch of an unexplored eastern world works though. When it comes to the part of turning Jotenheim into something so stereotypical I can understand if some people actually get downright offended.
I’m not though so I will shamefully continue to read those stories even though they might even be racist. =x As long as they’re written well, with consideration and without too much stereotype mixed into the stories then I’m good.